* Posts by Gerrit Tijhof

66 posts • joined 29 May 2007

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Doctor Who's Elisabeth Sladen dies at 63

Gerrit Tijhof
Unhappy

Go gently into that good night...

The Netherlands weep warm tears. She had more heart than a Timelord.

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So, what's the best sci-fi film never made?

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ORA:KEL

I love that book, it has it all: thriller, aliens, tech, conspiracies, yay galore! :D

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BOFH: Key performance undertakers

Gerrit Tijhof
Pint

Happy festivities everyone!1

Brother this BEGS for some fresh pints of lager!

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BOFH: The stupidity criticality

Gerrit Tijhof
Pint

Excellent

A fine one to start the weekend with, I might use some of it in the pub later on, "backlog of crap lives" splendid!!

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BOFH: Baitin' switch

Gerrit Tijhof
Happy

Oldskool

And loving it :)

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Snow Leopard data-munching bug predates Snow Leopard

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BULL SHIT at least: mostly

I just checked my preferences and guess what: login as Guest is disabled, OUT OF A CLEAN INSTALL a few weeks ago. So anyone having this problem has enabled Guest, that simple.

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BOFH: Weapon of choice

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Excellent

"“It’s me,” I say. “Hammer time!”"

A straight classic: well done Sir, well done!!

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BOFH: A spot of bother

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Shere genius!

Canine Herpes: I don't even want to knów what mind that came of.

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Pirate Bay server becomes museum artefact

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No pictures?

Oh come on, give us some specs!

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BOFH: Grand Theft Auto

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Grand!

Loved it! Niiiiiiice :)

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One in 20 corporate PCs infested by bots

Gerrit Tijhof
Jobs Halo

We from McDonalds advise:

Eat at MacDonalds!

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Google's email service goes down

Gerrit Tijhof
Paris Hilton

We are entitled to complain

But perhaps we should complain "nicely and graceful". For it's free, and quite outstanding. Hilton, because she isn't. (nice, graceful, free or outstanding that is)

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Brits 'a bunch of yellow bastards', says irate Yank

Gerrit Tijhof
IT Angle

I don't need a gun

I have a supermarket nearby for my food, a well maintained house (inc. surroundings) so no pests, and a government that can be managed by voting, not with High Velocity Metal Projectiles, thank you very much. And I prefer English over American any time.

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There's no riddle to Dell's Limerick move

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Paris Hilton

Fiddlesticks!

Having been in a similar situation, I feel sorry for the unemployed-to-be. On the other hand, it would/could/should also mean less Polish(read non-Irish) workers coming to Ireland. Given the Irish spirit and mentality, I'm certain the situation will stabilise. But there will be a sad, cold winter this year.

Paris, just because.

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Verizon awarded $33.15m against cybersquatter

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@ J

Somewhere in the whole moneycollecting process there will be a teenage boy at a Western Union franchise collecting cash, and there the trail vanishes disappears.

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BOFH: Unfriendly ghosts

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Halon

AFAIK Halon (or BCF's) has been banned for newly installs, but current installs might apply for refills (in some countries). But mostly it's nontoxuc inert gases nowadays.

Nice BOFH Simon, good one to enter the weekend with :) Are we going to experience the unmet potentials of the bulk-eraser by the way somewhen? Ah, gotta love the goood old bulk-eraser. Retro BOFH!

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BOFH: Back in the saddle

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Excellent!

"Useful things to do with Cat 5: the missing manual", one of the books I'd actually buy!

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More dodgy phone-ins cost BBC £400,000

Gerrit Tijhof
Paris Hilton

alternative:

Display "THIS IS A RE-RUN" over quarter of the screen: anyone thick enough to think it's live, well, that's Darwin in action...

Paris, just because, you know... :)

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Is Apple readying a MacBook redesign?

Gerrit Tijhof
Jobs Halo

make it small

I don't really care about computing power or zillions of colour or touch-anything-design-whatever-feature: I want a 10" thingy that _just_works_

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Steve Jobs is 'cancer-free'

Gerrit Tijhof
Jobs Halo

Yeah, going vegan is the cure for cancer

@Rey Ortega

He's a pescetarian. And veganism? Surely it beats the average US-citizen diet, but I doubt if it's healthier than pescetarianism.

Frankly I'm súre it's healthier, but hey, don't let facts get you in the way.

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BBC must reveal EastEnders costs

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Coat

whiners

The UK license fee is great value. At least it's not hidden in tax (like in the Netherlands) and no commercials (like we have in the Netherlands).

Why not complain about Dr. Who or Torchwood? As expensive as well probably, yet less viewers.

Mine's the one that has "I'd rather be in Sidcup" embroidered on the back.

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BOFH: The admin gene

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Coat

Too true

Sometimes, things just aren't in order. Just being able to pick out a machine that feels 'different', being able to pull an instant backup off its Data-partition only to hear it go >>KLENGKLENGKLENG<< less than 5 minutes afterwards, it just feels Jedi :)

Mine's the one with the ieee1394 drive in the inside pocket.

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The Moderatrix will see you now

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Go

Nagging issue, please advise!

Should I rather be in Sidcup?

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Yes! It's the Knight Rider satnav!

Gerrit Tijhof
Coat

Gimme gimme gimme!

Birthday next month, so let me have it!

Then I'll start saving for a car.

Mine's the waterproof one with the fluorescent stripes, cheers.

