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“You’re the computer guy. Isn’t this stuff what they’re paying you for?”

We have a new manager who insists on everything being done her way. And only her way.Without going into too much detail.....we use a particular piece of software that is used by over 2000 companies in the country. Of course, not every company has the same needs, so...

Overclocking Done Wrong [pic]

WONDER IF I CAN HIT 10MHZ ON THIS PROCESSOR!?!viaBy: Steven Paterson

Skill level: executive

I work as a Sys Admin at an Ivy League college for my department only.  Our department manager thinks we do nothing but carry around keyboards and usb keys; she has stated as much to my supervisor.  She is a mean, cold, evil woman...

From the drawers of the Faildesk: March 22 Edition

F- certifiedMany years ago I use to go to the local pc shop weekly buying lots of hardware upgrades for gaming anyway I knew everyone that worked there so this guy walks into the support area he had thermal paste all over his new...

Best Buy: At least they’ll be professionals about it.

I had a woman call me up. She was concerned that her daughter was posting pictures of herself naked on the internet. And she knew -- knew! -- that there must be a secret folder containing all her dirty pictures on that computer, somewhere!...

Go Phish

I work on a University Help Desk and you'd think our users would be at least slightly smart.. Below is an email I sent out to all users following a phishing scam and afterwards is a reply from a researcher.From: Helpdesk Sent: 31 August 2010...

Pro Gaming Accessory [pic]

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Some things work best when there’s power

User: My PC is running slowMe: We're running a full anti-virus scan.User: Can't you make it run when i'm not at my desk?Me: This is the lunch hour.User: I'm working through my lunch.Me: Okaay. Would you like me to schedule it for tonight, when...

And here’s the reason why we don’t just hand out admin access

I walked into work one morning and the company receptionist immediately greeted me with "Mornin! Hey the network's down." Unfortunately it wasn't the first time my morning as network manager started that way. I made my way to my office to dump my stuff...

RTFS?

A user submits a ticket for not being able to print:"Alright. First off is to reboot if you have not already. If you have, do you not see the printers in the list when you hit print? Or do you see the printer, hit...