* Posts by beecee

13 posts • joined 23 Jul 2016

Built to last: Time to dispose of the disposable, unrepairable brick


Pigs and troughs

Yeah I agree, but I start from the other end, upgrading the machine over ten years till it bears no relation to the original, but then I'm always adding pieces, judiciously. I get great pleasure squeezing the pips, got a twelve year old Dell Vostro that Madam had from an OU Maths degree from Vista to Win10Pro x64: cost £75 approx, now that's what I cal value for money. It runs a bit warm but the build I see has not been surpassed. Any firm that offers that I'd look at next time I'm forced to buy one.

BOFH: I'd like introduce you to a groovy little web log I call 'That's Boss'


don't knock the bean counters, mine's nice if a bit ..

Here I am reading that telling myself I want to get back in the real world of work (I'm semi-retired due top health assisting The Boss aka Mrs) and I lose the will to launch a new biz. Shucks and Brexit, that will be curse word in the future "send him/her to Brexit" I'm losing the will, still a great laugh and I'm currrently doing the (late) VAT return

Breaking, literally: Microsoft's fix for CPU-hogging Windows bug wrecks desktop search


Pigs and troughs

Everything: I use it on all ou PCs, I'm not sayimg it finds everything, buy a load more than Explorer. BC

Are you sure your disc drive has stopped rotating, or are you just ignoring the messages?


Return to ...

This isn't novel to IT, we all know GIGO. Well back in the time when the latest office gear was a Golf Ball typewriter and a photocopier (early Seventies) I was in the rag trade and I heard of this typo. An order for 3000 metres of a satin was ordered by this company. Unfortunately 30,000 metres were delivered to the fabric printers. A few months later the company in question as we used st say, 'went up'. The print in question was named after Elvis's "Return to Sender"! BC

Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too


Ada Lovelace there is no question in my mind.

Cambridge Analytica dismantled for good? Nope: It just changed its name to Emerdata



So what's new? If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, quacks like a duck, it must be ......

Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, off you go: Snout of UK space forcibly removed from EU satellite trough


Pigs and troughs

O ho ho ho very good. It still means if ever the T90As or whatever they have roll out of Kaliningrad towards the West our Polish friends will use Galileo not the US sats that NATO uses, some how I don't think so! Anyway lets hope the need doesn't occur!

Ex-TalkTalk chief grilled by MPs on suitability to chair NHS Improvement


Pigs and troughs

That's what comes to mind.

I opened a phone account for my elderly mother, which was closed at least five years ago.

Funny isn't it that I still get emails (from TalkTalk) asking me to check the account!!

Would you really use this company for anything? BC

Bring it BACK... with MODs! Psion 5 storms great tech revival poll


5MX still going

I'm still running mine. The screen used to pack up and Paul Pinnock took a few quid of me fixing mine. Paul, if your back from Africa I've got one that needs your TLC. Ben

Pack your bags! NASA spots SEVEN nearby Earth-sized alien worlds


time fo a ......

Time for the brew's gravity to settle


did you say the NSA?

Blimey just for a second I thought maybe even they and Echelon had pushed their budgets a bit too far. Then I reread it and it's NASA, so I can relax then. One downside of being dyslexic, still I hear they're hiring at The Doughnut down in Hubble Road. BC

BT customers hit by broadband outage ... again


not excusable

Thought I'd see what the comments were re last week's 'outages'. We are a one woman and her husband Ed. SME. We experienced 5 hours off line on Tuesday from 1800ish whilst Dell was attempting to discover the fault on an XPS. When I contacted PlusNet was informed that OpenReach were conducting 'planned maintenance’. Yeah and I'm the Queen of Sheba there was nothing up on their site that I could find. Don't remember ISDN in the 90s like this, suppose that's progress e.g. demand etc. Interested to know if countries like South Korea experience these issues, expect it wouldn’t be tolerated. What/whose fault it was it’s just not excusable in 2016!


this was the notice

Fault troubleshooter maintenance - 20th July 17:30 - 21st July 10:00

This was the notice, faults troubleshooter err faults well yes, not related, who knows, maybe somebody dropped a spanner, just maybe.


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