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neilh (8614)

neilh
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South East UK based. Perl, C, C++ hacker

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  Journal: A debt owing on 2010.02.28 9:56

Journal by neilh on 2010.02.28 9:56
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I would just like it on record that I owe nicholas a house move
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  Comment: An update (Score 1) on 2009.12.16 6:51

by neilh on 2009.12.16 6:51 (#71392)
Attached to: Service (?) Contracts
Heating engineer just left having tightened up the offending part (with a wrench whereas the plumber said should only be hand tight). He also said that the boiler can run perfectly well without its front cover, so there was no need to have been cold for the past two days - grrr. Also (apparently), this boiler (a Potterton PowerMax 155x) is fitted in lots of new house because it's cheap, not because it's any good. They break down frequently, and when they leak (usually because the tank has split), they should be thrown out and replaced with something that works.
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  Journal: Service (?) Contracts on 2009.12.16 4:52

Journal by neilh on 2009.12.16 4:52
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So two days ago, I get back from dropping the kids off at school to find that there's a large wet stain on the ceiling of the hall. The carpet in the bottom of the boiler cupboard is sodden.

Conclusion: the boiler is leaking.

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  Comment: Re:She might be on schedule (Score 1) on 2009.07.21 7:50

by neilh on 2009.07.21 7:50 (#69559)
Attached to: Darwin award disqualification
My three can attest to the fact that I have no problem with good and fast. Now if they'd only keep their rooms tidy! ;-)
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  Comment: She might be on schedule (Score 1) on 2009.07.20 9:38

by neilh on 2009.07.20 9:38 (#69547)
Attached to: Darwin award disqualification
but she'll never be within budget
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  Journal: Phishing by Visa on 2009.06.24 15:38

Journal by neilh on 2009.06.24 15:38
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Our old monitor seems to be on its last legs, so I've just been to Scan's website (from where, >10 years ago, the now dieing monitor was bought) to replace it. Found one I liked, then tried to pay for it. Unfortunately, like most online merchants, they've been bullied into implementing 3D secure (aka Verified by Visa/MasterCard SecureCode).

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  Comment: Reminds me of... (Score 1) on 2009.04.12 8:35

by neilh on 2009.04.12 8:35 (#68077)
Attached to: new Labour, new Dictionary
Mr. Woolley, are you worried about the number of young people without jobs?
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  Comment: They're a bank, therefore they're secure (Score 1) on 2008.12.29 11:59

in the same way that windows defines everything in the kernel to be secure; drivers need to be secure; therefore drivers must live in the kernel, right? What could possibly go wrong?
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