Tech Stories Archives - November 2005
NT/OT how could they?
news article, a little yorkshire terrier blown up by thugs
this world can be truly sickening at times
[By: Jax / 2005-11-01]
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Looks like they've caught at least one of the bastards - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/4395154.stm - perhaps someone will be thoughtful enough to tie some fireworks to his bollocks... <bfek9g> -Gromit
Proving once again that true evil is alive and well, and still walks among us...unfortunately. Time to get the bullet implants ready.... -vacuumtubes
naw blowing them up is to humane. nail their nuts to a tree stump and kick them off. -LunaticFringe
Risking a very real possibility of getting flamed, I must ask: What does OT/NT mean? -gr4p34p3
I hope they catch those guys, tie explosives to their bodies and blow them up! -sassicatz
I always thought it meant Off Topic Non Tech. Right or wrong?
Darkridr, I think you're right. -Veinor
Don't feel bad, gr4p34p3. I asked the same question once. -TheSingingTech
This may be inappropriate but I can't help it...(Singing) Dead Puppies....Dead Puppies....Dead Puppies aren't much fun! My puppy died, late last fall, he's still rotting in the hall, dead puppies aren't much fun...Mom said puppy's days are through, she's going to throw him in the stew, dead puppies aren't much fun </Dr. Demento> -TheSingingTech
Ugh. :( -taieena
Oh no. Blowing up that ******* is too good for him. He is going to jail, I hope, and becoming someone's b****! THAT is justice! -Psudo36
someone took a little old lady's3 mth old jack russell puppy and kicked it to death in melbourne. that poor baby, id be kicking pretty severely if i caught anyone like that. b*st*rds. -timelady
Some people make me sick. When I get home, Im gona give my dog and cat a hug. -Deadagent
al queda -SGTARKyTEK
My mother has been mentioning stuff like this for a while, apparently its not an uncommon occurance. Makes me wonder if the world is getting worse, or if we're just hearing more about it because the expansion of the media. -evolvedstarfish
I've always been partial to a vial of flesh eating bacteria. Good induced leprosy. Another favourite is the venom of a brown recluse spider. Much fun :) -PCRaevyn
Thank you, Singing Tech. You just reminded me that was the favorite song of an old gf from high school. (She dropped off the map, that one...) -MadJack
all your PCs belong to us
Has anyone else seen this? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/11/01/sony_rootkit_drm/ It seems that the music player on Sony audio CDs installs a rootkit when you play them on a PC.
Sorry about the lack of html/formatting- no star yet. [By: oldster / 2005-11-01]
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Pardom me for not being an 377t (whatever) hacker type person, but is it possible to just hold down the shift key to disable Autorun when inserting Audio CD's? Or is the software installed the first time the disc is actually attempted to be played? -Jeckler
Jeckler, I think you just broke the DMCA by saying that. But yeah, you can do that...but do you think the Starfishies are going to? They just want the computer do all the work for them, and have the cd autorun. -docbrown01
For us who know how to avoid autorun, that's one thing. For my clients, who actually buy media and play on their machine, that is another thing entirely. Personally, I will totally avoid any media like this, but my clients .. they will not know, and will have this happen. Thanks for posting. -Mysty
Oh yeah, I just posted that. Will go delete now. -Veinor
Here's what I don't understand: In some states, unauthorized system access (and I would call what this does "unauthorized", since it is not mentioned in the EULA) is illegal (a felony, in Oregon). How do they get away with this? -Shevaresh
Ok, this might sound dump, yet here goes. Setup a Linux (don't care for distribution) machine. And when doing so, set it up to burn cd's or DVD's. And if you like, setup file sharing and apache. -JackMackle
I just heard this today; I've got to check whether this applies to CDs sold in Canada, where this kind of thing is definitely illegal. -Gaah
Another reason NOT to buy CDs. My main reason for not buying CDs is that the content (especially popular music) has been C-R-A-P for at least the last two years. -Wraith556
I have autorun turned off permanently. But yeah, that's pretty lame. -thx1138
yet another reason not to buy any of Sony's DRM riddled crap. I already refuse to buy their hardware, looks like their software is in the list now too. -caspian
Another Jock LART
You may remember i've been having "issues" with the Jock VP for a while now. A couple weeks ago, he e-mailed me asking why one ACD group was set up differently from the other ACD groups. Why did one group not have voicemail and the others do. I e-mailed him back and told him the one group isn't different, it's the extensions that are different; that, contrary to all the rules, ACD and personal extensions are combined so if someone leaves his phone available and leaves his desk, calls go to his voicemail. On the "oddball" acd, the extensions are secondary and have no voicemail, so if a person walks away the phone just rings. Then I asked him who told him this.
