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The Nightmare Known as Old Hardware [Family IT Comic]

Another problem with doing IT for family [via Reddit]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 03/13/12

Comments (8)

  1. Andre

    You can’t cure stupid, you just kill it.

  2. Jeremiah

    hehehe x-D

  3. Brian

    Been there, done that! ;)

  4. Lox6409

    Herpina? Really?

  5. Ms Hanson

    Sad but true.

  6. Mmth42

    My Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz router saves many yards of wiring. It reaches my wife’s Mac 30 feet away, and gets through 2 walls to my laptop in the kitchen. The only machine that sometimes needs a hard wire is the laptop that I use as my main computer: a Gateway NV57H15u that is just a yard away from the router! Go figure.

    When I used just a hub instead of a router, we needed to run a very long wire to each of the distant computers, easy to trip over and disconnect. Wireless is definitely the way to go.

  7. Steve-O-Rama

    Ah, another saga of the Derpers….

  8. Jeremy

    Wow…I can relate to this one on so many levels.

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