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Belligerent Customer Won't Cooperate With Tech Support

Sometimes you're having a conversation with a human being that you otherwise thought was perfectly rational, and not prone to fits of blind and entirely irrational rage, and then they pull a fast one on you. This particular customer opted for being a waking nightmare. Fortunately, the tech support employee who fielded the situation kept their cool, and it all worked out in the end. 

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
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Kid Can't Understand Life Before Emails Were Around

It's quick little exchanges like this that spotlight just how much things have changed. Yes, in those olden days before emails were around people were still able to get stuff done. Might've taken a little extra exertion, but the world still kept spinning madly on. Anyone who has ever had a conversation with someone in a younger generation has likely had that, "dang I'm getting old" moment. 

A texting exchange about how things worked before emails were around | did any college work before email? Like did do? If class were cancelled, or there mistake on homework
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It's like he answered the question without actually answering the question. 

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Twitter Thread: Man Discovers Ancient Computer

Man, oh man, this ancient artifact of a computer actually looks like it'd be a whole lot of fun to play around with. A true throwback. 

A Twitter thread about a dude discovering an awesome, ancient computer | LOCKED John Pfaff @JohnFPfaff 10h Oh God. An Apple lle. Sat my parents' attic years. Decades. And works. Put an old game disk. Asks if want restore saved game. And finds one must be 30 years old 10 years old again
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Maintenance Guy "Fixes" Copier, Causes Thousands In Damage

The true wonder is that he thought he'd be able to fix the dang thing in the first place. The Dunning-Kruger was in full effect. Ouch. 

A ridiculous tale of tech support from a maintenance guy who caused thousands in damage | r/talesfromtechsupport u/rhunter1980•4d Join Maintenance guy "fixed copier and causes several thousand s damage. Epic TL:DR Maintenance" guy thinks he's copier tech, FUBARS several thousand equipment and gives office toner makeover. Back worked as field repair tech our standard response time get customer within 24 business hours. If called on Friday late day most likely see monday morning/noon think this
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Twitter Thread: Importance Of Science And Technology Education

There are people in this world that think that Wi-Fi and internet are the same thing. Just let that percolate for a second. Okay, moving forward, we live in an era completely dominated by technology, and that very technology continues to evolve at the kind of rapid pace that makes it pretty much impossible to keep up with. I mean, sh*t, we're looking at a future where we'll have the option to put actual computer chips in our brains thanks to Elon Musk. How about we don't go there? 

A Twitter thread about the importance of science and technology education | Sulka Haro @sulka think Clarke's Third Law Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable magic" has emerged full force during last 10 years and its having profound effect on society thread:
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Quick Fun Tumblr Thread On An IT Wizard

This quick and fun Tumblr thread imagines a fantasy world where the IT guy is working magic to resolve people's technology problems. So many parallels with the real thing. 

Fun Tumblr thread imagines an IT wizard | otherwindow Consider fantasy series where court wizard is treated and portrayed just like an guy. Court Wizard, fixing Queen's magic mirror: has't thee attempted cleansing and reapplying runes anew?
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Jokes And Memes For The World's Programmers

These jokes and memes are specifically for the programmers of the world. That being said, other folks might enjoy these too. 

A collection of funny jokes and memes dedicated to the programmers of the world | ird Allah Dawood Ali AG IMPHSES VIL FND KU @yugdiputsa best apps have developed: 1. Hello World 2. Test App 3. Untitled Project 9:55 AM 15 Aug 20 Twitter Android
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Software Developer Brings Justice To Evil Marketing Queen

Man, if there's one thing that always rings true, it is that nobody should ever be messing with folks in the IT department. In many ways the IT department consists of very smart individuals with the keys to the kingdom. Or least the skillset to engineer the kind of masterful revenge that's untraceable and utterly devastating. Sounds like this particular marketing queen was served the justice that she deserved. 

Check out some more gold from the IT world with this tech support employee who called a mean Karen's bluff.

A software developer brings justice to a nasty marketing queen | r/ProRevenge Join u/ImperiousChipmunk 2y Don't fuck with run world. All names and locations changed. About 10 years ago, on Neptune working my first software development job out university made websites, promotional material, and supplied equipment conferences and trade shows. So if company wanted booth at some event would produce everything and support them duration event. This is where came across Malificent. She charge
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These scammers definitely got more than they bargained for. 

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Why do the work yourself when you can get a mini-excavator to do it for you? This dude's a hero. 

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Twitter Thread: Panicked Network Admin's Fail Threatens Future Of Pixar

This poor network admin must've been drenched in panic sweat after this fail. Sounds like a true waking nightmare. 

A quick Twitter thread about an IT guy's terrible fail | Vicki Boykis Follow @vboykis This is most terrifying page l've read all week Creativity, Inc. by Pixar's Ed Catmull. Buzz Lightyear Toy Story
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Tumblr Thread: The Legend Of Blendo

Blendo was not playing any games. This quick and informative Tumblr post shines light on the roots of the infamous, deadly robot named "Blendo." 

Tumblr post about the legend of Blendo, a very dangerous robot | Jamie Hyneman, co-host Mythbusters, created and designed robot Robot Wars named 'Blendo' with help Adam Savage. This robot so powerful tossed bits enemy competitors out arena, and damaged arena walls. Ultrafacts.tumblr.com
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Careful, this rabbit hole will take your brain to some very strange places.