• ParkinT (unregistered)

    The 10 Key!!!

    I think that is the FIRST in a long time to top The CupHolder.

  • PiisAWheeL (cs)
    When questioned, the user of this laptop claimed that his cat had been playing with it...
    Was it a bobcat?
  • frits (cs)

    It's common knowledge that 1 in 10 cats are meth addicts.

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    gmail's inbox is supposed to refresh automatically. So if she needed to click the refresh button there had to be an issue with the setup. For example, gmail was defaulting to HTML mode due to a very slow connection or an outdated browser. Both of those are issues that John A was supposed to fight.

  • ChuckV (unregistered)

    The laptop keyboard looks suspiciously like my laptop after my 2 year old son was done with it. He had flicked off about a third of the key caps.

  • Tom (unregistered) in reply to ChuckV

    Yep. Looks more like small child than cat to me.

  • Someone (unregistered)
    I had the pleasure of introducing Mr. Kashmere to Mr. Refresh Button.

    Did Mr. Kashmere have the pleasure of introducing you to Mr. Lotus Notes? I am pretty sure that's what he was using previously, because Lotus Notes refresh often works the way Mr. Kashmere was trying to refresh Gmail.

  • ADINSX (unregistered)

    What if the user hadn't put that porn on his machine, maybe someone else did it or he had a virus...

  • Gieron (cs)

    Sum mud-sky?

  • PG4 (unregistered)

    I had a young kitten do that same thing, I got to him before he pulled off more than two key caps.

    I was able to find the tops and snap them back on. A few months later the machine was swapped out for a new one as part of an end of lease. The cat is 5 years old now and still loves to sit on my lap while I use the company laptop. He doesn't pull on the keys anymore, he has to have his paws on my hands, making it very hard to type.

  • Anketam (cs)

    With regards to the laptop, this is why you close the lid on it when not in use.

  • DonaldK (unregistered) in reply to PG4
    PG4:
    The cat is 5 years old now and still loves to sit on my lap while I use the company laptop. He doesn't pull on the keys anymore, he has to have his paws on my hands, making it very hard to type.

    As a student I had a cat that often studied with me. On the desk, on my notes and books. If the cat noticed a moth or anything chasable, he would jump up and start running towards the object of interest... and slipping on my notes... scattering them all over the room. It was quite a sight. I think I prefer reorganising notes to finding key-tops.

  • SCSimmons (cs) in reply to Gieron
    Gieron:
    Sum mud-sky?
    Cat got your laptop too, huh?
  • Ben Jammin (unregistered)

    The laptop is fine as long as you just use it to type "muddy suds".

  • thatguy (unregistered)

    I feel inclined to quote

    "There are only 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who do not"

    Not frist :(

  • Ben Jammin (unregistered) in reply to Gieron
    Gieron:
    Sum mud-sky?
    Mysd dys kummymd
  • pitchingchris (cs) in reply to ParkinT
    ParkinT:
    The 10 Key!!!

    I think that is the FIRST in a long time to top The CupHolder.

    Please link the article if you're referring to one. I would have wanted to read it.

  • C-Octothorpe (cs)

    Those who can't do, teach. ... .. . Oh come on, someone had to say it!

  • Dave (unregistered)

    At least she tried turning it off and on again.

  • Nagesh (unregistered)
    Comment held for moderation.
  • Soup (unregistered)

    Strange, the first thing I thought when I saw the laptop was that some spurned lover was spelling out "suk my dyk"

  • QJo (cs)

    "My email isn't refreshing."

    "Okay, I've emailed you a picture of a bottle of lemonade - does that help?"

  • Lone Marauder (unregistered) in reply to C-Octothorpe
    C-Octothorpe:
    Those who can't do, teach. ... .. . Oh come on, someone had to say it!

    Those who can't do or teach, go into management.

  • fritters (unregistered) in reply to C-Octothorpe
    C-Octothorpe:
    Those who can't do, teach.

