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    Just for fun. Let's see what we can come up with. Try to stick with things that have really happened to you.

    "...you see an exclaimation mark at the end of a sentence and you think it means factorial."

    "...you see the word "cot," like the thing you sleep on, and keep thinking it means cotangent."


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    sorry to be a spoilsport, but we had a similar discussion in the computer section


    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    sorry to be a spoilsport, but we had a similar discussion in the computer section
    Yes, I know. That's computers; this is anything science-related.
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    you know your a geek when you are up at midnight on a science forum. (and are damm proud of it)
    Stumble on through life.
    Feel free to correct any false information, which unknown to me, may be included in my posts. (also - let this be a disclaimer)
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    .....When "original sin" sounds like integration of trig.
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    when one of your favorite words to say is oooooogonium!
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    You know you're a geek when the good looking girls from your youth who never paid attention to you suddenly can't resist you when you've become a success. That and the feeling you get when the Jocks they used to date now work for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos
    You know you're a geek when the good looking girls from your youth who never paid attention to you suddenly can't resist you when you've become a success. That and the feeling you get when the Jocks they used to date now work for you.
    Oh yea!
    Whence comes this logic: no evidence = false?

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    SPT......you know you're a real geek when you're worth $60 billion.
    All that belongs to human understanding, in this deep ignorance and obscurity, is to be skeptical, or at least cautious; and not to admit of any hypothesis, whatsoever; much less, of any which is supported by no appearance of probability...Hume
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    All of these are things my friends or I have experienced. The ones with an * are ones I've personally done.

    Your first words to you chemistry teacher are: "Can I come in after school and blow something up in the lab hood?"*

    When you discusses quantum mechanics and string theory with your geometry teacher. *

    Some one blows up a bag of carrots at lunch with not exactly knowing how, so every decides to try to recreate the event tommorow.

    Instead of going to the school pep rally, you go to the library to play shogi with a friend.*

    You know more than the teacher on the subject they specialize in.*

    You can say "Seize the night!" in Latin, because your an insomniac due to your overly active mind.*

    Teachers check with you to verify facts.*

    You know the ins and outs of world politics better than your family.

    You feel the Quiz Bowl team your captain on should be considered a legitimate sports team by the school.*

    You've been spurned by every girl you've ever attempted to ask on a date in highschool, the word "nerd" or "geek" is some how involved. But, you take delicious and evil delight in knowing that she'll marry some meathead jock, who will probably work for your giant multi-national one day. (I think every geek has experienced this at some point in their life. Or at least a variation.)

    In an attempt to be romantic, you write your first love note and fold it into an origami crane, but can't work up the courage to give the girl the damn thing anyway.*

    The word "evolution" in science class gets you excited.*

    I'd come up with more. . . but I think that I'd make this post incredibly long if I did.
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    When you joined this forum fully understanding that EVERYTHING would be science-oriented, and like the thought.*
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    When you create a place for people to talk about "You know you're a geek when..."
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    When you and your lunch pals like to make terrible puns involving potato chips and gene chips.

    C'mon, comparing an oily slice of potato and a several hundred dollar piece of advanced molecular technology is pretty damn hilarious! Oops, that's another one for the list.
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    When you and your friends discover the equation that turns off the universe. Which is:

    The square root of chaos plus the square root of fish divided by Jesus=OMFG!
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    when you finally work up the courage to talk to the one girl who at least gives you the eye and you don't notice that big green booger hanging from your nostril.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    When you create a place for people to talk about "You know you're a geek when..."


    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmith
    You feel the Quiz Bowl team your captain on should be considered a legitimate sports team by the school.*
    Wasn't the captain, but yeah.

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    When you joined this forum fully understanding that EVERYTHING would be science-oriented, and like the thought.*
    Yep.
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    When you try to answer the question "how long is a piece of string" with limits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ten_ben
    When you try to answer the question "how long is a piece of string" with limits.
    or when you answer the question with the following counter-question : "in which dimension ?"
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    "...you type an italicized x in your calculus lab and its appearance reminds you of a chromosome."

