Okay.. I win...

ScrapinSi

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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:
 

jamesA

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Originally posted by Battle Pope@Jul 7 2005, 05:07 PM
lol

I wonder how many times he's started over thinking he couldn't fix his mistakes
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haha I wouldn't be surprised if it was in the triple digits.
 

xj0hnx

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Originally posted by E_SolSi@Jul 7 2005, 11:37 PM
wow
:blink:
:unsure:
just............... wow
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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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ScrapinSi

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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.
 

posol

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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
 

StarBellieAngel

Senior Member
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?
 

ScrapinSi

Senior Member
Originally posted by pissedoffsol@Jul 7 2005, 10:06 PM
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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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... ;)
 

SiLude

Senior Member
Originally posted by ScrapinSi@Jul 8 2005, 08:53 AM
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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