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outdated advice that used to make sense but doesn't now

Outdated Advice That Just Doesn't Make Sense Anymore

"No mom, knowing cursive will not guarantee me a job."
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robot vacuum roomba fails

Signs The Robot Vacuums Aren't Taking Over Soon

There are some snags to work out.
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people's ages in non-numerical fashion

People Dating Themselves Without Stating Their Actual Age

Those were the days.
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terrible moments of tech support gore

Technological Gore To Give The IT People Nightmares

How could they.
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Guy claims that he builds computers for a living, and then proceeds to completely destroy his cheap name brand computer.

Guy "Builds Computers" For A Living, Completely Destroys Cheap Computer

That's an oops.
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IT guy responds to ticket, a machine is stuck on and the gas inside could explode | Posted by u/Rusty99Arabian 1 day ago 2 34 Explosive Gas story Short Or one time had Priority 1 (multiple lives threatened) support ticket worked at number universities, where pay is bad and clients have unusually weird problems. One day ticket came at 4 PM on Friday, stating user's monitor wasn't working our furthest building, which due bus route inefficiencies, would be 3 mile round trip walk. And, our boss had

IT Guy Learns Machine Is Stuck On In "Explode" Setting

Is there any way of preventing this?
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Woman complains that her computer keeps losing her files, and learns she's been deleting them.

Woman Complains About Computer Losing Files, Realizes She's Been Deleting Them

And that's a glorious whoops.
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Customer floods useless ISP service with tons of complaint tickets. | not giving an ETA fix flood ticketing system! At first thought this story would have been more suited O r/pettyrevenge, however, after reading O r/prorevenge's Rule 1 order story be pro revenge should involve going out way and going above and beyond get revenge decided s better suited here as feel clearly went above and beyond. Hopefully will find this story as amusing as my friends and find 10 years later.

Customer Floods Unresponsive ISP Company With Tickets

Checkmate for these guys.
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funny low budget engineering

Masterful Feats of Low Budget Engineering

The best ideas are the simplest ones.
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An angry customer refuses to cooperate with tech support, and makes threats | r/talesfromtechsupport Join u/KrazeeLadee2 256d not restarting my modem! l'd sooner drive full 175 miles HQ punch Long Soooooo among literally thousands calls had my 4 years tech support an ISP, this guy really took cake apotheosis all those calls most infuriating yet hindsight) hilarious call ever had my life. He came on fairly quiet Saturday morning, and conversation started quite normally Good morning, this is

Belligerent Customer Won't Cooperate With Tech Support

Would've taken him 30 seconds.
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An enlightening Tumblr post about dyslexia friendly fonts.

An Enlightening Tumblr Thread On Dyslexia Friendly Fonts

Good old Comic Sans.
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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

Angry Systems Manager Learns He Engineered Own Nightmare

The mystery is solved.
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A man assumes that his computer will work during a power outage.

Man Assumes Computer Will Work During Power Outage

Missed the mark just a bit there, man.
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CIO Karen buys the wrong software, won't admit it, pays 5x the service hours needed, and ends up getting fired.

CIO Karen Buys Wrong Software, Won't Admit It, Pays 5X Service Hours Needed, Gets Fired

Karen's stubbornness was her ultimate undoing.
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funny wholesome work story

The Wholesome Tale Of A Coworker Getting One Over On Old Joe

Now that's a healthy workspace.
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manager has comic sans as default font, tries to blame employee for it

Incompetent Manager Tries To Blame Employee For His Own Use of Comic Sans

Nice try, sir.
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