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Title: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: actreal on 18 Nov 2008, 04:14
Mine is currently one of these:

http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=34519 (http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=34519)

Now if only I could justify the price for a custom-made one plus postage and handling from Norway.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Ladybug on 18 Nov 2008, 04:19
Haha, I can't stop laughing. I seriously think the guy who made that one is my neighbour back home. He's always working on some Star Wars costumes (and apparently others as well) in his back yard, and the first picture is taken downtown in my hometown. On New Years eve last year, he was walking around in a Darth Vader costume outside, and this (http://ab24.no/default.asp?page=5349,5554,5987&item=35155,1&lang=1) is him and his kid, I think.

Awesome.

As for geeky desires, I have a whole goddamn folder of them, but I haven't imported it after a reinstall of OS X. Might get back to the thread.

ETA: Most definitely him. Our house and boat are in one of the photos on page 40 :p
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: MadassAlex on 18 Nov 2008, 04:22
Most everything I do has some degree of geekery to it. I could be gettin' blown by three godesses and see, already, how I related this to myth and fantasy?
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: tommydski on 18 Nov 2008, 04:22
I'm trying to think of which aspect of my personality is particularly geeky. I am not actually very geeky apart from when it comes to music.

It occurred to me the other day that it would be great to watch an entire record come into existence from nothing. I think I would love very much to spend my time watching bands record music at Electrical Audio studios in Illinois and then follow the record to be mastered and eventually set onto vinyl. If you actually think about that, the desire to sit around a bunch of machines which collect vibration and store them on magnetic tape is very geeky indeed but I would profoundly like to do it, nonetheless. I feel like it would be enormously satisfying to watch the process as it evolves.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Trollstormur on 18 Nov 2008, 04:27
(http://www.coldwarshooters.net/images/PSL.jpg)

The romanian PSL Dragunov clone. Not exactly like a Dragunov, but very similar. I've seen them in a magazine for $700 and I really think I want one.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Nodaisho on 18 Nov 2008, 04:47
I thought that was a Zastava M76 at first, Troll. I wish EAA would start importing them. I hear the PSLs are nice, though.

I have a lot of them, but I think the biggest one, though the geekiness could be argued, is to get a bunch of land up in the mountains, someplace where it rains and fogs a lot, and have a big house built, gothic architecture mixed with not being horribly drafty like buildings old enough to be original gothic architecture would be. Also would have enough room for a rifle range at least 1000 meters long (not inside, on the property). Making it more geeky, I would store up supplies for the zombie apocalypse. Everyone has a hobby. And yeah, burt gummer is kind of my idol.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: valley_parade on 18 Nov 2008, 05:06
I want to move to California and work at Amoeba. DAMN YOU FOR TAKING ME THERE, PATRICK.


(actually my secret secret dorky desire is to go on a date with Amalie Benjamin, the Sox beat writer for the Boston Globe)
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: snalin on 18 Nov 2008, 06:07
http://www.theneocube.com/

Want one now, right now. My ultimate geeky desire.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: 0bsessions on 18 Nov 2008, 07:12
You're all being dreadfully boring about this.

Me? I want working webshooters.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Blue Kitty on 18 Nov 2008, 07:14
I want the Archimedes.


Wait, what kind of mileage would it get?  Shit, I could be paying a fortune!  Eh, it's worth it.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Christophe on 18 Nov 2008, 07:25
I want to understand Timecube.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Jace on 18 Nov 2008, 07:36
I want to have The Force.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: imapiratearg on 18 Nov 2008, 07:47
Sex with Kari from Mythbusters.

Although, I think that is one many dudes have.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Eli on 18 Nov 2008, 08:13
Right now just WotLK. It's considered a secret desire because my boyfriend did offer to buy it for me, but I said no because I had just gotten a job and knew  wouldn't have time/energy to play it. And I really don't. Yesterday was my day off and I spent almost all day sleeping. But I've have watched my boyfriend play it and it looks so awesome. >_< They have walrus guys that ride turtles!
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: clockworkjames on 18 Nov 2008, 08:21
Have enough money not to travel the world and live in luxury, just enough to have a flat and not need to work so I could spend all day every day playing through all the video games to completion I never did then lost my saves.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: öde on 18 Nov 2008, 09:31
I want to live in the future!
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: pwhodges on 18 Nov 2008, 09:32
Be patient - you'll get there.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 18 Nov 2008, 09:34
But where are the rocket cars I was promised?
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: 0bsessions on 18 Nov 2008, 09:41
I want to live in the future!

And now you do.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: waterloosunset on 18 Nov 2008, 10:05
A fully working Dalek costume I can terrorise kids in
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: ThePQ4 on 18 Nov 2008, 10:25
I want this complete collection. (http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/6708/images/) Sadly I am broke.

I would also enjoy having every issue of X-Men since the 1980s...In particular, complete collections of Xtreme X-Men and Ultimate X-Men, but also Uncanny, since that is where all of the awesomeness stemmed from. (I would say every issue ever, but the original comics were kind of lame and repetative...I also don't like how every sentence ended in either ! or ? and sometimes both...grrrrrr)
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: tommydski on 18 Nov 2008, 10:31
They're all on Bit Torrent if you just want to read them all. I spent my gap year reading the entire X-Men chronology to date and then realised that I actually don't like comic books.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: BankHoldUp on 18 Nov 2008, 10:32
I want to understand Timecube.

