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My supervisor at work calling the PC "CPU".

 

I had a teacher last year and she was talking about computers, I told her that I build one and then she told me that she always buys new computers on ebay, and she tells her husband to upgrade the RAM, I asked her "why?" and she said "to make the computer faster, and when I can't add more RAM I just sell it and buy a better one." What a waste of money, I didn't explained her that RAM doesn't make a PC faster by adding more, because I'm sure she was going to ignore me anyway. She just uses the PC for browsing and using Microsoft Office.

 

Who would buy our shit on Ebay if we didn´t have people like that around the place? ;)


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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.

 

This can't be real. I don't want to believe!

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My supervisor at work calling the PC "CPU".

 

I had a teacher last year and she was talking about computers, I told her that I build one and then she told me that she always buys new computers on ebay, and she tells her husband to upgrade the RAM, I asked her "why?" and she said "to make the computer faster, and when I can't add more RAM I just sell it and buy a better one." What a waste of money, I didn't explained her that RAM doesn't make a PC faster by adding more, because I'm sure she was going to ignore me anyway. She just uses the PC for browsing and using Microsoft Office.

 

She may not know how computers work, but are you sure she doesn't make a profit when she sells it?

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One time my grandma complained that her computer was slow. So I ran Malwarebytes. IT FOUND 115 VIRUSES!!!!


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I used to work at a computer shop for IT support and service. Whenever something is wrong with the machine, they'll always ask if it's a virus or not. If the shortcut on the desktop is gone, they would think all of their data on the computer are gone. My mum isn't non-techy but she just double clicks on EVERYTHING she wants to open. That includes links and buttons on the web browser. She would double click on the Google searches to open them too and I got really annoyed watching her using the computer at some point of my life. I have another one but it's not really non-techies. My friend is a photographer but not much of a computer guy so he bought a netbook(yes, those 10-inches) and brought it to college. Apparently he actually used that netbook to edit photo and do his work. I remember him posting a comment which he thinks tiny computer are less powerful(true to some extent).

That is what my sister dose. Apparently she did computer science in collage for `4 years. I still doubt it. The only actually tech people are in my family: Me, Uncle (engineer at KLA_Tencor) and Cousin (of another uncle). Uncle is pretty respected though, worked for AMD, checks machines, wafers etc. Still not as tech as far as actual computers go (pc/ibm); thinks desktops are dying for 'home users'...'


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One time my grandma complained that her computer was slow. So I ran Malwarebytes. IT FOUND 115 VIRUSES!!!!

My aunty has an old p4 dell dimension(she says she built it, i just couldnt be bothered to argue at the time). Over the last years she hasnt had a antivirus, since 2006. I ran malwarebytes and it detected 709 viruses, that is crazy


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My aunty has an old p4 dell dimension(she says she built it, i just couldnt be bothered to argue at the time). Over the last years she hasnt had a antivirus, since 2006. I ran malwarebytes and it detected 709 viruses, that is crazy

How does a pc even work at that point?

 

 

My mom's husband has this ancient laptop, it takes 30 minutes to start up. When I found out about it I asked him if he wanted me to take a look at it to see why it's so slow and he said no. I say ok and don't push the issue but he goes on to say how "it's no big deal, it's time for me to take it in for a tune up anyways" I ask him exactly how often he "takes it in for a tuneup" and he says that you're supposed to do it with every computer once a month and that If I want to make sure my desktop and laptop works like it should I should take it to this shop he goes to for his "pc tuneup's". Basically a guy at this shop has convinced him that if he doesn't bring it once a month and have it "tuned up" for $85 that it will stop working completely. I actually went to this shop and it's filled with dozens of Dell Optiplex's with pretty much the exact same specs but for wildly different prices ranging from $120-$1000.

 

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How does a pc even work at that point?

 

 

My mom's husband has this ancient laptop, it takes 30 minutes to start up. When I found out about it I asked him if he wanted me to take a look at it to see why it's so slow and he said no. I say ok and don't push the issue but he goes on to say how "it's no big deal, it's time for me to take it in for a tune up anyways" I ask him exactly how often he "takes it in for a tuneup" and he says that you're supposed to do it with every computer once a month and that If I want to make sure my desktop and laptop works like it should I should take it to this shop he goes to for his "pc tuneup's". Basically a guy at this shop has convinced him that if he doesn't bring it once a month and have it "tuned up" for $85 that it will stop working completely. I actually went to this shop and it's filled with dozens of Dell Optiplex's with pretty much the exact same specs but for wildly different prices ranging from $120-$1000.