His answer: the ACD agents. OK, they see the result, but have no clue about the cause. I told him, jokingly, that they lied. Guess I forgot the emoticon. All this was copied to the phone person in our Dallas office, so, since she knew about it, he decided I was being uncooperative and he'd deal with her.
They have a completely different phone system from ours (they have Nortel and we have Rolm) so she told him he'd have to talk to me. I then sent him a fairly detailed, slightly condescending, words-of-one-syllable explanation of what was going on with the ACDs and explained that to do things right, all his agents need multi-line phones which can be obtained for $XX each.
The next thing I hear from him he's wanting to add agents to the Spanish customer service group. I told him I'd get the ball rolling. Then I lost my battle with a cold and was off for three days. I have no idea where this non sequitur came from. Oh . . . wait . . . he's a starfish.
When I came back to work yesterday, I found a message from him requesting the name and phone number of our phone vendor/support company. I asked why he wanted it. He replied that he wanted to ask them how and why things were set up the way they are and what he can do about it. I explained that they don't know the setup because they didn't do it and have only given me some technical advice when I needed help setting things up, modeled on what was previously done.
Then the guy pissed me off again. He e-mailed me back "Senior staff has asked me to contact the vendor. I appreciate your willingness to discuss this, but I am instructed to speak to them." I called the Dallas phone person to see if she'd heard any rumblings. She hadn't and suggested I get hold of the Jock's boss and was also outraged that the guy wanted to talk directly to the vendor. What I ended up doing was another detailed, slightly condescending explanation via e-mail with copies to his boss and my two bosses.
Shortly thereafter I got the following e-mail: "could we set a time to go over this? I am available all day tomorrow if it works for you." And I also called the vendor and made certain that they won't talk to anyone but me, my two backups and one of my bosses from Dallas.
Yes! Chalk up another one for for the sassy kitty![By: sassicatz / 2005-11-01]
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Make him an appointment to be gelded, too....the schmuck needs it! -CTYankee
Whatever inspired the man to even think about tangling with you? Hopefully he's learned a lesson here and goes back to his little tide pool a bit wiser. -Tekkie
*applauds* :) -taieena
Oh, I wonder how it feels for him to be picking his teeth out of his own dump. Very nice LART. -murdermachine
I love when you give the detailed explanation they asked for and they respond by asking for a meeting where they ask all the same questions and demonstrate they never read the explanation you diligently prepared for them. Wait, did I say "love"? I meant "hate". -thx1138
I'm thinking a little cat boxing (claws out) with his dangly bits...... ROFLMAO -HappyCrappy
“Shut up.” Fewer phrases will goad me into anger, resentment, and the possibility of revenge faster than that phrase.
However – these words were being spewed at me by a dreaded “Big Boss”, and there is very little you can do when confronted with a force that has the ability to leave the comforts of your lair to pursue a career that involves paper hats and French fries.
Plus, it’s how he talks.
He’s not a bad guy really, he just knows it all. He’s seen it, done it, created, implemented everything that you are doing and therefore is the world’s greatest expert on how to do whatever it is you are trying to do while he dances around you like four year old on pixie sticks who really has to pee.
“Shut up.” Is his way of telling you that no matter what input you THINK you have, he’s already thought of it with his superior mind powers, and if you attempt to get a word into the one sided conversation again, he may have to vaporize you with his heat laser vision.
But still. It bugs me. I am good. I *know* that I am good. Damn it, I’m THE COYOTE.
I run this place, alone, EVERY Day. And even though the project that he is here to “assist” on, (read assist as “tell me to shut up, disappear for hours on end, and pump via his buttocks a gas into the computer room that is so intense that at times it sets off the heat sensors”), is technically mine – HE is the Head of Systems Administration.
So, with that background thoroughly explained, let me tell you – the jury – why it is NOT my fault that his billion dollar suit is completely ruined, and how I am in no way in liable for his actions.
We’re currently expanding the building. New offices, new rooms..the whole nine yards. Whole parts of the building are gutted. Some are taped off, some are completely gone. Its NOT the same floor that the visiting big boss was used to.
We’re making our rounds, he’s telling me how everything I’ve done could have been done in less time by him in his day, and how badly the “youth” of today slacks off on the job, when he reaches for the back hall door.
