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Gazza
March 11th, 2010, 05:11 PM
So basically do you have one of those parents who don't have a clue about any kind of technology?


My Dad probably knows more about computers than I do. XD
My mum on the other hand doesn't have a clue what she's doing when it comes to most technology she knows how to work her phone and ipod but that's about it. XD

I've noticed that quite a lot of people have parents like this that's where the idea of making this thread came from.

Questions: Do you have parents that know nothing about most technology?
Do you get frustrated/annoyed with them when they try to act like they know what they're doing and ignore your advice?

Honest
March 11th, 2010, 05:15 PM
Do you have parents that know nothing about most technology?
My mom. xD. My dad is good, though, since he's a doctor. xD

Do you get frustrated/annoyed with them when they try to act like they know what they're doing and ignore your advice?
YES. But only on the times I say advice. Sometimes, I just like to watch them mess up. xD

SilverStilletto
March 11th, 2010, 05:27 PM
me mommy definitely has very little clue about technology tho she still prolly knows more than me.... i mean, come on!! she doesnt even know how to do more than make and receive calls on her phone!! ok, so that is just a little less than i know, but...

on the other hand, me daddy... well, you dont get to be data administrator at a good college if you dun know how to work any technology. the guy took apart me laptop and put it back together all by his onesy!!

and so yeah, i kinda dont give advice... seeing as i dont understand technobabble at all. so i cant really get frustrated with 'em. *fails* *shot*

TheAppleFreak
March 11th, 2010, 05:33 PM
When it comes to tech skill, I'm unmatched in my family. Give me a problem and the computer with said problem, and I can figure out what's wrong and fix it. Then again, I routinely fail at figuring out why this computer won't connect to the internet, and then realize that the cable was unplugged the entire time. I hate when that happens.

Gazza
March 11th, 2010, 05:46 PM
The questions are based on your parents technology skills not your own.

Please stay on-topic. ;3

Drew
March 11th, 2010, 05:52 PM
My mom was on the internet, forums, and chatting before I was. This was back when I was around 10-years-old, and she was really hooked on for a few years. Now days I know more than her, but she's not ignorant to it by any means.

My grandpa on the other hand.. his old job required him to have knowledge of programs like Corel Draw, and such. He doesn't know much past that, though. It's too big into email, and doesn't really know how to find much online. xD;

He's not as bad off as my friend Aki's grandma, though. She once spent over an hour on the phone with her, trying to explain how to send an email. Her grandma ended up getting mad, and never sending it. >_>

Gumball Watterson
March 11th, 2010, 08:00 PM
Both my parents are engineers, so I've never had that problem much. Dad taught me the basics of technology since I was 5 and I took of by myself from there.

However, he doesn't trust much and he is getting old (50-ish), so sometimes he has no idea what he is doing or he does things wrong. My Mom also tends to be confused about some new software.

But both my maternal and paternal grandparents... are a different story >_<' The worst thing is ALL of the only know Spanish and I can't explain any technology crap in Espanish! "Esta Cosita","esa otra cosa", "picale este boton", etc... no names to give at all ;_;

txteclipse
March 11th, 2010, 08:18 PM
Let me put it this way. I've been using computers since I was five, and I'm now an Engineering student.

My parents are not.

Commence facepalming.

SonicThrust
March 12th, 2010, 12:24 AM
My mom is fairly competent with computers. She know things that I don't when it relates to her job. When she doesn't understand something, she does ask me and rarely has to ask me again after I've explained it to her.

My dad, on the other hand, was really bad with computers, but he's getting better. He doesn't do as much with them though, so he doesn't really ask for my help. When I do give him advice, though, he usually follows it pretty well.

curiousnathan
March 12th, 2010, 12:30 AM
Do you have parents that know nothing about most technology?
Yes of course, who doesn't? My mum is not very good with technology and ever since she blew up one of her computer at school she doesn't like them anymore!

