Monday

1. We’re from the govt and we’re here to help you:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40316812

2. United Launch Alliance to consider cut-backs ?

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/06/air-force-budget-reveals-how-much-spacex-undercuts-launch-prices/

3. Oh the irony:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/16/gds_payroll_tech_problems/

The UK’s Government Digital Service – the Whitehall body responsible for transforming government IT – is having problems paying staff because of, er, technical issues.

4. You wanna watch tele in a picture frame on the wall?

https://mybroadband.co.za/news/gadgets/215790-samsungs-new-frame-tv-launched-pricing-and-details.html

Me neither, although haiku is quite taken with it.

5. Is this man an arch hypocrite or is that just me being unfair?

“I feel as if I should be called Lancelot or something,” he said. “Sir Lancelot would be nice. Sir Billy does not have the same ring. I don’t know if you get invited to the Round Table. I don’t know anything about it.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-40300350

6. Oh FFS:

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-40278684

Lucky 7. Why Dilbert dislikes FB and Twitter:

http://dilbert.com/strip/2017-06-19

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

2 comments for “Monday

  1. dearieme
    June 19, 2017 at 17:00

    #5: he’s a luvvy, so my expectations would be low. In his defence I cite the following, m’Lud.

    Obsequious interviewer: “Do you still consider yourself working class, Billy?”

    Billy: “Are you mad? I eat mushrooms at breakfast.”

  2. June 19, 2017 at 17:41

    Well done Sir Billy. Even Court Jesters can earn the tap and slap. Nowt wrong with a Knighthood for those who deserve it, considering all those that have one and don’t. Heck, I have two m’self !

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