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    ok guys, hope this brightens your days, it makes me giggle, lol.

    A Microsoft Joke

    There was a pilot flying a small single engine charter plane, with a couple of very important executives on board. He was coming into Seattle airport through thick fog with less than 10m visibility when his instruments went out. So he began circling around looking for landmark. After an hour or so, he starts running pretty low on fuel and the passengers are getting very nervous. Finally, a small opening in the fog appears and he sees a tall building with one guy working alone on the fifth floor. The pilot banks the plane around, rolls down the window and shouts to the guy "Hey, where am I? To this, the solitary office worker replies "You're in a plane." The pilot rolls up the window, executes a 275 degree turn and proceeds to execute a perfect blind landing on the runway of the airport 5 miles away. Just as the plane stops, so does the engine as the fuel has run out.

    The passengers are amazed and one asks how he did it. "Simple" replies the pilot, "I asked the guy in that building a simple question. The answer he gave me was 100 percent correct but absolutely useless, therefore that must be Microsoft's support office and from there the airport is just a while away."
    Did you hear about the Microsoft Windows programmer who died?

    He found himself in front of a committee that decides whether you go to Heaven or Hell.

    The committee told the programmer he had some say in the matter and asked him if he wanted to see Heaven and Hell before stating his preference.

    "Sure," he said, so an angel took him to a place with a sunny beach, volleyball, and rock and roll, where everyone was having a great time.

    "Wow!" he exclaimed. "Heaven is great!"

    "Wrong," said the angel. "That was Hell. Want to see Heaven?"

    "Sure!" So the angel took him to another place. Here a bunch of people were sitting in a park playing bingo and feeding dead pigeons.

    "This is Heaven?" asked the Windows programmer.

    "Yup," said the angel.

    "Then I'll take Hell." Instantly he found himself plunged up to his neck in red-hot lava, with the hosts of the damned in torment around him. "Where's the beach? The music? The volleyball?" he screamed frantically to the angel.

    "That was the demo," she replied as she vanished.
    Top 10 signs your son is a hacker


    Your phone bill lists 1,987 household lines.
    Your son tells you that his private interview with the Secret Service agent was for a social studies class essay.
    You receive mail addressed to Phil E. Phreak.
    The kid cheers Lex Luthor whenever a Superman movie runs on TV.
    The CEO of a regional Bell operating company appears on your doorstep, sobbing uncontrollably and begging forgiveness.
    You find a copy of Phrack magazine hidden under the underwear in your son's bedroom dresser. (The Playboy magazine is next to the handheld scanner, of course.)
    The kid asks for a Novell Access Server for his birthday.
    The little silver-colored wheel on your electric meter spins so fast it flies off, slices your neighbor's elm tree neatly in two and flattens a tire on a Chevy Monte Carlo three blocks away.
    Your son's English teacher calls, sounding really curious, to ask why the kid selected the Oklahoma City phone directory for his monthly book report.
    He names Robert Morris Jr. as his "Most Admired American."
    9 Types of Computer Users


