* Posts by jhml2011

9 posts • joined 27 Jul 2011

BOFH: Oh dear. Did someone get lost on the Audit Trail?


Tea. All. Over. My. Monitor!!!!!

Server retired after 18 years and ten months – beat that, readers!


486 chicanery

Built a little 486 dx2-66 with 16MB ram and a scsi hard disk (1.2GB?) that ran as a smoothwall box which was put into service circa 1997/8 for a small accountancy firm. It connected to a 56K modem and a little 8 port 10Mb hub and was flawless. I know this because I got a call from that office around 5 years later from a telecoms engineer who was upgrading to ISDN asking how the heck to do it. In all that time it had not even been rebooted!

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


Bad Joke Alert

"New trials from Renault to test the effectiveness of their Bulgarian Airbags holster".

I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working

Paris Hilton

I'm a PC and Windows 7 was MY idea

Ye gods - I get this all the time. I decided quite some time ago that I would charge a (fairly nottional) sum for doing work but ONLYif I was offered payment.

I would then quote an amount based on my estimate of what I thought was appropriate based on work done and who the work was for - i.e more for a (seemingly) well off work colleague for a complete rebuild of Windows than that for an elderly neighbour who can't get her mouse to work.

If someone doesn't ask if I want anything for my trouble then they are consigned to the "never do work for again list".

Paris, because she loves dining rooms full of faulty laptops.

Tens of thousands of 'Watch Dogs' pirates ENSLAVED by Bitcoin botmaster


Three years old still sounds like a pretty long lifetime for a piece of eqipment that might be replaced every six to 12 months....

Chinese £200 iPhone killer unwraps for Xmas


cheap knock-offs

Agreed, <shudder> have you seen the Ipod clones </shudder>



Have you seen the <shudder> knock off iPods? </shudder> they're bleak, the OS is pants and so is the sound quality - never got to see batter life as it kept skipping to the next track for no apprent reason.

Ten... remastered videogame classics


Agreed - I played it on Gameboy and C64!

George Lucas defeated by Stormtrooper helmet man

Paris Hilton


The phrase, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away is slightly redundant - what we percieve travels to our eyes at the speed of light so everything is in the past. The further away the older it is. For ir to be in someones future they would have to be even further away.

Paris, becuase she loves physics...



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