ARE YOU SAYING THAT YOU WANT TO POSSESS HARMONIC CUBE WISDOM LIKE DR. GENE RAY, CUBIC, KING OF GENIUS?






Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 18 Nov 2008, 10:36
all i ever want is a thermostat-like dial in my house that adjusts gravity instead of temperture.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: imapiratearg on 18 Nov 2008, 10:40
That would be so awesome.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: valley_parade on 18 Nov 2008, 10:42
It's great until you leave a window open and your dog floats out, only to hit normal gravity and plummet to the ground.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 18 Nov 2008, 10:43
i'm actually not as geeky as i may seem sometimes. i'm not into sci-fi or fantasy, i don't read comics, and i'm not a serious gamer.

i would want to write/publish a book someday.  yes, i consider this a "secret geeky desire" as opposed to an actual goal, because i'm not actively pursuing it.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Christophe on 18 Nov 2008, 11:39
I want to understand Timecube.

ARE YOU SAYING THAT YOU WANT TO POSSESS HARMONIC CUBE WISDOM LIKE DR. GENE RAY, CUBIC, KING OF GENIUS?
YES.

ONE OF THESE FOUR SIMULTANEOUS 24-HOUR DAYS, I AND I ALONE WILL BE THE WISEST HUMAN.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: imapiratearg on 18 Nov 2008, 11:48
It's great until you leave a window open and your dog floats out, only to hit normal gravity and plummet to the ground.

Or possibly have to re-arrange your entire house every time. :\
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: mberan42 on 18 Nov 2008, 11:57
i just want to be loved...
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: tommydski on 18 Nov 2008, 12:00
Science fiction is pretty geeky I guess.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: 0bsessions on 18 Nov 2008, 12:00
(I am of the mind this thread should be locked, stickied and these last two posts should be deleted. I think it peaked with Matt)
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: tommydski on 18 Nov 2008, 12:01
The joke is that there is no love, only an eternity of bitterness and near constant, ever burning spite.

So....much....spite.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: 0bsessions on 18 Nov 2008, 12:05
Tommy, you make me so sad.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: evernew on 18 Nov 2008, 12:10
Yvonne Strahowski.
But that's not a secret.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Catfish_Man on 18 Nov 2008, 13:01
Not really a secret desire at all, but when the 160GB version of the Intel x18m drive comes out, I am going to be all over it. Laptop-sized drive that's faster than the fastest desktop hard drive, silent, energy efficient, and shock resistant? Yesplz.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 18 Nov 2008, 13:21
It's great until you leave a window open and your dog floats out, only to hit normal gravity and plummet to the ground.

Or possibly have to re-arrange your entire house every time. :\

first of all: i have an Australian Shepherd, she'd be fine.

second of all: obviously, i would bolt everything to the floor that i didn't want floating around. also, things would be bolted to ceiling/walls as necessary.

see? it's perfect. also; i could invite people over who didn't know about it, put on some ankle weights or something under my pants, and slowly reduce the gravity when they weren't looking to freak them out.

they'd be all "did i just get lighter?" and i'd be all "naw"
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Ballard on 18 Nov 2008, 14:16
You all just wish you were LedHendrix.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 18 Nov 2008, 14:25
<<< pshh Ledhendrix ain't got shit on me. i just don't take pictures of it because i don't wanna steal his glory.



also i'm pretty lazy and not sure where my camera even is.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: ampersandwitch on 18 Nov 2008, 14:56
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u252/TheBraxcave/DrManhattan.jpg)

sigh
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: 0bsessions on 18 Nov 2008, 15:15
Irradiated inhuman wang?
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: J-cob9000 on 18 Nov 2008, 15:21
second of all: obviously, i would bolt everything to the floor that i didn't want floating around. also, things would be bolted to ceiling/walls as necessary.
Magnets would be better because then you could move your furniture if you wanted to.

But yeah, my secret geeky desire is to own and run one of the epicest Pokemon RPGs in existance. Yes. That is incredibly sad. I know.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: est on 18 Nov 2008, 16:03
Not really a secret desire at all, but when the 160GB version of the Intel x18m drive comes out, I am going to be all over it. Laptop-sized drive that's faster than the fastest desktop hard drive, silent, energy efficient, and shock resistant? Yesplz.

Your secret geeky desire is to have an MLC SSD?  Intel are releasing superior SLC-based SSDs next year.

Anyway, my secret geeky desire would be to write these books I have in my head, then have a decent development studio approach me about releasing them in game format.  I would advise the initial design process and then oversee QA when it was near completion.  After the games were done the dev company would keep me on to do similar things with other projects because I'd be fucking rad at it.

THE END.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: est on 18 Nov 2008, 16:06
I guess what I am saying is that I am tops at telling other people what to do and being really judgemental.

