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"How can you be broke?" I ask the PFY as I carry our lunch back to the table in several pint glasses. "I dunno." "But you were only paid yesterday!" "Yes, but I had expenses!" the PFY sniffs. "What could you possibly blow a month's cash on in a day?" "A Home Theatre PC ensemble," the PFY responds defensively. "Ah. OK, I …


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  1. Tony Barnes
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    About time -

    - and a corker to boot!

  2. Manas Straw
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    One for the excuse book

    Sympathetic Access Recombinant Software.

    Has a nice ring to it.

  3. The Librarian



  4. Nathanael Bastone
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    @Tony Barnes

    you said it! I would like to know from Simon why we have only had 7 BOFHs in 5 months, would be nice to see one every other week at least.... *hint hint*.... not that I want to press his writing talents too hard..

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton


    Ahh, BOFH, you have made my day.

    It's all the better for the wait but more often would be good too.

    Paris, I can wait....

  6. Paul Segrue


    I agree wholeheartedly

  7. TrixyB


    Top class BOFH again! And no gold cookie required! :) Cheers Simon once again!

  8. Anonymously Deflowered
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    You don't think...

    "And if our friends in the pharmaceuticals industry have taught us anything it's that you can ride out a recession on a tidal wave of fear. Fear, and a few strategically placed incidents."

    ... no... swine flu... recession... REALLY!?


  9. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton


    Good expisode.

    Still though, the only excuse for the lack of BOFH is that he has found a hottie :)

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @7 BOFHs in 5 months?

    We get a BOFH every week, plus the occasional double BOFH Friday?

    Or are the weekly episodes only for platinum access members?

  11. Edward Miles

    A fine, proper BOFH

    Good old fashioned no-nonsense scam. No need to kill the boss, just empty his bank account :D

  12. Lottie


    I really enjoyed this one.

  13. Anonymous Coward
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    That's more like it .

    after all the politico social stuff. Real technical stuff.

  14. Roger Greenwood

    What about

    Implementing an Active Infection Destruction Strategy to get rid of the SARS?

    What could go wrong . . .

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  16. Phil Standen
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    @AC 12:31

    Well played sir.

    I respond with the Perrin Advance to Chalk Farm.

  17. Anonymous Coward
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    You're holding back

    We know you scored some good blackmail material from those phones! Text message logs, call logs, photos; it should be fertile ground.

  18. AJF355

    platinum access

    I'm annoyed that there isn't much BOFH coming out recently, I mean seriously there used to be one per week or at least every couple now you're lucky if there is one every 2 months it seems!!!!

    How do i get the platinum access???

    I want more BOFH and I am willing to pay for it!

  19. Jesthar
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    Nice trip down memory lane...

    ...back to another classic BOFH element, a nice bit of larceny! And to think I nearly didn't swing by to check - made my Friday afternoon to se a new eposide finally land - welcome back, Simon! :)

  20. Anonymous Coward

    I miss

    The fall down the stairwell and the well placed kerrrrrzzzzaaap!

  21. Pierre Silver badge

    Absofucklutely brilliantly

    Also, I know one of those people: still convinced that there is a "swine flu" pandemic and that it's a serious disease (he made the parallel with leper and plague). Also, when casually speaking about a friend of his' old Apple machine, I asked if it was PowerPC-based. He answered "No, it's not a PC, I told you it's a Mac". I tried to explain to him but he would not have any of it, answering "no, it's a mac" each time I mentionned PowerPC. I finally gave up after 3 of these answers. Ha, lusers...

  22. Douglas Norton
    Paris Hilton

    1.4 BOFH/month ratio

    Isn't it obvious, Simon's weak BOFH output is down to him spending far to much time watching the bouncing tennis girl, and the prospect of fresh beaver in Scotland.

    (Paris because her jubs don't bounce)

  23. Herby Silver badge

    BOFH found a Hottie??

    Why there might just be a BOFHess, then junior BOFH's that happen later in the life cycle. Always fun!

  24. Jon Robinson

    should I be worried?

    I have a mexican cousin, several credit cards with electronic chips, an oyster, and a few portables that frequently interact with both my home and work pc?

    mines the one with a USB tamiflu in the pocket

  25. Ebenezer Cooke


    Sympathetic Access Recombinant Software, using Bluetooth as point of entry into a network: I'm speechless with admiration.

    This story has brought the BOFH series to a level of sophistication way beyond the reach of the average nagging BOFH fan. It is entertaining to the regular Reg readers, but also a special treat for the multiscientific connoiseur - a stoke of genius if there ever was one. Congratulations. This episode alone IMO is sufficient for a permanent place in The Cyber Hall of Fame.

    Mine's the one with the Nobel Prize for literature in the pocket. I'll be waiting outside to give it to Simon next time he comes around.

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