I think something you have to realize here is the type of person that is interested in technology and IT and whatnot is going to be a naturally blunt and almost rude, person. More often than not it is not meant to be cruel or unhelpful it's just the way most people here are.
Another thing you have to take into consideration is that those, like myself, that have actually worked in IT and had to deal people, it turns you into a very cynical person. You always have to hold your tongue and be professional because you want to get paid even though you are thinking this person is an absolute dumb-ass. So, here, where we don't have to hold our tongue because we are here on our own accord, we are blunt, cynical, and "mean."
It's not like we don't help others though, we do, it's just we have less patience. Why should we answer some obvious question when you can Google it and get thousands of pages with the same answer. If you want a specific answer to a specific issue that hasn't been asked repeatedly we will help you, otherwise you are going to get blunt, "Google it" answers.
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Aug 31, 2012Marx1984 posted a message on Who do you feel is the most underappreciated person in history?Posted in: General Off TopicQuote from Homem Pigman
Who did something great but either doesn't get the credit due to them, or the praise is given to another person? Who did something that may seem insignificant or inconsequential but really is responsible for a grand chain of events?
You're not allowed to answer with Nikola Tesla. Far too easy.
Aug 23, 2012Posted in: General Off TopicQuote from Homem Pigman
I hate homeschooling. It gives the kids biased thoughts, and makes them much less socially apt.
If it wasn't for Homeschooling I would have turned into a very violent, sociopathic, and depressed person, it's not always bad. Not only that, your statement is biased in itself, you seem to think that every homeschooler is a social recluse.
Aug 20, 2012Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from baggerboot
That CPU will come with a CPU cooler, and because it's a lower end CPU you don't have to buy a better one.
Battlefield 3 will run alright. It's really the higher settings where it gets really demanding. Team Fortress 2 and Half Life 2 should be maxed out, the same goes for Minecraft, and for Portal 1 and 2; GTA 4 will run reasonably well on mediumish settings (it's a ****ing terrible console port), and the rest I don't really know because I don't play those games.
As long as you read the manual, it's really hard to connect the wires the wrong way. Usually you can't even plug the wires in the wrong place because they won't fit. The only exception to this are the front panel wires. Just make sure you read the manual; if you are unsure, take some pictures and ask the forum for help, and even if you plug most of these in wrongly it won't break your PC (although it's still strongly discouraged).
Borderlands should be able to come close to maxing out and Diablo shouldn't have much trouble either.
Aug 20, 2012Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from Huntlocker
If you are in a situation where you have an AMD FX CPU, your system is slightly bottlenecked by it, and you are starting to notice partial lags in new games when running on high settings, would you then upgrade to Windows 8 for the small sum of 40$, and recieve the promised performance boost with the bulldozer CPU's (I'm going to take a guess and say 15% boost), while losing the Windows 7, or would you just stay with what you have and replace it all later on?
Aug 20, 2012Posted in: General Off TopicQuote from TheEvanCat
Your parents are the deciders. Get the damn haircut. You may not like what you have to do, but you have to do it. Discipline is fun.
Also, you have no rights until you are 18.
This is the biggest ******** misconception out there.
Aug 9, 2012Posted in: Politics, Philosophy, News and ScienceQuote from FillyRarity
If you know your going to find it hard killing someone, what are you doing in the army.
Not every job in the army involves killing people... And if you find it "easy" to kill someone they can DQ or discharge you because it is signs of anti-social behavior (Psychopath).
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yeah so what's your age? you're planning on joining?
Not sure yet really, I am 16 now so I have a bit to go. I have a perfect score on physical tests and I haven't taken the aptitude test yet but I am sure it will be high. I have 20/30 vision in only one eye and am basically blind in the other, I have full visual field though and respond to peripheral movement and have depth perception, which is the main concern with monocular vision. So without a wavier it DQs me from a lot.
Aug 9, 2012Posted in: Hardware & Software SupportQuote from butkicker12
This is kinda what I expected. I only use this on occasion when out of town or something. Been looking at the Dell Inspirion laptop series anyways Thanks for everyones help
Do not get an inspiron they are one of the worst Dell series out there.
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Feb 4, 2014Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
Something something Linus Torvalds something something "Screw you, Nvidia" something something.Quote from BC_Programming
The suggestion that Nvidia or any other company should play nicely with Open Source is based on nothing more than a feeling of entitlement.
Jan 8, 2013Acer isn't one of the top brands, but they aren't a Dell, HP, Alienware, Apple, etc, either.Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
It's likely you have your FPS capped at 200. I would recommend dropping the cap to somewhere around 75.
Your monitor is unable to display anything over 60 fps, so making it display more is just making your components run harder than they need to.
