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General Chat Thread, Best comments you've heard in the Tech Office...? in General; Originally Posted by Butters Surely this can't be true? I'd like to call Shenanigans on this. I'd like to say ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butters View Post
    Surely this can't be true? I'd like to call Shenanigans on this.
    I'd like to say it's not true. However, it was without a doubt the biggest face palm moment of my life

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    I'd like to say it's not true. However, it was without a doubt the biggest face palm moment of my life
    Although a close second was the time I came home to find my house mate had completely taken apart his laptop, I mean every single screw was out and the parts all over the table, and the reason? He was trying to find a virus...

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    Well I have had too many! But here is todays one.

    Your username is your surname and the password is Password thats a capital P on that.
    *staff member "Its still not working"

    Are you sure your doing Username and the word Password with a capital P on that.
    "Yes, Still not working"

    I have tried it and I put this username and this password thats the word Password with a capital P on that word Password. Are you sure thats what you are doing.

    Yes still not working.

    She was typing in her OWN password not the word Password!!!!

    After actually SHOWING her... she finally figured it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Outside of work, but I was once asked to take a look at my mom's friend's PC, because it had stopped reading CD's.

    Got there and the thing was chock full of viruses, I'm amazed it worked at all, so I started to talk her through why it's important to a) have AV software and b) keep it up to date when she says:

    "I thought it might be a virus, so I put some antibiotics in it"

    Have a guess where she had put the antibiotics?
    Totally reminded me of this

    Best comments you've heard in the Tech Office...?-tech-support-funny-cat-pic.jpg

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    We give out passwords when users head into the office, we have had the following:

    - I can't find the "S" with the two lines through it ... "What do you mean?", it's not on the keyboard, I found the "$" sign but did not see one with two lines through it?

    - There is an issue with the keyboard in the common area. "What's wrong with it, doesn't it work at all"? ... well, the keyboard works but the keys are messed up. When I sat down at the computer the keys are out of order, it was changed to "QWERTY" instead of "ABCDE... etc"?


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    at my old place we first changed passwords just to 'p' (because our kids wouldn't remember much else). unfortunately that soon changed when we realised saying 'p' to a kid could mean they either type 'p' 'pea' 'pee', etc.
    so we changed it to 'pass' (password was out the question as most seriously couldn't spell it), but with my accent up here, even then had some type 'pars'

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    I had someone once who was running low on disk space on her laptop. Her solution? She'd got loads of disks at home with plenty of space on them that I could copy across for her on to her laptop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawloms View Post
    I had someone once who was running low on disk space on her laptop. Her solution? She'd got loads of disks at home with plenty of space on them that I could copy across for her on to her laptop!
    from the minds that photocopy blank sheets of paper to get a blank sheet of paper rather than just raiding the paper tray

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    A classic is always 'Can we have a black and white toner please'.

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    Have sent a few students to reprographics for white toner. The look on their faces when the come back with a ream of paper is classic.

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    My Dad had someone who was convinced their fax machine wasn't working because they sent a fax and then exclaimed 'but it's still here!'.

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    We have one of those teachers who thinks they are technical by spewing random stuff they have heard out. He tends to have an obsession with Windows ME of all things.

    It is quite funny when he comes up the the office and says "there is a problem with ME (windows) it wont allow me to print from Microsoft (Office) I might need more gig (brains i'm guessing?)" Translations in brackets, and the problem normally is with him... like not selecting the correct printer

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    Oh my, I have a bunch of these from when I worked in the IT shop in Cardiff Uni:

    A customer walks in, straight up to the network cables, points at one and says to me: "Is this one long enough?"
    Me: "Long enough for what?"

    Someone picked up two flash drives and asked me which one was heavier.

    A customer asked me if the laptops we sold came with the internet.


    I quickly discovered that most University students, not so hot with the common sense.

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    My girlfriend has actually searched for the 'any' key - needless to say, my laughter was met with a stern glare and then a cushion chucked at my head

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamH View Post
    We have one of those teachers who thinks they are technical by spewing random stuff they have heard out. He tends to have an obsession with Windows ME of all things.

    It is quite funny when he comes up the the office and says "there is a problem with ME (windows) it wont allow me to print from Microsoft (Office) I might need more gig (brains i'm guessing?)" Translations in brackets, and the problem normally is with him... like not selecting the correct printer
    ARGH!

    one of my pet hates is people who don't understand tech trying to talk tech..

    I work in a software development firm - so we get a lot of it.

    people coming into my office saying "is there a problem with the network?"

    me:"...not that I'm aware of?"
    them: "well my computer won't turn on so I thought you'd changed something"

    *facepalm*

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