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36 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

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

Corsair HX1000I costs slightly more than 200$ where I live.

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Just now, Trinopoty said:

Corsair HX1000I costs slightly more than 200$ where I live.

Ah, you got the HX1000i. My CX550M was 74€ and my SFX Power 2 400W was 79€


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30 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

Ah, you got the HX1000i. My CX550M was 74€ and my SFX Power 2 400W was 79€

I had to upgrade because my XFX 750W one couldn't deliver enough power for my Vega 64.

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On 8/28/2019 at 12:05 AM, GilmourD said:

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.

I think it's still PARCC here, but Maryland is dropping PARCC this year.


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Kind of a twist on this topic but funny. 

 

Helping my mom buy her first laptop. So we are in BestBuy looking at laptops when sales guy comes over to help.  Mom tells the sales guy she needs a new laptop as she is going to a Red hat convention.   Sales guy spends the next 5-10 minutes thinking that my mom works for Red hat (the software company) or that she is a hacker. Mom is oblivious to this and is talking about the Red hat as in old ladies in purple clothes. Then there is me trying not to laugh my ass off as neither one catches onto what the other is talking about.      

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I work as an IT technician for a school. I have heard a lot of hilarious phrases, knowledge and ideas, sometimes it is very difficult not to laugh whilst explaining how something actually works. Today however, is a glorious day when all of the Sh** hits the fan as staff members and pupils alike forget how to use IT equipment that they've now probably been using for years... This day my friends... Is back to school day after the summer holidays. 

 

The following comments are only a few of which I heard today or was in conversation with as I was trying to help an individual.

 

- "I get a lot of gibberish text whenever I open a document from another device, is it because I am using Windows 9?" - They were in fact using Microsoft Office 2013 on a Windows 10 laptop, and, they were trying to open newer documents not supported by Office 2013. Neither Office or Windows 10 were activated. 

 

- "I've just had my summer holiday and I was expecting my laptop to have been worked on over the holidays, why was it not worked on? Plus I'm still on Windows 7!" - They had indeed taken their laptop home over the holidays, I can do nothing at this stage. I had also sent a notice out about a month prior notifying all staff members that any laptop with Windows 7 on it will need to be upgraded to Windows 10, and, must be left in their office or classroom before they leave for their holidays. 

 

- "We're really sorry sir, but the laptop screen cracked when we closed the lid of the laptop and we're not sure why. We were just fed up with how long it was taking to log in" - The kid had in fact slammed the lid of one of our laptops from science, but he closed it on his poor friends hands as he still had his hands on the laptops keyboard. 

 

The result of today is 20 to 30 tickets on our help desk of things that all staff members were happy with when they left for their summer break. I am tempted to give up and never help some of these folks again, as lovely as they may be. 


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Dunno if this counts as non–tecchies, but regardless; I started at a new school this year and was wondering how much people knew about PCs here, or what the "PC People" are like. Well, now I know. As a preface: we have some kind of school bulletin where you can advertise yourself or something you wish to sell. Some kid was trying to sell the following rig for the equivalent of 1000 USD: 

  • Intel i7 8700
  • GTX 1060 3GB
  • 8GB of DDR4 2666Mhz RAM
  • Some Z370 motherboard. I don't know what brand, as it's in Chinese.
  • 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
  • 400W PSU

I don't know about you all, but I feel that this is quite clearly a ripoff. I could build a PC for the same price that's at least 50% better. Maybe it's none of my business, but I feel bad for the person that ends up buying this PC for that price, and then later realises that they could have built it themselves for almost half the price (if not less). 

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So, when I was on holiday with my parents a few years back, we were staying in a nice hotel in Austria.

One evening we decided to have a seat in the bar and enjoy the mountain view. On the table next to us there were two elderly couples having their best time of life. Suddenly one phone rang and the husband (I assume) handed the ringing phone to his wife. So she said all the stuff you'd normally say if you pick up your phone.......

Yeah about that....

She didn't pick up the call, until she opened the phone (an older flip phone), obviously the person calling hung up already.

