Recently I came across this Post
First I want to say.. the subject was not about Nerdiness but Geekiness. Nerds and Geeks are 2 different (not very different but still) groups. Nerds are in the most basic of outlooks more of the Academic “Brainy” side of things. While I generally like what the Beat had to say the fact alone that they made the error of using Nerds vs Geeks shows a lack of understanding in general. Another aspect that they focused on that was incorrect.. Liking, and being a fan does not make one a geek. Geeks do Like and are fans of something but it does not work the other way around. Yes in the examples provided they all said they Liked or were Fans of something that might have had something to do with Geek culture, and yes there might have been some name dropping.. At most they were showing their fandom BUT that does not make them Geeks about it.
Someone that likes Starwars for example would have seen the original Movies several times and Has a hook on a few good quotes. Ok you like it. A Fan would know some of the more Obscure facts Like R2 got his name from Reel 2 Dialog 2. A Geek on the other hand has imersed themselves in the world of Starwars.. They Know what was Said Reel 2 Dialog 2, They Know the emperor wasn’t really dead, They Know Luke Has a Kid with Mara who ends up killing one of Han and Leia’s twins. That is a Star wars Geek.
Now to the Core of the Subject.
Who The Frak Cares!!!!!!!!!
The biggest problem with the whole Cute Girls being gamers/geeks/nerds or not is the fact that people KEEP BRINGING IT UP!!!!!
Stop worrying about it, eventually the subject will die down and go away. First it was always the matter of girls/ladies being in this little world, now people want to focus on the way they look. For the sake of the powers that be Just drop it. Have you people nothing better to talk about in these little worlds OTHER then looks?!?!?!
In the World of geekdom we have Billions upon billions of things to discuss, the looks of our members is above all thing the LAST thing we need to build discussions on. People in these very posts are complaining about how using ones looks to garner “publicity” is a bad thing and bad for our community. Well posts like this one are the very same thing, they pander to using looks and cuteness to draw a crowd. Stop it. You can draw a crowd by using good and reasonable subjects to the community without focusing on the looks of the ladies. I dont care if its a guy or a girl, cute or hideous Chud doing the story as long as the story pertains to the subject at hand and is well written.
Drop the subject for once and find something real to write about. The ladies are out there.. Yes some are even cute, but the subject has been discussed and commented on time and again, I think its time to move on to something a little more important.
First off yes I know I spelled it wrong.. Second.. i dont really care.. Those that know me know I cant spell so get over it.
Ok This whole Thing with the Wikileaks Guy is getting out of hand. It seams like everyone wants to scream and hollar about all the wrong stuff. First its the whole deal of Julian being some sort of terroist? Being a terrorist entails TERRORIZING the populace.. the only people that can truly be terrorized by the information he has provided are the embassadors and others involved in these communications that made themselves look like idiots.
Now the big thing going around is the deal with Anonymous. Now these guys I would be willing to stand behind.. I have hmmm I will just say I have been rooting for them since the incidents with the Co$. They also are not attempting to start any type of war or truly scare people into doign what they feel is right.. All the want is to bring attention to as many people as possible to the serious errors in processes that are occurring.Their targets are carefully chosen mainly to say Hey! What your doing sucks and isnt really fair. A good example is their slapping of credit services.. I truly doubt that the Newspapers and other agencies involved would have had their accounts halted. But big bad Julian yes he must be punished? WTFrak is that.. Oh Thats right. Taking down Big named contenders would piss off too may people that line their pockets.
This is nothing more then the classic governmental tactic of calling a witch hunt on an individual or group to defer attention away from one of their major screw ups.
Why is there no focus on the person/peoples that supplied Julian with the information. If this information was So confidential then why was it not handled more securely in the first place. These are the things that people should be focusing on.
Not to mention above all. Alot of the stuff presented in these communications just shows the people that “support” all these Gov officials and representatives exactly what their money is paying for. We the people supporting them kinda have a right to know what is going on if we choose to read it. Exspecially since one Screwed up comment or remark could lead to serious problems. When we have people that are representing us we should know how they are doing it and what they have to say to and about the people we are be represented to.
Now in general most of this could have just blown over and would have quieted down by now. We all know in general most of the populace has little to no desire to look inot what is really going on. Had everyone not decided to jump on the bandwagon of wanting to lynch Julian for “giving away government secrets” then it would have mostly fallen into the world of obscurity and conspiracy.. heck most people would have viewed it the same as the UFO records. Instead Way to much credence has been provided to the whole ordeal by the actions that have been taken on both sides. All these government agencies have proven is exactly how embarrassed they are by all of this. First in the communications themselves and then in the fact that they were completely unable to keep it contained. Instead Now More and more people are actually interested and wondering about it and starting to see what really goes on behind the scenes.
The Action taken against Julian is completely unfair and unbalanced.. the Degree that these organizations have gone to only hardens the fact that obviously there is something they want hidden. And its even more obvious that governmental pressure and Small interest groups are pushing for more to be done.
The other problem is that with all the actions they are taking and time they are spending focusing on this one very simple issue how much manpower and money is being wasted? Thats MY money being dumped into this. And actions that clearly violates several Moral and ethical rights are being taken and everyone is Ok with it because they label it as “terrorism”. Ok I get it.. Its a big scary word but for the love of something good. THINK.. Just how much do we have to give up in order to feel “safe” We are quickly reaching the point in our collective societies where the comfort of being “safe” from “terrorism” will become “Fear” fear our own privacy and a lack of comfort in our own lives. How much longer until we are in a position where we are unable to have any freedom to think or say what we want for fear that WE will be considered terrorist simply because we disagree with the ruling power?
We are falling swiftly down a hole we will not be able to climb out of. At some point we have to hold our government personalities responsible for their actions instead of always letting them get away with diverting the attention to something petty.
Lets Put things into perspective for once.
Julian Did not release troop Movements, the names of undercover agents, or the codes to launch a nuclear strike. He is not a terrorist, hes not demanding money from anyone, hes not charging people or selling the information to the highest bidder. He just let the world know what the people representing our governments have to say when they think our backs are turned, which honestly i think we have a right to know. EVERYONE with half a braincell would know if you dont want people to know what your thinking… NEVER EVER write it down and pass it to someone. We learned this from passing notes in school, you never know when the teacher is going to catch you and make you read it to the class.
Secondly if you look at it correctly it goes to show just how sad and easy it is to get this information and maybe the time and energy being wasted screwing up this one mans life would be better spent on securing the communication system in the first place.
Today is the arrival of a whole new class of madness. Am I angry? Probably. Am I insane? Maybe just a little bit. I like to see myself as one of the rare few that are actually sane, but that idea alone shows there is something definitely different about me.
As time goes on you, my fans, readers, and even haters will get the chance to draw your own conclusions about me. One thing I can garuntee you is that it will be one very interesting ride.