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Experiences with non-techies

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I've never used iWork, but I do like the look of it and if I had to or had the money to switch to using a Macbook for school/uni-related stuff then I'd give it a good go. Since I'm hopefully going to do a music-based course at Uni I reckon there'll be a lot of Macs floating around (provided it's a well-funded uni). I'm pro-Linux but my school's insistence on MS stuff and there being no easy way to work with Publisher files on Linux combined with games like Skyrim being Windows-only led me to dual-boot and eventually neglect using Linux. As soon as there's a big enough gaming platform and I don't have to use Publisher files anymore I'll happily switch back. Linux for home/gaming use (when optimised it's hella faster for gaming) and potentially OSX for uni/music.


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Buying parts for my PC with my Dad (who's not actually that bad with computers, he uses Cobol in his job) yesterday, he was totalling up prices from different websites to make sure I didn't go past my budget:

 

Dad: "Okay, Scan. Uh, Graphics Card, fan -"

Me: "Power Supply, Dad"

Dad: "Oh, right, sorry, I couldn't read it properly, it said fan right there. [actually legit mistake apart from the fact that there's a huge picture of a power supply] Uh, what's that? *squints* Oh, the processor."

At this point I had to try hard not to burst out in tears.

Me: "Yeah, Dad, that's the motherboard."


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Buying parts for my PC with my Dad (who's not actually that bad with computers, he uses Cobol in his job) yesterday, he was totalling up prices from different websites to make sure I didn't go past my budget:

 

Dad: "Okay, Scan. Uh, Graphics Card, fan -"

Me: "Power Supply, Dad"

Dad: "Oh, right, sorry, I couldn't read it properly, it said fan right there. [actually legit mistake apart from the fact that there's a huge picture of a power supply] Uh, what's that? *squints* Oh, the processor."

At this point I had to try hard not to burst out in tears.

Me: "Yeah, Dad, that's the motherboard."

how can you not tell the difference between a processor and a mobo? They are 2 completely different sizes!


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You realise that is not true yeah?

 

While free antivus programs are great and do a fantastic job, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a paid internet protection, and nothing that wrong with norton or mcafee, especially for novice computer users that are more likely to get infected

 

Have a look at the tests from AVTest.org

 

http://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/

Norton pays sites/companies that do tests with their antivirus to make damn sure they don't look like sh*t next to good alternatives like Kaspersky and Avast.

Been through this with an ex-Norton employee. He said they also got paid by companies that make viruses/malware etc to have Norton never detect anything they've installed, IE: you can install PassShow, random toolbars etc and Norton will do nothing about them.


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Norton pays sites/companies that do tests with their antivirus to make damn sure they don't look like sh*t next to good alternatives like Kaspersky and Avast.

Been through this with an ex-Norton employee. He said they also got paid by companies that make viruses/malware etc to have Norton never detect anything they've installed, IE: you can install PassShow, random toolbars etc and Norton will do nothing about them.

 

I find it hard to believe they paid of a German laboratory.... AVTest are very highly regarded, sure its not gospel, but I would like to think their tests are trust worthy

besides if norton can do that, so can others, this making all reviews and tests NULL, 

 

I was just trying to stop the flow of bullshit you hear sometimes, when the facts and data are available to see, I spoke to many people working for loads of different security companies in my previous job, some of them were brutally honest about how good their products where..(I remember the Mcafee guy that came in was using Kaspersky on his personal computer and was not ashamed to admit he preferred it) arguably for stupid Joe Bloggs who wouldnt know what a fire wall was even if his house was on fire, having a more comprehensive paid security is not a bad idea, or a particularly expensive outlay


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I find it hard to believe they paid of a German laboratory.... AVTest are very highly regarded, sure its not gospel, but I would like to think their tests are trust worthy

besides if norton can do that, so can others, this making all reviews and tests NULL, 

 

I was just trying to stop the flow of bullshit you hear sometimes, when the facts and data are available to see

I did use Norton (paid version) for about 6 months (about a year ago). It wasn't awful for the first month or so I owned it. I then started to realize that, whenever I did a scan with Malwarebytes, it would ALWAYS find crap on there. Ever since I started using Avast free, I haven't had such an issue.

It's just sad to me that a free antivirus had better (personal) results for me than an expensive antivirus solution. I've also used Kaspersky (while I had my old iMac running W7 alongside Mountain Lion) and that was superb. Still money wasted cuz I could've been fine with just Avast but still, it goes to show that Norton is, well, terrible.

 

However, their customer service is the best of any company I've ever had to deal with. Call em up on Twitter and they can fix any problems you might have with their software. Can't get that from anybody else so far.


