ha-ha-guy: This is why I regret ever telling the rest of my family I have dome form of an engineering degree. It ruins all holiday visits.
XMark: I gotta admit, there was a little part of me that died when my parents and grandparents actually got good at computers and didn't have to ask me for help all the time :(
Im In Love With Americans: "With a resounding click he opened Internet Explorer 6"Seriously?
Ghost Roach: I get paid to repair this stuff, does that disqualify me from hero status?/CSB: lady would unplug EVERYTHING so that - in her words - the viruses couldn't get in
seanwlambert: Just remember to not look in your grandparents internet history when fixing their computer./I have never been the same
Ghost Roach: I get paid to repair this stuff, does that disqualify me from hero status?
RTFA: My teenage nephew was taking an on-line math course, and his mom called me because all of a sudden his computer wouldn't go to the site.After a while I figured out that the site had been added to Windows Restricted Sites list. I removed it and all was fine for a couple of days; she called back and said it wasn't working again. I went back over, and this time the site had been added to the Privacy list of sites from which no cookies would be accepted. (Control Panel->InternetOptions-Privacy).She wanted to know how Windows had gotten messed up like this. It was obvious that the boy had made these changes because he didn't want to do the schoolwork. I gently tried to tell her that her there was no way that this particular site, and only this site, had accidentally gotten added to the exclusion lists; somebody (meaning her little angel) had done it on purpose. It wasn't a virus. She didn't get it.I finally said, "Someone in this house had to have made these changes."She said, "So there's no other way this could have happened?"Me (sarcastically): "Well, I suppose it's possible that your neighbors hacked into your computer through your wifi and made these changes."Her: "Oh, OK, well can you disable the wifi so that they can't do that anymore?"
douchebag/hater: The snobbery that is rampant among computer nerds who have distain for those less knowledgeable than them is moronic.Especially considering how many of those nerds can't hammer a nail, change the oil in their cars or make a decent meal.
douchebag/hater: The snobbery that is rampant among computer nerds who have distain for those less knowledgeable than them is moronic.
Cup_O_Jo: OH freaking face palm. You need to make it so he has no administrative abilities. Because obviously he's just gonna keep doing it. "Can you disable the wifi so that does not happen"Like with my Granparents who call all upset because they can't use the laptop in the living room. And then I finally get over there and the flippin router has been unplugged and she has plugged directly into the wall. AND I AM LIKE NEVER UNPLUG THIS. "But the guy at Comcast said" WHY did you call comcast? JUST WHY? Some dude at Comcast always screws it up worse. LOL
RTFA: I'm trying to talk them into getting a Mac for their next computer. Then I can say "I have no idea how to fix that. Take it to the Apple store"
Cooper420: Boooooring,Someone wrote about something that tens of thousands of people do on a daily basis... fix computer illiterate peoples problems.If he's a hero, then I've earned thousands of 'IT Purple Hearts'
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