Now, the back hall connects the main rep floor to the UPS room, in which you can cut over to the server room. Or, it used to. Instead, it’s been sealed off, re-walled and freshly painted, all behind a closed door because the union employees were complaining about the smell.
Reaching out, his all knowing hand closes on the door knob, and I yell a warning.
“Wait! Don’t g-“ But that’s all I get out, because he thinks I’m trying to interrupt his story on how he invented Al Gore and programmed him to invent the internet.
“Shut up.” He commands, and turns the knob.
“BUT THA-“ I try to defy orders, but instead incur his anger.
“SHUT. UP.” He tells me, putting a finger in my face.
I shut up, because 1) he’s getting hostile and 2) this should be amusing.
He opens the door and is greeted with the stench of fresh paint and complete darkness. Instead of admitting his error, he starts FEELING AROUND for wall switch.
His arm was flapping over the wet wall like a fish out of water as he steps into the room in his effort to find the light switch that is no longer there.
Not understanding he leaves the room angrily, an accusing look on his face as he glowers at me.
Then he notices his suit. The arm that was once a very nice black is completely “typical office” white. He lets out a startled curse and TRIES TO BRUSH IT OFF; thusly succeeding in coating his “good” hand, and smearing the paint more completely around over his jacket.
“We just painted.” I point out helpfully, but I could tell by how his eyes got all tiny in his head that he didn’t think I was helpful.
I dive out of the way as he pushes roughly past me. He turns and takes this long deep breath, like he’s about to say something to me but instead he just opens his mouth and makes fishy faces before storming away.
He went back to HQ and never said goodbye, but since then SEVERAL OTHER big bosses have called me.
And everyone of them is laughing. [By: The Coyote / 2005-11-01]
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Well, he's a self-type...so a self-LART was appropriate <BFEG> -CTYankee
Awesome. Was there a new 'office directive' issued about properly securing 'dangerous areas' with warning lights and buzzers issued soon thereafter? -TieDyedDinosaur
TheCoyote's version of "paint the town red" - "paint the clown white." Devastatingly funny! -Tekkie
Very nice. And a large congratulations on the re-enlargement of the posterior. -Rabbitt
<Stands up, claps, whistles, cheers> GREAT JOB! -Grue
it's always fun letting someone hang themselves -NOFXfan
Poetic justice has always been my favorite type. -HidariMak
"One Shut-Up meal coming right at you sir. Would you like to supersize that or just a regular Shut-Up? Do you want a side of I-Tried-To-Warn-You-But... with that? Ice with your I-Told-You-So? </McD's script monkey> BWAHAAHAA -Criptonite
excellent, and good to see you posting stories again. -rhiannon
Still laughing as I wipe the smoohtie that I just spewd all over my keyboard.
Another priceless entry by COYOTE ;) -THETECHFROMHELL
"'We just painted.' I point out helpfully..." I laughed so hard just then that even people in the hallway are looking at me funny. Good stuff! -Slatavus
I was smart enough to put my Coke down before reading this! -SalParadise
Latest score...The Coyote 1, Arrogant twat 0. Another excellent posting by the man himself. -lineswine
Always the helpful Coyote! *laughing so loud she's getting strange looks from others* Nice job, and not a damned thing he can do about it! -taieena
that was sweet. -battybeyond
First he renews "The Star", then he tells us an other wonderfull story! Way to go! -NordicPT
Oh, to be able to monitor that on camera. You should seriously put hidden cameras around to capture things like this. -teivrann
Its best when they do it to them selves. -Deadagent
Well said. A person who says shut up to me unjustified get a fist in his face. -momo
He got what he deserved, but no matter who they are, I will not stand up for someone telling me to shut up or putting a finger in my face. I'll be polite and let them know both are considered rude and unprofessional as a first warning, the second will have HR involved. I may lose my job, but I have certain convictions that I'll hold to over any job. Perhaps some of the floor tiles in the server room need to be removed for his next visit, where the light switch conveniently quits working. -CelticSkyhawk
ROTFL! That was great, Coyote! Fortunately, I've learned not to eat or drink while reading TSC, or only between stories, never during. -sassicatz
and the BOFH title remains with the current- and long standing champion. go BATMAN! :) -Harm
Bwa-ha-ha! Remember, kids - always listen to the Coyote. -Evilturnip
<sings badly> All in all, he's just another PRICK in the wall </sings badly> -lineswine
Duuude! Sweeeet! // My 5th grade teacher had one pet peeve, and that was the words "shut up"; if he heard you say it, you'd get hacks. Enterprising people would find other ways of rephrasing it (like "Shut your face!") without incurring his furry wrath. -Mushroom
I'm not corporate climber or HR expert, but even I know that "Shut up" is never an appropriate phrase to use with an employee. But at least he LARTed himself, but good. Heh heh. -thx1138
Another legendary tale by The Coyote! You ARE the LART Master, even if he did LART himself. -kman52000
=0) Nothing more to add, thanks for the smiles! -sajwaite
That looked like a hilarious SELF LART :) -Warrick
RIP - Keith Parkinson
Anyone who's ever played EQ is familiar with his artwork since he did the covers for the boxes. He also worked along side Brad at Sigil developing Vanguard.
