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computer in room

By HughJass ยท 25 replies
Mar 26, 2005
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  1. jsut wondering if any ppl out there have any convincing arguements to make my parents let me have my computer in my room.

    it sucks because i never have any privacy wen doing stuff (not dirty), and my mum also gives me heaps of chours/jobs wen i am on the computer! i have tried to ask nicly but they wont let me, so i have realised that i need a fair argument for them to consider it

    i am still currently going to school, i cant seem to think of an arguement myself!

    p.s im sry if this is the wrong place to put this thread, i didnt no any where else to put it
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    My 12-year old daughter has her own computer in her room.
    I put a parental control program (Cybersitter 9) in it, which limits her internet access to certain hours and duration, as well as what she is allowed to access.
    She is quite responsible, and does not need anyone looking over her shoulder.
    It works fine for her, and we as parents have peace of mind. She can use her PC unlimited for any other (non-internet) activities, as long as her school-results stay the way they are (she happens to be top of her class (6th grade primary)).
    The only enforced rule is, that she takes regular brakes when she is on it (about 5 minutes after every 45 minutes).
    Try something like this, maybe your parents would go along similar lines.
  3. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    Is this "cyber-sitter" a free program. I tihnk i should put it on my 15 year old brother (hes 2 years older than me) HAHA that'll teach him a lesson or two. :grinthumb .

    You could always say that you work better on homework without distractions. I know that its always true, even though i have a computer in my room i always get nagged for jobs. But im the 'Pc tech" guy in both of my houses so i can spend pretty much as long as i fele like on the computer. I.e today i spend about 8hrs so far and theres still about 3 more i can fit in.

    But i work for 2 hrs a day for my bro digging him dirt jumps for his bike. $6 hr with rests so i aint complaing.
  4. HughJass

    HughJass TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 120

    besides from distacrtions, they want a reason why i need it in my room, what could i say?
  5. Rockfan1815

    Rockfan1815 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    Say that you don't want to distract them. Here is what you should do, by a Home theater system with a high watt subwoofer and play a war games. That should be a good reason to let you put your computer in your room. Also play some good songs with a good beat (not rap though, rap sucks NOTE: Rap is crap, because rap is in crap)
  6. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    its a hard thing to do

    Im not sure if that is the answer...

    As far as i am concerned, i have always liked computers and i have been in the same boat youre in right now. I feel for you, it has been quite a task persuading my parents. I would ask them why they have a problem with letting you, then try to fix it. My parents told me that i needed to be more responsible, so i tried to do that, i.e. doing chores because i "want to", offer to help a sibling with homework, etc. I wish the best

  7. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    well i have my computer in my basement whitch is kool its been down here sdince i was in 4th grade, but even though im 12 now whenever i come up from the basemet to go to be my mom says "what were u doing on the computer" and im like uhhh i was on the internet, i usually play games go on techspot but my mom or dad have no problem with it, i dont know what u could tell ur mom its kinda hard, and i know how it feels to have wwill let u put it in ur room
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    I see 2 options.
    1. You buy your own computer, by an old one or something, you can get them really cheap if you can find someone selling. If you are just going to be on the net and or watching porn and doing homework, something like a P2 300 with Windows2000 or 98 will do.
    2. Convince your parents to do what RBS does with his daughter. Have them install some netnanny type stuff if they don't trust you.

    I think I'd be trying to do Option #1 if I were you.
  9. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    So true

    What else are they for? :cool:
  10. TDawg

    TDawg TS Rookie Posts: 126

    Tell them that homework will be a lot easier if u have your own PC and workspace alone to do it...then make sure u can also game on it ;-) because c;mon who does "homework" nowadays? geez
  11. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    Thats what i assumed ;).'

  12. HughJass

    HughJass TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 120

    awww, its so true, ;(

    But guess wat, my dad went out and bought me a crappy computer jsut as SNGX1275 said i should do my self,

    thanks for the advice everyone
  13. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    But a crappy computer is better then no computer...Congrats! :D

  14. mypoohbear

    mypoohbear TS Rookie

    I had to throw in my 2 cents worth. I missed what age HughJass is. But it really doesn't matter.
    I'm lucky that my kids are grown. However if I still had some at home... buy your own computer..great... it's still in my house and I'll still make the rules for it.

