386 posts • joined 24 Feb 2017
Stob treks back across the decades to review the greatest TV sci-fi in the light of recent experience
BOFH: When the Sun rises in the West and sets in the East, only then will the UPS cease to supply uninterrupted voltage
Re: re. That doesn't mean that the citizens of Israel are responsible for those things.
But the general populace wasn't responsible for anything before universal suffrage. Nor are they responsible for the results of propagangda, as they can't know better for the source of information is tainted by Daily Mail / Facebook etc
Re: 2025? That long?
It has crept upon us; Smartphones appear to be expected by all large organisations from Banks, Insurance to NHS to Other Gov Services, Amazon etc etc and if you don't have one (can you afford the subscription) it can be difficult. Many don't even accept emails (for various reasons) and some don't recognise landlines (why?). It is getting so that you will be a pariah excluded from society in general if you don't use a smartphone.
We don't know why it's there, we don't know what it does – all we know is that the button makes everything OK again
Re: Yet More Dimensions of Division
Sadly, I have a relative that is born again. He fervently believes that the EU is the work of the devil - designed to get us all marked with 666 on our foreheads. He also says that everyone that doesnt believe in his bible centric protestant sect will all burn in hell forever. His heores are Donald Trump and to some extent Boris. His desired event is the Rapture and the Apocalypse - ASAP.
For this alone I will always vote to rejoin the EU.
Four women, including TV star, thought they were investing in a software business. It was a scam. Now the perp's going to jail
So it appears some of you really don't want us to use the word 'hacker' when we really mean 'criminal'
Re: Hacking is honourable and the Print Media
Misuse of words, misuse of information and the conflation of gossip and entertainment with news is the main reason why I ceased buying physical Newspapers some 10 or more years ago. However, it is not any better these days on electronic media. So where am I to find News not corrupted by lazy journalism?
Pants and PCs
I only replace my home PC, or upgrade it, when it will no longer run the Games I play. I then sell the old one which I really can't do with my trousers/pants. but I do upgrade 'pants' with 'repairs' when possible. Then again I don't always wear trousers, it's too cold without pants.
So, some of my trousers are very old, much more than my PC
What happens when cancel culture meets Adolf Hitler pareidolia? Amazon decides it needs a new app icon
You may laugh at Mr Trump, as people laughed at previous dodgy politicians. But he is no laughing matter. Politicians like him usually manage to do a lot of damage before they go/die. Heck, there is no reason not to think he might try for a Coup to cling on to or regain power, he does have armed supporters after all.
Pure frustration: What happens when someone uses your email address to sign up for PayPal, car hire, doctors, security systems and more
Re: Other casual people
I get the same, despite my garden wall having the Street Name Plate attached. Heck I also get mail from the centre of my city where there is a similar street name, the post code is identical for the first 3 characters - but they all appear to be for foreign students. I politely (for me) stamp them (it is often enough that I had a stamp made) Not Known at This Address and add Post Code Incorrect, and often Return to Sender. This includes; bank letters, medical letters, tax letters - because the intended recipients never correct anything and I am not a mail redirection service.
And that is just Snail Mail and Deliverys - as for emails......