----- Forwarded message from Ilya Shulman -----
From: "Ilya Shulman" <email@example.com>
That is the way of hundling tech support questions ;) <g>
Ilya Shulman firstname.lastname@example.org +7-095-956-4951 ISH-RIPN
East Connection ISP, Moscow, Russia. http://www.east.ru
> From: Joe McDonald <email@example.com>
> Subject: NOSMOKE.COM (humor?)
> Date: 19 _______ 1997 _. 11:51
> >From another mailing list... You've got to read it all the way to the
> for the punch:
> A guy rings tech support to report that his computer is faulty.
> Tech: "What's the problems?"
> LUser: "There is smoke coming out of the power supply."
> Tech: "You'll need a new power supply."
> LUser: "No I don't! I just need to change the startup files."
> Tech: "Sir, the power supply is faulty. You'll need to replace it."
> LUser: "No way! Someone told me that I just needed to change
> the startup and it will fix the problem! All I need is for you
> to tell me the command."
> 10 minutes later, the LUser is still adamant that they
> are right. The Tech is frustrated and fed up.
> Tech: "Sorry, Sir. We don't normally tell our customers this, but
> there is an undocumented DOS command that will fix the problem."
> LUser: "I knew it!"
> Tech: "Just add the line LOAD NOSMOKE.COM at the end
> of the CONFIG.SYS. Let me know how it goes."
> 10 minutes later.
> LUser: "It didn't work. The power supply is still smoking."
> Tech: "Well, what version of DOS are you using?"
> LUser: "MS-DOS 6.22."
> Tech: "That's your problem there. That version of DOS didn't
> come with NOSMOKE. Contact Microsoft and ask them
> for a patch that will give you the file. Let me know how it goes."
> 1 hour later.
> LUser: "I need a new power supply."
> Tech: "How did you come to that conclusion?"
> LUser: "Well, I rang Microsoft and told him all about what you
> said, and he started asking questions about the make of power supply."
> Tech: "Then what did he say?"
> LUser: "He told me that my power supply isn't compatible
> with NOSMOKE."
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