* Posts by J

2 posts • joined 11 Feb 2009

Lights out, Britons told - we're running out of power

IT Angle

RE: Just a couple of points if they haven't been made already.

"Coke fired power stations. Possible, if market can be found for Coking hydrocarbons - I think so!"

Unfortunately LCPD focuses on SO2 and NOx emissions so the coke terminology loophole doesn't exist. Scrubber is cheaper than a full coke run, nice try though, funny.

People have fundamentally got the wrong end of the stick on economics. Its a sad situation.

You did what? The trials of supporting remote users


Billable stupidity

Government office called about a computer that was working fine but "couldn't start windows". After a couple questions and answers that made no sense I popped around to have a look since it was just down the street.

Several people were standing around the switched-off computer staring intently at a monitor controls menu. The computer apparently was switched on and off each day using the monitor switch. I pressed the button on the front of the computer and left.


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