Tag Archives: Tech

You Could Say Their Visuals Are Pretty Basic – Cheezburger

 

You Could Say Their Visuals Are Pretty Basic – Cheezburger.

Advertisements

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny …'” – Isaac Asimov

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny …'” – Isaac Asimov

Privacy Breach | Bonkers World

 

Privacy Breach | Bonkers World.

Too much Doctor Who?

 

Geeks of Doom - Google+ - I wonder...   #DoctorWho  

Geeks of Doom – Google+ – I wonder…   #DoctorWho  .

Top 20 programmer excuses for problems

Geek Humor - Google+ - #GeekHumor   #Humor   #Geek  

Geek Humor – Google+ – #GeekHumor   #Humor   #Geek  .

Comparing operating systems

 

TECHNICS - Google+

TECHNICS – Google+.

This month VS Star Wars

 

The Nerd Code - Google+ - #nasa   #geekhumor   #marscuriosity   #starwars …

The Nerd Code – Google+ – #nasa   #geekhumor   #marscuriosity   #starwars ….

Skills Gained in Engineering School – TECHNICS – Google+

 

TECHNICS - Google+

TECHNICS – Google+.

Screen shot of next Internet Explorer beta – #geekhumor  

 

TECHNICS - Google+ - #geekhumor  

TECHNICS – Google+ – #geekhumor  .

Science in action!

 

4947989561_f25d8cfefc_b.jpg (JPEG Image, 683 × 1024 pixels) – Scaled (92%).

An Unexpected Ass Kicking | Blog Of Impossible Things

An Unexpected Ass Kicking | Blog Of Impossible Things

(Photo by Joel Runyon, licensed CC-BY-3.0)
Want to mess with your mind? Without the man in the photo, the photo of this man wouldn’t exist. *mind blown*

Follow the link to read the whole article, well worth the time! An Unexpected Ass Kicking | Blog Of Impossible Things.

The Consumerist » At This Walmart, Three Equals Five

 

The Consumerist » At This Walmart, Three Equals Five.

The Consumerist » AT&T Tech Support Thinks I’m Two Inches Tall And Live Inside My PO Box

AT&T tech support thinks that Aaron is a very small man. A few inches tall, at most. He could live in a dollhouse. That’s because his billing address is a post office box. He was very interested to learn that receiving mail there means that he is making calls from inside the PO Box, which is probably why his signal is so terrible. Not that he can tell, because he’s probably crushed under his phone somewhere.

He originally posted this on Facebook to delight and amuse his friends.

Ok AT&T…

I think I need to come work for your Tier 2 Technical Support.

Why you ask?

Because the Tier 1 tech support person told me…

“Well, [you’re] probably getting bad service in the area because you have your billing address listed as a PO Box.”

Shocked at what I just heard, I replied politely with “So, because I have my *bill* sent to a PO Box instead of my physical location, my *phones* won’t work right?”

She replied with “Yes. If you’re using your phone in the PO Box, then you’re probably having issues with the structure you’re in interfering with the signal”

Having the image of a super large PO Box from which I’m trying to make cell phone calls in my head and trying not to laugh out loud at her, I explained to her a little more pointedly “I will not accept the fact that just because the address on my bill is not where I physically use the phone that this affects service. I know you probably are just reading me a response, so I understand why you may have said that. But, I’m not going to accept that as the answer.”

This was the point at which she replied “I didn’t read that response, sir.”

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!

After that, I was promptly sent to Tier 2 support, the tech which was very friendly, gave me a few tests to run, couldn’t figure out the problem and sent it on to Tier 3 support for the to get back with me in a few days once they send a tech out to the tower.

In summary, that single-handedly had to be THE poorest “make something up just to get them off the phone” tech support excuse I’ve heard since I first called a tech support line over 20 years ago… and the scariest part was that it was a domestic telephone operator!

To be fair, “basic understanding of how the world works” isn’t a required class in high school or in tech support phone rep school.

via The Consumerist » AT&T Tech Support Thinks I’m Two Inches Tall And Live Inside My PO Box.

The Consumerist » Deli Imposes $3 ‘Yapping On Phone While Ordering’ Surcharge

We don’t have a “Consumerist Hero Citation,” but if we did, it would go to the person at this Vermont deli who had the idea to impose a $3 fine for yapping on one’s cell phone while trying to order at the counter. “$3 will be added to your total if you fail to GET OFF YOUR PHONE while at the counter. IT’S RUDE,” the sign reads.

And it works. Reader Lenny, who noticed the sign, wrote to Consumerist, “I asked about it and they said they zapped an average of one customer a day for talking on a cell phone while ordering a sandwich.” Well, that’s an income booster. He added, “They also said that other businesses in the area are adopting the rule.”

via The Consumerist » Deli Imposes $3 ‘Yapping On Phone While Ordering’ Surcharge.

E-Reader fail – Loose Parts Comic Strip, June 20, 2012 on GoComics.com

Loose Parts Comic Strip, June 20, 2012 on GoComics.com.

We are one – the Interstellar Alliance Declaration of Principles

Interstellar Alliance Declaration of Principles:

The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. The language is not Narn, or Human, or Centauri, or Gaim or Minbari. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognise this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one.
Thanks to Joe (J. Michael) Straczynski (@straczynski) for these profound words from Babylon 5.  May we as a species be bold enough to grow into them.

Vertical Video Syndrome – A PSA – YouTube

Vertical Video Syndrome – A PSA – YouTube.

Ray Bradbury Predictions Fulfilled | INFOgraphics | RIA Novosti

 

Ray Bradbury Predictions Fulfilled | INFOgraphics | RIA Novosti

Ray Bradbury Predictions Fulfilled | INFOgraphics | RIA Novosti.

Museum of Endangered Sounds

Museum of Endangered Sounds.

You know those knots in your headphone cords? – Bound and Gagged Comic Strip, June 07, 2012 on GoComics.com

Bound and Gagged Comic Strip, June 07, 2012 on GoComics.com.