* Posts by Omgwtfbbqtime

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Someone tell Thorpe Lane in Suffolk their internet sucks – they're still loading the page

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Re: Pearls to Pig(eons)

Nope sorry, at this time on a Friday afternoon all I'm getting is Error 418 - I'm a Teapot.

Ah.. Wine O'clock in the office.

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Drone collisions with airliners may not be fatal, US study suggests

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"...*Some seem to regard it as a law, others as a rule..."

More of a guideline really...

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Tesla launches electric truck it guarantees won't break for a million miles

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Re: @Hairy Spod

"By the time you have added a generator, a fuel tank a transmission, an exhaust and a cooling system you will have..."

Transmission isn't needed. You run the engine as a generator not as a traditional IC engine driving a transmission driving the wheels.

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Re: @Zog

Confirmed for a Mitsubishi Phev - 30miles reported range - usually get 23-24 in the summer not using the AC.

Winter? 18 miles if lucky, and even then the 2 litre generator kicks in until the batteries have warmed up (if temp below 10C).

But you can pre-heat the cabin by remote before unplugging it from the mains in the morning!

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It's artificial! It's intelligent! It's in my home! And it's gone bonkers!

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"... so it coudl decide whether to respond or not!"

just like a real dog.

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Google aims disrupto-tronic ray at intercoms. Yes, intercoms

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I think there is a rule that there is always an XKCD that is relevant....

Will this work with Google shopping?

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Those IT gadget freebies you picked up this year? They make AWFUL Christmas presents

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Happy

Re: freebie USB sticks @Prst. V.Jeltz

I have to disagree with you there This tiny thing is the perfect size - not metal but not enough sticking out to be bent when a wheelie chair is slammed into it.

Plus it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb plugged into a car usb slot (64GB of rock, metal, industrial... saves filling up the phone with music).

Someone (Roland6 I'm looking at you) beat me to this.

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Wheels are literally falling off the MoD thanks to lack of cash

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Black Helicopters

"... poorly maintained road cars wheel just falling off too?"

Yes, if you take them off road at 50+ mph.

Take a look at WRC cars and the states they get into. You cannot state that they count as poorly maintained or substandard parts (back in the 90's it was reportedly £25K per wheel for an Impreza's suspension, compared to not much more than that for the entire civvy car with a full set held ready for end of stage replacement).

Put any machine through enough abuse and it will fall apart, given it is military I would expect the abuse to be far higher than any civvy car - other than one that's been TWOC'd of course!

Helicopter icon for falling wheels!

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Virgin's Project Lightning's very, very frightening: ISP will not hit connection target

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It's their own fault.

Still waiting, 2 years on, for Cable my street to actually get into gear.

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Car trouble: Keyless and lockless is no match for brainless

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Happy

It made me think of this:

Dave Allen at his finest.

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Re: silent water

More likely Clue by four.

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Didn't install a safety-critical driverless car patch? Bye, insurance!

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Mushroom

"... a large number of us could do with a software patch or two"

Some just need "percussive maintenance".

Or maybe "wall to wall counselling" as it used to be called.

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NHS: Remember those patient records we didn't deliver? Well, we found another 162,000

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Headmaster

Re: "... so it must be phleb they're taking"

So removing all of it would be a phlebectomy?

Much prefer an exsanguination/exsanguinate as a word!

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US Congress mulls first 'hack back' revenge law. And yup, you can guess what it'll let people do

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Mushroom

Re: ACDC?

Time to sell a suite of easy to use hacking tools called Thunderstruck.

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Equifax: About those 400,000 UK records we lost? It's now 15.2M. Yes, M for MEELLLION

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@Tom Paine

That would entirely depend on what documentation you kept, where you flagged up the potential flaws and were overruled by manglement on the grounds of cost.

Or if the hack is down to your failure to follow the recorded design spec because you couldn't be bothered/knew better.

Basically get everything in writing.

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"The better approach is surely to educate the agencies ..."

Starting with custodial sentences for the Exec board (all) and senior line management (directly implicated).

