one of the best for a while Simon
229 posts • joined 3 May 2007
one of the best for a while Simon
only my doctor, my employer. my Bank and HMRC has my correct date of birth (and I don't trust any of them not to lose it)
why does an ISP need the correct DOB?
there again my local council wanted my DOB in order that I could arrange collection of heavy electrical item (which they could recycle for profit) FFS
I have never accepted a job after being asked to do one of these as part of the selection process, clearly the step I missed was the head>desk interface
Vint Cerf line made me spit coffee
also happening earlier in the week, are Loyds the new RBS for IT issues?
I'll just leave this here:
IS Simon getting more patient with with users? nup
just easier than using the cattle prod, no evidence to cover up
ooh a 2 parter, nice
Pint maths - excellent idea, implementation starting 5-4-3-2-1
bloody excellent that's all
"The board have all flown to Edinburgh with the Director so they can see our videoconferencing presentation in action!"
which translated means a golfing weekend at company expense - at least until the storm hits!
"NOT A FAT FIRE!" he counters.
"Well, if the Boss spontaneously combusts I'll keep that in mind," the PFY continues.
awesome and a new keyboard required
Friday afternoon, BOFH pre-beer o'clock
"Remember, if your quack is an NHS quack, "
what an ill informed post, doctors in General Practice are either self employed or (2) employed by another doctor who is self employed already
they work in a private business, simple
I didn't read the rest of the post as I expected it to be full of the "don't vaccinate your kids / herd immunity" rubbish that infests the internet
> VAT is a luxury tax.
what complete and utter bollocks
In the UK there are currently three rates of VAT: standard, reduced and zero **
The luxury rate was abolished in 1979
It is also a regressive tax (try reading up on this eh?), then reconsider if it is a "luxury tax", most people don't consider heating and getting things repaired rather than throwing them and buying new "luxuries"
** Exempt is not a rate
you have answered your own question sir
Friday! back where it belongs, perfect
guess you've never been eh?
shame about the Saturday, but heck Gina . . . . I am in love
back to Friday were it bloody well should be
the world is at peace again
did you know that old filling is made of turnips?
sadly all too true
PA to an exec who's "lost" his laptop
tech support "we can give him a loan machine straight away"
PA "that's great"
tech support "does he have a back up?"
PA "erm no, where do we get one of those from?"
small point, there is no such thing as a 'climate scientist', just scientists from other fields who see grant money in it
" . . . green printers using vegetable-based inks."
"...like architect blood," the PFY murmurs."
classic & another KB dies on a Friday :)
and Virgin are the same
for this reason none of them will ever get my business, *I* decide what is safe for my kids not those idiots
had one company owner who told me that he only paid mid market rates in his company. . . . me "so you only want below average people working here then?"
seriously I tried to explain the maths, it was beyond him (guess he failed his O level maths)
turned the job down flat (the director concerned was gutted)
they went bust a few years later when their market got tougher, wonder why?
perfect - nicely pre-beer o'clock Simon
falling revenue nothing to do with letting the UK supermarkets do to physical medium price what Apple's iTunes did to the price of digital eh?
wonder why they never talk about the units sold only £sales?
> the discs did not even play in some standalone CD players
in that case they don't conform to the Red Book standard - hence they can't use the CD logo most likely I suspect
if bought online you could get your money back if in the UK/EU as wrongly described - I am guessing that the ad didn't say something like "THIS IS NOT AN AUDIO CD"
"this is not the cock up you are looking for" </SW ref>
you are right of course in the UK we would never do anything like that right?
like a number?
that would be stupid eh?
oh, wait . . http://www.icaew.com/en/members/practice-resources/news/olympics-be-careful-what-you-say
all before the 2nd coffee as well
could be a good Friday I feel
we can all help here, a little at a time . . . refuse to accept . . .
our friends from Virgin Media came calling a couple of weeks ago, decent offer I guess at ~5x speed for 50p more than I am paying (mind you took these idiots 18 years to stuff fibre down the trunking they laid!!)
my answer "when it goes wrong (usually BT in India making a mistake in remote management of the frame in the exchange**) I call an ENGINEER in UK available 24x7, he doesn't have a script, he listens to me, checks it out, agrees with me, and opens a ticket with BT - can you match that?"
** happened 3 times so far over last 7 years
<----- Geraint, you chose the wrong icon :)
< Yes and I am sure the guy that loved vacuum tubes and core memory said the same thing the generation before >
have a look on ebay at 2nd hand valve hifi amps, however if you want a quality one I hope you expect a large bonus this year !
other than being completely wrong you might have a point
Ireland is stuffed full of companies enjoying stupidly low corporation tax rates, HOWEVER they are totally reliant upon EU countries propping up their screwed up economy despite being a tax haven
I TOTALLY resent being a UK resident (i.e. non Euro) that my tax £ is being spent to prop up such scummy companies, the sooner the UK is out of the EU and better off without the tax overhead the better
and P.S. PLEASE do not lecture me about UK exports as the UK is NET EURO IMPORTER so FRO and check your facts eh? think I'm wrong? come the vote watch the French / German leaders come over here to 'explain' to us!!!!!!!!!
. . . typing this through tears, whether it is tears of laughter or tears due to bitter memories I leave you to guess
<---------- I need one of these now
hate the right hand pane?
Greasemonkey script FTW
well you clearly haven't, muppet
yes he maybe a bit of an arse, but anyone who can't see that good ol'USA is after him is a little naive . . . IMHO democracy needs a few thorns in its side like him :) <anyone heard of Private Eye?>
and in a short, recent period of time when the DoHS has been shown to be the pathetic paper tiger it is, well some daylight shone can't hurt can it?
SO guys, a short infomercial: hassling tourists does NOT keep your country safe! get it?
thought not . . . . <sigh>
up & down like a whore's knickers this morning
mainly authentication errors
couldn't talk to my ISP as they are clearly using ip telephony :(
probably they do
I predict years of expensive court room battles over this, after all that's the American dream in the 21c isn't it?
NW online banking is down again this morning
got in then it told me I'd pressed the back page key and kicked me out
let's see what today's excuse will be . . . let's get going with that break up HMG eh?
as an accountant originally I(sorry, I grew up) can confirm 10,000% that no company EVER succeeds in the medium term by cost cutting, it is a one year smoke & mirrors trick
I confidently expect that in 5 - 10 years that the old giffers like me will tell young PFYs about the 'old' companies like SC and HP and how they once were a force in our industry ;)
as of 8:45am their on line banking is completely down
been with NatWest since 1973, dropped their credit cards 2 years ago for a much better product
guess it's time to move current account - you maybe shocked to learn that they don't have 1p of our savings / investments / pensions etc = best decision we ever made
. . . the world is at one again
I see so many adverts on here I like to skip those as well - I mean if I have to watch another damned Miranda ad I WILL scream and boot the TV
now all I need is a solution for radio ads!!
wish I could create a crossed line at will, yes "contact centres" I'm looking at you
. . . need any more help to be asshats
I live on a modern estate, they laid trunking some 17 years ago, they did the same on the 2 adjoining estates
It took them >15 years to work out that if they laid trunking some 100m from the main road & then pushed some fibre down it into the estates that they could connect up several hundred houses easily without digging
The shame is that 18 month later when I enter my address into there ordering system, guess what it says?
Yep you guessed it "Your home isn’t in a cable area"
I'll stick with my 6m ADSL(not bad over 3.5km of horrible quality wires), there again I specify, own & control my own modem / router - and have some idea of what I am doing. BT Openreach engineer tested it a couple of years back & swore I'd never get over 3, his face was a picture when I showed him :)
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