* Posts by Matthew Weekes

10 publicly visible posts • joined 4 Apr 2007

Facebook price tag drops (another) $3.5bn

Matthew Weekes


My mum is hardly a self-obsessed Web 2.0 type.

Jacqui Smith ecstatically ignores more scientific advice

Matthew Weekes

Jacqui Smith

Stupid ****.

You did what? The trials of supporting remote users

Matthew Weekes

Gateway Support

Back when Gateway were actually selling computers worth owning their support was in meltdown so they started doing a kind of group support call where people with similar problems were allowed to listen to the calls before them in the queue. I guess the idea is that you magically find your solution from the last guy without the support monkey even needing to speak to you.

So I'm trying to get a replacement mobo going and I'm listening to the guy a few places before me in the queue trying to get an additional harddisk installed. The operator had spent 20 mins or so taking him through opening the case,, moving the cdrom cage out of the way, fitting the drive, screwing it in etc. He moved onto IDE cables and jumper settings;

Gateway: So with the IDE cable in place on both the motherboard and in the back of the drive, place the jumper on the back of the hard drive on the leftmost set of pins, marked "slave".

User: OK

Gateway: Now replace the lid, do up the large screw at the rear of the case and turn on the PC!

User: It's already turned on.

Gateway: ...

Everyone else listening to the call: PMSL

Third-gen Apple iPhone in development?

Matthew Weekes

New iPhone?


BitTorrent net meltdown delayed

Matthew Weekes


Please remove all stock images of patch panels and cables from your cms. Leave that to the Beeb and EVERY SINGLE INTERNET ARTICLE THEY PUBLISH.

Forth Bridge painters to down brushes in 2012

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it's like...


Auntie looking for alternative phrases to replace "it's like painting the Forth Bridge". My suggestion of "It's like detoxing the Winehouse" didn't make it to print.

Fancy a nuclear power station in your backyard?

Matthew Weekes


...loads. But try parking the thing in Hove...

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Not in My BN1

Hilarious. We've been trying to build a stadium in Brighton for ten years and a waste incinerator for seven with no success past the blueprints. I can't wait to see the truly legendary outpouring of NIMBYism that will ensue when they tell everyone they're sticking a four stack, twin-turbine, uranium-235 powered fission reactor on Shoreham beach.

'Cops help kill 32 Students', claims furious blogger

Matthew Weekes


Good of the NRA to express concern. Hopefully they'll step their efforts up next semester and start a "Sidearm for Every Student" charity drive so that this kind of tragedy can be nipped in the bud next time.

Why I won't buy a Dell next time

Matthew Weekes

Miserable sod

I stopped reading the article when he levelled a whinge at Dell because his door buzzer doesn't work. Let alone the other nothing complaints. Linux doesn't work properly? Diddums. Vista doesn't work properly because drivers aren't ready? Blame the manufacturers, not Dell.

Please header any future articles by this whinging, self-pitying tool with a picture of a large turd so that I can easily identify and avoid wasting my time reading them.