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Schnoz

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    Schnoz reacted to wat3rmelon_man2 in Experiences with non-techies   
    People at my school have done equally dumb things... like trying to use the - key on a TI-30X IIS calculator to indicate a negative and wondering why they got syntax errors every time...
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    Schnoz reacted to CreativeName642 in Experiences with non-techies   
    A simple restart should fix that one.
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    Schnoz reacted to wat3rmelon_man2 in Experiences with non-techies   
    My mom called me on the phone one day in a panic because "her tab got big and she can't fix it". She had put Chrome in fullscreen.
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    Schnoz got a reaction from Belac F in Experiences with non-techies   
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    Schnoz reacted to Belac F in Experiences with non-techies   
    K so i work in retail selling laptops and printers. A few of the most common things to come up are: 
     
    1. Old person reads slowly off a piece of paper "It needs to have an eyecore 3, 8 emm bee of ram, and windows vista" because they looked at the requirement  for some ancient software.
     
    2. "YOU DONT UNDERSTAND. I WANT A CHEAP LAPTOP. THIS IS NOT CHEAP!" As I show them a 450 CAD laptop
     
    3. "I dont need these features, Im just looking for a work laptop." (A laptop with an i5 is on sale for cheaper than one with an i3, but they insist on going with the i3 because they dont need the i5)
     
    4. "Im looking for a new hard drive".  I show them the hard drives, and after like 5 min of talking I realize they mean a computer
     
     
     
     
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    Schnoz got a reaction from CreativeName642 in Experiences with non-techies   
    One of my customers wanted me to repair their 2012 Macbook Pro with a failed hard drive. Thing is, they explicitly refused a speedier, cheaper SSD replacement and specifically asked for an identical 5400 RPM HDD. Why? "Because it's officially certified by Apple." No amount of persuading would convince him to let me install an SSD.
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    Schnoz got a reaction from PlayerLorenzo in Experiences with non-techies   
    One of my customers wanted me to repair their 2012 Macbook Pro with a failed hard drive. Thing is, they explicitly refused a speedier, cheaper SSD replacement and specifically asked for an identical 5400 RPM HDD. Why? "Because it's officially certified by Apple." No amount of persuading would convince him to let me install an SSD.
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    Schnoz reacted to Dr. Kaloob in Welcome Back to 2007? Lenovo to Introduce Updated ThinkPad Models with 16:10 Displays, AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs and More   
    The ThinkPad has been that way for about a decade. This is actually a step in the right direction as the last non-16:9 ThinkPad was the T410.
    I'd personally go for 16:10 for the best balance (I have to run things side by side a lot), but it'd be cool to see 4:3 options.
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    Schnoz got a reaction from RollinLower in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Those metal pipes are amazing! I really love the look of your PC.
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    Schnoz reacted to RollinLower in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    It's finally done! Finding the parts for this build took months, but here she is! 😄
     
    specs:
    AMD Threadripper 2970WX 24 core
    ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha 
    32GB (4X8) G.Skill Trident Z 4266Mhz
    AMD Radeon RX6900XT
    Lian Li O11D Mini
    2TB of combined NVMe storage
    Coolermaster SFX V850 
    Full hardline EKWB waercooling.

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    Schnoz reacted to FakeKGB in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    33.6K modem.
    It's a butt to find drivers for Windows 2000.
    Still haven't found any.
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    Schnoz got a reaction from RorzNZ in Your favourite forum member?   
    Thank you so much! I truly appreciate it and it really means a lot to me.
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    Schnoz got a reaction from KiddoTech in Your favourite forum member?   
    Thank you so much! I truly appreciate it and it really means a lot to me.
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    Schnoz reacted to RorzNZ in Your favourite forum member?   
    Easily @Schnoz, @Den-Fi, @PlayStation 2& @captain_to_fire
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    Schnoz got a reaction from ShrimpBrime in Your favourite forum member?   
    Thank you so much!   I really appreciate it!
     
    There are a lot of amazing people on this forum. It's hard to choose just one.
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    Schnoz got a reaction from WaggishOhio383 in Your favourite forum member?   
    Thank you so much!   I really appreciate it!
     
    There are a lot of amazing people on this forum. It's hard to choose just one.
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    Schnoz reacted to WaggishOhio383 in Your favourite forum member?   
    You shouldn't be so hard on yourself. You're definitely on my list. Other nomination goes to @Schnoz
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    Schnoz got a reaction from soldier_ph in Experiences with non-techies   
    I found this one on the internets. It's not exactly actual computer gore, but I think it still fits the tone of this thread.
     
    "I know someone who uses rent a center. I can’t believe it’s legal. He’s paying like $50 a month for the last 3 years for a PS4 and another $100 a month (same time frame) for a tv that’s no more than $800 if he bought it. But he keeps paying for it, he could have bought multiple TVs and PS4s in this time frame - he recently posted on social media wanted peoples opinions on if its “worth it”"
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    Schnoz got a reaction from Red :) in Experiences with non-techies   
    I found this one on the internets. It's not exactly actual computer gore, but I think it still fits the tone of this thread.
     
    "I know someone who uses rent a center. I can’t believe it’s legal. He’s paying like $50 a month for the last 3 years for a PS4 and another $100 a month (same time frame) for a tv that’s no more than $800 if he bought it. But he keeps paying for it, he could have bought multiple TVs and PS4s in this time frame - he recently posted on social media wanted peoples opinions on if its “worth it”"
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    Schnoz reacted to Bitter in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    You might be surprised, with my local rate of 8 cents per kw/h my P106-100 (1060 6GB) will make around $80 a month at the current bitcoin prices. It would need to fall to under $20,000 to stop making money after the cost of electricity.
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    Schnoz got a reaction from FakeKGB in Experiences with non-techies   
    I found this one on the internets. It's not exactly actual computer gore, but I think it still fits the tone of this thread.
     
    "I know someone who uses rent a center. I can’t believe it’s legal. He’s paying like $50 a month for the last 3 years for a PS4 and another $100 a month (same time frame) for a tv that’s no more than $800 if he bought it. But he keeps paying for it, he could have bought multiple TVs and PS4s in this time frame - he recently posted on social media wanted peoples opinions on if its “worth it”"
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    Schnoz reacted to sub68 in Experiences with non-techies   
    this is my mom 100% and I can't help her
     
    A dvd she thinks that video stopped halfway though is region locked.
    Since 2006 she has thought that.
    I took the video into VLC media player and it worked.
     
    she also thinks bing is the best than, I open up task mang *sees pc go brrrrrr*
    yep I need her to change to fireefox or chrome
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    Schnoz reacted to sub68 in Experiences with non-techies   
    what the frick heck his OEM HDD will die with 3-4 years good luck
  24. Funny
    Schnoz got a reaction from sub68 in Experiences with non-techies   
    Waaaay too many people I know  do this:
     

     

     

     
    It even has keyboard shortcuts right next to the entry in the right-click menu!
     
     
  25. Funny
    Schnoz got a reaction from sub68 in Experiences with non-techies   
    One of my customers wanted me to repair their 2012 Macbook Pro with a failed hard drive. Thing is, they explicitly refused a speedier, cheaper SSD replacement and specifically asked for an identical 5400 RPM HDD. Why? "Because it's officially certified by Apple." No amount of persuading would convince him to let me install an SSD.
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