* Posts by Paul

10 posts • joined 26 Apr 2007

Jeremy Clarkson tilts at windmills


The square on the hypotenuse or something like that

If changing lanes you would cover a different distance than the straight line distance between cameras. Loophole?

Giant athletic todger defends Pennsylvania


Shaft Road!

It's on Shaft Road


Microsoft wireless keyboards crypto cracked


Yeah but everyone will think you're a

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Rove investigator erases his PCs - to kill computer virus


Re: What is a 7 Level wipe?

>What is a 7 level wipe?

>By joe K


>Could someone please explain it? Thanks!

It's when you had too many Weetabix the previous day.

Hospital's brand new '£1m' server room goes up in smoke



I worked at a huge Facilities Management centre which at one time allegedly had the biggest machine room in Europe. The air handling units were real monsters. They balanced the room by borrowing a thousand or so electric fires direct from the manufacturer.

The AHUs were pretty reliable but when they went titsup there wasn't much time to bring the machines down. Security was breached once when we had to open every door on a Winter's night and let the rain in. That was fun.

Welsh council workers turfed out over eBay addiction


Deja Vu

I'm sure this happened in BOFH

1. Get caught eBaying at work

2. Get fired

3. ???

4. Profit!

Lawyerless eBayer sues Autodesk over garage-sale miracle


@Stephen Tordoff

I dont think you read my previous comment. There was nothing in the competition T&Cs about resale + resale seems to be specifically allowed by the EULA.

I suggest anyone who won a copy feel free to assert their contractual and statutory rights. ;-P


Microsoft/eBay pulled my MS Office auction

I won a copy of MS Office 2007 at the UK launch and tried to sell the shrink wrapped software on eBay. It got taken down.

At the moment I'm planning to let a judge decide :-

1. Whether in fact the software(^1) is "not licensed for retail distribution" (given notes 'a' and 'b' below, this would seem unlikely)

2. If it is found to be so licensed then whether such restriction is unfair according to Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 (SI 1999 No 2083)

3. In the unlikely event that any "Not For Resale" clause is found to be lawfully binding and fair, that it be held not to apply in this case on the basis that I do not intend to "resell" the item. I will be selling it for the first time, it not having been purchased in the first instance. Simply put, a prize can not logically be "resold" by the winner as it was not sold to him.

I've asked Microsoft for a detailed point by point explanation as to the basis for their claim to include a full copy of any contract(s) that they believe to apply and include specific reference to any clause(s) that I would allegedly be in breach of.


a. The competition rules made no mention of any such restriction of sale or resale

b. The included EULA is a cut and paste of the standard full retail version

The Sale of Goods Act comment above by Steve (thanks) is also worth thinking about).

Leg to stand on?

ISP panicked by MS Patch Tuesday


You say kerching, I say caching

You're not fooling anyone Plusnet. Close your grasping little paws.

AMD's 'R600' benchmarked on web


3rd thing. Look at the graph. lololololololol etc.

That third graph is a stunner. Could it be any more biased?


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