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Your Nerderrific Idols

Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:34 PM

Hey All,

Sorry I've been absent in the lounge as of late (doubtful anyone missed me, though, as I haven't been around too long). I guess I just feel obligated to live up to my Lounge Lizard badge I was granted one bright, sunny day.

So my question of the day is this: what nerdy/geeky/tech-wizard/scientist idols do you look up to?

I guess mine would have to be Richard Feynman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Feynman). Not only was he a rockstar of a physicist (Nobel Prize, Feynman diagrams, anyone?) but he was a character that spoke his mind and graded his papers in a topless bar. I actually don't like topless bars (in practice, anyway), but I respect the man for going against the grain on that one (breaking the nerdy scientist stereotype), especially in a more conservative time.

I also read in a book of his where he bashed IQ tests and made the point that there are so many other things that contribute to success and intelligence than the horsepower of the CPU on your brain. I feel like he gives norms like me more hope!

So, who do you look up to/respect/idolize?

For your information, Albert Einstein is a close, close, second. I think I just identify with Feynman more.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:41 PM

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:47 PM

View PostZero Cool, on 27 November 2012 - 02:34 PM, said:

I just feel obligated to live up to my Lounge Lizard badge

SOMEONE TAKE IT BACK!


View PostZero Cool, on 27 November 2012 - 02:34 PM, said:

So my question of the day is this: what nerdy/geeky/tech-wizard/scientist idols do you look up to?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:50 PM

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

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View PostZero Cool, on 27 November 2012 - 07:34 PM, said:

Sorry I've been absent in the lounge as of late

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To post in the caffeine lounge one must posses extremely thick skin. Your insults- they do nothing.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

Well, we're all in a mood today, aren't we?
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

I do adore Tesla and his work and wish for wireless electricity to be the norm. :) I look up to people who strive against the norm and do what they want to do and not what society thinks they should do. Cause honestly, I don't look good in an apron with a spatula. ^_^

Also, I am not being cheesy about this, so quit reading here if you're allergic to cheesy, but I used to look up to my boyfriend back before he became my boyfriend. :/ He's so much better than me at technical stuff. I strive to be up to his level so we can discuss topics in an intellectual way. Honestly, if I wasn't trying to impress him back in high school I probably never would have gotten into coding. /end cheesy
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

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To post in the caffeine lounge one must posses extremely thick skin.

The first rule of the Caffeine Lounge: You do not talk about the Caffeine Lounge.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

View PostBenignDesign, on 27 November 2012 - 07:47 PM, said:

View PostZero Cool, on 27 November 2012 - 02:34 PM, said:

I just feel obligated to live up to my Lounge Lizard badge

SOMEONE TAKE IT BACK!


View PostZero Cool, on 27 November 2012 - 02:34 PM, said:

So my question of the day is this: what nerdy/geeky/tech-wizard/scientist idols do you look up to?

SpectateSwamp


You are a girl with a beardie and a mustache badge. I'd say we're doing just fine here...
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:55 PM

View PostZero Cool, on 27 November 2012 - 01:53 PM, said:

View PostBenignDesign, on 27 November 2012 - 07:47 PM, said:

View PostZero Cool, on 27 November 2012 - 02:34 PM, said:

I just feel obligated to live up to my Lounge Lizard badge

SOMEONE TAKE IT BACK!


View PostZero Cool, on 27 November 2012 - 02:34 PM, said:

So my question of the day is this: what nerdy/geeky/tech-wizard/scientist idols do you look up to?

SpectateSwamp


You are a girl with a beardie and a mustache badge. I'd say we're doing just fine here...


What are these random badges for?! XD I've been wanting to know for a long time but never sure when to ask.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

View PostZero Cool, on 27 November 2012 - 02:53 PM, said:

You are a girl

I DEMAND PROOF OF THESE ALLEGATIONS!

View PostZero Cool, on 27 November 2012 - 02:53 PM, said:

beardie and a mustache badge

Those badges indicate that I was special enough to participate as both a guest and an audience member on DIC-TV. They have nothing to do with my own personal facial hair. STOP MAKING ASSUMPTIONS.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:58 PM

View PostBenignDesign, on 27 November 2012 - 07:56 PM, said:

View PostZero Cool, on 27 November 2012 - 02:53 PM, said:

You are a girl

I DEMAND PROOF OF THESE ALLEGATIONS!

View PostZero Cool, on 27 November 2012 - 02:53 PM, said:

beardie and a mustache badge

Those badges indicate that I was special enough to participate as both a guest and an audience member on DIC-TV. They have nothing to do with my own personal facial hair. STOP MAKING ASSUMPTIONS.


I heard she keeps winning Movember on D.I.C.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:00 PM

View PostAthenaDX, on 27 November 2012 - 07:53 PM, said:

I do adore Tesla and his work and wish for wireless electricity to be the norm. :)/> I look up to people who strive against the norm and do what they want to do and not what society thinks they should do. Cause honestly, I don't look good in an apron with a spatula. ^_^/>

Also, I am not being cheesy about this, so quit reading here if you're allergic to cheesy, but I used to look up to my boyfriend back before he became my boyfriend. ://> He's so much better than me at technical stuff. I strive to be up to his level so we can discuss topics in an intellectual way. Honestly, if I wasn't trying to impress him back in high school I probably never would have gotten into coding. /end cheesy


Tesla is another awesome one. Did you ever read The Oatmeal's write-up/comic on Tesla? So. Awesome.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:00 PM

View PostZero Cool, on 27 November 2012 - 02:58 PM, said:

I heard she keeps winning Movember on D.I.C.

Damn skippy.

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