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Well, I'd say that's actually good, you know, that she is aware about the entire Monitor =/= Computer thing.

Eh, she also said why do you have so many computers when I have 2 monitors

n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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its pretty bloody hard to miss the read before posting post when its pretty much below the make a new post button 

True, it does take a special kind of stupid to miss that.

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so this one time I was hanging out with my friend who is the manager at a tech shop by where I live and a girl comes in and buys a 2tb hard drive. we let her know that we install hard drives for $1 (the cost of the sata cable we use) and she says "just because I am a woman does not mean I cant work on computers" and leaves in a huff. two days later she comes back in saying that the HDD is not working so we take the computer in to look at it, we open it and the HDD is nowhere to be seen, so we ask her where it is. and it turns out that she scanned it and put the scanned image on her desktop to install the drive. and to top that off she threw away the drive she paid almost $200 for and she wanted us to give her a new one.

I know you posted this last year, but WTF xD You made my day.


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I have it too..

I don't I'm just at a hotel

n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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So this happened.. I've been trying for about five times now to get a legitimate rating on my specs..

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My Auntie says she doesn't need to backup because her macbook 2007's hard drive is super stable and will last forever.  

 

Disaster waiting to happen...

 

But they do last long usually especially if it doesn't run all day, since mechanical drive...


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Seems like the opposite of the popular non-techie who thinks the monitor is the computer.

 

Probably because they've been told that time and time again that the monitor isn't the computer :P


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Disaster waiting to happen...

 

But they do last long usually especially if it doesn't run all day, since mechanical drive...

I think my HDD is on the way out. :(

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I'm sure this is fairly common with family members who don't have much of an interest or understanding in tech, but I was debating ordering the M95 I want and trialling Amazon Prime to get it here before we go on holiday (vacation for you North Americans) or to wait until we come back and order it then along with an ESO Time Card I need, and after checking to see if the price had been distorted, my mum goes "£64, that's a bit expensive for a mouse, isn't it?". Before I could explain she said "What's wrong with your other one?" referring to my temporary replacement mouse after I kinda broke my M310's scrollwheel. Luckily there are things wrong with my temporary mouse (it making my hand sweat, and being way to small to fit properly), but I also mentioned about how the M95 has a higher quality sensor and MOAR BUDDONS.

 

I think that non-techies don't realise is that having a computer as a hobby and investing in good parts is similar to having a classic car and investing time into tweaking and looking after it - it's expensive. However, she does kinda have a point with the mouse. Corsair's marketing don't seem to understand what an exchange rate is. The M95 retails for $79.99 and is listed at £65 on their site. That's about £10-15 above the exchange rate (blame shipping?) but they originally had it for £80, and on Amazon the mouse is listed as £80 cut down to £64 with Corsair as the seller. If it ever goes back up to that 'full price' I'm paying ~170% of the price of the mouse in USD.

 

Damn, that was longer than I expected. Must be in a typing mood :P

 

TL;DR was debating buying an M95 before I go on holiday and when my mum saw the price she said "that's expensive for a mouse, isn't it? What's wrong with the one you have?"


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I know you posted this last year, but WTF xD You made my day.

she also brings her computers to us for all of her problems still, true story.


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My friend's Flip headphones broke and he wanted a replacement. At first he told me that he was getting some $150 Beats by Dre headphones and I told him that they are shit for that price and that they were good for listening to hip hop, which he doesn't listen to much.

Good thing that he then decided to get the Astro A40. He could use this for gaming and he had a great headset In mind. Of course he could get better quality headphones and a mic for just as much or cheaper, but I don't want to ruin this good decision.


 

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When my friend got his new pc he had two options: a good monitor, and a lousy (actually horrible) tower, or a decent tower and a decent monitor. He picked the better monitor because OBVIOUSLY since the monitor shows the picture the better the monitor, the more frames in game... Wow, just wow.


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I'm sure this is fairly common with family members who don't have much of an interest or understanding in tech, but I was debating ordering the M95 I want and trialling Amazon Prime to get it here before we go on holiday (vacation for you North Americans) or to wait until we come back and order it then along with an ESO Time Card I need, and after checking to see if the price had been distorted, my mum goes "£64, that's a bit expensive for a mouse, isn't it?". Before I could explain she said "What's wrong with your other one?" referring to my temporary replacement mouse after I kinda broke my M310's scrollwheel. Luckily there are things wrong with my temporary mouse (it making my hand sweat, and being way to small to fit properly), but I also mentioned about how the M95 has a higher quality sensor and MOAR BUDDONS.

 

I think that non-techies don't realise is that having a computer as a hobby and investing in good parts is similar to having a classic car and investing time into tweaking and looking after it - it's expensive. However, she does kinda have a point with the mouse. Corsair's marketing don't seem to understand what an exchange rate is. The M95 retails for $79.99 and is listed at £65 on their site. That's about £10-15 above the exchange rate (blame shipping?) but they originally had it for £80, and on Amazon the mouse is listed as £80 cut down to £64 with Corsair as the seller. If it ever goes back up to that 'full price' I'm paying ~170% of the price of the mouse in USD.

 

Damn, that was longer than I expected. Must be in a typing mood :P

 

TL;DR was debating buying an M95 before I go on holiday and when my mum saw the price she said "that's expensive for a mouse, isn't it? What's wrong with the one you have?"

 

Got my M95 for $30 used. My friend still couldn't see why I spent that much when I had this $15 wireless mouse.

 

btw. That mouse is FLIPPIN AWESOME! Haven't been able to use it much but I love the high dpi and bud dons!


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Wouldn't it be possible if you somehow get rid of the ocp?

No, what would be very possible if one attempted that would be fire.

 

Everyone like a nice fire.


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No, what would be very possible if one attempted that would be fire.

Everyone like a nice fire.

You're right, everyone needs a nice fire to cook food, keep warm and to burn down the houses of his/her enemies! (Not promoting arson, was just a joke)

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Yesterday the finder on the computer I was using at TAFE kept locking up when I tried to transfer files from a network drive to the local storage. 7 reboots later, we learn that some idiots have been trying to work on pro tools documents and stream video files over the network, and everyone else had to suffer. The solution was to reboot the entire network.


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Yesterday the finder on the computer I was using at TAFE kept locking up when I tried to transfer files from a network drive to the local storage. 7 reboots later, we learn that some idiots have been trying to work on pro tools documents and stream video files over the network, and everyone else had to suffer. The solution was to reboot the entire network.

 

The solution was to find the guys and smack them with a big hammer. Or just reboot the entire network....


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The solution was to find the guys and smack them with a big hammer. Or just reboot the entire network....

Better yet use a ban hammer and ensure he doesn't get on the network again.

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Better yet use a ban hammer and ensure he doesn't get on the network again.

Or use a DBAN Hammer and wipe their drives.


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