Why CERTAIN people should not own Computers....

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  1. Anachronism
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    My beloved mother has just ruined my weekend. She called me about 10 minutes ago to tell me that her computer has a virus and that I need to drive 75 minutes each way from my home to hers tomorrow to fix it.

    How did she get this virus you ask.... She broke one of the CARDINAL RULES of email.... She opened an email with no subject and no text and clicked the link inside that email. Why would she do something that STUPID?!?!?! Because the email came from one of my email accounts (a Hotmail account) that got HACKED on Thursday.

    When she got the email account three years ago my two brothers and I wrote her a list of about a dozen "E-Mail Commandments". Among them was the previously stated... "Thou Shalt NOT open ANY email that does not have a SUBJECT, Regardless of WHO it is FROM." and "Thou Shalt NOT click on ANY link in an email unless you KNOW where it's sending you." She's now broken those Commandments 3 or 4 times now.

    I'm almost at a point to tell her that we're closing her email account because she can't follow the simple instructions we've given her. It's not like she's in her 80's. She's 65 and works with computers EVERY DAY.

    I love my mother, I cannot strangle her.... I love my mother, I cannot strangle her.... I love my mother, I cannot strangle her.... I love my mother, I cannot strangle her.... I love my mother, I cannot strangle her.... I love my mother, I cannot strangle her.... I love my mother, I cannot strangle her....

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    That SUCKS!
     
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    Yes it does. I HAD plans to get a bunch of stuff done around the apartment tomorrow, but now that's totally out the window because I'll end up spending most of the afternoon down there trying to remedy an issue that never should have come up.
     
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    I send out e-mails without subjects all the time. But just to a few special people.
     
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    If I was one of those special people, they would get deleted without having ever been opened. If it happened regularly enough, your email address would get blocked.
     
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    My mother forwards chain letters. I've told her to stop but parents these days never listen.
     
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    Couldn't a hacker put something in the subject column that could apply to anyone? What's the big deal?
     
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    Don't you love those e-mails with 30 or 40 other addresses attached. I feel so special!
     
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    I think all of us spend a good per cent of our lives remedying issues that should never come up. No :eusa_boohoo: sympathy for you......
     
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    Why be a jerk about it? :confused:
     

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