* Posts by Rameses Niblick the Third Kerplunk Kerplunk Whoops Where's My Thribble?

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Strike days should serve as 'wake-up call' to BT's top brass, says union

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Re: Maths

This argument is maintainable right up to the point where the boss gets a 32% increase, and apparently that's fine?

BOFH: Selling the boss on a crypto startup

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maybe a PC in the colored coloured pencil office

That was rather subtle, I have to say I enjoyed that, good show!

We've got a photocopier and it can copy anything

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Re: Don't know if it's just that my coffee hasn't kicked in yet...

It would explain why they thought photocopying $20 bills on to, in all probability, cheap copier paper and then colouring them in with felt-tip pens was absolutely going to go unnoticed and totally a good idea!

Union tells BT: Commit to pay rise talks next week or else

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Re: Proposal for a New Law

Unless brown sticky stuff hits the spinning turbine

In my experience, the CEO is the absolute LAST person you want or indeed need around when the midden hits the windmill.

California state's gun control websites expose personal data

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Now, after getting loaded by right-wing whack-jobs by the Trump regime, the anti-gun zealots might as well give up for a bit. It's a completely lost cause, as is the abortion debate. All that energy and angst would be far better spent trying to convince people to stop voting Republican.

In principle I agree with you. However, by drawing attention to these kinds of rulings, I do wonder if some of the thinking is that while accepting that it is a lost cause currently, it may change the minds of more moderate republican voters to see what is being done in their name and encourage them to reconsider?

Maybe just wishful thinking.

Salesforce staff back an end to its relationship with NRA

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Trollface

Re: Anti semitic ????

Really, do you buy Gasoline?

Are you not keeping up? He rides everywhere on a specially modified assault rifle on wheels, using ammunition as propellant.

UK government reviewing stake in BT owned by French tycoon Patrick Drahi

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Is it perhaps too much to ask that the Conservative Party should be next in line for such an investigation? I'd be quite interested to know just how much of that is foreign owned.

Beware the fury of a database developer torn from tables and SQL

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Re: Seems to have ended well in this case

If you try that kind of thing these days you will find that Turin trouble

Failed gambler? How about an algorithm that predicts the future

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Re: Half full or empty

As an auditor, I require a detailed explanation of where the other half of the coffee went, why it wasn't accounted for and a report detailing how you intend to mitigate this in the future

Logitech Pop: Stylish, portable, but far from the best typing experience

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Trollface

It would make an effective counterpoint to the "gammon" keyboard in 50 shades of red and pink mentioned above I suppose.

Confirmation dialog Groundhog Day: I click OK and it keeps coming back

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Re: Oh. My. God.

Indeed, when I read the dialogue back in my head with shwing in place, I read it in Garths voice.

Nice work my friend!

Party on!

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Re: Oh. My. God.

Absolutely, I haven't seen the word "schwing" written down anyway since that 90's throwback film night I attended about a decade ago.

Seeing it now means I can't stop giggling

Elon Musk puts Twitter deal on hold over bot numbers claim

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Re: He might not be stupid

Pascal Monett: And what has Elon Musk ever done for us?!

XERXES: PayPal?

Pascal Monett: What?

XERXES: PayPal.

Pascal Monett: Oh. Yeah, yeah. He did give us that. Uh, that's true. Yeah.

COMMANDO #3: And Tesla.

LORETTA: Oh, yeah, Tesla, Pascal. Remember what electric cars used to be like?

Pascal Monett: Yeah. All right. I'll grant you PayPal and Tesla are two things that Elon Musk has done.

MATTHIAS: And SpaceX.

Pascal Monett: Well, yeah. Obviously SpaceX. I mean, SpaceX goes without saying, don't they? But apart from PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX--

COMMANDO: OpenAI?.

XERXES: SolarCity.

COMMANDO #2: StarLink!

Pascal Monett: Yeah, yeah. All right. Fair enough.

COMMANDO #1: And he proved you can call someone a peado and get away with it.

COMMANDOS: Oh, yes. Yeah...

FRANCIS: Yeah. Yeah, that's something we'd really miss, Pascal, if Elon Musk left.

Pascal Monett: All right, but apart from PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX, OpenAI, SolarCity, StarLink and the ability to call someone a peado and get away with it, what has Elon Musk ever done for us?

XERXES: He does have a buttload of cash, Pascal.

Pascal Monett: Shut up!

