• Sad Bug Killer (cs)

    rodnts, rabbits, frists, whatvr...

  • Anketam (cs) in reply to Sad Bug Killer

    The laptop battery issue is a very logical conclusion, if you assume it works like any other battery, not realizing it is a rechargable battery.

  • Code Slave (cs)

    I don't know about that last one. My keyboard doesn't have an "OK" button or an "Any" key.

  • The Great Lobachevsky (cs)

    I'll have to remember that 'E' one - I think it could be useful when dealing with my family.

  • ezacharyk (unregistered)

    "Our rabbit died."

    Well, congratulations! What do you want, a boy or a girl?

  • Coyne (cs)

    Ummm....yeah...I'm having trouble with the rabbit attached to my reckoning thingie; and I can't twiddle the marker on the glowy pictury thing that has all the appliance thingies I use to do my tally stabs. Can you renovate it?

  • Franky (unregistered)

    well, after all you had to call it battery and not accumulator. He was quite right in suspecting that he couldn't charge it. GET YOUR FRIGGIN' LABELS RIGHT!

  • Steve The Cynic (cs) in reply to Franky
    Franky:
    well, after all you had to call it battery and not accumulator. He was quite right in suspecting that he couldn't charge it. GET YOUR FRIGGIN' LABELS RIGHT!
    Yeah, but if he's that technologically deficient, he'll wonder why you're talking about betting on the horses...
  • Ben (unregistered)

    Can't help but think that Jim is a doppleganger for Jim from The Office.

  • Nagesh (cs)

    Rabbits are devices using by female population of America.

  • Nagesh (cs)

    Oak and Ok common words for much confusion in English language.

  • Maude (unregistered)
    -You know Homey, The "E" doesn't work on that typewriter. -We don't need no stinkin' "E". Restaurant Review? ... no. Eatery Evaluation? ... no. Food Box: Go or No Go by Homer ... no ... Earl! ... no ... Bill Simpson.
  • pitchingchris (cs) in reply to Nagesh
    Nagesh:
    Rabbits are devices using by female population of America.

    This is true, but how would a fellow from India know this? Maybe your mom has one ?

  • pedant (unregistered)

    rabbits are not rodents

  • Hasse (unregistered) in reply to Anketam
    Anketam:
    The laptop battery issue is a very logical conclusion, if you assume it works like any other battery, not realizing it is a rechargable battery.

    And if rechargable it should be called an accumulator, not battery. As you say batteries are not to be recharged

  • Zylon (cs) in reply to pitchingchris
    pitchingchris:
    Nagesh:
    Rabbits are devices using by female population of America.

    This is true, but how would a fellow from India know this? Maybe your mom has one ?

    Don't feed the boring troll.

  • Jay (unregistered)

    My keyboard has only one "e". How am I supposed to type a word like "meet" when there's only one "e" on this silly keyboard?

  • Jeff (unregistered)

    I'm sorry sir but the oak buttons are only made from Chinese Oak, which of course comes from China. There should have been one attached to your owner's manual. Do you still have the boxes from when you unpacked your computer? No? Well then let me order you one. It should arrive in about two weeks.

  • Jay (unregistered) in reply to Hasse
    Hasse:
    Anketam:
    The laptop battery issue is a very logical conclusion, if you assume it works like any other battery, not realizing it is a rechargable battery.

    And if rechargable it should be called an accumulator, not battery. As you say batteries are not to be recharged

    Where do you get the idea that the definition of "battery" includes the idea that it cannot be re-charged? Manufacturers have been producing "rechargeable batteries" for as long as I can remember. I own lots of devices that have rechargeable batteries. If there's some technical definition somewhere that defines a battery as not being able to be recharged, well, that's just not the definition used in casual conversation nor by the people who actually make batteries.

  • Willi (unregistered)

    I love that he didn't spoil the practical joke of the keyboard that was out of "E"

  • John (unregistered) in reply to pitchingchris
    pitchingchris:
    Nagesh:
    Rabbits are devices using by female population of America.

    This is true, but how would a fellow from India know this? Maybe your mom has one ?

    Gerbils are better than rabbits.

  • myName (unregistered)

    People don't know the names of things. Aren't they funny.

  • alegr (cs) in reply to Hasse
    Hasse:
    And if rechargable it should be called an accumulator, not battery. As you say batteries are not to be recharged
    Here in America, everybody calls an accumulator in a car "a battery".
  • Carl (unregistered) in reply to Willi
    Willi:
    I love that he didn't spoil the practical joke of the keyboard that was out of "E"
    Yes, but now every time she has a problem she's going to expect a new keyboard.

