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19 posts • joined 4 Sep 2007

Lost laptop exposes thousands of pension records

Richard

Guess the password.

"Data on the drive ........ was password protected"

Lets's try and guess what that might be.

pens1on

passw0rd

northgate1

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MPs battle to save great British pub

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Our Local

Our local burned down in February 2007.

It was shut for over a year.

Before the fire I never went near it. Too smoky, too much SkySportsTV, too much lager, lousy food and not a single drop of proper cask ale.

Now it's rebuilt and reopened, and it's gone from strength to strength.

No smoke, No TV, one or two lagers, four fresh local draught ales and a fifth joining soon.

Good food and friendly service.

If a pub can understand its market it'll do well.

Oh, and we certainly go for a meal and a drink far more often now than before the brilliant, way overdue smoking ban.

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Councils clamp down on Strategy Boutique Newspeak

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Stop

And while we're at it....

....can we stop this silly idea of "raise a ticket".

Tickets are for buses, trains, planes and theatres etc.

Cut the nonsense and log these things as they should be, as problems.

Heck, why are customer support areas so terrified of word problem?

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Too busy to make a jam sandwich? M&S can help

Richard

Strawberry?

Yuk!

Damson, cherry, marmalade, peanut butter perhaps?

Not all in the same sandwich of course, that'd be daft.

Oh, and white bread? No thanks, granary or wholemeal please Ms.Patino.

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China slams Guns N' Roses album

Richard
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N'

Call me pedantic if you must, but why does Mr Rose always miss the first apostrophe?

Guns 'n' Roses

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Reg readers rage at comment icon outrage

Richard

I suggest...

Beer.

Proper beer too, not that cold fizzy tasteless Euro-lager stuff.

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Legal digital music is commercial suicide

Richard

RoTW

Unfortunately, Lala is currently only available to people in the US.

We are working feverishly to expand internationally, so please stay tuned.

Ok, sure, I will - to the radio!

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Research firm emails 20,000 addresses in the clear

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Atos Origin....

....did something similar recently.

Some doofus posted a stack of stuff out with NI numbers printed on the envelopes.

A letter of apology appeared a few weeks later.

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American man too fat for execution

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5-feet-7-inch, 267-pound

My height, my age, and almost twice my weight. Just what does this guy eat?

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UK BOFHs face psychometric dissection

Richard
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BOFHs?

BOsFH methinks.

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Prank callers crash Dublin Zoo phone system

Richard

DASD space problem?

Get the trainee [mainframe] operator to fetch a box of storage.

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No sense of humour? Avoid Bootnotes

Richard
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@Sarah Bee

The red dots actually show Not Safe for Whiners

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BT preps 2000 per cent evening call price hike

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£11....to move from Opt 1 to Opt 2 ?

Now that's a lot of hours chat before it's worth the change.

Last time I looked, we spent about 12p a month on calls, and £10 on line rental/VAT

Bad line rental.

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IBM gives mainframe another push

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Demise of the mainframe?

But that's proper computing!

Z EOD <enter>

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Vodafone USB Modem 7.2

Richard
Unhappy

PAYG?

Why no PAYG option for those of us who'd only use such a facility on rare occasions?

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CompuServe France headed for the knacker's yard

Richard
Happy

No URL required

Go Register

Go CompuServe

Go Paris

Go GetMyCoat

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Microsoft serves light fare on Patch Tuesday

Richard

Tuesday?

These patches always seems to occur on Wednesdays. Is the American for 'Tuesday' now 'Wednesday' ?

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Master crim leaves vital clue at scene of burglary

Richard

What about the rest?

2 x £750 = £1500, leaving the TocH people £675 in the red.

Who thinks up these fines, not that these numpties will ever pay a penny of their dues.

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Pee-powered battery unveiled

Richard

Will the final range include

a PP3?

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