Geezer-with-a-hat

Geezer-with-a-hat

  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    At work we use Kaseya VSA to monitor and remote control our customers machines. One of the columns displays "Last Reboot Time" for the machine. Regularly when someone calls in with diffuse problems (something or other not working as it...
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    "Save everything you need to save and shut the computer down. Give it a minute or so to rest before re-starting it." No, do a Restart - nowadays in Windoze when you chose Turn Off it just goes into a...
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    In the swedish language we have this handy mnemonic ABC ("Andning" - breathing, "Blödning" - bleeding, "Chock" - shock) which gives the priority order in triage situations (and the implied "everything else will have to wait") Many years ago I...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    Something I have seen discussed elsewhere is what could/will happen when/if the Rethuglican party implodes? Since the US political system (to an outsider at least) seems inevitably geared towards a two party system as it is today - will the...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    Yes! Why oh why can't (more) railway companies compete with higher comfort nowadays? I get a first class ticket these days (if available) the few times I have to travel - not that it's more comfortable (modern swedish rail cars...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    On another site another thread I once saw someone suggesting a new word class "Sordophone" for all those words that are perfectly normal/"accepted in polite company" in one language and downright dirty in another And someone that said that all...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    And/or pickled gherkins of course......
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    Got a tip from the coach (my ex wife): Boiled shredded beetroots with smetana and horseradish...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    Regarding scam emails - turning on spf record checking at your spam filter service can work wonders with these Only drawback is you suddenly realise how many legitimate external sendmail services different companies use (invoices, infomails, news etc etc)...
  • Commented on Official Announcement: April Fools Day is Cancelled
    As I understand it there are listed a couple of criteria for a clean animal (cloven hoof and being a ruminant) and swine fails b/c they don't chew their cud. H Turtledove's "The R-Strain" has a funny take on this...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    After development it would probably not be called "The Water Meadows" any longer - something like "The Sunny Meadows" would be more like it after developers have had their greedy hands involved... Always check on an old map for original...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    Isn't the "starting position" in e g Google maps, related to where they think you are (I assume based on your IP)? At work (fixed IP) the first map screen on my computer is centered dead on my actual location...
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    "Roll of dice" - or plain misunderstanding when ordering engines... Where I come from there once was a narrow gauge railway which had the unusual gauge of 1093mm When ordering engines built they thought they ordered standard 3ft6in gauge (1067mm)...
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    There were lots of rejects from the Gestapo thrown out for that reason. And spread around in lots of professions... One place they definitively ended up in was as childrens dentists in Sweden in the late sixties and seventies (Imagine...
  • Commented on A Quick Infomercial
    I used to love beer. Especially german and czech pils but also the occasional strange belgian brew from time to time or even a guinness. Then in 2010 I had a myocardial infarction (hospitalised, stent - the works...) and my...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    As a friend of mine always says: "Americans shouldn't be allowed into foreign affairs without adult supervision" (But where that adult supervision should come from is of course another question...)...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    Word! I really love the esthetics of steampunk and/or late 19th early 20th century (I'm known for now and then going out on the town dressed up in frock coat, cane, high hat and the works) but I am too...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    Stewardship would be a better word but if it says "Dominion" in the KJV then for a lot of xtians then dominion it is......
  • Commented on What happens now?
    Have in my mind something I heard once, about the measurement error you get when you truncate pi to the available decimals in a standard pocket calculator... The error when you calculate the circumference of our galaxy would then be...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    The use of that word ("Tactical") in any other circumstance than in military history or in the education of military personnel always conjures up images of mall ninjas of the 101st Chairborne Division to me......
  • Commented on Submarine coming through!
    About PTSD - there has been some studies that have (at least somewhat)successfully treated PTSD with the help of MDMA/ecstacy. Due to current lawmaking I assume research in that area/direction is a bit complicated though......
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    About reindeer meat, reminds me of something my ex told me. Before we met she had a relation with a New Yorker trying a life i Sweden. When studying swedish for immigrants he used to sneak into a nearby high...
  • Commented on Dead Lies Dreaming: Spoilers
    I read about the 5G phobics buying Faraday cages for their routers and then complaining about wifi not working any longer... Merchandise for the gullible will always find a market I'm afraid...
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    As in "Make homosexuality illegal - I want to feel dirty again..." (said IIRC by Chris Addison on Mock the Week some years ago)...
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    It fascinates me a lot hearing about all the very special tricks drivers develop to handle cranky old cars I once had a German built Ford which could only cold start with the help of a screwdriver, starter fluid and...
  • Commented on Upcoming Attractions!
    Since I try to avoid unnecessary trips into town currently (living in a suburb), my daughter (living in town) bought DLD from the bookstore I support. We were going to meet up later in the day as she is learning...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    Yes, but since when does the current (predominantly American) Evangelical Jesusism (tm) have anything more than a very passing acquaintance with Christian dogma? (/Snark)...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    Insert obligatory "Every time I listen to Wagner I get this irresistible urge to invade Poland..."...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    "Obsession"? Never heard of the MAMIL (MiddleAged Man In Lycra)? Here in Stockholm Sweden there are entire stretches of inner city biking lanes that are infamous for being reenactments of Tour de France every rush hour. And quite lethal for...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    Well, at least with the aliens bit Harry Turtledove has got you covered... (World War series)...
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