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#21 Chest Rockwell

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 11:40 PM

my bad :P

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#22 Amusing Otter

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 10:24 AM

Let's get back to the part where Ian Flemming became the watermark for decent writing.
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:06 AM

James Bond > Romeo
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#24 Amusing Otter

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:28 AM

Your preference for one character over another does not change the fact that crime/spy fiction is not literature.
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#25 Chest Rockwell

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:34 AM

that's arguable. in a 100 years Bond may well be considered literature amongst literature snobs. personally i'm more concerned with how much fluff is stuck to my arse hair.
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:46 AM

Your preference for one character over another does not change the fact that crime/spy fiction is not literature.


Another 'can't tell who's being sarcastic anymore' moment for me :-(
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:59 AM

I'm just waiting for this thread to take off propoerly. We're through check-in, but still queing at the gate right now.
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 12:16 PM

that's arguable. in a 100 years Bond may well be considered literature amongst literature snobs. personally i'm more concerned with how much fluff is stuck to my arse hair.



I seriously doubt it
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 06:06 PM

guy: Hi, I sent someone an email with an attachment and it bounced back with a failed delivery message.
me: OK, can you forward me the failed delivery message? I wanna see which mail server rejected it, and why.
guy: OK. Whats your name?
me: McKee
guy: McKee what?
me: I'm under McKee in the global address book. Just start typing 'McKee' and it'll find me.
guy: Oh I don't like using that. It's too fiddly.
me: Alright then, its Sean dot McKee at yadda yadda yadda.
guy: Hang on, so that's S, H, A...
me: No. S, E, A
guy: Oh, right. So S, E, A, N, M, A,
me: No. M, C, K, E, E,
guy: Sorry. M, C, G...sorry, did you say G?
me: No. McKee. Sean McKee. S, E, A, N then a dot, and then M, C, K, E, E then an @ sign.
guy: OK. Sending.
me: Cool.
guy: Nope, that's bounced back. User 'Sean MaGee' not known.
me: O RLY. Why not try M, C, K, E, E, or alternatively, try just typing "MCK" in the global address book, as I said before, and it'll propagate the rest.
guy: OK, so I'm in the Global Address Book and so its Sean spelled S, E.....
me: PLEASE, please just start typing my sirname first.
guy: OK. Right, McKee, Sean. Found you. Will this get to you? It's the wrong way round?
me: Is it underlined?
guy: Yep.
me: Thats fine. Just hit send.
guy: OK its sent.
me: Cool. I've got it..........oh. You've sent me the email you sent that failed, not the failure message itself.
guy: Oh. Have I? OK hang on.
(fumbles around for 2 minutes)
me: OK, I can log into PCs remotely and see their screens. Will it be quicker if I do that and read the error that way?
guy: Yes please! That would be great.
me: OK I'm logging in now.
guy: ........
me: .........
guy: .........
me: Right, it told me my connection wasn't accepted in time. Did you click 'ok' on the pop up that just came up saying 'do you want to let Sean McKee log in to your PC?'
guy: No. Was I supposed to?
me: Yes. Lets try that again. Please click 'OK'.
guy: Alright. Done.
me: (now able to see the guys screen) OK, can you show me this failed delivery message?
guy: Yeah sure.........here it is.
me: OK. Hmmm. It says that the user 'Stephen.Williasm' doesn't exist.
guy: Oh. He definitely does exist. I spoke to him an hour ago.
me: Is that the correct spelling of his sirname??
guy: Oh.
me: Right, I think the best advice I can give is always use the Global Address Book.
guy: Yeah but I find it really fiddly.
me: ...
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 06:15 PM

I once said 'Y for wanky' on the phone when I used to work for HSBC car insurance. Luckily I was on the phone to a Daewoo dealership rather than a miserable fucking customer.
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 07:22 PM

Grandma McKee that was awesome, I would likely go nuts down the phone if that was me.
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 01:53 AM

You should publish a book.
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 09:16 AM

This thread has brightened my day up :D

Now I have to play with kids for a couple of hours.
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 09:56 AM

That conversation was great. I have similar ones in work, but they're not as funny as that because it just involves me repeating the same sentence ten times until the other person understands it.
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 10:00 AM

I work in 3rd line, so by the time the problems get to me the really really stupid people have been filtered out mostly by 1st and 2nd line.

My only joy is brought through passwords. Our 1st line guys have to have full on security clearance to be able to reset passwords, and this takes ages so occasionally we`ll get asked to reset them for the 1st line guys. They then have to tell the user the password we have decided for them...

My favourites so far include

iscreamforicecream
spicegirls2007
andreikanchelskis
janagefjortoft
peterschmeichelhadarednose
;'#'d#'32'#;#32;d'#32!!!
w0lfn1ppl3s
lesferdinandwhataledge
idontknowwhatimdoing
ifuwannabemylover


etc

the 1st line guys then tend to get angry at us.
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 10:11 AM

I had a call yesterday in 2nd line

"No sound from PC - I've run the realtech fix, checked hardware connections, re-installed drivers and user still has no sound"

I walk to the users office and ask what the problem is :

User : There's no sound mate, the computers broke.
Me : Do you have any speakers?
User : Ummm..... NO!
Me : I think you need them.
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 10:14 AM

;'#'d#'32'#;#32;d'#32!!!


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Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:11 PM

its amazing when you get someone who clearly thinks a keyboard is an implement of the devil and you say

"okay, your new password is upper case A, ampersand, ampersand, the at symbol, one, one, two, lower case d, upper case w, percentage sign, ampersand, ampersand, upper case D, lower case D, right bracket, question mark"
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:17 PM

The one thing that really makes me want to go on a killing spree is when people talk like they are asking questions when they aren't asking questions.

Like, their voice goes upwards at the end of a sentence, but they aren't asking anything. Example:

'Hi, I called earlier? And someone re-installed Adobe Reader? But I'm still having problems? And I finish in half an hour so I need it fixed?'
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 01:05 PM

OMG there's a really nerdy Sociolinguistic reason for that rising intonation at the end of a statement, and it's involved in the exposure to Australian soap operas. I'm not even lying here.
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