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2002-01-04 08:30:19 AM  
The link is [image from too old to be available]-ly farked. How nice.
2002-01-04 08:31:30 AM  
How is this remotely funny?
2002-01-04 08:33:18 AM  
Microsoft bought the catholic church?

2002-01-04 08:34:34 AM  
this seems oddly familiar to me.
2002-01-04 08:40:15 AM  
Actually, I enjoyed it. not a bad 404 at all.
2002-01-04 08:41:52 AM  
Another disgruntled tech support worker. How cute.
2002-01-04 08:49:11 AM  
Wow, this has been done a lot, apparently. In any case, I like Something Awful's better.
2002-01-04 08:49:57 AM  
Obviously Nightjars doesn't comprehend how annoying day to day communication with the ignorant can be. I'm a senior tech on a tech support desk, and get to talk to network admins and the such all day, the ones who are supposed to know WTF they're talking about. Just so I can show them how to put a farking shortcut on their desktop. You remind me much of them. I'd wager you call tech support every other night to complain about bandwidth limitations, preventing your expedited use of porn sites.

You're definately a benifit to the gene pool, bright eyes..
2002-01-04 08:52:00 AM  
I'm a programmer. It's my laziness and lack of professionalism that causes people like Skwid heartache and pain.

Did I mention I don't deal with customers?

2002-01-04 08:53:56 AM  
Skwid - Actually, I did my time in technical support already. It was frustrating at times, but these (sometimes idiotic) customers are what kept me in a job.

Your assumptions are silly, BTW.
2002-01-04 08:55:55 AM  
Oh lay off it Skwid. I'm a network admin and quite frankly, I often wonder how most of you in tech support hold onto your jobs when you have no clue as to how your own products work in real environments. Or maybe that IS why you keep your jobs. What I don't do is go around bashing other people for their lack of computer know-how.

Believe it or not, chief, some people don't give a rat's ass about how it all works. They just want it to work.
2002-01-04 09:00:08 AM  
Tostfeld - It's a matter of economics. A good tech support person would cost 50k/year or so. Most get significantly less than this. Many dip into the fast food pool for workers. Frustration ensues. Riots break out. Wars are waged. Kittens are made cute again.
2002-01-04 09:21:18 AM  
you don't have to have worked tech support to find this diatribe funny... but it sure helps.

i worked for Adelphia's cable network support a few years ago and this person's ranting hit home on several levels.
2002-01-04 09:23:56 AM  
you guys are funny.

Anybody in the tech industry is a scum-sucking werewolf.
2002-01-04 09:28:38 AM  
I'm getting £14k but am also getting to sit my 2000mcse on the basis I work here for another 18 months. Its like doing (another) appreticeship.
2002-01-04 09:30:30 AM  
Ahhh. Kerouac is obviously one of our regular customers...
2002-01-04 09:31:08 AM  
"Believe it or not, chief, some people don't give a rat's ass about how it all works. They just want it to work"

good point.
2002-01-04 09:32:56 AM  
A RICH scum sucking werewolf!!
2002-01-04 09:33:21 AM  
And he's the real fricking expert as well isn't he...Ahem, and I quote....

"c:/ drive"
2002-01-04 09:40:00 AM  
Feeble attempt at trolling.

I work for the world's largest distributor.
2002-01-04 09:40:50 AM  
Bear weeth huss vile i check our procedures. I vill make you...I mean thees as bloodless as possibol.
2002-01-04 09:52:53 AM  
Had any calls for this yet?
Within Microsoft Office, if you want to get an EURO symbol € , then do a 'ALT Gr + 4 '
(Or Alt + 4, if you do not have a ALT Gr Key)

Windows 98 and 2000 automatically support the Euro.
For Windows 95 people, the Euro patch can be requested
2002-01-04 09:54:57 AM  
Ah, yes...another thread about the incestuous inbreeding of the Computer Literati.

Tostfeld is right. I don't care how it works. I also don't care how the piston-lifters or whatever in my car work; I want to turn the key and hear the engine turn over, and I want to step on the gas and go somewhere.

My computer is a tool, not an icon of The Living God. I don't need some smug techno-geek laughing up his/her sleeve at me because I can't program in assembly language; I just need the damn thing to work as advertised.

