* Posts by Ken Shabby

250 posts • joined 7 Apr 2018

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Trouts on a plane: Utah drops fish into lakes from aircraft and circa 95% survive

Ken Shabby
Angel

Re: Religous option?

Just add bread rolls

BOFH: When the Sun rises in the West and sets in the East, only then will the UPS cease to supply uninterrupted voltage

Ken Shabby

Re: Poor cyclist

Dick the shit?

What job title would YOU want carved on your gravestone? 'Beloved father, Slayer of Dragons, Register of Domains'

Ken Shabby
Holmes

Re: Romanes eunt domus

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur

IBM says it's built the world's first 2nm semiconductor chips

Ken Shabby
Black Helicopters

Re: Sounds like it is time for a new standard

They'll be starting from scratch then?

Traffic lights, who needs 'em? Lucky Kentucky residents up in arms over first roundabout

Ken Shabby
Alert

Scared the sh*t out me the first time saw it happen, where you go to the left lane to turn right at junctions, from Victoria Road rules

Hook turns are required when turning right at some intersections in Melbourne which have tram lines running along them. Their purpose is to improve traffic flow by removing turning traffic from the right lane where there is no space for a dedicated turning lane. For areas where trams share the right lane of the road, the use of hook turns also ensures trams going straight ahead are not held up by right turning vehicles.

Pigeon fanciers in a flap over Brexit quarantine flock-up, seek exemption from EU laws

Ken Shabby
Linux

Re: Dastardly

... and a lot of angry birds.

The sooner AI stops trying to mimic human intelligence, the better – as there isn't any

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There was the AI classifier that was trained to identify dogs vs wolves. They discovered that most wolf pictures showed them with snow in the background and that is what it was recoginsing.

Citibank accidentally wired $500m back to lenders in user-interface super-gaffe – and judge says it can't be undone

Ken Shabby
Happy

Don't mind him, he's from Bercelona.

Cisco intros desktop switches, one with USB-C to power your laptop

Ken Shabby

Re: Fibre to the desk?

and "laying a cable"

Pop quiz: You've got a roomful of electrical equipment. How do you put out a fire?

Ken Shabby
Mushroom

Re: Fun with halon

In such an event, apparently one of the first thing to be evacuated, is your bowels.

Facebook appeals ruling that it stole tech. So, Italian judge issues new judgment: Pay 10 times the original fine

Ken Shabby

It's a small bag for carrying things in, made of cloth and sewn into the inside or onto the outside of a piece of clothing, but that’s not important right now.

A cautionary tale of virtual floppies and all too real credentials

Ken Shabby

Which of course is for ‘List Directory’

UK govt advert encouraging re-skilling for cyber jobs implodes spectacularly

Ken Shabby
Coat

Re: Yeah

I expect he got a tu tu.

Has Apple abandoned CUPS, the Linux's world's widely used open-source printing system? Seems so

Ken Shabby

Re: What to call it

GRAIL

Unis turn to webcam-watching AI to invigilate students taking exams. Of course, it struggles with people of color

Ken Shabby

Re: IR cameras

Yes, Thinkpad P52

England's COVID-tracking app finally goes live after 6 months of work – including backpedal on how to handle data

Ken Shabby
Big Brother

Re: (thanks to Cummings)

Droit de seigneur

Three middle-aged Dutch hackers slipped into Donald Trump's Twitter account days before 2016 US election

Ken Shabby

Re: Need better pseudonyms

Hunt, Lunt and Cunnigham

Classy move: C++ 20 wins final approval in ISO technical ballot, formal publication expected by end of year

Ken Shabby
Headmaster

Re: Three-way comparison - long overdue

FORTRAN Arithmetic IF, from the late 1950's

IF (expression) negative,zero,positive

Techie studied ancient ways of iSeries machine, saved day when user unleashed eldritch powers, got £50 gift voucher

Ken Shabby

or "if you must do, with his"

So... just 'Good' then? KFC pulls Finger Lickin' slogan while pandemic rumbles on

Ken Shabby

Re: KFC or what?

Well, you do get a greasy box as well.

A bridge too far: Passengers on Sydney's new ferries would get 'their heads knocked off' on upper deck, say politicos

Ken Shabby
Thumb Up

Re: They could

The solution, move all the bridges on the Parramatta river to Arizona.

Snortical warfare: Wild boar launches amphibious assault against German beachgoers

Ken Shabby

It was a rash decision.

No, boss, I'm not playing Minecraft. Minecraft is where I run VMs on the desktop now

Ken Shabby
Mushroom

Re: From a bloke currently

What' s that barns or outhouses?

