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    Is technology trying to control the world or is my computer just a little up-start?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Trilby, Apr 15, 2011.

    I ask this Q. because my computer seems to have developed a mind of its own.

    Last night I tried 4 or 5 times to answer the post by Mallory on 'what makes you put a book down'. For all my answer was short, it kept timing me out - result being I gave up on it. This morning while trying to answer another post, I kept getting a message on the bottom right- hand corner of my screen about up-dates, of course I repeatedly pressed the p***-off (or words to that effect) button, only for it to close its-self down completely (automatically switched its-self off, if you please). Just now, when I restarted it, all the stuff I had written had disappeared.

    So is technology taking over or does my computer have a bad attitude, mind of its own?

    Yes, I am a wee bit more than miffed. I am utterly and totally...
     
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    My computer certainly has a mind of its own. The things I've seen it do! :rolleyes:

    Our boxy friends are getting increasingly uppity and difficult to control, I agree.

    If you want some meaure of control back - get Linux. :cool:
     
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    Just wait for Skynet to take control.
     
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    I believe in your case, yes your little computer thinks it can control the world. Make sure you unplug it at night or else it will control the world. :D But other than that I think maybe a virus might be involved?
     
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    Shouldn't this be in the "How do you make a computer scary?" thread?
     
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    My laptop sulks for days if I don't take it up on offers of updates.
     
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    Walking techbane here. I was once on a forum where I would pull my message into the clipboard before hitting send because half the time I would lose it.

    Try sending your router and modem through a reboot. Though your bogging might have been because your screwball computer was using up all the bandwidth in downloading the update.

    But yes, these things can be a bit too helpful sometimes.
     
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    Thanks for all the answers guys.

    My computer and I have a love/hate relationship, at the best of times.
     
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    Yeesh. The uproarious amount of teenagers that will rise in anger when they realize they can no longer 'txt' their buddies will eliminate any threat the machines pose over us.
     
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    Three laws of robotics. It'll never happen. Not without some extremely creative application of those laws, anyway.
     
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    You mean the Three Laws of Wishfuil Thinking?

    Will all due respect to Dr. Asimov, the Laws or Robotis make a good story, but really make little sense in terms of cybernetics,
     
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    Well we have till Tuesday for SkyNet to go live.
    In the movies SkyNet live April, 19, 2011...
     

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