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These are a few of the nerdiest things

Girls speaking Klingon and 16 Gig caches, writing in code with some dots and some dashes, Wood Elves with bows fighting dragons with wings, ... these are a few of the nerdiest things.

--Jim Stone, local nerd

Last week a friend made a joke on the Twitters about getting glasses and becoming a "four eyes nerd", so I sent her a welcome tweet:

In hindsight, I'm not in love with that list. Two out of four things fit the "nerd" stereotype (D&D manual, Klingon dictionary), but the other two don't work for me. I had to get the snark out quick, so the list is what it is, but I think it can/should be improved. We have the technology.

Here are a few other things that might have worked better:

  • Dr. Who bowtie
  • A replica medieval broadsword
  • The K&R C programming book

I'm pulling a blank on anything more nerdy than what I've got here. Suggestions?

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