Things you hate to hear/read from tech impaired people

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  1. gman666
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    Hey Guys! I recently watched a video of Dolphin (Emulator) gameplay and I was reading the comments. Some of the comments were on topic, but there was occasionally comments that really irritated me. These comments were from technologically impaired people who didn't seem to grasp the understanding of an "Emulator" and quite frankly they didn't even know what an "Emulator" was. Comments like, "You can't play WII games on a Computer!!FAKE!!" or "Dude this is most likely a virus". These types of comments are not uncommon at all and even the forums will occasionally be plagued by them. What really irritates me is that these people didn't even bother to research what they were saying, and yet they continued to warp information. I was overall concerned with the amount of upvotes that some people were getting for comments like these.
    To wrap things up I would really like to know what kinds of things you hate to hear/read from technologically impaired people. It can be about homebrew, hacking, video games, hardware, programming or any other topic that seems to fit. My goal is to seriously inform and guide these types of people with the correct information. Also, I think it would be fun to see your responses.

    BTW IM NOT SURE IF THIS THREAD BELONGS HERE...? PLEASE HELP!:unsure:....EOF? Comp. Games/Technology?
     


  2. Crusylicious

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    Nothing in particular comes up, but I hate to hear just about anything regarding emulation from technologically impaired people. Being a gamer doesn't mean you automatically know what you are talking about on anything that sort of involves gaming!
     
  3. MarcusRaven

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    I work for a small web site business, and we hear things ALL THE TIME.

    We actually had a client tell us that his cell service was bad because of the website we designed for him. He did NOT have a smartphone, so this is not a mobile website thing. He literally thought that his cell service was affected after we took his site live. >.<
     
  4. Gahars

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    "Graphics don't matter, I just want the game to be fun!"

    Filthy casuals don't understand. :angry:
     
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    "I need emulators for my iPhone, please help"

    Nigga, I'm sorry that you're too stupid to browse before you buy. You bought the WORST possible smartphone to emulate games on, given the severely limited app selection. Android is the best mobile platform for emulators, without a shadow of a doubt.

    Or those people that want free games on their Wii/DS, but can't grasp the concept of downloading/dumping, patching, trimming, or doing anything else related to a game ROM or ISO image. They see me enjoying Super Mario 64 on my original Xbox, and want it on theirs too, but they have NO IDEA the necessary steps required to achieve such a task, and they give up listening to me about half-way through my explanation about the pre-requisites.

    My patience for the "average casual" has hit an all-time peak. I'm glad I finally work with some tech-savvy co-workers. They enjoy emulators on their phones as much as I do, we swap console stories, and everyone over the age of 30 it seems just has questionmarks over their heads as to what we are talking about. Makes me sad that people are so uninformed about commonplace things these days. -.-
     
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    People claiming they can emulate 360/XBone/PS3/PS4/3DS/Wii U games.
    People that call every hack a "jailbreak"
    People that call android tablets "ipads"
    People that claim Apple is the best when their obviously just another sheep that falls for the mass market.
    Generic comments like "SEED PLOX" and 95% of youtube comments (thank god for disabling comments all together and not bothering to look)
    "newssites" that think they know everything about an article when 75% is just pulled out of thin air.

    I could go on forever...
     
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    Only 2 comes to mind...
    1. "ROM = ISO"
    2. When something doesn't work on their PC they always asks: "could it be a virus?"
     
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    one of the favourites latley for me is when PC gaming comes up and the usual responce is "herp a derp, why would you play that on a keyboard and mouse, herp a derp." Is no one aware a good chunk of PC games come with support for control pads now a days?
     
  9. TyBlood13

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    "Just make it work"

    I hate being the only person in my family that knows shit about electronics
     
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    Have you even seen the Steam forums? "KEYBAORD AND MOUSE SUPERIOR FOR EVERY GAME, GAMEPADS ARE FOR CONSOLE PLEBS". Of course not everyone is like that but I've seen that several times.
    oh god this so much. "oh hey Internet Explorer seems slow today I BET YOU INSTALLED A VIRUS ON MY PC"
     
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    Someone asks me to help them navigate the Xbox Dashboard, and doesn't understand what THE GREEN A BUTTON ICON means. >.>
     
