32 posts • joined 29 Nov 2011
Re: @Michael Hawkes - /me
If i'd been drinking coffee at the time of reading this comment and its progenitor, i'd definitely have needed a new keyboard. Massive thumbs up, both of you.
Re: Dear Google, please!
Is like that old TV Program "Name that Tune" ?
Would somebody please bid "Kill News International in One"
Re: Apple DOES NOT benefit the mobile payments space
Best thought out post in this thread. Have an upvote.
Re: Bang on
Judge Dredd partnering with Strontium Dog Johnny Alpha, best story ever.
3 BOFH Episodes This month
Wow, we are blessed,
or else the Auditor's been at Simon's timesheets and needed to see some output.
Also if you google for "Sharon T Pokeworthy" EL Reg is the number one hit :¬)
Not one of the ebooks on my "Nook Simple Touch /w Glowlight" came from the B&N Store, well technically they aren't on it, they are on the good old plugin SD-Card.
Best thing about the Nook was it's super cheap price (reduced to £30-40 this time last year)
Worst thing, its swipe to wake up is attrocious, takes dozens of attempts.
After the initial enthusiasm of having that touchy feely "touch" waned I went back to my old reliable Aluretek., 5 years now and still going strong. Buy ebooks from anywhere, using desktop pc, use good Calibre to maintain my library and to strip off the DRM to let me read them on any device.
Re: Want to thwart the snoopers ?
Shades of Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible
Re: I need to re-think my charging!
Do not forget PCDecrapfier either,
great tool for getting rid of junk from a brand new pc as sold by most box shifter's
Re: Can we stop calling him an activist investor?
someone needs to build one of those plug-ins that will go through the text on all the websites i read and replace "activist investor" with "that twat"
GreaseMonkey will do the job just fine
Would it be a dyson by any chance
Quite probably the best article i've ever read here.
I Wonder if this could be a semi-regular feature?
How ? They named it after him.
The series is called Cygnus, but each is individually named
SImilar to the ESA Space trucks all having invidual names
Not a tongue twister per se, but try saying it fast repeatedly
Whale Oil Beef Hooked
I would have thought his lawyers could argue that he is not liable for the FULL fine in what was a SHARED action.
Metaphasic Shielding anyone ?
Re: What did you expect?
Quote "If you used Linux to access any internet-based service - Google, Microsoft, Yahoo - then you were pwned. Your silly rant against Microsoft has no relevance here, the eavesdropping was system agnostic as it was directed to your internet usage practices, not your system per se.
So go put your tinfoil hat back on, right underneath that dunce cap, and sit in the corner like a good little fool."
Much as I detest the idea of even seeming to be applauding macroshaft et al
That definitely deserves an upvote :¬)
The Nook Simple Touch Glowlight does seem very well made for the now much reduced price. However it suffers from :
1) The slide to unlock just fails a lot of the time, i've never had a first time swipe to unlock work, and swiping double digit times does not a make for a pleasant user experience. You can't even disable it going into lock mode.
2) Too much B&N lock-in I can buy ebooks from any vendor and put them onto the sd-card, so why wont they let you use a minimal web browser to connect to other stores. The B&N store is horrible.
3) No landscape mode. and lots of other niggles, eg poor filehandling, no renaming of books
Even my old Aluretek is a much better reader
Google et al need not warn you per se, they can instead choose which adverts to display inline with / alongside your mail, and if it was an advert for FB I /CIA / NSA or other TLA i'm sure you'd get the drift.
Why is there not a link to the "Advanced Search" from the "Home Page" ?
I've been using the so called Advanced page for years now. It usually manages to give very relevant answers in the first page, but tonnes of cruft in subsequent pages. It's worst fault is that it doesnt always obey the "MUST HAVE ALL OF THESE KEYWORDS"
I guess Google's philosophy is bung the searcher more results, cause the more results we give the greater the chance they'll click on a page (that page will have one of our advert banners too)
Classic. I wonder if Oracle will be sending out emails tomorrow reminding their workforce they can view the keynote online. Someone might want to stop that automated email lol.
Quick before there is a flood of REPLY-to-ALL
Re: Its the corruption, stupid!
Are we really surprised?
Whitehall Mandarin's are probably aware that 'small biz' cannot provide them with the level of corporate entertainment budget -- err bribes/incentives/whatever you call it that 'BIG BIZ' can and usually does splash out, and that the Mandarins have come to expect as the norm.
They should have copied from more than one place.
Copying from a single place is PLAGIARISM
Copy from many places is RESEARCH
but only if you attribute it :¬)
Always nice to see a new BOFH, but why pray tell, is it lodged in Bootnotes, and not in Datacentre/BOFH ?
Farcebook just escalated things.
Next time a bugfinder finds a bug they wont report it until they have a second and more deadly bug with which to backhand volley the "we wont pay the bounty/we will suspend your account" attitude. The backhand volley being publically reported in as many forums as possible and resulting in complete pawnage / outage.
Will Zuck fire the security teams, or the people that didnt authorise bounty payment
Darwin @ work.
For every new and improved "Idiot proof system"
a new and improved idiot shall evolve to overcome it.
Just over a month ago now I had a forced "upgrade" to a so called superhub, my old ambit had died, but ressurected itself during the call to cancellations.
Engineer came round on a saturday morning too :¬) swapped out the old ambit, replaced it with the superhub. First thing he did without being prompted was put it into modem mode and use my existing router. Now that says something !!
Connection has been rock solid ever since, both for my desktop (wired) and my various wireless devices. Except for last weekend, I came home from a great night out, only to see that my connection for both TV & Broadband went down literally minutes after i got in, about 02:30 saturday night / sunday morning. the 150 customer service script reading monkeys didnt even admit to an outage or other work in the area (service webpage access via cellphone did say some outage in swansea over 100miles away) Anyway all came right in the end as two hours later I woken up to the sound of the tv springing into life, and a quick showed the hub had re-acquired lock :¬)
Technology is great when it works, and a PITA when it doesnt. Those are the times when great customer service really would help, sadly Virgin and probably most other ISP's don't provide even a passable imitation of such service.
Now that would be a cruel and unusual punishment.
I wonder how much waterboarding it takes to put out the fire from such a chilli overdose.
Re: Problem lines of code -- original lines
Imagines a Dalek meeting Curiosity.
"YOU WILL BE INSEMINATED!!!"
Re: Worst of both worlds
Can someone please take these two bodies into a darkened room and "explain" to them what a whole world of pain they are opening up ?
Like the room the BOFH uses with two half-bricks in it ?
Nah the prize for hacking opera is a Tenor, maybe 3 Tenor's if you're lucky
As jedi would have it
These Boson's aren't the Boson's you're looking for.
American Carrier. You Cannot Be Serious
The bogs wont work.
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