* Posts by Maverick

243 posts • joined 3 May 2007


Fake broadband ISP support scammers accidentally cough up IP address to Deadpool in card phish gone wrong


Re: Well?

actually this attitude WELL predates any police cuts

Boss regrets pointing finger at chilled out techie who finished upgrade early


Re: Oh so familiar

and the downvoters need to take the same 101 class, I qualified as an accountant in 1982 and hence do _actually_ know that cash ≠ profit, the same as people who talk about the profit showing on the balance sheet.

I wouldn't correct people on here on networking, please allow me my expertise


Re: Usually gets worse, the bigger the company ...

Amex is not a credit card, it's a charge card so even if it is fraud they don't give a $&%*% as the UK Consumer Credit act does not protect you

I know had it twice, the joy of cancelling my CorpAmex card when I left was a highlight of my year


Re: Oh so familiar

may I suggest taking course 101 in GAAP, then you should understand that cash ≠ profit

BOFH: Is everybody ready for the meeting? Grab a crayon – let's get technical


all the hours that I spent on technical documentation not wasted then?

Visa Europe fscks up Friday night with other GDPR: 'God Dammit, Payment Refused'


or even 'net' profit

BOFH: Their bright orange plumage warns other species, 'Back off! I'm dangerous!'


"always carry a carrot for self-defence" another classic

IBM turnover shrinks $28bn in 6 years but execs laugh all the way to the bank


he bailed

BOFH: We know where the bodies are buried


not yet

Gmail is secure. Netflix is secure. Together they're a phishing threat


Re: Although...

I have this a lady on the West Coast of 'merica registered with one dot not two, make easy to spot as my first name becomes a female name. Gmail filtering also helps but why the heck they designed it that way is beyond me, also not have Netflix is a BIG plus from every angle ;)

BOFH: Turn your server rack hotspot to a server rack notspot


new keyboard alert !

" Led Zeppelin-inspired incident"


have one on me

Merry Christmas, UK prosecutors: Here's a special gift... a slap from the privacy watchdog


Re: "What is it about making your own decisions that you find so frightening?"

"The prediction by Ken Livingston that "Brexit will take longer than you expect and you won't get what you want" is still looks like the most accurate summary of the situation."

that is one minor step above mention Hitler in a debate, well done!

BOFH: Putting the commitment into committee

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excellent as always and a new phrase to adapt, what's not to like?

Watt the f... Dim smart meters caught simply making up readings


this solution has NOTHING to benefit consumers, they can do one for me!

the WHOLE point is reduce the ability to swap suppliers easily

BOFH: Elf of Safety? Orc of Admin. Pleased to meet you

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oh yes

one of the best for a while Simon

TalkTalk gets record £400k slap-slap from Brit watchdog


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

BOFH: There are no wrong answers, just wrong questions. Mmm, really wrong ones


Re: 2B) or not.

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

duly noted

BOFH: The case of the suspicious red icon


Re: Brilliant line.

Vint Cerf line made me spit coffee

Lloyds personal banking hit with 'intermittent' outage


also happening earlier in the week, are Loyds the new RBS for IT issues?

Student Loans Company burns £50 million in IT project superfail


I'll just leave this here:


BOFH: Sure, I could make your cheapo printer perform miracles


Re: BOFH with patience?

IS Simon getting more patient with with users? nup

just easier than using the cattle prod, no evidence to cover up

BOFH: In-depth IT training needs a single-malt distillery


ooh a 2 parter, nice

BOFH: I want no memory of this pointless conversation. Alcohol please


Pint maths - excellent idea, implementation starting 5-4-3-2-1

BOFH: Taking a spin in a decommissioned racer? On your own grill cam be it


bloody excellent that's all

BOFH: We're miracle workers. But you want us to fix THAT in 10 minutes?


or rather

"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!

BOFH: I'm not doing this for the benefit of your health, you know



"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

SOHOpeless: Belkin router redirection zero-day


Belkin? nup

BOFH: An architect and his own entirely avoidable downfall



Friday afternoon, BOFH pre-beer o'clock

Scotland to get National ID system 'by the backdoor', campaigners mull challenge


Re: Your relationship with your Doctor is based on trust

"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

Top Euro court ends mega ebook VAT slash in France, Luxembourg


Re: VAT Fraud!

> 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

UK.gov shuns IT support tower model. Now what the hell do we do?


Re: Ah, the traditional model

you have answered your own question sir

BOFH: The Great HellDesk geek leave seek


Friday! back where it belongs, perfect

Anonymous loose cannon admits DDoSing social services and housing websites


Re: A few years ago, when Liverpool was the 'Capital of Culture'...

guess you've never been eh?

BOFH: Santa, bloody Santa


shame about the Saturday, but heck Gina . . . . I am in love

BOFH: Everyone deserves a little DOWNTIME


at last

back to Friday were it bloody well should be

the world is at peace again

Just in case? Unverified 'supersize me' iPhone 6 pics in sneak leak peek


Re: +1 for Opal Fruits

did you know that old filling is made of turnips?

BOFH: The Great Backup BACKDOWN


Re: You owe me a new keyboard

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?"

Indian climate boffins: Himalayan glaciers are OK, thanks


Re: It may be science but is it stats?

small point, there is no such thing as a 'climate scientist', just scientists from other fields who see grant money in it

BOFH: On the PFY's Scottish estate, no one can hear you scream...


" . . . green printers using vegetable-based inks."

"...like architect blood," the PFY murmurs."

classic & another KB dies on a Friday :)

Plusnet shunts blame for dodgy DNS traffic onto customers' routers


Re: http://www.opendns.com/

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

Barclays warns freelance techies of DOUBLE DIGIT rate cut


idiot bosses

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?

BOFH: He... made... you... HE made YOU a DOMAIN ADMIN?


Re: another wonderful day

perfect - nicely pre-beer o'clock Simon

Official: British music punter still loves plastic


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?


Re: Not quite ubiquitous any more

> 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"

MEDIC! Google, Oracle, Red Hat docs race to save crippled Healthcare.gov


"this is not the cock up you are looking for" </SW ref>

'Peeping while you're sleeping' NSA parody T-shirt ban BACKFIRES


re: but the initials?...

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

Nasty BOFHses. It burns us! It burns...



all before the 2nd coffee as well

could be a good Friday I feel

Hundreds of UK CSC staff face chop, told to train Indian replacements


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?"

erm nup

bye then

** happened 3 times so far over last 7 years

Facebook foolishness foils (un)civil servant's squirm up greasy pole


<----- Geraint, you chose the wrong icon :)

Nuke plants to rely on PDP-11 code UNTIL 2050!

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Re: I've been making money from my knowledge of the PDP11 family since 1979.


< 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 !


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