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Get Ready For the Nerdlympics

timothy posted about 6 years ago | from the live-from-mom's-basement dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 174

jfruhlinger writes "In the upcoming Olympics, competitors will take part in the 'modern' pentathlon, designed in 1912 to simulate the skills a cavalry officer would need when trapped behind enemy lines. ITworld.com has developed a new set of competitions — untangling cables! code obfuscation! — that are a bit more relevant to the modern geek." Don't be too smug, though: Naturalist points out a story indicating that "Exercisers learn faster, remember more, think clearer and bounce back more easily from brain injuries such as a stroke."

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Now thats the shit (5, Funny)

unity100 (970058) | about 6 years ago | (#24500095)

thats the kind of shit that i would be interested in watching !! running a straight line ? well i can do that myself, even if i cant do 100 m under 9 seconds. but untangling a mess ? now that is a watch for any time of day !

Re:Now thats the shit (5, Insightful)

eugene ts wong (231154) | about 6 years ago | (#24500499)

I don't know if you're trying to be funny or not.

How does anybody verify that 2 messes are equally messy? What if 1 mess is stiffer and harder to untangle, even though it's not as confusing? I think that we've all seen knots that were really tight, but simply knotted.

If this is all just for fun, then it's no big deal.

Re:Now thats the shit (4, Funny)

Red Flayer (890720) | about 6 years ago | (#24500753)

How does anybody verify that 2 messes are equally messy?

Simple. Make the messes using identical cables, following the exact same steps. Since it's geeklympics, how about building a robot to uniformly tangle cables? Every mess of cable can be exactly the same (well, to the degree of the manufacturing tolerances of the cables). Program a new mess algorithm for each of the heats, and for the finals.

What if 1 mess is stiffer and harder to untangle

I'm not sure what olypmics you're watching, but I like the way you think.

Re:Now thats the shit (1)

eugene ts wong (231154) | about 6 years ago | (#24501691)

Alright. I admit it. I'm impressed. I didn't think that anybody would come up with an idea of a machine to tangle something up on purpose.

You have my support.

*But* you still have the problem of getting the guys to sign up. Usually sign-up forms are embedded in articles, aren't they?

Hmm, there's a sport right there: article reading. It would take a tremendous amount of training and dedication to do that.

Re:Now thats the shit (1)

phoneteller (1261402) | about 6 years ago | (#24500605)

I just won the gold.... got a 17/10.

Re:Now thats the shit (2, Informative)

Chris Burkhardt (613953) | about 6 years ago | (#24502075)

> even if i cant do 100 m under 9 seconds.

Nobody can.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_metres#Fastest_100_metres_runners [wikipedia.org]

Re:Now thats the shit (1)

Killjoy_NL (719667) | about 6 years ago | (#24502105)

Yet ;)

A matter of appearance (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24500135)

Where there is nothing, a little looks like a lot.

Code obfuscation? (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24500163)

I wouldn't think code obfuscation is a useful skill under any circumstances. I'd think it would be always detriment. Rather, a useful skill would be code de-obfuscation.

Re:Code obfuscation? (1)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | about 6 years ago | (#24500237)

Perl programmers would have an unfair edge ;)

Insultolympics (3, Insightful)

CopaceticOpus (965603) | about 6 years ago | (#24500167)

Gee, great, because you know most geeks only love computers and don't have diverse interests.

This is a dumb article written solely for the purpose of generating traffic, and by getting on /. they've succeeded in spades.

Re:Insultolympics (5, Funny)

reset_button (903303) | about 6 years ago | (#24500261)

You're assuming that getting on Slashdot generates traffic for them, but we all know that nobody RTFA.

Re:Insultolympics (5, Funny)

Red Flayer (890720) | about 6 years ago | (#24500469)

Ah, the Slashdot paradox:

The hordes of Slashdot can bring a webserver to its knees even though no Slashdotter actually views the webpage.

Re:Insultolympics (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24500535)

I don't read the articles. I just click the links.

Re:Insultolympics (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24500575)

The answer is obvious: There's those on Slashdot who use their eyes, and those who use their mouths. The two don't intersect.

Re:Insultolympics (4, Funny)

xaxa (988988) | about 6 years ago | (#24500631)

The answer is obvious: There's those on Slashdot who use their eyes, and those who use their mouths. The two don't intersect.

You type with your tongue?

Re:Insultolympics (4, Funny)

Mistshadow2k4 (748958) | about 6 years ago | (#24501959)

You type with your tongue?