At this point it's obvious to say that my parents and me were trying to keep a straight face. (Trying.....)

 

 

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Dunno if I posted this, but here are two pictures I found online.

1. Screw "for improved mounting pressure and cooling" through the SoC of a Raspberry Pi:

 

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2. Soldering zinc pennies to a PS3 in an attempt to improve performance:

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Kids in school still using USB sticks (and losing them all the time, also they don't work half the time)  even though everyone has OneDrive. 

 

Also whenever I tell them what my hobby is, they always have to ask the same stupid Question: ArE yUo a hAcKeR ? 

 

#JustREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

 

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2 hours ago, Pascal... said:

Kids in school still using USB sticks (and losing them all the time, also they don't work half the time)  even though everyone has OneDrive.

Death is a preferable alternative to cloud storage.


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2 hours ago, Pascal... said:

Kids in school still using USB sticks (and losing them all the time, also they don't work half the time)  even though everyone has OneDrive. 

 

Also whenever I tell them what my hobby is, they always have to ask the same stupid Question: ArE yUo a hAcKeR ? 

 

#JustREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

 

They probably don't have reliable internet at home, a lot of kids at my school don't.


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2 hours ago, Pascal... said:

 

Also whenever I tell them what my hobby is, they always have to ask the same stupid Question: ArE yUo a hAcKeR ? 

 

This is what happens to me when I bring an ergonomic mouse to school. Not /s


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1 hour ago, Schnoz said:

This is what happens to me when I bring an ergonomic mouse to school. Not /s

only 1 of my friends knows what a trackball is

 

me: you know those arcade games with that ball thing?

 

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On 9/9/2019 at 4:34 PM, Pascal... said:

Kids in school still using USB sticks (and losing them all the time, also they don't work half the time)  even though everyone has OneDrive. 

 

Also whenever I tell them what my hobby is, they always have to ask the same stupid Question: ArE yUo a hAcKeR ? 

 

#JustREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

 

OneDrive sucks. I say that from a professional standpoint.


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 I work in technical service at a home electronics store and this thread is more or less my jobb every day. 

Don't get me wrong, I love my job but after showing anyone over 60 how to use an smartphone or laptop (or anything) I want to cry a little bit. 

I know that not anyone know about tech like we here in the forum but really? How hard is it to open a locked smartphone by swping? 

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On 8/30/2019 at 7:39 PM, wkdpaul said:

/r/TechSupportGore is one hell of a place ...

 

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I'm sorry, but are those drill holes?  Trying to understand what has happened here.

 

And yeah, see some great stuff posted to that sub :D

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46 minutes ago, Koeshi said:

I'm sorry, but are those drill holes?  Trying to understand what has happened here.

 

And yeah, see some great stuff posted to that sub :D

Drill holes. "To improve ventilation". /s


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1 hour ago, Koeshi said:

I'm sorry, but are those drill holes?  Trying to understand what has happened here.

 

And yeah, see some great stuff posted to that sub :D

Yeah, I remember the story, the tech drilled holes in the back of the SSF case to mount it somewhere ... He did that twice ...


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people not ejecting flash drives properly then wailing when they can't get their data


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5 minutes ago, Gegger said:

people not ejecting flash drives properly then wailing when they can't get their data

Device was removed unexpectedly

 

WTF are you on about Windows, I was totally intending on removing that USB drive, it wasn't unexpected!!!


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2 minutes ago, wkdpaul said:

Device was removed unexpectedly

 

WTF are you on about Windows, I was totally intending on removing that USB drive, it wasn't unexpected!!!

Had an instance this week where the lady just unplugged her 3tb external drive in the middle of copying files then was badgering me about recovering her data


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25 minutes ago, XenosTech said:

Had an instance this week where the lady just unplugged her 3tb external drive in the middle of copying files then was badgering me about recovering her data

Yeah ... Usual (l)user bs!


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2 minutes ago, wkdpaul said:

Yeah ... Usual (l)user bs!

I don't think she liked the price I told her recovery would start at as a minimum ($300 USD) 


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