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20 posts • joined 18 Sep 2009

Swedish teen's sex video fine slashed: Unwilling co-star girlfriend furious

TeaLeaf

In a related vein...

The linked article discusses the attitudes that create the problem - both with the guy and with the court.

http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2013/10/19/rape_culture_what_do_steubenville_rehtaeh_parsons_and_frosh_chants_have_in_common.html

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Microsoft: Surface is DEAD. Long live the Surface 2!

TeaLeaf

I predict...

sales of 100,000 units. (Wikipedia says Microsoft has 97,000 emplyees.)

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Torched £30 server switch costs phone firm millions in lost sales

TeaLeaf

My introduction to configuration management was an e-mail from someone I had never heard of, with a meeting invitation that consisted almost exclusively of acronyms that I had not encountered before. Naturally, I assumed that this was a misdirected e-mail meant for someone else in the company with the same surname.

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BOFH: Go on, beancounter, type DROP TABLE asset;

TeaLeaf

Re: Did Simon forget

@Peter Gathercole

Not too far off one of our off-site storage providers; the tapes were stored in a barn!

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Star Trek: The original computer game

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Happy

Just Played a Quick Game ...

On an IBM mainframe under VM/CMS using a version created in 1975. I have 4 slightly different versions on this (obviously work) machine. I believe these are written in IBM/370 assembler. Downloadable (with other VM/CMS games) from http://zvm.sru.edu/~DOWNLOAD/GAMES.VMARC.

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Sony turned off by CEA's 'Ultra HD' TV label

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Coat

How about FATV (Frickin Awesome TV) for 4K and GDFATV (God Damned Frickin Awesome TV) for 8K.

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5 Tokyo devs cuffed over 'The Movie' Android app scam

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Alert

Online Dating Agency

An online dating agency named MobyDick? Ooookkkkkaaaayyyy.

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Microsoft to announce new Office version on Monday

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FAIL

"I think this is the most transformational release I've worked on!"

Oh my God, they've created something even worse than the ribbon!

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BOFH: The back-up backdown smackdown

TeaLeaf

Re: Age is no guarantee of reliability

Fatman - We had one like that arrive in 1995. We lost a great many good people, and we almost got screwed for year 2000 (nothing done, he told management everything was okay.) His boss told me that the only thing he regretted about the manager leaving, was that he quit before he could be fired.

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

TeaLeaf

My Vote...

is for 'Call Me Mrs. Miracle'. I really like Jewel Staite, but it seems like they sent the writer to cliche school, then overdosed her on every sweetener in existence before letting her loose on the script. 'Plan 9 from Outer Space' I could at least sit through, not 'Call Me Mrs. Miracle'.

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Serial hacker admits breaching Federal Reserve computers

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Coat

Let me state the obvious....

I guess Poo is in deep s..t now!

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US Marine hover-jeep to get robotic hands-off controls

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Lewis Page

What would we ever do without Lewis Page and his inventive way with words?

"it is not so much crazy like a fox, as crazy like a fox whose body has been replaced by a powerful and heavily be-weaponed robotic combat walker unit which the fox's disembodied brain controls from within a bubbling nutrients tank in an armoured housing."

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Co-op cashier's breasts overcharged for fruit and veg

TeaLeaf
Joke

And from the dusty depths of the archive...

The apple of every man's eye, is the peach with the biggest pear.

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'Pervy' private chat case springs back into life

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Alert

New Logic

The conversation wasn't published originally, but when it was introduced as evidence in the first court action, it was published as part of that. Having now been published, the prosecution can proceed.

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Ranting Ohio Republican scares interwebs

TeaLeaf
Gates Halo

Nutter.....

I think more Steve Ballmer in tone than Bill Murray, but in voice, yeah.

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Barclays computer says d'oh!

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Re: Exactly

Reminds me of the time during a disaster recovery test when the guy running the test told me the PTB wanted me to document every possible problem we could encounter, and the resolution.

Well, that would be job security for the next 10 years or so...

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Penalty for silent calling goes sky high

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Happy

A Possible Solution...

There is a device called the Telezapper http://www.telezapper.com/, that works very well here in Canada to reduce (although it doesn't eliminate) sales calls. I don't know whether it would work in the U.K. When the telephone goes off-hook (answering, an answering machine taking a call, or when placing a call) the Telezapper generates a tone that here in North America tells autodialling equipment that the telephone line is disconnected. A few months of that and your number gets dropped from their databases and no more calls (expect hand dialled ones from smaller companies).

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Sony seeks 'universal console controller' patent

TeaLeaf

They will sell it ...

But once it becomes even remotely popular, they will be sued for patent infringement by a patent troll using a patent originally concerned with wine making, and have the controller banned from the U.S. by the FTC.

You think this is joke? You haven't been paying attention to what's been happening in "The land of the free".

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3 billion have suffered Slade's 'Merry Xmas Everybody'

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Unhappy

Not just Christmas,

I was working in the records section of a department store when 'Amazing Grace' on pipes and drums first became a hit. The manager insisted it be played constantly. Although I love the pipes (esp. The Black Bear), to this day I can't stand 'Amazing Grace' in any form.

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Mainframe shops gush over big iron

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Gates Horns

Mainframe Benefits

At our shop we have a mainframe, a couple of Unix servers, and loads of Windows servers. Every couple of weeks we have a Windows server go down for 'emergency maintenance'. We are having a bad year if it happens once on the mainframe. Any wonder then that we are not rushing to move off the mainframe?

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