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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted December 22, 2008 17:08      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Here's another tale of a Real Geek

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From TFA:
According to the legend, the Roman emperor Nero played the fiddle as Rome burned to the ground but what about twittering while the aeroplane around you is on fire?

That is exactly what one man did in the United States yesterday, using his mobile phone and the social networking service Twitter to inform the world even as he was trying to escape a burning 737.

Real Geek, or Darwin Award wannabee?
You be the judge.

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If you watch 'The History Of NASA' backwards, it's about a space agency that has no manned spaceflight capability, then does low-orbit flights, then lands on the Moon.

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Metasquares
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Icon 1 posted December 22, 2008 18:46      Profile for Metasquares   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I imagine there's a lot of waiting trying to escape a burning plane... one narrow aisle, dozens to hundreds of passengers. Even an orderly exit takes a long time. Guess if you can't get out any faster, you may as well tell the world what's going on [Smile] .
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Shinaku
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Icon 1 posted December 22, 2008 19:11      Profile for Shinaku   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Reminds me of the people on IRC who'll tell the channel something bad's happening (fire normally) before attempting to put it out.

I guess a geeks priorities make little sense [Wink]

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