Re: asking people on the ground ...
"convince rich twits that they needed ultra-thin"
"a Raspberry Pi can handle email, internet banking and fartbook"
Fabulous. With an attitude like that, you should be writing for el Reg regularly.
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"Would you share please"
plus probably others.
Also be aware that Slurp's "telemetry" bypasses the hosts file and talks direct to the relevant IPs, so you need to block in an external firewall or your router.
Another vote for Spybot Anti-Beacon here. Re-run after any updates. You'll see how Slurp resets all the privacy settings you've carefully and laboriously set.
"Lol. Virgin 200 Mbps is awesome. And under 40 notes a month"
Suck it up, bitch.
"pick up the mantle, probably under a different name and in a different form"
Already done. palemoon.org
Firefox without the bloat. Built on Firefox sources, so most add-ons run too. Used in combination with uBlock Origin and NoScript, websites load in the blink of an eye with no annoying crap.
"Overtime? What's that?"
"1 hour time in lieue for 8 hours work"
"seen people RA'd who have had far more time owed to them because they'd been working ridiculous hours"
"freeze on contractor renewals"
"getting approval to pay overtime (capped at 20 hours) for three weeks worth of work"
"working up to 80 hours every week"
"got canned the night before he was due to start"
IBM is fucked. You're fucked. Get out while you can still get a good reference.
"I suspect the author of this piece believes whole-heartedly in the title quote from Karl Mark as well"
That's Karl Marx, idiot. Such a fundamental mistake puts the rest of your swivel-eyed Trumpian diatribe into perspective.
Two days. Whoopee fuckie doo. While the vice chancellor of KCL trousers £458,000.
Nice to know you're appreciated, IT staff.
I was asked to go and install VMS on a MicroVax that Acorn had just bought
That is interesting, since you see hints of VMS exposure in Acorn's subsequent machines. *I AM SYST to log into an Econet server as SYST(EM), for example. Using $ as the root directory on disk filing systems.
And in the way RISC OS picks up on the VMS usage of system variables with a $ in them, e.g. Run$Path, File$Path, Sys$Date, etc. in RISC OS vs. SYS$SYSPROMPT, SYS$SYSOUTPUT, etc. in VMS.
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