Somebody hire me already.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Trollstormur on 18 Nov 2008, 16:20
(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee205/Necron-lord/Warhammer/space%20marine/Black_Templar_Champion.jpg)

a suit of this
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Spluff on 18 Nov 2008, 16:27
That secondary heart sure would be handy.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: OneoftheLost on 18 Nov 2008, 16:40
Listen. All I want is this bad boy right here:

(http://www.bredow-web.de/ILA_2004/Helikopter/UH-60_Blackhawk/BlackHawk.JPG)

I don't care that I'm color blind and need glasses! I don't care that I'm not a Warrant Officer!

I. Just. Want. To. Fly. It.

Excuse me, I have to go find a corner now.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Blue Kitty on 18 Nov 2008, 17:35
Warhammer armor

How hot would one of those get on a summer day?
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 18 Nov 2008, 18:13
So hot that you'd pour a cup of McDonald's coffee in your lap to cool off.


Johnny Carson said it.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: RallyMonkey on 18 Nov 2008, 18:26
(http://red.cachefly.net/13/main_images/hero_1_large.jpg)

If you can't tell, that's a camera.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: tania on 18 Nov 2008, 18:27
there are a million films and television shows i adore but i never actually watch television in the literal sense, so one day i'd like to obtain all of the aforementioned films + television shows on disc and then, instead of a tv room, have a room set up to be a little home theatre room with an lcd projector and massive screen and surround sound system and everything. i would sit in that room and watch stuff every day until my eyeballs and eardrums exploded everywhere. it would be so great.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Dimmukane on 18 Nov 2008, 18:41
Ditto what she said, plus all the video games I've got backlogged.  And maybe get my super arthouse zombie movie idea financed.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: imapiratearg on 18 Nov 2008, 18:42
But yeah, my secret geeky desire is to own and run one of the epicest Pokemon RPGs in existance. Yes. That is incredibly sad. I know.

Incredibly sad or incredibly awesome?
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: ViolentDove on 18 Nov 2008, 18:45
I wouldn't mind owning a giant battle robot. That'd be pretty excellent.

Maybe I'd ride it down to the shops of a Sunday.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Drill King on 18 Nov 2008, 19:05
I want to GM a steampunk rpg

Shit, I already do that.

Um. I want to live in a sci-fi/fantasy world. Actually scratch that, I wish I was a wizard in Harry Potter.

I cried when I didn't get a letter from hogwarts as a kid. I wish I was joking.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: McTaggart on 18 Nov 2008, 19:11
http://red.cachefly.net/13/main_images/hero_1_large.jpg

If you can't tell, that's a camera.

It's a render of a camera? Why don't they photograph the thing, I know those exist.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Dazed on 18 Nov 2008, 19:12
I wish I had a tame/rideable dragon and/or polar bear. Also, I want Neil Peart's drums.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: RallyMonkey on 18 Nov 2008, 19:26
http://red.cachefly.net/13/main_images/hero_1_large.jpg

If you can't tell, that's a camera.

It's a render of a camera? Why don't they photograph the thing, I know those exist.

I'm fairly certain that is a picture of the camera. The plastic feeling of the pictures is part of the marketing campaign. I could be wrong though, since they are not available for purchase yet, and won't be for a while. If you want more information, check here. (http://www.red.com/epic_scarlet/)

UPDATE: Now that I look at it, that could very possibly be a render. The cameras don't start coming out for public use until next summer, but I do know that at least for most of the brains, they are already being used on feature films.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: J-cob9000 on 18 Nov 2008, 19:29
But yeah, my secret geeky desire is to own and run one of the epicest Pokemon RPGs in existance. Yes. That is incredibly sad. I know.

Incredibly sad or incredibly awesome?
Both.
At the same time.
I'm sort of halfway working on one right now. With the fake Pokemons!
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: ViolentDove on 18 Nov 2008, 19:49
I want to GM a steampunk rpg

Shit, I already do that.

Um. I want to live in a sci-fi/fantasy world. Actually scratch that, I wish I was a wizard in Harry Potter.

I cried when I didn't get a letter from hogwarts as a kid. I wish I was joking.

Well, you could just live in a cupboard under some stairs.

Actually, that reminds me...I had this idea once to save space where I'd put my wardrobe in front of the door to my bedroom, cut out the back of it, and then I'd exit and enter my room all Narnia stylin'.

 

Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Liz on 18 Nov 2008, 19:52
Dude, fuckin' do it. That would be so fabulous.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: ViolentDove on 18 Nov 2008, 19:56
I'll do it if you get me a talking lion to put in my lounge room.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Blue Kitty on 18 Nov 2008, 19:59
Get one of these (http://i1.iofferphoto.com/img/item/573/159/51/o_IMRN2WNwYuyR40C.jpg)
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Liz on 18 Nov 2008, 20:01
It would be funnier if the the wardrobe led into your room, so when you bring ladies back to your place you can "take them to Narnia."
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: fatty on 18 Nov 2008, 20:04
Dear KK, I want this so much,

http://store.comixpress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1107
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: ViolentDove on 18 Nov 2008, 20:05
It would be funnier if the the wardrobe led into your room, so when you bring ladies back to your place you can "take them to Narnia."