    (doesn't look like it in this font... )
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    When you and your friends get in a heated political debate in the middle of Creative Writing class, resulting in you and your friends having to write an apology letter to the sub who was in charge of the class that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos
    You know you're a geek when the good looking girls from your youth who never paid attention to you suddenly can't resist you when you've become a success. That and the feeling you get when the Jocks they used to date now work for you.
    All right!

    This one applies more to young students at high/middle school...

    You know you're a geek when you're up at night reading university science text books.

    When you're discussing reality and time in citizenship class and you start babbling on about string theory and entropy, then everyone stares at you as if you're a ghost

    Lol, I was thinking about the italicized x just today! xD

    Here's another:

    You're friends are talking about LSD, and you're like "what? Longshore drift?"
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    When you get your entire economics class out of homework for a week because you have a three-day long debate with the teacher about why socialism is better than capitalism. And you win.

    (I was so happy when I did that.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmith
    When you get your entire economics class out of homework for a week because you have a three-day long debate with the teacher about why socialism is better than capitalism. And you win.
    I would have loved to have heard that debate.

    Hint, hint. :wink:
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    when you tried to chat up a girl by saying... if i could be an enzyme I'd be DNA helicase....


    i wont repeat the rest... as its inappropriate.
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    When you are debating between physics, physical chemistry, physics lab, and inorganic lab homework to do and you still have another class (economics). And you enjoy pchem and inorganic the most despite their difficulty.

    When you hear "homo" and think "highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO)" and what comes to mind second is "homo sapien". "homosexual" doesn't even cross your mind.

    when you say "unionized" with four syllables

    when you can look at labels of drugs, food, etc, and can draw the structure of their ingredients. And can know random facts about it just by its structure or name, racemic mixture of enantiomers, if it smells good (ethers generally do)or bad (ie thiols), etc...

    When you know and use the greek alphabet but don't know a word of greek (and it's not because of a sorority or fraternity which doesn't cross your mind it could be until days later).

    You think the jelly you squirted on your pb and j sandwich looks like a lowercase delta
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat1981(England)
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmith
    When you get your entire economics class out of homework for a week because you have a three-day long debate with the teacher about why socialism is better than capitalism. And you win.
    I would have loved to have heard that debate.

    Hint, hint. :wink:
    Unfortuantely I can't remeber all the specifics of the debate, it was too long ago. However, my econ teacher bet me a week of homework I couldn't justify my socialism and trounce capitalism in a classroom full of people who thought capitalism is good and that socialism and communism are the same thing..

    Boy was he surprised when I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (Fe)male
    when you can look at labels of drugs, food, etc, and can draw the structure of their ingredients. And can know random facts about it just by its structure or name, racemic mixture of enantiomers, if it smells good (ethers generally do)or bad (ie thiols), etc...
    I love doing that.

    Quote Originally Posted by (Fe)male
    when you say "unionized" with four syllables
    yeah...I couldn't say it any other way.

    And I love your signature, by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chemboy
    Quote Originally Posted by (Fe)male
    when you can look at labels of drugs, food, etc, and can draw the structure of their ingredients. And can know random facts about it just by its structure or name, racemic mixture of enantiomers, if it smells good (ethers generally do)or bad (ie thiols), etc...
    I love doing that.

    Quote Originally Posted by (Fe)male
    when you say "unionized" with four syllables
    yeah...I couldn't say it any other way.

    And I love your signature, by the way.
    Thanks

    When you buy songs on iTunes just because they have "Chemistry" or a related science theme in them...

    When you can think of dirty jokes having to do with SN2 reactions.

    When you spend Friday night in an empty lab and think absolutely nothing of it - in fact you enjoy the fact that you get the whole lab to yourself.
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    "...it annoys you to no end when someone says "salt" and doesn't specify what kind." It's like, "Sodium cyanide is salt, want to sprinkle some on your food?"

