Linked by Kevin Russo on Tue 7th Dec 2004 06:19 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... Geek is defined by Dictionary.com as 'A person who is single-minded or accomplished in a scientific or technical pursuit'. Many of us either acknowledge ourselves as computer geeks or are labeled by Friends, Family, and/or Colleagues as the such. This is not a condescending statement and should not be taken in a negative connotative way. It is in fact an admiration of our technical skills and abilities.
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by AdamW on Tue 7th Dec 2004 07:03 UTC

The reason you write your first response to a 'help me!' post as if the person requesting help is reasonably knowledgeable is simple. It's fast and efficient and avoids the possibility of condescending to the poster. If you say 'just edit the fstab and mount the drive' and they don't know what that means, they will follow up and ask, at which point you knock it down a technical level and explain. If you went down to 'open the console - click on the little black screen - type 'cd /etc', then 'gedit fstab'....' level immediately, you'd a) really annoy someone who already knows what an fstab is and b) waste a heck of a lot of time.