Hehe
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: De_El on 18 Nov 2008, 20:07
RICE BOY

oh goodness yes want so much
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: JD on 18 Nov 2008, 20:41
Uncanny, since that is where all of the awesomeness stemmed from. (I would say every issue ever, but the original comics were kind of lame and repetative...I also don't like how every sentence ended in either ! or ? and sometimes both...grrrrrr)

Man, I have a couple of big textbook sized uncanny collections. Sadly, they are falling apart.

(http://www.weblogsinc.com/common/images/6436767233477534.JPG?0.30892426729276623)

If only...

Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Ballard on 18 Nov 2008, 20:45
Man is that seriously a bloody chainsaw Game Cube controller?

That's awesome except for I fail to see what kind of game you would play it with considering the GC has primarily kid-friendly games.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: sean on 18 Nov 2008, 20:48
It was made to go with Resident Evil 4.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Dazed on 18 Nov 2008, 20:48
oh, also, I need one of these.

(http://trus.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pTRU1-4853191dt.jpg)
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: sean on 18 Nov 2008, 20:49
Jesus christ, nerf guns have really gotten out of hand. Like, why did they not have this shit when I was little?
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Nodaisho on 18 Nov 2008, 20:51
Oh, man, that reminds me of the office nerf war video. So funny.

You know, when I was playing with nerf, you had to load one at a time for most of them, it was a big deal when they made one that you could load four at once, and had an action that took most of a 10-year-old boy's strength to work. Goddamn kids off my lawn!
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: ampersandwitch on 18 Nov 2008, 20:52
Irradiated inhuman wang?

Like momma always said, whatever doesn't give you cancer gives you orgasms.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Ballard on 18 Nov 2008, 20:53
Hellloooo sig quote.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: clockworkjames on 18 Nov 2008, 21:01
I'll do it if you get me a talking lion to put in my lounge room.

Hahaha, I was almost named Aslan.

Parents is dumb.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Catfish_Man on 18 Nov 2008, 22:00
Your secret geeky desire is to have an MLC SSD?  Intel are releasing superior SLC-based SSDs next year.

Which will cost a bleedin' fortune. This one is a desire I can reasonably expect to fulfill in the next 12 months :)
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: MadassAlex on 19 Nov 2008, 04:00
I want to be in a power metal band with extreme elements.

We will only ever hold outdoor gigs, as I will always enter stage by plummeting to the ground on the back of a great black dragon, laughing manically while pulling off licks of such technical virtuosity that lesser listeners will have their temporal lobes melted.

Throughout this I am wearing bits and pieces of medieval armour. The dragon does vocals.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Christophe on 19 Nov 2008, 06:45
I want to be the Kwisatz Haderach.

(c'mon people, two pages about geeky desires and no one mentions Dune yet?)

Edit: What? 400th Post? What?
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: 0bsessions on 19 Nov 2008, 07:20
Um. I want to live in a sci-fi/fantasy world. Actually scratch that, I wish I was a wizard in Harry Potter.

I cried when I didn't get a letter from hogwarts as a kid. I wish I was joking.

To this day, I routinely stop and ponder how much I wish I were a Jedi/wizard/superhero.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: celticgeek on 19 Nov 2008, 07:47
I want to be married to Galadriel. 
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: october1983 on 19 Nov 2008, 07:51
I wish I were a spy. Like, I actually checked out the potential recruitment avenues into the intelligence services once I graduate. Even though I know I would be the worst spy.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: mooface on 19 Nov 2008, 07:51
i wish i had all the animorph books.

i also wish i had a unicorn friend. :(
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: jhocking on 19 Nov 2008, 08:34
I wish I were a spy. Like, I actually checked out the potential recruitment avenues into the intelligence services once I graduate. Even though I know I would be the worst spy.

Bad spies are all dead spies. food for thought
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Drill King on 19 Nov 2008, 08:40
i wish i had all the animorph books.

i also wish i had a unicorn friend. :(

My sister has all of them, oh my god.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: october1983 on 19 Nov 2008, 08:42
Bad spies are all dead spies. food for thought

Man, why you gotta go stamp on my dreams?
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 19 Nov 2008, 10:26
Um. I want to live in a sci-fi/fantasy world. Actually scratch that, I wish I was a wizard in Harry Potter.

I cried when I didn't get a letter from hogwarts as a kid. I wish I was joking.

To this day, I routinely stop and ponder how much I wish I were a Jedi/wizard/superhero.

Little late to this party and starting a quote tunnel to boot, but that's pretty much it, as far as unachievable geeky desires go for me. Any of those three and I'd be good, though I guess I'd also want to be in shape to be any of those things, as it stands a fat geeky kid with glasses wanting to be a jedi has got plenty of competition with the internet as it is.