    "...it annoys you to no end when someone uses the word 'organic' to describe food or clothing." "Yes, it contains carbon-to-hydrogen bonds, it is organic (all food is)!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chemboy
    "...it annoys you to no end when someone says "salt" and doesn't specify what kind." It's like, "Sodium cyanide is salt, want to sprinkle some on your food?"

    "...it annoys you to no end when someone uses the word 'organic' to describe food or clothing." "Yes, it contains carbon-to-hydrogen bonds, it is organic (all food is)!"


    I love the salt one. The organic one works, too. But sodium cyanide...

    When you read scientific papers/journal articles for fun.

    When you put a print-out of an NMR of a favorite molecule on the outside of your door.

    And you have a mini-periodic table with you at all times. It comes in handy. Seriously.

    When you spell out random things in chemical symbols - and can name all the chemical symbols you used without looking at a periodic table that has names on it because of course your periodic table doesn't have names - you don't need them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (Fe)male

    And you have a mini-periodic table with you at all times. It comes in handy. Seriously.
    Where can I get a good one of those? It's on my Christmas List, along with a pocket Shakespeare.
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    And you have a mini-periodic table with you at all times. It comes in handy. Seriously.
    Where can I get a good one of those? It's on my Christmas List, along with a pocket Shakespeare.
    Firstly - Happy belated Mole Day. I'm one day late

    Anywho - I have two - One during National Chemistry Week (this week because of Mole Day this year (10/23 as in 6.022 x 10^23) - and one for declaring a chemistry major. I have one in my wallet and one in my ID/key thing I carry with me.

    The other side says:
    Proud to Be a Chemist
    As a chemist, my work contributes to the high quality of modern life.
    Chemistry is the key to solving many of Earth's problems.
    Chemicals help people live longer, healthier lives than ever before.

    (*ego being boosted for choosing major*)

    That being said, I'm not sure where you can get one.

    One of these days I'm going to get a huge periodic table and put it up on my wall. One day....
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    Quote Originally Posted by (Fe)male
    And you have a mini-periodic table with you at all times. It comes in handy. Seriously.
    Yeah, I've been wanting a small one to carry with me.

    "...you find mistakes in the dictionary."

    It says protons and neutrons are elementary particles!!! What is the world coming to!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chemboy
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    And you have a mini-periodic table with you at all times. It comes in handy. Seriously.
    Yeah, I've been wanting a small one to carry with me.

    "...you find mistakes in the dictionary."

    It says protons and neutrons are elementary particles!!! What is the world coming to!?
    I catch mistakes like that too.

    This reminds me of a story though: One of my profs proved a trivia game answer wrong with it. Won that round and got bonus points.

    When your most fun class is inorganic lab. And you even enjoy a 2.5 hour lecture on it. Even though you might have already talked to the professor about it. Yep. That just happened today.
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    when you have an amazon.com wish list that's almost entirely full of books on evolution, animal behavior, and sociobiology, with a fair number of them being textbooks. Which are darn expensive! Hence the "wish" part.
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    The highlight of your upcoming week is the anime con you're about to go to.
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    When you are constantly being met with glassy eyes after explaining the "how" of something without any provocation.
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    "...an answer to a problem in your calculus class is 104.5<sup>o</sup> and you get excited because it's only .05<sup>o</sup> away from the bond angle of H<sub>2</sub>O."
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    you see a soccer ball and then think of buckyballs and then you get a grin on your face due to the awesome name of buckyballs. Thanks Buckminster Fuller!
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    When getting a new table top mini-centrifuge makes you feel like a kid on christmas morning. =p
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    "...you see the word 'either' and it reminds you of ether."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chemboy
    "...you see the word 'either' and it reminds you of ether."
    ah yes, every time...and when you consistently mis-type either as ether...

    When you get so excited when you receive an Erlenmeyer flask and test tube rack of candy for Halloween - then disappointed when you realized they called the Erlenmeyer flask a beaker.

