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A long time ago when I was younger my mother said to me one time "Your brother wants TV in his room but he can't get any reception. He spends a lot of time in there alone and you should help him with it". So I go to his room and ask him if he wants TV in there and would he like me to do it for him. He says "yeah that would be nice but don't go to any trouble". I like my brother and am glad to help. I say it's no trouble.

 

My brother was a kind of laid back dude who often would lie in bed chain smoking and eating. A little on the messy side. He liked to work on cars and in general didn't get to nervous about things. If you know what I mean. He always had one of those oil filled electric radiator type heaters in his room turned all the way up 24/7. He liked it hot all the time.

 

The house was old and it was actually a little bit of trouble for me running the coax cable across the whole house. I hid it up in the ceilings in different rooms and hallways across the whole house to get it to his bedroom. Drilling some holes and finding the best paths for the cable. It takes me all afternoon to finish. The next morning I set it all up for him, the TV, TV box and surge protector. The surge protector is very necessary where I live especially back in those days. So when I'm done I show him how the TV box remote works and tell him not to plug his heater into the surge protector. That it will fry it if he does because it is not made for that. He says ok and thanks me.

 

Like two days later my mother says to me something is wrong and that he is complaining that his TV won't work.

So I go into his room to check it out.

The surge protector is melted and the TV won't turn on.

The heater power cord is unplugged laying beside it. 🥴

 

I like my brother he was funny sometimes.

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23 hours ago, Teddy07 said:

welcome to the forum btw, 1 post 🤗

Thank you. Initially came to find out if there is any info on the LTT pink water bottles getting restocked but seems like a fun place so i might just stick around regardless of not finding anything about that haha

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Perfect quote for this whole thread.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity."

-Albert Einstein.

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33 minutes ago, ragnarok0273 said:

Perfect quote for this whole thread.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity."

-Albert Einstein.

That quote expands the entirety of us, what we are ignorant to, we do not know, but those who think they know...

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My father changes sound sources in Windows 10, calls me on the phone, i have lost all audio! anxiety and depression in his voice... literally cannot fallow a simple instruction, do it for him.... "oh i see"

 

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So my step mum phoned me. Said that shed taken her old battered computer in to currys to get it repaired. That they gave her a new monitor and it all worked but now the cd drive on it wasn't working. So i took a look at it. She was sitting with the pc on desktop and, like she said, i pushed the cd eject button and it wouldn't work. Thats when i noticed the tower wasn't actually on. It wasn't even plugged in to the mains. So where was her desktop coming from? Thats when i took a closer look at the monitor. She had been sold an all in one pc, not a monitor. Her old tower was seperate but she was still trying to use the devices on it.

She phoned me a few months ago saying that she thought she had a virus. That she was getting a popup every time she went on certain web pages. So i took a look at it for her. It was the "accept cookies" pop up that's on alot of sites.

She phoned me the other week and told me that her browser was broken. That the letters on it were huge. So i took a look at it for her. She had somehow managed to zoom in on her brower to 300%

And yet she keeps trying to tell me shes good at computers lol. That's what i like about her. Shes always good for a laugh XD

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36 minutes ago, Digideath said:

She phoned me a few months ago saying that she thought she had a virus. That she was getting a popup every time she went on certain web pages. So i took a look at it for her. It was the "accept cookies" pop up that's on alot of sites.

 

Reminds me of a family member that sent me an email, talking about virus, he has a popup from the anti-virus, etc ... I ask for a screenshot of the popup, and this is what I got (not joking) ;

 

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My reply was basically exactly what the popup was saying ... then I asked if he even took a few seconds to read it.

 

That was this morning, he still hasn't replied.

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On 1/20/2014 at 7:40 AM, JAW96 said:

the teacher get streamed from Texas using skype, I haven't used the chromebooks personally, but the students I do use them says they really are sucky to use.

 

On 1/20/2014 at 7:51 AM, CapnJames said:

I can't imagine a class being taught like that, I don't think there too bad, couldn't be used as my main computer but great for Facebook, forums and email etc.

Distance learning, my friend.

 

Though what if COVID hit during the Windows 98/Me days?

Would we do class over phone?

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Perusing eBay for a cheap PowerPC Mac to use as my "PowerPC Mac that works guide" (I guess my job now is to fix PowerPC Macs, because I found three more broken ones) and found this gem.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-Mac-Mini-G4-1-42-A1103-2005-CPU-Unit-Only/114452067621?epid=1900404417&hash=item1aa5dff525:g:vucAAOSwqtZffwSL

CPU Unit only...

I mean it's not wrong, but still...

What about the optical drive, hard drive, etc?

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On 3/21/2014 at 6:37 PM, CtW said:

I too have 2 screens but use them for LTT and youtube INSTEAD of doing homework. I have a horrible procrastination problem and is effects are amplified by the fact that I'm taking 2 honors math classes (I love math and science and am quite smart) and both are taught by the same teacher so you can tell  how much of a hell my life could become if I miss the homework for both classes on the same day or in general really.

