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@shellkr
I always correct people when they use hacker to mean someone who breaks into computer systems. I'm never sure if that is effective or they just resent me for doing it. 😃

@bob
Hopefully not a sheepskin leather jacket, then.

@penguin42
They've never appealed to me. Do you think they would be more comfy?

@edavies
Agreed. Was there always a tinge of insult in the word geek?

How does the word geek differ from nerd? The mostly seem to be used interchangeably.

@shellkr
Absolutely. Words are exactly what we make them.

Did geek (techie expert) always have a slightly negative aspect? I can't remember if it used to be positive only.

I think some of the negative connotrations of geek comes from people who are envious of their technical abilities.

@athairbirb
Those photos were from this morning, and, yes, it was lovely. Still quite chilly, but I like that. I avoided the areas where the dog walkers usually go, but still amazing that I haven't seen anyone all weekend.

@penguin42
Of course. If it was me I'd be getting out my bike, but I realise that isn't possible for everyone.

@bob
If it is anything like here, there won't be anyone to see you in your leather jacket.

@penguin42
Considering the requirement for social distancing, public transport in the form of busses or trains would seem to be the worst possible idea. No wonder they are quiet.

@yukiame
I've been getting away with it for over 10 years.

@yukiame
Not Scotland. 😃
Actually, I have seen this photo before. It is somewhere in Alaska, I think.

@edavies
The word has moved from meaning a fool or some sub-human performing grotesque acts to a smart person who understands a technical subject. I'd say that is quite some change.

@bob
Same here, my home server is an old HP NC4200.

When I have a power-cut the 4G mast I get my Internet connection from also goes down. If I'm really desperate to do stuff online I can drive down the road a few miles and connect to another cell

@Bella
The whole existence of geeks/nerds was to prepare for this moment in time when social isolation became the thing.

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