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Firefox 3 Download Day falls flat on face

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Paris Hilton

@Sim: re addressbar

"firefox 3 Url-bar Rubbish Behaviour " was solved with the use of the 'oldbar' add-on.

Paris, cause I'd try her too :)

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Security militia sought to brutalize ransomware virus

Gerrit Tijhof
Linux

Stop storing your files in /Documents and Settings

Less vulnerable OS's might be an alternative too.

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BOFH: Testing the obscenity filters

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Go

Grand!

Old skool BOFH!

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Microsoft needs Windows Home Server test dummies

Gerrit Tijhof
Coat

Pick me! Pick me!!

Of course I'll install it! Always a pleasure, no it's an honour to improve one of the worlds' fines operating systems!!

Mine's the white one, with the leather straps on the sleeves and near the crotch, thank you.

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US Congress questions legality of Phorm and the Phormettes

Gerrit Tijhof
Alert

*cue 'The Doors'*

This could be the beginning of the end of the internet as we know it.

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Why Microhoo! is like, so, totally dead

Gerrit Tijhof
Jobs Halo

Huh?

FSJ? Is that you?

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BOFH: The Boss gets Grandpa Simpson syndrome

Gerrit Tijhof
Happy

Meeeemories

of the way we weeeere...

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Mac is the first to fall in Pwn2Own hack contest

Gerrit Tijhof
Happy

My OS is great

@Eric Pinkerton

Too bad it's not 100%-proof, so I will remain carefull with what I do with it.

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BOFH: The secret gentlemen's club

Gerrit Tijhof
Go

CRT

because they _do_ hit harder.

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Dutch tax office deletes 730,000 tax returns

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phew

"Today, Dutch tax-office officials admitted that there are over 600 different sopftware-programs being used by the it-departement, most of them more than 10 years old..."

Oh, that's cool. They cóuld've stated they use >400 programming languages, thát would be a bit remarkable...

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Gerrit Tijhof
Flame

Unforgivable

"Most Dutch taxpayers do not have to submit their tax returns until 1 April and the early birds probably still have a copy of their electronic tax returns. "

Ah, go through that whole thing AGAIN, like most people haven't got anything more fun to do. And most people are as likely to have a backup as the dutch IRS seem to have.

What excuse is there to NOT have a backup? Pray enlighten me!

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Most spam comes from just six botnets

Gerrit Tijhof
Linux

one word

"why the hell can't we go after the advertisers who are obviously "authorising" the spam?"

http://wikipedia.org/wiki/joe-job

Regards,

me

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Vote now for your fave sci-fi movie quote

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Go

I know! I know!

@darren Posted Friday 29th February 2008 14:51 GMT

"This is obviously the best quote and is also a double one as its used in another film. Who knows what the other film is?"

Evil Dead II

Nice poll btw, worthy entry for the weekend!

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HMRC pays criminal for 'tax dodger' discs

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Excellent

Law is for everyone, not only for those too poor to effectively avoid it. Give those millionaires some quality time behind bars as well!

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BOFH: Insecurity complex

Gerrit Tijhof
Coat

@ sir Travaglia

An accompanying word by the BofH-master himself: what an honour that he came to read this comments! Mind you, I remember when I emailed him 8 years ago from Ireland that he is a true inspira <ZZZAAAAPPPP>

[black plastic with zipper and 'bodybag']

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BOFH: The Silence of the Servers

Gerrit Tijhof
Go

Grand, really grand!

Sombre, chilling, a dash of feverish shivers and words cut out by razor-blades from the 5th ring of hell: a Classic!

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Fermented fish symbiotically pollinate model's hardwood feet

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How much is the fish?

Raw, saline herring, or its acidic counterpart: considered a delicacy in the Hollands. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soused_herring for culinary goodness!

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US spooks won't get UK census access

Gerrit Tijhof
Coat

and while you're at it

can we have your firstborn as well? Ah, cheers.

Yes, that tinfoil hat please, ta.

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ER thesp joins Doctor Who

Gerrit Tijhof
Coat

Moffat

Keep Moffat for Dr Who, please let Torchwood not be cancelled so Davies will be occupied and leave Dr Who allone!

Yes, the blue coat and the clogs please.

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Contest seeks the most diminutive XSS worm

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wrong audience

Aren't there universities to be contacted, to let the students have a competition? Perhaps he could share his knowledge with some of the tutors? Actually use his skills to train students to become security experts? Oh, I forgot: he probably isn't part of the solution that _prevents_ these sorts of mayhem, he earns a living cleaning up.

Grand.

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Microsoft readies Hal 9000

Gerrit Tijhof
Black Helicopters

scary

Funny how '1984' comes to mind, when something from '2001' is mentioned in the article.

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Antarctic base staff in drunken Xmas punch-up

Gerrit Tijhof
Paris Hilton

job

So: are there vacancies? (starts cleaning up resumee)

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AOL tosses Netscape into the dustbin of history

Gerrit Tijhof
Paris Hilton

Ah, Netscape...

What was the version that came with the unfreeze extension for the mac? 2.0?

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German police hunt 12,000 strong child abuse ring

Gerrit Tijhof
Boffin

How 12000?

How the figure of 12000? Unique ip-addresses? Creditcards? Login-databases?

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Anti-virus protection gets worse

Gerrit Tijhof
Pirate

@Dr. Vesselin Bontchev

"There are proper ways of testing how well an AV product handles viruses unknown to it" Yes? Care to elaborate on that?

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Vista sets 2007 land-speed record for copying and deleting

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Go

Pity the fools

that choose to support the same OS year after year after year....

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