 

Edit: This thread has now reached 75 followers thanks to me!! I am expecting to hate myself for following this thread in a few days

I do the same thing. I'm getting better at doing my homework (I know the stuff if I practice it), but in August/September/October I had one A, two Bs, four Cs, and a D.

The A was in phys ed, the B in IED (intro to engineering design), the four Cs in everything else but math, and the D in math.

I took Algebra 1 in 8th grade.

Yay for retakes (now have Bs in everything except English and AP Human Geography, Cs in those).

I also have 2 screens (making a 3rd out of an old laptop screen, come on China)

 

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People get any kind of basic certification and think they're Wendell. Just witnessed one of these so called "people" arguing that Wifi is just as good as any wired connection in everything. Latency, stability, speed, etc. They have "Tech Professional" in their bio and use the 💯 emoji every time they make a point. He was 100% serious too,

 

Welp, gonna rip out all the cat5e I ran earlier this year and switch to Wifi. All the time I wasted!

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5 minutes ago, 2Buck said:

People get any kind of basic certification and think they're Wendell. Just witnessed one of these so called "people" arguing that Wifi is just as good as any wired connection in everything. Latency, stability, speed, etc. They have "Tech Professional" in their bio and use the 💯 emoji every time they make a point. He was 100% serious too,

 

Welp, gonna rip out all the cat5e I ran earlier this year and switch to Wifi. All the time I wasted!

Yikes.

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2 hours ago, Results45 said:

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Average Viewer: It's a piece of alien time-travel tech!

 

Me: Um......isn't that an off-the-shelf CPU cooler?

Saw the exact same thing and was like NAAWWWWW and grabbed almost the same thing from the room over like LOOOK I HAVE ALIEN TIME BOMBS TOO! GF was not impressed.

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2 hours ago, Results45 said:

It's a piece of alien time-travel tech!

 

5 minutes ago, Bitter said:

LOOOK I HAVE ALIEN TIME BOMBS TOO

 

rent it for 1000€ per hour to a film production

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I hate you, eBay people.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-Desktop-PowerMac-G4-CPU-ONLY/323299969758?hash=item4b462e0ade:g:QFAAAOSw7m9bIUJC

 

Looking at Power Macs for fun.

Find "Power Mac G4 CPU ONLY"

Turns out they mean the whole tower.

Surely, if you have a PowerPC Mac, you aren't that dumb... 

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On 11/12/2020 at 11:29 AM, Results45 said:

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Average Viewer: It's a piece of alien time-travel tech!

 

Me: Um......isn't that an off-the-shelf CPU cooler?

maybe marvel was running out of budget and prop department grabbed a cpu cooler

but hey thats a pretty good idea for a prop alot of props are made with random things

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They should have glued a dead AMD (PGA, not LGA) CPU to the bottom and made someone fall into it, hear a "crunch" and go, "oh crap, did I break it?"

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I said I didn't have any stories from my family.

I was lying.

 

Everyone else in my house is decently tech literate, and at least knows how to move things to and from a flash drive.

Not so with my brother.

He wanted to play some music, so I told him to download the music files and put them on an empty flash drive I gave him. Note that he is using a Chromebook.

The following dialogue may cause cringe (B is younger brother, M is me):

B: "What do you mean?"
M: "The music files. Download the music files."
B: "What do you mean by the music files?"
M: <gives up and does it for him>
B: "Now what?"
M: <tosses him 1GB flash drive> "Put those files on here."
B: <proceeds to try and jam flash drive into an HDMI port>

M: "Stop! You'll break it!" <grabs flash drive and puts it in correct port>

B: "Now what?"
M: <sighs inwardly> "Put the music files on the flash drive."

B: "Ok."

M: <goes to use bathroom>

B: <during this, he comes up> "Can you help?"

M: Wait until I'm done.

B: <waits> "Ok, now what?"
M: <sighs quietly but still audible> "Take those files you just downloaded and put them on that. It's called DD."

B: "How?"
M: "Open Files, go to Recent, take the .mp3 files, and put them on DD."

B: "Ok." <proceeds to open Chrome, type 'Recent', then be confused"
M: <gives up> "Like this." <does it in 20 seconds>

B: "Now what?"
M: Take the flash drive and plug it into the sound bar (we have a sound bar with a USB port that you can play .wav and .mp3 music from). Then set it to the USB source; there's a chart on the side of the Wii."

B: "The Rii?"
M: "The WII. (granted, I have braces)" <repeat x5>

B: "Oh, the Wii."
M: "Yes, that's what I said."

B: <gets the flash drive in the port, but doesn't understand how to set it to the USB source>

M: "I'm done. Go ask Dad."