    I'm still going to check you out, make sure that you or your friends aren't somewhere that I don't allow (yes.there go those porn sites).

    I'm the computer nut in my house and I'm a tech for a living. I know how easy it is for kids to work around things. My pc would be in a family room with access to all and snooping for Mom. :knock:
  15. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495


    I know what you are saying, being a teenager whose parents try and control what i look at. THey check the history fo IE for the sites i go on. BUt i use Firefox so they never really check the right thing! :p

  16. BillGates

    BillGates TS Rookie Posts: 88

    1.Well if you cant have it in your room why dont you....
    Well build an armed computer viewing room around it that only you have access to.
    And after your done using the computer delete all of your history cache and Temporary files on your computer.

    2.Or you could just suck up to your parents and be so nice to them that they would soon break down and giver you the computor in your room.

    3.And if all else fails you can start learning how to make websites and get lots of website books in your room and tell them that you need to make websites for a client.

    4.That is the only way I got my internet back but in this case I wasn't lieing and really needed to make a website for a client.
  17. HughJass

    HughJass TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 120

    hahaha good one bill gates

    but the thing that really sucks is that the computer doesnt work :( and it has been about 2.5 weeks and will be another 2 weeks until it should be operational

    windows NT sucks!
  18. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    What's the problem with NT, if all you want to do is browse the internet?
    At least you don't have to worry about all the crap-problems from XP!
  19. AMD2800+

    AMD2800+ TS Rookie Posts: 51

    Crap-problems? Only problems with this XP computer we've had in 14 months is one dead & one very screwy modem. Heaps of problems with the large network of mainly XP computers at school though, trivial **** with no real reasoning.
  20. HughJass

    HughJass TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 120

    hmmm well it loads up and says press F1 to start setup/bios thingy, (the hard drive has jsut been formatted), so i press F1 with the NT disc in the drive, hoping it will start, it has 2 beeps and then says start with network thing
    after that it says no OS found please insert boot disc and press f1 to start again
    after that it goes back to the starting of network device or some sheit, then goes to the:
    please insert boot disc and press f1 to start again

    however one time it did get into the setup (no clue how), then it setup fine until it asked where i wanted to install the OS, i selected the drive and it says that it needs to be formatted

    which i can understand, then when i told it to formatt is said drive is to big to format (its only 13gb)!!! (WTFing HELL)
    no i have 2 of the same computer the other computer has 2 drive ( 13gb and 40gb)

    i set it up and it had the same error and said that both the drives are to big to be formatted, so i pulled em out and formatted them on mi OTHER good computer it all went good,
    the setup said that the drives had to be formatted again (??? they have jsut BEEN formatted u stuipid computer) and then it had the fricken this drive is too big to be formatted

    for the record they are IDE drives 3.5inch (im pretty sure)

    so with all this annoying me i pulled out my hd of my good computer and put it in the other crap computers, it had the same thing

    so after all this i have found out it ISNT a bad harddrive,

    i tried windows xp on the crappy computers -- still have same thing
    the type of computers they are are [IBM power computer 300GL]
    with p3 450mhz, 256/512mb ram

    it think that this might have something to do with it, when it is on the screen b4 the "no operating system found, press F1 to repeat boot sequence" it says

    " PXE-E61 media test failure, check cable"
    :confused: WTF

    please help me
  21. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Look for a BIOS update for those oldies.
  22. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    Those beasts will run Windows98 like a charm.

    They'll also handle Windows2000 quite well.
  23. Amen Rockfan
  24. HughJass

    HughJass TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 120

    well it looks like ma dad has taken the computers back, they are getting fixed (but it sure is taking a while)
  25. Vikkilea

    Vikkilea TS Rookie

    i spent a lot of money on buying myself a laptop :) i didnt need a pc because i dont do too much that would require another pc - this laptop runs everything fine for me.

    So, my dads got the old computer in his room, and me and my sister have got our own laptops.

    before i got this i could only go on the pc for like, 3 hours a day - because my dad would kick me off to play yahoo pool :rolleyes:

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