And if so, what are you doing Saturday night?

Re:Insultolympics (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24502091)

The answer is obvious: There's those on Slashdot who use their eyes, and those who use their mouths. The two don't intersect.

You type with your tongue?

No, I type with my eyes.

Re:Insultolympics (1)

deadmantyping (827232) | about 6 years ago | (#24500793)

browser prefetching?

Re:Insultolympics (3, Insightful)

Jimmy_B (129296) | about 6 years ago | (#24500941)

There are two types of Slashdotter: Those who read the article, and those who comment on the story. These groups do not overlap.

Re:Insultolympics (1)

Missing_dc (1074809) | about 6 years ago | (#24501173)

There are two types of Slashdotter: Those who read the article, and those who comment on the story. These groups do not overlap.

The problem is self-perpetuating.

As most of us are in a rush to post something insightful or funny, we don't take the time to wade through 9 pages of ads to RTFA, we just read the summary (sometimes) and post. While TFA can be informative and sometimes worthwhile to read, most of us want to get our posts in early or high on the page so they will be read and responded to. Its a form of validation. Now shut up and give me a virtual hug, damn it!

Re:Insultolympics (4, Interesting)

caluml (551744) | about 6 years ago | (#24501717)

As most of us are in a rush to post something insightful or funny, we don't take the time to wade through 9 pages of ads to RTFA, we just read the summary (sometimes) and post.

Perhaps there should be no commenting for 5/10/15/20/30 minutes after a story is posted. That would mean people "might as well" RTFA, and I think we'd get more comments, that were longer, better thought out, and more insightful/interesting.

Re:Insultolympics (1)

Celarnor (835542) | about 6 years ago | (#24501899)

Perhaps there should be no commenting for 5/10/15/20/30 minutes after a story is posted. That would mean people "might as well" RTFA, and I think we'd get more comments, that were longer, better thought out, and more insightful/interesting.

Your ideas intrigue me, and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Re:Insultolympics (1)

downhole (831621) | about 6 years ago | (#24502035)

That might work, if we ever got articles that we could make long, well thought out, and insightful comments about.

Re:Insultolympics (1)

Oktober Sunset (838224) | about 6 years ago | (#24501559)

that's cos everyone opens the article in a background tab, then starts looking at a couple of comments while it's loading, but by the time they've finished reading 50 screens full of trolling, bitching and offtopic arguements, they don't have time to read the article and close the tab without reading it.

Re:Insultolympics (1)

OneMadMuppet (1329291) | about 6 years ago | (#24501641)

Stupid AVG plugin.

Re:Insultolympics (1)

holmedog (1130941) | about 6 years ago | (#24502001)

Not if you have the old AVG installed...

Re:Insultolympics (1)

Joe the Lesser (533425) | about 6 years ago | (#24500279)

If getting on /. is 'success' than I must need a new dictionary.

Re:Insultolympics (4, Informative)

bsDaemon (87307) | about 6 years ago | (#24500597)

Perhaps one that can tell you the difference between "then" and "than" might make a good investment.

Re:Insultolympics (3, Funny)

CaptainPatent (1087643) | about 6 years ago | (#24500385)

Gee, great, because you know most geeks only love computers and don't have diverse interests.

Your statement confuses me. You state a known fact but seem to do it with a sarcastic tone!

Are you saying there's something more to life than dual booting?

Re:Insultolympics (2, Funny)

snoyberg (787126) | about 6 years ago | (#24500445)

Triple booting?

Re:Insultolympics (1)

gooseupfront (1120847) | about 6 years ago | (#24500479)

i think its time to embrace virtualization

Re:Insultolympics (1)

Ngarrang (1023425) | about 6 years ago | (#24500519)

Triple booting?

I gave up dual booting for a virtualized environment. All of the OSes are running at one time at all times now. It saves time when switching back and forth.

Re:Insultolympics (1)

CastrTroy (595695) | about 6 years ago | (#24500729)

Real geeks just use multiple computers.

Re:Insultolympics (1)

deraj123 (1225722) | about 6 years ago | (#24501307)

With synergy [sourceforge.net] .

Re:Insultolympics (1)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | about 6 years ago | (#24500413)

That's because most of us would rather see technological events instead of "X-treme" stamp collecting. Maybe the stakes would be higher if the winner gets to lose his virginity. Who needs a lame medal?

Re:Insultolympics (5, Funny)

4D6963 (933028) | about 6 years ago | (#24500415)

Gee, great, because you know most geeks only love computers and don't have diverse interests.

