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    > "Fred, i fixed my laptop but its still not working"
    Better yet...my most favorite one.

    "Fred, I don't know anything about computers but all I know is I want a better one than everyone else." - I laughed so hard.

    > don't know how to get the pretty cards back up.
    I wouldn't be able to charge somebody for something like that. I'd show em how to do that. No, I wouldn't give out answers and fail my business or whatever, but I'd find a fine-line as to what gets charged alot for, or what gets charged small for. (Or maybe, charging for one thing, but throwing in one for free).

    I mean, they just want to be entertained! They just want to have fun and play their games! I couldn't sit there and rip them off for that.
    The world is waiting. I must leave you now.

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    "Fred, i think i killed the motherboard...and the fatherboard too."

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    What really bugs me is stupid, rich people. They have the money to get really nice computers, peripherals, etc. while I have to try to make due with what I have. The best computers, software, etc. should go to those who can make the most use out of them.
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    yeah, but how are you gonna do that?

    Situation: Computer store...

    YOU: Hi, I'd like that new, super fast computer over there.
    STORE: OK, that'll be $4000, thanks
    YOU: I dont think you understand. I can make really good use of this computer
    STORE: ...
    Please direct all complaints regarding this post to the nearest brick wall Have a nice day.

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    Or the ever-popular one done by a reletive of my:

    Uncle: "The cupholder wasnt strong enough. Will you replace it?"
    Nephew: "What cupholder?"
    Uncle: "The one that pops out of the computer"
    Nephew: "The cd drive?"
    Uncle: "What is a cd drive?"

    This did happen to a relative of mine.
    The only good thing about freezing beyond feeling in the final Nordic ski race was that I couldn't feel that tumble I did going about 30 mph, maybe more.
    On the other hand, not feeling any part of my body for 30 minutes was scary, especialy for my manhood.

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    Originally posted by face_master
    yeah, but how are you gonna do that?

    Situation: Computer store...

    YOU: Hi, I'd like that new, super fast computer over there.
    STORE: OK, that'll be $4000, thanks
    YOU: I dont think you understand. I can make really good use of this computer
    Here's how I'd like a similar situation to pan out.

    Rich, dumb dude: Hi, I'd like the best computer money can buy.
    Store: What are you going to use it for?
    Rich, dumb dude: Word processing mostly. Also, for Minesweeper and maybe some web browsing.
    Store: You mean you're not going to program or develop web pages or further your education?
    Rich, dumb dude: Well. . .no.
    Store: Do you know anything at all about how to maximize the capabilities of this caliber of computer?
    Rich, dumb dude: Um. . .no. I have a wad of cash, though.
    Store: Sorry, you're far to stupid to own a computer like this. Allow me to show you this lovely gem. It has a 200Mhz processor and 10Mb of memoryŚmore than enough for all of your needs. However, it will still cost you just as much as that really nice computer over there. The extra money you'll be paying will go to supporting a young, promising computer science major who wishes to further his education.

    Ah, what a world that would be. Socialism that favors the intelligent.
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    "If you cannot grok the overall structure of a program while taking a shower, you are not ready to code it." -- Richard Pattis.

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    yes, it's called job security.

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    And, the stores have this thing about making a profit. wierd.
    The only good thing about freezing beyond feeling in the final Nordic ski race was that I couldn't feel that tumble I did going about 30 mph, maybe more.
    On the other hand, not feeling any part of my body for 30 minutes was scary, especialy for my manhood.

    Windoze: XP, hate it, though its more stable than my old 98SE
    Dream: linux, mandrake, then slackware.

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    >Here's how I'd like a similar situation to pan out.

    Rich, dumb dude: Hi, I'd like the best computer money can buy.
    Store: What are you going to use it for?
    Rich, dumb dude: Word processing mostly. Also, for Minesweeper and maybe some web browsing.
    Store: You mean you're not going to program or develop web pages or further your education?
    Rich, dumb dude: Well. . .no.
    Store: Do you know anything at all about how to maximize the capabilities of this caliber of computer?
    Rich, dumb dude: Um. . .no. I have a wad of cash, though.<

    NOW THIS IS BETTER!

    Store: Nice one my friend, exactly how much cash you got?
    Store: I'll take what I can. Thank You
    Such is life.

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