When you spend too much time with computers..
"Yes madam, that is correct. You will have to upgrade the download software before you can download the upgrade software"
reminds me of another one: "If you experience problems with your phone(line) please call our toll-free number..."
What about this one:
Seen at an opticians:
A Compaq machine I set up many years ago had this introduction to using a PC it ran when the machine booted for the first time. It was really a very good introduction to Windows 3 computing - I'm sure it won some awards.
Or sending an email letting everyone know that your email server is back up.
"Or sending an email letting everyone know that your email server is back up. "
My least favorite: I had an MSN dialup account and the connection was down for several days. Their help file said that if you were experiencing connection problems, go to their tech support web page. DOH!
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Contents of pkunzip.zip: pkunzip.exe
I just managed to run an SQL UPDATE statment without a WHERE clause against a table with 600 rows.
It is quite coimmon to have to zip a self-extracting zip file. The reason is that .exe's are now routinely blocked by many serviers. I get messages tellling me the .exe is on a list of forbidden file types - please zip and resend (presumably so their ant-virus can't scan it!).
That's why I send all my viruses and spyware as password-protected .zips. Takes a bit more social engineering in the mail message to get the reader to deploy it; luckily, there's no shortage of idiots. :-)
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