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Things you wish your computer could do

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Ste11aeres, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Ste11aeres

    Ste11aeres Moderator Staff Member

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    My computer does all sorts of amazing things.
    But I wish it would provide air-conditioning in summer (which my house doesn't have), and significant heat in winter.
     
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    bentHnau Exploding Radical

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    I'd be satisfied with more useful error messages...but automatic volume control would be nice.
     
  3. JohnH

    JohnH Well-Known Member

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    Instill in me a desire to use it only for very brief periods, and then go and do useful and productive things with my time instead of sitting in front of it. :)
     
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    Shiznown Well-Known Member

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    I don't wish this, but I had a dream one time I used my computer to cook eggs lol.
     
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    umbrellabeach Well-Known Member

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    I wish some of the F buttons could play, pause, and control volume. The buttons on my old computer did that and they're the only thing I miss about it.
     
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    zurb Eschewer of Obfuscation

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    Ahhh, that one my new laptop does have, but I'm really going to miss my HD activity light. It's always reassuring that the computer is still actually doing something :)
     
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    I asked mine to control the world but it said " I'm sorry Dave but I'm afraid I can't do that "
     
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  8. Anon88

    Anon88 GamerDork

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    I wish my computer could be my buddy and keep me company when I'm bored (in a coming alive and talking/thinking sort of way without the deadly cyberdine, terminator effects). Perhaps more like Jarvis in ironman. It'd also be cool if it could make me a nice meal. We'd be the best of friends.
     
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    More like the "Weird Science" Kelly Le Brock character ?
     
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    Anon88 GamerDork

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    Not that energetic. Lol. I'd rather not have to move from my lazy PC or gamer position.
     
  11. zurb

    zurb Eschewer of Obfuscation

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    How about Max Headroom? Automan? Haha, every aspie needs their personal Cursor!
    Probably showing my age here :)
    [Edited after posting, as per most of my posts]
     
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  12. Anon88

    Anon88 GamerDork

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    A little too creepy, but yeah I guess something a little closer to that. Though, the guy who played him was pretty funny in Honey I Shrunk The Kids. Lol
     
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    Harrison The Mad Taoist

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    No, too creepy. It has the potential to be a surveillance device. It seems it is internet connected so it could be hacked.
     
  15. Harrison

    Harrison The Mad Taoist

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    I live in a country with the highest level of surveillance already in place, cameras everywhere etc so something like this isn't going to add to the creepiness of the UK :)

    Plus I'm so boring in my life that anyone watching would find another job!
     
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    I wish it could tell my clients when they had actually found a bug, and when they were just being idiots.
     
  17. bentHnau

    bentHnau Exploding Radical

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    You might like the movie Her. It's about a guy who gets into a relationship with his operating system.
     
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    wyverary Bare-footed hippie V.I.P Member

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    I was about to mention this, actually, as this thread made me think of it! :) However, I think I would be a little creeped out myself if my OS were sentient, heh. (Though it would certainly be nice if the speech-to-text could sound like Scarlett Johannsen.)

    I wish my computer would keep my living space clean. No, seriously. Like how ET was able to levitate those objects to show where his home planet was.
     
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    GoofKing All your bases are belong to us

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    I wish my computer had lasers on it and a death ray :p I also wish my computer was a robot that could clean up my room or do my chores :D
     
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    I would appreciate items ordered online via the computer arriving instantly! Or instant food. Both would be brilliant.