* Posts by short a sandwich

19 posts • joined 9 Aug 2017

College student with 'visions of writing super-cool scripts' almost wipes out faculty's entire system

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First the test, then the learning!

Cheap call? Hardly. GSM gateway judicial review to settle whether UK Home Sec can legally push comms watchdog around

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Re: "eye-wateringly high per-minute rates demanded by telcos back in the early 2000s"

Is that my missing one from the picnic.

That one at the back with the crushed cake in the pockets please

Smaller tech firms just aren't ready for a no-deal Brexit, MPs told

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Re: Inadaquacy and disagreement

<blockquote> I had a meeting with two HMRC VAT chaps on Tuesday and they weren't even sure if they would still have a job in case of No Deal (in two months!) as most of their work depends on intra-EU trading VAT processes.</blockquote>

They'll have a job, it will be checking containers or seizing contraband. Everyone in HMRC will be trained in this.

Data hackers are like toilet ninjas. This is not a clean crime, you know

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Re: Inquiring minds want to know...

Induhviduals I believe is the Dilbert classification.

Users fail to squeak through basic computer skills test. Well, it was the '90s

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Re: Not sure...

Boots pharmacy assistants always look worried if you ask for chilled meths.

Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently

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Re: ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome

Bit of an embuggerance for those of us using Ubiquiti kit at work. They (Ubiquiti) have harnessed their wagon to the Chrome horse to administer networking on Cloud Key and online. Lots of lovely warnings that Firefox or Safari are lacking when trying to use them.

Are you sure your disc drive has stopped rotating, or are you just ignoring the messages?

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Re: It is possible to produce an idiot proof interface.

Have an upvote for the DNA paraphrasing

Error pop-up? Don't worry, let's just get this migration done... BTW it's my day off tomorrow

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Re: And the opposite...

That will be a no then. Failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.

A Christmas classic: Cloudera founder asks staff to stay another day

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Loyalty bonus for staying to the end or I'm out of here.

Sysadmin trained his offshore replacements, sat back, watched ex-employer's world burn

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Re: This smells like BS.

Its proper name is electrical installation testing, but the principle is very similar to PAT.

Heatwave shmeatwave: Brit IT departments cool their racks – explicit pics

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Re: I always like when people put flammable materials...

The British Standard door stop. Also the bane of H&S people's lives at this time of the year.

There is no perceived IT generation gap: Young people really are thick

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Is it me or does it smell vaguely of boiled cabbage and urine in here?

Chrome adblockalypse will 'accelerate Google-Facebook duopoly'

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Free Internet

Last time I looked the bearded one was relieving me of £40 a month for internet access. Where do I get free internet?

HomePod, you say? Sex sex sex, that's all you think about

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Re: Simple solutions to the HomePod thing

There is a $20 coaster in leather just advertised to keep your wood ring-free.

Shopper f-bombed PC shop staff, so they mocked her with too-polite tech tutorial

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Rule One...

for customers. Don't be a dick.

Guy Glitchy: Villagers torch Openreach effigy

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Re: That's the price you pay...

5.5 Miles drive from Tiverton is not the arse-end of anywhere

Terry Pratchett's unfinished works flattened by steamroller

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Not the Storage

There's no cheese in that picture, can't be from Hex

Good Lord: Former UK spy boss backs crypto

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Re: Give that man a cookie

A persistent cookie or one of those super flash ones?

Corporate criminal tax offences likely to further increase HMRC's use of dawn raids, says expert

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Obviously HMRC have read BOFH and a dawn raid ensures there's no unexpected cattle prod/Hector interface issues. A competent BOFH will arrive at a civilised hour. Friday lunch may also be a going concern for HMRC too.

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