"Copy 67P" in the by-line? Come on Simon... ;)
55 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Re: Bear in mind...
I've managed to string one of them along - I asked him how he was able to turn my IP address into my phone number? He said he got my phone number from MS when I first registered Windows - my counter was that my copy of windows was pirated.... then the real abuse started: he actually gave the impression he was upset I had stolen windows! The irony.
Anyway - I have been lead to believe these guys bounce their international calls thru unsecured PABX/VOIP exchanges and thus aren't paying for the call. So I feel a little guilty trying to make the call last as long as possible - anyone know if this is true or urban legend?
Re: Fight back
@neil barnes: Upvote for the Blazing Saddles reference :)
Last year (or the year before - 2013/14 was a bit of a blur) they headhunted a bunch of VDXs, some of who worked directly for VMware... if the secret sauce was good enough to entice them away then they must be doing something right/exciting
>Megaupload kingpin Kim Dotcom latched onto the leak as something that might help in the ongoing >copyright infringement case against his defunct cyber-locker service. "Our lawyers will seek orders from >Canadian Courts to get access to CSE #Megaupload spy reports. Exculpatory evidence for our criminal >case," he said on Twitter
I thought his lawyers had fired him as a client ... he must have some new ones. Or is lying, like the fat fuck he is.
Re: Big Three?
> What are the Big Three Hadfield is talking about?
They are right in his blog.... wasn't hard to find:
"If it breaks through to the inside it is one of the big 3 emergencies. The other two we train for are fire/smoke & contaminated atmosphere/medical. "
OK - I googled that and watched the live performance music video of gimme chocolate....
I still don't know a) what I watched; b) if I want to watch it again.....
- didn't like the choreographed dance routine
- didn't like the overall stage presence
- did like the backing band
- was overall, strangely addictive (like a train wreak, I suppose)
meanwhile in Kiwiland....
5/1 is considered the minimum "broadband" speed
(Ultra-fast broadband = 100/50, which the govt.nz wants to get to 75% of the population)
East-facing wall? So, Mecca, then.
Re: Don't do as I do!
nice, have an upvote
first link from a google of his name is a facebook post calling him all kinds of things
damn, nsld beat me to it :)
... those "art" installations that have a bunch of paint splatters across the canvas by some animal.
So there's no copyright on them? So I can legally copy and reproduce them as no cost/fee?
sweet!!! Well, would be if they weren't complete shite
shame its Slingshot - you'll never be able to watch Netflix/Hulu/etc via it anyway... well, not without buffering all the time
Our mainstream media last night described Fitzroy as being so powerful it was classified as a weapon by the US.
purple latex gloves?
So they've found an artefact then?
Interesting. We are doing a DaaS deployment at the moment (well, at the solution architecture document stage), and there is a desktone component according to our provider's requirements doco... so I might re-read things a bit closer tomorrow...
Re: Question ?
You should do a reddit AMA... that's a helluva experience!
have an upvote + vbeer ;)
Of course if you were a Kiwi, you'd be familiar with "Oh for Oarsome" (uttered by boxer David Tua on Wheel of Fortune... as in "I'll have an Oh for Oarsome")
@AC - have an upvote for TYO reference.....
I don't understand, does this mean we have got multiplayer or not????
Re: What I told them.
and I'll give you ======>
Played BF1942 at a BF-only LAN solidly through the night.... next morning, the girlfriend picks me up and we take a walk along the waterfront - a small aircraft (a Cessna, or similar) appears from behind a hill - my first/only reaction was to frantically look around for an AA gun.... GF decides it was time I got some sleep!
@ Andrew Jones 2
Well said, have an upvote
Re: Caught bang to rights
It'll be Mission Kim Possible! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tahF3jhU0Vk
Whereas on the other side of the world....
In NZ, it is about to get easier for the spooks :(
Are they gay, or outdoorsy folk?
As a fellow Kiwi, I can't help but think "oh well... Darwin Awards, and all that", but she spawned 8 brats... ffs.
So all I can think is "what a dumbass she is/was, and so is her family"
Input Director is what I use at work.
Windows only, though. And at the time I was using Synergy you couldn't share the clipboard (I see you can now).
Plus synergy's configuration was a bitch (easier to manually edit the config file) - look easier now.
home labs: mine has just died... and of course I have no support (obsolete, hand-me-down hardware from work) so I'm buggered.
Re: Sharp MFD F2 40
first hit leads here!
I bought this and "Nativity In Black, a Tribute to Black Sabbath" on the same day and thus listened to it constantly while playing DF.... to this day certain tracks on that CD still conjure up scenes from various levels :)
already got my Access All Areas pass, and vBeers tickets....
oh well, see you there!! :)
"Still pining for what could have been - google 'William Gibson Alien 3 Script' and you'll see what I mean!"
this is what I tell people - Alien 3 could/should have been just as scary as Alien and just as actiony as Aliens
you're fucking kidding me, right???
I always liked that snickers ad of Vinnie Jones grabbing Paul Gascoigne's balls with the slogan "Got nuts yet?"
Re: Bloody EMI!
Blocked in NZ as well....
Slow news day in Australia
Author is in Oz. NZ-Ozzie friendly rivalry dictates items like this get reported in Oz (no doubt resulting in such comments as "call that a shark attack? THIS is a shark attack!")
"PS..in slight mitigation my review unit didn't have a box/manual/quick start guide etc."
does any smart phone these days?
(thanks, I was just leaving anywho)
"Netflix has rejected New Zealand as a potential international launch spot because of low internet data caps and content rights issues."
I can see lots of discussion of broadband caps, but none further on digital rights issues....
Isn't the photo credit a bit off, given the subject matter?
... Ken's Labyrinth - Ken Silverman's early Build Engine game
yeah they're great - blacklisting entire /23 subnets.....
where's that sarcasm icon.....?
there is a courier driver in Wellington, NZ, with the plate THIZ H0
I took them to be digital timers
(except my magic is VodaNZ branded, so I'll have to wait even longer)
I think he is like me: I get el Reg via RSS, and for some reason Simon's BOFH doesn't report itself to the feed, so he would have (like me) created a custom search query for "BOFH" and used that for the RSS feed.
Also in NZ
We've had this in NZ since the last election......
Political commentary/billboards/etc must be signed by a real name etc....
fuckers, the lot of them.
process process process
as the virtual infrastructure guy, I'm continuously being asked by devs, app support, testers, etc "can I have the VI console, and access to VM x,y,z?"
Then I tell them the analogy of the "key/swipecard access to the server room" - do you have physical access to our datacentre? no, well the VIC is the same thing... so you won't be getting that either.
So far, so good - it's been a strong enough argument to stop them bitching to their boss, who in turn bitches to mine, and I then go thru my little speech again, and their boss goes away thinking their staff have not been 100% up front to him.....
best inventions were all Roman.....
better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order
RE: R Callan Posted Monday 26th October 2009 12:49 GMT
As Monday* was Labour Day, what do you expect?
*Down here in NZ anyway. Don't you love public holidays?"
and today, the day after Labour Day, it's cold and miserable enough to make me think I'm back in London. ;)
because I got here from Reader, if I choose to 'like' this feed, will it push article about improvements to Reader to the top?
how much text do I need to type here to get it to submit!?!??!?!