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Re: Anybody played cahoots/

Kerryann Ifill <ksbf@...>
 

It would appear to be a kind of a quiz game that is played electronically.

I’m workingman way through

Kerry

On 7 Aug 2021, at 2:14 PM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:

Is that a game or something?I've never heard of it.
Thanks,
John


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Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2021 2:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Anybody played cahoots/

Greetings:

Has anyone played cahoots?
I’m wondering how accessible it is as I have to host an event soon.

Regards
Kerryann ifill










Re: Anybody played cahoots/

John Holcomb II
 

Is that a game or something?I've never heard of it.
Thanks,
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kerryann Ifill via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2021 2:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Anybody played cahoots/

Greetings:

Has anyone played cahoots?
I’m wondering how accessible it is as I have to host an event soon.

Regards
Kerryann ifill


Anybody played cahoots/

Kerryann Ifill <ksbf@...>
 

Greetings:

Has anyone played cahoots?
I’m wondering how accessible it is as I have to host an event soon.

Regards
Kerryann ifill


Re: Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

Carolyn Arnold
 

That one is a champ, Mike.

I have a cousin, who let them do their thing, ended up having to replace the entire computer after paying scammer money.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, August 6, 2021 7:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

It says it came from the Wall Street Journal, so I'm assuming it's open to the public, so go ahead and share it. A quick story, you know how those phony calls from people saying they're from Microsoft used to come around and they would say they needed to log into your computer for whatever reason? One time I got one of these calls and asked the dude what he wanted, playing total ignorance about Microsoft, when he said he was from Microsoft Windows. I told him that it was a coincidence that he was calling about Windows because I needed someone to clean our windows and asked how much they charged.

This dude said that they don't clean windows, and I reminded him that he just told me he was calling about windows, and if they don't clean windows why the hell are you calling me?! This dude must have really really wanted to get into my computer because this crap went back and forth for better than half an hour! Finally he said the magic word, * computer *, and I asked him, " what the hell is a computer?!" Well anyways, the whole cleaning windows thing started again, and he finally hung up on me! I know this had to be a coincidence with particular phone call from a phony Microsoft representative because I never received another phone call from one of those phonies to this day!

Stay safe & take care. Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say: "Close Enough!"

----- Original Message -----
From: David Moore <mailto:jesusloves1966@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2021 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor



Wow mike! That is the funniest message I have ever seen! May I forward this and maybe even put it on facebook! People are so funny sometimes, that all you can do is laugh lol! My wife, parents, and many people I have known never stop talking about just how strange, I can't think of the right word, how funny people are! I can't imagine someone saying their computer is by the door when they are being asked if they are using the Windows operating system! This is very funny, thanks for putting this on here so people don't feel so bad if they have a legitimate question! Take care mike, you are awesome lol!


On Fri, Aug 6, 2021, 1:21 PM Mike B. <mb69mach1@fastmail.com <mailto:mb69mach1@fastmail.com> > wrote:



Hi All,

Just thought some of you would get a kick out of this.


Don't feel stupid about using your computer, read on.

This is an excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article:

1. Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to "Press Return Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the Any Key is.

2. SAT technical support had a caller complaining that her mouse was hard to control with the dust cover on. The cover turned out to be the plastic bag
the mouse was packaged in.

3. Another SAT customer was asked to send a copy of her defective diskettes. A few days later a letter arrived from the customer along with photocopies
of the floppies.

4. Another Dell customer called to say he couldn't get his computer to fax anything. After 40 minutes of troubleshooting, the technician
discovered the man was trying to fax a piece of paper by holding it in front of the monitor screen and hitting the "send" key.

5. A Dell technician received a call from a customer who was enraged because his computer had told him he was "bad and an invalid," The
tech explained that the computer's "bad command" and "invalid" responses shouldn't be taken personally.

6. A confused caller to IBM was having troubles printing documents. He told the technician that the computer had said it "couldn't find printer." The
user had also tried turning the computer screen to face the printer but that his computer still couldn't "see" the printer."

7. An exasperated caller to Dell Computer Tech Support couldn't get her new Dell Computer to turn on. After ensuring the computer was
plugged in, the technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power button. Her response, "I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing
happens." The "foot pedal" turned out to be the mouse.

8. Another customer called Compaq tech support to say her brand-new computer wouldn't work. She said she unpacked the unit, plugged it in and sat there
for 20 minutes waiting for something to happen. When asked what happened when she pressed the power switch, she asked "What power switch?"

9. Another IBM customer had troubles installing software and rang for support. "I put in the first disk, and that was OK. It said to put in the second
disk, and I had some problems with the disk. When it said to put in the third disk, I couldn't even fit it in...." The user hadn't realized that "Insert
Disk 2" meant to remove Disk 1 first.

10. In a similar incident, a customer had followed the instructions for installing software. The instructions said to remove the disk from its cover and
insert into the drive. The user had physically removed the casing of the disk and wondered why there were problems.

11. True story from a Novell NetWare Sysop:

Caller: "Hello, is this Tech Support?"

Tech: "Yes, it is. How may I help you?"

Caller: "The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am within my warranty period. How do I go about getting that fixed?"

Tech: "I'm sorry, but did you say a cup holder?"

Caller: "Yes, it's attached to the front of my computer."

Tech: Did you receive this as part of a promotional at a trade show? How did you get this cup holder? Does it have any trademark on it?"

Caller: It came with my computer. I don't know anything about a promotion. It just has '4X' on it."

At this point, the Tech Rep had to mute the caller because he couldn't stand it. He was laughing too hard. The caller had been using the load drawer of
the CD-ROM drive as a cup holder and snapped it off the drive.

12. A woman called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer. The tech asked her if she was running it under "Windows." The woman responded,
"No, my desk is next to the door. But that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window and his printer is working fine."

13. Tech Support: "O.K. Bob, let's press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen.
Now type the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager."
Customer: "I don't have a 'P'."
Tech: "On your keyboard, Bob."
Customer: "What do you mean?"
Tech: "'P' on your keyboard, Bob."
Customer: "I'm not going to do that!"

Now don't you feel better about your skill level?



Stay safe & take care. Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say: "Close Enough!"


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Re: Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

Pamela Dominguez
 

I’ve seen a lot of these, but  this one, I missed.  Pam.
 

Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2021 2:04 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor
 

I’ve heard this  before.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of val and david paul
Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2021 1:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

 

Both messages were wonderful!

Thanks for making everyone smile.

On 07/08/2021 00:03, Mike B. wrote:



It says it came from the Wall Street Journal, so I'm assuming it's open to the public, so go ahead and share it.  A quick story, you know how those phony calls from people saying they're from Microsoft used to come around and they would say they needed to log into your computer for whatever reason?  One time I got one of these calls and asked the dude what he wanted, playing total ignorance about Microsoft, when he said he was from Microsoft Windows.  I told him that it was a coincidence that he was calling about Windows because I needed someone to clean our windows and asked how much they charged.