B: <goes downstairs. I hear this.> "Dad, how do you set the sound bar to be a USB?"

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12 hours ago, ragnarok0273 said:

I said I didn't have any stories from my family.

I was lying.

 

Everyone else in my house is decently tech literate, and at least knows how to move things to and from a flash drive.

Not so with my brother.

He wanted to play some music, so I told him to download the music files and put them on an empty flash drive I gave him. Note that he is using a Chromebook.

The following dialogue may cause cringe (B is younger brother, M is me):

B: "What do you mean?"
M: "The music files. Download the music files."
B: "What do you mean by the music files?"
M: <gives up and does it for him>
B: "Now what?"
M: <tosses him 1GB flash drive> "Put those files on here."
B: <proceeds to try and jam flash drive into an HDMI port>

M: "Stop! You'll break it!" <grabs flash drive and puts it in correct port>

B: "Now what?"
M: <sighs inwardly> "Put the music files on the flash drive."

B: "Ok."

M: <goes to use bathroom>

B: <during this, he comes up> "Can you help?"

M: Wait until I'm done.

B: <waits> "Ok, now what?"
M: <sighs quietly but still audible> "Take those files you just downloaded and put them on that. It's called DD."

B: "How?"
M: "Open Files, go to Recent, take the .mp3 files, and put them on DD."

B: "Ok." <proceeds to open Chrome, type 'Recent', then be confused"
M: <gives up> "Like this." <does it in 20 seconds>

B: "Now what?"
M: Take the flash drive and plug it into the sound bar (we have a sound bar with a USB port that you can play .wav and .mp3 music from). Then set it to the USB source; there's a chart on the side of the Wii."

B: "The Rii?"
M: "The WII. (granted, I have braces)" <repeat x5>

B: "Oh, the Wii."
M: "Yes, that's what I said."

B: <gets the flash drive in the port, but doesn't understand how to set it to the USB source>

M: "I'm done. Go ask Dad."

B: <goes downstairs. I hear this.> "Dad, how do you set the sound bar to be a USB?"

What in the world did I just read, how old is he?

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On 11/12/2020 at 11:29 AM, Results45 said:

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Average Viewer: It's a piece of alien time-travel tech!

 

Me: Um......isn't that an off-the-shelf CPU cooler?

I just finished watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. over the weekend (Seasons 1-7 since September 2020) and I saw that after seeing this on the forum back then and man, had a good laugh out of that! Or look at the circuit box and its just a motherboard without a CPU in its socket in the show on Zephyr 1 when they were stuck in the time loop. 

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On 11/11/2020 at 11:27 PM, 2Buck said:

People get any kind of basic certification and think they're Wendell. Just witnessed one of these so called "people" arguing that Wifi is just as good as any wired connection in everything. Latency, stability, speed, etc. They have "Tech Professional" in their bio and use the 💯 emoji every time they make a point. He was 100% serious too,

 

Welp, gonna rip out all the cat5e I ran earlier this year and switch to Wifi. All the time I wasted!

Reminds me of my golden rule during my tech support days: someone's tendency to cite their certifications is inversely proportionate to how much they know about the problem at hand. "I have an A+/CISSP/Microsoft cert!" pretty much guarantees they haven't even rebooted their modem yet.

 

I'd say WiFi is good enough for many situations, especially with WiFi 6 in the mix, but... no, there's no substitute for Ethernet in some situations. Certainly not places where 10Gbps Ethernet is virtually mandatory for sharing large files.

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1 hour ago, Commodus said:

Reminds me of my golden rule during my tech support days: someone's tendency to cite their certifications is inversely proportionate to how much they know about the problem at hand. "I have an A+/CISSP/Microsoft cert!" pretty much guarantees they haven't even rebooted their modem yet.

 

I'd say WiFi is good enough for many situations, especially with WiFi 6 in the mix, but... no, there's no substitute for Ethernet in some situations. Certainly not places where 10Gbps Ethernet is virtually mandatory for sharing large files.

 

I remember doing the A+ the other year (220-901, 220-902) and them having questions about the Starter and Home editions of Windows Vista in an office setting, in November 2018. A while ago they changed the cert to only last 3 years claiming it was about making sure people's knowledge is always relevant but the questions seem to be updated a lot less frequently which doesn't seem to support that claim.

 

I think it did have some questions about power cycling though... Maybe those people skipped those questions.
 

On the whole it felt like a waste of time and money, and it's never been relevant in any work or personal situation I've been in. I don't even talk about it around people who are knowledgeable about tech because it's honestly just an embarrassment. Seems to exist solely so that CompTIA can generate profit and to satisfy tech illiterate HR people and hiring managers who think you can't do anything unless you have this and you're also qualified to use Microsoft Word and Excel, a common question I got asked in interviews.

I'm not the only one who has this sentiment and CompTIA lobby against right to repair constantly - here's just one example - so I never want to do one of the certifications again.

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