An international incident or just some finger trouble at the console?

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Re: Figured out what THAT meant

Worse even than everyone and the dog attempting to get the first bloody obvious reference to Red Dwarf ot HHGTTG in before everyone else does

Hey! I resemble that remark!

Study: How Amazon uses Echo smart speaker conversations to target ads

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Re: Bears in a forest

They leave quite a mess, I'm told.

You should see what the Pope did

First rocket launch from UK soil now has... a logo

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Re: Surprisingly decent

You should see the kiddies cartoon that $BOSS paid real money for.

Please tell me it was an NFT, that would make it perfect

Vital UK customs system outage contributes to travel chaos at its borders

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Re: @Spaceman9

Maybe the gov isnt as dumb as it looks

Lets be fair, you're not exactly setting a high bar there are you? That is to say that this mob do such a fantastic job of looking so freaking dumb that to actually be more dumb than that would be quite an achievement.

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Re: @Spaceman9

Even vote to remain leave after being promised candy and rainbows if they left.

...said the brexiteers

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Re: @Spaceman9

Without surrendering the country to a political union.

...said the Scottish

Russian media watchdog bans Google from advertising its services

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Re: Fascism 101

Ditto Republicans

Buying a USB adapter: Pennies. Knowing where to stick it: Priceless

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Re: The Old Engineer and the Hammer

I always heard it from the point of view of a car body repair shop guy fixing a dent with one tap, but the point is still the same

Half of bosses out of touch with reality, study shows

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Re: Bollocks statistics

I never understood how people took an hour for "lunch".

In fairness, I don't take an hour for "lunch", I take about 10 minutes for "lunch" and 50 minutes for "a nice break from my desk taking a walk in the sunshine"

Saving a loved one from a document disaster

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Mushroom

Re: The joy...

"Could you just...."

Usually followed by a request of equivalent complexity to recoding the entire universe from scratch.

Govt suggests Brits should hand passports to social media companies

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Thumb Up

Excellent idea...

... I needed yet another reason not to use social media

US imposes sanctions as Russia invades Ukraine

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Re: An illusoary stranglehold?

Right now it's fairly obvious that Britain, sorry Boris, is all about nothing but words.

It's taken until now for people to realise this?

Grab some tissues: Meta's share price tanks after Facebook emits latest figures

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Re: Deflection

Freudian slip or an apt description of the overinflated fun bags located there?

Just an indication that I think the place is run by a bunch of tits, really

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Re: Deflection

That kind of double-speak is all over silicone valley to be fair. This morning I saw a company describing themselves as "an established start-up". My brain actively shut down at that point as it was trying to equate the two polar opposite terms "start-up" and "established" and clearly felt I needed to be protected from this feedback loop.

UK Treasury and Bank of England starting to sound serious about 'Britcoin'

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Megaphone

Re: National Infrastructure

....who's ego will be bolstered because everyon can see that's he's 'hip and with it'

I used to be 'with it', but then they changed what 'it' was. Now what I'm 'with' isn't 'it', and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me.

It'll happen to you....

</abe>

2FA? More like 2F-in-the-way: It seems no one wants me to pay for their services after all

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Re: I'm glad it's not just me

You don't have to track if they were "on a break".

I worry about the implication that Friends has become the bastion of plot development and story progression to which all else can only aspire.

But then I didn't get Seinfeld either, I was more of a Frasier aficionado.

Before I agree to let your app track me everywhere, I want something 'special' in return (winks)…

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Re: Even tyre pressure sites are at it.

....tyre pressure....

Is it not on a yellow sticker on the inside of the drivers door / door sill?

For a true display of wealth, dab printer ink behind your ears instead of Chanel No. 5

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A Word for the EcoTank

We bought an Epsom EcoTank printer before lock down. Myself and my wife both working from home as well as two kids home schooling all printing pretty much every day, and we are still not through the ink which was supplied with it for colour, and we've only used half of one new bottle (plus supplied ink) of the black.

Oh, and the bottles only cost £10 each, or £30 for all four colours. It's never acted up significantly, certainly never blocked up, the only thing it's needed occasionally is a print head alignment.

Of course YMMV.

Be careful what you inline: Defunct video-hosting domain used to inject smut flicks into news articles, more

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No one at Giphy nor the porn site was available for immediate comment.

Out of the entire article, this line amuses me most. I love the thought that some poor intern at El Reg has been tasked with getting a quote from someone running a site like that.

