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Introducing a new series: Stupid FreeGeek eBay Descriptions

 

From a Pentium G620 listing:

The Intel Pentium processor delivers great desktop and mobile performance, low power enhancements, and multitasking for everyday computing.

 

From some 3D printer filament:

All units are inspected and wiped to federal standards by our team.

 

From an i3-2100:

The Intel Core i3 processor is the perfect entry point for a fast, responsive PC experience. This processor comes equipped with Intel HD graphics, an advanced video engine that delivers smooth, high-quality HD video playback, and advanced 3D capabilities, providing an ideal graphics solution for everyday computing. A smart choice for home and office, the Intel Core i3 processor also features Intel Hyper-Threading technology, which enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. Do not let too many open applications slow you and your PC down. Get smart performance now.
 

From a Maxtor DiamondMax HDD:

The storage is 200GB as opposed to 250GB.

 

From a Seagate Barracuda HDD:

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 is the perfect 3.5-inch hard drive for extending the storage capacity of your home or office computer. With a 200GB hard drive, this Seagate 3.5-inch hard disk enables you to store all of your data. The spindle speed of up to 7200 RPM in this Seagate 200GB hard drive quickly reads data off the disk, giving superior performance. The serial ATA/150 interface in this Seagate 3.5-inch hard disk provides superb connectivity with other networks. The Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 offers 95 Mbytes/sec internal and 100 Mbytes/sec external transfer rate for moving data with a great speed. With a seek time of 8 ms, this Seagate 200GB hard drive locates a particular piece of data at a faster rate.
 

From a Core 2 Duo E7500:

Get more performance for your power consumption and improve your system’s lifespan with the efficient Dual Core E7500. The 45nm process used in this device reduces power consumption to 65W. Not only does this low consumption reduce your electricity usage, it also leads to lower temperatures, helping to improve your system’s longevity. Intel’s Enhanced SpeedStep Technology and Idle States improve efficiency even further, ensuring it consumes only as much power as necessary. However, just because this system is efficient doesn’t mean it lags behind on performance. With a Front Side Bus speed of 1066 MHz and a 3MB L2 cache, this processor gives quick access to data and keeps up with demanding games and enterprise applications. This balanced mixture of power and efficiency allow this processor to fit well in both home and business situations.
 


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3 hours ago, Genwyn said:

Saw a build recently on craigslist where someone appraised their PSU as being worth at least 170$ because it was 170$ on amazon.

The PSU in question is a CX 430m

 

They refer to this tower as a "gaming cpu" but do not list the CPU info anywhere in it at all.

You can view for yourself here:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/sop/d/valparaiso-gaming-cpu/6975685739.html

bloody valparaiso... of course. of course in indiana? why should we be expected to know what we're talking about before selling something online...


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The school I go to is going to get rid of a very nice, barely-used Broadcast Pix Slate G server. I emailed them. They won't let me have it because of some dumb federal law. That thing has a Core 2 Quad and like 5 different PCIe cards.


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13 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

The school I go to is going to get rid of a very nice, barely-used Broadcast Pix Slate G server. I emailed them. They won't let me have it because of some dumb federal law. That thing has a Core 2 Quad and like 5 different PCIe cards.

just nab it once it hits the container :ph34r:


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#1. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

#2. It's best to keep your mouth shut; and appear to be stupid, rather than open it and remove all doubt.

#3. There is nothing "wrong" with being wrong. Learning from a mistake can be more valuable than not making one in the first place.

 

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4 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

just nab it once it hits the container :ph34r:

Ye, just slurp it up like an electro-mechanical spaghetti


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Can't believe people are still using Norton (the consumer version) ... nobody should be using that, even if it's free.

 

One of our tech couldn't figure out why the VPN wasn't working on a user's personal laptop. He was connected remotely and I checked with him, Norton was doing a background scan that took +/- 20% CPU and was accessing the HDD like crazy, making that laptop seems like a useless piece of junk (even though it's a not so old HP with a 7200u and 8GB of RAM).

 

One we realized all the problems came from Norton, we were quick to fix it, but still! Please people, don't use Norton Security, it's junk!


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2 minutes ago, wkdpaul said:

Can't believe people are still using Norton (the consumer version) ... nobody should be using that, even if it's free.

 

One of our tech couldn't figure out why the VPN wasn't working on a user's personal laptop. He was connected remotely and I checked with him, Norton was doing a background scan that took +/- 20% CPU and was accessing the HDD like crazy, making that laptop seems like a useless piece of junk (even though it's a not so old HP with a 7200u and 8GB of RAM).

 

One we realized all the problems came from Norton, we were quick to fix it, but still! Please people, don't use Norton Security, it's junk!

But I like the cookie...


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True story: A guy at my school swapped the "Tab" and "Backspace" keys on one of the Cornbooks with each other, as well as the "Shift" and "Enter" keys. Guess what happened after that.


