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ShadowCaptain

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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from wat3rmelon_man2 in Experiences with non-techies   
    petition to ban him?
     
    I just read through some of his posts
     
    In a thread about multiple GPUs he literally just replied.."Gay" .....I mean WTF maybe he is like 8?
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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from wat3rmelon_man2 in Experiences with non-techies   
    I was just speaking in generalities. water and electronics are never a smart idea.
     
    Soapy water could damage the rubber in a dome switch, or it could rust contacts, drying it might make condensation that causes a short when you plug it in..blah blah its a rather drastic measure if you ask me
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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from wat3rmelon_man2 in Experiences with non-techies   
    I feel your pain my freind - 7 years in a local computer retail store (biggest in the UK)
     
    I always hated the "oh my xxxx is an IT specialist", "oh my son learns IT at school, I am sure he can recover data from my failed hard drive"
     
    I remember a guy once telling me he was the "IT Manager" for some large company... and then proceeded to go "What is this AMD thing I am a little out of touch", And then proceed to say he had never heard of "HP"
    Who the fuck hasn't heard of Hewlett Packard, even little old ladies know that brand
    Obviously he needed very little help, didn't buy any software or support, and I literally had him come into store about 10 times in the next month, so we started having to charge him counter tuition because he was taking up SO much time asking stupid questions
     
    Working on the returns desk was THE WORST.  - this guy came in with a macbook that was literally BENT into a C shape longways, everything was smashed, all the ports were scratched and bent and dented and it was scuffed to crap, then
     
    he said
     
    "I dropped it down the stairs, but I have warranty, so I "demand" a replacement".... He could not quite comprehend that this wasn't covered under warranty and he said "why wasn't I offered insurance then" - We know thats bullshit because we were targeted on selling insurance packages, and even if he DID have insurance, there was no way that thing "fell down the stairs"
     
    He refused to leave to store so the manager called the police and they forced him to leave
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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from wat3rmelon_man2 in Experiences with non-techies   
    I find my parents are like that too. They will be on the computer for a few weeks then suddenly come in the room and  say something like
    "I cant find the page I was looking at"  when they have simply opened a new tab
    or "how do I log into my emails?" when they were literally reading their emails the day before
     
    They seem too scared to do what they know/think is logical and get flustered if the answer isnt immediately obvious
     
    As far as software goes they are afraid of clicking things or they might break it, yet my mum happily leaves the laptop ON and charging under a wool blanket for about 4 hours - I dont know how it didn't overheat
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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from wat3rmelon_man2 in Experiences with non-techies   
    I'm sitting at work, well I say work...
    Funny story, once at school me and my friends all had Asus EEE machines? (remember the origional 4gb 7" ones?) and we had halo 1 CE installed and were playing a multiplayer game. The head teacher came in, saw us playing when we were meant to be in class and just casually went "I love playing medal of honour" then walked off
     
    Probably the best moment of my lfie
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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from wat3rmelon_man2 in Experiences with non-techies   
    This .. all of what you just said!
     
    Asus gaming laptop amazon .com $ 1329 = £800 Asus gaming laptop amazon UK £1100
      28% more expensive for no reason   I once had a customer tell his friend that gaming mice gave him better frames per seconds in games....Resisting laughing I had to tell him the truth that he was wrong 
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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from wat3rmelon_man2 in Experiences with non-techies   
    Just my entire OLD job at pc world
     
    customer: "hey im looking for a decent laptop for myself"
    me: "well, we certainly sell laptops, what do you plan on using it for"
    customer: "well just normal stuff you know"
    me "...what do you consider normal"
    customer: "you know just regular computer stuff"
     
    me..... "thats helpful......why not have a look around"  - runs away and dies in a corner
     
    or this
     
    customer: "well i was looking for a computer with at least 8gb of ram, and a 2tb hard drive, ooh this one has 16gb"
    me : "but it has a celeron, it will be slow and terrible"
    customer: "but it has so much ram, ill take this one please, I also dont need any software, I dont need office or antivirus or anything, my *insert person here* works in the IT business"
     
    - next day - oh hey, this computer is slow, also you never told me it didnt come with office and it has a virus because you didnt install an antivirus
     
    me. FUCK OFF *never actually said that, just screamed it in my head*
     
    but my favourite customer was this lady
     
    lady "Oh i work in IT i get all my software free"
     
    Me : thats great what do you do?
     
    lady : "I'm a sports teacher at school"..........
     
