75 posts • joined 12 Jun 2007
My (online) bank has never asked for a password change, in about 15 years of use, yet my NHS email account forces a change every 90 days.
Why does changing my password make the email address more secure? Or is it just a ploy to keep IT staff employed doing exciting things like resetting the account, when I get locked out because one copy of Outlook isn't updated quickly enough?
"And heroin is one of the most addictive of drugs."
Re: Pound sign
Pardon my ignorance, but wasn't the pound (£) originally simply the worth of that a pound (lb) in Sterling silver?
Re: GCHQ wants to know what NSA hasn't a clue about and isn't being recorded for reporting in leaks
No pills will help THAT
Book of passwords on my desk
No-one has mentioned Roboform - generates random passwords like 9qQWqNflgU^KP@qp , stores them on the PC and protects them with a single master password.
Provided the master password is good, is that not safe enough?
Actually, the NHS owns and pays for every PC in every GP practice, and has done since the contract changed in 2004. If they don't know how many PCs they own and support, well.... I'm not surprised.
And I've been asking about an upgrade from XP since August 2013 - 36 PCs in my practice. That's only £4,500 that the taxpayer is wasting on my practice in this year because the NHS didn't get their fingers out.
1783 days until I can retire
Re: Incorrect: From the NHS:
Nothing of the sort. The NHS recognises that Alcohol is a drug.
The politicians won't because then they'd have ethical problems in taxing alcohol (and nicotine),
"Radioactive dye" - That'll make it easy to see the wood at night...
Maybe radio-opaque dye
It's in the Xmas edition of the BMJ. That's a journal internationally-recognised for the quality of their articles, but in the Xmas edition, the standards are relaxed a little . Think Ig Nobel, and you'll be spot-on.
Does the expert witness have to get his facts right?
Or would Sir Samuel Meadow actually be Professor Sir Roy Meadow?
But when she stokes my thinning scalp....
... will I suddenly need a haircut?
It's "Holistic", not "Wholistic"
What is the world coming to?
The definition of Macho is the man who jogs home afterwards.
Unless Flossie is very, VERY thin, I suspect that she takes up a number of cubic feet
Many GP surgeries ( including my own) allow patients full read-only access to their full medical records
So I can throw away my Smart Card...
and login with my Smart Arse.
That's unanimous, then
We'd ALL rather she went naked...
Sorry, I can't resist....
Playmobil, or it didn't happen
That is all
Can I be the judge?
I could advise on how much cleavage is" too much"?
What abou 668 then? I mean, who would want to live next door to 666?
I am good
The correct response, which I have used for a number of years, is
"I am breathtaking, thank you"
Your email address is never published
Don't Australians know what a blow-up woman is for?
Education standards are slipping, everywhere
Half an hour!
Cigarette and cuppa included, I presume?
came frrom a Major Berk, of Nigerian army.
You couldn''t make it up
You lot have way too much spare time
If no piccies....
... where's the Playmobil reconstruction?
I've always wanted to be a mobile phone....
"....presumably looks better than the average Reg hack"
I presume that you exclude the moderatrix from this.
I'm sure she's far above average
"buggery of a donkey between February 2 and February 5, 1999, and buggery of a horse between March 15 and 18, 2004"
How did he make it last so long?
For once.... and once only
Please, no Playmobil
Surely SOMEONE has to ask...
... How much extra does that cost?
"the Moderatrix's buns"
Please excuse me for a minute or two
Surely you mean the Daily Wail ?
.... the playmobile
To Charles 9
> And I keep personally thinking of a female suicide bomber concealing the goods in a dildo or vibrator already "well seated". .<
Please send pictures.... I think it would be difficult to do this in Playmobil, unless the moderatrix would like to prove me wrong... please?
It wasn't that sack that I was referring to
Can I be the first to say...?
... that I want my surgeon to be human.
At least they understand the required delicacy of this sort of surgery, and they know that if there's a single mistake, they get the sack.
I would now like to dissociate myself from the above comment
It was the subheading "Free whitepaper – Desktop virtualization" that frightened me most.
Add me to the list of those needing a Playmobil version...
It wasn't just NHS.net that was blocked
My Forename.Surname@GP-Exxxxxx.nhs.uk email account was also blocked from sending emails to Hotmail.
I'd like to think it was Microsoft's incompetence, but the NHS can usually beat them for incompetence.
WTF does "it will leave potential bruising" mean? Either it leaves bruising or it doesn't (I think I know the answer)... and then there's the more sinister possibility that "...and it could cause a contusion." When I did my medical degrees, there was no difference. Those of you with access to a dictionary could possibly confirm this. If tasering the spokesman has done this to his brain, what will the taser do to the human body?
Here are much better qualifications
Take a look at this one.
I have the certificate for my Ph.D. in Arse -elbow differentiation on the wall at work....the only sad thing is that the AQA site isn't a joke!
We are all doomed
How about the difference between Ensure ( = make certain) and Insure ( take a policy out with an Insurance company)? Despite the fact that even our transatlantic throwers of tea parties don't talk about Ensurance companies, they still struggle with this one.
There's that wonderful line in Mary Poppins where Mr Banks says that throwing the tea overboard made the tea undrinkable, even for the Americans
BTW, those people across the pond speak the word "route" as if rhymes with "doubt", which probably explains their problems with the word "Cisco"
Can I be the first ?
What, no Linux option?
Stating the bleedin obvious....
... but has anyone read the name of the researcher?
Dr Botte !
Is it April 1st in Italy?
...how many are on contract at Gordon Brown's OTHER residence?
He may be flipping phones as well as addresses
One can just hope...
...that she didn't get the sack, as well
If you go to BP and do the tour, you will hear that the valves were acquired every time a BT exchange was upgraded .... BT would tell them and they'd go and pillage the exchange. I believe that Bletchley Park have enough in stock for a number of decades
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