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    is it wrong to make $$ off stupid ppl as of pc repair

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    Define stupid people.

    Do you mean morons who don't no how to plug the thing in or are you talking dumases (pronounced doo-moss-es) who stick their pen15 in the floppy drive (it happens at my school...) or just people who need very simple OS fixes, i.e. don't know how to get the pretty cards back up.

    In any case, I think that they should be charged $$$ for wasting my time.
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    of course its all right to make $$ of stupid people, as long as you don't cheat them out of it. Remember, stupid people are still people, and you can make money of people, can't ya???
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    Amen

    $$$ for services rendered is the point of rendering the service... or something.
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    i mean have you seen that cdw commersial wbout problems that arise in the it profession. i feel that there need to have schools with computer classes not OPTIONAL but REQUIRED.

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    HUSH!!!!

    You'll take our advantage away!
    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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    i mean have you seen that cdw commersial wbout problems that arise in the it profession. i feel that there need to have schools with computer classes not OPTIONAL but REQUIRED.
    at least a typing class, like the one you skipped out of

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    I feel they should REQUIRE a watered down version of those classes in high school.
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    >>I feel they should REQUIRE a watered down version of those classes in high school.

    I agree, but it won't help. There is a fairly large percentage of the population that simply can't deal with anything technical. I'm not saying they're stupid, far from it. They just have their talents in other areas. As to the original question, there is nothing at all wrong with charging a reasonable fee for fixing dumb errors. That's how a modern economy works. Division of labor and all that.

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    In my math class, we spent 20 min trying to teach some of the people how to graph a circle with their Ti-86 graphing calc.
    I got it in 1 min
    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
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    its not my typing its the fact i can't spell i was never very good its b/c of my failing school district.

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    School distericts are screwed up, they keep getting more money, and then it disapears somewhere. For some reason, our school budget got a lot bigger, then the lunch price goes up, the number of books are cut, not all the teachers have a computer in their room, we have a total of two security guards in the school, who are always in one spot, so you can go by them without a pass. At another school, there is a fat security guard who cant even walk around, and rides a golf cart thing around.
    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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    you think thats bad we have the long bulb light fixture that hold 4 but at any given time there are only 2 in there and the a\c doesn't work right. and a pride club that doesn't do ANYTHING. the school spent fundraising money on auto-flush toilets ok so thats SPENDING money on stupidity they did that b\c ppl wouldn't flush toilets. that was sick

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    The brand-new middle school i was at last year literally had parts that had no isulation. (I am in Norther New York State) The state did not give us the money to buy the needed insulation.

    Oh, and it is law that the district buy mobil difibrilator things (they start the heart i think) but of course, the district is deep in debt and cant buy enough materials, so the defibrilators just give us more debt. Maybe not any more though, since i think the head of our school district may get on the city council. =P
    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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