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General Chat Thread, I've just got to share this... in General; School's out but we've got some staff in today preparing for the dreaded exam results. Just taken this call: End ...
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    I've just got to share this...

    School's out but we've got some staff in today preparing for the dreaded exam results. Just taken this call:

    End User: My computer just went bang.
    Tech_Guy: Just went bang?
    End User: Yes, I was using it and it just went bang.
    Tech_Guy: Bang as in bang?
    End User: Yes. A big bang.
    Tech_Guy: A big bang?
    End User: Yes, a big bang.
    Tech_Guy: Was there smoke or anything?
    End User: Yes, and a big flash.
    Tech_Guy: So your PC went bang with smoke and a big flash?
    End User: Yes.
    Tech_Guy: What were you doing on it at the time?
    End User: I was changing the switch on the back from 230v to 120v I thought it would save electricity....

    8O

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    Re: I've just got to share this...

    oh dear.

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    Re: I've just got to share this...

    LOL - a friend of mine did this!

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    Re: I've just got to share this...

    IT or Science Teacher was it? hehe

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    Re: I've just got to share this...

    LMAO - wouldnt be the first time or the last, unless you run some of the suggestions that edugeek have submited.

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    Re: I've just got to share this...

    dep head (female)

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    Re: I've just got to share this...

    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy
    dep head (female)

    OOOOH witch (and all other females on here) are gonna kill you :P

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    Re: I've just got to share this...

    Bring it on!


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    Re: I've just got to share this...

    Actually, I have had three cases of this since I became a techie:

    Two males and one female

    I shall not get cross with the implication that women do this sort of thing (calm, think calm) because you and all the others know that men are just as likely to do this - in fact, often they are more likely to do things that involve interfering with physical settings on computers.

    So, I shall rise above it all !

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    Re: I've just got to share this...

    The best I've had so far is one of our male teachers dropping his laptop in the bath and trying to blag us by claiming not to know what had happened to it (his wife spilt the beans at the xmas party)....

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    Re: I've just got to share this...

    Quote Originally Posted by WITCH
    I shall not get cross with the implication that women do this sort of thing (calm, think calm) because you and all the others know that men are just as likely to do this - in fact, often they are more likely to do things that involve interfering with physical settings on computers.
    Lol, even though these posts are in jest, I have to point out that I agree with you more then you know . I tend to think that on the whole, women have a LOT more common sense then men. Lol. Being a male, I can safely say this without fearing cries of sexism

    However that is not to say that women don't have their bad points... lol.

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    Re: I've just got to share this...

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_
    Quote Originally Posted by WITCH
    I shall not get cross with the implication that women do this sort of thing (calm, think calm) because you and all the others know that men are just as likely to do this - in fact, often they are more likely to do things that involve interfering with physical settings on computers.
    Lol, even though these posts are in jest, I have to point out that I agree with you more then you know . I tend to think that on the whole, women have a LOT more common sense then men. Lol. Being a male, I can safely say this without fearing cries of sexism

    However that is not to say that women don't have their bad points...
    I agree - some of the dumbest stupidest things I've encountered in the world of IT have been perpetrated by men....

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    Re: I've just got to share this...

    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy
    I agree - some of the dumbest stupidest things I've encountered in the world of IT have been perpetrated by men....
    You have to give more examples now

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    Re: I've just got to share this...

    End User: I was changing the switch on the back from 230v to 120v I thought it would save electricity....
    I hope this pratt was not a teacher who should have known better...... :-)

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    Re: I've just got to share this...

    I bill the individual/department for this kind of stupidity. Soon wipes the smile off their face

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