Which things annoy you about your laptop or desktop PC?

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01 Sep 2017, 8:50 pm

I am irked by hardware that does not respect my freedom. i.e. hardware with Intel Boot Guard (no coreboot) or UEFI firmware that does not let me install my own Secure Boot Keys (http://www.rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloader ... ng-sb.html)


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01 Sep 2017, 9:20 pm

^ A number of machines that have been released over the last year or two seem to have removed the option to disable Secure Boot. If I were looking for a laptop with UEFI firmware, I'd definitely want to avoid one of those. I really prefer machines with old-fashioned BIOS and MBR partition systems, but I suppose there'll come a time when they won't be able to run future operating systems and software.....



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01 Sep 2017, 9:31 pm

I love UEFI secure boot as long as I can install my own keys. A best case scenario for me would be to compile Tianocore as a coreboot payload and use that for my system firmware.


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03 Sep 2017, 5:50 am

I have a reasonably old (in computer years) HP Pavilion laptop and the one thing I don't like about it is that it overheats easily. The fan isn't very good so I have it sitting over the edge of my portable table to get the most air into the fan area as possible. In summer I have another fan blowing onto it. It's overheating symptoms are it becoming unresponsive so I have to turn it off and let it cool down.



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03 Sep 2017, 8:07 am

I have a Mac, nothing annoys me about it.


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08 Sep 2017, 11:27 am

$200 refurbished laptop, so the graphics card sucks. The sound's also not as loud as I'd like it to be.


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09 Sep 2017, 8:35 am

Microsoft's Windows Help services are largely useless. Almost every time I've run one of their 'diagnostic' routines or clicked on 'Help', no solution has been forthcoming or even useful information gained.



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04 Feb 2018, 7:22 pm

With TECH. advancements esp. Artificial Intelligence (AI), why does there remain an absence of automatic troubleshooting (or at least advice in plain English) to fix/repair whatever can pretty-much go wrong with our laptops, desktop systems?



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04 Feb 2018, 8:03 pm

^ It's a conspiracy by the relatives and friends of geeky, asocial introverts like me, to force us out of our hiding places to socialise with them more often - the old "you're good with computers, aren't you?" ruse! The creativity and ingenuity involved in some of the convoluted problems they can engineer on their machines just shows how much they love me! :lol:


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05 Feb 2018, 5:58 pm

It seems that the fair share of problems are related to password authentication (often resulting from password confusion).

Have there been surveys comparing the percentages of authorized users being denied access; versus the cyber-crooks gaining unauthorized access?



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05 Feb 2018, 7:03 pm

I don't like arbitrary restrictions on hardware. I dislike that only post Skylake Intel CPUs can play various high resolution online streams. I dislike that Facebook's VR software will only run on Facebook VR display devices. I dislike everything Apple makes, every home gaming console available, and every smartphone. For this reason unless it's really inconvenient I don't use my money on any of these services.



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18 Feb 2018, 11:35 pm

Enigmatic_Oddity wrote:
I don't like arbitrary restrictions on hardware. I dislike that only post Skylake Intel CPUs can play various high resolution online streams. I dislike that Facebook's VR software will only run on Facebook VR display devices. I dislike everything Apple makes, every home gaming console available, and every smartphone. For this reason unless it's really inconvenient I don't use my money on any of these services.

I have some bad news. Unfortunately those devices are taking over because the average modern consumersheep would rather use an iPad instead of a PC.


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24 Feb 2018, 8:32 am

Windows 10: all of it.

I haven’t been able to partition my hard drive since upgrading. It’s slow. It talks to me like I am a child (“hi, we’re getting some things ready for you”). Hate it.



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24 Feb 2018, 11:35 am

papercraneheart wrote:
Windows 10: all of it.

I haven’t been able to partition my hard drive since upgrading. It’s slow. It talks to me like I am a child (“hi, we’re getting some things ready for you”). Hate it.

Nowadays Microsoft thinks their average user has the mind of a child. Windows 10 was not designed to empower you, it was designed to allow the average dumbass to accomplish simple tasks very very easily (while making it harder to accomplish complex tasks).

Windows 10 was basically designed to encourage sheeple to mindlessly consume more media content on their Microsoft Surface.

This trend is becoming the norm for computers and devices.


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28 Feb 2018, 8:36 am

f*****g Windows 10. I hate it. Ever since I regrettably updated to Windows 10, my laptop has basically become quite useless when offline. I used to be able to do anything on my laptop before Windows 10; play the Sims 2 without it crashing every time I create a family, and watch DVDs. Now I can't.

And now my laptop keeps begging me to update AGAIN. I daren't go off and leave my laptop on for long, because it will automatically start updating if the update message is unread on the screen for a certain amount of time. It done this before, and after that none of my offline enjoyments worked, so I quickly recovered it back to pre-update. But I cannot undo Windows 10 though because it was so long ago that I updated it to Windows 10. The update messages are so demanding, I don't know how to get rid of them.


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