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How Hard Is "copy And Paste"?!1!  
User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

Ok a little rant.....

Every time I go to my dad's its complete hell.... For me anyhoo lol

My dad has a laptop and has no idea on how to use it most of the time, I have to explain every program to him in complete detail, I ask If I can take the laptop and show him but no, I have to talk and he does the work which is not easy to do for me...

Now on the subject of copy and paste... I have had to show him at least 20 time and explain the function to him way to many times, He has even called me demanding to know how to do it because the laptop has apprently "locked him out" because he has "tried to do it so many times" lol

Ok, Rant over... Anyone have similar friends, or family members who has no idea??

*grr pulls out hair*

Kaz

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User currently onlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2121 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

I find the solution is easy - my standard charge of £150+VAT per hour tends to put off all but the most desperate of luddites.  Silly


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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2352 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

My mom is kinda like that, however for her it is typing. She is a "pecker". That is she pushes each button one at a time and if she is typing a paragraph in an email for example, and makes a mistake 5 lines up she doesn't click over the error and correct it, she deletes the entire paragraph back to the point where the error was and spends another 30 minutes "pecking" to get back to where she was before...
A total waste of time if you ask me!  bomb 



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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

Worse, my mother pimps me out  Sad

Countless number of times shes come home from work and said 'oh so-and-so is having problems with her computer, i said you would take a look, do you mind?'.

I dont get anything out of it, and the problem is Ive found that once Ive even touched someone elses computer, suddenly all their problems become mine.

Even worse - I stopped using Windows at home around a year ago.

I have to start charging!


User currently offlineTimology From Netherlands, joined Jan 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 2):
My mom is kinda like that

Mine too, couldn't even understand how to make an e-mail account, asked what to put at the 'name' bar.



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User currently offlineStuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

I support about 1,000 people just like this every day where I work. Guess that's why I get the big bucks, huh?  Yeah sure

User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8565 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1986 times:
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just remember all this when you are in the old folks home and you keep pestering your kids and grand kids for help using the matter transporter Big grin


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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 5):
I support about 1,000 people just like this every day where I work. Guess that's why I get the big bucks, huh?

I used to do the same, then I switched to writing applications. Support just pisses me off these days, I really hate doing it.


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

Sounds like any woman who's ever asked me about a computer issue. Most know what to do or not to do, but as soon as you meet one who doesn't... good luck!

Seriously, tell your father to get a little paper notebook where he can write step-by-step instructions for everything you teach him. My mother did that, makes the whole thing so much more relaxed - now the things she asks are actually stuff you don't usually run into.



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7957 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

Buy him a copy of "Windows for Dummies" or similar and tell him it's his birthday's gift in advance.

[Edited 2006-01-29 00:25:00]


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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

My dad is EXACTLY the same. I have to show him how to save documents onto a floppy disk, show him how to copy and paste and other such tasks. I'm amazed he manages to plug it!


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User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1382 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1954 times:
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My dad doesnt know how to use google...


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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1932 times:

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 11):
My dad doesnt know how to use google...

 rotfl  Best quote so far!



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineJalto27R From United States of America, joined May 2004, 857 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

My mom who can type excellently on her work computer seems to think that our home computer has "many viruses" because it doesn't function as fast or the exact same way as her work computer. She's constantly calling me in for help, and never remembers it afterwards. Very frustrating.

Mike


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

Geeeeeee..... I could waste all the bandwidth of A.net to bitch about that. Last Saturday.... no, it was actually Sunday, I came back from ZRH, I stayed at my parents house since I flew out of DUS. I was awake for more than 30 hours but the first thing I heard after opening the door was "Patrick, this shit here doesn't work, make that it works". My reply: "Only when you organize a Schnaps and a Bier".

My father organized the Schnaps and the Bier and I explained Excel to him.  Wink

Patrick


User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 14):
Schnaps

That made me think of Schnappi  Silly


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 14):
and I explained Excel to him

Pfft that's easy, they are a UK charter airline. Definitley worth explaining that for a Schnaps and Bier.  Wink


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Although I guess it would be hard to explain the shity service they offer. Sad



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User currently onlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2121 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 16):
Although I guess it would be hard to explain the shity service they offer.

Shut it Biatch!

You can't say anything on that subject after the conversation we had in the pub last Sunday morning!  Smile



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 15):
That made me think of Schnappi

Go away the hell!!!

Seriously, I am still amazed that such a shit made it across the German border.

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 16):
Pfft that's easy, they are a UK charter airline. Definitley worth explaining that for a Schnaps and Bier.

Even worse, I had to explain him the computer program Excel, there you can see what horrible things I am doing after midnight just for a Schnaps and a Bier.  Wink

Patrick


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

My mother-in-law thought the internet was a train.

QFF


User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 1):
I find the solution is easy - my standard charge of £150+VAT per hour tends to put off all but the most desperate of luddites.

Sorta the same, but I turned it into an actual part time business. Now showing people how to use the computer and clearing out spyware and viruses nets me an extra 20K a year - my travel and play money!



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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 18):

Go away the hell!!!

Seriously, I am still amazed that such a shit made it across the German border.

Oh its not even a hit here, you can thank Jurgen for showig me the song on his Mp3 when I went to AMS for the day last year  Wink


User currently onlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2121 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 20):
Sorta the same, but I turned it into an actual part time business.

Same here - but mine is helping towards the extortionate cost of a JAA frozen ATPL .....  Smile



Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 59
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1866 times:
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Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 2):
My mom is kinda like that, however for her it is typing. She is a "pecker".

I can't believe he just called his own mother a pecker.  Wink




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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 21):
you can thank Jurgen for showig me the song on his Mp3 when I went to AMS for the day

Stupid Dutch fool, at least we can blame him now for making this shit popular among A.net users!  Wink

I always knew that Holland is only good for shopping for drinks, food and dope.  Wink

Patrick


25 Post contains images Eaglekeeper101 : My dad still faithfully uses his Apple IIE to do his business finances with, so I'm not even sure he knows what "cut and paste" are, much less how to
26 RODOL : The 'het prostitutiebuurt' is always worth a visit. Apparently.
27 Dtwclipper : So, my dad's 80 and we get him a computer. He learns e-mail and basic word functions, the internet, etc. At first he would send an e-mail and then cal
28 Post contains images FRAspotter : Geeee... I don't know what YOU'RE thinking of...
29 Pilot kaz : Oh dear god, Dad is getting his laptop out again... I just asked how to put pictures into a File and onto his PDA... nooooooo
30 Post contains images ABfemme : Welcome back Kas ! Copy and Paste - my dad understands what a computer is but that's it ! Bless him , he is in his 70's think typewriters were all the
31 RODOL : I was doing typewriter lessons (electric one, mind!) in 1987. Staggering to see how thngs have moved on, my son's primary school has an array of pc's
32 Post contains images Rossbaku : I'm exactly the same! But I don't mind because theres usually £10-£30 at the end of it all, as well as the satisfaction that they now recommend you
33 Post contains images Mhodgson : Alright for some. I never got anything
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