Shelley does the call as the nerds strut their stuff… And declares a winner:
Although, without further ado, Mark Chu-Carrol hands-down wins the nerd-off (in my humble opinion of course). For one, his CURRENT picture trumps PZ’s old one, and he reads programming language books for fun and has 30 tinwhistles which he plays. Come on guys, NO ONE can beat that. Mark, for those about to derive, I salute you!
Not so fast. Mark’s moves were impressive, but my motto is “Never give up, never surrender!” So, where’s APL on the list of programming languages Mark knows? And I’ve got some nerd pictures here:
Me in Year 5. In a special nerd class.
Compare with this picture of Tara.
I have a TECO manual on my bookshelf. TECO
That’s a picture of Thor the Warrior from the arcade game Gauntlet. I won this T shirt in a contest to design a level for Gauntlet II. I believe it was the most diabolical level in Gauntlet II.
Given the above it is a mystery how this managed to happen. Compare with PZ’s wedding pic.
Oh yeah, and I’ve obsessively updated the Nerd Score Table.