 

This dude said that they don't clean windows, and I reminded him that he just told me he was calling about windows, and if they don't clean windows why the hell are you calling me?!  This dude must have really really wanted to get into my computer because this crap went back and forth for better than half an hour!  Finally he said the magic word, * computer *, and I asked him, " what the hell is a computer?!"  Well anyways, the whole cleaning windows thing started again, and he finally hung up on me!  I know this had to be a coincidence with particular phone call from a phony Microsoft representative because I never received another phone call from one of those phonies to this day!

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----

From: David Moore

Sent: Friday, August 06, 2021 3:19 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

 

Wow mike! That is the funniest message I have ever seen! May I forward this and maybe even put it on facebook! People are so funny sometimes, that all you can do is laugh lol! My wife, parents, and many people I have known never stop talking about just how strange, I can't think of the right word, how funny people are! I can't imagine someone saying their computer is by the door when they are being asked if they are using the Windows operating system! This is very funny, thanks for putting this on here so people don't feel so bad if they have a legitimate question! Take care mike, you are awesome lol!

 

On Fri, Aug 6, 2021, 1:21 PM Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:

Hi All,

 

Just thought some of you would get a kick out of this.

 

 

Don't feel stupid about using your computer, read on.

 

This is an  excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article:

 

1. Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to "Press Return Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the Any Key is.

 

2. SAT technical support had a caller complaining that her mouse was hard to control with the dust cover on.  The cover turned out to be the plastic bag
the mouse was packaged in.

 

3. Another SAT customer was asked to send a copy of her defective diskettes. A few days later a letter arrived from the customer along with photocopies
of the floppies.

 

4. Another Dell customer called to say he couldn't get his computer to fax anything.  After 40 minutes of troubleshooting, the technician
discovered the man was trying to fax a piece of paper by holding it in front of the monitor screen and hitting the "send" key.

 

5. A Dell technician received a call from a customer who was enraged because his computer had told him he was "bad and an invalid," The
tech explained that the computer's "bad command" and "invalid" responses shouldn't be taken personally.

 

6. A confused caller to IBM was having troubles printing documents.  He told the technician that the computer had said it "couldn't find printer." The
user had also tried turning the computer screen to face the printer but that his computer still couldn't "see" the printer."

 

7. An exasperated caller to Dell Computer Tech Support couldn't get her new Dell Computer to turn on.  After ensuring the computer was
plugged in, the technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power button. Her response, "I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing
happens." The "foot pedal" turned out to be the mouse.

 

8. Another customer called Compaq tech support to say her brand-new computer wouldn't work. She said she unpacked the unit, plugged it in and sat there
for 20 minutes waiting for something to happen. When asked what happened when she pressed the power switch, she asked "What power switch?"

 

9. Another IBM customer had troubles installing software and rang for support. "I put in the first disk, and that was OK. It said to put in the second
disk, and I had some problems with the disk. When it said to put in the third disk, I couldn't even fit it in...." The user hadn't realized that "Insert
Disk 2" meant to remove Disk 1 first.

 

10. In a similar incident, a customer had followed the instructions for installing software. The instructions said to remove the disk from its cover and
insert into the drive. The user had physically removed the casing of the disk and wondered why there were problems.

 

11. True story from a Novell NetWare Sysop:

 

Caller: "Hello, is this Tech Support?"

 

Tech: "Yes, it is. How may I help you?"

 

Caller: "The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am within my warranty period. How do I go about getting that fixed?"

 

Tech: "I'm sorry, but did you say a cup holder?"

 

Caller: "Yes, it's attached to the front of my computer."

 

Tech: Did you receive this as part of a promotional at a trade show?  How did you get this cup holder? Does it have any trademark on it?"

 

Caller: It came with my computer. I don't know anything about a promotion. It just has '4X' on it."

 

At this point, the Tech Rep had to mute the caller because he couldn't stand it. He was laughing too hard. The caller had been using the load drawer of
the CD-ROM drive as a cup holder and snapped it off the drive.

 

12. A woman called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer. The tech asked her if she was running it under "Windows." The woman responded,
"No, my desk is next to the door. But that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window and his  printer is working fine."

 

13. Tech Support: "O.K. Bob, let's press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen.
Now type the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager."
Customer: "I don't have a 'P'."
Tech: "On your keyboard, Bob."
Customer: "What do you mean?"
Tech: "'P' on your keyboard, Bob."
Customer: "I'm not going to do that!"

 

Now don't you feel better about your skill level?

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 




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Re: Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

John Holcomb II
 

I’ve heard this  before.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of val and david paul
Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2021 1:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

 

Both messages were wonderful!

Thanks for making everyone smile.

On 07/08/2021 00:03, Mike B. wrote:



It says it came from the Wall Street Journal, so I'm assuming it's open to the public, so go ahead and share it.  A quick story, you know how those phony calls from people saying they're from Microsoft used to come around and they would say they needed to log into your computer for whatever reason?  One time I got one of these calls and asked the dude what he wanted, playing total ignorance about Microsoft, when he said he was from Microsoft Windows.  I told him that it was a coincidence that he was calling about Windows because I needed someone to clean our windows and asked how much they charged.

 

This dude said that they don't clean windows, and I reminded him that he just told me he was calling about windows, and if they don't clean windows why the hell are you calling me?!  This dude must have really really wanted to get into my computer because this crap went back and forth for better than half an hour!  Finally he said the magic word, * computer *, and I asked him, " what the hell is a computer?!"  Well anyways, the whole cleaning windows thing started again, and he finally hung up on me!  I know this had to be a coincidence with particular phone call from a phony Microsoft representative because I never received another phone call from one of those phonies to this day!

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Friday, August 06, 2021 3:19 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

 

Wow mike! That is the funniest message I have ever seen! May I forward this and maybe even put it on facebook! People are so funny sometimes, that all you can do is laugh lol! My wife, parents, and many people I have known never stop talking about just how strange, I can't think of the right word, how funny people are! I can't imagine someone saying their computer is by the door when they are being asked if they are using the Windows operating system! This is very funny, thanks for putting this on here so people don't feel so bad if they have a legitimate question! Take care mike, you are awesome lol!

 

On Fri, Aug 6, 2021, 1:21 PM Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:

Hi All,

 

Just thought some of you would get a kick out of this.

 

 

Don't feel stupid about using your computer, read on.

 

This is an  excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article:

 

 1. Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to "Press Return Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the Any Key is.

 

 2. SAT technical support had a caller complaining that her mouse was hard to control with the dust cover on.  The cover turned out to be the plastic bag
the mouse was packaged in.