Most of the tech support people I have known spend the majority of their day playing 'Doom', trying to figure out ways to surf porn sites without leaving any evidence, or reading game reviews in obscure publications with titles like 'Geek World'. My questions are treated as a mere annoyance, even though my questions are the reason they are employed.

I have to admit, however, that I found the link highly amusing...sort of like the way jokes about ovens are amusing to the inhabitents of a concentration camp.
2002-01-04 10:00:41 AM  
Where I live its work at a fridge factory, a nuclear power plant, a mobile phone helpdesk or a pc helpdesk. You choose.
2002-01-04 10:19:01 AM  
Hairyscotsman2 - Why not make a living out of a hobby you enjoy? As you're in Scotland, see if you can take on extra incest or sheep-sh*gging for someone too busy.
2002-01-04 10:21:06 AM  
This is off-topic, but by the way....

Borat is Osama Bin Laden!!

Compare the evidence...

Borat -

Bin Laden -
2002-01-04 10:21:57 AM  
2002-01-04 10:22:36 AM  
This is off-topic, but by the way....<br><br>

Borat is Osama Bin Laden!!
Compare the evidence...
Borat - <br><img src='​g' alt='Borat' width='100'><br>

Bin Laden - <br><img src='' alt='Bin Laden' width='150'><br>
2002-01-04 10:23:07 AM  
I'm beyond help.
2002-01-04 10:23:09 AM  
old and unfunny.
2002-01-04 10:30:10 AM  
Tostfield, you may be a good network admin, and it is a good point that there are too many incompetent techs in tech support, which sucks, but is understandable, as Nightjars said, considering how bloody underpaid we are. Network admins are paid much better, and it is nauseating to think of how someone so inbred can have a better job and ask for help from poor people like me. Besides, you're being rather ignorant in thinking that an ISP can anticipate every single Local Area Network condition. You wouldn't believe some of the crazy shyte that I hear these so-called, "Network Administrators," try and do. I'm surprised half of them can tie their damn shoes. The real rant here is towards the recession, and stupid people who get a job by unethical means. I'm severly overqualified for my job, AND the job itself pays shyte. Don't take it personally, guy, as I understand that plenty of tech support reps (particularly AOL and Microsoft) deserve an eighty hour work week of shoveling elephant crap off of dead bodies...

Oh yeah...Kerouac, just because you probably work as the mailroom boy for a major distributor, doesn't mean you know what the hell you're talking about. And if you're actually going to insult a broad amount of people, you might want to try something a little more articulate than, "Anybody in the tech industry is a scum-sucking werewolf."

Azrael, everyone wants it to Just Work. That doesn't mean that tech support reps deserve to be mocked for not knowing every detail of their montonous, underpaid, and unrewarding job. But you're pretty much right. Punk geeks that can't be bothered to do their own job need to be working the deep fat fryer at a McDonalds truck stop.

Interesting. I think the point we've all made today is that everyone is a damn ignorant fool, and needs to be shot. Support Homo Sapien extermination today!
2002-01-04 10:47:39 AM  
Forget being tech support; this page is exactly what I'd like to send half of my friends and all of my family...
2002-01-04 10:48:14 AM  
Skwid: Let me explain something to you. Your company CHARGES people for a service. The expectation of people when they PAY for that service is that it will work for them. Your company advertises and promotes it's ability to deliver the Internet to regular Joes. For me, I don't really care too much what a tech support person tells me because I have enough expertise to know if they are knowledgeable, or are talking out a load of BS.

True, there are more than a few incompetent Network Admins out there, but they are your CUSTOMERS. They pay your salary, anemic as it may be.

While we are on that subject, I truly do sympathize with your economic plight. Working help desk is the hardest job in IT, and the lowest paid, but it is reality. Work on your skills so you can move out of it. Otherwise band together with your coworkers and form a union to demand fair pay.

Here's the bottom line. If you don't like your job, don't do it. Nobody is holding a gun to your head. So stop whining, and go do something you do like or are more competent at.

