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#48492 - 28 Mar 07 09:38 DPR cancels Tuesday!
riccardo Offline
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Registered: 12 Oct 05
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Loc: Jakarta

I knew the Indonesian House of Reps (DPR) had some power, especially that mystical fellow Permadi, but I didn't think they could actually cancel a Day of the WEEK! Ah well, it might be good, only 4-day work week before we can start partying on the weekend....What they really need to do is cancel the purchase of these $3,000 laptops, when they already have top-of-the-line desktops, PDAs, blackberry/bluetooth enabled cellular devices etc. etc...

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JAKARTA (JP): The House of Representatives leaders canceled Tuesday to give legislators with free laptops following protests from public.

Metro TV station reported the House speaker Agung Laksono deemed the cancellation was necessary due to numerous questions over the use of the laptops. (***)
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#48496 - 28 Mar 07 09:47 Re: DPR cancels Tuesday! [Re: riccardo]
KuKuKaChu Moderator Offline
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tuesday had it coming. it's always been a bit sus. especially tuesday afternoons. good riddance, that's what i say. it's about time our politicians took a stand.
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#48500 - 28 Mar 07 10:00 Re: DPR cancels Tuesday! [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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So what happen now? Are we already thursday???
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#48507 - 28 Mar 07 10:42 Re: DPR cancels Tuesday! [Re: Orang Kanada]
riccardo Offline
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Registered: 12 Oct 05
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Loc: Jakarta
Tuesday Afternoon
Moody Blues

Tuesday afternoon,
I'm just beginning to see, now I'm on my way
It doesn't matter to me, chasing the clouds away.

Something, calls to me,
The trees are drawing me near, I've got to find out why?
Those gentle voices I hear, explain it all with a sigh.

I'm looking at myself reflections of my mind,
It's just the kind of day to leave myself behind.
So gently swaying through the fairyland of love,
If you'll just come with me you'll see the beauty of

Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, afternoon,
I'm just beginning to see, now I'm on my way.
It doesn't matter to me, chasing the clouds away.
Something, calls to me,
The trees are drawing me near, I've got to find out why?
Those gentle voices I hear, explain it all with a sigh.
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#48527 - 28 Mar 07 12:54 Re: DPR cancels Tuesday! [Re: riccardo]
bonita Offline
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Posts: 364
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Quoting: riccardo

What they really need to do is cancel the purchase of these $3,000 laptops, when they already have top-of-the-line desktops, PDAs, blackberry/bluetooth enabled cellular devices etc. etc...

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JAKARTA (JP): The House of Representatives leaders canceled Tuesday to give legislators with free laptops following protests from public.

Metro TV station reported the House speaker Agung Laksono deemed the cancellation was necessary due to numerous questions over the use of the laptops. (***)


And, there were some jokes made regarding the plan of laptop purchase. Almost of the content were laughing at their incapability to operate a laptop. It was in Indonesian language though, if it's in English, I'll post it here. But, I bet some of you have got it too on your screen.


Edited by bonita (28 Mar 07 12:57)
Edit Reason: forgot something to add
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#48545 - 28 Mar 07 13:41 Re: DPR cancels Tuesday! [Re: bonita]
KuKuKaChu Moderator Offline
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Quoting: bonita
And, there were some jokes made regarding the plan of laptop purchase. Almost of the content were laughing at their incapability to operate a laptop. It was in Indonesian language though, if it's in English, I'll post it here. But, I bet some of you have got it too on your screen.


DPR laptop jokes are currently replicating like viruses in indonesiadom. here's what bonita is referring to:

Quote:
HUMOR ANGGOTA DPR DAN LAPTOP

Anggota DPR: "Mba, laptopnya salah."
Customer Service: "Salah gimana pak?"
Anggota DPR: "Laptopnya nggak mau hidup."
CS: "Sudah tekan tombol power pak?"
Anggota DPR: "Tombol powernya sebelah mana mba?"

