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Windows 7: The 25 Worst High-Tech Habits (and How to Fix Them)

03 Nov 2010   #1
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
The 25 Worst High-Tech Habits (and How to Fix Them)

Good citizens of technological America, this story is not for you.

Today we honor the louts, the Luddites, and the lazy. Everyone has a little techie vice--raise your hand if you have ever used “password” as a password--but with this outing we're digging a little deeper, calling out the really bad habits that can cause permanent damage to your high-tech psyche. Without further ado, it’s time to get our hands dirty. We present to you our 25 worst high-tech habits.
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03 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I've seen all of these happen sadly enough.

Personally, I'm guilty of:
2. Failing to Back Up Your Computer
11. Failing to Learn Keyboard Shortcuts (Though this is mostly due to laziness on my part)
15. Hitting Your Computer (Many, many, many, many times)
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04 Nov 2010   #3


Many things on that list don't exactly appear to be "bad tech habits". How is posting online comments a bad habit? Your post may be yet more forgettable drivel but how exactly is that a "bad tech habit"? Unless you make a point of leaving your email address in each post or something.

Failing to learn keyboard shortcuts? Last I checked that was called laziness - or maybe we have better things to do then remember what exactly shift + ctrl + A + F6 does in program X as compared to what it does in program Y.

Not keeping receipts isn't just a technology-related issue. Only the irresponsible would throw away receipts of any major purchase.

Waiting in line for release of ver 2.0 of product X is stupid, granted, but it's not confined to tech items either. First clothing sale of the season, anyone?

People who still habitually reply to spam in this day and age, however, should be flogged. With a cat-o-nine tails.
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04 Nov 2010   #4


25. Commenting Online

I know: You have the perfect bon mot to counter one of the points on this list, and you're going to enter it painstakingly into a Web form at the bottom of this article so you can be clever comment #86 on page four. Congratulations, sir or ma'am. Touché. Seriously, people, this is 2010. If you have something snarky or inflammatory to say, at least have the common courtesy to just STFU. No-one gives a flap
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04 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 10,Windows 7,Mac OSX

I'm guilty of having to much junk software and having the same password for everything...Ya need to change that...
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05 Nov 2010   #6

7 Home Premium x64

I think I'm guilty of only two of them, Failing to back up your Computer and Neglecting Offsite Backup. But I really should fix that. (goes to back up computer).
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