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. 😃
Hopefully not a sheepskin leather jacket, then.
They've never appealed to me. Do you think they would be more comfy?
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.
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.
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.
Of course. If it was me I'd be getting out my bike, but I realise that isn't possible for everyone.
If it is anything like here, there won't be anyone to see you in your leather jacket.
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.
He was great in Sinbad the Sailor (1947).
I've been getting away with it for over 10 years.
Not Scotland. 😃
Actually, I have seen this photo before. It is somewhere in Alaska, I think.
Not my experience. I've just written about it:
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.
Highland Life and the Coronavirus
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
Ah, that makes more sense. 😃
HSP? Henoch Schönlein Purpura?
The whole existence of geeks/nerds was to prepare for this moment in time when social isolation became the thing.
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