1634 posts • joined 4 Mar 2009
That's why they're moving to emails within nhs.net, so they're never seen or processed by the outside world. Any flaws in the email process are then entirely internal.
Re: "Become a royal Navy Engineer" advert
Well somebody should sue, as they advetise the opportunity to become a technician, not an engineer.
"This includes simplified access to .GOV websites"
Why should the UK government introduce ID cards just so we can use US government websites?
Re: So now your going to upset the Indians and the Hippies?
First Nations and Persons Of Restricted Hygiene.
So, what verb should I use for the action that occurs when the interupt line changes state and the processor redirects execution away from the mainline code?
Re: Hold on a moment...
Main/Subsidiary? Then PCBs can still be labelled M and S.
If the thing you write on is now to be called by the thing you use to write on it, then that forces us to have markerboards, inksheets and stylusboards.
VAT: Wasn't it announced last month that all import VAT would be subsumed into normal annual VAT returns, regardless of source of import, regardless of a deal or no deal.
Orac was meant to be fiction, not a blueprint.
Re: Oh great
- What's the postcode?
+ Doesn't have one, it's "un-named road", 150m from the junction with "un-named road" that runs between the Bxxx and the Byyyy". Grid reference NZxxxx xxxx.
- I don't recognise that postcode.
I had an almost identical conversation with the polis trying to direct them to a car smash at the top of the moors 15 miles from the nearest phone signal.
...but the other way around.
There are two fundamental items of information any defendant requires to defend themselves from a legal charge - what am I charged with, and ***WHO*** is charging me.
There are arguments for and against as to whether the public should have access to this information before, during, or after a trail, but *within* a trial it is fundamental.
Re: This Train Wreck is getting interesting
Why would we put tarrifs on things we want to buy?
That is how tarrifs work, you know. The importing country's government forces importing consumers to pay more than they otherwise would.
Re: "This fake website was spam-vertised using bogus emails"
Sorry, but I *would* expect users to notice that the URL was not votebuilder.michigan.democrat.org (or whatever) and at corporate level users should be expected to notice that the URL was not wotsit.mycompanyurl and governmental users should be expected to notice that the URL was not foobar.subsection.gov.uk exactly as I have the responsibility to check that the URL for my party's database is not thingy.myparty.org.uk.
Re: The BBC had its chance
The Beeb campaigned for set-top boxes to *not* have a card slot specifically to impede the path to the BBC becoming a subscription service.
Re: "if you ever had to move [...] airport to a new location "..
One of my nephews* moved Hong Kong airport overnight.
*not on his own - took about 2000 peeps IIRC. Lovely bit of overtime.
This like getting on a 24-hr flight to New Zealand, and somewhere above the Indian Ocean deciding that now is a good time to look for a hotel to stay in.
I had a provider send their "we're dropping this service" email to the ancient dail-up address that they had terminated when they transfered me to non-dial-up.
Re: Good luck to em
They are two different courses because they are two different things. One is how to drive a car, the other is automotive engineering. If you signed up for automotive engineering and spent the whole time being taught how to drive, how pissed off would you be?
Re: Look like the back of a bus
Dara Ó Briain in a one-piece? hooo hooo hooo.
Re: I was thinking similar thoughts
Computer science is not about programming. One of the most famous computer scientists said "Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes", and barely ever touched a computer.
So so true, and I wish I had known that 30 years ago when picking my degree course. I spent three years wondering "when are we going to do, you know, some *actual* computing?" Not realising that I *was* doing "computing", I just wasn't doing what I should have called it, programming/software development/engineering. It didn't help that actual programming/software development/egineering courses were (and still are) called "electrical engineering" !!!!! Yer wot??? I want to be designing code and programming computers, not wiring up houses.
I bash my head on the desk in dispair as almost every commentator on here completely confuses and mixes up IT (how to drive a car), IT Admin (how to check the oil in a car) and programming/development (automotive engineering). No wonder kids are put off a software engineering career if they are given work experience plugging cables into patch bays. "Oh, but it's all computers, innit". Yes, and *THAT* attitude is the problem. Hey, our kid's interesting in "cars", let's get him a summer job delivering fruit & veg.
Re: Fundamentals of IT
Essentially, what you have said is a week as a delivery driver put him off automotive engineering. No wonder he was put off.
Just mandate that all equipment has an IEC power socket. Works well enough for all the rest of my electrical equipment.
Re: get out quick
I was rewiring my brother ex-council house 20 years ago. Pulled the "downstairs lights" fuse and the stair lights go out. Ok, sorted, that's the right fuse. Start working on the electrics - bang! After a sit down and a cuppa, investigation turns out that the stairs lights - one light at bottom, one at the top, switch at the bottom, switch at the top - somebody had decided that naturally, that had to be wired to both the downstairs fuse *and* the *upstairs* fuse.
