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chicgeek
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From: Houston, TX, USA
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posted July 31, 2002 11:59     Click Here to See the Profile for chicgeek   Click Here to Email chicgeek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My high school seemed to be buzzing with geeks, but they seem to be a rare, if not endangered, species at my college.

Maybe I don't hang around the computer science department enough. I hardly ever see geeks anymore.

I'm a journalism student, and it's just hard to find quality male geeks in my field. I desparately need intellectual and interesting conversation, and that need just isn't getting fed.

(For anyone requiring additional information: I am 23, I loathe country music -- and most of what is played on radio stations for that matter, and I'll pass up a wild party for a good book any day.)

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Tyler Durden
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From: Fight Club Dallas
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posted July 31, 2002 13:21     Click Here to See the Profile for Tyler Durden   Click Here to Email Tyler Durden     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
77023? Does The Kinkaid School ring a bell? I went there for grades 6-12... but now I'm in Dallas...

Do you go to Rice?

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Shadow
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posted August 04, 2002 13:00     Click Here to See the Profile for Shadow   Click Here to Email Shadow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi there Chicgeek et all,
I can understand why it may seem the geeks dissapeared when you went to college. For me a lot of time was spent pounding out our homework and hanging out on our machines or out playing hockey. It sounds like you would be a great person to have conversations with so I imagine given some time you will have some geeks hanging out with you. As with some of the other threads along these lines getting into activities will help in getting these friendships going.
I am a bit curious, are you in technical journalism? (I don't recall if you have posted to this effect or not. ) Does your school have a local chapter of ACM? (Association for Computing Machinery) If there is one on campus this may be a great place to go not only for making geek friends but you may also find they have some pretty fun activities.

(To follow suit I am 25, in CS and enjoy a lot of genres of music. )

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TheAnnoyedCockroach
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posted August 05, 2002 11:00     Click Here to See the Profile for TheAnnoyedCockroach   Click Here to Email TheAnnoyedCockroach     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Good geeks are hard to find ...

Look harder.

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weensicka
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From: Connecticut, USA
Registered: Jun 2002

posted August 22, 2002 10:41     Click Here to See the Profile for weensicka   Click Here to Email weensicka     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My high school seemed to be buzzing with geeks, but they seem to be a rare, if not endangered, species at my college.

I found the same thing when I went to college and it's even worse now that I'm in grad school (not that I'm wicked old, I'm 24). All the geek guys seemed to vanish into thin air. Or they are old and married. Or they've been married since they were 18 (which kind of creeps me out). Then again, it could be the schools that we go to. My undergrad work was in Boston and the city offers many places for geeks to hide. MIT, on the other hand, was of course the jackpot. But I've found that MIT geeks are pretty much undatable because of all the pressure they are under.

Anyway, in rural CT, my luck hasn't been much better, so I sympathize with you. Even in the CS and CE depts, they don't really hang out. If anything works for you, can you clue me in? Good luck!

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