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Old 06-11-2010, 11:00 PM
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Default Google's Pac Man Logo Games Causes Hilarious Support Call

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://mashable.com/2010/06/09/google-pac-man-tech-support/' target='_blank'>http://mashable.com/2010/06/09/goog...n-tech-support/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Google probably thought it was doing the world a favor when it released its Pac-Man logo that doubled as a playable version of the game. But alas, web users are not as sophisticated as Google anticipated. A legion of Firefox users were perplexed by the design decision and headed over to support to learn how they could fix the "problem." Now we have possible audio evidence - in the form of a tech support call uploaded by YouTube user Mrcoolbrad - highlighting just how confusing this was for parts of the online population."</em></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/E3FhJocDLKg&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/E3FhJocDLKg&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" /></object></p><p>The video (which is just an audio recording) says it all - very funny stuff. Have a great weekend everyone!</p>
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:30 AM
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I think my whole department spent their entire day playing pacman that day. They need to put games up more often!
 
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:39 AM
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Not sure what the big deal was. I thought when tech support ran across someone that inept at the internet, they pulled their access and sent them an etch-a-sketch?
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:16 AM
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I could only stand about 2/3s of that. The tech had the patience of Job.
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Old 06-12-2010, 04:06 AM
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Sigh. Some people just shouldn't be allowed near a computer. This sounds so much like the nurses I work with. Smart, lovable people but really "challenged" technologically.
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Old 06-12-2010, 05:01 AM
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Old 06-12-2010, 05:04 PM
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Sigh. Some people just shouldn't be allowed near a computer. This sounds so much like the nurses I work with. Smart, lovable people but really "challenged" technologically.
Crimsonsky,
My wife is a nurse and is similarly tech challenged. She got a big kick out of your post. She wanted to ask a question of you; Do you work with nurses or are your married to one?
 
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:05 PM
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There actually was a strange thing with Pacman and Firefox with Coolpreview addon installed:

http://blog.cooliris.com/2010/05/21/...-pacman-music/

On my computer, when having Firefox open, the Pacman sound never stopped! It was annoying I can assure you, but disabling addons one by one I could weed out Coolpreview
 
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