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With all of those Christmas gifts and family gatherings come loads of trash that need to be tossed out the day after. The same can be said for email. We've received quite a few messages since our last installment of the Android Police Files, and while many of them were helpful tips and other notices, some were not so useful. We trashed as much of it as we could, but some items we felt were better off dragged out onto the sidewalk for the public to see.

So take a gander, and hopefully you will get more joy from these nuggets than we did. In retrospect, they're pretty funny. And just for you, this post-Christmas edition of our most off-topic column contains more than the usual eight letters.

APFiles2

Letter #1

Subject: Play store taking more time to download

Text: (no text)

 

2 minutes later...

Subject: Youtube is not playing any video

Text: (no text)

If you look below the subject line, there is a significantly larger box where you can fit many more words. This isn't Twitter, so feel free to provide us with details and context. This is a tip line, after all, and if it turns out you're just dealing with a faulty router - that's not news.

Letter #2

Subject: The Game : GT Racing 2

Text:

Hello

Is the GAME :

GT Racing 2: The Real Car Exp

also working for my SAMSUNG GALAXY Tab 3 / 8.0 ??

SOON BACKANSWER !

XXXXX

 Please, let's just take a closer look at how this email was formatted.

Formatting

The 1990s called. Here, it's for you.

Letter #3

Subject: (no subject)

Text:

Hello,
I'm not too pleased with your service, I've already sent a dozen emails and it seems as though the people/computers replying to them are completely oblivious to what I'm saying. I was charged 3 times for an app which I did not download, it appearing on my bank and its not appearinf through Google play store, ill be more than happy to provide (emphasis added). Please respond !!!!

Provide... what? Some of us are more than willing to accept alternative forms of payment in return for our services, but it all depends on precisely what it is you're willing to provide. And what it is you're asking for, to be honest.

Letter #4

Subject: how do i apply

Text:

how do i apply for one the free minutes and phones who qualifies. i really need a phone bad I pray i can get one from you

Drat, you just missed our last phone giveaway. All I can say is to keep your eyes peeled for when the next one rolls around. Maybe you will get lucky.

Letter #5

Subject: (no subject)

Text:

Yo wat up wit the fraud notice about Samsung note 3 owner Google play store credit I put my information and error message then last nite wade phone call ads. Wat give I been calling back and fort wit Google and Samsung and they don't now anything you guys talking about

Dude, I don't even know.

Letter #6

Subject: (no subject)

Text:

What is this all about?

Excuse me, this one needs to be shared in the chat room.

Why

Letter #7

Subject: I do NOT want a monthly membership!

Text:

I have a Google play gift card. How do I get it to work? I am lost.

There is a moment between creating a subject and typing out the remainder of an email where a person forgets what it was they were going to write about. It happens to the best of us.

Letter #8

Subject: Snapchat

Text:

I think you should let snap chat be compatible with Android Tablet . Please fix it or give it to the users .

We don't get mixed with anything that involves any combination of our readers and Snapchat.

 

But Wait - There's More!

Normally we stop these things after eight emails, but let's just say we haven't yet lost the Christmas spirit. Besides, there's a big wide Internet out there, and email is far from the only means of embarrassing oneself online.

Letter #9

This one's a long one, so the formatting's slightly different from usual. Each email's subject is in bold.

(no subject)

Hello sir, i have a problem with my tab funbook P350. Please sir help
me. For security purpose i set pattern to unlock screen, but now i
forgot that pattern. As i try more than 5 times, tab shows a screen
which says that to unlock screen sign in with gmail account. But thing
is that before i lock screen of my tab i set"MOBILE DATA- OFF". Now,
How can i sign in, to unlock screen? Please help me, My tablets IMEI
no is XXXXXXXXXXXXX can you reset my tablet via online. Please help
me what can i do?

13 minutes later...