2002-01-04 10:48:25 AM  
Ahh... But if you click on the links this page refers to, there are some first class boobies!
2002-01-04 10:50:10 AM  
I don't understand those tech support jagovs (I am not sterotyping, I am ripping only the jagovs, the tech support angels are fine) is why they even care if I know why my computer isn't working, and get all snotty if I don't, and even more so if I don't care. It seems that if I break it they get to fix it, and the less I know , the more I'll break it and the more they get to fix it......Why the attitude? When I drop my tranmission cause I like to put my car in reverse at 50, my mechanic doesn't get all condecending and snotty, he smiles and fixes it, thanks me for my buisness, and buys a boat with my money.
2002-01-04 10:54:18 AM  
Note to all:

You only think the idiot on the other end of the line is a network admin because he told you. We know the idiot on the other end of the line is tech support because we're paying the bill for it. In my humble .02 if you need level one tech support you're Fkd.
2002-01-04 10:57:42 AM  
And As such (being fkd if you need level one tech support) my heart felt sympathies to all the guys and gals in the level one trenches.

If it just worked many of us would be unemployed.
2002-01-04 11:06:00 AM  
Now THAT is one of the funniest things I have read on here in a LONG time. I am a supervisor for an internet company and I would just LOVE to send this out to the majority of our customers.
2002-01-04 11:10:06 AM  
Thats right. One of us shagged a sheep and the English race was born. Why you picking on scots again anyway do you not have any C-O-O-N-S to pick on?
My IQ is 155 or would you rather compare sausage rolls?
Go on lay it on the table and lets see if the cat licks it.
2002-01-04 11:14:46 AM  
Tostfeld - yes, the customers are charged for the service and they want it to work... but we shouldn't have to teach them how to spell or how to type a URL into the address bar. Seriously, we get calls like this. It gets a bit frustrating when you ask them if they're at the desktop and they say "I have been sitting here at my desk the whole time... where would I have gone?" -DUMB PEOPLE SUCK
2002-01-04 11:15:15 AM  
Hairyscotsman2: Don't you mean Alt+F4 to get the Euro symbol?
2002-01-04 11:18:04 AM  
Or how 'bout those who ask "do I need a computer to use the internet?" I mean, COME ON FOLKS!!!!
2002-01-04 11:25:53 AM  
"do I need a computer to use the internet?"

"Why, no; no you don't."
"Please send cash to the following and we'll get you hooked up right away."
2002-01-04 11:34:25 AM  
Forget being tech support; this page is exactly what I'd like to send half of my friends and all of my family...

Amen to that! I don't tell many folks that I work with computers anymore, after too many of these conversations:

Them: What do you do?
Me: I develop Linux programs and Web applications.
Them: Oh. Uhh ... is that computer stuff?
Me: Yes. Yes, it is computer stuff.
Them: [Look folks, a non sequiter] Why doesn't my printer work?
Me: [confused, but trying to be helpful] What? Your printer? Um, I don't ... are you running Linux?
Them: What?
Me: What operating system are you using?
Them: [This is if I'm lucky and they know what an OS is] Windows.
Me: (Having had this conversation before) Hell, I don't know. Is the farking thing plugged in? I'm going out for a smoke.
Not everybody is like this, but enough are that I just pretend I'm an idiotic, self-absorbed artist who only uses the Internet for porn.

"Pretend" may not be the word I'm looking for here ...
2002-01-04 11:35:50 AM  
Good call, Theatergirl7...

So, Tostfeld...are you saying that an ISP should be able to predict every possible configuration of local area networking with their service, other than the most common?
2002-01-04 11:47:36 AM

Wow, a whole thread by Nick Burns "your company's computer guy"
2002-01-04 11:49:55 AM  
to skwid:I don't know from your profile where exactly you are located,but there are companies out there that would treat you right.I work for first data-(they own western union).
our human resources did a study that determined I was underpaid
by about $4000 per year.they fixed it and now I'm not underpaid.BTW:during this recession our stock price doubled and there were NO layoffs!
first data /WU is a worldwide company, you can apply online:
heres a good starting point:
failing that: ryan davis corporation specialises in IT placement,they hooked me up with western union.
2002-01-04 11:55:48 AM  
...remember, Microsoft just bought the Catholic Church.

Can at least one man of the cloth go uncorrupted?
2002-01-04 12:33:06 PM  
I made a couple of my own a couple of years ago... while I was working in a tech support capacity, at the time.

This one is my favorite, but this one was the first one I made.
2002-01-04 12:34:09 PM  
WTF? The first one disappeared. I'll try that again...

This one
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