 

 3. Another SAT customer was asked to send a copy of her defective diskettes. A few days later a letter arrived from the customer along with photocopies
of the floppies.

 

 4. Another Dell customer called to say he couldn't get his computer to fax anything.  After 40 minutes of troubleshooting, the technician
discovered the man was trying to fax a piece of paper by holding it in front of the monitor screen and hitting the "send" key.

 

 5. A Dell technician received a call from a customer who was enraged because his computer had told him he was "bad and an invalid," The
tech explained that the computer's "bad command" and "invalid" responses shouldn't be taken personally.

 

 6. A confused caller to IBM was having troubles printing documents.  He told the technician that the computer had said it "couldn't find printer." The
user had also tried turning the computer screen to face the printer but that his computer still couldn't "see" the printer."

 

 7. An exasperated caller to Dell Computer Tech Support couldn't get her new Dell Computer to turn on.  After ensuring the computer was
plugged in, the technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power button. Her response, "I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing
happens." The "foot pedal" turned out to be the mouse.

 

 8. Another customer called Compaq tech support to say her brand-new computer wouldn't work. She said she unpacked the unit, plugged it in and sat there
for 20 minutes waiting for something to happen. When asked what happened when she pressed the power switch, she asked "What power switch?"

 

 9. Another IBM customer had troubles installing software and rang for support. "I put in the first disk, and that was OK. It said to put in the second
disk, and I had some problems with the disk. When it said to put in the third disk, I couldn't even fit it in...." The user hadn't realized that "Insert
Disk 2" meant to remove Disk 1 first.

 

 10. In a similar incident, a customer had followed the instructions for installing software. The instructions said to remove the disk from its cover and
insert into the drive. The user had physically removed the casing of the disk and wondered why there were problems.

 

 11. True story from a Novell NetWare Sysop:

 

 Caller: "Hello, is this Tech Support?"

 

 Tech: "Yes, it is. How may I help you?"

 

 Caller: "The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am within my warranty period. How do I go about getting that fixed?"

 

 Tech: "I'm sorry, but did you say a cup holder?"

 

 Caller: "Yes, it's attached to the front of my computer."

 

 Tech: Did you receive this as part of a promotional at a trade show?  How did you get this cup holder? Does it have any trademark on it?"

 

 Caller: It came with my computer. I don't know anything about a promotion. It just has '4X' on it."

 

 At this point, the Tech Rep had to mute the caller because he couldn't stand it. He was laughing too hard. The caller had been using the load drawer of
the CD-ROM drive as a cup holder and snapped it off the drive.

 

 12. A woman called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer. The tech asked her if she was running it under "Windows." The woman responded,
"No, my desk is next to the door. But that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window and his  printer is working fine."

 

 13. Tech Support: "O.K. Bob, let's press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen.
 Now type the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager."
 Customer: "I don't have a 'P'."
 Tech: "On your keyboard, Bob."
 Customer: "What do you mean?"
 Tech: "'P' on your keyboard, Bob."
 Customer: "I'm not going to do that!"

 

 Now don't you feel better about your skill level?

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

val and david paul
 

Both messages were wonderful!

Thanks for making everyone smile.

On 07/08/2021 00:03, Mike B. wrote:

It says it came from the Wall Street Journal, so I'm assuming it's open to the public, so go ahead and share it.  A quick story, you know how those phony calls from people saying they're from Microsoft used to come around and they would say they needed to log into your computer for whatever reason?  One time I got one of these calls and asked the dude what he wanted, playing total ignorance about Microsoft, when he said he was from Microsoft Windows.  I told him that it was a coincidence that he was calling about Windows because I needed someone to clean our windows and asked how much they charged.
 
This dude said that they don't clean windows, and I reminded him that he just told me he was calling about windows, and if they don't clean windows why the hell are you calling me?!  This dude must have really really wanted to get into my computer because this crap went back and forth for better than half an hour!  Finally he said the magic word, * computer *, and I asked him, " what the hell is a computer?!"  Well anyways, the whole cleaning windows thing started again, and he finally hung up on me!  I know this had to be a coincidence with particular phone call from a phony Microsoft representative because I never received another phone call from one of those phonies to this day!
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2021 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

Wow mike! That is the funniest message I have ever seen! May I forward this and maybe even put it on facebook! People are so funny sometimes, that all you can do is laugh lol! My wife, parents, and many people I have known never stop talking about just how strange, I can't think of the right word, how funny people are! I can't imagine someone saying their computer is by the door when they are being asked if they are using the Windows operating system! This is very funny, thanks for putting this on here so people don't feel so bad if they have a legitimate question! Take care mike, you are awesome lol!


On Fri, Aug 6, 2021, 1:21 PM Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
Hi All,
 
Just thought some of you would get a kick out of this.
 
 
Don't feel stupid about using your computer, read on.
 
This is an  excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article:
 
 1. Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to "Press Return Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the Any Key is.
 
 2. SAT technical support had a caller complaining that her mouse was hard to control with the dust cover on.  The cover turned out to be the plastic bag
the mouse was packaged in.
 
 3. Another SAT customer was asked to send a copy of her defective diskettes. A few days later a letter arrived from the customer along with photocopies
of the floppies.
 
 4. Another Dell customer called to say he couldn't get his computer to fax anything.  After 40 minutes of troubleshooting, the technician
discovered the man was trying to fax a piece of paper by holding it in front of the monitor screen and hitting the "send" key.
 
 5. A Dell technician received a call from a customer who was enraged because his computer had told him he was "bad and an invalid," The
tech explained that the computer's "bad command" and "invalid" responses shouldn't be taken personally.
 
 6. A confused caller to IBM was having troubles printing documents.  He told the technician that the computer had said it "couldn't find printer." The
user had also tried turning the computer screen to face the printer but that his computer still couldn't "see" the printer."
 
 7. An exasperated caller to Dell Computer Tech Support couldn't get her new Dell Computer to turn on.  After ensuring the computer was
plugged in, the technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power button. Her response, "I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing
happens." The "foot pedal" turned out to be the mouse.
 
 8. Another customer called Compaq tech support to say her brand-new computer wouldn't work. She said she unpacked the unit, plugged it in and sat there
for 20 minutes waiting for something to happen. When asked what happened when she pressed the power switch, she asked "What power switch?"
 
 9. Another IBM customer had troubles installing software and rang for support. "I put in the first disk, and that was OK. It said to put in the second
disk, and I had some problems with the disk. When it said to put in the third disk, I couldn't even fit it in...." The user hadn't realized that "Insert
Disk 2" meant to remove Disk 1 first.
 
 10. In a similar incident, a customer had followed the instructions for installing software. The instructions said to remove the disk from its cover and
insert into the drive. The user had physically removed the casing of the disk and wondered why there were problems.
 
