* Posts by mrchuckles

5 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Mar 2014

Between you, me and that dodgy-looking USB: A little bit of paranoia never hurt anyone


There's no such thing as too paranoid at the moment.

Did you test that? No, I thought you tested it. Now customers have it and it doesn't work


Re: Indeed on the pork ...

When it was still possible to work in small-scale manufacturing in this country and long before I became a developer and de-facto "computer guy" for everyone I met or was related to, I spent some time in engineering (proper). No Jewellery as a rule became self evident the first time I drilled a hole through my finger after not paying attention to what I was wearing.

Stuff like that definitely (stories of hair and dangly necklaces getting caught in lathes, getting your hand crushed in a press or your fingers ground down by a horizontal grinder etc), focuses the mind, and I possess no jewellery whatsoever.

Machinery of any kind, but especially machines with whirly blades and spinning things integral to their operation, make for a poor companion to vanity.

UK hospital meltdown after ransomware worm uses NSA vuln to raid IT


And, of course, nobody saw it coming

Fixing this is going to cost a pretty penny.

Maybe it's a forced upgrade?

D'oh! Amber Rudd meant 'understand hashing', not 'hashtags'


Channelling Trump and Johnson. It's the political FOTM.

Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad


Re: Well done

"Do you own your AppleId or do you pay for Apple for a service?"

What about all the stuff you've bought from Apple. Or is that somehow just a "for the duration of your life" deal?