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The Exploding Printer


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zorba the geek

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Proof what something simple like not saying Please and Thank you can do for even a piece of machinery. :)

You have no idea how much bad language I have directed toward this printer in the last 6 months, it must be my fault. :)



Ok now Troy! You are always ready to pull a fast one on me! I know that my computerknowledge is below standard,but trying to tell me that todays printers have a build-in "Moodchip" or "artificial intelligence is pushing it a bit to far!
But if you're right,maybe we can ask Admin to add another topic in the hardware forum,something like "psychological disfunctions" :) :)

cheers
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you're all going about this the wrong way...printer's are dumb animals and don't actually respond to kindness. you have to instill a proper level of fear in them. the reason your's have been going down when you talk bad to them is because you're talking bad but not backing up any of your words with actions.

my printers all have a healthy level of fear of me. someone could be having an issue for a month with their printer and as soon as i walk in they all straighten out. you've got to show the printers that you're more than just talk.

every once in a while, brandish a blunt object in their direction (shaking a sledge hammer or a crowbar at them tends to work, if you don't have one handy a 3 hole punch or one of those paper cutters has enough heft to get them scared). If you've got a large printer room with multiple printers, once a year take a perfectly good printer into the center of the room and smash it to pieces (make sure you do it in full view of the rest of the printers and make threatening gestures towards the other printers the whole time). once a month you should print out a threatening letter on each printer as well (make sure to direct the threat at the SPECIFIC printer so any staff members don't think it's for them when they pick up their prints). every once in a while you should also uninstall the printers (one by one) and make them sit in the corner inactive for a week.
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:) :) :) :)
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:)

I have added this to my studies material.
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100% user error. :)
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I definitely thought of the movie "Office Space" when I saw that photo.
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