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What's a tech term you hate?

What's a tech related term you just can't stand to hear used?

One of mine is when someone says a computer is 'fast'. It's completely objective and actually says nothing about the system. Sure, for someone with not much experience, it's OK to use. But I thought my school Chromebook was fast until I got my FX laptop, thought that was 'fast' until I got my Xeon system, etc. So you really get nowhere talking about how 'fast' a computer is with someone with a different perspective.

Another one I don't like is referring to everything as 'the cloud'. Sure, the cloud is an actual thing, and it's very commonplace. However, not everyone knows exactly what it is and how it works, leading to students at my school saying they 'saved something to their computer' when it's in their Google Drive, and being quite confused when locally saved documents aren't accesible through a web browser. 

Is it plugged in? Is it turned on? Are you sure? No, really. 

List of my systems:

Main PC:

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HP z620 workstation, 2x Xeon e5-2690 v0, GTX 980 FE, 8x4gb DDR3-1333, 2x 2tb HDD, 1tb boot SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro

Linux system:

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ProDesk 600 g1 SFF, i5-4590, Quadro k620, 2x4gb DDR3-1333, 64gb boot SSD, 250gb storage HDD from the ewaste pile with many bad sectors, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

XP system:

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Compaq DC7600 SFF, Pentium 4 HT 631, MSI GT 210 passive, 2x512m DDR2-667, 80gb Spinmaster HDD

Testbench:

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Optiplex 760 board, GameMax VP-600 PSU, 4x 64gb AliExpress SSD (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 10), 1tb HDD (storage)

(currently has a Core 2 Quad Q9550 and 4x2gb DDR2-800 but I change its config frequently)

 

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4 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Calling 1440p "2K"

1.4K? XD

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FUTURE PROOF -

 

Oh yes I hate this one the most. 

 

IT WAS BLEEPING OUTDATED WHEN YOU BOUGHT IT!!

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People referring to non-physicals purchases, of games or other media, as 'Digital' as if  an optical disc with a game or movie on it was not also digital.

Desktop: Ryzen 9 3950X, Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus, 64GB DDR4, MSI RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, Creative Sound Blaster AE-7

Gaming PC #2: Ryzen 9 3900X, Asus TUF Gaming B450M-Plus, 32GB DDR4, Gigabyte Windforce GTX 1080

Gaming PC #3: Intel i7 4790, Asus B85M-G, 16B DDR3, XFX Radeon R9 390X DD XXX OC

UnRAID #1: Intel E5-2697v2, Asus P9X79 LE, 48GB DDR3, Radeon HD 5450

UnRAID #2: Intel E5-2603v2, Asus P9X79 LE, 24GB DDR3, Radeon HD 5450

MiniPC: Lenovo M93P Tiny: i7 4950HQ, 16GB DDR3 
Windows XP Retro PC: Intel i3 3250, Asus P8B75-M LX, 8GB DDR3, Sapphire Radeon HD 6850, Creative Sound Blaster Audigy

Windows 9X Retro PC: Intel E5800, ASRock 775i65G r2.0, 1GB DDR1, AGP Sapphire Radeon X800 Pro, Creative Sound Blaster Live!

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Male/Female connector. I understand it perfectly describes the type of connector but I believe there are more elegant ways to describe it instead of making me imagine certain human organs whenever I deal with connectors. 

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2 minutes ago, crazzp said:

Male/Female connector. I understand it perfectly describes the type of connector but I believe there are more elegant ways to describe it instead of making me imagine certain human organs whenever I deal with connectors. 

You should not look up the nomenclature for IDE storage then.

Desktop: Ryzen 9 3950X, Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus, 64GB DDR4, MSI RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio, Creative Sound Blaster AE-7

Gaming PC #2: Ryzen 9 3900X, Asus TUF Gaming B450M-Plus, 32GB DDR4, Gigabyte Windforce GTX 1080

Gaming PC #3: Intel i7 4790, Asus B85M-G, 16B DDR3, XFX Radeon R9 390X DD XXX OC

UnRAID #1: Intel E5-2697v2, Asus P9X79 LE, 48GB DDR3, Radeon HD 5450

UnRAID #2: Intel E5-2603v2, Asus P9X79 LE, 24GB DDR3, Radeon HD 5450

MiniPC: Lenovo M93P Tiny: i7 4950HQ, 16GB DDR3 
Windows XP Retro PC: Intel i3 3250, Asus P8B75-M LX, 8GB DDR3, Sapphire Radeon HD 6850, Creative Sound Blaster Audigy

Windows 9X Retro PC: Intel E5800, ASRock 775i65G r2.0, 1GB DDR1, AGP Sapphire Radeon X800 Pro, Creative Sound Blaster Live!

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6 minutes ago, crazzp said:

Male/Female connector. I understand it perfectly describes the type of connector but I believe there are more elegant ways to describe it instead of making me imagine certain human organs whenever I deal with connectors. 

Innie and outie connector is a less awkward way to say it, I've found

Is it plugged in? Is it turned on? Are you sure? No, really. 

List of my systems:

Main PC:

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HP z620 workstation, 2x Xeon e5-2690 v0, GTX 980 FE, 8x4gb DDR3-1333, 2x 2tb HDD, 1tb boot SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro

Linux system:

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ProDesk 600 g1 SFF, i5-4590, Quadro k620, 2x4gb DDR3-1333, 64gb boot SSD, 250gb storage HDD from the ewaste pile with many bad sectors, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

XP system:

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Compaq DC7600 SFF, Pentium 4 HT 631, MSI GT 210 passive, 2x512m DDR2-667, 80gb Spinmaster HDD

Testbench:

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Optiplex 760 board, GameMax VP-600 PSU, 4x 64gb AliExpress SSD (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 10), 1tb HDD (storage)

(currently has a Core 2 Quad Q9550 and 4x2gb DDR2-800 but I change its config frequently)

 

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Gamer

 

I hate it. It's basically saying "oh you like to play video games? HOW ABOUT DEFINING YOUR WHOLE LIFE BY PLAYING VIDEO GAMES! HUH?!?!?"

