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Author Topic: No, I will not fix your computer.  (Read 46006 times)

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No, I will not fix your computer.
« on: August 24, 2008, 10:13:18 PM »

...So apparently I can't go for a bike ride at 11 at night without somebody asking me to fix their computer.
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008, 09:05:28 AM »

...So apparently I can't go for a bike ride at 11 at night without somebody asking me to fix their computer.

How in the hell does that come up during a bike ride at night?
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No, I will not fix your computer.
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2008, 09:38:12 AM »

Cell phones, like intercoms, make it a lot more convenient to annoy people.
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008, 03:32:07 PM »

Cell phones, like intercoms, make it a lot more convenient to annoy people.

I LEFT MY CELL PHONE AT HOME.
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No, I will not fix your computer.
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2008, 08:31:05 AM »

Cell phones, like intercoms, make it a lot more convenient to annoy people.

I LEFT MY CELL PHONE AT HOME.

EXT - COUNTRY ROAD, NIGHT

A pickup truck roars along the road. THAD, trundling on his bike, glances behind, illuminated by the truck's high beams. The truck pulls up alongside him and matches his speed. The window rolls down. THAD glances between the cab and the road as his bike wobbles on the dusty shoulder.

 :wrong: THAD!
 :thad: (surprised) What?
 :wrong: THAD!
 :thad:  WHAT!?
 :wrong: CAN YOU FIX MY COMPUTER?
 :thad: I DON'T KNOW!
 :wrong: ...
 :thad: DO YOU HAVE IT WITH YOU?
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2008, 07:40:43 PM »

Being asked to do computer work when you're lying in bed trying to get over a cold might trump being asked to do computer work when you're intentionally out of the house without your phone.

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Maybe.
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2008, 08:16:48 PM »

I'm not sure exactly what makes people like us better equipped to fix people's computers.  Many of the problems I've fixed in the past could have been solved through common sense; often, the problem and solution are described right in the product's troubleshooting guide.

I suspect that our generation is just not terrified of breaking the computer.  Older folks don't want to muss around in the guts of the thing out of the fear that they'll hit the wrong button and fuck everything up worse.  We're not terrified of the wrong button because we know that, for the most part, it doesn't exist.

Anecdotally, most of the time I've been enlisted to help, it was because a printer was fucking up.  What is it about printers that makes then so fucking finicky?
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No, I will not fix your computer.
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2008, 10:01:36 PM »

Kazz

they put

alligators in them

to swim around

and

be molested by australians

what were we talking about?
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2008, 10:21:38 PM »

Yeah, Kazz, it is basically just that technology is intimidating to people who haven't grown up fiddling with it. There are a lot of variables that aren't obvious. Printer technology, though, is just bad.
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2008, 10:42:57 PM »

I suspect it's because printers are made very cheaply because they're only profitable if they break often and guzzle ink.
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2008, 11:08:10 PM »

Hard to say what you mean by "people like us".  Thad and I are reasonably expected to know how to maintain the standard equipment of our jobs.  I'm sure if I had gone to medical school, people would be asking me to poke around inside them while complaining vaguely of their bodies not performing to their possibly unreasonable expectations.

Probably not while I was suffering a cold, though.
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2008, 11:17:27 PM »

Hard to say what you mean by "people like us".

People of our generation who grew up fucking around on the internet.
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2008, 01:20:01 AM »

I'm sure if I had gone to medical school, people would be asking me to poke around inside them while complaining vaguely of their bodies not performing to their possibly unreasonable expectations.

Probably not while I was suffering a cold, though.

Brentai, I know you're not feeling well and all, but my midi-chlorians aren't properly communicating with the Force.  I think their radios are broken, please to fixing this.

I'm not really great with computers and such personally, but I have enough knowledge to get called over to my grandparents' place to try to fix their internet when it goes down or find out why their video and/or sound doesn't work properly.

Installing new parts in my own computer terrifies me, however, but that's because I feel like I only have the Touch of Destruction and will never know love I might accidentally break something with no viable means to restore or replace it.
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Re: No, I will not fix your computer.
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2008, 12:09:41 PM »

While I still cringe every time I have to deal with an AMD processor with those godawful hook things that you have to attach to the seat just right (do they still make those?), there are very few internal components in your computer that you can damage with regular insertion and removal as long as you remember to keep yourself grounded (which in practice translates to "touch the power supply every now and again").

Swapping video cards is kids' stuff -- and I define it as such because I've been doing it since about the age of twelve.
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Re: No, I will not fix your computer.
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2008, 06:12:43 PM »

I have a friend whose house has no ground wiring. I'd feel better standing in a puddle of water with an iron hat during a storm than living there.
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Re: No, I will not fix your computer.
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2008, 06:35:33 PM »

I have a friend whose house has no ground wiring. I'd feel better standing in a puddle of water with an iron hat during a storm than living there.

I feel sorry for that poor bastard--HEY  :oh:

I can't wait to move out of here. Again.
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Re: No, I will not fix your computer.
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2008, 06:40:09 PM »

i have some sort of crazy bioelectric field or something because if i'm not CONSTANTLY grounded, i'll fry shit.
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Re: No, I will not fix your computer.
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2008, 06:55:50 PM »

i have some sort of crazy bioelectric field or something because if i'm not CONSTANTLY grounded, i'll fry shit.

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Re: No, I will not fix your computer.
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2008, 09:29:45 PM »

I have a friend whose house has no ground wiring. I'd feel better standing in a puddle of water with an iron hat during a storm than living there.

After playing Half-Life nonstop for pretty much the entire weekend, I have ideas about this sort of set up.
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