* Posts by Maverick

264 posts • joined 3 May 2007

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BOFH: Will the last one out switch off the printer?

Maverick

Optional

" there's no way any of our guards would attempt the stairs without a resuscitator and a cardiac surgeon on standby…"

'security' guards the world over PMSL

BOFH: Here he comes, all wide-eyed with the boundless optimism of youth. He is me, 30 years ago... what to do?

Maverick

awesome again

" trusting no one and with a cynical streak so wide they could land an A380 on it."

is now stolen

BOFH: Gosh, IPv5? Why didn't I think of that? Say, how do you like the new windows in here? Take a look. Closer...

Maverick

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brilliant one Simon!

putting hairline fractures in the base of the Boss's chair in preparation for the world's first pneumatic suppository – so the Boss understands firsthand what a pain in the arse is

a new classic!

Aria Technology loses Court of Appeal bid over £750k VAT dispute

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it's a limited company so can't 'go after him' unless he has offered guarantees which would be unusual

Don't use natwest.co.uk for online banking, Natwest bank tells baffled customer

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Facepalm

NW brought in new feature last year - EVERY time I log in they send me a "one time code" via SMS, yes EVERY SINGLE TIME no matter what browser I use on my home PC. They claim this is to improve security for customers.

Of course readers here will know that this is considered a very weak way to do it, quite easily spoofed. But it is their latest security inprovement,

BOFH: Darn Windows 7. It's totally why we need a £1k graphics card for a business computer

Maverick

same coffee through nose here

also "a couple of 3ft beancounters at the bottom of a lift shaft with knees where their hips should be..."

excellent

iCloud hacker perv cops nearly 3 years in jail for stealing and sharing people's private, intimate pics

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Re: Hack?

hack is ALWAYS misused

BOFH: When was the last time someone said these exact words to you: You are the sunshine of my life?

Maverick

brilliant

"It's as if surveys actually irritated people rather than made them feel like their needs were being heard."

perfect nail / head interface, I delete every such email

BOFH: You brought nothing to the party but a six-pack of regret

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Pint

I agree one of the best new phrases in a while that "private plummet licence"

cheers

BOFH: The case of the Boss's hidden USB inkjet printer

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excellent special treat on a dead Monday!!

BOFH: 'Twas the night before Christmas, and the ransomware struck

Maverick

brilliant! have a great christmas all BOFH fans

BOFH: I'd like introduce you to a groovy little web log I call 'That's Boss'

Maverick

"a piece of "free" software that doesn't inject a toolbar into your browser the moment you click next."

pure fiction

BOFH: Judge us not by the size of our database, but the size of our augmented reality

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"No, I mean have we got any artificial intelligence?"

"Outside of senior management? No."

genius and VERY accurate

BOFH: The company survived the disaster recovery test. Just. The Director's car, however...

Maverick

very topical, well done sir!

In the bag: Serco 'delighted' to grab £450m ferry and freight deal between Scotland and Northern Isles

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Re: Orkney

yes brillaint isn't it?

Right-click opens up terrifying vistas of reality and Windows 95 user's frightful position therein

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Re: Taking the Trash

ah someone else who enjoys the fine services of Kirklees!

they have a new game now; a clever system to load the route into a tablet in the cab because, well after 20 years the bloke in the cab can no longer remember the route (I assume), the issue is that the full route doesn't load but the sending system says it all data has gone so when you ring up to complain you are basically called a liar.

If only there was a way for the receiving system to check it has received all of the data.

Are you who you say you are, sir? You are? That's all fine then

Maverick
Facepalm

Re: Voice response phone

try Aviva, the website can't find a post code for a flat so you have to call

~6 minutes of announcements BEFORE you get to the queue, the person answering eventually covers all the same stuff that you were told in the 6 minutes, MUCH later you get a quote that is 3x the market rate

anyone like to guess why they are not on comparison sites?

BOFH: It's not just an awesome app, it'll look great on my Insta. . a. a. AAAARRRRRGGH

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"Well, I'm an Android user, but I identify as an iPhone user," the PFY says.

I am SO stealing that, excellent

Uncle Sam charges Julian Assange with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion

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Re: Is this the best that the USA can come up with ?

"The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable"

John Kenneth Galbraith

BOFH: Tick tick BOOM. It's B-day! No we're not eating Brussels flouts...

Maverick

"Now the Boss may not be the sharpest fork in the toaster, but even HE knows that these ideas are about as appetising as faecal transplant pizza "

absolute gold !

Brit broadband giants slammed as folk whinge about crap connections, underwhelming speeds

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Re: Vodaphone customer service

get what you pay for, if they advertise a lot=terrible service, never heard of them? likely because they keep customers by offering good service

of course as always ignore the 'industry' awards

Fake broadband ISP support scammers accidentally cough up IP address to Deadpool in card phish gone wrong

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Re: Well?

actually this attitude WELL predates any police cuts

Boss regrets pointing finger at chilled out techie who finished upgrade early

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Re: Oh so familiar

and the downvoters need to take the same 101 class, I qualified as an accountant in 1982 and hence do _actually_ know that cash ≠ profit, the same as people who talk about the profit showing on the balance sheet.