(no subject)
Hello sir, i have a problem with my tab funbook P350. Please sir help me For security purpose i set pattern to unlock screen, but now i forgot that pattern. As i try more than 5 times, tab shows a screen which says that to unlock screen sign in with gmail account. But thing is that before i lock screen of my tab i set"MOBILE DATA- OFF". Now, How can i sign in, to unlock screen? Please help me, i am in thane. My tablets IMEI no is XXXXXXXXXXXXX can you reset my tablet via online. Please help me what can i do?

6 minutes later...

For helping me
Hello sir, i have a problem with my tab funbook P350. Please sir help me For security purpose i set pattern to unlock screen, but now i forgot that pattern. As i try more than 5 times, tab shows a screen which says that to unlock screen sign in with gmail account. But thing is that before i lock screen of my tab i set"MOBILE DATA- OFF". Now, How can i sign in, to unlock screen? Please help me, i am in thane. My tablets IMEI no is XXXXXXXXXXXXX can you reset my tablet via online. Please help me what can i do?

4 minutes later...

For helping me
Hello sir, i have a problem with my tab funbook P350. Please sir help
me For security purpose i set pattern to unlock screen, but now i
forgot that pattern. As i try more than 5 times, tab shows a screen
which says that to unlock screen sign in with gmail account. But thing
is that before i lock screen of my tab i set"MOBILE DATA- OFF". Now,
How can i sign in, to unlock screen? Please help me, My tablets IMEI
no is XXXXXXXXXXXXX can you reset my tablet via online. Please help
me what can i do?

3 hours later...

For helping me
Please sir help me. Please sir reply to me.
Hello sir, i have a problem with my tab funbook P350. Please sir help
me For security purpose i set pattern to unlock screen, but now i
forgot that pattern. As i try more than 5 times, tab shows a screen
which says that to unlock screen sign in with gmail account. But thing
is that before i lock screen of my tab i set"MOBILE DATA- OFF". Now,
How can i sign in, to unlock screen? Please help me, i am in thane. My
tablets IMEI no is XXXXXXXXXXXXX can you reset my tablet via online.
Please help me what can i do?

2 minutes later...

For helping me.
"Please sir help me". "Please sir reply to me".
Hello sir, i have a problem with my tab funbook P350. Please sir help me For security purpose i set pattern to unlock screen, but now i forgot that pattern. As i try more than 5 times, tab shows a screen which says that to unlock screen sign in with gmail account. But thing is that before i lock screen of my tab i set"MOBILE DATA- OFF". Now, How can i sign in, to unlock screen? Please help me, i am in thane. My tablets IMEI no is XXXXXXXXXXXXX can you reset my tablet via online. Please help me what can i do?

Artem finally responds:
Stop emailing us.

New response:
So what i do now u can't help me. Tell if can reset my tab online or not. I have read on net that google adds remote phone lock and rest passward. Can i do it. If u do want to answer me, please give me googles email address.

A day later...
Sorry, i am replying u. But i want help from u. Is there is any way to on mobile data on my tab via online? Or is there is any way to reset tab online. My tab has android version 4.0.4

Another day later...

If u do want to help me so why u have open website and an email id. Shut it down.

Artem is really fed up now:
Fuck. Right. Off. Already.

Another response:
Fuck u. Right. Already.
Motherfucker. I fuck ur mother.

2 minutes later...

Fuck u. Right. Already.
Motherfucker. I fuck ur mother.

Angry words were said here. Let's pause for a moment to let ourselves cool off before moving to the next one, because believe me, things are about to get worse.

A Google Hangout With Jenson Phillips

November 29th 7:06 PM

Jenson Phillips: why not

 

November 30th 4:15 PM

Jenson Phillips: I have over 60 000 karma on reddit I think I can handle it

Artem Russakovskii: Sorry, what's this about? I seem to be missing the first part of the conversation

Also I'm drunk

 

December 2nd 8:25 AM

Jenson Phillips: i am applying for an android police writer job-

 

December 2nd 3:07 PM

Jenson Phillips: but obviously you cant see talent

 

December 2nd 6:39 PM

Artem Russakovskii: I am on vacation and right now I have no idea what you're talking about

I don't see a history in Hangouts

 

December 3rd 9:04 AM

Jenson Phillips: there is a history and you promised me that I could do an article on AP

Artem Russakovskii: I just checked my email and I don't see any history

And Hangouts doesn't show it either

Can you paste me the relevant history you're talking about?

