There's got to be some sort of pun somewhere about Second Guessing...
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There's got to be some sort of pun somewhere about Second Guessing...
One could say that Linus is getting more and more RC...
It's that sort of mild-mannered lily-livered wishy-washy semi-approval that keeps Barnet Council going...
Much the same problem occurred with the mighty Amstrad PCW8512 word processing box! If afternoon/evening sunlight got in at the right angle on the diskette drives, all sorts of unhappiness used to occur.
Solution: interpose yourself between the sun and the drives.
I always thought the saying was,
"If it [data] moves, back it up."
And back it up even if it doesn't move...
Surely not a distribution list but rather a collection of indictable offences?
What a fascinating organisation name!
Nowhere near as pretentious as The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists...
Compulsory pun, sorry!
Very worryingly, quite close to GCHQ in Cheltenham this morning I saw a coach bearing the title:
I don't dare make any comment...
Why not trump.org? Because someone else [Registrant Name: chris puchowicz] got there first!
And it says:
"Vote NO to Trump
He wasn’t even organized enough to purchase this domain (or www.trump.tv) at public auction, and he wants to run the U.S.A.?
Days after I won this domain at public auction I received a letter from Trump attorney’s threatening to sue me for trademark infringement for purchasing this domain.
Guess who still owns the domain… not that guy."
What would Verity Stob do?
Why couldn't they call it something other than Office, which is a quite-well-known Microsoft suite of programs?
Yes, I know Microsoft has already put its foot in it with outlook.com and Outlook, but that's no reason to add to the confusion.
Surely all the stuff and nonsense would never happen if Linus did all the work on the kernel himself?
An intergalactic super-hero and the world's most fabulous man* should find this quite straightforward!
* grovelling apologies to Captain Kremmen.
One is expecting to see the Met Office in Exeter doing something similar in Spring 2017, when its contract with the BBC (mostly) finishes, leaving ITV still using the Met Office for weather
Will Andromeda be a rant-free operating system (RFOS)?
Please say it is so!
> take along a durian
That will be Yet Another Linux Distro. one supposes...
Rather more intelligible than Pregnant Pangolin or Weedy Walrus.
It's amazing that the French cannot speak/understand their own language!
I once asked a French teacher, "Comme êtes-vous ce matin?", and she didn't have a clue about what I was on...
Yes, sped. "past and past participle of speed", says OED.
Surely the headline is wrong, and should read: Smelly toilets, smokers and the Kardoshians ?
(used in the sense: "British, informal [mass noun] Money.")
> Or "whenever the fuck they feel like it" in other words.
More precisely, when they feel there is a need for it. Do you think Microsoft produces updates just to keep their programmers busy? Sheesh.
Because it seemed like a pretty neat idea.
At the time.
Before any risk assessment was carried out...
> ...the hacker won't know where you live...
A surprising number of the SSIDs round where I live are of the form "23 Railway Cuttings" or "Joe and Josie Bloggs". Even an unintelligent hacker might take these as significant clues as to the location of the routers...
We actually had a time sheet category named "Filling in Time Sheets" - but we weren't allowed to charge more than 15 minutes per week to it!
May I be the first to say that they don't know their ARRIS from their elbow?
And to repeat a statement I lifted from a much-earlier comment:
"Virgin Media SuperHub:
Warning! Device might be at least 80% less super than advertised..."
From the blurb about Graham Cluley in the linked article:
"Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s."
No mention of the fact that those security companies included, for several years, Sophos itself!
The scrolling matrix signs in the waiting areas outside most of the departments of my local hospital show the current time.
This is exactly an hour out for at least a week following the change to or from BST, or until some IT bod notices (whichever is the longer)
I do hope that the doctors and surgeons do not rely on this time source...
... because it didn't include the obligatory final sentence:
More research is needed.
I do hope you meant "some dodgy practices"!
"Doggy practices" would be an entirely different charge...
"I was trying to configure our Virgin Superhub* 3 the other day...
* (actual hub may be 60% less super than advertised) "
Your comment made me laugh - but I think your percentage is too low...!
A year is not a unit of growth. Strewth.
Looks like the Reg sub-editors have been given the day off.
> We left chocolates, doughnuts and coffee for the nurses after 5 days in maternity.
Those poor nurses, having to spend all that time in the maternity ward.
And then to be faced with doughnuts and chocolates.
You also forgot to finish with
© 2016 Dido Harding
It is probably new to everyone except the author, but it's an incomprehensible neologism.
Must Try Harder...
And there was me thinking that line numbers related to rows, not columns!
You learn something new every day...
You make no mention of your arrest and conviction for tipping him off (probably for perverting the course of justice) ! At least you will have had a Redundancy Package enhanced by your former boss...
> I've always had to do regular money laundering training as well as bribery and corruption training.
So you're now a fully-qualified money launderer, briber and corrupter, then?
I remember a secondary-school teacher friend of mine, looking in The Guradian at an advert whose headline was "Could you put together a Youth Offending Team?"
His response was, "Yes, quite easily. Give me about 20 minutes..."
> > When I was in sixth form, there weren't any computers!
> I assume you meant there weren't any computers at your school. Unless you were in sixth form over seventy five years ago! :-)
Seeing as the IBM PC didn't come out in the US until November 1981*, and in the UK the next year, I fear that your date calculations have a very large rounding error.
* I had the edition of Byte to prove it, but it got nicked...
Remarkably apposite word in this circumstance!
In faraway days long, long ago, when IBM used to provide to customers the code of their mainframe DOS/VS operating system on microfiche, and people actually used to read it, there was a complaint from a shocked and horrified manager who objected to the comment "Loop 1000 times, just for the hell of it". The next version of the OS showed a change to "Loop 1000 times".
Surely 'bae' is not a derivative of 'baby' but a truncation thereof? "Contraction" is a less-precise possibility.
waifu Japanese version of "English wife", or (fandom slang) A fictional character (generally female) from non-live-action visual media.
"Sociology degrees - please take one."
Dear, oh dear, oh dear!
C:\ is the root directory of the C: drive.
Sack the marriage officiant!
Newcastle University was running the Michigan Terminal System on an IBM 360/67 doing time-sharing for ever so many students and staff in 1972, and probably a good deal earlier.
Still - what good is history and facts to a "bank tech boss"?
> But if owners know the providence of the phone will take it elsewhere...
That would be Provenance, Rhode Island, I presume?
> The electronic system now also requires me to sign the form at the pharmacy. Not sure why.
It is supposedly to indicate that you have received the prescribed items.
The member of staff who gives them to me just does a squiggle on the form, ever since I found out from Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) a few years ago that my signature is not required, and thus refused to sign it.
Gotta be a rebel in your old age!
That's a new variant on the compulsory final sentence of any technical report: "More research is needed..."