* Posts by ukgnome

1904 posts • joined 16 Jun 2011

Donald, YOU'RE FIRED: Rogue Twitter worker quits, deletes President Trump's account

ukgnome
Silver badge

Twitter should stick to the T&C and ban the orange twerp.

Twitter is an unusual place. They will ban you for small idiotic things. But if you are the President Cheetos then you can call people pathetic, sad, weird, crooked. You can incite war and generally do anything you damn well please. Twitter should stick to the T&C and ban the orange twerp.

37
1

Simon's Cat app rapped for random 'racy' advert

ukgnome
Silver badge

Wish.com

the fine purveyor of things you never knew you needed.

6
0

One-third of mobile users receive patchy to no indoor coverage

ukgnome
Silver badge

https://checker.ofcom.org.uk/mobile-coverage

ofcoms checker is full of lies

1
0

Hells door-bells! Ring pieces paralyzed in horror during Halloween trick-or-treat rush

ukgnome
Silver badge

I had to read this article several times, google the stupid bloody doorbell.

Why does a doorbell have to be internet enabled. What kind of tomfuckery is that.

4
0

NASA reveals Curiosity 2020's 23-camera payload

ukgnome
Silver badge
Trollface

I thought the military team living on mars could just bolt on a new camera to the old rover.

6
0

First iPhone X fondlers struggle to admit that Face ID sort of sucks

ukgnome
Silver badge

Currently I am a bearded fool. If I give in to all the razor adverts and shave, would I need to remind the X who I am?

Personally I don't think you should experiment with tech on a live audience.

2
0

Caption this: Capita staff picket a bunch o'er pickled pensions

ukgnome
Silver badge

Create Tomorrow they say, tomorrows what? Presumably Tomorrows poor?

2
0

Submarine builder admits dismembering journalist's body

ukgnome
Silver badge

Jeez you guys

There is an entirely innocent explanation for all of this......

She banged didn't bang her head after not being dropped of at a restaurant. Just at the moment she thought she had banged her head there was a buildup of carbon monoxide. This rendered her unconscious and maybe dead. This chap did what we all would do. ALL OF US. And that is slightly dismember her whilst watching dismemberment videos. Scuppering the submarine and then forgetting this took place when asked and then slowly remembering what occurred due to terrible shock.

4
0

Man: Just 18 Bitcoin babies and my home is yours

ukgnome
Silver badge

Re: Strangely complicated...

Happy to correct you - This isn't about free advertising it is about using one system over another. It is a preferred method.

Yes he could sell conventionally and have all the usual fun experiences that go with it.

He is selling this himself - website is sellmyhousedn329lp.co.uk but why not market the house to as many ways as possible. Also I think it might be a way to lessen the costs associated with all the

It fits with his ethics and ethos to buy and sell with bitcoin.

If we only did things that was considered normal then the world would not have art or music.

7
3
ukgnome
Silver badge

He's asking for what? I thought a grimbarian would want a trawler of fish!

Joking aside I know the owner and this fits with his ethos.

Brave maybe? I couldn't answer but certainly one to watch.

7
0

BOFH: Do I smell burning toes, I mean burning toast?

ukgnome
Silver badge

On a clients site I almost fell out of a second story building window (double fire door) that could be opened fully to allow a loader to push a pallet into a server room. I still don't know why it had a push bar on it.

7
0

Boss put chocolate cake on aircon controller, to stop people using it

ukgnome
Silver badge

The first I have ever said this

Cake is not the solution

14
0

Assange™ says Trump's voter-targeting firm asked WikiLeaks for something

ukgnome
Silver badge

The thing I don't get is why we should believe this reprehensible snake.

8
3

Credit insurance tightens for geek shack Maplin Electronics

ukgnome
Silver badge

Re: Needs disco lessons.

Over here we had Tandy (same as radioshack)

They died, which was a shame for the hobbyist and enthusiast.

I had my first home computer experience in a Tandy. Happy days.

7
0
ukgnome
Silver badge

Re: Screwfix

I think the change in attitudes haven't helped.

The Maplins are now toy shops.

Ten tears ago instead of buying their overpriced network cables you just went to the back and had the cable monkey make one from scratch. These days the cable monkey can't terminate ends.

If push comes to shove it's a great place for emergency buys. But it lost its way, it should be the champion of home kits and DIY not ready assembled drones.

