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14 minutes ago, Donut417 said:

Only convenient when it works. Seems like MS is going a piss poor job on updates and breaking shit every 10 seconds. I gave up on Windows and moved to Linux. Sure, I cant play most of my Steam games, but I rather have a system that works then one that is flat out broken most of the time. 

Luckily I've never had an update cause me grief.


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1 hour ago, Kaloob said:

Luckily I've never had an update cause me grief.

I've personally had an update I could never go thru recently. Update required a restart and if I didn't update my version of Windows would lose support within 2 months. Obviously I try the update and after the restart it was stuck on a black screen. I had to shut down and turn it back on to save it, took like 5 minutes to boot then finally worked again, however lost the update. I'd rather lose support than lose my device in general at this point.
Note: Happened a month ago.


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8 hours ago, Donut417 said:

Only convenient when it works. Seems like MS is going a piss poor job on updates and breaking shit every 10 seconds. I gave up on Windows and moved to Linux. Sure, I cant play most of my Steam games, but I rather have a system that works then one that is flat out broken most of the time. 

As someone switched from Windows to Linux, the real difference is that in Windows updates break your system and in Linux you break your system.


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11 hours ago, NunoLava1998 said:

As someone switched from Windows to Linux, the real difference is that in Windows updates break your system and in Linux you break your system.

well you can't break your system if it's already broken!


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My (future) mother in law just sent us a photo of her TV with two mute icons on screen and said it doesn't output any sound... 


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On 9/28/2019 at 3:14 AM, NunoLava1998 said:

As someone switched from Windows to Linux, the real difference is that in Windows updates break your system and in Linux you break your system.

You are 100% correct.

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On 9/28/2019 at 10:14 AM, NunoLava1998 said:

As someone switched from Windows to Linux, the real difference is that in Windows updates break your system and in Linux you break your system.

This quote reminds me of my mother who was Apple & IBM seller between 1985 and 1992. She said : "The difference between Apple and IBM is that the person learns to use IBM and Apple understands the request from the person." :D 


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Oh yeah, just to prove how crazy my school is, here's a pic of a guy from my Chinese class who presented an assignment on how to take care of a dog but then put in a video of cooking and eating a dog:

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On 9/27/2019 at 8:02 PM, Donut417 said:

Only convenient when it works. Seems like MS is going a piss poor job on updates and breaking shit every 10 seconds. I gave up on Windows and moved to Linux. Sure, I cant play most of my Steam games, but I rather have a system that works then one that is flat out broken most of the time. 

I've had more issues with Macs lately than Windows machines. Considering the fact that I'm the systems admin for a network with over 1000 Windows machines on it and I only have 50 Macs, that's saying something. For the computers that "just work" they sure as hell don't.

 

Oh, and Adobe can eat a bowl of dicks.


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I'm still surprised when I hear one of our help desk tech explain what is a mains power / electrical cable ... Don't people know things have to be plugged in an outlet???


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3 hours ago, wkdpaul said:

I'm still surprised when I hear one of our help desk tech explain what is a mains power / electrical cable ... Don't people know things have to be plugged in an outlet???

Nah, it's all wireless.

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And then me ;

 

* opens RDP session to a server, to start a major software update *

* minimize the RDP session *

* opens Chrome and enters VMware server's IP *

* spends 15 minutes trying to figure out why the VMware server can't be reached *

* realize I minimized the RDP session *

 

...

 

* goes back into the RDP session *

* opens Chrome and enters VMware server's IP *

* swears at myself and continues with software update *

 

 

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the VMware server isn't accepting connections from anywhere, it has to be from within the network, from one specific server ... I'm tired I guess, 'cause I logged into that server then tried to log into the VMware server from my work PC! *facepalm*


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Transcripted from my activity. I swear this is 100 percent true.

 

"So I almost set a school Cornbook on fire [on Tuesday].

 

Ok ok, don't call BS on me, because this is complely true. We were using some really bad HP Cornbooks (T4M32UT). She regularly makes us load a 50-page Google Doc that makes the page (and usually the entire Cornbook) stop working. But that's off the point.

 

I went to an online tone generator and forced the thing to play 17.4 KHz at full volume (sorry, fellow classmates). Twenty minutes later, the left and right edges of the palmrests (where the speakers are) got really really hot. I smeeled that thing, and it was basically the smell of burning plastic and airborne cancer. I immediately shut it off, obviously...but yeah...that's how you incinerate a Cornbook.

 

My reasoning for this is that the speakers are basically little inductors, and by pouring too much energy into them, they generated way more heat than they were designed for."


