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08 Aug 2013   #11
indianacarnie

 

Welcome to the forums!

1. Came here looking for help. Stuck around, helping when I could and learning more as I went along.

2. About 10 years ago.

3. No real "favorites" anymore. Am totally in thrall of My Asus G74Sx though. (Yes.... STILL! )

4. When the time comes.......... wear your goat with PRIDE! (I did )
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08 Aug 2013   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

1. I joined because I just got Windows 7 and need information and from people who would give it in a friendly professional manor.
I look at many sites and they all were chit chat rooms with signatures of specs the size of billboards. I couldn't read and understand the post on those kinds of sites with all the lack of sentences punctuation spelling ect. Then I came here and thought damn I can read and understand and will be able to learn.
2. I don't remember when but it has been a long time. I do remember Windows 98 just came out.
3. If I have to choose one hardware manufacture it would be Intel.
My specs will give you a idea of the brands I prefer in most cases.
4. I'm a inside joke.

P/S: Back in the day when whs had Zuse Z11 computer on his mind I had the Z11 Chevy on my mind.
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08 Aug 2013   #13
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

1.) Why did you sign up for seven forums?

I had been a beta tester of "Longhorn" the precurser to "Vista"
I got an alpha copy of Win7 in the fall of 2008,
then found some internet links to SF. So I browsed
as a Guest for a while. I joined in Dec 2008 so that I
could share and learn more.


2.) When did you first get interested in technology (computers)?

April 1983 with a Commodore 64 computer
(30 years ago)


3.) Who's your favorite hardware manufacture?

AMD cpu's & Gigabyte motherboards


4.) Any inside jokes I should be aware of? ha idk.

Who said "We don't need No Stinkin' Badges !!"

Just look arround at all the Badges here at SF


How's it going everyone?-stinkin_badges_round.jpg


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08 Aug 2013   #14
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi everyone! Thanks for your responses. It's great to meet you all.

Guess it's my turn:

1.) Why did you sign up for seven forums?

Help people out and learn more. Cause why pay for college when the knowledge of the world wide web is at your fingertips?

2.) When did you first get interested in technology (computers)?
I became interested in computers since 8 years old. I am a young adult now, but I am constantly looking to learn as much as I can. I do my best to help people learn technology in a way they can understand.
I am really big on security and privacy. I like explaining and raising awareness about it.
Hint: Rule number 1: Anything put into a machine, does not necessarily stay just there.

3.) Who's your favorite hardware manufacture?
Asus by far. I love their tech and have always had a great experience with them. Favorite cpu and gpu is AMD. I like intel as well, but I like AMD more. Although intel has way better drivers ha.

4.) I'm bad at jokes

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09 Aug 2013   #15
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Contradicting your own statement, for someone bad at jokes you told a good one. I mean, you must be joking about no need for education?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Cause why pay for college when the knowledge of the world wide web is at your fingertips?
AND:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
4.) I'm bad at jokes
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09 Aug 2013   #16
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 



I have to agree with kari, The internet is good for small facts and can be a useful tool however there is nothing like being in a classroom and fully understanding the concepts behind things.

My tutor once told in my Cisco class:

Quote:
Anyone can look up the commands on how to setup a router with NAT but to really understand what you are doing you need to understand the concepts, this is where the internet falls short
I always believe there are 3 main sections if you will to knowing something

1). Understanding the concepts - What is it used for? How does it do it?

2). Configuration and setup - How to set it up?

3). Troubleshoot - Being able to understand what is wrong with the configuration and being able to know how to correct it.

Josh
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09 Aug 2013   #17
x BlueRobot

 

1.) Why did you sign up for seven forums?

I was randomly searching for things about computer hardware, since I wanted to know how code and hardware fitted together, and then I came across this site, and guess I signed up Here's my first thread - C++ Programming

2.) When did you first get interested in technology (computers)?

My first operating system Windows 98, and I remember having a Dreamcast too. I only really got interested in programming at 15/16, and have only really been debugging for about a year or little more.

3.) Who's your favorite hardware manufacture?

I don't mind, as long as it does what it says it does.

4.) Any inside jokes I should be aware of? ha idk.

You'll find out

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Welcome to the forums too

I'm mostly in the BSOD Debugging and Software section now, and I'm working on a few projects, which can be found in the Software section's Free Developer Projects sub section. I have a debugging blog too
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09 Aug 2013   #18
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

@Kari and Shadowjk
I was actually being serious. College is such a waste of money. Not a single person I know has benefited from it. They are all working minimum wage. I know some schooling helps. I went to a tech school instead of college. That is how I received my A+. I know a lot of people, and I don't know where you guys live. But here in USA -PA it is very bad here. I make more then anyone I know, and here they are 2 or 3 years after college, and are getting no where. I personally do not think its worth it for some fields.
My friends are in debt to their eyeballs with no hope of getting out. I have no debt.


Quote:
Anyone can look up the commands on how to setup a router with NAT but to really understand what you are doing you need to understand the concepts, this is where the internet falls short

I always believe there are 3 main sections if you will to knowing something

1). Understanding the concepts - What is it used for? How does it do it?

2). Configuration and setup - How to set it up?

3). Troubleshoot - Being able to understand what is wrong with the configuration and being able to know how to correct it.

Josh
I also see where your coming from here and I do agree to an extent. I personally think researching and studying yourself with motivation does more then a school could ever teach. But then again, I also cannot afford a good school.
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09 Aug 2013   #19
x BlueRobot

 

I know what you mean, there's so many people doing the exact same course, that the qualification doesn't have as much 'value'.

In the UK, the term College is a little different, it's generally for free here (16-19) and usually gain a Level 3/A-Level or equivalent, but you can pay for some courses like accountancy and some computer courses.

Once you leave school at 16, you either choose Sixth Form (stay at school till 18) or College if you want to do higher education, and then it's University.

Having a degree is worth it, but you don't have to go university to get to that level of knowledge.
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09 Aug 2013   #20
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

A degree does have some weight with it and will help you get into the interviewing room but when it comes down to it experience is key and new graduates won't have that therefore it is expected for them to start out at a help desk job and then progress there way up. After getting a job and earned your degree you should look into certifications to prove to your employer that you can do the more technical roles.

College in the UK is like High School for US

I understand that self teaching can be more valuable and I will agree to some extent. I learned more about computers myself than my IT lessons at school however some specialty's like networking or system support can only be fully taught in a class. That being said self study is just as important and the internet can be an extremely useful tool in helping however I personally wouldn't depend on it.

If you want to just complete self study then certifications are the only way of proving your hard work

Just my opinion,
Josh
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