cable support

anonymous asked:

We have literally the worst wifi in the history of the world. Our registers are always down and cards won't swipe. We have a machine in the back that we can charge cards to if the registers are down, but if we use that and it works, the odds of registers scanning cards again without restarting the router and waiting ten minutes is quite low. For some reason we still haven't gotten a new router that is cable of supporting two registers and a gift card scanner.

What If Percy Didn’t Catch Annabeth in Time?

The chamber groaned. The Athena Parthenos tilted to one side. Its head caught on one of Arachne’s support cables, but the marble foundation under the pedestal was crumbling. Nausea swelled in Annabeth’s chest. If the statue fell into the chasm, all her work would be for nothing. Their quest would fail. 

“Secure it!” Annabeth cried. Her friends understood immediately.

“Zhang!” Leo cried. “Get me to the helm, quick! The coach is up there alone.” Frank transformed into a giant eagle, and the two of them soared toward the ship. Jason wrapped his arm around Piper. He turned to Percy.

“Back for you guys in a sec.” He summoned the wind and shot into the air. 

“This floor won’t last!” Hazel warned. “The rest of us should get to the ladder.”

Plumes of dust and cobwebs blasted from holes in the floor. The spider’s silk support cables trembled like massive guitar strings and began to snap. Hazel lunged for the bottom of the rope ladder and gestured for Nico to follow, but Nico was in no condition to sprint.

Percy gripped Annabeth’s hand tighter. “It’ll be fine,” he muttered.

Looking up, she saw grappling lines shoot from the Argo II and wrap around the statue. One lassoed Athena’s neck like a noose. Leo shouted orders from the helm as Jason and Frank flew frantically from line to line, trying to secure them.

Nico had just reached the ladder when a sharp pain shot up Annabeth’s bad leg. She gasped and stumbled.

“What is it?” Percy asked. She tried to stagger toward the ladder. Why was she moving backward instead? Her legs swept out from under her and she fell on her face.

“Her ankle!” Hazel shouted from the ladder. “Cut it! Cut it!”

Annabeth’s mind was woolly from the pain. Cut her ankle?

Apparently Percy didn’t realize what Hazel meant either. Then something yanked Annabeth backward and dragged her toward the pit. Percy lunged, but unfortunately, he couldn’t get to her in time. Annabeth was dragged across the floor, towards the pit. She flung her arms wildly, trying to find something to grab onto, but there was nothing. Annabeth sobbed as she hit the edge of the pit. Her legs went over the side. Too late, she realized what was happening: she was tangled in the spider silk. She should have cut it away immediately. She had thought it was just loose line, but with the entire floor covered in cobwebs, she hadn’t noticed that one of the strands was wrapped around her foot — and the other end went straight into the pit. It was attached to something heavy down in the darkness, something that was pulling her in. 

Annabeth’s strength was gone. She slipped over the edge.

“ANNABETH!” She heard Percy, his voice laced with desperation. Her body slammed into something. She must have blacked out briefly from the pain. When she could see again, she realized that she’d fallen partway into the pit and was dangling over the void. She had somehow managed to grab a ledge, about fifteen feet below the top of the chasm. She looked up, and there was Percy, thrusting his hand out to her although he was much too far away to help.

“Annabeth! Gods, just..just hold on!” He said, with watery eyes. He turned away from her and yelled for the others, calling for help. His voice was lost in the general shouting.
No escape, said a voice in the darkness below. I go to Tartarus, and you will come too.

Annabeth wasn’t sure if she actually heard Arachne’s voice or if it was just in her mind. The pit shook. She was holding onto a ledge barely about the size of a bookshelf, and the pull on her leg was much too strong. It felt like her leg was pulling free of her body. Pain washed everything in red. The force of the Underworld tugged at her like dark gravity. She didn’t have the strength to fight. She knew she was too far down to be saved.

“Percy,” she croaked, “You can’t pull me up.”

