Re: Judgement impaired
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of us geeks.
I'll put a tender in to manage the hashtags and because of inherent efficiencies of my organisation which commercial confidentiality precludes me from disclosing here I can offer to manage the hashtags for £1.5m a month.
A classic case of read before posting. Bottoms Up was not then defunct but is now.
Many years ago I worked in a sadly defunct off licence. One of the first reports that found that a glass or so of red wine was good for you was published.
We had a couple who every morning as soon as we opened bought a litre bottle of whisky. That morning they came in jubilantly stating it was on doctors orders.
If the views in this article do become accepted widely there will be incredible arguments about what moderate is. Why do this always do it in units? Given that a pint is 660ml (give or take) and 5% of that is 33ml why not state that 120ml of alcohol is moderate - assuming three pints is what we are after.
finally - shirly there is an el reg measure
Who is going to offer Daas? Seems to me that there is a coat with a usb stick with the entire company database left on the train somewhere.
I have only just had to start doing skype conference calls. The nice shiny laptop I got myself recently has a headphone jack but not one for an external mike so the funky earphones and boom mike don't bloody work. Thank you the manufacturer of former three letter laptop!
Given that the force was strong in Luke. Would a measure of force recycling be one skywalker?
Has anyone seen a coat with a light sabre in it?
The Orange Strumpet stole it's mate to dye his hair and this one is looking for him.
When they first suffered their DDOS attacks I set up an account as much for fun as anything. Recently with mad Mays actions and the Orange one over the way I started wondering if I would use it in anger. Logging in with good strong passwords and then decrypting the mailbox is not too difficult but I cannot imagine a. n. user being prepared to go through the process of creating strong passwords and storing them in keepass/whatever. Then having to go through the dual process of logging on and decrypting the mailbox.
I am still glad that they are there. Could email standards be changed so all emails are encrypted by default? Ha!
I sympathise. I can imagine some recruitment droid in Toronto suggesting you just pop over from Vancouver but as I am now blighty based it is quite likely that a train journey from London to Brighton (approx 80km or 50 of your miles) could take in the region of five hours given the state of our railways south of the river at the moment.
A phone call from my Mother in Law.
"The internet is broken"
I asked her to describe what she saw and what she told me sounded like a disk failure
Turns out that she had got the left right buttons on the mouse confused and somehow deleted the firefox shortcut on the task bar.
Since she never used computers until about seven years ago I can't really complain but I do wish I could just nip down there (jamaica) every time there is a problem of this sort rather than have multiple phone calls after work.
I have always tried not view very inexperienced users with contempt. Experienced users is another matter entirely ;-)
It is the realigning business objectives with the pipeline bullshit that will do for us. It makes me want to take to the barricades and I don't even work for them.
My first proper IT job was at a certain university now going down the drain with a loud glug glug sound.
The computing department had it's offices next to the Information Services office where a shiny newbie was sat. A lecturer in "computer science" calls.
CS lecturer: "I need the internet! The internet isn't working!"
Me: "OK is it email or do you want to browse the web?"
CS Lecturer: "The internet isn't working!"
Me: "Could you show me which program that isn't working"
He then pointed at the IE3 icon and sure enough it didn't work. The officially sanctioned browser was whatever version of Netscape was current then.
CS Lecturer: "But that isn't the internet."
I don't remember how I explained it but I think he was happy and I never go called by him again.
Didn't he want to get Bill Gates in to shut down the internet? Perhaps his innate stupidity will stop him from actually doing anything too destructive.
Wur all doomed!
They have a big rotating ball at the top of the superstructure. We have therefore named them bollocks of death.
Ermmm. Aren't they the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation. How big is their complaints department?
Must be a wet dream for the IoT DDOSers having a load of internet connected devices in every home. Bet Crapita can't do security.
I am sure they could name the probe bottom (from Midsummer Night's Dream)
We have got our country back!
Beer because we will need lots of it (real ale only of course)
Welcome my botnet IoT overlords.
Sounds like complete bollocks to me.
marine coatings are a complicated issue not just for the jolly jack tars. My GRP boat was moulded in light blue. The previous owner applied Awlgrip in navy blue but that is now very tired but I can't afford to pay a professional the £5k odd. Ergo I am looking at how to get a two pack polyurethane to achieve the same effect.
Then there is the copper antifoul below the waterline. Conventional antifoul uses copper compounds in a friable substrate and has to be replace every year or so. Mine is three times as expensive and has metallic copper in an epoxy substrate and should last ten years.
