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Experiences with non-techies

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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....

 

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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...


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4 minutes ago, Kaloob said:

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

I think thats an IED, not a mouse


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14 hours ago, BigRom said:

I think thats an IED, not a mouse

Well if it was an AED the computer would explode


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3 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

Well if it was an AED the computer would explode

AED?


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2 minutes ago, Gegger said:

AED?

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


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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.


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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


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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"

 


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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


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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...


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41 minutes 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"

 

Friend: "WE'RE LOSING IT"

Me: rubs defib together "CLEAR!!!"


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16 minutes ago, dcgreen2k said:

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...

I don't even know how people crack their screens that easily, I've only ever cracked the tempered glass screen protector.

Do these people just drop their phone then stomp on it several more times?


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I can't count how many times I'm called from the shop repairing a vehicle into the office because 'my computer is frozen' when she's just got something resting on the keyboard like a binder or the big calculator next to her keyboard.

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A couple weeks ago my friend bought an RTX 2070 and installed it. Immediately he called me up and complained about the card overheating and throttling. I went through the usual troubleshooting steps to no avail. So I went to his place to have a look at it myself.

 

Turns out the guy forgot to take off the plastic that covered one of the fans, and it had been preventing the fan from spinning.

 

I still troll him about that one.


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6 minutes ago, Arika S said:

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Basically the same for working on cars and guns, yet people still go kaboom from time to time.


Come Bloody Angel

Break off your chains

And look what I've found in the dirt.

 

Pale battered body

Seems she was struggling

Something is wrong with this world.

 

Fierce Bloody Angel

The blood is on your hands

Why did you come to this world?

 

Everybody turns to dust.

 

Everybody turns to dust.

 

The blood is on your hands.

 

The blood is on your hands!

 

Pyo.

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1 hour ago, Schnoz said:

And the spark goes from your finger to the motherboard if you forgot your antistatic wrist strap.

And the heat sink goes on the back of the video card.

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28 minutes ago, Bitter said:

And the heat sink goes on the back of the video card.

Ouuuuch...

 

For those of you who don't know, when trying to improve VRM cooling on my Ass Rock AB350M, the heatsink fell onto the unprotected back of my 1060, killing it.


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