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Experiences with non-techies

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2 hours ago, Koeshi said:

How did they turn them on before?

 

Just the one?  Is it your first week to have only found one? :P

Probably asleep vs. actually turned off but tech illiterate so not knowing the difference.


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Kudos to Pearson My Lab and Mastering, the online software my summer precalc class used. Here are all the things Pearson did wrong:

 

- The URL is horrible: Nobody wants to type in pearsonmylabandmastering.com.

- You need to pay $100 to unlock the class, and transactions don't work half the time.

- DRM management in online textbooks. Each page has broken elements everywhere and takes ages to load, even on fast wifi.

- How it performs on slow af school wifi.

 

Pearson's online service is balls.


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3 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

Kudos to Pearson My Lab and Mastering, the online software my summer precalc class used. Here are all the things Pearson did wrong:

 

- The URL is horrible: Nobody wants to type in pearsonmylabandmastering.com.

- You need to pay $100 to unlock the class, and transactions don't work half the time.

- DRM management in online textbooks. Each page has broken elements everywhere and takes ages to load, even on fast wifi.

- How it performs on slow af school wifi.

 

Pearson's online service is balls.

For my classes it take you 3 different webpages to access your textbook


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1 hour ago, Schnoz said:

Kudos to Pearson My Lab and Mastering, the online software my summer precalc class used. Here are all the things Pearson did wrong:

 

- The URL is horrible: Nobody wants to type in pearsonmylabandmastering.com.

- You need to pay $100 to unlock the class, and transactions don't work half the time.

- DRM management in online textbooks. Each page has broken elements everywhere and takes ages to load, even on fast wifi.

- How it performs on slow af school wifi.

 

Pearson's online service is balls.

FolioTech was alright. 


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On 8/16/2019 at 12:28 PM, Schnoz said:

School's started for me. Storytime!

 

Apparently, some kid broke his mobo and 1070. I heard that, while installing it, he became frustrated and slammed down on the back of the card with a screwdriver in his hand. The GPU mounting screws had not yet been installed yet. The end result was that he knocked a crapton of components off the back of the card and snapped the PCIe slot off the mobo. The slot also dragged a lot of copper traces out of the PCB, bricking it.

You know... Your stories aren't so much about non-techies but more about idiots with anger management issues. And how do you know so many people who build computers? 


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2 hours ago, Schnoz said:

Kudos to Pearson My Lab and Mastering, the online software my summer precalc class used. Here are all the things Pearson did wrong:

 

- The URL is horrible: Nobody wants to type in pearsonmylabandmastering.com.

- You need to pay $100 to unlock the class, and transactions don't work half the time.

- DRM management in online textbooks. Each page has broken elements everywhere and takes ages to load, even on fast wifi.

- How it performs on slow af school wifi.

 

Pearson's online service is balls.

Pearson's existence is wrong. PARCC/NJSLA is a tragedy.


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4 minutes ago, GilmourD said:

Pearson's existence is wrong. PARCC/NJSLA is a tragedy.

Screw PARCC!


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4 hours ago, GilmourD said:

You know... Your stories aren't so much about non-techies but more about idiots with anger management issues. And how do you know so many people who build computers? 

I live in Silicon Valley. The headquarters or major facilities of Google, AMD, Nvidia, and Intel are all pretty close.

 

Also, a lot of my stories are also about me when I was dumb.

 

And yeah, Pearson's online things terrifies me.


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4 hours ago, GilmourD said:

Pearson's existence is wrong. PARCC/NJSLA is a tragedy.

We don't talk about PARCC or NJSLA because those things never happened.


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18 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

We don't talk about PARCC or NJSLA because those things never happened.

As I've said before, I'm the systems administrator for a public school system. NJSLA (formerly PARCC) is still very much a thing for me.


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6 minutes ago, GilmourD said:

As I've said before, I'm the systems administrator for a public school system. NJSLA (formerly PARCC) is still very much a thing for me.

Ouch. I hope they change that soon...


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7 minutes ago, GilmourD said:

As I've said before, I'm the systems administrator for a public school system. NJSLA (formerly PARCC) is still very much a thing for me.

They changed the name?


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My Brother is on a holiday trip in south east Asia:

 

Him: Texts my Mom that everything is Ok

 

Me: Asks her what the local time is there

 

Her: Starts Texting him

 

Me: WTF are you doing ??!!!

 

Her: Asking him what the local time is !

 

Me: No wtf, just Google it !!!!!!!

 

It's not just that but Like wtf, how is it so f*** difficult to understand that in the year 2019 you can Google literally everything ???

