* Posts by fords42

16 posts • joined 5 Jun 2013

Dine crime: Chippy sells deep fried Xmas dinner


My very first thought upon reading the headline was "Where in Scotland is this chippy?" I was not disappointed.

RIP Paul Allen: Microsoft cofounder billionaire dies at 65 after facing third bout with cancer


Re: His BSOD epitaph ...

Damn those onion cutting ninjas...

'Men only' job ad posts land Facebook in boiling hot water with ACLU


No wonder we need women only spaces, given the state of the comments here...

Whisky business: Uni of Edinburgh servers Irn-Scru'd by cyber-attack


Scottish college?

Edinburgh University. The clue is in the name. Heathens.

Edge, Azure and Windows Phone receives a Telegram. Yup, it's the week at Microsoft


Bought a Lumia 930 and loved it to bits. Eventually went to iPhone when the app gap really started to bite. Now using an Android with the Microsoft Launcher. It's not quite WP OS, but it's still pretty nice.

British egg producers saddened by Google salad emoji update


Re: I don't get it

Most vegetarians and vegans think Morrissey is a Grade A nobber and don't want to be associated with him.


Here we go again...

...with the vegan bashing. Perish the thought some people actually care enough about animal welfare to take action and actively choose not to participate in what is a horribly cruel industry.

Anyway, vegan or not eggs have no place in a salad.

User stepped on mouse, complained pedal wasn’t making PC go faster


Re: Reminds me of a story

I wonder if that was the same class my mum was in? She told me an identical story about one of her colleagues. Mind you, it's probably a common occurrence.

Ex-Microsoft intern claimed one of her fellow temps raped her. Her bosses hired him


Re: So what did the police say?

Ex Microsoft intern here. In the UK it's up to the intern to find accommodation (though many do end up in shared houses) and AFAIK it's the same in the US.

Disk drive fired 'Frisbees of death' across data centre after storage admin crossed his wires


Re: Lathes

I don't know about that. Recently had a tour of the high school my young 'un will be going to next year and they had all sorts of cool stuff in the workshops.

Scotland, now is your time… to launch Brexit Britain into SPAAAACE!


Re: we already got one

Holyrood only has one L. Whae's the rocket noo?

Kubernetes bug ate my banking app! How code flaw crashed Brit upstart


Re: If they are an "internet bank" shouldn't they be regulated like a bank?

They're governed by the FCA, just like any other bank. To be fair, they did handle the outage well and got everything up and running again within the 48 hour deadline.

UK's NHS to pilot 'Airbnb'-style care service in homeowners' spare rooms


Re: Hoots Mon!

NHS Scotland isn't run by eejits (well, mostly) and our gov actually has some sense.

Sex harassment scandal scoops up Silicon Valley's Slimy Scoble


Re: I'll take the down votes

Dirty Bar Steward Battle Royale. I'd gladly pay good money to watch that.

Software update turned my display and mouse upside-down, says user


More rodent fun

My mum works as a dinner lady and was on an IT 101 course at work, where the instructor showed her team how to access the company intranet and corp email, that sort of thing. Everything is going fine until the instructor asks everyone to move their cursor to the top right of the screen to close Outlook. My mum's colleague (she swears blind this is true) actually picked up her mouse, plonked it into position on the monitor and then complained that nothing was happening. My mum is made of stronger stuff than me and managed to explain to her how a mouse works without sarcasm or anything.

Three's mobile data goes titsup in mysterious spreading outage

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Back up here

The signal's back on in sunny East Lothian.


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