A little wit. A little wisdom. And a little whatever. (March 5, 2017)

A little wit

Where there’s smoke…(from Short Funny Stories)
From an ex-field sales / support survivor:

I used to work in a computer store and one day we had a gentleman call in with a smoking power supply. The service rep was having a bit of trouble convincing this guy that he had a hardware problem.

73210332Service Rep: Sir, something has burned within your power supply.

Customer: I bet that there is some command that I can put into the AUTOEXEC.BAT that will take care of this.

Service Rep: There is nothing that software can do to help you with this problem.

Customer: I know that there is something that I can put in… some command… maybe it should go into the CONFIG.SYS.

[After a few minutes of going round and round]

Service Rep: Okay, I am not supposed to tell anyone this but there is a hidden command in some versions of DOS that you can use. I want you to edit your AUTOEXEC.BAT and add the last line as C:\DOS\NOSMOKE and reboot your computer.

[Customer does this]

Customer: It is still smoking.

Service Rep: I guess you’ll need to call Microsoft and ask them for a patch for the NOSMOKE.EXE.

[The customer then hung up. We thought that we had heard the last of this guy but NO… he calls back four hours later]

Service Rep: Hello Sir, how is your computer?

Customer: I called Microsoft and they said that my power supply is incompatible with their NOSMOKE.EXE and that I need to get a new one. I was wondering when I can have that done and how much it will cost.

150612-amelia-earhart-mn-1138_38c5fd321809d8c5f42541527460c179-nbcnews-ux-2880-1000A little wisdom

“Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.” —Amelia Earhart, 1897-1937 (Read more about her.)

s300_non-proliferation_treatyA little whatever

On March 5, 1970, the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty went into effect. The agreement, signed on June 1, 1968, was a treaty between the United States, Great Brittain, the Soviet Union, and 59 other countries designed to slow the development and deployment of nuclear weapons. The original treaty was to be in effect for 25 years, but has been renewed. India, Pakistan, and Israel are the only nations not to sign the treaty. North Korea is the only nation to have signed it and later withdrawn.


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