    I inherited just such a customer long ago in the days of COBOL and 9-track tape reels. She would call up rather often and demand that I come with a tape and give her a fresh software load, because her old software was wearing out and causing problems. Turns out the guy before me had come up with this lazy way to get her to stop complaining for a couple weeks at a time, instead of actually looking into the errors and fixing his code.

  • Jaloopa (unregistered) in reply to pedant
    pedant:
    rabbits are not rodents
    thefreedictionary:
    Any of various mammals of the order Rodentia, such as a mouse, rat, squirrel, or beaver, characterized by large incisors adapted for gnawing or nibbling.

    Sounds like a pretty good definition of a rabbit to me

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/rodent

    Captcha: erat - virtual rodent

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Jaloopa
    Jaloopa:
    pedant:
    rabbits are not rodents
    thefreedictionary:
    Any of various mammals of the order Rodentia, such as a mouse, rat, squirrel, or beaver, characterized by large incisors adapted for gnawing or nibbling.

    Sounds like a pretty good definition of a rabbit to me

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/rodent

    Captcha: erat - virtual rodent

    As I am very bored right now... since rabbits are not members of the order Rodentia, you have just given the explanation for why they aren't rodents.

    "Rabbits and hares were formerly classified in the order Rodentia (rodent) until 1912, when they were moved into a new order Lagomorpha. This order also includes pikas."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit#Classifications

    Captcha: populus. Rabbits are very populus...

  • Captcha:nimis (unregistered)

    Is Akismet broken? I think Akismet is broken.

  • Captcha:populus (unregistered) in reply to Jaloopa

    Nope, not broken. Been trying to post this for 10 minutes. Fuck it, I'll post the first half.

    Jaloopa:
    pedant:
    rabbits are not rodents
    thefreedictionary:
    Any of various mammals of the order Rodentia, such as a mouse, rat, squirrel, or beaver, characterized by large incisors adapted for gnawing or nibbling.

    Sounds like a pretty good definition of a rabbit to me

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/rodent

    Captcha: erat - virtual rodent

    Wrong. Let Me Evi That For You: http://evi.com/q/are_rabbits_rodents.

    (Also note: I think the word "rodents" in the article was referring to the mouse, not the rabbit)

    Note 2: Akismet sucks. I passed your fucking captcha didn't I? I pasted a Lorem Ipsum paragraph here but still not letting me. I wrote some filler text. Nope. More filler text. Still nope. Gonna try to use an URL shortener because it's probably that link. Still nope. Let's see if it likes goo.gl better. Nah. I'll make the link more visible? I'll fucking take out the url tags. Happy now?

    I guess I'll have to actually write filler text? I really hope that is enough. Nope, still not. Does it not like the URL? Fuck that shit. AKISMET NO FALSE-POSITIVING! AKISMET NO FALSE-POSITIVING! AKISMET NO FALSE-POSITIVING! Aww man... Still not working

  • Captcha:acsi (is that one new?) (unregistered) in reply to Captcha:populus
    Captcha:populus:
    Nope, not broken. Been trying to post this for 10 minutes. Fuck it, I'll post the first half.
    Nope, sorry, that was the full message. Mybad.
  • KattMan (cs)

    Press any key to continue, any other to quit.

  • dogmatic (unregistered) in reply to Franky
    Franky:
    well, after all you had to call it battery and not accumulator. He was quite right in suspecting that he couldn't charge it. GET YOUR FRIGGIN' LABELS RIGHT!

    Nobody calls them accumulators in the states. Here they are called rechargeable batteries. We also call petrol gas and a boot a trunk, etc....

  • da Doctah (cs) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    "Rabbits and hares were formerly classified in the order Rodentia (rodent) until 1912, when they were moved into a new order Lagomorpha. This order also includes pikas."

    So in 1912, rabbits magically became kosher.

  • Silfax (cs) in reply to Nagesh
    Nagesh:
    Oak and Ok common words for much confusion in English language.

    Possibly he was looking for the A-OK button.

  • Joe (unregistered) in reply to Jay
    Jay:
    Where do you get the idea that the definition of "battery" includes the idea that it cannot be re-charged? Manufacturers have been producing "rechargeable batteries" for as long as I can remember. I own lots of devices that have rechargeable batteries. If there's some technical definition somewhere that defines a battery as not being able to be recharged, well, that's just not the definition used in casual conversation nor by the people who actually make batteries.

    Here's one: http://goo.gl/Igzx9

    Charging it can be fatal.

    --Joe

  • Flinky (unregistered)

    I don't understand the one with the E's....had the E on her keyboard stopped working anyways, or had it been sabotaged some way? Even the Stooooopidest people I know would try to prove there was still plenty of E left if I told them they'd run out....\

    How do you spell Shennanigans?

