Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
nillas12

Experiences with non-techies

Recommended Posts

Just now, Pascal... said:

That moment when you're sitting in class, it's silent and all, and you just go ham with the Keyboard ~90-100 wpm and the guy next to you gives you this stare as if you're hacking the sh!t out of something (and I'm just typing on a Lenovo L560). It would be interesting to see their reaction to my Coolermaster Masterkeys Pro S RGB with MX Browns.

 

 

*mein got they must be braking into Fort Knox!*


Pc Specadoodles:

CPU: Ryzen 3 1200

motorbored: ASRock B450 Steel Legend

Graphics: MSI Armor RX 470

Memeory-Rams: 8GB DDR4 Viper Patriot 2400

HDD: 1 TB Hitachi Mechanical

SSD’s: 256GB 860 EVO, 128GB 850 PRO

PheadHones: Logitech G430's

Keybored: Logitech G413 Carbon

Moose: Steelseries Rival 110

Monitor: 1600x900 21.5 " Gateway monitor. Running at 1080p

PSU: 700W ThermalTake Smart RGB

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, wkdpaul said:

* Manager freaking out * : How come user X doesn't have *business application* installed?? He needs this application to work!

* Calm tech * : No problem, we'll fix that ASAP!

 

... business application is an online application, you can't install it ... but knowing the users, the tech goes to \\computer\c$\user\desktop\ and puts a shortcut to the website. He then call the user and have him try the shortcut (and it works, of course).

 

User left a 5 star review praising the tech ... for putting a shortcut on his desktop ... for an internal website that can be reached from the intranet home page ... *sigh*

Dude, I make everything here desktop short cuts, it's easier for older people to understand than say a bookmark bar or whatever. The visual representation is key, I assign a special icon to each so they can tell them apart more easily for the more older people I work with.

Link to post
Share on other sites

So I mentioned this in a status update, but:

My CPU overclock was a bit unstable because the VRMs on my mobo couldn't supply enough power. I removed the VRM heatsink to apply thermal paste and replace the thermal pad. When I removed it, it fell on my brand-new 1060 and killed it.


I can crash a computer in 30 seconds by running a .bat file with the contents %0|%0.

I can crash a computer in 1 second by yeeting it.

I also now have about 7 GB of viruses on an autorun flash drive.

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, GrockleTD said:

I know this isn’t really relevant to this thread but @Schnoz @Kaloob it ended up taking 1.44V to get 4 gigglehurts stable

As I said, mine got 4.25on 1.44 volts.


I can crash a computer in 30 seconds by running a .bat file with the contents %0|%0.

I can crash a computer in 1 second by yeeting it.

I also now have about 7 GB of viruses on an autorun flash drive.

Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

So I mentioned this in a status update, but:

My CPU overclock was a bit unstable because the VRMs on my mobo couldn't supply enough power. I removed the VRM heatsink to apply thermal paste and replace the thermal pad. When I removed it, it fell on my brand-new 1060 and killed it.

F


NiceHash Mining Guide

Ethereum Mining Guide

Spoiler

My Gaming Rig - Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO CPU: i7-8700 RAM: 32GB DDR4 2400(4x8GB) GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB OS SSD: 240GB Avexir E100 Storage: 1x 1TB Seagate PSU: Seasonic G650 OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bits Monitor: Acer 21in G205H + Lenovo 21in

 

The Community StandardsPSU Tier list | PSU Whitelist

Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

So I mentioned this in a status update, but:

My CPU overclock was a bit unstable because the VRMs on my mobo couldn't supply enough power. I removed the VRM heatsink to apply thermal paste and replace the thermal pad. When I removed it, it fell on my brand-new 1060 and killed it.

That's a bruh moment. 


Do you like Transit? If you do, feel free to leave a post on the Transit thread.

Subaru fans unite.