What.. what the hell are you doing? You can't just go around talking about how people are not all just the stereotype attributed to the category they fall into! What's the matter with you? That's more anti-American than eating a snail kebab while reading Oscar Wilde! Of course geeks only care about technology and science fiction, hate sports, get abused by "jocks" and can't get with a girl! Don't you ever watch The Big Bang Theory and such shows? That's how geeks are on TV, and TV *is* to an important extent our perception of reality.

What sort of drivel is to be expected from you next? Are you going to tell us that "jocks" aren't all just a bunch of buffy and cruel idiots with complexes who only enjoy football, locking "geeks" into lockers and dating cheerleaders, bound to become unemployed drunken failures by their 30's?

Re:Insultolympics (1)

Killjoy_NL (719667) | about 6 years ago | (#24502135)

"TV *is* to an important extent our perception of reality."

You got a funny but also deserved an insightful :)

Re:Insultolympics (1)

physicsboy500 (645835) | about 6 years ago | (#24500501)

Gee, great, because you know most geeks only love computers and don't have diverse interests.

This is a dumb article written solely for the purpose of generating traffic, and by getting on /. they've succeeded in spades.

Of course us nerds have diverse interests:

a) Computers
b) Watching Computers

I simply do not see what makes the article dumb!

Re:Insultolympics (4, Interesting)

SQLGuru (980662) | about 6 years ago | (#24500629)

Other nerd interests not represented by this article (and a good list for a true decathalon):

1) Star Wars
2) Star Trek
3) Arguing about which is better, 1 or 2
4) Comic books
5) Cosplay
6) Role Playing / LARPing
7) Robotics / Legos / anything from MAKE or 2600
8) Quoting Python/South Park/etc.
9) Anime
10) Computers

You could pick random events from each category every year.....no two decatalons would be the same.

Layne

Re:Insultolympics (1)

maxume (22995) | about 6 years ago | (#24500817)

Until they add real dying, LARPing will remain incredibly stupid.

Re:Insultolympics (1)

Nathanbp (599369) | about 6 years ago | (#24501889)

Until they add real dying, LARPing will remain incredibly stupid.

Yet somehow D&D or computer RPGs are fine without real dying?

Re:Insultolympics (1)

maxume (22995) | about 6 years ago | (#24502131)

They are merely stupid.

If death isn't on the line, a game shouldn't need a costume. Also, pretending to be a ninja is certainly dumber than learning something about actually being a ninja (or whatever else it is you are pretending to be...).

Re:Insultolympics (4, Funny)

jahudabudy (714731) | about 6 years ago | (#24502015)

3) Arguing about which is better, 1 or 2

I have to admit I spent an embarrassing amount of time trying figure our why nerds would argue over which integer is better. Then I reread the list...

p.s. I'm torn between pride and shame that I managed to generate theoretical arguments in support of either side of the imaginary 1 vs. 2 debate

Re:Insultolympics (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24500565)

This is a dumb article written solely for the purpose of generating traffic...

The nerve! How dare these commercial online publications print articles for the purpose of drawing traffic to their site in order to generate ad revenue? It's just simply beyond the pale! Somebody should write their Congressman and get a law passed banning this egregious, naked attempt to provide a service in exchange for monetary compensation!

Re:Insultolympics (1)

CopaceticOpus (965603) | about 6 years ago | (#24501733)

The emphasis is on the word dumb. I have no problem at all with a compelling, insightful, or genuinely funny article written to draw traffic. However, this article is none of those things. When junk like this gets published on slashdot, it will only inspire thousands more shoddy imitators. It's becoming rather tiresome.

Re:Insultolympics (2, Interesting)

Joe Tie. (567096) | about 6 years ago | (#24500869)

I hate the implication that geeks don't work out. I'm in far better shape than any of the sports nuts I know. We're geeks, we like crunching numbers and living by a set schedule. We excel in the very things that makes it hard for most people to stay in shape.

Re:Insultolympics (1)

Red Flayer (890720) | about 6 years ago | (#24501727)

we like crunching numbers and living by a set schedule. We excel in the very things that makes it hard for most people to stay in shape.

Personally, I think crunching celery would be more useful for staying in shape than curnching doritos (which seems to be as common as number-crunching among geeks, if the sterotype holds any truth).

