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DrkFusion
20 Aug 2002, 03:36
This person must be someone you met on the internet.

I have to say Erwin, he is just amazing, he is a Docter too...thats cool, and he is currently getting a law degree too.

You got to admit this guy is smart!

Jashugan
20 Aug 2002, 04:30
Albert Einstein XD

My grandpa met him several times and told us (two bro & one sis) good bedtime stories about him. So.. I think Einstein is the smartest person I know thur my grandpa. Is it count? XD

DrkFusion
20 Aug 2002, 15:46
Keeping "This person must be someone you met on the internet." in mind, no it doesnt :)

Jashugan
20 Aug 2002, 16:43
Then you should state the topic more clear...

ok,.. It is Rasmus Lerdorf, Zeev Suraski and Andi Gutmans... they who invent the PHP language.. I think they re smartest and they re on the net so.. =P

DrkFusion
20 Aug 2002, 16:45
Lets do this again
"This person must be someone you met on the internet."
LOL now notice the work met,
unless you met them and talked to them online, then your answer would not be valid again. hehe

Jashugan
20 Aug 2002, 17:06
k...I would say it is g-force2k2 cuz he is very helpful in his hacks and conitnuing provide the support for his old hacks that which is very unusual at this vb.org. Also he is awesome person to talk to. Anyone who help people without give them crap is smart and useful in today community so g-force2k2 is smartest on the net =P

Happy now? XD

DrkFusion
20 Aug 2002, 17:25
What does XD mean anyways?
yes happy now hehe.

g-force2k2
20 Aug 2002, 17:29
XD is for a laugh... the X is the eyes and the D is the mouth... its like laughing so hard that your yes are closed hence X ;)

g-force2k2

DrkFusion
20 Aug 2002, 17:30
aH I get it, then
XD

Drk

NTLDR
20 Aug 2002, 17:33
Originally posted by g-force2k2
XD is for a laugh... the X is the eyes and the D is the mouth... its like laughing so hard that your yes are closed hence X ;)

I've allways wondered about that too, thanks for telling us g-force2k2 :)

The vB3 Devs are pretty smart :D

Dean C
20 Aug 2002, 19:12
saintdog and nakkid are pretty smart- but this guy called hamoe is probably the smartest i know :D

Attrox
20 Aug 2002, 20:47
Anthony is pretty smart...so is afterlab...I'm not sure.

Rose
20 Aug 2002, 21:00
Besides, my husband, no one matches my intelligence. ;)


Hrm, I think I spelled that wrong..... *wonders off to pout* ;)

amykhar
20 Aug 2002, 21:34
I would have to say the smartest person I have met online would be one of my members who is a grad student from the Middle East. The man discusses Physics in haiku on the board. Scary stuff.

Amy

Velocd
21 Aug 2002, 19:05
Lord Velocd is the most intelligent person I know ;)

As for PHP/MySQL coders of the forum, I would have to say Nakkid, Firefly, and Xenon.

As for the most knowledgeable person I've met online, I would have to say my evil computer science teacher, who I have talked online with (therefore it counts). He's 24, and teaches AP Physics, AP Computer Science, and a bunch of other special advance placement classes. He also knows a crap load of computer languages. He used to work for NASA as a rocket scientist....but why he switched to become a teacher...I don't know :p

Rose
21 Aug 2002, 19:20
Originally posted by Velocd
As for the most knowledgeable person I've met online, I would have to say my evil computer science teacher, who I have talked online with (therefore it counts). He's 24, and teaches AP Physics, AP Computer Science, and a bunch of other special advance placement classes. He also knows a crap load of computer languages. He used to work for NASA as a rocket scientist....but why he switched to become a teacher...I don't knw :p


All that and he's only 24?

/me feels like a loser all of a sudden

;)

Boofo
21 Aug 2002, 19:28
Drk, when you ask this question, it is definately a loaded question. Remember this, not everyone you meet OR talk to on the Internet is who they seem to be. There is a lot of "I am this" and "I am that" because that is who they WANT people to think they are. There are very few people out there who will really let you in on who they are. Most everyone has something to hide, or, at the very least, FEELS they have something to hide. Sometimes the smartest people have the dumbest ideas. :)

NTLDR
21 Aug 2002, 19:48
Originally posted by Boofo
because that is who they WANT people to think they are.

I'm really Bill Gates ;) shhh don't tell anyone :D

Disclaimer: I am not really claming to be Bill Gates, its a thing called a joke.

Boofo
21 Aug 2002, 19:51
Except NTLDR, he is the only honest person on the Internet. That last statement proves it. :)

And I genuinely hope he is smarter than who he claims to be. ;)

NTLDR
21 Aug 2002, 19:54
Originally posted by Boofo
And I genuinely hope he is smarter than who he claims to be. ;)

I guess this all also depends on what you class as smart, I think there are many ways.

