What You Email Address Says About You

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Witch Doctor 01, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Here’s what your e-mail address says about your computer skills:
    Own domain (e.g., @joesmith.com): You’re skilled and capable.

    @gmail.com:When the Internet stops working, you actually try rebooting the router before calling a family member for help.

    @hotmail.com:You still think that Myspace is hip.

    @yahoo.com:You send e-mail chain letters saying that Bill Gates will eat your hard drive unless you forward this message to everyone you know.

    @aol.com: You phone friends to tell them about a neat website, then say into the receiver, “OK, go to … h … t … t … p … colon … slash … w … w … w … dot …”
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  2. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    I do NOT send chain e-mails.................................what's a hard drive?
  3. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    Being in an RV with an extended family, most of which are liberals and continue to ask why it is necessary for you to carry a gun.
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  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Drilling a 24 ft diameter tunnel in granite. This, I know.
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  5. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Do I smell the odor of expended Energetics.... Air Powered 1 1/2" Rock Drill, and an Ingersol/Rand tow-behind Compressor.... there Ghrit?
    Oh, The memories of bygone Lifetimes.....
  6. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    ROFL@ the AOL reference. So true!

    Hacker shortcuts. Type name of domain without extension or prefix.

    SHIFT+ENTER = .net address
    CTRL+ENTER = .com address
  7. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    New Technology/Old Folks....

    I finally convinced my mother that it was a good idea for her to learn to text. Her first message to me? “Whereisthespacebar?”
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  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    lol. My wife types www.facebook.com into Google and then clicks through to fb. She just doesn't get that she can type it into the address bar directly. Or these days, just faceb would get her there.

    tabs? to her they are strange things that open and don't go away... I close about 29 tabs whenever I perform maintenance on her system.
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  9. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Funny , I'll see if that works with mine..

  10. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Momma puts EVERYTHING, on her Desktop.... and about once a month I have to go in and reorganize her computer and put things into folders to clear off enough space so she can continue to operate her 17" iMac. She also has a 30" Mac Secondary display that gives here more Desktop space. When I have to clean things up, it is because there is no more desktop space to put things.... I have tried to explain this issue, but hey, it is easier to just clean it up myself.... and Keep the Peace.....
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  11. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

    If I touch my wifes computer, there won't be dinner for a few days ! She is quite capable of making a mess of it all by herself. Bless her sweel lil'ole'heart LOL
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  12. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

  13. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    When my mother got her first PC-based word processor before she retired, she could not understand why I couldn't run her work on my home Atari computer - 'different platforms' meant nothing to her. I tried the old "Chevy vs. Ford" comparison, but she's not a car person either.....
    Later Dad, at seventy-sme years old, gets his first computer. I had to get it hooked up and everything set, then begin teaching him to use it. He and Mom could not fathom the difference between their Windows screen, their browser and E-mail.
    Every month or so, it bogged down, and I'd have to come over to their home and remove the viruses, and erase the cookies for all the online porn-sites the old man was visiting - kept warning him...... SHEESH...... Now I know what parents of preteens go through. :D
    Luckily he finally got tired of it and gave the whole thing to my BIL.
  14. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    I've probably shown mine how to save things where she wants them 50 or 60 times...everything still gets saved to the default locations (or where she saved something on the one time she remembered after the last time I showed her) and then I have to track her stuff down and put it in correct folders...
  15. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    What if you have a work email account, Yahoo, Gmail and an AOL account? Just for the record- my AOL account is really old but a lot of past friends have that one and not the newer email accounts. Allows me to partition groups of associates without everything sitting on one site merged together.
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