* Posts by beeza

1 post • joined 10 Mar 2017

User lubed PC with butter, because pressing a button didn't work


Saudi fun

About 15 years ago I worked in Saudi Arabia for their Air Force at a training facility. One of the staff rocked up with some dodgy pirate software CD he wanted to use but his CD ROM drive wouldn't open. We eventually forced the draw out and removed the 3 1/2 inch disk (that must have taken some serious force to jam in there), replaced the drive and returned the machine. He was back the next day in a bit of a hump carrying the "still broken" computer except this time it rattled...case off...oh yes...he'd slid a couple of CDs over the top of the drive and into the box.

I think a Saudi colleague finally showed him how to infect his machine with viruses from the CD ROM in the end.


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