* Posts by teamonster

7 posts • joined 21 Jun 2018

User secures floppies to a filing cabinet with a magnet, but at least they backed up daily... right?


Re: Well if the US ships want the Chinese to keep out of the way

Oh, I believe it. I used to work on computer support for a large high-street retailer. I knew the guy who took the coffee-cup holder (CD tray) call. In most instances, it's portrayed that the customer sheepishly accepted that they'd suffered an ID-10T error. Au contraire!! the customer was ranting and raving at how his PC was not fit for purpose and threatened to sue all of us. Good times. That was just one story of customer idiocy - including users who couldn't tell me if the PC was plugged in and people wanting Apple-talk networks rebuilt over the phone.

Much anger and knashing of teeth occured one day when one of the big PC mags published a story that assured their readers that all these stories are just nasty inventions made-up by techies to enliven parties. We read that, seethed, then went back to talking to morons who should never be allowed near a computer. Sigh.

Wondering why 'Devin Nunes herp-face' was trending online? Here's the 411: House rep sues Twitter for all the rude stuff tweeted about him


I can see them continually demanding more and more evidence to be presented - each submission greeted with hooting and soda being snorted out of nostrils as they are overcome with laughter.

Judge: Have you reached a verdict, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury?

Lead Juror: Yes your honour, we find that the defendant is hilarious, and we demand that he be sentenced to provide us more comedic material!


Re: Really?

I knew nothing of this till reading about this lawsuit. I must congratulate Nunes as some of the examples provided me with a rather good chuckle. Ta!


Re: Round 1?

On obviously Trumped-up charges.

(gets coat and leaves).

Boffins discover new dust clouds in the Solar System, Mercury has a surprisingly filthy ring


Re: Make Pluto great again

By this (laughable, but officially accepted) definition, Jupiter isn't a planet. Jupiter has two groups of asteroids leading and trailing it's orbit. Jupiter's orbit is not clear, thus, it is not a planet.

This is why people are getting upset with the IAU. The 'definition' was railroaded through by a small minority of members who seem to have got their diplomas from poundland.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro: If you can stomach the nagware and price, it may be Droid of the Year


No word from ElReg on how a face scanner is probably not a good idea as it's most likely ridiculously hackable with a photograph.

Atari accuses El Reg of professional trolling and making stuff up. Welp, here's the interview tape for you to decide...


What do you expect when you put a Marketing idiot in charge of a tech project?

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