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Old 04-15-2002, 08:38 PM   #1
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Wasted Computer


There is a computer shop near to my house,
I always see a young guy (~18 years old) in the shop with his mother, they are the owners of the shop.
At his age he is supposed to go to school or college to study, but he doesn't. Every day he just lingers around, sitting in front of a computer and play games, like street fighter.

Computer is such a useful tool to perform many meaningful jobs like doing programming etc. But this guy just knows how to use it to play the useless games every day; I don't mean you can not play games, but this is not the only thing you can do.

Like me, I seriously use my computer to learn Visual C++, Autocad, Matlab, Dreamweaver etc.

Let's use our computer Wisely !!! Don't waste it !!!
 
Old 04-15-2002, 08:47 PM   #2
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I say, do whatever you makes you happy. If playing games makes you happy and that is why you have a computer, then all power to you brother..
 
Old 04-16-2002, 02:35 AM   #3
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Up to you

All I can say is that the buisiness they run must be making money by the bucket loads. How someone can just play games all day is beyond my belief! Fair play to him if he can afford to do that but personally i wouldnt have thought that he would make any money. I for one would not buy a computer from him cause i would feel that he would go "No you want that 3 times as expensive but twice as good" That would then turn out as being twice as worse as the cheaper compnent. Thats my opinion anyways
 
Old 04-16-2002, 03:38 AM   #4
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To some people, Computer is only a game playing equipment, wasteful!!!

my own computer is assembled by myself.
I went to PC Fair to buy cheap stuff (got discount) and DIY (do it yourself).

 
Old 04-16-2002, 10:16 AM   #5
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I truly believe others shouldn't care what others do until it affects them. Worry about yourself before worrying what others do with their computers or life even.
 
Old 04-16-2002, 11:05 AM   #6
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Futurist wrote:
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this guy just knows how to use it to play the useless games every day; I don't mean you can not play games, but this is not the only thing you can do.
I am not trying to be nasty here, but honestly, what business is it of yours to determine what someone should use their computer for?

Computers are a tool for doing many things, from business apps to scientific studies and even entertainment, such as TV or games. I personally use mine for many different things, including games.

Maybe this guy has no desire to learn to do anything yet. He is pretty young, and if he is happy, then why bother him? Maybe one day he will want to learn more, but now he is satisfied. Not everyone is as determined to learn something new as others, sadly.
 
Old 04-16-2002, 06:58 PM   #7
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You guys hve been reeled in...........

Don't you realize that almost everything that Futurist posts, is calculated to elicit strong reaction from everyone.
He/she strikes me as someone that thrives on turmoil.
 
Old 04-16-2002, 07:25 PM   #8
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Re: Wasted Computer

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Originally posted by futurist
Like me, I seriously use my computer to learn Visual C++, Autocad, Matlab, Dreamweaver etc.
So you don't use Linux then? :-D
 
Old 04-16-2002, 09:24 PM   #9
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Linuxrulz,

You are absolutely right about that! Futurist does go out of his way to be a jerk, and make posts that are designed to piss people off.

So I will try to keep my comments to myself on his posts, since I do believe him to be quite and idiot.
 
Old 04-16-2002, 11:36 PM   #10
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If you get pissed, there is nothing to do with me!
why bother about what I write,

it is the basic Freedom of Speech!!!
 
Old 04-17-2002, 02:09 AM   #11
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Talking look at which forum this is in!!!

This thread is in the General forum that means its general computing?? especially as there is also a Linux - General forum. So give the man a break if he posted in the linux general forum that would be different
 
Old 04-17-2002, 04:02 AM   #12
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unless i'm missing something there is nothing wrong with this question. For once he's not deliberately trying to annoy people... that "freedom of speech" dross is annoying enough tho...
 
  


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