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Forget the 'simulated universe', say boffins, no simulator could hit the required scale

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Pint

@D@v3

Sorry, you are nothing but the construct of a deranged imagination.

Pint for 3 pints at lunchtime.

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Shock! Hackers for medieval caliphate are terrible coders

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@CrazyOldCatMan

Fair point.

Pretty much the same reason I would never (again) touch a car where the electrics had been done by the French.

Disclosure - I have had Peugeots and Renaults and they have all had severe electrical faults -even to the point where the electric motor for the rear passenger window caught fire (Megane). Never again.

I'll stick with Ford from now on.

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Omgwtfbbqtime

"... ear!y attempts by the Japanese to make motorbikes and cars."

and the repeat 20 years later of China copying Japanese (and everybody else's) motorbikes and cars.

Though still not up to a Ninja, Triumph or a Ducati the Chinese bikes now are a vast improvement over those 5 years ago - let alone 10.

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You forgot that you hired me and now you're saying it's my fault?

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Trollface

...and they've always been very friendly with me!

Commission friendly?

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Forget trigonometry, 'cos Babylonians did it better 3,700 years ago – by counting in base 60!

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Mushroom

Re: So much for digital

That's why I prefer mils for angles.

6400 mils to a circle.

1mil subtends 1m at 1km.

or at least close enough for artillery.

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Sysadmin jeered in staff cafeteria as he climbed ladder to fix PC

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"Finding wireless devices, on the other hand, that's the REAL fun."

Simple:

1: Revoke access

2: follow the scream.

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Re: What is this ?

You missed out - who's fault it is.

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FUKE NEWS: Robot snaps inside drowned Fukushima nuke plant

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Boffin

Re: Grainy images?

Yup, whod've thunked it, a electromagnetic radiation sensor affected by high energy electromagnetic radiation.

Mind, it is hard to get a filter for gamma rays that lets through visible light...

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Ten new tech terms I learnt this summer: Do you know them all?

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Pint

Meta you say?

I'm so Meta - Even This Acronym.

Can't remember where I saw it - apologies for lack of attribution.

of course it was Obligatory XKCD reference

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Top tip for all you insider traders: Don't Google 'insider trading' from your work PC

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Re: Here is another piece of advice

Preaching to the choir there.

The number of hoops I have had to jump through in the past to make sure I stayed independent and was not breaching the compliance policy just to select the funds in my SIPP is horrendous.

Now I just make sure it is not a client (easy - read last year's annual report), stay clear of the corporate finance teams near the coffee machine, register my interests with compliance and I'm free to invest.

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In touching tribute to Samsung Note 7, fidget spinners burst in flames

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Re: There's an opportunity here

! From AnyWhere! In The World! Through Your SmartPhone !!!!

FTFY

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Microsoft admits to disabling third-party antivirus code if Win 10 doesn't like it

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"Defender doesn't make MS any money... "

YET.

FTFY

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Labour says it will vote against DUP's proposed TV Licence reforms

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Coffee/keyboard

"They're all cults."

Would that be as in Jeremy Cult? Or that Cult Hoon?

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The biggest British Airways IT meltdown WTF: 200 systems in the critical path?

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Trollface

hmmm...

200 points of failure in a 5 9s system...

0.99999^200 is around 99.8% or around 0.8 of a day a year.

So they have used up their downtime for this year.

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The nuclear launch button won't be pressed by a finger but by a bot

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Unhappy

Re: Own goal?

I just plan on surviving the nuclear induced Fimbulwinter that will follow.

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Boffins play with the world's most powerful X‑ray gun to shoot molecules

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Mushroom

xenon atoms, iodomethane (CH3I) and iodobenzene (C6H5I) - Boring!

What happens if you fire it at Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane ?

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Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped

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Flame

"It was like camping overnight with a vegan."

It stinks - but you get all the bacon in the morning?

Flame for cooking the bacon of course!

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Dyson celebrates 'shock' EU Court win over flawed energy tests

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Pint

Re: Petty?

