Computer illiterate people who think they know things [v3]
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[url=http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=799921]Computer illiterate people who think they know things [v1][/url] by xZippy
[url=http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=835597]Computer illiterate people who think they know things [v2][/url] by Oktoberman!
Welcome to the new thread! I figured I'd take the liberty of writing it up, given I was closing in on nearly [url=http://www.facepunch.com/misc.php?do=whoposted&t=835597]triple[/url] the amount of posts than the second-highest poster in the previous thread.
I'm going to say this, and no one's going to listen. This thread is about [b]people who think or act like they're tech savvy, and fail miserably[/b]. This could be smug kids saying their macbook could run Crysis on decent settings to garner attention, teachers at school spouting out things that make no sense and trying to get away with the "I'm the teacher, I'm [i]right[/i]" excuse, or the usual haberdashery and whatnot.
[highlight]Posts everyone is sick of:[/highlight]
[b]Laughing at normal people instead of [i]actual[/i] tech-illiterate asshats:[/b]
"My friend said he has 1 terabyte of ram lolol"
"Someone said their 8800 video card is better than my 4500GT turbo-derp, what a retard"
[b]stupid, repetitive, or extremely damaging pranks:[/b]
"I unplugged my friend's mouse at school and they had to call over a teacher, I'm so cool"
"I told my friend to delete system32 and he did lmfao"
[quote=daijitsu][quote=shadowsniper789]Okay my turn. The idiot for our school's IT "department" (as they like to call it) gave me an admin account on the school network,(because he is retarded and thinks I wont notice) so I decide to fuck up everyone's files. Since everyone's files show up on the network drive, I delete everything from the word documents and copy and paste "I am a cock sucking fag!" and made every shortcut to a webpage "Rick Rolls" (since we are working on HTML there were about 5 on each account) and I delete all the files on the teachers account and replaced it with porn. So after i do all that shit we couldn't use any computers because "A virus got into the system and now we have to format them" (they format the computers every few weeks)
Fun week for me :downs:[/quote]
And now every student who's files you just destroyed has to re-do their homework IF they have the time, possibly losing valuable information and weeks worth of hard time and effort. Teachers often ignore computer failure and file deletion as 'avoidable' and say you should have backed up your files and it's your own fault for losing it.
Now we have several students with otherwise good grades getting a massive dent in their records, losing several points on their GPA, potentially losing just enough (depending on the scale of the project you just fucked up 'for the lulz') to be denied future admissions to colleges, universities, jobs, and other high-profile opportunities that required him to get an A in a specialty class, but their final project worth that wonderful 10 to 20% of their final grade just got replaced with the text "I am a cock sucking fag!" and they e-mailed it out to their teacher without looking for such a freak change in their past two months' worth of work.
Their teacher, outraged by the 'obvious' act of defiance, fails them not only for the paper, but potentially marks them down even further, giving detention or suspending, or outright planting a 0 on their final grade.
but hey, at least you got a few rickrolls in, right?[/quote]
[b]Blind hatred or fanboyism:[/b]
"Macfags suck because apple sucks and they think they're better rage rage rage."
"PC sucks cuz Mac is better."
[b]Remember, tech illiterates ACT like they know things, but don't.[/b]
It's fun when they actually follow their own advice on tech when they have NO clue what they're doing, like the one guy who said "My keyboard broke, so we bought a new computer because it was easier", or just general idiocy, like the one 8.5 minute rant that, in short, was "PC cost too much for gaming, spend the money on consoles and TVs because I don't want to be locked away in a room, so buy a mac. OSX MOTHAFUCKAAA"
He actually peaced-out with "OSX." *gangsta-face*
Content- I've been awake for 30 hours and can't think of a good one I haven't mentioned yet. In the meantime, enjoy this tidbit from one of my previous posts in v2-
[QUOTE=daijitsu;19836547]I've got another dumb parent to deal with... a few weeks back I helped get my friend a nice gaming computer by convincing his mom to get different parts and such. This thing has a terabyte hard drive in it... and after only a couple weeks, his mom apparently decided to go through and delete everything from program files and his my docs folder that she didn't recognize in order to 'save space', and in the process she ended up deleting several of her own programs (probably because they were titled by the company instead of the product, like if you want steam, you [used to?] have to find the valve folder).
highlighting and deleting stuff happened to mean everything ended up in the recycle bin... which was never emptied. She destroyed programs and saved no space whatsoever, and if she HAD succeeded, she only deleted about 3 gigs worth of files out of the TERABYTE they have.
oh, and as almost required at this point, she said "You're downloading too much crap, it's making the computer slow". He hasn't downloaded anything aside from installing things through steam... and the computer still runs gloriously fast.[/QUOTE]
When I was little I thought harddrives were soft inside
There's still 2 posts till the other one locks :argh:
[quote]Mac user: (Shaking his head in disbelief at how stupid someone can be). Alright, let’s put this to the test. I’ll buy a Quad G5 with 4GB of ram, the Quadro FX 4500 video card, 2 23” moniters, and 2 500GB internal hard drives. It’ll cost me about $9200.
PC user: Why would you want to do that when you can get a computer more powerfull for less than half the price?
Mac user: Because it’s that much better, and it runs the worlds most advanced operating system.
