Hobnobs sounds good about now...
725 posts • joined 4 Jul 2007
BOFH: When the Sun rises in the West and sets in the East, only then will the UPS cease to supply uninterrupted voltage
Re: Duplicate Asset Tag numbers!
Both HP and DELL are willing to sell you pre-labelled computers if you order enough of them.
All they need is the Logo, text and a number range.
They'll even email you a list of serial numbers and the corresponding asset tag as they ship them.
and those are slightly more secure than what your Dymo or Brother labelprinter can produce.
The swift in-person response is part of the service (and nothing to do with the thing I broke while trying to help you)
Re: which rather diminished publishers’ chances of securing distribution in nations outside Japan
For one series that I was interested in years ago(can't remember which now), they sold the European publishing rights to a French company. Which of course only made a French edition.
I don't really bother with Manga any more.
What gets translated to Norwegian usually ends up 'age shifted' to fit young kids even if the contents is 'somewhat more mature'. And Japanese puns are almost never explained, but instead horribly 'remade' into whatever the translator thinks is funny.(It never is)
Re: Still laughing..
I'm sorry, but most of the stuff I have is in working condition...
Well, a couple of portable computers, supposedly once used on an English Navy ship doesn't work, but with 3 of them, I might be able to get one to work...
I think one of my SUN workstations need a new HDD.
One of my Psion S3a machines has an issue with the battery compartment, and the same with the S5...
My Canon laptop with built-in inkjet is broke... literally. Crappy hinges...
If you have something nice and working, then I can be found as Gadgetman over on the berlingoforum.com
Just create a user, and respond to one of my many posts about my car. It's old and French, there's alwys something...
LibreOffice 7.1 beta boasts impressive range of features let down by a lack of polish and poor mobile efforts
Re: I love these scammers
I've done the half-hour chat, too... I was on the bus, so didn't have anything else to do anyway.
I did the 'old keyboard, no Windows key', and 'those keyboard shortcuts doesn't work', then 'I don't have Internet explorer, can I use Netscape isntead', and finally, 'that side doesn't have a version for OS/2'...
There ain't no problem that can't be solved with the help of American horsepower – even yanking on a coax cable
Re: The other side to IBM cables.
I have made it a rule that any time I visit one of the locations I'm responsible for, I always check the Server room for wires that can be removed. Some of them are from the 90s, so there's a bit of a crow's nest still to get rid of, but I'm slowly getting down to the subfloor...
The HP LJII was probably the most indestructible thing you could buy back then... before surplus T34 tanks became available...
the only exception was the 'd' Doubledecker version. May the soul of its designer be buried in a landslide of old HP toner cartridges to suffer eternally!
The LJ4 in comparison was Plastic Fantastic.
Not that we didn't have users who could destroy a LJII, it just took a bit longer.
Always pulling at the sheet as it slowly emerged from the top would do it.
He was a skater boy. We said, 'see you later, boy' – and the VAX machine mysteriously began to work as intended
Typical '80s IT: Good idea leads to additional duties, without extra training or pay, and a nuked payroll system
I AM ERROR: Tired of chewing up your RAM? Razer tells gamers where to stick its special gum for the RGB crowd
Physical locks are less hackable than digital locks, right? Maybe not: Boffins break in with a microphone
Re: My lock's fine then
Jingling keys would make a different sound than pins pushed by springs, so in theory it might be possible to filter for the correct frequencies. In practice, probably not.
But just inserting and pulling the key very slowly ould make the pins slide along the ridges instead of jumping, so that should also work.
One reason NOT to jingle your keys is that hackers can already make duplicate keys using a photo taken from long rane with a powerful tele lens.
Damned if you don't and damned if you do.
You *bang* will never *smash* humiliate me *whack* in front of *clang* the teen computer whizz *crunch* EVER AGAIN
Re: With great power comes great incompatibility
Never buy an UPS with a 'regular' outlet. Get one with C14 outlets, then connect servers or whatever with C13 to C14 cables.
If you have any 'regular' outlets in the server room, they should NOT be connected to the UPS. And they should be as far from the racks as possible.
Re: The sliders never had decent keyboards
The Planet Computers Astra(on IGG now) is a slider keyboard model, and 5G.
If you can make do with 4G, there's their Gemini and Cosmo units.
I reccommend the Cosmo, though. Faster, good camera, good sound, backlit keyboard...
I have a 12" DELL 2-in-one machine, and before that I used a DELL 7240 Ultrabook. Neither of them were usable for writing on the bus or otherwise 'less than perfect' workspace.
(I have a half hour bus trip every morning and afternoon... )
The 6 and 7" 'mini laptop' segment?
Quite a few of those have really sucky keybaord compared to the Cosmo and Geminis.
Re: King's Quest
I bet you had a C64.
We managed to get some of our more popular ZX Spectrum games transferred to the Microdrive. 48KB in less than 10 seconds!
(You had to load the game from tape, stop it after the basic part had loaded and before the MC could load, rewrite the BASIC to use the Microdrive, save it to MD, load the MC and save it too, to the MD and hope that it worked... )
Nothing wrong with tape...
Unless you used DAT or Video8 tapes...
DAT was never designed for the strain of multiple Fast Forward and Reverse that the tape system will be subjected to during a Write and Verify operation does.
Now, an old Tanberg SLR tape... is probably close enough to bulletproof that the pilots might consider lining the door into the cockpit with the tapes...
Geneticists throw hands in the air, change gene naming rules to finally stop Microsoft Excel eating their data
Re: I must be missing something...
We need a 'CSV 2' format, with first line containing 'CSV2', the second containing formatting info, the third containing the labels fior each field, and a 4th line containing 200 commas...
The data, from line 5 and down, will all begin with a comma.
That should make such a complete mess of Excrement's import function that whoever is using it can't help but notice and will be forced to take action...
Add a 'CSV2_CSV2_CSV2_CSV2' line every 100 line or so, with a random number of commas before it to screw with autogenerated field widths...
Oh sure, we'll just make a tiny little change in every source file without letting anyone know. What could go wrong?
If you don't LARP, you'll cry: Armed fun police swoop to disarm knight-errant spotted patrolling Welsh parkland
A paper clip, a spool of phone wire and a recalcitrant RS-232 line: Going MacGyver in the wonderful world of hotel IT
Boeing 787s must be turned off and on every 51 days to prevent 'misleading data' being shown to pilots
Planet Computers has really let things slide: Firm's third real-keyboard gizmo boasts 5G, Android 10, Linux support
Slip sliding away...
I remember all the smartphones with slide-out keyboards...
That never really worked. The contacts lost contact, the slide mechanism jammed or broke.
My Gemini is mostly collecting dust. Sorry, but it's too slow to run the apps I want.
My Cosmo hasn't shipped yet...
and now they want to push this disaster-in-waiting onto the market?
Theranos vampire lives on: Owner of failed blood-testing biz's patents sues maker of actual COVID-19-testing kit
Not exactly the kind of housekeeping you want when it means the hotel's server uptime is scrubbed clean
Re: "my backpack can weigh between 8 and 14kg"
I put my phone on silent if I'm in a meeting. Anyone who NEEDS to contact me then can email me, Skype me(text only or I'll force reboot their PC) or even use Teams chat.
My portable(no serious manufacturer calls them laptop anymore because they're afraid of being sued when someone burn their wedding tackle) is a DELL 2-in-1 hybrid. Takes less space than a block of A4 paper, and easy to grab with me if I have to go outside.