102 posts • joined 16 Feb 2007
Yet everyone is happy for their phone provider to know where they are or the phone won't work. Odd.
Re: I'd pass that test @PyLETS
I think it's ok if it's for your own use, whatever that means.
I have a large collection of secretly photographed 'NO PHOTOGRAPHY' signs from all over the world. My favourite is from the souvenirs shop at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin. You are welcome to snap the former crossing point, but not the gift shop!
Complex password, simple user Id
We read so much about the importance of complex passwords. However I wonder how many times user IDs such as John.Smith, jsmith, user2, training, sysadmin and administrator are used. Making user IDs more complex but still meaningful will help increase security. Especially for sysadmins. I've long advocated this, but it is rarely mentioned.
I'd like to say this is 'Horrid' but it sounds too much like a grocer's in Knightsbridge.
I read that as iconic silver screen at first.
Try an FOI request first!
I even get spam sent to the unique address I use for my very well-known ISP. They denied any wrong doing. And it happens with at least two other unique addresses. The latter two I blackholed so it's a pointless exercise for them.
Every law we have could be replaced with good manners. Theft, murder, speeding, fraud, aggressive replies on forums etc are all bad manners.
Re: Noise cancelling headphones
People talk in a different and more assertive manner on the phone as a replacement for mannerisms and body language. Also, people inadvertently speak louder if they are struggling to hear the other person, typically due to engine nose.
Re: "The bill would still allow passengers to use mobile devices for texting"
And people who don't turn OFF the keyboard bleeps!
My clothes don't smell after sitting next to a smoker in the Pub any more. Leave them alone.
Find out what cul-de-sac actually means...
Whenever I see someone blue toothing on a train, I start talking very loudly to whoever is sitting next to me about how silly they look. It never lasts long...
Web sites that insist on a mobile number when I actually don't have one really bug me. Nearly as much as free Wi-Fi that wants to send a code to my non existent mobile. Or perhaps I'm using free Wi-Fi because my mobile has died.
Prodigal means wasteful, not one who returns. Or was he both?
If the cameras are as rubbish as their bar code scanners then they'll probably think I'm Darth Vader.
log the cat in....
Then let it play with the mouse.
free in flight Wi-Fi...
On Norwegian last month from Split to London was wonderful.
Dare I say...
...that I hope the villains get Shopped?
Just back from a holiday in Croatia's second city, Split. I couldn't believe how many free hotspots there are in a country only twenty years out of a civil war.
Re: Should I send this to our IT dept?
Helldesk? That says it all.
Vinyl smells nicer than MP3s.
Re: don't blame the public, the sign gives permission to drive on the taxiway
Taxing Aircraft? Are they the tiring ones or the ones who work for the revenue?
Hear hear! Some of these made-up words are so crass. Tablerone is much better.
Re: "Dual Purpose Grenades"
Country music is about home life and western music is about the great outdoors.
auction off his own seat? Bottom Rats?
The way ahead has to favour those companies with a web link asking you when you'd like THEM to call you.
I'd rather talk to a friendly idiot who can't help me, than a robot.
Re: re: but the initials?...
Last year a shop in Surbiton got round this with a window display using square rings and the text "Lodno 0212"
Re: Been there, done that. In 1985.
bluegrass cello! Excellent!
It is in the loft next to my 512kb Amstrad, but I do still have mine
Re: Homonym hell
Not so smart... you mean homophone.
I don't do anything financial or confidential on my tablet. I'm delighted with the free Wi-Fi I can get standing inside or outside my bank chain or local brewery pubs.
Re: I'm totally fed up with swearing ...
Khaptain, I'm quite prepared for it here On El Reg but look at current comments On CNN after a report on a 'friend'who have away a GI's dog while he was on active service. The comments are pitiful, whoever was in the right. If aliens landed and saw how we use the web they'd leave for another 10,000 years.
Re: What the fork?
I think you mean synonyms. A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning.
I'm totally fed up with swearing ...
I'm sick of reading posts that start OMG or WTF or dude or Jeez. While I accept that it does the service of giving me an advance warning that the subsequent content will be semi-literate, I can still live without it.
Has John Leydon left...
...the Sex Pistols then? I bet I'm the 12th to ask today.
The terrible word 'phablet'
‘Phablet’ surely must be one of the worst literary contrivances of all time, supposedly meaning a tablet-sized phone. Surely 'Tablerone' is far better. I relish the thought of seeing idiots on trains and buses putting a Tablerone in their ear.
Die Hard 4.0
All you need is a roll-up keyboard that plugs into whatever you want to hack. Oh, and Bruce Willis aka John McLaine.
Hold on a mo...
...you don't get sprigs of asparagus, they're tips...
a decent sprig of asparagus
I was expecting it to be an electric eel at the very least. A decent sprig of asparagus???
they can call you back
I think after 5 minuets of being on hold to any company, a message should kick in offering you the chance to leave your details so that they can call you back.
While standing on Box Hill...
...just what did people have to send messages about anyway? Most of them seemed to have painted them on the road the night before.
Anyway, I'm still aiming to be the last man standing without a mobile phone.
When I worked for a subsidiary of BT...
...they had a server called Big Balls.
In a hundred years time...
...our descendants will be waiting keenly for the release of 2012 StretView images, only to find that they were all scrapped for data protection reasons. Please don't let that happen.
and bring back TELEX next
I USED TO LOVE SENDING TELEXES. I COULD TYPE IN CAPITALS AND NOBODY TOLD ME TO STOP SHOUTING.
London buses are tracked by GPS, so shelters routinely have three-line screens ??? ROUTINELY?? They are the excception rather than standard and they are being removed. I don't have a fone-dle, I want bus stop displays.
I'd be happy just knowing why Google maps thinks the New King's Road, Chelsea is 'A308 motorway'.
I don’t use Twitter
I don’t use Twitter as I find it impossible to summarise my complex sophisticated thoughts into meaningful sentences of less than 140 charac