...have fun browsing safari at the speed of smug on a $9200 mac.
before someone blurts out "bootcamp", he's making a point about how OSX is best, period. Using bootcamp is admitting defeat in that argument, nomatter how many times you tell yourself you're running it on a mac.
quoted a crapload of segments from the article and commented. Must... control... rage...
Reposting from last thread:
Last night at my tech support job (helping people connect to the wireless network in the residences at uni in wolverhampton) this guy said "But I thought my laptop was wireless, surely it doesn't need power?"
yea this is totally me. i just know a slight bit about the computers but perfumly, my personal friend, is a comp freak. i know a little and am learning but i admit i am a noob.
my dad said when the modems power shut off. he suggested it was the Ethernet cord failing.
Hello, it seems like you are trying to write a letter. Can I help you?
[quote=massive fucking idiot]Now, WHY, OH WHY??? DO PEOPLE PUT UP WITH PC’S???????????? WHY?????????????????????????????????????????
THEY ARE ABOMINABLE, THEY ARE ATROCIOUS, THEY ARE HORRIBLE, THEY ARE DISGUSTING, THEY ARE CLUMSY, WINDOWS XP SUUUUUCCCCCKKKKKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. Why on earth?? I just don’t get it.
You ****ing PC users can all burn in hell. You can have your eyes pulled out of their sockets while layers of your skin are being peeled off you with a peeler. When a PC user tells me why they think PC’s are better, I want to cut of they’re fingers one by one, drop them in a bath of boiling oil. I wanna cut open your brain and see what part of it could be so moronic as to WANT to get a PC over a mac!!!!!!
WHAT THE **** IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE???
PC USERS ARE THE STUPIDEST PEOPLE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH!!! THEY THINK THEY VIRUSES AND DRIVERS AND DE-FRAGMENTING ARE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE TO DO ON COMPUTERS. BUT GUESS WHAT IDIOTS????? THEY’RE NOT. YOU DON’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH THEM ON A MAC. YOU JUST DON’T.[/quote]
I'm... I'm at a loss for words...
Where's my gun, I need to kill something.
[QUOTE=Roast Beast;19896680]I'm... I'm at a loss for words...
Where's my gun, I need to kill something.[/QUOTE]
His name totally fits the rant he just went about. Massive fucking idiot. How ironic.
[QUOTE=The freeman;19896062]Reposting from last thread:
That's a fucking slow internet... GTA: Earth will take a minute to download :/
[QUOTE=Kymandu;19896716]His name totally fits the rant he just went about. Massive fucking idiot. How ironic.[/QUOTE]
Nah that's just my name for him :v: his real one was "macgeek2005"
Even the people for that forum say that he's an idiot.
He got banned. But still RAGEEEEEEEE!
My stepdad said that the wireless internet security settings had nothing to do with the computer the modem was connected to.
The mark of computer illiteracy: When you put an 'i' in front of a service or product's name to make it sound 'cool' and 'modern' and 'computer-y' when it's clearly the mark of the iProduct.
That show is shit
[QUOTE=The freeman;19897160]That show is shit[/QUOTE]
Indeed it is.
EDIT: Oh, and the BBC iPlayer :argh:
[QUOTE=Eudoxia;19897164]Indeed it is.
EDIT: Oh, and the BBC iPlayer :argh:[/QUOTE]
Which works nice, but only in the UK :argh:
he have absolutley no idea what he is talking about
I'm sick of "macfags", they are stupid and ignorant, enough of them.
Can't we, the PC users who accept that Macs can be more useful and suitable for some people (read: :downs: 's), just ignore them and enjoy the benefits of PC.
he have absolutley no idea what he is talking about[/QUOTE]
Damn right there, Macs are good in their own special way, costing our life savings from Birth to Death, and PC's are good in their own little way, GAMING
[QUOTE=Facepunch her;19898050]I'm sick of "macfags", they are stupid and ignorant, enough of them.
Can't we, the PC users who accept that Macs can be more useful and suitable for some people (read: :downs: 's), just ignore them and enjoy the benefits of PC.[/QUOTE]
Face it, Mac users think they can still screw with PC users, even though we accept that Mac's are more powerful office-wise
[QUOTE='[GMOB] Luke;19898102']Damn right there, Macs are good in their own special way, costing our life savings from Birth to Death, and PC's are good in their own little way, GAMING
Face it, Mac users think they can still screw with PC users, even though we accept that Mac's are more powerful office-wise[/QUOTE]
Linux is the best OS for office work
I didn't know you could check how many people posted in a thread.
I'm in third place :buddy:
Actually pretty sad because I have to put up with so many computer illiterates on a daily basis.
One time, over a year ago, me and my home schooling teacher were talking about computers,
and computer games, and she says "I'm thinking about getting a Mackintosh, because they are such
great machines, they don't get viruses" I was like "What..."
I didn't even know much about macs at the time, but just by common sense I knew that was a
My mom and her friends. A few days ago I let her use my computer on a limited account. Somehow she managed to infect it with 15 different mixes of viruses and spyware.
PC user: Why are you such a smug fucking bastard.
Mac user: Hold on I'm wanking over garageband and contemplating my overall superiority.
Pc user: Oh....
Mac user: :smug:
Aww c'mon OP, can't you mention that I was the starter of the whole thread series?
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