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PR-0927
08-24-2004, 05:58 PM
Well, as some people know, my computer is sorta...four years old...using a nVidia TNT 2 Pro. Well, today, I was telling my mom that for my birthday I should get a new graphics card rather than the Star Wars: Original Trilogy DVD's. Well, then my mom told me that my dad was thinking about getting a new computer. Now, I was shocked!! I thought, I also want a better graphics card!! So, I was thinking, that I have to convince my dad to get a better graphics card for the new computer (if we do get a new one). My dad is usually nice, unless you offend him, talk about games excessively, or be stupid. He becomes happy when I get good grades too. Now, that made no sense, but, my dad doesn't really like games at all...I mean, he bought me an XBOX, and before that, a Playstation (very first one...no anti-skip stuff).

What I need help in is...to convince my dad to get a better graphics card for the new computer (if we get one...). Also, here is an example of what would happen if I asked for a better graphics card:


"Hey, dad, can we get a new graphics card?"

"Why?"

"Well, there is a really nice game coming out, and it might not work on the computer's graphics card..."

"You need to stop wasting your time with games. Find something productive to do."


Now, he might be a bit nicer if I hadn't been playing video games for a while, or if I was studying (and he knew I was, he usually thinks I'm on the computer when I am not). Or even, if I got good grades. I try to go on the computer before he gets home, so he doesn't end up telling me to not go, or asking that I would do on the computer...

At least, that never happened yet. I mean, I never asked him, but there is a 99% chance that he'd say that. He is usually an understanding person, but, at the same time, usually not.

I hope you guys can help me.

:fett:

GothiX
08-24-2004, 06:02 PM
Find work.

Tyrion
08-24-2004, 06:06 PM
Study somewhere where he can see you.

Get good grades.

Find work.

Kill your dad and assume his identity to buy yourself goodies.

Pie™
08-24-2004, 06:10 PM
rob a bank

sell your body (to the night)

PR-0927
08-24-2004, 06:19 PM
Umm, where I live, I can't get a job until I am 15...and I will get a job.

I do get good grades, I got straight A's in my past school year (9th grade). Study where he can see me...that's in the family room...infront of the T.V., which annoys me...

:fett:

IG-64
08-24-2004, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by Majin Revan
Umm, where I live, I can't get a job until I am 15...and I will get a job.

I do get good grades, I got straight A's in my past school year (9th grade). Study where he can see me...that's in the family room...infront of the T.V., which annoys me...

:fett:

Find work also means around the home as well. Mow the lawn, do the dishes, ect.

And if the tv annoys you, get earplugs or listen to music or something. I'm homeschooled and I have to work all day around my moms watching fox news.



Btw, Majin Revan, just a suggestion of watching what you put as your sig at the end of your post, that smilie does affect what ppl view as your personality. Which to me it makes you look kinda stupid, nothing personal.

PR-0927
08-24-2004, 06:48 PM
Well, our lawn mower is broken, and the dishes get washed by the dishwasher. I do chores though, it is expected of me, without being complimented or anything.

As it should be as well.

Oh, and I think Boba Fett PWN's all!!

:fett:

El Sitherino
08-24-2004, 06:57 PM
tell him you'd like better video playback performance. thus you need a new video card ;)

PR-0927
08-24-2004, 07:00 PM
Well, that one is actually good. But, I don't watch videos on my computer...yet.

:fett:

Joe©
08-24-2004, 07:19 PM
just not to long ago I had the same problem, all I have to say is that good things come to those who wait, and wait, and wait...



anyway I waited four years for a Radeon 9800 Pro and am now enjoying the time I have on the computer in fact that is why I have not been to LF in a long time.

IamTheJoeBeforeJedi

RoxStar
08-24-2004, 07:34 PM
Build your own computer.

IG-64
08-24-2004, 07:44 PM
Originally posted by Majin Revan

Oh, and I think Boba Fett PWN's all!!

:fett:

Make a stupid post like this that lags me again and further smiting will occur. ~Jed

oops :< ~IG-64

TiE23
08-24-2004, 07:56 PM
Make up a total bull**** responce, like say a video card really helps email performance, or something (But not as stupid as my idea) :D

TiE

Acrylic
08-24-2004, 07:58 PM
Just tell him that it makes the computer run faster. But, don't get the most best one. Get like a 9800 pro.

Tyrion
08-24-2004, 08:05 PM
Originally posted by IG-64
http://www.starwars.com/databank/droid/ig88/img/eu_bg.jpg


That picture looks...wrong...:eek:

TiE23
08-24-2004, 08:07 PM
Say it clinicly proven to work better and longer than Viagra.

