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Mates Use Technology To Make An Earth Sandwich

Earth sandwiches are where it's at. See, wonderful things occur when people work together. Maybe existence would be a more lighthearted and peaceful place if there were more earth sandwiches going around. 

Good friends use technology to make an earth sandwich by placing slices of bread on the ground on different ends of the world | harrisoncorboy OO wanna make earth sandwich live Australia or New Zealand? Australia Do have piece bread?
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Company Insists On Server Not Being Fixed, Massive Fallout Ensues

Some people and companies really are their own worst enemies. In this particular tale of tech support absurdity we get to sit back and witness the inevitable fallout of a company insisting that their faulty server shouldn't be fixed. This story also shows the importance of getting everything in writing. Those emails can end up being very helpful when it comes to keeping the incompetent folks accountable for their self created failures. 

Check out some more tech support glory with this man who insisted that he knew better than IT and then learned otherwise

Company insists on server not being fixed, so a massive fallout ensues. | r/talesfromtechsupport Join u/MorpheusJay 1d 3 3 S 7 1 8 1 Don't want fix servers? Fine. Long First time posting this sub. Cross-posting because told might enjoy this. Background some time around 2000 worked major finance/brokerage company department.
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Senior Network Engineers Fail To Follow Rule Zero, Company Wastes Thousands Of Dollars

Man, this is one of those outrageous tech support tales that almost seem too full of cluelessness to be real life. We have what seems to actually be a perfectly reasonable CEO who ends up being strung along for an ungodly long amount of time, because multiple senior network engineers are unable to put their heads together to resolve a rudimentary tech issue. The thing about taking video calls is if you want folks to be able to see/hear you, you've got to allow for those functions to run on your phone. You'd think this would be common sense, but hey, some tidbits of common knowledge are lost on folks. At least the matter was resolved. 

Multiple senior network engineers are unable to resolve CEO's easily fixable tech issue. | Rule Zero Long 's an average post-holiday weekday afternoon at my work, which means am mostly hanging out, answering various questions our first line contact, clarifying department rules and updating procedures am also checking up on various ancient work orders gathering dust our queue, usually lack customer or management response, and indiscriminately nuking ones can close due lack customer response while
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Tumblr Thread: Intergalactic Adventures Of Weaponized Roomba

Every now and again the wonderful, wandering minds of the strange Tumblr world band together to dream up elaborate, imaginative gems. In this case, we have a seriously badass, space exploring, weaponized Roomba named Stabby. It sounds like Stabby pretty much needs their own TV show at this point. Check out some more gold from Tumblr with this thread where Tumblr users trade unconfirmed facts about soda and carrier pigeons

A Tumblr thread about the intergalactic adventures of a space Roomba. | humans-are-seriously-weird E space-australians Follow sepulchritude Follow on topic humans being intergalactic “hold my beer" species: imagine an alien stepping onto human starship and seeing space roomba™ with knife duct taped onto just wandering around ship
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Nothing quite manages to melt our hearts and lift our spirits like seeing someone use their mad tech skills to take a revenge on the irritating scammers of the world. This particular modern day hero managed to hack right into some scammers' CCTV's. Naturally, what ensues is nothing short of glorious. 

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Karen Has Complete Freakout Over Air Pods Gift

Some people in this crazy world really mystify us. Karen is clearly not okay, you guys. She will not accept anything less than the Air Pods Pro for her kid. But also, it's glaringly, painfully clear that said gift for her kid is really just going to be for Karen while she does yoga. The nerve on this one. Sobering, really. 

Karen has a complete meltdown over an Air Pods gift. | have HUGE PROBLEM! Umm hello? Emergency over here need attention extremely upset. lis Hey sorry on call, couldn't get phone is everything okay?
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Clearly they're both playing dumb so that their actual genius levels of intelligence aren't put on display for the world to see. Is it me or was Alexa talking some smack when she said, "that is not a valid move"? 

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Tech Calls Customer About Internet Being Down, There's A Literal Fire

In all fairness, the tech support was just trying to be proactive in letting their customer know that the internet was down and being monitored. There was absolutely no way for them to know that said internet happened to be down because of a raging fire. Gotta love that automated response there at the end too. Check out another glory story from the tech support world with this man who insisted that he knew more about IT than IT, and then learned differently

Tech calls a customer about their internet being down, and there's a literal fire. | r/talesfromtechsupport Join u/Universal_Binary Internet link is down might be because 's on fire Short This is my all-time favorite interaction with tech support. Late one December evening number years ago got an unexpected call my boss. He said there fire at office, and might want come and see going on. So did. By time got there fire on its way out, and and couple dozen others were standing around parking
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Customer Changes Phone Password, Thinks Phone's Dead, Asks For Manager

Man, you've really got to hand it to the tech support employees of this wild world. They're really out there on the frontlines, weathering all kinds of profound stupidity. In this case, we have a tech support employee dealing with an irritated customer who is convinced that their phone's dead because they changed their password, and then the phone wouldn't charge. I mean, really, where do you even start with something like that? 

