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10 Hints you were at a GEEK New Year's Eve party.... Answered

11. Champagne chilled with liquid nitrogen.
10. Party games include D & D and Will It Blend?
9. Countdown clock had 12 significant digits after the decimal.
8. The ice bucket was in the shape of Bender's head.
7. Started 24 hours early to allow time for hacking giant TVs in Times Square.
6. Nonstop argument over whether leap second was really needed.
5. Instead of champagne, toast was done with apple cider in Futurama wine glasses.
4. Instead of party hats, everyone had a blinking RFID tag.
3. Mac people and PC people had separate rooms at party.
2. MC Frontalot and Jonathan Coulton rang in the New Year with a live performance of "IC's of Yore."
1. Everyone was too busy watching the Battlestar Galactica marathon and missed the ball drop.

Adapted from: BBspot

Pictured is the dart game that might have been there....

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Masterdude
Masterdude

8 years ago

Clock accurate to 12 sif-fig's after the decimal? If the time is in binary or some other non-base-ten system, then it really is a geek party.
"
All together now!
00001010 !
00001001 !
00001000 !
00000111 !
00000110 !
00000101 !
00000100 !
00000011 !
00000010 !
00000001 !
00000000 !!!!!
"


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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Running your computer's time pieces directly off the atomic clock works >:-D

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Masterdude
Masterdude

Reply 8 years ago

I wish I had an atomic clock. Then nobody could argue about my clock being wrong ever again!

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

11 years ago

Hehe.... What about watching Stargate all night?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Ah yes, just as there are rooms for MACs and PC users, there will be also for Stargate/Atlantis and Battle Star watchers.... ;-)

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

Excellent, not that the BSG peeple and SG fans dont get along but the mac folks should go show the pc users what a computer should be like....

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dungeon runner
dungeon runner

Reply 8 years ago

If a Mac is what a computer should be like, then I for one am a Luddite.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

You can't be a Luddite. You're using a computer right now, and all of your I'bles-related discissions are technology-related. All your statement shows is that you've taken one of the possible absurdly extreme positions in a religious discussion.

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tech-king
tech-king

11 years ago

i have noticed a trend at office partys worth mentionning: the engineers will arrive exactly when it starts, or never. the engineers will scowl with disbeleif if the bartender is not set up in time for the venu the accounts will arrive fashionably late the engineers will wonder why anyone would be late

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

We have a saying around my workplace: "There comes a time in every project, when you must shoot the engineer, and actually get something accomplished!"

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

engineers can be identified by the multimeter attached to their belts :-)

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canida
canida

Reply 11 years ago

Nah, you'll see a leatherman first. Multimeters are too bulky.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Ah, well then, to be with the IN crowd, I guess I have to shed my MMVOM and get a Leatherman :-)

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 11 years ago

i dont carry my multimeter around.... but then agian, its got too many functions to be small and porable. i have a carrying case for my battery soldering iron though.... do i still qualify

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Of course you do.....so which of the 4 rooms would you like LOL (there is also a discussion group on the subject of whether a plasma arc can be made to the proper frequency to open a worm hole ;-)

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westfw
westfw

11 years ago

We sorta regularly almost miss the ball drop; someone has to stop playing games early and get the champagne and sparkling cider ready. (I think the big hit this year was "zombie flux." IMO, flux is significantly improved by having a theme... Monty Python flux was pretty good too, Eco-flux not so much.)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Did your Zombie Fluxx have the Flame-Thrower Expansion Pack? :-)

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westfw
westfw

Reply 11 years ago

Yep.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

:-)

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

11 years ago

I watched In the Name of the King and then played Guitar Hero after Dick Clark freaked us all out by making out on national television.

I win.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

6a Arguments about which calendar we should be using.

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 11 years ago

6B Arguments over which contrys atomic clock is the most accurate 6C why dont we have an atomic clock/time temple? 6d is atomic 17 or atomic 47 a better ign?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

6c. It hasn't been found in Egypt yet.....

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

I rather like the Julian calendar myself :-) he Julian date for CE 2009 January 9 00:00:00.0 UT is JD 2454840.50000

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

. hmmm I figured you for a Stardate kind of guy.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Eh, it is along the same lines really, based on a different standard though...;-)

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11010010110
11010010110

Reply 11 years ago

geek party : the unix atomic clock that decays since 1/1/1970

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

:-)

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

11 years ago

I had forgotten all about Will It Blend until now... Time to go watch the guy chop up glowsticks and whatnot :D

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

Will it blend is so 2007...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Well, there was a show that was going to prove interesting, called "What Happens if I...." but they never made it through the first episode LOL