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dadoC896yBeen there, with similar situations haha
I fucking hate dealing with that
Your username is good.
So. Many. Times.
Sarcasm is the best option. Whenever I'm debugging stuff (via skype and teamviewer, mind you) and my father asks me "Do you think the internet is down?" I reply "Of course, I'm right beside you, in that chair I can see through my screen."
Jijel2166y@SlackOverflow lucky me, my dad knows his way very well with the computer. And mom says she knows less than she really does. But whenever I can't fix something on her laptop she'll say "eh, maybe in 4 years of cs you'll be able to fix it"
SHA-25614676yThat's why a proper back button is helpful :P
For some reason i read this rant in a British accent... Please tell me the second **** was twat
Dad = hey son, i cant receive or send whatsapp messages
Me; open screen, pull down notification bar (android), activate wireless, giving phone back
Dad = tell me how did you fix my phone
Me = too complex dad, too complex 😓😓
@TilkiBey it's sentences like this from people who know tech, that completely scares people away from learning anything they don't know...
That is my daily life.
Eariel19276yMy dad is too autonomous, he even managed to brick an Android phone trying to fix an speaker issue. He just calls me to say "I effed up".
My mom... I installed her a Windows-like launcher because she was lot on Android, too many options.
My ex mother-in-law keeps asking me for help because her son won't explain her what he's doing and she doesn't like that.
Yeah, a full career on mobile development pays 😛
iadt746yBut always keep in mind that your parents once taught you to hold a fucking spoon or how to take a shit properly...
@iadt but I didn't tell them the toilet is broken, because I used it
"SIR, AS I SAID I AM NOT A COMPUTER PERSON!"
fykto586y@EelOnMosque blimey! for some bloody reason I did too
Cyan1011756yHad to deal with a
"Useless expensive trash" Surface book Pro that was bought a week ago and was only giving a black screen and a white cursor
Talked to my step-mum over the phone, getting her to shut it down, try boot safe mode etc. None of it worked.... She finally came over and I forced shut it down.... Turned it back on and voila it was fine :/
Family hates technology even though all their issues are user error
@Cyan101 the term for this kind of stuff is "a 40cm problem".
Meaning the problem is sitting 40cm away from the screen.
Cyan1011756y@practiseSafeHex lmao, I'll remember that xD
Fixing a parents iPhone, episode 1.
Problem: "Whatsapp is gone off my phone"
Me: *unlocks phone and sees whatsapp*, it's right here.
Mam: no, I no that I can't see my messages.
Me: ok, that is definitely not what "whatsapp is gone off my phone means".
*inside add contact screen*
App seems ok, your trying to add a contact?
Mam: that's a problem, whenever I open it I only see that page.
Me: *taps cancel button with shocked face*
Mam: omg there's my messages, how did you do that?
Me: ... ... ... I tapped the very easy to see, large cancel button in the top right hand corner.
Mam: but why was it opened there?
Me: *looks at opened message from unknown number*
If I was to hazard a guess, now stay with me on this one as it's a bit complex. I think ... I THINK ... you clicked the "add to contacts" button on the screen in front of you.
I am suspicious of one thing though.
Mam: what's that?
Me: how you managed to click the add contacts button, and when brought to the add contacts screen, you assume the app is broken.
Mam: oh will you **** off you sarcastic little ****. Thank you very much.
Me: no prob, 4 year computer science course put to great use.