Device Rage

Device Rage

By Simonbook - 05 Apr 2015 in Rants 403

HULK SMASH! That's one of the nicer things that go through my head when the device in question is either not doing that I want INSTANTLY, not doing anything, or the worst thing, seemingly pretending to do something.

"PEBCAK (Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard), ID-10T error (idiot error), and other similar phrases are used as slang in technical circles with derogatory meaning. This usage implies a lack of computer savvy, asserting that problems arising when using a device are the fault of the user. Critics of the term argue that the problems are caused instead by a device that doesn't take into account human limitations and is thus designed in a way that induces errors."

Uh no.

So I was copying some photos onto my backup drive this morning (note: I've recently gone back to Windows 7 from Windows 8.1), and I got one of my all time fav hates, Windows spending 10+ minutes telling you the remainder of the task is 5 secs away.

You know its bullshit, Windows knows its bullshit and the only thing to do it to click the fucking shit out of it until something like this happens:
This is where I start either freaking out that I've lost files, start swearing - or more usually, both.

Phones are not guilt free either - Seriously cracks me up watching someone STABSTABSTABSTAB at their phone, unless its me.

I know you have sworn at a device. How long ago, why, and what did you threaten it with?

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