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Stupid Users

By Phantasm66
Feb 19, 2002
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  1. giannantonio

    giannantonio Newcomer, in training Posts: 50

    Quite embarassing stories ;)
  2. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,058

    Back a year or so ago, I runned my cpu fan on my athlon 2400, so I put a house fan next to it. I forget to turn it it on one time and I smelled smoke and I was like oh sh. lol
  3. Lekki_Sheep

    Lekki_Sheep Newcomer, in training Posts: 168

    I belive runner is probably a reference to Cyberpunk 2020. For all you guys who don't know what that is, it's a d10 based table top roleplay game. The reason I belive this is that in Cyberpunk 2020 a hacker is called a netrunner and a street gang member is known as a booster, or boosterganger. I was wondering about the booster title and spotted this.
    Though I doubt it's the case here, a runner is someone way down the ladder in drug dealing who simply sells small amounts from a dealer to avoid the dealer getting in the line of fire.
    Example: The guys who actually approach you in a club, the dealer is usually sitting somewhere else and has all the drugs. The runner approaches you and if you give him/her the cash they return to their dealer, give them the cash and come back with the drugs.
    Of course I wouldn't even entertain the possibility that the latter is the refference that they're making.
    If anyone's interested in tabletop rpg and want's to know about 2020:
    www.rtasorian.com
    I wouldn't bother though, the system stinks and the background is sorely dated. Guardians of the Order do a nice alternative called Ex Machina.
  4. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    EDIT:

    Oops I missed the post by MYOB...my curiosity is calmed.
  5. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,120

    Got a lady here with a few bolts loose. She had bought a new computer from us, which of course came with the XP CD.
    Some weeks later she called up saying her XP CD was "bad". Because with some "new skills she taught herself" she was able to test the disk and found it bad. Basically she had run the disk check program from the Nero burning suite.
    So we humored her and mailed a new, never used, out of the package XP CD. So then she leaves two messages on our phone the day after she got it, saying it was bad too.
    This time she apparently ran scandisk on it, which reported that 3 kilobytes of data was bad. And since "3 kilobytes is pretty small" she wants us to "E-mail her the corrupt 3 kilobytes of data".
    What the heck?

    Well it doesn't sound so funny when typed out, but you have to hear this person talk, and hear the messages she left. We were just bursting out laughing. Um ya, we'll E-mail you the 3 corrupt kilobytes. Whatever!

    Oh, I've had another customer refer to their PC problems as "byte snits". If that makes sense. They wanted us to remove the bad byte snits from the PC. So from then on we often tell each other that the computer just had to many byte snits. lol
  6. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,058

    lol, Vig these storys always bust me up.
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,284   +24

  8. Lekki_Sheep

    Lekki_Sheep Newcomer, in training Posts: 168

    Simply put, no.
  9. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

    How the heck could any one human drink that much in 100 minutes!?!? I get full if I drink 2 pops close together.
  10. Lekki_Sheep

    Lekki_Sheep Newcomer, in training Posts: 168

    Not boasting, I'm not proud of myself for it, but once I drank a bottle of Glenfiddich, two bottles of french brandy and a half bottle of white rum to myself in a sitting. I admit it probably took me a little over three hours and that when the police came to take me away, I was giggling to myself and mictuating in one of my boots, but I did it.
    I was something of a troubled youth.

    Like I said in my earlier post, I don't think a tech would neccesarily have more sense.
  11. foycur

    foycur Newcomer, in training Posts: 160

    Hey, don't knock all of these stupid people. Were it not for them, you all wouldn't likely have the easy jobs you have :) Yes, you put up with stupidity, but that's what you get paid for!
     
  12. PuterGeekGirl

    PuterGeekGirl Newcomer, in training Posts: 68

    You don't do this for a living do you...after awhile, getting paid or not it gets REALLY old....
  13. foycur

    foycur Newcomer, in training Posts: 160

    Nope, I'm a doctor. Still a service industry, where I continue to be amazed at what people ask me or do to themselves. It gets old patching people together after they rocket down a highway on a motorbike without a helmet, but I just have to remind myself that if it weren't for ignorance, I wouldn't have a job!
  14. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,284   +24

    The funniest case I had was of this snooty neighbour who, hearing about my computer prowess from somewhere, asked me to fix her PC. I asked. Turns out the "problem" was that she had the boot priority set to the floppy drive as the first one and the HDD second. And she had a floppy in the drive. So it used to give her that well-known message "Invalid boot disk. Please remove the disk and press a key." After that, I have sworn myself to only accepting virtual help.
  15. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 Newcomer, in training Posts: 351

    The one that makes me mad is when people refuse to run windows update "because it might download a virus, right?" ARGH!!!
  16. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    For school, I am required to take an expository writing class, and one day the school server was down, and nobody could log on to the shared hard drive. I told the teacher this, and that half of the computers were logged on to the administrator account and she looked at me with the strangest look ever. You had to be there to see it. She also said that she understood the problem!

    I also had a classmate ask me what kind of video card to get for his computer. I asked him what his power supply was, and what expansion slot he had. He looked at me and said, "Yeah, whatever" and walked away.
  17. 2SLICKDC

    2SLICKDC Newcomer, in training

    2slickdc

    We Have A Lot Of Them Where I Work; But In Our Case We Call Them Information Techs. They Get There Money For Nothing And There Lunch For Free!!!!!!@!!
  18. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 Newcomer, in training Posts: 351

    Have You Ever Seen Anyone Capitalize Every Word He Types? Is There Really Any Reason For It?

    If that's a Pink Floyd reference, good one!
  19. Gars

    Gars TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 228

    a call from our accounting department:
    user - my keyboard is broken and i need a new one.
    me - ok, im coming to change it
    going 3 floors down, with new kbd in hand, just to see that he's keyboard is half buried under some heavy books and folders and of course, a lots of buttons were pressed at the same time
    user - you are God like!
    me - just call me Gars
    LOL!

    and that with the INVALID SYSTEM DISK is just a classic and its my favorite "crash" :)

    the thread is old but is very very good
  20. kronos

    kronos Newcomer, in training

    boy am I glade that I'm going into the medical indestry insed of the computer indestry.

    P.S. pardon my spelling
  21. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,421   +217

    kronos, I'll feel better if you tell me that the medical area that you plan to go into isn't where you will be writing prescriptions. :) Just kidding.
  22. Chisel N Gel

    Chisel N Gel Newcomer, in training

    I was talking to my friend and I asked him what his system specs were and he replied," Well, it's a windows XP computer." I asked him him several different ways about his computer components and that's the same answer I got everytime.
  23. drawls31

    drawls31 Newcomer, in training Posts: 46

    well i'm an electrician/et offshore and i get the same old calls day in day out and it ends up being stupid.and i get aggravated but i still have a job.lol
  24. jjrglobal

    jjrglobal Newcomer, in training

    I had a former employee call a tech to make a service call to install a program that was on cd, cost me $75.00, she was fired the minute the tech handed me the bill along with the explanation.
  25. jjrglobal

    jjrglobal Newcomer, in training

    What co you work for?


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