I prefer my peppers ...
When I worked in McJail, we once had a promotional chilli burger. God only knows what was in that sauce, but if you breathed at the wrong moment while cleaning the gun you'd quickly find yourself curled up on the floor gasping for air. Each burger was meant to get one shot of the stuff. Some of the hardasses on shift claimed to have eaten one with four, but nobody could remember having seen any of them actually pull it off.
Anyway. Customer comes up to the counter with a mostly-eaten burger - funny how the only ones worth complaining about were always mostly-eaten - and proclaims loudly and profanely that it's not hot enough. Demands a better one. Now.
The customer is always shite, I mean right. Yes sir. Right away sir.
Fourteen shots, we put in that thing. We had to build it in the box to stop everything from sliding off everything else, and fifteen just wouldn't fit. What a mess. We quickly squashed the lid shut, handed it over to Front before it exploded, and then rested our folded arms on the production bin to watch the show.
His first mistake was licking up all the sauce that ran down to his elbows. Bad call. Before he'd even taken a bite his eyes were streaming and his large Sprite was gone. A quarter of the way in, he noticed us watching and grinning - as he rushed to the counter to buy another Sprite. We were still grinning as we gave him three more Sprites after that. To his credit, he finished the damn thing. He left without saying a word (largely because he couldn't), suitably chastened.
Damn, I miss that job sometimes.
Report: Space Elevators Are Feasible
Forget Pizza Hut drones, where's my pork chop cannon?
Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
The new beta uses JQuery for the comment threshold selector, and changes that on the fly. This means all the comments are loaded...
Oh wow. If that's true, my corporate overlords' naughty-word filter is going to love all those -1 posts, and it can't tell whether the words actually show up on the screen.
Of course, Slashdot is owned by Dice, who make their money out of finding jobs for people and people for jobs, so maybe getting us all fired is part of the plan.
CmdrTaco Launches Trove, a Curated News Startup
I think that's "combines" as in "runs through a combine harvester".
US Customs Destroys Virtuoso's Flutes Because They Were "Agricultural Items"
Thank you Clippy!
I'd rather pay for my space latte with ...
Re: Daylight Saving Time, I would most like
I'm at 65N too. Here, the weather is reasonably OK until the end of October, then it's absolutely miserable for a month until it snows properly. So, right as it turns horrible, we lose an hour of daylight (well, greylight) in the evening as well. DST's not only irrelevant, it's a kick in the nuts.
Atlanta Man Shatters Coast-to-Coast Driving Record, Averaging 98MPH
Falling into a paper mill will do that.
Security Researchers Rewarded With $12.50 Voucher To Buy Yahoo T-Shirt
When I worked in McJail, the grease trap exploded on one of my night shifts. BLAM! Couldn't use the sinks, and (once it had all rained back down from the ceiling and flowed down the walls) the back-room was ankle deep in nasty. In order to get the place ship-shape for the morning, I took all the dirty equipment to the local gas station and jet-washed it on my own dime, after rolling in the grease trying to unblock the pipe with my bare hands. While the other two put the rest of the store in order and went home, I was still there three hours after the end of my shift, cleaning up the mess as fast as it could drip from my body.
The store manager gave me a warm and heart-felt thank-you, although she had the good sense to refrain from shaking my hand. Then she gave me a present. It was the free plastic pen that the plumber had given her.
From there on in, every time I was tempted to go above and beyond the call of duty, I thought of that pen. That was ten years ago, and I still have it somewhere as a reminder.
My favorite season:
Up here at the bottom of Lapland, November is a season in its own right. Autumn is nice, but wet sometimes. Winter is nice, but dark. November, being just wet and dark, sucks.
London Tube Cleaners Don't Want Fingerprint Clock-in
I use a screen protector ...
Ordered a packet of new screen protectors, because the current one was looking pretty awful after 18 months in my pocket.
Some weeks after the promised delivery date, they hadn't arrived, so I emailed the seller. They sent them out again. The package arrived the next day(!).
I destroyed two of the damn things trying to get them to line up, finally getting the desired result with the last one.
Two days later, I put a huge scratch right across it.
Two days after that, another packet of screen protectors arrived :D
PCWorld Magazine Is No More
I actually went through 2 shut downs with Windows Magazine.
To install the security updates, I guess.
Ask Slashdot: Dealing With a Fear of Technological Change?
You'll find yourself replacing everything every two years, and pouring money into the coughers of corporations.
Then you die and they put you in a coughin'...
How Facebook Ruined Comments (at Least For One Writer)
Especially when they're a university, trying to sell you a Master's in IT with a strong emphasis on Web development...
Recovering Data From Broken Hard Drives and SSDs (Video)
Just wipe the SHIT across the other naughty words on your screen.
Average latency to Slashdot.org?
Count yourself lucky! Up here in Finland, my Slashdot ping times are in the order of two weeks. Then there's often an echo a couple of days later. ;)
Microsoft Working With Suppliers on Designs for Watch-Like Device
I hope for their sake that the Scunthorpe problem has been resolved...
Browser Choice May Affect Your Job Prospects
...you find yourself stuck with IE6 on XP, and installing Firefox is a sackable offence.
Mobile Sharing: "Bezos Beep" Vs. Smartphone Bump
...marketers won't use this to hijack my phone anywhere they can get hold of a speaker.
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