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This is why I hate breakfast in the classroom

This is why I hate breakfast in the classroom

Device under their desk is actually a cereal bowl.

I left a laptop out on a table on my deck.

When I went to get it, it was FILLED with ants, ilke they had built a nest in it or something. hundreds of them.

I don't understand what happened, like there wasn't anything in the laptop that they could want, right? do they eat dust? I figured maybe they liked the heat?

It was only out there like 4 or 5 hours, but in that time it got completely infected. I just sat it on a table and started squishing all the bugs coming out of it, it was gross.

Now that is definitely how you get ants.

One probably wandered into the laptop and got zapped. When they get zapped, they release alarm pheromones. When alarm pheromones are released, the troops come marching. And then they get zapped...

T-Mobile digs their own grave

T-Mobile digs their own grave

Alright so no one be shocked if t-mobile gets hacked in a couple days

I’m pretty certain that the type of person who breaches passwords on purpose, would be the same person to target t-mobile just because a support rep said this

Holy hell that rep is a clod.

KATHIE YOU JUST FUCKED TMOBILE

iPod locked for 48 years

iPod locked for 48 years

I'm gonna give a bit of backstory on this. This is my old iPod touch that I got back in 2014 and used up until last year. It sat in a drawer unused for a year until recently when I decided to take it out and back up the pictures. I plugged it in to let it charge up, but when it charged up, my friend disabled it for 5 minutes. So I unplug it and wait, but then forget about it for another few weeks. A few weeks later I plug it in, wait for it to boot up, and I see this. The date "wednesday december 31" appears, and the last wendesday on december 31st was in 2014. I took it to the apple store, and they said all they can do is either reset the iPod entirely, or wait 48 years. And the best part about all this is that all of my pictures from the last 3 years are on it. Which is really fucking irritating.

December 31st 1969 is also a Wednesday, and more likely the time it is referring to. Unix, and by extension, iOS, meaure time in seconds since midnight Jan 1st 1970, and the battery dying likely reset it to zero. Due to you being in the Western hemisphere, time zones make this the previous day.

"I absolutely HAVE to have this for my conference in 20 minutes. You guys can fix this, right?"

You will be a fucking legend if you wait the whole 48 years

I think someone screwed up the grounding...

Nope nope nope nope....

Nah those are just indicator lights.

Agreed...this is the EXACT reason I nope away from ANY electrical work if at ALL possible.

Perhaps, Id just try turning in off and on again first

We have all seen it, might as well make a game out of it right?

We have all seen it, might as well make a game out of it right?

Hey, just connect the correct wire to the correct plug and you're done right? Who cares about the next guy who looks at it, it's beautiful.

I prefer Don't Wake the Admin

Hungry Hungry Hackers

This takes me back to the middleschool days of connecting two ports on the hub(yes hub) that served my computer skills class and thinking it was hilarious!

Great for finding the switch in the dark.

Great for finding the switch in the dark.

You could say it would be enlightening.

What is this, Home Alone?

Generally, ground wires are connected to the metal case of whatever it is they are grounding. The screws that hold the plastic face plate screw into the metal front of the switch, same as the ground wire.

If you put hot where ground is supposed to be, the exterior of the switch/whatnot now becomes live.

Hot and ground swapped on the switch probably.

So I did a side job today... when the client turned on his computer, I heard “you’ve got mail!” And felt my soul leave my body. He was still using AOL

So I did a side job today... when the client turned on his computer, I heard “you’ve got mail!” And felt my soul leave my body. He was still using AOL

Was he using a 56k modem?

Lol that's standard for Australians

Might as well... got about 2mbps down and 500kbps up when i ran a speed test

A lot of LBGT and Satanic chat rooms... I live in the capitol city of weird people lol

Every wondered why VGA cables have screws to fix it to a PC?

Every wondered why VGA cables have screws to fix it to a PC?

Wow. Just...sigh...nope.

Took over a contract from a previous IT company.

They had routers hanging from Ethernet just like this randomly around a school. Some had Ethernet randomly strung along from them only to be plugged into a wall that wasn't connected to anything in the wall.

No wonder customers learn bad habits.

/sub/watchpcsdie

Fuck that jackass at my work that apparently uses a power drill to crank those screws as tight as possible.

We understood the words in the job ticket "Trampoline On Line", but they did not make sense until we got there.

We understood the words in the job ticket "Trampoline On Line", but they did not make sense until we got there.

does that make it a jumper cable?

"Ticket resolved. Trampoline now off line."

Ugh. Get out!

I had a trampoline for all of 3 months until a hurricane blew it against a building and bent the hell out of it. My father even flipped it over and covered it in logs to weigh it down!

My mom asked why she couldn’t open a new tab.

My mom asked why she couldn’t open a new tab.

She could open up 500 new private tabs.

STOP GIVING THEM IDEAS!

TIL there is a limit to 500 tabs on mobile safari.

So that’s the tab limit huh? Good to know I’m not quite there yet

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