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Computer Crash Reactions Examined

Discussion in 'Serious' started by Sc0rian, 31 Mar 2005.

  1. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    MSNBC has an amusing story about research showing how people react to computer crashes and losing data. Among the numbers, 7% of those surveyed hit the computer, 13% yell at first, and another 13% try to "sweet-talk" their computer. The article also has results from a study done at the Univ. of Maryland. In that study, "One restaurant manager who was so upset with his laptop that he threw it into deep fryer. That destroyed the laptop ... and deep fryer, too.""

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    hahhaha :) Love it..

    13% try to "sweet-talk" ;)... Lmao...

    When my breaks, I normally say bugger, then get really annoyed for 4 hours on (depending what has broken). E.g. my 6800gt died, took me a good 4 hours to get over it...

    - S
     
  2. sKuLLs

    sKuLLs What's a Dremel?

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    My reaction varies on what happens. If its just a blue screen and I can just restart and resume gaming I'm fine. But, if it somethings serious (ie my bad Kingston memory and dead DFI board) I would be the person first sweat talking, then swearing and then beating the computer.
     
  3. FILTHY1337

    FILTHY1337 Senior Overclocker

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    when i get a bule screen durring lan or on-line gamming everyone in the neighborood knows, because it only seems to happen when im in 1st :wallbash:
     
  4. DaSuperFly

    DaSuperFly What's a Dremel?

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    The only time I get really angry is when my computer is crashing and I don't have a clue why :grr:
    But otherwise its too pretty to damage!
     
  5. KelticFox

    KelticFox What's a Dremel?

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    Mines started crashing a lot.

    She was fine till I started building a new computer, and all of a sudden she goes all huffy.

    I think she's jealous, but I still sweet talk her into doing what I want.

    (And yes I am talking about my computer, but it works on my girlfriend too :D )
     
  6. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Well I doubt you'd be building a new GF.
     
  7. LAGMonkey

    LAGMonkey Group 7 error

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    generally sweet talking always works with my baby however that can somtimes lead to shouting and swaring but i dont do that since social services came round :lol:

    (and yep my baby is my ideq 200N :D)
     
  8. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    Er...of course I don't talk to my PC. :worried:
     
  9. monkeyville

    monkeyville Evilish Monkey ++;

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    my desk takes most of the punishment
     
  10. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    Mine is a love-hate relationship. We're great when it works but has it has just done this last week, causes great annoyance and sadness when something as simple as a new mouses requires me to format and re-install. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    Yea..... You aint a geek..

    It's a basic geek thing..

    ;)

    Belongs you aint asking it out :p

    - S
     
  12. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    "come on baby you can do it, come just bring it back, oh god, come on, don't die..." :eeek: "f£@*&$£"!¬@ $£""!$%^&@L:?>" :grr:


    i never talk to my pc, the most i have done is throw my keyboard or smash my mouse :worried:
     
  13. Yo-DUH_87

    Yo-DUH_87 Who you calling tiny?

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    Am I the only one that just starts looking for the problem :worried:

    Life is to short to waste it swearing at your computer :D
     
  14. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    My computer never crashes :p

    If it does, I just simply go to my laptop...
     

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