* Posts by Blade

9 posts • joined 29 Sep 2015

BOFH: Darn Windows 7. It's totally why we need a £1k graphics card for a business computer


I had two but, unfortunately, had to sell one due to a very tight financial times. The one I kept is still functional except, the two little metal balls at the base of the trackball cavity are worn flat from use. So, now the trackball wont move smoothly but, basically "shudders". Recently purchased tools may let me turn the little metal balls 180 degrees and get it working again.

150 pounds? that would work out to be around $300 each down here in Oz.

Dell upping its margins again: Precision 5530 laptop will sting you for $13m. Yep, six zeroes


Found it even cheaper in Oz

According to the Dell Australia site you can buy one from $2,669.00 to $5,599.00

For once we're not being penalised with excessive price gouging.


It's even cheaper in Oz

Just looked this up on the Dell Australian site and prices ranged from $2,669.00 to $5,599.00

BOFH: Their bright orange plumage warns other species, 'Back off! I'm dangerous!'


Re: After

"a manager who believes in the 'seagull' method of management"

Never heard of the seagull method of management, please elaborate.

China's first space station to – ahem – de-orbit in late March


Hope it doesn't do a Skylab 2.0

Looking at it's flight path, it does fly over the middle of Australia, and where I live appear to be in the potential landing zone.

Think I'll have to dig out the hard hat that day, just to be safe of course.

Oz's biggest iron slated for 2018 replacement


@kneedragon: Five years ago, none of these failures would've occurred at Stats. But, we get the current government elected, who then proceed to lay off 15K-20K public servants and problems & failures start happening across all departments. Add to that the ongoing yearly "2.5% Efficiency Dividend", which has resulted in more job losses, due to there being no other way to accommodate the budget reduction.

Stats took a hard hit, losing a significant number of senior staff (along with their corporate knowledge) which has resulted in their ensuing failures. The coalition government has effectively gutted Stats, and they're trying hard to do the best they can with minimal staff.

Hardly anyone uses Australia's My Health Record service


It's hosted by Dept. Human Services, and is accessed through the "myGove" website;


From the Dept of the Bleedin' Obvious... yes, drones hurt when they hit you in the head


Re: Forget peer reviewed

Mythbusters did an episode on drones in their last season. Was about if one could kill you by slicing your jugular vein admittedly. The general type of drone has plastic blades and was obviously ineffectual at causing any harm. Their six rotor professional camera drone uses metal blades on the rotors. In the super slo-mo, even the metal blades tended to just stop without causing significant damage. One blade did actually make a cut deep enough to make the test dummy bleed, but even that was fairly superficial.

Find shaving a chore? Why not BLAST your BEARD off with a RAYGUN


There's only two types

There's only two types of people who don't grow beards:

Boys & Women. Men grow beards.


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