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#1 geek117

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 01:42 PM

What was your original motivation for joining this forum, and what is your computer background?

(Just for fun.. i'm curious about the users on this forum)

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:02 PM

I joined because I was having a computer issue, and the forum I was on earlier was rather rude to me and didnt solve the problem. . .hence a google search later found this site, which helped me resolve my problem, and been hanging around ever since. My background? Half of what I know is self taught-from me dinkin around with old computers just experimenting with stuff, and a lot of online research, been fairly active with computers since my senior year in high school, more so in college (about 7 years) the other half my dad taught me whos been doing computers since long before I was born, so they just kinda came natural to me once I picked up an interest.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:16 PM

Most of what I know about computers I learned by fiddling around with old machines and by experimenting with programs on my own.

I found this site (unfortunately) AFTER spending a week getting rid of a really stubborn rootkit virus when I was searching the web trying to learn more about those kind of viruses and how to stop the little :censored: Sure wish I had had found it before, since lots of people are having the same problem and the people here know right what to do.

Plus the people on this board seem to be a lot nicer tham some other computer forums I've read.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:40 PM

Hello geek117, Welcome to Bleepin' Puter! :busy:

I found it when I "acquired" a nasty virus-- Windows PolicePro --after exterminating that pest with Bleepin's help I started exploring the other forums and I quickly discovered that my substantially LARGE lack of knowledge about the basic care, configuration, use and maintenance of computers could be immensely helped by sticking around and exploring a good computer users forum.

This one's (arguably) the BEST, IMHO.

As for my background, I'm an average user and until I contracted the above mentioned malware, my idea of computer maintenance and care was cleaning the OUTSIDE of the case & monitor LOL.

@Rat Diva: Plus the people on this board seem to be a lot nicer tham some other computer forums I've read.


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Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:49 PM

Because I'm being held hostage by a pack of feral Wibbles, and they will shave my head and cover me in peanut butter if I don't participate.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 03:06 PM

Because I'm being held hostage by a pack of feral Wibbles...


Wibbles chatter, but they don't make sounds.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 03:17 PM

However!

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 05:40 PM

Not true. They WILL in fact fall down.... IF you shave their heads and cover em with peanut butter.


Think I saw it on Mythbusters

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 06:44 PM

Because I'm being held hostage by a pack of feral Wibbles, and they will shave my head and cover me in peanut butter if I don't participate.

As I recall, they also admonished you to never reveal their existence...

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 07:31 PM

As I recall, they also admonished you to never reveal their existence...


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OH...THE HUGE MANATEE!!

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 07:39 PM

I swear Im the only sane person on this board! :hysterical:
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 08:00 PM

The Wibbles are coming! The Wibbles are coming! :alien2:

Hey Animal... I just saw the boss walking down the hall with a case of peanut butter.

Just add jelly!


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Posted 21 December 2010 - 08:48 PM

Animal fears The Peanut Butter Solution


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BTW... can a Moderator split off the first post ?? It's hijacking this thread :scratchhead:
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 08:52 PM

That was quite hair raising Boop.

PS... he did say Just for fun :whistle:

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 09:32 PM

Animal's other Peanut Butter "Solution"

Edited by Union_Thug, 21 December 2010 - 09:36 PM.





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