Jenson Phillips: hmm that is weird

Artem Russakovskii: I'm really out of it while on vacation

Jenson Phillips: i can see that ha

 

December 13th 10:51 AM

Jenson Phillips: can you give me a nexus 5?

Artem Russakovskii: who the hell are you again?

you still never gave me any history

that we supposedly discussed something

and now you're asking about a Nexus 5

Jenson Phillips: I just want a free nexus 5

Artem Russakovskii: go away

fuck off

now you're pissing me off

Jenson Phillips: Good

Artem Russakovskii: bye

Jenson Phillips: DOX me cunt

Artem Russakovskii: you're being blocked

Jenson Phillips: ok

At least he took the blocking well. You can view a screenshot of this conversation on Artem's Google+ page.

That's All Folks!

I'm cutting you off here. There's a limit to how much trolling a person can handle at any one time, even secondhand, and I fear all of you are dangerously close to exceeding it.

Again, don't let what you've seen above lead you to believe that we don't want to hear from you. We absolutely do. So head on over to our contact page, and shoot us an email. We have some of the best readers out there, and no amount of bad apples can ruin this bunch.

Of course, if your email is particularly bad, there's a chance it will appear in future installments of the Android Police Files. Don't worry, we won't publish identifying information for any emails we receive.*

*Obnoxious Google Hangouts, on the other hand, are a different thing entirely.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Some gems in this one, including the most ridiculous exchanges we've had yet.

    "SOON BACKANSWER!" is my new favorite signature that will from now on replace "looking forward to your reply."

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      I dunno, "DOX me cunt" has a nice ring to it.

      "Sounds good, Steve - just let me know when you want to go forward with this.

      Dox me cunt,

      David"

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

        Fyi I've now said this enough times to myself that it no longer sounds vulgar. I think I'm onto something here.

        • http://www.bordersweather.co.uk/ Andy J

          I really do apologise for this but.....
          I'm having a major issue with the line "Sounds good, Steve - ...."
          If you are replying to Steve - including his name in this way seems jarring, however "Sounds good Steve, just me know....." is how I would expect this exchange to be written.

          I'm sure you were just posting an example use of your signature - but you are a journalist and I would expect better from you ;)

          • Ixil

            Maybe it was an imaginary conversation between multiple recipients.

      • MindFever

        Lmao...I almost died

      • KingofPing

        DOX me, cunt.

        DOX me cunt.

        Punctuation matters.

        I think he's a pirate.

    • Yousef Salem

      Hey how many more ridiculous emails have you received? Like, an exact number?

      SOON BACKANSWER!

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        DOX me cunt.

        • Yousef Salem

          U wot m8?!

          • http://nathanbookham.co.uk Nathan Bookham

            I have over 15000000 karma on reddit. GIVE ME A NEXUS 5! You said i could have it!

            ;)

          • Dycius

            I'm not even on Reddit, so can I have a free Android Sticker?!?

          • http://nathanbookham.co.uk Nathan Bookham

            i really need a phone bad I pray i can get one from you

            SOON BACKANSWER

          • Dycius

            All I have is an old Nexus S to spare. DOX Me, Right?

        • Dycius

          Artem, someone had to do it...
          http://imgur.com/nVgANCs
          DOX Me, Right?

          • Stone Cold

            Score this a win

    • Bojan Gutic

      Changing my signature to "SOON BACKANSWER FROM 5 NEXUS SENT" right now...

    • danishdhanshe

      I feel really bad after seeing what all you have to go through!
      I meet such weirdos at least once a week and you managed to get them all in a day (or maybe 2 days)!
      And spam mails are the most irritating ones!
      However, I'm amazed that you did not receive even one useful mail!

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Of course we did, but what fun would AP Files be if we published regular tips here?

