Godwin's Law doesn't apply to actual Nazis
2517 posts • joined 20 Jun 2015
Over long US weekend, GitHub HR boss quit after firing Jewish staffer who warned Nazis were at the Capitol
150,000 lost UK police records looking more like 400,000 as Home Office continues to blame 'human error'
“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.
Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.
But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that'd still be keeping his feet dry in ten years' time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.
This was the Captain Samuel Vimes 'Boots' theory of socioeconomic unfairness.”
― Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms
Pizza and beer night out the window, hours trying to sort issue, then a fresh pair of eyes says 'See, the problem is...'
What a difference 6 months makes: UK retailer Dixons Carphone returns to profitability on the back of high online sales
Let's check in now with the new California monolith... And it's gone, torn down by a bunch of MAGA muppets
Imagine things are bad enough that you need a payday loan. Then imagine flaws in systems of loan lead generators leave your records in the open... for years
Adiós Arecibo Observatory: America's largest radio telescope faces explosive end after over 50 years of service
BOFH: You might want to sit down for this. Oh, right, you can't. Listen carefully: THIS IS NOT AN IT PROBLEM!
UK Parliament's human rights committee pushes for better protections of coronavirus contact-tracing data in law
Have no idea WTF is going on with the Oracle-Walmart TikTok deal? Don’t sweat it, here’s our latest rundown
I AM ERROR: Tired of chewing up your RAM? Razer tells gamers where to stick its special gum for the RGB crowd
Salon told to change ad looking for 'happy' stylist because it 'discriminated against unhappy people'
Re: How I feel in the office
Multiple instances of time travel shenanigans have left me no less than thirty-seven times older than the universe itself. My various body parts, now rusted and barely functional, have been replaced at least fifty times each (except, ironically, all the diodes down my left side).
Mate, it's the '90s. You don't need to be reachable every minute of every hour. Your operating system can't cope
What would you prefer: Satellite-streamed cat GIFs – or a decent early warning of an asteroid apocalypse?
Hubble cost 4 billion USD for a 2.4 metre mirror telescope, Gran Telescopio Canarias cost 130 million EUR for a 10.4 metre telescope. Considering a shuttle launch at the time cost 450 million USD, we can surmise that satellites are seriously pricey. For what they're looking to do, ground based is still the best option.
Google extends homeworking until this time next year – as Microsoft finds WFH is terrific... for Microsoft
From 'Queen of the Skies' to Queen of the Scrapheap: British Airways chops 747 fleet as folk stay at home
Re: The Need For Chewed Wires...
My brother once had to tell our mum that the hoover went bang and tried to bite him. He'd tried cutting through the lead with the breadknife, fortunately he was wearing his wellies at the time. 30+ years later, they still have the knife with a perfect semi-circular hole in the blade.