Commentards and teh socials
been away for a while (working on the 'rigs). Good to see that commentards who don't do social media are still as much fun as yorkies, vegans, or middle class wankers who don't own a telly
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"Sometimes I think cycling is the new Hi-Fi in the sense of "How Much?""
I am not sure you have been on the Hifi forums recently.
Nor you on bike forums.
1 Create sock puppet account
2 Post thread on cycling forum asking for tips on chain maintenance
I mean, helment threads blow up quicker but I'm not a monster
can hear the difference between wires of different colour so naturally they will hear the intentional degradation leading up to product replacement
It's an obvious take but surely no self-respecting(!) audiophool would be seen dead slumming it in headphones that cost as little as USD350, nor that come from as mainstream a brand as Bose. That is the territory of the kind of chap with oxygen contaminating his metals.
imagine owning a house that needed the builders to come in several times a month to fix the plumbing, the electrics, the gas pipes, the windows, the roof tiles. Would you be happy with that?
I take it that you need to imagine this scenario because it sounds like you have never bought a new-build house from a volume builder in the UK.
If your underlying work product is shit it doesn't make much difference which methodology you use to deliver its implementation.
My whole career is pretty much built on clearing up after people who fail to realise this so thank god for idiots.*
* Don't worry, I more than pay my dues in maintaining the sum of human idiocy.
When I worked for a bank, their official response/notification to the public about any outage was always "a small number of customers may be affected", This was even the case when an entire datacentre went black and NO ONE could connect to the website or use internet banking at all.
Well, if you start from an assumption that only a small number of people are using internet banking at any given time then there is some basis for the claim. If you looked at access logs for the period to try and put a number on it they aren't going to contradict you by definition.
Hey, corp comms isn't so hard after all
I too would like my car to drive me to work while I sleep in the back, drop me off at work, go off and find a parking space somewhere, then come back to pick me up and take me home.
Me too, although I think just occasionally I would like it to call me in sick and drive me to Las Vegas to hook up with Raoul Duke as a nice surprise
Yes, but let's pretend that what you mean is 25 mph, not 15mph on clear long stretches of road, which is actually what infuriates other drivers.
I find that a significant minority of drivers are consistently infuriated up to about 35 in a 30 zone (an environment that could reasonably expect to be a 20 zone in many UK towns and cities
How public-spirited of these ISPs to draw their customers' attention to the fact they can't be trusted with those customers' data.
Those ISPs can certainly expect to haemorrhage savvy customers to their more privacy-conscious competitors and if there were any small pockets of territory where a competitor was not available then at least the FCC can be expected to step in to manage the situation.
If the township will let me put a big-@$$ tank in my backyard, maybe it's time to switch all my NG systems (cooking, heat, hot water) to propane. And then get a propane-fired generator for when the electric goes down also.
Can I interest you in any accessories?
That would be quite easy for me. Mostly it would stay silent then, near the end of the meeting it would apologise for only just realising that the mic was on mute. I would take steps to ensure the video AI was not trained by actual experience should it ever be accidentally activated
you might want to boil it first.
My takeaway from these reports that clutch their pearls as they trill that 'fa[e]cal matter" or "more bacteria than a toilet seat" was discovered all over smartphones or work desks where all too many of us eat lunch is that I might as well save myself another twenty minutes and combine eating lunch with taking a dump at work since since I haven't contracted food poisoning either from my smartphone or from my (even dirtier apparently) desk so far.
But don't worry, I know not to verbalise these thoughts out loud at work
Not being strictly licensed for legal practice myself, I am instead running a claims management service for yahoo! customers who can't be bothered with all that form filling nonsense but still fancy some free money (less my percentage natch)
marks commentards are not stupid enough too sophisticated to need this service. To them, I can offer a MLM affiliate programme franchise of my service to enable them to be burned of some help to further yahoo! customers.
>>... infers a military response which infers a targeted response against a state or individual actors.
Isn't one of the issues that 'they' have no real idea of the where or who to target? It has been touted to be "The Norks" or "The Chinese" or "The Russians" but maybe five blokes in a bedsit in Basingstoke routing stuff around the world. Are we just going to lob missiles indiscriminately at a few million square miles of inhabited land hoping that we hit a 'responsible' person?
Printing out a screenshot of a ransomwared machine is going to be a lot cheaper than commissioning a WMD report so at least there is a cost saving in generating shonky excuses for dodgy military excursions.
Don't let him look at the evidence------>
I was having a conversation earlier about unscrupulous workers we have known doing such things as insisting that the MS Patches need to be checked on the whole estate on a Sunday at overtime rates despite being deployed by a CM tool that has that reporting built in, or the guy who pulled the same sort of stunt checking a reg value on hundreds of VDIs by remoting into each of them with regedit instead of scripting it but these large ERP system resellers really take the biscuit
It has also been trying to shift its image from a stodgy, boring broadband provider to a hip, kombucha-drinking, new media giant. Three years ago, it bought Yahoo! and two years before that, AOL, in a ham-fisted effort to woo millennials away from Facebook and Google
This happened three or four times whilst reading that ^ paragraph ---------------------->
I'm still suspicious that Verizon might be an art student's piece of performance art
What, no oxygen-free?
I simply retain the services of a full symphony orchestra for when I want to reproduce music at home. I don't think they have a model number as-such. I did experiment with an oxygen free environment one time after reading some back issues of What Hifi but it wasn't very successful to say the least
I once had a terrifying couple of seconds pumping the clutch to the floor, thinking it was the brake.
Borrowing an automatic and depressing the clutch pedal as you approach the first junction gave me a big surprise. Fortunately a more or less fail-safe mistake
There was the old case of the local idiots hounding of a paediatrician doctor out of her own home because they mistakenly confused the term with paedophile. So there is some vigilantism although that was 20 years ago now.
And even that is verging on an urban myth in terms of what happened versus later reporting and popular mythology.
Name check for el reg in the linked article.
I wouldn't want to grant access to the typical vendors because of the events in this story though and/or they'd use the data to help advertisers to sell junk to me.
Indeed. If I wanted to view an advertiser's junk, I'm sure I could find one who has a Ring camera and then just identify a cooperative Amazon employee