Wednesday, February 16, 2005

from a forum....

the prophecies premonitions registry site, there are many many earthchange/endtimes prophecies here.

Take heart, anyone among you who believes he or she is
technologically challenged, you "ain't seen nuthin" yet. This is an
excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article:

1. Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to
"Press Return Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the
"Any" key is.

2. AST technical support had a caller complaining that her mouse
was hard to control with the dust cover on. The cover turned out to
be the plastic bag the mouse was packaged in.

3. Another Dell customer called to say he couldn't get his computer
to fax anything. After 40 minutes of troubleshooting, the
technician discovered the man was trying to fax a piece of paper by
holding it in front of the monitor screen and hitting the "Send"

4. Yet another Dell customer called to complain that his keyboard
no longer worked. He had cleaned it by filling up his bathtub with
soap and water and soaking the keyboard for a day, then removing
all the keys and washing them individually.

5. A Dell technician received a call from a customer who was
enraged because his computer had told him he was "Bad and an
invalid." The tech explained that the computer's "bad command" and
"invalid" responses shouldn't be taken personally.

6. A confused caller to IBM was having trouble printing documents.
He told the technician that the computer had said it "couldn't find
printer." The user had also tried turning the computer screen to
face the printer-but that his computer still couldn't "see" the

7. An exasperated caller to Dell Computer Tech Support couldn't get
her new Dell Computer to turn on. After ensuring the computer was
plugged in, the technician asked her what happened when she pushed
the power button. Her response, "I pushed and pushed on this foot
pedal and nothing happened." The "foot pedal" turned out to be the
computer's mouse...

8. Another customer called Compaq tech support to say her brand new
computer wouldn't work. She said she unpacked the unit, plugged it
in and sat there for
20 minutes waiting for something to happen. When asked what
happened when she pre ssed the power switch, she asked, "What power

9. Another IBM customer had trouble installing software and rang
for support. "I put in the first disk, and that was OK. It said to
put in the second disk, and had some problems with the disk. When
it said to put in the third disk, I couldn't even fit it in..." The
user hadn't realized that "Insert Disk 2" implied removing Disk 1

10. A story from a Novell NetWare SysOp: CALLER: "Hello, is this
Tech Support?" TECH: "Yes, it is. How may I help you?" CALLER: "The
cup holder on my PC is broken -and I am within my warranty period.
How do I go about getting that fixed?" TECH: "I'm sorry, but did
you say a cup holder?" CALLER: "Yes, it's attached to the front of
my computer." TECH: "Please excuse me. If I seem a bit stumped,
it's because I am. Did you receive this as part of a promotional at
a trade show? How did you get this cup holder? Does it have any
trademark on it?" CALLER: "It came with my computer. I don't know
anything about a promotional. It just has '4X' on it." At this
point, the Tech Rep had to mute the caller because he couldn't
stand it. He was laughing too hard. The caller had been using the
load drawer of the CD-ROM drive as a cup holder and it had snapped
it off the drive.

11. A woman called the Canon help desk with a problem with her
printer. The tech asked her if she was "running it under windows."
The woman responded, "No, my desk is next to the door. But that is
a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a
window and his printer is working fine."

12. And last but not least: TECH SUPPORT: "O.K. Bob, let's press
the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task
list in the middle of the screen. Now type the letter "P" to bring
up the Program Manager." CUSTOMER: "I don't have a 'P'". TECH
SUPPORT: "On your keyboard, Bob." CUSTOMER: "What do you mean?"
TECH SUPPORT: " 'P' on your keyboard, Bob." CUSTOMER: "I'm not GOING TO DO THAT!
"You get what you concentrate on. There is no other rule." SETH