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King Carl



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALTERNATE POST: \o/
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I over heard this conversation earlier this week.

background info, employee works 8 am to 5 pm Mon-Fri. Department is not open on weekends.

employee: I want to work some over time.
Manager: can you come in an hour early and start at 7 am?
employee: I have enough trouble trying to get here by 8 am.
Manager: can you stay an hour late and work until 6 PM?
employee: I have to leave here by 5:30 so I can pick up my kid.


I sat at my desk thinking "why the fuck did you even ask about working overtime, if you can't fit it into your schedule?"
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Halen



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Discussion about the pope

Friend1: You know, Ratzinger went to Auschwitz
Friend2: Really? Wow, is he jewish?

note: Ratzinger didn't go to Auschwitz at all, but that doesn't really excuse it Wink
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Guccipiggy



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My brother, speakin in English.

"I find wine to be very pleasureish".

We now use that adjective in my family as if it really existed.
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Major Tom



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is a good word
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rm



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major Tom wrote:
is a good word


that's just annoying.
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Major Tom



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and why?
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CopperTop



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a fun one this week at the office. It wasn't an end user, it was the network technician.

Situation: A machine cannot connect to the LAN. The net tech insists that the NIC in the machine is shot, but I can get signal and network access on the machine at another desk.

Net tech pulls out his cable tester and hooks it up. "There is signal coming up the line, so it has to be the machine. I'll prove it by hooking the cable to the dock on this laptop." He hooked up the cable to the dock, and... nothing. My daughter (who was helping me do setups that day), reached over, pulled the cable from the dock and put it in the laptop, then politely pointed out that the laptop wasn't connected to the dock. The department manager, who has been watching the whole time, excuses himself to go snicker.

I pull up IPCONFIG. Machine has an IP address that doesn't match anything on the floor. "Dude, look at this IP address and tell me what's wrong here."

He looks at the IP address. "Crap, I've got the switch set up wrong."
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Halen



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not so much "People say the stupidest things" as "people do something complicated and technical involving cables and networks that only techies understand and laugh about over their linux mugs whilst browsing slashdot".
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Dro



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, on Thursday a colleague suggested protein ubiquitination only occurs in the cytoplasm! Oh, how the rest of us laughed.
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Spanky



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A coworker who sits across from me is very spaced out. When I mentioned that I was a student at the university of maryland, she started throwing out a bunch of names. About 10 or so of her daughter's friends. I answered "no" to each name she provided and kept reminding her that it's a huge school with thousands of students. I then asked her which year they were in to which she responded, "oh, they're all incoming freshmen"
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Fhqwhgads



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CopperTop wrote:
a funny network story
I thought it was hilarious. But you can read this thread and see where it got me. Rolling Eyes
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King Carl



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fhqwhgads wrote:
CopperTop wrote:
a funny network story
I thought it was hilarious. But you can read this thread and see where it got me. Rolling Eyes


Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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Cap'n Lazarus



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gots a leak.
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MsFrisby



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Yeah, I've been called an oxymoron once or twice, but I've also been called much much worse.

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