* Posts by segillum

17 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Nov 2014

BOFH and the case of the disappearing teaspoons


Re: Ho, hum...

"Hemsoth will help drive far-reaching strategies to bolster further growth across all Situation Publishing titles"

I wonder why smoke started pouring out of my PC when I asked Google Translate to render this into English?

EU makes USB-C common charging port for most electronic devices


Re: Charge the chargers

Nasty Chinese electrically noisy phone chargers are one of the many factors slowly killing the HF bands. I really wish the EU and UK would strictly enforce existing EMC legislation and stamp on manufacturers and importers who routinely supply fraudulent CE documentation.

Thinnet cables are no match for director's morning workout


A young and very delicious lady at university many moons ago rejoiced in the name of Ophelia Titty.

Isn't there (or wasn't there) a musical instrument shop in London called Allbang & Strummitt?

BOFH: The vengeance bus is coming, and everybody's jumping. An Xmas bonus hits me…


George Smiley's age

John le Carre's George Smiley ages very slowly. He seems to have been in his thirties during World War II but was still lecturing at Sarratt after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Say what you see: Four-letter fun on a late-night support call


Re: We all know the best Bond film

What a truly revolting notion.

Parliament demands to know the score with Fujitsu as Post Office Horizon scandal gets inquiry with legal teeth


Re: Responsible but not guilty

Or as used to be said in the BBC, "deputy heads will roll".

Apple to Epic: Sue me? No, sue you, pal!


Reminds you of Kissinger's comment about the Iran-Iraq war: "Pity one of them has to lose".

'I'm telling you, I haven't got an iPad!' – Sent from my iPad


Re: Which is why I always turn off email sigs...

I had an email the other day with "Sent from my IBM 370/65" appended...

Motorola Moto G 5G Plus: It won't blow your mind, but at £300 we're struggling to find much to grumble about


Re: Can't be bettered?

Nice phone, but it might be worth checking that Bluetooth works properly before you buy.

A lot of people on the Moto/Lenovo forum are complaining that the recent "upgrade" to Android 10 has borked Bluetooth on G7s and G8s. It's certainly borked it on my G7 Plus, which won't pair with any of four cars I've tried it on.

My old G4 and an even older HTC One M7 (remember those?) pair flawlessly with all four.

Trump gloats, telcos weep, and China is furious: How things stand following UK's decision to rip out Huawei


Imputing qualities to others which you yourself possess but cannot or do not wish to own is known to psychoanalysts as 'projection'. Often exhibited by individuals, entities and states alike.

Big bang theory: Was mystery explosion over New York caused by a meteor? Dunno. By a military jet? Maybe...


It was just Rimmer crossing the chopsticks.

That magical super material Apple hopes will hit backspace on its keyboard woes? Nylon


WD-40 is emphatically not "electrical contact cleaner". It's a mixture of white spirit and light mineral oil, neither of which should be brought anywhere near anything electrical or electronic.

Propanol or a properly formulated contact cleaner are a considerably better idea.

Clone your own Prince Phil, says eBay seller hawking debris left over from royal car crash


Re: Apologies

No, no -- he was going for 20 B & H and a few cans of lager.

A few reasons why cops didn't immediately shoot down London Gatwick airport drone menace


Where's the BOFH and PFY when you need them? Given the skill set they displayed in 'Robot Wars' I'd bet they could sort this drone problem sharpish.

Official UN panel findings on embassy-squatter released. Assange: I'm 'vindicated'


Re: Never mind Assange

Looks like a couple of 1960s-vintage Racal RA17s and some other elderly bits and pieces. Don't they have FTTC or FTTP in Hans Crescent?

EE 'best' of the UK mobile network bunch, but how good is that?


MOD and mobiles

>near an MOD installation<

Hmm. Vodafone coverage of RAF Cranwell, RAF Shawbury, RAF Cosford and RAF St Athan is non-existent and O2 isn't much better. I can think of several civil airfields where there's no Vodafone and very little of anywhere else either. Sleap, Wellesbourne Mountford and Enstone come to mind.

Why did it take antivirus giants YEARS to drill into super-scary Regin? Symantec responds...


Where's Simon?

I detect the hand of the BOFH and the PFY in here somewhere...