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How do you describe Instructables? Answered

Could everyone help us out in a huge way by answering one question for us? How do you describe Instructables to your friends? Thanks in advance for your input and honesty!

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TheCheese9921
TheCheese9921

13 years ago

Most my freinds aren't into this stuff but to the few that are I just say "Imagine all the nerds from every high school across the world on one site, then add into that all the people who are grown up nerds... and the knex kids"

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

I don't know about nerds.....geeks maybe ;-) Geeks have prowess, nerds are normally socially awkward, etc.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Agreed. I'm offended by "nerd", but not by "geek" :P
(It takes a geek to understand that :P)
Then again, sometimes ADJ+geek doesn't sound as good as ADJ+nerd, in that case I can accept ADJ+nerd. (i.e., although it doesn't apply to me yethopefully... "MIT Geek" sounds funny, but "MIT Nerd" is a bit better, due to an alliteration-type thing... Mm nn, close enough)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Test: do you own a "pocket protector" LOL Besides, there is a candy by the name of Nerds.... ;-)

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

No, I don't. I hate the shirts with the pocket there... I think we went over this already :P (maybe that was Kiteman...)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Ah, before "my time" (here) LOL I am normally (75% of the time) in a "dress shirt" of sorts. I hate pen leaks on my white shirts LOL

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

What about caps?
I use pencils mostly for school, as you need them for Math, and I'm carrying it around anyway, so why make my load any heavier? :P
I do love nice pens though... ones with incredibly fine tips.

I'm normally (99% of the time, except dressy/formal occasions) in just a plain solid-colored T-shirt, (longsleeved in winter). I'm so bland, but I don't mind :P

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 13 years ago

Cyber-high-five for utilitarian clothing! Do you complement the t-shirt with a pair of jeans, too?

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

*cyber-high-five* Jeans - no. I actually can't stand 'em. I wear kacki-like (sp) shorts/pants depending on the time of year.

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threecheersfornick
threecheersfornick

Reply 13 years ago

*cyber pound-it* I'm totally with you on that one.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

...that was... random?

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threecheersfornick
threecheersfornick

Reply 13 years ago

What I meant was that I can't stand jeans either.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 13 years ago

CYBER HIGH FIVES?! :( I thought I escaped high fives, but no, here they are again. They are so scary.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Hmm... High-FOURS!? We'll prevent our pinkies from touching ;-) *high fours*

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

Not hight fours because the Instructables robot only has 4 fingers?

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Sense make did no that.

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

Robot has 4 fingers. I assumed that was why the high four would have replaced the high five.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Hm...
Lets just do HIGH SHABANG! (Shabangs are my favorite ASCII character combo)

#!

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

I prefer high tilda's but i'll humour you. #!

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

~ !!!!
VIVA LA REVOLUTION!!!!

#!

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

So, where's the shirt?

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

In the pipeline :D

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Thats AWESOME :D

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

<3 The GIMP I may get a T-shirt of that (ULTIMATE IN-JOKE!)

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

YES! That would ROCK! Maybe you'd run into Lemonie/Goodhart/Kiteman?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Hmmm Tilda's are normally used (in the cyber world) for waving (many times waving goodbye, like :-) )

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Hey! Who crossed out my smiley ?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Oh I see, so when I put tildas ~ ~ ~ ~ smack up against one another, they did the crossing out Sigh.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

THE EVIL TILDAS ARE TAKING OVER!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!1!eleven!!1!!!

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

Except in the Wiki formatting, two tildas crosses text out :P

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

(Another helpless thread falls victim to HIJACKING!!) 14/44 posts are actually ON topic >_>

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

Ah I love to hijack threads. And it all stemmed from a simple statement about nerds (a word coined by Dr Seuss nonetheless).

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

I blame Dr. Seuss for this then. It wasn't me at all!

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

Nor me. Damn cat and his hatting ways.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 13 years ago

Still... so... awkward... life... force... draining... eep.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

zachninme has stole your soul!
Would you like to buy it back from him for 31.1492634425 million dollars?

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 13 years ago

No. :( Keep it. It'll just bring you bad luck anyway!

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Since I own your soul now, I am going to force you to pay me 31.1492634426 million dollars!

MUHAHAHA!!!!!!!

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

How about a scrubs-esque sterile high five?

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TheCheese9921
TheCheese9921

Reply 13 years ago

Thats exactly what I'm wearing right now (kacki shorts with a lamb of god t shirt) but in the winter I prefer jeans

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

LOL Most of my "t-shirts" have pockets too. It is almost mandatory if I am to pay very much for them ;-)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

If you carry a pen long enough, you will find one (eventually quite a few) that leak ( I prefer retractable pens, they are more convenient). Even capped pens have been known to leak, fill the pen with ink and then seep out the little breather hole in the side Where I work would not think to highly of my use of a pencil, and capped pens have have the cap taken off and then put back on (oh the miseries of life, eh? LOL). But I do a lot of quick notation and it really is more convenient to just click and write.

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LasVegas
LasVegas

Reply 13 years ago

I'm also usually in a dress shirt (and jeans). I hate pocket protectors and pen leaks, so I rarely carry a pen. :)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

I suppose with me it is habit mostly. I pretty much must use a pen at work; I am the member of our family that signs most everything legal, and so, like not having a watch, I feel naked without the pen,
and also at least my pocket calendar, although I rarely have a p-protector anymore (my glasses case used to serve that purpose too, but it is hard to find ones that small anymore ;-( ).

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

No... the only comment I made was about Weiss's utility belt falling down after he "LMAO" 'd

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T3h_Muffinator
T3h_Muffinator

Reply 13 years ago

I don't know what the definition of a nerd is, but I know that Geek is defined by, "One who preforms the act of decapitating a fowl with their mouth whilst on stage." Yeah, I like Geek better.

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

Describes me pretty well.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Describes him pretty well.