 11. True story from a Novell NetWare Sysop:
 
 Caller: "Hello, is this Tech Support?"
 
 Tech: "Yes, it is. How may I help you?"
 
 Caller: "The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am within my warranty period. How do I go about getting that fixed?"
 
 Tech: "I'm sorry, but did you say a cup holder?"
 
 Caller: "Yes, it's attached to the front of my computer."
 
 Tech: Did you receive this as part of a promotional at a trade show?  How did you get this cup holder? Does it have any trademark on it?"
 
 Caller: It came with my computer. I don't know anything about a promotion. It just has '4X' on it."
 
 At this point, the Tech Rep had to mute the caller because he couldn't stand it. He was laughing too hard. The caller had been using the load drawer of
the CD-ROM drive as a cup holder and snapped it off the drive.
 
 12. A woman called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer. The tech asked her if she was running it under "Windows." The woman responded,
"No, my desk is next to the door. But that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window and his  printer is working fine."
 
 13. Tech Support: "O.K. Bob, let's press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen.
 Now type the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager."
 Customer: "I don't have a 'P'."
 Tech: "On your keyboard, Bob."
 Customer: "What do you mean?"
 Tech: "'P' on your keyboard, Bob."
 Customer: "I'm not going to do that!"
 
 Now don't you feel better about your skill level?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

Pamela Dominguez
 

Wow, that guy was really bright!  (not)  Pam.
 

From: Mike B.
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2021 7:03 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor
 
It says it came from the Wall Street Journal, so I'm assuming it's open to the public, so go ahead and share it.  A quick story, you know how those phony calls from people saying they're from Microsoft used to come around and they would say they needed to log into your computer for whatever reason?  One time I got one of these calls and asked the dude what he wanted, playing total ignorance about Microsoft, when he said he was from Microsoft Windows.  I told him that it was a coincidence that he was calling about Windows because I needed someone to clean our windows and asked how much they charged.
 
This dude said that they don't clean windows, and I reminded him that he just told me he was calling about windows, and if they don't clean windows why the hell are you calling me?!  This dude must have really really wanted to get into my computer because this crap went back and forth for better than half an hour!  Finally he said the magic word, * computer *, and I asked him, " what the hell is a computer?!"  Well anyways, the whole cleaning windows thing started again, and he finally hung up on me!  I know this had to be a coincidence with particular phone call from a phony Microsoft representative because I never received another phone call from one of those phonies to this day!
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2021 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

Wow mike! That is the funniest message I have ever seen! May I forward this and maybe even put it on facebook! People are so funny sometimes, that all you can do is laugh lol! My wife, parents, and many people I have known never stop talking about just how strange, I can't think of the right word, how funny people are! I can't imagine someone saying their computer is by the door when they are being asked if they are using the Windows operating system! This is very funny, thanks for putting this on here so people don't feel so bad if they have a legitimate question! Take care mike, you are awesome lol!


On Fri, Aug 6, 2021, 1:21 PM Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
Hi All,
 
Just thought some of you would get a kick out of this.
 
 
Don't feel stupid about using your computer, read on.
 
This is an  excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article:
 
1. Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to "Press Return Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the Any Key is.
 
2. SAT technical support had a caller complaining that her mouse was hard to control with the dust cover on.  The cover turned out to be the plastic bag
the mouse was packaged in.
 
3. Another SAT customer was asked to send a copy of her defective diskettes. A few days later a letter arrived from the customer along with photocopies
of the floppies.
 
4. Another Dell customer called to say he couldn't get his computer to fax anything.  After 40 minutes of troubleshooting, the technician
discovered the man was trying to fax a piece of paper by holding it in front of the monitor screen and hitting the "send" key.
 
5. A Dell technician received a call from a customer who was enraged because his computer had told him he was "bad and an invalid," The
tech explained that the computer's "bad command" and "invalid" responses shouldn't be taken personally.
 
6. A confused caller to IBM was having troubles printing documents.  He told the technician that the computer had said it "couldn't find printer." The
user had also tried turning the computer screen to face the printer but that his computer still couldn't "see" the printer."
 
7. An exasperated caller to Dell Computer Tech Support couldn't get her new Dell Computer to turn on.  After ensuring the computer was
plugged in, the technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power button. Her response, "I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing
happens." The "foot pedal" turned out to be the mouse.
 
8. Another customer called Compaq tech support to say her brand-new computer wouldn't work. She said she unpacked the unit, plugged it in and sat there
for 20 minutes waiting for something to happen. When asked what happened when she pressed the power switch, she asked "What power switch?"
 
9. Another IBM customer had troubles installing software and rang for support. "I put in the first disk, and that was OK. It said to put in the second
disk, and I had some problems with the disk. When it said to put in the third disk, I couldn't even fit it in...." The user hadn't realized that "Insert
Disk 2" meant to remove Disk 1 first.
 
10. In a similar incident, a customer had followed the instructions for installing software. The instructions said to remove the disk from its cover and
insert into the drive. The user had physically removed the casing of the disk and wondered why there were problems.
 
11. True story from a Novell NetWare Sysop:
 
Caller: "Hello, is this Tech Support?"
 
Tech: "Yes, it is. How may I help you?"
 
Caller: "The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am within my warranty period. How do I go about getting that fixed?"
 
Tech: "I'm sorry, but did you say a cup holder?"
 
Caller: "Yes, it's attached to the front of my computer."
 
Tech: Did you receive this as part of a promotional at a trade show?  How did you get this cup holder? Does it have any trademark on it?"
 
Caller: It came with my computer. I don't know anything about a promotion. It just has '4X' on it."
 
At this point, the Tech Rep had to mute the caller because he couldn't stand it. He was laughing too hard. The caller had been using the load drawer of
the CD-ROM drive as a cup holder and snapped it off the drive.
 
12. A woman called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer. The tech asked her if she was running it under "Windows." The woman responded,
"No, my desk is next to the door. But that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window and his  printer is working fine."
 
13. Tech Support: "O.K. Bob, let's press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen.
Now type the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager."
Customer: "I don't have a 'P'."
Tech: "On your keyboard, Bob."
Customer: "What do you mean?"
Tech: "'P' on your keyboard, Bob."
Customer: "I'm not going to do that!"
 
Now don't you feel better about your skill level?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 



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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Friday, August 6, 2021 3:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

 

Hey mike.  Those were great.  How about this?

 

A customer called IBM help desk.

Tech help: "How can I help you m'am?"

Lady customer: "Is it true that when I press Function Key1, Help will be available as written and guaranteed in my computer's mannual?"

Tech Help:  "Yes, indeed m'am."