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6 minutes ago, CerealExperimentsLain said:

You should not look up the nomenclature for IDE storage then.

*staggered* (spin-up)

 Finitude is what the two clock hands indicate as they point towards my cruel destiny. 

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5 minutes ago, Caroline said:

You know what really grinds my gears? This:

Some people just call that anything and everything, even WEBSITES.

Applications existed long before apps. It's like those old phones with #hashtags on them.  How did they know?  

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1 minute ago, FakeKGB said:

Gamer

 

I hate it. It's basically saying "oh you like to play video games? HOW ABOUT DEFINING YOUR WHOLE LIFE BY PLAYING VIDEO GAMES! HUH?!?!?"

I'm definitely not a gamer! Lol

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Just now, ShrimpBrime said:

I'm definitely not a gamer!

Oh you have a powerful computer? Gamer!

Yes I play video games but no it's not all I do all day.

Is it plugged in? Is it turned on? Are you sure? No, really. 

List of my systems:

Main PC:

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HP z620 workstation, 2x Xeon e5-2690 v0, GTX 980 FE, 8x4gb DDR3-1333, 2x 2tb HDD, 1tb boot SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro

Linux system:

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ProDesk 600 g1 SFF, i5-4590, Quadro k620, 2x4gb DDR3-1333, 64gb boot SSD, 250gb storage HDD from the ewaste pile with many bad sectors, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

XP system:

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Compaq DC7600 SFF, Pentium 4 HT 631, MSI GT 210 passive, 2x512m DDR2-667, 80gb Spinmaster HDD

Testbench:

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Optiplex 760 board, GameMax VP-600 PSU, 4x 64gb AliExpress SSD (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 10), 1tb HDD (storage)

(currently has a Core 2 Quad Q9550 and 4x2gb DDR2-800 but I change its config frequently)

 

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Just now, wat3rmelon_man2 said:

Oh you have a powerful computer? Gamer!

Yes I play video games but no it's not all I do all day.

No... I'm mean I seriously consider myself a competitive overclocker. Not a gamer.

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Just now, NZgamer said:

Don't know why, but I just hate the term "gaming rig"

Benching rig.

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3 minutes ago, NZgamer said:

Don't know why, but I just hate the term "gaming rig"

Makes it sound like some kind of evil world destroying machine.

Is it plugged in? Is it turned on? Are you sure? No, really. 

List of my systems:

Main PC:

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HP z620 workstation, 2x Xeon e5-2690 v0, GTX 980 FE, 8x4gb DDR3-1333, 2x 2tb HDD, 1tb boot SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro

Linux system:

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ProDesk 600 g1 SFF, i5-4590, Quadro k620, 2x4gb DDR3-1333, 64gb boot SSD, 250gb storage HDD from the ewaste pile with many bad sectors, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

XP system:

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Compaq DC7600 SFF, Pentium 4 HT 631, MSI GT 210 passive, 2x512m DDR2-667, 80gb Spinmaster HDD

Testbench:

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Optiplex 760 board, GameMax VP-600 PSU, 4x 64gb AliExpress SSD (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 10), 1tb HDD (storage)

(currently has a Core 2 Quad Q9550 and 4x2gb DDR2-800 but I change its config frequently)

 

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5 minutes ago, ShrimpBrime said:

No... I'm mean I seriously consider myself a competitive overclocker. Not a gamer.

I'm a competitive old GPU molester.

Is it plugged in? Is it turned on? Are you sure? No, really. 

List of my systems:

Main PC:

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HP z620 workstation, 2x Xeon e5-2690 v0, GTX 980 FE, 8x4gb DDR3-1333, 2x 2tb HDD, 1tb boot SATA SSD, Windows 10 Pro

Linux system:

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ProDesk 600 g1 SFF, i5-4590, Quadro k620, 2x4gb DDR3-1333, 64gb boot SSD, 250gb storage HDD from the ewaste pile with many bad sectors, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

XP system:

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Compaq DC7600 SFF, Pentium 4 HT 631, MSI GT 210 passive, 2x512m DDR2-667, 80gb Spinmaster HDD

Testbench:

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Optiplex 760 board, GameMax VP-600 PSU, 4x 64gb AliExpress SSD (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 10), 1tb HDD (storage)

(currently has a Core 2 Quad Q9550 and 4x2gb DDR2-800 but I change its config frequently)

 

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I hate when someone saying "router" when in fact it was a switch or access point...

 

idk about you but, majority of people i know say it like that

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Not specifically a tech term but "beast" as the default descriptor for any powerful system or component.

 

12 minutes ago, Heliian said:

Applications existed long before apps. It's like those old phones with #hashtags on them.  How did they know?  

My elderly aunt doesn't understand that app is just short for application and thinks there is something magical about smartphone apps. "Can I install an app on a computer?" 

 

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Friends don't let friends use Userbenchmark. Ban the term "bottleneck." Corps aren't your friends. If the PC does what you need it to do well enough, it's good enough. Don't build the "best" system, build the system that makes you happy. 

 

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GNU/Linux just being called "Linux". Like boi, Linux is just a kernel. The full OS that most people use uses the GNU core utils on top of Linux.

Quote me if you want me to get a notification. (if it's not my own thread)

Always assume I'm not using Windows unless I say I am. I'm usually using a Linux+GNU operating system.

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