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I did use Norton (paid version) for about 6 months (about a year ago). It wasn't awful for the first month or so I owned it. I then started to realize that, whenever I did a scan with Malwarebytes, it would ALWAYS find crap on there. Ever since I started using Avast free, I haven't had such an issue.

It's just sad to me that a free antivirus had better (personal) results for me than an expensive antivirus solution. I've also used Kaspersky (while I had my old iMac running W7 alongside Mountain Lion) and that was superb. Still money wasted cuz I could've been fine with just Avast but still, it goes to show that Norton is, well, terrible.

 

However, their customer service is the best of any company I've ever had to deal with. Call em up on Twitter and they can fix any problems you might have with their software. Can't get that from anybody else so far.

 

Yeah nothing is 100% proof, different software often find different things within different windows of time, and with varying degrees of accuracy, again I am talking more about the computer inept people that security is even more important for

 

I would argue having software that is 90% accurate but 100% easy to use with good support is mroe important than software that is 100% safe but impossible to use and there is no help desk (rather extreme example but you catch my drift)

 

(I speak from years of retail/service desk experience here dealing with completely retarded public not computer enthusiasts where I would recommend different)


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My mom always has my school ipad accidentally and uses it almost constantly. I tell her "mom, that's my school I pad, it's running out of power, it's on 5%, plug it in" of course her response to this is use it until it runs out, call it a stupid piece of crap, them continue to do whatever on her newer, faster ipad. OMG! It really grinds my gears. Another thing she does all the time is ask me for help with it. I come over and hold my hand out to take a look at it for her. She yells "no" and starts hitting it on the side. I love my mom, but sometimes I want to slap her. The worst one of all... My science teacher got some gunk on his screen, I raised my had to say "I have screen wipes in my backpack for you, I could got get them" he said " no, those are over rated, check out what my son (who is 8 and thinks he is a tech prodigy) showed me to do" so he takes out isopropyl alcohol and I am surprisingly pleased... Then he sets it aside and goes for the windex. He sprays it wiped it off with a news paper.. Then runs it over water saying "don't worry it's water proof"... It wasn't water proof


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When people say big PC towers are irrelevant, and that they say our laptop or NUC performs just as good.. 

 

It's true when you're talking about low-end towers, 2 generations behind.

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A friend recently dropped $1500+ on a new rig, newest i7, GTX 970, you know the drill.

Then an acquaintance of mine is looking into upgrading a pre-built he's had. Here's how my friend is dealing with it. I am Me, my acquaintance is A, then my friend is F.

A: I'm looking to upgrade my computer, do you have any suggestions?

F: Yeah, here's a pcpartpicker link: [$1500 build]

A: Uhh, that's a bit over budget...

*Later on in the week...*

F: Dude, you should get a 970. It can play GRID Autosport at 4K at 60 FPS!

A: Alright, but what about the processor?

F: Skimp down on everything you can in order to get the 970!

[The build he is settling on is essentially an FX-6300]

Me: Uhh, I'd overclock that, or try for an Intel i5...

F: Dude, the CPU doesn't matter.

Me: Yes it does...

F: Dude, you need to get the 970, though. All other cards will be obsolete now, and it'll be the only card to support DirectX 12!

Me: [Reminds him that it can work on Fermis]

F: Dude, no it can't! They can't run it! My 970 can play GRID on 4K at 60 FPS, need I say more?

F: A, you can come over to my house and I'll show you the difference between 1080p, 1440p, and 4K, then you can make a decision.

Me: With a single card setup, I wouldn't recommend 4K. Just stick with 1080, then DSR if you want. I use it on my 650 Ti and it works great.

F: Nope, only the 970 can run DSR, it says so on the box that it's exclusive to the 900 series!

Me: [Mentions press releases about it being supported to older cards in a driver update, which turned out to be true] ...I'm running it on my 650 Ti, even!

F: Nope...

And this guy influenced his build...


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Just saw this comment on Kotaku.

 

"I hate mechanical keyboard. Too noisy, and over time, slowly breaks your hands. I love smooth soft long-stroke keys."

 

Needless to say my face got reacquainted with my desk.


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I am fine with people who do not understand tech and need help, it's the ones that don't understand tech and act as if you're wrong all the time. My uncle being one of them, he acts as if Iphones are the only way forward, denying anyone can do any damage to them in terms of 'hacking', or malware. Same goes for OSX in his opinion. He denies any other Android phone is even as close to as good as Iphones, if something is wrong with his laptop he runs to me to help, which is fun; until I tell him his HDD is screwed and he says he'll get his other mate to help as they know more. Makes me wana drink bleach, mixed with more bleach.

 

A funny note is when I was trying to teach my mum to use a PC, I said to open a new tab(assuming she at least knew this as she worked in an internet cafe for 2 years) and she presses the on/off button. Made me laugh for a good while.