    • Ivan Myring

      I prefer "please correct any tpyos"

  • Buddy H

    Funny stuff. /enjoyed

  • My name is….

    DOX me?
    What is that even supposed to mean?

    • efan

      It refers to posting personal information about a person online to expose their real identity. It didn't really have anything to do with what he was saying.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        In this case it was more of an invitation to find out his personal information rather than post it online.

  • Havoc70

    Ah the joy of the intelligence out there in the world, Funny stuff

  • BillygotTalent

    That is by far the best Christmas gift I have ever received.

    SOON BACKANSWER!!!!

    • Android Developer

      what's "BACKANSWER" ?

      • Stone Cold

        Dyslexic typing he should of wrote answer back soon.

        • Android Developer

          So it's an opposite order of words.
          maybe it was translated from another language?
          I know that in Hebrew, sometimes the order of words are different than in English (for example, in Hebrew you first say the noun and than the adjectives - instead of "big red box" we say "box big red" ) , so maybe it's in a language that has it for this sentence ?

          • Stone Cold

            Probably

  • fonix232

    Number 9 sounds like a typical Indian guy who does not understand IT at all. Sometimes I get e-mails like that too, they send 10-12 e-mails an hour, but fortunately GMail catches up soon, and all of them end up in the Spam folder. Thankfully there's a quite significant gap between these valued customers' and my timezone, so by the time I get out of bed, all I see of it is the annoyance of clearing spams out with a click.

    Unfortunately you can't reason with them. They mostly don't understand anything else but very basic things in English, but demand your time and services. Now I don't want to offend anyone, or get comments saying I'm racist - this was just an observation I made on the long run. I also don't want to generalize people - I have some Indian friends, and they're nothing like this. But again, they are the minority.

    And 10 is pretty much a 12 year old kid, who thought you are giving away phones for articles. Wow.

    • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

      Your second paragraph is like saying "I hope you don't mind but..." and "I have a black friend. I'm not racist". You are opening with "typical Indian guy" and then you are saying "don't want to generalize people"...! You sure?

      "typical Indian guy who does not understand IT at all"...? I wonder why so many IT jobs are offshored to India then.

      • http://www.bordersweather.co.uk/ Andy J

        The last line of your response is like saying "Indians speak better English than English people and that is why many companies use indian call centres" Offshoring IT to india has nothing whatsoever to do with the competency of the people and everything to do with companies offsetting cost of staff against inconvenience of said competency (or lack thereof)

        • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

          So, you are saying even if Indian guys do "not understand IT at all", companies offshore work to them just to cut cost? And what about Indian guys being hired in USA? Do you want me to give you a list of Indian guys in top Google posts?

          • http://www.bordersweather.co.uk/ Andy J

            No - because I didn't use a blanket statement - I did not say ALL Indian guys are IT illiterate - I was simply pointing out that your conclusion that because IT jobs are being offshored to India - that must mean Indians are fantastic at IT - is a flawed conclusion. Where jobs are being offshored to has no bearing on the level of education in that country. I point to RBS as an example - the bank went titsup because RBS offshored their IT - the people in the UK who worked with the system for the last 25 years could have fixed the glitch as soon as it occurred, but the people in whatever country the mainframe is now being maintained by - did not know how to fix the problem. This doesn't mean that the people in that country were not IT literate however, but their knowledge of that particular system was not (and still isn't) up to scratch.

          • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

            Well, I didn't say guys in India are better at IT than American guys, that's why jobs are sent there. You were talking about competency. "Offshoring IT to india has nothing whatsoever to do with the competency of the people". Nothing whatsoever?? As I mentioned to another commentator below, if school pass people in some other country agree to do the job in half the price, companies won't start offshoring jobs to them. If majority of guys in a country are not competent in IT, companies won't employ they no matter how cheap they work for.

