So if someone in India calls tech support.... which country does it go to?
151 posts • joined 1 Sep 2014
Competitive techies almost bring distributed disaster upon themselves – and they didn't even find any aliens
I was doing the same thing with about 50 PC's until an enthusiastic employee wondered why the computers were left on all night. I told her she could turn the screens off but leave the computers on in case we needed to update them overnight. That worked for a while until noticed the seti logo in the tool tray on most of the computers.
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Re: Missed a few
You beat me to it :)
Nothing like Yankee English.
We use an American app for our vehicle and driver logs. When I asked why they spell litre as "liter" they said something along the lines of... the rest of the world spells it according to international standards... we spell it the US way.