****

Anggota DPR: "Mba, saya mau konek ke internet nggak
bisa, kenapa ya?"
Customer service: "Nggak bisanya kenapa?"
Anggota DPR: "Saya ketik www.playboy.com, gambarnya
nggak keluar."
Customer service: "Pesan errornya apa pak?"
Anggota DPR: "Nggak ada pesan error, pokoknya saya
ketik playboy.com di
addressnya, nggak muncul gambar sama sekali."

Customer service: "Bapak koneksi internetnya pakai
apa, dial up, hotspot?"
Anggota DPR: "Pakai gambar yang ada tulisan e
(maksudnya internet
explorer)."
Customer service: "Maksudku, bapak langganan
internetnya pakai ISP apa,
lalu cara koneksi internetnya pakai dial-up atau
hotspot, mungkin
settingnya ada yang salah."
Anggota DPR: "ISP itu apa sih mba?"
Customer service: "Wah ini sih 50 x 2 pak.."
Anggota DPR: "Apa tuh mba?"
Customer service: "CAPE' DEH!!"

******

Anggota DPR: "Mba' saya ingin daftar account di
yahoo.com kok nggak bisa
ya?"
Customer service: "Nggak bisa kenapa pak?"
Anggota DPR: "Ada tulisan, paswort is nat long inof,
suld bi mor ten 8
karakter"

Customer service: "Itu maksudnya, password bapak
minimal 8 huruf."
Anggota DPR: "Oooo...oke deh.., saya coba dulu."

Anggota DPR: "Mba password minimal delapan huruf itu
delapannya pakai
angka 8 atau ejaan delapan?"
Customer service: "Maksudnya?"
Anggota DPR: "Saya suda tulis di kolom password
minimal 8 huruf, tapi
bingung mau tulis delapannya, pakai angka delapan
atau ejaan huruf
'delapan'."

Customer service: "Ketik ini aja pak..C Spasi D."
Anggota DPR: "Apa tuh?"
Customer service: "CAPE' DEH !!!"

****

Anggota DPR: "Mba' kalau muter film di laptop,
gimana caranya ya?
CS: "Ada dvd playernya kan pak?"
Anggota DPR: "Sebelah mana tuh mba?"
CS: "Disamping kanan, pak. kalau di tekan tombolnya
nanti, piringan discnya keluar."
Anggota DPR: "Ooooo.... yang keluar itu, piringan
disc ya? Udah patah tuh
kemarin."
CS: "Kok bisa patah?"
Anggota DPR: "Saya kira tempat buat naruh gelas
minuman."

******

Anggota DPR: "Komputer saya rasanya kena virus"
CS: "Virus apa tuh pak?"
Anggota DPR: "Kurang tahu juga, setiap mau cetak ke
printer, selalu ada
tulisan kennot fain printer."
CS: "Itu mungkin salah setting pak."
Anggota DPR: "Settingnya udah bener kok, kemarin aja
bisa nyetak, tapi
sekarang nggak bisa. Saya sudah tunjukkin printernya
di depan laptop,
tetap aja dia terus-terusan "searchng printer not
found." Kayanya
webcamnya rusak, nggak bisa lihat printer."

CS: "Mendadak laper nih Pak, ingin makan tape.."
Anggota DPR: "Lho..kok begitu?"
CS: "TAPE DEH !!!!"

********

Anggota DPR: "Mba, kalau mau baca blognya si artist
anu dimana ya?"
CS: "Bapak cari aja di google."
Anggota DPR: "Tapi si artist anu nggak kerja di
google kok mba, saya tahu
persis."

Capeeek deeehhh..... ......... .... !!!!
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#48559 - 28 Mar 07 16:04 Re: DPR cancels Tuesday! [Re: KuKuKaChu]
riccardo Offline
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Registered: 12 Oct 05
Posts: 2195
Loc: Jakarta
That reminds me of this TRUE story from an English friend...

