View Poll Results: Breaker or fixer?

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  • Everything seems to break for me

    5 7.94%
  • Somehow, I can always get stuff fixed

    24 38.10%
  • Bit of both really

    33 52.38%
  • Dunno

    1 1.59%
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    easier perhaps, worse definately

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    Breaker (which is incidently my handle at various forums)

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    More of a fixer but have done my fair share of breaking...of which i mostly end up fixing.

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    Well my PC just broke again - but now it's fixed again.

    I'm thinking of editing my thread starter to reflect the "a bit of both" vote now. I've not had much luck this last 10 days!
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    Bit of both, because once I trip and snap the card in two I have to get it fixed then don't I
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    i seem to be good at fixing stuff in work (well, its sort of my job, so i should be really)

    but not so lucky at home - not that i "break" things, but things don't always go as smoothly as they sometimes could

    its probably cos the machines at work only come in about 4 types & once you've done one you've done em all, whereas stuff at home is always different .....thats my excuse & i'm sticking with it guv'nor
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    Generally a fixer most of the time but when it comes to computers it can be a bit touch and go

    I spend my whole life taking stuff apart and trying to work out how it works, hence my interest in computers

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    Hope I'm a fixer cuz my job is building and fixing data networks. I'm stuffed if I'm a breaker

    By and large I get things fixed when the PCs go wrong at home. I try to avoid the global fix of 'open cmd prompt, type "format c:" '

    One of the things I have done at home is to use a small 10 Gig drive to house the operating system and to use the main drive for everything else. Building in some more resiliency to my data by having it on a completely seperate hardware device. I also have an external 20 Gig Firewire hard drive which I use for backing up critical (to me anyway) data that is held on the c: drive with the operating system.

    Thinking about it the only thing i can remember not eventually fixing was a Cisco switch that had lost it's checksum and wouldn't boot. While casting around for information I found that it was a fatal error and the switch was now a paperweight. So I wash my hands of that one
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    I break things which are fixed.
    meh

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