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10 minutes ago, Pascal... said:

My Brother is on a holiday trip in south east Asia:

 

Him: Texts my Mom that everything is Ok

 

Me: Asks her what the local time is there

 

Her: Starts Texting him

 

Me: WTF are you doing ??!!!

 

Her: Asking him what the local time is !

 

Me: No wtf, just Google it !!!!!!!

 

It's not just that but Like wtf, how is it so f*** difficult to understand that in the year 2019 you can Google literally everything ???

I duck duck go it.


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My friend's mom keeps thinking that hackers have installed spyware on her laptop and are recording her. Every other weekend she would ask us to "wipe her system." No matter what kind of security software and reassurance we gave her, she would always dismiss it. Finally my friend got so fed up and got her mom a tablet without a webcam for internet access and disabled the WiFi on the laptop.

 

Her mom called next week saying that the landlord must have snuck in and installed spyware on the laptop that's now recording her and she wants us to go wipe her system... 😑

 

Sometimes it's not the technology that's broken. 😅


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35 minutes ago, Joluch said:

Her mom called next week saying that the landlord must have snuck in and installed spyware on the laptop that's now recording her and she wants us to go wipe her system... 😑

Well... 🤔  Maybe she's right, the mom I mean...  Maybe you should wipe her system ??? 🤨

 

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Irks me more than it should, but anyone wanting to give advice to others should do a bit of research and information-gathering before they do so.

 

Because I've seen so many pieces of advice that don't make sense, such as suggesting someone who uses an EF-mount Canon DSLR (EOS Rebel SL2) to swap the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM for a Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN, which I'm sure anyone who's known this lens, does not have a variant which is compatible with the EF-mount (that lens is made for the Sony E-Mount, Micro Four-Thirds and Canon EF-M mount, which are all mirrorless).

 

No one is born with such knowledge, so it's fine if you don't know about stuff like this. But good God, please ask and fact-check your answer before you give advice unless you want to look like a colossal fool who wants to look smart, but isn't.


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On 8/19/2019 at 8:28 PM, Kaloob said:

They changed the name?

Yeah, that's about it. The test is otherwise very similar. NJSLA is only for New Jersey. Not sure what it's called in other states.


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Few months ago, my former teacher & neighbor asked me to teach her a computer and said she would pay me. I said, why not. So when I came to her (she's in her 80's) I found out that she has no idea about computers and Internet at all and with at all I mean, literally at all! She asked me questions like how do I know when to use left mouse button and right mouse button (sigh)... It was very hard to explain her everything from the beginning. She wasn't even able to correctly navigate cursor. I gave up and it was my first and last visit to her. I didn't want to be rude and tell her that I couldn't teach her everything because she doesn't even know basics and has hard time to understand, so I just came with excuse that I'm very busy guy with working and didn't have much time and I offered her my friend who doesn't work and wouldn't mind to earn some money (poor guy, I know). Later I saw him and he said, he just explained her how to make an advertisement online (this was a main reason why she wanted to learn computer) and wrote it to her and that's it.

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Thankfully all I deal with is our inept secretary installing malicious and suspicious browser extensions, except that synchs to the accounting laptop...so the boss goes and tells at her "I didn't install anything" ok yeah so WatchTV.TV extension installed itself magically during lunch? Sure.

 

Do that shit on your damn iPhone!

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Most people at my city think of graphics cards in terms of amount of memory. If you tell someone you got say a 1050 2gb card for 250$, they'll tell you that 2GB graphics cards cost only about 70$ (some old radeon and some old 900 series). They don't understand the concept that GPUs have any processing power difference.

Also, all PSUs are the same no matter the power rating and think I'm a stupid for buying a 200$ PSU when the chinese model (450W) retails for as low as 25$.

Some people also think wireless is the pinnacle of internet and think I'm weird for using a wired connection with my laptop at work (I laugh when they complain about slow internet).

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37 minutes ago, Trinopoty said:

Most people at my city think of graphics cards in terms of amount of memory. If you tell someone you got say a 1050 2gb card for 250$, they'll tell you that 2GB graphics cards cost only about 70$ (some old radeon and some old 900 series). They don't understand the concept that GPUs have any processing power difference.

Also, all PSUs are the same no matter the power rating and think I'm a stupid for buying a 200$ PSU when the chinese model (450W) retails for as low as 25$.

Some people also think wireless is the pinnacle of internet and think I'm weird for using a wired connection with my laptop at work (I laugh when they complain about slow internet).

I can understand all of that, but are you buying some super high wattage 80+ titanium psu for it to be 200$? Mine was about 70$


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