Lady Customer: "Well I've pressed Function key1, waited for 20 minutes or so, and no help came."

Cheers!

On 7/8/2021 1:20 am, Mike B. wrote:

Hi All,

 

Just thought some of you would get a kick out of this.

 

 

Don't feel stupid about using your computer, read on.

 

This is an  excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article:

 

 1. Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to "Press Return Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the Any Key is.

 

 2. SAT technical support had a caller complaining that her mouse was hard to control with the dust cover on.  The cover turned out to be the plastic bag
the mouse was packaged in.

 

 3. Another SAT customer was asked to send a copy of her defective diskettes. A few days later a letter arrived from the customer along with photocopies
of the floppies.

 

 4. Another Dell customer called to say he couldn't get his computer to fax anything.  After 40 minutes of troubleshooting, the technician
discovered the man was trying to fax a piece of paper by holding it in front of the monitor screen and hitting the "send" key.

 

 5. A Dell technician received a call from a customer who was enraged because his computer had told him he was "bad and an invalid," The
tech explained that the computer's "bad command" and "invalid" responses shouldn't be taken personally.

 

 6. A confused caller to IBM was having troubles printing documents.  He told the technician that the computer had said it "couldn't find printer." The
user had also tried turning the computer screen to face the printer but that his computer still couldn't "see" the printer."

 

 7. An exasperated caller to Dell Computer Tech Support couldn't get her new Dell Computer to turn on.  After ensuring the computer was
plugged in, the technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power button. Her response, "I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing
happens." The "foot pedal" turned out to be the mouse.

 

 8. Another customer called Compaq tech support to say her brand-new computer wouldn't work. She said she unpacked the unit, plugged it in and sat there
for 20 minutes waiting for something to happen. When asked what happened when she pressed the power switch, she asked "What power switch?"

 

 9. Another IBM customer had troubles installing software and rang for support. "I put in the first disk, and that was OK. It said to put in the second
disk, and I had some problems with the disk. When it said to put in the third disk, I couldn't even fit it in...." The user hadn't realized that "Insert
Disk 2" meant to remove Disk 1 first.

 

 10. In a similar incident, a customer had followed the instructions for installing software. The instructions said to remove the disk from its cover and
insert into the drive. The user had physically removed the casing of the disk and wondered why there were problems.

 

 11. True story from a Novell NetWare Sysop:

 

 Caller: "Hello, is this Tech Support?"

 

 Tech: "Yes, it is. How may I help you?"

 

 Caller: "The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am within my warranty period. How do I go about getting that fixed?"

 

 Tech: "I'm sorry, but did you say a cup holder?"

 

 Caller: "Yes, it's attached to the front of my computer."

 

 Tech: Did you receive this as part of a promotional at a trade show?  How did you get this cup holder? Does it have any trademark on it?"

 

 Caller: It came with my computer. I don't know anything about a promotion. It just has '4X' on it."

 

 At this point, the Tech Rep had to mute the caller because he couldn't stand it. He was laughing too hard. The caller had been using the load drawer of
the CD-ROM drive as a cup holder and snapped it off the drive.

 

 12. A woman called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer. The tech asked her if she was running it under "Windows." The woman responded,
"No, my desk is next to the door. But that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window and his  printer is working fine."

 

 13. Tech Support: "O.K. Bob, let's press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen.
 Now type the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager."
 Customer: "I don't have a 'P'."
 Tech: "On your keyboard, Bob."
 Customer: "What do you mean?"
 Tech: "'P' on your keyboard, Bob."
 Customer: "I'm not going to do that!"

 

 Now don't you feel better about your skill level?

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


It says it came from the Wall Street Journal, so I'm assuming it's open to the public, so go ahead and share it.  A quick story, you know how those phony calls from people saying they're from Microsoft used to come around and they would say they needed to log into your computer for whatever reason?  One time I got one of these calls and asked the dude what he wanted, playing total ignorance about Microsoft, when he said he was from Microsoft Windows.  I told him that it was a coincidence that he was calling about Windows because I needed someone to clean our windows and asked how much they charged.
 
This dude said that they don't clean windows, and I reminded him that he just told me he was calling about windows, and if they don't clean windows why the hell are you calling me?!  This dude must have really really wanted to get into my computer because this crap went back and forth for better than half an hour!  Finally he said the magic word, * computer *, and I asked him, " what the hell is a computer?!"  Well anyways, the whole cleaning windows thing started again, and he finally hung up on me!  I know this had to be a coincidence with particular phone call from a phony Microsoft representative because I never received another phone call from one of those phonies to this day!
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2021 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

Wow mike! That is the funniest message I have ever seen! May I forward this and maybe even put it on facebook! People are so funny sometimes, that all you can do is laugh lol! My wife, parents, and many people I have known never stop talking about just how strange, I can't think of the right word, how funny people are! I can't imagine someone saying their computer is by the door when they are being asked if they are using the Windows operating system! This is very funny, thanks for putting this on here so people don't feel so bad if they have a legitimate question! Take care mike, you are awesome lol!


On Fri, Aug 6, 2021, 1:21 PM Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
Hi All,
 
Just thought some of you would get a kick out of this.
 
 
Don't feel stupid about using your computer, read on.
 
This is an  excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article:
 
 1. Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to "Press Return Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the Any Key is.
 
 2. SAT technical support had a caller complaining that her mouse was hard to control with the dust cover on.  The cover turned out to be the plastic bag
the mouse was packaged in.
 
 3. Another SAT customer was asked to send a copy of her defective diskettes. A few days later a letter arrived from the customer along with photocopies
of the floppies.
 
 4. Another Dell customer called to say he couldn't get his computer to fax anything.  After 40 minutes of troubleshooting, the technician
discovered the man was trying to fax a piece of paper by holding it in front of the monitor screen and hitting the "send" key.
 
 5. A Dell technician received a call from a customer who was enraged because his computer had told him he was "bad and an invalid," The
tech explained that the computer's "bad command" and "invalid" responses shouldn't be taken personally.
 
 6. A confused caller to IBM was having troubles printing documents.  He told the technician that the computer had said it "couldn't find printer." The
user had also tried turning the computer screen to face the printer but that his computer still couldn't "see" the printer."
 
 7. An exasperated caller to Dell Computer Tech Support couldn't get her new Dell Computer to turn on.  After ensuring the computer was
plugged in, the technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power button. Her response, "I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing
happens." The "foot pedal" turned out to be the mouse.
 
 8. Another customer called Compaq tech support to say her brand-new computer wouldn't work. She said she unpacked the unit, plugged it in and sat there
for 20 minutes waiting for something to happen. When asked what happened when she pressed the power switch, she asked "What power switch?"
 