I find those airblade urinals spray your pee everywhere....

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What augmented reality was created for: An ugly drink with a balloon

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Alert

Noise in the night?

Meh - if the dog doesn't move neither will I.

Luckily Sighthound Xs (aka Lurchers) are well known for their laziness - 30 second sprint followed by 23 hours of sleep.

The dog going berserk is a hint its time for coffee.

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"With a short, sharpened iron bar "

You mean a screwdriver?

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Customer satisfaction is our highest priority… OK, maybe second-highest… or third...

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Re: "I always ask for coffee-flavoured coffee."

Not maple nut crunch?

+1 for the Denis Leary reference.

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Startup remotely 'bricks' grumpy bloke's IoT car garage door – then hits reverse gear

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Trollface

"But my fridge, door-lock or boiler have no need to post to The Register."

Oh I don't know, I would be quite interested in reading what your fridge has to say.

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User jams up PC. Literally. No, we don't know which flavour

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"Cases lined with razor baldes to stop the un-initiated tinkering."

That was a design feature. You needed a blood sacrifice to make the damn thing work.

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Anti-TV Licensing petition gets May date for Parliament debate

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Facepalm

These stretches are usually there because they are historically accident black spots...

Do the words "regression to the mean" mean anything to you?

One accident does not a black spot make.

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A webcam is not so much a leering eye as the barrel of a gun

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Boffin

Meh

Just disable it in the bios. Then Skype wont even report that you are capable of transmitting video (at least it used to).

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WINNER! Crush your loved ones at Connect Four this Christmas

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Childcatcher

Post Christmas dinner is already planned

Exploding Kittens (SFW version) with alcoholic coffee followed by King of New York and a bottle of Port.

Sorted.

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Capita STILL hasn't delivered usable Army recruitment IT system

Omgwtfbbqtime

One thing Crapita and the other outsourcers are good at...

... is negotiating contracts.

Unfortunately MoD (civilian and military) and in fact pretty much all of the civil service in general have no clue on how to do this.

Then you have the issue of moving the goal posts after the contract is agreed - with all of the incremental change costs to add.

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Brexit may not mean Brexit at all: UK.gov loses Article 50 lawsuit

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Headmaster

Law is always a matter of interpretation and this is wide open

"We hold that the Secretary of State does not have power under the Crown's prerogative to give notice pursuant to Article 50 of the TEU for the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union."

No mention on whether the Prime Minister does or does not have the power.

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Virgin Media boss warns Brexit could hamstring broadband investment

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"Hamstring investment"

What investment?

I moved last year to an area just outside of that already cabled. For the record it's not newbuild - mid 1930's in fact.

Registered interest in their Cable my Street site and got a we'll be in touch response.

No response received - so Sky got our money for this year and looks like next year too.

Nearest cable is about a mile away down the same road and there is lots of expensive newbuild that would be perfect targets for selling BB and TV to.

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

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@chris king

Or that you had been sniffing them?

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Great British Block-Off: GCHQ floats plan to share its DNS filters

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Big Brother

First step in privatising GCHQ?

Not surprised they are pushing out a product that can be monetised.

Let's think this through.

Charge £x to each ISP for access to the filter database or £y a lower amount for routing the traffic through the GCHQ's already in place firewall, of course we won't look at the data without just cause.

The only surprise is that this is not being rolled out as mandatory for .gov, .nhs, .police etc or that its not being offered as "protect your home network for £10 a year, just set your dns to point to us and we'll "take care of you"!" to the general populace/sheeple.

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UK nixes Land Registry sale

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Re: The biggest issue with this idea...

I'd rather it was Google than Capita/G4S/ATOS/GS/JPM et al

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HDMI hooks up with USB-C in cables that reverse, one way

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you'll still need a cable tie to (in the darkness) bind them!

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Blink and you missed it: Asteroid came within 90,000 km, only one sky-watcher saw it

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Trollface

@Version 1.0

Ahh.. but are they known unknowns?

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