* Posts by short a sandwich

52 posts • joined 9 Aug 2017


Planning for power cuts? That's strictly for the birds

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Re: I say it's plausible

There were murmurs that it wasn't fully tested.

Microsoft rolls out Files On-Demand with tighter macOS integration – but it defaults to 'on' and can't be disabled

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Oh dear.

And if one's office broadband is of the rural, non-fibre variety? That's going to go well, NOT.

7Mbs download here on a good day, 1Mbs up.

Time to party like it's 2002: Acura and Honda car clocks knocked back 20 years by bug

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You are Admiral Boom AICMFP

Leaked footage shows British F-35B falling off HMS Queen Elizabeth and pilot's death-defying ejection

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Re: Ooops!

The pilot is going to have to fish it out as he's signed for it.

BOFH: You drive me crazy... and I can't help myself

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Alternatively. . .

Pigs, around 7 per adult human. Sieving teeth from pig faeces though is one for my PFY.

First, stunning whistleblower leaks. Now a shareholder lawsuit lands on Zuckerberg's desk

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Wee free men


I'm diabetic. I'd rather risk my shared health data being stolen than a double amputation

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Re: (and doing what with it?)

There's a "currently" missing between cannot and NHS. Legislation should always be made on the basis of what is the worst that could happen in future.

Google staff who work from home might see pay cut under corporate policy – reports

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Home Office Rent

As above invoice for office space at home equal to the annual pay cut. Everyone wins as this side of the pond there will be tax advantages for the employer and employee.

Yep, you're totally unique: That one very special user and their very special problem

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Re: When turn off/turn on fails

Could I suggest a refinement over quicklime and carpet for disposal?

Pigs are more effective (quicker with little if any remains for forensics to work with).

Qualcomm under fire for 'anticompetitive' patent shenanigans causing pricey UK smartphones

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Not in Kansas Now Dorothy

UK Judges are known for their tolerance of "it was found lawful in another jurisdiction' as a defence,

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

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Re: Proper link to Kushner story

No, Google are not our friends!

Trump silenced online: Facebook, Twitter etc balk at insurrection, shut the door after horse bolts and nearly burns down the stable

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Re: Hmmm

Once again from the top:-

You can say what you like but;

No one has to listen.

No one is obligated to provide you a platform for your speech.

United States Congress stormed by violent followers of defeated president, Biden win confirmation halted

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Re: ...and where exactly do you live in the US?

We'll put you down as a maybe?

There ain't no problem that can't be solved with the help of American horsepower – even yanking on a coax cable

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Re: Closest I've had to that ....

Beware they don't bruise the mains with the thrust borer and leave it in a pool of water as my contractor did. It was a long wait for the local electricity supply company to turn up and re-connect us to the grid.

A real loch mess: Navy larks sunk by a truculent torpedo

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Re: Waving it around wildly and then smacking the side of it

Who's been playing with Lesley's hooter?

Xiaomi Mi 9 owners furious after dodgy Vodafone software patch bricked their mobes

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Re: Android One

Two years of guaranteed updates? For the cost of one of these phones in unlocked form I would expect a bit longer.

'Non-commercial use only'? Oopsie. You can't get much more commercial than a huge digital billboard over Piccadilly

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Schadenfreude. . .

ist die beste Freude

Cloudflare goes retro with COBOL delivery service. Older coders: Who's laughing now? Turns out we're still vital

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Re: Mindset

BOFH SOP surely. Shock and awe to cow the PHB art al.

Hunting for IT staff? Lost your job during the pandemic? Sysadmin vacancies – and a free job ads offer – inside

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For use of nor.

I heard somebody say: Burn baby, burn – server inferno!

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Re: How about a nice long hot summer?

I have met one or two of the cowboy HVAC chaps. A flour mill control room that needed to be a 20C to measure dough water absorption accurately. Too much water or too little in the bakery dough meant either too much space in the plastic bread wrapper or a mess of crumbs and plastic as the machines try to stick big loaves in too small bags!

Control room had 2 or 3 500w meat based heat radiators, a 1 megawatt facitilty outside and sundry control PC's or PLC's installed. Said cowpoke couldn't work out why the temperature couldn't get below 25C with a 2.5KW unit. The 7.6KW unit that we replaced it with coped much better but the 'engineer' was unhappy that a 'civilian' had worked it out for him.

Can AI-enhanced virtual sports presenters do the job? It's a big ask

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Re: To be fair...

What I choose to do in my own time with either cats or eels. . .

BOFH: When was the last time someone said these exact words to you: You are the sunshine of my life?

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Lying at the start of a new commercial relationship that's going to end well with me too.

Post Office faces potential criminal probe over Fujitsu IT system's accounting failures

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Re: Malicious Prosecution?

I suspect any charges of perjury should relate to the individual and not the organisation. Witnesses give a personal oath of " I promise. . .'

Take Sajid Javid's comments on IR35 UK contractor rules with a bucket of salt, warns tax guru

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Re: There's an elephant you're ignoring

The good Rabbi also uttered not one peep when the last Prime Minister Mrs T May unveiled the statue to commemorate the arch anti-semite Lady Astor. Who 'hoped that nice Mr Hitler would solve the world Jewish problem'.

