Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Computer Stupidities

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    🌎
    Posts
    528
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2

    Talking Computer Stupidities

    http://rinkworks.com/stupid


    Customer: "Can you fax me those drivers?"
    Tech Support: "..."
    Customer: "Well?"
    Tech Support: "Sir, I can email the drivers if you wish, or you can download them free of charge from the web site."
    Customer: "No! I don't have email. Can you fax them or not!?"
    Tech Support: "Do you have a computer with web access?"
    Customer: "No!"
    Tech Support: "Sir, software drivers do not transmit well over fax machines. May I mail you a diskette with the drivers on it?"
    Customer: "Too slow!"
    This is what (only a little bit) of a faxed driver looks like:
    ÿþÿÿƒø w`ÿ$…X?†!ÇF* ëLÇF ëCÇF& ë:ÇF ë1ƒf ë+j h†!ë6j hÀ†!ë-j hx†!ë$j h0†!ëÇF °^Ãj hð†!ëj h¸†!è¬X 2À^Ëÿ!>†!Y>†!e>†!Ó>†!Y>†!q>†!}>†!Ó>†!Ó>†!Ó>†!‰>†!¸>†!Á>†!Ê>†!Ó>†!Ü>†!â>†!ë>†!ô>†!&#2 53;>†!?†!ÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿU‹ìQQSV‹ñ‹F,‹Nf‹@f‰Ä ‹N,·3ÛCf;Ãurfƒyuc‹F(ƒ¸ž uf¸¢ uf9˜¤ u‹Fƒ` ‹F(9˜ž u1f9˜¢ u(·€¤ f;Ãtf= tf= tf= u
    ‹F‹@ƒ` f‹Ãé{ ƒy „q ‹V(fº¢ Wy…¤ f9š¤ …— ‹I…ÉuQh†!ë_EøPEüPQjBèL „Àuj hà†!èUW ¡(À†!fÇ€Ä ë@‹F,ÿpWÿuøèá „Àu j h¬†!ëÿuüè „Àu j hx†!èW ¡(À†!f‰˜Ä f‹ÃéÆ ‹F‹@‹Mü‰é° ‹F·Hfù…¤ f9š¤ …— j"Wÿpèn ‹F‹X‹CƒàƒøuÿsƒÇ&Wÿs"éa ƒøu[‹C"MøQP‰Eüèù „Àuj h@†!é ÿsƒÇ&Wÿuøè „Àuj h†!éÿ ÿuüè6 „À… j h؆!éã j h¤†!é× f;Ë…å ·H…É~ƒù~OƒùtƒùtEj h`†!èV éÉ ‹X‹CMüQPèa „Àuj h,†!é† ÿvƒÇWÿuüè‚ ÿsëb‹@f‹f‰f‹Of‰H‹N,‹IXEüPƒÁüSQjB‰NèŒ „Àu j hì†!è•U ¡(À†!fÇ€Ä f¸ ëJÿvƒÇWÿuüè ÿ3èJ „Àu*j h¸†!è[U ‹
    (À†!3À@f‰Ä ëÿvWÿpèè ‹F,f‹ _^[ÉÃÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿS‹Ù‹ÿP„Àu[ËCVsVK ª QPjB‰C$èè „Àuj ht†!é ‹‹K‰C(ƒy uKÆ ‹C‹@‹K(‰ž ‹Cf‹@‹K(f‰¢ ‹C‹K(f‹@f‰¤ ‹C(‹K‰ˆ¦ ƒ{ uD°^[ÃWÆ ‹{(‹C‹pj'GYGó¥‹C‹{ÿw‹K‹1PRPÿVl„À_u‰j hL†!è]T 2À뾋^‹Ë[ÿ`ÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿV‹ñ‹F W3ÿ;Çt Pè[ ‰~ ‰~‰~‰~‰~ ‰~‰~$‰~,‰~0_°^ÃÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿU‹ìV‹ñè˜øÿÿöEtVèc Y‹Æ^] ÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿU‹ìÿx†!‹M‹UfÇ ‹ÈÁéfá €f‰
