1. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Here it is... Calculate your Geek Factor

    In your household count functioning devices:
    • Count the number of screens (TV, Monitor, etc. These are dumb screens that have no content unless piped in via connector).
    • Add the number of media boxes that serve content to a dumb screen. (Game consoles, DVD/BluRay, Steaming boxes, PC sticks, etc.) Do not count a Smart TV twice, only count a smart box once if it plays disks and streams. Do not count simple tape/disk players with no internet connectivity/function Do not count Chromecast, MiraCast or any other pipe that is just a conduit between smart devices.
    • Add the number of PCs, Laptops, Notebooks/Netbooks, etc.
    • Add the number of Tablets and internet capable Personal Media Players.
    • Add the number of Cellular Phones.
    • Add the number of Wearables.
    • Add the number of IoT devices not covered above. Smart Appliances, Smart Home locks/bulbs/etc.

    Divide the above by the number of users in the household. If a toddler plays with a tablet and can access content on their own they may be counted. If a pet plays a fish swatting game you have to load for them, do not count that pet... If the pet can launch and play the game, count it.

    Add the number of non-functioning devices and screens together and divide by 10. Add this to the above result.

    Congratulations. This is your Geek Factor.
    10-08-2016 10:10 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Do MIDI controllers count (in case we have some guitarists/keyboardists here)?
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    10-08-2016 10:14 AM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    My Geek Factor is 16.3. Probably going to be low in comparison.
    Last edited by RumoredNow; 10-08-2016 at 11:08 AM.
    10-08-2016 10:17 AM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Do MIDI controllers count (in case we have some guitarists/keyboardists here)?
    MIDI is just a conduit, is it not?

    Conduits don't count.
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    10-08-2016 10:18 AM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Just to be clear... We count the dumb screens because without them the content is useless.

    If the screen is built in and not made to be purposely uncoupled from the CPU (like a tablet/laptop/etc) do not count it twice.
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    10-08-2016 10:26 AM
  6. libra89's Avatar
    7.75. Not very geeky but this is very interesting.
    10-08-2016 10:43 AM
  7. RumoredNow's Avatar
    7.75. Not very geeky but this is very interesting.
    Wait... You have 7.5 non functioning devices? Hoarder!!!
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    10-08-2016 11:04 AM
  8. libra89's Avatar
    Wait... You have 7.5 non functioning devices? Hoarder!!!
    Lol, all of those are working, just not in use. Phones are the highest for me... but that's not surprising
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    10-08-2016 11:13 AM
  9. Josiah23's Avatar
    10.66 ....... :-/ 🤔😮😕
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    10-11-2016 08:10 AM
  10. tgp's Avatar
    I'm at 1.89. This is due to my large family! Even my 1 1/2 year old likes to watch Tom and Jerry on the tablet.

    Based on the requirements for other devices, I think the Chromecast could qualify (I have 2 of them, but didn't count them here). It is more than just a pipe between 2 devices. It does screencasting like the Miracast but that is not its primary function. That is more a sideline.

    You do need another device to get the Chromecast started. But it is online directly, with either WiFi or ethernet (if you have an adapter) and it will play on its own once it is going. For example, you can take your phone and start a YouTube playlist, and then disconnect/shut off the phone. The Chromecast will keep going. This is especially helpful if you have a Note 7 because when it explodes you can at least finish watching your video!
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    10-11-2016 09:21 AM
  11. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I benefited from the /2 for users. The nasty little dog watches DogTV episodes, but she can't start them on her own...


    You do need another device to get the Chromecast started.
    Right, but a Chromebit is plug and play...
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    10-11-2016 09:31 AM
  12. jmshub's Avatar
    I hit an even 10. I probably have even more computers lying around that I could use to pad my stats, but I'm counting the PCs that are at least occasionally active.
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    10-11-2016 10:45 AM
  13. horseybob's Avatar
    Perhaps need a multiplier for some things....

    4 people with
    - 2 servers
    - 7 laptops
    - 4 tablets
    - 3 smartphones
    - 7 televisions
    - 4 monitors
    - 2 thermostats
    - home automation with God knows what
    - 2 cameras with more on the way
    - TiVo
    - networked stereo, blu-ray x3
    - Xbox 360
    - Wii

    Teenagers and their friends...

    My router rocks...
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    10-28-2016 10:57 PM
  14. Guytronic's Avatar
    We have too much stuff for me to get some accurate figure...
    Gimme a while I'll be back.
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    11-25-2016 08:41 PM

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