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Calavera

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    Calavera got a reaction from wat3rmelon_man2 in Experiences with non-techies   
    I digitized a bunch of MiniDV videotapes for my aunt, now I returned for a VHS-C adapter and she told me she also had a bunch of digital photos that needed digitizing, but she was never told how to do so.
    She has a digital camera now, and showed me a little box with stuff in them.
     
    She showed me a box of used SD cards
    Something like this: 
     

     
    I kid you not, she did not know how to get them off of there, thus she just bought new SD cards until now.
    I don't blame her, she knew it was possible but her kids (my cousins) just couldn't be bothered explaining her how to do it.
     
     
    This just makes me sad, they already are pretty poor and to spend money on such a stupid thing for no good reason...  :mellow:
    Gonna go there in an hour to get rid of this unnecessary way of basically throwing away money.
  2. Funny
    Calavera got a reaction from Andy Bedford in Post Linus Memes Here! << -Original thread has returned   
    Not so much a meme, but I thought I'd share it  :rolleyes: 
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    Calavera got a reaction from SoundFont in Post Linus Memes Here! << -Original thread has returned   
    I thought I'd make my version :)

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    Calavera got a reaction from JuztBe in How To Grow Your Mustache In the Middle   
    Perhaps I should shave that forest on my ass and glue it on my chin :lol:
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    Calavera got a reaction from TechMan2175 in Experiences with non-techies   
    Technically they think you're a nerd because it's basic knowledge to you - while it's not to them.
    Yes people are weird :P
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    Calavera got a reaction from TechMan2175 in Experiences with non-techies   
    That... made me lose faith in humanity lol.
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    Calavera got a reaction from test_subject_0015 in Post Linus Memes Here! << -Original thread has returned   
    at 41:33
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    Calavera got a reaction from purple_rider in You know you're a techie when. . .   
    When you have that one drawer with cables, adapters and handy tech.
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    Calavera got a reaction from Roll_Like_Rollo in Experiences with non-techies   
    Nephew of mine recently got Glass Fiber, of course his Xbox 360 wasn't working when it came to GTA 5 multiplayer, he called his ISP (KPN) and got someone to look at it, they adviced to buy a new modem and so it happened.
     
    Nope, of course that didn't fix the problem.
    Anyway, another month passed, so 2 weeks ago I was about to head that way anyway and he told me about this problem and about the possibility of me perhaps fixing it.
     
    I came there, typed the error into google, something along the lines of "Couldn't connect to Rockstar Social Club because of a network error" clicked the first link, did as told and voila, it was working.
     
    Some people take the hard route, and even spend money on it.
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    Calavera got a reaction from DocSwag in Experiences with non-techies   
    A positive "experience with non-techies"
    My Grandfather's "new" wife who's also 80 threw a party for both their birthdays and at one point she sat down next to me and asked me about the TV.
    She needed help because sometimes something on TV had black bars on the top and bottom, and she wondered why. She managed to figure out that messing with the buttons on the remote she could remove them or do other things like stretch it. She figured that looking in the manual could help her out. She told me how it's sometimes due to how the TV stations send it towards the viewers (in what aspect ratio) and that that was called "aspect or something"
    Woman, I went to school for this shit, you're 80 and know this stuff?! :mellow:
    I'm genuinly impressed by how some people can keep up with stuff like this. 
     
    I told her that she probably had an old 4:3 TV and explained what that "aspect ratio" meant and that buying a new TV would likely get her a 16:9 TV which would "fix" her problem.
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    Calavera got a reaction from DocSwag in Experiences with non-techies   
    I see quite a lot of posts about how people call things they're not, or not being specific. Like calling a PC a "Hard Drive"
    You must forgive them, as long as it's just calling them by their wrong name but acting like someone who knows what they're doing it's alright.
    It's the same bullshit like how people call these things nowadays:

    People call them "Drones" whilst that's like saying "Hey, my PC is equal to your gaming PC because it's also a PC"
    This thing is called a Quacopter, and if you want to be more specific it's a Radio Controlled Helicopter (quadcopter) or RC Quadcopter.
    I hate how anything that flies is called a "drone" nowadays.
    This is a drone 

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    Calavera got a reaction from vanished in Post Linus Memes Here! << -Original thread has returned   
    Linus likes racecars...