          • http://www.bordersweather.co.uk/ Andy J

            Ugh, You are still missing the point of my post - I never commented on whether Indians were good or bad at IT - I was simply pointing out that your conclusion is flawed. You stated "I wonder why so many IT jobs are offshored to India then." which by inference means you are saying that Indians are better at IT than the people in the country which is doing the offshoring. I was attempting to (and I am still attempting to) point out that your logic is flawed. You have essentially issued the same blanket statement that you took exception to with the original poster - you are essentially saying that companies offshoring IT to Indians is proof that all people in the country doing the offshoring must therefore be bad ad IT. Hence why I previously wrote Post hoc ergo propter hoc which means people often make the mistake Event A happens and then Event B happens and they make the mistaken correlation that Event A must have caused Event B, but the two events may be completely unrelated or may be both be related through another event that people have not correlated. For example - someone might sneeze (event a) while walking down some stairs (event b) causing them fall down the stairs, and they could mistakenly believe that the reason they fell down the stairs was because they sneezed, B follows A, but they overlook the fact that they actually fell down the stairs because their shoelace was untied, and the sneezing was completely unrelated. Does that help you understand?

          • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

            I think you misunderstood me. I didn't mean Indians are better than people who are sending jobs to India. He was saying typical Indian guys don't know IT. I was countering that with - if Indian guys are so incompetent, why would so many IT jobs be offshored to India? That means Indian guys know IT very well. Please don't say "No, it's only because of money".

          • http://www.bordersweather.co.uk/ Andy J

            I concede - I may have misunderstood what you intended to say. I think there is a bit of a PR problem to be honest, and it's caused by us lot. I think the original poster is making the mistake that the majority of us make and that is this. Because a lot of companies have offshored their customer service to Indian call centres, and the people working in the Indian call centres have to stick a script, and are pretty much useless if you need help with something the script does not cover (which is probably a good 50% of the time) it paints the picture that Indians must therefore lack IT skills. However this again is a Post hoc ergo propter hoc situation, people falsely correlate the two things - but they don't take into account the fact that (a) the call centre probably handles calls for multiple different companies and the people you speak to cannot deviate from the script because they simply don't know about the product they are providing support for (why would an Indian know anything about my Sky Digital service for instance) and (b) there is a language barrier, and more often than not - it's us that have problems understanding the Indians and not the other way around. So, to sum up - because it's not rare to have a bad experience with an Indian call centre - people mistakenly associate the competency of Indians with their experience with Indian call centres - does that make more sense?

          • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

            Yes, that's understandable. That's exactly similar to when we call verizone or any other carrier's customer care (they are mostly us nationals, I believe) and they give us useless answers and we think they don't know jack s#!t; when the reality is they are either not allowed to admit carrier's fault or can't deviate from their standard replies.

      • Milind Shah

        That guy is racist....I'm sure most of us ate not like that

        • fonix232

          No I'm not. I drew a conclusion based on observation, and made an objective statement. Tiptoeing around the topic is what makes this world as it is, bad - because we cannot address racial questions directly. Yes, there are a lot of Indians who do not speak English well, are not good with IT, and try to seek help in an internationally unaccepted way (sending same e-mail multiple times until answered, being rude, and to start with, going to the wrong source of information, and all of this using their poor English skills). It is a cultural difference, and it has to be addressed.

          Now the fact that I drew a conclusion based on multiple observations (use of the English language, the fact that he's talking about a tablet only sold in India, manufactured in India, etc., plus the overuse of the word "sir") is not racist - I simply identified the person's origin based on multiple factors, and pointed it out. THAT is not racism. If I was racist I would say something like "another curry-guzzling mustache-y brown guy" - see, I used a lot of actual racist, derogative attributives here, based on pure stereotypes. THIS is racism.

          • Milind Shah

            You know what? You were right... Yes there are many Indians who don't know English...may not know The basic etiquette of sending emails... But I can easily say that this will change. all the teenagers know their stuff now. I'm 15 myself and to be honest I haven't had such a conversation on the interwebs so let's just stop this now.

          • fonix232

            To tell you the truth, you're the first teenager who admits they were wrong, in a polite way. I truly wish the others of your age would be half as well-mannered as you are.

