Why are people such ungrateful twits in this godforsaken country? You don’t need a new computer.

So I was on some forum and I came across this commenter who wrote the following:

Crap shit old computer:

Processor: AMD A4-3400 APU Radeon(TM) HD Graphics 3.70GHz

Ram: 4.00 GB

You know what he was talking about? How surprised he was that a game ran on it.

Now, you don’t exactly have to know much about computers to know that the computer he’s bashing is not crappy nor shitty. If you look further into what he listed, the computer has 512MB of graphics memory and Direct X 11 capability. If you know anything about gaming, you can get away with playing most major games without any problems using that configuration! Hell! my computer is 1/4 that and mine does just fine with anything I throw at it.

But I only used him as an example to bring up a more important issue. Why is it that everyone has this annoying perspective that technology from the relative past is crap? (whether it be a year or 10, it doesnt matter.)

As I wrote before, (See for yourself how much has “changed”) my computers range from a 10 year old IBM laptop – That i’m typing on – to a 2002  iMac G4 to a 2005 Thinkcentre tower to a 2006 HP Tablet PC to a 2010 Chromebook. My school has computers ranging from when I was in Kindergarten to a select few with i5 chips.

I am able to clearly see and compare all spectrums of computing technology and i’m going to be upfront with you, reader:

There’s no goddamn difference! I swear.

All my computers can open up any website, play any video, open any document or play any game with equal stride. If they can’t? I sell them on eBay for a profit and move on to another.

Yet, all my computers are considered crappy to anyone I show, no matter which one. I throw out the word Pentium to them and they put on a face as if i’m lesser of a person than them. I say it has 2 GB of RAM and they outright laugh. It’s incredible!

And you’re right. If I throw in a third generation i7 chip at you, yeah, of course it’ll open it a site a few seconds faster or play a game at a better speed. Congrats. But if you’re just going to open a browser to watch a few videos or type a few documents, is spending the same amount of money as I got a CAR for on a laptop really worth it? Unless of course you’re going to be running Adobe Premiere, Inventor, and Photoshop at the same time, you don’t need it. 

So, to conclude, if a computer is not properly running at normal speed. It’s probably your fault, not the computer or it’s age. Stop watching porn, stop illegally downloading music – And get these two programs: CCleaner and MalawareBytes. Don’t reach for your wallet and buy a new computer because it’s not running as it did on day one – Unless you’re just going to throw it away to me. In that case, keep ’em coming!

Remember. These computers are designed to slow down over time. If you were a software maker, wouldn’t you do the same so you’d keep everyone buying the latest version so you don’t go out of business?! It’s genius! What do you think Apple does with their iPhones, iPods and iPads! Reinstall Windows if you have to. I don’t know! Do something!

It’s like buying car and after some time the air conditioner fluid runs out. Are you going to buy a new car?! NO. You’re going to bring it to a mechanic. Treat your computer like a car. Please. This country’s ego depends on it.

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What’s the worth in having a dog if this is how it lives?

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Guaranteed, you’ve seen a dog living like this. Most likely, you’ve seen it many times, in many different homes. I’ve seen so many dogs cooped up in a cage all day and they only go out to go to the bathroom. Why bother having a dog if you don’t love them? If you don’t run with them. Play with them. Lay with them. LOOK at them. Anything!

Now, i’m no adopt an animal commercial, but seriously, people should reconsider owning a dog if this is how they live their short life. You shouldn’t own a dog to OWN it. To tell your few acquaintances at work how you have a pure bread mini whatever from Germany like it’s a status.

On a related note, i’ve even been scolded for letting my dog run free around my yard, even if she doesn’t set foot near the road or attack dogs when they pass. I’ve had people come onto my lawn to return the dog as if she was lost (You know, ALL the way from the front yard and all.) People make me sick. I’m done.

(PS- The dog in the picture actually isn’t one of those dogs. That was a setup. Doesn’t he look so sad? Nope! I lied! But he can’t like that pink kennel!)

Stupid Age Facebook Like

I have lost all respect for all of 67,977 people today.

You’ve got to be kidding me right now.

“Like if you see your age?” Ok. Let’s look at the ages they listed. Hmm… Oh. Age 12 to infinity.

Basically, the only people they left out is the group of technologically advanced kids younger than 12 on facebook who would never think to like something so desperate for attention in the first place.

But… I have to admit. My age IS there. Too bad they didn’t threaten me with a time limit to find my age, or say that i’ll get killed if I don’t like the post. Oh well. I’ll take my chances.

Obama and his marital problems….?

“A controversial new biography of President Obama claims that Michelle Obama planned to divorce the future president in 2000.”

You know what he’s actually going to lose? His position in the White House.

Why does America care about this? Honest question. People genuinely care that he almost got a divorce in country that has divorce rates over 50%. It’s baffling to me, quite honestly. I’m not here to banter on what he’s done, or more likely, what he hasn’t done – a quick Google search can tell you all the horrors – I just want to know why America is dumb enough to carefully watch over the president when an entertainment story comes up, and not when he slyly ruins America with varied executive orders that destroy the values America was built on. Is it that so hard to ask?