October 30, 2013

Those Dell laptops that smell like cat urine? Don't worry.

"The smell is not related to cat urine or any other type of biological contaminant, nor is it a health hazard."

Link goes to a BBC news item that ends "News of the issue spread after a link to the thread was posted to discussion site Reddit," which links to a Reddit thread where the top-rated comment refers to the BBC link to the comments thread and comments like "Clearly BBC journalists like to keep their fingers on the pulse of what's happening. Commendable attitude" and "Or they're desperately scrabbling for a source that isn't 'Marge from St. Ives said so' and don't think people will look too carefully..."

16 comments:

tim maguire said...

If it smells like cat pee then it smells like cat pee. Whether or not it is cat pee is a minor concern by comparison.

And if the BBC story links to a Reddit story that links to the BBC story, do they exist outside of their codependent dance?

Bob Boyd said...

If you like the way your computer smells, you can keep it.

"No one is madder about the smell of cat urine coming from your laptop than the cat who peed on it." -Dell VP for HHS (Help > Horrible Smells)

EDH said...

Aw, hell, if you're going to exaggerate, by all means say it reeks of cat urine.

elkh1 said...

Replacement parts? Shouldn't Dells replace the whole damn thing for PR purpose: they back their products 100%? Nobody wants a new computer with replaced parts.

Original Mike said...

That's the smell of Windows 8.

Crunchy Frog said...

Mike wins the internet.

Sam L. said...

Link bait, anyone?

lemondog said...

Dell stinks......

Had nothing but problems with the last Dell Computer. Will never buy another Dell product.

Strelnikov said...

Dang it. I thought I'd finally found a way for my cat, Mr. Incontinent, to contribute to the family income.

Original Mike said...

"Mike wins the internet."

A penny per page view. That's all I ask.

MadisonMan said...

Mike wins the internet.

Amen. I'm not worthy to share the comment page with him!

Original Mike said...

Don't think flattery is going to get you out of your penny/view obligation, MM.

Henry said...

Dell is marking territory.

Alex said...

Michael Dell on Apple in 1997


- “What would I do? I’d shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders,” because he couldn’t imagine himself being CEO of any other company.


Karma is a BITCH BABY!!!!

FRY IN HELL DELL!!!!

Paddy O said...

Dell is like wine. Good years, bad years. Years it's good, it's great. Years it's bad, nothing but trouble.

I got a Dell laptop in January 2007. Still runs great. My wife got one in late 2008, would freeze up, not come back from sleep, eventually died on us a couple years ago. Only laptop I've come across that just quite absolutely.

Have a new Dell now, a touchscreen. Runs wonderfully. Not a bit of a problem. Windows 8 with the $5 Start8 program is easy to us. Smells of lilacs and rainbows.

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