Desktop(s):

Thunder (main rig):

Ryzen 5 1600@3.9 GHz (1.294V)|ASRock AB350 Pro 4|AMD Wraith Spire|16GB G.Skill RIPJAWS V DDR4 2400 RAM (2x8)|WD Black 256 GB NVME SSD|1TB WD Blue 7200 RPM HDD|6 TB of external storage|GTX 10606GB Turbo|CX650M|Windows 10 Pro|Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB|Dell SE2417HG|LG25UM58-P Ultrawide OC 75 Hz (At Max Res)|Dell SP2008WFP|Logitech G602|G.Skill KM570MX (Cherry MX Blue)

 

Dell XPS 420:

Core 2 Quad Q6600 @2.4GHz|Some Dell BTX Socket LGA 775 MoBo|Some Dell cooler|8 GB MemoryTek DDR2 800 RAM|~600 GB(2 HDDs)|Dell Optical Drive|NVidia GeForce 8800 GT|Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo|Insignia TV from 2007

 

Watch, because why not: Casio AE1200WHD-1A

 

Phone: Samsung Galaxy s8 64GB (with a 200 GB MicroSD card)

 

Laptop(s):

Acer Spin 15 64GB Chromebook:

Intel Pentium N4200|4GB RAM|64GB SSD|32GB MicroSD card|Intel HD 510|Acer 3 amp power brick

 

 

Dell Latitude D630:

Intel Core 2 Duo T7300|4GB DDR2|Mobile Intel 935 Express Chipset|1440x900 display|No HDD

A bunch of Dell Vostro 1000s that I got for free

An old Powerbook that I got for free

And an old 17" Macbook Pro Mid-2007

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Schnoz said:

So I mentioned this in a status update, but:

My CPU overclock was a bit unstable because the VRMs on my mobo couldn't supply enough power. I removed the VRM heatsink to apply thermal paste and replace the thermal pad. When I removed it, it fell on my brand-new 1060 and killed it.

Physical damage?

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Bitter said:

Physical damage?

Yep. One of the resistors was knocked off.


I can crash a computer in 30 seconds by running a .bat file with the contents %0|%0.

I can crash a computer in 1 second by yeeting it.

I also now have about 7 GB of viruses on an autorun flash drive.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/22/2019 at 3:57 AM, Schnoz said:

So I mentioned this in a status update, but:

My CPU overclock was a bit unstable because the VRMs on my mobo couldn't supply enough power. I removed the VRM heatsink to apply thermal paste and replace the thermal pad. When I removed it, it fell on my brand-new 1060 and killed it.

Its like programming isn't it, you try to fix one tiny smol bug and now you've created 10 more


CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G@3.9Ghz  Heatsink: AMD Wraith Stealth GPU: Zotac GTX 1060 Mini 6GB RAM: Kingston HyperX Predator RGB 3200Mhz Mobo: ASRock B450M-Pro4  Case: Phanteks P300 PSU: Superflower Silver ECO 600W

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, BigRom said:

Its like programming isn't it, you try to fix one tiny smol bug and now you've created 10 more

Yeah. And it's always that one tiny character (e.g. a , instead of a .) that messes it up. In this case, it's a tiny resistor or capacitor that I haven't found yet.


I can crash a computer in 30 seconds by running a .bat file with the contents %0|%0.

I can crash a computer in 1 second by yeeting it.

I also now have about 7 GB of viruses on an autorun flash drive.

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, FirstMateCapnJamesMchord said:

I had someone tell me their computer would not start when they had their mouse plugged in...

Wierd issues like that pop up from time to time.


Yup the yup.

 

Socialism is for figs.

Not supporting the political facade known as "Gay Pride."

 

Pyo.

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, FirstMateCapnJamesMchord said:

I had someone tell me their computer would not start when they had their mouse plugged in...

I encountered this before, the computer wouldn't even POST with the keyboard plugged in. The moment I swapped another keyboard in, worked fine.

