View Poll Results: Breaker or fixer?

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  • Everything seems to break for me

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  • Somehow, I can always get stuff fixed

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  • Bit of both really

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  • Dunno

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Thread: A breaker or a fixer, which are you?

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    A breaker or a fixer, which are you?

    After the stupid computer mistakes thread I started, it got me thinking...

    Who here, in their eyes, seems to have the rotten luck and end up nuking things all the time? Furthermore, who seems to have a nack for getting broken stuff up and running again?

    I seem to have the gift of repair, though I'm touching wood as I say that... don't want to jinx it!
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    I went for "Bit of both" as stuff alwyas stops working, but never "breaks" i.e I get it working in the end. Lol.
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    I also went for bit of both since it's not rare for me to break things, but I can normally fix the problems. I also help friends with their PCs as well (and hopefully some people on these forums)
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    I tend to break stuff, but I get me bro to fix the busted stuff for me...Dunno where he gets the knowledge and ability....we came from the same place......I guess I'm just a bit crap

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    Fortunately Somehow, I can always get stuff fixed
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    Depends, usualy im very good at fixing/building things. But then i might do just one dull thing and i break somthing.

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    Bit off both, although in recent years more of a fixer thankfully.
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    a bit of both too. Early on it was always break but now things seem to get fixed more often

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    fixer - only thing i thought I'd killed was an old jetway P4 mobo - turns out it just didnt like my generic ram!

    always end up being the one to fix our school linux server - (a group of us 6th form geeks admin it) cos the rest of them always break it!

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    "Somehow, I can always get stuff fixed"

    (i wouldnt be very good at my job otherwise!)

    Unless its unfixable, and then i'll fix it with a sledgehammer

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    I went for "Bit 'o Both" because the only reason i haven't wrecked the system i have is because Mike helped me build the thing step by step

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    Only thing I've killed is an MSI KT3 mobo, no great loss

    I usually fix stuff till it breaks and the fix it again

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    not killed anything yet *touch wood* and fixed (read: bodged to working) a fair bit, including an Oki printer using a piece of card and a magnet

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    BOTH: you get so much better at fixing things if you break them first

    I'm a avid non-follower of the adage "if it ain't broke don't fix it" ... that's what upgrading is all about.

    .... however, my current lack of patience with all things PC owing to the sheer number of technical support calls (outside of work) technical support queries within work (in addition to my current job) means I usually find it less stressful just to buy an upgrade than fix a problem with the current one

    You can't do anything on PC's these days without having to configure/troubleshoot/update - even playing a new game takes some time to find the optimum configuration ... argh I sometimes wonder if having a console would be easier

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