* Posts by ukgnome

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Welsh council rapped for covert spying on sick leave worker

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Re: @Joey M0usepad - f'wit in residence

Whilst the troll has obviously eaten well just before Christmas he has a point (of sorts)

It is very difficult to tell if someone is suffering from anxiety or stress by reading their facebook status, and likewise meeting them in the street.

Mental illness isn't like a broken leg or botched boob job. It doesn't have a visual indicator normally. So yeah, the whole hiring of a PI is a pretty useless exercise.

Sorry to hear you have bouts of stress fruitoftheloon, I know that shits real and not many you tell will ever come close to understanding. I wish you good days, fuck the retards!

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Re: Early Stage?

The thing is a lot (not all) have a protected income with regards to sick leave. And there is no maximum, or if there is a maximum it's never hit.

The working regulations in the UK are quite different so it wouldn't be a great idea to compare them. As such we don't get sick time (at least I don't)

What I do get though is 30 days holiday, not including public holidays. Paid time off for doctors appointments and a very understanding company that would never dip into facebook to see if I am swinging lead. And NO drug tests!

This is less about privacy and more about productivity. I suspect that we only have a small portion of this story.

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Reviewed: LittleBigPlanet 3, Lara Croft's latest raid and more

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FAIL

Seems Lara Croft is a big breasted anorexic.

I know it's a game but it's a bit crass and hardly a great advert.

Games developers do know that girls play games too, right?

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France says NON! to UberPop: New law to kill off amateur cabs

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Re: Paris in a taxi - never again

Paris taxi drivers are a fun breed.

I have never been so enthralled, scared and thrilled all at the same time.

If you have the pleasure can I suggest a slightly drunk one, you won't regret it!

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HUMAN HAIR will soon be FOUND on MOON: Brit 'nauts aim for SPAAAACE

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Re: celebrity rockstar physicist Brian Cox

Lets be clear here - D Ream is not a rock band.

therefore Prof Cox has never been a rockstar.

Dr May has been a rock star - maybe Brid-Aine Parnell is getting confused.

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celebrity rockstar physicist Brian Cox

rockstar?

ROCKSTAR?

what blithering halfwit thinks that?

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BT to gobble EE for £12.5bn – BTEE phone home

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And meanwhile in the Norfolk Broads we still cannot get a phone signal.

*strictly speaking not true, but I am so fed up of climbing the 30ft scaffolding tower to text my mum.

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El Reg's mighty rocket spaceplane Vulture 2 arrives in US of A

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Paris Hilton

I don't mind the big box

obvs --------->

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Uber surge pricing kicks in during Sydney siege

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Re: Erm...

Just don't put it behind a paywall - that's illegal now in Blighty.

And a question - is this a siege like in Alpha Papa?

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Swiss McDonalds serves up no-holes-barred cheesy action to punters

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It's nice that hamburglar still has a job

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Are you a Geek Dad/Uncle/Mum/Aunt? Ten Techy Gifts for kids this Xmas

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I find myself

shopping for solids of constant width and its 0730 on a Sunday.

I'm sure this has meaning.

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Real Ale TWATS: In SPAAAACE, no one can churn your cream

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I skimmed the article

all te mention of beer distracted squirrel

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BOFH: Capo di tutti capi, bah. I'm having CHICKEN JALFREZI

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I give it a week

It won't last. Gina will soon end up been arrested for fraud.

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UK flights CRIPPLED by system outage that shut ALL London airspace

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Yippee-ki-yay

Someone call John McClane

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This week it rained in San Francisco and the power immediately blew out. Your tech utopia

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Surely the headline should be

Silicon valley - We just turned it off and back on again.

Is it a good time to tell the folk of SF that this is merely a bit of drizzle?

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Mushroom

I can't find the kill it with fire button.

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Car-crash IT: HUGE write-off for Universal Credit - PAC

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Whilst I shouldn't speak for all commentards I do believe all of us saw this coming.

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Virgin Media's ad fibs EXPOSED by bitter rival BT

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Isn't this the advertising version of my dads bigger than yours?

I'm surprised that Virgin didn't respond with - yo momma

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Amazon comes over all eBay with new ‘make an offer’ facility

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Trollface

I believe this is how HMRC asks Amazon for tax.

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97% of UK gets 'basic' 2Mbps broadband. 'Typical households' need 10Mbps – Ofcom

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Who cares about download?

It's no good having a 2MB download speed when you can't back anything up because your upload speed is pants.

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Portland lobs fair-trade gluten-free artisan SUEBALL at Uber

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Uber is quite pants

I recently carried out a comparison between Uber and a local firm.

Hotel to train station via a local firm was £4.50

Hotel to train station via Uber was a baffling £13

I don't think the little guys need to worry

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RIP Ralph Baer: Father of the games console dies aged 92

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Hope to see your like respawn

Bless the chap that brought gaming to the living room.

I only had the pleasure of a Simon, I actually still have it and it works!

Let us hope that some young chaps reading this are inspired enough to create, adapt and enthral.

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MP caught playing Candy Crush at committee meeting: I'll ‘try’ not to do it again

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Who would of thunk that an MP was a filthy fudge fingerer?

(yes yes I know that fudge isn't candy)

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Orion hacker sends stowaway into SPAAAAACE

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Re: Boys and their toys -- in spaaaace

Oh Dear h4rm0ny - looks like a HTML fail.

