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Hacking someone into a hacker

rindolf Su-Shee: I'm not good in detecting sarcasm over IRC.
rindolf But naturally sometimes say sarcastic things myself.
* Patterner cuts his Nerd Membership Card in small pieces
Su-Shee rindolf: that's why god gave us the ;) smiley ;)
rindolf Su-Shee: not God, but a Russian enterpreneur who trademarked it.
* rindolf wishes we were all speaking in XML.
rindolf J/K.
rindolf Even Perl is not good enough for human communication.
Su-Shee rindolf: are you really still that nerdy in your age?
rindolf Su-Shee: I guess.
rindolf Su-Shee: nerdy or geeky?
rindolf Su-Shee: I.e: technologically inclined or having no social life?
* rindolf is both though.
Su-Shee rindolf: so let's called it nerky. ;)
rindolf But hopefully once I get a gf, I'll be less of a Nerd.
Su-Shee rindolf: what makes you think that?
rindolf Su-Shee: I'll go out.
rindolf Su-Shee: and stuff.
rindolf Su-Shee: I also consider to start studying in Tel Aviv Uni.
Su-Shee rindolf: and why does that require a girl friend?
rindolf English/Hebrew/etc. or something.
rindolf Lots of girls there. :-)
rindolf Su-Shee: going out?
Su-Shee those are language-skills humanities-department girls. ;)
Su-Shee rindolf: yes.
rindolf Su-Shee: I like language geeks.
rindolf Thing is I think my knowledge of English and Hebrew is too superficial.
rindolf And I lack the discipline to correct it on my own.
Su-Shee rindolf: language departments like English are usually exactly _not_ geek-ish departments.
rindolf Su-Shee: you mean they are not tech-savvy?
rindolf But you can be an English geek.
Su-Shee rindolf: they're not even language geeks usually.
rindolf Or a hacker of English.
rindolf Su-Shee: really?
rindolf How sad.
Su-Shee rindolf: you know some people just want to have good language skills and read books and communicate.
peterrooney a good hacker will know at least three languages.
rindolf Well, maybe it's different in Israel.
rindolf peterrooney: human ones, right?
peterrooney rindolf: at least one of them should be human
rindolf I know English, Hebrew, studied Literary Arabic for 6 years and forgot most of it, and have some rudimentary French.
rindolf peterrooney: ok.
rindolf peterrooney: I think ever hacker should know Perl, Python, Haskell, C, Scheme/Lisp and Bash.
rindolf And HTML/XHTML+CSS+etc.
Su-Shee thank god I'm no hacker. ;)
* rindolf hacks Su-Shee into a hacker.
Su-Shee rindolf: no you won't. one can perfectly well do nice tech stuff without degrading into someone he/she's not.
rindolf Su-Shee: don't you like programming ? Didn't you contribute to FOSS?
Su-Shee rindolf: aaand? I can do that without declaring myself as hacker, nerd, geek or whatever.
rindolf Su-Shee: OK.
rindolf Su-Shee: but it still makes you a hacker.
Su-Shee rindolf: trust me, I'm very much not a hacker. really. honest to god not.
* rindolf gives a blue badge of honour saying "Hacker" to Su-Shee
rindolf Su-Shee: too late, you're one of us now! ;-)
rindolf "Resistance is futile."
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