    Those who can't teach, teach gym!

  • undefined (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    For example, gmail was defaulting to HTML mode due to a very slow connection or an outdated browser. Both of those are issues that John A was supposed to fight.

    TRWTF is that Gmail is defaulting to HTML mode for unknown browsers. Instead of black list of outdated browsers evil empire use white list of "modern".

  • foo (unregistered)

    FRIST!

    At least I assume so, but I don't feel like rebooting my computer in order to find out.

  • undefined (unregistered) in reply to PG4
    PG4:
    I had a young kitten do that same thing, I got to him before he pulled off more than two key caps.

    I was able to find the tops and snap them back on. A few months later the machine was swapped out for a new one as part of an end of lease. The cat is 5 years old now and still loves to sit on my lap while I use the company laptop. He doesn't pull on the keys anymore, he has to have his paws on my hands, making it very hard to type.

    Cat constantly create problems for you but you did not thrown it away? You must be toxoplasma's zombie!

  • iToad (unregistered) in reply to Lone Marauder
    Lone Marauder:
    C-Octothorpe:
    Those who can't do, teach. ... .. . Oh come on, someone had to say it!

    Those who can't do or teach, go into management.

    Those who can't do, teach, or manage, go into upper management.

  • Nagesh (unregistered) in reply to iToad
    iToad:
    Lone Marauder:
    C-Octothorpe:
    Those who can't do, teach. ... .. . Oh come on, someone had to say it!

    Those who can't do or teach, go into management.

    Those who can't do, teach, or manage, go into upper management.

    I am being in uper managment and am knowing how to do both of these things.
  • foo (unregistered) in reply to Nagesh
    Nagesh:
    iToad:
    Lone Marauder:
    C-Octothorpe:
    Those who can't do, teach. ... .. . Oh come on, someone had to say it!

    Those who can't do or teach, go into management.

    Those who can't do, teach, or manage, or count, go into upper management.

    I am being in uper managment and am knowing how to do both of these things.
    FTFY
  • CodeRage (cs)

    That laptop looks suspiciously like someone who beat the crap out of the keyboard with their fists in rage, and then took it to tech support claiming "the cat did it".

  • your name (unregistered)

    Oh let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen They talk of days for which they sit and wait and all will be revealed

  • Coyne (cs)

    My cat heard something "scratching around" in my laptop and decided to try to "dig it out". Fortunately, my laptop was closed; and the scratches on top are hardly visible.

    After that, it isn't hard for me to imagine the key caps flying.

    ("Okay, we're making progress! Whatever that critter is, I'll dig down to it any time now. And then it will die, Die, DIE!!!")

  • C-Octothorpe (cs) in reply to Lone Marauder
    Lone Marauder:
    C-Octothorpe:
    Those who can't do, teach. ... .. . Oh come on, someone had to say it!
    Those who can't do *or* teach, go into management.
    The only things required to be an effective manager is to have a impressive bullshit vocabulary and be able to dress youself in the morning.
  • da Doctah (cs)

    For sale on eBay: assorted laptop keycaps.

  • brillgill (unregistered)

    I saw a key board like that while working tech support, although it belonged to a desk top and not a lap top. The user claimed that his parrot had done it. I think it was true because he also supplied me with a handful of keycaps that had been "beaked".

  • Ralph (unregistered)
    His Gmail inbox was not automatically refreshing. His solution? Shut down the entire computer, and turn it back on again.

    I had the pleasure of introducing Mr. Kashmere to Mr. Refresh Button.

    Not a WTF. For decades the "three R's of Microsoft troubleshooting" have been Reboot, Reinstall, Refund. Everyone has been thoroughly trained to Reboot whenever anything isn't just so. You will notice that Reload (AKA Refresh) isn't on that list. It's too modern. Remember: our cherished ignorant lusers can't ever be expected to learn anything new.

