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post #1 of 15
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"Would you like to install this patch?"
Dumbass lUser: Sure! *click*

The user in question is a professor that makes damn near 6 figures (if not 6) and controls quite a bit of the department that I work for.

He gets an e-mail w/ attachment from someone she's never heard of. I am not yet sure what virus it is, because I'm taking my sweet-ass time eating lunch and I'll be damned if I stress myself getting the hard drive out of that thing so I can get the files off of it.

Here's what makes this noteworthy:
On this computer are proposals and contracts on projects that far exceed $2 million.

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

When getting a computer you should be given an IQ test. If you fail to meet a certain score, you should be given a Mac so you can't sabotage yourself.

Question 1:
"You get an e-mail from someone you've never heard of with an attachment, do you open the attachment before scanning it with the virus software that's almost obstrusively installed on your computer?"

If you answer "yes" an iMac is shipped directly to your door. If you answer "no" then you are on your way to being allowed to use a Windows machine.
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post #2 of 15
i love opening email w/ viruses.
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post #3 of 15
I love getting virus warnings from my university. They always start with the following:

"This message is for Windows users only. Mac users may disregard."
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post #4 of 15
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>"Would you like to install this patch?"
Dumbass lUser: Sure! *click*

He gets an e-mail w/ attachment from someone she's never heard of. I am not yet sure what virus it is, because I'm taking my sweet-ass time eating lunch and I'll be damned if I stress myself getting the hard drive out of that thing so I can get the files off of it.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Which is it he or she? Typical of most windows users anyhow. Even with anti-virus installed they never update it and expect their definitions from 1999 to be able to protect their files today.

I guess they are right, there is more software for windows, even in virus software there is a 10,000 to 1 advantage on the windows side for things to install...
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post #5 of 15
As a Unix/pine user I love those warning, "Look at the funny dummies"
post #6 of 15
Groverat...I had a boss (multi-millionaire) who opened that virus three years ago that completely evaporated every Word .doc on the network....after a full day of back-ups the IT manager had recovered them all and things were back to normal...then the boss opened the same damn virus again...he's stupid...only for choosing Winblows...
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post #7 of 15
[quote] When getting a computer you should be given an IQ test<hr></blockquote>

ahh Nerd anger at its best
post #8 of 15
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>
Question 1:
"You get an e-mail from someone you've never heard of with an attachment, do you open the attachment before scanning it with the virus software that's almost obstrusively installed on your computer?"

If you answer "yes" an iMac is shipped directly to your door. If you answer "no" then you are on your way to being allowed to use a Windows machine.</strong><hr></blockquote>

So in your world, If I open all the viruses I receive I can dump this crappy Dell Desperon that crashes about every nine seconds and be handed a spiffy new iMac?

Where do I sign up?
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post #9 of 15
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
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When getting a computer you should be given an IQ test. </strong><hr></blockquote>

i say the same thing about driving. too many morons are allowed to drive cars. oh, and too many women too...
women should automatically have to take 2 driving tests, w/ at least one of them actually relating to driving (instead of the joke it is now...).
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post #10 of 15
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The drive, she is dead.

(by the way, the professor is male, I must've mistyped or something)

Favorite line of the day:
"Backing stuff up on ZIP drives takes too long, it's a pain dragging all those little documents onto the disk."

Riiiiiiight.
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post #11 of 15
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>The drive, she is dead.

(by the way, the professor is male, I must've mistyped or something)

Favorite line of the day:
"Backing stuff up on ZIP drives takes too long, it's a pain dragging all those little documents onto the disk."

Riiiiiiight.</strong><hr></blockquote>

You tried norton undlete or some other utility, or did it actually crash the drive physically?
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post #12 of 15
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The drive is not recognized by anything. I am assuming there is a virus in the boot sector.

I suggested that he send it off to a professional data recovery place, because I don't want to do anything else with it, I'll be damned if I get blamed for screwing it up doing diagnostic work because he's a moron.

And beside that, it's not my job.
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post #13 of 15
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>The drive is not recognized by anything. I am assuming there is a virus in the boot sector.

I suggested that he send it off to a professional data recovery place, because I don't want to do anything else with it, I'll be damned if I get blamed for screwing it up doing diagnostic work because he's a moron.

And beside that, it's not my job. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Wow. It really sucks to be him then. Not even fdisk can see it? Have you tried fdisk /mbr to try to rewrite the boot blocks?

$2million down the drain I guess.... Time to call drivesavers...
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post #14 of 15
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>The drive, she is dead.

Favorite line of the day:
"Backing stuff up on ZIP drives takes too long, it's a pain dragging all those little documents onto the disk."

Riiiiiiight.</strong><hr></blockquote>


<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

You need to download some Ren and Stimpy soundbites, and set them up on his system such that when he does something like clicking the "yes" button to "Do you really want to disable virus scanning for incoming emails?" he gets the ole

"Yyyew EEEdiot!" sound....
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post #15 of 15
lol, reminds me of that stupid anna kournakouva virus that ran around. i kept telling the scientists, "don't click on it" and they just kept at it.

guess they were hard up for some pr0n.
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