Hey, you are a computer person, right? Can you...

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  1. Airbud

    Airbud Master Guru

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    You never derailed Bud!.....I love reading your post!
     
  2. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Bud, why you bring that up?
    Had one or two stories with the same subject, in one I was called to do some computer maintenance/fixing some stuff on a young and promiscuous lady.
    The gal opened the door wearing a semi transparent top had amazing upper body, to say so.
    But I knew better. Fixed every thing, moved the laptop on a chair just on the balcony (I said I needed fresh air, as it was summer). I wanted an audience and witnesses and I asked for my hourly rate, she said something about paying in some other way, I insisted that I needed the money.
    Never saw a more hatred look and she throwed the money on the table pissed beyond measure. What, don't you like ME, am I so unattractive to you? Scared of your wifey, stupid?
    I knew better, just took my money and stormed out.
    When I stepped out of her building, I called her , she stood on the balcony
    What you still want?
    Just wanted to thank you for the money, hope that you are pleased with my computer repair.
    Just piss off, geek, unsocial simpleton, don't bother to call me anytime from now. Boo, boring geek!
    Instead to be ashamed in front of the passing by people, I was somehow at ease that with some witnesses I departed and never laid a finger on her or something.
    Now, to answer your question, in Spain the law and police or the Guardia can take to jail only on a simple declaration from a woman who says that you touched her. Better to be proactive or else.
     
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    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    Yeah that's one personality I'll never understand, spend X money on something and then start asking for free favors.

    I would have said I'm sorry, I only know cars and computers, I know nothing about Mercedes...
     
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    hahaha!...you crazy you know that?....Love ya Bro!
     
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    As a field engineer (telecommunications) for 10 years or so I've had my share of requests/demands. Politely declining their requests (while strangling their tiny necks inside my mind) always helped.

    One of the best was in 2017 during the previous mining craze:

    Guy: "Hey, you know your stuff around computers, right? GPU's are way too expensive. Can you build one for me?"
    Me: "Do I look like a semiconductor manufacturer to you? Probably not! ;)"

    Also me: "But you're into masonry, correct? Can you build me a mansion with everything in it? I would appreciate that."
    Guy: "......".

    Btw, I love these kinds of threads. Always entertaining.
     
  6. Brasky

    Brasky Ancient Guru

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    Turn it off and turn it back on.
     
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    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    Oh, ooh, inside your mind, that's what went wrong always...

    Can you build me a graphics card that's a good one.
    *strangles a piece of paper so hard its molecular structure is altered*
     
  8. AsiJu

    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    Guess she really wanted to see your riser cable!


    (And I'm not even sorry!)
     
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    386SX Maha Guru

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    Over time you get to see the worst of the worst.
    Everybody thinks you can repair every electronic device existant so it does 300km/h on a German Autobahn on idle at least, brews coffee for a whole family and feeds the hamster if they're on holiday.

    NO I CANT, AND IF I COULD I WOULDNT BECAUSE ...

    Even if a woodchuck would chuck wood and even if a woodchuck could chuck wood, should a woodchuck chuck wood? :D
     
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  10. AsiJu

    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    ...because I would keep it to myself and get rich with 300 km/h idling, coffee brewing, hamster feeding car.
     
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    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    A friend of mine messaged me with the request:
    " A, please you're a Linux wizard, please teach my son, he has to pass his OS exam and he flunked it. "
    Me: The same son you bought a 3000€ computer to help him "learn faster" ?
    Well, I am no wizard. Believe or not I hardly passed my Linux exams back in my day. But day by day usage teaches a few tricks.
    For the life of me, I don't want to disappoint, but I can't forcefully make a teenage learn something if he doesn't want to.
    Learning it's an attitude, a state of mind. A bratty, spoiled teenager is something that I wouldn't want to lose my time with. I can't, I don't know how to make reverse psychology or whatever.
    I can show him things, but those things are already on the Internet...for free.
    Choosing playing on-line over study is where the problem lies.
     
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  12. AsiJu

    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    Just like your first car should be a barely running pile of rust, so should your first PC.

    Puts things into perspective.
     
  13. anticupidon

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    No way, kid used all the bratty trick to get a high end computer. I've built it for him, father payed all. I said, look, I did my CS degree with a half broken laptop.
    This thing is NOT for learning, know this.
    His father mumbled something about his son threating doing some harm to himself.
    Rolled my eyes and went to my business.
     
  14. AsiJu

    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    Uh-huh...

    I would've rolled the dice on that one I think, being the father.
    Then again my kid(s) won't become spoiled brats.
     
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    You're a wizard, Harry.
     

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    Best answer... actually just lost a potential date due to being honest about being a computer guy -_-'
     
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    You lose a date because of that, it wasn't a date worth having, trust me ;)
     
  18. Dragam1337

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    Honestly most women are allergic to computer nerds, so better to keep it to one self - it's not like they need to know anyways.
     
  19. AsiJu

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    Well FWIW my wife knew from day 1 I was a computer guy and we've been together 15 years since and have a 3 year old daughter now.

    You can't not be what you are, pretending something else won't work.
    Not least because dating someone who is "interested" in you because of not knowing something about you is a waste of time for both of you.

    I know, cliche, but it's true.
    You're going after wrong type of women if you feel you need to hide something or change yourself.

    Be a geek proudly!
    You'll find sooner rather than later not everyone wants to run away screaming.

    To quote Civvie11:

    "Find the hottest cosplay chick and whisper to her ear you pistol-started every level of Plutonia on Ultra-Violence and I guarantee she'll jump on your d..k right then and there!"

    It's a joke, but contains a bit of truth.

    (And yes again a Doom reference, you all will live).

    Edit: just to be clear, this post was meant to be encouraging and hopefully slightly amusing, not disrespectful or harsh.
     
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    Well i guess it depends what you want - if you just want to get laid, best just shut up about stuff that doesnt increase your chances.
     

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