Don't you remember last week's On Call? You have to talk softly to the printer and give it a hug.
Top Euro court: No, you can't steal images from other websites (too bad a school had to be sued to confirm this little fact)
Ah yes, The Mail already has permission to print Snowden's "Charles, Diana and William", so I can take a copy and print it myself!
The reasons for this are varied...
Most IT people have penises, and in our society anybody with a penis who wants to work around children is a kiddie fiddler?
Only a third?
Just a couple of days ago I was called by my neighbour who works for the council from home. "I can't find the file I saved earlier!"
- Ok, go through what you did to save it.
+ Opens email, opens document in email, modifies document, selects Save, dialogue opens to Temporary Internet Files.
- Ok, when did you save it?
- You see that name "Temporary", that means "temporary" as in not permanant, as in everything gets deleted in there from time to time, usually when you log off. You shouldn't save things there, you should be saving in My Documents or somewhere. Here, do that again and here, click there and there to save in your Documents.
a bit of practise, and time passes...
+ So how do I find that file then?
- Go to your Documents, how do you do that on here? Try that Start button, ok there: 'Documents'.
+ But where is it?
- Well, that's just the first ten entries, they're all directories, try scrolling down to find the files, scroll down, no down, no, click there and, no! not there, scroll, see that thing there, it's called a scroll bar, scroll it by, no! stop!, let me!, like this!
Scrolls on forever, more than 500+ files in Documents.
- You really should organise things in subdirectories.
+ Oh, that's too difficult
Re: I can see where this will lead
When I first read Asimov I pictured R. Daneel as "mediterranean" complexion - "dark haired and with bronzed skin" I think he is described as.
Re: what the fuck does PC LOAD LETTER mean?
P(aper) C(arrier is empty of the expected letter sized paper,) LOAD (the carrier with) LETTER (sized paper).
Printer has A4 paper, document or printer driver has been laid out to print on Letter paper.
Re: The problem
It's not phonetics that's the problem, it's phonics.
Re: "... misplaced apostrophe's, ..."
Agh! And subject-verb-counting mismatches. So.... hard... to... read... without screaming!
So, an 80-bit 6502?
So, just outside Chester?
I was once asked for directions to the Lap Latta club. It took several goes before I realised they were looking for the La Plata club behind me.
Back door access
Surely the answer is: if *we* can put a man on the moon, that means *everybody* *else* can too!
Re: Unpaid walking advert for someone else's company
How do you transport your wealth in a hurry if it needs five trucks to move it?
crunching numbers IN SPAAAAAACCEE!
Re: Yep, I'm posting AC. But thats due to the internet never forgetting.
We want British people to make decisions about British matters.... wait, what, a court case to force the British Parliament to decide on how to progress British relations with the EU? British lawmakers trying to decide British law regarding the EU? No!!! We didn't mean that!
Re: How I see it.
But "business as usual" would have been taken by the usual suspects to mean "full steam ahead into abolishing the nation state and fully subsume into a supra-national state"
WTO does *NOT* insist that tarrifs must be applied. The only insist that if we ***CHOOSE*** to apply tariffs that they be no higher than 5%. Zero is no higher than 5. Zero is fully allowable and encouraged by WTO rules. Seeing as some EU tariffs are currently 60%+ WTO rules would actually mean us being forced to ****REDUCE**** tariffs.
Nah, it goes: one you you one for me, two for you one two for me, three for you one two three for me....
The HMRC site barfs on "special" characters anywhere you use them. "Note: 50% of income in 2015-16 after the first £500..." Barf! Sorry, can't accept that! No reason given, but by experimentation you have to remove : % - and - !!!! - £. When trying to submit your bloody taxes!
I once worked at an organisation that rolled out logon ids that were First Initial, Last Initial, Payroll Number (eg lh891234). Except for our small department who had started before this roll-out. Whenever we contacted the HelpDesk we had to go through the rigmarol of "your ID is your payroll number..." No it isn't! "Yes it is, your ID is your payroll number..." No! Listen to me!
It was a struggle, but we eventually forced them to migrate us to the "standard" logon ID scheme.
Re: Missing the obvious
Wel, if the people who would benefit from the leaks being fixed would be prepared to pay for their benefit, it would happen fairly quickly.
tell the difference between lager and pilsner
But pilsner *is* a lager. It's like saying you can tell the difference between vegetables and carrots.
Hoover don't make Henries, they make Hoovers. Numatic make Henries.
Re: Only yesterday...
How the farking zarquon do you obstruct your FACE by using a telephone?