Now, as far as other geeky desires that go beyond the ^ obvious, I want to simultaneously be a writer/director/producer/editor/artist/lead video game developer/rock star. I-I think, but I'm not sure about this, that not only are my expectations of life are a bit high but also slightly, only slightly mind you, unrealistic.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: mooface on 19 Nov 2008, 10:32
i wish i had all the animorph books.

i also wish i had a unicorn friend. :(

actually wait who am i kidding.  i wish i WAS an animorph.  but without the two hour time limit.

an animorph with a unicorn friend and then i could morph into a unicorn

also i wish i was a pokemon master.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Katherine on 19 Nov 2008, 11:01
I want my own AT-ST. 

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/49/Atst.jpg)

I mean, I'd settle for an AT-AT, but I think an AT-ST would be a lot easier to maneuver in traffic.  And it looks like it would go faster, and probably have better MPG.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: imapiratearg on 19 Nov 2008, 11:06
YEESSSSS

Or one of those sweet-ass speeders.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: ampersandwitch on 19 Nov 2008, 11:23
Bad spies are all dead spies. food for thought

Man, why you gotta go stamp on my dreams?

Interestingly enough, dead spies are also all bad spies. 
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: jhocking on 19 Nov 2008, 11:34
I dunno. I think a dead body with a wire shoved down its throat could make an effective method of discreetly listening  in certain settings.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: öde on 19 Nov 2008, 11:43
A biiig ugly spaceship would be awesome.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Ballard on 19 Nov 2008, 12:00
Not true Taylor! Good spies can die of natural causes. They're not immortal.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: LizziL on 19 Nov 2008, 12:52
i wish i had all the animorph books.

i also wish i had a unicorn friend. :(

actually wait who am i kidding.  i wish i WAS an animorph.  but without the two hour time limit.

an animorph with a unicorn friend and then i could morph into a unicorn

also i wish i was a pokemon master.
Oh God, I actively WORKED to be an animorph.
ONE DAY, ONE DAY IT WILL HAPPEN.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: evernew on 19 Nov 2008, 13:11
first of all: i have an Australian Shepherd, she'd be fine.

Dog five!
Aussies are hand-knit from threads of awesome and delightful.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Thomas Edison on 19 Nov 2008, 15:04
I want a Commodore 64, just so I know what some of the first geeks felt like.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Liz on 19 Nov 2008, 15:06
I have one.

OH BURRRNNNN
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 19 Nov 2008, 15:08
first of all: i have an Australian Shepherd, she'd be fine.

Dog five!
Aussies are hand-knit from threads of awesome and delightful.


o/
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: jhocking on 19 Nov 2008, 15:12
I want a Commodore 64, just so I know what some of the first geeks felt like.

Kinda smooshy.

badum-ching!
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: october1983 on 19 Nov 2008, 15:51
Not true Taylor! Good spies can die of natural causes. They're not immortal.

They might've been good once, but after they're dead, they're not much good at spying anymore.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: ampersandwitch on 19 Nov 2008, 15:55
Precisely.  Who says you'd make a bad spy?  Reading comprehension is a facet of good espionage, right?
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Ballard on 19 Nov 2008, 15:56
How cruel, Taylor. Sending him out to die and he doesn't even know it.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: pwhodges on 20 Nov 2008, 06:13
I want a Commodore 64, just so I know what some of the first geeks felt like.

The first geeks were getting old when that came out.  I was a geek with a Flexowriter (http://www.blinkenlights.com/classiccmp/friden/) used with an English Electric Leo Marconi KDF9 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Electric_KDF9).
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: LiterSize on 20 Nov 2008, 08:13
I have an healthy fixation for action sports and Halo....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XIWs4sKBb0
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: dozyrozy on 20 Nov 2008, 10:51
I want a Commodore 64, just so I know what some of the first geeks felt like.
I have one too, somewhere in my attic... unless one of my brother's stole it! Ah, I remember playing on that, even though I was tinie tiny when we used it. We did manage to get it to work a couple of years ago though which was fantastic. And I have Rampage for the Wii now, which has the old versions on it!

Now my geeky/slightly strange desires...

Whenever I get one book of a series I always want to buy the rest, just to have the whole series on my bookcase. If there's one missing I have to get it!

And I would love to be in one of those great iconic films, Star Wars for example, or anything that people years later still love. Not even acting in it, but just to be a part of it. I want to be part of something great!! (But then I guess most people do...)
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Orbert on 20 Nov 2008, 11:05
I want a Star Trek transporter.  I want to be able to step onto a glowing circle on the floor and three seconds later be at work, or at the store, or at my friend's house, or back home when I'm done.  All without stepping outside, because I don't like the outdoors.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: dozyrozy on 20 Nov 2008, 11:14
Ooo, that's better than mine. I want that one!
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: clockworkjames on 20 Nov 2008, 11:31
I want a Star Trek transporter.  I want to be able to step onto a glowing circle on the floor and three seconds later be at work, or at the store, or at my friend's house, or back home when I'm done.  All without stepping outside, because I don't like the outdoors.
I want a hearthstone, but a bunch of them so if I wanna go somewhere I hold it and 10sec cast time later I am there.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Gemmwah on 20 Nov 2008, 12:55
Astral Recall. 15 min Cooldown, makes that that trip to the shops all the easier.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: 0bsessions on 20 Nov 2008, 13:51
Man. Life would be so much easier if I at least had a Hearthstone.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Trollstormur on 20 Nov 2008, 14:17
Warhammer armor

How hot would one of those get on a summer day?


they can survive the vacuum of space and intense heat, i'm pretty sure they're temperature controlled.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: JD on 20 Nov 2008, 16:02
Warhammer armor

How hot would one of those get on a summer day?