There's always one. This has got to be one of the funniest things in a long time. I think this customer service guy should have been promoted, but apparently he was fired. This is a true story from the MS Wordperfect helpline in the UK, which was transcribed from a recording monitoring the customer care department. Needless to say the Help Desk employee was fired; however, he is currently
suing the organization for "Termination without Cause".
Actual dialogue of a former MS WordPerfect Customer Support employee.
(Now I know why they record these conversations!):

Operator: "Ridge Hall, computer assistance; may I help you?"
Caller: "Yes, well, I'm having trouble with WordPerfect."
Operator: "What sort of trouble??"
Caller: "Well, I was just typing along on my desktop computer, and all of a sudden the words went away."
Operator: "Went away?"
Caller: "They disappeared."
Operator: "Hmm. So what does your screen look like now?"
Caller: "Nothing."
Operator: "Nothing??"
Caller: "It's blank; it won't accept anything when I type."
Operator: "Are you still in WordPerfect, or did you get out??"
Caller: "How do I tell?"
Operator: "Can you see the C: prompt on the screen??"
Caller: "What's a sea prompt?"
Operator: "Never mind, can you move your cursor around the screen?"
Caller: "There isn't any cursor: I told you, it won't accept anything I type."
Operator: "Does your monitor have a power indicator??"
Caller: "What's a monitor?"
Operator: "It's the thing with the screen on it that looks like a TV. Does it have a little light that tells you when it's on??"
Caller: "I don't know."
Operator: "Well, then look on the back of the monitor and find where the power cord goes into it. Can you see that??"
Caller: "Yes, I think so."
Operator: "Great. Follow the cord to the plug, and tell me if it's plugged into the wall.
Caller: "Yes, it is."
Operator: "When you were behind the monitor, did you notice that there were two cables plugged into the back of it, not just one??"
Caller: "No."
Operator: "Well, there are. I need you to look back there again and find the other cable."
Caller: "Okay, here it is."
Operator: "Follow it for me, and tell me if it's plugged securely into the back of your computer."
Caller: "I can't reach."
Operator: "Uh huh. Well, can you see if it is??"
Caller: "No."
Operator: "Even if you maybe put your knee on something and lean way over??"
Caller: "Oh, it's not because I don't have the right angle - it's because it's dark."
Operator: "It's Dark?????"
Caller: "Yes - the office lights are off, and the only light I have is coming in from the window."
Operator: "Well, turn on the office lights then."
Caller: "I can't."
Operator: "No? Why not??"
Caller: "Because there's a power failure."
Operator: "A power...................................... A power failure? Aha, Okay, we've got it licked now. Do you still have the boxes and manuals and packing stuff your computer came in??"
Caller: "Well, yes, I keep them in the closet."
Operator: "Good. Go get them, and unplug your system and pack it up just like it was when you got it. Then take it back to the store you bought it from."
Caller: "Really? Is it that bad?"
Operator: "Yes, I'm afraid it is."
Caller: "Well, alright then, I suppose. What do I tell them??"
Operator: "Tell them you're too FUCKING stupid to own a computer!!!!!"
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#48560 - 28 Mar 07 16:09 Re: DPR cancels Tuesday! [Re: riccardo]
riccardo Offline
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Registered: 12 Oct 05
Posts: 2195
Loc: Jakarta
Then there's this one, also a true story and also from England:

Operator: "Samsung Electronics.."
Caller: "Can you give me the telephone number for Jack?"
Operator: "I'm sorry, sir, I don't understand who you are talking
about".
Caller: "On page 1, section 5, of the user guide it clearly states that I need to unplug the fax machine from the AC wall socket and telephone Jack before cleaning. Now, can you give me the number for Jack?"
Operator: "I think it means the telephone point on the wall."
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#48699 - 29 Mar 07 18:27 Re: DPR cancels Tuesday! [Re: riccardo]
bonita Offline
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Registered: 15 Sep 06
Posts: 364
Loc: at my desk
LOL. Well, Riccardo, I felt sorry for that guy, the former MS WordPerfect Customer Support employee who got fired. Too bad he couldn't control his temper knowing that the problem was the power failure in the customer's place. I'd probably doing the same thing if I were the operator.

I remember this one, I had no idea if it's true or not.

