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#1 sausage

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 07:01 PM

what's the best way to tell your dad something terrible and not have him utterly mutilate you?

My video card took it's last breaths today while playing minecraft and my computer no longer turns on. It's my dad's only computer and he uses it for work so I need some advice on revealing the bad news. We have all night to brainstorm as he's working late and will probably sleep at his apartment near his office so let's get cracking.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 07:05 PM

Video cards die all the time....tell him he needs a new one cause this ones not working.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 07:06 PM

He'll refute with "IF I WAS THE ONLY ONE USING THE COMPUTER THIS bleep WOULDN'T HAPPEN" word for word.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 07:59 PM

Bump. this is imperative, help me out.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 08:14 PM

honesty is the best policy. Its just a video card, even if he yells at you, it will blow over in time. If I had a nickel for every time ive been yelled at, by my dad or someone else, id be a millionair, its just part of life.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 09:53 PM

Alright, we'll see how it goes. If I never post again, call 911

EDIT: Crisis averted, my friend just upgraded his old nVidia 6800 so I have a backup, even if it is slightly worse than the original my dad won't notice :D

Edited by sausage, 06 May 2011 - 10:22 PM.


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Posted 06 May 2011 - 10:33 PM

"IF I WAS THE ONLY ONE USING THE COMPUTER THIS bleep WOULDN'T HAPPEN"



Not a totally true statement.

All components can and do wear out over time.
Though gaming will tend to age them quicker.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 11:17 PM

I know it's not true, but he never believes me because "his work computers run just fine"

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 11:20 PM

They have an IT Dept. to maintain them.

They do`t get gamed on. oops. Never mind. That last statement probably is`t a good idea. :whistle:

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 02:55 PM

Best way to keep a computer operating properly in a work environment is to keep IT as far away from it as possible.
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Posted 07 May 2011 - 07:16 PM

Best way to keep a computer operating properly in a work environment is to keep IT as far away from it as possible.



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Yea. But when it screw`s up you have someone to blame it on. :wink:




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