Latest Nerd Merit Badge: "Full Stack Web Developer"

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  1. tikaro says:

    @hcovitz

    When I was writing that email to Mark to tell him about that our new badge was out, I wanted to Google up that date. Or the scholarly paper that postulated the date. Or…

    …well, I wasn’t able to find it, and I thought I’d say “eighteenth century” and get corrected to the 19th, rather than say “nineteenth century” and get corrected to the 18th. Seems less embarassing that way.

    If I can Google up the actual date, I’ll put it here. Last year, I just about pulled my hair out finding that “these darn kids today have no respect” quote from Aristotle, which turned out to be (mostly) spurious:
    http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=398104

  2. hcovitz says:

    “Just like that mythical date in the eighteenth century when there was too much scientific knowledge for one person to learn in a lifetime”

    I have often thought about this point, but haven’t seen it discussed anywhere. Anyone know where I can find more on this subject, in particular any term that is used for it….

  3. hcovitz says:

    “Just like that mythical date in the eighteenth century when there was too much scientific knowledge for one person to learn in a lifetime”

    By the way, this would have been in the 19th century, with the explosion (pardon the phrase) in chemistry. I’d guess b/w 1815 and 1840….

  4. freshacconci says:

    Can you get this for just successfully eating pancakes?

  5. Anonymous says:

    “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. – Carl Sagan

  6. Anonymous says:

    I would have thought you need to start at the TCP/IP stack and work your way up.e

  7. dabdiputs says:

    you’re starting at sudo? i thought you said full stack! how about folks that aren’t scared of xor gates? heck, what about silicon mining?

  8. lysdexia says:

    I think a badge with Dick VanDyke in full-on one-man-band regalia might have been better than the pancakes.

    or, to paraphrase the Burgermeister in “Piker’s Peak”:

    “Fur less dan Fifty Sousand Kronkites, I vill build you your OWN SCHMATTERHORN.”

  9. Avram / Moderator says:

    Dabdiputs @3, “silicon mining”? For the real full stack, you should start with a universe full of hydrogen and a tunable gravitational constant.

  10. johnnyaction says:

    Not only does this apply to me but I also love pancakes!

    I’d get one but I’m unemployed right now.

  11. r38y says:

    @diamondbach TWSS

    From wikipedia: “Beginning with Type C, all merit badges have been made with a diameter of 1 1/2″ (38 mm)”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_merit_badges_(Boy_Scouts_of_America)

  12. Anonymous says:

    Only geeks would complain about merit badge criteria

  13. Bas says:

    Proud to be one.

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