    OK maybe a radically different ribbon interface in Office, but otherwise, even moving to something ever so slightly different like OpenOffice would throw most people into the insane bin. Don't even try it. The stupid people could never handle it.

  • Jack (unregistered) in reply to ADINSX
    ADINSX:
    What if the user hadn't put that porn on his machine, maybe someone else did it or he had a virus...
    OK, where do I get the "virus" that puts 60GB of porn on my computer? And how much does it cost?
  • iToad (unregistered) in reply to Jack
    Jack:
    ADINSX:
    What if the user hadn't put that porn on his machine, maybe someone else did it or he had a virus...
    OK, where do I get the "virus" that puts 60GB of porn on my computer? And how much does it cost?

    Does it come with a user-configurable preferences file?

  • F (unregistered) in reply to C-Octothorpe
    C-Octothorpe:
    Lone Marauder:
    C-Octothorpe:
    Those who can't do, teach. ... .. . Oh come on, someone had to say it!
    Those who can't do *or* teach, go into management.
    The only things required to be an effective manager is to have a impressive bullshit vocabulary and be able to dress youself in the morning.

    Nonsense. The truly effective manager delegates tasks like that.

  • Ac+1 (unregistered) in reply to iToad

    I think I used to have that virus. It was called bittorrent or something like that. And yes there were preference files.

  • operagost (cs) in reply to CodeRage
    CodeRage:
    That laptop looks suspiciously like someone who beat the crap out of the keyboard with their fists in rage, and then took it to tech support claiming "the cat did it".
    Unless it's a Toughbook, I don't think it would even boot anymore following that kind of abuse.
  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    TRWTF is the number of comments referring to Mr. Kashmere as "she"

  • john (unregistered) in reply to Lone Marauder
    Lone Marauder:
    C-Octothorpe:
    Those who can't do, teach. ... .. . Oh come on, someone had to say it!

    Those who can't do or teach, go into management.

    Those who can't do, or teach, or manage tend to get elected.

  • C-Octothorpe (cs) in reply to F
    F:
    C-Octothorpe:
    Lone Marauder:
    C-Octothorpe:
    Those who can't do, teach. ... .. . Oh come on, someone had to say it!
    Those who can't do *or* teach, go into management.
    The only things required to be an effective manager is to have a impressive bullshit vocabulary and be able to dress youself in the morning.
    Nonsense. The truly effective manager delegates tasks like that.
    You're absolutely right. Then the manager is able to do the "real" work, which is find ways to circumvent the company proxy so he can browse "industry related" websites.
  • PedanticCurmudgeon (cs) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    TRWTF is the number of comments referring to Mr. Kashmere as "she"
    You mean zero?
  • Nabhi Singh (unregistered)

    My african grey parrot will make my keyboard look like that in about 10 minutes. I have gone through about 5 keyboards in the past 2 years (because not only does he take the keys off, he rips off the tabs on the back of the key, so they will no longer go in properly) So I always keep my eyes out for $5 keyboards.

  • wonk (unregistered) in reply to Nabhi Singh
    Nabhi Singh:
    My african grey parrot will make my keyboard look like that in about 10 minutes. I have gone through about 5 keyboards in the past 2 years (because not only does he take the keys off, he rips off the tabs on the back of the key, so they will no longer go in properly) So I always keep my eyes out for $5 keyboards.
    What about the Norwegian Blue?
  • geoffrey (unregistered) in reply to Lone Marauder
    Lone Marauder:
    C-Octothorpe:
    Those who can't do, teach. ... .. . Oh come on, someone had to say it!

    Those who can't do or teach, go into management.

    Disagree. In any good organization, the star performers are the ones who make management.

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to DonaldK
    DonaldK:
    PG4:
    The cat is 5 years old now ...

    As a student I had a cat ...

    TRWTF is people who own cats. When is the last time a cat did something useful - like notify somebody that little Timmy had fallen down a well?

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