Living by a set schedule? Not for most geeks I know... if you give a true geek some problem that interests them, they'll stay up all night trying to figure it out. As for IT geeks... well... most of the ones I know have no hope of maintaining a set schedule, since their work demands othwerise. YMMV

I think we may have a different idea of what a geek is.

That said, I know plenty of geeks in good shape, and plenty of geeks in poor shape. Maybe it's the circles I run in, but the non-geeks I know are, on average, in better shape than the geeks.

Re:Insultolympics (2, Insightful)

AP31R0N (723649) | about 6 years ago | (#24501207)

If there was something called the Cheflympics and it was a series of cooking contests would that be insulting? Are the x games insulting to skateboarders? You know, i bet Tony Hawk has other interests besides catching wicked air. So?

Sure geeks and nerds are a diverse lot, like ANY OTHER GROUP YOU COULD NAME. But this isn't about what makes them different, but rather about what they have in common (and poking a little fun at it).

A website trying to get traffic and generate revenue through their sponsors? That unpossible! Imagine if other sites start doing this. What would happen if Fark starting linking to controversial articles to generate hits? Next thing you know, /. will start posting links to things that nerds find interesting in the cynical hope to get more members, donors and sponsors! Playboy will have pictures of young, heavy breasted women to entice lonely males to buy a magazine full of ads....

Is today "Take Things Too Seriously Day"?

Re:Insultolympics (1)

comp.sci (557773) | about 6 years ago | (#24501219)

I, for one, like turtles!

is it just me... (5, Interesting)

CaptainNerdCave (982411) | about 6 years ago | (#24500185)

or does there seem to be a pretty aggressive push to make "nerd" and "geek" into "cool"?

in a land where ignorance and laziness are applauded (nascar, etc), is this an attempt to make learning and knowledge "popular"?

Re:is it just me... (2, Funny)

Otter (3800) | about 6 years ago | (#24500327)

in a land where ignorance and laziness are applauded (nascar, etc)...

Can't you F1 dweebs ever give it a rest? (Incidentally, working with network cables is something a chimp can be taught to do. It's hardly "learning and knowledge".)

Re:is it just me... (2, Insightful)

Otter (3800) | about 6 years ago | (#24500577)

As I posted that, I realized it's obviously wrong: if you have to teach the chimp, I suppose it is in fact "learning and knowledge".

Re:is it just me... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24500665)

in a land where ignorance and laziness are applauded (nascar, etc)...

Can't you F1 dweebs ever give it a rest? (Incidentally, working with network cables is something a chimp can be taught to do. It's hardly "learning and knowledge".)

And driving in a circle 300 times involves a steep learning curve? Not that I'd want to see cables being untangled...but a cubicle maze race ala MXC would be fun.

Re:is it just me... (2, Informative)

Mistshadow2k4 (748958) | about 6 years ago | (#24502079)

And driving in a circle 300 times involves a steep learning curve?

Doing so at extremely high speeds in a car built with only speed in mind is a bit more difficult than you seem to think. If you don't believe me, try it.

Re:is it just me... (4, Insightful)

DerekLyons (302214) | about 6 years ago | (#24500409)

in a land where ignorance and laziness are applauded (nascar, etc), is this an attempt to make learning and knowledge "popular"?

Someone who doesn't bother to properly capitalize and seemingly prefers bias and stereotyping himself... shouldn't complain about ignorance and laziness being applauded.

Re:is it just me... (1)

mh1997 (1065630) | about 6 years ago | (#24500607)

I got into NASCAR because of the engineering and technology, I stayed for the chicks - that went home with other guys.

Re:is it just me... (5, Insightful)

Neil Watson (60859) | about 6 years ago | (#24500639)

A NASCAR driver, or any race car driver, is a combination of an engineer, and an athlete. Hardly ignorant or lazy.

Re:is it just me... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24501643)

no, that's the slack-jawed spectators.

Re:is it just me... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24501443)

It will never be popular. Those with knowledge will always be viewed suspiciously by those without. Cynics would say that those in power (not necessarily those with knowledge) prefer to keep the populace ignorant because ignorance favors the status quo. So don't fund schools, prevent the media from reporting, prevent information from being distributed -- these help those in power to remain in power.

I'm personally sick of movies that portray scientists/technologists as evil or somehow bad for humanity. It's not just recently. Faust was a bad guy. Kirk's emotions triumph over Spock's rationality. There are twenty mad scientists for every one that develops a new medicine.. (but it seems every new medicine turns people into zombies).