http://www.keithparkinson.com/main.php for his site, and http://www.vanguardsagaofheroes.com/ for Brad's letter about his passing.
Another great has passed beyond. [By: exzyle2k / 2005-11-01]
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*sniff* I love his stuff. Sorely missed. -CommanderData
Why even have IT then?
I guess I am supposed to be a mindless drone who makes no decissions even if they make sense. I got told this beauty today when they were looking for a "spare" computer.
"I can decide where my old computer goes."
Really? So your freaking solution to this sudden "spare" computer that is needed is for us to configure a computer for you then move yours with confidential data and apps to some temp? After he said it I went back to the ticket I was working on. So pissed off right now. He is lucky my co-worker is in here and is going to help him.
[By: Slatavus / 2005-11-01]
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I'm sorry, but I need a little help fast
I know this should be in the forums, but I need a little guidance and I need it fairly quickly. I am re-mapping a network drive in a login script from one server to another and need to know the best way to Disconnect the old mapping before mapping the new one. I saw one way to do it was "net use G: /del" but then saw another way "net use G: /del >nul 2>nul" I have an idea what the forst ">nul" does (surpresses the error message if there is one) but what does the other "2>nul" do? Ultimately, I want to place this line in the user's login script.bat file to disconnect the G drive from the old server and map it to the new server. Any and all help will be appreciated. Thanks![By: JoeLugian / 2005-11-01]
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">nul 2>nul" - First one redirects stdout (i.e., no "Successful" message, the second one redirects stderr (i.e., no "Fuckup Fairy says FUCKYOU!"). You can get the same result in a batch file from preceeding the command with a "@" which makes the line run silently. IIRC on STDOUT and STDERR, that is. Been a while since I used the advanced PIPE commands. -ralphp1024
Thanks! Much appreciated! -JoeLugian
Just one mapping, or all of them? I favor a NET USE * /D /Y to delete all mappings the client currently has (login batch file, of course), since I have users who will make up their own mappings and then complain when I say that nonstandard network mappings aren't supported, and will require a service call. -CTYankee
Assuming you just want to unmap G: and map it someplace new do: net use g: /delete <enter> net use g: \\whatever\share -snJimboip
Is it that tough to follow instructions?
Alright, now take the battery out..
And I want you to press and hold the red button.
Press that with the battery out?
So, I need you to click on the icon.
Click on it right now?[By: illiterate / 2005-11-01]
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"Click on it right now?" "No, wait a bit..............a bit more.............just a bit more......" then go get coffee. Sure, it'll screw up your aht, but it's fun! -docbrown01
No, you had to click it three seconds ago. Now we'll have to start all over again after you reboot. -Gaah
Next week would be fine. Call me. Ask for George. -robbor
Uhm, yah... you go for it...
SF: "So I can just go to www.$address.co.za and register?"
TT: "But you're already registered"
SF: "I know, but I just need to register..."
TT: "Yes, okay"[By: TrueTenacity / 2005-11-01]
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Your Jedi skills are slipping, TT. <eg> -viennasausage
"there is no need to register twice" "these are not the droids you're looking for"/mind trick
nagoo a-goo tak tak? </c3po speaking ewok> -Jax
When you're done you can register at iamanidiot.org. If you are the one millionth visitor you qualify for a free lobotomy. -robbor
Following the instructions I never gave.
So right click on the modem entry, and select uninstall.
Okay, and I pulled the card out too.
Right click on the program icon.
Okay, I right clicked on it and selected run. It's running now.
Okay, I need you to exit out of the program, then go right click on that icon....
I swear I should bill you people for all the time we spend on the phone. Seems like the simplest things take hours.