Do you get frustrated/annoyed with them when they try to act like they know what they're doing and ignore your advice?
OMG, Yeah! I get really frustrated. But I try to not show it! Hehe..

Jubilation
March 12th, 2010, 12:53 AM
Do you have parents that know nothing about most technology?
Not really, I mean my parents know how to do the basic stuff, but not sophisticated stuff. My mother is an accountant and my father works in a hospital, both using computers frequently.

Do you get frustrated/annoyed with them when they try to act like they know what they're doing and ignore your advice?
Um, not really. If they don't want to listen to my advice, it's their decision.

Throat
March 12th, 2010, 02:23 AM
My father is ok. He knows how to use computer and if he doesn't know how to use something, he'll try by himself until he get used.

However, my mother is the opposite. I just wish she could stop being lazy and start to try by herself rather than asking for help all the time.

Peeky Chew
March 12th, 2010, 03:37 AM
Well my mum knows loads about computers. But my grandma... Because she has absolutely no idea what you do on computers, she acts like I'm wasting my time on them. And when I do try to teach her how to work them, she just starts to shout at me...

Lucy
March 12th, 2010, 05:16 AM
My mom, dad, and stepdad all know loads, and they have legit reasons. My mom is a freelance editor, and she has her own website. My dad does some coding or something for space technology, so he needs a computer. My stepdad, though he doesn't need a computer at his current job, not only had to turn to the internet to look up jobs in the area or elsewhere after being laid off, but at previous jobs he had to use a computer to design kitchen equipment and stuff like that (he was an engineer).

Even my grandfather has to use a computer for work (though when he does it at home, even after working eight hours that day, my parents joke he's using it for -other- reasons). So really, the only person I live with at this moment who might not know how to use a computer would be my grandmother, but she has a legit excuse, for she has Alzheimer's.

However, it doesn't seem like she's interested in using a computer, so there's no need to get frustrated at her. If she was interested though, it wouldn't be me getting frustrated, but probably my grandfather, who still has not gotten used to her Alzheimer's, even though he's been living with her longer than me, my mom, and stepdad have >.>

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
March 12th, 2010, 06:47 AM
My mom knows little about computers or any of the "fancy" cell phones, but she's mastered just about every feature of the cell phone she has.

My dad would rather not deal with cell phones, but he does have quite a bit of computer knowledge because of his job before he retired.

Neither of my parents have much experience with the internet, as they choose not to have it at the house. That's why I'm on PC less in the summer and why I constantly have to look up stuff for them online.

SIN1488
March 12th, 2010, 12:13 PM
My dad knows more about actual computer stuff, but I'm pretty sure I know more about internet stuff.

And don't even get me started on my mom (Too late)...... she's always asking questions about this and that, and why it's not working. I explain it to her, but she must never really get it. Like I already explained that a server error has nothing to do with our computer, but whenever it happens, she still messes with the wires like it's going to do something.

I'm just proud that I taught her some Apple commands on the keyboard. :)


And lol @the thread title. "Why does this dang keyboard only have keys??"

Timbjerr
March 12th, 2010, 01:31 PM
My old man has nearly thirty years of IT experience...making him the go-to guy for any computer problem. XD

I can, and have in the past, assembled my own computer by myself, but even still, I occasionally have problems I need his help with. :<

Cheesymitten
March 12th, 2010, 01:36 PM
My mum is an absolute fool [sorry mum =( It's kind of true though] when it comes to technology, when we got our new V++ Box she snatched the control of us to try and learn.. It didn't go well, she's still kind of hopeless changing the channels, she doesn't have a clue of anything that has a screen =/ Though she's actually quite good with the keyboard, and she can type quite fast.

My dad on the other hand, is quite amazing with computers, he can fix them [unless the motherboard goes x.x] however he's a bit slow typing and moving the mouse I just want to shout at him to move the mouse faster..

