* Posts by Illsay

20 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Dec 2007

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moves to shut Parliament


Democracy is such a pain when it's only you only knowing what is best for the country, Victor Orban will understand and agree. Such a pity that the opposing Members of Parliament seem to forget the weekly savings that will benefit the NHS?!

A few reasons why cops didn't immediately shoot down London Gatwick airport drone menace


Britannia rules the airwaves!

Soon the UK will be able to deal with this, without all the objections mentioned in the article, for which of course the EU was to blame.

Developer goes rogue, shoots four colleagues at ERP code maker


Glassdoor: "a very toxic place to work."

According Glassdoor website:

"CEO has history of verbally abusing employees including personal attacks and swear words. Also stokes his ego by belittling employees in front of customers. Also attacks customers behind their backs, attacking their intelligence, physical appearance or their company in general.

Unethical behaviours any time money is involved: bill customers when they shouldn't, screw employees out of quarterly bonuses, and beating up vendors and underpaying them. People are treated like cogs in a machine for making money, not valued resources. Key resources are burning out and upper leadership doesn't care. Mantra is still "work harder, work more". Work- life balance is terrible.

Company lacks a shared vision, which results in divisions constantly battling with each other. Upper leadership believes this competition between teams is healthy, so unlikely to change.

Very little opportunity for advancement. Complete lack of training for new hires. Pay is not competitive. Benefits get worse every year and cost the employee more.

Overall, a very toxic place to work."

Lacking HRM and unrestricted gun ownership, a lethal environment if you ask me...

Worst-case Brexit could kill 92,000 science, tech jobs across UK – report



Ah, finally a quote so that must be factual. Very interested to know which corporation(S?) had their press officer utter these words. I can perfectly understand why it's laughable.

How to get a Raspberry Pi to take over your Robot House


Re: Reg ongoing feature?

"Its the little annoyances which mean my girlfriend has pretty much veto'd home automation." Thanks for sharing. Adding a spark in a relationship should not be taken too litteraly, so it seems.

Peppa Pig told to belt up


Rolling in mud is ok

Rolling in a muddy puddle while hysterically laughing must be a concern too for some parents. Not to those that own a dry cleaner's obviously.

Microsoft hit with lawsuit over Xbox memory card ban

Jobs Horns

MS: "Apple always highly regarded"

I expect certain applications to be banned from smart phones in the near future. (Quality Assurance, see...)

WarMouse pushes gamers' buttons with OOMouse


I am trying, honest!

I so want to believe them, but why do they have to make it extraspecial difficult? With the emphasis on cult.

Giant iPhones invade Florida


Calling all social anthropologists...

with a keen interest in that special US-UK relationship, study the article but above all the comments!

BMW to ride in with 115-mile range e-scooter?


Si si!

Somewhat off-topic, but I suspect it's a Spanish magazine. Although in all fairness climate, lifestyle and driving habits are quite similar.

(Icon choice is pure by association)

Brit ISPs censor Wikipedia over 'child porn' album cover

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Ahem, it's Scorpions...

What commenters here do not seem to get, is that censorship sometimes works pretty darn good. If the result is that anything related to the Scorpions is kept out of sight, than that decision simply cannot be up for debate.

Two words: German Rockband!

Colchester Hospital sacks manager over lost laptop


What actually happened

Let me provide some needed insight that a few commenters are missing and shine a light on the human drama, without plugging encryption tools.

Just before this manager left work for his well deserved holiday there were some pretty important reports to be finished that no one else could be bothered with at the time. Looking back volunteering for this task was a bit stupid, but the silence at the meeting was a bit awkward and embarrassing at the same time. "Yep. I'll have a look at those" was out before he realized it and he forgot about the upcoming holiday. His wife however, was not so forgetful and was p-ed off by the appearance of the laptop when they packed the car. It took miles before that subject finally died, leaving the manager exhausted trying not to look like the sucker, without playing the NHS budget card.

When they finally arrived at their holiday destination, the laptop was one of the first items the manager wanted to secure, if the dog had not escaped to freedom.The oncoming traffic barely missed the dog. The screeching of tires was deafening and the horror on the kids' faces spoke books. Seeing our manager clumsily with the laptop in his hands whilst the dog nearly getting killed was a picture that infuriated the misses. This was not a good start. Quickly the laptop was tossed in the back of the car and the dog's leash picked up from the road.

Later that day, on a terrace with a half-downed pint in his hands, the manager's mind wonders off to another meeting earlier this year when encryption was discussed. "Policies is what we can afford, no techie tools or fancy consultants and their software". This was the official guide line and there was no support for spending budget on eventualities.

Now the kids and the dog come running back from the parking lot looking all excited, bless them.

Asda declares baby's arse 'pornographic'

Paris Hilton

UK and common sense

Ofcourse mum could have opted to use a more recent picture and take one on the street, but then would risk being arrested for plotting terrorist acts. I would not be surprised if next week we read the follow-up on this story, where Asda declares it decided to press charges against mum, for insisting on child-pornography being processed by Asda staff, who needless to say, suffer greatly from the whole experience.

(Paris, since she's not bothered with stars on any cake)

World+dog ignores Sweden's Draconian wiretap bill



Morph must now be heading into the nordic area for some more business, I would presume.

O2 PR calls Reg readers 'techie nerds'


What makes you nerds...

think the PR guys were unaware? Huh? The classification is spot on, so they must know what they're doing.

Next time you want to break up, call a friend to discuss and just "by accident" conference your partner in.

Dutch gov blows open standards raspberry at Microsoft


UK expats on a 35% tax scheme...

should not complain, or ask to be transferred to the regular tax scheme that goes up to 50%. Dutch Revenue is happy to set you straight.

(I know, off topic, but some A.C. hit my nerve there)

Technical problems mar Barclays' PINSentry roll-out

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Barclays catchin up fast...

Why do these solutions take so long to implement in the UK, with it's long banking tradition? Like someone said before, this is being used for years now in other countries. Whether you like the solution or not is a different topic. As far as travelling goes, it fits in your laptopbag among the iPod, mobile, SatNav and your laptop ofcourse.

German air passenger quaffs litre of vodka



I expect to see this scene in a new episode of the Simpsons soon.

It's Homer ofcourse and it's going to be the bottle of Wodka that he exchanged last minute for the perfume he bought earlier for Marge. Downing it he realizes it was a selfish though smart move after all.

Wikipedia COO was convicted felon


Unlucky with the law...

...according to Rich means getting caught after killing someone because of drunk driving. Interesting thought just before the holiday season.

Cheers (and remove those no good license plates).

Wikipedia black helicopters circle Utah's Traverse Mountain


El Reg must have touched a nerve here...

Links to the El Reg article (unreliable by nature, as it seems on wiki) are rapidly removed, but a Wikipedia official sees the need to react on this forum?

Well, at least now I have a more realisitic idea on book reviews on Amazon, thanks to mr. Weiss (not so blank if you ask me, dankeschön).