Lob a Tsar Bomba at it.
Only way to get rid of that sort of abomination.
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Lob a Tsar Bomba at it.
Only way to get rid of that sort of abomination.
Software blunder. Tick!
Clueless manglement making things worse. Tick!
Beancounters ruining things. Tick!
Underpaid staff working too hard on pointless shit. Tick!
Well known company that shall not be named. Tick!
Ticks all my boxes, and it didn't take me all week.
Totally Screwed Bank?
Commitstrip need to update their "Meanwhile on Mars" series... maybe the Rover is catching a case of the sulks because nobody dropped by for its birthday? :)
See : http://www.commitstrip.com/en/2017/08/08/meanwhile-on-mars-12-birthday-party/
Or maybe they (JPL) can outsource the task of physically going to Mars and fixing the Rover to one of the many call centres in India :p
Yay for outsourcing! Let's outsource some more!
And when all the IT techs have done a Brexit and left for greener pastures somewhere else, where will they get local IT support from?
Fascinating read, thank you very much.
Kind old Microsoft helped out again with the metadata necessary to get Ubuntu into the Hyper-V gallery.
Something's wrong here.
This is a job for Roger Wilco. Period.
Nope nope nope nope.
Will it have a Paranoid Android?
No one likes the test server Rimmer though...
Rimmer Dall (Scions of Shannara)?
Nah, I tend to stick to boring, functional names.
Emnador noticed this heap of objects.
The map and keys are lost forever.
I would've commended you for that... and told the rest of the staff to look at increasing their productivity.
Migrated over from 2k3 to 2k16 at last, with new hardware to boot.
2k16 and powershell is heaven in comparison to 2k3... you can do diddly squat!
I was pondering this. And realize I don't use my smartphone to its full potential.
Excel? Work on a laptop.
Email? Mostly on laptop, but there are one or two (Schlock Mercenary etc) that I can peruse on the go, as well as reply to some emails when neccessary.
Games? Meh, not really into games. I do play flow free and word puzzle games.
Boos? Yes, reading a lot.
Just code a whatsapp and telegram client for kaiOS. That's all I need.
Welcome back to forn parts, Dabbsy. We missed you and your delightful columns.
Recently had a compromised computer on the network. It was replaced with a good, clean PC, and the offending PC now awaits the proper code to initiate its own self-destruction cycle which should wipe out all life on this planet.
Have two Wawee devices - both MediaPads. T1-701u and its larger sibling.
Still going strong despite the 701u having a cracked screen. And no bloatware to boot.
Happy camper here.
The best office was Office2003. Or LibreOffice/OpenOffice of today.
No meh ribbon or the such cruft. Only now am I starting to get used to that piffle of a ribbon.
They're Pinky and the Brain,
Yes, Pinky and the Brain,
One is a genius, the other's insane.
To prove their mousey worth,
They'll overthrow the earth.
They're Pinky and the Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain!
Wot? No more "Skippy McSkipface with a fresh captain's log on the seat in an open field/cul-de-sac/somebody's front yard" news then?
The Day after Tomorrow...
Wot? Don't they have Hyper-V replication or clustering in place for their customers' valuable VM's?
Those who hoard and guard their IPv4 addresses jealously should do well to sell it off soonest, because once world+dog make the shift/jump/move/transition over to IPv6, then nobody'll want to buy IPv4...
Nevertheless, it will be interesting going forward.
Most IoT tat still runs on IPv4? Let's hope it stays so, the less IoT tat is on IPv6, the better :)
...just how much will TSB have to pay IBM for consultancies? Have they accounted for that?
Or hope that IBM will write it off and everybody will be happy and live in La La land thereafter?
Nowadays world+programmer is expected to use "programming libraries" to glom something resembling a working program together without having any idea what happens in the back end.
What the hey.... as long as it works and delivers correct input/output then all must be well even though said glommed program runs at glacial speed and need a whopping terabyte of RAM....
For finding more wossnames for TSB... I've quite exhausted mine!
Coke in a printer? Will that not leave a sticky mess and give some Clue?
I'm havening fun on the Georgening forum, it be a noice place to be.
What do you expect from the staff at McDonalds?
What is a compoota?
replace 'b' with 'w' in 'bank holiday'...
At work I use a win10 craptop for work, m$ software included.
A major ballache for us IT admins is that you cannot install office2013 (office, project, visio) on win10 without busting your balls.
Install Office2016, it's much worse - you cannot install any Office2013 stuff at all...
Luckily I have a Mint desktop, it's a pleasure and joy to configure and use in comparison to Ickdoze10.
This is going to be very interesting going forward.
Now if only you can find out how to block that faceboob pixel from "phoning home"...
Luuuuverly fresh and hot popcorn orders being delivered via non-trackable drones.
Our unique technology will pop the popcorn prior to delivery, so you'll get it instantly fresh and hot without having to faff around with cold or stale popcorn!
Also offered are a range of assorted sprinkle flavours!
Place your order NOW to avoid disappointment!
Uhm, but the versions of POSReady2009 I've played around with does not have CHKDSK installed... so what gives here?
It's a real PITA, especially when it reboots and the file system's dirty, and there's no CHKDSK installed.
Maybe I'm missing something here somewhere...
Eish, going from bad to worse... WinPhones was announced with as much fanfare as possible, then distributed for next to nothing.
TBH Android is getting a bit too long in the tooth by now - if only they can develop and distribute a Google-free (sans any Google apps) Android version for most of the 'droids out there.... or something different like FreeBSD...
"When I buy a car, I want to be able to make sure MYSELF it is no longer accessible to previous owners, not rely on their goodwill or attention to detail," IT worker Mike Walters told El Reg, summarising the feelings of many drivers we've spoken to about the issue.
This. Well said.
So which one's the more resilient?
The oldstyle split-flap display (which cannot display advertisements or lewd pictures *ahem*), or the newfangled one with wide-screen monitors (which ne'er-do-wells can have fun with by displaying pr0nz and other unsavoury stuff, not to mention boring advertisements)?
Not to mention displaying bluescreen errors for world+dog to see and comment on (preferably on El Reg).
Has el Reg bought a 3rd server yet?
Nevemind that, has they upgraded the hardware, or are they still running on the original servers?
Pocketses got lots of nifty new nanoservers.
El Reg to SentinelOne : "Come at me bro..."
Which makes me wonder - what if somebody outsources all IT services, then neglects to pay the outsourcer...
Makes one glad of not using that bank.
Unless you bank with TSB.
Pre-Y2K and thereabouts one of Spencer F. Katt's columns sported an "This office is K2Y Kampliunt" cartoon.
Sadly, it cannot be found anymore.
And the BOFH himself also had a dig at compliant and complaint :)
Dilbert comic refers - it is so apt.
We contacted Apple for comment.
Don't hold your breath. Most probably El Reg is on a blacklist at anything Apple.
Mine's the one with the Matrix Nokias in the pocketses.
The BOFH was there!
All Hail the Mighty BOFH!
...does it have a micro-SD card wobble? To make it more authentic for ZX80/81 users...
...mine is the one with the working Speccy in the pockets.
But does it have a notch?
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