. /../Technologically Inept/ 1234567
meep
written by Naavis on Jun 26, 2007 20:10
What a wonderful idea. Just like arranging the ones and zeros to separate sections on your hard drive. I mean, 1111111000000 is much more clear than 11000110101110!
hello! :) felysian
written by Hello! :) on Jun 26, 2007 20:52
That will work, as long as you update %PATH%. Or I suppose you could copy all the executables into the same directory.
krush kill 'n destroy
written by Geekofdeath on Jun 27, 2007 00:54
Well what a terribly smart idea!

Do you know what got that into his head?
written by Geekspeek on Jun 27, 2007 01:39
Geekofdeath said:
Well what a terribly smart idea!

Do you know what got that into his head?
I suspect it may have something to do with the fact that he couldn't tell a DOS prompt from his own ass, had trouble with concepts like "floppy disks" and "printers", and used leetspeak on IRC. In short, he knew absolutely nothing about computers, and even worse, pretended that he knew absolutely everything about them. I have enough stories about this guy to write a book. A book no one would read, but still a book.
krush kill 'n destroy
written by Geekofdeath on Jun 27, 2007 02:02
Enlighten us with his misdoings so that we may not repeat them.

This is going to be fun.
written by Geekspeek on Jun 27, 2007 02:54
Okay, here are some brief summaries of a few of this person's (in the interest of privacy, we'll call him Unnamed Cousin) screwups.

-While trying to free up hard drive space (without checking the size of the files he was deleting, mind you; he was just removing random files), deleted autoexec.bat and config.sys because he didn't know what they were and therefore assumed they were viruses.

-Bought a program which specifically said on the box that it was Mac-only and tried to run it in Windows

-Then tried to run the same program on Linux

-Used 1337speak on a computing-related forum and was geniunely surprised when everyone griped at him (to the extent that he contacted the admins, who responded by griping at him even more). He then complained to me, and got angry when I told him to use plain English because, in his words, "real programmers use leet" (this being from a guy who has never entered a line of code in his life)

-Upgraded to a computer with a faster CPU to make his Internet connection faster

-Removed his computer case for some reason, did absolutely nothing constructive, and replaced the case improperly, allowing dust to get in (remember that he didn't add/remove/fix/clean/whatever ANYTHING, he just opened the case, looked around, and slid the cover back on).

-Uses Myspace. 'nuff said.

-Has no virus protection whatsoever. Operates under the belief that if he can't see it, it can't hurt him.

-Waxed rhapsodic about the wonders of Windows XP for weeks before actually trying or getting said operating system.

-Doesn't know haw to use Find, Run, the Control Panel, the volume control in the taskbar, the Task Manager, or most of the functions in the right-click menu.

-Every time he visits, patronizingly informs me about some of the more basic aspects of computer usage, which he apparently thinks I don't know (The most famous incident was when he informed me that I had to click on the button labeled "Shut Down" at the bottom of the Start Menu to shut down the computer).

- (here's a very recent one) After I spent nearly an hour explaining the premise behind Noctis to him and I fired up a game, he promptly asked me where he would find the most enemies and how the weapons worked. He also wanted to know how many systems he would have to name to level up.

I'm sure practically everyone knows someone like this. If not, consider yourself VERY, VERY lucky.
whoosh
written by Buuks on Jun 27, 2007 09:13
Geekspeek said:
-Upgraded to a computer with a faster CPU to make his Internet connection faster
This actually works, at least when you upgrade a 300mhz computer with a uberfast connection to lets say 3ghz
For most sites it won't be different. But your computer has to process the files or imagess the computer downloads, and that will be quicker when you have a faster CPU.

Or am I also technological inept here?
doing pushups
written by Megagun on Jun 27, 2007 10:56
Technically, upgrading a 300mhz PC to a 3ghz one won't make the internet connection itself faster, but indeed it'll allow you to browse websites and look up content faster.

Also, geekspeek, how is it possible that this technically inept person actually managed to install or even use Linux?

Also, "Waxed rhapsodic about the wonders of Windows XP for weeks before actually trying or getting said operating system." I can understand. I mean, even when I haven't actually seen or driven a particular car, but I know how well it performs, I can speak about it, right? Same goes for games.. I can say how much Spore is great, without ever having played it. Not having played it would not make my points totally invalid!

Also, deleting autoexec.bat and config.sys has its uses..


Now, what I myself find irritating, is how people seem to confuse "MP3" with "MP3 players" around here (here being The Netherlands). Basically, they use "MP3" for mp3 players, as in "Hey I just listened to my MP3", or "These speakers work perfectly with your MP3!"... Not to mention those who think Ogg/vorbis or even Ogg/FLAC is an inferior format to that used within MP3 files...

That doesn't say that technologically adept people are awesome and all, though: a lot of them do not bother explaining things to the technologically inept people, or even mock them and give false information. This, in my opinion, places them as high as the technologically inept people, or even worse!
written by Geekspeek on Jun 27, 2007 12:43
Megagun said:
Also, geekspeek, how is it possible that this technically inept person actually managed to install or even use Linux?
I let him use my PC just to prove it would only work on Macs. Note that the computer I'm posting on doesn't have Linux (nor is it mine), but my comp does, alongside Windows 98 (I know, I know, it's outdated).

Also, I don't think a faster CPU will allow you to download .zip files and such faster, although I could be wrong. He upgraded his CPU to increase download speed.
krush kill 'n destroy
written by Geekofdeath on Jun 27, 2007 16:46
This guy has a very serious case of noobism.
whatever.
written by Bgreman on Jun 27, 2007 23:08
Geekspeek said:
-Uses Myspace. 'nuff said.
1) Make vapid generalizations.
2) Put on elitist air.
3) ???
4) Profit!
krush kill 'n destroy
written by Geekofdeath on Jun 28, 2007 01:10
Bgreman said:
Geekspeek said:
-Uses Myspace. 'nuff said.
1) Make vapid generalizations.
2) Put on elitist air.
3) ???
4) Profit!
?
written by Ireclan on Jun 28, 2007 03:20
Geekofdeath, what I THINK BGreman is trying to say is that YOU are "mak[ing] vapid generalizations" and "put[ting] on [an] elitist air". The method in which he's doing so, however, would only have its full effect felt if you where familiar with Slashdot, a pro open source site which delivers news regarding the computer industry, where it is a running joke to put this in a comment on an article in the following format:

1) ITEM A
2) ITEM B
3) ???
4) Profit!

I believe the reason BGreman is reacting this way is because HE uses Myspace. Do try to be more careful in your generalizations in the future, to avoid accidentally insulting people.

PS- BGreman, if I got it wrong, PLEASE LET ME KNOW . I am not at all good at reading people in real life, much less the Internet (as you probably saw with the way Magnulus and I interacted in the moderator discussion thread).
krush kill 'n destroy
written by Geekofdeath on Jun 28, 2007 03:35
You do have it wrong in the sense that I didn't write type the "vapid generalizations" in question. The person known as "Geekspeek" did so.

I get it now though.
written by Ireclan on Jun 28, 2007 03:40
Geekofdeath said:
You do have it wrong in the sense that I didn't write type the "vapid generalizations" in question. The person known as "Geekspeek" did so.

I get it now though.
You have my sincerest apologies, Geekofdeath. I got you two confused. Forgive my stupidity. You are absolutely correct.
reading this thread
no members are reading this thread
. /../Technologically Inept/ 1234567
40479, 11 queries, 0.105 s.this frame is part of the AnyNowhere network