* Posts by herbgold

8 posts • joined 7 Aug 2017

Bloke faces up to 20 years in the clink after gun held to dot-com owner's head in robbery


Coen brothers - are you reading this?

A sequel to "Fargo" - "Cedar Rapids", perhaps?

Foldables herald the beginning of the end of the smartphone fetish


"phones can now resemble a pre-digital household object: a paperback book," - well, we have that - sort of - in the form of e-readers. I use my Kindle a lot but don't get the same pleasure out of handling it that I do from a "proper" book. But, hey, I'm old.

What happens when a Royal Navy warship sees a NATO task force headed straight for it? A crash course in Morse


Re: Alternative to seasickness pills

We took the Scrabster-Stromness ferry last June (and Hatston-Aberdeen on the way back). Disappointed in a sort of perverse way that the sea for both crossings was like glass.

Orkney was glorious in the sunshine we had all week, but I'd love to go back and see it in more typical conditions.

By the way, is there any more evocative name for a railway than the Far North Line?:

Skip-wrecked! Boat full o' rubbish scuppered in Brit residential street


Is it called Sh*tty MacSh*tface?

Your mouse can't reach that Excel cell? Buy a 'desk extender' said help desk bluffer


What is wrong with this picture?

"Wendell wasn't an IT pro at the time, but he had built his own computer in the early 1980s, "before the IBM PC". "

Danger! High voltage: German customs bods burn half-tonne of weed in power station


"Devil's Lettuce" LOL

IBM opens emergency escape hatch to TSS volunteers


"Open Voluntary Separation Program(me)" - don't you love it. It was CTP (Career Transition Programme) back in the day, or "Career Termination Programme" as we renamed it.

Four techies flummoxed for hours by flickering 'E' on monitor


"the company 3270 mainframe.”

No, no, no, failure of concept here.

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