Customer changes their phone password, and then thinks that their phone's dead. | r/talesfromtechsupport u/E_n_z_z_o changed my password and my phone died did do Short work Technical Support call center major smart phone manufacturer and received following call last night. C Customer H Customer's Husband M 3D M: thank calling major phone manufacturer, my name is OP can help ?
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Terrible Owner Fires Employee, Refuses To Claim Website Domain, Revenge Ensues

There's nothin we love more than to see an employee who got terminated go on to use their skills to take a truly masterful revenge. It sounds like this owner was all kinds of stubborn and incompetent, and really had it coming all along. Suffice to say, this one's a definite win for the old employee. Check out another glorious pro revenge tale with this military IT guy who got back at some meathead mercenaries. 

A terrible owner fires an employee, refuses to take ownership of a domain name, and then a pro revenge ensues. | r/ProRevenge u/Distorshen Huge Revenge on an Awful Boss Fired During Pandemic. 2020 an awful year Among many other things fired by place worked at over 3 years not nice, fancy job by any means just store manager at small business still run like mom and pop shop despite owner not living close enough truly be mom and pop run compensate not being able be each store
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Terry Crews And Amazon Echo Terrify A Couple

Those Amazon Echos can get you, man. This couple experienced quite the shocking moment when the husband had unknowingly paired up with the Amazon Echo, while watching a video with Terry Crews in it. While the initial and mysterious booming voice might've been some kind of terrifying, can you imagine if Terry Crews was actually in their kitchen? 

Terry Crews voice on an Amazon Echo ends up startling a couple | tweet Arianna Bradford @TheNYAMProj 3h v Replying TheNYAMProject So last night hubs and l are bed watching TV ask my husband pause show so can go bathroom go, come back, and right as l'm getting settled hear deep, booming voice scream our kitchen.
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Things That Seem Hard but are Actually Pretty Easy

Some things seem incomprehensible if you don't have a background in them, but just giving it 30 minutes of effort or following directions makes a lot of things surprisingly easy. If this made you feel even slightly motivated, here are life hacks and tips for becoming a slightly more effective person.

Things that seem difficult to do but are actually pretty easy | posted by Valiantlycaustic Basic sewing. Things like simple hemming, sewing buttons are easy learn and will make life easier. If keep learning s amazing be able fit own clothes.
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Ay, Siri, you good bro? Just because we have all this advanced technology available at our disposal doesn't mean that the technology isn't invulnerable to having its own moments where everything just melts down. 

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Guy Calls Parents On Alexa, They Think It's Haunted

Just imagining the confused and terrified expressions on the faces of this guy's parents is enough for a big laugh. Talk about a classic case of an older generation just not understanding all the crazy technology we have at our disposal nowadays. Nobody wants a haunted Alexa in their household. 

Guy tries to call his parents by using an Alexa, and they end up thinking that it's haunted | LakazL TIFU by making my parents think Alexa haunted So late last night (3AM got up make late- night snack, accidentally smashed jamjar, and whilst would have cleaned up family dog got scent all jam and wanted lick up, smashed glass and all
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Times Tech Support Faced Waking Nightmares

There's no question that tech support people need heroic levels of patience. If you're working tech support you can pretty much rest assured that you're about to encounter some hopelessly lost soul at some point that really never should've bought a computer in the first place. Some of these moments of tech support gore are straight up heinous. Not to mention the cringeworthy levels of imminent danger that are evident in these gnarly tech fails. Check out some more tech support gore with this story about an employee being stalled for four hours over a "broken mouse."

A collection of times that tech support people faced unimaginably dumb situations. | My nana said her laptop hasn't charged over month, and looked see problem saw she had plugged an iPhone 4 charger into SD card slot. | bent computer that got kicked in
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Computer User Calls Tech Support, Doesn't Understand How Tabs Work

Anyone who has ever worked a job in tech support is likely well accustomed to a wealth of computer users not understanding the simplest of things. It's like we have all this wonderful technology available at our disposal, but sometimes folks fall through the cracks, and really need all the help they can get over things that should be common sense. In this wonderful scenario we have a computer user who somehow doesn't understand how tabs work. Just digest that one for a second. Check out more times that tech support ended up facing waking nightmares over here

A computer user calls tech support because they don't understand how tabs work | r/talesfromtechsupport u/Gsmith2885 User states can only open 1 program at time my browser Short work large multinational call center as level 1 tech support. At peak times have between 20 30 thousand employees connected our network. Our users use various applications many which run browser. Some programs require Chrome some require Internet Explorer been doing this long enough have pretty good
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