* Posts by earl grey

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BOFH: Don't go changing on Friday evenings, I don't wanna work that hard

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Thank you

have one for the weekend

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The slow strangulation of telework in Australia

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welcome to the united states of australia

Large population centers poorly served with un-caring monopoly providers filled in with sparsely populated areas filled with myriad small towns unlikely to be serviced by anything faster than a carrier pigeon. A few very lucky areas who have been google-networked; but even news on that has been quiet lately. A curse on all the politicians who allow this mess.

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'Backronym' crowdfunds itself into Oxford English Dictionary

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Re: For all those pedantic bastards out there....

its about flow and context

it's about flow and context

sigh...

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THEY WANTED OUR WOMEN: Neanderthals lusted after modern humans

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Re: Interspecies DNA exchange - lumpers & splitters.

Oh, I thought you said spitters and figured that's how the DNA got on the teeth...

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Mum fails to nuke killer spider nest from orbit

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sharks with lasers

Might as well cook them up proper!

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In memoriam: Christopher Lee, Hammer's Count Dracula

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You will be missed

By many thousands of us. Your family has our condolences and we lift this beer to you!

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Women are fleeing from the digital sector, reckons UK.gov report

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spent the last 45+ years in IT

Not all of it doing the same thing. Some operations; some coding; some support - you name it. Have seen a lot of very qualified women on the job over those years; as well qualified and capable as any male IT grunt. Also seen a lot of totally unqualified men and women who should have picked another line of work. IT happens. Two of my daughters have gone into IT and I can only hope they stick with it and keep updating their skills. There are careers, but tiny things like what we see from massive companies like Google to not encourage me that they are at all serious about hiring and keeping more female IT personnel. The biggest problem in the US is the H1B crime committed by a lot of large corporations in hiring personnel and firing experienced folks (I'm looking at you Disney), and the tax laws that allow large corporations to outsource their IT personnel, steal most of their pension and generally shaft them and then write off their "hired out" workers (literally every company that outsources their IT who used to be in-house employees).

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Re: Having children is not mandatory.

I think this "not spawning" thing has it's merits

and frankly, we wish more would follow your ways.

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Life in plastic, it's fantastic: Playmobil supremo dies at 81

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our sincere regrets

to his family and close friends. i didn't know you, but i (and my sprog) know your creations and thank you.

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Spanish TV journo leaves subordinates cowering after verbal shoeings

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'Too much of it apparently.'

pics or it didn't happen.

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Chinese bloke escapes execution for Forbidden City nude photo shoot

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I don't get the point

Maybe I best go look again.

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BOFH: Step into my office. Now take a deep breath

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absence of bum pain

you've not been at it long enough. somehow i missed what happened to the old boss.

anyway, it's proper to offer one.

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Stranded Brussels airport passengers told to check Facebook

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"sets a standard"

Yes it does. Sadly to say, it appears to be on what NOT to do.

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The 'echo chamber' effect misleading people on climate change

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" economically painful action"

Well now, there's the rub, innit? Who want to be the first gubmint through the gates to take their country back to the dark ages. They'll be the ones tarred, feathered, and hung along the carriageways.

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Verizon: fibre is MUCH cheaper than copper, we're going all-FTTP

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There's only one reason to tear out copper

So they can get out of requirements for emergency phone services and try to force everyone to limited time on fibre or no access at all on cellular.

don't trust them as far as i can throw my phone pole.

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The Internet of Things becomes the Game of Thrones in standards war

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VHS/Betamax; DAT/cassette tapes; and HD-DVD/Blu-Ray

VHS - better selection of pron.

DAT - murdered in the crib by the recording industry. Hoisted by their own by releasing CDs.

Blu-Ray - Sony managed to buy their way into a premier position.

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Boffins have devised TERMINATOR style LIQUID METAL – for an antenna

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I, for one

welcome our liquid metal overlords

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Candlelit vigil planned to honour executed Newcastle cow Bessie

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Re: Praying's not good enough

" politicians?"

Long pig it is!

Burn the witch...oops, wrong story.

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Last flying Avro Vulcan, XH558, prepares for her swan song

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This news brings me to tears

So my only solution is to lift a beer to all those involved and say "thanks".

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Milking cow shot dead by police 'while trying to escape'

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Re: coming from ireland, Re:David_H

That's why the sprog gave me a shirt that said:

Not Flammable?

Challenge Accepted

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ALIBABA Vs AMAZON: Let the Global Tat Bazaar war begin

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buy our products cheaper and at high quality

I don't think the word "quality" means what they think it means.

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Right Dabbsy my old son, you can cram this job right up your BLEEEARRGH

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I must have a different birth name

But all i remember being called is Arsehole...