    (NB: I also remember someone telling me there's no 'P' in pigin - odd.).

    Finally: THere's no P in our ool. Be sure to leave it that way.

    Also, I hate akismet too, even though he had no issue with this post.

  • J (unregistered) in reply to Joe
    Joe:
    Here's one: http://goo.gl/Igzx9

    Charging it can be fatal.

    --Joe

    Of course those are rechargeable. One use each would be way too costly.

  • John Hensley (unregistered)

    these stories sound pretty contrived to be honest

  • Dave (unregistered) in reply to Jeff
    Jeff:
    I'm sorry sir but the oak buttons are only made from Chinese Oak, which of course comes from China. There should have been one attached to your owner's manual. Do you still have the boxes from when you unpacked your computer? No? Well then let me order you one. It should arrive in about two weeks.

    Who cares about his Chinese oak buttons, I need one made of sapient pearwood, and pretty damn quickly, the weasels are getting jumpy.

  • Warren (unregistered)

    Always mount a scratch rabbit

    http://www.cs.utah.edu/~elb/folklore/scrtch.monkey

  • Gruntled Postal Worker (unregistered)

    People, you guys are ruining this site by sending in such obvious fakes.

    Someone who doesn't know a battery can be recharged, but has no trouble figuring out how to remove it from her laptop? I guess it's as plausible as any women-are-stupid-when-it-comes-to-technology anecdote, right?

    An Oak button? You know, I can imagine a beginning computer user not geting the metaphor right away, and looking for the Ok or Cancel button on the keyboard instead of the screen, but looking for a wooden key, yeah sure. Still trying to top the cup holder or the any key anecdotes I guess...

  • Dirk (unregistered)
    I asked the lady, "Is that Jim?"
    I honestly was waiting to read that he cracked Jim over the back of the head with the old keyboard. "Is that Jim? Yeah??" Crack!!
  • Moonraquel (unregistered) in reply to Gruntled Postal Worker
    Gruntled Postal Worker:
    Someone who doesn't know a battery can be recharged, but has no trouble figuring out how to remove it from her laptop?

    I don't know about ancient laptops (as in the story) but on many newer ones it's a lot easier to remove the battery than, say, on a battery-operated radio or something. There's one or two thingies that you slide and it just pops out, often with text or an icon next to them telling you what they release.

  • MightyM (unregistered) in reply to Gruntled Postal Worker
    Gruntled Postal Worker:
    Someone who doesn't know a battery can be recharged, but has no trouble figuring out how to remove it from her laptop? I guess it's as plausible as any women-are-stupid-when-it-comes-to-technology anecdote, right?

    Um, read the story again. The woman was the one who got it right.

  • MightyM (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    "Rabbits and hares were formerly classified in the order Rodentia (rodent) until 1912, when they were moved into a new order Lagomorpha. This order also includes pikas."

    I thought pikas were electrical mice? (Sorry, I had to.)

  • puzzled of england (unregistered)

    I don't believe any of these. What a load of drivel. Not even entertaining.

  • Severity One (cs) in reply to alegr
    alegr:
    Hasse:
    And if rechargable it should be called an accumulator, not battery. As you say batteries are not to be recharged
    Here in America, everybody calls an accumulator in a car "a battery".
    Not just in America, pretty much everywhere they speak English.

    The funny thing is, though, that in Dutch you would 'accu' for a car battery, and 'accuboormachine' for an electric drill with a rechargeable battery, but 'oplaadbare batterij' (you guessed it, rechargeable battery) for the AA/AAA kind of rechargeable batteries that you would put into consumer electronics or toys. Which proves yet again that English isn't the only f-upped language out there.

    As for wooden keyboards, they do exist, although not necessarily made of oak, and not necessarily affordable. Made by a Japanese who's been meditating in a cave for the last 50 years kind of thing.

  • My Name (unregistered)

    Hehe.:-) I thought "Rabbit" was going to turn out to be some kind of specialist software, like RabbitMQ.

  • The man who posted "I WANT TO BELIEVE" (unregistered) in reply to Gruntled Postal Worker
    Gruntled Postal Worker:
    People, you guys are ruining this site by sending in such obvious fakes.
    I WANT TO BELIEVE.
  • Patrick Jacquot (unregistered)

    The user who had a dead rabbit seems not to be up to date with the newly established distinction between Lagomorpha and Rodentia (being myself a bit picky)

  • Rabbit (unregistered) in reply to My Name
    My Name:
    Hehe.:-) I thought "Rabbit" was going to turn out to be some kind of specialist software, like RabbitMQ.

    I was expecting it to be a Rabbit microcontroller.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit_Semiconductor

    You know, we do have (some) Rabbits in IT.

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