So yeah O-O

robobbiebob
March 12th, 2010, 01:37 PM
my perants know nothong about computers and my dad fixed summit once out of luck sohe thinks hes amazing! it annoys me, also when he gets the page wrong when you scroll down he thinks its up and the other way round so when im on a site for him we end up shouting at each other. and my mam has issues just using her phone.

Galukxy
March 12th, 2010, 01:39 PM
no my parents are quite with todays technollogy, my dad can build whole computer systems :o
on the other hand though my nan hasn't got a clue what a DS is =/

Zorua
March 12th, 2010, 05:05 PM
My mother knows enough about technology to get around on her own, at least. I don't know about my father however; I haven't really seen him mess with any kind of ~fancy~ technology yet.

Raykon
March 12th, 2010, 09:13 PM
Both of my parents know basic things like how to use word, etc. But when it comes to advanced things, they have no clue.

Mirokarosu
March 12th, 2010, 09:16 PM
Both my parents are pretty skilled at computers, though my dad is much more skilled because it's an IT tech at IBM.

Though when it comes to other technology, like phones, my mom was a bit slow in trying to figure out her Blackberry. And sometimes, even though she knows the computer pretty well, she would ask me about something. XD;

reyzn
March 12th, 2010, 09:43 PM
My dad is pretty knowledgeable about technology, my mother on the other hand is the type of person to freak out when a pop-up advertisement tells her that the computer is loaded with viruses and that she should download this software immediately!
Oh mother..

Phantom Kat
March 12th, 2010, 10:17 PM
I don't have to worry about my dad. He uses programs for designing and stuff, so he's pretty knowledgeable.

My mom... the first few times she decided to use the computer to look up information or make online payments, she drove me a bit crazy. I taught her everything from scrolling down a page to opening up her e-mail account in short bursts of info. Ehh, I'm not a patient person by any means, so I was afraid I was going to punch something before she got it. Good thing she's a fast learner. Now whenever she calls me to help her, it's only to translate some English to Spanish on a web page.

- Kat

Idiot!
March 13th, 2010, 01:19 AM
My mom can't switch on the television. At least she knows how to switch the channels...

Flame Claw
March 13th, 2010, 08:06 AM
My mum uses computers for work so she's pretty good with them. My Dad is hopeless using them, but whenever something goes wrong he'll have a go at trying to fix it, so I respect that :D

Saltare.
March 13th, 2010, 08:39 AM
My dad is very technilogical. He knows how to use a computer, cell phone, TV, Xbox360, ect.

My mom on the other hand...it took her three years to finally learn how to use her phone, then she got a new one with a keyboard and she still can't text...

Trap-Eds
March 13th, 2010, 09:17 AM
my perants know nothong about computers and my dad fixed summit once out of luck sohe thinks hes amazing! it annoys me, also when he gets the page wrong when you scroll down he thinks its up and the other way round so when im on a site for him we end up shouting at each other. and my mam has issues just using her phone.

Lol, my dad argues the same way with me. My mom and dad are both pretty clueless with computers, although my mom is a little bit better than my dad. He thinks that pretty much everything can give you a virus or steal your account info or something like that, but he can still use the net fairly well.

Talli
March 13th, 2010, 09:22 AM
I guess my dad knows a little more about computers than my mum

Left4Dead
March 13th, 2010, 12:44 PM
My dads good with computers but he's always trying to show me new things on it that I learned months ago lol
My mum on the other hand still types with one finger...

Masara
March 13th, 2010, 01:13 PM
My mom recently got a new job that involves a lot of laptop and cellphone use, so she's *a little* more tech-savvy then usual. But she still needs help with stuff like looking up desert recipes on the internet, so yeah. e.e

As for my dad... He knows even more about technology than I do. Which can be a blessing or a curse depending on the situation. .__.;

Archer
March 13th, 2010, 10:18 PM
They're both fairly good. They don't need a lot help, and they are willing to listen, although they get very defensive of their computers and technology in general - and although that frustrates me, it would be hypocritical for me to complain about it.

