Ah, The Wonders of Technology

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by Apyle, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Apyle

    Apyle Junior Member

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    I love technology, at least that's what I keep telling myself. It is all well and good until it stops working. On Sunday I got up and checked my e-mail and then got in the shower apparently that's all the longer it takes for your computer to completely quit working. It took me 2 days a complete reinstall of all my software, and a new(used) hard drive to make my computer work again. Then I couldn't get my internet back up. Anyone ever try to call Verizon customer support there is no more infuriating of an experience. Finally now I'm back to where I was on Sunday morning.


    Now that I've vented I feel better!!
     
  2. WHM1

    WHM1 Junior Member

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    Computers are like women.... can't live with them... can't live without them!
    :bigsmiley19:
     
  3. Lancer

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    Computers are the root of all evil. :devil
     
  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Careful, your computer knows you just wrote that! If we don't hear from Lancer for awhile, we all know why.

    I love my computer! Are you listening, dear?
     
  5. MIHDrider

    MIHDrider Junior Member

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    tHE PRICE WE PAY FOR ADVANCING AS A SOCIETY. tECHNOLOGY!!!!!!!
     
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  6. Apyle

    Apyle Junior Member

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    In India, where else??
     
  7. Nubwagon

    Nubwagon Banned

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    The same argument can be made for anything else that's supposed to work but all of a sudden doesn't anymore. Imagine if your air conditioner, washing machine, car, bike, phone, heart, etc. stopped working. You'd be pretty upset at those too right?

    Be thankful that the parts to replace computers are relatively inexpensive nowadays compared to, let's say, a new transmission for your car or bike. The other good point is that these parts are easy to replace. It doesn't take a master's degree to swap a hard drive or add memory. The bottom line is this; computer parts break down just like everything else. Preventative maintenance coupled with knowledge minimizes your down time.

    PS: Don't ever install CDs that your Internet Service Providers give you for "configurations" or "ease of support" or whatever. This software is utter crap and is totally worthless. The only value that CD has is for a coaster.
     
  8. 66cruiser

    66cruiser Active Member

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    It's weird but when I call my internet provider for info I get an American, speaking english. That's the reason I went with a bundle from the local phone co. No off shore call center & the same number for problems with phone, internet or sat tv. They might transfer me here & there but so far it's all American customer service.