* Posts by balrog

14 posts • joined 29 Jul 2016

'Literally a paperweight': Bose users fume at firmware update that 'doesn't fix issues'


Has Bose stuff ever been any good? I haven't really been into hifi in a long time but it was B&W price with Amstrad performance. Always looked nice though.

If you're going to exploit work's infrastructure to torrent, you better damn well know how to hide it


Oh the simplest solutions are easiest, remote desktop to an HR weenies machine and install torrent there. A couple of searches in how to up privileges on their machine helps too. Jobs A Goodun.

For real this time, get your butt off Python 2: No updates, no nothing after 1 January 2020


Re: The fork is already out there

Oh my I was so unaware that anybody else would share my interest into why π is used when 2π is more often a useful value. I am elevated, relieved and have achieved a zen like sense of inner calm. Thank you.

Sure, we've got a problem but we don't really want to spend any money on the tech guy you're sending to fix it


Re: Travelling to client sites

There is one way to avoid jet lag. And its quality.

What you do is get flung half way round the planet to fix some bit of kit in a third world shit hole. But you promise to fix it outside office hours, obviously at a higher rate. So you turn up wherever work 'nights' locally then head home.Of course if you get it right you can time it so you are awake the same times you would be at home........

Can't view memes on London-Southampton train? It's the worst line for mobile coverage


Surely HS1 to Ebbsfleet is worse

Copper feel, fibre it ain't: Ads regulator could face court for playing hard and fast with definitions


I dont give a f* if its two cups and a piece of string as long as I get the speed I paid for; they are arguing over a semantic irrelevance and have missed what consumers want entirely.....

Developer recovered deleted data with his face – his Poker face


Re: " Yep. Though he did DO the backups, so that's fine."

Apart from pesky Russians encrypting your hard disk and your backups......

Sorry, Elon, your Tesla roadster won't orbit for billions of years


Re: 1 Billion or 1 Million, seriously who bloody cares?

Starman was the corpse of David Bowie

Long haul flights on a one-aisle plane? Airbus thinks you’re up for it


Re: The Golden Age of flying is over

I am a short man. I also dont have a leg below my right knee and two replaced hips. 11 hours sat bolt upright is agony, so reclined I go. Off course if somebody doesnt want to let me recline I am the only person on board with a 12 inch long blunt instrument.......

F-35 flight tests are being delayed by onboard software snafus


Actually it all runs on PowerPC so I am thinking this Is OS X for Aircraft.....


This falls squarely into Damo's first rule of deciding to get involved in projects. If the market is small and the complexity high it will always end in a bun fight. Opinions being like arseholes, ie full of shit and hot gas, are best avoided on these topics.

In America, tech support conmen get a mild slap. In Blighty, scammers get the book thrown at them


Its perfectly logical, run you scams in the US and live in the Uk where the health care is and the guns aren't. Have your extradition lawyer on speed dial

What's losing steam at Apple? Pretty much everything


Could you see jobs ever being happy with the stupid female to female charger for the pencil? And no clever clippy thing like the MS surface???


You are lucky, my 17" died and now I have a 15" MBP. It plays nicely with my other stuff but if I had time to learn something new I would have ditched Apple for computers. Now my music is on one external disc, a load of other crap on another disc because 512Gb doesnt cut it and 500 quid to upgrade to a TB that still isnt enough is extortion.


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