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On 4/6/2018 at 1:46 AM, maromalo said:

She ran an antivirus and after no results, she thought that "the virus was hiding".

To be fair, malware can actively hide its presence from security software.


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24 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

Lmfao that's brutal

Not gonna lie, stung a bit but I know she didn't do it on purpose so I got over it xD


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I run a helpdesk team for a financial institution. We deal with our staff and I've come to realize bank staff, especially tellers are the most technologically illiterate people i have ever worked with. Probably explains why they are full time tellers...

 

Either way, there are loads of dealing with these people that just are wierd. some oddboll stories. some that defy logic... 

 

So today's story. Names are not real but used for the sake of the story.

 

We get a call from a teller at a branch, Mary. Mary is complaining that her fax machine is broken. This confuses us to say the least, so we ask what she's trying to fax and to who. 

 

Mary informs us that she was trying to fax us in IT to open a new ticket. She was forced to call us because the fax would not go through. 

 

So I asked what she was trying to fax us. Mary informed us that she received an error on her computer screen, so she needed a ticket to fix the error. So she took a photo of the screenshot. Got that photo printed from her phone. Wrote up a fax and tried to fax it to us.

 

I had to kindly explain to her that there i nothing wrong with helpdesk, and that we don't have a fax line at all. That's why she couldn't fax helpdesk (what number she was trying is beyond me).

 

she than proceeded to berate my helpdesk member quite loudly over the phone that we are failing to help her without a fax line and that its our responsibility to have one. 

 

I had to take over the call to explain to thise user that we would not be getting a fax line for IT, and that it's her responsibility as an employee to learn to use the tools we have provided (such as email) to send us the screenshots and report. She refused and said she'd take it to management. slammed the call on me.

 

suffice to say... she tried calling management line, which got me anyways, to which I told her if she continues to act in such a manner, HR will be notified.

 

 

 


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A sibling buys a new hard drive after I try to get him to buy a SSD, telling him that the ~100MBs of a HD is going to be terribly slow for his boot drive in comparison to the ~500MBs of a SSD.

 

He gets back with his new HD and tries to tell me how he saved a ton of money not taking my advice because his new HD says it will perform at 6Gigabytes per second. I try to explain that it's saying it uses the sata 3 6gigabit standard and all he's going to get is about 100MBs.

 

Failing to listen to me again he tells our mutual friend that is hard drive is going to outperform our friends NVME-SSD.

 

Needless to say after he left me and that friend had a good laugh. Some people never learn. And worst of all, he claims to be techy.

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2 hours ago, Inversion said:

I had an A6-6400K for my first CPU. All in all not a bad chip but it got replaced by an Athlon X4 860K as soon as I could afford a GPU. I know the 860K isn't that great a chip either but I was only using a GTX 960 so it worked well enough. 

 

So glad my current setup isn't as much trash. Ryzen 5 1600 and a GTX 1070 are a pretty good match.

I got a 1600 as well, paired with a GTX 780.

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when i was like 8 or 9 i had some kind of hp laptop which had 8gb ram and a 3rd gen i3 with integrated graphics or something like that and i really wanted to play some game, i can't remember what it was. so i googled can my computer run this game and it basically told me everything except my ram sucked. And because i didn't know how those things worked back then i went up on the internet and searched 'install better processor and graphics chip' as they were the things that website told be needed to be upgraded. I ended up with about 50 viruses and driver updater  programs after than and still couldn't understand why the game didn't work and that my computer had like 5 popups every minute.

 

 

4 years later i gave the laptop to my dad after wiping everything and he got angry because windows took to long to load. Then he ended up with his fist through the display...

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Once someone tried to install a PGA947 CPU into a PGA946 socket (Haswell mobile, Sandy/Ivy socket). A hammer got involved and a $400 CPU got bent as crap.


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Not exactly a non-techie mistake because the guy in question is me, but it was still a pretty dumb mistake. I'm using a Ryzen 5 2600 (second-gen) on an Asrock AB350M mobo (first-gen). For the Intel fanboys out there who don't know about this, second-gen CPUs will work on first-gen mobos with a BIOS update.

 

So I built my PC, a very well-rounded system for a great value of $800. I bought everything, a 2600, a MasterLiquid 240 on sale for $50, an EVGA 1060 SC 3 GB, 16 GB of DDR4-2400, and a Cougar MG110. I had a 2.5-inch SSD and a 3 TB WD Se drive lying around as well as a Thermaltake 500 watt PSU lying around and in those went.

 

So I pressed the power button and...no post screen.

 

I googled every reason for no post. All my connections were correct, I didn't forget the I/O shield this time, the PCIe 6-pin connector was in... what in the actual [advertiser-friendly content] was causing it to not work?

 

Then, I found out that AMD would loan you a cheap first-gen compatible APU to update the BIOS. I got the latest BIOS onto a flash drive and received the APU in the mail. One BIOS update and crappy Windows install later my PC is fine.