Boofo
21 Aug 2002, 20:19
Bingo! That's what I was trying to point of to Drk. That's also why I said that sometimes the smartest people do the dumbest things. It goes the oither way, too. Sometimes the dumbest people do the smartest things (and I don't mean that in a negative way).

Originally posted by NTLDR


I guess this all also depends on what you class as smart, I think there are many ways.

NTLDR
21 Aug 2002, 20:26
I agree with you there Boofo, and its hard to tell if someone is genuinly smart or not, plus what I consider to be smart you may think isn't very smart at all and vice versa.

Boofo
21 Aug 2002, 20:54
Thank you. I am always telling the wife to be careful where she goes and what she does on the Internet. There are a lot of crazies and wanna_bes who will do whatever they can to convince you of whatever they want you to believe. Some do it for ill_gotten gains and some do it because they are ashamed of who they really are and have to hide behind falseness (is that even a word? :) ). As far as gaging smartness goes, there really is no gage for that. It is all up to the perspective of the person who is gaging it. :)

Originally posted by NTLDR
I agree with you there Boofo, and its hard to tell if someone is genuinely smart or not, plus what I consider to be smart you may think isn't very smart at all and vice versa.

DrkFusion
22 Aug 2002, 02:52
So true...
I have a sense for these things, I can see when someone is lieing. For example, my server-admin talks about crap all the time, thinking I don't understand what he is saying. I just sit tehre and agree, cuz there is no point in arguing, because I know what he says is bull++++, mostly because I know what he is talking about, anyways, don't worry about me, I have an eye for these things ;)

If your saying is what evberyone would believe, then the point of this thread is now useless.

So what the hay go ahead and post who you believe is the smartest person you have met on the net.

Though everyone I have met in the vbulletin community, is what they say to be.

For Example: I am canadian, now isn't that honesty :)
I have a 68% average in school lol...85% before that, but I got to cocky of my grades, and i payed the price.

Now if you know me personally you would know its true, but as you know you do not know me personally, and you have to use your brain to think, is it possible, is it reasonable, and most of all, is it acceptable.

Boofo
22 Aug 2002, 03:48
I don't worry too much about you, Drk. You have always seemed to be an up front type of guy to me. But I will wholeheartedly disagree with you on everyone I have met at vb.org being on the up and up. There are people here that I KNOW are full of crap about who they say they are. (Don't worry Erwin and hellsatan, I won't mention any names. ;) ). All seriousness aside, there are quite a few good people here, but as with apples, there are also a few spoiled ones. :)

As far as the smartest person I have ever met on the net goes...I can't do that. I know alot of equally smart people on the net as well as some equally ignorant people, too. There is no ONE person that I would lay claim to as the smartest. That really wouldn't be fair. :)

Originally posted by DrkFusion
So true...
I have a sense for these things, I can see when someone is lieing. For example, my server-admin talks about crap all the time, thinking I don't understand what he is saying. I just sit tehre and agree, cuz there is no point in arguing, because I know what he says is bull++++, mostly because I know what he is talking about, anyways, don't worry about me, I have an eye for these things ;)

If your saying is what evberyone would believe, then the point of this thread is now useless.

So what the hay go ahead and post who you believe is the smartest person you have met on the net.

Though everyone I have met in the vbulletin community, is what they say to be.

For Example: I am canadian, now isn't that honesty :)
I have a 68% average in school lol...85% before that, but I got to cocky of my grades, and i payed the price.

Now if you know me personally you would know its true, but as you know you do not know me personally, and you have to use your brain to think, is it possible, is it reasonable, and most of all, is it acceptable.

DrkFusion
22 Aug 2002, 18:07
*grins* upfront is good right?

Boofo
22 Aug 2002, 18:10
"Upfront" is the only way to go, my friend. ;)

Erwin
23 Aug 2002, 04:14
:)

Just because I am studying law doesn't make me the smartest guy around. In fact, since I can make a whole lot more money as a doctor, I am probably stupid to spend more money and take time off work to study law when I don't have to.

Just had an exam this morning in fact. 3 more exams to go. Now I'm at work. :) I am flattered though. But I don't claim to be anywhere near the smartest. :)

Boofo
23 Aug 2002, 04:40
Just curious, what kind of doctor (specialty) are you and what kind of law are you studying to go in to? :)

Erwin
23 Aug 2002, 04:54
Originally posted by Boofo
Just curious, what kind of doctor (specialty) are you and what kind of law are you studying to go in to? :)

I'll PM you. :) I'm sure people don't want to hear private details of my life.

Chruser
23 Aug 2002, 18:50
I just have to figure out how to meet myself on the internet, and I'll truly be the smartest AI scientist alive.

Don't even DARE telling me that I could just send a message to myself on AIM, since that's just a dull echo.

Boofo
23 Aug 2002, 19:10
Sounds to me like the "dull echo" is here, not there. ;)

Originally posted by Chruser
I just have to figure out how to meet myself on the internet, and I'll truly be the smartest AI scientist alive.

Don't even DARE telling me that I could just send a message to myself on AIM, since that's just a dull echo.