Gadget problems divide the sexes

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  1. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Any truth in this? Confirmation that guys never seem to RTFM and women do? :)

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  2. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Um, duh. "So, now that we've fixed that little problem of yours... uh, what are you wearing?"

    Is this some new revelation. I think we all know that women prefer appliances that "benefit them" as opposed to men who want to conquer them. :D
     
  3. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    How come in all the statistics they don't mention the percentage of callers whom are men and those whom are women? If they point out all the other differences between men and women for tech calls why not this. Though that data may be misleading as one gender may be more inclined to get help from someone they know and solve the problem before resorting to tech support than the other.
     
  4. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Gadgets have instruction manuals? I'm from the old school - f with it until it works.
     
  5. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    If it moves and shouldnt, use duct tape. If it doesnt move and should, use WD-40. Its the manly way.
     
  6. TheOnlyJon macrumors 6502a

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    The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
     
  7. savoirfaire macrumors 6502

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    Or as I've heard somewhere:

    Duct tape is like the Force: it has a dark side, a light side, and it holds the universe together.
     
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Um......we're talking about gadgets, not women. :confused:
     
  9. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Um, a Hot Topic shirt? :rolleyes: :p :D
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I like that. :)

    Can I use it as my sig in addition to the one I have?

    BTW, I didn't realize that gadgets come with instruction manuals. Imagine that. :D
     
  11. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    That gave me a laugh. For anything more complicated than a DVD player I always at least skim the manual.

    I'm the one that sits back while my dad/brother/boyfriend fights and swears then steps over them and presses the right buttons first time. Eejits :eek:
     
  12. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    i've never been a fan of reading manuals on how to operate thing, i always find that exploring the (insert thing here) is easier and remembered better if you actually do it ;)

    for example, you cant learn to drive, reading from a book ;)
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Amen, brother!:D
     
  14. Little HZ macrumors regular

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    ... and that is *such* a lovely feeling, isn't it! ;)
     
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