cephalopod9 wrote:Only on Xkcd can you start a topic involving Hitler and people spend the better part of half a dozen pages arguing about the quality of Operating Systems.
dbam987 wrote:I refuse to call tech support for any of my gear. Biggest time-sink ever. It's faster to RMA stuff online.
atrain wrote:That's great, if your manufacturer has an online RMA form. There's also a ton of things that can't be RMA'ed, aka services, software, etc.
SocialSceneRepairman wrote:"Bearded dude with swords."
XKCD: Dangerously meta.
Also, wasn't Shibbolet (instead of "Shibboleth") the one that would get you executed? Or was that "Sibbolet(h)"?
*Automated answering service, wait 30 minutes for a real person
Me: Hi, I can't communicate with my RCX. I think the IR transmitter is dead in either my tower or my brick
Support: Have you tried restarting yet?
Support: Have you tried removing the batteries from the brick
(At some point I mention that my computer has hyperthreading)
Support: Your computer is dual-core? Install this patch.
Me: I already have the patch. It's been working fine until no-
Support: Install the patch. Goodbye
SocialSceneRepairman wrote:Also, wasn't Shibbolet (instead of "Shibboleth") the one that would get you executed? Or was that "Sibbolet(h)"?
Unclevertitle wrote:Such a beautiful dream...
frezik wrote:Anti-photons move at the speed of dark
DemonDeluxe wrote:Paying to have laws written that allow you to do what you want, is a lot cheaper than paying off the judge every time you want to get away with something shady.
danielnairn wrote:SocialSceneRepairman wrote:Also, wasn't Shibbolet (instead of "Shibboleth") the one that would get you executed? Or was that "Sibbolet(h)"?
whenever a survivor of Ephraim said, "Let me cross over," the men of Gilead asked him, "Are you an Ephraimite?" If he replied, "No," they said, "All right, say 'Shibboleth.' " He said, "Sibboleth," because he could not pronounce the word correctly, they seized him and killed him at the fords of the Jordan. Forty-two thousand Ephraimites were killed at that time.'
Ghavrel wrote:Oh, tech support workers aren't going to be thanking Randall any time soon. I shudder to think how frequent "shibboleet" is about to become...
Ihaveanaccount wrote:This comic made me more interested in Haiku then bad/good/secret tech support. Anyone have any first hand experiences with it?
pigslookfunny wrote:Is it just me, or does Shibboleth sound like something out of H.P. Lovecraft?