 9. Another IBM customer had troubles installing software and rang for support. "I put in the first disk, and that was OK. It said to put in the second
disk, and I had some problems with the disk. When it said to put in the third disk, I couldn't even fit it in...." The user hadn't realized that "Insert
Disk 2" meant to remove Disk 1 first.
 
 10. In a similar incident, a customer had followed the instructions for installing software. The instructions said to remove the disk from its cover and
insert into the drive. The user had physically removed the casing of the disk and wondered why there were problems.
 
 11. True story from a Novell NetWare Sysop:
 
 Caller: "Hello, is this Tech Support?"
 
 Tech: "Yes, it is. How may I help you?"
 
 Caller: "The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am within my warranty period. How do I go about getting that fixed?"
 
 Tech: "I'm sorry, but did you say a cup holder?"
 
 Caller: "Yes, it's attached to the front of my computer."
 
 Tech: Did you receive this as part of a promotional at a trade show?  How did you get this cup holder? Does it have any trademark on it?"
 
 Caller: It came with my computer. I don't know anything about a promotion. It just has '4X' on it."
 
 At this point, the Tech Rep had to mute the caller because he couldn't stand it. He was laughing too hard. The caller had been using the load drawer of
the CD-ROM drive as a cup holder and snapped it off the drive.
 
 12. A woman called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer. The tech asked her if she was running it under "Windows." The woman responded,
"No, my desk is next to the door. But that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window and his  printer is working fine."
 
 13. Tech Support: "O.K. Bob, let's press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen.
 Now type the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager."
 Customer: "I don't have a 'P'."
 Tech: "On your keyboard, Bob."
 Customer: "What do you mean?"
 Tech: "'P' on your keyboard, Bob."
 Customer: "I'm not going to do that!"
 
 Now don't you feel better about your skill level?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

Jaffar Sidek
 

Hey mike.  Those were great.  How about this?


A customer called IBM help desk.

Tech help: "How can I help you m'am?"

Lady customer: "Is it true that when I press Function Key1, Help will be available as written and guaranteed in my computer's mannual?"

Tech Help:  "Yes, indeed m'am."

Lady Customer: "Well I've pressed Function key1, waited for 20 minutes or so, and no help came."

Cheers!

On 7/8/2021 1:20 am, Mike B. wrote:
Hi All,
 
Just thought some of you would get a kick out of this.
 
 
Don't feel stupid about using your computer, read on.
 
This is an  excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article:
 
 1. Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to "Press Return Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the Any Key is.
 
 2. SAT technical support had a caller complaining that her mouse was hard to control with the dust cover on.  The cover turned out to be the plastic bag
the mouse was packaged in.
 
 3. Another SAT customer was asked to send a copy of her defective diskettes. A few days later a letter arrived from the customer along with photocopies
of the floppies.
 
 4. Another Dell customer called to say he couldn't get his computer to fax anything.  After 40 minutes of troubleshooting, the technician
discovered the man was trying to fax a piece of paper by holding it in front of the monitor screen and hitting the "send" key.
 
 5. A Dell technician received a call from a customer who was enraged because his computer had told him he was "bad and an invalid," The
tech explained that the computer's "bad command" and "invalid" responses shouldn't be taken personally.
 
 6. A confused caller to IBM was having troubles printing documents.  He told the technician that the computer had said it "couldn't find printer." The
user had also tried turning the computer screen to face the printer but that his computer still couldn't "see" the printer."
 
 7. An exasperated caller to Dell Computer Tech Support couldn't get her new Dell Computer to turn on.  After ensuring the computer was
plugged in, the technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power button. Her response, "I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing
happens." The "foot pedal" turned out to be the mouse.
 
 8. Another customer called Compaq tech support to say her brand-new computer wouldn't work. She said she unpacked the unit, plugged it in and sat there
for 20 minutes waiting for something to happen. When asked what happened when she pressed the power switch, she asked "What power switch?"
 
 9. Another IBM customer had troubles installing software and rang for support. "I put in the first disk, and that was OK. It said to put in the second
disk, and I had some problems with the disk. When it said to put in the third disk, I couldn't even fit it in...." The user hadn't realized that "Insert
Disk 2" meant to remove Disk 1 first.
 
 10. In a similar incident, a customer had followed the instructions for installing software. The instructions said to remove the disk from its cover and
insert into the drive. The user had physically removed the casing of the disk and wondered why there were problems.
 
 11. True story from a Novell NetWare Sysop:
 
 Caller: "Hello, is this Tech Support?"
 
 Tech: "Yes, it is. How may I help you?"
 
 Caller: "The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am within my warranty period. How do I go about getting that fixed?"
 
 Tech: "I'm sorry, but did you say a cup holder?"
 
 Caller: "Yes, it's attached to the front of my computer."
 
 Tech: Did you receive this as part of a promotional at a trade show?  How did you get this cup holder? Does it have any trademark on it?"
 
 Caller: It came with my computer. I don't know anything about a promotion. It just has '4X' on it."
 
 At this point, the Tech Rep had to mute the caller because he couldn't stand it. He was laughing too hard. The caller had been using the load drawer of
the CD-ROM drive as a cup holder and snapped it off the drive.
 
 12. A woman called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer. The tech asked her if she was running it under "Windows." The woman responded,
"No, my desk is next to the door. But that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window and his  printer is working fine."
 
 13. Tech Support: "O.K. Bob, let's press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen.
 Now type the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager."
 Customer: "I don't have a 'P'."
 Tech: "On your keyboard, Bob."
 Customer: "What do you mean?"
 Tech: "'P' on your keyboard, Bob."
 Customer: "I'm not going to do that!"
 
 Now don't you feel better about your skill level?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

David Moore <jesusloves1966@...>
 

Wow mike! That is the funniest message I have ever seen! May I forward this and maybe even put it on facebook! People are so funny sometimes, that all you can do is laugh lol! My wife, parents, and many people I have known never stop talking about just how strange, I can't think of the right word, how funny people are! I can't imagine someone saying their computer is by the door when they are being asked if they are using the Windows operating system! This is very funny, thanks for putting this on here so people don't feel so bad if they have a legitimate question! Take care mike, you are awesome lol!


On Fri, Aug 6, 2021, 1:21 PM Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
Hi All,
 
Just thought some of you would get a kick out of this.
 
 
Don't feel stupid about using your computer, read on.
 
This is an  excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article:
 
 1. Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to "Press Return Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the Any Key is.
 
 2. SAT technical support had a caller complaining that her mouse was hard to control with the dust cover on.  The cover turned out to be the plastic bag
the mouse was packaged in.
 
 3. Another SAT customer was asked to send a copy of her defective diskettes. A few days later a letter arrived from the customer along with photocopies
of the floppies.
 
