100 Must-Have Skills for Geeks

Do you have the know-how to be a true techie?
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2009 2:41 PM CDT
Soldered components on a circuit board are seen in this file photo.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Think you're a geek? Living up to the label requires a certain set of skills—or knowing how to Google them. Wired compiles the 100 essential skills for true geekdom:

  1. Secure a wireless router.
  2. Steal wi-fi from your neighbor.
  3. Mess with people stealing wi-fi.
  4. Name all the Dwarves in The Hobbit.
  5. Act out key scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

  1. Build a fighting robot.
  2. Solve a Rubik's Cube.
  3. Turn a web camera into security camera.
  4. Know why Luke and Leia shouldn't kiss.
  5. Understand what “There’s no Place Like″ means.
Click the link below for the complete list.