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Ascot
Newbie

Posts: 5
From: Santa Maria, CA USA
Registered: Feb 2002

posted February 03, 2002 10:48     Click Here to See the Profile for Ascot   Click Here to Email Ascot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been lurking in the forums for awhile and just recently registered! A little about me I suppose. I'm an Apple fan with a slight interest in 3D animation and currently (trying to) finish up my senior year in high school... ugh.

But anyway, that brings me to my question, just how old is everybody in this geeky community? Just curious, that's all.

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ZorroTheFox
SuperBlabberMouth!

Posts: 1117
From: Milton, WA, USA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted February 03, 2002 18:50     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello and welcome.............Z

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LifetimeTrekker
Alpha Geek

Posts: 326
From: Albuquerque, NM, UD
Registered: Sep 2001

posted February 03, 2002 21:05     Click Here to See the Profile for LifetimeTrekker   Click Here to Email LifetimeTrekker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was assigned this poem in High School, over twenty years ago, and I never forgot it.
I couldn't find it online with a Google Search, and I don't remember who wrote it so no credit is assigned. Why I think Odgen Nash, I don't know.

The Nine Ages of Man.

Not old enough to know better.
Old enough to know better.
Not old enough to know.
Old enough to know.
Not old enough.
Old enough.
Not old.
Old.
Not.

I am somewhere between Old enough and Old. I'm not entirely sure.

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homesalad
Super Geek

Posts: 216
From: Port Townsend, WA, USA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted February 03, 2002 21:46     Click Here to See the Profile for homesalad   Click Here to Email homesalad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi and welcome.

How old?

Hmmm, that poem makes me think, of a country hit, titled 'Old enough to know better, but still too young to care.' Ah, country music, you can't beat it.

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SupportGoddess
Highlie

Posts: 527
From: The Digital Temple
Registered: Jul 2001

posted February 04, 2002 02:37     Click Here to See the Profile for SupportGoddess   Click Here to Email SupportGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome!

I'm pretty sure I'm "old enough to know better" but since i'm not certain I might be on my way to "not old enough to know" (is there a cut off, or do I make it up as I go along?)

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Swiss Mercenary
BlabberMouth, the Next Generation.

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From: All the way from the land of Chocolate, Cheese and Cuckoo Clocks.
Registered: Feb 2000

posted February 04, 2002 03:03     Click Here to See the Profile for Swiss Mercenary   Click Here to Email Swiss Mercenary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello.

Are yoou talking mental or physical here?

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littlefish
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From: Edinburgh, UK
Registered: Nov 2001

posted February 04, 2002 03:54     Click Here to See the Profile for littlefish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll be the first to give you a real answer. I am 23 and studying for a PhD in chemistry. I should get around to introducing myself, but I can't convince myself that I'm that interesing. Mind you I suppose I did that above. Hope I haven't hijacked your thread

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Geordie
Super Geek

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From: Fairfax Station, VA, USA
Registered: Nov 2001

posted February 04, 2002 04:13     Click Here to See the Profile for Geordie   Click Here to Email Geordie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the archives of my juvenalia I find the line "Older than I look but younger than I have been mistook."
But I kind of like "Old enough to be able to afford my toys and young enough to still buy the ones I can't really afford."

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Michael Edwards
Geek Apprentice

Posts: 40
From: Healesville, Victoria, Australia
Registered: Apr 2001

posted February 04, 2002 06:23     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Edwards   Click Here to Email Michael Edwards     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Geordie:
From the archives of my juvenalia I find the line "Older than I look but younger than I have been mistook."
But I kind of like "Old enough to be able to afford my toys and young enough to still buy the ones I can't really afford."

      This reminds me that, when I was a little boy (more years ago than I care to remember), my grandmother, when I asked what her age was, said, "As old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth". (I was too young at the time to realize this is not a good question to ask women.) I guess everyone old enough to have teeth is as old as that, though, so the statement is completely true and completely useless.
      I might as well come clean. I suspect that I am considerably older than most on the forum, but what the hell? - I'm nearly 48 years old. I feel that geeks are less likely than people at large to form unfounded opinions of others based purely on their age.
      It makes me wonder a couple of things, though: is there anything ungeeky about being as old as this? And is there any reason why one should be geeky anyway? I haven't yet worked out whether I am geeky, or whether it even matters. Depending on my mood, I can either think of lots of reasons I am geeky, or lots of reasons why I am not. But whatever the situation, I sometimes think you can only *truly* be geeky if you don't care whether you're geeky or not.
      Is anyone here willing to admit to being in their late 40s, or even older?

Regards, Michael.

