* Posts by TheFurryCircle

14 posts • joined 15 Feb 2019

Congratulations Peebles. Felicitations Queenzieburn. Openreach is bringing you FTTP (yes, they're real places)


Final third eh? Great!

(Checks postcode for availability)

BT Openreach: We don't have any plans to upgrade your area right now, but tell us you're interested and we'll keep you up to date when things change.


Brave takes step closer to sensible business model by building subscription VPN into the iOS version of its browser


Leaving aside the obvious difficulty with putting ads into an 'ad-free' browser in the first place, my experience of Brave's ads is that they all look kinda dodgy. I'm not saying that they are, but they look questionable - just endless cryptocurrency outfits. Also, if you enable Brave Rewards then the ads actually become very intrusive - pop up from the task bar that need nuking.

That said, I'd like Brave to succeed, so maybe the VPN option would help, although as the article suggests probably doesn't provide enough revenue for the long haul.

Russia tested satellite-to-satellite shooter, say UK and USA


Hi - I'm the CEO (Chief Evil Overlord) of World Domination Corp. I may have a job for you here if interested?

Capita Consulting ditching more than a quarter of its workforce 45 days after consultations with consultants


Re: Er ...

My first thought was that John Lewis was talking complete and utter bollocks...

Delicious irony: Credit rating builder Loqbox lets customer details and card numbers slip after 'sophisticated attack'


I forwarded my copy of the email to El Reg on Saturday after receiving it. Mostly due to this closing line, which irrated the crap out of me:

"We want to thank you for your goodwill and support as our team works around the clock to help those impacted"

No Loqbox, you are not the victim or saviour here, and the 'goodwill and support' is downright cheeky... The remainder of the email is the usual weasily nonsense that you've all seen many times.

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


Re: Putting the bodies under the floorboards

If you think kitty litter absorbs smells then either you've never had a cat, or I have a particularly stinky one.

It's the latter isn't it? Sigh...

Wham, bam, thank you scram button: Now we have to go all MacGyver on the server room


Re: Dont have your machine room at the top of a building

What actually happened is the cats all survived, and by their very nature as cats had to win against mere humans, and proceeded through several generations to dump asbestos through the vents as revenge. Should have just let them colonise the building, it's safer in the long run.

'No more room for wars in the new world'? Who are you and what have you done with Microsoft?


Re: C-pound trends poorly on TIOBE especially compared to Java

Whatever you might think of Microsoft, and I can't quite recall whether you've ever expressed an opinion, it's a huge stretch to state C# is "not doing very well". Using TIOBE is about as useful as putting all the language names in a hat and pulling them out. Using an equally dubious method of popularity, there's a broadly-similar amount of Java and C# jobs in London which isn't really surprising for two long-established languages with fairly easy switching for devs between the two.

Remember the 1980s? Oversized shoulder pads, Metal Mickey and... sticky keyboards?


I had a cat that I made the mistake of ignoring while on a phone call. She repaid me me taking a shit in the exact center of the bed. Absolute flawless positioning - had to admire it in a weird sort of way...

No one would be so scummy as to scam a charity, right? UK orgs find out the hard way


Re: Charities are a fraud

I work for a large UK charity and I certainly don't recognise any of what you suggest. In actual fact most salaries are a good 15-20% under market rates - travel is always standard and hotel rooms shared (where possible). Furthermore we have a real staff retention problem due to salaries, so if anything our issues are the opposite of what you suggest

As for the high C-level salaries that may exist - that's more of a cultural problem we have in that they'd never fill the roles unless they did. Sure, that rather stinks, but I don't think charities can be blamed for this - I'm sure we'd all rather they didn't pay huge amounts to often usless idiots,similar to any corporation really.

BOFH: The company survived the disaster recovery test. Just. The Director's car, however...


Re: Very Thorough

"Or perhaps MI6 HQ, on the other side of the river."

Please - I work next door and the alarms going off there would very much guarantee an extended pub lunch away from the area.

In Hemel Hempstead, cycling is as bad as taking a leak in the middle of the street


Hemel has shared pedestrian / cyclist pavements in certain areas which is a bit odd. I've been hit from behind (very hard) walking from the train station and then received a barage of abuse for possible damage to her bike. Seems like an strange policy, and at odds with this recent announcement.


That demonic construction is what Crowley moved on to after his initial success with the M25.

'This collaboration is absolutely critical going forward'... One positive thing about Meltdown CPU hole? At least it put aside tech rivalries...


Re: gurng furwurd

You, sir, are my new hero for combating such nonsense. Have a fermented beverage on me.


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