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Are Computers Addictive?

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    poppa bear said:
    Forgot to add, learned to fly light aircraft, and managed to crash the first solo landing by doing a ground loop. I ended up on the side of the runway, and followed protocol by radioing the tower to tell them I'd crashed and what should I do, even though I was in plain sight of the controllers. The guy in the tower bellowed at me: "Get the hell out of the f*#@&*g plane before it blows up!'' Bit of embarassment there, but overcame the fear barrier and went solo again.
    WHOA!! Too cool!

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post

    So why do I want a third computer when I already have two that are over-kill for what I do?
    I don't know for you, but for me it's simply because I like build computers, all reasons are good for me to build one. But it's getting hard to get inspiration, I can't say last 12 months was great for me, AMD bulldozer are not what we was expected, ( still I have 2 of them ) Windows 8 mouse gymnastic sucks and Intel Ivy don't look that great ( their OC sucks) , so I have hard time to get in the mood to build a new Ivy PC with Windows 8. I now turn on a networking addiction instead. ( someone have Cisco router they don't use ?, lol )
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    poppa bear said:
    Forgot to add, learned to fly light aircraft, and managed to crash the first solo landing by doing a ground loop. I ended up on the side of the runway, and followed protocol by radioing the tower to tell them I'd crashed and what should I do, even though I was in plain sight of the controllers. The guy in the tower bellowed at me: "Get the hell out of the f*#@&*g plane before it blows up!'' Bit of embarassment there, but overcame the fear barrier and went solo again.
    WHOA!! Too cool!
    Thanks Mike, you're my main man! Cheers!
    Last edited by poppa bear; 29 Apr 2012 at 05:57.
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post

    So why do I want a third computer when I already have two that are over-kill for what I do?
    1. for me it's simply because I like build computers, all reasons are good for me to build one.

    2. so I have hard time to get in the mood to build a new Ivy PC with Windows 8. I now turn on a networking addiction instead. ( someone have Cisco router they don't use ?, lol )

    3. AMD bulldozer are not what we was expected.
    1. Right on area66. That says it all for me!

    2. And likewise I was anticipating building a third to house Win8 but have had the wind taken out of my sails for the same reasons everyone else has said. So why not networking ... it's as good as anything else! Or maybe I'll do what GMan suggested and take up playing the drums on my PC!

    3. Yeah, I've got a friend who is a total geek and he said the same about Bulldozer. He's into Alienware, and has just finished building a Win7 rig that's radiator cooled, Intel extreme CPU, 6 x core, 12 x thread; with all the fruit. Cheers PB
    Last edited by poppa bear; 29 Apr 2012 at 06:25.
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  5. #15


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    Any repetitive behaviour, obsession or outlet can be addictive.

    Computers are just one of a myriad of things that can fall under that category.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by SmartEyeball View Post
    Any repetitive behaviour, obsession or outlet can be addictive.

    Computers are just one of a myriad of things that can fall under that category.
    Are you saying I have an addictive personality?
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  7. #17


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    Yes computers can be addictive especially when you join Seven & Eight Forums then learn how to upgrade the hardware and dual boot your first two computers with combinations of XP/Vista/Windows 7, then build a third and dual boot it too and for good measure, add XP mode to 2 computers with qualifying editions of Windows 7 then after you tire of trying to manage 8 different OS's you whittle that number down only to discover Windows 8.

    However common sense has prevailed with my 2 main computers only dual booting Windows 7 & 8 ATM, with Vista on the 3rd in case of a mobo failure of one computer serving as a dutiful backup until the now imminent future upgrade is realized.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
    Yes computers can be addictive especially when you join Seven & Eight Forums then learn how to upgrade the hardware and dual boot your first two computers with combinations of XP/Vista/Windows 7, then build a third and dual boot it too and for good measure, add XP mode to 2 computers with qualifying editions of Windows 7 then after you tire of trying to manage 8 different OS's you whittle that number down only to discover Windows 8.

    However common sense has prevailed with my 2 main computers only dual booting Windows 7 & 8 ATM, with Vista on the 3rd in case of a mobo failure of one computer serving as a dutiful backup until the now imminent future upgrade is realized.
    Now, that's an intelligent post, except for one thing. Why would you want to have Vista installed on a perfectly good computer?
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  9. #19


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    Hi
    Nice topic to discuss

    Well. From my point of view as a nurse, most opinion seem have the reason and it's true.
    To say it's addictive or not, there is always a room for debate.
    I see if desire meets chance, time, money, and colored with curiosity, then we just jump doing it obsessively.
    It might said as addictive when we keep buying, or doing, or collecting things more then we normally need.
    But hell. If this kind off addiction won't lead us to getting sick, or hurting others, or neglecting other essential things in life, then go for it.

    Kevin
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    Withdrawal Symptoms


    Withdrawal symptoms:

    Just to throw another element into the mix, when the object of addiction is suddenly removed, the addict experiences withdrawal symptoms of agitation, irritability, depression, anxiety … and in general their sense of homeostasis, (sense of steady state), is thrown out of balance. And urgent attempts are made to restore the status quo!

    Do I get upset when the net crashes, or there's a power failure in the middle of an important game score … Ouch! I'm embarrassing myself!
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