Uh Oh First problem w/Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Chrycopsycho, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. Chrycopsycho macrumors member

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    Hello all. I seem to have a problem with my new iMac. Every time I start it up, I lose like 3-4 hours time, surfing the net, playing DVD's, visiting Itunes, buying music, word processing etc. Now, as if that's not bad enough, It looks like I'm going to have a another problem when I have to buy the new iPhone coming out in July. To make matters worse, my wife keeps migrating from her PC to my Mac, so now SHE is experiencing these problems as well and it appears as if I'm going to be forced to buy HER a Mac. Any suggestions would be appreciated.....
    Chris
     
  2. tocyk macrumors member

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  3. Chrycopsycho thread starter macrumors member

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    Noooo that's no fun!!! Then I'd be stuck on a PC again! I'd consider getting rid of the wife, but the cost of that would force me to wait on the iPhone.....
     
  4. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    I am misunderstanding what your problem is. What do you mean "you are losing 3 - 4 hours time, etc?

    What exactly is your problem?
     
  5. catachip macrumors regular

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joke
     
  6. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    DOH!

    I got suckered into this.:rolleyes:

    I guess I've been spending too much time on this forum helping too many people at the same time.

    MY BAD. :p
     
  7. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    ROFLMAO... on how many people thought this was a real problem.........

    To the OP... I agree. I have been having the same problem. It just sucks. And like you, my wife is now on my computer more then hers too. I have thought about seeking help for this, but the geniuses at the apple store have not been very successful in treating me or my wife. I fear this might become an epidemic.
     
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  9. Chrycopsycho thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm afraid this wouldn't work; She seems to have her heart set on a NEW Macbook. It will be cheaper to buy her that than get rid of her. In fact, if I get rid of her she'll take my MAC, my house and the shirt off my back, so I'd then be chilly AND stuck on a PC in my car....And I wouldn't be able to afford the new iPhone to boot..........
     
  10. operator207 macrumors 6502

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    As long as you do not have a portable Mac, and you have the ability to "forget" your cell phone, you can always go visit the big blue room. Its fun, though because of your "condition", you may wish to wear dark shaded glasses for the first few hours. You do not want to get "burn in" to your retinas.
     
  11. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    great to see a non problem...a little light humor never hurt around here :)
     
  12. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    get rid of your wife!?!! :(:D:eek::rolleyes::mad: how could you?!! ;)

    [/sarcasm]

    this thread is epic.
     
  13. Morod macrumors 68000

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    Good God, it's contagious!

    I have this exact same problem! I even went down to the local Apple Store today, and somehow I escaped without opening the checkbook!
    My wife is great, but my iMac never questions me unless it has to! :D
    Morod
     
  14. mr.light macrumors 6502

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    You could put an Apple sticker on her PC. The husband of a colleague of mine did that when she asked for a new Mac. She was not impressed!
    I thought it was funny as hell though!:D
     
  15. Beric macrumors 68020

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    I'm afraid I have the same problem. Can anyone help?
     
  16. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Sorry, folks, but years of research have produced no cure for this problem.
     
  17. Chrycopsycho thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! This is precisely why I posted this. I was hoping it would brighten someone's day.
    Chris
     

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