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Experiences with non-techies

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30 minutes ago, Kisai said:

"Just bring the computer in"

 

- User brings in the computer screen.

- User brings in the external hard drive.

- User brings in just the docking station.

- User brings everything but the computer.

 

Some external hard drives are the same size as the MacMini, and I could see maybe confusing that.

 

The "brings in just the monitor" happened more than once.

 

Secretary asks me to look at her laptop for her, been running poorly. Sure bring it in with the power supply brick. Brings in laptop w/out power supply 'I don't know what the power supply is, I'll call you from home so you can tell me what to look for'. Ok fine. She calls that evening and after about 20 minutes on the phone she gives up and says 'I'll just bring in all the extra parts'. Brings me the WHOLE box it came in, the mouse, the manuals, the discs, everything. EXCEPT the power supply. 3rd times the charm, she brings in the power supply finally 'Oh I didn't know that's what this did, I though this was for the internet'. Yes, she'd been plugging the laptop into power, then turning it on, thinking it had to be connected to that to internet. Also explains why she kept saying she didn't understand why ATT told her she had wireless internet.

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2 hours ago, Bitter said:

Secretary asks me to look at her laptop for her, been running poorly. Sure bring it in with the power supply brick. Brings in laptop w/out power supply 'I don't know what the power supply is, I'll call you from home so you can tell me what to look for'. Ok fine. She calls that evening and after about 20 minutes on the phone she gives up and says 'I'll just bring in all the extra parts'. Brings me the WHOLE box it came in, the mouse, the manuals, the discs, everything. EXCEPT the power supply. 3rd times the charm, she brings in the power supply finally 'Oh I didn't know that's what this did, I though this was for the internet'. Yes, she'd been plugging the laptop into power, then turning it on, thinking it had to be connected to that to internet. Also explains why she kept saying she didn't understand why ATT told her she had wireless internet.

Has she NOT noticed that the laptop battery charges when she plugs it in?!

 

Even my grandpa regularly fucks with regedit on his laptop.


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On 3/13/2019 at 2:28 PM, Bananasplit_00 said:

I had a short internship as a backup IT guy and one person in the whole building DEMANDED a macbook to do any work what so ever... Im not sure why people like that arent just fired

it depends what kind of work. if you asked me to edit a video I'd be like well I only know iMovie soooooo


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On 5/3/2019 at 7:18 PM, Schnoz said:

Some Google Docs-only computers could run on 32 gigs. Also, schools are on a budget.

laughs in 16gb chromebook


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21 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

Even my grandpa regularly fucks with regedit on his laptop.

Grandpa ain't got time for these dumbass Windows settings, he going straight to the top


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13 minutes ago, firelighter487 said:

laughs in 16gb chromebook

*laughs in 32 mb TNT2 m64*


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13 minutes ago, BigRom said:

Grandpa ain't got time for these dumbass Windows settings, he going straight to the top

My Grandpa tried killing every background process on his computer in task manager when I suggested killing Premere b/c we thought it was hanging.


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Dell Latitude D630:

Intel Core 2 Duo T7300|4GB DDR2|Mobile Intel 935 Express Chipset|1440x900 display

A bunch of Dell Vostro 1000s

An old Powerbook G3

And an old 17" Macbook Pro Mid-2007

 

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29 minutes ago, Kaloob said:

My Grandpa tried killing every background process on his computer in task manager when I suggested killing Premere b/c we thought it was hanging.

I once tried to cool a laptop by cutting open the heatpipe and running water through it. It actually worked (from 90 C to 75 C), until the obvious happened (water finds any way to leak out). Luckily, it was an old laptop. Less luckily, it was an IBM Thinkpad.


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2 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

I once tried to cool a laptop by cutting open the heatpipe and running water through it. It actually worked (from 90 C to 75 C), until the obvious happened (water finds any way to leak out). Luckily, it was an old laptop. Less luckily, it was an IBM Thinkpad.

I cooled my XPS with pennies one time. 


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Dell XPS 420:

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Phone: Samsung Galaxy s8 64GB USA factory unlocked Midnight Black (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

A bunch of Dell Vostro 1000s

An old Powerbook G3

And an old 17" Macbook Pro Mid-2007

 

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1 hour ago, firelighter487 said:

laughs in 16gb chromebook

laughs in 12gb computer who is not even a chromebook

is it sad that this is the most likes I have ever gotten?


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59 minutes ago, Kaloob said:

I cooled my XPS with pennies one time. 

...but...how does that even work? i am confusion


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1 hour ago, will1432 said:

laughs in 12gb computer who is not even a chromebook

is it sad that this is the most likes I have ever gotten?

 

1 hour ago, firelighter487 said:

laughs in 16gb chromebook

laughs in 4 MB Ti™ 84™ Plus™ CE™


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1 hour ago, will1432 said:

laughs in 12gb computer who is not even a chromebook

laughs in 2003 Acer laptop with Windows XP


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23 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

 

laughs in 4 MB Ti™ 84™ Plus™ CE™

laughs in old pc without storage

also why you boolie with comic sans


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3 hours ago, Schnoz said:

Has she NOT noticed that the laptop battery charges when she plugs it in?!

 

Even my grandpa regularly fucks with regedit on his laptop.

Because she never used it NOT plugged in dude.

