10 essential geek skills

From replacing a hard drive to picking a lock, these are the skills you need to earn the name 'geek'
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Geek is a label people wear proudly, and if you're on this website, chances are you're a geek yourself. Either that, or you made a serious typo while searching for porn.

However you got here, it's time to evaluate your personal level of geekdom. Geek skills are life skills, after all -- and it's your responsibility to maintain your virtual toolbox.

I've assembled a collection of 10 geeky endeavors well worth your efforts. Some are easy and may be things you've already mastered; others are more extreme but could prove equally useful.

So how many of these things can you do?

See also: 6 things every IT person should know

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