 

What confused me even more was that I swapped the supposedly "faulty" keyboard to another computer, restarted it, it worked absolutely fine.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G@3.9Ghz  Heatsink: AMD Wraith Stealth GPU: Zotac GTX 1060 Mini 6GB RAM: Kingston HyperX Predator RGB 3200Mhz Mobo: ASRock B450M-Pro4  Case: Phanteks P300 PSU: Superflower Silver ECO 600W

Link to post
Share on other sites

I work at a hospital in the operating theatres.

 

We use an old MS Access database that was made in 2005 to access our surgeon's preference cards (what to give them for a surgery).

 

The database is stored on a central drive on a server and is accessed by a shortcut on the desktop of each workstation that needs access to it.

One day, the database became corrupted, so we contacted IT (we are not allowed to fix ourselves) who said "The database became corrupted because of the desktop shortcut". Note, this is the same shortcut used for years.

 

They did not have a backup, the person who had admin rights to it has been dead for 5 years and all the hard copies of the cards hadn't been updated for 3 years.

 

This is a government IT service....

 

*facepalm*


Ryzen 7 2700 | T-Force 32GB 3000mhZ | Corsair Carbide SPEC-06 Case | Corsair H100x AIO | Corsair CX750M PSU | AMD Radeon RX590 GPU

Being kind costs nothing. Make the world a better place!

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, FirstMateCapnJamesMchord said:

I had someone tell me their computer would not start when they had their mouse plugged in...

My old mouse exploded when I plugged it into my PC...


Do you like Transit? If you do, feel free to leave a post on the Transit thread.

Subaru fans unite.

Desktop(s):

Thunder (main rig):

Ryzen 5 1600@3.9 GHz (1.294V)|ASRock AB350 Pro 4|AMD Wraith Spire|16GB G.Skill RIPJAWS V DDR4 2400 RAM (2x8)|WD Black 256 GB NVME SSD|1TB WD Blue 7200 RPM HDD|6 TB of external storage|GTX 10606GB Turbo|CX650M|Windows 10 Pro|Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB|Dell SE2417HG|LG25UM58-P Ultrawide OC 75 Hz (At Max Res)|Dell SP2008WFP|Logitech G602|G.Skill KM570MX (Cherry MX Blue)

 

Dell XPS 420:

Core 2 Quad Q6600 @2.4GHz|Some Dell BTX Socket LGA 775 MoBo|Some Dell cooler|8 GB MemoryTek DDR2 800 RAM|~600 GB(2 HDDs)|Dell Optical Drive|NVidia GeForce 8800 GT|Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo|Insignia TV from 2007

 

Watch, because why not: Casio AE1200WHD-1A

 

Phone: Samsung Galaxy s8 64GB (with a 200 GB MicroSD card)

 

Laptop(s):

Acer Spin 15 64GB Chromebook:

Intel Pentium N4200|4GB RAM|64GB SSD|32GB MicroSD card|Intel HD 510|Acer 3 amp power brick

 

 

Dell Latitude D630:

Intel Core 2 Duo T7300|4GB DDR2|Mobile Intel 935 Express Chipset|1440x900 display|No HDD

A bunch of Dell Vostro 1000s that I got for free

An old Powerbook that I got for free

And an old 17" Macbook Pro Mid-2007

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Kaloob said:

My old mouse exploded when I plugged it into my PC...

I think thats an IED, not a mouse


CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G@3.9Ghz  Heatsink: AMD Wraith Stealth GPU: Zotac GTX 1060 Mini 6GB RAM: Kingston HyperX Predator RGB 3200Mhz Mobo: ASRock B450M-Pro4  Case: Phanteks P300 PSU: Superflower Silver ECO 600W

Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, BigRom said:

I think thats an IED, not a mouse

Well if it was an AED the computer would explode


I can crash a computer in 30 seconds by running a .bat file with the contents %0|%0.

I can crash a computer in 1 second by yeeting it.

I also now have about 7 GB of viruses on an autorun flash drive.

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

Well if it was an AED the computer would explode

AED?


Don't forget to use the "Quote" feature or mention me ( @Gegger) if you want me to see your reply!

Community Standards // Forum Quickstart Guide // Floatplane // FAQ

If you want to make a thread, check if there is another related thread first.

It's PRIDE month! Support LGBTQ+ rights!

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Gegger said:

AED?

Automated External Defibrillator (those things you see everywhere in airports).


I can crash a computer in 30 seconds by running a .bat file with the contents %0|%0.

I can crash a computer in 1 second by yeeting it.

I also now have about 7 GB of viruses on an autorun flash drive.

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Gegger said:

AED?

Automated External Defibrillator, it sends electricity to your heart to make it start working properly again if it starts beating out of sync.


Futura:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 - 3.8GHz @ 1.3V  GPUEVGA 750 Ti SC

Mobo: ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 HDD: WD Blue 2TB 5400rpm

SSD: HP M700 120GB RAM: 16GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200MHz C16 @ 1.35V 

Cooler: Cryorig H7 Case: In Win 101 (Black) PSU: Corsair CX450 Gray Label

 

Infinity (Upgraded Dell XPS 410):

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 GPU: Nvidia Geforce 7300 LE

RAM: 8GB Corsair DDR2 800MHz HDD: WD Caviar Blue 320GB

PSU: EVGA 550w

 

Car: 

1992 Toyota Paseo

Engine: 5e-fe Inline 4cyl, 100HP, 93lb/ft

Transmission: 4 Speed Automatic

Body: White, 940kg/2070lbs

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Schnoz said:

Automated External Defibrillator (those things you see everywhere in airports).

ik what those are, my school has 4 of them


Don't forget to use the "Quote" feature or mention me ( @Gegger) if you want me to see your reply!

Community Standards // Forum Quickstart Guide // Floatplane // FAQ

If you want to make a thread, check if there is another related thread first.

It's PRIDE month! Support LGBTQ+ rights!

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Gegger said:

ik what those are, my school has 4 of them

"Hey give that back, that's a several-thousand-dollar piece of dangerous equipment"

Me: "no i gotta charge my phone that's more important"

 


I can crash a computer in 30 seconds by running a .bat file with the contents %0|%0.

I can crash a computer in 1 second by yeeting it.

I also now have about 7 GB of viruses on an autorun flash drive.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Schnoz said:

"Hey give that back, that's a several-thousand-dollar piece of dangerous equipment"

Me: "no i gotta charge my phone that's more important"

 

lmao there's been multiple times were some kids have yanked the aed cabinet doors open and set off loud alarms


Don't forget to use the "Quote" feature or mention me ( @Gegger) if you want me to see your reply!

Community Standards // Forum Quickstart Guide // Floatplane // FAQ

If you want to make a thread, check if there is another related thread first.

It's PRIDE month! Support LGBTQ+ rights!

Link to post
Share on other sites

One thing I see kind of often is people who have really expensive phones but aren't careful with them and drop them often. I've actually heard people say, "Oh, if it breaks then I'll just get a new one." when talking about new iPhones like $500+ is no big deal to them. Meanwhile, I'm probably more careful with the phone I got for $50...


Futura:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 - 3.8GHz @ 1.3V  GPUEVGA 750 Ti SC

Mobo: ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 HDD: WD Blue 2TB 5400rpm

SSD: HP M700 120GB RAM: 16GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200MHz C16 @ 1.35V 

Cooler: Cryorig H7 Case: In Win 101 (Black) PSU: Corsair CX450 Gray Label

 

Infinity (Upgraded Dell XPS 410):

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 GPU: Nvidia Geforce 7300 LE

RAM: 8GB Corsair DDR2 800MHz HDD: WD Caviar Blue 320GB

PSU: EVGA 550w

 

Car: 

1992 Toyota Paseo

Engine: 5e-fe Inline 4cyl, 100HP, 93lb/ft

Transmission: 4 Speed Automatic

Body: White, 940kg/2070lbs

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×