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Escapa

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject: Tech support.. .
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A plain computer illiterate guy rings tech support to report that his computer
is faulty.

Tech: What's the problem?

User: There is smoke coming out of the power supply.
Tech: (keep quite)

Tech: You'll need a new power supply.

User: No, I don't! I just need to change the startup files.
Tech: Sir, the power supply is faulty. You'll need to replace it.
User: No way! Someone told me that I just needed to change the startup and it will
fix the

problem! All I need is for you to tell me the command.
Tech support::

10 minutes later, the User is still adamant that he is right. The tech is frustrated
and fed up.

Tech support:: (hush hush)

Tech: Sorry, Sir. We don't normally tell our customers this, but there is an
undocumented DOS

command that will fix the problem.

User: I knew it!
Tech : Just add the line LOAD NOSMOKE.COM at the end of the CONFIG.SYS. Let me know
how it goes.

10 minutes later.
User : It didn't work. The power supply is still smoking.
Tech : Well, what version of DOS are you using?
User : MS-DOS 6.22.
Tech : That's your problem there. That version of DOS didn't come with NOSMOKE.
Contact Microsoft and ask them for a patch that will give you the file. Let me know
how it goes.

1 hour later.
User : I need a new power supply.
Tech support : How did you come to that conclusion?
Tech support : (hush hush)
User : Well, I rang Microsoft and told him about what you said, and he started
asking questions about the make of power supply.
Tech: Then what did he say?
User: He told me that my power supply isn't compatible with NOSMOKE.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 5:25 pm    Post subject:
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:09 pm    Post subject:
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