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technology, gadgets, and gizmos ( and the idiots who own them)

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soulmankicks Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so my mom lent my little sister her laptop the laptop is a bit slow because of no one doing maintenance on it. now my sister who has a history of crashing computers is using my gaming/ work computer she is like the fucking plague to technology. now i don't want here touching my desktop because if she messes it up i will be beyond pissed with all the work i've done and plan to do. but my mom and sister are whine about the laptop being too slow hell they whine at at any general technologocal and expect me to fix it. why the hell should i care i've said it literally over 1000 time take care of your of stuff. They can wake up and do their hair every morning what so hard about fucking deleting the shit you don't use or need on the damn computer. It is fucking annoying to have to take the effort to fix a problem that could have been avoided i am not a fucking repair man i do not get my jollies have to fix every little issue. why the fuck can't anyone just take care of their own shit is it to much to ask for you wanted the damn thing and now you complain about it not working. Is it too much to ask for a day where they take care of their stuff and i can relax without somebody bothering me with a technology issue.
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soulmankicks Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i vented problem's been smoothed over....sdo you guys have fun
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Charge them.
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Mattyohh Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Poo on them.
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zodiacgal Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Paragraphs, punctuation, capitalization... I SEE NONE OF THOSE. :stare:
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Babushka-Nipples Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
no1 curr
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lvt123 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Linux....
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darkanddefiant Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
... yeah not touching this one.
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LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kettle, meet pot :unimpressed:
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Paragraphs are ya friend, me girl. I know it's emotionally charging when people fuck with your shit, but please.
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Kidd-Breon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
... Is it wrong that I read this in Sniper's voice?
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
No.

Because Sniper is the sexiest class. Spy can suck it.
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Kidd-Breon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
No, Medic is. But Sniper's good too :D.
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
No. Snoipah.
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Kidd-Breon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
But Medic has a medigun so that he can help Pyro better deal with that annoying, backstabbing little teenage girl known as the Spy :D.
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Sniper is a bad boy. I like bad boys.
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Kidd-Breon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I'll have to agree there :D.

But I'm more for the nerd type.
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Kizziesama Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Is it too much to ask for a sentence that has some punctuation? :<

You seem to be the know-it-all on the tech stuff, so OF COURSE someone who doesn't know any better will ask for your help. You're readily available. My family is the same way: they use the computer for very simple things, and if an issue comes up, my husband and I are the first ones they ask for help. Rather than bitch about their ignorance, I educate them with how to fix a problem . That way, I am asked for help less often :thumbsup:

Rather than throw a temper tantrum, be a little more grown up and walk them through how to fix it themselves :aww:
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soulmankicks Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ah but see here is the thing I've walk them threw it step by step multiple times and specifically told them "every now and then your need to clear out your computer delete the thing your don't need uninstall any old programs you don't use or it'll be bad later on when you to use it" Told them to come get me if there is even a small hic-up but they come when shit has hit the fan so lets go down the list of problems i've encountered.

Application errors
Cashe problems
DDL issues
Application paths
ETC.

I've even installed software that does this for them all they needed to do was run it once a month and it will tell them everything they need to know.

Ever deal with the blue screen of death and have to completely re-install an OS when the re-installing software wasn't kept it is not and easy thing to do.

I'm not bitching about the work I'm bitching about the sheer frequency of issues that happen when they have could have been avoided especially when I've said bring it to me when ever you hic-up i.e slow start ups or non-responsive programs.
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The-UglyTruth Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I hate to be the big bad wolf, but is it really that much of an issue to help them? I mean really, it's not that hard for you because you know how but to them it could seem like rocket science. That's what family is all about, helping each other out with shit like that. I would bet that you've asked for your family's help more often than you'd care to admit, so get off of your high horse.

What exactly is so important in your life that you can't walk away from for half an hour to help out the people who support you?
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soulmankicks Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not an issue to help it gets frustrating especially when they expect you to know how to fix the problem i learned from necessity i needed a computer where there wasn't so how do think i got one found it with the problems it came with and from step 1 I learned. Sure I'm complaining but you make it seem like I'm telling them to fuck off and i won't ever help them. What I need is a break from the stress of fix fix fix oh shit I might not be able to fix that venting if you will.
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The-UglyTruth Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I think I got the gist of that but I can't be sure considering there is minimal punctuation. Take time to type up proper sentences, because your clarity is lacking.

