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Re: I Dream of Wires

Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:37 am

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rjd2 wrote:congratulations, you pointed out with stark, pragmatic clarity the nature of the joke. and yet, it just doesnt have the same comedic ring to it, does it? a nerd! on a synth forum! and he's calling the other nerds nerds! but he himself IS a nerd! by golly we must set this chap straight immediately!
Well, see... you can say that. But since you didn't participate in the conversation previous to the point where you mocked the conversation, and mocking conversations is really di rigueur of nerds trying to mock nerds to futilely avoid the label of nerd (yep, Stabby, I'm thinking of you)- I just don't know.
I proudly wear my nerddom as a badge of honour. Although maybe I'm confusing it with geekdom, can we get a nerd in here to clarify the difference between the two? :geek:

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Re: I Dream of Wires

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:38 am

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s o l v e n t wrote:Note to self: must cancel internet in June... I don't think I can take all of the debate that the film itself is going to inspire! It's just not possible to please everybody, we just have to accept that. We just want nothing more than to make a fun and interesting film, putting some people and stories behind these amazing instruments, and hopefully expose modular synthesizers to some new people - that's our agenda.
Well the good news is that the people who are upset about the trailers will probably be the first to buy a ticket to see it--if only so they can complain some more on the internet!

Oh, I don't know. I'll probably be up to my elbows in "digital vs. analog" at that point.
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Re: I Dream of Wires

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:39 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:
Automatic Gainsay wrote:
rjd2 wrote:congratulations, you pointed out with stark, pragmatic clarity the nature of the joke. and yet, it just doesnt have the same comedic ring to it, does it? a nerd! on a synth forum! and he's calling the other nerds nerds! but he himself IS a nerd! by golly we must set this chap straight immediately!
Well, see... you can say that. But since you didn't participate in the conversation previous to the point where you mocked the conversation, and mocking conversations is really di rigueur of nerds trying to mock nerds to futilely avoid the label of nerd (yep, Stabby, I'm thinking of you)- I just don't know.
I proudly wear my nerddom as a badge of honour. Although maybe I'm confusing it with geekdom, can we get a nerd in here to clarify the difference between the two? :geek:
And while that clarification is going on, can I get a clarification about the difference between the now-18-different types of dubstep? Maybe by the same person? Forsyth?
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Re: I Dream of Wires

Post by calaverasgrande » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:42 am

Bitexion wrote: Is there ANYTHING more nerdy than modular systems? I think not :)
diy kit synths are WAY nerdier.
Atari punk/X0x/Dronelab etc.

speaking as an IT guy/anime fan/Trekkie/musician/electronics hobbyist/person that reads books on history for fun...
I'd say nerd and geek are roughly equivalent.
Though the ascendancy of computer geeks to billionaire status changed that.
Seems like these days geek implies deep knowledge gained at the price of stunted social skills.
Nerd is more towards just "uncool".
Though I hear "unix nerd" or "linux nerd" used a lot, it's mostly a self deprecating way to claim superior hacking skills without actually wearing a cape.


Now lets throw down Star Wars vs Star Trek!
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Re: I Dream of Wires

Post by GuyaGuy » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:02 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:
GuyaGuy wrote:
Well the good news is that the people who are upset about the trailers will probably be the first to buy a ticket to see it--if only so they can complain some more on the internet!

Oh, I don't know. I'll probably be up to my elbows in "digital vs. analog" at that point.
Oh I'm definitely going to order my copy of I Dream of Wires on Betamax.

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Re: I Dream of Wires

Post by suitandtieguy » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:07 am

calaverasgrande wrote:Now lets throw down Star Wars vs Star Trek!
boooooh-ring.

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Re: I Dream of Wires

Post by Bitexion » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:14 am

To me, "nerd" is a word of honor, I take it with pride.

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Re: I Dream of Wires

Post by Plumpudding » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:03 am

calaverasgrande wrote:Now lets throw down Star Wars vs Star Trek!
That's not nerd! Try guessing the alignment of every deity listed in 3rd edition DnD, in alphabetical order, as the afterparty drinking game a saturday night. That's nerd for ya!
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Re: I Dream of Wires

Post by pflosi » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:27 am

You guys asked for it, don't blame me:

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Re: I Dream of Wires

Post by JJQ » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:44 am

Plumpudding wrote:
calaverasgrande wrote:Now lets throw down Star Wars vs Star Trek!
That's not nerd! Try guessing the alignment of every deity listed in 3rd edition DnD, in alphabetical order, as the afterparty drinking game a saturday night. That's nerd for ya!
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Re: I Dream of Wires

Post by calaverasgrande » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:29 pm

Plumpudding wrote:
calaverasgrande wrote:Now lets throw down Star Wars vs Star Trek!
That's not nerd! Try guessing the alignment of every deity listed in 3rd edition DnD, in alphabetical order, as the afterparty drinking game a saturday night. That's nerd for ya!
no, you are confusing nerd with pathetic loner.
There is a heirarchy to be observed here!
(and I think you mean AD&D.)
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Re: I Dream of Wires

Post by calaverasgrande » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:33 pm

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calaverasgrande wrote:Now lets throw down Star Wars vs Star Trek!
boooooh-ring.

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Yeah I guess that whole debate ended after Jar Jar Binks made his debut. Still, that really was the stuff of cons.
original star wars action figures just arent worth as much after that trainwreck of a movie, even mib.
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Re: I Dream of Wires

Post by nvbrkr » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:24 pm

You qualify as a nerd when you think AD&D really is an improvement over D&D. Not to mention that "advanced" game systems are not the optimal choice if you want to smoke weed while playing those games. So, yeah, nerd.

Not sure if modular synths really get into that territory. While "wanna see my modular synth" might not be the best choice for a pick up line in a bar, "wanna see my $120,000 modular synth" just might work.

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Re: I Dream of Wires

Post by Plumpudding » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:26 pm

calaverasgrande wrote: no, you are confusing nerd with pathetic loner.
Pathetic may be the case, but I'm pretty sure that playing drinking games with people a saturday night classifies as social interaction, DnD or not.
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Re: I Dream of Wires

Post by Bitexion » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:33 pm

Also, all forms of AD&D requires a group of people to play. You can't play alone. Unless you play on the computer.

Thus rendering that "pathetic loner" argument completely mute.

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