* Posts by _Charles_

9 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Aug 2017

A bug introduced 6 months ago brought Google's Cloud Load Balancer to its knees



“Million-to-one chances...crop up nine times out of ten.”

-- Equal Rites

Protip: If Joe Public reports that your kit is broken, maybe check that it is actually broken


Originally the UK ran on 240v and the continent on 220v. This was harmonised by calling it 230v and widening the tolerances so that everything complied. I don't know what actually gets supplied these days, but it seems possible that your toaster is actually being fed nearly 10% less than it expects.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes: UK man gets 3 years for torching 4G phone mast over 5G fears


Re: 3 years?

with his grades linked to his parole

BOFH: Will the last one out switch off the printer?


Re: Methane Explosion

Curry flavoured pizza

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, health secretary Matt Hancock both test positive for COVID-19 coronavirus


Re: Meanwhile

Doesn't he always run furtively when he has to come out into the open air?

Capita unfurls new consulting arm. Hmm, what shall we call it?


Re: There is no such verb as "to ink"

"to helm"

yes there is but the Solent doesn't look very inviting at the moment, thanks.

Can't you hear me knocking? But I installed a smart knocker


and teach OH to remember the code you set because it was one she'd find easy to remember

BOFH: Give me a lever long enough and a fool, I mean a fulcrum and ....


Re: Buzzword Bingo

i walked away from the whole sorry business a couple of years ago so I should be less sensitised to this than some, but this had me crying with laughter.

HMS Queen Liz will arrive in Portsmouth soon, says MoD


Re: I'm pretty sure that...

...Admiralty will be issuing some chart updates...

There have been a number of Navigation Warnings on the subject - the latest:


From memory the Small Ships Channel was modified after the latest Chart 2625. You can tell the leisure sailors who read these things by which side of 4Bar they pass.