How to replace Mouse Balls

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Well, I though this was hilarious :lol:

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How To Replace Mouse Balls
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> I don't know how they wrote this with a straight face. This was a memo
> sent out by a computer company (IBM) to its employees in all
> seriousness. It went to all field engineers about a computer peripheral
> problem. The author of this memo was quite genuine. The engineers
> rolled on the floor! Especially note the last couple of sentences.
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> Re: Replacement of Mouse Balls.
>
> If a mouse fails to operate or should it perform erratically, it may
> need a ball replacement. Mouse balls are now available as FRU (Field
> Replacement Units). Because of the delicate nature of this procedure,
> replacement of mouse balls should only be attempted by properly trained
> personnel. Before proceeding, determine the type of mouse balls by
> examining the underside of the mouse. Domestic balls will be larger and
> harder than foreign balls. Ball removal procedures differ depending
> upon the manufacturer of the mouse. Foreign balls can be replaced using
> the pop off method. Domestic balls are replaced by using the twist off
> method.
>
> Mouse balls are not usually static sensitive. However, excessive
> handling can result in sudden discharge. Upon completion of ball
> replacement, the mouse may be used immediately. It is recommended that
> each person have a pair of spare balls for maintaining optimum customer
> satisfaction. Any customer missing his balls should contact the local
> personnel in charge of removing and replacing these necessary items.
> Please keep in mind that a customer without properly working balls is an
> unhappy customer.
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lol
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lol, I love that last sentance..
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:lol: it's just too funny to be real.
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I also doubt its authenticity.
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*shakes head sadly*

even if it isnt authentic, it scares me that someone would spend the thim to write that...

it is funny tho... :)
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Calendaeeven if it isnt authentic, it scares me that someone would spend the thim to write that...

welcome to United States the founder of series books "For Dummies" :)LOL (no offence its just a joke :))

BTW, when I came to US first I had an experience of putting together a front desck for our office - I was really surprised that it had instructions and everything was wretten sep-by-step. It was really funny to me, because where I came from I would still have to drill holes and look for additional scrues :) lol You don't realize that, but you have every tiny thing in your stores with percise instructions and it's funny that it works too :)
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welcome to the United States, land of frivalous lawsuits, and random-stupid-crap...

you know, there was a woman here (in the US) which went and sued McDonalds for serving her HOT coffee... she wen to the trive-thru and went an stuck the cup between her legs and then went over a speed bumb at about 50mph on her way out, and it spilt.... she won... *hangs head in shame*
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yeh, I remeber that case. Well, but you don't make $16 a month as my fiance who happened to be on motherland at this moment and working part time at University Library and having Masters degree in Math.

The most funnies thing about US for outside world was Billi boy and Monica - that was the most stupidest thing ever :)lol
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gemini wrote:
welcome to United States the founder of series books "For Dummies" :)LOL (no offence its just a joke :))

Hey I know somebody who wrote a "For Dummies" book! :mrgreen: (no, really, I do).
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Lol, that is just too funny! :lol:
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Axe wrote:
gemini wrote:
welcome to United States the founder of series books "For Dummies" :)LOL (no offence its just a joke :))

Hey I know somebody who wrote a "For Dummies" book! :mrgreen: (no, really, I do).

Axe, we have funny saying - "If you want to learn something, start teaching others". I just was wondering if we to follow the saying what kind of knowlandge someone needs to have to start writing a book for dummies :) I just carcked myself up :lol:
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Heh, well, quite a bit :)

Melissa Kaplan, who owns http://www.anapsid.org, wrote Iguanas for Dummies. Great book, and she really knows her stuff when it comes to iggies.

Melissa's a good friend of mine and my girlfriends, and just a very nice lady :)
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ROFL that memo is priceless!!! I love our country but sometimes its almost beyond pathetic :D
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It's amazing how everything has to have insructions in this day and age, they had a thing on the radio a couple of years back and it stuck in my mind:

instructions for a pack of raisins:
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Try tossing over your favourite cereal!


I think they company changed it's "serving suggestion" soon after....
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Dang, I could not stop laughing at that!
Oh man..........I'm still dying........
**bursts into another fit of chuckles**

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Calendae wrote:
welcome to the United States, land of frivalous lawsuits, and random-stupid-crap...you know, there was a woman here (in the US) which went and sued McDonalds for serving her HOT coffee... she wen to the trive-thru and went an stuck the cup between her legs and then went over a speed bumb at about 50mph on her way out, and it spilt.... she won... *hangs head in shame*


Ah, yes.

America, Where a mother sued McDonald's... why? Because her kids were fat. She SUED a fast food restaurant for making her kids fat??? HELLO, doesn't anyone believe in free will anymore? No offense to heavy people, I'm a bit tubby myself, but they fat because they CHOSE to be! McD's didn't kidnap them and forcefeed them Big Macs!

America, where a burglar will sue the family whose house he's robbing, if he hurts himself while sneaking around!

:imwithstupid:

Oh beloved America. :usa
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I heard about that too. Jeeze........
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omg that was so funny ^-^

about the dummies book, hey, you find me a book that will explain c++, and java easily :\

o.o

(altho I have moved on from it, onto a bit harder ones)
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haha. you got to be joking.
macdonald seems to get all fun :lol: these days..
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thats pretty good, they could have prevented the problem could have been solved just by getting everyone a laser mouse though, then you have no balls to worry about. LOL
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Or a touchpad, like in the laptops
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touchpads are annoying. my laptop sucks. I use a usb optical mouse lol
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I have the red dot o my laptop, i actually love my laptop although i do use a laser mouse anyways
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I prefer using a trackball myself. I have a MS trackball explorer. This thing is sweet. Pretty cheap too. :)

Speaking of McDonald's, can you believe the word mcjob is actually in the Dictionary?

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=mcjob
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Speaking of McDonald's, can you believe the word mcjob is actually in the Dictionary?


Thats so sad....*hangs head in shame* what has this world come to?
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lol. Makes me laugh. :lol:
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Not a real memo, of course:
http://www.snopes.com/humor/business/mouse.htm

But very funny indeed. My dad gave me a copy of this many years ago, probably in the early 90s, that someone had forwarded to him at work... It's funny how these things stay around =]

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cool link. I liked the little history lesson
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Smokenjoe wrote:
cool link. I liked the little history lesson


Snopes rocks. I love that site. I have relatives that love forwarding on this sort of crapuchino, and the best counter is to simply send them a link to a site that has actually done research that shows their "new" thing has been around forever and is a pile of poopoo.
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