What is the noobiest/stupidest legit question anyone has asked you?

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  1. Xanthe
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    What is the noobiest/stupidest legit question anyone has asked you?
    For me, personally, I was on youtube looking at the comments for a microphone (Blue Snowball)
    I left a comment saying how amazing it was and somebody responded asking me this:

    "How do you use the microphone? Is there a built in sound recorder and tv monitor in it? Do you plug it into a wall?"

    How do I know it wasn't a troll? The person told me they were buying it for their son and we had like a 20 comment conversation on how to use it and what software to get. Not to mention the profile picture was a 60 year old lady.
     
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    Oh my. Many wtf questions. Might keep some of them private.

    A good one I was asked a while ago:

    Can I wash my hair with normal soap?

    Uuuunh, yes, I guess.

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    I was just about to post that
     
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    My particular field it seems people have trouble saying the name of, let alone comprehending and beyond that I fix/modify/build all sorts of things. I get asked a lot of stupid questions, often by people that should know better -- you might not have a clue about my science but you know logistics and the concept of lead times. In computing it would usually be phrased something along the lines of very smart people can get very stupid when computers are involved.

    The trick is to figure out what they want. Or in engineering it is why you are told to always always always get a specification and such a thing is usually in the code of conduct for professional organisations. Get that trick down and you will not go far wrong in life.

    Or if you prefer don't talk yourself out of the job


    Busting out the cool tools is fun and makes for an awesome science montage but in the end if it is not necessary then you have played with toys for however long when you could have or possibly should have been doing something useful. Amusingly I have seen more than a few startups do this.

    " "How do you use the microphone? Is there a built in sound recorder and tv monitor in it? Do you plug it into a wall?""
    Assuming I was reading that as someone kind of versed in tech then that is not too bad a question. For snowball money but not knowing audio gear then inbuilt recorder could be a thing (I have paid less for a dictaphone), and being externally powered is potentially a valid question.
     
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    My cousin often asks me how to spell basic words. He's 21 years old.

    If you can get the wires to make proper contact then you COULD probably do that, but you might as well superglue some handles on and lubricate the circle pad while you're at it. :rofl:
     
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    Some tool added me on skype, asked me if he could burn a torrent on a CD of some 360 game, put it in a unhacked 360 and play that game...
     
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    My wife does that, and then bitches that the word doesn't look right.
     
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    Funny thing. My cousin also did something very similar. He knew that I had a PS1 that could play burned games, so he decided to burn a copy of Parasite Eve for me... By copying the BIN file straight to the disc with windows explorer.
     
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    Atleast I can understand that, but a 20 orso kb file and expecting it to be the ENTIRE 7.6 GB game!?
     
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    ???

    EDIT: I have no idea how to respond.
     
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    Yeah, I don't know either.
     
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    But is has the exact name of the game and everything. How could it not work?
     
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    Can I play a downloaded game I found on the internet on my 360 without softmodding it?
    I saw a guy on youtube jtag hack his 360 with a usb drive.
    Can I play 3DS games on my R4iGold Pro Dual-Core SDHC 2017 5.0 WiFi Fifa edition?

    I seen dumb questions like that as well ;'D
     
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    I don't know how to feel about this....

    EDIT: Conspirator?