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Really stupid mistakes you have made Bakanon 05/12/2021 (Wed) 02:20:09 No. 519
>1 month ago >decide to buy an external HDD to free space on my PC >move a truckload of files I haven't used in a while but still want to keep (old documents, music I almost never listen to, family photos, old games) >"do you want to encrypt the HDD?" >click yes because doing it made me feel like a haxxor >write complex password I have never used before to increase the haxxor mood >don't write a hint or set up a way to recover it to make sure nobody sees my shit >forget about the HDD and its content <1 month later >want to play an old game >connect old HDD to PC >"Please enter the password" >... >shit >FUCK >can't remember the password >none of the passwords I usually use work >didn't write it anywhere because I'm a paranoid fuck >password hint is fucking ":D" >mom asks for some of the old photos I have stored in the HDD because she wants to print them and make a collage 1 week later and she's still waiting for them because I cockblocked myself out of my own files by pretending to be a cool secret haxxor.
>>519 >password hint is fucking ":D" hahaha fucking nice >1 week later and she's still waiting F I've had a few close calls but never accidentally deleted anything more than a month of stuff. I recently went on a HDD buying spree and have like 16TB of storage now. However there was that one time when I was experimenting with Linux in 2009 and wiped all the metadata of my files when I copied them over from Windows. It's a minor thing but since I keep basically my whole life in digital format it can be a pain in the ass not being able to check metadata on an old project if I'm curious when I was working on it. When I first experimented with Linux I didn't know the "startx" command so I spent about a month just doing stuff from the commandline. Then one day I typed it in and was like "wtf this thing has a GUI?"
>>520 >When I first experimented with Linux I didn't know the "startx" command so I spent about a month just doing stuff from the commandline Wait, isn't startx supposed to run automatically? What Linux distro were you running and how long ago did you play with it?
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>all my passwords are just my username backwards + 42069 I am above you fools, I never forget my passwords, even years later.
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>>521 I was using Slackware, I think that's setup so that you need to manually configure your startup or you're stuck on commandline. And it was like 15 years ago. >>522 nonakaB42069 eh? brb hacking you
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>>527 Fool! That was just an example number. As if I'd share the real number.
>>535 Fool! Now I know what number the password isn't
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>>538 Fool! There are an infinite number of numbers. Infinity minus one is still infinity. As expected of the dumbest fairy.
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>>541 >implying there are numbers greater than 1 million Nice try but I won't fall for your tricks anon
>>527 >Slackware >15 years ago That explains everything. Not only Linugs only became somewhat usable for newcomers with Ubuntu 10.04, but Slackware has never been known for being "friendly". >>522 I usually do a similar technique (same string of words + something different for each account), but I used something completely different for the HDD because hackers lol
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>>543 >Slackware has never been known for being "friendly"
>>544 Friendly for newcomers.
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>>519 >":D" Have no fear, anon. I know your password. benis :DDDDDDD
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>unplug computer and take it apart to blow the dust out with compressed air >put it back together >plug the monitor into the motherboard instead of the video card >spend two days completely baffled as to why nothing seems to work properly and even basic games lag to hell I may be dumb, but I'm also stupid At least I learned from it and the last time I made that mistake, I was immediate in checking that I plugged it in right and fixed it.
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>>617 >plug the monitor into the motherboard instead of the video card I'm actually surprised it even let you start the OS without exploding. >I may be dumb, but I'm also stupid Hey, t least you didn't completely disassemble a laptop without paying attention to the location of the screws, causing 3 of them to get lost, others to force their way in and get swept out, and a couple of large screws in the wrong places to dent the plastic case of the laptop, nor did you get to blame a supposed "tech-savvy friend" to whom you "took the laptop to check".
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>be unifag >got two new roommates this year >one is azn girl >soon after they move in >see azn girl walking up to door of dorm, let her in >asks to use the microwave >sure >wants to put metal bowl in, explain how not to use microwaves, give her a normal bowl >uses microwave, thanks me, walks out the door >half a minute later realize the girl wasn't my roommate >didn't even speak the same language as my roommate >look out the door but she's gone >she took the bowl I gave her >never returned it
>get new CPU fan because it had been running hot on the stock one >undo the screws on the old fan >pull gently >it won't come out >pull more forcefully >still stuck >pull forcefully while jiggling >pops out >turn over CPU <BENT PINS >ohfuckohshit >carefully use tiny screwdriver to put them back in place >continue as if nothing happened, heart racing >while cleaning off crusty thermal grease I accidentally touch the pins with a cotton swab >wisps of cotton in the pins >realize I'm probably fucked at this point as I carefully remove the cotton >eventually get new cooler and CPU installed >press power button >LED comes on for a split second, then dies >ah... >try a few more times, nothing >live for the next few days on my decade old laptop >decide to try one last time before buying a new CPU >it fucking works >no problems since Not a clue what actually happened, but apparently CPUs are more retard-proof than I thought.
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>>2852 I built my current (first) PC on a budget following a guide and I'm only partially terrified of what I might fuck up when I decide to upgrade or make a new one or what I might have fucked up with this one and just don't know yet. Thankfully that was a few years ago now so if anything was going to burst into flames it should have happened by now.
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>>2831 "Arr rook the same" isn't just a meme. I have a hard time telling people apart and remembering them, and I suffer every time somebody asks me about somebody whose face or name I don't even remember. >>2852 >>2856 I once tried to look smart in front of my old parents by disassembling their laptop to clean its insides and replace the cpu paste, but only made a mess after mess. For starters, I forgot the position of the screws and accidentally put large ones in places where they shouldn't be, causing them to pierce the case (I said it was in purpose because the original screw was damaged and I had to replace it with whatever I could find in order to continue), while losing a couple of other ones. I also scratched the case multiple times and broke a couple of locks trying to remove the keyboard, connected the HDD wrong without noticing it (causing the laptop not to start and making me disassemble it again, piercing the case with another screw), dropped the CPU in the table (luckily nothing happened) and piercing even more parts of the laptop with big screws. Luckily the laptop managed to boot and even lowered its heat at the end, letting me save face and be praised for being a "tech expert" by those who didn't know how bad things really were.

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