Today's Dilbert

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  1. clayj macrumors 604

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    #1
    This is actually pretty funny... sort of an oblique shot at the Mac (Crashinbox) (although it's really a shot at tech support folks):

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  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    I like this one slightly better:
     

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  3. Savage Henry macrumors 65816

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    #3
    We had an entire server and exchange shut-out this morning between midnight and 10am ... out off-site main-base support guys had no idead whatsover between them; zip, nada, diddley squat ... they had to wait for the lone on-site 22 year old guy to come in hangover ridden to perform a rather less than challenging right-click OK-press procedure that wouldn't have challenged even the most stubborn luddite.

    I love those guys .......
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #4
    Gotta love the Dilbert stuff. But I'm a bit lost here, how does the first one relate to Macs? If anything, isn't it more of a PC-based joke - crashing and all. Forgive me if I'm wrong, it's really far too late to be hanging around Macrumors with you guys, I just can't be bothered going to sleep. :(
     
  5. virividox macrumors 601

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    i love dilbert and i love the fact i get it on my mac on icomic daily ;)
     
  6. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yeah, I actually have the original of that (cut out from the newspaper, August 4, 1999) taped up at my desk. My favorite Dilbert strip of all time.

    And Mad Jew, "Crashinbox" sorta rhymes with "Macintosh".
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    #7
    Great stuff and I don't miss the corporate server/support stuff at all. Ever since moving and working from home its been so much nicer knowing what the problem might be and being able to handle it myself the few times the system has gone down....

    And support is such an inglorious job in the first place :p No one really cares about you until something goes wrong and then they're mad that you can't fix it right away.....

    You never see IT Support guys getting the High Five in the hallway with a "Hey Joe, great backup last night!" :D

    D
     
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    #8
    I comic is nice, but someone should make it a widget.
     
  9. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    #9
    i'm appalled at the un-geekeness of you all.
    not one comment on the fact that the number of combinations the crashingbox guy (and i also don't see a mac ref) is not 625 but, approximately:

    1,551,121,004,333,098,000,000,000
     
  10. brap macrumors 68000

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    #10
    Perhaps one which downloads the comic graphic... The archive is payola.

    I get mine delivered to Thunderbird from comics.com, really don't want to run yet another frivolous application...
     
  11. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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    I think it depends on how you define "combination". If Dogbert's definition is "one thing, followed by one more different thing", then the actual number of possible processes would be 25 * 24 (since doing one thing twice wouldn't be correct, the second number is one less, or 24), or 600.

    And the Macintosh reference is from the almost-rhyme of "Crashinbox". Please tell me I'm not the only one who saw this.
     
  12. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    #12
    I think it's supposed to be a sort of random "funny computer name." But what do I know?

    FWIW, I think Scott Adams is a Mac user.
     
  13. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    But what if the the first thing alone is the solution? That would be 25*25 again.

    See I was thinking of it as 2^25 or about 32 million.
     
  14. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    My favorite Dilbert Tech Support was Dogbert answering the phone "Customer service, How may I thwart you?"

    IT is like plumbing. Do the job right and no one notices. One little mistake and there is poo everywhere.
     
  15. Chubypig macrumors 6502

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    well, i think you're right, but that's actually the permutation of 25. :D
     
  16. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    No thats 25! A permutation requires 2 numbers. 25 take 2, 25 take 5, 25 take 25 (which works out to 25!)
     
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  18. brap macrumors 68000

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    #18
    He ends up getting whacked over the head with a G5, 'bring him to his senses', IIRC.

    Call me touchy, but that series of comics really p***'ed me off. ctlaltdel sucks balls anyway, at least Tycho and Gabe have their own interests at heart, rather than pandering to the PC crowd.
     
  19. Panther macrumors member

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    #19
    er... funny you should say that...

    http://www.ruxp.net/iComic/dashboard.asp

    Here's Dilbert running in the iComic widget... (the turned up corners are for moving from day-to-day left or right)

    [​IMG]
     

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