Need more evidence (4, Funny)

sakdoctor (1087155) | about 6 years ago | (#24500193)

I demand more evidence before I start exercising. I keep reading about all the positive benefits for the brain, but from observation of jocks, what I actually see is negative correlation.

Re:Need more evidence (4, Insightful)

icegreentea (974342) | about 6 years ago | (#24500401)

Then don't observe 'jocks'. Observe athletic people, or at least try to find some smart people who exercise. Jocks and 'athletic' are not the same. In any case, if improving your brain is the only reason you would exercise, you probably wouldn't enjoy it that much anyways.

Re:Need more evidence (1)

snoyberg (787126) | about 6 years ago | (#24500471)

whoosh

Re:Need more evidence (1)

MarkvW (1037596) | about 6 years ago | (#24500885)

Avoiding exercise will reduce your lifespan and will reduce the social and economic cost of maintaining an old nerd's life.

If you think that is a win-win situation, go for it! Er . . ., I mean don't go for it. Be sedentary!

Re:Need more evidence (1)

BlueCollarCamel (884092) | about 6 years ago | (#24501031)

Trauma to the skull can negate any benefit exercising has.

correlation!causation (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24501637)

I demand more evidence

You sure won't find it in those links. No control-group study mention at all. You can as easily say "People who learn faster, remember more, and think clearer, exercise." Or 'the Moon is Cheese', given what's actually said about exercise.

The Yahoo "story"
http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20080806/sc_livescience/howyourinnerathletemakesyousmarter [yahoo.com]

links to the "original story", that it repeats
http://www.livescience.com/health/080806-brain-exercise.html [livescience.com]

which links to "a review of studies"
http://www.livescience.com/health/080709-food-brain.html [livescience.com]

that only talk about nutrition in any factual way.

Dammit timothy, Get off /your/ lazy ass.

"think clearer"? (5, Funny)

jdgeorge (18767) | about 6 years ago | (#24500201)

"Exercisers learn faster, remember more, think clearer and bounce back more easily from brain injuries such as a stroke."

Hmmm.... Think "more clearly", perhaps?

I must infer that the author is a non-exerciser.

Re:"think clearer"? (2, Funny)

courteaudotbiz (1191083) | about 6 years ago | (#24500515)

I must infer that the author is a non-exerciser.

No, from TFA, he must be just pushing iron...

Re:"think clearer"? (3, Funny)

eugene ts wong (231154) | about 6 years ago | (#24500667)

Hi. :^)

definition: clearer [thefreedictionary.com]

Hmmm.... Think "clearer", perhaps?

I must infer that you are dictionary-non-user. ;^P

Re:"think clearer"? (1)

berashith (222128) | about 6 years ago | (#24500709)

what about "learn more fastly"?

Other events (5, Funny)

Enderandrew (866215) | about 6 years ago | (#24500239)

Obfuscating how you're slacking off
Convincing suits that you really need that Alienware
Switching people to Linux without them realizing it

Re:Other events (1)

JoeCommodore (567479) | about 6 years ago | (#24500781)

Some I thought of right off hand

- Data Conversion
- Data Normalization
- Equipment setup from a set of boxes - computer, monitor, printer a full set-up and configured system
- Switch rack untangle/rewire
- Deploy a network (you get a router, switch and an bunch of computers/printers and unconnected wires. (netwalk in real life)
- Create a spreadsheet (from handwritten copy)- I've had to do this a lot.
- Move a system or a network to another location (includes packing up and setup, could be part of a tech-biathlon or pentathlon.
- Phone Support

(all of these can have marks for speed presentation, faults and innovation)

Re:Other events (1)

felipekk (1007591) | about 6 years ago | (#24501405)

You forgot the Windows Vista Patience event...

Rube Goldberg Code? (1)

Dripdry (1062282) | about 6 years ago | (#24500241)

I may now be a nerd "once removed" due to my current occupation, but I'd be pretty interested in the Rube Goldberg Code event they've got here. Sounds like it could be elegant and fun in an infuriating way.

Re:Rube Goldberg Code? (2, Funny)

D Ninja (825055) | about 6 years ago | (#24500361)

I may now be a nerd "once removed" due to my current occupation

Slashdotters! We have a manager in our midst! Attack!

Re:Rube Goldberg Code? (3, Funny)

Dripdry (1062282) | about 6 years ago | (#24500467)

I prefer the term "Workplace Efficiency Monitor" thank you very much.

"insensitive clod" was unavailable at the time of this post.

Re:Rube Goldberg Code? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24500641)

We prefer the term "clueless drone" thank you very much.

