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ygfperson
07-13-2002, 08:45 PM
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"....

Xterria
07-13-2002, 09:02 PM
I love my computer.

loopy
07-13-2002, 09:29 PM
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".

lightatdawn
07-14-2002, 01:07 AM
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...

face_master
07-14-2002, 02:51 AM
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...

rahaydenuk
07-14-2002, 03:31 AM
I am totally at one with my computer. :)

nvoigt
07-14-2002, 04:17 AM
"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.

ihsir
07-14-2002, 07:13 AM
I have Windows on it, so it is mostly my fault :D

MethodMan
07-14-2002, 10:17 AM
Originally posted by ihsir
I have Windows on it, so it is mostly my fault :D

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'.

Commander
07-14-2002, 10:24 AM
I told the truth, i have 98 in my computer!

dbaryl
07-14-2002, 12:50 PM
Gotta admit, it's the same here ...but at least it's 98, not ME or anything :D

Sentaku senshi
07-14-2002, 03:51 PM
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.

Fountain
07-14-2002, 03:54 PM
i love my computer? damn do you?

My PC loves me mind you.

and we get along just fine..

XP really does rule

Pendragon
07-14-2002, 04:39 PM
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. :)

Prelude
07-14-2002, 06:55 PM
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. :D

-Prelude

ygfperson
07-14-2002, 07:30 PM
custom os? what for?

Prelude
07-14-2002, 07:55 PM
>custom os? what for?
Sheer ignorance and stupidity.

-Prelude

ygfperson
07-14-2002, 08:28 PM
what was this os supposed to do? was it specialized? why the hell did they approve such a thing when there are others like linux which could be tweaked to submission? (i could understand handheld stuff, but even they have open-source oses that can be tweaked.)

Sentaku senshi
07-14-2002, 08:43 PM
I do not get mad at my computer as my computer just does what the softwhere tells it to. It is the softwares fault if it screws up.

The software on the other hand is normaly good because it knows that I am a god(administrator) and can unistall it. So it knows that if wants to stick around it beter behave.

BTW Morrowind Construction Set was not behaving and is now mysterisly not on my computer. :p

Prelude
07-14-2002, 09:03 PM
>what was this os supposed to do?
It was supposed to make transactions and account handling simpler and more secure than by using Windows. When that goal was obviously out of reach the suits decided to use it anyway lest they look bad for sanctioning such a project.

>was it specialized?
Yes, which is just a nice way of saying that it lacks necessary features to make it useful.

>why the hell did they approve such a thing when there are
>others like linux which could be tweaked to submission?
My point exactly, Linux is far superior to what we are using, but the internal politics effectively push away any sanity. So I quietly do my job and get paid. ;)

-Prelude

ygfperson
07-14-2002, 10:10 PM
this is a little off topic, but
what company do you work for? what do they make/do for people? on a scale of 1 to 10, how dilbertesque is it? :D

Cshot
07-15-2002, 02:46 PM
Conclusion? Don't get angry with the computer, get violent with the bright spark who wrote the OS.

In other words, this guy:

http://www.usatoday.com/life/cyber/_photos/gates-grimace-use.jpg :mad:

Prelude
07-15-2002, 04:50 PM
>Bill Gates attempts to describe the girth of the cucumber he's just sat on.
Bill Gates gets holy water in his eyes.

"Come to me my pretties!"

"Your soul is now MINE!"

Linux stock goes up again.

Bill laughs maniacally after seeing the bug list for Windows98.

-Prelude

Cshot
07-15-2002, 05:13 PM
Deserves a caption: Bill Gates attempts to describe the girth of the cucumber he's just sat on.

Adriiiaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!
:D

DiskJunky
07-16-2002, 02:55 AM
apt... very apt

*rotflmao

netboy
07-16-2002, 10:36 AM
I can't ever get enough of the electronic component in front of me now...

I just LOVE my machine!:p

ober
07-16-2002, 01:13 PM
Originally posted by Prelude
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. :D

-Prelude

LMAO!! no... really Prelude... tell us how you feel about it ;)

LOL... haha... that's classic... and that struck me as soo damn funny...

edit: oh, and my computer loves me, and i attempt to do the same... (most of the time) :D