380 posts • joined 9 Oct 2007
Re: But what's the third item?
Everyone else is stuck between a ROC and a hard place.
Reminds me of a song one of my old school friends used to sing:
If you really need to crap when you're out between the stars
The intergalactic laxative will get you from here to Mars.
Re: RE: Boohoo
Stick around. You ain't seen nothin' yet.
Their security is toast?
Coat... yeah, it's the one with the crusty cob.
What's silent but violent and costs $250m? Yes, it's Lockheed Martin's super-quiet, supersonic X-plane for NASA
Well spotted. Have a beer.
Re: sub for a riot
I got home and mine asked me why she should cook my sock.
Had a similar experience with someone wanting me to design a half page newspaper ad. I have a set of fixed prices for drawn artwork, depending on size and whether it's colour or mono. Guy wouldn't listen and kept trying to bargain me down. I told him I didn't need the work but if he was set on me doing it for him, he'd have to pay my rates, no exceptions.
Eventually he gave up and went somewhere else. Paid double my rates and got a much smaller ad.
Re: I Think I'm Going To Throw Up
Never had butterflies, anxiety or owt like that. Years of being a showoff and a singer in a band helps.
Re: Sure you can
I wrote a Crisis Management flowchart once - without approval, of course - and left a copy on everyone's desk. The gist of it was, no matter what you did, someone in management would kick your arse.
I never did own up to that one, although several department managers had their suspicions.
FYI: There's a cop tool called GrayKey that force unlocks iPhones. Let's hope it doesn't fall into the wrong hands!
Re: "Thanks for that excellent example of 'False dichotomy'."
In support of your post, I cite South Yorkshire Police.
Re: "Has a foreign body caused you grief?"
"I met her at St Martin's College
She said she had a thirst for knowledge..."
Re: I wonder what goes on at...
"Wee sleekit cow'rin' timrous beastie..."
In Mandarin, of course.
I'll get me (fireproof) coat
Oh dear sweet pink baby Jesus
Not Notes. Please, please, pretty please with sugar on, let it die.
Couldn't happen to a nicer bloke.
Award yourselves beers.
I'll stick with my old, non IoT Marshall, thanks.
Re: Sam Therapy
Right you are. :)
"Evading the BBC TV licence is a criminal offence for anyone who uses a television..."
Nope. If you don't watch any live-to-air broadcasts, restrict your viewing to subscription services such as Netflix, or watch DVDs, you don't need one.
Re: Have they forgotten about Sony?
Yup, that was my first thought, too.
Oddly reasonable post
Beer is beer. Drink what you like. The only bad thing about beer is no beer at all.
Re: No surprise...
No doubt they meet on Tuesdays and end their get togethers with the traditional "See you next..."
Re: CAT 5 cable
I bastarding hated Tandy. Maybe it's because in Sheffield we had N R Bardwell, which was the ultimate place for electrical gear and components. Now, Bardwell has gone but at the time, Tandy was a pale, overpriced, understocked imitation that I'd only ever visit if I couldn't get across town.
Re: It's done
Cheers, mate! You just reminded me I need to buy a new soldering iron.
Re: Clear the area
That was a real blast! Thank you.
I don't use Chrome if I can help it. I do, however, use an ad blocker. Any site that wants me to disable it doesn't get visited.
Happened like that for me
Our entire office was made redundant but we were all allowed to continue using the facilities for preparing/updating CVs, arranging interviews and just generally faffing about. Any faffing had to be legal and within our T&Cs, so no downloading pirated stuff, no browsing pr0n sites and so forth.
As far as I know, nobody abused it.
Couldn't have put it better. Have a pint.
Re: I guess he gets points for trying?
Absolute comedy gold
Not for Intel, obviously, but still...
Fake news! No Russian interference in US elections! Sad!
Just making a prediction.
I'm an ex TalkTalk customer and in the time I was with them, I had nothing but problems, almost from the start. Numerous router failures, poor connection, no connection, missed appointments, conflicting/contradictory advice, idiotic call agents...
Just about anything that needed me to call them turned into an hours long marathon because the polystyrene brained goon at the other end couldn't understand the problem and/or didn't relay the info to someone who could.
They are, beyond all doubt, the absolute worst ISP I have ever had the misfortune to deal with. Never, ever again.
Oh no. I have an admittedly personal stake in that scenario, being a former employee, along with Mrs Therapy.
Mrs Therapy, btw, successfully sued Crapita for wrongful dismissal. She signed a NDA, but I didn't. I was her rep throughout the proceedings, too. :)
This is not just Crapita... This is M&S Crapita.
Re: Slightly sarcastic response coming up...
Yup. Whirlpool tumble dryers, for example.
Currently owned by Dixons. What a surprise.
Not Niven, Heinlein.
Argh!! My eyes! You utter bastard!
Re: Opposite effect
An ex GF made watches - any watches - run backwards.
In my time as IT Support guy for British Coal (yep, that long ago), the most common fault was
Staples In Computer Keyboard
usually solved by turning the thing upside down and giving it a whack on the desk.
"Hard disks roasting on an open fire..."
Re: Generation Y
... jumpers for goalposts...
Re: C'mon Reg...
The Nazis (the real German ones, that is) were pretty enthusiastic about shutting up people, as were the US government during the McCarthy era.
Hardly lefties, by any stretch of the imagination.
Oh fuck me, we're all doomed. Doomed, I tell ye!
Re: Not funny in the slightest
Very, very good. Have an upvote for Patrick Bateman content.
Re: The sooner
Even though I don't indulge it's about damn time it was legalized.
Re: Dickens' story
Dickens' or Dickens's are acceptable but the former is the modern, preferred usage in the UK.
I've been stuck with that bunch of polystyrene brained goons for a few years (not through choice) but finally we have FTTP in our area. From personal experience, I can state they are far worse - and their staff more clueless - than you could possibly imagine.
Friday's the day my new connection goes live. Fuck you very much TalkTalk.