As was foretold, we've added advertisements to the forums! If you have questions, or if you encounter any bugs, please visit this thread: https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/240191/forum-advertisement-faq-and-reports-thread/

Computer (or technology) Rage

ZiggymonZiggymon Registered User regular
edited January 2007 in Games and Technology
I don't know if this is in the right forum but since its tech related i'll try here.

Right im currently doing an illustration course at university and I have a project which involves using an article from a newspaper. My article is about computer rage (rage as in anger, flipping out vented aggression towards things)

(Basically the article was very basic but there was a term used called 'mouse rage' which was people getting stressed with viewing websites and throwing their mouse at the screen)

So if anyone would like to help (and i'd much appreciate) have any personal experiences of rage towards technology that i can use as a starting point for my project?

Thanks in advance

Ziggymon on

Posts

  • Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Rage like fury and anger or rage like something British that I don't know about?

    Wasn't the virus from 28 Days Later named Rage and from England?

    Lord Jezo on
    Clipboard03.jpg
    I KISS YOU!
  • Black IceBlack Ice Charlotte, NCRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Maybe we can help more if you tell us what computer rage is?

    Is it computers not working?

    Is it people becoming angry and throwing their computers out the window in rage?

    Black Ice on
  • EvanderEvander Disappointed Father Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    you might want to try actually explaining what you are tqlking about, rather han just handing us vague terms

    Evander on
  • Big DookieBig Dookie Smells great! Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Not sure what computer rage is, but the first thing I think of when reading that term is this.

    Big Dookie on
    Steam | Twitch
    Oculus: TheBigDookie | XBL: Dook | NNID: BigDookie
  • darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    i get modem rage a lot. Our internet frequently dies, for whatever reason (dodgy wiring, faulty modem, something on my pc that hates the internet, or a stupid, lousy ISP), but this thing can drop off at any time. Sometimes it'll come back on and work fine for hours, other times it'll just drop every 2 minutes and be completely unusable.
    This often sends me into a flurry of expletives that would make a tourrettes sufferer look twice.

    darleysam on
    forumsig.png
  • HAKdragonHAKdragon Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    3drageii%2Bdvd.jpg

    HAKdragon on
    hakdragon.png
  • JJJJ DailyStormer Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    When computers work I am happy when something doesn't work I swear a lot and my face turns red while I flip off the monitor.

    Also, there is a German boy who is terrible at Unreal Tournament.

    JJ on
  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    The Rage was ATi's first main foray into graphics cards, where it competed fairly decently but was basically an also-ran compared to 3DFX. It does have the distinction of being the series with the first dual-GPU card, the Rage Fury Maxx, which was overpriced and underpowered for the money. As far as I know, there's been no dual-GPU card after that until nVidia decided to try with the 7950GX2, which was also overpriced and underpowered for the money.

    The Rage line, like every other graphics card of the time, was rendered (no pun intended) completely and embarrasingly obsolete when the GeForce 256 was released, although ATi still uses the chip for 2D acceleration in some server motherboards.

    edit: beaten. damn. But hey, I had more words.

    Daedalus on
  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Buh.... why not use the article?

    STOP MAKING US DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

    Synthetic Orange on
  • SNESSNES Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Big Dookie wrote:
    Not sure what computer rage is, but the first thing I think of when reading that term is this.

    Wow. Who in the world filmed that?

    SNES on
    MP:H-2019-3115-7752
    MKDS Friend Code: 476-802-986-689
    AC:WW Friend Code:3823-1420-6253
    Pokemon Friend Code: 3222 2050 0417
  • Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    SNES wrote:
    Big Dookie wrote:
    Not sure what computer rage is, but the first thing I think of when reading that term is this.

    Wow. Who in the world filmed that?
    Apparently, the kids dad(secretly, of course)

    Gorilla Salad on
  • WankyWanky Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Wanky on
  • ZiggymonZiggymon Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Ok sorry for the poor explaination, i've edited my OP a little it should sort things out.

    Im actually looking for personal experiences rather than funny or extreme cases shown online, but thanks for the info.

    Ziggymon on
  • JAEFJAEF Unstoppably Bald Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    This one time after mashing my hand raw on a Mario Party 3 game which I lost by a hair I delicately placed the N64 controller on the carpetted floor and then castrated myself.

    JAEF on
  • METAzraeLMETAzraeL Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Senor Fish wrote:
    SNES wrote:
    Big Dookie wrote:
    Not sure what computer rage is, but the first thing I think of when reading that term is this.

    Wow. Who in the world filmed that?
    Apparently, the kids dad(secretly, of course)
    It was funnier at first when I thought he was just speaking jibberish, but that is hilarious.

    Um, sometimes I smack the computer in the hopes that it will help like it did on my old TV. It doesn't :x

    METAzraeL on

    dream a little dream or you could live a little dream
    sleep forever if you wish to be a dreamer
  • JamesDMJamesDM Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I broke a keyboard in half once... but it had nothing to do with being angry at the computer... A younger me had anger issues and my girlfriend was being a total smat.

    JamesDM on
    If you have any complaints about this poster then feel free to: Иди на хуй, Сучьи :D

    Steam, PSN, XBL, Xfire and everything else JamesDM
  • JajukaJajuka Registered User new member
    edited January 2007
    I used to nearly twist my NES controller in HALF when I had trouble with games. I've also bloodied my hand by PUNCHING my PC and monitor at work. Nothing ever happened to the PC or monitor, but my hand really hurt. I think employers need to make sure that the PCs that their employees are using are working properly and not too slow. There's nothing worse than working on a slower-than-dirt computer for 8 hours straight.

    I actually work on an IT Dept now. :P

    Jajuka on
    jajuka81.png
  • EinhanderEinhander __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2007
    I twisted a $25 Dual Shock 2 in half once out of sheer fury. I don't mean cracked it, or made a crease, I fucking NegCon'd it. One piece was in each hand.

    After that I was pretty angry at myself for destroying a controller.

    I think that is the only time I have ever had "technology rage" that manifested itselfphysically, or even as anything more than a string of obsceneties that would make a sailor blush.

    Einhander on
  • ZiggymonZiggymon Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Some really excellent stories there. thanks for all you're help.

    Oh, and please if anyone has more stories involving sheer rage to a beloved or hated device please share.

    Ziggymon on
  • WicketW.WarrickWicketW.Warrick Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I never get angry. If I get angry feelings I just bottle them up and hope to one day explode in a burst of fury and anger like the Hulk. That's right, I wanna be the Hulk.

    WicketW.Warrick on
    94970502bg8.png
  • DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    My patience is lauded by all who know me. I'm not being egotistical here, I'm just setting this up for you.

    The only times I have ever flipped out and got really pissed (wall punching pissed) was when I was working with computers. The problem is that computers are so complex, yet so simple. The likelyhood that a computer, particularly a Windows computer in the late 90s, early 00s would suddenly STOP WORKING or start doing something weird was incredibly frustrating. Before I learned what spyware was and how to prevent it, I was plagued by slow performance despite top of the line hardware.

    Delzhand on
  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Maybe something like this instead?

    That a better example?

    Nocren on
    newSig.jpg
Sign In or Register to comment.