Nov 16, 2012Satharis posted a message on Ohhh I love my schools restrictions on the internet....Posted in: Hardware & Software SupportQuote from NumberNoid
Reading a book is boring.
Oh gosh kids today.
It's not as if you're gonna have an aneurism and your head explode in a shower of blood if you don't stare at flashy, blinky lights for a few hours.
Nov 14, 2012CodofMC posted a message on Ohhh I love my schools restrictions on the internet....Posted in: Hardware & Software SupportQuote from fm87
Again, I have no idea how else to get this through all of your thick skulls. It's really starting to irritate me now.
I'm just gonna leave it at kids need to grow up eventually and the profanity filter doesn't help get the point across either.
Nov 14, 2012CodofMC posted a message on Ohhh I love my schools restrictions on the internet....I don't remember the Bill of Rights giving anyone the freedom to use the property of others without restriction.Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
Nov 14, 2012fm87 posted a message on Ohhh I love my schools restrictions on the internet....Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
You are basically saying this.Quote from Ankenmann2
I'd take them to court if I ever read about something like that in my area.
"I tampered with a police car by siphoning gas, and stealing the spare tire."
>Hey, that's illegal! We're going to arrest you for that!
"Illegal? Ridiculous! I'll take you to court then we'll see what's ilegal!"
Nov 13, 2012Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
Couldn't have said it better myself.Quote from BC_Programming
Welcome to Reality. It's not all lollipops and rainbows. More importantly, sometimes people that are disillusioned about their level of knowledge or capabilities need a bucket of cold water poured on them, not a few droplets. In order for some people to take something seriously they also have to take it personally.
The majority of this forum's userbase being the age they are make what the older of us say seem "mean" and "hurtful" when in reality it is the truth. I am sure I seem like a cold hearted to the younger crowd on here, but as someone who is young, you have little to no experience in the real world that most of us have, and thus you need to not be so offended when we blatantly tell you "this won't work" or "you are 100% wrong".
On one hand, you need to take it personal to get it through your skull, while on the other hand, it's the internet, stop taking comments from complete strangers so close to heart. If it's the truth, it's the truth. Deal with it and move on.
This is a case where you should not take things so to heart, as to you it might sound snobbish and obnoxious, but to us it is bluntly telling you the truth and nothing but that.The people sitting on the other side of their computer screen who seemingly forget that there is another person out there receiving your snobby and obnoxious and sometimes even hurtful remarks that can even lead to sometimes affecting your mood in the real world.
If you pay attention to the advice given to you, or fixed in whatever you post, you will learn someting.I try my best and you guys just crush it without even taking the time to help me and aid me to get better at what I try and do. You just point out my flaws.
These are people spending real money on real items, they are entrusting us with sometimes thousands of dollars, and while that is stupid of them, it is our responsibility to guide them in the correct direction. If we need to be very blunt, it will happen.
It's not about being "hurtful", it's about being blunt. Which most of us are, because we have to be.
This already happens here if you look close enough.I think that overall what I am trying to say is everyone here should see the good in each other and try and aid one another... How about instead of pointing out the flaws in each other we point out the good... How about we talk nicely to each other.. How about we value other people's opinions and accept them for who we are.
You cannot value someone's opinion when it is proven wrong by fact. If you were to tell me that a G650 and a GT 210 would blow the socks off the standard i5/7950, which is completely incorrect, you cannot pass that off as being "an opinion". Remember, this is other people's money you are dealing with. Not yours. They are trusting the users here to guide them in the right direction, so if you are wrong, do not act as if it is a personal attack. It isn't.
Most of us who probably are "hurtful" (read: blunt) have real world experience in these areas, and this field of expertise is not the kindest, it is some of the most stressful and annoying. Any other forum would likely be far worse, as most of us need to keep it under control because it is 'kid friendly'. But that is sort of the thing, this is a VERY adult (in the proper use of the word) subject.
This may boil down to kids/teens having a sense of entitlement to things/to their opinion because they do not know much of how the world works, but I won't delve into that.
A good thing to do is to step in our shoes, see what we would have to deal with on a daily basis. If you are here to learn and ask questions, that is great! Learn! Ask!
(Note: This is not an acusation to anyone, but more of an observation)
But do not go around acting as if what you think is fact, is indeed fact, and then argue against it.
Trial and error, learn from mistakes, don't get involved in arguments about them just because someone posted a blunt comment.
TL;DR Could people be nicer? Sure, but in the year and a half I've been here I've only seen nice devolve into flamewars and personal attacks. It is sometimes best to get to the point in 1 blunt post, than to beat around the bush with nice words over the course of 5-6+ posts.
This is a field where you have to be blunt. It is not an option. It might come off as hurtful but it is the truth.
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