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    My computer concepts teacher said that Windows XP doesn't have a command prompt. She was shocked/happy when I told her how to bring it up.

    It's sad that so many kids have to teach themselves.
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    My brother has a ton of funny stories from his work (doint help desk stuff) about some of the callers...

    One time he had a drunk guy call him and my brother wound up having to help the guy find his keyboard. He was like "Sir, sit right infront of you computer and look down and your keyboard will be right there". Eh it's funnier when my brother tells his stories, but I can still laugh at them in my head.

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    A lady held a picture up to the monitor screen thinking that's how photos are scanned.
    ..We're not _quiet_ that far yet.

    True story:
    Someone wrote me a check (50 USD) for saving their PC.
    For one, it was old, and needed to be put to sleep, but, their wishes.
    In a day or 2 I had the machine running smoothly again.

    Another person, get this, PAID me to.....install a program for them@!$
    I told them I couldn't take money for that, but they insisted.

    There are just so many of those stories.
    I think they really should create the sticker I heard about: "Intel inside. Idiot outside".
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    yea i had that sticker as ym Half life spray logo haha

    they do make it, i forget who sells it tho

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    Ya know, it's easy to make fun of computer no knowthings, I did it myself above. But do we geeks know everything? In high school I used to have a 67 Mustang. I could work on that engine. Today I have a 94 Explorer. It's a half hour or more job to replace the air filter.
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    It's a half hour or more job to replace the air filter.
    lmao i can rebuild a whole 350 in 2 days, but i spent and hour on the clutch cable on my 4wheeler lmao

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    Here's one, I think I read it in a Que computer repair text.

    Telephone rings.

    Hello, XYZ Computers.

    I'm having a problem with my floppy drive. Is it true that you can format an entire box of floppies at one time.

    Well Ma'am, they come preformatted but yes, you can.

    That's strange. I can only get four in the slot, then it gets too tight to..........
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    >>People that backup their files on floppies despite having their files on a server that is backed up nightly.

    Since one of my customers turned up at their office to find ALL the furiture, computers and files gone, just a few paper on the floor.

    Without the offsite backup they would have lost all their work for the last few years (as an accountant).


    Bugger the floppies though, I use a CD-RW as my projects zipped come in at over 100Mb.
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    Not really a tech tale but kinda funny:

    Were sitting in comp sci 2, keep in mind its comp sci TWO. wnet like this:

    X: Miss my programs not compiling!
    X2: Whats the error?

    X: Error? I dunno it jus keeps running my text all over then i put it back and it does it again.

    I kindly pointed out that he was useing NOTEPAD and not VC++ lmao.

    As for the text movement he was turning "word wrap" on and off....i mean how ****ing dumb do u get!

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    It's sad that so many kids have to teach themselves.
    The important question may be where would we be if kids didn't teach themselves computers?
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    The important question may be where would we be if kids didn't teach themselves computers?
    pumping gas.

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    > pumping gas.

    I'd sure sppreciate it if more people did this - I had to pump gas in the rain last night (after I left the gym, so I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt)... That sucks - the pump seems to slow down when you're in a hurry or a crappy mood, too.

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