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Judy Patch's Guide to Computer Hardware
January 12, 2007 1:57 PM   Subscribe


 
Very informative, thanks.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:58 PM on January 12, 2007


This is leet webpage. It uses archive.org mirrors of imageshack-hosted images.
posted by rxrfrx at 2:00 PM on January 12, 2007


That clears up a lot of questions I've had.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:00 PM on January 12, 2007


There isn't enough information on this site - they don't tell you where the "any" key is - I've been looking for years.
posted by Sk4n at 2:00 PM on January 12, 2007


I recently purchased an 'Any' key. It now lives where my 'Esc' lived. I also have "Oh Shit", "Fuck It!", and "Porno" keys. Not sure where to put them although F13-F15 are promising candidates.
posted by Fezboy! at 2:07 PM on January 12, 2007


Gawd, my eyes! It buuurns!
posted by Merlyn at 2:08 PM on January 12, 2007


This is a self-link.
posted by xod at 2:10 PM on January 12, 2007


Doesn't she also host a call-in show on AM radio?
posted by Baby_Balrog at 2:14 PM on January 12, 2007


I remember reading one of those "tech support stories" once where a guy was complaning that a woman didn't know what he meant when he said "CPU". Of course, he was talking about the case, not the actual microprocessor...
posted by delmoi at 2:20 PM on January 12, 2007


Give it some time.
It's a working progress.
posted by Floydd at 2:21 PM on January 12, 2007


"That clears up a lot of questions I've had."

Oh man, this site just keeps creating more questions for me:

Isn't "HDD Disk Drive" redundant?

Why are Celeron and Pentium compared to A.M.D.? Shouldn't Intel be compared to A.M.D, and Celeron and Pentium be compared to Athlon and Duron?

When did the CPU (Central Processing Unit) become known as the motherboard?

Isn't the bright yellow font on pink background hard to read?
posted by bomeezy at 2:29 PM on January 12, 2007


Hmm, if only I had more than 512 mgb of R.A.M., I might be able to discover the name of that delightfully casual font. Or maybe I need more C.P.U. busses.
posted by Partial Law at 2:29 PM on January 12, 2007


Gawd, my eyes! It buuurns!

No kidding. I'm sitting here in a dark office trying to recover from that page. If I blink I can still see it imprinted on my retinas.
posted by octothorpe at 2:30 PM on January 12, 2007


Best of the Web.
posted by anthill at 2:31 PM on January 12, 2007


Angelfire finally restored my web site, a hacker got into my main frame and got my hard drives Ip Address. Im taking donations at my paypal address judy_patch@hotmail.com so I can recover from this unfortunate event and continue to produce my informational CD about how computers work. If everyone could donate $1 I would be much obliged.

C'mon everyone, let's all pitch in...
posted by gottabefunky at 2:31 PM on January 12, 2007


Needs more Comic Sans.
posted by isopraxis at 2:34 PM on January 12, 2007


bomeezy, i've got some cherry real estate in Florida.
posted by cortex at 2:38 PM on January 12, 2007


Is this someone's attempt at a joke? I, for one, refuse to believe this is real, even if it is.
posted by elwoodwiles at 2:45 PM on January 12, 2007


A typical HDD Disk Drive

*pic of USB thumb drive*

I daughed.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 2:49 PM on January 12, 2007


This is a joke... right?
posted by lucasks at 2:51 PM on January 12, 2007


Upon further reading of the site it absolutely HAS to be a joke.

"Every Hard drive has a unique IP address. An IP address is used by the internet so the governmnet (sic) can keep track of you."
posted by lucasks at 2:54 PM on January 12, 2007


Every Hard drive has a unique IP address. An IP address is used by the internet so the governmnet can keep track of you. That way if someone is doing something illegal, such as hacking, the government or police can identify this person by their IP address, simmilar to a cars liscence plate.

Some hackers however, have found ways to steal peoples IP address by using special virusses called trojan horses. Once the hacker has stolen someones IP address, they can use it while hacking to avoid being caught.


Could someone please get Sen. Ted Stevens read this on the you tubes
posted by mss at 2:57 PM on January 12, 2007


This would be funnier if not so obviously a joke. Somebody tried too hard.
ObMegahurtzPic
posted by exogenous at 3:04 PM on January 12, 2007


The Judy Patch site has been the brunt of jokes in tech forums for some time now.
posted by nickyskye at 3:09 PM on January 12, 2007




of course this is a joke
posted by mrnutty at 3:51 PM on January 12, 2007


Joke. Definitely. Comic Sans, yellow text on a pink background. Misspelling "virusses" and blatantly incorrect information? I vote 'joke'.

Because if it's not, it's tragic beyond words.
posted by quin at 4:02 PM on January 12, 2007


Hoax.
posted by everichon at 4:27 PM on January 12, 2007


It was sort of nostalgic to see angelfire in a URL, though. I think it's been a couple of years. And the last six all said "bandwidth exceeded."
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:44 PM on January 12, 2007


Despite the fact that it is a joke, this is a very good distillation of what a huge section of the population believes.
posted by blacklite at 6:36 PM on January 12, 2007


This has to be a troll. Every single thing is wrong.

If it's not a troll this cruel world doesn't deserve me any more and it's time to shuffle off to points beyond.
posted by loquacious at 9:19 PM on January 12, 2007


I thought the site was so clearly joking that I thought most of the comments here were jokes. \hopelessly confused
posted by Chuckly at 1:43 AM on January 13, 2007


xod: "Judy's Hotmail/MSN messenger account for sale."

So if the Judy Patch site is a joke, is this hacker pulling a third-level metajoke? Or did the pwner get pwned?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:07 AM on January 13, 2007


I hate politicians.
posted by dirigibleman at 2:14 AM on January 13, 2007


Aww.... I had such hopes of us keeping up the joke in this thread! I mean, no true Mefite would fall for this, right?



Right?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:25 AM on January 13, 2007


This looks like it was written by our ISP. When our cable modem wasn't working, the helpful tech support guy told me "just plug it into your hard drive."
posted by Foosnark at 2:18 PM on January 13, 2007


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