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friend's dad works at intel

 

friend: can i build an i7 system?

dad: no that's for multitasking

f: can i build an i5 system?

d: no that's for multitasking

f:can i build an i3 system?

d: errrr fine

 

ryzen is the obvious choice, but the dad works at intel

 

also apparently 2015 system with gtx 1050 ti and xeon and 16GB ddr4=2012 system with shitty reference GPU, mobo from 2012, xeon, 4gb ddr3


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My parents, who never ask me about my opinion when buying tech stuff, no matter if it's new headphones, a TV, sound systems, a tablet or anything, finally consulted me.... asking which vacuum to buy... 

WTF you guys. 


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Desktop PC:
i7 2600k @stock - H100i GTX - Asus P8Z77-i Deluxe - Asus GTX 1050Ti Strix - 16gb HyperX Fury 1866mhz - EVGA 750G2 - 250gb 840 EVO - 6TB WD My Book Duo (Reds) - Enthoo Evolv ITX - Dell U3415W - Benq XL2411T - Qpad MK-85 Brown - Logitech MX518 - Blue Yeti Platinum - Noblechairs Icon 


Boss-NAS [Build Log]:
R5 2400G - Noctua NH-D14 - Asus Prime X370-Pro - 16gb G.Skill Aegis 3000mhz - Seasonic Focus Platinum 550W - Fractal Design R5* - 
250gb 970 Evo - 2x500gb 860 Evo (Raid0) - 6x4TB WD Red (RaidZ2)

 

Audio Gear:

Hifiman HE-400i - Kennerton Magister - Beyerdynamic DT880 250Ohm - AKG K7XX - Fostex TH-X00 - O2 Amp/DAC Combo - 
Klipsch RP280F - Klipsch RP160M - Klipsch RP440C - Yamaha RX-V479

 

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GTX 780 DCU2 // 8600GTS // Hifiman HE-400i // Kennerton Magister
Folding all the Proteins! // Boincerino

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4 minutes ago, FloRolf said:

My parents, who never ask me about my opinion when buying tech stuff, no matter if it's new headphones, a TV, sound systems, a tablet or anything, finally consulted me.... asking which vacuum to buy... 

WTF you guys. 

How 'bout: https://www.galaxus.ch/en/s2/product/dyson-v11-absolute-pro-vacuum-cleaners-10979308?tagIds=893-203&supplier=2808490

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So in my Computer Graphics class (we learn how to use photoshop, illustrator, etc) there were a few upperclassmen in the back of the room trying to build a "Gaming" pc (i3, no GPU). I was kind of watching them out of the corner of my eye for a while, and it looked as if the only instructions they were given were "all of these pieces go into this big box". They didn't use any of the motherboard standoffs, they forgot thermal paste and figured "it'll be fine", and they somehow (dont ask me how) got the cpu in BACKWARDS. SERIOUSLY. Like, rotated 180 degrees. With the retainer down and everything. HOW DO YOU EVEN DO THAT??

 

I swear I can never unsee that you guys. It was truly disturbing...

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2 minutes ago, RiverChicken said:

So in my Computer Graphics class (we learn how to use photoshop, illustrator, etc) there were a few upperclassmen in the back of the room trying to build a "Gaming" pc (i3, no GPU). I was kind of watching them out of the corner of my eye for a while, and it looked as if the only instructions they were given were "all of these pieces go into this big box". They didn't use any of the motherboard standoffs, they forgot thermal paste and figured "it'll be fine", and they somehow (dont ask me how) got the cpu in BACKWARDS. SERIOUSLY. With the retainer down and everything. HOW DO YOU EVEN DO THAT??

 

I swear I can never unsee that you guys. It was truly disturbing...

it would be better if the i3 didn't have an iGPU


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Do you know how a Cornbook cart works? You basically plug in something like 36 Cornbooks and let them charge. There are dividers separating the Cornbooks in our carts.

 

So this dumbass at our school keeps putting the Cornbooks in so the divider section is between the keyboard and screen and I've reported two Cornbooks with cracked screens to the improving school IT department for the 1.5 years I've been at this high school.


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1 minute ago, Schnoz said:

Do you know how a Cornbook cart works? You basically plug in something like 36 Cornbooks and let them charge. There are dividers separating the Cornbooks in our carts.

 

So this dumbass at our school keeps putting the Cornbooks in so the divider section is between the keyboard and screen and I've reported two Cornbooks with cracked screens to the improving school IT department for the 1.5 years I've been at this high school.

this is why my elementary school got rid of cornbok carts except for the IT people to store borked ones


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I do care calls for a major telecom company and got blind transferred a customer having an issue with her Apple watch.

 

For some perspective, my department mainly handles billing issues. This woman spoke with both Apple tech as well as tech from Asurion -- insurance company whose tech costs a premium being 24/7.

 

The device was connected by Bluetooth -- no cellular line which means it wasn't even on the account to troubleshoot. 🤡


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