Do You Beat Your Mouse?

FiZ

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I bottle it all up and explode screaming obscenities in my mic. Yeah, I am one of those annoying bastards ;) .
 

Deadlierchair

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The last time I've really been pissed off has been playing Elastomania a little more than three years ago...man those levels were hard, I'd end up pounding the keyboard on our old P3 Dell tons of times if I'd lose a long way into the level.
 

twyztyr

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kubalaTF said:
Did you get your midget from newegg or zipzoomfly?

None of the above. I live ~10 miles from Peru, IN, the circus capital of the world. You can buy midgets way below wholesale there.
 

starhawk

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:rolleyes: :D send me one, i need to work out my frusturation on this d*** f***ing lappy. :D and i got a looooot o' frusturation.

i tell ya boys, when this thing dies, it's gonna be followed by some spectacular destruction.
 

HardD99

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FiZ said:
I bottle it all up and explode screaming obscenities in my mic. Yeah, I am one of those annoying bastards ;) .

lol, yeah another thing i do, i literally SCREAM "FUUUUUCK!!!!!" at the top of my lungs then give the mouse a slam.

oh yeah let me clear things up so u dont think my ms mouse wasnt made well, i have slammed this thing down for months, sometimes i would pick it up again and check to see if it still worked, it held up pretty good, push the damn pc just pushed me too far and i hit it down as hard as i could twice, that was the end of it :D
 

CompuDrew

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I've never beaten a mouse, but I've destroyed a keyboard or two. ;) I've gotten much better about not destroying my stuff though.
 

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I have never destroyed a keyboard or a mouse but...

When I used to use mice at my computer while playing video games (FPS online games such as SOF2, Planetside etc.) I used to get annoyed after a while and slam my Intelemouse Explorer around once in a while. Some how it got a loose connection in the wiring right before it entered the mouse so I moved the wiring up inside a bit further and i've been using it as my carry around laptop mouse and it still works fine.

For chronic mouse smashers i'd reccomend a trackball. I have yet to pick up my track ball. My problem with the mice was that i'd have to pick it up anyway so it'd be so easy to just hoist it up and pile drive it. LOL!

FPS gaming brings out the worst in people. I can't believe that guy went thourh 15+ keyboards... that's the height of stupidity i'm affraid.
 

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BlindedByScience said:
....old dead hardware (drives are the best), a remote hillside, and a .44 Magnum. Brute force PC hardware stress relief. As such, directed abuse against working hardware is easily avoided......:D

Rock On - B.B.S.

I know an Celery 400 96MB eMachine that needs some TLC. Lets see, the owner's got an HP w/ an Asus BX mobo, 256MB, 700 P3 I just rehabbed, a messed up but bootable Compaq 1.1 he found while dumpster diving last week that I bet I can fix, a 1700+ AXP w/ 512 I tossed together for him out of mostly spare parts, and he's planning on getting a new "gaming capable" rig for x-mas so his teenage daughter can play the Sims 2. Oh, and he's got a laptop, but I forgot the specs. As luck would have it, he also owns a bunch of guns, including his "street sweeper"- a pre (now post...) ban semi automatic shotgun with a pistol grip, folding stock, and a 12 round magazine. I'm thinking a mix of slugs and buckshot would do nicely.
Of course, we'll be stripping out the drives and perhaps a card or two first, but most of it's just useless. Or at least it will be once I return his HP, fix the Compaq, and build him that "Sims 2" rig.

edit: There's also a Quantum Bigfoot I pulled out of that HP (swapped for a 40GB WD400BB) that needs some lovin'... Now if only I had some crap parts of my own...
 

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zandor said:
edit: There's also a Quantum Bigfoot I pulled out of that HP

I just got done installing Win98SE on a Win95 IBM Aptiva that is still using a Quantum Bigfoot from 1997. This was a PII 266 system with 48 meg o' RAM. It was not fun getting the OS installed on that thing. I think it took me less time to install and configure WinXP on my dual PII 266 with 224 meg o' RAM and an eight gig 5400 RPM ATA33 drive. Yes, it actually did take less time for the WinXP install. That is so sad.

I wish I could take the Bigfoot out and shoot the damn thing. Considering every Bigfoot I have ever run into before is long dead, I don't know how this one is even working yet.
 
