* Posts by Cannorn

10 posts • joined 15 Jun 2012

Student falsely IDed by Reddit as Boston bomber found dead


Re: sigh

The road to hell is paved with good intentions

Self-healing chips survive repeated LASER BLASTS


Re: This has applications for space technology

So are we on course for the first case of Chip Cancer then when this starts to go wrong?

Big Blighty telcos ordered to block three BitTorrent search sites



It's worrying that a Judge can make such an erroneous and sweeping (false) statement as

"UK users of the websites who have accounts with the defendants have infringed, and are continuing to infringe, the claimants' copyrights by copying the claimants' sound recordings on a large scale."

I suppose you could argue that he may have meant SOME of the UK Users but it sounds a lot to me like he's saying simply having an account with these people automatically makes you guilty of copyright infringement which is absolute hokum.

Ask Google this impossible question, get web filth as a reward


More than once I've noticed a lot of websites out there respond to ANY search term you plug in even if they don't contain what you searched for and yes they tend to be for dodgy virus infected sites or sites that say YES WE HAVE "your search term", Just $5/month to access our files which contain "your search term" download now!!!!


Surely it's just a variation of this? yes the search should return null results, EXCEPT the dodgy sites that whore themselves to the top of the page simply echoing your search term regardless?

Psst, wanna block nuisance calls? BT'll do it... for a price



Is all but useless at the moment and running the phone system for a multinational PPI sales calls are the bane of my life at the moment and reflect a huge % of the voicemail storage capacity as the automated records call 1000's of our users dozens of times a day from withheld or otherwise disguised numbers that are impossible to even get enough info on to submit a Complaint to TPS with (not that they'll be UK based anyway)

What we need is a phone that can detect these recorded messages, navigate to a human (why yes I'd LOVE PPI monies!) then transmit a frequency through the far handset that will melt the sales drones brains out their no.....oh...wait nvm...just seen the flaw in that plan....

This week's BBC MELTDOWN: Savile puppet haunts kids' TV


Outraged public

Working as a telecoms Engineer for a major international media corp and working a lot with their switchboard - Yes, I can confirm there are large (2 walls floor to ceiling white board large) numbers of nuts with nothing better to do that go looking for something to be outraged about then calling the papers.

They call it the nut wall here and it's a list of known nuisance nuts who get offended by the sun rising in the morning and feel it should be a page 1 headline denouncing that sort of thing.

Want to avoid another cookie law mess? Talk to EU bods next time


If they weren't 100 miles away or I had a Blackhawk

Me and my Friends just happen to have Ninja kit and can easily make tatical black feather dusters....if someone can loan us a Blackhawk we will call this bluff so hard!!

Maybe tie him to his char with Duct tape...sorry Ninja tape....then crush a cookie in front of him before tickling him mercilessly...I think that will get the message across...

Chinese toothpaste biz wants £50k from Apple over 'Snow Leopard'

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Whats good for the Goose

Whats good for the Goose is good for the Snowleapard Household Chemical!

Sysadmins: Your best tale of woe wins a PRIZE


Sales Guys

So I've always had a mish mash of roles but in one role where I was doing Server and desktop support we had the sales guys running the show, selling projects we couldn't possibly deliver in the time frames they promised without days of unpaid over time and the blame on US if the sales failed despite our constant protests.

Karma however, paid a visit one day.

One of the most troublesome Sales managers pops over one day, the same guy who pocketed a 6 digit bonus for selling something (read, spent a fortune on the company card at titty bars and the pub) which us IT guys worked 3 months of stress filled overtime to deliver without so much as a cheers guys....came round at 10am.

He DEMANDED a brand new laptop, built to X,Y,Z Spec, with PowerPoint installed and thoroughly tested with a VITAL sales presentation he needs to present at 2PM today, leaving the office at noon.

We got it all setup, tested, spare batteries, spare power supplies etc etc.

Handed it over but he insisted on powering up to test, fine, he does so and is happy.

2PM I get a call, Answer to instantly get a 100 decibel stream of abuse down the line from Sales Nubbin that the laptop isn't working.....

Apparently he's arrived on site, has me on speaker phone in front of the clients and wants me to explain to them why he can't show them the demo...

OK whats the laptop doing.

Nothing, it just beeps.

Beeps? ok hold the phone to the laptop so I can hear it...

That sounds like power...I'm guessing you didn't power it down when you put it in the car, is it plugged in?

OF COURSE IT'S **** plugged in!! do you think i'm a complete idiot!!

And where it's plugged in, is that switched on..

OF COUR.........*hangs up*

Well that made my day.

Ethiopia to send Skype users to the slammer


It was VOIP....

It was VOUDP.....


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