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Time Spent: Doing radio vs thinking about radio

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W7TCT, Nov 5, 2018.

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  1. W4ZD

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    Well, of course. And sometimes a dream gone very wrong. Depends upon the person. What's yer point? :)
  2. N1VAU

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    David, we are brothers separated by a common language!

    Behold my fantastic cut and paste skills! :)

    Noob (also commonly spelled as n00b, newb, or nub) is an internet slang used to describe new, or inexperienced player. It is a misspelling of "newb" (short for newbie), which means an inexperienced newcomer to a particular activity. After a long time of use, the misspelled newb became its own word. To this day, people are constantly confusing "noob" with "newb", claiming that it means a new or inexperienced player, but that is not usually the intention of the user of the word.
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  3. KC8VWM

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    So are ya still thinkin' about it?
  4. G3ZPF

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    I guess each term's interpretation is fluid, depending on the culture in a specific game, but the online urban dictionary seems to broadly agree with my experience in the (admittedly limited number of) online games I played, where a newb is a beginner and may inadvertently break game rules and a noob is an experienced player who chooses to behave like an ass-hat
    'Noob' (

    Contrary to the belief of many, a noob/n00b and a newbie/newb are not the same thing. Newbs are those who are new to some task* and are very beginner at it, possibly a little overconfident about it, but they are willing to learn and fix their errors to move out of that stage. n00bs, on the other hand, know little and have no will to learn any more. They expect people to do the work for them and then expect to get praised about it, and make up a unique species of their own.

    If I was called a noob my reaction would be to assume it was an insult & laugh. Unless I was feeling cranky in which case I'd

    (i) challenge them to some PvP
    (ii) hand them their ass
    (iii) tell them they just got 'owned' by a pensioner

    that last one is what really burns :cool:

    Don't mess with old guys. We're slow but we're sneaky.
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  5. KP4SX

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    Is there a similar difference between a 'goob' and a 'goober'?
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  6. G3ZPF

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    according to

    A person who thinks that theyre funny or cool but really theyre just awkward and weird.

    (noun) a term of affection for a lovable, silly, lighthearted person. Always easy to poke fun at without actually meaning harm.

    So kind-of similar to the newb/noob thing, yes.
    'Goob' is derogatory but 'Goober' is a term of affection.

    ....and I hadn't heard of either, so I've learned something today.
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  7. N3AWS

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    I have essentially been off the air since 2012 when I was assigned to Goodfellow AFB and then Travis AFB. I have had the opportunity to evaluate some high end receivers (but did not transmit) during these years. Still, I have spent a lot more time thinking about, reading about, etc. ham radio. Less than a year until retirement!


    Jim N3AWS
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  8. WZ7U

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    I spend entirely too much time on this frequency, much to many levels of detriment. And I'm thinking about that...
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  9. N1OOQ

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    Yup, I probably think about and simulate a circuit for about 9 hours before building it for 1 hour...

    Yah, it's a little bit "analysis paralysis", but they almost always work after all that!
  10. KE0ZU

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    Marvin said;
    Ahh yes, one of a few "universally adaptable" truisms.

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