[By: illiterate / 2005-11-01]
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'Unplug the modem', OK, I unplugged the modem, washed my hair and vacuumed the cat. Now what?' -TieDyedDinosaur
Poke yer sister. -viennasausage
I'd rather poke yours. -burrkiss
My sister's lebanese, burrky. Still wanna? -viennasausage
lebanese, or lesbian? -burrkiss
burrkiss, can't it be both? -drachen
*pictures VS's Klinger-lookin' sis* *head explodes* <bfeg> -missourimule
SFW maxwell klinger -> http://tvsothertenpercent.tripod.com/mash/klinger.html -Jax
I thought Klinger WAS his sister! -Captain Trips
You'll go Farr. -lineswine
A Windows 98 For sale...
Computer and desk for sale, who can spot the errors in this advertisment?
I don't know about you, but I bet that Pentium 11 really cooks.[By: AgentV3 / 2005-11-01]
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Jimmy the fans and it will cook, alright... -CyBear
Time for new glasses, my vision is going....oh, wait, it's the picture!! -SFishWrangler
hard to tell but looks like a nice desk. the machine is a piece of crap but i really like that desk. now if only i could find a way to get my radeon 9700 to 3-head for me and that monitor would come in handy. -Lehk
You mean asides from the fact he is aretard? -burrkiss
*reads last comment carefully* hmm.....pot calling kettle black much??;0p -starfishmagnet
So it's a desk for $300, with a paperweight? Actually, I've given out P2-300 machines to servers at Chevy's as tips, they like them (it's enough to get on the net, mostly, and free!) -Divinar
"windsor mo" is that his name? I never play poker with someone whose name is a city. -Evilturnip
nice desk but not 300 worth of desk. i think i bought that mic for a dollar new. -rhiannon
Surprised that didn't say "128mb omg RAM"!!!eleven!!@ -Mushroom
Also for sale, one slightly fucked up digital camera. Only dropped once. -robbor
Its erased now
I work for a goverment entity. I support inhouse systems and some distributed systems. My latest task has been to issue new Tablet PC's and recover and sanitize the old laptops. I have been transferring the data from the old systems to the new. I have been giving users one week to tell me if they need something off of the old system. In comes one of my little fishies today to tell me that he needs data of his old laptop. It has been two weeks since the swap out and his pc has been sanitized. He says he doesn't believe me. I take out the hard drive and a hammer and commence to destroy it. (The actual preferred method of sanitizing where I work) I told him it is gone now.
I just wonder now if I will have a job tomorrow.[By: techinator / 2005-11-01]
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So do I. -SFishWrangler
You're a government employee...it takes a lot to get fired. -Starfury
Naw, it was really a sneaky test to make sure that you were REALLY doing your job and destroying the data safely. You passed! -TieDyedDinosaur
I've taken a hammer (and sledgehammer) to some old hard-drives... including some old 5 1/4, double-height SCSI drives... feels *good* for the time being, doesn't it? -namor
<sings>"If I had a hammer... I'd hammer in the office... I'd hammer my hard drive... all over my desk...."</sings> -RiffRaff
sure, you distroy a perfectly good hard drive and your golden, I kill 1 brain dead user and i go to jail..../kevorkian -drachen
<joins in with RiffRaff> ...I'd hammer for LART-ing, I'd hammer for B-O-F-H, I'd hammer for justice for, my techie brothers and sisters, all over this plan(et)..." </singing BADLY in my case> -CTYankee
Naw, It's a government worker you're dealing with. When he says "What are you doing?" ALWAYS reply with "What's your Security Clearence? What's your Need-To-Know?" -Necros
*WHISTLE!* ENCORE!! -ShujinTribble
"That's detente, comrade -- you don't have it, I don't have it." </James Bond, 'FYEO'> -Mushroom
<finishing for CTYankee> "Now I have a hammer, and I have a hard drive, and I have a LART to LART, all over this land...." </apologies to P,P&M> -Captain Trips
I wold have paid money to see that, and taken a picture of his face...for posterity. -Psudo36
7 Year MORON!
Could someone please explain to me HOW someone who has had a dialup account with our company for 7 YEARS, not be able to click checkboxs?
