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Computers make me feel daft

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OK, when it comes to computers, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I had uninstalled something from my lappie and afterwards realised that the icon was still on my desktop. I tried to delete it but because it 'didn't exist' anymore, the icon wouldn't delete. I googlized the problem and went through these long, complicated ways of trying to get rid of it. Needless to say, none of these ways worked. I was about to give up when I saw a post on Vista. They said to press F5 to refresh your desktop so I did it and *poof* it was gone! ARGH!
Are you Green Slime?
 
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OK, when it comes to computers, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I had uninstalled something from my lappie and afterwards realised that the icon was still on my desktop. I tried to delete it but because it 'didn't exist' anymore, the icon wouldn't delete. I googlized the problem and went through these long, complicated ways of trying to get rid of it. Needless to say, none of these ways worked. I was about to give up when I saw a post on Vista. They said to press F5 to refresh your
desktop so I did it and *poof* it was gone! ARGH!
That's an excellent story, apart from the 'poof' word, which sort of makes it derogatory.

Still, it made me laugh out loud.

Have you any other interesting tales to tell?
 
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OK, when it comes to computers, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I had uninstalled something from my lappie and afterwards realised that the icon was still on my desktop. I tried to delete it but because it 'didn't exist' anymore, the icon wouldn't delete. I googlized the problem and went through these long, complicated ways of trying to get rid of it. Needless to say, none of these ways worked. I was about to give up when I saw a post on Vista. They said to press F5 to refresh your desktop so I did it and *poof* it was gone! ARGH!
By gum, the nights must fly by round at your gaff. Talking of viruses, have you got some sort of antivirus program installed?
 
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By gum, the nights must fly by round at your gaff. Talking of viruses, have you got some sort of antivirus program installed?
I did have Norton on even though my ex told me a long time ago that it was worthless. It came with the lappie so I figured I'd use it since I had it. Now, Norton has expired and I hadn't planned on buying it so I uninstalled the internet security bit. (the part that was expired) Am still using Norton Utilities for registry cleaning and that sort. I'm quite daft to what all it actually does but I noticed that it works better when I run the thing.
Since Norton has expired, I've tried two different things. (suggestions from friends) AVG and Spybot. Spybot, just from what I've noticed, doesn't seem to make a difference either way. AVG, on the other hand, used to work quite well a few years back when I used it but now it doesn't seem to catch much of anything. Is my computer that clean or is AVG rubbish now? Haven't asked around enough to know what's good these days.
 
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By 'eck, yours is an exciting life. By contrast, I was giving a lesson on "Using Standard Formats For Reporting" to some tem leaders in Laos last month when I had to take an urgent call. After 45 seconds or so, I returned to the class room, to find the class avidly watching a porno movie instead of the Power Point presentation I had been showing.

Moral of the story: Don't leave short cuts to pr0n files on yer desk top!
 
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By 'eck, yours is an exciting life. By contrast, I was giving a lesson on "Using Standard Formats For Reporting" to some tem leaders in Laos last month when I had to take an urgent call. After 45 seconds or so, I returned to the class room, to find the class avidly watching a porno movie instead of the Power Point presentation I had been showing.

Moral of the story: Don't leave short cuts to pr0n files on yer desk top!
It's about half past three here and I am dead tired but that made me laugh:p
 
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Made me smile too as one of the team leaders is female and she was just as interested as the others.
For some reason, the majority seem to think it's men who watch porn and that the only women who find it interesting are women who aren't entirely straight. I think 'porn-watching' is common enough among lasses.
 
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For some reason, the majority seem to think it's men who watch porn and that the only women who find it interesting are women who aren't entirely straight. I think 'porn-watching' is common enough among lasses.
So are you of the wench persuasion then?

By the way, get rid of anything Norton on your laptop. If you want antivirus, try any one of the following free ones.

Avira AntiVir Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus

Avast avast! - Download Free Antivirus software or Internet Security


You will also need a firewall as well, the one that comes with windows is poop.
or

Microsoft Security Essentials Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Microsoft Security Essentials
 
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OK, when it comes to computers, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I had uninstalled something from my lappie and afterwards realised that the icon was still on my desktop. I tried to delete it but because it 'didn't exist' anymore, the icon wouldn't delete. I googlized the problem and went through these long, complicated ways of trying to get rid of it. Needless to say, none of these ways worked. I was about to give up when I saw a post on Vista. They said to press F5 to refresh your desktop so I did it and *poof* it was gone! ARGH!
That's you, that is.
 

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