Yep, people are leveraging toileting for all they are worth.
936 posts • joined 16 Jun 2011
If you can read this, your Windows 10 2004 PC really is connected to the internet no matter what the OS claims
Is it Patch Blues-day for Outlook? Microsoft's email client breaks worldwide, leaves everyone stumped
Baroness Dido Harding lifts the lid on the NHS's manual contact tracing performance: 'We contact them up to 10 times over a 36-hour period'
Euro police forces infiltrated encrypted phone biz – and now 'criminal' EncroChat users are being rounded up
NASA mulls going all steam-punk with a fleet of jumping robots to explore Saturn and Jupiter's mysterious moons
Had cause to park my car round the back of a relative's place along the Thames for a month, whilst out of the country on an extended holiday.
Nothing untoward on our return but, some time later, we had issues with a sensor (DPF differential pressure, I think). The actual cause was identified as a not uncommon wiring issue, solved by a small bit of replacement loom, routed away from the problem area.
To do the job, the guy had to physically access the engine management computer, which involved removing the rain scuttle.
Had a call from him: "have you got mice?"
Turns out that while we were away (probably) the little blighters had set up home on top of the EMC. They'd chewed a fair bit of the sound deadening foam under the plastic engine cover and had ago at some of the plastic trunking underneath it as well.
UK police's face recognition tech breaks human rights laws. Outlaw it, civil rights group urges Court of Appeal
Only true boffins will be able to grasp Blighty's new legal definitions of the humble metre and kilogram
Wow, Microsoft's Windows 10 always runs Edge on startup? What could cause that? So strange, tut-tuts Microsoft
Whose side you on, Nominet? Registry floods .co.uk owners with begging emails to renew unwanted .uk domains
Black and white
A little off topic but you've reminded me of an observation from my oldest grand kiddie.
He was 8 when we'd taken him to the Amberley Museum. We had reached the exhibit about television and radio history. There were loads of elderly CRT sets, wheezing their last, entertaining the punters with generated historical test cards and sundry content. Some if it was in colour but an awful lot of sets were, naturally, monochrome.
Laddie looked thoughtful as we came away. Eventually he asked "When did they invent colour?"
We were some way from the exhibit by then, so his question was a bit out of context. We gently probed to work out what he was really asking.
It turns out he'd seen the monochrome TVs and understood that the pictures were old. He had put two and two together and come to the conclusion that the "Real World" (TM) had once all been monochrome.
Gentle explanation followed. Sweet kid.
As one illustrious commentard on these hallowed pages recently opined, such drivel is:
clickbait bullshit designed to get eyeballs for their advertisers, and axe grinding opinion pieces with statistics so abused that if the stats were kids the police would raid the premises immediately
Which rather neatly sums it up.
As Brit cyber-spies drop 'whitelist' and 'blacklist', tech boss says: If you’re thinking about getting in touch saying this is political correctness gone mad, don’t bother
Resistance is futile: Some Cisco security appliances are ticking time bombs of fail thanks to faulty resistors
Florida man might just stick it to HP for injecting sneaky DRM update into his printers that rejected non-HP ink
From attacked engineers to a crypto-loving preacher with a questionable CV: Yep, it's still very much 5G silly season
Want to put a satellite into orbit for US comms? Whoa, says Uncle Sam: Where's your space crash risk assessment?
We're in a timeline where Dettol maker has to beg folks not to inject cleaning fluid into their veins. Thanks, Trump
Cortana, why are you still here? Microsoft makes the long-suffering assistant chattier for more countries with new Windows 10 build
Baby, I swear it's déjà vu: TalkTalk customers unable to opt out of ISP's ad-jacking DNS – just like six years ago
Based on previous experience of the incompetent customer indifference halfwits* at WankWank, they will tell you they can't help over the problem with your email service. After a pause if about 6 months you will get a call from some nebulous twat "following up" about your "problem with email" and asking how WankWank did.
*Sorry, but I am bigging WankWank up to an unreasonable degree with that choice of words however a proper expression of my real contempt would damage your screen.