I wouldn't correct people on here on networking, please allow me my expertise

Maverick

Re: Usually gets worse, the bigger the company ...

Amex is not a credit card, it's a charge card so even if it is fraud they don't give a $&%*% as the UK Consumer Credit act does not protect you

I know had it twice, the joy of cancelling my CorpAmex card when I left was a highlight of my year

Maverick

Re: Oh so familiar

may I suggest taking course 101 in GAAP, then you should understand that cash ≠ profit

BOFH: Is everybody ready for the meeting? Grab a crayon – let's get technical

Maverick
Unhappy

all the hours that I spent on technical documentation not wasted then?

Visa Europe fscks up Friday night with other GDPR: 'God Dammit, Payment Refused'

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Headmaster

or even 'net' profit

BOFH: Their bright orange plumage warns other species, 'Back off! I'm dangerous!'

Maverick

"always carry a carrot for self-defence" another classic

IBM turnover shrinks $28bn in 6 years but execs laugh all the way to the bank

Maverick

he bailed

BOFH: We know where the bodies are buried

Maverick

not yet

Gmail is secure. Netflix is secure. Together they're a phishing threat

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Re: Although...

I have this a lady on the West Coast of 'merica registered with one dot not two, make easy to spot as my first name becomes a female name. Gmail filtering also helps but why the heck they designed it that way is beyond me, also not have Netflix is a BIG plus from every angle ;)

BOFH: Turn your server rack hotspot to a server rack notspot

Maverick
Pint

new keyboard alert !

" Led Zeppelin-inspired incident"

genius

have one on me

Merry Christmas, UK prosecutors: Here's a special gift... a slap from the privacy watchdog

Maverick

Re: "What is it about making your own decisions that you find so frightening?"

"The prediction by Ken Livingston that "Brexit will take longer than you expect and you won't get what you want" is still looks like the most accurate summary of the situation."

that is one minor step above mention Hitler in a debate, well done!

BOFH: Putting the commitment into committee

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excellent as always and a new phrase to adapt, what's not to like?

Watt the f... Dim smart meters caught simply making up readings

Maverick

this solution has NOTHING to benefit consumers, they can do one for me!

the WHOLE point is reduce the ability to swap suppliers easily

BOFH: Elf of Safety? Orc of Admin. Pleased to meet you

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oh yes

one of the best for a while Simon

TalkTalk gets record £400k slap-slap from Brit watchdog

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only my doctor, my employer. my Bank and HMRC has my correct date of birth (and I don't trust any of them not to lose it)

why does an ISP need the correct DOB?

there again my local council wanted my DOB in order that I could arrange collection of heavy electrical item (which they could recycle for profit) FFS

BOFH: There are no wrong answers, just wrong questions. Mmm, really wrong ones

Maverick

Re: 2B) or not.

I have never accepted a job after being asked to do one of these as part of the selection process, clearly the step I missed was the head>desk interface

duly noted

BOFH: The case of the suspicious red icon

Maverick

Re: Brilliant line.

Vint Cerf line made me spit coffee

Lloyds personal banking hit with 'intermittent' outage

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also happening earlier in the week, are Loyds the new RBS for IT issues?

Student Loans Company burns £50 million in IT project superfail

Maverick

I'll just leave this here:

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/scotland/article1677814.ece

BOFH: Sure, I could make your cheapo printer perform miracles

Maverick

Re: BOFH with patience?

IS Simon getting more patient with with users? nup

just easier than using the cattle prod, no evidence to cover up

BOFH: In-depth IT training needs a single-malt distillery

Maverick

ooh a 2 parter, nice

BOFH: I want no memory of this pointless conversation. Alcohol please

Maverick

Pint maths - excellent idea, implementation starting 5-4-3-2-1

BOFH: Taking a spin in a decommissioned racer? On your own grill cam be it

Maverick

bloody excellent that's all

BOFH: We're miracle workers. But you want us to fix THAT in 10 minutes?

Maverick

or rather

"The board have all flown to Edinburgh with the Director so they can see our videoconferencing presentation in action!"

which translated means a golfing weekend at company expense - at least until the storm hits!

BOFH: I'm not doing this for the benefit of your health, you know

Maverick

fat

"NOT A FAT FIRE!" he counters.

"Well, if the Boss spontaneously combusts I'll keep that in mind," the PFY continues.

awesome and a new keyboard required

SOHOpeless: Belkin router redirection zero-day

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Belkin? nup

BOFH: An architect and his own entirely avoidable downfall

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pefect

Friday afternoon, BOFH pre-beer o'clock

Scotland to get National ID system 'by the backdoor', campaigners mull challenge

Maverick

Re: Your relationship with your Doctor is based on trust

"Remember, if your quack is an NHS quack, "

what an ill informed post, doctors in General Practice are either self employed or (2) employed by another doctor who is self employed already

they work in a private business, simple

I didn't read the rest of the post as I expected it to be full of the "don't vaccinate your kids / herd immunity" rubbish that infests the internet

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