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Daylight Savings Foils Mouse-Less Machine

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Rob Spiegel
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The Stooges at work
Rob Spiegel   11/8/2013 8:23:33 AM
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This Monkey has a Three Stooges quality to it, with all the technicians scrambling to click OK. Wonderful.

TJ McDermott
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I don't think all the blame lies with the scope manufacturer
TJ McDermott   11/8/2013 10:06:05 AM
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The end user DID select a Windows XP based system.  That right there puts at least some responsibility on the end user.  The end user consciously decided to use a system without its complete controls available.

Plus, a mouse isn't the only way to work a Windows pop-up dialog box.  A keyboard could have been used.

 

naperlou
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Re: I don't think all the blame lies with the scope manufacturer
naperlou   11/8/2013 11:21:53 AM
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TJ, I think they would have had the same problem hooking up the keyboard as they had with the mouse.  Of course, a USB port on the front panel would have allowed either and made this a non-problem.  The customer, knowing that they were rack mounting the units should have anticipated this situation, however. 

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e didn't think of that. Sorry
Mydesign   11/9/2013 1:50:29 AM
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"Co-workers tried to help me navigate the mouse without being able to see the screen, but we didn't have much luck, so we contacted the manufacturer. The only response we received was: "Well, we didn't think of that. Sorry.""

Noor, very funny answer. Some time, the responses from customer supporting peoples are very funny; which can cause you laugh and sadness at same moment.

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Re: e didn't think of that. Sorry
Battar   11/9/2013 3:36:59 PM
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Scope manufacturer says "we didn,t think of that". Well, neither did you. After all, you did know that the clock would have to be changed for daylight savings time.

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Re: e didn't think of that. Sorry
William K.   11/9/2013 8:17:27 PM
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Leave it to microsopht to include something that will paralize a system because of something that you should be able to ignore. And I am amazed that it was that hard to operate a mouse with verbal commands. Of course the best substitute for the mouse would have been one of those "pre mouse" knob boxes. Back in the days prior to windows infecting computer systems with the " syndrom. Microsopht critics know what I mean.

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Re: e didn't think of that. Sorry
taimoortariq   11/9/2013 10:53:54 PM
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I agree, I think its not wise to blame everything on the manufacturer. The customer has to be also careful about these things and know what are the specifications and the configurations they need for their specific task.

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Re: I don't think all the blame lies with the scope manufacturer
TexasTJ   11/11/2013 9:52:32 AM
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No sir - Windows ME was not an XP system.  It was the last of the Windows 95/98/ME line.  It was as big a turkey as Vista.

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Re: I don't think all the blame lies with the scope manufacturer
tekochip   11/11/2013 11:43:56 AM
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No matter what the OS, you can't expect to run a PC based application without some kind of input device.

TexasTJ
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Re: I don't think all the blame lies with the scope manufacturer
TexasTJ   11/11/2013 11:49:11 AM
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True, and please don't impute that I made any such assertion.  I merely offered a correction on the particular strain of Windows used.

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