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"This was in a document for creating cables for a Ethernet media converter," wrote Chris. "Would a table have been all that difficult?"


Such network able illustrations are best left to professionals. Like this diagram (sent in by Jon) from a NetGear switch manual. Err, wait...


"Woo hoo," D.A. writes, "my IBM stock paid dividends! Cha-ching!"


"Err," David Hunter wondered, "where is the change machine located?"


"I saw this at a Tucson McDonald's," David Daniel wrote, "I'm not sure what Drive Thru Parking is all about. Is it some form of dynamic parking?"


"These signs were right outside of the restrooms at Middle Tennessee State University," Chris noted, "I'm not sure if it's an act of Political Correctness, Accessibility, or Stupidity."


"Our repair shop got this computer in recently," writes Renato Ciuffo, "as for it's claim of being 'never obsolete', I'd beg to differ."


"I know I've seen a similar computer-generated sign in an Error'd or two," Paul Taylor said, "but hand-writing this out? That takes it to a whole new level."


"The sign does make a valid point," Patrick wrote, "you really should never stop warning children."


"This is from a Kroger in Troy, MI," wrote Mike. "Perhaps it's proof that Kroger is not lying when they say they are an equal opportunity employer?"


"I noticed this interesting image on the cover page of a shareholder's notice," Seb wrote. "Somehow, I can't see this going over very well for a company in the US."


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