Thank you for a very enjoyable game.
43 posts • joined 22 Jul 2016
Thank $deity that week's over. Look, here's some trippy music generated from pixels of a Martian sunrise to play us out
Something that Edgar Froese would have been proud of had he not died a few years ago :-(.
Re: our banknotes have poetry on them
Ah! Bollocks, why can I only up vote once? <sigh>
It is 2018 and the NHS is still counting the cost of WannaCry. Carry the 2, + aftermath... um... £92m
Correct me if I'm wrong ...
... but didn't the NHS decide to outsource their IT to save money?
If my memory isn't failing me, that was a good deal, wasn't it.
Re: It's not ROCKET science
I'll nominate our entire government strapped to the underside of some suitable vessel. The advantage of politicians is that you do not need to worry about their orientation as they spray copious volumes of very hot gasses out of both orifices.
"You people are never happy"
I think you will find the vast majority of your readers are more often happy than unhappy and I suspect that extends to the commentarts too.
Keep up the good work.
Re: It's high time CEO's were held directly responsible for these issues
They will find some poor technician and blame it all on that person and then they'll say they found the culprit so holding them responsible is unfair, where's my additional bonus for finding the culprit etc. etc. etc.
Re: editing, compiling and testing
You are making the unnatural assumption that editing, compiling and testing is considered work.
Real work consists of having an Excel spread sheet with hundreds and thousands of =VLOOKUP() formulae and several pivot tables. Each spread sheet takes 6 hours to update each day so that it is properly configured for the boss to see project status. The other 2 hours is for the sales staff to discuss handicaps and cycling performance results.
When four Germans get together they invade Poland
Surely that should be "When three Germans and an Austrian get together they invade Poland" ...
What really happens when accidents occur in orbit?
My car insurance goes up.
Drone = The noise coming from management or sales teams.
And of course the Imperial measures are so much more simpler. I mean, everyone can remember the sequence:
12 inches in a foot
3 feet make a yard
22 yards make a chain
10 chains make a furlong
8 furlongs make a mile
And don't forget thous, links, rods and leagues ...
All much simpler than this stupid EU metrification where everything is based on 10. I mean, who the hell can remember that ...
Anyone wondering if that is Cachalot?
Re: That headline: Fewer... (please?)
There is less water in the Sahara than in Manchester.
Are you sure about that? Isn't most of the water in Manchester stored in beer?
Re: You do know that Moore’s law says nothing about speed?
who says an atom is the smallest thing
Correct, for example, my pay increase for the last 5 years is much smaller than anything else in the universe ...
Re: Adolph Hitler????
Spelling ... should be "Adolf Hitler".
Re: Nuisance calls
All concerned (everybody) get from suspended to 5 years
Shouldn't that be:
All concerned (everybody) get from 5 years to suspended?
Or were you not referring to hanging?
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"Ad Experience Report"
Who writes this report?
How is it controlled?
Can anyone influence the report in any way?
"hardly say that Tories and Labour are different species"
I would ...
Re: Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh
Is that a dig at HRH The Duke of Edinburgh?
"Lady of the Mercians"
Isn't that Donald Trump's missus?
And even if they did, chances are they'll have to pay some more for the decrypting tools and they'll have a life of 15 minutes and then you'll need to pay some more to get a new tool that lasts another 15 minutes ...
I used to have Hockware VisPro/REXX
Still got the disks but I've lost the registration so I couldn't use it :-(
Now that is bringing back memories of learning thread and events coding.
I do hope they haven't used the M-5 programming manual for the AI coding.
"whaling (like phishing, but bigger)"
What is the cut off where whaling starts and phishing ends?
Someone has a strange definition of hefty price ...
Or there is this one:
Diplomacy: I'm going to kill my brother and then kill you on the pretext that your brother did it.
Captain Beatty will be pleased with this
"IT skillset of a potato"
Now there is an expression that can be widely applied ...
Re: How to euthanise the worm
Isn't that for turning them into lawn darts?
I understand why Vulture Central use 'nauts but I think perhaps we should start a new word that doesn't have Cold War references and can be applied to all future 'nauts.
I'm going to propose spatiumpatuits and the short form for those that cannot keep up will be spatpats.
Re: How many click they voted
Or the other way round?
Re: A clever move
You have obviously not seen some of the fat buggers tanning themselves in the Englisher Garten in Munich.
Re: Strong password
Example of strong passwords:
Example of week passwords:
Where do they get these figures from?
I have a lot of customers and a high percentage of them have been hit by ransomware attacks. None of them have paid the ransom. Even those who don't actually have an IT department but just "someone that knows how to reboot" have been able to recover their files.
Old and infirm
I can think of 2 groups that would find these things very useful:
1 - The elderly who are finding it more difficult to get about - and this will mean they can stay slightly independent for a longer. And, they may still want to use rubbers ...
2 - The other group would be those with physical disabilities. Sometimes trying to order things online can be painful long-winded whereas simply hitting a button strategically located will make things easier.
Re: What's a lazer?
A couple of years ago there was a celebration for the 1500 aircraft built. I believe it was a Lufthansa aircraft.
Not sure how accurate this statement is but it was the best I could find at short notice: https://www.quora.com/How-many-747s-are-still-in-active-service
If that is accurate, then we are probably talking about 40% still in use.
"add any other overly fancy use of language and management terms at will"
Yes, things like:
updation - who invented that one?
resources - they are people not things so say "it will require 10 people to complete the job"
acronyms - it irritates me when people use acronyms and then try and look smug when you ask what they are
I could go on but it is nearly home time and I'd suspect most readers would prefer not to read about my pet gripes ...
Did you try plugh?