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i had a an old compaq 486 with a 14.4Kbps modem that i had to use up until only a few years ago (past the year 2000), and like a retarded looking 17" inch monitor which i would always smack around and shove when i got pissed at how slow everything was and how much porn and ads there was on it. When it came time for moving to a different house, there were deep grooves and indentations in the wall behind the monitor from bout 7 years of pounding, and my mommy prompty beat me to a bloody pulp witha 2x4 when she discovered it.
 

twyztyr

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starhawk said:
:rolleyes: :D send me one, i need to work out my frusturation on this d*** f***ing lappy. :D and i got a looooot o' frusturation.

i tell ya boys, when this thing dies, it's gonna be followed by some spectacular destruction.

I have some photos of my brother and I destroying a VCR that ate my VHS copy of Victor Wooten Live at Bass Day 98. Here's one:

VCR7.jpg


I believe he's got a softball bat he's swinging. That's one of the best pictures on the planet. As you can guess from the look of determination on his face, when contact was made, it went about 11 feet.

Oh, and the hole in the bottom is from where I ran it through with a Broadsword. I always keep some broken electronic device handy, just in case my midget can't take any more beating.
 

Ebenol

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No. Seems pretty useless to do. A friend of mine kicks the side of his computer whenever his computer crashes (10+ a day?).
 

starhawk

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Ebenol said:
No. Seems pretty useless to do. A friend of mine kicks the side of his computer whenever his computer crashes (10+ a day?).

hey... that sounds like my lappy! what specs it got?
 

twyztyr

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starhawk said:
:eek: :D :D rotfl MORE PICS!!! gawd that's funny...

I'd have to find them. They're on a CD somewhere, that's the only one that's uploaded anywhere.
 

iNViSiGOD

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Xmas kids in Counter-Strike was the cause of death for several mice and keyboards i once owned. My logitec mouseman took the brunt of it but amazingly survived and to this day its on my Linux box.
 

BlindedByScience

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Ebenol said:
...... A friend of mine kicks the side of his computer whenever his computer crashes (10+ a day?).
Cause, or effect? YOU be the judge.....:D

Regards - B.B.S.
 

GeForceX

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Hmmmmm, cause.

That means the computer's the one screwing up, right?

Not the effect, him kicking it.

-J.
 

dargon

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I'd say both. Computer crashes for some unknown reason the first time (probably stupid windows error), so it gets kicked, which breaks something, leading to repeated kicking later when the broken part randomly fails, resulting in more broken parts.
 

mbmadness

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I guess I'm the biggest idiot of all. Is this the PC Abuse Anonymous thread?

I'm embarrassed to say that Unreal Tournament and UT2K4 clan tournaments have drove me to do some pretty nasty things with my PC. Fortunately, at least I was pretty good at UT. :) I've broke a lot of random junk like pens, cds, headphones, speakers, etc. I've been through several logitech mice and keyboards. I buy Logitech because they can take a heck of a beating. I bashed the top of my Samsung 19" in, but it still looks and works great. However, sometimes a random piece of plastic will fall out of the bottom of it. I punched the screen of my Samsung a few times and cracked my knuckes. I slammed my old Hitachi 19" through the wall and and to patch it and repaint the room. I destroyed several old worthless PCs I had laying around. I cut my hand pretty good bashing one of those old PCs. I threw my nice leather and plastic chair against the floor and had to use liquid nails to put the wheels back on it. I threw a steel fold up chair through a window and had to replace it. Fortunately, my wife was not home when that happened. So, I was able to secretly go out to Lowes and get another window and put it in before she found out. I yelled cuss words at the top of my lungs at the PC so many times my neighbors called the police on me. By the time the police arrived it was like 10:45 and the UT match was over and I was watching MXC. "We got a report of a domestic disturbance." I let them in my house and explained that I was yelling at my computer. One of the cops smiled, laughed, and shook my hand. Apparently, he could relate. The other cop just looked confused. Sometimes I would accidentally hit the talk button and yell through the mic over Roger Wilco or Teamspeak. I would say some pretty sick stuff to my computer. I dunno if I would get banned if I repeated it in this thread, so I guess I'll keep the details to myself. My clan mates would be like WTF was that?! And finally, I sodomized my computer. Not really, but sometimes... Fortunately, I don't play UT2K4 right now.

And a while back, destroyed my Logitech force wheel when I was playing NFSU on line.

Fortunately, I've been pretty good about controlling my temper now days. The few times I do get mad I now pick up a rubber wrist rest and crush it. I also keep some weights in my computer room now and when I get mad I do a set of curls or bench presses to take my frustrations out. :D
 

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:D i ought to get meself a computer voodoo kit... anyone know where i can?

see my (new) sig if you want to know just what a clunker this thing is...
 

