Category: Computers & Internet

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Flight To Seattle

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Flight to Seattle
A helicopter was flying around above Seattle yesterday when an electrical malfunction disabled all of the aircraft’s electronic navigation and communications equipment.
Due to the clouds and haze, the pilot could not determine the helicopter’s position and course to steer to the airport.
The pilot saw a tall building, flew toward it, circled, drew a handwritten sign, and held it in the helicopter’s window. The pilot’s sign said “WHERE AM I?” in large letters.
People in the tall building quickly responded to the aircraft, drew a large sign, and held it in a building window. Their sign said, “YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER.”
The pilot smiled, waved, looked at his map, determined the course to steer to SEATAC airport, and landed safely.
After they were on the ground, the co-pilot asked the pilot how the “YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER” sign helped determine their position in Seatle.
The pilot responded, “I knew that had to be the MICROSOFT building because, similar to their help-lines, they gave me a technically correct but completely useless answer.”

Autoexec File

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Autoexec File
While trying to diagnose a problem over the phone I told the user to type out his autoexec.bat file.
He said it said, “File not found”.
I told him to do a dir.
I asked him if he saw autoexec.bat listed.
He said, “Well it says autoexec, then there’s some spaces, but no dot, and then it says bat.”
I said type this in “type autoexec.bat”.
Again he got “File not found”.
I asked him to tell me exactly what he typed.
He said, “I typed just what you told me: `type autoexecdotbat.’