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Old Nerds Club (all welcome) with poll

Age of a Nerd

  • 25 or below

    Votes: 23 9.4%
  • 26-30

    Votes: 31 12.7%
  • 31-35

    Votes: 50 20.4%
  • 36-40

    Votes: 41 16.7%
  • 41-45

    Votes: 26 10.6%
  • 46-50

    Votes: 23 9.4%
  • 51-55

    Votes: 23 9.4%
  • 56-60

    Votes: 13 5.3%
  • 61 -70

    Votes: 13 5.3%
  • 71+

    Votes: 2 0.8%

  • Total voters
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Wow have I been here that long all ready wow.
 

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It has been a long time coming but finally I am 52.
 

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Yes, I'm slowly (but surely) seguing into the old farts club. :laugh:
 

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Just realized i needed to update my status on the First page poll
jesus just changed category:) gone one higher because poll was over year ago
 
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It has been a long time coming but finally I am 52.
With you as an OP of many science topics I am ashamed of you :shadedshu: 52 was just as long coming as 51 and the year before that (leap years excepted and without delving into atomic timescales). :D

Keep age a science - not a faith!
 
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It has been a long time coming but finally I am 52.
Level up, gratz, you have 2 attribute points to spend, press C to go to your character screen
 
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33 ...
First played with a computer after the fall of communism, around 1990-1993, at a friends house, first game was Prince of Persia. My folks could not afford one so i went to his house to play as often as i could. Then in '94-'95 i went to an afterschool Basic course where i wrote my first program. In '99 my parents finaly afforded a PC. K6-2-350 Mhz 32MB RAM, ATi something with 2MB of vRAM and a 4GB HDD with no sound card or speakers, coupled with a 14" screen :)
Then it all escalated to this day(except the programming part sadly for me). But we are a diyng breed, PC gaming especialy the singleplayer part of it is a niche market, GPUs are luxury thanks to the cryptomining s**t that is going on.

It's all nostalgia from here on for me, as this hobby will sadly die out with the lack of PC parts, real life friends with the same hobby and games. It was fun while it lasted.
 
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It has been a long time coming but finally I am 52.
Happy Belated Birpday!

Everyday I wake up my mind says your 15, then my body tells me different!! Its an ugly power struggle........I will skateboarding down the street and all these kids giving me the thumbs up, like im doing something I shouldn't. I was skating before most of them where born!!! Still roller blade too.
 
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33 ...
First played with a computer after the fall of communism, around 1990-1993, at a friends house, first game was Prince of Persia. My folks could not afford one so i went to his house to play as often as i could. Then in '94-'95 i went to an afterschool Basic course where i wrote my first program. In '99 my parents finaly afforded a PC. K6-2-350 Mhz 32MB RAM, ATi something with 2MB of vRAM and a 4GB HDD with no sound card or speakers, coupled with a 14" screen :)
Then it all escalated to this day(except the programming part sadly for me). But we are a diyng breed, PC gaming especialy the singleplayer part of it is a niche market, GPUs are luxury thanks to the cryptomining s**t that is going on.

It's all nostalgia from here on for me, as this hobby will sadly die out with the lack of PC parts, real life friends with the same hobby and games. It was fun while it lasted.
Cool story
 
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Age is just a number. There are some people who don’t look there age. Like a lot of people don’t believe that I’m really 40.
 

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Its about time us old fuddy duddys had a little "smoking room" of our own. Not an exclusive one of course, one where everyone is welcome. no matter how old.

My kids call me a nerd, all their mates call me a nerd and i dont mind though i think i am too old to fall into that category. I was a nerd before the word was even invented.........:peace:


The first Computer i ever laid hands on was a BBC Micro in 1981 .........i was 15

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Micro
My first computer was the commodore 64 And and Apple Mac. WOW I am OLD!
 
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First game played on a computer was arkanoid on zx spectrum, and in arcades centipede ... around 8 years old
 
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Turning 46 in march. Alzheimer has already set in. Who what? Where am I? I think I pooped myself.
 
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Whilst I'm not quite an old fart, I do feel like I'm getting more and more that way at times these days!! I find myself saying, "back in my day".... Oh gives me chills to think my Grampy who is 93 now, used to say things like that when he was 60+... I'm saying it around my daughter!! Oh deary me... I'll be 38 this year, my daughter will be a massive 6.. Where has the time gone!!??
 

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Where has the time gone!!??
The old saying; "the older you get the faster time goes" is honestly no BS!
Once you have children and all that stuff, it starts going so damn fast! Before you know it, you will be walking your daughter down the dang isle and wondering where all the time has gone.

Jeez, to be 38 again...........Oh wait, that would be tough to deal with again. :laugh:
 
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Currently 51 and counting so I guess I'm old enough to be in here somewhere..... :ohwell:
 
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35 will be 36 this year. I had trainees in last year to learn a bit about computer repair and they didn't even know what a pci slot looked like :S
 
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I wonder who the oldest person is at Tpu.?
 
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34, turning 35 this year.

Got introduced to computers at 8, was playing hexen and War Craft on a 486.
From there my uncle guide me on building my 1st rig when I was 11, twas a p2 mmx rig and from there went up to a k6-2, then athlon x64, to a pile driver 8350 and now this zen machine.

The ax64 and 8350 still rocking solid, as for the p2 and k6 their motherboards went kaput.
 
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36 (37 by the end of the year) ... nonetheless albeit having participated in the poll a while ago, i noticed just recently something that disturb me quite a bit ....

the calling ... of "nerd" is pejorative (the stereotype has a hard life :laugh: ) ... geek would be preferred (albeit also being able to be used pejoratively ... it is not pejorative from start ;) )

although i am probably the only one with that concern ... i'm probably just nitpicking ... :laugh:
 

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The old saying; "the older you get the faster time goes" is honestly no BS!
Once you have children and all that stuff, it starts going so damn fast! Before you know it, you will be walking your daughter down the dang isle and wondering where all the time has gone.

Jeez, to be 38 again...........Oh wait, that would be tough to deal with again. :laugh:
Your damn right mate!! I can't believe time is flying past and by the sounds of it, Isabelle (my daughter) seems to be much to old for her 5 years!! lol

Yeah I'm getting pretty fed up with all the bs I'm dealing with at the moment!! lol :laugh:
 

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OCD must be hereditary.


My daughter just asked me to transfer 8 pence in to her bank account so her balance would end up as a whole number.
 
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