    El Explicito:
    "I tried the thing, ya know, and it worked, ya know, but now it doesn't, ya know?"
    Advantages: Provides interesting communication challanges.
    Disadvantages: So do chimps.
    Symptoms: Complete inability to use proper nouns
    Real Case: One user walked up to a certain Armenian pod manager and said, "I can't get what I want!" The pod manager leaned back, put his hands on his belt-buckle, and said, "Well, ma'am, you've come to the right place."
    Mad Bomber:
    "Well, I hit Alt-f6, shift-f8, Cntrl-f10, f4, and f9, and now it looks all weird."
    Advantages: Will try to find own solution to problems.
    Disadvantages: User might have translated document to Navajo without meaning to.
    Symptoms: More than six stopped jobs in UNIX, a 2:1 code-to-letter ratio in WordPerfect
    Real Case: One user came in complaining that his WordPerfect document was underlined. When I used reveal codes on it, I found that he'd set and unset underline more than fifty times in his document.
    Frying Pan/Fire Tactician:
    "It didn't work with the data set we had, so I fed in my aunt's recipe for key lime pie."
    Advantages: Will usually fix error.
    Disadvantages: 'Fix' is defined VERY loosely here.
    Symptoms: A tendancy to delete lines that get errors instead of fixing them.
    Real Case: One user complained that their program executed, but didn't do anything. The scon looked at it for twenty minutes before realizing that they'd commented out EVERY LINE. The user said, "Well, that was the only way I could get it to compile."
    "Last week, when the moon was full, the clouds were thick, and formahaut was above the horizon, I typed f77, and lo, it did compile."
    Advantages: Gives insight into primative mythology.
    Disadvantages: Few scons are anthropology majors.
    Symptoms: Frequent questions about irrelavent objects.
    Real Case: One user complained that all information on one of their disks got erased (as Norton Utilities showed nothing but empty sectors, I suspect nothing had ever been on it). Reasoning that the deleted information went *somewhere*, they wouldn't shut up until the scon checked four different disks for the missing information.
    "Will you look at, that resolution, quite impressive, really."
    Advantages: Using the cutting-edge in graphics technology.
    Disadvantages: Has little or no idea how to use the cutting-edge in graphics technology.
    Symptoms: Fuzzy hands, blindness
    Real Case: When I was off duty, two users sat down in front of me at DEC station 5000/200s that systems was reconfiguring. I suppressed my laughter while, for twenty minutes, they sat down and did their best to act like they were doing exectly what they wanted to do, even though they couldn't log in.
    Miracle Worker:
    "But it read a file from it yesterday!" 'Sir, at a guess, this disk has been swollowed and regurgitated.' "But I did that a month ago, and it read a file from it yesterday!"
    Advantages: Apparently has remarkable luck when you aren't around.
    Disadvantages: People complain when scons actually use the word "horse-puckey".
    Symptoms: Loses all ability to do impossible when you're around. Must be the kryptonite in your pocket.
    Real Case: At least three users have claimed that they've loaded IBM WordPerfect from Macintosh disks.
    "Well, this is a file in MacWrite. Do you know how I can upload it to MUSIC, transfer it over to UNIX from there, download it onto an IBM, convert it to WordPerfect, and put it in three-column format?"
    Advantages: Bold new challanges.
    Disadvantages: Makes one wish to be a garbage collector.
    Symptoms: An inability to keep quiet. Strong tendancies to make machines do things they don't want to do.
    Real Case: One user tried to get a scon to find out what another person's E-mail address was even though the user didn't know his target's home system, account name, or real name.
    "Well, first I sat down, like this. Then I logged on, like this, and after that, I typed in my password, like this, and after that I edited my file, like this, and after that I went to this line here, like this, and after that I picked my nose, like this..."
    Advantages: Willing to show you exactly what they did to get an error.
    Disadvantages: For as long as five or six hours.
    Symptoms: Selective deafness to the phrases, "Right, right, okay, but what was the ERROR?", and a strong fondness for the phrase, "Well, I'm getting to that."
    Real Case: I once had to spend half an hour looking over a user's shoulder while they continuously retrieved a document into itself and denied that they did it (the user was complaining that their document was 87 copies of the same thing).
    "I need a Mac, and someone's got the one I like reserved, would you please garrote him and put him in the paper recycling bin?"
    Advantages: Flatters you with their high standards for your service.
    Disadvantages: Impresses you with their obliviousness to other people on this planet.
    Symptoms: Inability to communicate except by complaining.
    Real Case: One asked a scon to remove the message of the day because he (the user) didn't like it.

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    Although I've heard about two of them, maybe different versions of them, those are really funny. I especially liked the one about the Plane and the Microsoft guy. Thanks for them, good way to start off my monday.
    Space For Rent.. =]

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    ROFL. That made my day
    Hi! I am new to these forums.......

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    hehe, glad you enjoy them.

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    they were kewl.....specially the M$ ones......
    i guess i can add one more.....
    i know that this is an old one but still 4 those wo havent heard it!!!!
    once 4 engineers were travelling in the same car cross country...1 of them was an electrical engineer....1 was a mechanical engineer....1 was a chemical engineer...and the last one was a M$ engineer.....
    while travelling on the highway,.,.,.,. the car suddenly stops working.....
    firstly the michanical engineer checks the mechanics of the car and aftr sum time he concludes that there is no mechanical glitch.......
    then the elec engineer tests all the electrical circuits and concludes elec error.....
    the chemical engineer tests all the fluids for emulsificatino and says no chemical error....
    finally they turned towards the M$ guy for some suggestions.....
    the M$ guy says......" Close the windows and open them again....something should happen!!!!".....
    buying M$ OS is like ordering a soup where u gotta pay extra for the bowl and spoon....and each time u order something new u gotta pay a huge amount for a new table!!!

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