* Posts by Pedigree-Pete

199 posts • joined 28 Mar 2012

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Boss hands dunce's cap to chap who turned off disk monitor

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Kettles & Toasters & other things that trip mains RCDs.

Once we'd grown large enough to require something more organised that "floppy-net" we installed a DEC P60 Novel Server.

Locked in the room that served as the warehouse, hardwire into a switchless socket so no chance of accidentally turning it off or unplugging it.

Feeling pretty smug about power we couldn't understand why the server kept shutting down.

Turns out it coincided with tea & toast time. The hardwired "server" power was on the same ring as the kitchen.

New ring installed, UPS purchased.

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

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Re: Resistor colour coding.....

I was taught Bye Bye Roger, Ooops! Oooh err missus.

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Happy birthday, Amiga: The 'other' home computer turns 30

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Anyone for Elite...

uncovered my Amiga in the shed last weekend. Months of fun trying to achieve Elite status. It does have a colour screen but being in the AV biz, we preferred to use a 28" Barco CRT monitor. Elite for PC was rubbish by comparison at the time, even with state of the art Hercules Gfx boards.

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Riddle solved: Do bears crap in the woods? No – they're stressing out over drones instead

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Re: Bears & Eagles

Have an upvote good Sir for bringing this back. Funniest ad ever.

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Evil computers sense you’re in a hurry and mess with your head

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Re: The Machines Have Already Won

Upvote for the store manager. They put up with a lot, from below & above.

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

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Re: Friday Cars and måndagsexemplar

Have an upvote for the username..and one of these 'cause we are talking about Fridays.

Ooovavu!

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Post-pub nosh neckfillers: Reader suggestions invited

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Stovies

I'm sure there are many variants of this Scottish(?) favourite. Corned Beef, root veg & of course onions. Prep & mash before pub. Micro on return. No lost fingers.

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Re: Smoking recipe

Pot, kettle, black. No one is innocent of the odd typo. Except of course me, phew this one time

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Mushroom

Re: Cheese and tomato sandwich

Beware of tomatoes in toasted Cheese sandwiches, especially when under the influence. I'd vote for Cheese & Ham. Safer.

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The Martian: Matt Damon sciences the sh*t out of the red planet

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90p

No I feel well tucked-up. Mine was £3.31. Sigh!

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Alert

20mtr up.

It can get pretty dangerous 20mtrs down too.

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Re: I'd watch it.

Don't watch the trailers, of anything.

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Re: I'd watch it.

I have. Pretty well rated on Amazon. The Kindle app even allows me to start reading it now.

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'Stolen' art found on nearby shelf. Police keep looking anyway

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Ook!

Thank you Madmanwithabox. You've restored my faith in my fellow commentards . Shame on you previous posters missing that opportunity

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Soon your car won't let you drink. But it won't care if you're on the phone

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Re: Slippery Slope Indeed....

You only have to be near your car with the keys to be knicked under "intent to commit an offence"

An SA friend of mine living in the UK opted to stay home & watch Ruby ( England vs Springboks) & consequently drink, lots, whilst his wife went shopping. She returned at full time so he went to empty the car whilst she got a cupa.

Naturally, he had the car keys & had quaffed a few.

Plod thought it in the best public interest to try & arrest him for intent to drive whilst under the influence

on his own driveway.

Go figure.

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Chips can kill: Official

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Pint

Re: Antioxidants?

Certainly contributes to one of my 5-a-day.

Icon = other 4

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Couple sues estate agent who sold them her mum's snake-infested house

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Re: I'm sensing...

Have a +1 for that link. Good backing track too.

Icon, it's Friday (here).

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Spaniards get that cinking feeling

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Re: The French do it too.

Have an upvote & one of these for a most educational like (and an excuse to pint the finger at Jonny Foreigner when French accuse us of invading their language).

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KFC takes legal axe to eight-legged mutant chicken claims

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Re: A little diitty - copyright the internet.

A Chinese take-away near here is known as The Rat & Cat. Who knows.

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Japan's death threat hacker collared ... BY A CAT

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Joke

Re: Kitty Confess!!

"No one expects the Japanese inquisition"

Thanks Monty P.

Can't believe no one posted that yet.

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'You wanted Silk Road to be your legacy. And it is. Now enjoy your life behind bars'

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US Spell checker...on TheRegister.co.uk

Wot!

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Hardcore creationist finds 60-million-year-old fossils in backyard ... 'No, it hasn’t changed my mind about the Bible'

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Happy

Re: Amazing!

There are,

She is called Nessie.

If you believe YECs you'll believe anything. At least this belief is harmless.

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Extreme community policing: West Virginia crook pepper-sprays HIMSELF mid-robbery

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Pint

Virginia/West Virginia

Ohhhhhhhh you don't get me I'm part of the Union. (Hats off to Mr Wakeman & friends)

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Bridge, ship 'n' tunnel – the Brunels' hidden Thames trip

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Re: Cuppa included

Have an upvote for that link.

