View Poll Results: How angry to you get with your computer?

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  • I am at One with the universe.

    5 15.15%
  • My Computer is my Savior.

    1 3.03%
  • I want to marry my computer.

    1 3.03%
  • My computer is just great, thanks for asking.

    4 12.12%
  • I get ticked off every now and again.

    3 9.09%
  • I get upset sometimes, but it's probably something I did to it.

    9 27.27%
  • I buy computer equipment only for its esoteric value, so I'm not too bothered...

    0 0%
  • It bothers me sometimes, but it's tolerable.

    2 6.06%
  • Sometimes I leave a heavy towel on my monitor's vent ports and leave it on at the office over the weekend.

    0 0%
  • It I didn't pay so much for it I would drive a screwdriver through its Central Processing Unit.

    3 9.09%
  • I've dropped it out a ten-story building. Twice.

    1 3.03%
  • I've "incorporated" new pieces of my computer onto my asphalt (or concrete, if you live down south).

    1 3.03%
  • I feel like that guy on Office Space when he punches that copier.

    1 3.03%
  • I Cast Thee Down To HELL!!!

    0 0%
  • I installed Windows 98.

    2 6.06%

Thread: anger and frustration

  1. #1
    Just because ygfperson's Avatar
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    anger and frustration

    how often do you get angry at your computer?

    //edit: i probably should have put "how angry" instead of "how often do you get angry"....
    Last edited by ygfperson; 07-13-2002 at 09:00 PM.

  2. #2
    Intranasal Heroin User Xterria's Avatar
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    Sep 2001
    Buffalo, NY
    I love my computer.

  3. #3
    Registered User loopy's Avatar
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    Mar 2002
    I just saw the movie swordfish tonite. There's this one scene where this guy is cracking some system and he's working really fast and going through demotion's like happy, excited as he work's. Has anyone here ever been in that state, you kinda know what to do to solve a problem, but it's still a litte frustrating, you get that feeling of joy... Ahhhh, anyway i voted "my computer is just great thank's for asking".
    Last edited by loopy; 07-13-2002 at 09:31 PM.
    WorkStation(new, a month ago):

    Sony Vaio i686 Desktop
    2.60 GIGhz Intel Pentium 4(HT)
    512Mb DDR RAM
    800MHz Front Side Bus!
    120 GIG IDE HardDrive
    Matrox G400 Dual-Head
    Linux kernel 2.6.3
    Modified Slackware 9.1

    Simultaneous Multiple Processes

  4. #4
    I would like to both marry by computer AND put a screwdriver through the CPU. We have one of those love/hate relationships. I voted screwdriver though as I think that would be the vastly more satisfying option...
    "There's always another way"
    -lightatdawn (

  5. #5
    Refugee face_master's Avatar
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    Aug 2001
    I'm always swearing at my computer, and sometimes I just shout out "OH YOU PIECE OF ..........!!!!!!", then my mum comes upstairs and says "what was that??"... I neel like getting a sledge hammer and smashing it to pieces, but I cant becuase I need to keep this computer...

  6. #6
    Registered User rahaydenuk's Avatar
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    Jul 2002
    I am totally at one with my computer.
    Richard Hayden. (
    DXOS (My Operating System):

    PGP: 0x779D0625

  7. #7
    the hat of redundancy hat nvoigt's Avatar
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    Hannover, Germany
    "Don't be too proud of that technological terror you've constructed."

    Anger leads to the Dark Side. A computer isn't to blame. Only the programmer and the user. And that's both me. So if something sucks, I get more chocolate and more coke and work 'till it fits.

    She was so Blonde, she spent 20 minutes looking at the orange juice can because it said "Concentrate."

    When in doubt, read the FAQ.
    Then ask a smart question.

  8. #8
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    I have Windows on it, so it is mostly my fault

  9. #9
    Microsoft. Who? MethodMan's Avatar
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    Originally posted by ihsir
    I have Windows on it, so it is mostly my fault
    That would be my fault too, the only time i get upset at the computer is when Windows decides to give me the 'blue screen of death'.

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  10. #10
    Registered User Commander's Avatar
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    Sep 2001
    I told the truth, i have 98 in my computer!
    oh i'm sorry! i didn;t realize my fist was rushing to meet ur face!

    MSN :: []*[]

  11. #11
    back? dbaryl's Avatar
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    Oct 2001
    Gotta admit, it's the same here ...but at least it's 98, not ME or anything
    This is my signature. Remind me to change it.

  12. #12
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    I don't get angyy at the computer, in fact it is very hard to get me angry, unless you start telling me I should do this and this, despite the fact I need to do this and that.
    I shall call egypt the harmless dragon

    -Isaiah 30.7

  13. #13
    Much older and wiser Fountain's Avatar
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    Dec 2001
    i love my computer? damn do you?

    My PC loves me mind you.

    and we get along just fine..

    XP really does rule
    Such is life.

  14. #14
    Meow Pendragon's Avatar
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    Sep 2001
    Swindon, UK
    I am at one with my PC. The only time I've been really frustrated was when I contracted the Klez Worm from an E-mail attatchment (goddamn you Outlook Express 6!)... and it took *ages* to clear and had taken out approximately 3/4 of the 110 applications on my PC and made a pest of itself in infecting several of my friends PCs too.
    Aside from that (which prompted me to stop using OE... very promptly!) my computer runs like a bean and Windows 2000 Pro has never crashed (watch this now... I'm jinxing myself). So all in all I'm happy with my PC...

    ...I'm still going to get a new one though.

  15. #15
    Code Goddess Prelude's Avatar
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    Sep 2001
    I'm at one with the universe. Besides, it's very rarely the computer that causes trouble, it's the operating system. At work we have two operating systems, Windows and a custom OS written by a moron who left before I could kill him. A lot of my job is duct taping that spawn of satan back together. Conclusion? Don't get angry with the computer, get violent with the bright spark who wrote the OS.

    My best code is written with the delete key.

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