57 posts • joined 6 Oct 2010
Re: @ Eddy Ito
I had an old Astra that got nicked and used in a burglary. Unfortunately for the crooks, it wouldn't start when they tried to leave the scene of the crime just as the bill turned up. Burglary 101: leave the car engine running to facilitate a fast getaway.
You can burn through quite a few Fiats for the price of one Bentley.
Re: Reshuffle off this mortal coil...
"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office."
Aesop, circa 600BC
Re: Corporations are people, my friend!
"C. Slavery is illegal."
Not where I work it isn't.
Oh, how we laughed....
As one whose career is currently on the fast train to the job centre, courtesy of yet another offshoring decision by a group of enlightened senior managers, I can still manage to laugh at the industrial-strength stupidity at work in Brussels.
The IT jobs market for UK staff is heading down the pan faster than a donkey down a lift shaft. If anyone of younger years asks me how to get into IT, my answer is "don't", unless you plan to be an offshoring consultant.
Re: I try to write clear code
"And if coders don't understand a ternary operator, you need better coders."
Any C coder who can't/doesn't understand the ternary operator needs to be fired. Quickly.
"I don't get paid for writing good code. I get paid for writing an application that sells."
I'm in my third decade as a developer, and this has been the case everywhere I have worked.
"In order to ensure the best practice, employee complete a series of 'refresher' training modules across a hot of topics on an annual basis."
Was the spokesperson located in Mumbai by any chance?
Re: Good engineering
Take an upvote Sir; Very well said.
Re: @K 08:40
I hope you get a pay packet this side and the other side of Xmas. Having this hanging over your head must suck.
Re: Oh for glod's sake!
Actually, the summer of love was 1967. I'm old enough to remember it.
@RICHTO Re: 400 million
Yes, it was probably Microsoft that bought them to make the sales look better.
Re: You don't fry bacon, you grill it...
Not around here you don't. The smoked streaky bacon is fried in a non-stick pan without additional fat or oil, then when the bacon is cooked, you very lightly fry one side of both slices of bread in the same pan until the bacon fat is absorbed. The sarnie is assembled by turning the fried sides to the middle. No other condiments are required.
Re: Stop this nonsense
Re: Biggest thing my cat ever brought in...?
In our case we had a cat that would bring live birds home and release them in the house. Chaos doesn't begin to describe it, especially if it was a decent-sized bird.
If it's any consolation, rural Lincolnshire is just as bad.
Re: "and have a week password"
10180m1nute5, 604800s3c0nd5. That last one is almost secure :)
Re: According to the PRS 2010 - 2011 figures...
The law is being dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Google for "ripping CDs for personal use UK"; you'll get plenty of info back.
Re: Where is the Off Topic icon?
My wife and I got rid of our TV during a long drawn out house move a few years ago, and didn't renew the TV licence during this period. Oh the hilarity of trying to explain to the TV Licensing authority that we didn't have a TV...
Re: He was talking about Silicon, though...
Aye, the stone age didn't end because the stone ran out or we exhausted its possibilities, it ended because something better came along, and so it will be with silicon.
"Feng brandished his chopper and they dispersed..." <snigger>
Re: Nokia with deathwish?
They were properly made in those days. I had an old Nokia company phone fly out of my pocket and bounce down the platform at King's Cross when I was running to catch a train. Didn't even scratch it, and it carried on working until the company supplied me with an "upgrade" a year or two later.
Re: I took a Samsung A300 swimming once.
I put a Motorola L6 through the washing machine on the 40 degree cotton setting. It worked fine after being dried out on the radiator for a few hours, and still works to this day, although it has long since been relegated to backup duties.
That is all.
A title is not required
The rail company could try making the train roof more commuter-friendly and allowing people to use it, then the freeloaders might become paying passengers when their income increases a bit, especially in the rainy season.
I hope you used an iCondom?
+1 for that ^
I'd like to nominate that for CoTW, now please get my new keyboard and monitor in the post...
Yeah, ASP speaks volumes. The site's as slow as a slug in treacle too. You'd think F & M could afford a decent system from a decent supplier.
Libraries are not free; I believe they're paid for by council tax, of which I and most others on here pay copious amounts.
Me too. I still can't figure out how I got it so wrong.
As a hearing-impaired person
After many years of innocence, I shall now wonder where the bone conduction headset has been prior to it being placed upon my head by a smiling female audiologist....
@At my school in the 60s...
Yup. Did you get frozen school milk too? Those were the days; these youngsters haven't lived.
Re: Re: Beer
...but a nice single malt can enhance its problem-solving capabilities.
A quick search suggests around $3500
The truth is out there NEO.
Coat on, door open...
Face, meet palm.
Goodness gracious me! Thirty years? I'm starting to feel really old now...
Yes, lots and lots and lots of it.
Mine dates back to that era too. I had the account made up after decimalisation at which point it contained the princely sum of 5p. I wonder if it has earned much interest during the intervening 40 years?
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Absolutely spot-on. You clearly work in the real world. This process applies to all hardware and software expenditure in all companies where I have worked. The only exception is that the veto occurs lower down the food chain in larger outfits (CIO rather than CEO for example).
VMWare running WinXP = 40.8MB
Firefox 4 with four tabs open = 604.5MB
Couldn't agree more. Anyone who cannot read the text on a smartphone without squinting needs glasses in a hurry.
Yes, they'd have sold him a monitor that gets bigger as time goes by, so he'd never outgrow it.
Take the HD to the crematorium. It's the only way to be sure.
@And look what I found today
I'm sure it's OK. When did MS ever release an update that did any harm?
they'll arrive at the church in the Tardis?
I suspect it should read "accounts" rather than "users". They're not the same thing.
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