The most useful bit...
To remove X remove the 5 bolts holding Y - I could never find, let alone remove the 5th bolt! as it was invariably in a location that required an ambidextrous orang-outang with a swivel joint for a wrist :-(
383 posts • joined 23 Jan 2010
CEO dies from an existing serious illness whilst in India and no-one had the nounce to suggest that it might be wise to have the passwords written down on a post-it note stuck to the back of the monitor. So what happens to the $190m of bits and bytes stored on spinning rust?
My father-in-law used to have a proper garage where people could take their cars and get them fixed unlike the garage of today where the "technicians" just plug them into a laptop and read the output and follow the instructions... In the aforesaid garage there was an oil fired space heater that was designed to take waste engine oil but would quite happily consume any other oil you cared to feed it. There are no documented comments/reactions from the local populace as to the smell of the noxious gasses produced by the heater vent/chimney :-)
@ mark 12
"It looks it might be a good time to invest in some eye glasses or a cap with some IR LEDs built in to stop the facial recognition cameras being able to track you. Like the cinemas have to stop people using camera to record the films off the screen"
That sounds like a really good way to avoid standing out in a crowd especially if the cameras in question also work in IR range.
Standards are good, people then know exactly what is expected. For instance the most foul mouthed person is very unlikely to let go expletives in front of their ageing granny (depends on granny but you get the gist). Respect goes along way and I have always believed that people who swear in public or in front of people they don't know either don't care a damn or are just piggin ignorant!
No one is arguing that his WikiLeaks things are bad. Hmm, apart from a few governments. What we are all tending to agree with is that he is a complete and utter prat and given his fondness for lawyers you would have thought that someone in the legal profession would have advised him (kicked him up the arse!) that this situation is stupid.
Who pays for his food? Does he get to choose the menu?
To be honest if he had not skipped bail he would at most done 6 months at Her Majesty's Pleasure and as long as he avoided bending down for the soap he would have come out unscathed. As it is he has been banged up in the Ecuadorian embassy for far longer than most criminals get for GBH. What a muppet.
If you think that the printer connected to your PC/Laptop/etc. is evil just wait until you encounter the hell of networked printers situated randomly in a multi-storey building. What might be logical to the BOFH who set them up is total garbage to the users. Printer-1/2-4 or Printer-2/2-3 etc. is meaningless especially when all the printers are identical with no outward signs or labels. Guaranteed to reduce the productivity of the office to zero and grown men to tears.
"XP was/is the most user friendly version of Windows, Microsoft's pinnacle beyond which much arse gazing stupidity erratically formed the gigantic turd of Windows 10, the end of the proverbial loo roll."
To a certain extent I agree but you forgot Windows 7 which managed to avoid most of the 10 shit but inherited the good stuff from XP. And furthermore is still supported-ish as extended support won't end until January 14, 2020.
"SDF accesses your User ID (anonymised), name, last nam, email, current city and photos."
WTF do you need anything other than my name? Photos - really????
Go see what happened to Joan of Arc when she tried trickery like this - https://www.cartoonstock.com/cartoonview.asp?catref=ctan44
@Goldmember ".. What about the tests done around 10 years ago on Hitler's remains (by an American team), which revealed the skull held by the Russians is actually a female skull?
It would appear this line in the article is inaccurate:
"Last year Russia's secret service, the FSB, and its state archives authorised a team of foreign researchers to examine Hitler's mortal remains for the first time since 1946.""
It therefore confirms that statement as the previous tests were not carried out on Hitler's remains but an unknown female possibly the owner of the valuable pink knickers.
I was just thinking... Must be time to replace my phone, had a look around and saw no reason to. Current phone works, does what I need it to do, fairly decent battery life, on a good tariff. Am I the only one?
The hardware has almost plateaued out, if you need something different get an app, simple.
AC - "Surprisingly there doesn't seem to be an obvious picture of it anywhere. Thinking about it it might have been near Telford - not Devizes. We were on a project and that particular week our regular hotel was fully booked and we had to seek out alternatives in smaller establishments in the surrounding area."
It is near Telford, the B4373 at the bottom of the hill in Ironbridge adjacent to The Iron Bridge. It is marked no left turn on the approach.
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