          • Milind Shah

            Thanks. Anyways as I said before, I was wrong in stating that you were racist as you stated that it is a typical Indian... And most of them have no knowledge using computers, and their English isn't the best either.

      • Gaurav Arora

        Ok stop right there.

        He started out by saying "typical Indian guy who does not understand IT." That's as good as stating a fact about a typical British guy who does not understand IT. He is basically talking about a person who does not understand IT, regardless of their nationality.

        He did NOT say "a typical Indian guy, who does not understand IT," the grammar mattered there, read closely (mine isn't perfect but that was easy to catch).

        What the hell does this have to do with IT jobs being off-shored ? I'm Indian, and our country gets offshore projects because we have cheap labor (and that we understand basic English), and not because other countries are devoid of high skill labor. I'm not sure if you know this, but Indonesia and Dublin (and a little bit of China) are catching up to our outsourced Service industry.

        • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

          "Typical Indian guy who does not understand IT" means Indian guys typically don't understand IT. His second paragraph where he is trying to say he is not racist, that itself confirms that that's what he was trying to say. "I have some Indian friends, and they're nothing like this. But again, they are the minority". Means majority of Indians are like that - "does not understand IT". Not sure how you are not seeing that.

          IT jobs are being offshored to India because Indians are very competent at IT related jobs; along with the fact that labor is cheap there. Only cheap labor is not the reason. If school pass people in some other country agree to do the job in half the price, companies won't start offshoring jobs to them. Yes, China is catching up. What does that prove? They are also very good at IT and they also offer cheap labor. Simple. If guys in the country "does not understand IT", companies won't employ they no matter how cheap they work for.

          • Gaurav Arora

            "Sounds like a typical Indian guy who does not understand IT at all" clearly means a guy who doesn't understand IT, and is Indian. As I said, pay attention to the use of a comma. Grammar mattered there, and OP clearly got it right.

            Now his second paragraph is not implying anything directly - he could mean that his opinion came out of all the people he deals with within the IT industry, or it could very well mean that he's opinionating taking amass the emails that he gets and some of this friends, who might have nothing to do with IT (I think its the former though).

            Alright, I completely disagree with your second paragraph. Stop thinking that majority of Indians are IT genuineness, or technical know-how comes from graduation courses. Knowledge is an individuals prerogative, India is filled with enough stupids to contest the Americas, or other Asian countries. Other countries have enough individuals who are competent enough, or are more suitable for an IT role than us Indians, the number might falter at large scale, but we, by no means, have the best of the world.

            Out sourcing has a lot to do with money sir, far more than other factors do, I've partially worked in the IT industry here, and you'll be surprised by the sort of people that get hired to do these jobs, and the people who end up being trained. I hope you've done enough research to be stating some of these facts that you are stating.

          • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

            There's no point in arguing with you here. He reads a mail exchange where nothing identifies the mailer's ethnicity and he says "sounds like a typical Indian guy who doesn't know IT". And you are telling me that's not racist...? Are you out of your mind? I'm guessing you don't find sardar jokes racist too.

            I didn't say all or majority of Indians are IT genius or Indians are better than rest of the world. He was saying "typical Indian guys don't know IT".

            Go on living in your utopian world, dude.

          • Gaurav Arora

            Yes, I agree with this argument of yours. OP did jump to conclusion and posted with pre-conceived notions, which he shouldn't have, but I was never arguing about that.

            His statement, and the context in which he has posted is not really clear (talking only about his reference to a typical Indian guy who's horrible at IT), frankly when I read his text I clearly understood that he was targeting a typical Indian man who DOES NOT understand IT that well, and NOT the one who does :]

            Relax, I'm sure he is not trying to be condescending to the complete male populace of India by demeaning their IT skills. However, presuming this bluntly, yes, is douchey on his part.

          • Dhruv Mohan

            fonix232 may have jumped to conclusions but the guy clearly stated he was from Thane.

          • Dhruv Mohan

            Your definition of typical revolves around the observations you made in your social circle. Statistically a typical Indian lives in a hut, I'm sure he/she doesn't know much about electronics.