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Aunt is watching a friends kid (like a 6-7 year old), I'm on my computer and he comes back starts looking at my computer. I had a Phanteks p400s at the time and I was like "just don't put your hand on the glass" so naturally the first thing he does is plant his whole hand on the middle of the panel. Man I hate little kids

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7 minutes ago, THEIsaacPigg27 said:

Aunt is watching a friends kid (like a 6-7 year old), I'm on my computer and he comes back starts looking at my computer. I had a Phanteks p400s at the time and I was like "just don't put your hand on the glass" so naturally the first thing he does is plant his whole hand on the middle of the panel. Man I hate little kids

I'd smack him


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7 hours ago, Schnoz said:

...but...how does that even work? i am confusion

It dosen't,  that's how.

Windows wouldn't boot.


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Dell XPS 420:

Core 2 Quad Q6600 @2.4GHz|Dell OTP406 x38 chipset LGA 775|Some THICC Dell cooler|8 GB MemoryTek DDR2 800 RAM|2x WD Caviar Blue 7200 RPM 320 GB|Some Optical Drive|NVidia GeForce 8800 GT|Windows 10 Pro|Insignia TV from 2007|Havit HV-KB558CM Keyboard/Mouse combo|Amazon Basics A100 Speakers

 

Phone: Samsung Galaxy s8 64GB USA factory unlocked Midnight Black (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

A bunch of Dell Vostro 1000s

An old Powerbook G3

And an old 17" Macbook Pro Mid-2007

 

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Having worked in IT for the last 20 years I have seen all sorts. One I actually found was quite upsetting. This was a lady on one of our sites who had spent 7 years of her career documenting the staff and military personnel who had worked or trained there. Quite a few had died in various conflicts or for other reasons. One morning her computer would not start. You guessed it, the hard drive had failed and she had no backups. She was in tears, almost hysterically. What made it more frustrating was the machine had automated backups. All she had to do was pop a daily DDS tape (yes, this was a while ago) in her machine and all would have been good. Unfortunately nobody had told her, a simple lack of training.

 

In the end a data recovery firm managed to recover a lot of her stuff, but it cost not only financially but a lot of heartache.

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When you have to explain to a family member that Free Wi-Fi is unsecure.......

 

Also, when you try to share a password for a VPN with them through a password manager and they really don't get it.......... So much pain.

 

In the end I managed to get them to download the VPN app and login after a lot of pain and misery.


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I have seen a lot of strange things, also because I am the tech support guy for my friends and family. I got asked "Did you switch off the internet?" (when I had to restart the router), struggled with people who didn't get the difference between a browser's address bar and the (Google) search bar. I also had to switch a CMOS battery once because the computer's owner always unplugged the PC after shutdown and didn't use it for extended periods of time.

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On 5/3/2019 at 4:51 PM, Kaloob said:

Schools don't seem to be concerned with having good PCs... >:(

false. fortunately my small school supply all the high schoolers with MacBook Air's (Early 2015). Right before apple laptops took a turn.

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2 hours ago, kdawwgg1221 said:

false. fortunately my small school supply all the high schoolers with MacBook Air's (Early 2015). Right before apple laptops took a turn.

Our school has some Macbooks (Air, early 2015 and Pro, 2015, which are used for video editing) but otherwise our computers are dust-laden Sandy Bridge i3s or E7400s.


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1 hour ago, Schnoz said:

Our school has some Macbooks (Air, early 2015 and Pro, 2015, which are used for video editing) but otherwise our computers are dust-laden Sandy Bridge i3s or E7400s.

The only stuff from Apple that my school has are some iPad 3s, and iMacs from about 2013 with 3rd gen i5s. Otherwise, we have some Latitudes with i7 4770 HQs, and a bunch of HP AiOs with C2Ds. That's what my tech class uses. We also have crap-teir Chromebooks. 


Don't buy an EVGA G3!

Toyota Corona appreciation month

 

Desktop(s):

Thunder (main rig):

Ryzen 5 1600@4.0 GHz (1.35V)|ASRock AB350 Pro 4|Scythe Fuma 2|16GB G.Skill RIPJAWS V DDR4 @2666 MHz (2x8)|WD Black 256 GB NVME SSD|1TB WD Blue 7200 RPM HDD|500GB Segate Barracuda 7200 RPM HDD|6 TB of external storage (one 4TB, one 2TB)|ASUS GTX 1060 6GB Turbo|CX650M|Windows 10 Pro|Fractal Design Meshify C dark TG (4 intake 1 exhaust)|Dell SE2417HG|LG25UM58-P Ultrawide OC 75 Hz (At Max Res)|Dell SP2008WFP|Logitech G602|G.Skill KM570MX (Cherry MX Blue)|Amazon Basics A100 Speakers

 

 

Dell XPS 420:

Core 2 Quad Q6600 @2.4GHz|Dell OTP406 x38 chipset LGA 775|Some THICC Dell cooler|8 GB MemoryTek DDR2 800 RAM|2x WD Caviar Blue 7200 RPM 320 GB|Some Optical Drive|NVidia GeForce 8800 GT|Windows 10 Pro|Insignia TV from 2007|Havit HV-KB558CM Keyboard/Mouse combo|Amazon Basics A100 Speakers

 

Phone: Samsung Galaxy s8 64GB USA factory unlocked Midnight Black (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

A bunch of Dell Vostro 1000s

An old Powerbook G3

And an old 17" Macbook Pro Mid-2007

 

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