Percy shook his head furiously, as if rejecting to believe that this was happening, that this was reality and there was nothing he could do. “No! I can! Hold on! Frank, Jason, Hazel…SOMEONE HELP HER!” He turned towards her again, now crying. His face was white with fear and desperation. She could see in his eyes that he knew it was hopeless.

Annabeth stamped his face in her mind, wondering if this was the last time she’d ever get to see him again. His face was gaunt, scraped and bloody, his hair dusted with cobwebs, but when he locked eyes with her, she thought he had never looked more handsome. She managed to give him a weak smile, with tears pouring out of her own eyes.

“I’ll see you on the other side,” she said, “I promise. We’ll be together again.” She knew that she was making an empty promise, she would never be able to return. Tartarus was almost always a one-way trip.

Percy widened his eyes, and she could sense he was close to completely falling apart. “Annabeth…” his voice sounded like broken glass, and the shards pierced her heart.

She saw the sunlight far, far above — maybe the last sunlight she would ever see. She looked at Percy’s face once more, and then let go of the tiny ledge, closing her eyes and falling into eternal darkness.

Percy yelled, starting to jump down the chasm, but someone grabbed him. “LET ME GO!” He was yelling, his voice completely distraught. He struggled against the giant claws that had flew him off the floor–Frank in eagle form. He was dropped aboard the ship, and as the Argo II flew away at top speed, Percy yelled her name over and over again, sobbing louder than ever, and attempting to jump off the ship to go and try to save her. Jason and coach Hedge had had to tie him to the mast to stop him.

He couldn’t believe it, all these years of hardship, all this time of trying to be with her, only for the Fates to snatch her away from him, so unfairly, so brutally–and probably for good.
The gods had done it. They had broken Percy Jackson.

talesfromcallcenters: You techs are morons!

Welcome back my friends to the stories that never end, We’re so glad you could attend! come inside! Come inside!

Hello again call center workers. When last we left our hero, he was stuck working in the Golog of internet technical support. While we are still doing that, upper management decided that since we were SOOO much better at working with these customers on internet support, why not add Cable TV support as well.

Unfortunately none of us had ever been trained on cable TV support, nor were we really ever adequately trained in the billing system that is used for this area of the country. This created many headaches and the requirement of retraining. But as we all know, you never get enough training when you need it.

This story is going to be from mid-late 2012, so we are a couple of months past the last one.

cast: Me: self explanatory SM: SmartyMcSmart man AKA the customer Tech 1: local tech in the NYC area Sup: Male sup who is Male, this actually becomes important

me:whisper tone tells me this is a cable TV support call Thank you for calling ISP national help desk, this is Peopleman_at_work. So that I can best assist you, can you please tell me your name and the telephone number starting with the area code that is on your account?

sm: yes, my name is NAME, and my phone number is XXX-XXX-XXXX. And before i begin I would really like you to know that I am not an idiot! So please do not ask me to unplug anything, or turn the channel!

me: Don’t worry sir, I have no intention of doing so. What seems to be your issue tonight?

sm: Well, none of my pron channels are coming in. My wife isn’t here to help me and I need to take care of business!

me:kind of skeved out OK. I’m sorry that those channels are not working for you. If you will just give me 1-2 minutes to look over your account that would be appreciated.

sm: Fine, but make it snappy, the Viagra is wearing off! puts call on mute

me:sigh, thinks this is what my life has come to? helping a guy get off? so I open up the customers account in our super spiffy app that is nice and graphical, but can’t really do anything other then make it easier to read codes on the account It looks like the codes are on the account, so I’m not sure what is going on…

sm: thinking he is on hold, and just in silence Why can’t anyone ever fix this shit. This company is just horrible, I should have gone with $magicalskycompany.

me: Thank you for holding sir, So it does look like the codes are on the account, let me just send some signals to the cable box and make sure that everything is refreshed in the system. sends hits to cable box

sm: WTF! I told you that I wasn’t going to restart anything! My box just restarted on it own!!!!

me: Yes sir, I was trying to accommodate your request for YOU to not have to restart anything, so I did it remotely. smile

sm: I know for a fact that you can fix this without doing so. I know its just that your company is working with my wife, she doesn’t like it when I have alone time. She wants me only to do this kind of thing with her!

