Last year for Christmas my 38f husband 40m bought me a new gaming laptop. I don’t have a lot of games, I like The Sims and Minecraft, but was disappointed when my ten year old laptop finally died and I could no longer play them.
I have used this new laptop to play my games maybe five times in the last year. Any time I want to use it, he is on it. When I tell him I want to load up one of my games he says to let him finish his match. He eats while he is using it, even though I have asked him repeatedly not to do that because it makes the keys greasy and gross. He’s dropped my lap desk twice because he keeps forgetting it’s plugged in and I had to get a new one.
Last night I wanted to play and the second I turned it on he said that he needed it for a match with friends. I told him that I was using it and he would have to wait. The entire time I was playing he was talking to his friend and making passive aggressive comments about how I was hogging the computer and he’d be on when I was done being stubborn. I got angry enough that I just logged off Minecraft and went to bed.
This morning I woke up early and deleted his profile off my laptop and changed the password. When he came downstairs he said he had a D&D game lined up and needed it, and I told him no. That it was my laptop that if he needs a laptop he needs to buy himself one. I told him that I deleted his profile and changed the password because he could not respect that this was my laptop.
Now he’s mad at me and demanding I reinstall all of his games and profile. I refused and told him that he didn’t respect my things and needs to get his own.
AITA for taking my laptop back?
Like why wouldn't anyone want the convenience of just knowing they're protected by simply sliding something over the camera?
Don't come into the comment section ranting about how you can just buy these or put a piece of tape over your camera or whatever. I KNOW. My point is that this should just be a part of default design. I personally find putting stuff over the camera a bit annoying especially when I have to actually use my cameras for meetings and then have to replace the tape or whatever I'm using.
I'm just shocked that after all these years especially with home security hacks and everything happening...no one really cares to add this. Yes you can buy the little slide things as add ons or whatever but it's never there by default and it's just dumb.
My husband gets extremely annoyed and mad at me whenever I close the lid of my work laptop when he's around. I work from home permanently so it is a recurring argument. I close it because I work in HR, and at the company I work at we have a very strict policy to keep all data confidential. He argues that he doesn't care about any of the information he might see about my company and he wouldn't use it for anything, so I shouldn't be so protective. He also claims that he is not even looking/reading what is on my screen. But I see that he does in fact go out of his way to look at my screen. For example even if I am sitting in front of the laptop at a desk, and he is standing facing me but between the desk and me, and we're having a conversation, he will turn his head away from me and towards the screen for a couple seconds. Everytime. I do think it is a reflex and unintentional - like when the TV is on in a room you will find yourself looking at it. So he definitely does look at it, and while I believe that he wouldn't misuse the data he might accidentally see, I still like to make sure he cannot actually see anything so whenever I catch him looking at it, I close the lid. Then he flips, saying I don't trust him, and I'm too uptight and protective. I shall also add that I do not hide my phone or private laptop from him this way, I only do this with my company laptop. Am I the asshole?
I'll try to be quick here. My M27 former girlfriend died from a brain tumor. We were together for 13 years. Her parents were our neighbors we basically grew up together. Had many great memories together. She had a great sense of humer, Had unique and funny nicknames for me that my family uses til today. Her family and mine were as one. We spent every occasion together and I had videos and pictures of family trips/occasions. Losing her was huge. My mom always says she lost a daughter and it was hard and devastating to experience this loss.
Me and my fiancèe F25 recently got engaged. I moved in with her and I brought some stuff with me. Things from my deceased GF and family.
My fiancèe would argue with my mom saying she makes her feel uncomfortable whenever she speaks about my deceased GF. I explained several times that my former was literally family to my mom and everyone else. My fiancee suddenly stopped going to visit. Last week she was using my laptop to shop online. And she asked about the videos I had of my former GF and her family. I showed her the videos and how my family and her family were larticipating so there was nothing personal just a family celebrating an occasion. She focused on the video I had of my GF's birthday at the hospital 2 weeks before she passed away. I really thought nothing of it because she said she wasn't bothered and that she understood how important those videos are.
Yesterday. I came back from the store after I left my laptop charging in the livingroom. She went into the kitchen to make lunch while I started working on my laptop. I noticed that my videos were gone. I freaked out thinking I might've moved them but I searched and couldn't find them. I asked my fiancèe if she was using my laptop she said yes. I asked if she deleted the videos she first said she had no idea then admitted she did it "accidently" I asked her to explain and her story didn't make sense. I told her that those weren't just my gf's videos. Those were family memories that I cherished so much. I lost it and she said that i should never hurt her feelings and start an argument like that. She said she already told me she had no problem with keeping those videos and that I'm being harsh on her.
I asked since she said she had no problem and that she was understanding of how important this is to me then why she deleted those videos. It was deliberate because only the videos were deleted and nothing else. I called her childish and I left to stay with my fa... keep reading on reddit ➡
Inspired by some of the recent posts about technology woes in school settings, I have one from my middle school years.
