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Sorry For the Detainment, Here's a Laptop

fubar1971 Getting ready for a job in the IT world.... (218 comments)

I think the government is on to something here. Nothing keeps a man pacified like an occasional phone call, a cheeseburger, and surfing for a little porn.

Sounds like a typical day of work.

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An Argument For Leaving DNS Control In US Hands

fubar1971 Re:The Internet belongs to those who use it. (607 comments)

Without DARPAnet, CERN and Tim Berners-Lee would not have had a platform to create the Web. Am I the only on around still that remembers that the Web and Internet are 2 different things.

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An Argument For Leaving DNS Control In US Hands

fubar1971 Re:Give control to Canada (607 comments)

The guys over at Columbia Internet...

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Sedate Your Kids While They Play

fubar1971 RTFA (264 comments)

RTFA!!!!!!!

It is for medical use only. Evryone that is bitching about Parents not being parents, and ADD, smacking kids, etc. Please RTFA

more than 5 years ago
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Sedate Your Kids While They Play

fubar1971 Re:Is drugs the answer? (264 comments)

It's not meant for parents. Easier way to sedate a child for medical purposes. RTFA

Parents use Strawberry flavored milk and sudafed.

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Craigslist Fights Back, Sues SC Atty General

fubar1971 Re:A civil case? (286 comments)

They are not suing for money. From TFA:

"...Craigslist says it is "seeking declaratory relief and a restraining order"..."

more than 5 years ago
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The Hard Drive Is Inside the Computer

fubar1971 Re:Meh (876 comments)

Ah, so you're the asshole at the cable company who tries to get me to unplug my cable modem from the wall for 30 seconds when their DHCP server is down and I tell them so.

Unfortunately this happens because the normal luser cannot be trusted. Remember for everyone one person that has a clue that requires assistance, there are probably at least 10 idiots that call their computer a hard drive.

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The Hard Drive Is Inside the Computer

fubar1971 Re:It doesn't stop there (876 comments)

You are correct sir. You can nnot have diesel gasoline. Fingers were faster than the brain.

more than 5 years ago
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The Hard Drive Is Inside the Computer

fubar1971 Re:It doesn't stop there (876 comments)

The same thing can be said about car fluids. They all come in quart containers that can look similar. If you don't pay close attention to the container and read the labels, then you maybe putting brake fluid in for oil, transmission fluid in for power steering, etc. Hell I have actually seen a guy put Diesel gasoline in his unleaded pickup truck, because he didn't look closely at the pump, but had no problem pumping 20+ gallons of it and then have to pay for it

I'm just trying to say that your original post was saying that the units of measure are confusing, when units of measure are just that, units of measure nothing else. Now if the luser does not understand what the units actually measure then that is a totally different topic then this one and is most likely a little easier for most technologists to cope with. GB's, MB's, MHz's. These are not units of measures that are typically taught to the masses.

Kind of like electricians getting testy over people confusing amps and voltage.

more than 5 years ago
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The Hard Drive Is Inside the Computer

fubar1971 Re:"Adobe" (876 comments)

you have a problem with Word they don't call in and say "My Microsoft is broken"....

OH YES THEY DO!!! Trust me. It is so much fun trying to figure out if it is Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, or Publisher. I deal with that problem at least 3 time a day.

The scary part is, I'm to the point now that depending upon who calls I can tell what application they are talking about.

more than 5 years ago
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The Hard Drive Is Inside the Computer

fubar1971 Re:It's our fault... (876 comments)

But let's face it--these are actually not very good terms. We don't actually have a precise and universal term that refer to it....

How about computer. That is what it is.

Your Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Modem, etc are all peripherals. Even HD's can now be a peripheral device

more than 5 years ago
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The Hard Drive Is Inside the Computer

fubar1971 Re:You want their diagnosis??? (876 comments)

That is why any "technician" (be it a computer, auto, or whatever) that repairs anything for a living and has done it long enough knows, that anything the user has to say should always be taken with a grain of salt. Start troubleshooting the problem based upon your own diagnosis first to confirm the users description of the problem.

I don't understand this bitch-fest. I get just as frustrated as everyone else with luser inability to describe a problem, but I then just tell myself that is why I have a job.

more than 5 years ago
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The Hard Drive Is Inside the Computer

fubar1971 Re:It doesn't stop there (876 comments)

Your example is not a very good one.

"Graphics ram and system ram are both measured in MB and GB, but they are not interchangeable."

MB, GB, Mhz, etc are all units of measure. They have nothing to do with components of a computer.

Your example is like saying I need 1 qt of brake fluid can be confused with 4 qt's of oil. 2 totally different things, but the same unit of measure.

You would have been better off with comparing something like DDR vs. DDR2 or IDE vs. SATA.

more than 5 years ago
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The Hard Drive Is Inside the Computer

fubar1971 Re:Meh (876 comments)

What is so confusing? All of my lusers are stupid. When they say Hard Drive, or CPU, or thingy-under-my-desk, it doesn't matter. I never take anything they say as being correct except for having some kind of problem. I then arrive and start troubleshooting from the beginning and not at some future point because the lusers said my insert component here is broken.

Anybody that has done this long enough for a living knows this. Once you are burned by lusers enough, you never believe anything they say, so knowing the jargon is not important.

more than 5 years ago
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Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes

fubar1971 Re:Assault ! (841 comments)

Kind of like taking a chainsaw to a horror/slasher flick, even though you removed the chain.

more than 5 years ago

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