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I Am a Computer Geek

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    So I just upgraded my case

    and got rid of my heat seek and popped In some water cooling. Well what do you know the radiator cooling system uses 2 3pin fan connectors plus 2 more for my other fans inside which means more parts to order.
    bub1982 bub1982 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    image2fite image2fite 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    First Purchased Computer

         The first one that I bought myself was a Laser brand 286-16 Mhz that I bought from Circuit City since with my Mom working there, I got a discount.      It had a Seagate 20 Mb early generation IDE hard drive, 5 1/4" floppy drive, 1 Mb of RAM, VGA graphics, and was in...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jul 1, 2012

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    It is very frustrating sometimes

    when work knows you are a geek. I get paid 12 dollars an hour to do my job, and then they want me to help with networking/vpn/hardware/all sorts of things. If they would like to pay me more, that would be a different story but they just use me it feels like. Oh well I guess I am...
    ganjageek ganjageek 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    NullFaith NullFaith 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    Help!

    So I went on CyberPower to look for a nice first gaming computer, but also allows for portability. I am aware that desktops are the way to go for these investments, but my interests are more towards laptops. If I really had to, I guess I wouldn't mind a desktop, but anyways... I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 20, 2012

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    I Am On My Laptop Every Day. ...

    I am on my laptop every day. Either to go on the internet and talk to friends on MSN or to play The Sims 2. I am obsessed with the Sims 2. It gives me control over life!
    Bluemoo Bluemoo 21-25, F 1 Response May 11, 2007

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    Medion Won't Change The Ide

    My Medion won't change the IDE it just says IDE:Disabled I don't know how to change it to go down to change it also if I do I don't think it will save
    SoccerMessi SoccerMessi 13-15 Apr 18, 2012

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    Life As An It Guy.. Pr0n!

    Every IT guy has been down this road.  You mess something up on your machine and you need me to look it. Fine.  But please do me a favor - think first and move your **** to some type of external media before you hand it over. Burn a CD, move it to a flash drive, flat...
    Findibulator Findibulator 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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    Please Share Info & Experience On Free Backup Services Like Buddybackup, File Canyon, And Others

    I have found out this concerning meaningfully large online free storage : 4Shared 15 GB; one source says account deleted if no activity for 30 days Google Drive 15GB Copy 15GB; increased with referrals, 5 GB more by downloading the desktop or mobile app adrive.com 50 GB; 2GB file...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity 51-55, M 5 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    Need Help With My Nat Type :(

    My NAT type has always been on strict forever and i play on the ps3, i need help to open my nat type. please help me.
    matt211 matt211 16-17 1 Response Aug 25, 2012

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    My Sons Fb Page Was Hacked

    I have a 10 yr. old who has begged me for two years for a fb page. I unwisely relented. i watch his page very closely, and i know the password and all that other stuff. Everything was going fine until one day i noticed some really vile stuff being posted on his page. I'm pretty...
    stacie01872 stacie01872 36-40 2 Responses Aug 10, 2011

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    Totally

    Career is a maze of things...P/Tmodel and spokesperson... but I loveeeeeeeeee designing web sites ...love to create... love to write...love music to listen to as I do all of this .. fly between Colorado and NYC ... so my laptop is my home .. If you are a Penauts fan like me...
    ActionJackson69 ActionJackson69 46-50, M Nov 25, 2011

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    I Basically Breathe Binary At This Point.

    I've been tearing apart computers and rebuilding them for almost 20 years now. I actually find it to be a relaxing hobby simply because it's one thing i have decent knowledge about and know how to fix if I make a mistake. Aside from knowing the hardware i know my way around the...
    Mythoswolf Mythoswolf 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    I don't show anyone my talent.

    I just know that i'm better than you! ^ ^ I'm not a hacker though o.o
    yuichie yuichie 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I need help. I have a new domain,

    and hosting account registered and want to start a site. My goal is to make a site full of tutorials and news that make it easier for those without a lot of technical knowledge to better safeguard themselves against hackers, mass surveillance, privacy issues, anonymity issues...
    NullFaith NullFaith 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 24

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    French Computers A language instructor was

    explaining to her class that in French, nouns unlike their English counterparts, are grammatically designated as masculine or feminine. "House," in French, is feminine-"la mansion." "Pencil," in French, is masculine - "le crayon." One puzzled student asked, "...What gender is...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Need Domain Names Or Just Want To Earn Extra Money Must Read!!!

    If you need domain names go to this(WebSite.ws/tiffany0986) website all domains are 10.00 usd if you would like another source of income as well visit: WebSite.ws/tiffany0986 Domain names in any language!!
    tiffany0986 tiffany0986 26-30 1 Response May 19, 2012

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    I Need A Friend!!!

    i love computers and i want to know more about them
    kodakdville kodakdville 26-30 2 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    I have a Corei5 2500 3.