 4. Another Dell customer called to say he couldn't get his computer to fax anything.  After 40 minutes of troubleshooting, the technician
discovered the man was trying to fax a piece of paper by holding it in front of the monitor screen and hitting the "send" key.
 
 5. A Dell technician received a call from a customer who was enraged because his computer had told him he was "bad and an invalid," The
tech explained that the computer's "bad command" and "invalid" responses shouldn't be taken personally.
 
 6. A confused caller to IBM was having troubles printing documents.  He told the technician that the computer had said it "couldn't find printer." The
user had also tried turning the computer screen to face the printer but that his computer still couldn't "see" the printer."
 
 7. An exasperated caller to Dell Computer Tech Support couldn't get her new Dell Computer to turn on.  After ensuring the computer was
plugged in, the technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power button. Her response, "I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing
happens." The "foot pedal" turned out to be the mouse.
 
 8. Another customer called Compaq tech support to say her brand-new computer wouldn't work. She said she unpacked the unit, plugged it in and sat there
for 20 minutes waiting for something to happen. When asked what happened when she pressed the power switch, she asked "What power switch?"
 
 9. Another IBM customer had troubles installing software and rang for support. "I put in the first disk, and that was OK. It said to put in the second
disk, and I had some problems with the disk. When it said to put in the third disk, I couldn't even fit it in...." The user hadn't realized that "Insert
Disk 2" meant to remove Disk 1 first.
 
 10. In a similar incident, a customer had followed the instructions for installing software. The instructions said to remove the disk from its cover and
insert into the drive. The user had physically removed the casing of the disk and wondered why there were problems.
 
 11. True story from a Novell NetWare Sysop:
 
 Caller: "Hello, is this Tech Support?"
 
 Tech: "Yes, it is. How may I help you?"
 
 Caller: "The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am within my warranty period. How do I go about getting that fixed?"
 
 Tech: "I'm sorry, but did you say a cup holder?"
 
 Caller: "Yes, it's attached to the front of my computer."
 
 Tech: Did you receive this as part of a promotional at a trade show?  How did you get this cup holder? Does it have any trademark on it?"
 
 Caller: It came with my computer. I don't know anything about a promotion. It just has '4X' on it."
 
 At this point, the Tech Rep had to mute the caller because he couldn't stand it. He was laughing too hard. The caller had been using the load drawer of
the CD-ROM drive as a cup holder and snapped it off the drive.
 
 12. A woman called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer. The tech asked her if she was running it under "Windows." The woman responded,
"No, my desk is next to the door. But that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window and his  printer is working fine."
 
 13. Tech Support: "O.K. Bob, let's press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen.
 Now type the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager."
 Customer: "I don't have a 'P'."
 Tech: "On your keyboard, Bob."
 Customer: "What do you mean?"
 Tech: "'P' on your keyboard, Bob."
 Customer: "I'm not going to do that!"
 
 Now don't you feel better about your skill level?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: powered hub

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Yes, and in the device description it says:
•7-USB 3.0 ports allows data transfer speeds up to 5Gbps
•Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1
•3-Smart charging ports that auto optimize current speeds up to 2.4 amps per port
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2021 12:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] powered hub

I am not Mike but it appears that in the device Mike is using, ports only do one thing.  In that case, you could open This computer or file explorer, formerly called My computer and Windows explorer, connect a port, refresh the view with f5 and see if there is a drive associated with the device.  Each time you disconnect from one port and connect to another, you would refresh the view and see if there is a letter.  If it is a data port, there will be a drive letter for the device.  If the port is only a charging port, there won’t be.
 
I haven’t used the devices Mike is discussing.  I don’t know if some devices have ports that do both.  My feature pphone has a port that both charges and transfers information.  Therefore, sighted help may be necessary to determine if the ports are dual use or single use ports.
 
Gene
 
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2021 1:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] powered hub
 
Okay, but how did you get to know that?  Pam.
 
From: Mike B.
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] powered hub
 
Hi Nancy,
 
I'm totally blind as well and the way I tell the difference between the USB ports for transfering data and the charging ports for cell phones and such is, the 7 ports beginning at the end with the USB and power cables are for transfering data and the last 3 ports furthest away from the cable end are for charging cell phones / iPads or other peripherals.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] powered hub

Thanks, Mike, but do you have any idea how I (total) or my husband (sighted) could tell the difference?

nancy

On 8/4/2021 8:13 PM, Mike B. wrote:

Hi Nancy,
 
On my Sabrent 10 port USB powered hub the charging ports are the 3 ports at the opposite end of where the power and USB cables plug into the hub.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 2:20 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] powered hub
 
I have a 10 port powered hub.


How do I tell which 3 are the ones that are used to charge devices?


So far, I use all the same and they seem to function well. I also
really like having the on/off buttons.


Thanks for your help,

nancy








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Does anyone on here have a cheat sheet for working with the Outlook Web app and JAWS?

 

Hi guys,
Subject pretty much says it all. Does anyone on here have a cheat sheet of commands that can be used to work with the jaws Outlook Web app on a Windows 10 laptop?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,

Ashley


Re: powered hub

Gene
 

I am not Mike but it appears that in the device Mike is using, ports only do one thing.  In that case, you could open This computer or file explorer, formerly called My computer and Windows explorer, connect a port, refresh the view with f5 and see if there is a drive associated with the device.  Each time you disconnect from one port and connect to another, you would refresh the view and see if there is a letter.  If it is a data port, there will be a drive letter for the device.  If the port is only a charging port, there won’t be.
 
I haven’t used the devices Mike is discussing.  I don’t know if some devices have ports that do both.  My feature pphone has a port that both charges and transfers information.  Therefore, sighted help may be necessary to determine if the ports are dual use or single use ports.
 
Gene
 

Sent: Friday, August 06, 2021 1:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] powered hub
 
Okay, but how did you get to know that?  Pam.
 
From: Mike B.
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] powered hub
 
Hi Nancy,
 
I'm totally blind as well and the way I tell the difference between the USB ports for transfering data and the charging ports for cell phones and such is, the 7 ports beginning at the end with the USB and power cables are for transfering data and the last 3 ports furthest away from the cable end are for charging cell phones / iPads or other peripherals.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] powered hub

Thanks, Mike, but do you have any idea how I (total) or my husband (sighted) could tell the difference?

nancy

On 8/4/2021 8:13 PM, Mike B. wrote:

Hi Nancy,
 
On my Sabrent 10 port USB powered hub the charging ports are the 3 ports at the opposite end of where the power and USB cables plug into the hub.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 2:20 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] powered hub
 
I have a 10 port powered hub.


How do I tell which 3 are the ones that are used to charge devices?


So far, I use all the same and they seem to function well. I also
really like having the on/off buttons.


