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#1 DeimosChaos

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:30 AM

https://www.reddit.com/r/talesfromtechsupport/comments/607rru/forgot_my_password_please_help/

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:05 PM

Yep, good old support stories.  Seen some good 'uns myself.

 

Try this one: User lubed PC with butter, because pressing a button didn't work

 

Or this: Word Percect helpline <<== My all-time favourite, but debunked as untrue by Snopes unsurprisingly


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:54 PM

I could see that last one happening though, even if it was debunked. I can't believe someone buttered their computer! ... well actually I can believe it. LOL


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:31 PM

 

TECH: "Tell them you're too stupid to own a computer."

I love that.

 

 

$student U know that it's a window 7 thinkpad right

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:16 PM

Yep, good old support stories.  Seen some good 'uns myself.

 

Try this one: User lubed PC with butter, because pressing a button didn't work

 

Or this: Word Percect helpline <<== My all-time favourite, but debunked as untrue by Snopes unsurprisingly

 

Friend Angoid, should I tell you that it is an "f" in Word Perfect? :hysterical: :hysterical:

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:36 PM

Here are some doozies going back to the 90s.

 

https://www-uxsup.csx.cam.ac.uk/misc/TechSupport.html

 

This one is kind of funny.

 

I was on the phone with a lady who was having problems installing some
software. It was straight forward enough but she sounded extreemly
frustrated. She kept saying that she couldn't get past installing disk
2. I said insert the first disk and type install. She complied and
said it worked ok. I said insert the second disk and hit any key. She
complied but said it makes "funny sounds" and nothing happens. I asked
her to take that disk out and put disk one back in. "Oh you mean I am
supposed to take OUT the first disk before I put in the second!!" was
her astonished reply.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:21 PM

I love that one about the floppy being 'pinned' to the document holder with a sodding great magnet, of all things..!

 

What did that other tech say about 'telling them you're too stupid to own a computer'? (*snort*) Hah!   :smash:  :hysterical:

 

 

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:11 AM

Glad it's not the 90's anymore, though every now & then, will order a low cost accessory for a PC that may or may not have a floppy, and the drivers are only on that, no other media. :thumbdown:

 

Anyway, it's probably for the best, as I'll find a newer driver online (in .exe format) & all goes well. However, Linux distros normally doesn't need any of this, most all devices will be identified during install, as long as the user chooses the option to be connected to Internet at that time. :)

 

Only with very, very old computers, especially notebooks with certain wireless cards, which used to be identified & installed, sometimes issues will arise (example, Broadcom wireless cards). 

 

That was quite funny how the lady didn't realize that the first floppy must be removed before the second is inserted, a wonder she didn't damage the drive and/or media. :lol:

 

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:25 AM

Talking of floppies and the nineties (or even the eighties), there is always the story of the customer who was asked to copy their system floppy disks and send them in.

 

Which the customer did.  Literally.

 

The next day, we received a photocopy of their system disks in the post.

 

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 02:51 AM

Now THAT'S FUNNY :thumbup2:

 

Linux

 

... and I like John's ... gives a new meaning to double-sided disks.

 

Linux

 

Reminds me of one I read where the Company CEO, working back late after staff had left, sent a document to print and nothing happened.

 

He called the company (outsourced) that held the printer contract and complained.

 

They went through a diagnostic process until the Help Desk fellow asked if the printer was switched on at the wall. It wasn't.

 

The CEO, livid by this stage, accused the printer people of having remotely "pulled the plug" because his staff knew to leave that printer on for the boss.

 

 

Linux

 

Just mentioning Linux to keep this Topic here.

 

When I get time, I will search for some Linux rippers.

 

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:36 AM

Talking of floppies and the nineties (or even the eighties), there is always the story of the customer who was asked to copy their system floppy disks and send them in.

 

Which the customer did.  Literally.

 

The next day, we received a photocopy of their system disks in the post.

 

:hysterical:

 

Well, the customer service team can't say that she didn't follow instructions as given. :lol:

 

While I'm a novice with floppies, it would seem that to actually copy these, would be to have an extra floppy drive & whatever number of blank, writeable floppies on hand to perform the task. I've cleaned up many a computer for distribution to the needy, and never once did I see dual floppy drives in place, though oddly, did see both CD RW & CD ROM's on some computers, one would think that the non-RW model would be a DVD ROM, rather than CD, which when available in the spare components on hand, I'd install a spare DVD ROM & pull the extra CD one. :)

 

I simply didn't 'get' the idea of having both, although maybe the intention was to prevent excessive wear on the RW one for when truly needed. 

 

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:29 AM

Or maybe the RW one had been retrofitted, and the old ROM one not removed.  But it is an unusual set-up.

 

Good one with the remote plug-pulling.

 

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:44 AM

Hey you pair ... Cat & Angoid

 

Start up a Topic in the appropriate area on unusual hardware configs from the old days, so as to not stray from the OP's subject matter.

 

I'll be right there, to tell you some of the unusual configs I have worked with, right back to when there were no hard drives, only two floppy drives, lol.

 

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 03:35 AM

These are the kind of people we have to deal with in the malware dept .....   .... :whistle:



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:39 PM

Gary, that would get my vote hands down in a "Best Ads of the Year" award show.

 

You don't have to be a sysadmin or Malware Response staffer to deal with this, I get it all the time from friends and relatives, and just about every single one of those responses I have seen or heard, lol.

 

Nice find :thumbsup:

 

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