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Okay.. I win...

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by ScrapinSi, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Just got this phone call...

    Me: well what we're gonna try now is changing some settings... Open up the OEM.CFG file, scroll down to RS232 Port = 4... See it?
    Him: Yup.
    Me: Erase the 4, and change it to 0.
    Him: Call me insane, but I don't have a Backspace key on this laptop
    Me: :huh:
    Him: I don't see a backspace key anywhere
    Me: uhhh... nothign that says BKSP or anything?
    Him: Nope... Nothing
    Me: What about an arrow pointing to the left, located in the top right corner of the keyboard?
    Him: yeah, I have one of those
    Me: Try that.
    Him: Yup, that worked.
    Me: :lol: :unsure: :ufucktard: :wtf: :whatafucktard: :bash: :slap:
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    That's beautiful.

    common sense > him
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    lol

    I wonder how many times he's started over thinking he couldn't fix his mistakes
     
  4. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    holy shit, at least hes trying to understand computers i guess.
     
  5. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    wow
    :blink:
    :unsure:
    just............... wow
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    haha I wouldn't be surprised if it was in the triple digits.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    That's worse than you using Linux for over a year and not knowing what a terminal was :p
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :p
    dont hate me cuz my version of linux is rediculously user friendly
     
  9. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    This laptop is something that 99.9% of the work is all GUI based... Only on rare occassions does an end user need to go into a config file like I had him do... I dont even know HOW the settings got changed so he needed to go in there...

    And for those that say "RS232, WTF!?!?" Its a serial communication between our mailing equipment that we manufacture and the custom HP Print heads that we use to print on envelopes.
     
  10. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    rs232 is a serial protocol. its nothing special :p

    i bet this is the same guy who calls in and asks where the "any key" is.

    him: "it says press any key to continue. I don't have an any key"

    lol
     
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    StarBellieAngel Senior Member

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    reminds me of the calls people get at the cell phone support hotline...

    ...my phone is broken.

    *what exactly is wrong with it?

    ...it won't make or receive calls, nothing at all.

    *well, let me see if i can locate you... hold just a moment

    ...even with the antenna up, it doesn't have signal

    *uhm, let's see... did you turn it on?

    ...you mean it has to be ON to do all that?!




    you wouldn't believe how many people are idiots... verizon actually has a flowchart of questions for troubleshooting common problems with their phones, and the first question is: is the phone powered on?
     
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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    DUH... But who uses RS232 anymore? Everything is RJ45, USB, or IEEE1394. Some of the newbs might not have recognized RS232.

    Hell, we even use RS422 & RS485 as well... Now THAT is something you don't hear much about... ;)
     
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    call me an asshole, but i have no fucking clue what all that means. all i know, it has something to do with computers. ahh, wait, i just saw USB, i know that one!!!
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    Battle Pope New Member

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    i'm gonna go cry in the corner now, thanks. :burnout:
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    /me throws a box of tissues and calls 9 awhh wahhh
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    That box of tissues might hurt, want me to call the WAHHHHHmbulance?
     
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    sohcslammer Senior Member

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    How 'bout some french-cries to go with that wah-burger? :p

    Def leapord SUCKS!





    :lol:
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    it's LEPPARD. DEF LEPPARD. christ. :p
     
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