Even the deszincification bit is important as the propeller is made from bronze (contains zinc) while the prop shaft is stainless. This sets up a galvanic cell and will eventually reduce the expensive prop to a spongy mess of copper.
I won't even start on the brightwork!
Geekiness of a very high order and mine is the one with powdered copper in the pocket and epoxy stains on the sleeves.
Ooh Err Missus! You'll go blind doing that.
I think our friendly Reg hack may have done a bit of rounding. Just checked with a search giant's conversion thingy and CA$3844.88 converts to £2254.46. I can't be bothered to do the same for greenbacks.
FoTW? I know that it isn't complete gibberish in terms of grammar but ...
You have brightened up a drab Thursday and for that I thank you Sir.
is that IoW ferry the one that goes from Southampton to Cowes, Portsmouth to Wootton Bridge or Lymington to Yarmouth? Precision please!
Will armour plating now consist of giant mirrors or will it just burn through the glass and reflective coating? My physics on such things is of course close to no existent.
If we have Siri as Bond then the villain has to be Cortana while the rebellious good guy that Bond/Siri uses to defeat has to be a penguin.
In terms of a Jane Bond - why not Sophie Okenedo?
Mines the one with no original ideas it in it.
but does the laptop on your chart table have enough oomph to spin up the Win98VM?
if not I need lots of beer.
We can then be treated to a spectacular explosion of righteous rage.
Hows about Helen Mirren?
I would definitely like a Jane Bond and Gina would be first class. Any british actresses?
At least any explorers will be able to stock up with food at Port Brasta.
The video ad screens on Underground stations regularly advertise the stability of MS operating systems.
Arghhh. I should really downvote you for bringing that back to light. Anyway, two can play at that
Not much link with the original story though except that they have skiing in Sweden.
Well looking at frequencies in the MHz range as opposed to the GHz range is I suppose relatively long wavelength.
I am not very good with radio propagation but very long wavelength (on the order of KHz) bounces off the ionoshere so I presume that just as SW radio can travel round the world any incoming SW would bounce back out into space.
I am going to fit the boat with an HF with a pactor modem set at some point so will have to learn more about all that sort of stuff.
Beer because it is nearly time.
Welcome our low frequency overlords.
had to be done.
As GP surgeries are more or less individual companies I can imagine more of them not having a good handle on information security.
Does that mean Openreach would be publicly traded? What would be the outcome if some other provider (Verizon or such like) decides to bid for it? Is that a a possibility? I don't live in the States but I gather that they are not very popular over that side of the pond.
Not strictly a printer droids fault but ...
I once worked at a university and a big part of the annual registration process to getting the registration form working. As they had not progressed to proper interfaces between systems the registration form was a 5 part carbon that had to be printed on some ancient serial connected matrix printers. Of course, each year they would redesign the bloody form and it was a different size every time so i had a major fight to fiddle the printer settings to work with it
I actually suggested getting an interface between Student Records and Finance at a meeting and the head of registry went absolutely ballistic.
I wish I had a step ladder now.
Sounds like it would make a better job of the current crop both just departed and future. Must have more processing power than a blonde mop.
Excellent project though and I would vote for either Betchley or Science Museum.
Beer because the builder definitely deserves one and I need lots tonight.
I read it as well but didn't understand it. In the BS bingo league though this seems to score quite highly and hyper is the new term so I propose we hyperconverge our hypervisors with a hypertext interface. In that way we can realise the full potential of our hyperbole.
The trouble with military action is that people will be in the line of fire. Unless this sort of thing targets purely military systems civilians are going to be damaged/killed. Most IT infrastructure is aimed at supporting a countries civilians. Let us suppose that a future Stuxnet is able to make a nuclear reactor melt down ( I know that this is extremely unlikely given all the safety cutouts and such like in that industry). Would such a thing then be classed as a war crime? After all, dropping some ordinance on the reactor would be.
And it is getting on for Beer o clock as well.
A very many years ago Private Eye had a picture of a much younger Brenda with a speech bubble saying "I hope you realise I didn't write this crap"
I was too young to see it for real but my Father had a ten year compilation of Eyes that the pre teen me used to enjoy reading all the rude words.
If I want to copyright something. All i do is put
© Roger Kynaston 2016
at the bottom and it is my copyright. Enforcing this is another issue. Will it block anything with the © in it.
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