The Kind of Tech Questions I Get Every Day

Let’s try this email from Paul:

hi Chris happy holidays to you and your family. I’m a big fan of yours I’ve been watching you since the early days of tech TV call for help. I enjoy your streams , here is my question I am considering doing a live video stream myself and I was just wondering what kind of a web cam should I use or get and what kind of microphone to use and if you can give me any pointers and suggestions thanks Chris

They’re all the same – every single Webcam vendor on the planet. There’s absolutely no difference between them. Get what you can afford or based on the features you like most. To every one of those companies, you’re nothing more than just another email address in the crowd – they have no unique relationship with you, nor do they want one. You are not special to them.

Here’s a question that just came in from Alex:

Hey chris, I’ve been wanting to buy more RAM to maximize how much I can do on my PC. Now i am one to go for the cheap, But good quality products. So i was wondering, What brand would you recommend and how much do you think it would cost? Any suggestions would be great.

They’re all the same – every single computer memory company on the planet. There’s absolutely no difference between them. Get what you can afford or based on the features you like most. To every one of those companies, you’re nothing more than just another email address in the crowd – they have no unique relationship with you, nor do they want one. You are not special to them.

And now, a question from Tony:

I also had a question – Which is the better anti-virus/internet protection between Norton, McCafee, AVG, or Kaspersky? I am currently using McCafee and Kaspersky but the subscription is coming to an end. Please help me decide which one is the better/best one.

They’re all the same – every single security software title on the planet. There’s absolutely no difference between them. Get what you can afford or based on the features you like most. To every one of those companies, you’re nothing more than just another email address in the crowd – they have no unique relationship with you, nor do they want one. You are not special to them.

I really don’t know how to answer these questions properly.

9 thoughts on “The Kind of Tech Questions I Get Every Day”

  1. I agree with Deepak, i have bought one or two memory sticks that were crap, but your right, all webcams and anti virus is the same

  2. But uh… they are all different. While saying “look for the features you want” is nice and all… there’s also lots of features that aren’t listed on the box – like reliability, invasiveness, quality and aesthetics to name a few. These are things that non-technical people often have trouble evaluating prior to purchase. That’s why sites like Newegg are a godsend. The user comments frequently provide more information than is on the box (“Such as, the packaging for this RAM is so terrible that I broke the stick trying to get it out!” or realizing that Symantec’s products are absolute crap as of late).

    Maybe I’m just mis-interpreting this post.

  3. I can understand why you are frustrated about questions like this. The fun thing is, I blogged about people asking questions in a kinda bad way or just incomplete only a day ago.

    Especially people, or should I say young gamers, keep asking for “the best any kindoff thing” honestly, I started to give true answers to that!
    pat

  4. I’ll have to agree with Deepak, memory is the one of the most important things in your box. Well maybe a toss up between memory and the PSU. Got to have good clean power for that memory to function properly.

  5. One thing though, always look for the longest warranty.

    Lifetime warranty pretty much means company is pretty sure about it’s products.
    Never buy products that don’t have warranty and you are not 100% about their quality.

    Also, companies do differ. Some have different policies, some have better quality and some have better customer service.
    Google everything you buy, that way you won’t be surprised if there’s trouble.

  6. How do you figure Anti-virus software is the same.

    Norton vs. AVG One really hooks in the system slows it down considerably and the other does not. Both provide about the same protection. One is cheaper than the other.

    It sounds more like you guys just get tired of actually helping people. It happens to all of us, you just get tired of answering the same questions over and over again. I am glad that this attitude has not infected all the participants of this fine group as many are still quite helpful in the IRC channel.

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