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1 minute ago, Schnoz said:

True story: A guy at my school swapped the "Tab" and "Backspace" keys on one of the Cornbooks with each other, as well as the "Shift" and "Enter" keys. Guess what happened after that.

this sounds like a epic prank.


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The way to get the specs for my PC. go to the store. Buy some potatos. boil them and mash the. and stuff that in a focus g with a ssd.

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4 minutes ago, will4623 said:

this sounds like a epic prank.

It was pretty epic.

 

I also told a guy to come in a Morphsuit painted in Black 2.0 for Halloween. That stuff absorbs 99 percent of all light so he'll come in looking like the void.


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1 minute ago, Schnoz said:

It was pretty epic.

 

I also told a guy to come in a Morphsuit painted in Black 2.0 for Halloween. That stuff absorbs 99 percent of all light so he'll come in looking like the void.

Wow your school sounds about 98% more people interesting than mine


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9 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

True story: A guy at my school swapped the "Tab" and "Backspace" keys on one of the Cornbooks with each other, as well as the "Shift" and "Enter" keys. Guess what happened after that.

Back in my days, we actually forced the IT department to up their game in the security department ; we realized that when they created users, they always used the same password ... for everyone!

 

The next batch of students got a surprise ; we found out the new users usernames, logged into their accounts (there was no prompt to change the password) and dropped a batch file in the start folder that opened 20 browser Windows(if I remember right) another 20 video files (hidden on a server somewhere) and a few other things.

 

Needless to say the IT dept. wasn't happy ... at all! That had the effect to crash part of the network when all 25 or so new students tried to login!

 

But at least it had the effect of them not using one initial password on new accounts! lol


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I actually just remembered a story of where a computer actually caught on fire in one of my classes because people kept stuffing paper in them.


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A day, I was high school student. In the computer room for high school students, I had changed Windows 95 startup screen (logo.sys), I had put a custom startup screen.

 

And other day, an IT administrator had seen this custom startup screen. What was he doing? He had formatted it and reinstalled Windows 95...


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Just read the thread about thin and light laptops and remembered how people at university reacted to my laptop. Well my laptop is a HP EliteBook 8470p (specs in sig if you're interested). So some of them think that my laptop is super old and slow because it's thick and has a DVD drive.

So one day a coleague was sitting next to me during a break and saw that my laptop booted rather quick.

Him: How did your laptop boot so quick?

Me: I've put a 240GB SSD in it.

Him: Why have you bothered upgrading this laptop at all??

Me: Why wouldn't I?

Him: Just look at it. It's so old, even older than mine. And it's probably really weak as well. Can't run anything.

Me: It's not that old. It even has an third gen i5 and 8GB RAM.

Him: What?? That's impossible!

So I showed him the specs of my laptop and as it turned out his laptop was the old and slow one (it had a Pentium and 4GB RAM, he then upraded it to a first gen i5).

This same guy said that he had pirated Windows 10 and would reinstall his laptop with genuine Windows 10 because pirated windows is slower somehow. And this is just wrong unless he downloaded a tampered with copy from a shady website (not sure if this sentence makes sense).

Well, there's more, but this is all I can remember at the moment.


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Dad's laptop: Acer ????│Intel Core i5-????M ?.?GHz│8GB DDR3 1333MHz Dual-channel│nVidia GeForce ??? 2GB│Kingston A400 120GB SSD│Windows 10 Pro x64│15.6" 1366x768

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"The Floppy" laptop: Clevo 2700C│Intel Pentium III 1.1GHz│512MB PC133 SDRAM│SiS 630 32MB shared│Samsung 40GB│Windows XP Pro SP3│15" 1024x768

"The P4" laptop: HP Pavillion ZD8000│Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz│2GB DDR2 666MHz Dual-channel│ATi Mobility Radeon X600 256MB│Seagate 100GB│Windows XP Pro SP3│17" 1440x900

 

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Just had a pretty good one.

 

Folks are boomers, completely illiterate to technology. They have a smart TV and a TiVo box (TiVo is like AppleTV/Roku/Chromecast).

 

The WiFi went down and I got yelled at over it for some reason. So, I sit down at their computer, which is right next to the modem, and check the internet (I don’t use their WiFi, I have my own router.) Lo and behold no internet over WiFi. So, I run through basic troubleshooting as my parents explain the issue to me. They keep saying “the TV is connected to the computer”, and I keep telling them that it isn’t. Turns in to a screaming match before I realize they just refer to the modem as the computer...

