650 posts • joined 16 Jun 2011
All together now:
640k ought to be enough for everybody
Re: Dear Microsoft
An acrostic, if I am not mistaken
And for one that is still in use
How about the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - Taken a boat over that a couple of times and walked across a few more, for good measure. A truly impressive thing.
How do I go about getting replacements out of Intel for the Intel chipped PCs I own that have manufacturer built-in faults
Re: Its the 360 thing
It's funny, isn't it, that àn employee can be asked for some kind of reference for a colleague and be expected to give an objective assessment, yet if that company's HR department is approached for a reference, all they will do is to confirm so and so worked there from ddd to ddd, for fear of being sued for giving a degrading opinion.
That's a bummer of a way to start a Wednesday
What a guy!
Hope the new radio continuation of Hitchhikers goes well. He now knows whether 42 is the right answer
That raised a titter
Not so much about keeping up with the cutting edge
More like one of the last iterations of Word, or indeed Orifice, that is actually anywhere near as usable as 2003 version.
The three states of Schnroedingers Cat
Wasn't there a similar opinion once upon a time?
640k ought to be enough for everyone
Re: Need their contact info ...
Would an old demon get a succubus pass?
Re: Does this course incur a fee?
Anyone else wanting to launch a frightfully clever pun: please only spook when you are spooken to.
Which, of course, begs the question: are there any Jewish ghosts and, if so, what does the Pope suggests one does about them?
Re: Food and booze
Divide by cucumber error
@ Aladdin Sane
With very fond memories of Mr Pratchett. You are missed!
The Pointy Haired Bosses of a company with thigh I am familiar
...are positively wetting themselves in excitement over "Digitization" and having multiple orgasms over what they vcould do "on the Internet"
Having had the misfortune to experience both their internet and intranet, this article is far, far too close to that grim reality.
I bet Hell has a portal "designed" by the same team of cretins
essential features like Google Assistant and voice calling were useless
Google Assistant essential? Voice I can understand, but Google Ass? Seriously?
Re: My stock comment now
You've witnessed someone with a bit of pluck?
Eee awww eee awww
eee awwwtn't have said that
So that's no more Windows10 upgrade messages, then?
You can't light a fire with Faecebook
But I don't mind trying
Private tickets ain't fines
Thay know a car with a given registration number exists but not to to whom it belongs at any given moment. That is why the parking companies are obliged to ask the DVLA for the keeper's details for each and every single ticket.
@M_W - ANPR is not an answer
Have a rummage around on the Pepipoo forums for ANPR related threads. As well as plenty of systemic failures, you may also find things from parking companie's boneheaded belief their systems are infallible all the way to doctored photos and evidential pictures of signs (but taken in different car parks). You really couldn't make some of it up.
Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity
You mean they have improved?
One more kaboom
Does any one remember the onl ISC 3651 desktop colour computer? One of the very first dsktop colour computers, it was an 8080 based machine offering a stunning 127 x 127 charagter based graphics capability.
It also had a power supply section designed by someone who thought it was a good idea to use el cheapo electrolytice capacitors, and that it would be great to have the rectified mains feed on a track running between the legs of one of those capacitors.
All went well until the inevitable day said capacitor gave up the ghost and pissed electolyte onto the PCB, straignt between the track and the ground pin of the capacitor.
Didn't 'arf make a big hole in the PCB.
Re: Polygraph Examiner
What other pseudo-science do they use there? Graphology? Lay Lines? Crystals? Dowsers? Tea-leave readers? Trump?
Land of the Vested Interest
Ah, America. Land of the
Could be, could be. Is yours owned by a French multinational with a big Digitise push?
Before there's a megapatch and they call it Windows11?
Re: And nobody checked
Will we ever get to the bottom of it? - Just arseking
Re: Tastes like chicken...
Stop hamming it up
@noodle: "slap ...... with a clue bat" - nice. I may quote you once or thrice.
Re: <Smug Mode Activated>
@DJV. I can offer a fully supported pair of bean cans and a length of string
You owe me five laptops and one desktop.
Merry Christmas everyone
And an utterly preposterous* New Year
*like "propserous" but a lot funnier
PS - WHERE WAS THE BOFH final episode?
I think its a fair bit more than that. If I recall my school days correctly, it was 1 calorie to raise 1 gram of water by 1 degree C; 336 calories to melt 1 gram of ice at 0deg C and 540 calories to turn 1g of water at 100 deg C into steam at 100 deg C
Just goes to show
You can't polish a Faece
Dump in-tray in bin
Shutdown (Forcibly: plug out)
What on God's Earth could be better.
"....people have voiced concerns over the thought of Level 5 automation (completely self-driving cars with no human intervention at all) being deployed on Britain’s roads"
"a lot of people have concerns over the thought of a human with limited resistance to distraction, a huge capacity for mistakes, limited intelligence, patience, sobriety, ability etc., and downright stupidity, driving a car on Britain’s roads"
The sooner we get rid of the knobheads the better.
Where your wallet being reamed really FEELS like a wallet being reamed
Still way overpriced tat for worshippers at the shrine of shiny shiny.
And birds, what about robot birds?
And when a couple escape and replicate, what then? Robo shitters in the trees waiting to crap wingnuts on the next autonomous car than parks underneath
@ George Glass
You're not related to Patti O'Doors, are you?