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I haven't broke my mouse recently, but I really messed up my keyboard after my current female partner (girlfriend if you will, cuddle buddy) IM'd me after disapearing for 2 weeks and said "I miss you" and logged off.


I did slam my mouse around a bit in HL2 DM though, because it just doesn't continue the firing sequence if you die--I'm trying to fire the secondary shot for the pulse rifle and it starts up the sequence, I hear the final noise but if I get killed it cancels it. Does that with the grav gun too. >.<


Oh and mbmadness, it's good to see you starting to calm down, but have you ever tried anger-management courses? Hehe. :p

I couldn't IMAGINE hiting my computer, only it's periphrials.
 

kubalaTF

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Good, good. We've taken the first step in recognizing we have a problem with our anger, now we can work at diffusing it in a constructive manner.
 

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I can say with 100% confidence that hitting a steel case hurts A LOT more than hitting an aluminum case. So to break yourself of that habit just buy a steel case.
 

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I hate when I move over too much in a game and hit my keyboard. I would love to have a wireless mouse just to throw it when I am mad :p
 

Kashmir

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Get a frigging grip. Don't see how you get angry enough at a computer like that. Then again, angry morons supply Logitech with enough money so they can continue making great keyboard/mice/speaker/other input/output greatness :D
 

kubalaTF

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Hey buddy. We're very angry, as the pile of broken equipment can attest to. Don't piss us off. Or we'll just have to break more of our shit. Or in my case, my work's shit.
 

Gouda

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I tell you I had a horrible horrible temper but I haven't beat anything computer related or lost my temper at my computer. This made me think for a second..what have I been doing different??? One word. Canibus.
 

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i've broken some stuff. During cs I lifted my a4tech mouse up and slammed it down hard, it broke the scroll wheel so I couldn't switch weapons.

Then I decided not to do that anymore, I have accidentally done it once or twice to my other mouse.

My chair has been picked up and slammed on the ground a couple times, but it's still doing fine. In fact, I wish I had broken it so I could get a new one.

My other keyboards have met my fists quite a bit. Then keys started flying off across the room, and half of the space bar broke off. So then I bought a logitech keyboard, that is really nice so I have yet to slam my fist into it. Instead, I slam my fist on the desk, which usually knocks over stuff onto the floor, in fact, a small pile of boxes and pens and papers is forming behind my desk because of that. lol.

The worst I have done was stab the side of my computer with a phillips head. The case side was off and I hit the motherboard. Somehow the POS hp still worked!

Now all my parts are way to nice for me to abuse. Now I just shake my head and let the anger subside.
 

JavaJiver

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I pounded my keyboard once when I was 19...
It broke in half...
I won't be doing that to anything ever again...
I do throw darts at a certain part of my wall when I'm displeased.
 

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This is newegg repeat business service. We ask that you continue to beat your hardware as a form of anger managment. Have a happy holidays.
 

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OMG, NewEgg didn't capitalize their own "newegg" store. I sense lies.

-J.
 

starhawk

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i usually either:
(a) kick the case (if it's a *tower)
(b) pound on the desk (if it's a *tower)
(c) slap it on the side (if it's a desktop or a spastic monitor)
(d) pound it on the wristrest (if it's a lappy)

i have yet to swear at my computer except in extreme circumstances, i.e. it's telling me that krnl386.exe is being deleted (not happened yet...)
 

GeForceX

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I either...

1) Smirk.
2) Scratch my head.
3) Click on my keyboard with a letter of my choice repeatedly.
4) Take a break.
5) Type, "lol k".
6) The worsest thing I could've said in my life in front of a monitor would be, "God!"

I don't know, I must have extreme patience. That's good though, less stress for me.

-J.
 

twyztyr

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kubalaTF said:
Good, good. We've taken the first step in recognizing we have a problem with our anger, now we can work at diffusing it in a constructive manner.

That's why I'm in a metal band. :D
 

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Kueller said:
I break CD's. I have so many, and they give a very satisfying snap when they die. Cheaper than mice at any rate.

i'm afraid of the cd's breaking and ripping my hand open, or a piece flying and hitting my eye..


i always find pieces way the fuck across the room a few days later. i dont break cds :(
 

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Stang Man said:
i'm afraid of the cd's breaking and ripping my hand open, or a piece flying and hitting my eye..


i always find pieces way the fuck across the room a few days later. i dont break cds :(


Ditto, but I have fun playing frisbee with the "AOL in the mail" CDs I get all the time.
 
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