* Posts by wegie

15 posts • joined 11 Nov 2019

'I'm telling you, I haven't got an iPad!' – Sent from my iPad


Re: Which is why I always turn off email sigs...

"auto-applied-by-the-server legal disclaimer for outgoing external email..."

The other half used to work for a financial services firm whose auto-disclaimer ran to three large paragraphs. As said other half refuses to edit/trim their email, conversations could end up with multiple nested instances of the bloody disclaimer spaffed across the end of each email. Occasionally I considered asking the firm in question for payment for how much of my hard drive the sodding disclaimer was occupying.

Microsoft wants to show enterprises that Edge means business, rather than the thing you use to download Chrome


Re: Leopards and their spots

Yeah. That bastard barfed all over my screen last week, and could only be removed by the old-fashioned three-fingered salute. It then immediately anchored itself to the task bar. Not *exactly* what I'd call giving the user an informed choice.

What does London's number 65 bus have to hide? OS caught on camera setting fire to '22,000 illegal file(s)!!'


What's it hiding?

Given that it's the bloody 65, the least punctual bus in London, it's hiding that it's half an hour late and is going to kick everybody out at Ham Common.

Tor soups up onion sites with bountiful browser bump: No more tears trying to find the secure sites you want


Re: Totally couldn't get past the fact...

"When I see cooked cucumber I'll accept raw onion!"

Sri Lankan cucumber curry, anybody?

Das reboot: That's the only thing to do when the screenshot, er, freezes


Re: Funny that

"Or the old ctrl+alt+arrow keys to rotate the screen..."

Those of us with cats who sit on the laptop keyboard for warmth when said laptop is streaming something to the TV are still intimately familiar with that one.

Announcing the official Reg-approved measure of social distancing: The Osman


Re: 'Pointless' is OK,...

Thanks a bundle. Now I've got a bloody earworm of "Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken"!

BOFH: Here he comes, all wide-eyed with the boundless optimism of youth. He is me, 30 years ago... what to do?


Re: Mixed Feelings

The UK operation was already Y2K compliant. My model M says (squints at extremely faded label) 1992-09-02.

GCHQ's infosec arm has 3 simple tips to secure those insecure smart home gadgets


A Hammer...

Yeah, I was hoping as well that the advice would be the classic engineering solution of "just use a bigger hammer!"

Samsung will be Putin dreaded Kremlin-approved shovelware on its phones, claims Russia


Re: Makes a change

Nah. This will be *in addition* to the usual Samsung bloatware.

Mind you, it'll almost certainly be significantly better engineered.

Shipping is so insecure we could have driven off in an oil rig, says Pen Test Partners


Re: "bridging designed gaps between...engineering control systems and human interface"

Cruise ship? Nah. That's just civilian crap. You want your zombied tanker heading straight at the USS Gerald R Ford or HMS Queen Elizabeth in a port that doesn't have complete separation of civil and military vessals.

Call us immediately if your child uses Kali Linux, squawks West Mids Police


Re: Do you know someone that owns a knife?

...Why not both!?

Him indoors christened the drop-forged carving knife and meat chopper he bought for me "murder weapon" and "skull splitter" respectively. I suppose I should let up on the hints that I'd really like a hot composter for my birthday...

Hear, hear: The first to invent idiot-cancelling headphones gets my cash


Re: Last time I traveled first class

I always just used to take notes of the business conversations in first class and relay them to him indoors.

Just because the woman across the aisle looks like some scruffy tech/academic doesn't mean him indoors isn't an investment banker.


QR codes in the Marches?

The TfW bod at Shrewsbury was getting ready to help you because the sodding QR codes on their own bloody paper tickets, as printed on the train, don't work with the barriers ar Shrewsbury!

The 4G signal, though, is a *lot* better than it used to be. Up until about 18 months ago, you could tell that you'd got beyond the Shrewsbury ring road because the signal dropped to nothing pretty much until you got to Leominster. And you didn't even think about trying to use your phone on the Heart of Wales line.

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

It doesn't matter what you do to their diet if you are cursed with a cat who refuses to bury the evidence...

Teachers: Make your pupils' parents buy them an iPad to use at school. Oh and did you pack sunglasses for the Apple-funded jolly?


Gaelcholaiste Luimnigh, the article says further on.


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