* Posts by ahjgta

10 publicly visible posts • joined 20 Mar 2017

Lost in translation and adrift in cloud storage



I'm under the impression that renaming root /admin is a security feature.

Crunch time: It's all fun and video games until you're being pressured into working for free


TP contribution

Mr. Pratchett had an inspiring story about Commander Vimes making it back by 6 to read to young progeny Sam. Not to strong on the details but maybe in Thud and "Is this my Cow?"

Powerful forces, bodily fluids – it's all in a day's work


Jinns and 2 strokes

We had data coming from sales depots across Pakistan to our head office in Lahore using 1.44 Floppies couriered in once a month. Some of them would be corrupted and one of my theories was that it was the magnetism from the motorbikes used to get the floppies to the courier office.

This was disputed by one the people there. He insisted that a local jinn had something to do with it. (all replaced by modems eventually resulting in more interesting stories as the staff lost the expense paid trip to the courier office)

Google remembers it has an air-fares API, takes the usual action


Re: I like this kind of behaviour ...

Some happiness there.

Officially, the public can buy it / scupper it at election time but thinking seems to get checked in before entering the voting booth.

Three words: Synthetic gene circuit. Self-assembling bacteria build pressure sensor


Woke me up.

This is so close to the way life is created.

Want to keep in contact with friends and family without having to sell your personal data?

Paris Hilton

Unbearable lightness of being on a mailing list

Signed up for Telegram chat through my cellphone number.

Soon after, received a text message inviting me to spend $300 / month and have my penis size increased to 5-6 cm. My last chance to be a man and get on the bus.

Blame Canada? $5.7m IBM IT deal balloons to $185m thanks to 'an open bag of money'


Re: Could have been worse.

The banks / lenders get involved if they can't pay mortgages etc. Government employees living month to month? tsk tsk.

CRA (Revenue Agency) gets involved as somebody has to play catch up to their taxes. If the catch-up is shoved into the next year then there's a danger of getting shoved into the next tax bracket.

I read about people getting worried because after getting overpaid, they will eventually have to pay it back. I would have to put it in a time locked safety box to avoid spending it.

Of course if they keep delaying it, it might get backlogged into oblivion and they decide to start over on a new slate. I suggest they call it: Financial restructuring and intitialisation for increased efficiency, employee participation exercises, global warming to counter fake news as well as preparation for image reconstruction.

A furious think-tank boss, Google, and an academic 'fired' for criticizing ads giant


Re: A bit off topic, but

Beaky Littlebottom begat Jolly Littlebottom begat Cheery Littlebottom who is a Corporal of the Watch. She prefers to be called Cheri.

Pirates hack was a hoax, says Disney boss


.. and its getting higher!

Bartlett - $1.49 / lb

Anjou - $ .99 / lb

Bosc - $1.19 / lb

Pear - rates

(thumbs up and flattery for the pi-rates)

Norfolk County Council sent filing cabinet filled with kids' info to a second-hand shop


Re: Ha ha ha!

Remember the episode with Alf Garnett finding all the ancient cash in the hidden drawer in Mrs. ... wardrobe.

Great slapstick. I am laughing as I remember him kicking the wardrobe and getting thumped on the head with the drawer.