I was part of a technology pilot program which wanted every kid to have a laptop to accompany their schooling. My school, being in an affluent neighborhood, assumed that every student would bring their own half-decent laptop to class and said they would provide laptops to those that could not afford them. They were right to think that this would be a fairly small amount, at least initially. My parents were unable to buy a laptop after some troubling financial situations arose, so we asked the school to provide one.
Ooooh boy, what a hunk of junk that was.
The total polar opposite of the "top-end" fancy laptops available at the time, it had the computing power of synthetic peanut butter and had the resolution of a knock-off kaleidoscope. I had a lot of fun with that machine.
Anyway, it was very very slow in comparison to what my peers were using. The school, in their infinite wisdom, thought that the (not exaggerating here, I tested it) ten times slower response time would not be an issue. I informed them that I would be at a significant disadvantage to the other students, but they brushed it off. I was near the top of my class but not by so far I could just take a handicap like that. But alas, all that protest was in vain. Well, if they wanted it that way, that's what they were going to get.
The first computer-based test, 30 minutes:
My classmates finished after 15-20 minutes. Guess who was stuck there nearly an hour AFTER MY CLASSMATES? Yeah, that was fun. Somehow this was my fault though. The teachers proctoring knew it wasn't. The IT department knew it wasn't. Yet, it was still my fault for being slow. I got reprimanded for that.
So come the next test, I asked to take the test on paper instead. The leader of the pilot program went on this long lecture about how the "experience" is different. Fuck off, it's a math test how much more different can it be? After another excruciatingly long testing period, the teacher slid me a copy of the paper test and said he'd overlook it for now (my favorite teacher by the way) and submit the test through his own account citing technology troubles. Lo and behold, it's literally no different from the test I was just taking.
A few days after taking that second test, parents started complaining. Can you guess why? A student who gets good grades is also allowed 2x extra time? Yeah, that totally... keep reading on reddit ➡
Yes, this is the same entitled aunt that called CPS on my father because he refused to co-sign for her to get a new car. This happened in 2016 and is a much "lighter" story that the first one I told. I bought a new laptop because even though the old one was only a year old, it didn't perform the way I wanted to and was fed up with it. I don't know how my aunt found out I got a new laptop but she did. A few days after I got my new computer she "volunteered" to pick my younger sister up from her high school track practice and when I went to open the door my aunt was standing at the door with my sister. "Hi sweetie! I heard you got a new laptop, what are you planning on doing with the old one?" she immediately asked. I sighed, "Well, I'm not done transferring the files over to the new one yet. But I'm planning on keeping it around." And she immediately asks: "Can I have it?" I hesitated: "I have a lot of sensitive information on my laptop and I would rather keep it." And my aunt asked: "Well can't you just erase all that information?" I explained that it wasn't that easy and in the wrong hands that information could be used against me and that I would be keeping the laptop, I didn't tell her that I didn't trust my aunt's friends (especially after she let an escaped convict live with her for a while, but that's another story for another time). She just huffed and pulled the whole: "But we're FaMiLy!" Followed by: "I'll be talking to your dad about it." As soon as my aunt left I sent my dad a text saying about how she wanted my old laptop but I didn't want to give it to her. My dad said that we would discus things more when he got home and to NOT give my laptop to my aunt.
Well after dinner my aunt stopped by again because my sister left a pen in her car and she wanted to drop it off (which was a huge load of bull, I knew why she was there). So my aunt goes: "So, OP are you done with your old laptop?" And I told her: "No, I'm not but I'm not giving you my old laptop." She then turned to my father: "Do you believe that!? She won't give me her old computer she has a new one." And my father told her: "Why should OP give you her old laptop? It's hers, she gets to decide what to do with it." My aunt goes: "Can't you make her give it to me?" My father: "Nope. She's an adult and she bought the laptop with her own money. Not to mention, wife and I were planning on buying it off of her because her younger sister's laptop broke." My Aunt: "You're going to b... keep reading on reddit ➡
Ahhh it’s no big deal i thought as I got in the car, it’s fully charged if I need to do any work tonight and I’ll be in in the morning.
I went the all decade with this laptop and i had of fun with it. It served well. I mostly played emu games and light web browsing. This year i had the urge play a newer games and i decided to give me new year gift. Just posting this because i read a lot of stuff that helped towards picking parts. Thank you redditors. You don't know but you may be helping someone without knowing. Parts breakdown:
Ryzen 5 1600AF Cooler Master Hyper 212 Gigabyte B450m DS3H 32gb ram 3000mh CL16 from Crucial GTX 1660 Super Galax White SSD Samsumg 970 evo Plus 500gb, boot drive 2x SSD Team Group T-Force 480gb, no hard drivers anymore, Yay.
My brother borrowed one of his spare cases, it's a segotep something. I haven't
cable management decently yet once i do that i'll post pictures. Everything is working fine and with good temps. Thank you once again.