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Just saw this comment on Kotaku.

 

"I hate mechanical keyboard. Too noisy, and over time, slowly breaks your hands. I love smooth soft long-stroke keys."

 

Needless to say my face got reacquainted with my desk.

 

Remember that keyboards are a personal preference...

 

I personally hate Cherry MX Blues...

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Remember that keyboards are a personal preference...

 

I personally hate Cherry MX Blues...

 

I don't think it's the not liking mechanical keyboards that's dumb, it's the reason behind it

 

"slowly breaks your hands"

 

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Remember that keyboards are a personal preference...

 

I personally hate Cherry MX Blues...

 

I was more annoyed with how he thought all mechanical keyboards acted like mx blues.


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I don't think it's the not liking mechanical keyboards that's dumb, it's the reason behind it

 

"slowly breaks your hands"

 

?

 

RSI from long key-travel and heavy switches man... He might be the type who bottoms out the keys...

 

Shallower keys are pretty nice if you're the type who likes to bottom out when pressing a key...

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RSI from long key-travel and heavy switches man... He might be the type who bottoms out the keys...

 

Shallower keys are pretty nice if you're the type who likes to bottom out when pressing a key...

 

Yeah but he also says he likes "long stroke keys"...

 

Anyway it's not worth arguing about.

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I did use Norton (paid version) for about 6 months (about a year ago). It wasn't awful for the first month or so I owned it. I then started to realize that, whenever I did a scan with Malwarebytes, it would ALWAYS find crap on there. Ever since I started using Avast free, I haven't had such an issue.

It's just sad to me that a free antivirus had better (personal) results for me than an expensive antivirus solution. I've also used Kaspersky (while I had my old iMac running W7 alongside Mountain Lion) and that was superb. Still money wasted cuz I could've been fine with just Avast but still, it goes to show that Norton is, well, terrible.

 

However, their customer service is the best of any company I've ever had to deal with. Call em up on Twitter and they can fix any problems you might have with their software. Can't get that from anybody else so far.

My grandma used a virus filled virus scanner and McAfee.. Thank god I removed those atrocious things on her computer.. It wouldn't let me install Adblock, Avast, AVG, but let me install MalwareBytes. Now she doesn't have IE (I replaced it with Firefox having Adblock), reinstalled her Chrome and put Adblock on that too. I wonder why the older ones are always clicking ads left and right.. :/


 

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My grandma used a virus filled virus scanner and McAfee.. Thank god I removed those atrocious things on her computer.. It wouldn't let me install Adblock, Avast, AVG, but let me install MalwareBytes. Now she doesn't have IE (I replaced it with Firefox having Adblock), reinstalled her Chrome and put Adblock on that too. I wonder why the older ones are always clicking ads left and right.. :/

Adblock - although I'm not a fan of it - does have it's purposes especially for old people and little ones who click on everything they see.


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Adblock - although I'm not a fan of it - does have it's purposes especially for old people and little ones who click on everything they see.

Yeah.. I only have it installed in case I ever let a friend or anyone go on my computer.. Really helpful for that too. :)


 

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Senor Shiny: Main- CPU Intel i7 6700k 4.7GHz @1.42v | RAM G.Skill TridentZ CL16 3200 | GPU Asus Strix GTX 1070 (2100/2152) | Motherboard ASRock Z170 OC Formula | HDD Seagate 1TB x2 | SSD 850 EVO 120GB | CASE NZXT S340 (Black) | PSU Supernova G2 750W  | Cooling NZXT Kraken X62 w/Vardars
Secondary (Plex): CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 @1.099v | RAM Samsun Wonder 16GB CL9 1600 (sadly no oc) | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | Motherboard ASRock H97M-Pro4 | HDDs Seagate 1TB, WD Blue 1TB, WD Blue 3TB | Case Corsair Air 240 (Black) | PSU EVGA 600B | Cooling GeminII S524

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(Deceased) DangerousNotDell- CPU AMD AMD FX 8120 @4.8GHz 1.42v | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | RAM Samsung Wonder 8GB (CL9 2133MHz 1.6v) | Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z | Cooling EVO 212 | Case Rosewill Redbone | PSU EVGA 600B | HDD Seagate 1TB

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i was sitting in math class on my tablet (2013 nexus 7) when class was done i put it in my pack when the guy in front of my got up and asked
"were you on your Ipad the whole time?"

i said

"i dont have an ipad"

mind = blown.


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When people see the micro ATX case my semi prebuilt uses and they're like DUDE UR COMPOOTER IS HUGE!

Somebody's never seen an ATX case before.... I can only imagine that they would faint.


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