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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. 

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4 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Calling 1440p "2K"

1.4K? XD

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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IT WAS BLEEPING OUTDATED WHEN YOU BOUGHT IT!!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.

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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.

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You know what really grinds my gears? This:

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

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

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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

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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)

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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.

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

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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. 

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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.

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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

Remember to use high pass filter around 60 - 100hz on your vocal 

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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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