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Experiences with non-techies

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Not necessarily. Most houses in cities have at least a 50:1 contention. I haven't heard of more before, but I'm almost certain it happens. This situation on a copper co-ax cable could mean speeds of lower than 20Mb/s (for all connections at once at 50:1).

I'm glad to have decent internet, but I live in a well placed town in England (so I don't have to pay 4 billion dollars...)

I actually get better speeds than I pay for and customer service is great (shaw calgary) they reset the connection to the area to fix a problem

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I pay for 25 down and 2.5 up also they have the best prices in the area


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I remember a couple years back when my mother said liking Facebook pages could slow down your computer. And this year, in the year 2014, my mother bought a laptop worth "$1000" for "$100" and it had a Pentium 4 in it. Enough said.


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My cousin thinks he knows everything about computers because he plays minecraft... then when he somehow managed to delete his wifi drivers and sound drivers he was amazed and thought I was a complete genious when all I did was download the drivers from my phone then moved them onto his laptop to install them...

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Popcorn time is a streaming service that is torrent based. When using it, you aren't downloading anything.

With popcorn time it saves the movie as a local file, if you go into settings you can see it has a cache folder set up

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My friend is a techie, he knows quite a lot, but he was unaware that AMD has been rebranding their GPU's from last generation.

 

Before he had 2x 7850's in Crossfire. He wanted to upgrade since it wasn't keeping up, so he ended up getting 2x R9 280's unaware that they are actually 7950's. A few days after he Skyped me and told me that his new GPU's had barely given him a better frame rate than what he had before. I facepalmed and told him about how AMD rebrands their graphics cards, etc.


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A few years ago I brought my pc to my grandmas house and wanted to get on the wifi but she didnt know the code so I went in and pressed the WPS button to let me in. A few days later I get a call from her saying I wrecked her wifi so I go over there and look for 2hrs for a problem because her connection was limited and finally i go to her cable box and... it wasnt powered on!

 

Whats crazy though is you wouldnt think she'd be non-tech because shes had an expensive mac ever since the 80's and she uses it all the time as shes a teacher so idk the world is weird sometimes

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Not necessarily. Most houses in cities have at least a 50:1 contention. I haven't heard of more before, but I'm almost certain it happens. This situation on a copper co-ax cable could mean speeds of lower than 20Mb/s (for all connections at once at 50:1).

I'm glad to have decent internet, but I live in a well placed town in England (so I don't have to pay 4 billion dollars...)

I pay 50 bucks a month[for atleast 15mbps/1mbps] and i get 100kbps from centurlink goddamn those bastards to hell

i call centurylink   

Them:hi sir to potentially fix your problem we will have to charge you a $80 standard fee plus $100 is the problem is your wiring

Me: You wired it inside my house infact u wired it less than a foot from my wall

Them Im sorry but that does not matter 

Them If the wiring in your area is bad we cannot fix it because we do not have enough customers to justify resources.[they actually sais this]

 

So I said go to hell after an hour of this shit and hang up

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My brother and my grandma both once clicked an ad that claied their drivers were out of date. Tried to remove as much as I can with different software then when I tried to update Java I found out it had embedded itself in the Java files so I had to remove those and clear a whole bunch of things.


 

"Of course, its trash," Luke, 2014

 

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I pay 50 bucks a month[for atleast 15mbps/1mbps] and i get 100kbps from centurlink goddamn those bastards to hell

i call centurylink   

Them:hi sir to potentially fix your problem we will have to charge you a $80 standard fee plus $100 is the problem is your wiring

Me: You wired it inside my house infact u wired it less than a foot from my wall

Them Im sorry but that does not matter 

Them If the wiring in your area is bad we cannot fix it because we do not have enough customers to justify resources.[they actually sais this]

 

So I said go to hell after an hour of this shit and hang up

We had huge problems with Century Link. The day out contract was up we went straight back to Comcast. It's worth the extra. 


 

"Of course, its trash," Luke, 2014

 

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My friend is a techie, he knows quite a lot, but he was unaware that AMD has been rebranding their GPU's from last generation.

 

Before he had 2x 7850's in Crossfire. He wanted to upgrade since it wasn't keeping up, so he ended up getting 2x R9 280's unaware that they are actually 7950's. A few days after he Skyped me and told me that his new GPU's had barely given him a better frame rate than what he had before. I facepalmed and told him about how AMD rebrands their graphics cards, etc.

I had the pleasure of trying to tell people about AMD's rebranding in the past as well. It's not a fun experience :( So much ignorance and worst of all they don't always want to believe you.

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From reading this, I'm actually thankful that I have a techy family...


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Me Too! :D

No you ain't.


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Me Too! :D

  

No you ain't.

I smell a sibling hate war coming up. I'll grab the popcorn!


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I don't feel like putting my system specs in here if you want them take a look at my profile page.

 

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I smell a sibling hate war coming up. I'll grab the popcorn!

I'd rather take this to a PM.


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My friend is going to buy an Alienware. Enough said.

 

 

No but really, he have a desktop, A10 6800, GTX 560, and that stuff, and he is planning to sell it to a friend extreamly cheap, give him a Razer Blackwidow and Razer Ouroboros, and buy the cheapest Alienware Aurora, i have tried to stop him, but he's not stoppable, so i'm just going to sit back and enjoy his face when he finds out that it was not worth the money, He asked me and my friends, everybody says no to the buy, and he's going to ask a tech forum, and i know everybody's going to say no, so that might change his mind, but to be honest, i actually hope he's going to buy it, just because he have never listened to any of my tech advices and it has gone wrong almost all the times.


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Discussing on what gpu to get.

Budget: ~80-90 USD

 

Suggested him a 260x,he bought a used gtx550ti from e-bay for $75 with shipping.

*ultimate facepalm*


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Discussing on what gpu to get.

Budget: ~80-90 USD

 

Suggested him a 260x,he bought a used gtx550ti from e-bay for $75 with shipping.

*ultimate facepalm*

That's not too bad. As long as the card has no problems, I'd say it wasn't a bad purchase, but nor it was a good one.

 

Although 260x would've been more powerful card... Probably...


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That's not too bad. As long as the card has no problems, I'd say it wasn't a bad purchase, but nor it was a good one.

 

Although 260x would've been more powerful card... Probably...

I consider it very bad;

It is from e-bay.

It is used for years.

It has no warranty.

Slower than 260x.

 

99% of all non-techies think that AMD is soooooo bad that they should avoid it all all costs.


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