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Well I decided to start this topic to talk about problems that us techies/gamers or just people who are around computers a lot, face. Like health,social problems etc. well for me it's my vision, I have myopia or short sightedness due to gaming and reading.my brother introduced me to gaming when I was around 5 years old (17 now) . The last time I got checked was about 3 years ago and it was about 225 degrees. So I have to wear glasses. And that sometimes gets in the way when I play sports. Also my future course of study is a diploma in nautical studies( studying to become an officer onboard ships) and it requires students to have a maximum of 500 degrees or 6/60 (metric) vision. So I might need to get LASIK surgery which isn't exactly cheap.

So I invite everyone to share their problems they face as techies/gamers and how you cope with it. Like how people treat you as techies/gamers.

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I have been called nerd a few times, dont realy care though. I am proud of my computer/technology skills as i know computers are the future.

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Is your bad vision because of you being a gamer?

I find it hard to play video games with my IRL friends because they are all pretty bad, so I mostly just play with my interweb friends.

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Trying to get a bunch of friends to agree to play a game for a session. We can't agree on a game and some don't like some genres of games and what not. >.<

 

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i am extremely lazy which when i find a comfortable position when gaming i like to stay in resulting less sleep and being out of shape i dont like to move so i dont and i need to fix that

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Is your bad vision because of you being a gamer?

I find it hard to play video games with my IRL friends because they are all pretty bad, so I mostly just play with my interweb friends.

Oh I forgot to mention that , yes my vision is bad mainly due to gaming and reading. My brother introduced me to gaming when I was very young .like 5 years old, need for speed was fun !

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My problem is the lack of knowledge that afflicts pretty much everyone around me, to put it bluntly they are dumb when it comes to hardware but it's bearable because a few of them know that I know what the f**k I'm talking about and will listen to me when I explain something(Mom, Sister, Brother-in-law). The others however who don't know what they're talking about and refuse to acknowledge that they don't know what they're talking about are the infuriating ones.

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Awful vision and callused wrists.

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My problem is the lack of knowledge that afflicts pretty much everyone around me, to put it bluntly they are dumb when it comes to hardware but it's bearable because a few of them know that I know what the f**k I'm talking about and will listen to me when I explain something(Mom, Sister, Brother-in-law). The others however who don't know what they're talking about and refuse to acknowledge that they don't know what they're talking about are the infuriating ones.

So true! I always overhear people completely failing at talking about tech. I just silently smile and think 'you guys have no clue what you're talking about'.

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Is your bad vision because of you being a gamer?

I find it hard to play video games with my IRL friends because they are all pretty bad, so I mostly just play with my interweb friends.

 

 

Tbh, some of my online friends are god awful at games too.  I have like 5 friends I learned to play LoL with, and now every game we lose, majority of the time it's because they do stupid crap and I'm stuck saying "WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU DOING THERE?????????"

 

I haven't played LoL in like 3 weeks thankfully I'm addicted to bf4 right now. lol

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Well I decided to start this topic to talk about problems that us techies/gamers or just people who are around computers a lot, face. Like health,social problems etc. well for me it's my vision, I have myopia or short sightedness due to gaming and reading.my brother introduced me to gaming when I was around 5 years old (17 now) . The last time I got checked was about 3 years ago and it was about 225 degrees. So I have to wear glasses. And that sometimes gets in the way when I play sports. Also my future course of study is a diploma in nautical studies( studying to become an officer onboard ships) and it requires students to have a maximum of 500 degrees or 6/60 (metric) vision. So I might need to get LASIK surgery which isn't exactly cheap.

So I invite everyone to share their problems they face as techies/gamers and how you cope with it. Like how people treat you as techies/gamers.

 

I doubt your vision issues were caused by gaming. 

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I doubt your vision issues were caused by gaming.

Why do you say so ? I also used to read a lot ,hardy boys and the three investigators are my favorite .

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My hardest time is, finding the time to do other things, since I'm only 16... my mom is very strict about how long I do this and that... or go make some friends and such... other than that my gaming experience is ok.

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I don't have any health problems from gaming, my eye sight is good. I'm unfit because of asthma and laziness but I'm not overweight, quite the opposite really. My problems come from being a shut-in. I can't really relate to anyone apart from people that are exactly like me. I've stayed inside because I don't like doing what everyone else does (going to pubs, clubs and the like) and because people (apart from my gf and close friend) are generally shitty to me. I like a ton of different things, but I spend the most time with my computer. Gaming, like the stereotype depicts, helps me get away from shitty people and put myself in someone elses shoes, someone usually a lot stronger than me (lol). Then, people get all shitty with me cause I never go out and I'm always on the comp, so I never go out because of people like them. Soooo yeaaahh...

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No health problems from my daily activities.. But I'm curious about the forum in regards to a stereotype.

 

The stereotype that all geeks/computer users are mostly overweight or borderline bigger than they should be.

A website Poll for the whole forum to take would shed light on this.

 

I'm 31, am just shy of 6ft, and I'm 71Kg's, between the ages of 18-28 i was a meat eating 62.5->67.5Kg bodytype <- maximum amount of variance.

Don't have a lot of body fat, yet I sat on my arse for years between 18-23 eating so much junk and crap, I may not have been eating 3 regulated meals a day, but was very surprised at my body maintaining itself.

