Timewasting computers

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by Katinka1, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. Katinka1

    Katinka1 MDL Novice

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    If my Computer hardware works, it works. When it doesn't. I get annoyed and angry. It can be such a time waster.

    Oh, and HI! :worthy:
     
  2. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Addicted

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    Do you want to know what really bothers me? I want to look up something important on the internet. So I turn on my laptop and Windows informs me it needs to be updated. Then I wait for the updates to download and install, then reboot the machine.

    After the reboot, my anti-virus software tells me it's definition files are out of date. So I stop to update that.

    Then I finally get to open Firefox, and it informs me it's out of date. So I apply the update and restart Firefox.

    Finally I end up staring blankly at the laptop screen because I've completely forgotten what I was trying to do in the first place. :confused:
     
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  3. wazzock

    wazzock MDL Senior Member

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    thats if your computer actually starts, being stuck in a constant loop of messed up updates. :(
     
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  4. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    That's the best part of the user experience...Amnesia. :D
     
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  5. wazzock

    wazzock MDL Senior Member

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    You are a woman and can get away with that defence, you either had a blonde moment, or in later life, you have a senior moment :D
     
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  6. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    Cortana needs a new name.. Amesiana: "yes old fart.. what can i help you remember you were just doing?"
     
  7. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Say no to the updates until you're done searching? :eek:
     
  8. wazzock

    wazzock MDL Senior Member

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    install something, disable its auto update. disable ALL auto updating, on EVERYTHING. i get less problems that way. :)
     
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  9. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    Until you get hacked through a vulnerability that was not fixed because you disabled updating.
     
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  10. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    It depends on the specific scenario and the type of security you have.

    I'm on Windows 8.1 x64 Update 3 sans updates since it was released and never got infected.
    Browsers running within Sandboxie.
    AppGuard.
    NVT ERP
    Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
    Shadow Defender.

    Only soft I update is just applications, that's it. And I do it manually not whenever apps want to... :tea:
     
  11. wazzock

    wazzock MDL Senior Member

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    you manually update at a day and time of your chosing :)
     
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  12. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    The day after you're hacked!:D
     
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