Friday, September 29, 2006

Tracking the Elusive Nihilixus Minnesotanus

In an attempt to live up to the praise of Mark (see new subhead), I've decided to reveal some deep details of who I am.

First, this thingy I picked up from Some Watery Tart, who also posts at Shakespeare's Sister:

Modern, Cool Nerd

73 % Nerd, 56% Geek, 26% Dork

For The Record:
A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn't use to be cool, but in the 90's that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn't quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very least, and "geek is chic." The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)!
Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 82% on nerdiness
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You scored higher than 83% on geekosity
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You scored higher than 40% on dork points

The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos

Then, we move to the always popular Political Compass:

The Political Compass

Economic Left/Right: -9.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.59

which just goes to show I'm a raging anarcho-syndicalist. Who knew?

1 comment:

nihilix said...

My current (Aug 2008) Political Compass is -9.25 Economic, -7.69 Social Libertarian.