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[–] Reddit_traitor 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

that is is so annyoing once someone finds out you work with computers or fix them. they're like oh i got this old laptop that.....

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck you and your laptop

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[–] twee [S] 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Rofl

Your laptop runs slow because it's 10 years old and running new software that is a cpu/ram-hog! Why did you even buy a laptop?! You can't do shit with that after the chips inside are obsolete and you end up spending most of your time with it plugged into the wall anyway!

Desktop all the way; and not that "all-in-one" monitor thing.

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[–] Cheesebooger 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Holy shit this is so true. I actually had to scold my wife for volunteering me to fix her co-workers computer. Don't volunteer me for shit, woman.

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[–] YamaMaya 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

So many toolbars on their INTERNET EXPLORER browser it takes up half the page

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[–] Reddit_traitor 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

so true. then say they never download anything

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[–] twee [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Oooooh. That's a pet-peeve of mine.

Whenever my wife asks "why is the computer/internet so slow today," my very first question is "how many tabs do you have open?"

LoL 'lo and behold! She's trying to save a 12-hour old slice of the entire internet on her browser.

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[–] PM_ME_YOUR_BOOBS2 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Or the people that ask you how something works so you explain it, then proceed to tell you how you are wrong. Well why the fuck did you ask me in the first place then? Clearly you're way is work and thats why you are asking for help.

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[–] kneo24 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

One of my previous employees was like that. He'd ask for help, I would more or less explain which steps he'd need to take along the way so he could avoid certain problems - all of which were things I learned over the years. He would try everything I told him last. A simple issue that would probably take 15 minutes took him two hours. It got to the point where I told him, "well you think you know more than I do, you figure it out."

You can't help assholes who want to be smug and superior. I have since stopped wasting my breath with them. They can succeed or fail on their own merits, and if they fail by my metrics, I excise them like a tumor if they're in my life in some capacity. I don't have time for that shit.

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[–] Reddit_traitor 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

yeah clearly you know what your talking about since your line of profession is flipin' burgers and droping fires. ugh i hate people.

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[–] NoTrueScotsman 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

So true. Which is why highly skilled people who leave their jobs are often replaced by people who ACTUALLY do nothing at all.

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[–] zak_the_mac 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

As a tech guy myself, learn how to do BOTH of these things. Specialization is for insects.

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[–] Reddit_traitor 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

i'm a jack of all trades. i can fix your leaky sink, the starter on your truck and fix computers.

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[–] Mylon 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Computers are wizardry. If you fix computers, you practice magic and you are a wizard. And wizards just aren't sexy.

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[–] twee [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It's also BLASPHEMOUS! LoL

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[–] MisterWings 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

But we are hot when we are doing 8d6 fire damage provided they fail their save.

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[–] spherical_cube 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago  (edited ago)

There still is the grease monkey aspect to auto repair but you'd be surprised just how close to computer geeks that auto mechanics have had to become. Wiring diagrams, cable chasing, oscilloscope debugging, firmware reflashing, it goes on and on.

Modern cars have a LOT of computers in them these days and they're piling on more and more. I tell them "just wait until you're fixing the infotainment systems"

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[–] Cheesebooger 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Redneck here who fixes everything myself: We love geeks and respect them. Always have. We have an inner geeks too.

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[–] MisterWings 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

That is because we both value the same thing. Skill and knowledge. I always said the most natural alliance that will be made in the zombie apocalypse will be rednecks and geeks. It would be like MacGyver teaming up with Kevin McCallister. The results would be utter devastation.

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[–] OldGoatNewCoat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I always loved A Boy and His Dog's bit with the cinema, and thought about that... Someday in post-apocalyptia there's going to be a nerd with an NAT and an electrician who set up a self-sufficient system, and they're going to be making mad duckets selling tickets to see flicks from the beforetimes.

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[–] Cheesebooger 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Indeed. Good comment

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[–] Sosacms 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Oh my yes. Everyone have my brother crap for playing with his "toys". Girls comparing him to real men that can fix cars.... He surpassed everyone in my family by the time he was 25. Now he uses that fat paycheck to fund all sorts of hobbies.

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[–] PM_ME_YOUR_BOOBS2 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Seriously show the tech guys some love. They don't fix themselves.

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[–] twee [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

LoL I once tried to explain to my wife how to use Linux Mint, to save money and be more secure online, but she said it was giving her a headache.

Her laptop is still on MS to this day. :P At least she knows how NoScript works and can navigate the web almost as safely as I do now.

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[–] PM_ME_YOUR_BOOBS2 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Well good on you, I gave my wife a laptop running kubuntu as a intro to linux. She gets a decent laptop very soon and it will have mint on it with libre office and fingers crossed.

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