* Posts by Apprentice Human

7 posts • joined 1 Mar 2015

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you

Apprentice Human

I've been using Micro$oft and Micro$sloth for ages. Now, with an expanded character set I've started to use Mi¢ro$oft.

In usage:

Mi¢ro$oft - bringing you cutting edge OS technology from the 60's, only a decade behind linux.

Dot-com price rises on their way over the next four years: ICANN approves Verisign contract, walks off with $20m

Apprentice Human

And they don't mind slashing .org's community registration remit when there's money to be made for lining their own pockets.

California emits latest layoff statistics. March's numbers are ugly. It's 19,000 total, including many in tech

Apprentice Human

We'll I'm still getting paid more than I was in Oz

Moved over to Silicon Valley in 2000, just in time for the crash, from Melbourne.

I've had much more interesting jobs than I ever had a chance while back home.

Regular cuts are part of California, a "right to work" state, more like a right to kick you out because the boss has a hangover. But if you're any good you don't have any real issues. And there are so many IT vacancies I don't see anyone being unemployed for a long time, we're all desperate for more people on our teams.

'Tech troll' sues EFF to silence 'Stupid Patent of the Month' blog. Now the EFF sues back

Apprentice Human

I'm a little surprised that Linked-In wasn't checked in the research. It get to be a better story when the CEO 's only credentials is a Bachelor's in "Real Estate" from a university in Texas (Hondros). This makes me want someone to have the time to resurrect GrokLaw!

LASER RAZOR blunted by KickStarter ban

Apprentice Human

Back to soap and water.

It shows how much people hate shaving but want a clean shave.

I signed up knowing it was externally powered but believed the money needed would make a viable device in mass production.

Alas, back to the water, soap and a sharp blade for me. Still the modern blades beats the hell out the single blade safety razor I started with and I'm really glad I didn't need to learn how to use a cut-throat razor like my old man showed off with. Yes, he used a safety razor most of the time.

Doctor Who returns to our screens next week – so, WHO is the worst Time Lord of them all?

Apprentice Human

Errr, have people forgot the abysmal movie with Peter Cushing. A great, great actor but an abysmal movie!

Reckon YOU can write better headlines than us? Great – apply within

Apprentice Human

Re: MS Word

I suppose OfficeLibre (or OpenOffice) is beyond your price. Is Google's Docs too easy? Then may I suggest spell(1)? Pity there isn't a grammer(1).

I'm a MicroSoft hater for decades, for personal reasons so I couldn't resist the dig at Word.

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