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Post by Eldorion on Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:08 pm

Plebeian. Rolling Eyes
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Re: Damn computers...

Post by Norc on Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:31 pm

sorry?
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Re: Damn computers...

Post by azriel on Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:50 pm

I like the idea of a custom build, put your own requirements in, all the RAM, hard drive etc you want, would it be much more expensive than buying an off the shelf model ? I have a friend with an Alienware PC,...... Id like one. The eyes are freaky  Laughing 

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Re: Damn computers...

Post by David H on Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:17 pm

Norc wrote:who would consider that? Shocked that's a lot of work.. when you can just buy one scratch

And why would you ever cook food, when you can just buy it frozen? scratch {{{ Rolling Eyes }}}

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Re: Damn computers...

Post by Norc on Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:22 pm

Laughing true, but then again home cooked food always tastes better than frozen food, not sure a home-built computer would be better than a bought one.. (at least if i was to build it Laughing )
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Re: Damn computers...

Post by David H on Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:27 pm

azriel wrote:I like the idea of a custom build, put your own requirements in, all the RAM, hard drive etc you want, would it be much more expensive than buying an off the shelf model ? 

No, it doesn't need to be any more expensive, especially if you can find an old one with a good box and power supply to use as a chassis.

I had a local geek build me a hot rod in an old box that has the speed and memory of a computer costing 4 times as much, all for the cost of the cheapest little notebook.  

Not only did I keep good materials from going into the trash, but this machine will probably outlast a cheap notebook by 10 years, and it's easily upgradeable and repairable.

My only complaint is the guy who built it likes Windows 8. I'm not a fan. Mad 
I'm working on that....


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Re: Damn computers...

Post by bungobaggins on Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:27 pm

Eldorion wrote:Can't say I have, though it's something I've considered for whenever I decide to replace my current one.

I'm thinking about it for my next computer. I really like my Macbook Pro, but I don't want to spend $1,000 dollars on another computer again. (I dropped mine the other day, and while it's currently working fine, there is some damage to the bottom's outer shell that is worrying to me. Three years without dropping it, I thought that was pretty good. Shrugging ) I watched a youtube video where they show you how to install all the parts, and it doesn't look too complicated.

So I was thinking about having a desktop again that I would build, and then maybe get a Chromebook if I need to do mobile stuff.

This is all preliminary at the moment.

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Re: Damn computers...

Post by Norc on Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:34 pm

windows 8 is kinda shit, but 8.1 (which i have on my tired, old computer) is great Very Happy once you get used to it Wink
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Re: Damn computers...

Post by bungobaggins on Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:35 pm

I've used Windows 8 at my grandparents house, it was so confusing. pale

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Re: Damn computers...

Post by Norc on Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:42 pm

it is, at first, but so is going from mac to PC so i thought why not, i can probably figure this shit out Laughing
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Re: Damn computers...

Post by malickfan on Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:59 pm

bungobaggins wrote:I've used Windows 8 at my grandparents house, it was so confusing. pale

I have windows 8 on my laptop, I've had it for about six months, and I still haven't really used any of the apps, I guess I'm more lazy than a technophobe, but I'd rather had something ugly and functional than confusing and flashy, I get the feeling Microsoft changed Windows to be more like Macs, I hate Macs!

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Re: Damn computers...

Post by Norc on Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:21 pm

macs are just so much easier to figure out than PC though. athough both my sisters mac and my mothers get really warm if you're wathing for example netflix.

though this shit (my PC) doesn't get really warm, my keyboard keeps fucking with me. now for instant i have to write super slow so that all the letters appears, or els it looks like this:
i am li foewad  newbt aileare uo ? (that was: I am looking forward to the new hobbit trailer are you?)

also if someone knows how to fix this please let me know.
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Re: Damn computers...

Post by malickfan on Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:56 pm

Whilst downloading Google drive a few weeks ago, I seemed to have downloaded a virus of some sort as well, everytime I get to my desktop screen, my mouse icon either freezes or dissapears, it's more annoying than a hindrance (as I wiped the file and use a different profile on the laptop I'm fine now) but I'm actually kinda dissapointed, the first time I get a virus and it's not even a very bad one...

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Re: Damn computers...

Post by bungobaggins on Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:44 pm

That doesn't sound like a virus to me, plus how could you get a virus from downloading a google product from a google website. Suspect
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Post by malickfan on Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:20 pm

bungobaggins wrote:That doesn't sound like a virus to me, plus how could you get a virus from downloading a google product from a google website. Suspect

 Shrugging I don't know what it was! This was about six weeks ago, and I've removed he faulty program, there's no lasting damage done, but something screwed up my laptop, damn computers.

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Re: Damn computers...

Post by bungobaggins on Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:13 pm

About a year ago iTunes decided to fuck up all my metadata during an update. Everything in my library has been a mess, I'm currently looking for a cloud solution for storing my music files. Going to try google first because I can upload a lot for free.

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Re: Damn computers...

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:20 pm

microsoft skydrive can be quite handy for storing stuff- uploading is slow but downloading stuff once its there is ok.
And you get a good size for free. All my HD edits are on skydrive.

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Re: Damn computers...

Post by Mrs Figg on Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:48 pm

a cloud solution? wouldnt that be a bit damp? and far away. scratch 

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:53 pm

Certainly far away  Nod 

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Re: Damn computers...

Post by bungobaggins on Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:18 pm

Turns out Google's Music Manager application is a pain in the ass. Not uploading entire albums and there being absolutely no explanation for it. So I'm trying Amazon. Shrugging
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Re: Damn computers...

Post by bungobaggins on Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:52 am

Netflix runs better on my phone than it does on my computer. :facepalm:

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Re: Damn computers...

Post by Eldorion on Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:13 am

I feel you, bungo.  For some reason, the wi-fi at my mom's house does not get along with my computer much these days, but it's fine with the phone.
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Post by bungobaggins on Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:24 am

I swear my computer sounds like it's going to blast off into outer space when I'm watching Netflix. Glad I'm not alone in this. Laughing

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Re: Damn computers...

Post by RA on Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:48 am

I really want to get a laptop with Linux on it.

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Re: Damn computers...

Post by Eldorion on Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:23 pm

I switched back to Ubuntu earlier this year and I've been very happy with the decision.  It's really easy to install Linux on a computer, and many distributions are free, which is nice of course.  You just have to get a copy of the OS on a disc (either by downloading it and burning it yourself, or getting a disc from someone else) and then follow the step-by-step instructions.
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