Re: contents may vary
Especially if they're sold by Dibbler.
355 posts • joined 3 Dec 2008
Especially if they're sold by Dibbler.
... don't call me Shirley.
Stick it in the freezer to keep it warm.
Might sound strange, but then said freezer was located in Siberia...
On one occasion I had to drive all the way up to somewhere near Leeds after a lightning strike took out some kit attached to a weigh bridge at a quarry.
220 miles each way to spend 15 minutes replacing a single board just because the area service engineer was on holiday...
When I was doing Tech Support & Installations, clogged filters were a common failure of external HDs in particular.
People thought they could save money by skipping on regular service intervals and filter changes - until it all went kablooey.
Terminals in the Company's HQ (connected to the Mainframe in a different location) were always in short supply. Despite the claims from Manglers that "of course I use mine all the time!!" we had our doubts.
So I came in early and disconnected them all at the patch panel, sat back and waited for the support calls to come in. And waited and waited...
Eventually over the course of a couple of days they were re-connected as said Manglers actually tried to use them. Then a few months later, a call came in "I can't logon, come and sort it out now!".
Yup, you've guessed it - one of the terminals we'd disconnected months back that was "used every day".
It's already happened and they've been shipping the waste south in revenge for years.
How else can you explain Irn-Bru?
Back in the day *before* PCs (yes, I am that old) I shared a terminal with heavy smoker.
After he'd used it I would have to turn the keyboard upside-down and bang it to shake out the bits of rollie and beard...
Cosplay... Has anyone ever seen images from these conventions? Lots of women dressing up as their favorite characters from sci-fi/fantasy/manga etc.
And almost all in extremely revealing costumes. Is anyone forcing them to wear these outfits? Nope. They wear them because they want to.
Next time some feminazi bangs on about "explotation", just remind them of the fact that it's not just guys who like seeing characters dressed like that.
I know a couple who would have been at the front of the crowd at that event making comments that would make most of the guys there blush.
As I've broken down again...
I remember when IT usually came under the Finance Director. No such thing as a seperate IT Department with its own Director.
I don't care what swanky new feature it has. How does it make my life easier? Does it even make my life easier? If not, then bog off...
And commiserations on the loss of your friend.
Sod that, I want to wear high heels and a mini-skirt!!
Now I can't get Olivia Newton John out of my head...
Yeah, and pigs might fly...
I have an early box-set of the original trilogy on VHS. No idea which version/cut they are. I might just have to dig out the player from the attic and watch them over christmas.
Let's just hope the level of secrecy didn't exclude informing the Russians or the Chinese it was a test launch, else it could have been BOOM!!
+1 for the Ivanova quote :)
I have severe doubts about the TRRL.
Two reasons: Leg Protectors (aka Knee Cappers) and Airbags for Motorcycles.
I think any biker old enough to have been riding bikes back in the 90s will still have nightmares at the thought of those two monstrosities.
They may have rebranded themselves as the TRL, but even so...
PS There have been rumours about the TRL conducting Road Pricing technology trials for decades.
"TLDR: Never believe the stats you read on the internet. Or in the papers. Or see on the news."
Absolutely agree, 78% of all statistics are made up...
Everything can be sterilised - you just need to nuke it from orbit...
At long last I can now have my dream wearable - an IoT Connected Spinning Bow Tie, complete with flashing LEDs all controlled from my smart phone!!
They're easy to spot. They look like this:
Coz I want to report Theresa May.
You really should change your name, Gerry. And get rid of that beard.
Just don't scratch your nose...
That old trick...
More than once I've been following a Police car (on a Motorbike) that's slowed down then sped up in a fairly blatant attempt to either get me to overtake or break the speed limit while following them.
Good scientists accept arguments that conradict their postulation, investigate and modify their models accordingly or perform a critique of the argument indicating where and why it is wrong.
What they don't do is cry HERETIC!!!!! as loud as they possibly can...
I have noticed that the Beeb etc are very quick to publish articles which appear to confirm global warming, but not so quick (if at all) to publish anything that contradicts it.
Quantum Physics is so hard, even Quantum Physicists don't understand it!
A chimpanzee could have done better!
But then you know what they say, "pay peanuts, get monkeys"...
Did no-one bother to check his employment history or were they, well - just not bothered?
"Ability to recognise a cloud may be an advantage"
I can quote Wordsworth, does that count?
As an ex-blood runner, I can see how the idea of paperless sounds like a good idea. Probably half our calls were to go to some cottage hospital to pick up granny's notes when she's been rushed into A&E and no-one has access to her medical history.
As a S/W Engineer however, all I can say is oy vey!
Team Leading Software Engineers is like herding cats...
"a big red STOP button...you have to guard against accidental presses"
Yes, but how do you guard against Father Dougal?
"BTW - remembering strong passwords: Isn't that what password managers are for?"
No, that's what post-it notes are for...
You mean they didn't expect anyone to actually use it?!
I think it's time to get my Morris Minor back on the road...
"Loud pipes save lives"
Bikers have been saying that for years. Looks like cars drivers will be too.
"It came to me, my own, my love, myyy preccccccciiiouuuussss "
Why use Beats(tm) Headphones?
Easy - Fashion. Plain and simple. It's nothing more than "Ear Candy", something to wear that they think makes them look good/trendy.
"It's life, Jim, but not as we know it."
I want to get off.
I used to work retail security and it was common to do random spot-checks of staff as they left the premises.
I can name many artists I like, although I doubt you have heard of them.
Not in the least bit interested in these streaming services as they don't have the music I am interested in. Or more correctly, I'm not interested in listening to the crap they do play and certainly not interested in paying not to listen to that crap.
As a biker, you develop a "sixth" sense as to the behaviour of other road users very quickly - either that or you become road-kill.
I've had my fair share of accidents over the years (and yes, some were my fault), but I've avoided far more simply by being able to anticipate when that driver in the 4x4 with the "Child on board" sticker is about to do something stupid.
Many of these things will be down to almost imperceptible behaviour, something that will be impossible to encode into the self-driving car simply because as humans, we would find it very hard to describe quite why we knew the muppet was about pull that bonehead move of the day.