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#upgoer5 - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
firstfrost
#upgoer5
Okay, this is fun. Idea yoinked from chanaleh.

I work for a school that helps people learn how things work and how to make things. The part of
the school I work in helps people with their computers. I help people who forget the key word 
to get in to their computer (true horse power-box paper-put-together-thing!), or who need more 
space to keep their computer stuff, or who need a different computer name for other people to 
send them letters by computer. I also help people when some computer thing breaks and they don't 
know why. I can't always fix their computers but I can often figure out what is broken and tell 
them what to do. And sometimes I can even fix it for them.  
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visage From: visage Date: January 25th, 2013 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
The similarity between upgoer5 and ELI5 threw me for a moment...
jadia From: jadia Date: January 25th, 2013 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Back in grad school I tried several times to explain my research to a non-sciency friend, and finally settled on "I try to make the internet faster". upgoer5 doesn't have "internet" though I think it should. :-)
baronet From: baronet Date: January 25th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Mostly followed

I got most of it, but I didn't understand "(true horse power-box paper-put-together-thing!)" What did you mean?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: January 25th, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Mostly followed

That is a reference to this xkcd which I have printed out on my wall.

I was hoping that "correct horse battery staple" would all be sufficiently easy words, but they weren't.
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