I'm sad for you.

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Furious GTA V gamers seek similar ban on violent, misogynistic title: the Holy Bible

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Re:

I going to guess at three

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How HAPPY am I on a scale of 1 to 10? Where do I click PISSED OFF?

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That's why

i wear pajamas on international flights. Everything of value is checked in. The security bod at heathrow was a bit bemused that he didn't get a beep.

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BOFH: Santa, bloody Santa

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I think that....

I am beginning to warm to Gina

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Nothing illegal to see here: Tribunal says TEMPORA spying is OK

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Re: no suspicion that the user has committed any offence?

2. Not on the right-hand side of the pond

Is that looking up or looking down?

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It was SPACECRAFT vs BOAT at ORION LAUNCH. The boat won

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Re: Mission to Mars

ah yes, the galaxy.

When it happens i hear that nasa has employed some minstrels to play.

What smarties, lets hope they get some sort of bounty.

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Universal Credit CRISIS: Up to £200m in IT spend WASTED – NAO

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Facepalm

surely not?

I wonder who's money it is that's been chucked away?

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Hey, it's ... Gecko man, Gecko man, does almost whatever a GECKO can

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Re: Glass, hmm..

Don't be silly K

they only do that experiment with solvite wallpaper paste.

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Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned

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Trollface

I wonder what....

UKIP think about him using a foreign embassy like that? Obviously trolling.

What i meant to put is perhaps he like taking a leak in the waste paper bin.

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Britain's HUMAN DNA-strewing Moon mission rakes in £200k

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Coat

I haven't read the articles and am assuming that Prof Cox wants me to wank over a rocket, and give him cash for the privilege.

Well if that's so then he has another thing coming

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All ABOARD! Furious Facebook bus drivers join Teamsters union

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IT Angle

So the story isn't anything to actually do with Facebook. Its a dispute about some bus drivers that get mistreated by their company and not by their companies client.

Move along, nothing to see here.

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Our system handles £130bn and it's BUST. Want the job of fixing it? Apply to UK.gov

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Sounds Awesome

Just one problem.....well maybe a few problems.

I am not qualified, I lack experience, also I am lacking drive, ambition, and I have low self esteem.

Although when you read it out aloud I seem to be a perfect candidate.

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Vulture 2 spaceplane tumbles onto BBC World Service

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Re: old news?

yes, but it's downloadable as a podcast

You need to download the 11 Nov 14 one (the most recent)

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SEX BEAST SEALS may be egging each other on to ATTACK PENGUINS

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Linux

It's the circle of life...

You should see what the whales do to the dolphins, and what the dolphins do to the.....well to the anything - slippery perverts.

I think it goes Whale > Dolphins > Sea Lions > Seals > Penguins > Whales

(hey, that's why penguins are that shape)

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Facebook, working on Facebook at Work, works on Facebook. At Work

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Actually I am for F.A.W.

there are not enough cat pictures at my firm.

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You know where Apple Pay is getting used a LOT? Yes - McDonalds

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Facepalm

iColytes ???

seriously

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Give it up for SecQuest - a rabbit-hunting spaceplane sponsor

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Joke

Well that's no good!

I am on the look out for a company that sells snake oil.

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We come bearing internet: Google sends up Project Loon balloons in second test

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Surely we have a better use for Helium?

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Are MPs smarter than 5-year-olds? We'll soon find out at coding school – Berners-Lee

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I understand what he's trying to say, but why stick at coding?

MP's should learn to kill to legislate for soldiers

MP's should learn to cook to legislate for health

MP's should take drugs to legislate for erm drugs

etc

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Broadband sellers in the UK are UP TO no good, says Which?

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In this age of the selfie I would appreciate a better upload speed.

I am not too impressed with download speed if it takes me ten mins to upload on my "up to" 8Mb line.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The MIGHTY Scotch egg

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Unhappy

Speaking as a vegetarian....

I totally miss scotch eggs. those piffling things that quorn make are totally crap.

Most of you would think it would be bacon that I miss but it's not, I miss hot fresh scotch eggs (you should only eat them hot)

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'Open source just means big companies can steal your code.' O RLY?

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Ahh robot wars

jeremy clarksons finest work

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It’s PAYBACK time as HUMANS send a PROBE up ALIEN body

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Alien

Bouncy bouncy

all your washing machine sized probes belong to us.

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UK PM Cameron says Internet must not 'be an ungoverned space'

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Big Brother

Free and Open

As long as it's our brand of free and open.

And no, I don't mean Russell "lets revolt, parklife" Brand

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Sky: We're no longer calling ourselves British. Yep. And Broadcasting can do one, too

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So does this mean

That I will be getting a lower price....nah thought not.

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Google DoubleClick goes TITSUP. ENJOY your AD-FREE WORLD!

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Trollface

Lets do this the old fashioned way

FOR SALE

Microsoft Office 365

Great discounts for students

FOR SALE

Server stuff that has blue LED

FOR SALE

Training course - how to train

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WATCH: Rosetta astroboffin TATTOOED with PHILAE from the FUTURE!

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Re: Your article is in bad taste, Jasper

Now now AC

Don't you know that music taste and tattoos affect the way in which you work?

Jasper himself has a tattoo on his ass of a tattooed ass with a tattoo on it.

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