* Posts by H.I.T.S

12 posts • joined 3 Jul 2013

Trade union threatens work-to-rule action over HPE Lancashire job cuts

H.I.T.S
Headmaster

Just a bit of pedantry

Just a small point, the Cobalt is not in Newcastle. It's in North Tyneside,

Different local authority to Newcastle City Council, different MP and about 9 miles away. Apart from that, not bad geography for a Southerner..

It's right next to the old site of the Siemens Chip Plant http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/143085.stm A complete farce, but that's a story for another day. ( There's your I.T. Angle )

Also on the site is a big data centre https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@55.0186987,-1.5011163,3a,75y,219.29h,83.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJ1vtom__B9stpe2RZ7mr4g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 ( Another I.T. Angle ) that apparently local footballers invested into. Couldn't possibly comment on the tax implications.

Segwaying (sp?) nicely into your bit about Viz Comic and Farcebook: From Roger's Profanisaurus 3rd Edition

" She took me all the way to the Billy Mill roundabout!" Said roundabout is about 2 mins drive from Cobalt.

It's also very close to the mouth of the River Tyne & a monument to Lord Collingwood, who some argue actually won The Battle of Trafalgar, as Nelson had taken an early bath.

Finally & best of all, it's very close to HITS Towers. About 5-8 mins away or an hour if you drive past as everyone who works at Cobalt leaves.

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Total War: Warhammer, Blood Bowl and other Games Workshop table-to-screen delights

H.I.T.S

By the holy

toe nail clippings of Robert E. Howard, you shall pay for this hell spawn!

I have seen the future and it is dark, then I took me shades off...

Long Live Thrud!

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Brimming with VM goodness: Qnap TS-453mini 4-bay NAS

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Errrmmm what do I write here....

Can't speak for QNAP but I'm huge fan of Synology, agree they're not cheap but by and large they do 'just work' and are very reliable, unlike W.D RED HDD ( story for another day ).

The 2 & 4 bay versions are ideal for micro SME's who need basic sharing, remote access but not much more.

The main thing for me is Synology support is excellent. Speak loads to their U.K. tech team who go out of their way to be helpful.

Compared to some of the I.T. manufacture support teams I've spoken to over the years, the Synology chimps are the best.

That's kind of what you are paying for and the time saved, especially when on site with a cross customer who wants the earth for nothing..

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EE: Yes, our broadband service is a total clusterf**k – but we promise to improve

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Going Postal

Recently re-read Going Postal by Terry Prattchet, ( if you haven't read it, you should, even if you've only got a passing interest in I.T. But why would you be here if you weren't interested in the cut and thrust world of I.T.? I digress... ) he got it totally spot on.

You could show it to the board of directors ( insert name of crappy ISP here ) but I suspect they'd think it's a guide, not a satire. Some of the phrases used in G.P. are near identical to EE spokesdroid.

P.S. SKY T.V. made a not bad TV film version a couple of years ago but the book is far superior.

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Human sacrifice. Android Wear syncing with iPhones. Cats and dogs living together. Mass hysteria!

H.I.T.S

Re: Cats and dogs ...

" and you Lenny.... will have saved the lives of millions of registered voters.."

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Canned laughter for Canadians selling cans of air at $15 a pop

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Enquiring Minds want to know...

Here at H.I.T.S Towers we're pleased to see canned air going well, but we want an update on The Safety Dance. That was another good Canadian invention.

Everyone was taking a chance on said dance, apparently...

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Prepare to be Thunderstruck: What if 'deuszu' ISN'T the Ashley Madison hacker?

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Re: Thunderstruck

It's a tough call that one, but I'd be more inclined to go with 'High Way To Hell' as the most well known.

It crops up in lots of films, but still a very good choice. And what about:

Who Made Who

You Shook Me All Night Long

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Microsoft to bring back beloved 1990s super-hit BATTLETOADS!?*

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Windows

Back in the mists of time

Rare have an even better heritage going back even further. Those of us of the older persuasion well remember Ultimate Play The Game, who became Rare. Now, they were ground breaking. You weren't supposed to do 3D ( of sorts ) with 48k !

Minecraft is doomed!

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UK.gov to warn tweeting twits, celebs 'n' pals on court case comments

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I'm no legal eagle...

but where do things stand if said Tweet/Blog/ ( insert soshul meja thingy ) comment is from abroad?

For example: If person A in America Tweets something the Old Baily is not best pleased about and I happen to be following them but do NOT ReTweet, I'm assuming nothing will happen. But I will still know what I'm not supposed to know. You know what I mean?

If I tweet a link to a website outside ( but do not comment at all about ) the UK/EU containing content that would make a Judge burn his wig, what then? Would it be the same if CNN broadcast a name in a news report and I happen to have that as part of my TV package? CNN are in U.S jurisdiction.

I'm confused.

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Total cost of that axed NHS IT FIASCO to taxpayers: £10.1bn

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FAIL

It's stuff like this...

that actually makes me ashamed to be connected to the I.T. industry and the public sector. It's huge mismanagement, enjoying the gravy train too much and general incompetence all round.

The best of it is, no one will carry any form of can over this ( no blame culture ) and no real lessons will be learned. It's not as though there's not enough precedence, NIRS2 springs to mind.

Oh, and we have to fork over the money and just put up with it.

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Bolivian president's jet grounded so officials can look for Snowden

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Re: Stop the Pigeon

You're right about the Hooded Claw trying to get our beloved Penelope. I could be wrong here, but I seem to recall the 'friend' was her lawyer trying to get his hand on her fortune. The Ant Hill Mob was there to protect her.

A quick trip to IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0173587/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 has just confirmed the ol' marbles are basically intact for the mo.

What were we talking about?

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Douglas Engelbart, PC pioneer and creator of the mouse, dies at 88

H.I.T.S
Happy

I'm standing on the shoulders of giants

Thank you sir. You made my I.T. life and I suspect others a whole lot easier.

Godspeed.

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