Excercisers? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24500245)

That sounds like a load of rubbish. I'm just as quick as a 700lb antelope. I mean, just this morning, I was doing something... and then it was done. And yeah, stuff. Who am I? What am I doing here?

Re:Excercisers? (1)

Quartz25 (1195075) | about 6 years ago | (#24501949)

I am a 700-pound antelope, you insensitive clod!

New Competitions (4, Funny)

Quartz25 (1195075) | about 6 years ago | (#24500247)

ITworld.com has developed a new set of competitions â" untangling cables! writing Perl!

There. Fixed it for you.

Re:New Competitions (4, Funny)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | about 6 years ago | (#24500531)

untangling Perl! writing cables!

There. Fixed it for you.

This sucks. (1)

thedonger (1317951) | about 6 years ago | (#24500297)

I take exception to this whole idea. First, it is the "geeklympics." Nerds are in labs, not IT departments. Second, sitting through meetings isn't geeky or nerdy, it is an administrator-type activity.

Anyway, I'm getting ready for the Pimplympics. I specialize in the pentath-ho-lon.

Re:This sucks. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24500421)

Even in IT you discrimine nerds?.

Re:This sucks. (1)

lilomar (1072448) | about 6 years ago | (#24500581)

Not discriminate, but categorize, yes.

Scoring? (2, Funny)

halcyon1234 (834388) | about 6 years ago | (#24500389)

Interesting games, but what about their scoring? Are they going to follow suite [slashdot.org] with the Olympics, and exclude the ability to score a perfect 1010?

untangling cables! (1)

Amisinthe (1308593) | about 6 years ago | (#24500439)

That's amateur stuff. Let me know when they move on to Christmas lights.

Bonus points if you have to find and replace the bad bulb.

Re:untangling cables! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24500497)

All the lights are on except that one. Replace bulb. Done. What kinda cheap stuff are you still using?

Re:untangling cables! (1)

Gat0r30y (957941) | about 6 years ago | (#24500561)

Christmas lights.

Fry - Tangled up Christmas Lights!
Bender - And unlabeled booze!
Leela - that ought to keep those idiots busy for a while

Nerdlympics you say? (2, Funny)

brunokummel (664267) | about 6 years ago | (#24500533)

I would say Computerlympics at most...
Even though I'm a computer graduate, I feel kind of bad for all the geeks from the other areas that got neglected by this so called nerdlympics ...
What about the math geeks? physics majors? chemistry? grammar-nazis? biology? star trek?

Re:Nerdlympics you say? (1)

krgallagher (743575) | about 6 years ago | (#24500621)

"I feel kind of bad for all the geeks from the other areas that got neglected by this so called nerdlympics ... "

It says nerdlympics not geeklympics. Please do not lump me in with a bunch of nerds.

mod do3n (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24500615)

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Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24500731)

http://www.itworld.com/print/54088 [itworld.com]

posting ac to avoid Karma Whoring

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Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24500751)

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Pointless (2, Insightful)

kenp2002 (545495) | about 6 years ago | (#24500873)

It is a telling sign of the time when a people elevate the useless trapping of sedentary life in an attempt at parity with the advancement and conditioning of the human body to a state of near perfection.

Have we lost the passion for self improvement somewhere in the fields of snack food and talk shows?

"To all things I see bent knees to man's greatness as man discards the human gifts and flaws for the cold comfort of a life spent as a machine..."

Exercise? Bah. (5, Funny)

192939495969798999 (58312) | about 6 years ago | (#24501011)

I've had 8 strokes, and I haven't potato any of my mental sharpness.

Great! (1)

Anarchitektur (1089141) | about 6 years ago | (#24501373)

I'll start practicing for the Laptop Discus Throw event with this damn Vista laptop...

Mens sana in corpore sano (0)

pha7boy (1242512) | about 6 years ago | (#24501441)

The Spartans were doing it 2200 years ago. And, honestly, so should we.

Hacks (2, Funny)

JCSoRocks (1142053) | about 6 years ago | (#24501673)

People think doping in the real olympics is bad... Just wait until they see hacks during the nerdlympics! Speed hacks, aim bots, wall hacks... It'll be awful.

On your mark... (1)

Spy der Mann (805235) | about 6 years ago | (#24502029)

Speed hacks, aim bots, wall hacks... It'll be awful.

Oh no, that would be a walk in the park compared to this.

*drum rolls*

On your mark...

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LEEEROY JEEEENKINS!!!

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