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carterx
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Jan 18, 2011, 01:18 PM
 
We had a girl walk into the Tech Office that needed help with her PC laptop, she had no idea about computers at all!

To give an idea of how computer friend she was, we needed to install Firefox to try and figure her web issue. We told her we were installing another web browser. Her answer was, "There's another Internet? How do I connect to that one? (She only used the "E" icon ... IE Browser)

Also she asked why she can't get on the wireless at home.... there's internet at home but everyone has it locked "what would the password be? I tried 1-10, all 1's, all 9's etc without luck. How do I get that fixed?" ... our answer .... you don't !!!! You pay for it !!!!

The last comment I tried not to laugh! While still in the office waiting for Firefox to install she noticed a few different "Mac OS X" boxes on the shelf & she asked .... "The box with the big X on it, is that the user manual for Windows for girls?"

WOW.... just wow!!!

     
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Jan 18, 2011, 01:24 PM
 
You have to wonder if she was the one trying not to laugh. Girls are smarter than boys.
     
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Jan 18, 2011, 01:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by angelmb View Post
You have to wonder if she was the one trying not to laugh. Girls are smarter than boys.
Oh we have our fair share of guys & girls & I would say it's pretty even but this was the first time in a while where I was just at aww lol

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Jan 18, 2011, 01:32 PM
 
She was probably making herself out to be utterly stupid so you geek boys wouldn't hit on her. Girls do that kind of thing when confronted by the lower classes.
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Jan 18, 2011, 01:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
She was probably making herself out to be utterly stupid so you geek boys wouldn't hit on her. Girls do that kind of thing when confronted by the lower classes.
We need pics to make the final call.

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Jan 18, 2011, 02:03 PM
 
If anyone can send me this chick's phone number, I'd be obliged.
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Jan 18, 2011, 02:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
She was probably making herself out to be utterly stupid so you geek boys wouldn't hit on her.
I think you severely overestimate the standards for geeks.
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Jan 18, 2011, 02:49 PM
 
aww, adowabwle.
     
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Jan 18, 2011, 04:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
I think you severely overestimate the standards for geeks.
What the heck are these "standards" things I keep hearing about?
What, me worry?
     
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Jan 18, 2011, 07:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
What the heck are these "standards" things I keep hearing about?
You wouldn't understand, you have no stand..., err, wait, nevermind

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Jan 18, 2011, 07:11 PM
 
You want some funny tech stories?

Check this out: Sharky's Most Recent Posts - Computerworld Blogs

Unbelievable but true.
     
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Jan 18, 2011, 07:13 PM
 
"I never thought anything like this would ever happen to me..."

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Jan 18, 2011, 08:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
"I never thought anything like this would ever happen to me..."
"Gingerly, he put his 5.25" floppy into my drive. All my hopes were dashed, however, when he began to push my buttons like a first year CS student with no training. In the end, he never managed to make me boot."
     
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Jan 18, 2011, 09:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
"Gingerly, he put his 5.25" floppy into my drive. All my hopes were dashed, however, when he began to push my buttons like a first year CS student with no training. In the end, he never managed to make me boot."
If this is a geek we're talking about, would that be 2.5" hard drive?
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Jan 18, 2011, 11:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
If this is a geek we're talking about, would that be 2.5" hard drive?
No.
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Jan 19, 2011, 12:16 AM
 
Let's compromise: a 3" floppy ?

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Jan 19, 2011, 01:09 AM
 
Everyone knows it's all about the 8" floppy.
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Jan 19, 2011, 01:47 AM
 
You need spam.
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Jan 19, 2011, 02:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
You need spam.
I thought people with anything floppy (or was it floopy) in their possession needed more Italian TV?
     
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Jan 19, 2011, 02:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by Person Man View Post
I thought people with anything floppy (or was it floopy) in their possession needed more Italian TV?
Yes, but we're not talking about people in this thread, are we? We're talking about geeks, not people.
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Jan 19, 2011, 02:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Yes, but we're not talking about people in this thread, are we? We're talking about geeks, not people.
Fair enough. But you told besson he needed more Italian TV, and he's a geek, right? Or are you the only "person" (by your definition) in this thread? I'm not sure I count as one since I like fat birds. Or more generally, I prefer my women (thin or fat) to be nerds like myself, so that still counts me out.
     
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Jan 19, 2011, 04:24 PM
 
It's been my profound experience to learn that the dumbest chicks are usually the hottest and they do everything. True, many may act dumb to use or take advantage of services rendered gratis - but to the trained eye, those are too easy to pick out. It's all in the eyes. Look for that pretty vacant look. A flashlight shone through the auditory canal may also reveal an empty cranium. Like this girl may have:

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Jan 19, 2011, 04:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Person Man View Post
Fair enough. But you told besson he needed more Italian TV, and he's a geek, right? Or are you the only "person" (by your definition) in this thread? I'm not sure I count as one since I like fat birds. Or more generally, I prefer my women (thin or fat) to be nerds like myself, so that still counts me out.
Everyone needs more Italian TV. But geeks additionally require spam sprinkled liberally on top.
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Jan 20, 2011, 09:29 AM
 
I just love the notion that she thinks the'd be a separate manual for girls. As if interacting with a computer somehow related to what's between your legs.
     
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Jan 20, 2011, 09:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by Salty View Post
I just love the notion that she thinks the'd be a separate manual for girls. As if interacting with a computer somehow related to what's between your legs.
Considering the economics that drove the internet, I'd say that for a whole lot of people, interacting with a computer is ALL ABOUT what's between their legs.
     
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Jan 20, 2011, 11:57 AM
 
Salty is a girl, she wouldn't know.

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Jan 20, 2011, 12:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Salty is a girl, she wouldn't know.

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I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a joke or if you honestly think I'm a chick.
     
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Jan 20, 2011, 01:09 PM
 
---> <---

I didn't think it was necessary to point that out.
I would know if you were a gay chick.

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Jan 20, 2011, 01:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by Salty View Post
I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a joke or if you honestly think I'm a chick.
You might not be a girl, but didn't you used to be called superchic[k]en?
     
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Originally Posted by Person Man View Post
You might not be a girl, but didn't you used to be called superchic[k]en?
She also used to be straight and fervently anti-gay.
     
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Jan 21, 2011, 08:15 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
She also used to be straight and fervently anti-gay.
It was an experimental phase I went through.
     
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Jan 21, 2011, 01:27 PM
 
The last half of this thread is hilarious
Mankind's only chance is to harness the power of stupid.
     
   
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