He will buy it in a heart beat :D

TiE

Anthony
08-24-2004, 08:19 PM
Yeah...that picture looks wrong.... *BLARF*

Phatty
08-24-2004, 08:26 PM
Say that it will enhance your learning for school :rolleyes:.....


as for the picture...get your minds outta the gutter :naughty:

Anthony
08-24-2004, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by Phatty
as for the picture...get your minds outta the gutter :naughty:


:eek: O_o

Ew

Phatty
08-24-2004, 08:35 PM
Originally posted by Anthony
:eek: O_o

Ew
See thats exactly what i am talking about :rolleyes: ;)

Anthony
08-24-2004, 08:52 PM
Uh, never mind, I read what you said wrong.

IG-64
08-24-2004, 09:00 PM
YOU PEOPLE MAKE ME SICK

Anthony
08-24-2004, 09:05 PM
O_O"




Eeep! Please don't hurt me!

Tyrion
08-24-2004, 09:40 PM
Originally posted by IG-64
YOU PEOPLE MAKE ME SICK

THANK YOU!

PR-0927
08-24-2004, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by TiE 23
Make up a total bull**** responce, like say a video card really helps email performance, or something (But not as stupid as my idea) :D

TiE


Yeah...but, he's a computer genious, and even knows some computer languages. He has a PHD in Physics.

:fett:

El Sitherino
08-24-2004, 10:10 PM
Originally posted by IG-64
YOU PEOPLE MAKE ME SICK

SHUT UP!

RoxStar
08-24-2004, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by Majin Revan
Yeah...but, he's a computer genious, and even knows some computer languages. He has a PHD in Physics.

:fett:

Make him buy a Dell that comes with an FX 5200. Or buy your own bloody card :rolleyes:

acdcfanbill
08-24-2004, 10:17 PM
find a program that he would like, if he is a geography buff a fancy 3d map program, that would be videocard dependant and tell him that a better video card would allow you to use this program to do your favorite thing better. ;)

Mike Windu
08-24-2004, 10:18 PM
OMGWTFBBQCAKE IG-88 JUST BEAT THREEPIO OUT OF THE TITLE GOLDENROD!

Jed
08-24-2004, 10:33 PM
IG, don't know what you've been smoking, but stop derailing the thread.

Majin, you've found the right man :D

Does he support your modelling of computer games? If he knows programming languages, he might understand your compassion for that. Tell him that a better video card could help your modelling.

Uh...all I can think of at the moment.

Astrotoy7
08-25-2004, 05:47 AM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
tell him you'd like better video playback performance. thus you need a new video card ;)

yeah. if you guys have a digital video camera, tell him to get a good graphics card, a firewire slot and a dvd burner so you can edit all your home movies and put them onto DVD, not to mention transfers of old VHS onto DVD....

...worked for me.......its what I tell the taxman every year and I get I nice big refund for my rental notebook, meaning that I pay effectively $0 for it......

mtfbwya

Sabretooth
08-25-2004, 06:35 AM
Get/Borrow a 3D Editing Software, without your dad's knowledge.

See if the 3D Editing Software works, if it does, delete a crucial .dll file from the directory, so that it doesn't.

Tell your dad that you have decided to become a graphics designer and that you want to start with it now, but your graphic card can't support it, and you feel it is unfair. (Makesure it is something like Maya, 3D Max or something, not a Game Editor)

If your dad is generous enough, you can expect a graphic card. Be sure to "use" the program when your dad is around though.

PR-0927
08-25-2004, 10:04 AM
Well, right now, he is off in Korea (he always oes on meetings trips for KSU, he works with liquid crystals), and he sent me an e-mail, to a reply of mine in which I asked about the new computer. He told me that I should use it for programming (he is teaching me C, and later C++ for modding), learning more about computers, and not just gaming. I told him I would use it for those three things, burning CD's, modding, doing homework, and surfing the web. I also had a small request...a better graphics card. I asked him if I could get a Dell, as we have two Dells in our house, the one I'm using now (Dell OptiPlex GX400), and my crappy Dell Inspiron 7000 Laptop.

In the request, I said that some very good games won't work, and some current games get a bit laggy (rarely though :D ).

So, think it'll work? He told me to look for "more computer for less money, not expensive computers with less stuff. Sounds like Dell to me, and he told me to look in Consumer Reports.

Jed, thanks for the advice, that might come in handy. I think he knows that I model, but he usually knows the problem of every program, and knows what programs use what types of hardware...

Thanx again!!

:fett:

Astrotoy7
08-25-2004, 10:15 AM
Sheesh, you just gotta be honest and say whats its for, but do try and use it for something practical too.....I dont think you'll get too far pulling the wool over his eyes, seeing he has a physics PhD, that's darn clever !

*Votes Majin's Dad Cleverest Swampers Dad*

my dad made lollies :D

mtfbwya

Anthony
08-25-2004, 11:49 AM
Say you like to do video editing or picture editing or something to do with graphics.

jokemaster
08-25-2004, 01:12 PM
Spout off enough techno babble to confuse a star trek fan.....