    7ghz, (not k :p lol) 6GB Ram, 4 Hard drives, GTX570OC 900MHz ,650Corsair Power supply,Biostar TZ77XE4 Motherboard ,Hyper212 Plus CPU cooler, 4 120mm fans 3 Led one regular annnnndddd :} that's about it .... This is why I feel like a geek sometimes lol
    ShaddFreshboiii ShaddFreshboiii 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    Raspberry Pi

    I was wondering if anyone has picked one of them up and what you have done with it. Did it live up to expectations? What about Android on a stick?  Any takers on that?
    Wasdoc Wasdoc 36-40, M Dec 29, 2012

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    Absolutely

     I wasn't always of course.  It wasn't until college that I really found my calling with computers.  I seem to just have an affinity for them.  Sadly, I now mostly work with much older equipment, but at least you know if it has lasted five years or more that it is pretty...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jan 27, 2013

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    I Nerd Out On the Computer Eve...

    I nerd out on the computer every free minute I get.  I was even a beta tester for the sims online...that was awesome!
    leeli77 leeli77 26-30, F May 11, 2007

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    Shortcuts To Make Symbols With Your Keyboard:

    Alt + 0153..... ™... trademark symbol Alt + 0169.... ©.... copyright symbol Alt + 0174..... ®....registered trademark symbol Alt + 0176 ...°......degre­e symbol Alt + 0177 ...±....plus-or­-minus sign Alt + 0182 ...¶.....paragraph mark Alt + 0190...
    ar93 ar93 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 25, 2013

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    Somewhat, Only to That Point T...

    Somewhat, only to that point that I am roughly at a tech level just so I camn make my stuff do what I want it too!
    Mountainman923518 Mountainman923518 56-60, M 1 Response May 11, 2007

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    Übergeek

    I'm most definitely a computer geek.  Just look at that ALT+0220 up there in the title, for crying out loud!  And - who but the nerdiest of nerds would have a tagline like "Me transmite sursum, Caledoni?" (especially considering that he never really said it in...
    NotWilliamShatner NotWilliamShatner 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 10, 2006

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    I Wouldn't Really Call Mys...

    I wouldn't really call myself a computer geek but I think that most people are always amazed at how much I know about computers.  I can troubleshoot on most problems, keep up to date on new technology and catch on quickly to new software.
    neopet neopet 41-45, F May 11, 2007

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    Personalization Is The Geeky Part

    well...personalization...i started using the computer since i was 5, when that i wasn't able to read much and it ended with a system failiure because that windows melinium however i didn't like XP which came after it i like using old machines i have a Dell optiplex GX1 (released...
    Sab3awy Sab3awy 13-15, M Jul 27, 2012

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    girlsdeadmonster girlsdeadmonster 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    It's Weird

        I look at the things people post today and wonder why it is so hard for a person to Google or Yahoo search for information.  I use an auction site to look for hardware for my aging computers.  I'm amazed when a seller posts the model number and then everyone makes...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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    First Computer

    In  many  of  my  jobs  I  have  had  dealt  directly  with  customer's  it's  okay  unless  they  are  rediculous.  When  I  got  my  first  computer  I ...
    rockybear397 rockybear397 47, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2008

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    Are You a Computer Geek ?

    i thought i be higher but the test was harder then i thought I am a : Low Ranking Computer Geek. Definitely a Computer Geek, but low in the computer geek social structure you try, http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_cg.php
    erinjt erinjt 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 19, 2009

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    B)

    My job/obsession. Simple as that...
    JasonChristopher JasonChristopher 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 26, 2011

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    Help?

    um, do you know if i restore my computer with a faactory image will it downgrade windows ultimate back to home premium?
    KDHCompany KDHCompany 31-35 1 Response Aug 4, 2012

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    kinda. I like computers and stuff - and know pretty well how to work them - but am not really "in" to all the new stuff. Just too busy - or maybe too old. Actually - I think I may be just a plain old geek.
    labyrinth labyrinth 36-40, F 1 Response May 11, 2007

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    "Oh you work in IT? I have this problem with.

    .." As someone who is overqualified for my ****** dead end technicians role (as per the norm for technicians) The amount of people who now feel obliged to sit me down at their laptops or whatever else is mysteriously broken is immense. As if I can't get enough of fixing PC's for...
    Chamberlane Chamberlane 70+, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    It Looks Like Files May Have Been Deleted From My Documents. What Do I Do?

    Monday night I found My Documents full of holes, giving the appearance that files have been deleted. (See the attached screenshot.) This is all the more concerning because of a recent episode in which it is completely clear that some images were deleted from My Pictures. http...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2013

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    Sadly No. ...

