* Posts by William Hart

9 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Nov 2007

BOFH: The PFY wants a reference

William Hart

Ah, life returns to normal...

The BOFH is suitably devious and the thick plottens.

Interstate web host foils gonzo porn baron Max Hardcore

William Hart

@Ashley asks Do aliens have blurrable parts?

Technically not. Their working definition of porn involves watching endless shots of politicians smiling.

Is the earth getting warmer, or cooler?

William Hart

Ah, yes. Global warming

Is the world getting warmer? Of course it is. Remember those honking big glaciers used to be parked in your back yard? Notice they seem to have gone missing? Why do you think that happened? There is no debate about warming; it is real and it is happening.

The only question are:

1) how much are our activities affecting this process?, and,

2) What will be the long-term effect?

i would submit that nobody knows the answers to either of those questions. In the immortal words of George Box, "All models are wrong, some are useful." We have yet to establish that any of the current climate models have reached the level of usefulness.

Sysadmins get Quake tools

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Does this feel like something designed by Simon, BOFH with the able assistance of the PFY?

Area 51 drug test victim crashes flying car

William Hart


An order of Schizophrenia with a side of stupid, please.

BOFH: The London Underground vending machine conspiracy

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The Whatever

I want one!!!!!!!


BOFH: On the brink

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Fond old memories

My first 'business' computer was a TRS-80 mod 1 with 16K memory and a Radio Shack tape drive. I can not remember what operating system that clunker ran. I do remember my first software writing--a short program to calculate Chi-squares for some students--and that, if you put the tape drive on the right side of the monitor, the tape was erased by the poorly shielded monitor.

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All your CP/M boot disk are belong to us.

Windows random number generator is so not random

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Gates Horns

And, we are surprised...

Uhm, exactly why are we surprised at a coding error from Microsoft? I must have missed that somewhere.