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    People's computing habits that make you want to slam your head on desks.

    I'm sorry if I don't appear civil, but I'm quite frustrated right now so if I can even let it out (and share) it for a bit, I'm fine.

    Today, there's still people who don't know what or where e-mails addressed to them come from and they check the whole mail out anyway, and I have seen these people live.

    One of them would be my father, whose computer knowledge is your run-of-the-mill the-other-end-of-the-scale in stark contrast to what most people would find knowledgeable; these kind of people.

    I've told him quite a few times already: "If you don't know what or where the e-mail comes from, don't bother to even open it. Sent it to the dustbin straight away!"

    But nope, he just checks all of them and I get pissed off everytime I see he opens a link in these e-mails and it leads to a website which makes no attempt in hiding the fact that they are pyramid schemes seeking to pull people in. Good thing there isn't a malicious mail... yet, and the PC (running Windows 7) has yet to be bricked thanks to his behaviour.

    Don't take me wrong, I have nothing against my father. I just wish he could listen to what I said about freaking SPAM, and I'm quite disappointed my ISP doesn't seem to have spam filters in their mail accounts.

    That's my story for now. Let's share yours and others, gentlemen!

    Also, moderators, I'm sorry if you find this inappropriate, please take appropriate action straight away if there's a need. Thank you very much.
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    Re: People's computer habits that make you want to slam your head on desks.

    What about people who are still looking for the any key on their keyboard is some message pops up which says at the end of the message: "Press any key to continue".....

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    Re: People's computer habits that make you want to slam your head on desks.

    A little while ago, I used a (Windows) laptop from my wife's work. It was a few years old, and as far as I could tell, it had never been defragmented, the waste had never been emptied and none of the programs - boring stuff like firewalls, virus software, etc - had ever been updated. It also had almost every bit of junk on it known to humanity. So much of this stuff loaded on boot, that it was almost entirely unusable - a situation not helped by an impressive ecosystem of viruses but amazingly it was used regularly by the person who did the computer maintenance. C'mon. It's not hard to look after a computer...especially if your job is looking after computers.

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    Re: People's computer habits that make you want to slam your head on desks.

    Friend keep on visiting the same website knowing very well it is virus infested and bugging me for help and lie to me that he did not do such thing. He doesn't know that by looking at his browse history I know the website he has visited. So no question ask and give him my bill.

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    Re: People's computer habits that make you want to slam your head on desks.

    A few years ago, my then-14-year-old daughter was the beneficiary of a desktop computer given to her by a relative. A bit out of date back even then, it was running XP SP2 and had all the original bloatware on it.

    My family was then in the throes of having our systems migrated to Ubuntu, and my daughter yelled at me every day about how "Ubuntu sucks" and "it's awful" and "school says I have to use Word or I get an F" (untrue). (She's 14, get the picture?)

    So I gave her a choice, I said, let me put Ubuntu on, I'll do the support, maintenance, set up automatic backups, do the upgrading, it will run like a champ. Or, keep XP. I'll get you set up with anti-virus and hooked up to the home network, but don't come to me for support.

    I added that if I found even one piece of pirated software on it, I would dump the thing in the trash then and there. I don't condone theft.

    Of course she took the XP route. Gradually the thing got so filled up with viruses and crap that it barely even boots up any more. She asked me to take a look at it a few weeks ago, I told her I wouldn't touch that thing without rubber gloves and a hazmat suit. Guess what she's been using for a computer for the past year? Yep, the one in the family room.

    She just graduated from high school, and another relative is giving her an Apple. We looked at her school's requirements, and they do support both LibreOffice and OpenOffice, so I told her I would put LibreOffice on it. Her response? "No way, Daddy! I want OpenOffice. I don't like that whole LibreOffice vibe!!"

    [facepalm]

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    Re: People's computer habits that make you want to slam your head on desks.

    People who phone or ask "I have something wrong with my computer can you fix it" and you say "whats wrong with it?" to which they respond

    "I dont know, i thought you knew about computers, can you fix it or not"

    or

    "Ever since you fixed my computer its been real slow"

    yeah nothing to do with all the porn sites you visit with driveby downloads and malware.

    I HATE PEOPLE !
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    Re: People's computer habits that make you want to slam your head on desks.

    I have a family member that constantly complains their computer is slow when it is just their slow net connection. It is running 32-bit Debian with 3gb of RAM. It is quite speedy.

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    Re: People's computer habits that make you want to slam your head on desks.

    Quote Originally Posted by NightwishFan View Post
    I have a family member that constantly complains their computer is slow when it is just their slow net connection. It is running 32-bit Debian with 3gb of RAM. It is quite speedy.
    Yeah people and there so called "slow computers" when they just have a crappy slow internet connection.

    Here in the UK Talk Talk i think is responsible for at least 10 SLOW computers that i know of...LOL

    Although Talk Talk is pretty S*** it doesnt help that these people have there internet connections through 500 feet of home installed telephone extension cabling...LOL
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    Re: People's computer habits that make you want to slam your head on desks.

    On in my case 5 people sharing the same DSL all wanting to stream HD movies.

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    Re: People's computer habits that make you want to slam your head on desks.

    Folks that cant understand if your on the net and some strange looking window pops up that says your computer is infected would you like to run _____ to clean it... You guys know the rest...


    Put that same person on linux, had no more issues. Even though they say they are not letting those programs run any more, I know they have a underlying panic attacks when they see them and are still doing it.. lol

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