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    "You have too many games, that's why the computer's so slow", O RLY? I wonder why they have 3 TB HDDs now.
    "I like Macs more than I do PCs, they're better anyways" Major flaw, under the definition of "personal computer", Macs fall under the same criteria. They don't realize Macs are a just a PC with a non-Windows OS on it. People will never get it :rofl2:
    "X emulator from 2006 is the best (insert console name) emulator out there!" This one bothers me to no end, a prime example would Zsnes from 2006, people praise it day in and day out as the be-all end-all god of Snes emulators to this day. Snes9x is so much better in stability, accuracy and much higher compatibility* :D
    And my all time favorite, "Why can't I connect to the internet? I've been trying to connect all day, my internet provider said they're going to send someone out" when the person has neither Ethernet or wireless network adapter plugged in. :wacko:
     
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    Old People (People over 40): "I'm too old to learn that computer stuff" because they have no idea what they're missing.
    Like how icecream is amazing, and people that never tried ice cream don't care for it because they don't know what they're missing with no reference level.
    There are elderly people that get technology and telecommunications like younger crowd, I just don't think there are enough of them.

    "Whats cloud?"

    "I don't shop online"

    "I hate Linux, its inferior -Uses an Android phone-"
     
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    Never bother too much with the Steam forums unless they provide some info to fix a game but yeah you do get some people who go on too much about kb/m being superior yeh...

    Still another one that comes to mind, people referring to network cards as "internet" cards, I know it is petty but it does my nut in somedays, the same way people get memory and storage mixed up too
     
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    "Hey, Nick, since you're coming over for $HOLIDAY, do you mind taking a look at..."
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    Working the electronics department in retail I get this kind of shit every fucking day:
    Young 20-something chick: I need a USB cord.
    Me: What kind?
    Y: ...like, just a USB cord.
    M: Yeah, but what kind? There's many different kinds. Are you looking for a phone charge cord?
    Y: Like... to put my stuff on?
    M: A flash drive????
    Y: Yeah.

    Middle Aged Woman: I need a digital cable.
    Me: What kind of digital cable?
    MAW: I don't know my husband told me we need a digital cable.
    Me: HDMI, optical audio, coaxial audio, display port... there's tons of different kinds.
    MAW: I'll just wait for my husband he knows what he's talking about.

    Both of those are real conversations that happened within this week. Fucking christ.
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    This fucking website: "I have a PAL/NTSC/NTSC-J 3DS and..."

    No. No you fucking don't.
     
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    People who ask for help, then when the diagnosis is they need to purchase a new part because say they fried their laptop video card because they didn't listen when you said to get a cooling pad..... *cough* uhm, so yeah, you tell them they need to buy something and they freak out and assume there has to be something else that you are missing. Suddenly your help isn't good enough because you couldn't magically fix a fried component.

    Hmm, I suppose this is a little off topic, more like a post for "adventures in tech support" lol
     
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    I work in retail (Walmart), and I KNOW YOUR PAIN, BROTHER!!! :'(
     
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    I hate the "I'm asking for help, but I'm not going to listen to actual advice" twerps.

    ???:h-hi guys i wan 2 build gaymen peecee wat parts do you recommend? price range $1000

    Me and all the other tech guys: Check out a Zowie EC1 evo for a mouse, a i5-4670k CPU, get a Z87 MoBo, ect

    xXx[ClanTAG]LONEWOLF91xXx: TIME TO SPEW BULLSHIT OUT OF MY MOUTH. FIRST OF ALL GET A RAZER, I HAVE NOT TRIED ANY OTHER MICE, BUT THIS IS WHY I'M THE EXPERT IN THE SUBJECT. OR YOU CAN GET A R.A.T.7 WHICH IS ALSO GOOD. NEXT POWER SUPPLY YOU WANT AT LEAST 700, BRAND DOES NOT MATTER 80+ IS ALL THAT DOES SINCE IT DETERMINES RELIABILITY AND SHIT. NEXT 16 GB OF RAM, TRUST ME YOU'LL THANK ME IN 2 YEARS, FUTUREPROOF. ALSO DON'T GET AMD/NVIDIA (depending on which brand fanboy) CARDS, THEY ALL RUN HOT AND DON'T HAVE GOOD PERFORMANCE COMPARED TO THE COMPETITOR AND HAVE BAD DRIVERS, I WOULD KNOW BECAUSE I NEVER OWNED ONE. ECT.

    Tech broskies: Wow, you are so wrong here's proof.

    ???: Wow LONEWOLF91, you are so helpful, I'm going to ignore the other parts that 6+ people recommended because my hard on for your knowledge knows no boundaries.

    I saw one guy who said something along the lines of "Save money on a PSU and a case by dumpster diving. People throw them away all the time and they work amazingly".

    And there's that one person who comes to you for tech advice and does a complete 180 and comes to you when he/she has problems with the tech you advised them not to get.

    Does that count?
     
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    I would like to point out that if you're doing heavy photoshop/SFM/premiere, it IS a lifesaver.