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Experiences with non-techies

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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.

Sounds like someone heard something about disk images, but didn't quite get it. :)


 

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I'be got unia one friend, who thinks that he knows everything 'bout everything.

One day he asked if Ps3 has HDMI, so I replayed:

-Yes, of course

- And how do I connect it to my monitor?

-Emm, you just plug the cable into ur monitor and PS3

-How do I do that?

FACEPALM

He- And I have a strange HDMI.

-Maybe you have DisplayPort, they look similiar

-No it is HDMI

-Mini Hdmi, maybe?

-No it is HDMI, ill send u a photo.

And he send me a pić of a VGA connector... Yes image the look on my face...

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Not a bad experience, but I got my mother to become a mechanic keyboard fan. She loves her K90 and doesn't like using membrane ones.


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My school is making us get iPads. The stupid thing is that they are requiring iPads. Got another tablet? Nope, You need an iPad. Found a better performing if not cheaper tablet? Nope, You need an iPad. It's a stupid idea especially for the poorer students. Even used iPads need to have a pretty penny spent on them. iPad mini on amazon for $280 used is still pretty expensive for the lowest cost from amazon itself. I wouldn't have put this here if the school let the kids bring in some other tablets.

Wow. If that happened to me I would be soooooo mad. Wow I am speechless and very mad now.


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I finally sold my CM Storm Sirus 5.1 gaming headset on craigslist

 

met the guy, I stayed nice and helpful all the time, explained the whole products as I handed it over to him (as in how it worked, how to use it, etc). I said to use the USB connection since he didn't have a sound card and install the drivers

 

he called once he got home asking how he hooks it up with the 3.5mm jacks. he was on the verge of calling me out on a scam because they didn't sound right

 

he never installed drivers

 

ugh, I hate selling stuff off CL

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I work as a hardware IT for a university, dealing mostly with professors and their variety of tech related needs.  I get a support ticket from the Dean of Computer Engineering stating that he is convinced that his CPU has a virus.  Impossible to make him understand that this is impossible, but I would wipe & put a new image on his computer anyway.

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My friend got himself an h100 so he can over clock his i3


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Honestly, my job is a revolving door of horror stories with non-technically inclined people.  Example being what I just had to deal with on Friday.  The sports staff here at the uni decided that because they could not insert the USB cable (of course they inserted it upside down), the port itself must be really tight, thus requiring a couple love taps from a hammer to get in.  Best is that they used a pair of vice grips to pull it out when it was not working, taking the entire front IO with them...

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When I had to explain to my dad that Apple didn't invent high resolution "retina" displays.


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Friend of my parents walks in and see's me editing a video in premiere on one screen and half watching south park on the other. He says "woah how did you get the t.v hooked up to there. I tell him its on itunes and then he says "but its not a mac and I thought macs were the only things you could do that with"

 

 

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Facedesk. 

That is a new one.


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I was speaking to a friend today and he said he played minecraft on his dad's PC (I don't think his dad is a gamer). A bit later on I discovered that this PC is watercooled, apparently with a custom loop. A bit of a waste of such a powerful system just to play minecraft. Then I ask him whether it's overclocked, to which he says no. He has a custom loop water cooling system on his computer and it's not even overclocked. If only I had that kind of money...


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Skimming through the posts and I find most people are so quick to put down others who aren't technically savvy. Behind a screen you don't realize it makes you look like an ass lol.


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My Dad is very technically savvy, the only problem is that he refuses to move from IE.  -_-


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My Dad is very technically savvy, the only problem is that he refuses to move from IE.  -_-

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OMG iOS 7 SO BEAST D00D ITZ SO COOL

 

It's all people talk about these days... Worst part is, they think because they know how to use new features on it that they're the most tech-savvy person in the world. -.-

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The IT people at my school are currently pissed at me because I removed the filtering/moderating software from my school laptop (Not that good) and made it a hackintosh. It previously was running XP and we got them last year.... 

I'm surprised they even got their jobs


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The IT people at my school are currently pissed at me because I removed the filtering/moderating software from my school laptop (Not that good) and made it a hackintosh. It previously was running XP and we got them last year.... 

I'm surprised they even got their jobs

I nearly got kicked out of school for hacking into someones computers, opening word 2003 and writing this is a virus. Apparently i broke like three laws.


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Being the family tech support guy...

 

http://www.geekosystem.com/family-tech-support-guy/

 

It explains it all... I suffer eternally.


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I nearly got kicked out of school for hacking into someones computers, opening word 2003 and writing this is a virus. Apparently i broke like three laws.

I'm guessing it was this law:

"I am a complete noob, and because I do not understand something you are breaking some kind of rule, despite the fact that you did very little, if anything wrong"

That pretty much sums up the technological understanding at my school...


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