    When your weekend plans involve heading into the lab and you think nothing of it. Well it might cross your mind it's not normal but you don't care.
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    when you put everything on hold to read your newly delivered book, "Baboon Metaphysics; the Evolution of a Social Mind." So perty!
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    when refer to your nail polish remover pads as "my acetone" and don't use them to clean your nails.
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    when refer to your nail polish remover pads as "my acetone" and don't use them to clean your nails.
    when cleaning your college dorm, and realise that the stain that wont come off might be susceptible your pretty neighbours acetone.

    and when she complains, tell her she could get a litre for half the price on-line of any good chemical store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodgod3rd
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    when refer to your nail polish remover pads as "my acetone" and don't use them to clean your nails.
    when cleaning your college dorm, and realise that the stain that wont come off might be susceptible your pretty neighbours acetone.

    and when she complains, tell her she could get a litre for half the price on-line of any good chemical store.
    though she realizes she could get it at any good chemical store cheaper, she has this around because her mom naively thought she'd want it to clean her nails...thus free is >>> half price
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    you know your a geek when your up at 3 in the morning because you cant sleep, and decide to log onto the science forum.
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    when you decide to procrastinate your less interesting classes with a science forum less interesting means intro - level (not hard enough) and any non-science
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    you know your a geek when you know this is an invalid representation of a geek

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    Great one

    when you don't think of moles as rodents. Avogadro's number, baby!
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    did you use the list of names that you posted in general discussion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodgod3rd
    did you use the list of names that you posted in general discussion?
    Yes most of them anyway, I excluded Paralith, Harold, Obviously, and Sunshinewarrior-mostly because I don't know them as well as the others.
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    you truly are a geek

    i was just wondering is all
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    Quote Originally Posted by (Fe)male
    Great one

    when you don't think of moles as rodents. Avogadro's number, baby!
    "...when you know that moles are not rodents (they're insectivores) and have to correct (Fe)male."
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    ouch! yeah....should have known that...i did know it at one time.....hm should I have said animals? all encompassing and safe?

    when you're the one listing pi digits off in physics lab because the computer program doesn't accept "pi"
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    ... when you start mixing up your GUIs with your GUTs
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    When you feel obliged to correct people who refer to chimpanzees as monkeys AND you believe that they appreciate it.

    When your idea of a fun night is getting completely shitfaced then arguing heatedly about whether the existence of God is actually disprovable or merely extremely unlikely whilst listening to both volumes of Queen's Greatest Hits in their entirety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonkothesane
    When you feel obliged to correct people who refer to chimpanzees as monkeys


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    ..when you can time the bootsound and powerdown of your comp to your fingersnap.
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    As well, when you spell since "science" (happened to me a few minutes ago) :-D
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    you know you are a geek when you wonder if you're a geek when you keep coming across this one English word that none of your teachers ever used and finally google it and then wonder if it may mean you. chances are...
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    When you play chess regularly (not against a relative).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 425 Chaotic Requisition
    When you play chess regularly (not against a relative).
    Do you play chess? I do. :-D
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    Yes I really love the game. Mostly because I enjoy the company of an intelligent person. It can be quite frustrating playing a first person shooter on the xbox with, how should I say, people with stumps for brains. I'm still learning all of the technical moves, queens gambit, castling etc. I am a begginner. But it is a very enjoyable hobby. I bet you enjoy it too.
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    I sure do
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    I don't often play online. I have got something called 'Chessmaster' or something like that for the xbox 360 which is only when I do. I like playing against the computer also, because they never make mistakes.
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    I don't like playing against computers, because I think that the human factor is a part of the game. You could win a lost position through psychological impact when playing against a man, but not if you're playing against a computer.
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    when you feel the need to express your nerdiness in your first post on a forum

    when you write an email to a magazine because you accidentally spotted an error in the 13th decimal of pi

    when bored studying for a Dutch language exam, you decide to learn some decimals of pi instead

    when you know pi in binary (11.00100100001111110110101010001000...) and hexadecimal (3.243F6A88...) and calculated those yourself with pen and paper

    when a math teacher writes a comment on your test "I don't understand what you're doing here, but it's probably right" and gives you full marks.

