artzy65, on 15 April 2012 - 10:44 AM, said:
Boletusedulis, on 14 April 2012 - 08:17 AM, said:
And 8-year olds want to drive cars. Should we design cars for them? It is strictly my opinion, but I believe some learning should be considered the required price of admission. But hey, maybe the world needs more idiots with computing devices; the scammers sure like it that way.
It's bad enough having to dodge people texting while they drive; even walking down the street, wavering around like they're drunk. And you want to make computing devices tougher
to figure out? But you are right about too many idiots out there... all the more reason to produce tech stuff that is as simple as possible. Do you want your kid run over by a distracted texter?
And forget trying to warn friends or clients about security... if you help them, the very next time
something goes wrong on their computer, they'll blame you. It's not worth the aggravation.
Having spent some serious time in the past delousing others computers, I have to say that some people have a real problem keeping themselves from opening what surely should be considered "suspicious" emails and, of course, visiting known infection vectors like porn sites, crackware, etc. One of my long-ago clients pressed me twice into removing extremely deep infections -- that he'd further bollixed up by downloading and installing a bunch of different "anti-virus" softwares, the big semi-worthless ones like Symantex and MacAffee, but also some of the fake-anti-malware stuff that was 'advertised' in some of the pop-ups he kept getting, "even when I'm not on the internet." I did it twice, one time being there for 12 hours (and only charging him for 4), and then I said, I'm sorry, I'm out of the anti-malware business. I don't know what to tell you.
Some people can't help themselves. I guess.
This post has been edited by ks2problema: 15 April 2012 - 01:52 PM