Operator: May I help you, Sir?
Caller : Yes, you should have helped me few hours before.
Operator: What happened?
Caller : I was having a trouble when I opened a file and then
I click 'Help' option several times. I wonder
why did it take so long to send somebody from there to
my house? I've been waiting for 4 hours, but no one
came.
Operator: ....................
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#48739 - 30 Mar 07 09:51 Re: DPR cancels Tuesday! [Re: bonita]
KuKuKaChu Moderator Offline
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Posts: 10790
Loc: Centre of the Universe
A member of Indonesia's DPR (parliament) is on a "studi banding" (comparative study tour) in Amerika. On entering an elevator, he collides with an american exiting:

DPR Member(DPR): "I'm sorry sir"
American (AMK): "I'm sorry too"
DPR: "I'm sorry three"
AMK: "What are you sorry for"
DPR: "I'm sorry five"
AMK: "Are you sick"
DPR: "I'm sorry seven"
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#48740 - 30 Mar 07 09:58 Re: DPR cancels Tuesday! [Re: KuKuKaChu]
Dilli Offline
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Registered: 26 Feb 06
Posts: 8044
Loc: Nearest Bar
Which reminds me! Here is a resignation letter that I have at the ready at all times!

Dear ****************

As an employee of a one of the world leaders in the manufacture and supply of equipment to the Oil & Gas industries, I have a few very basic expectations. Chief among these is that my direct superiors have an intellect that ranges above the common ground squirrel.

After your consistent and annoying harassment of my co-workers and myself during the commission of our duties, I can only surmise that you are one of the few true genetic wastes of our time. Asking me, an experienced professional, to explain every little nuance of everything I do each time you happen to stroll into my office is not only a waste of time, but also a waste of precious oxygen.

I was hired because I know how to support the local market, and you were apparently hired to provide amusement to myself and other employees, who watch you vainly attempt to understand the concept of customer service for the hundredth time. You will also never understand why people hate you, but I am going to try and explain it to you, even though I am sure this will be just as effective as telling you what a purchase order is.

Your shiny new lap top has more personality than you ever will.
You walk around the building all day, shiftlessly looking for fault in others.

You have a sharp dressed useless look about you that may have worked for your interview, but now that you actually have responsibility, you pawn it off on overworked staff, hoping their talent will cover for your glaring ineptitude. In a world of managerial evolution, you are the blue-green algae that everyone else eats and laughs at.

Managers like you are a sad proof of the Peter Principle. Seeing as this situation is unlikely to change without you getting a full frontal lobotomy reversal, I am forced to tender my resignation, however I have a few parting thoughts.

1. When someone calls you in reference to employment, it is illegal to give me a bad recommendation. The most you can say to hurt me is "I prefer not to comment." I will have friends randomly call you over the next couple of years to keep you honest, because I know you would be unable to do it on your own.

2. I have all the passwords to every account on the system, and I know every password you have used for the last five years. If you decide to get cute, I am going to publish your "favourites list", which I conveniently saved when you made me "back up" your useless files. I do believe that terms like "Lolita" are not usually viewed favourably by the administration.

3. When you borrowed the digital camera to "take pictures of your mothers b-day", you neglected to mention that you were going to take pictures of yourself in the mirror nude. Then you forgot to erase them like the techno-moron you really are. Suffice it to say I have never seen such odd acts with a ketchup bottle, but I assure you that those have been copied
and kept in safe places pending the authoring of a glowing letter of recommendation. (Try to use a spell check please; I hate having to correct your mistakes.)

Thank you for your time, and I expect the letter of recommendation on my desk by 8:00 am tomorrow. One word of this to anybody, and all of your little twisted repugnant obsessions will be open to the public.Never f*** with your computer literate staff. Why? Because they know what you do with all that free time!

Yours Sincerely

Dilligaf
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#48884 - 02 Apr 07 15:36 Re: DPR cancels Tuesday! [Re: Dilli]
Piss Salon Offline
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Registered: 27 Jun 06
Posts: 4039
Loc: Jakpus
Dilli, what is: "you are the blue-green algae that everyone else eats and laughs at."

Rich, I can't remember the exact joke but you missed the one about the dimwit ringing up IT and asking, "Where is the 'any' key", in response to being instructed to "hit any key".
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