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    Just Got a call ...

    Caller: Just turned my computer on and its making a beeping noise.
    Me: Take your books off the keyboard.
    Caller: Oh, yeah. Thanks.

    Ahh you just have to laugh. :-)

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    mate...thats inspired

    it's Black Adder levels of brilliance that you're people have, isn't it?

    Dont go having no good idea's..your foot will fall off.

    huh?

    My uncle had a good idea...he used a sythe to cut his toe nails and HIS foot fell off !!

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    Had a call like that eariler in the week...
    "Hi my harddrive is beeping"
    "Hmm thats strange, is anything on the keyboard?"
    "yes, the phone"
    "remove it and all will be fine"
    "wow! thats great, thanks"

    90% of our users also call class the monitor as the computer (if u ask for the tag number) and the system box as either the CPU or the Harddrive.

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    Yeh why do people call the computer itself a 'harddrive' does my head in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dooms
    Had a call like that eariler in the week...
    "Hi my harddrive is beeping"
    "Hmm thats strange, is anything on the keyboard?"
    "yes, the phone"
    "remove it and all will be fine"
    "wow! thats great, thanks"

    90% of our users also call class the monitor as the computer (if u ask for the tag number) and the system box as either the CPU or the Harddrive.
    I've had big arguements before with people calling the base unit as a CPU. It didn't bother me until they started saying I didn't know what I was talking about. 5 minutes later they were (yet again) asking me how to fix their computer instead of calling IT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen
    I've had big arguements before with people calling the base unit as a CPU. It didn't bother me until they started saying I didn't know what I was talking about. 5 minutes later they were (yet again) asking me how to fix their computer instead of calling IT.
    I know that feeling, I had rather a heated discussion with someone over IPs on our University LAN we are all assigned public IPs since the Uni owns a large range of IPs. So rather than having a typical IP of maybe 192.xxx.xxx.xxx or 10.xxx.xxx.xxx we have IPs 137.xxx.xxx.xxx. He argued that we weren't assigned LAN IPs... how did he figure we connected to the Net a modem each?

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    I cant be bothered to argue the "ITS NOT CALLED CPUR OT HARDDRIVE" thing - they know nothing and i accept that, get them off the phone so i can get back to doing **** all and getting paid for it.

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    My Dad, and if I recall, Nick's Mum are guilty of a fair bit of this too.....


    /me rings Dad
    "Hi Dad, how's it going?"
    "Oh not badm but the laptop I got your Mum is playing up"

    /deep deep breath.....

    "Playing up....it's a PC, not a horse. What's it doing?"

    "oh this n that, nothing I can explain properly, but it had a message on the screen, something about an error with a number and so I click "Install" and now it's playing up something chronic"

    /dialling tone....

    "Hello...son...son...are you still there?....bleedin technology, even the phone's playing up now"

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

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