I get frustrated when my friends don't listen to advice, though. I had one friend with an HP dv2000, aka the HP-YaymynvidiachipsetkeepsoverheatingandcookingmyGPUsolderuntilifail 2000. I warned him it was going to die, saying that he would get random white or black screens (seems to depend on the individual laptop) until it finally died. All my predictions came true, yet he still sent it to a shop to find out what was wrong. Needless to say, I laughed in his face, 2 weeks and $100 later, when the shop said the same thing and couldn't fix it. Another friend can't seem to understand, after each time I explain it, that the ram on a graphics card isn't the only defining feature about it. That model numbers are necessary, unless you want to count the speeds and core count, etc.

/rant

zappyspiker
March 13th, 2010, 10:32 PM
All of my Family are all highly technological. My Dad is a taxi Driver however he does a lot of mechanic work when it comes to TV, DVD Players etc.

My Mom's an analyst and goes more into the computer tech stuff.

However when it comes to texting both of them are really slow and it really annoys me....

But I'll have to say if it wasn't for them I wouldn't have the strongest tech knowledge in both school and at Home

donavannj
March 13th, 2010, 10:55 PM
My mother is fairly competent with computer use and internet use, but gets annoyed with slow internet. She knows more about using social sites than my dad does, though.

My dad works with computers all day and knows more about scripting and both more and less about the hardware than I do.

Akeraz
March 14th, 2010, 02:58 AM
My mum's okay with a computer, I mean, she knows how to get around stuff, and she knows more about mobiles than I do [I don't really use a mobile phone all that often - as far as I see it, a computer can do anything a mobile can do and better]. But she wouldn't have the first clue of what to do if something went wrong with a computer.

My stepdad, on the other hand, is entirely useless. He didn't even know how to use the internet till a couple of months back.

WonderGirl
March 14th, 2010, 03:38 AM
my dad is pretty good, he knows stuff that i dont and i know stuff that he doesn't, but my mom....ugh :/ always need to be there when she wants something. my computer crashed twice because of her, and we still dont know what she did xD

IceSage
March 16th, 2010, 02:37 PM
Do you have parents that know nothing about most technology?

My dad constantly needs my assistance in importing pictures from his SD Card, to the computer. He knows almost nothing about computers and constantly reiterates this fact.

Do you get frustrated/annoyed with them when they try to act like they know what they're doing and ignore your advice?

Despite the fact that my father claims not to know how to use a computer, nor how they work... He's constantly insisting that certain things are possible to do with a computer, or how computers and programs work... when the things he's describing are either impossible, or extremely unlikely. I was testing out a webcam program that uses my cellphone's camera, and is able to use it as a webcam. My father was convinced that "the whole world could see what I was doing." While, it is indeed possible for me to transmit the images on the internet by various means, I wasn't doing so and doing what I was doing made it impossible for anyone to see what I was doing.

I also have to warn him of various websites and scams, in which he insists are not scams. I've just about given up and I basically told him, "Okay, you're on your own. Have fun letting your credit card information and whole identity be stolen. Good luck!"

Medli
March 16th, 2010, 03:26 PM
Do you have parents that know nothing about most technology?

My dad is a total computer and technology nerd. He's a computer consultant or... something like that. Either way, he's really good with technology and can assemble computers together, but he doesn't know anything about social networking sites or whatever. He's completely clueless about that stuff.

On the other hand, my mom gets a headache whenever she walks into Best Buy. She's not that into computers or anything like that. I taught her how to send an e-mail, but she still wants me to help her with it. She can use her phone (and she can even set an alarm!), but she doesn't know how to text. At least she knows how to use Google and switch channels. She's also more familiar with social networking sites because she always watches the news. I also taught her many times how to send links through e-mail, but she forgot that pretty quick.

