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Do you share your PC with others?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Chiribo, 3 Feb 2006.

  1. Chiribo

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Jan 2003

    Posts: 668

    Location: Southwest

    Just an interesting topic I though, I got the idea for this from a totally different forum :)

    So as for me I've shared the family PC when I was like 15 - 16 odd I think, but mainly used it myself.
    After I hit 16 and left school for college I found a job and started putting my own PC together. Upgraded since and whatnot. Have a load of stuff plugged up to it too :D

    No-one touches my PC! Except when I was back home, a friend of mine would use it from time to time to browse the web when he'd come over just before we went out or something.

    Ohh and one thing I also hate is when people actually touch the monitor while they're around you showing you where to go on a website and whatnot. I disliked it when people did it on the CRT monitor. I REALLY disliked it when I got my first TFT monitor (18") and now I just hate it. if someone phisically touches the screen on my 24" baby, Dell monitor. Doesn't matter if I don't know them that well or anything, they get a strict warning when they go near it again :p

    And ohh, the old PC's that we had, the old P3 NEC PC now belongs to my lil cousin, my first PC custom PC now belongs to my lil sis :) My parents have a laptop which I tend to ninja when I go back home from uni, and in the study room, I've setup another PC which is a shuttle, P4 2.8 I think, and my lil (6 year old) brother uses that for games and whatnot :p
     
  2. basmic

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

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    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    Oooh what a nice lovely monitor you have there...*touches and pokes with greasy fingers*
     
  3. Smit

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 Mar 2003

    Posts: 6,224

    Location: West Lothian

    Back before University I used to share the PC and Laptop that was in the house.

    During University I bought my own computer which no one was allowed to touch unless they asked me first.

    Now my PC is back up in Aberdeen and my mum sometimes uses it.. while I'm down south working and have to share a computer again (Apart from the 2 PCs in work ofcourse)
     
  4. AJUK

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Nov 2003

    Posts: 10,949

    No one and I mean no one touches my PC except me, on pain of death. :D
     
  5. VaderDSL

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,252

    Location: Manchester

    No because for some reason as soon as someone sits down on my chair the PC either decides to BSOD or lock up lol
     
  6. 4T5

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 30 Aug 2004

    Posts: 27,746

    Location: Middle of England

    I'm with AJUK here you touch my system you Die. :mad:
    After all i am confirmed KB Dude. What else do you expect. ;)
     
  7. Charley Says...

    Associate

    Joined: 25 Nov 2005

    Posts: 67

    Location: Watford

    I used to share a pc with my other half and then for xmas I bought all new bits for him to build a new faster, bigger one and i get the one we used to share. they both sit next to each other and we share monitor and keyboard. it's cool now when we are both at work we can log into our own pc by remote control and do what we have to do with out bothering each other any more. and it also means i can load all my games without him moaning about filling up the hard drives
     
  8. Sequoia

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Aug 2005

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    No, I don't share. My home machines are for my use, and others in the household have their own.
     
  9. JRS

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Jun 2004

    Posts: 15,567

    Location: Burton-on-Trent

    Anyone can use my comp, on the understanding that if they break it they buy it off me :D
     
  10. Pudney

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 Sep 2005

    Posts: 5,625

    Location: Essex

    My baby is for my use only. No one else is even allowed to touch it. Not that they'd want to seeing as I've pretty much built a computer for everyone else in my immediate family over the past few years so they have no excuse to use mine!
     
  11. Murf

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,441

    Location: Newcastle

    Never shared a computer and my Dad bought me my first when I was 13. I allow specific people to use it for specific purposes but if anyone starts clarting about or tinkering then I get very annoyed.
     
  12. Le_Petit_Lapin

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    Location: Northern Ireland

    I did, but the housemate kept messing it up. So I built her one for herself, had all the bits lying about the house, a simple Saturday afternoon job.
     
  13. AJUK

    Man of Honour

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    As Charley Says..says ( :confused: :) ) I even went to the lengths of buying her ladyship a lappy and a wireless router just so that she had no excuses to go anywhere near mine and judging from the amount of time I spend mending hers it was a wise, if somewhat expensive, move on my part. Loads of brownie points though...
     
  14. fatiain

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Pratislava, Berk-shire

    I do, but it usually ends up with "Darling, the computer's not working...."
     
  15. Ukadder

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,752

    Location: Essex

    NO ONE (except 1 friend who I trust and have accepted from uni) is allowed to touch my PCs. I have set up another computer for any family/friends who come over and want to use the web and I'm happy to never use it.

    Always had a PC of my own since I was 13, been lucky enough to never share with anyone (no one seemed to be interested in them except me!)
     
  16. Vonhelmet

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 48,107

    Location: On the hoods

    No one else uses mine, but that's only because my wife has her own.

    Also, if I'm ever waving my fingers near a monitor I turn my fingers round as the backs of fingernails don't leave marks.
     
  17. Chiribo

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Jan 2003

    Posts: 668

    Location: Southwest

    Even so von, it can do slight damage to the pixels if the pressure is a bit too high :p But I Do know what you mean, I've done that myself sometimes.
     
  18. Chiribo

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Jan 2003

    Posts: 668

    Location: Southwest

    *Picks up a brick a.k.a. 360 PSU* Make my day punk >:|
     
  19. phill

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Nov 2005

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    we have one in each room of the house nearly lol - never really share it but don't give a toss. When i was at uni it was my pride and joy and didnt really like anyone going on it.
     
  20. MoNkeE

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Dec 2004

    Posts: 9,081

    Location: NE England (Durham)

    I've never shared share a PC since I was about12/13, but that doesn't by any means mean I don't share my PC. If someone needs to use it due to a specific reason or just to save them a trip down stairs, then why should I complain? Saying that, I don't have the only powerful PC in the house - out of the four we have, 3 have X800XT's or more powerful; two have 2GB of RAM and only one has a faster processor (3700+). If my PC's out of action for whatever reason, my Dad lets me use his and I'd gladly return the favour :)

    -RaZ