me: I can assure you that i have no idea what you are talking about, I have never spoken to your wife.

sm: The cable box is back up and running, do you want me to check to make sure I can access my pron?

me: yes sir, please go to one of those channels?

sm: You stupid SOB, its still not working.

me: Ok sir, please hold again, I am going to ask someone in the local area if there is any issue with these channels.

sm: Fine, but make it quick.

puts call on hold

me: sigh, lets hope this doesn’t take to long to get someone local Puts in call to local tier 1 support

tech 1: Thank you for calling local TV support, this is tech 1, how can I assist you?

me: Hey tech 1, this is me from National help desk. I have a customer on the line that is having problems getting some pron. Do you know of any issues with those channels in NYC?

tech 1: Nothing has been reported! Want me to check his billing?

me: That would be awesome, we really didn’t get much training on the system.

tech 1: Ok, so the codes are there, but they are assigned to the modem. Let me just balance his account, and send some hits.

me: Thank you.

tech 1: all done!

ends call and goes back to SM

sm: The f***ing box did it again! Why are they so incompetent?

me: Hello sm, thank you for holding. As you can see we had to reboot the cable box one more time. We found that the codes were not assigned to the correct equipment, once this restart is completed we should have you up and running.

sm: So she got you to change the codes did she? Well, I will just have to tell her that she wasn’t effective in stopping me this time.

me: Ok, please let me know when the cable box is back up.

sm: its back on, let me check the pron. Hey, its working. Now I can get off!

me: That’s, umm, excellent sir. is there anything else that I can help you with?

sm: Yes, how are you going to compensate me for my pain/suffering, and time without the channel?

me: I can look into that for you!

part of the program that is supposed to let us see coding easily, also comes with this nice calculator function that will figure out credits for us. We don’t have to use it, we can just issue any whole dollar amount we want, but this guy has just been off this whole time. so I decide to figure out the credit to the penny. After inputting all the data, it comes back with a figure of $3.12. I go back to sm

me: sm, I have that amount. I will be able to credit your account $3.12 for the time and suffering, would you like me to do that?

sm: that is unacceptable. You will give me at least 1 full months credit for all services. me: Sir, I cannot justify that. According to my system you are due $3.12.

sm: Get me over to your manager, and make sure its a MAN. I’m tired of dealing with females such as yourself.

now dear reader, I didn’t select my name of peopleMAN_at_work to be deceiving, I am in fact male, but I will admit, I have a high pitched voice.

me: sir, you have been talking to a man, but if you will hold I will see if I can transfer you to a male supervisor.

sm: Thank you.

puts call on hold, and looks for a specific sup. He will mess with this guy if I tell him whats going on. He hates sexism!

me: Sup, I have an escalation, and he will only talk to a male supervisor. He was not able to get his pron channels, he accused us of blocking them on the orders of his wife. He wants a month credit, and the system says only $3.12.

sup: well did we block them for his wife? Maybe it was a way to save their marriage? this guy loves sarcasm, and this was dripping with it

me: I don’t think so, I think this guy is just a creep and a perv. Will you take this call?

sup: Sure, I’ll be over, I’ll take it at your desk.

me: goes back to call Sir, I have a male sup coming over, it shouldn’t be more then another minute.

Sup comes over and hands me a Y-Jack so that I can listen into both sides of this call. I make sure that my side is muted

sup: said in the highest pitched falsetto voice you can imagine Hello, this is sup from ISP. I hear you were having problems accessing your pron channels, and now that we fixed it you thought we should give you a month credit.

sm: I was told that you would be male, only a man can understand my difficulties getting off.

sup: still in same voice well I can understand the frustrations of not getting off. Unfortunately I can’t compensate you for that. and the system will only allow a $3.12 credit to be applied. That is as high as anyone will give you.

sm: this is unacceptable. Transfer me to cancellations. I am leaving your shitty company.

sup: Please hold, we will transfer you.

sm: yes you will!

sm: to me just dump him into the retention line.

