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Old 05-07-2003, 23:40   #1 (permalink)
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Dell computer - WTF?

I just ordered a Dell computer for home using their online system. They go on with a few questions mostly for marketing purposes but this one had me on the ground in stitches:

Q4. Will the product (s) be used in connection with weapons of mass destruction,i.e., nuclear applications, missile technology, or chemical or biological weapons purposes?
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I ticked no, but I wonder what would happen if I had ticked yes?!
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Re: Dell computer - WTF?

Hahahahahahahahahahaha ROTFL. I think ASIO would've been straight onto you if you did and that's just the entree.

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Should have answered "No. The computer I am placing this order from is the launch control PC for my personal nuclear weapons"
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haha, really if someone is going to use there computer for that... who would say.
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Mate, wait till you ring their tech support. The support is now routed to India and they are more useless than mammaries on a male cow.

Example:
We ring up saying the left mouse button on a laptop isn't working. The touchpad works and the right button works, but not the left. Obvious hardware fault.

"Have you reinstalled the drivers?"
"Have you reinstalled the operating system?"
"Have you run the Dell diagnostics?"

The fact that the left mouse button was detached was a detail they didn't need to know but still. Now we just answer Yes automatically to those questions and get them to send the parts and an engineer quick smart.

We heard that they are on some quota or bonus system where the should try to resolve the issue without sending an engineer out. Fair enough, but FFS, any qualified techie can tell what is hardware and what's not...
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Actually it malasia, and they can be a bit thick sometimes. indeed.
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LMAO! ok, I know who I'm buying the next computer off and what I'm answering to question 4!
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those questions are required by US law from memory.. don;t want the taliban getting their hands on a CD writer !! think of the destruction !
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I hear ya Slothman... they are great to deal with if buying new off the web, but heaven help you if you need tech support or need to buy parts ...
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those questions are required by US law from memory.. don;t want the taliban getting their hands on a CD writer !! think of the destruction !
I don't know who's stupider, the terrorists who answer these questions truthfully, or the guys who expect them to.
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