How to Let Him Know

Geek guys love geek girls, but geek guys can be completely oblivious to the possibility that any particular girl might have something substantial in common with them. You can drop a hint without being pushy by wearing these Computer Chip Earrings!

Genuine 8-pin and 16-pin computer chips are mounted on sterling silver posts to create two pairs of earrings suited for that elegant lady geek in your family.

When a geek you fancy gets close enough, pull your hair back nonchalantly, and be ready to discuss the merits of various chips. It’s a natural icebreaker that may lead to something wonderful.

[via Unique Daily]?

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27 Responses to How to Let Him Know

  1. Neat idea, but I am thinking the earrings might be a tad small to be noticed. Case in point: I cut off 10 inches of my hair, and my dad didn’t notice. When my mom asked if he liked my new hair cut he said “Uh… she was wearing a hat” even though I hadn’t been. Lawl.

    To get the nerd point across, I usually just wear my Bloodsail Buccaneers t-shirt, or anything else from J!nx.

  2. Neat idea, but I am thinking the earrings might be a tad small to be noticed. Case in point: I cut off 10 inches of my hair, and my dad didn't notice. When my mom asked if he liked my new hair cut he said "Uh… she was wearing a hat" even though I hadn't been. Lawl.

    To get the nerd point across, I usually just wear my Bloodsail Buccaneers t-shirt, or anything else from J!nx.

  3. I think you need something a little bigger. A chip that small is just going to look like a normal earring to a guy. I, myself, use small circuit boards that I made into earrings myself.

  4. I think you need something a little bigger. A chip that small is just going to look like a normal earring to a guy. I, myself, use small circuit boards that I made into earrings myself.

  5. I am a cybergoth but am also very geeky. I have a shirt that I designed with blacklight-reactive print of blueprints from the Titan II missile silo. it is definitely a conversation piece when out clubbing or at college.

  6. I am a cybergoth but am also very geeky. I have a shirt that I designed with blacklight-reactive print of blueprints from the Titan II missile silo. it is definitely a conversation piece when out clubbing or at college.

  7. In response to the “small circuit boards” post, it’s really easy! I turned an oldschool one into a key chain that’s lasted about 8 years now. (And they do make perfect key chains–big enough that they never get lost in your purse and slim enough that you can stick it in your pocket and it won’t slide out.)
    Many already have holes through them near an edge so all you have to do is attach a jump ring, an ear ring hook, and voila! Geeky, dangly, definitely noticeable ear rings.

  8. In response to the "small circuit boards" post, it's really easy! I turned an oldschool one into a key chain that's lasted about 8 years now. (And they do make perfect key chains–big enough that they never get lost in your purse and slim enough that you can stick it in your pocket and it won't slide out.)

    Many already have holes through them near an edge so all you have to do is attach a jump ring, an ear ring hook, and voila! Geeky, dangly, definitely noticeable ear rings.

    • @hesh There are rules against using lead and a few other hazardous substances in most consumer products in the European Union (These restrictions are called RoHS). This led component manufacturers to put a huge focus on lead free parts, and now there are many parts that are available only in lead free form. For American companies designing boards, since about 2006, it has usually been simpler to go lead-free only, just because it is easier to source lead-free components.

      That said, leaded components are still available, though sometimes only through special-order from the manufacturer. They're widely used for products that need to work reliably for a long time. Military, medical, and telecommunications infrastructure are big industries still using lead parts — even in Europe these kinds of products are exempt from RoHS. And some general purpose products not intended for sale in Europe will still use leaded parts.

      For the past few years, most integrated circuits will not contain lead. But I agree with your concern. Since *some* do, it'd be nice if the person selling them specifically mentioned if they are RoHS parts or not.

      If you could read the numbers off of the chip in the photo, the datasheet for the part would have information on determining if it is a RoHS part or not, but it is too small for me to see.

    • @hesh There are rules against using lead and a few other hazardous substances in most consumer products in the European Union (These restrictions are called RoHS). This led component manufacturers to put a huge focus on lead free parts, and now there are many parts that are available only in lead free form. For American companies designing boards, since about 2006, it has usually been simpler to go lead-free only, just because it is easier to source lead-free components.

      That said, leaded components are still available, though sometimes only through special-order from the manufacturer. They’re widely used for products that need to work reliably for a long time. Military, medical, and telecommunications infrastructure are big industries still using lead parts — even in Europe these kinds of products are exempt from RoHS. And some general purpose products not intended for sale in Europe will still use leaded parts.

      For the past few years, most integrated circuits will not contain lead. But I agree with your concern. Since *some* do, it’d be nice if the person selling them specifically mentioned if they are RoHS parts or not.

      If you could read the numbers off of the chip in the photo, the datasheet for the part would have information on determining if it is a RoHS part or not, but it is too small for me to see.

  9. I think it's time for Geeks Are Sexy to just set up an online dating site since they seem to post a lot of articles about meeting and dating geeks! I could have used some advice last Monday when I attended the Star Wars in Concert surrounded by geeks.

  10. sigh….instead of this…why dont you put the processor? there people WILL know that you're a total GEEK to the CORE