39
0

Misco UK chops majority of workforce, pulls down shutters

ukgnome
Silver badge

That is quite saddening

The Misco catalogue was always the argos catalogue for IT workers.

Sad times to see them go the way of Tandy

Still at least there is Maplins

3
0

Argh, my loafer just fell down the rope ladder! Yes, I'm in the Microsoft treehouse

ukgnome
Silver badge

Leaf it alone Microsoft, haven't you twigged that no one really needs to branch out to this kind of meeting venue.

5
1

Beardy Branson chucks cash at His Muskiness' Hyperloop idea

ukgnome
Silver badge

Hype errr loopy

This is not the next big thing.

7
0
ukgnome
Silver badge

Norwich is a fine city - Although I do agree that it's not a first thought for a little trip out. Although now we have a Krispy Kreme and a 5-guys it is looking up.

14
0

Twitter: Why we silenced Rose McGowan after she slammed alleged sex pest Harvey Weinstein

ukgnome
Silver badge

Twitter is Mos Eisley

A hive of scum and villainy.

All that is missing is the Bith tootling away whilst Max Rebo gets the boogie on.

3
0

BOFH: Oh dear. Did someone get lost on the Audit Trail?

ukgnome
Silver badge

I was expecting a tie in the cutters sort of scenario - didn't guess the decoy bit. Although Simon was being quite accommodating.

9
0

Crappy upload speeds a thing of the past in fresh broadband 'net spec

ukgnome
Silver badge

About as much chance as being struck by lightning!

2
0

They've only gone and made a chemical-threat-detecting ring

ukgnome
Silver badge

Frodo took one look at this and thought - yep, happy to chuck that.

6
0

Apple's iPhone X won't experience the joy of 6...

ukgnome
Silver badge

I really enjoy my apple products - my iPhone is my link to the world when I am away from home. The 8 is as advertised. A fast, battery sparing and sleek designed phone. It's familiar enough to be like all the other iPhones I have owned. It takes beautiful looking pictures and is rather jolly nice.

Now I could of hung on until the X but here is why I didn't. The sacrifice of the home button for facetech or whatever they are calling it is a step too far. It is untested. Maybe once it has done a couple of years and is proven I will feel different, but right now it is just too much.

0
0

Leicestershire teen admits attempting to hack director of the CIA

This post has been deleted by a moderator

ukgnome
Silver badge

Re: Remember back when "sense of proportion" was a thing?

You seem a mighty big man Jim wanting to smack kids.

How about we review your life history and for everything we deem wrong we get to punch you.

3
3

BlackBerry's new Motion will move you neither to tears of joy nor sadness

ukgnome
Silver badge

It looks just like a nasty Sony Xperia

0
0

Star Wars: Big Euro cinema group can't handle demand for tickets to new flick

ukgnome
Silver badge

I always go for an early 10am showing - less people

Gone are the days when i need to see it first. Hell, i am even willing to wait for it on streaming sites.

7
0

Zuck shows Virtual Empathy by visiting Puerto Rico in VR

ukgnome
Silver badge
Trollface

Well isn't zuck an awesome dude

1
0

After seven-hour operation, the ISS has a new 'hand'

ukgnome
Silver badge

After all the years of live feeds and videos of these awesome folk in space I am still in awe.

12
0

Foiled again! Brit military minds splash cash on killing satellites with... food wrapping?

ukgnome
Silver badge

What is needed is a massive sieve!

1
0

Snap, crackle ... patch! Apple kicks out iOS 11.0.2 to tackle crappy calls, fix email glitches

ukgnome
Silver badge

No, I would prefer them to drop the latest iOS after testing. My 6s has all manner of weird glitches. Although I get my 8 later, so who knows what soft of user experience I will have with the current fastest smartphone in the world.

0
0
ukgnome
Silver badge

Do you think they rush out the iOS a bit quick? Two patches in rapid succession !!!!

1
0

Ex-Harrods IT man cleared of stealing company issued laptop

ukgnome
Silver badge

The first thing that anyone with a work laptop should be told is - Any data on this device is ours.

4
2

Pumpkin bumpkins battle, 800kg monstrosity wins

ukgnome
Silver badge

Re: Pumpkin bumpkin

If you listen to Richard Herring's AIOTM then you would know what a Trumpkin is.

0
0

Thomas the Tank Engine lobotomised by fat (remote) controller

ukgnome
Silver badge
Mushroom

For some reason I immediately thought of Atomic Train.