    when your first association with football is that it contains 12 pentagons and 20 hexagons

    when you get to choose between two questions on an oral exam (it was about evolution btw), and you choose the difficult one because the teacher mentioned none of the other students managed to solve it

    when you find yourself with nothing to do a week before the exam period and decide to study fractal theory and start writhing a program to draw a wide variety of them with a convenient GUI to zoom in

    when you immediately spot the number 42, everywhere, whatever the context

    when, while watching The Simpsons, you consistently start laughing 5 seconds before the actual joke

    when you did an online nerd test and wanted to score high

    when you can fold several origami shapes which take more than half an hour to do, without instruction diagram

    when you get a headache if you see an unsolved Rubik's cube

    when you phase out when your friends are talking about their interests, and they phase out when you're talking about yours

    when you think it is a good idea to try to convince people that you are a geek if they first mistook you for a 'normal' person

    when you know plenty more of these...
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    i play chess toooo!!!! lets have a game later!!!!!

    you know you have no life when you fold ryu zin 3.5 for 50 hours non stop.... as in trapped in a room with a 2m by 2m paper to folded... :P
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    guys guys! i have much more simple method to find out if you are geek.

    go and ask your friends! haha! or try irritating someone, i'm sure they will call you names! if "geek" is one of them, then you know it!!
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    You know you're a geek

    ....when people edge away from you at school saying, "Ewww, get away from me, you have genius germs!"

    ....when your friends stare at you like your some rare species of dung beetle when you tell them you know four languages and are planning to learn two more by the end of high school.

    ....when your teacher stares at you helplessly because you found a spelling mistake in the word "hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia".

    ....when you feel like your brain imploded just because the library only allows you to check out 2 books at a time.

    ....when you have over 15 SAT and ACT prep books on your bookshelf.

    ....and finally when you don't feel weird telling other people why you're a geek.







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    When you boast on an online forum that you have memorised 22 digits of pi...

    3.141592653589793238264
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    "...you openly declare that will forever be better than !"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chemboy
    "...you openly declare that will forever be better than !"
    You are a geek when you have an opinion about this post.
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    I'm apparently a Dexter according to my friends...


    You know you're a geek when every time you see someone eating cake you have to tell the person eating it that... 'it is a lie'.
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    but the cake is a lie...

    you know you're a geek when your year 9 science teacher gives you a year 13 science test as a joke... but you do it anyway.
    He hasn't maked it yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by asxz
    but the cake is a lie...

    you know you're a geek when your year 9 science teacher gives you a year 13 science test as a joke... but you do it anyway.
    He hasn't maked it yet
    When your year 10 chemistry teacher tells you to go and read the A level textbook instead of annoying everyone. 8)
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    Your on a totally different energy level to your other students then. Either Stupid, Perculiar, or Demented... or Fantastic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Wolf
    Your on a totally different energy level to your other students then. Either Stupid, Perculiar, or Demented... or Fantastic.


    ....You know your a geek when you understand what I mean.
    haha... LOL! Nice one
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    Geek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Wolf
    Your on a totally different energy level to your other students then. Either Stupid, Perculiar, or Demented... or Fantastic.


    ....You know your a geek when you understand what I mean.
    Uh.... What?
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    Read the first module on electron configuration... You'll see what I mean 8)
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    Ahhhhh...

    I knew about the subshells before, but it just never occured to me that that was what you were referring to
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    Don't worry! You're not a total geek like me and asxz.

    The cake is a lie...
    The cake is a lie...
    The cake is a lie...
    The cake is a lie...
    The cake is a lie...
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    The cake is a lie...
    The cake is a lie...
    The cake is a lie...
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    The cake is a lie...
    The cake is a lie...
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