bofh_sideybofh "My bloody voicemail isn't working. Again." the Boss snaps. "You've forgotten your PIN number again, haven't you?" the PFY asks. "No, it's just not working!" "What's not working about it?" "It won't let me log in. It tells me there's a message but won't let me log in." "Because you're using the wrong PIN …
"PIN" not "PIN Number" Grr...
PIN not PIN Number
Yes, it's a tautology, but it's in such common usage that I feel pedantry on the subject is wasted.
Out of all the things that could wind you up at the moment.
You chose RAS Syndrome? Christ you must be serene.
What do you have against personal identification number numbers?
Re: PIN not PIN Number
It is NOT a tautology, because it's not a tautology (that, by the way, is a tautology).
It is RAS syndrome (redundant acronym syndrome syndrome).
And I hope Simon disciplines his PFY appropriately - 40 joules per utterance from the BOFH cattleprod should do nicely.
And 20 for himself, for letting The Boss grow this much of a clue before "resetting" him.
That's a good question
So what would a PIN number be - a hash of the digits of the PIN? A check digit?
Would than mean an ATM machine is a machine which dispenses ATMs?
But a PI number would be too easy to guess
3141 or 3142, except for members of the USA legislatures who'd probably use 3000
Someone complains about "PIN number" when Simon uses "pinnochio" as a verb?
What is pedantry coming to?!
The appropriate pic for this is "Won't someone think of the children!"
What is pedantry coming to, indeed.
Tell Me Another
... "PIN number" ... which is right up there with "ATM machine" and "NIC card" on my personal hated-phrases list.
Re: Tell Me Another
What about LCD Display, that one drives me up the wall sometimes.
YAY! New BOFH is always good.
And this one...
...is very fine. Thoroughly enjoyed that and made my Friday doughnut break even more pleasurable than usual - if that is even possible.
PFY 1 BOFH 0?
I wonder how long this will be allowed to last for?
Re: PFY 1 BOFH 0?
Not long, rest assured, not long
Re: PFY 1 BOFH 0?
It is a very competitive league, after all.
Re: PFY 1 BOFH 0?
I recon the PFY murdered the BOFH and is pinning it on the boss
Re: PFY 1 BOFH 0?
Two months judging by the current release rate.
Well done, PFY! Well played.
Oh that's so good...
...makes it a happy Friday :)
As an aside, I don't recall ever seeing the words "fishburger", "aliens" and "uterus" used in the same sentence before!
you'll never take me alive... proper lol moment
Thanks for brightening my Friday
Well played PFY!
Great as allways, the start of another ware between the PFY and the BOFH? This could get messy.
/awaits further twists
Sorry, the PFY just stepped out a minute ago....
A bit off his game this morning...
Caught on the back foot by the PFY. No doubt he'll be back in form by the afternoon...
I'm surprised the pfy diegned to start going over the types of greetings with the boss.
I had flashbacks of extreme boredom tediousness and impatience just reading about it.
After going through that once - i wrote some basic instructions and now just throw them at the user in question when this arises
Welcome back, Simon, it's been too long
Awesomeness, can we nominate Simon for a peerage ?
Happily bimbling along enjoying another BOFH, but then Simon goes and makes it all awesome right at the very end. Well done sir(i)!
I want to laugh, I really do, it's worthy of it and I am amused.
Just not as amused as I would have been if I hadn't just had a bunch of users, including the oxygen thief who's daddy owns the company, change their passwords on Friday, before the bank holiday.
You can guess the rest...
The company offices mysteriously went up in flames over the weekend, various of your co-workers haven't been seen since, nor have the company financial records, and you're posting from Rio?
Oh come on now guys. A PIN number is simply the number of PINs you have, so if you have 6 bank cards your PIN number would be 6. For Joe public, it would of course be 1. Indeed, there is probably a direct PIN number ratio to a persons TSQ (tech savvy quotent), which would of course be the PINTSQR
It would be PINTSQR number. Honestly.
¿What happened to ¡Bong!?
The BOFH is losing his edge if he let the PFY pull the Siri training scam without suspecting an ulterior motive. The man's getting soft.
It's elementary, my dear Watson
The expression 'PIN number' is only used 3 times at the beginning of Simon Travaglia's monograph, but then the correct acronym, 'PIN', is used four times after that. Travaglia obviously put 'PIN number' at the beginning of his work to generate frivolity and bonhomie in the commentary of the old timers here.. Other commenters may have been in on the scheme.
According to some other posts, he has just returned after an absence and probably wants to be stood a pint or two.
I'd need to see the dust and particles on his luggage to say where he's been.
I for one...
...am very pleased that the BOFH From Hell has returned
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