Geek Test: See If You Can Do 10 of These 20 Geeky Things
Being a geek is the new sexy these days. But some people call themselves a geek, just to get the attention, without even know what the Death Star really is. There are somethings that a geek should know before entering the Geekhood. This list is the perfect way to measure your geek knowledge. If you already know how to do at least 10 out of these 20 things, you are a real geek. But if you don’t, then don’t bother pretending to be a geek. Newbies can also think of this as a to-do list and learn from it to become a better geek in the future.
1- Be Invisible on the Internet
There are many reasons for someone to surf the Internet anonymously. I’m not gonna talk about all that. But just being able to do it is a good way of measuring someone’s Internet skills. If you can mess with proxies or use a routing system, then you are a master of the Internet.
2- Crack a Password on Any Operating System
Not everyone knows how to do this. And I’m not encouraging you to hack into your friends or office computers. But in order to become a true geek you should be able to bypass a password on all Windows, Linux and Mac computers.
You can learn how to do this at - www.joetech.com
3- Build an Entire PC
If someone gives you all the pieces of a computer, you should be able to build them into a fully functional PC without looking at the manual.
You can learn how to do this at - www.freepcfix.info
4- How to Code
Java is the main coding language every geek should know. But if you know at least one code language, then you will pass this barrier.
You can learn to code something online at - www.codecademy.com
5- Speak a Fictional Language
It’s not very important but being able to speak at least few sentences in a fictional language is a sign of a real geek. Klingon is basically the most popular one.
6- Rip Streaming Online Videos
Websites like YouTube don’t allow you to download videos directly. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get them. There are many ways to snatch those videos. You can start with a simple software first.
7- Boot a Computer With a USB Flash Drive
Get a light operating system that can run on a USB flash drive. It’s definitely useful to have it on a flash drive, so you can run it on any PC.
You can learn how to do this at - www.pendrivelinux.com
8- Leech from a Wi-Fi network
You can call yourself a genius if you know how to hack into your neighbor’s Wi-Fi and bypass the password to get an Internet connection.
9- Play Console Games on a PC
Using an emulator you can run any console game on your PC including, SNES, SEGA, GBA and PlayStation. If you know how to do this, you’re a gaming geek.
10- Know The Meaning Of Important Technical Acronyms
- USB – Universal Serial Bus
- GPU – Graphics Processing Unit
- CPU – Central Processing Unit
- SATA – Serial ATA
- SDD – Solid State Drive
- HTML – Hyper-text Markup Language
- HTTP – Hypertext Transfer Protocol
- FTP – File Transfer Protocol
- P2P – Person to Person data sharing
11- Solve a Rubik’s Cube
You’re gonna need some brain to do this. Some guys can even solve a Rubik’s Cube with their eyes closed. But it’s enough if you can solve the Rubik’s Cube without spending days.
12- Retrieve Data Off a Crashed Hard Drive
What’s the first thing you do when your hard drive gets damaged or crashed? If you throw it away or go to a service center, then you fail to become a real geek. There are some ways to retrieve your data out of a crashed hard drive.
You can learn how to do this at - www.ehow.com
13- Work With a Linux OS
You should be able to install and able to work with a Linux OS to know go beyond the limits of a normal computer geek. Ubuntu is the easiest to work with.
You can learn how to do this at - www.ubuntu.com
14- Know what “There’s no Place Like 127.0.0.1″ means
You can see this on everywhere you go. On websites, T-Shirts and everything. Some people says like “WTF does that mean?”, that’s because they have no idea what it means.
15- Own something LEGO
Owning something LEGO is not just enough. You should be able to call it properly as LEGO, not Lego, or Legos.
16- Lock a Computer with a USB Drive
Passwords can be cracked. But locking your computer with a flash drive is the geekiest way to show everyone that you got awesome skills.
You can learn how to do this at - howto.cnet.com
17- Create a WordPress Website
Everybody has a website these days. before calling yourself a geek, you should be able to setup a hosting account, domain and install WordPress alone, without using Google.
18- Know Important Keyboard Shortcuts
Know how to work your way around programs, apps, softwares and the system using nothing but the keyboard. If you got what it takes, you can learn how to do it by yourself.
19- Build a Castle in Minecraft
Minecraft is the coolest videogame that takes you to a world of endless adventures. You should be able to play it and make awesome structures without using any tutorials.
20- Know All Main Characters of Star Trek and Star Wars