 

 

Who else does NOT fit the stereotype?, I do expect a lot of us to NOT fit it..

I think it was always overstated from a ratio standpoint "fat vs non-fat PC users"

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I'm the opposite of fat. I'm 172 cm and 43 kg. yes I know that severely underweight for a guy. But I have a high metabolism rate , and I've been underweight most of my life. My skinny build couple with asthma means I can't really play sports a lot as I have low stamina. I was also bullied because of being skinny and so I spent most of my time at home .but now I'm opening up and being less of an introvert

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Herniated disc, weakened hands due to equal parts guitar playing and excessive keyboard/mouse usage, type 2 diabetes, social anxiety and clinical depression. Although I can't say if any of this is because of being a nerd or why I am a nerd to begin with.

I tend to think it's why I am a nerd since I take the nature side of the nature vs nurture but who knows.

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I don't have any health problems from gaming, my eye sight is good. I'm unfit because of asthma and laziness but I'm not overweight, quite the opposite really. My problems come from being a shut-in. I can't really relate to anyone apart from people that are exactly like me. I've stayed inside because I don't like doing what everyone else does (going to pubs, clubs and the like) and because people (apart from my gf and close friend) are generally shitty to me. I like a ton of different things, but I spend the most time with my computer. Gaming, like the stereotype depicts, helps me get away from shitty people and put myself in someone elses shoes, someone usually a lot stronger than me (lol). Then, people get all shitty with me cause I never go out and I'm always on the comp, so I never go out because of people like them. Soooo yeaaahh...

Asthma doesn't make you "unfit" I had Asthma and went over it by just training, doing sports and not by being inside my house all year long.

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No health problems from my daily activities.. But I'm curious about the forum in regards to a stereotype.

 

The stereotype that all geeks/computer users are mostly overweight or borderline bigger than they should be.

A website Poll for the whole forum to take would shed light on this.

 

I'm 31, am just shy of 6ft, and I'm 71Kg's, between the ages of 18-28 i was a meat eating 62.5->67.5Kg bodytype <- maximum amount of variance.

Don't have a lot of body fat, yet I sat on my arse for years between 18-23 eating so much junk and crap, I may not have been eating 3 regulated meals a day, but was very surprised at my body maintaining itself.

 

 

Who else does NOT fit the stereotype?, I do expect a lot of us to NOT fit it..

I think it was always overstated from a ratio standpoint "fat vs non-fat PC users"

 

I also don't fit that stereotype. I am 15, and have been a gamer since I was about 8. I had friends all along, and as a kid I was fairly active, but now I mostly sit on my computer, yet I am shy of 50 KG at about 5 foot 7. So annoying how people automatically assume we're all fat and don't have lifes :/

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Bad vision for me. And occasionally my ankles swell when I'm on my computer for long periods.

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Asthma doesn't make you "unfit" I had Asthma and went over it by just training, doing sports and not by being inside my house all year long.

Asthma does make it harder to get enough oxygen when doing very exhausting tasks like running. I had asthma when I was younger, and I could definitely feel it when we were running at tennis practice etc. It got better after a while though, and now I don't have it anymore.

 

For problems I've faced because of playing games/being at the computer all the time, is probably people being so fking judgmental about it. In high school I was just known as "the guy who plays games all the time instead of hanging out with friends", which was pure bullshit. I had lots of friends, and every weekend we'd have sleepovers etc. And when we have like "get to know each other" where you say your name and your interests/hobbies, you can't say "I like to play games and working with computers", that will brand you as a "nerd". I always said "I like to play football and be with friends etc" instead just to NOT get branded as a "no life gamer".

 

Another problem I've had/still have, is wrist pain and some finger pain. It's not constant, it comes and goes sometimes, and it's really annoying. I don't enjoy playing games and being on the computer as much as I did before, but it's still fun. My biggest issue is playing singleplayer games, because that's when you have to be really immersed in the game and you know you can quit all the time, so I would just think about the pain all the time instead of paying attention to the story etc.. It's gotten better now, and it continues to get better. I can't really use the Deathadder because it doesn't support the palm/wrist at all, which leaves my wrist pressing against the mousepad. It's much better with the Steelseries Rival, which is the only mouse I have encountered that gives real support the palm/wrist so you can have it off the mousepad. I used to have some back pain, but that has completely gone after I started working out in a gym. 

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I guess I'm one of those lucky gamer/techie guy that still goes to clubs occasionally and has a gamer girlfriend. The only problem I face is when I make new friends, most of them don't play the same games as I do. All they play is Dota 2 and LoL. I don't like those games.

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I'm pretty skinny too. I'm about 176 cm tall and my weight is about 63 kg. And I'm 15 years old :F

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My eyes were never ruined by gaming, no idea why there's so many posts about it. Computer monitors aren't damaging to human eyes, they can just strain them and dry them out worst case scenario. I'm still rocking my 20/15 vision  :mellow:

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I guess I'm one of those lucky gamer/techie guy that still goes to clubs occasionally and has a gamer girlfriend. The only problem I face is when I make new friends, most of them don't play the same games as I do. All they play is Dota 2 and LoL. I don't like those games.

ALOT of gamers are social and go out etc, people misunderstand gamers.

Because playing FIFA alot isn't nolife nerdy gaming and any other game is?

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