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feldspar
Geek Larva

Posts: 28
From: Washington, DC
Registered: Jan 2002

posted February 05, 2002 07:55     Click Here to See the Profile for feldspar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, if you were to go by a certain rebellious saying from the 60's, I can't be trusted.

But I think it's a Buffett song that says "grow old, not up." (tho I'm not a parrothead by any stretch and could be fouling that up).

Cheers, and welcome!

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"Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son."

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SupportGoddess
Highlie

Posts: 527
From: The Digital Temple
Registered: Jul 2001

posted February 05, 2002 08:53     Click Here to See the Profile for SupportGoddess   Click Here to Email SupportGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by littlefish:
Hope I haven't hijacked your thread

I think LifetimeTrekker already did that

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TechnoGram
Super Geek

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From: USA
Registered: Jan 2002

posted February 05, 2002 11:47     Click Here to See the Profile for TechnoGram   Click Here to Email TechnoGram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Ascot.

quote:
Michael Edwards said:

Is anyone here willing to admit to being in their late 40s, or even older?


I'll admit it. When I was in my 30's I was a proto TTB, but the techno we talked about then was transistors, and geeks meant pencil-necked geeks.

Now I'm 61, which I think makes me the absolute oldest here. And TechnoGram means TTGramma-wannabe.


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iballoondesign
Alpha Geek

Posts: 283
From: Midland, TX
Registered: Dec 2001

posted February 05, 2002 11:59     Click Here to See the Profile for iballoondesign   Click Here to Email iballoondesign     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's good to be 20s

Welcome!

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sosumi
Newbie Larva

Posts: 3
From: no matter where you go, there you are (with a trusty mac in tow)
Registered: Feb 2002

posted February 05, 2002 16:55     Click Here to See the Profile for sosumi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hello all!

been lurking for a while, and enjoy the general atmosphere, so I thought I'd make it official, time to introduce myself. I'm sosumi and I'm a mac geek. and, er, I'll fess up to being 43, but I won't be next year

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Nemo
Geek

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From: The deep woods of Norway
Registered: Feb 2002

posted February 13, 2002 04:48     Click Here to See the Profile for Nemo   Click Here to Email Nemo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hm, my age... Tricky question.
I'm normally the youngest one around, in my class for example, but I'm pleased to say I'm not the youngest one here.

To be totally honest, I'm 20. Well, 21 in two months time.

And I won't get a valentines card this year either. Same old, same old.

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macadddikt18
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Posts: 1126
From: In a world beyond your understanding
Registered: Jan 2002

posted February 13, 2002 08:46     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yes, HELLO and WELCOME
Nayt

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Through out your life you will wonder who THEY are. Then you find out who THEY really are. From then on you live you life in fear of THEM and you wish you never knew who THEY were.

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annie
Super Geek

Posts: 241
From: somewhere in Canada
Registered: Sep 2001

posted February 13, 2002 08:56     Click Here to See the Profile for annie   Click Here to Email annie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome!
As for my age, I like to think of myself as 4 ... that's because I don't want to grow up so I've gotten into the habbit of adding the digits of my age together.

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Ascot
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From: Santa Maria, CA USA
Registered: Feb 2002

posted February 13, 2002 15:15     Click Here to See the Profile for Ascot   Click Here to Email Ascot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I feel so young...

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macadddikt18
SuperBlabberMouth!

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From: In a world beyond your understanding
Registered: Jan 2002

posted February 13, 2002 16:07     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We are only as young as we allow our minds to think we are.
Nayt

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Through out your life you will wonder who THEY are. Then you find out who THEY really are. From then on you live you life in fear of THEM and you wish you never knew who THEY were.

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Swiss Mercenary
BlabberMouth, the Next Generation.

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From: All the way from the land of Chocolate, Cheese and Cuckoo Clocks.
Registered: Feb 2000

posted February 14, 2002 05:45     Click Here to See the Profile for Swiss Mercenary   Click Here to Email Swiss Mercenary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought that you were as young as the person you feel.

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quantumfluff
Highlie

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From: the ether
Registered: Jun 2000

posted February 14, 2002 06:25     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Swiss Mercenary:
I thought that you were as young as the person you feel.

In my youth I used to feel younger women, but as I got older in years they seemed to as well

Ascot: I'm physically early 40's.

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mephisto
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From:
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posted February 14, 2002 07:09     Click Here to See the Profile for mephisto   Click Here to Email mephisto     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hola muchacho......
como estados?

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shogarde
Geek

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From: hmm...let's see. there's a leprichaun talking to me, maybe i'm in ireland
Registered: Feb 2002

posted February 15, 2002 18:18     Click Here to See the Profile for shogarde   Click Here to Email shogarde     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello.

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