            He clearly mentioned that it wasn't his intention to insult anyone, identified and acknowledged the minority group that you unfortunately consist of and yet you are convinced that he's racist.

            Even if fonix232 is right in assuming it to be an Indian, its of no consequence. Yes, there are people like that online what can you do about it other than to disregard them.

          • dextersgenius

            @vicky_buddie:disqus: In the email logs, he mentioned that he's from Thane - Thane as you may or may not know, is a city bordering Mumbai. There's also other evidence, such as the Funbook which is an Indian product.

            Edit: Just saw Dhruv's post below, nvm. :P

          • Roh_Mish

            But for that IT jobs, most refer to a book and don't understand anything even a bit outside of that.

      • fonix232

        You are in a complete misunderstanding, on the topic of my wording. As it was pointed out below, the reason why I did not use a comma inbetween "Indian" and "who does not understand..." because it is NOT separated like that.

        The best way to show the true meaning would be the following: "a typical" "Indian guy who does not understand IT". (not like yours, "a typical Indian guy", "who does not understand IT"). I'm pointing out the fact that it is a person of lesser knowledge of the topic IT, and based on his grammar, persistence, wording, he happens to be Indian. Then I state that there is a lot of people like that - because everybody cannot be an IT genius.

        My friend, you're mistaking an observation-based statement with a racist rant. No, it is not. I have people writing to me from all around the globe, with varying skills of English, but in general, I get the most of such mails (poor usage of English, demanding, rude, etc.) from Indians. So this observational statement wasn't made on a whim, based on stereotypes - but it was purely based on experience.

    • Milind Shah

      Dude... not all of us are like that...

      • fonix232

        Did I say ANYWHERE that all Indians are? No. I stated that the MAJORITY with whom I'm dealing with on a daily level is. You have over one freaking billion people living in your country, from that many, the ones who actually know IT well, and have a medium level of understanding and speaking English are definitely minority.

        The fact that you are reading this website, and answering in such manner puts you in the latter group, in which case you should not be offended at all.

    • TheWholeWorldLiesSun

      It doesn't matter what these attention seeking asshats have to say in response. Facts are facts. 98% of the rude and ignorant email we get in the Android community is from India. They demand help for completely unrelated issues and think we should type in Google for them. They are assholes.

      • Gaurav Arora

        Your contribution to the debate with your abusive rant: 0%

        • TheWholeWorldLiesSun

          You are obviously one of those asshats that annoy us and contribute 0% to the community then.

    • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

      After reading this comment (and before seeing the replies) I knew you'd get a few Indian guys on your ass for this, but it's the truth.

      • TheLastAngel

        Yep, the usual indian one percenter who chooses to ignore that India is indeed still a developing country with hundreds of million of poorly educated people.

      • Roh_Mish

        As a Indian, I am with you. There are people who don't understand a bit but even if you say you can't, they will disturb you and then think you are not willing to help

    • reevester

      All the commenters on this thread should be punished with a FunBook P350 for Christmas!! :P

      *hides*

  • http://twitter.com/phonecount StalkyTheFish

    "The most abundant elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity."

  • Ian

    So can I have a free Nexus 5 too!?!?!? :)

    Oh, and I will be using Soon Backanswer at work now!

  • jesuguru

    In future job searches, all my cover letters will say "hire me, or obviously you can't see talent"

  • Deeco

    I didn't understand any of that.

  • Pete Tandon

    Dear Artem, thank you. For a few years now,...thanks to you and your team.

  • Sorian

    I feel better about the stuff I send to you guys.

  • Stone Cold

    Loved this one. How about culling the best ones from all of the AP files for a end of year one next week.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    My day was pretty crap if i must say, so it didn't have to take a lot to make it better, but this... and especially the "SOON BACKANSWER !" part made it all so much better! thanks =)

  • Pan Szym

    Please sir, help me sir, unlock my tab online, please sir!

  • reevester

    LoL super funny Art!