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Pandora ordered to pay up extra royalties in BMI row

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Re: 20 years later

Sorry I can only upvote you once. Been saying the same thing since they drove Napster into the ocean.

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Microsoft: Free Windows 10 for THIEVES and PIRATES? They can GET STUFFED

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here's my understanding of Win 10 licensing

to borrow the phrase..

"It wouldn't be inaccurate to assume that I couldn't exactly not say that it is or isn't almost partially incorrect."

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Re: 7 to 8 ...

I vaguely remember a similar situation with Vista and its upgrade TO XP.

T, FTFY

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BOFH: Getting to the brown, nutty heart of the water cooler matter

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thank you

We needed that.

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Attack of the possibly-Nazi clone parakeet invaders

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Re: More importantly

What else? squab

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World of the strange: There will be NINE KINDS of Windows 10

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Service is what a bull gives a cow

now i fully understand windows as a service

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Keurig to drop coffee DRM after boss admits 'we were wrong'

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glad they finally saw the light

Although i have to admit to no desire to ever support their business model (yeah, and this old neckbeard doesn't shave, either). Anyone pissing DRM on their customers deserves to have their business model crushed.

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Re: Perhaps...

Good for her. Hope she gets it like she likes it. Just tell her to be careful and no burns.

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Why don't you rent your electronic wireless doorlock, asks man selling doorlocks

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just say NO

Another solution to a non-existent problem.

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Sorry, Windows 10 early adopters: Microsoft Edge WON'T block ads at launch

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relevant advertising

The only relevant advertising I ever see is the stuff that I have selected; not what some web site wants to push onto my screen space.

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High school students' record-setting pulsar STUMPS BOFFINS

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well done young boffins!

I would say....have a beer...but if you're under 21, it'll probably be a root-beer.

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NSA-restraining US law edges closer to reality, leaves just 6.81 billion under mass surveillance

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There are liars...

And there are f'ing liars. I don't trust congresscritters and i trust 3 letter agencies less.

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Poseidon's Wake, Naked at the Albert Hall and Farewell Kabul

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Ah, Sandy Denny

Remember well a small venue performance of hers. There seemed to be no problems in her that were at all obvious to the audience; she was just marvelous. I'm sad that she's no longer with us.

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'Not paying for any of that music was probably a mistake. Buh bye!'

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as someone once famously said:

"But it's really GREAT shit, Mrs. Presky!"

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Mounties nab Canadian woman, 27, in webcam hack shenanigans bust

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no chokey for her

Just a spell in the stocks.

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Facebook serves up shaved, pierced, tattooed 'butterfly' as CAPTCHA

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for some reason the old Timex watch commercial pops up

You know: "takes a licking and keeps on ticking"

I dunno where my head is lately.

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Oxford chaps solve problem in 1982 Sinclair Spectrum manual

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interesting write-up

thank you. and to the whingers out there....ODFO

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Re: "They'll be first up against the wall when the revolution comes."

Nicely played....a thumbs up for you.

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France wants to make les citoyens' health data available to world+dog

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someone has to say it

What could possibly go wrong?

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ESPN sues Verizon: People picking their own TV channels? NOOoo!

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Paris Hilton

My only network is OBGYN

Brought to me by the internet. Because Paris.

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Republicans in sneaky bid to reauthorize Patriot Act spying until 2020

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The biggest hero...

I rate this "pants on fire"

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Boffins laser print flexible transistors

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yes, but

if you could print this all over the outside of your house for power generation....hmmmm whole house printers...

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UN: E-waste's 42 MEELLLION tonnes represents 'valuable' (and ‘toxic’) urban mine

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Re: "11.8 million tonnes from washing machines"

would that be a wafer thin mint?

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BOFH: Explain? All we need is this kay-sh with DDR3 Cortexiphan ...

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Bishop

Wasn't he in Alien?

Accidents don't just happen...

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The Internet of things is great until it blows up your house

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Just say NO

Not a good idea. period. end of thought. no IOT (you're just missing the ID on the front of that).

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Bloke hits armadillo AND mother-in-law with single 9mm round

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unfortunate Hansens carriers

But they are cute little buggers when they're not digging where it's not wanted or wander onto the pavement right in front of your vehicle and causing needless excitement.

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Artificial intelligence, filesystems, containers ... Amazon showers cloud gold on devs

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headline miss

You had a golden opportunity with the showers headline. I'm so disappointed.

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Microsoft uses Windows Update to force Windows 10 ads onto older PCs

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dang

found that a couple of GWX object had been installed via that second update and "auto-ok'ed" themselves through my firewall. Fixed that. just wonder how many more abuses they have installed with it. i may have to simply uninstall that whole freaking thing.

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