    ‹Mˆ‹Mˆ!‹EÆ ÿ‹EÆ ÿ°] ÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿU‹ìÿuÿuÿt†!…À‹M‰uPh¬†!è‚S 2Àë°] ÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿU‹ìƒ} uj hH†!è\S 2Àë.ÿuÿl†!„Àt j h†!ëáÿuÿp†!…Àt j hà†!ëË°] ÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿU‹ìƒ} uj hx†!è
    S 2Àë"ÿuÿl†!„Àtÿuÿ`†!…Àuÿd†!°] ÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿU‹ìÿuè*ÿÿÿ„Àu2Àë(ÿuÿl†!„Àtj h°†!è*R ëáÿuè0ÿÿÿ„À•À] ÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿU‹ìƒ} uj h$†!è~R 2Àëÿuÿh†!…À‹M‰uPhð†!ëÝ°] ÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿU‹ì3À9Et9Etÿuÿuÿuè0j ƒÄ°ë
    PhX†!è$R 2À] ÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿU‹ìV‹uVÿuÿuè]þÿÿ„Àtÿuÿ6èaÿÿÿ„À•À^] ÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿV‹ð3À…Ò‹Êt8tFJuø…Òu¸W €…ÿ^t…À|+ʉÃ' ÃÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿU‹ìW‹ø3À…Òt;Uv¸W €…ÿt…À|
    ‹Eè£ÿÿÿëƒ' _] ÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿU‹ìSVW‹Ø‹ò3À3ÿ…öt9EtŠ„Òt
    ˆACNÿMG…öuè…öuIO¸z €Æ ‹M…Ét‰9_^[] ÌÌÌÌÌ¡4†!ÃÌÌÌÌÌ‹Á3ÉÇ Ø†!‰H‰HˆHÃÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿVh ‹ñè9 …ÀYt ‹Èè*( ë3À…À‰F^th„†!‹Èè«( ÃÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿU‹ì‹U3À…Òtúÿÿÿv¸W €…À|‹E‹Mhþÿÿj è#ÿÿÿ] ÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿU‹ì‹UVW‹}¾ÿÿÿVWEèÇþÿÿ…À|‹E‹UV+Ѝ8‹Ej èäþÿÿ_^] ÌÌÌÌÌ‹ÿU‹ì‹M3À…Étùÿÿÿv¸W €…À|9SVW‹}EPÿuqÿVW3Ûÿœ†!ƒÄ…À|;Æwu
    ˆ>&#235;ˆ>&#187;z €_^‹&#195;[]&#195;&#204;&#204;&#204;&#204;&#204;‹&#255;U‹&#236;&#183;EV‹&#200;3&#246;It2ItPh*†!&#255;u&#255;u&#232;|&#255;&#255;&#255;‹&#240;&#235;/h˜†!h”†!&#255;u&#255;u&#232;c&#255;&#255;&#255;ƒ&#196;&#235;hŒ†!h”†!&#255;u&#255;u&#232;I&#255;&#255;&#255;ƒ&#196;…&#246;|hˆ†!&#255;u&#255;u&#232;&#241;&#254;&# 255;&#255;‹&#240;‹&#198;^]&#194; &#204;&#204;&#204;&#204;&#204;‹&#255;U‹&#236;&#183;U‹&#202;&#184; ;&#200;vtmIƒ&#249; ‡&#208; &#255;$vI†!h&#168;†!h”†!&#255;u&#255;u&#232;&#232;&#254;&#255;&#255;ƒ&#196;&#233;&#196; h*†!&#235;&#225;h”†!&#235;&#218;hŒ†!&#235;&#211;h|†!&#235;&#204;hl†!&#235;&#197;h\†!&#235;&#190;hT†!&#235;&#183;hD†!&#235;&#176;h8†!&#235;&#169;h,†!&#235;&#162; &#233; ƒ&#249;w[&#255;$žI†!h †!&#235;‰h†!&#235;‚h †!&#233;x&#255;&#255;&#255;h&#240;†!