* Posts by Lith

37 posts • joined 16 Mar 2010

Idiot admits destroying scores of college PCs using USB Killer gizmo, filming himself doing it



This code explains that it's the old programming

OCD of having to complete things.


Ad-tech industry: GDPR complaint is like holding road builders to account for traffic violations


The "it's not our fault that people use our obviously meant to be illegal tools illegally" shall henceforth be know as the "Pirate Bay" defence.

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


Re: When is the next story?

I'm waiting for the mugs to come back in stock, only 2 years since the last lot I think.

Gartner's Great Vanishing: Some of 2017's emerging techs just disappeared


Of course is it.

The 4 dimensions are as follows:

1 up/down

2 left/right

3 forwards/backwards

4 moonwalk

No, seriously, why are you holding your phone like that?


Re: Back in the day..

Speaking of off topic, do they still make those topic chocolate bars?

NASA finds satellite, realises it has lost the software and kit that talk to it


Re: It was also HARDWARE that no longer exists.

They could check eBay.

Although this would probably cost more than their budget, I've seen 15 year old single processor servers going for over a grand

UK.gov mass data slurping ruled illegal – AGAIN


All that will happen is that they put it back up to three years and make littering and everything above it a crime with a potential sentence of at least 3 years.

Don't be a turkey: Help Linus Torvalds finish Linux 4.14 before it ruins Thanksgiving


Re: There is a reason it's called ...

is that because you like to do bad Japanese impressions round your parts?

You can't find tech staff – wah, wah, wah. Start with your ridiculous job spec


I think some of the skills gap problem is that the job spec goes through hr.

After they add a whole bunch of acronyms they heard once while watching Silicon Valley, the number of people with those skills drops to just about zero.

More and more websites are mining crypto-coins in your browser to pay their bills, line pockets


Re: This post is a work of satire and should not be taken seriously


Alive during, yes.

Old enough to remember, no.

(I get the feeling some people didn't read the title)


This post is a work of satire and should not be taken seriously

But electricity cost more in Britain than other places, so we are being discriminated against.

Rip off Britain strikes again.

The new, new Psion is getting near production. Here's what it looks like


I have absolutely no reason to buy this.

But I must still have one.

Google's macho memo man fired, say reports


So they have the right to say what they want.

So long as Google agrees with it?

The ultimate full English breakfast – have your SAY


Re: Proper Full English

Creature, I name thee Troll!

Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in


Re: "It's a joke'

Sir Humphrey I presume?

Faking incontinence and other ways to scare off tech support scammers


Had one today.

Unfortunately he didn't want to wait for my WiFi dildo to boot and hung up.

Drops the mic... Hang on, hackers could be listening through my headphones?


Hardware solutions include

Unplugging the headphones?

Brexit may not mean Brexit at all: UK.gov loses Article 50 lawsuit


Re: Re:

The majority didn't vote to remain either.

I voted to remain, but the vox populi have spoken and it's time to get on with it, whether we personally wanted it or not.

Top smut site stops Flashing, adopts HTML5


Don't completely believe them.

I'm going to have to spend the next few days watching every video I can to make sure.

UK web host 123-Reg goes TITSUP, customer servers evaporate


Re: Do they outsource their Technical Support ...

From previous experience of 123reg, they source their customer services from TalkTalk rejects.

Cinema boss gives up making kids turn off phones: 'That's not how they live their life'


On my very first date to the cinema with my wife, on the way in I casually mentioned "if you talk during the film I will walk out you will never see me again".

The same rule applies today, bit she has to have the seat closer to the aisle as she is the "must get up and pee 45 times during the film" person.

Anyone using M-DISC to archive snaps?


Re: Can I find a 5.25" floppy drive and/or VHS player?

I gave up hope on my PC ever having another gameport and gave my old joystick to my three year old.

Some times you just have to let go before you turn up half eaten by cats in a programme about hoarders on a 3rd rate sky channel like livingtv in between episodes of ghost hunters international.

But if he thinks he's getting the one that fits my Amiga 1200 he has another thing coming...

Caption this: WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg


Bertram decided that a focussed laser beam was just the thing to remove the carcinogenic bacon grease from his tie.

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg


Apparently this is the Emacs shortcut to change all text to comic sans.


Steve Jobs told me I was holding it wrong before...

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg


What do you mean I'm not invited to the launch of the phone named after me?

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


I'm not sure if it checks your choice of outerwear.

I believe people that own red cowboy boots have to pay double though.

SpaceX rocket reaches orbit but Dragon fails to spit fire


It seems...

... like the space delivery business has a delivery rate about the same as terrestrial delivery businesses.

BT and Virgin sue over £10m state-funded Birmingham broadband


Government money into a private market is substantially flawed? So BT won't want any of that £150 million then?

Why lock your digits to a phone? Telefonica to flog cloudy numbers


Re: I don't think I want the hassle of logging in to a phone...

And it could be called a subscriber identity module card, or SIM card for short?

Amazon revamps E Ink Kindle line


Kindle touchless wifi only is £89.00 on Amazon with a release date of 12/10/11.

So no, not £63, but lets be honest, who actually expected it to be that?

Microsoft replaces Xbox 360s after disc-format switch



Will this also count for my girlfriend's second hand console?

(Cos she's not using mine)

Lindsay Lohan to pull off Linda Lovelace



Is it the same film about the group of amatuer feminist film makers who attempt to disincentivise the film making process?

Jobcentre ejects Jedi Knight


Does this count as a title

I think I'll go in to the jobcentre wearing a crash helmet and claiming that the power rangers are my religion.


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