And this is where the call ends for me. my supervisor told me to take an extra 15 minutes break on the clock due to this idiot, but I didn’t. I found this whole interaction quite funny. I actually had trouble containing laughter the entire call.

By: peopleman_at_work

‘Better Call Saul’ Renewed for Season 4 at AMC

AMC has renewed “Better Call Saul” for a 10-episode fourth season to premiere in 2018, the network announced on Tuesday.

The news comes a week after the “Breaking Bad” prequel series concluded its third-season run as the third highest-rated scripted cable drama.

“Supporting artists we respect and admire; delivering truly outstanding character development and nuanced dramatic twists and turns; continuing a legacy of bold creative choices; loving writing that is the best in the business: Truly, ‘S’all good, man,‘” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios in a statement. “Congratulations to Vince, Peter, Bob and everyone involved with ‘Better Call Saul.’ Bring on season four!”

Also Read: Even This 'Better Call Saul’ EP Thought Jimmy McGill Would Be Saul Goodman by Now

Season 3 came to a close on a cliffhanger last week, with the fate of at least one major character left up in the air. The finale faded to black with a self-set blaze in crazy Chuck McGill’s (Michael McKean) previously nice abode, an apparent suicide attempt. In an interview with TheWrap, executive producer Gennifer Hutchison played it coy, saying fans would have to wait until Season 4 for answers.

“Better Call Saul” is executive produced by creators Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan, alongside Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein and “Breaking Bad” alums Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchison. The series is co-produced by Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios.

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On this day, 19th August 1930, the two halves of the Sydney Harbour Bridge were joined. 

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world’s largest (but not the longest) steel arch bridge with the top of the bridge standing 134 meters (440 feet) above Sydney Harbour. 

Construction of the bridge began in 1924, and took 1400 men eight years to build at a cost of £4.2 million. Sixteen lives were lost during its construction, while up to 800 families living in the path of the proposed Bridge path were relocated and their homes demolished when construction started.

The arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge was built in two halves cantilevering from each shore and tying each half back by steel cables that were anchored into U-shaped tunnels excavated into the sandstone rock.

Construction of the two halves of the arch began late in 1928, and the two halves were properly joined about 10 pm on 19 August 1930.  Workers riveted both top and bottom sections of the arch together, and the arch became self-supporting, allowing the support cables to be removed. On 20 August 1930 the joining of the arches was celebrated by flying the flags of Australia and the United Kingdom from the jibs of the creeper cranes.  The vertical hangers were attached to the arch, and these were then joined with horizontal crossbeams. The deck for the roadway and railway were built on top of the crossbeams, with the deck itself being completed by June 1931, and the creeper cranes were dismantled. The construction of the deck then proceeded from the middle outwards towards each shore as this was easier than moving the construction cranes back to the Pylons. 

The State Library of New South Wales holds a large collection of photographs depicting the various stages of construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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The Just moved in set up Workspace

Here are some of the products that make this workspace an Amazing Workspace:

Amazon is making it easier for cable companies to add Alexa voice commands
Earlier this year, Dish introduced a new feature that let customers control their DVR using Amazon’s Alexa. Now, Amazon is offering up the same back-end functionality to all developers. Meaning — hopefully — that a lot more cable companies will add support for Alexa voice control in the future. Read more
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Introducing, The dodocool 2-in-1 cable.

2-in-1 cable can work as either lightning USB cable or micro USB cable. Support charge and sync of iPhone 5 5s 5c, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPod touch (5th generation), iPod nano (7th generation).Also fits micro USB based devices including Samsung Galaxy, LG, HTC and so on.

Available in colors Black, Blue, Green, Pink, White, and yellow.  Which can be bought here.

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Name: Razer NZXT H440 Gaming Case

Price: $128.00

Buy Now Link: NZXT H440 Gaming Case

Razer Description: 

Powerful Alliace

Razer and NZXT™ have teamed up to create the first Designed by Razer licensed PC case.