&#233;n&#255;&#255;&#255;h&#228;†!&#233;d&#255;&#255;&#255;h&#212;†!&#233;Z&#255;&#255;&#255;h&#200;†!&#233;P&#255;&#255;&#2 55;h&#184;†!&#233;F&#255;&#255;&#255;h&#172;†!&#233;<&#255;&#255;&#255;Rh*†!&#255;u&#255;u&#232;#&#254;&#255;&#255;ƒ&#196;…&#192;|hˆ†!&#255;u&#255;u&#232;&#203; &#253;&#255;&#255;]&#194; H†!žH†!&#165;H†!&#172;H†!&#179;H†!&#186;H†!&#193;H†!&#200;H†!&#207;H†!&#214;H†!&#246;H†!&#253;H†!I†!I†!I†!"I†!,I†!6I†!@I†!&#204;&#204;&#204;&#204;&#204;‹&#255; U‹&#236;&#183;EV&#185; 3&#246;;&#193;œ „Œ ƒ&#248;Ft:‹&#200;It+ItItI…&#224; hh†!&#233; h\†!&#233;&#251; hP†!&#233;&#241; hL†!&#233;&#231; hD†!&#233;&#221; ‹&#200;ƒ&#233;t0It#&#233;&#250; tI…• h8†!&#233;&#186; h,†!&#233;&#176; h$†!&#233;&#166; h †!&#233;œ h†!&#233;’ &#185; ;&#193;=t4‹&#200;&#233; t#It&#233;&#255; t
    Iu@h†!&#235;hh†!&#235;ah&#248;†!&#235;Zh&#240;†!&#235;Sh&#228;†!&#235;L‹&#200;&#233; t=It3&#233;&#255; t$&#233; tPh*†!&#255;u&#255;u&#232;Ž&#252;&#255;&#255;‹&#240;&#235;*h&#220;†!&#235;h&#204;†!&#235;h&#192;†!&#235;h&#180;†!h”†!&#255;u&#255;u&#232;`&#252;&#255;&#255;ƒ&#1 96;‹&#198;^]&#194; &#204;&#204;&#204;&#204;&#204;‹&#255;U‹&#236;&#183;UV‹&#202;&#184; 3&#246;;&#200;&#178; „&#162; &#184; ;&#200;WtNItD&#233;&#255; t5It+It!I… h„†!h”†!&#255;u&#255;u&#232;&#248;&#251;&#255;&#255;&#233;&#255; h|†!&#235;&#228;hp†!&#235;&#221;hd†!&#235;&#214;hX†!&#235;&#207;hH†!&#235;&#200;&#233; t3ƒ&#233;t'ItIt&#233;&#248; …&#170; h<†!&#235;&#162;h0†!&#235;›h$†!&#235;”h†!&#235;h†!&#235;†h&#252;†!&#233;|&#255;&#255;&#255;&#233;
    ƒ&#249;wr&#182;&#193;L†!&#255;$…•L†!h&#240;†!&#233;Y&#255;&#255;&#255;h&#224;†!&#233;O&#255;&#255;&#255;h&#212;†!&#233;E&#255;&#255;&#255;h&#204;†!&#233;;&#255 ;&#255;&#255;h&#184;†!&#233;1&#255;&#255;&#255;h&#164;†!&#233;'&#255;&#255;&#255;h˜†!&#233;&#255;&#255;&#255;hŒ†!&#233;&#255;&#255;&#255;h€†!&#233; &#255;&#255;&#255;ht†!&#233;&#255;&#254;&#255;&#255;Rh*†!&#255;u&#255;u&#232;&#246;&#250;&#255;&#255;‹&#240;ƒ&#196;‹&#198;^]&#194; 'L†!L†!1L†!;L†!EL†!OL†!YL†!L†!cL†!mL†!wL†!
    Last edited by thetestingsite; 05-06-2007 at 02:34 PM. Reason: editted to make it easier to read.
    ....(o_ Penguins
    .---/(o_- techno_racing
    +(---//\-' in
    .+(_)--(_)' The McMurdo 500

