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  1. Jan 26, 2005 #1
    I was surfing the yahoo message board, which is usually great for a good laugh, and someone posted this link (at the bottom). The topic was something about a ms attempt to stop pirating by not allowing pirated software to be updated. ( here is the link to the news story if you are interested Microsoft Plans Restrictions on Fixes ) This message board was not that good, the good ones are usually controversial topics, or anything with politics. However, someone posted the link below, which has a few funny error message spoofs in it.

    Error Message Gallery

    This is my fav:

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  3. Jan 26, 2005 #2

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    :rofl: That reminds me of the first computer I bought for myself that arrived with a defective keyboard. The letter "I" just didn't work and I had already followed the instructions to reset the keyboard to make sure I hadn't accidentally programmed the keys or mapped them in some strange way, so was certain the keyboard was broken. I called tech support or customer service (who knows, they always transfered my calls to whichever one I didn't call) and started explaining the problem. I guess I got someone truly clueless, because after explaining the problem, he informed me that I should use their new online tech support. I explained again that my keyboard wasn't working, so I couldn't access the internet to log in. Mr. Clueless then goes into his "troubleshooting internet access" spiel. So, I explained to him again, the problem is entirely the keyboard. Mr. Clueless is really confused by now, and says he thought I just told him I can't get online to use the internet tech support. I explain once again, right, because the KEYBOARD is broken and I can't type in my username, which had an I in it. I try to explain to him what a common letter "I" is, that even if my username didn't have an I in it, it would be really hard to explain my problem without using the letter "I". I really had a good laugh over it once I finally got past Mr. Clueless and through to someone who could give me the information of how to ship back the keyboard for a new one.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2005 #3
    Pff you both were clueless :tongue2: you could use the on screen keyboard as long as your mouse worked :smile:

    But still, that guy should have realized that your keyboard did not work and said something that could be usefull.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2005 #4

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    They won't. They normally try to avoid returns as much as possible. He was doing his job on ignoring the real problem and making up some other problem.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2005 #5
    Wow, not having an I would kill me. that's all I like to talk about.
    I had a similar keyboard problem once, but it was with the z key. doesn't come up nearly as often, but being from Ariona I definately noticed it.
     
  7. Jan 26, 2005 #6
    Yeah I hear ya, all I talk about is how great I am. This one time I was going to talk about I, but I decided that I was too cool to talk about I, and that maybe one day I would not talk about I, but I still have yet to decide.
     
  8. Jan 26, 2005 #7

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    1) He was being paid to know about computers, I wasn't, that's why I called.

    2) What on screen keyboard? I haven't used Windows in a while if that's something new. Did it exist way back when it was Windows 3.1? Regardless, the solution to the problem was simple: ship me a keyboard where ALL the keys work. There should have been no need to use an online tech support to replace a broken keyboard.
     
  9. Jan 26, 2005 #8
    It's part of the accessability tools designed to help people with poor vision, hearing, manual dexterity, etc. to be able to use Windoze. I can't say for certain, but I would imagine it started in Windows 95. I would seriously doubt it was available in 3.1.
     
  10. Jan 26, 2005 #9
    Ah yeah. that reminds me of older comps. If you didn't have the keyboard plugged in when you first started it up, after it went through POST it would yell at you with, "Keyboard Error, press F1 to continue."

    Makes you wonder what exactly the programmers were thinking.
     
  11. Jan 26, 2005 #10

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    I think that's one of the reasons I like Macs better than anything running Windows. With Windows, when the computer froze and I had to unplug it and plug it back in to turn it off and back on, the computer would yell at me and display a screen saying something like "YOU didn't shut down properly." I usually yelled back at it a few select words along with my explanation that I'd have shut down properly if it didn't freeze up completely. Macs are more willing to share the blame, "The computer did not shut down properly." It's much nicer than being accused of doing something wrong when it was entirely the computer's fault! :grumpy:

    Is it a bad sign when you end up talking back to your computer? :eek:
     
  12. Jan 26, 2005 #11

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    Okay, I finally followed the link to look at the rest of them. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: I'm seriously laughing out loud here. Glad I waited until I got home to follow the link! My absolute favorite is the one that starts out "Bug Found." :rofl:
     
  13. Jan 26, 2005 #12
    lol, the blue screen of death. Ahh, my computer has yet to crash while using fedora. Hmm I just realized that I should not get one of those flat panel monitors. I always punch my current monitor; however, it weighs about 50lbs. I am not sure how punching a flat panel monitor would go, I bet it would not last long if I had one. And no it is not a bad sign, I talk to my computer all the time. lol, in yum the computer talks to me like a person. It will say something like: "I am going to install the following, is this ok?" Makes me feel smart when my computer talks to me like a person.

    edit.. woah sweet, you can create your own error message! Just saw this now, time to create one :smile:
     
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