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Airplane HACK PANIC! Hold on, it's surely a STORM in a TEACUP

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Re: Hrumph

/pedant

What, more than 1 shit hit the fan.

Now the shit's really hit the fan.

/pedant

Mines to he one with the OED.

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Boffins have devised TERMINATOR style LIQUID METAL – for an antenna

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Pint

Fine Boffinry..

..gentlemen of N. Carolina. Have one on me.

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

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Happy

Re: Been there, done that

Now there's a creative Mexican farming scam.

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Re: Shirley...

Rolling Road blocks are routinely done on 3 lane UK motorways with 1 Highways Agency car. No need to wake the Police.

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ATTACK of the DINKY DRONES! US military creates ROBOTIC CARRIER PIGEON

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Coat

Knights....

am I the only one who thinks we should be looking out for the Knights that say Ni. IIRC they has a bit of a thing for shubbery.

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So what would the economic effect of leaving the EU be?

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Re: Economist's predictions

"on the basis of which tells you what you want to hear."

Try, ....on the basis of which tells you what they want you to hear.

TFTFY.

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Bonny Scottish post-pub nosh neckfiller: Rumbledethumps

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Re: I prefer Stovies myself

You sir, have an upvote for mentioning the brilliant humble Stovie. PP

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UK's annual PCB waste = 81 HMS Belfasts, says National Physical Lab

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Re: Reminds me of the classic. Catering industry.

Go fetch a bucket of steam for the Sauce Vapeur.

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Cash register maker used same password – 166816 – non-stop since 1990

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Owner responsibility.

All the devices I deal with have a default manufacturers admin password, well known to everyone in the industry & easily garnered from the freely available PDF admin guides on the manufacturers web sites.

Shirley the purchaser is responsible for securing his devices with his own user & admin passwords?

If lost or forgotten a factory reset will usually fix that.

Pete

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Spotty dwarf Ceres BARES ALL in NASA's SHINY CLOSEUPS

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Re: the good stuff

Kristaps. Too early! Didn't you know beer is for all day, not just for breakfast. :)

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America was founded on a dislike of taxes, so how did it get the IRS?

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@ Fibbles Re: House prices

I think you'll find that is pronounce "That made I larf" around these parts.

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

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Linux

Re: Erm...

Any fule knows that if you want a company name with an animal in it you choose Aardvark or Aardwolf.

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Silence is golden: Charlie Chaplin's The Tramp is 100 today

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Happy

Eric Sykes anyone?

The Plank, Rhubarb & probably others I can't remember now. You know what to do if you're interested.

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Struggling through the Crystal Maze in our hunt for a spare CAT5

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Glass Meeting room for Conferencing suites.

I always wonder what idiots decided glass meeting rooms with polished wood floors would ever create a good space to use audio & video conferencing products in. " You sound like you're calling from a toilet" my CEOs participant says.

Deploy some carpets & wall tapestries.

Take the analogue conference phone home & try it in your nicely furnished, carpeted lounge. Then call me and tell me the echo canceller is broken.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Deep-fried cheesy Hungarian

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Stovies...ask any self respecting Geordie.

Over to you Lester.

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HP Stream x360: Flippable and stylish Chromebook killer

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Re: Hmmm & Browsers.

I have to use all three major browsers since only one of them seem to work with my apps & it's not always the same one. Tsk.

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Secret Bezos delivery helicopters operate from mystery Canadian base to evade US regulators

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Obsolete before OK to fly.

"A previous Amazon request to test-fly delivery drones actually received such a late response from the FAA that the tech was considered obsolete by the time it was actually authorised to fly."

A spokesperson from Boeing said

"Welcome to our world Amazon".

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Building a better society from the Czechs' version of Meccano

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Anyone for Skiffle...

Izal also has a fun use when combined with a plastic comb. Try it, if you can still find any. (wrap the comb in a sheet, place on slightly open mouth & blow).

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Telly behemoths: Does size matter?

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Meh

Re: When I was a kid @ Annihilator

If they were that dim, they probably thought you'd broken their computer.

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Marconi: The West of England's very own Italian wireless pioneer

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Re: Visit the Cable and Wireless Telegraph museum as well

Realy, Cornwall is in England. You wouldn't think it talking to the locals.

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Ex-NASA boffin dreams of PREDATOR-ish tech in humble microwaves

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Re: Great Idea but.....

....including STAPLES. I remember "retiring" an old commercial microwave with a cup of coffee & a teaspoon. Brief but interesting light show.

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Something Coming Through – aliens, LA noir, techno-thriller, dystopia ALL in the mix

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Re: Bought it

Me too> Enjoy.

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In the reading queue...

@ 2 quid who wouldn't.

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BOFH: A miracle on PFY Street

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Angel

Re: Did the BOFH ever have an apprentice...?

I think you'll find the BOFH & the PFY are apprentices if Loki.

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BOFH: Santa, bloody Santa

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@TechnicallyConfused. Now that would be fun. Rather like an extreme version of The IT Crowd.

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