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Tech Support Has To Explain What Different Computers Are

Sure a desktop file can definitely look like a link that anyone can access, but that doesn't make it so. This employee shut down a ridiculous request with an extremely clear metaphor. Tech support has to face some real wildness in the form of harsh moments of technological gore as well as bluffing Karens and customers who don't understand what "wireless mouse" means.

Tech support explains to coworker that files on her computer can't be opened by another computer
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Harsh Moments of Technological Gore

There are two kinds of device owners, people who revere their laptops like a hollow Easter bunny made of flammable glass, and the other ones. The ones who store pieces of bologna in disk trays and drill speed holes in their keyboards, or people like this lady who claimed her computer was losing files, but was actually just deleting them. So naturally, tech support has to face some waking nightmares.

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Lady Buys Wired Mouse, Is Angry It Isn't Wireless

Tech support has to field some of the least tech-savvy people on the planet, like it's literally their job to help people who can't figure this stuff out. Technology is hard to grasp, but that's becoming less of an excuse when computers have been pretty ubiquitous in homes and offices for going on 30 years now. This difficulty leads to some absolutely absurd moments like people not realizing they're deleting all their files or Karens who try to bluff their way through the system. Sometimes the systems themselves are absurd, like this IT guy who learned a machine was stuck on "explode."

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Angry Systems Manager Learns He Engineered Own Nightmare

We've all lost some work to the fates of computer junk, but usually we have the benefit of blaming the system we're using. We get to say "damn this program, I thought I had that crap saved but it's done screwed me over again!" But not this time. IT gets some characters, like this guy who thought he knew better than IT but learned otherwise.

Systems manager loses backups and learns he ordered fewer backups | r/talesfromtechsupport Posted by u/DevilRenegade Wannabe-BOFH 1 day ago 2 2 e 35 do mean told stop backups Long So bit background first used be shift team lead hosted outsourcing company provided our own software on AS400 based systems various financial institutions. Some these companies were very small and only had single box. Some were larger and had pair boxes (usually one serving as live environment and one as test
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Employee Is Stalled for 4 Hours Over "Broken Mouse"

It's okay to not be great with computers. Most of us don't know how to put together a computer. But when it gets to the point that you're calling tech support because you didn't know that a computer has to be turned on? That's when it should be okay to ridicule you and whoever trained you. For a triumphant tale of IT, here's one where a horrible business Karen got booted by an IT employee.

Tech support responds to broken mouse but computer is off | r/talesfromtechsupport Posted by u/Vetusexternus 2@2 3 21 hours ago My mouse is broken Medium This is years ago but is still favorite used work west coast branch an east coast company only tech support my office and started work at 9 east coast tech support handled tickets my office came 5 9 am. Our business based around bunch complex databases and every single employee did their job on computer.
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Nightmarish Moments of Tech Support Gore

Most of us aren't computer people, but we kind of know that you're not supposed to drill holes in your mouse or hammer anything into your USB port. You don't need to be in IT to know that these moments of Tech Support Gore can be pretty difficult to look at. For more proof that people suck with technology, here are ridiculous requests that IT workers received.

Computer and tech support fails | samsung smartphone with a nail stuck inside the headphones jack | computer electrical circuit board covered in bright pink goo slime
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Ridiculous Moments of Tech Illiteracy

Sure, we're not all geniuses with computers. But at this point in time, when computers have been a necessity for most households and workplaces for a few decades, it's a little ridiculous when someone doesn't know that you can't print a clickable link. Tech support gets some ridiculous requests, and some of them are even mean, like this Karen who had her bluff called and had her website deleted.

Funny moments where people didn't understand technology | IIIIIIIIIIII 6.3k points 23 hours ago There are few people here at work who will take picture at job site, print picture, scan picture their email copier, and then forward email recipient.
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Tech Memes for the Computer Fiends

This one goes out to the heroes of every office, school and setting in need of general administration. The computer savvy, the IT people, the tech support and tech workers who know more about computers than everyone else and make Karen from accounting and Dave from sales look like the useless cave people that they are. But honestly, if you know literally anything about computers you'll probably get most of these. For more, here are excruciating moments of tech support gore as well as the story of a tech support worker whose manager threw out 40 computers not knowing what they were.

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22 Memes For The Technologically Inclined

Technology has become an inescapable part of our lives, both at work and at home. These memes are sure to be relatable to most people, whether you're a web developer or simply own a notebook for googling you dumbest questions.

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25 Obscure Conspiracy Theories That People Personally Believe In

In a world with well-known dumbass conspiracies like flat earth "theory" and the anti-vaxx movement, mention of conspiracies can be a bit stressful. Some of them are smaller, more specific, and personal. And while many are sort of silly, the more you think about them, the more believable they seem...

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Jim Browning can't stand scammers and tries his best to make their jobs as hard as possible. In this video, he gives a more insider perspective on a specific group of scammers, how they operate, and some of the particularly evil things they do. He also takes the opportunity to throw a few wrenches into their operation.

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Tumblr Thread Dissects the Sheer Insanity of Producing the Original Jurassic Park

This one's for the dinosaur kids. This Tumblr thread goes into the gritty details of the lengths artists and scientists went to to make the amazingly realistic effects in Jurassic Park. Turns out the film leaves an incredibly interesting legacy. Pretty cool rigs, man.

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27 Fascinating Reasons People Rejected New Technology

Throughout history, people have been afraid of new developments, usually leaning on the idea that it will make you lazy, rot your brain or corrupt the youth. Socrates was famously against the written word because he thought writing things down would ruin people's memory and make them dumb. This askreddit thread asked older people who the "I don't use computers" people of their time were, and the results were incredible. For one reason or another, there have been people who reject new technology that has since become commonplace, and frankly weird to not have.

People Rejecting New Technology
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25+ Made-Up Facts That Are Way Too Convincing

None of these "facts" are true. They're basically a fun exercise in how things can sound true if you make up some context and throw in some names and dates. They sure sound like they're real though. You may even find some stuff that you've been mistakenly telling people for years. We take no responsibility if you end up repeating these as the truth at a party. That's on you, doofus.

funny fake facts | edited 1 hour ago imanAholebutimfunny 6.2k points 19 hours ago coconut is mammal because grows hair and produces milk
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