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    St. George, UT
    Posts
    2,769
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 157 Times in 155 Posts

    Default

    You know, I deal with stupid-ness like that day in and day out, every day of the week. Here's a good site that I go to for Technical Support Humor.

    http://www.techcomedy.com
    "Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music." - Kristian Wilson, Nintendo, Inc, 1989
    TheUnlimitedHost | The Testing Site | Southern Utah Web Hosting and Design

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Acton Ontario Canada.
    Posts
    677
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    * My Friend: "What's your operating system?"
    * Me: "Linux."
    * My Friend: "You better uninstall it!"
    * Me: "Why?"
    * My Friend: "The government uses Linux to look through your computer and see your every move. They use it as a security camera into your world."
    * Me: "Sure...."
    Things like that start with an eletist sarcastic remark.
    But its still hilarios.
    I was calling to sign up with a new DSL provider. When the guy asked what operating system I was using, I said, "Linux." I was put on hold for five minutes, and then a supervisor came back and told me, "You can't use Linux to connect to the Internet. It's a hacker tool, anyway." I almost fell out of my chair.
    WHO TELLS THEM THESE THINGS???
    - Ryan "Boxxertrumps" Trumpa
    Come back once it validates: HTML, CSS, JS.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    St. George, UT
    Posts
    2,769
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 157 Times in 155 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by boxxertrumps View Post

    I was calling to sign up with a new DSL provider. When the guy asked what operating system I was using, I said, "Linux." I was put on hold for five minutes, and then a supervisor came back and told me, "You can't use Linux to connect to the Internet. It's a hacker tool, anyway." I almost fell out of my chair.
    You know, we get calls about people's Windows machines screwing up and we usually tell them that Windows is the problem, get Linux or a Mac.

    WHO TELLS THEM THESE THINGS???
    AOHell users, marketing, stupid people, the list goes on.
    "Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music." - Kristian Wilson, Nintendo, Inc, 1989
    TheUnlimitedHost | The Testing Site | Southern Utah Web Hosting and Design

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Acton Ontario Canada.
    Posts
    677
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    I hope the effort isn't coordinated...
    - Ryan "Boxxertrumps" Trumpa
    Come back once it validates: HTML, CSS, JS.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    미네소타, 미국
    Posts
    158
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    WHO TELLS THEM THESE THINGS???
    Thats an easy one. -==M$ Corp.==-
    The only person I think is cool is -==INSERT YOUR NAME HERE==-

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    971
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by boxxertrumps View Post
    WHO TELLS THEM THESE THINGS???

    Well, usually people think linux is a hacker's tool just because of the misunderstanding between a hacker and a cracker. The next thing is because of the un-user-friendliness of (most) linux systems compared to windows, normal people usually only look at the plug-and-play side of things and not the security side and that's what brings them into trouble(usually).

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    239
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    As a matter of fact, this is completely true, actual HP helpdesk call of mine:
    - [blahblah], how can I help you?
    - Good afternoon, I'd like to ask about availability of HP-UX and Tru64 for hobbyists, enthusiasts, people like that.
    - [a short silence] But we don't sell UNIces...
    - I don't mean UNIX, I mean HP-UX...
    - well, but UNIX is not a HP product, U-X, I recall...
    [I began looking after my jaw on the floor]
    - Ma'am, HP-UX...
    - Please don't make fun of me! Please explain...
    - Ma'am, HP-UX is a HP product for workstations...
    - We don't sell operating systems [click]
    Needless to say, 2 months later Tru64 UNIX Product Planning representative sends me, completely for free, brand new, most recent release of Tru64 5.1B-4 with non-commercial licenses, just because I asked

    HP-UX I got off the eBay

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •