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Experiences with non-techies

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Two years ago my grandpa FINALLY switched to cable internet from dial-up.

Since my grandfather is usually pretty technical (He used to do all kinds of jobs, mechanical, chemical, etc. He's one of those older people that've done everything.) he told the cable company they didn't need to install the cable for him; he'd do it himself.

 

Two days later, I get a call. "Joey, I can't use the internet on my PC." Obviously, I go over to fix it, thinking he just didn't plug the cable into the modem/router right.

 

Once I come over, he shows me how he plugged the cable into the router, shows me how he routed the cable upstairs, which he did rather nicely, and all is well. Until we reach his PC.

 

Right there I see standing before me a '95 machine with specs so insignificant I can't even remember. Naturally it only had a dial-up modem internal but no ethernet port.

 

"I couldn't figure out where to plug the cable in."

 

Naturally he bought a new PC after that.

Good for him. At least he got a modern PC, not a dinosaur. Most senior citizens get shit dinosaurs running XP.


"If it has tits or tires, at some point you will have problems with it." -@vinyldash303

this is probably the only place i'll hang out anymore: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/274320-the-long-awaited-car-thread/

 

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Well live.lmgtfy.com is interesting....

 

 

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oh and that too (not a techy thing just stupidity)

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Yep, we have some of that stuff too on the thread. Read a few posts back, see what I mean.


"If it has tits or tires, at some point you will have problems with it." -@vinyldash303

this is probably the only place i'll hang out anymore: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/274320-the-long-awaited-car-thread/

 

Current Rig: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, Abit IN9-32MAX nForce 680i board, Galaxy GT610 1GB DDR3 gpu, Cooler Master Mystique 632S Full ATX case, 1 2TB Seagate Barracuda SATA and 1x200gb Maxtor SATA drives, 1 LG SATA DVD drive, Windows 10. All currently runs like shit :D 

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in math there was a graphing problem about internet and according to the math problem an internet plan costs $10/GB

 

there is no possible way that can make sense

There is, in Australia (http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile-phones/mobiles-on-a-plan/index.htm#filter/brand//os//features//plan/s/sort/featured), on Telstra's lowest end mobile plan, data costs $110/GB, and they used to have an ADSL2+ plan which cost $50 / month and got you 5GB data...


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I tried to put my z97 mobo through the standoffs.

U WOT M8


"If it has tits or tires, at some point you will have problems with it." -@vinyldash303

this is probably the only place i'll hang out anymore: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/274320-the-long-awaited-car-thread/

 

Current Rig: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, Abit IN9-32MAX nForce 680i board, Galaxy GT610 1GB DDR3 gpu, Cooler Master Mystique 632S Full ATX case, 1 2TB Seagate Barracuda SATA and 1x200gb Maxtor SATA drives, 1 LG SATA DVD drive, Windows 10. All currently runs like shit :D 

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I honestly might have to give it another try on my hackintosh partition, see what sort of difference I get.

Thank you for being open minded and not flaming ;)

The difference isn't that noticeable, not enough to really make THAT much of a difference, but it exists. OSX is a much better OS anyways, Apple just has hardware choices impractical for gaming. Remember, Apple's hardware isn't overpriced; it's just flat out bad.


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If you ever spot me anywhere else, you've earned yourself an imaginary cookie  B)

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@mosin40 why do you get to have softcore porn as your profile picture when i got a warning for having this as my profile picture
 http://imgur.com/3eLnE2x


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@mosin40 why do you get to have softcore porn as your profile picture when i got a warning for having this as my profile picture

 http://imgur.com/3eLnE2x

Because it's softcore animated porn.


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On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

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Because it's softcore animated porn.

there is a vagina in his picture, there is nothing of the sort in the one i had


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there is a vagina in his picture, there is nothing of the sort in the one i had

I just see boobs.


Main PC: sleeper Dell on profile boi

Laptop: Latitude E4310 w/ i5 580M, 8GB RAM, 120GB 840 EVO, Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 wireless card, Windows 7 Pro x64

Zeus: 2x 1266MHz PIII, Supermicro P3TDDE, 1x 512MB PC133 ECC, Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB, 30GB DiamondMax Plus 8 + 80GB IBM DeskStar, Windows XP Pro SP3

 

On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

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I just see boobs.

take off the shades


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there is a vagina in his picture, there is nothing of the sort in the one i had

Yeah wait how is he not warned or banned yet

n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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take off the shades

I took that as a suggestion to go to his profile... I see what you mean.

 

Ignore all of that.

 

nobody has looked hard enough?

Or they have been looking too hard.


Main PC: sleeper Dell on profile boi

Laptop: Latitude E4310 w/ i5 580M, 8GB RAM, 120GB 840 EVO, Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 wireless card, Windows 7 Pro x64

Zeus: 2x 1266MHz PIII, Supermicro P3TDDE, 1x 512MB PC133 ECC, Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB, 30GB DiamondMax Plus 8 + 80GB IBM DeskStar, Windows XP Pro SP3

 

On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

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i just remembered that time when i brought my old Lenovo X100e to school that had Linux Mint on it because Windows was slowing it down and everyone thought i was a master hacker or some shit


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My friend told me that his Pentium 4 3.20 GHz is better than my AMD FX 8120 because it has more GHz. I told him about my 4.0 GHz overclock and he said that doesn't work and it's still not as good as the p4 because it's base is 3.2 and mine is 3.1. We did a Minecraft comparison and he got like 40 fps at most with glitched textures and random frame drops. He also has 4 gb of ram and no gpu and said ram doesn't matter for games and his cpu is good so he doesn't need a gpu... He also says ps3 is better than xbox 360 and pc. I had never facepalmed so hard in my life.


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Stupidity. Pure stupidity.

And I thought I was a very stupid (or just plain retarded), but seeing this... Makes me wonder how uneducated a lot of the humanity is.


Never trust my advice. Only take any and all advice from me with a grain of salt. Just a heads up.

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i have more stories if you want me to share, but this one happened recently. my friend told my other friend that his Toshiba with 4 GB RAM and no GPU except for Intel HD 4400 and a dual-core i5 at 2.6 GHz is better than his Alienware 14 with a GT 750M and an i7-4700MQ 2.4 GHz simply because "GPUs don't matter when your CPU is good" and because the clockspeed is higher


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