 

Let me just say I knew about Ryzen CPUs and memory bandwidth limitations in the first place, and I was counting on extensive overclocking to overcome that. My memory is currently at 2800 speeds (a 400 MHz overclock), my 1060 can boost to 2400 MHz no joke, and my 2600X is at 4.1. I'm really happy with my setup, and it's buttery smooth right now.

 

For those who don't believe me, here's a screenshot of a benchmark I ran:

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22 hours ago, Lathlaer said:

"You know, your headphones leak sound so much that not only did I hear your music from the bathroom, I was also able to tell that you were listening to Lindsey Stirling"

good music choice! did you see the grinch one with sabrina carter?

 

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4 minutes ago, Jtalk4456 said:

good music choice! did you see the grinch one with sabrina carter?

I haven't seen it, it's very nice. I really like the "Take Flight" track beause it has some parts where you feel like the music is drilling into your skull, esp. on good headphones,


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19 hours ago, Schnoz said:

my 1060 can boost to 2400 MHz no joke

2400 MHz is your memory not GPU core lol. You can see from the userbenchmark thing it says CLim (which I'm assuming is the core clock speed) is more around 2100


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4 hours ago, Koeshi said:

"had" there is an i5 750 currently in the same room as me :D

I have one currently somewhere in storage. Bad choice of words on my part. 


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21 hours ago, Schnoz said:

For the Intel fanboys out there who don't know about this, second-gen CPUs will work on first-gen mobos with a BIOS update

Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge, Haswell/Devil's Canyon, Skylake/Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake/9th Gen will all work in this fashion as well. It's not exclusive to AMD.

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My mom keeps calling her Ipad Pro (first gen i think) a computer and it hurts everytime she does that


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I was helping my neighbor pair a bluetooth speaker and I asked her about an old Macbook Air she had laying on a wicker basket on her patio (yep, just laying there).

 

I asked her if she had issues with it running hot, and if she wanted my Macbook Pro as a trade (she didnt care about the Air, I wanted something lighter than my old Pro).

Her response was, word for word, "Oh no, Macbooks don't overheat. They have cooling fans."

 

This was the day Linus reviewed the Core i9 macbook. I just chuckled and changed topics.


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1 hour ago, SenpaiKaplan said:

I was helping my neighbor pair a bluetooth speaker and I asked her about an old Macbook Air she had laying on a wicker basket on her patio (yep, just laying there).

 

I asked her if she had issues with it running hot, and if she wanted my Macbook Pro as a trade (she didnt care about the Air, I wanted something lighter than my old Pro).

Her response was, word for word, "Oh no, Macbooks don't overheat. They have cooling fans."

 

This was the day Linus reviewed the Core i9 macbook. I just chuckled and changed topics.

Maybe my laptop doesn't overheat anymore cuz it's got a kewling phan.

 

As in it's an 8000 RPM jet engine, I added two more heatpipes, and I used graphite thermal pads everywhere.

 

Yep.


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5 hours ago, Shodapop98 said:

My mom keeps calling her Ipad Pro (first gen i think) a computer and it hurts everytime she does that

Technically, she's not wrong. Technically an abacus is considered a computer. It computes things.


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2 hours ago, Billy Pilgrim said:

Could you please tell me whats a computer? I wouldn't know

plug in "computer definition" (without the quotes) into your favorite search engine to get the complete answer. But, in a nutshell, anything that computes is a computer, including an iPad.


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On 12/31/2018 at 9:29 AM, Total-Geek said:

A sibling buys a new hard drive after I try to get him to buy a SSD, telling him that the ~100MBs of a HD is going to be terribly slow for his boot drive in comparison to the ~500MBs of a SSD.

 

He gets back with his new HD and tries to tell me how he saved a ton of money not taking my advice because his new HD says it will perform at 6Gigabytes per second. I try to explain that it's saying it uses the sata 3 6gigabit standard and all he's going to get is about 100MBs.

 

Failing to listen to me again he tells our mutual friend that is hard drive is going to outperform our friends NVME-SSD.

 

Needless to say after he left me and that friend had a good laugh. Some people never learn. And worst of all, he claims to be techy.

I wonder if SSDs are popular for a reason?

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Also, anyone who searched up "HDD vs SSD" for 3.14159265359793238462643383279 seconds would know.

 

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I've got an uncle that once asked me to have a look into his - VERY old - PC because he thought someone hacked into it and infected with nasty viruses.

To think someone would go into the trouble to hack his PC was ludicrous on its own but when he said it happened when the whole family was away and his PC was turned off I just face-palmed myself so hard it almost hurt lol

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19 minutes ago, caincha said:

I've got an uncle that once asked me to have a look into his - VERY old - PC because he thought someone hacked into it and infected with nasty viruses.

To think someone would go into the trouble to hack his PC was ludicrous on its own but when he said it happened when the whole family was away and his PC was turned off I just face-palmed myself so hard it almost hurt lol

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