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Yeah that second story sounds a little familiar.  That's one of my most despised things; when websites only work in IE.  Why that was ever a thing will baffle me forever but the fact that some pages are still like that is 10 times worse!  Any company that does that should just be erased!  It's of course the worst when you have to use that site for work or school or something (luckily I never have had to).  It's like if you were only allowed to drive on some highways if you were driving a ford pinto*! rage.gif

 

* For those that don't know, they had 2 terrible defects that worked in evil synergy.  When rear-ended, the frame would crumple in such a way that the doors would jam trapping you inside, and the gas tank would also rupture, so you'd go up in flames.

The Cisco Net Academy assessments only work in Edge for me :/


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Well, not always ;) (see below)

But seriously, by that logic, you should never buy any technology, or a car, or food, etc. :P

 

 

I think that can be due to people who either a: never ventured outside the realm of windows (where the vast majority of things have to be "installed" which plants all sorts of registry keys and other crap scattered all around the computer, so just having a copy of the game folder will not cut it), and/or b: are fairly new to the tech scene (this "must be installed" behaviour is and has been pretty popular for a long while, but there was a time when it was considerably less prevalent, and more often than not, you could just grab the program or game folder and carry it around).

 

Or, it could be any or no reason at all if they are simply someone who doesn't experiment with things like this :)

 

 

 

yeah i just like screwing with things. not that thats even remotely interesting carrying a music game on a flashdrive. NOW lets talk about the worst security sin in history. student passwords that at pre generated and non changable. like i swear to god half the time you just gotta know someones name and birthday...


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yeah i just like screwing with things. not that thats even remotely interesting carrying a music game on a flashdrive. NOW lets talk about the worst security sin in history. student passwords that at pre generated and non changable. like i swear to god half the time you just gotta know someones name and birthday...

Why weren't they changeable!?  I remember when we got our school accounts in elementary: not only did they ask us what password we wanted to start with, but we could change them at will and were encouraged to do so.


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wait, that doesn't actually happen, does it?  :blink:

I've heard it far too many times at school...

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Why weren't they changeable!?  I remember when we got our school accounts in elementary: not only did they ask us what password we wanted to start with, but we could change them at will and were encouraged to do so.

I KNOW RIGHT!!!! its fun to piss people off by logging into their user right before they do so they cant. whats worse is taht the unrestricted (still not admin obviously but it has no restrictions on its actions) public account used for certain computers is accessible anywhere. so i can literally do what ever i want and they cant figure out who it was (well they could easilly if they cared) but thats a story for another time. i usually just remote to my home computer instead i prefer libre office and stuffs over word etc


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Okay, this is not my experience but i heard it first hand from my friend who are working in IT call center department in my campus. So one day, she recieved a call saying that the user doesnt know how to reset her password. My friend knowing that the caller is tech newb guide her patiently as possible and she snapped at one point when the user said "I dont know what browser i am using". My friend muted the phone for a bit and screamed" you dumbass you dont know what browser are you using??? are u living in the 1940s????". Few moments after she calmed down, she continue to assist her.

 

another day in my campus IT call center.


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My friend said he needed to upgrade his GPU from his old GPU which he swore he had in his PC. I opened it up and guess what? He didn't have a GPU.

I just noticed I used "GPU" a lot in that post :P

terminology is pretty important in that matter. a gpu is a graphics processing unit, wich isn't necessarily a dedicated graphics CARD. integrated gpus are still gpus.

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terminology is pretty important in that matter. a gpu is a graphics processing unit, wich isn't necessarily a dedicated graphics CARD. integrated gpus are still gpus.

Everyone uses GPU and graphics card interchangeably though and I've never seen it not be clear from the context which was meant.  And that's just when it matters, which it usually doesn't :)


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Everyone uses GPU and graphics card interchangeably though and I've never seen it not be clear from the context which was meant.  And that's just when it matters, which it usually doesn't :)

well i only said that because it does matter in this case. the person sees in software that they have a XXXX as gpu. so they think it is a graphics card since everybody uses those terms interchangeably.

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well i only said that because it does matter in this case. the person sees in software that they have a XXXX as gpu. so they think it is a graphics card since everybody uses those terms interchangeably.

fair enough :)


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So in class one day my teacher asked "Is anyone in here good with computers?"

My gf said my name to annoy me and I had to go help the teacher.

the teacher asked why the computer wasnt turning on, it was unplugged.

God, I wish I had a girlfriend to annoy me with tech...

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yeah i just like screwing with things. not that thats even remotely interesting carrying a music game on a flashdrive. NOW lets talk about the worst security sin in history. student passwords that at pre generated and non changable. like i swear to god half the time you just gotta know someones name and birthday...

To log into to the computers and school assigned email is

Username: First.Last (Computer), First.Last@alamedaclc.org (email)

Password: Aclc1234

And besides the 4 digit numbers, all the user names and passwords are the same for every last person. Maybe you can change the digits if requested, but I doubt everything else though


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Tell him this then walk away, "Conformity doesn't equal superiority."

Exactly. A lot of computers might have HDDs, but if you have little data, it makes more sense to go SSDs.

