* Posts by Mark Rogers

12 posts • joined 21 May 2009

Boaty McBoatface 'wins'

Mark Rogers

Re: Got what they wanted

Being honest though how many people care one bit about the boat or it's mission beyond voting on it's name?

Sysadmin's former boss claims five years FREE support or off to court

Mark Rogers

Re: @Joe Drunk

Giving notice is a courtesy unless you're an officer/executive of the company, or you are a contractor.

Are you sure about that? According to http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/ it's the following:-

If you have worked for your employer for one month or more, the legal minimum amount of notice you must give is one week.

Normally your employment contract will set out a longer notice period. If it does, you should give this length of notice to your employer.

If your employment contract does not set out a notice period you should give a reasonable period of notice to your employer. This is included in your employment contract as what is known as an 'implied term'. What is 'reasonable' will depend on your seniority and how long you have worked there.

Gamers! Ransomware will scramble your save files unless you cough up $1,000

Mark Rogers

It's a rubbery !

I think that anyone who pays this ransom should then be fined by the courts. If no one ever paid these ransoms then they would stop.

Woman dies of heart attack at own funeral

Mark Rogers

Title Here


EA angers fans over Battlefield 3 pre-order exclusives

Mark Rogers

Not the retailers fault

It's not up to the retailers what they get to offer afaik - It's all down to what EA gives them.

Modern Warfare 2 outsold Avatar, claims developer

Mark Rogers

War! huh! what is it good for

We can thank the media for part of that sales in their "reporting" on a certain part of the game.

MIT win DARPA's flashcrowd balloon-hunt compo

Mark Rogers


So each person was given a unique link where they could spam around as much as they want to get other people to sign up.

Now where have I heard about something like that before...

Has your iPhone been involved in an accident?

Mark Rogers

Title Goes Here

I both like and dislike this app.

Like because a lot of people don't seem to know what to do when they have an accident, i.e. what information they should get so this can help.

Dislike because it's making it even easier for any idiot to make a frivolous overblown claim.

Geordi LaForge video-to-brain rig built at MIT

Mark Rogers


How much fun are people gonna have going through airport security with one of those implanted in them.

Air NZ rolls out naked safety vid

Mark Rogers

Is it just me or...

does the first officer look a bit like Matthew Modine http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1314294272/nm0000546

Dell accidentally sells 140,000 monitors for $15 a pop

Mark Rogers


The problem with mistakes like this is people take the piss and order multiples of them hopeing to offload them and make some money. If they stuck to just buying 1 of them the companies would be more likely to just take the loss (sometimes).

A lot of companies have policies of not being obliged to sell mistakenly priced items that's why they often don't take the money straight away.

Worldwide GPS may die in 2010, say US gov

Mark Rogers
Black Helicopters


"Am I correct assuming this will inhibit the government's ability to track me? That certainly can't be a bad thing."

No the government will still have their spy sats for that sort of thing ;)


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