And from such a low bar. I spit on his claim to geekdom. Here's why.
I work with a load of techies. A few weeks ago, talking shop in the pub after work, someone pointed out that a new programmer (Dave) needed a password to a particular internal system.
As it wasn't one that needed a lot of security, it had to just be something that he would be able to remember easily for the sake of convenience. The sort of situation where you make '1066' the password (or in my case 20/01/53). *sob*
The conversation went like this:
Me: What could we give him as a password? What's he into?
Other: I dunno. He's a geek. How about something from Star Trek?
Me: OK. The Starship Enterprise must have had some number associated with it. But no-one is enough of a geek to know that off-hand, are they?
Other: Dave is. He'll know the answer straight away. But it's not a workable way of giving him a password.
Me: Why not?
Other: Try it. You'll see.
The next day:
Me: Dave, we've set you up with a password. I'm not going to say it out loud, because you'll know it. It's the registry number of the Starship Enterprise.
Dave: I'll need more information than that.
Me: (triumphant) I knew you wouldn't know it.
Dave: (indignant) Of course I know it. But you haven't told me which series you're talking about...
Still think you're a geek, Damian?