Thanks for your help,

nancy








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Re: powered hub

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


If you plug a USB drive into a charging port the USB drive won't do anything. 
 
So, the 3 ports furthest away from the end where the power supply and the USB 3.0 cable plug into the hub are the charging ports.  In short, trial and error.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2021 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] powered hub

Okay, but how did you get to know that?  Pam.
 
From: Mike B.
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] powered hub
 
Hi Nancy,
 
I'm totally blind as well and the way I tell the difference between the USB ports for transfering data and the charging ports for cell phones and such is, the 7 ports beginning at the end with the USB and power cables are for transfering data and the last 3 ports furthest away from the cable end are for charging cell phones / iPads or other peripherals.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] powered hub

Thanks, Mike, but do you have any idea how I (total) or my husband (sighted) could tell the difference?

nancy

On 8/4/2021 8:13 PM, Mike B. wrote:

Hi Nancy,
 
On my Sabrent 10 port USB powered hub the charging ports are the 3 ports at the opposite end of where the power and USB cables plug into the hub.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 2:20 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] powered hub
 
I have a 10 port powered hub.


How do I tell which 3 are the ones that are used to charge devices?


So far, I use all the same and they seem to function well. I also
really like having the on/off buttons.


Thanks for your help,

nancy








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Re: powered hub

Pamela Dominguez
 

Okay, but how did you get to know that?  Pam.
 

From: Mike B.
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] powered hub
 
Hi Nancy,
 
I'm totally blind as well and the way I tell the difference between the USB ports for transfering data and the charging ports for cell phones and such is, the 7 ports beginning at the end with the USB and power cables are for transfering data and the last 3 ports furthest away from the cable end are for charging cell phones / iPads or other peripherals.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] powered hub

Thanks, Mike, but do you have any idea how I (total) or my husband (sighted) could tell the difference?

nancy

On 8/4/2021 8:13 PM, Mike B. wrote:

Hi Nancy,
 
On my Sabrent 10 port USB powered hub the charging ports are the 3 ports at the opposite end of where the power and USB cables plug into the hub.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 2:20 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] powered hub
 
I have a 10 port powered hub.


How do I tell which 3 are the ones that are used to charge devices?


So far, I use all the same and they seem to function well. I also
really like having the on/off buttons.


Thanks for your help,

nancy








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Don't Feel Stupid About Using Your Computer, Read On, Humor

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,
 
Just thought some of you would get a kick out of this.
 
 
Don't feel stupid about using your computer, read on.
 
This is an  excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article:
 
 1. Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to "Press Return Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the Any Key is.
 
 2. SAT technical support had a caller complaining that her mouse was hard to control with the dust cover on.  The cover turned out to be the plastic bag
the mouse was packaged in.
 
 3. Another SAT customer was asked to send a copy of her defective diskettes. A few days later a letter arrived from the customer along with photocopies
of the floppies.
 
 4. Another Dell customer called to say he couldn't get his computer to fax anything.  After 40 minutes of troubleshooting, the technician
discovered the man was trying to fax a piece of paper by holding it in front of the monitor screen and hitting the "send" key.
 
 5. A Dell technician received a call from a customer who was enraged because his computer had told him he was "bad and an invalid," The
tech explained that the computer's "bad command" and "invalid" responses shouldn't be taken personally.
 
 6. A confused caller to IBM was having troubles printing documents.  He told the technician that the computer had said it "couldn't find printer." The
user had also tried turning the computer screen to face the printer but that his computer still couldn't "see" the printer."
 
 7. An exasperated caller to Dell Computer Tech Support couldn't get her new Dell Computer to turn on.  After ensuring the computer was
plugged in, the technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power button. Her response, "I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing
happens." The "foot pedal" turned out to be the mouse.
 
 8. Another customer called Compaq tech support to say her brand-new computer wouldn't work. She said she unpacked the unit, plugged it in and sat there
for 20 minutes waiting for something to happen. When asked what happened when she pressed the power switch, she asked "What power switch?"
 
 9. Another IBM customer had troubles installing software and rang for support. "I put in the first disk, and that was OK. It said to put in the second
disk, and I had some problems with the disk. When it said to put in the third disk, I couldn't even fit it in...." The user hadn't realized that "Insert
Disk 2" meant to remove Disk 1 first.
 
 10. In a similar incident, a customer had followed the instructions for installing software. The instructions said to remove the disk from its cover and
insert into the drive. The user had physically removed the casing of the disk and wondered why there were problems.
 
 11. True story from a Novell NetWare Sysop:
 
 Caller: "Hello, is this Tech Support?"
 
 Tech: "Yes, it is. How may I help you?"
 
 Caller: "The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am within my warranty period. How do I go about getting that fixed?"
 
 Tech: "I'm sorry, but did you say a cup holder?"
 
 Caller: "Yes, it's attached to the front of my computer."
 
 Tech: Did you receive this as part of a promotional at a trade show?  How did you get this cup holder? Does it have any trademark on it?"
 
 Caller: It came with my computer. I don't know anything about a promotion. It just has '4X' on it."
 
 At this point, the Tech Rep had to mute the caller because he couldn't stand it. He was laughing too hard. The caller had been using the load drawer of
the CD-ROM drive as a cup holder and snapped it off the drive.
 
 12. A woman called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer. The tech asked her if she was running it under "Windows." The woman responded,
"No, my desk is next to the door. But that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window and his  printer is working fine."
 
 13. Tech Support: "O.K. Bob, let's press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen.
 Now type the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager."
 Customer: "I don't have a 'P'."
 Tech: "On your keyboard, Bob."
 Customer: "What do you mean?"
 Tech: "'P' on your keyboard, Bob."
 Customer: "I'm not going to do that!"
 
 Now don't you feel better about your skill level?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: the mail app on Windows 10

Carolyn Arnold
 

Someone told me that, when I bought this computer with Windows 10, but Microsoft Disabiity did one for me and told me how to do the rest.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: Friday, August 6, 2021 7:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the mail app on Windows 10

Hi Group,

I haven't played with Mail for Windows or the Mail app at all, but I remember people saying that you could not assign message filters/rules in that program. Is this still true?



On 8/6/2021 6:10 AM, chris judge wrote:


Hi. It’s under message list settings.



Open the mail client. Tab to settings and press spacebar.

Tab to Message list and press spacebar.

Tab five times. You will land on a set of radio buttons. Individual messages and group by conversation. Select individual messages.

Press escape to close settings.



Hope this helps.



Cheers.

Chris Judge

<https://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/Certification>



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abbie Taylor
Sent: August 5, 2021 7:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the mail app on Windows 10



Hi, John, I'm afraid your best bet here is to change that setting so it displays messages individually instead of in threads. It's been a while since I've done this, but I believe it's in the reading settings. I hope that helps.
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