1
0

Commodore 64 makes a half-sized comeback

ukgnome
Silver badge

This is utterly pointless

And yet I simply must have this!

13
0

UK lotto players quids in: Website knocked offline by DDoS attack

ukgnome
Silver badge

What is they say about a fool and his money?

Oh yeah, a fool and his money sits in my chair frittering it away on Greggs pasties, scratch cards and weird items from Wish.

0
0

Harvard, MIT boffins ink up with health-monitoring 'smart' tats

ukgnome
Silver badge

OK - Aside from the fact that this story first hit the guardian two months ago...

The most diabetic person I know has told me she thinks this is a great idea, however she has also mentioned that it would take her months to decide on a design.

I also showed her the wearable tech from Libre and she almost cried. With laughter I should say, the super expensive Libre sensor looks fugly. Whilst a tattoo could look sleek, even sexy the placement would have to be limited basically to the arms. It is a leap forward but limited.

2
0

BOFH: Come on, PFY, let's pick a Boss

ukgnome
Silver badge

I wonder if Simon has stolen the PFY's boots

33
0

'Dear diversity hire...' Amazon's weapons-grade fail in recruitment email to woman techie

ukgnome
Silver badge

I once lost out on a role because of a diversity hire.

As I knew the interviewer through LinkedIn I asked if there was anything that I could of done to secure the role. He suggested (jokingly) that if I turned homosexual and lost a leg then I would be in a great place for this role.

I understand why positive discrimination exists but don't agree it should be the only reason to hire someone.

Fortunately these days I tick a couple more boxes as I am bald/ginger and northern.

21
0

At last, someone's taking Apple to task for, uh, not turning on iPhone FM radio chips

ukgnome
Silver badge

This seems to be a double win for painters and decorators.

They get to be popular whilst people huddle around their paint splattered FM radio and tout for business at the same time.

2
0

Dome, sweet dome: UAE mulls Martian city here on Earth ahead of Red Planet colonization

ukgnome
Silver badge

I can't see the allure of having to grow potatoes in my own shit.

7
1

Playboy founder and dressing-gown wearer Hugh Hefner dead at 91

ukgnome
Silver badge
Paris Hilton

Fairwell Heff

I never quite got what you did - creepy old dude surrounded by breasts, but breasts dammit breasts.

Paris because obvs------->

10
4

NatWest customer services: We're aware of security glitch

ukgnome
Silver badge

A bank that can't count?

I think I wan't to withdraw!

7
1

Twitter's 280-char blog mode can be enabled client-side. Just sayin'

ukgnome
Silver badge

Re: Double trouble

Dear John,

By the time you read ......oh wait, different letter.

When people are deluded it is difficult to move them away from their delusions with the use of medication. When Trump gets his healthcare it will be even harder as that is a pre-existing condition. This means the deluded will continue on the path towards who knows what, possibly a rise in the reich. Trump is a facilitator of this. His rhetoric, his use of social media and his dumb as stance on things like climate change are damaging not just to America. It's OK as we have our own dumb politico, actually thanks to how elections work / don't work we have quite a few.

What I am trying to say is your view is so skewed by your delusion that absolutely nothing could change that. You come across as quite a lonely person that feels some how threatened by invisible Mexicans, dictators near china and ex presidents. Maybe you just need to take a long hard look around you and see the beauty of things.

You won't of course, as you are far too frothy mouthed with such indignation that you now feel the only way is marching forward. It makes no difference if you are left middle or right with your politics. Just don't expect a majority of people to think the same as you.

Don't get all butt hurt.

11
0

Trump accuses Facebook of bias, collusion with his least favourite newspapers

ukgnome
Silver badge

Trump is a man baby

Actually no, scratch that as babies are cute.

The fact that he spews such utter horse and expects people to kiss up to him shows what kind of person he is. A senile old idiot. What a dick!

19
2

Is this cough cancer, doc? No: it's a case of Playmobil on the lung

ukgnome
Silver badge

@Dave

Kinder Eggs are banned in the states due to a 1930s law banning candy with non-food objects inside.

However they do have kinder eggs (sort of) called Kinder Joy. The chocolate and the toy are separate to get around the law.

0
0
ukgnome
Silver badge

Re: True Story

Not at all - He's a car showroom manager - read into that what you will.

5
0

Forums

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2018