"Yeah, what's the link you want to send? This one? Okay, just Copy and... oh, to Copy, just right click... yes, Mom. You right click with the mouse. Yes, with that key. So Copy the URL... no, the URL is this right here. Think of it as an "address" for websites. So you Copy, that's right clicking, and Paste it on... right click, Mom. Right click!"

Do you get frustrated/annoyed with them when they try to act like they know what they're doing and ignore your advice?

Actually, my Mom just admits that she doesn't know much about technology and lets me do everything. I never get frustrated with teaching her. It's more of a "facepalm" moment.

Anti-Hero
March 16th, 2010, 07:58 PM
Do you have parents that know nothing about most technology?
They know quite a decent amount, but not all that much. My grandma uses more text talk than anyone I know.
Do you get frustrated/annoyed with them when they try to act like they know what they're doing and ignore your advice?
They take my advice, why? Because, 95% of the time, I know what the hell is going on.The errors are pretty small though.

TheRichar
March 16th, 2010, 08:24 PM
My mom doesn't even know how to turn on/off the computer, not even typing T.T, besides, she gets scared every time she'll change the web page... (she thinks it is going to blow up) I just hate this

Yusshin
March 19th, 2010, 02:27 AM
My mother is like this; my dad has some sort of clue because he reads a lot, but sometimes he'll say ignorant things like:

"No, resetting the modem doesn't do anything. If the Internet's down, it's the computer, the connection, or the ISP - never restarting the modem has nothing to do with it."

My grandparents are all right with computers. My grandfather works with them frequently; my grandma knows how to attach images to e-mails lol but that's about it (and it takes them 2h since it's dial-up swt)

Brendino
March 20th, 2010, 08:12 PM
My dad is pretty good with the computer, and knows more than me in certain things. However, there are quite a few things he just can't seem to understand, even if they seem quite simple.
My aunt, however, is usually quite clueless when it comes to the computer. She's still convinced that she has a Mac, when it clearly shows the Windows XP logo while booting up. And hopefully I won't have to explain to her that a .jpg ang .jpeg file are the same thing again...

JeTz
March 21st, 2010, 01:42 AM
Do you have parents that know nothing about most technology?
Yes, my mum. My dad does know a lot about my computer.

Do you get frustrated/annoyed with them when they try to act like they know what they're doing and ignore your advice?
No, because none of my parent will be asking me anything with computer.

Heart's Soul
March 22nd, 2010, 04:26 PM
Do you have parents that know nothing about most technology?
My mom. I am already making programs from scratch using C++ from the age of twelve (I built the computer I use now, so hardware know-it and software expert- plus, huge knowledge of video gaming programming), my dad is a programmer for a wiring company (software expert), my elder sister plays a lot of online gaming and she knows a lot about technology in general (Internet and some gaming)

Do you get frustrated/annoyed with them when they try to act like they know what they're doing and ignore your advice?
Yes, a lot. Especially my grandma, she doesn't really know how to operate a DVD Player yet. But, it can be fun to see them mess up, then press 1 button and everything is back to normal.

Lucy Lu
March 22nd, 2010, 05:44 PM
My dad is a pro on computers since he is a chemical engineer and he got a certificate of Computer Programming. So he knows how to make programs.

My stepmom knows how to use the computer too. Especially if they need to balance their finances. She knows how to do that well.

My mom on the other hand...she is so clueless. I think the only thing she knows how to do is go online. If there is a virus, she won't know how to get rid of it. And if she wants to copy music to a CD...she doesn't know how to. She had to ask me or my brother.

And they don't frustrate me because I don't even live them anymore. XD

Team Fail
March 24th, 2010, 08:32 PM
Yes. My mom once thought the computer was broken: She couldn't close the window!!! -_-'

It really annoys me, because she asks the dumbest things, and they are so simple to answer....

coots
March 28th, 2010, 03:11 PM
OMG YES
My mom thinks she knows everything that anyone could ever know about computers
-.-