 

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How is this a laptop?  :huh:

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How is this a laptop?  :huh:

It isn't it's a picture of what that shop was trying to sell for $1000


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How does a pc even work at that point?

 

 

My mom's husband has this ancient laptop, it takes 30 minutes to start up. When I found out about it I asked him if he wanted me to take a look at it to see why it's so slow and he said no. I say ok and don't push the issue but he goes on to say how "it's no big deal, it's time for me to take it in for a tune up anyways" I ask him exactly how often he "takes it in for a tuneup" and he says that you're supposed to do it with every computer once a month and that If I want to make sure my desktop and laptop works like it should I should take it to this shop he goes to for his "pc tuneup's". Basically a guy at this shop has convinced him that if he doesn't bring it once a month and have it "tuned up" for $85 that it will stop working completely. I actually went to this shop and it's filled with dozens of Dell Optiplex's with pretty much the exact same specs but for wildly different prices ranging from $120-$1000.

 

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It was on its last legs, i transferred the pictures left on the pc and then i thought it had to die so i told my aunty and we both started killing it via sledge hammer.


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It was on its last legs, i transferred the pictures left on the pc and then i thought it had to die so i told my aunty and we both started killing it via sledge hammer.

Good god that is creepy, just last week I tore apart a 10 year old pc with that case O.o

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My mom's husband? :o

yes, he's a dick and I refuse to acknowledge him as family


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Good god that is creepy, just last week I tore apart a 10 year old pc with that case O.o

wierd i did that just last month

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It tastes like pixelization

tastes consoles


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It was on its last legs, i transferred the pictures left on the pc and then i thought it had to die so i told my aunty and we both started killing it via sledge hammer.

a wild Dell appears. Smashes with Hammer. it fainted. 


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I also work as an unpaid IT Intern at my High School, so I'm not even going to start on the stuff that I see there. 

Please do.


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My sister had an old Compaq laptop. She always left it on under her bed sheets, even though i told her not too. One day it stopped working and I told her it overheated. She didn't believe me so I opened it up and the battery cover was melted. 

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My supervisor at work calling the PC "CPU".

 

I had a teacher last year and she was talking about computers, I told her that I build one and then she told me that she always buys new computers on ebay, and she tells her husband to upgrade the RAM, I asked her "why?" and she said "to make the computer faster, and when I can't add more RAM I just sell it and buy a better one." What a waste of money, I didn't explained her that RAM doesn't make a PC faster by adding more, because I'm sure she was going to ignore me anyway. She just uses the PC for browsing and using Microsoft Office.

 

i remember my  one year ago i thought if ill stick another ram stick in my pc i would be able to play all the latest games and damn i was wrong

 

 

 

but it does make pc faster in a way ... if ur multi tasking or compressing or uncompressing stuff


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I volunteered to help out at a school dance for an elementary school. Man was it crazy, little kids running around in the dark. The worst part was, there was this one guy who decided that his iPhone could become a strobe light by getting one of those apps that makes the flash turn on and off really quick. He just stood in the middle of the dance floor for like 25 minutes simply holding his iPhone high in the air. I facepalmed so hard, good thing it was dark in there and no one saw xD

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my friend scans every file after downloading it and i am like i have downloaded it from a trusted source also ur antivirus will tell u if it s a virus when ull run it but he wont believe me at all

 

also his cpu is running on 88 C and gpu on 60 C he wont let me change thermal paste and keeps on saying my pc sucks ... always having BSOD windows suck !


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Case: CM elite 310 | Monitor: Aoc e2050S

 

 

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my friend scans every file after downloading it and i am like i have downloaded it from a trusted source also ur antivirus will tell u if it s a virus when ull run it but he wont believe me at all

 

 

That reminds me of my friend, his dad is so overcautious about viruses he won't let him download any games, unless they're from the actual website of the developer (So no steam)

 

And if it gets through that, it still has to go a really long filescan from Norton...

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