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Iain Thomas
Works at Norfolk County Council ICT Shared Services
Attended University of Warwick
Lives in Norwich
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Think someone in the citroen/peugeot design department needs bad things said about them until their ears bleed.
A lead-acid battery is a consumable item.
And they've managed to make the battery on the C4GP really awkward to change.
Mumble mumble.
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Contender for worthless update, methinks.
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Bleaguh.
Looks like 30 reasons or so to leave Norfolk and move to the north coast of Scotland. At least until the midweek thunderstorms...
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Well, I suppose it was amusing in that ep of Red Dwarf 8 ("Pete, Part one").
But there's a difference between a fictional TV comedy programme and reality...
post Yesterday, 21:08. Post #3. Member Group: Members Posts: 4970. Joined: 1 Jan 2013. From: Glasgow Member No.: 59097. I wish folk would stop posting without including part of the article. Is it so much bother to copy and paste at least part to let others know what it is about
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Sounds like a journalist. "hard sentance" would be another pun...
But yeah, plenty of safer ways to play pranks which do not involve a cocktail of chemicals designed to muck around with the circulatory system.
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Another Windows 10 upgrade, another reappearance of the blasted american keymap.
If there's another two upgrades next year, probably another 2 trips to uninstall it.
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Reading about the current Jeep/Chrysler issues made me wonder. What is the obsession with automatic car drivers for relying solely on the transmission parking pawl when leaving the car?
I mean, they all have parking brakes as well, don't they?
I suppose years of driving manual transmission cars, where the primary means of keeping the car stationary while parked is the parking brake does rather make the thought of leaving the car only in park, without the parking brake applied seems very wrong somehow. And the user manual from the mk4 Mondeo says "Apply the parking brake and select park before leaving your vehicle". In bold. Next to a big exclamation mark.
A quick glance at Jeep Grand Cherokee user manual yields: "Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK, turn the engine OFF, and remove the Key Fob." and "Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the parking brake". And many similar warnings about applying the parking brake.
Or is it the done thing to ignore the parking brake, and sue when a car rolls away?
So drivers, find your user manuals, find out how to use the parking brake on your cars, and use it while, erm, parking.
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Reasons to avoid mid england.
Inch long and big stingers.
Lovely.
A sleepy Cotswold town could be about to witness the genocide of local honey bees following the discovery of invasive predatory giant Asian hornets. Sightings of the inch-long death bringers have been confirmed in the Tetbury area in Gloucestershire for the first time. Although it has a long, ...
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Egads, Members, Councils, Committees and Associations. Seems a bit over the top for maintaining some fences and lawns!
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Just goes to show one of the risks using any sort of cloud-hosted product.
A data breach at large UK software company Sage may have compromised personal information for employees at 280 UK businesses, it is understood.
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but they are "cheap"
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Oh dear.
Physical malvertising.
A marketing campaign by O2 to send customers USB-embedded pens backfired last week, after it transpired a number of devices contained a "Windows-specific virus". UK cellphone network O2 sent out the USB pens to its business customers followed up by a marketing email encouraging them to download ...
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Y'know, it'd probably be much more effective to simply point a sensitive microphone at a window and listen for the illicit telly.
Snooping on encrypted WiFi isn't going to be all that effective and will completely miss those of us with an Ethernet connected TV. Or those streaming over 3/4G.
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Hmm.
Maybe this isn't reading right...
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Introduction
Just another overweight, somewhat pedantic tech.
Education
  • University of Warwick
    Computer Science, 1998 - 2001
  • Sharnbrook Upper School and Community Collage
    1993 - 1998
  • Goldington Middle School
    1989 - 1993
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ICT Technician
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  • Norfolk County Council ICT Shared Services
    ICT Technician, 2004 - present
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