Linked by Kevin Russo on Tue 7th Dec 2004 06:19 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... Geek is defined by 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 John Nilsson on Wed 8th Dec 2004 20:58 UTC

"I can't get my USB external hard drive to work under Linux. Please help"

Either you...

...are a user: Call tech support.
...are a developer: You should be shot for writing such a bad bug report.
...are a wannabegeek: Don't wast other people's time if you're not prepared to teach yourself how to learn from research. RTFM.
..are a geek: You should be shot for writing such a bad bug report.

The wannabegeek is the most annoying. While it's fun to teach people who urge for knowledge it is really frustrating to try to teach people who don't.