50 Things Every Geek Should Know

50 Things Every Geek Should Know

If you’re a geek, then you should know how to hide stuff in a JPEG image, why people should “try turning it off and on again” before they call the IT department, know the One Ring to rule them all quote from Lord of the Rings. You should also know how to spend Bitcoin, and know how to set up a LAN party.

Out of these 50, how many things did you know? If it’s less than 10, you obviously need to spend more time here at MakeUseOf.

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Comments (41)
  • Rob

    I consider myself a geek. But (even if I’m a little generous) I only got about 13-14 questions right. I’m not offended. I think everyone deserves a little geek cred just for taking this test. That’s geeky. But a true geek would get many of these right. I’m a moderate geek. I know a fair bit about Star Wars, but forgot the distinction between AT-AT and AT-ST. I also read Dune, but couldn’t quite recall the words; “Fear is the mind killer”… something like that. I remember it more from The Simpsons than Dune. But the test is good. Some questions are a little extreme, but geekiness is often about learning deeply… mainstreamers would say far too deeply… about seemingly trivial shit.

  • CaySedai

    As I said, not including Peter Capaldi or John Hurt, there have been 12 (whether you want to say have been the Doctor or actors who have played the doctor, I don’t care).

  • DA

    So, I went back to count and only got 16. For some I only counted if I have actually done them before. I read just yesterday about the hiding images in a JPEG but was too lazy to try it. I have hidden an image in a sound file before though. I did count things I know because of friends even if I’m not in the fandom. I do not wear thick rimmed glasses, just regular glasses and they are prescription not for fashion. I wish there were 50 questions per section and you choose the ones you most identify with. I don’t really like such broad tests. I would probably take Computers and Technology, and Internet. I have no desire for some of the things in each of those: jailbreak an iPhone as I don’t own one, 1337 5p34k, or build a fighting robot.

  • Zach

    You used to be a leet geek but then you took an arrow to the knee.” No. No no no no no.

  • knight bishop

    how about chess? just i miss something? knight’s tour not found on any wiki’s? BOOMMM!!!

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