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> "Stevo" <steveSPAM@LESSccgov.net> wrote in message
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> True, just want to 'teach her a lesson'. <G>




What -- don't argue with the IT guy, even though she's right?

I don't see anything wrong with putting a small magnet on the
empty side of the case. However, if she were to put the magnet
on the motherboard side (assuming a tower PC) then that could
prove more troublesome.


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Stevo wrote:
> Matthew scribbled something like:
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>> Of course under those same lines I probably wouldn't have said
>> anything unless it was actually causing a problem. If/When it caused
>> a problem I would have jumped down their throats about how stupid it
>> was to put magnets on a computer. 😄

>
> I'm really wanting this one to cause problems so I can rub it in her
> face.


I would suggest jacking up the RAM then. Maybe go in late one night and
place a magnet on the memory cards and see if that will cause any problems.

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Get a magnetic switch like this one ....

http://www.directindustry.com/prod/idem-safety-switches/magnetic-safety-
switch-38906-364600.html


Let the hard-drive be powered through that, and mount it inside the
cabinet......but set it at the other side of the cabinet of her
refrigerator magnet.


As such, the harddrive will not spin.....


When she calls you, you say...........


"This is due to the fact, that all the little magnets inside the
harddrive now all are at one side off the drive......We'll need to have
the magnet on the other side for a couple of days to balance things"

You move the magnet to the other side, and the switch inside now
connects the power to the hard-drive


After 5 days, you remove the switch during night-time, and the next day
you say:

"Let's check to see if it'll run now without the balancing....." and
remove the magnet.

She'll now see, that it still works, and then you say:

"And *never* *ever* do that again....I'm the expert around here...not
you....you are a (L)user"



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Stevo wrote:
> Craig scribbled something like:
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>> Wasn't there a Blue Screen Screen Saver?

>
> Yeah, might have to find that again.


Found it on my boss's laptop, as a lovely addition for 'XP AntiVirus 2008'.

fdisk was the cure all.

Ted Novak
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§ scribbled something like:

> fdisk was the cure all.


Isn't it always?
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Yeah! Don't mess with IT! Do as you're told!
"Andrew Z Carpenter" <azc@cirencester.ac.uk> wrote in message
news:8pZlk.14470$g35.12268@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> "Stevo" <steveSPAM@LESSccgov.net> wrote in message
>> news:96Zlk.14459$g35.8202@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>
>> True, just want to 'teach her a lesson'. <G>

>
>
>
> What -- don't argue with the IT guy, even though she's right?
>
> I don't see anything wrong with putting a small magnet on the
> empty side of the case. However, if she were to put the magnet
> on the motherboard side (assuming a tower PC) then that could
> prove more troublesome.
>
>
> --
> AZC
>



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Andrew Z Carpenter scribbled something like:

> What -- don't argue with the IT guy, even though she's right?


According to the name 'placard' on my desk, I'm right. <G>

> I don't see anything wrong with putting a small magnet on the
> empty side of the case. However, if she were to put the magnet
> on the motherboard side (assuming a tower PC) then that could
> prove more troublesome.


Even if it's on the floor, under a desk? Not that this user's is, but
wouldn't surprise me.

Another weird thing about our users, they'll put stickers, etc all
over pc's & monitors, but they freak the **** out when we're trying to
simplify the inventory system by putting a barcode asset tag on it.
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Matthew scribbled something like:

> I would suggest jacking up the RAM then. Maybe go in late one night
> and place a magnet on the memory cards and see if that will cause any
> problems.


Oh I'm sure that would do it, if it were right on the DIMMs.
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Tommy Mikkelsen scribbled something like:

> "And never ever do that again....I'm the expert around here...not
> you....you are a (L)user"


But apparently this user knows everything since she went to college.
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Stevo wrote:

> Tommy Mikkelsen scribbled something like:
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> > "And never ever do that again....I'm the expert around here...not
> > you....you are a (L)user"

>
> But apparently this user knows everything since she went to
> college.


Using the trick I just told you will prove that she doesn't 😉

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Tommy Mikkelsen scribbled something like:

> Using the trick I just told you will prove that she doesn't 😉


perfect! hehehe
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Ah, if only we had "fuser" to go along with "fdisk"

Stevo wrote:
> Had a discussion w/ a user today about putting 'refrigerator'
> magnets on the side of a pc tower.
>
> She told me that since there is air between the HD and the case, as
> well as the fact there is a magnet on the pc speaker, it's ok to put a
> magnet on the case. I even told her an experience I had w/ a problem
> pc that had a magnet on the case & once I removed the magnet, the pc
> had no more issues. Her reply to that was that I "made that story up".
>
> Anyway, I'm thinking on 'doing stuff' to make her pc act weird. Any
> good suggestions? 🙂
>
> Also, would that be mean to do so?
>

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