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Back to the parents' house again. More computer problems. The damn thing refuses to shut down and is giving weird error messages. I am sure part of it is that it is approaching the end of its shelf life, and also sure that my Dad does not help matters by doing things that you're not supposed to do to it when it gives him trouble. I am supremely irritated at my aunt. She took my dad, who is not very computer savvy, shopping a couple months ago. Without consulting my Mom or anybody else, she convinced him on a whim to pour 600 bucks into a Windows laptop that he really doesn't need and does not know how to use yet. Not only do we consider it rude that she encouraged him to blow that money, but I am pissed that he blew it on another worthless machine that will last for about 4 or 5 years and then start messing up. Had she pointed him towards a MAC desktop instead I probably wouldn't be having to spend Saturday afternoons f$#ing with their stupid computer anymore but she is an idiot and does not always make great decisions when it comes to money and big ticket items.
They think I am a computer genius when all I really do is sit there and google different error messages and symptoms on my droid then try whatever trouble-shooting techniques I can find in the tech message boards.
The cost of fuel to operate a 6000 pound 400 horsepower half ton that does 0-60 in under 7 seconds is kind of like the price of oil changes for a Porche 911. If you have to ask you probably can't afford it.
Last edited by eharri3; 11-17-2012 at 02:25 PM.