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Official Nerd Test (strictly for those who havent done it)

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Here it is guys...

  The Official MIT Nerd Test

Score one point for each YES. Total score is % nerdity. Good luck!

1. Have you ever used a computer? (If the answer is no, try
taking the Baker House Purity test.)
2. Have you ever programmed a computer?
3. Have you ever built a computer?
4. Done #2 continuously for more than four hours?
5. Have you ever "fingered" anyone on a computer?
6. Did you enjoy it?
7. Do you wear glasses?
8. Are your glasses broken (e.g. taped) ?
9. Is your vision worse than 20/40?
10. Worse than 20/80?
11. Are you legally blind?
12. Have you ever asked a question in lecture?
13. Have you ever answered a question in lecture?
14. Have you ever corrected a professor?
15. Have you ever answered a rhetorical question?
16. Do you sit in the front row?
17. Do you take notes in more than one color?
18. Have you ever worn a calculator?
19. A pocket protector?
20. Have you ever used a microscope?
21. Have you ever used a telescope?
22. Have you ever used an oscilloscope?
23. Is your weight less than your IQ?
24. Have you ever done #2 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of
the same weekend?
25. Have you ever done #2 past 4 am?
26. Have you ever done #2 with someone of the appropriate (Either
or both, your choice) sex (besides your consultant)?
27. Have you ever done #2 for money?
28. Do you own a Rubik's Cube?
29. Can you solve it?
30. Without the book?
31. Without looking?
32. Do you have acne?
33. Do you have greasy hair?
34. Are you unaware of it?
35. Have you ever bought anything from Radio Shack?
36. Did you redesigned anything from Radio Shack?
37. Do you know how to use a sliderule?
38. Do you know calculus?
39. Do you know Maxwell's Equations?
40. Do you have them on a T-shirt?
41. Have you ever dissected anything?
42. Do you know pi past five decimal places?
43. Do you know e past five decimal places?
44. Do you own more than $500 in electronics (excluding stereo)?
45. More than $1000?
46. Have you ever built more than $1000 worth of electronics?
48. Have you ever designed a multistep chemical synthesis?
49. Was it fun?
50. Have you ever read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?
51. Was your math SAT more than 300 points higher than your verbal?
52. Have you ever worked on a Friday night?
53. While there's a party next door?
54. And wished that someone would invite you to over?
55. Have you ever played a computer game?
56. Done #55 in the last three months?
57. Done #55 in the last three weeks?
58. Have you ever written a computer game?
59. Are your pants too short?
60. Do your socks mismatch?
61. Have you used a chemistry set?
62. After the age of 13?
63. Have you ever played D&D (or other role-playing game)?
64. Since high school?
65. Have you ever entered a science fair?
66. Did you win?
67. Do you own a digital watch?
68. Does it play music?
69. Does it have a calculator?
70. Have you ever used a rare earth element?
71. Do you own a CRC?
72. Do you own a CRT?
73. Do you own an HP calculator?
74. Do you know how to use it?
75. Were you ever on a chess team?
76. Were you ever on a debate team?
77. Do you know more than three programming languages?
78. More than eight?
79. Have you ever made a technical joke?
80. Did no one get it?
81. Can you name more than ten Star Trek episodes?
82. Are you socially inept?
83. Do you own a pencil case?
84. Do you wear it?
85. Do you know Schrodinger's equation?
86. Have you ever solved it?
87. Have you ever used the word "asymptotic"?
88. Can you count in binary?
89. Have you ever broken into a computer system?
90. A government system?
91. Have you ever changed your bank account?
92. Changed someone else's?
93. Done #2 for money?
94. Have you ever inhaled helium?
95. Do you know the Latin name for a fruit fly?
96. Do you own anything that is radio controlled?
97. Have you ever interpolated?
98. Have you ever extrapolated?
99. Have you ever used a modem?
100. Have you ever reached sexual climax while doing #2?

  1-20 Totally cool, dude!
  21-40 Your social life needs some serious help.
  40-60 Nerd!
  60-80 YOU need some serious help.
  80-100 Hail, O Great Nerd Master. I have sacrificed some virgin,
    untouched sliderules in your name.

There is an interactive later version of this test with 500 questions(!)
on: http://home.rochester.rr.com/jbennett/nerd/n500test.html
Permalink Vineet Reynolds 
January 11th, 2006
21 on the dot.
Permalink Flasher T 
January 11th, 2006
65 -- not sure if I'm happy or not about that, but I think I'd have to be *really* bored to take the 500 question version. (As luck would have it, I am really bored, so I guess I'll be doing it in a minute. :)
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 11th, 2006
Oh, crap... 84.
Good thing this test is really outdated, or I'd be in trouble.
Permalink Star Wars Kid 
January 11th, 2006
In another context, #100 could be really, REALLY wrong.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 11th, 2006
64. Programming for money was on there twice, I believe.
Permalink nathan 
January 11th, 2006
68.2 on the longer one, but that's HORRIBLY outdated -- "do you own one or more computers with 1MB of RAM?" Sheesh...
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 11th, 2006
Permalink KayJay 
January 11th, 2006
42. Interesting result. :-)

(Oh geez, that right there makes me a nerd.)
Permalink Jeff Barton 
January 11th, 2006
Relax folks, most of us here will score 21+.
I scored 92 [g,d,r].
My dad scored 12.
Permalink Vineet Reynolds 
January 11th, 2006
My crack dealer scored 0.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 11th, 2006
Not so bad - 38

Thank god my socks match, though.
Permalink example 
January 11th, 2006
I was doing great until

95. Do you know the Latin name for a fruit fly?

I actually didn't keep score which I would imagine gets you a 20 point reduction straight off.
Permalink G-zer 
January 11th, 2006
Permalink Yoey 
January 11th, 2006
Permalink Phil 
January 11th, 2006
I actually looked up the air-speed velocity of an unladen European swallow. That should probably add one to my score.

It's 24 mph.
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
January 11th, 2006
Who e'er approach the bridge of death
Must answer me
These questions three,
Ere the other side he see...
Permalink The Old Man from Scene 24 
January 11th, 2006
I scored 1100100.

And so did anyone else who knows what I mean, by default.
January 11th, 2006
> "do you own one or more computers with 1MB of RAM?"

Similar to the "Do you own a CRT" question, I'd assumed if you _know_ the answer, then you should give yourself the point.

I scored 16.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 11th, 2006
"100. Have you ever reached sexual climax while doing #2?"

I always thought it was physically impossible to do #2 while having an orgasm.
Permalink sharkfish 
January 11th, 2006
I was surprised that I only scored 40. I probably would have scored higher as a student, considering such questions as:

8. Are your glasses broken (e.g. taped) ?

I actually have my broken taped glasses stuffed in the back of my desk drawer, but now can afford new frames.

23. Is your weight less than your IQ?

I have gained a few pounds since grad school days, so this is no longer true.
Permalink argon 
January 11th, 2006

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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