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Offline Franko

Re: Computer illiteracy.
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2011, 07:32:18 PM »
Quote from: whabang;622542
So I take it you're one of those old stooges who brag about programming mainframes with punchcards back in the 60's, but who still can't figure out how to update his Java VM, and keeps yelling that I need to talk slower? ;)


They were still doing things that way when I worked for Farranti at the start of the 80s and these were mainframes being sold to the British Ministry Of Defence... :eek:
 

Offline persia

Re: Computer illiteracy.
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2011, 07:37:23 PM »
Those terms are so last decade, you should say swipe, pinch and unpinch....

Quote from: nicholas;622522
I've often felt the same towards the tech support monkeys at various places I've worked.... "You can't code, this makes you no better than the users you despise so much. Now shut the feck up Mr Point'n'Click admin!"

Don't get me started on those "programmers" who are scared of curly braces......

/rant
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Offline Franko

Re: Computer illiteracy.
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2011, 07:39:15 PM »
Quote from: persia;622558
Those terms are so last decade, you should say swipe, pinch and unpinch....


Those are the same terms folks used on that adult chat site I used to visit... :)
 

Offline nicholas

Re: Computer illiteracy.
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2011, 01:31:48 AM »
Quote from: whabang;622542
So I take it you're one of those old stooges who brag about programming mainframes with punchcards back in the 60's, but who still can't figure out how to update his Java VM, and keeps yelling that I need to talk slower? ;)


Nope, there is nothing tech support monkeys can do for me that I can't do for myself.
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Offline Lurch

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Re: Computer illiteracy.
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2011, 03:25:05 AM »
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[rant on]
I dont expect people who dont care about computers to really be familiar with them.
I particularly dont expect people who dont use a computer to be familiar with one.

What I do expect is that if your day to day life or work involves a computer, then you damn well better figure it out.

Whats worse is that with a lot of people, it has gone from "I have no idea but I am trying to learn" to being proud of their ignorance and refusal to ever learn.


Try working in an IT dept, one starts to loose hair very quickly. No it's nothing like the IT Crowd bummer :/
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Offline whabang

Re: Computer illiteracy.
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2011, 11:15:34 AM »
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Nope, there is nothing tech support monkeys can do for me that I can't do for myself.
If only the customers I support had the ability to generate RMA numbers! :(
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Offline whabang

Re: Computer illiteracy.
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2011, 11:21:45 AM »
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They were still doing things that way when I worked for Farranti at the start of the 80s and these were mainframes being sold to the British Ministry Of Defence... :eek:
Yelling and telling people to talk slower?
Beating the dead horse since 2002.
 

Offline Franko

Re: Computer illiteracy.
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2011, 11:29:43 AM »
Quote from: whabang;622769
Yelling and telling people to talk slower?


Pardon... slow down a bit and speak up laddie, can't understand a ruddy word your saying here... (one day I'll buy a new battery for this ruddy hearing aid)... pardon... quarter past two... :D
 

Offline whabang

Re: Computer illiteracy.
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2011, 12:23:31 PM »
Yeah, that's what you get for working with punch cards. Some of those machines are incredibly noisy!

I'm happy I've never been working with anything that didn't at least have some kind of magnetic storage. :D
Beating the dead horse since 2002.