What if nature calls?
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: negative creep on 20 Nov 2008, 16:22
Excrements are being recycled by the armour to provide emergency rations. (Yes, I read Warhammer 40K novels)
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Trollstormur on 20 Nov 2008, 17:59
i'd use the armor to travel the world on foot.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: David_Dovey on 20 Nov 2008, 19:44
What the fuck is an Australian Shepherd
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Alex C on 20 Nov 2008, 19:49
I've been debating between teleportation or Iron Man's armor. Really, I wouldn't complain either way.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: est on 20 Nov 2008, 19:54
Man are we talking about superpowers now then?  Because I want paradoxless time travel.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Alex C on 20 Nov 2008, 20:03
Well, keeping my geekiness secret in any way is kind of a losing battle, and I don't really see the point in dreaming small.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Liz on 20 Nov 2008, 20:19
Man are we talking about superpowers now then?  Because I want paradoxless time travel.

Okay, and I will take the power to teleport. We can work together and do amazing things.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: JD on 20 Nov 2008, 21:16
I want mind control, or sylar's power. Brains are delicious.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: LizziL on 20 Nov 2008, 21:27
I wanna read MINDS.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: TwistedRemedy on 20 Nov 2008, 23:05
Urrg, geeky desire?

Dragons, unicorns, kelpies, magic, the whole lot.
I love all of that.

Screw cars.

Give me castles and swords.
That would made me happy.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Catfish_Man on 20 Nov 2008, 23:14
Unrealistic geeky desires, I agree with TwistedRemedy.

In fact, I have a theory that most programmers secretly want to be wizards. What better field for a would-be wizard than one where you can create your own realities with obscure magic words? :)

Maybe that's just me though.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: lyra on 21 Nov 2008, 18:53
What the fuck is an Australian Shepherd

               I, sir, am an Australian Shepherd
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    (http://tammistar.com/graphics/Australian_shepherd3.jpg)
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Ballard on 21 Nov 2008, 19:23
 :-D
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     No, I'm  Spartacus an Australian Shepherd!
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 21 Nov 2008, 19:56
I want to be able to communicate telepathically with fish.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Blue Kitty on 21 Nov 2008, 21:10
That's gotten me thinking, what would fish say?  I mean they can't remember what they had for breakfast, what would be on a fish's mind?
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 21 Nov 2008, 21:25
I have a feeling it'd be just train of thought.

waterwaterwaterwaterohlookfoodohheywhat'sawormdoingouthereohgodpainowithurtshaigotawaywaterwaterwater... and it'd be slower of faster depending on the size of the fish. underwater mammal's might be a bit more sophisticated. Sponges and other invertebrates would say their name translated into English, like Pokemon.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Liz on 21 Nov 2008, 21:38
I think it would be more like OH GOD GLASS (turn) OH GOD TREE (turn) OH GOD CASTLE (turn) OH GOD GLASS (turn) FOOOOOOD (eats) OH GOD GLASS

etc etc etc
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 21 Nov 2008, 21:46
Well yeah that might be in captivity, like in Finding Nemo, the captured ones just lose it after a while. I was talking more open water. Unless fish are actually geniuses, and I could be the scribe of fishes and their fishy philosophy and share it with the rest of the world. True fact, fishes figured out global warming and cancer ages ago.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Blue Kitty on 21 Nov 2008, 22:12
"FOLLOW ME, THE TRUE FAITH IS IN THE WATER!!"


so many lives lost that day
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 22 Nov 2008, 01:16
If we're going superpowers than right now I'd have to go with teleportation but only via shadow. As in the ability to drop through a shadow in one place and materialise out of a shadow in another place. It would go so well with my Nightmare costume that I would be forced to become a super hero...or villain. Depends on the day I guess.

Alternately, my geeky desire would be to write an awesome paper on how sexual attraction develops in a non-visual/visually-limited setting (chat rooms, forums etc...), get my Master's degree and eventually work as a private practise Sex Therapist. Though as this is kind of my life-goal I guess it isn't much of a secret? Maybe I'd fight crime on the side.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Lunchbox on 23 Nov 2008, 00:00
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3260/2661435331_bef2b22979.jpg)


Oh yes.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Tom on 23 Nov 2008, 00:06
If we're going superpowers than right now I'd have to go with teleportation but only via shadow. As in the ability to drop through a shadow in one place and materialise out of a shadow in another place. It would go so well with my Nightmare costume that I would be forced to become a super hero...or villain. Depends on the day I guess.

Alternately, my geeky desire would be to write an awesome paper on how sexual attraction develops in a non-visual/visually-limited setting (chat rooms, forums etc...), get my Master's degree and eventually work as a private practise Sex Therapist. Though as this is kind of my life-goal I guess it isn't much of a secret? Maybe I'd fight crime on the side.