    Sadly no. Personally I think it would be awesome and helpful if I was.
    Treval Treval 22-25, F May 11, 2007

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    It's Not Like The Old Days

    (Prepare yourself to endure a rant..) I remember when the only people on the internet were geeks. I think I preferred that internet, when everything was novel, exciting and new, and everyone was smart and unusual. Nowadays you have everyone and their mum on the internet, and...
    emptyroads emptyroads 26-30, M 5 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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    Once Upon A Midnight Dreary

    Once upon a midnight dreary, fingers cramped and vision bleary, system manuals piled high and wasted paper on the floor, longing for the warmth of bed sheets, still I sat there, doing spreadsheets. Having reached the bottom line, I took a floppy from the drawer. Typing with a...
    Joelwantsto Joelwantsto 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 20, 2012

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    I Was A Geek Before Geeks Were Cool

    And I'll be one even if after world moves away from us. When I went to college, there weren't very many schools that taught computer science, but I worked in high school writing accounts payable software for a car repair company. The computer was refrigerator sized and lived in...
    chromatic chromatic 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 23, 2010

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    PC 4 Life

    I've been a computer 'geek' since the late 90's and all through the 2000's, in fact there are only a select number of times i've been away from the computer - and those were either at school, or in hospital or when i was out shopping. My parents are usually overly worried...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 21, 2013

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    I just finished building myself a super fast

    and slim desktop! Core i7 4770k @ 4GHz Asus Z87 ITX motherboard 16 GB DDR3 1600 MHz low profile RAM 1 GB GDDR5 low profile graphics card Intel 520 series SSD 240 GB 3 TB hard drive Blu-ray drive 350 watt 80 plus gold power supply All that in a desktop the size of a VCR player
    iGenius iGenius 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 18

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    Next Generation Computer Hardware

    The single biggest innovation to look forward to in next generation computer hardware is what I like to call Frankenstein chips. Just as shrinking components on a chip reduces latencies you can stack one chip right on top of another and/or side by side on a silicon "transposer...
    wuliheron wuliheron 51-55 3 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    My PC: intel i7 3770k @ 4.

    9GHz (stable), Asrock Fatality z68 pro Gen3, Adata XPG 2000MHz (8GB), 2x AMD Radeon HD 6970s in crossfirex, 2x OCZ Vertex 4 256GBs in RAID0 (because I can), 2x 2TB mech drives. CPU watercooled, not got round to doing the GPUs (probably wont until I upgrade. I also have an mITX...
    DogeBestFriend DogeBestFriend 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    How To Reset Windows 7 Password?

    Generally, you are able to make a password reset disk for your password protected user accounts to avoid the misplaced password trouble later on. But not everybody do it as Microsoft suggests. Following can be a buyer asked ways to reset computer system password Windows seven no...
    tinayeek tinayeek 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I'm reluctant to go ahead and name myself a computer geek because I know only a few things; however, I'm currently working on a computer science degree so I can expand my knowledge...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    where is everyone in this group?? there ought to be enough girls computer enthusiasts on EP!!!!
    alisonchong alisonchong 26-30, F Mar 22

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    I've been fixing and helping my teacher's with their computers, printers, and phones since sixth grade. I'm technology savvy.
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Geek in the pink is still one of my favorite songs. I miss the Jason Mraz that made geekin out cool with his "I love sex" button.
    lucyyinthesky lucyyinthesky 26-30, F Mar 29

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    In some point I always fell for nerds and geeks !! XD Seriously there is something about them that attracts me but plz no math talk 😜 I new a lot of geek friends and nerds...
    ziaJamal ziaJamal 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I love playing in band it gives me so many oportunitys and skills I can us... But the bully's don't see it this way... They just see a kid that is nerdy and quite... They see the...
    Ilovepickles14 Ilovepickles14 13-15, F Mar 24

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    At my school, the band geeks are kind of cool. We are not considered socially awkward, and virtually nobody bullies us. I play oboe in concert band, saxophone in jazz band, and...
    gracetheface gracetheface 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I being a geek cos I love every thin video games and I play video games 4-12 hours a day and I spend all my time of games on YouTube and I like pokemon ( mostly trading card game...
    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Consumers can relax knowing that the device has automatic shut off switches which will let them save money on home power bills too while they are relaxing. Various Services Offered...
    wowmmogank wowmmogank 22-25, F Mar 20

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    Me:' I am going to study today for sure.' Computer: ' Uhh really pal?' Me:' YEAH really.' * opens book* * reads two lines* * stares at computer* *moment of silence* Me : ' OH MY...
    introvertlife introvertlife 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6