A lot of businesses also use Apple computers, but they're shit for games


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When I was building my first computer my dad was watching me pick out parts to make sure I didn't go way out of budget. When I put the video card in the cart and he realized that it was about 70% of my budget he protested saying "aren't graphics cards the type of part that's really expensive when they come out and then cost like $100 less in a year?"

I replied "Often yes"

"Then why are you spending so much on a graphics card when it's gonna cost $100 less next year?"

He kept repeating that no matter what graphics card I showed him and it took an absurd amount of convincing to get him to approve of my choice.

To this day he thinks that nobody should ever buy graphics cards since they lose value over time

Oh have him try to play crysis with and without a dedicated GPU. Fucking night and day. I hope he knows that the whole computer loses value, along with his car (and house, if possible)

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Oh have him try to play crysis with and without a dedicated GPU. Fucking night and day. I hope he knows that the whole computer loses value, as long with his car (and house, if possible)

 

I think his dad was saying pick a gtx970 and not a 980ti kinda of thing....

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I think his dad was saying pick a gtx970 and not a 980ti kinda of thing....

"To this day he thinks that nobody should ever buy graphics cards since they lose value over time"

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I told my friend who ones an Xbox 1 that I was building a PC (we all know PC's are better when it comes to resolution and FPS) I tell him how they are better and he replies "Aren't xboxs better because they are using a hdmi cable to connect to the TV which instantly makes them run at 1080p"

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I told my friend who ones an Xbox 1 that I was building a PC (we all know PC's are better when it comes to resolution and FPS) I tell him how they are better and he replies "Aren't xboxs better because they are using a hdmi cable to connect to the TV which instantly makes them run at 1080p"

*Face-palm*, well he's a lost cause. Don't know if there is much point in trying to explain.


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When I was building my first computer my dad was watching me pick out parts to make sure I didn't go way out of budget. When I put the video card in the cart and he realized that it was about 70% of my budget he protested saying "aren't graphics cards the type of part that's really expensive when they come out and then cost like $100 less in a year?"

I replied "Often yes"

"Then why are you spending so much on a graphics card when it's gonna cost $100 less next year?"

He kept repeating that no matter what graphics card I showed him and it took an absurd amount of convincing to get him to approve of my choice.

To this day he thinks that nobody should ever buy graphics cards since they lose value over time

Having non-tech parents is an absolute disaster.

Fortunately, my dad is kinda tech savvy as he's electro-engineer and knows about hardware, and surprisingly much about Windows.. I mean, he can fix a virus infected PC by himself!

I told my friend who ones an Xbox 1 that I was building a PC (we all know PC's are better when it comes to resolution and FPS) I tell him how they are better and he replies "Aren't xboxs better because they are using a hdmi cable to connect to the TV which instantly makes them run at 1080p"

Some console gamers should just be left alone, they don't understand and they won't understand.
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Oh have him try to play crysis with and without a dedicated GPU. Fucking night and day. I hope he knows that the whole computer loses value, along with his car (and house, if possible)

Houses tend to be pretty stable, or even increase over time (at least in the UK). My parents house has more than doubled whilst they've owned it (actual value change will be less obviously due to inflation)

 

Having non-tech parents is an absolute disaster.

Fortunately, my dad is kinda tech savvy as he's electro-engineer and knows about hardware, and surprisingly much about Windows.. I mean, he can fix a virus infected PC by himself!

Some console gamers should just be left alone, they don't understand and they won't understand.

There're pros and cons though, because a tech savy parent will know that you claiming you need a $1000 PC for school work is BS :P


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"To this day he thinks that nobody should ever buy graphics cards since they lose value over time"

 

Misread it! thank you good sir. Back to what you said before... you are right. 

 

Tell your dad to run onboard vs gtxxxx

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There're pros and cons though, because a tech savy parent will know that you claiming you need a $1000 PC for school work is BS [emoji14]

Lol true

But they are not THAT tech savvy, and my mom wants me to get an expensive laptop for my study just to be sure it's a good one.

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Lol true

But they are not THAT tech savvy, and my mom wants me to get an expensive laptop for my study just to be sure it's a good one.

Luckily for me my parents are very pro-equality between me and my brothers, so because my eldest brother got an obscenely expensive £1.6k mac book for Uni, I can get a beast laptop as well as a pair of headphones as well :D Also, because they don't understand tech I get to choose our internet provider, which means we get actual good internet instead of just always going with the same provider or w/e. (For example, in my area BT provides stunning speeds of up to 8mbps....whereas virgin media provide 70+ mbps, with an average of 90mbps...)


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To log into to the computers and school assigned email is

Username: First.Last (Computer), First.Last@alamedaclc.org (email)

Password: Aclc1234

And besides the 4 digit numbers, all the user names and passwords are the same for every last person. Maybe you can change the digits if requested, but I doubt everything else though

THATS LITERALLY THE SAME AS MINE well the aclc isnt there... okay its close its

Username: first two letters of first name then last name

password: initials then birth year

 

... no emails. it might actually be worse. the general user is just the same word twice. ... i love schools and their BRILLIANT password scheme


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