Razer became the No. 1 gaming brand in the world by continuously creating products that defy convention and pushing the boundaries of what is possible, goals echoed by PC case manufacturer NZXT. It is this shared dedication to innovation that has brought both leading brands together to create the H440 Designed by Razer. Bearing a unique custom finish that is distinctly Razer, this edition of the top-selling enthusiast favorite fuses incredible design, impossible form factor and extensive customization possibilities, all in a whisper quiet chassis.Predatory Design Featuring the Triple-Headed Snake logo in the front and PSU panel, a sleek black matte finish, hexagonal mesh, as well as signature Razer green illuminated LED power button and underglow, The H440 – Designed by Razer is the silent predator custom built to complete any true gamer’s ecosystem.

Maximum Customization With insane GPU clearance, seven customizable expansion slots, front/top/rear radiator support, and an internal cooling system, The H440 – Designed by Razer™ is a platform to build endless possibilities. Clean. Inside and Out The NZXT™ H440 – Designed by Razer™ features a doorless, ODD-free front panel made entirely of steel while a large, full-view window reveals an interior specially engineered to make any build seamless and beautiful. Port Lights Tinted Window Integrated PSU Shroud

Effortless Cable Management

The NZXT™ H440 – Designed by Razer™ ensures a hassle-free experience, allowing anyone to become an expert on clean cable management.

Liquid Cooling Support

Compatible with 140mm and 120mm fans, the steel top and front panels support radiators up to 360mm in size to offer comprehensive water cooling performance in a sleek, minimalist package, all brought together by Razer’s signature design elements.

Tech Specs: 

Model Number:

CA-H440W-RA

Drive Bays:

External 5.25-in. : 0

Internal 3.5-in. / 2.5-in. : 6+2

Cooling System:

Front: 2x 140 mm or 3x 120 mm (3 x 120 mm FN V2 Fans Included)

Top: 2x 140 mm or 3x 120 mm

Rear: 1x 140 / 120mm (1 x 140 mm FN V2 Fan Included)

Filters:

Front Side (Included)

Bottom Front (Included)

Bottom Rear (Included)

Radiator Support:

Front 2 x 140 mm or 3 x 120 mm

Top 2 x 140 mm or 3 x 120 mm

Rear 1 x 140 / 120mm

Clearance:

GPU Clearance With HDD Cage: 294 mm

GPU Clearance Without HDD Cage: 406.2 mm

CPU Cooler: 180 mm

Cable Management:

Lowest Point - 17.7 mm; Highest Point 32.5 mm

Dimensions:

220mm x 510mm x 475.3mm

Material:

SECC Steel, ABS Plastic

Motherboard Support:

Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX

Expansion Slots: 7

External Electronics:

1 x Audio 1 x Mic

I/O Panel LED On/Off

Product Weight: 9.75 kg

USB 3.0 Ports: 2

USB 2.0 Ports: 2

Warranty: 2 Years

Swing
  • *Saitama and Genos go to a farmers market out in the country side*
  • Genos: *stands and stares at a stall selling woven hammocks, a couple testing one as they smile happily*...*turns and looks at the weight limit signs for the hammocks as he rubs the back of his hand*
  • Saitama: *from the other side of the walking path* Genos! I think I got everything. Ready to go?
  • Genos: Eh? Yes, sensei! *hurries after him*
  • ---------
  • *the next day Genos comes home from a heroes meeting*
  • Genos: I've returned, sensei.
  • Saitama: Oh, perfect timing! I want to show you something.
  • Genos: *walks into the main room*Hm?
  • Saitama: *slides the balcony door open* come on!
  • Genos: *follows him out onto the balcony*...
  • *a makeshift hammock woven from scrap bridge support cables hangs from reinforced lines to the roof of the building to swing gently on their porch*
  • Saitama: what do you think?
  • Genos: ....*buries his face in Saitama's shoulder*!!!///
  • Saitama: *chuckles as he hugs him* be careful though, I already fell out of it twice
  • Genos: *laughs into his shoulder*