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    Calavera reacted to Castdeath97 in If you had unlimited, free access to hardware for the rest of your life, what would you use it for?   
    Get as much reference R9 290X and GTX 480s I can to make a flamethrower, or maybe even a jet engine.
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    Calavera got a reaction from Bajantechnician in I notice i have bad habit of playing music really loud   
    Yeah it's bad, especially if you've got those earbuds that make you not hear anything but the music.
    If you can't hear your fingers snapping you're definitely playing it too loud.
    Really, just teach yourself to have the volume lower, you'll get used to it and be less likely to have hearing problems later in life.
    The train I take is usually occupied with a guy that has his music so loud you'd think he played it through the speakers, yet he's wearing earbuds.
     
    The conductor once asked him to turn it down, he didnt even hear him.
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    Calavera got a reaction from matrix07012 in Experiences with non-techies   
    I see quite a lot of posts about how people call things they're not, or not being specific. Like calling a PC a "Hard Drive"
    You must forgive them, as long as it's just calling them by their wrong name but acting like someone who knows what they're doing it's alright.
    It's the same bullshit like how people call these things nowadays:

    People call them "Drones" whilst that's like saying "Hey, my PC is equal to your gaming PC because it's also a PC"
    This thing is called a Quacopter, and if you want to be more specific it's a Radio Controlled Helicopter (quadcopter) or RC Quadcopter.
    I hate how anything that flies is called a "drone" nowadays.
    This is a drone 

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    Calavera got a reaction from cooldogz123 in Dumbest Tech Questions/Quotes You've Ever Heard   
    Well my nephew said the following;
    "I'm going to buy the HTC Vive or PS4 VR headset because then I don't have to upgrade, the Oculus is far too heavy for my PC"
    :mellow: Well that's what you get for getting decent graphics and not wanting to puke you idiot.
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    Calavera reacted to CoolaxGaming in LGBT community   
    ... I think this thread is gonna get derailed real fast
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    Calavera reacted to 2_minute_n00dle5 in Worst Tech mistake you have ever made?   
    I put in a floppy disk into one of those macbook cd players. Didn't exactly end well.
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    Calavera reacted to huilun02 in Can you have a different GPU in your system next to your new one?   
    You could repurpose your card's last DVI-I port which includes an analog output.
     
    Converter cable + Converter box
     
    Should save you the complication of running a second card.
    The converter box has a VGA pass through to run another display, but every display hooked up to it will display the same thing.
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    Calavera got a reaction from valkko in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Bought a bar of chocolate...

    4,5 KG or 10 pounds.
     
    My dad always gets a toblerone bar for his birthday, this time I'll get him this one, a tad bigger  :lol:
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    Calavera got a reaction from matrix07012 in Experiences with non-techies   
    So I was at school 3 months ago, and we had to share the PC classroom with the older studens which were being taught by an IT guy, I heard him talk about how he always turns off his WiFi router/modem and puts his phone far far away from his bed and how he made his kids do that too... I was like, "k"
    But then he went on and said he couldn't sleep with that wifi radiation messing with his body in the first place, he could feel it, that made me cringe.
    I bet if I were to put 20 WiFi hotspots under his bed without him knowing, he wouldn't even notice.
    It's all in his head if you ask me.
    I realise a lot is unknown about what WiFi radiation does to you, but it's bullshit that you think you can feel it, especially coming from someone who us supposed to know better.
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    Calavera reacted to Inception9269 in I think I have a prototype?   
    pics or it didn't happen
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    Calavera got a reaction from Chrysolite in Experiences with non-techies   
    That... made me lose faith in humanity lol.
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    Calavera got a reaction from jaggysnake57 in Oculus Rift Consumer Edition Pre-Order now Live!   
    Is it worth the money? Probably.
    Is it too much for me? Yep.
    It's like saying "Well 30K for a 2nd hand Ferrari is cheap" 
    Well yes, but I don't have 30K.
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    Calavera reacted to Qyoon in Oculus Rift Consumer Edition Pre-Order now Live!   
    everything is said.
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