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12 posts • joined 10 Jun 2008

UK govt preps World War 2 energy rationing to keep the lights on

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Re: Sums up

batfastad "Totally sums up politics in this country. No long term plan, no constructive discussion, just relentless bickering between opposition and government. A new bunch come in and immediately start undoing everything done before, just because they were Red and we are Blue."

If it makes you feel any better we here in the USA are in the same boat (and sinking fast).

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Migrating to Windows Server 2012

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Re: 2012

After working with Server 2012 for a few months now I can say 2012 (R2 for me) is actually a pretty good OS and has a lot of nice features if you just stop be adverse to change.

As for PowerShell, right, like various *nix scripting languages are a walk in the park. PowerShell actually makes a lot of sense and if you take the time to learn it you can do a lot with very little typing.

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Bank of England plans to shove cyber-microscope up nation's bankers

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Re: Banks are all the evil that exists in the World

Gordon 10 "Grow up you child."

Just because his statement is simplistic is no reason to insult him. Banks of late do seem to have caused a lot of trouble and don't seem to be accountable for it.

While I do not necessarily avoid them, I have no need of bank, and that is a good thing. Assuming I could make my employer pay me by check drawn on a local bank I could have no interactions with any bank.

I guess that is the point of saying they are evil, we are forced to use them and other things we might not want to use, for someone else's profit. That makes us dependent on people or institutions that we might not want to be dependent on, or maybe shouldn't be dependent on.

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600 school sysadmins sacked in New South Wales

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Re: That sounds like American politics...

Just provide a counter-counter-point. The fact that a "job advert" is a collection of written words (book) your ability to read a book is expected.

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SCIENCE explains why you LOVE the smell of BACON

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Re: Yank my chain

The 1992 and 1993 Toronto Blue Jays might take issue with that statement.

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Microsoft's murder most foul: TechNet is dead

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As a loyal, mostly, Microsoft Systems Administrator since the NT3.51 days all I can say is, thanks Microsoft.

Thank you for the good article Trevor.

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FLABBER-JASTED: It's 'jif', NOT '.gif', says man who should know

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As a former CompuServe employee...

I can tell you that everyone that I worked with at CompuServe pronounced it with a soft G.

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Has any employer ever delivered the training it promised?

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I guess I have been somewhat lucky, mostly of late. In the last 19 years in IT I have had 5 employers and from four of them I have taken five paid classes that I consider worth my time and their money. That being said one of them I sort of sneaked into and another was as much for their benefit as mine. My current employer is the best as I have been here 2.5 years, had two classes and fully expect to have a third before the end of the calendar year but we have an IT budget that most can only dream of.

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I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working

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WTF?

Re: My excuse...

I used to fix PC for folks but it isn't worth it, they always come back. Now I tell them I'll do it for $200 an hour with a four hour minimum. I've never had anyone take me up on it but for $800, I'll reset a cable modem.

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VMware promises better security, considers scheduled patches

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WTF?

Re: VMware lol

Troll?

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Gov claims 'password protection' OK for sensitive docs

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They never learn

Some people are incapable of learning from their mistakes.

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iRobot Roomba 560 robot vacuum cleaner

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Must have gotten a bad one or something.

I have had three different models of Roomba's over the last 6 years and I acquired the 560 about 7 months ago and it cleans just fine. Yes, you do have to rearrange a few things but once you do the Roomba cleans unattended. I find that it actually cleans better than a regular vacuum cleaner as it cleans more often. By running it often you don't fill up the bin as much and it can go for a week or so without emptying. If you don't like to vacuum then the Roomba is a good buy. I just wish it climbed stairs.

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