    FACEPALM then how the fuck are you in IT, im pretty sure teaching football isnt IT unless its pro evo
     
    (I have thousands of these BTW)
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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from WikiForce in What happened to LTT?   
    Honestly I kind of prefer the simpler videos, I dont want to watch 3 hours of him explaining how a cooler works or going through every cable on a power supply
     
    I just want him to go "hey look heres a cool product, it works great" 
     
    There are channels that spend an hour digging into menus if you want that, I like the Linus and team can deliver concise and to the point videos about a product, yes sometimes they could do MORE information, perhaps they do too many videos, but honestly the videos are long enough as is
     
     
    I will admit, I watch it more for entertainment and to see cool stuff, more than I watch for actual information 
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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from BLKBRDSR71 in Hunt : Looking for Burnout 3 takedown for PC .   
    Its not on PC so... you wont find it, you either need to get an emulator, or get an old PS2
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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show Yourself [Image]   
    was bored, took a new profile pic 
     

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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show Yourself [Image]   
    Im cuter :3
     
    Took a selfie earlier this morning, enjoy my face

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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show Yourself [Image]   
    Have a Christmas photo just took this 2 minutes ago

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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show Yourself [Image]   
    Just because I was bored
     
    and I know you are all in love with me

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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show Yourself [Image]   
    Quick selfie update

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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show Yourself [Image]   
    Latest image of me, playing with my friends new Gary Fong flash kit
     
     

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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show Yourself [Image]   
    Don't all have sex with me at once....
     
     
     
    oh ok go on


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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from BLKBRDSR71 in Show me your boxers   
    phew I thought you meant boxers as in underwear hahahaha
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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from joederbo in How to view PornHub VR on your phone?   
    so tempting to click at work though
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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from Randika in Looking for software to fix overscan   
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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 in New Year   
    SHIT
     
     
     
    Oh well
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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from J.b091 in SteelSeries Apex good? Hands on experience?   
    Dont just put ... for your post 
     
    Anyway
     
    The Apex is WAY too expensive for a membrane keyboard, you could get a decent mechanical keyboard for the price, its a 5$ membrane keyboard with flashy lights
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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from J.b091 in Why can't devs put maximum effort into visuals for games?   
    Well yes, of course its bad to what PC can do, but you have to admit, for a console that came out over 10 years ago it looks insanely good! 
     
    That means naughty dog put in maximum effort into visuals
     
     
    Of course its opinion, but you presented it like a fact that no developers make good looking games, when im my opinon, plenty of modern AAA games look amazing, including some amazing indie games with impressive art styles
     
    Since consoles are lead platforms, and since the average PC has a shit graphics card, there is no point making games like Metro Last light, when only 10% fo people can play it on max settings
     
    When a game like Fallout 4 has great gameplay, functional graphics, and everyone can enjoy it even on a mediocre PC - it makes more sense
     
     
    until the hardware catches up, and while consoles are still holding us back - its hard for a dev to put effort into visual when nobody will see them
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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from J.b091 in Why can't devs put maximum effort into visuals for games?   
    And you crossed those out because?
     
    Mad Max looks amazing, i love going into the photo mode and panning around and making amazing screenshots 
     
    TLOU + Uncharted has insane graphics - Uncharted 4 so far looks insanely good (considering its a shitty PS4)
     
    Frostbite engine is impressive,and runs great
     
    The arkahm games are amazingly well optimized (except for knight) and look really good!
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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from J.b091 in Why can't devs put maximum effort into visuals for games?   
    What?
     
    Witcher 3
    Metro Last Light
    Uncharted
    The last of us
    Far Cry 4
    GTA V
    Tomb Raider
    The Order 1866
    MGS V
    Crysis
    Mad Max
    battlefield 4
    Arkaham games
    Star Citizen
     
     
     
    etc etc-  there are tons of amazing looking games on the market
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    ShadowCaptain got a reaction from J.b091 in [Guide] Customize Your Desktop   
    Yeah, though I do like some eye candy especially when gaming (as long as I can get a nice 60fps which I normally can on my rig)
     
    I just hate having clutter, I barely use more than like steam, comms and  premier, so I dont need icons everywhere cluttering up, and all my files are on my server
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