We clock what you're trying to do here: El Reg strokes a claw across the OnePlus 9 Pro

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TL;DR

I skipped to the end, found the price and was greatly thankful I didn't bother reading the rest of the article.

I no longer have a burning hatred for Jewish people, says Googler now suddenly no longer at Google

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Re: Anti-woke

Or sub-woke.

Or even asleep?

Maybe just napping

Gov.UK vows to chop red tape in the digital sector. What could possibly go wrong?

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Joke

Re: "If the UK can get this right..."

When has uk.gov got anything right in this arena?

October 27th, 1993. It was a Wednesday I seem to remember. They announced a new coffee supplier for the canteen. We were really sceptical but it turned out to be a massive improvement.

Treaty of Roam finally in ashes: O2 cracks, joins rivals, adds data roaming charges for heavy users in EU

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Re: Hardly a surprise

"I'd be hard pushed to use 25GB when roaming on holiday (I rarely even go above 5GB at home)"

I think it's really cute you appear think it will stay as high as 25Gb, and won't be slowly eroded over time.

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I'll just leave this here:

https://forums.theregister.com/forum/all/2020/01/30/uk_government_free_eu_roaming_will_end/#c_3964340

"Under normal circumstances I'd say I told you so. But, as I have told you so with such vehemence and frequency already the phrase has lost all meaning. Therefore, I will be replacing it with the phrase, I have informed you thusly"

NHS-backed org reacted to GitHub leak disclosure with legal threats and police call, complains IT pro

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I have to say I'm somewhat unclear as to why he felt the need to keep a copy of the exposed data once it was apparent they'd fixed the issue? After all this seems to have been the only problem with the process and where everything else came from.

Not taking sides, I'm just hoping someone can clear this up for me.

Big problem: Nominet members won't know how many votes they're casting in decision to oust CEO, chair

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Dewey, Chetham, and Howe

Didn't they recently successfully defend the building firm "Bodgeit & Runn"?

Desperate Nominet chairman claims member vote to fire him would spark British government intervention

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One for the guide book

I'm going to get in here now and say that the current board of Nominet should be described as "A bunch of mindless jerks who'll be the second against the wall after the Marketing Department of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation when the revolution comes."

Now, where's that rift in the time-space continuum?

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Re: in plain English

I think I found your wallet.

Vote machine biz Smartmatic sues Fox News and Trump chums for $2.7bn over bogus claims of rigged 2020 election

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Murdoch has plenty of money. $27bn is lose loose change for his empire.

FTFY

Always beware of Muphry's law

Robinhood plays Sheriff of Nottingham as it pauses GameStop, AMC, BlackBerry etc stock sales, gets sued

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Re: bots

They are manipulating the price by not selling stock when the hedge funds that shorted it all need to buy

Supply and demand, surely? You want it, I have it, I can make you pay through the nose for it if I want to, especially if I know you've put yourself in a very risky position to do so. The American Capitalist Dream™.

One careful driver: Make room in the garage... Bloodhound jet-powered car is up for sale

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Trollface

Re: Peanuts

It's not surprising now you see some Russia billionaires' sons getting a car seat...

I think you'll find that Lawrence is Canadian

Over long US weekend, GitHub HR boss quit after firing Jewish staffer who warned Nazis were at the Capitol

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Re: Blues Brothers

I hate Illinois Nazis

Gloucestershire IT pro faces court over £30k Amazon voucher theft allegations

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Re: The Cotswolds

Great, thank you. Now all I can hear in my head is Alec Guinness saying "The Cotswolds. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious."

That's going to keep me distracted all day now.

The CIA's 'entire' collection of UFO records has been made available for you to sigh at

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Alien

They've improved their cloaking devices, obviously.

Developers! These 3 weird tricks will make you a global hero

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Because people can't be trusted and that is why we can't have nice things.

Elon Musk says he tried to sell Tesla to Apple, which didn’t bite and wouldn't even meet

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Re: Hmmm

..."if" Apple does produce an e iCar...

FTFY

UK firm NOW: Pensions tells some customers a 'service partner' leaked their data all over 'public software forum'

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Re: Now pensions - Christmas punnage

If some cunt has stollen my pension pot I will be having someones guts for garters.

I'd make mincemeat out of them. What a load of puddings. If they think anyone will trust them after this, they must be crackers, right out of their tree.

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