I wish the aliens would come and get me!!!!!!!!!!!!!1[By: beatmewithstick / 2005-11-01]
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<rokitt finds beatmewithstick sitting dazed and confused in the middle of a field. BMWS's face is "sunburned". Rokitt leans in to hear what he's mumbling. Rokitt nods, understanding, turns to everyone else and says> "He says the sun came out last night. He says it sang to him." (kudos to anyone who recognizes the quote) -rokitt
<Uses Kadai hand signals to communicate with Rokitt> -RiffRaff
Try 4 hours 16 minutes on same call...as we type -DizzyDan
sunburned? quikly! check for hubajooabage in the anal area! NOT BURKISS! anyone BUT burrkiss check! on second thought * dons Hazmat suite* now that i'm somewhat protected from Burrkiss - on the doll-= can you show us were they probed you? -Harm
Tone, up a tone, up a semi-tone, down an octave, up a perfect fifth. -lineswine
Close, lineswine. It's actually, "Tone, up a tone, down a major third, down a full octave, up a perfect fifth." But I'll give you full marks if you tried to quote it from memory. <g> -RiffRaff
**thinks about making a cool mountain from a garbage can and some mashed potatoes*** -Bioguy
"*THIS*.... this... MEANS.. something!" -ShujinTribble
what happened to my canary? -Jax
D-E-C-c-g.....Calling Roy Neery! Project Mayflower wants YOU! -Captain Trips
My sister the starfish just called me to tell me that her cable internet connection was down.
She starts with, did you know that the cable is down? I cant get online. I then state that MY cable is not down right now. We have the same provider, this was the company that I used to do high speed data tech support before I got laid off in Sept.
I ask the normal, what are the lights doing, questions, and i get there are no lights from her. I'm like WTF?
I asked mdm and rtr related stuff and she said, we don't have those anymore.
I'm still WTF?? I was at the house earlier today and they were there.
I still don't know what the hell she is talking about. I told her that she still needs both the mdm and the rtr to connect. And that she should find them and reset them and check all the connections.
I"m waiting for the follow up call now.[By: THETECHFROMHELL / 2005-11-01]
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"We don't have the modem any more"/cause and effect -drachen
"Well, you set us up for wireless, so I threw out the old modem and that box you left..." (real comment!) -Divinar
"The modem's not here, man..." -RiffRaff
Are you sure she doesn't just need a NEWWWWW MOOOOOOUUUUUUUUSE? <Stands staunch, LART shelter, who needs that?> -K1W1
SF1"its me dave, Ive got teh new modem" SF2"whos dave?" -Jax
Is he trying to say something?
Twas reading the November issue of Scot Finnie's newletter ( http://www.scotsnewsletter.com/74.htm ) and he had a large section devoted to his review of the latest build of Windows Vista Beta, complete with screenshots of various features. Take at look at this screenshot of the replacement for "Favorites" in IE7, called the "Favorites Center", and notice the highlighted webpage on the screenshot <bfeg>: http://www.scotsnewsletter.com/art/74/favorites_center.jpg[By: missourimule / 2005-11-01]
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Apparently irony isn;t dead. -ShujinTribble
If you look at the top you will find folders pertaining to another competitor :) -Ion
Don't think much of Scott. His rant about email is wrong on several counts. -Gerund
hey Gerund, should that be wrong on several `accounts`? <follows white rabbit...> -Jax
You can't count on Scott. If you turned him into a claculator, then you could count on him. -robbor
The right idea...
I think the "King of Id" has the right idea... http://www.comics.com/creators/wizardofid/archive/wizardofid-20051027.html[By: DazZler / 2005-11-01]
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nah. Not harsh enough. -Bilkor
"Sire! Sire! The peasants are revolting!!!" .... Sire: "Yes, I know" -macbeth
"Bloody peasant!" "Type A positive from the looks of it, sire." -PCRaevyn
Last call of the day, and it was a doozie. this lady was going on and on for a half an hour about how her DSL modem was bad and she needed a new one.
me: Ma'am, if you can bring up web pages, then the connection is working fine.
her: but the connection isn't working fine, i can't sell stocks, and the people at $wiseasstraders say its because my connection drops intermittently.
me: how do they know the connection is intermittent?
her: they log into my computer
me: so they log into your computer remotely, see their program stop, and tell you that your connection is bad?
me: if they see the program stop, then their still viewing your connection over the internet, which means that your DSL is still working when they say it stopped.
her: well i guess DSL just isn't for me
me: well, normally i'd try and convince you to stay, but i'm inclined to agree.
i didn't really say the last part, but i really wish i had. the end result is the same though, hopefully.[By: razmann / 2005-11-01]
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<clueless> hey, can I get the internet in like, pink? </clueless> -Jax
"My car isn't running." "Are you still moving?" "Yes, and I can press on the pedal and go faster, but it isn't running." "If your moving, it's working." "Well, I guess driving isn't for me." Hey, if you can't handle the (information) superhighway, GET OFF THE ROAD! -Captain Trips
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