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Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Lamp, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    Iceland magma drilling project may revive giant UK power cable link - Reuters

    Looks like we had the plan pre-brexit to power 1.6 million homes.

    Iceland are sitting on enough to fuel the whole of Europe, they've always said this and always wanted investment; sure there'd be huge losses, but it doesn't seem ridiculously expensive to setup and looking at those pictures they don't seem to be awful massive eyesores.
  2. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    A. Follow the money. Spending overseas development money in places like Kuwait and Oman doesn't seem to have much to do with poor Africans.
    B. Giving those poor Africans energy via gas or oil may be cheaper in the short run but they need to import it and are more exposed to price volatility than we are; solar is currently more expensive per kWh but the direction of travel is down (whereas long term gas and oil are inevitably up) and can be capitalized and be much less price volatile. And y,know, lots of sun and shit. Plus, when developed economies (plus China and India) start trading and pricing on the basis of cradle to grave environmental costs (which is inevitable), hydrocarbon powered economies are going to be doubly fucked. So we're not doing them any favours.
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  3. Lamp

    Lamp I am a FH squatter

    Boris, our new Prime Buffoon.
    Oh dear.
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  4. CorNokZ

    CorNokZ Currently a stay at home dad

    When the company IT guy is updating your PC to Win10 and then, in an open office space, sits ready with pen and paper and says

    "Once it is done I will need to log in; so what is your password?"

    Told him to come get me once he was done.
  5. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    He's IT support.

    Not IT security.

    Not his job ;)
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  6. CorNokZ

    CorNokZ Currently a stay at home dad

    But I believe it is in everyone's interest to keep complying with the company policy which clearly states that a pw is personal
  7. dysfunction

    dysfunction FH is my second home

    Exactly. If he needs to do something on your profile then you login and hand the PC over to them to do what they need to.
  8. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter

    I'd sit with him while he did it and enter the password when required.
  9. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    How do people actually ride bikes?

    I just feel my bollocks getting slapped around and squashed. It’s fucking horrible.

    Do you guys just have really small bollocks or can you suck them up into your body?
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  10. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    I'd sack him for asking the question.
  11. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    You on a road bike?

    I occasionally feel a bit of bollock hang - but then I never wear pants.

    In general I've taken a few years to get a seat thst fits my seat bones well and only buy that model now. Comfy and supportive of my nads :)

    Of course, mountain bikers stand up way more than road bikers - especially when going downhill, so nads aren't as much of an issue.
  12. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Road bike?

    Fuck knows. I’m at Center Parcs with the kids. I’m not having fun.

    /edit: Cracking the 4th beer of the day for the bollock-agony.

    /edit2: I bet my arse is bleeding too.
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  13. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter

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  14. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

  15. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    Our IT guy plugged in his laptop but a paper clip had become jammed between the plug prongs in his bag...there was a fucking massive bang and the entire office PCs dropped out, you can imagine the carnage.

    Well you should have backed up while you were working
  16. old.Osy

    old.Osy No longer scrounging, still a bastard.

    Outright demanding the password? Big no-no.

    With us, more than 50% of our users leave their password with us out of carelessness and "fck standing in the IT office for until he needs my password input", so they just scribble it themselves and chuck it to my guys, then fck off to wherever.

    Not that it's ok, and we even advise them to change it once we're done. But if they didn't participate in this complacency, it'd take ages to get things done.
  17. MYstIC G

    MYstIC G Official Licensed Lump of Coal™ Distributor Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    They don't have the admin account for his PC... wow
  18. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    What IT tasks require access as the user nowadays?
  19. old.Osy

    old.Osy No longer scrounging, still a bastard.

    Answering to @MYstIC G aswell:

    When someone receives a new laptop (or replacement due to old/broken), setting up his profile on the new laptop requires the user to logon. As most don't want to wait until the IT guy gets to that step, they just leave their password. Or, they just walk in claiming x or y doesn't work, and then they want to fck off to wherever and not wait - you can only properly troubleshoot from within his profile, and with automatic lock at 15 mins and potential reboots, you kinda either need him to be physically there to input the pw, or he just chooses to leave it with the IT guy.

    Like I said, we always advise them to update their password - some do, most don't. And yeah, we have local admin user, but it's useless when the work requires the user to be logged on.
  20. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    So your users are lazy and not prepared to spend some of their time ensuring that your IT systems are secure - treating IT seriously.

    We sack them people. But then I work in banking :)
  21. MYstIC G

    MYstIC G Official Licensed Lump of Coal™ Distributor Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    Ouch, that's kinda worse dude. I spent a bunch of time changing our processes at my work to avoid all that. It took ages but we got to a point where it got down to: That's yours, it's ready, you sit here and login, now if you want it today go park your backside in the kitchen and wait, if you can live without it come back tomorrow and your profile will be finished.
  22. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    Every thing in my company is self service. So pc comes with a global base image pre installed from the manufactuerer. You just need a internet connection and an hour or so to have it all up and running.

    Its why we have about 4 it staff to support all the end users on site problems for the whole of the uk.
  23. ~Yuckfou~

    ~Yuckfou~ Lovely person

    The exchange rate :(
  24. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber


    I'm thinking of taking everything I have and sticking it in a stock market tracker for the short term - if the pound tanks even more on a no-deal Brexit then at least I'll be hedged against it :(
  25. Zarjazz

    Zarjazz Unemployed Bum Travelling The World.

    All my shares are in dollars so I can't complain about that. Still another 99 reasons to bitch about Brexit though.
  26. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Yep. My tiny portfolio has gone up 20% in the last 10 months.

    Not because of appreciation of value, just because the pound has dropped like a fucking stone :(
  27. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    I got a bank account with dollars in it from dollar places so no worrys for my usa holiday this summer :)
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  28. old.Osy

    old.Osy No longer scrounging, still a bastard.

    People who don't give way when you're getting off the subway car.
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  29. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Hordes of commuters who surround train doors rather than creating space to let people off first. A big arc of them. Like diving into a swimming pool of dickheads.

    Of course, they do it because they're anxious to get one of a limited number of seats...
  30. fettoken

    fettoken I am a FH squatter

    They could have some decency and self-respect, but that’s a far cry for some.

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