 

Even after I corrected them they keep saying it... ffs


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Experience with non techie slangs:

 

"My friend has an iMeme 5 and has already got 5G"

 

"If you don't spend at least a 1000.- on an iMeme you're getting ripped off"

 

"Apple is superior"

 

"You should buy everything from Apple"

 

Today in class a Girl sat next to me and pulled out her f***** a**** stu***** MacBook "Pro" and talked shit to me about how "Pro" she is and then she used Bing to search for some crap and her f**** iMeme had to ring all the time.... Full body cringe and my forehead is now red from all the facepalming. 🤣🤣🤣

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Here come some personal ones:

 

+ One time in my university (Business School)(I am also a software student), someone flip down the screen (Ctrl+ up arrow) of the class PC that the profesor needs in other to show his PTT. And we waste 3 hours of class trying to fix it (I was the only one who knew what was happening), and then the class was suspended (The I.T guy was sick that day so GG EZ accounting class...)

 

+ In my first job, I worked at a company with average cow workers age of 50 years. The things that I saw there.... oh boy... for saving a word document into pdf they print the paper and later proceed to scan the document (what a waste of paper). To storage things, they buy USB flash drive (they use them like they were folders), so they have like 1550 usb in one looker... and in other to search thins you would need a paper index, with the "number code" of the flash drive. Some USB has only one word document (was a 2G flash drive).  So one day i back up all the data in a external hard drive (it was less than 5G of data), and that was how i get that day free "because my good work". The next day, the continue using fucking flash drives... I try showing google drive or Dropbox... but man.... I think they love to waste money buying flash drives. 

 

+ And for the last one: Me and my friend went to a company to do a work for the university, were the I.T. department at 1 pm (they start working on 9 am and have to work until 5 o 6 pm) or even earlier, every time, they said to the boss "We need to wait, the program is compiling " and them proceed do nothing... just wait in their desk or go out to do something more. (Obviously they know that a small program, or a query in a DB don´t freeze your PC) they only took advantage of their boss... hahaha Five days to do a simple register hahaha because "the program is compiling ".

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On 9/12/2019 at 11:39 AM, Bananasplit_00 said:

just nab it once it hits the container :ph34r:

It won't ever hit the container. It has to be handled by a licensed and certified recycler contracted through and approved by the board of education.


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On 9/12/2019 at 1:03 PM, GrockleTD said:

Wow your school sounds about 98% more people interesting than mine

I think his school is fanfic.


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On 9/12/2019 at 1:23 PM, wkdpaul said:

Back in my days, we actually forced the IT department to up their game in the security department ; we realized that when they created users, they always used the same password ... for everyone!

 

The next batch of students got a surprise ; we found out the new users usernames, logged into their accounts (there was no prompt to change the password) and dropped a batch file in the start folder that opened 20 browser Windows(if I remember right) another 20 video files (hidden on a server somewhere) and a few other things.

 

Needless to say the IT dept. wasn't happy ... at all! That had the effect to crash part of the network when all 25 or so new students tried to login!

 

But at least it had the effect of them not using one initial password on new accounts! lol

Sounds like a wimpy network. Maybe I'm just spoiled by my network in the school district where I work. 😛


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Client entered a ticket about emails being blocked and marked as spam.

 

I reached out to get the email / domain so that I can add them to our safe list, only to realize he was talking about HIS emails being blocked by one of his client's firewall ... he didn't understood why I couldn't help! As if I have control over every firewalls and safe / block lists around the world!!!

 

*sigh*


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Customer tells us the system won't POST, turns outs it just won't boot into windows & just loops on the windows 10 loading screen. I think everybody that works in the IT-field (help desk, computer technician etc.) has experienced this or something similar to this. 

 

Another "rare" but funny experience was when a customer was complaining why his old gaming rig couldn't play arma 3 at high settings at 50+ fps. Turns out he was playing on an old pentium cpu and playing on a gt 730. Yeah.........


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10 minutes ago, Theminecraftaddict555 said:

Turns out he was playing on an old pentium cpu and playing on a gt 730. Yeah.........

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My Aunt keeps getting different cell phones, and tablets from different brands, and with different cloud systems because Telus keeps up-selling here these obsolete pieces of e-waste.

 

It's the same thing every time...

  1. Show up against my will because someone else volunteered me, and I want to be polite.
  2. She can't remember any passwords to access anything.
  3. Sleuth through no less than 3 random notes to get the right password.
  4. Export the contacts off the old device.
  5. Import to the new device.
  6. Have to explain for 1 hour that duplicate and incompatible contacts were removed and nothing was lost. And that a literal 1500 becoming 1200 is not a big deal.
  7. Get wrangled into having to fix a WIFI printer that she or her husband broke my configurations on for the 7th time.
  8. Get wrangled into having to fix her smart TV because Youtube is slow and blurry.
  9. Have to explain for 1 hour that having the slowest internet option available and 6 devices connected constantly at all time will cause this. (She will say something like "But it can't be the internet this is a TV")
  10. Get back into my car and drive home wondering why I do this, for free no less.

Long story short I refuse to do this now and if anyone tries to volunteer me I laugh and tell them good luck.


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