The Olympics are on, and everyone is doing their best and having fun. However, why isn't there a The Olympics for computer guys? Since our site metrics show that over 90% of you would willingly read an article exploring this concept, here's some posts from the computer idiots on the SA Forums!
speed computer building: video starting with a bunch of unopened oem components to boot to desktop. no igpus.
traditional and freestyle overclocking: highest absolute value and highest percentage overclock. air, water and exotic cooling categories. fsb double pumping ftw.
case mod showcase: perennially plagued by judging controversies. i heard all the russian competitors dope.
attrition competition: most consecutive hours on chair of choice. dying is disqualification
10 meter basement stair climb.
Patch Tuesday cross country - apply latest patches to 10 machines built by owner's son all with different hardware.
The Unwanted Upgrade Whine-a-thon
the help desk just mandated that your machine had to be upgraded to windows 10. participants must race to return to a state of nominal productivity afterwards.
AOL discus throw
Salary race: Everyone has to say their salary and the highest earner wins
blind back of machine cable plugging
Cat Face Joe
plugging a usb cable in on the first try
biathlon alt-tabbing between skifree and doom
100 story point sprint
the 100 meter em dash
Grimy horror growler Rob Zombie's scariest music videos finally ranked to warn your children.
As your manager, I couldn't help but notice that productivity is a little low this month, and I think we can leverage this zombie situation to strengthen our teamwork skills.
1998: I upload dave.pcx, and change the course of history
Set goals for yourself, and fulfill them. Absurd! Only in video games!
The Comedy Goldmine examines the funniest and most creative threads from the Something Awful Forums. Although the Comedy Goldmine has changed authors many times over the years, its focus on the Something Awful Forums is still the same. Includes hilarious Photoshops, amusing work stories, parodies, and other types of oddball humor.