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Last post Author Topic: the award for most clueless pc user ever - my candidate.  (Read 31267 times)

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Re: the award for most clueless pc user ever - my candidate.
« Reply #75 on: April 04, 2008, 02:47:57 PM »
In the 60's, I could open by Dad's passenger side VW Beetle with one of those long handled metal combs!
Was that a permanent solution?


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Re: the award for most clueless pc user ever - my candidate.
« Reply #76 on: April 10, 2008, 09:04:38 AM »
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Re: the award for most clueless pc user ever - my candidate.
« Reply #77 on: April 18, 2008, 04:27:59 PM »
I nominate myself for this award today.

I managed to plug (accidentally) a switch (network hub) into two different wall sockets and took out a building. You really wouldn't think it was that easy....
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Re: the award for most clueless pc user ever - my candidate.
« Reply #78 on: April 18, 2008, 04:50:23 PM »
Ooo - I bet you were popular.

Actually I would have thought it would blow the switch if anything ???

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Re: the award for most clueless pc user ever - my candidate.
« Reply #79 on: April 18, 2008, 05:01:54 PM »
I nominate myself for this award today.

I managed to plug (accidentally) a switch (network hub) into two different wall sockets and took out a building. You really wouldn't think it was that easy....

I didn't even know that was possible! All the outlets I've seen here in the USA are spaced in such a way that it would be very difficult to accidentally plug something in to two sockets.


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Re: the award for most clueless pc user ever - my candidate.
« Reply #80 on: April 18, 2008, 05:36:42 PM »
Excuse my English, it's only my first language. By sockets I mean network sockets. So I had a 10 port switch and 2 of the network points were plugged into two different network sockets on the wall causing a loop. The loop basically caused a DOS attack on itself and didn't allow any other traffic. It meant that all users couldn't get on any file servers for the building as they were on the same 24 port switch in the switch room.

So 'took out a building' was a buildings network, not the concrete or anything.
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Re: the award for most clueless pc user ever - my candidate.
« Reply #81 on: April 18, 2008, 06:27:32 PM »
So 'took out a building' was a buildings network, not the concrete or anything.

Now that has conjured an image!

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Re: the award for most clueless pc user ever - my candidate.
« Reply #82 on: April 22, 2008, 12:00:45 AM »
A dialog could pop up saying "Warning! Are you sure you want to install this virus that will wipe out your computer completely and release a new strain of the black plague which will destroy humanity?" and someone would just click "okay" because they never read those things.

Too bad April fools has passed, but nonetheless, I know some people that are totally oblivious to dialog boxes...

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Re: the award for most clueless pc user ever - my candidate.
« Reply #83 on: April 24, 2008, 02:05:19 PM »
Too bad April fools has passed, but nonetheless, I know some people that are totally oblivious to dialog boxes...

*Wreckedcarzz goes off to create said program*

Mouser already did it with Dr. Windows.


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Re: the award for most clueless pc user ever - my candidate.
« Reply #84 on: April 24, 2008, 06:41:04 PM »
Mouser already did it with Dr. Windows

A little discretion, please!  This is a family site.
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Re: the award for most clueless pc user ever - my candidate.
« Reply #85 on: April 24, 2008, 09:42:56 PM »
Mouser already did it with Dr. Windows

A little discretion, please!  This is a family site.
KATR isn't due for another nine months.

I was not expecting what I said to be thought of that way!  :-[

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