“You make it sound so... nasty,” the PFY says to the Boss as he fingers through several sheets of complaints. “What – trying to maim a supplier’s employees just because you don’t like their product!?” the Boss snaps. “THEY STARTED IT!” the PFY retorts. “How?” “They sent us their product!” “And in response you’ve been …
I bet the security folks are watching me on the CCTV cameras wondering what the hell I'm doing laughing like a maniac in their data center.......
Excellend Job, again.
"They Started it", absolutely brilliant. Simon you give me so many ideas for office hilarity but alas i have a small smidgen of conscience left but that will to take long to purge. scrub -r -p nnsa /dev/conscience there all better.
Thank you Simon
This storyline just keeps getting better & better .....
thank you thank you
keep em coming
Another fortnight - another BOFH
A more mundane bofh for sure, but Simon has been doing some good work lately. Keep it up buddy!
It just doesn't feel like friday without the BOFH. The increasing frequency of updates is very good, keep it up!
I love it. Well Done!!!
That's made my day!!!!
Keep up the good work!!
Friday is now perfik.....well nearly.......I just have to get to the pub!
What can I say....
... only that there are tears of laughter running down my face!
Another epic episode.
Oh nicely done...
Looks like you're onto a winner here, Simon. Had me laughing like a loon... thanks for the cheering up :-)
A refund !
Robotards throw in towel.
So, we'll never know what the next " service message "
was. Perhaps, " We have identified a fault in the
circuit-breaker architecture, implemented up-graded
protocols and return the machine to your service etc "
Ph, no refunds
...making cars out of magnesium.
Particularly, note what happens when water is applied!
Now i am gonna test my brain when beer is applied.
“Bloody magnesium fire"
"Bloody genius" more like.
Bloody in the literal sense, natch.
Ahhh, fun with magnesium!
Excellent! :D It'd be ruddy difficult to keep track of for avoidance purposes, too - magnesium burns too brightly to watch directly.
How do I know this? At school we had a chemistry teacher who decided to demonstrate catalysts in action using a rather volitile experiment of creating iron from iron oxide + aluminium powder as a catalyst and a heat source - in this case, a magnesium fuse. It was so much fun, she demonstrated it twice!
Slighty bigger version of what she did here:
So, assuming the robot had aluminium panels... ;)
As for our results - well, last time I re-visited that classroom, there were still bits of iron embedded in the ceiling... ;)
That's an experiment demonstrating oxidation. The difference in oxidation energies between the iron and aluminium means that the aluminium violently takes the oxygen from the iron oxide, hence the fierce reaction.
The magnesium is there for 2 reasons: firstly, the activation energy for the thermite is quite large, so having something easily lit that burns hot enough to ignite the reaction is a plus. Secondly, the magnesium ribbon burning down gives the teacher time to get away from the reaction before it starts
Re: Not catalysts
"That's an experiment demonstrating oxidation. The difference in oxidation energies between the iron and aluminium means that the aluminium violently takes the oxygen from the iron oxide, hence the fierce reaction.
The magnesium is there for 2 reasons: firstly, the activation energy for the thermite is quite large, so having something easily lit that burns hot enough to ignite the reaction is a plus. Secondly, the magnesium ribbon burning down gives the teacher time to get away from the reaction before it starts"
Yes, I remember the running away and hiding bit! ;) And the plexiglass protective screens, and the goggles etc. And the headmistress wandering in halfway through with some prospective parents and getting quite a scare as the thing went up! ;)
Anyway, it's over just over half a lifetime since that demonstration, so my memory is a little fuzzy on the precise details... ;) I'm /fairly/ sure there was an unmentioned catalyst in the mix, but I can't remember what it was. And I could be wrong.
But, hey - things went boom in a suitably spectacular, ceiling damaging manner, and that's what really matters, eh? ;)
is the best story in a long time. Oh, I love robots.
What a line!
Ironing out bugs - with a #2 Iron.
Simon, if you ever run short of beer you can rely on me for several.
"Or the Duke-Nukem-is-coming website.”
my screen needs cleaning now
top stuff !!
Laughter on a sad day
I've been to a funeral today, this simply added to the tears, but its a perfect antidote. Thanks Simon!
Simon, this storyline is amazing! Kudos on making my Friday's rock! :)
Magnesium plate - brilliant!
As a former firefighter who has fought magnesium fires: BRILLIANT!!!
If I could have babies, I would name them after Simon. As I cannot, I will simply have to build a robot in its stead.
Now, bearings and diesel, where do we keep those ... ?
“And we ‘just happened’ to have some 1mm magnesium plate ‘just laying around the office’ did we?”
Anybody seen my NeXT cube?
Way to go Simon. THIS ONE made my day!! :-D
Lock Stock and one smoking robot
Clueless Boss .........
.....wheels spinning in the sand...........
Makes my hangover feel just a bit better!
Now back to sleep in the server room....
That amount of modding is dangerously close to being an engineer.
Ever wonder -
Where the phrase "knows enough to be dangerous" came from? Well, here you go.
just case-modding taken to extreme limits.
sad about those bearings
But happy about that robot. Cheers!
Ah Yes another wonderful Redition of Self Preservation and the Cunning masterful Way that "Good clean Fun" can be achived while leaving no clues as to the "Fun" that took place that truely shows that the good Master BOFH thinks things out as he preforms his true Duties of ensuring that No-One invades into his Domain of making money off the Boss, Lager off the PFY, and Ensured Loyality of fellow BOFHs and their PFY's on the Gobal Scale though the stories that make their way here.
Here's one of Three Pre-paid Pints Mr.Simon (your choice of brew), now i'll just grab my Coat with the Robot Blueprints and the Z-Pitch.
[AC because of work]
AC is pretty pointless
since the message content pretty much gives you away, amanfromMars...
see Simon rollin'
Excremetionally good show, meaning the droid firm techies have brown trousers every time they recieve a shipment.
I've forwarded the links of this yarn to our hardware supplier, have not heard from them yet <evil grin>
Had to be said........
(Mine's the white one with the nice wraparound sleeves....)
Maverick! Love the DNF FINALLY being real reference :)
You can always count on the T!
Robowar is defensive
BOFH continues defending one of his prime assets,
the cleaner !
Simon, you sir are...
You sir are a god amongst us mortal and insignificant men. How we should bow down to your spender and behold the BOFH commandments...
1. Thou shall not out bofh the bofh
2. Simon is all knowing and dutiful to the balance of IT
3. PFY must never be given too much leverage! Keep him in his place....
4. BEER will be the funder-mental currency in which all blackmail scams are paid.
5. Lusers and bosses much pay homage to the BOFH with a large sacrifice (preferably the boss or his boss!)
6. Never give the mindless sheep any reason to dial the BOFH command Line!....
So says the BOFH!
Classic episode for a crappy day :D keep up the great work o'lord and master.
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