When the IT department speaks, users listen. Or face the consequences

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An HR Job

Time to let HR loose on her, nothing but a good scare will work now.

Socket to the energy bill: 5-bed home with stupid number of power outlets leaves us asking... why?

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BOFH Amateur

The quicklime storage facility in pic 11 looks inadequate and no sign of an old carpet store either. That's a no from me

Traffic lights worldwide set to change after Swedish engineer saw red over getting a ticket

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Re: Countdown

Taxi drivers are perpetually annoyed.

The safest place to save your files is somewhere nobody will ever look

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Re: Endless recycling

That's known as a piling system hereabouts. It's my job to ensure that these don't get out of hand.

Orford Ness: Military secrets and unique wildlife on the remote Suffolk coast

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Shingle Street

Worth a detour if you're on the way to Bawdsey for some peace and quiet.

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

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Re: Treat your workers right...

Nobody gives a toss until the excrement hits the air-conditioning. Then watch as HSE roll up and start charging for their time from arrival, before inviting people for a date at the court to try and prove that they are innocent. That's when management attitudes start to change.

Cloudflare punts far-right hate-hole 8chan off the internet after 30 slayed in US mass shootings

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Re: Grammar Nazi alert

Murder usually requires premeditation. It will be the American equivalent of UK manslaughter for an unlawful killing not premeditated. IANAL

Google's reCAPTCHA favors – you guessed it – Google: Duh, only a bot would refuse to sign into the Chocolate Factory

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Re: Attack-Sites...

Ooh, Schneier's favourite 'security by obscurity' phrase. Probably not secure then!

Techies take turns at shut-down top trumps

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Re: The problem with poorly located buttons

OR something large and heavy fell from the top of the step-ladder when I moved them! Who Me?

College student with 'visions of writing super-cool scripts' almost wipes out faculty's entire system

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First the test, then the learning!

Cheap call? Hardly. GSM gateway judicial review to settle whether UK Home Sec can legally push comms watchdog around

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Re: "eye-wateringly high per-minute rates demanded by telcos back in the early 2000s"

Is that my missing one from the picnic.

That one at the back with the crushed cake in the pockets please

Smaller tech firms just aren't ready for a no-deal Brexit, MPs told

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Re: Inadaquacy and disagreement

<blockquote> I had a meeting with two HMRC VAT chaps on Tuesday and they weren't even sure if they would still have a job in case of No Deal (in two months!) as most of their work depends on intra-EU trading VAT processes.</blockquote>

They'll have a job, it will be checking containers or seizing contraband. Everyone in HMRC will be trained in this.

Data hackers are like toilet ninjas. This is not a clean crime, you know

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Re: Inquiring minds want to know...

Induhviduals I believe is the Dilbert classification.

Users fail to squeak through basic computer skills test. Well, it was the '90s

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Re: Not sure...

Boots pharmacy assistants always look worried if you ask for chilled meths.

Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently

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Re: ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome

Bit of an embuggerance for those of us using Ubiquiti kit at work. They (Ubiquiti) have harnessed their wagon to the Chrome horse to administer networking on Cloud Key and online. Lots of lovely warnings that Firefox or Safari are lacking when trying to use them.

Are you sure your disc drive has stopped rotating, or are you just ignoring the messages?

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Re: It is possible to produce an idiot proof interface.

Have an upvote for the DNA paraphrasing

Error pop-up? Don't worry, let's just get this migration done... BTW it's my day off tomorrow

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Re: And the opposite...

That will be a no then. Failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.

A Christmas classic: Cloudera founder asks staff to stay another day

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Loyalty bonus for staying to the end or I'm out of here.

Sysadmin trained his offshore replacements, sat back, watched ex-employer's world burn

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Re: This smells like BS.

Its proper name is electrical installation testing, but the principle is very similar to PAT.

Heatwave shmeatwave: Brit IT departments cool their racks – explicit pics

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Re: I always like when people put flammable materials...

The British Standard door stop. Also the bane of H&S people's lives at this time of the year.

There is no perceived IT generation gap: Young people really are thick

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Is it me or does it smell vaguely of boiled cabbage and urine in here?

Chrome adblockalypse will 'accelerate Google-Facebook duopoly'

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Free Internet

Last time I looked the bearded one was relieving me of £40 a month for internet access. Where do I get free internet?

HomePod, you say? Sex sex sex, that's all you think about

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Re: Simple solutions to the HomePod thing

There is a $20 coaster in leather just advertised to keep your wood ring-free.

Shopper f-bombed PC shop staff, so they mocked her with too-polite tech tutorial

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Rule One...

for customers. Don't be a dick.

Guy Glitchy: Villagers torch Openreach effigy

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Re: That's the price you pay...

5.5 Miles drive from Tiverton is not the arse-end of anywhere

Terry Pratchett's unfinished works flattened by steamroller

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Not the Storage

There's no cheese in that picture, can't be from Hex



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