Just be grateful you have the ability to give back to the family that provided for you.
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soulmankicks Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's like you love them but 8 out 10 time you want to kick them in the shin
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TheBlackBullets Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's when you say
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shininginthedarkness Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Deleting stuff you don't use makes a computer run faster?
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DJ0Hybrid Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Having less stuff on your hard drive gives you faster boot-ups. Then if you remove stuff that likes to run immediately as soon as you boot-up, or else prevent them from starting up automatically, you speed up boot-ups even more as well as clear up memory.

Oh, and temp files.
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soulmankicks Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes it's a combination of things when you first get a new pc it runs smoothly because there is nothing but the factory programs on the more you put on it the harder your processor has to work to run all the data/ applications the slower the processors response becomes.
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OxfordTweed Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, no. You're thinking of background processes; not programmes. There's a big different between the two.
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shininginthedarkness Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
So you're saying, they're RUNNING too many programs, not that they have too much data sitting on their hard drive?
That makes more sense, I just interpreted it wrong.
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soulmankicks Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
somehow they do both at the same time
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soulmankicks Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
they some how do both
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The-UglyTruth Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I suppose theoretically there would be less files to process... but I think that keeping your discs defragged (or maintaining disc permissions), uninstalling process heavy background applications, and keeping a solid task manager would be a better bet. :shrug:
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shininginthedarkness Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
The way I understand computers, having a bunch of files sitting on the hard drive doesn't increase the time it takes to find File X. It's different if they're all running... maybe that's what the OP meant?
And back in the dark ages, having a bunch of temporary internet files could really slow you down when you were online, but I don't think those matter much anymore.
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The-UglyTruth Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I know enough to keep my computer up and running, but I'm hardly an expert. I just kind of do what my brother and dad tell me to do, one is a wireless networking guru and the other is a hardware guy. I'm pretty set in that department. Good thing they don't have the same mentality as scumbag OP though... else I would have never learned anything. :shakefish:

If you wanted to know how to optimize your android device for longer battery life and increased speed I'd know a little more, though. :dummy:
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shininginthedarkness Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I.. I have an android phone with a shitty battery life 0 30
Does this involve rooting it?
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The-UglyTruth Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
What a coincidence! :la:

That's one of the steps! 2 apps I would get would be Task Manager (Android dude with an red x is it's icon) and Juice Defender. You can add apps 'autokill' lists with the task manager to automatically get a good boost. Juice Defender has a few different settings that determines how much energy you want to save as well. Even on standard settings it boosts pretty significantly.

Keeping your wireless disabled until you need it is another aspect. Otherwise it will be constantly searching for wifi networks and it's a pain in the ass. Turning down screen brightness and disabling sounds can help keep the juice going as well.

There are a few other things, but that's the basic list. It made my phone go from 3-4 hours of life to 18+ hours. :dummy:
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WalkingRen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Damn that is a large increase, but I prefer my old touch screen keyboard non-smart phone phone :D
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shininginthedarkness Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I actually have those two apps :lol:
My battery does ok unless... I'm... surfing the internet with the backlight up, as is my habit. Sigh, why isn't there magic electricity???
Also, my phone is nearly 3 years old, and there's no good replacement batteries to buy. Planned obsolesence.
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The-UglyTruth Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
That's too bad. :saddummy:

There is unfortunately only so much you can do. A lot of those old androids just weren't powerful enough to handle all the stuff people wanted to do with them. :no: I even find my Galaxy SIII to sometimes have trouble with all the processes I'm making the poor thing do. Then again, I use it a lot for work... so I can't really avoid it. I just keep it plugged in when I am doing really intensive stuff on it. :dummy:
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prosaix Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Bad phrasing, punctuation, paragraphing (and the idiots who own them)
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Mattyohh Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Oh you!
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