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And how do YOU check your computer?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Guba, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. Guba

    Guba Regular of the Pub

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    I'm a teacher and I was explaining how buoyancy can be regulated by divers. I explained that we wanted to avoid ascending too fast, so we checked our computers often. If we didn't check our computers, we might go up too fast and be seriously injured. After a moment of silence, one young lady looked at me a bit wide eyed and commented, totally serious, "Wow, I bet you hope your internet service never goes out while you're diving!"

    She thought we got our information from our home PC's by IM or email.
     
  2. JahJahwarrior

    JahJahwarrior Solo Diver Staff Member

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: West Palm Beach, Fl
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    You know you spend too much time diving when you try to type word docs on your dive computer.

    You know you have too much money when you can afford a dive computer that actually CAN type word docs.

    You know you've missed the point of diving when you spend your time underwater typing up word docs.
     
  3. REII

    REII Manta Ray

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    Location: Coral Springs, FL
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    I keep trying to get email on my dive computer, and time remaining on my desk top. :rofl3:

    TOM
     
  4. CompuDude

    CompuDude Divemaster

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    Location: Studio City, CA, USA
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    :lol: :lol: :rofl3: :lol: :lol:

    Thanks, I need that. :)
     
  5. BKP

    BKP Great White

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    Location: Atlanta
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    I *DO* get e-mail on my dive computer... (but always below 110ft., for some reason...)
     
  6. phunk

    phunk Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: NJ
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    Yeah but I bet it's mostly spam
     
  7. rhyz

    rhyz Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Kailua-Kona, HI
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    It's called "phishing" :)
     
  8. JahJahwarrior

    JahJahwarrior Solo Diver Staff Member

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    I mean really though, wouldn't we all love to play with our Yahoo while diving?
     
  9. cummings66

    cummings66 Solo Diver

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    Interesting, I don't know whether this is supposed to be funny or serious?

    I'll be serious because that's more my style. I watch my bubbles and that's how I ascend, but I will cross check the computer for the heck of it.

    When you talked to your students did you leave the impression a computer was the only way you could safetly ascend?
     
  10. amascuba

    amascuba Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Converse, TX
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    I hope that my dive computer doesn't get the Blaster/Welcha worm and spew out garbage all over the ocean. How do I update the anti-virus definitions and turn on the firewall on my dive computer? Do you think I should run a spyware program?
     

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