Someone made an AI that predicted gender from email addresses, usernames. It went about as well as expected

Ken Shabby

Re: Artificial Idiocy

It's those bricks giving them a bad press.again.

Dutch Gateway store was kept udder wraps for centuries until refit dug up computing history

Ken Shabby
Alert

Re: Cow boxes

Basically, a cash cow

AI assistants work perfectly in the UK – unless you're from Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, Belfast...

Ken Shabby

“Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much.” – John Wayne

Cornish drinkers catch a different kind of buzz as pub installs electric fence at bar

Ken Shabby
Gimp

Re: Puntastic

Don't you lot have Ohms to go to?

Shopped recently in a small online store? Check this list to see if it was one of 570 websites infected with card-skimming Magecart

Ken Shabby
Unhappy

bikes.com took me for a ride!

Cereal Killer Cafe enters hipster heaven, heads online: Coronavirus blamed for shutters being pulled down

Ken Shabby
Pint

Re: released a cookbook, etc

Beerios?

Microsoft has a cure for data nuked by fat fingers if you're not afraid of the command line

Ken Shabby
Pint

Re: Looks blurry as hell.

Time to enjoy a case of "Priority Inversion"

Apple said to be removing charger, headphones from upcoming iPhone 12 series

Ken Shabby
Childcatcher

I would give both of my testicles for a new AUDI

Now that's a train delay Upminster with which London travellers shall not put

Ken Shabby
Flame

Oooh me Chalfonts.

Beware the fresh Windows XP install: Failure awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth

Ken Shabby

Oh crap: UK's digital overlords moot new rules to help telcos lay fibre in sewer pipes

Ken Shabby
Linux

Re: Fiber in sewer pipes

EWOULDBLOCK

Guess who came thiiis close to signing off a €102k annual budget? Austria. Someone omitted 'figures in millions'

Ken Shabby
Holmes

0.1 Stetsons.

Runaway Latvian drone found meditating in tree after shutting down nation's skies

Ken Shabby

Re: Great

Who wood believe it?

Beer gut-ted: As many as '70 million pints' spoiled during coronavirus pandemic must be destroyed in Britain

Ken Shabby
Pint

Re: Its hitting Australia too!!

Good to see El Reg standards are in use down under

"The amount to be emptied is equal to 7.8m pints, 10.5m schooners, 11.8m stubbies, or 1.8 Olympic swimming pools".

A stubbie and schooner are approx 0.75 and 0.85 grapefruits respectively.

Behold: The ghastly, preening, lesser-spotted Incredible Bullsh*tting Customer

Ken Shabby
Trollface

Re: Yes the users are bad

Now I get this error "Something went wrong..."

As Brit cyber-spies drop 'whitelist' and 'blacklist', tech boss says: If you’re thinking about getting in touch saying this is political correctness gone mad, don’t bother

Ken Shabby
Unhappy

Nor will my elephant.

Getting a pizza the action, AS/400 style

Ken Shabby
Boffin

Re: Sales

Other command line editors are available

set -o emacs

Ah, thats better...

In case you need more proof the world's gone mad: Behold, Apple's $699 Mac Pro wheels

Ken Shabby
Happy

Perhaps they will appreciate this revolutionary design feature.

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

Ken Shabby
Linux

Re: Fun with COBOL

I was al right with it until i found is lacked a

COME FROM or COMEFROM

Statement

You in for a curl up and dye? Yeah, looks like the same for this screen in a hairdressers

Ken Shabby
Facepalm

They took a shortcut?

Lobsters given seats on coronavirus rescue flights... although they're probably not in a rush for a boiling bath

Ken Shabby
Linux

Re: We need a proper name for this enterprise to capture the public imagination!

Make sure it is something catchy!

Astroboffin gets magnets stuck up his schnozz trying and failing to invent anti-face-touching coronavirus gizmo

Ken Shabby
Paris Hilton

Re: "...At this point I ran out of magnets."

Must have been very attractive.

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

Ken Shabby
Black Helicopters

Re: Incoming!

If Chuck Norris gets it, the virus will have to be quarantined for two weeks!

Netflix starts 30-day video data diet at EU's request to ensure network availability during coronavirus crisis

Ken Shabby
Windows

Re: Money back

How about a swipe card?

HPE celebrated diversity on International Women's Day not with pictures of its own staff but stock images of models

Ken Shabby
Childcatcher

Re: Snigger snigger...

I have a friend called Airbags...

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds: They're good – though for close to £300, they really should be

Ken Shabby
Facepalm

Re: Waxy build-up

If feeling brave, have a massage and afterwards ask for the "wax job"

Firefox 74 slams Facebook in solitary confinement: Browser add-on stops social network stalking users across the web

Ken Shabby
Joke

Re: pets

That'll teach 'em.

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