Or you could combine these two and be like a version of Trauma who instead of nightmares turns into people's sex-mares.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Alex C on 23 Nov 2008, 03:18
I'd just go for normal teleportation and then pretend it's limited to shadow. That way you reserve the option of surprising the hell out of your nemesis with a snappy one liner and a severe ass kicking.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 23 Nov 2008, 11:20
I have an idea for a superhero who starts out one day waking up, only to find that he is slowly turning into paint. Over time, he realizes he has paint powers and can do such cool things as make giant murals through acts of will, hide himself in works of art, and in one case a terrible pun where he shoots out a jet of black paint, on which pursuers proceed to slip on. Another similarly underpowered and misfit hero yells out "Slick! Oil paint!". His true power is the Power of Ideas, one of the methods to defeat an evil force that threatens to destroy the City.


he will NOT be able to paint the future. fuck you Heroes.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: BrilliantEraser on 23 Nov 2008, 12:10
That's gotten me thinking, what would fish say?  I mean they can't remember what they had for breakfast, what would be on a fish's mind?

I am pretty sure my fish is constantly thinking "I hate you," but that is sometimes broken up with "Oh, food! I love you!"

Annnnd, secret geeky desire? A full set of Mandalorian armor.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Lepton on 26 Nov 2008, 10:57
My geeky desire is to own and run a drinking establishment called the "ħ" (h-bar)

Edit: The symbol didn't come out too well.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Lunchbox on 26 Nov 2008, 22:15
When you're looking for employees, give me a call. I am always up for being at places where geeky boys will also be.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Patrick on 27 Nov 2008, 02:04
I want to move to California and work at Amoeba. DAMN YOU FOR TAKING ME THERE, PATRICK.

You know, I don't appreciate your tone, Shane. :B
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: David_Dovey on 28 Nov 2008, 02:24
I have lived in australia all of my life and I have never seen a dog that looks like that nor heard of the breed Australian Shepherd before. Can one of the other aussies help me out here?

My secret geeky desire is to be in a loud, violent, abrasive pigfucking post-hardcore band that cunts the crowd for sheets of noise until the second-last song, when we do an entirely faithful cover of Ween's "Your Party (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=O0ISF95axZQ)"
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Spluff on 28 Nov 2008, 02:54
I have lived in australia all of my life and I have never seen a dog that looks like that nor heard of the breed Australian Shepherd before. Can one of the other aussies help me out here?

I've seen them before, but they don't actually originate from Australia. They were a stock dog bred in the USA. I think they got their name from Australian immigrant farmers who used them, or something odd like that.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Fishboy on 28 Nov 2008, 03:57
Hahaha, I was almost named Aslan.

Parents is dumb.

My sister is called Menolly, after the character in the Harper Hall trilogy by Anne McAffery.
 
but my (not so) secret geeky desire is to own a dirigible airship and travel Miyazaki's world(s?).
Something somewhat vaguely attainable is to obtain a mint condition Nikon FM3A, along with a good Zeiss lens.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Jace on 28 Nov 2008, 06:38
I have lived in australia all of my life and I have never seen a dog that looks like that nor heard of the breed Australian Shepherd before. Can one of the other aussies help me out here?

I'm not an Aussie, but here's a picture or two (http://images.google.com/images?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS303&q=australian%20shepherd&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi).

Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: clockworkjames on 28 Nov 2008, 06:49
Actually it was my sister (Obsessed with the chronicles of narnia) who wanted it to be my name, my parents seriously considered it.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Nodaisho on 28 Nov 2008, 07:16
I know a girl named Galadriel. Her sister's name is Rhapsody. Her parents were stoned. Probably still are. They considered naming one of them the sound that you get when you put your thumb in your mouth and pop the cheek, but have it spelled Onomatopoeia.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Patrick on 28 Nov 2008, 07:31
Man, regardless of how cool the kid actually is, the kind of people who would do that should not be breeding.

My secret geeky desire is to own a ridiculously large shop chock full of gorgeous vintage instruments. I would never allow anybody under the age of 18 inside. No fucking kid deserves a $150,000 original '58 ES-335, I don't fucking care what anybody says.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Nodaisho on 28 Nov 2008, 07:34
You would likely have to frequently clean drool off of the windows.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Patrick on 28 Nov 2008, 08:20
I would put rat poison on the windows.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: redglasscurls on 28 Nov 2008, 09:34
My sister is called Menolly, after the character in the Harper Hall trilogy by Anne McAffery.

Oh shit I read those books when I was little! With the tiny fire-lizards and all?
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: MadassAlex on 28 Nov 2008, 09:41
Guys, think about this.

Sex with a gnome.

Okay, now think further. They're half our size.

So is that half the vagina?

Or double your dick?  :-D
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: redglasscurls on 28 Nov 2008, 10:13
Gnome sex??

