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08-03-2008, 10:51 PM #21
08-04-2008, 08:10 AM #22
My husband loves to use his technology but he cant "fix" anything., If the tv remote gets out of sync with the fios box and home theater he will call for me. I joke him that he'll have a house full of bricks if anything ever happened to me.
The best lesson I told my 18 year old when he first got his iPhone and was having some issue. I told him not to be a noob and that Google was his best friend. He should know better since he actually sells computers as his part time job!
08-04-2008, 01:29 PM #23
Wow what a shock its a Sausagefest up in hear.
BTW props to bhz1 for the dont be a n00b comment, not enought people get the this is all able to be learned and that we were not born tech savy, we worked to become this way.
08-04-2008, 02:12 PM #24
LOL! I am just a 48 year old suburban stay at home mom with very unusual hobbies (modding cell phones, fixing and upgrading teh plethora of pc's and laptops we have, fixing stuff on cars, instructing high performance driving with a car club, drivingand maintaining a highly modified race prepped car, My 3 sons are crazy for tech as well as my husband, they just arent as "knowledgable". They are learning. I figure I'd hae to work a full time boring desk job to earn enough money to pay other peole to do what I can learn how to do and do myself. Things get done the way I want, i dont have to rely on someone else's schedule or standards. Its amazing what you can learn online. Auto painting, seat reupholstering, last month I had the entire dash apart on one of our cars and fixed the a/c that was blowing only hot air (temperature regulator flap motor went bad). I go nuts if Ihave to spend too much time with most of my "peers". they are so shallow and BORING.
Guess i inherited these traits from my dad who was an early adopter of tech as well. Sadly he passed away in 1984, but I remember he had one of the first TI programmable calculators (the ones with the little magnetic cards) and he got his whole department at work on Commodores before IBM or Apple were everyday names. I grew up using tools and always being independent. My dad always used to tell me that when he interviewed candidates for a position in his department (he was an Industrial Engineer) he said he didnt care whether they knew the answer, what he wanted to hear was"I don;t know, but I know how to find out!" Guess that stuck with me. My kids are the same too.
I dont mind people not knowing things. Hey we all dont know what we dont know. But when the answers are right there in front of you and people dont see them or apply concepts.... Well I wont preach to the choir here.
08-04-2008, 05:20 PM #25
08-05-2008, 02:24 AM #26
Yep, MMi is a Brodeo. Would you like some taco with your hot dogs?
08-05-2008, 02:29 AM #27
sorry I'm new over here
08-05-2008, 08:15 AM #28
You called your own Son a noob?
In a family of "hypocrisy detectors", we are forced to be genuine with each other. The reward is having kids that actually RESPECT us for being truthful and honest and return the same honesty to us.
Needless to say we have a very unconventional family that laughs a lot but the kids do the right thing most of the time because it is the right thing, not becuse someone told them to do it.
08-05-2008, 09:22 AM #29
Can you add Hermaphrodite for Zeal?Get "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.
08-05-2008, 07:11 PM #30
*doesnt click here*
08-05-2008, 07:39 PM #31
08-06-2008, 01:06 AM #32
lol men dominate
08-06-2008, 01:34 AM #33
08-07-2008, 02:47 AM #34
I swear I have a gender
08-07-2008, 02:52 AM #35
you guys forgot to add another option for zeal...
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08-08-2008, 08:23 AM #36
08-08-2008, 01:56 PM #37
He actually shrugged and went upstairs and googled and not 5 min. later he yells down. "I got it!". he ws LAZY! The best part is that with multiple kids, they play off each other. The others then have to show up the one who got 'schooled".
Becasue I LIKE playint with this stuff i used to spend way too much time helping them get all kinds of wacky things working. Two of them are really into that Steam game "Garrys Mod". Downloading the mods and extracting them into the proper folders and getting them to work on some of the early versions of the game was challenging. I no longer get asked for help. Well except for when the oldest got that wallpaper changing trojan or whatever pos malware it was on his brand new laptop for college. He got nervous when he read that people were reformatting their HD's and reinstalling the OS. Ran a few utility programs and we got it cleaned up. he got a good lesson in advanced malware removal.
The greates compliment i have ever received was having my teenage boys call me "cool" to their friends. They brinf their friends to me for all kinds of stuff. I fixed a kids dead power supply once. Another came over to drool over our race car and watch in-car videos.
08-14-2008, 09:17 AM #38
08-14-2008, 09:36 AM #39
Mars Needs Women
No wait that was a "B" rate movie..
Hmmm... I guess we need a remake of the movie, but with a new twist...
ModMyI Needs Women
08-14-2008, 04:01 PM #40