*NSFW*

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(http://www.jamyewaxman.com/blog/archives/Oh%20Gnome,%20you%20feel%20so%20good.jpg)
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Patrick on 28 Nov 2008, 11:56
Intense boob-smoosh on the left side. I think her bra might be getting a bit small.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Barmymoo on 28 Nov 2008, 15:06
A gnome is giving her oral and you are concerned about her bra sizings?
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Jace on 28 Nov 2008, 16:09
He already has a girlfriend so he doesn't realize what women look like anymore.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Patrick on 28 Nov 2008, 17:16
THE GIRL'S BOOB IS GETTING SMOOSHED! BOOBS SHOULD NOT BE SMOOSHED THEY SHOULD BE GENTLY CARESSED AND POSSIBLY NIBBLED UPON
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Nettle on 28 Nov 2008, 21:02
Is it a geeky desire to want lots of websites?
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 28 Nov 2008, 21:30
My sister is called Menolly, after the character in the Harper Hall trilogy by Anne McAffery.

Oh shit I read those books when I was little! With the tiny fire-lizards and all?

Oh man fuck I change my goddamn choices! I want a pair of bronze fire lizards, I'd name them Poncho and Lefty.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Dollface on 29 Nov 2008, 03:22
I always wanted be in that big brother game but here is the tricky bit, I'l walk with the suitcase and never open it when others are around and when its night i will open it and take out two foot dil*o and beat everyone to death with it.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Fishboy on 29 Nov 2008, 23:50
My sister is called Menolly, after the character in the Harper Hall trilogy by Anne McAffery.

Oh shit I read those books when I was little! With the tiny fire-lizards and all?

The very same, my family is such a bunch of various nerds (myself very included).

I read them when I was little too, thay still hold up well upon re-reading too, damn good bokks the lot of them.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Unosuke on 30 Nov 2008, 14:55
I want a pocket sized digital camera and an eee pc so I'll have a mobile blogging assault kit.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Lummer on 30 Nov 2008, 15:29
Warhammer armor

How hot would one of those get on a summer day?

Adeptus Astartes Issue Power Armour is fully enclosed, allowing it's wearer to operate in everything from blistering heat to arctic winter. Only the Mk. I "Thunder" suits are unenclosed, but these suits were only used on Terra, during the tail end of The Dark Age of Technology and the Age Of Strife. When the Great Crusade began, Mk. II "Crusade" suits were implemented in The Emperor's first Astartes legions.

Yeah, I totally want a suit of that too, including the full Space Marine genetic upgrade.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Patrick on 30 Nov 2008, 16:18
I want one of those tube-powered computer sound cards. How fucking radical would it be to process homemade recordings on that thing?

Especially since I plan on having at least one tube-powered guitar effects pedal within the next year. FUCK YEAH 12AX7
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Spluff on 30 Nov 2008, 16:20
Don't you have a solid state amp, so putting a tube pedal through it would be near pointless?
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Patrick on 30 Nov 2008, 16:31
The idea is that I'd only be using the amp's clean channel (which, with the tube emulation turned off, sends a perfectly unaltered signal [excepting EQ] through the effects loop circuitry). And I'm getting the Tri-Mode pedal (bypass/od1/od2), meaning that I can have a super clean tube channel and a tube crunch channel.

Besides, I plan on selling that amp and using the money to get a Fender Blues Deluxe. I have used such an amp before and holy fuck, what an experience. When I combine it all, I'll be able to have a clean channel, an overdrive channel, and a FUCK YOU channel.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Spluff on 30 Nov 2008, 16:55
I've found that putting a tube amp into a solid state - even on clean - loses a lot of the effect, because the tube sound can't really be reproduced through a signal, it needs to be produced by pushing the tubes. But hey, Blues Deluxe means problem solved (more than that, those things are fantastic).
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Vendetagainst on 17 Apr 2009, 20:07
I'm bumping this thread just to say want (http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/945/)
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Emaline on 17 Apr 2009, 23:01
I want to live in the future!

How's this for the future?
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: valley_parade on 18 Apr 2009, 00:35
HE SAID FEAR ME AGAIN, KNOW I'M YOUR FATHER
REMEMBER THAT NO ONE CAN BREATHE UNDERWATER

BLACH BLAH BLAH BLAH HERE'S YOUR FUTURE


YEAH HERE'S YOUR FUTURE
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: öde on 18 Apr 2009, 04:48
How's this for the future?

I was hoping for a time of worldwide prosperity and technological and cultural enlightenment. But this future's got potential.
Title: Re: Your secret geeky desire
Post by: Radical AC on 18 Apr 2009, 05:55
I want a Star Trek transporter.  I want to be able to step onto a glowing circle on the floor and three seconds later be at work, or at the store, or at my friend's house, or back home when I'm done.  All without stepping outside, because I don't like the outdoors.

Star Trek transporters scared the shit out of me since I was little.  No continuity of consciousness, as demonstrated by numerous accidents they've had with the damn things on like every series.  Same thing with cloning experiments a la Sixth Day, or going back in time to fix your past (cause you're really fixing someone else's past at that point)

I just want to be an astronaut!  A dream currently shattered when I got type 1 diabetes at 14.  I still plan on doing it, if I have to get rich and pay my way I will.  Oh, and I want to build the worlds fastest piston driven, single engine sea plane.  A record currently held by the Macchi M.C. 72 set in 1939 at 709km/h.