300 posts • joined 6 Dec 2007
How goes the search for the organisation that can fine OFCOM for the quality of its service? Trading Standards sorted out my problems with 3, but they are ceasing to exist in more and more areas as costs are cut. Alternatives?
Is there any hope that changing the man at the helm will produce a burst of activity and perhaps even common sense such as has recently hit Microsoft? Or will we still be stuck with a "regulator" of DOS standard?
From the people who brought you WIN 8 and gambled the farm on it?
Re: Typical Microsoft ignoring the real issue
Absolutely Rock-all I should guess.
Don't bother. Just get the Register's sub-editors to write messages like the headlines. That'll keep everything secure and obscure.
All those phone Companies acting in concert. What was that definition of a Cartel again?
Re: Primarily [linked to the] geographical catchment area [of] the United States and England,
Not really affected by the looks of it. I'm in the UK, but not in England.
The Real World.
Meanwhile there is Market 1. Without any sign of improvement. Higher charges, worse service. Is that why BT shares were high enough to give the share-save employees a large payout - at customers' expense?
Cut from earlier post to say more than enough........"One day BT might start to think"
Not even worth complaining to them. That stuff simply whizzes around the Sheffield Hadron Collider... and round.......... and round.
Not worth once
I cannot stop laughing. You managed to get the phrase "Plusnet is working" into the report twice. Plusnet.......... the ISP that thinks underground cables go overhead.
She will help them keep water out of those damned street cabinets and let Outrage use them instead?
Sink the drunken sub-editor. He is way past it.
That came into existence under the Act of Union 1707. Independence will result in being "disunited". England can call itself anything it likes. Will also need to apply for membership of EU, NATO, and all the rest because the entity under which it took its place will cease to exist.
As so many people worldwide believe that "England" is the name for this entire country they will probably be able to get away without taking any action till someone notices.
There is no rUK whatever wishful thinkers might imagine. No UK at all at that stage. r or otherwise.
Homer Simpson still employed to write Headlines?
Good example of how to take a reasonable article and dumb it down.
Do BT still have customers?
Last I saw there was a steady spiral of fewer customers providing larger profits. Can't last much longer, can it? "The Power behind the Button" is fading.
Only applies to one of the old colonies. Should say so.
If that is news, keep a spare page for Three.
Re: I'd rather have
Hardly necessary. There are no en who don't believe that they are uk anyway.
Hyacinth Bucket says
Well that was such fun, boys and girls.
I'm having no vulgar stickers at my home.
My postman gives true quality service. Would he dare do other?
Re: blimey... the responses on the ofcom site..
What Ofcom consultation? How well publicized was that?
Re: And the other sticker
........ usually just in time for the registration to expire. Worst part of Royal Mail service, by far.
Royal Mail philosophy
OK, it might take a bit of understanding, but they did circulate a shiny leaflet explaining that this would present a great opportunity to employ more unproductive staff to maintain a huge database of names and addresses of people who like / dislike their neighbours. After all, it is not as if the don't have enough databases already. You do understand that if you have ever redirected mail or dared to go on holiday at any time you are stuck on one of their somewhat permanent lists, don't you?
The idea that anyone interested in their latest caper could pick up a sticker at a local Post Office......... too complex, mate.
Even Gareth Malone won't sort this lot.
Out of Date?
Didn't he stop that crappy behaviour when his DNA could identify him from the calling card?
You will be OK with your Orange mast now, 'cos the person who told you that has now been grabbed to run Three "Customer Services".
I think Tesco have rather more to worry about.
JL reducing cookies by something like the same might be a step in the right direction. Like the shop, but those cookies...............
Re: Not just outside UK
About 50 miles from any beach, but this is the norm around here. Three simply call it "Maintenance" once they realize that several phones and several dongles cannot all become defective and then also repair themselves at exactly the same time.
Anything but that damned music.
What's in a name?
When it is BT it is an "outage" and a headline story. Three simply call it "Maintenance".
Dear El Mod
Brit. Telco. Blighty.
Is it really necessary to workaround the English language?
There are Headphones. There are Earphones. There is a difference. Surely a technical reviewer knows about that? Reviews irrelevant till subject knowledge evident.
Re: I guess...
Don't forget that Argyll & Bute see themselves as a "Local Authority" No customers there, just grovelling subjects.
Not for holiday booking. Certainly not the ones who were showing it as "Argyll & Bude".
Sorry, the crass decision was made by jumped-up clerks in kilts, employees of a "Local Authority". Too much sense of authority coupled with negligible common sense combined to avoid a battle with the "Daily Record" by bullying a 9 year old child instead.
Scottish children seek to avoid blame with the cry "It wisnae me; a big boy did it and ran away" Employees of Argyll & Bute Council howling that in the night? Sackings? Fat chance.
A Council that brings Scotland into disrepute.
FOI request to determine exactly how many emails, faxes, phone calls were received at Lochgilphead?
Could you please shackle the one who does not like the English language. Thank you.
Letter in today from an ICO Case Officer says "there is presently a period of grace which expires on 26th May 2012. At that time we will be placing a reporting mechanism on our website to advise us about any breaches of the cookie regulations". Ministry of Justice first report? Hmm, need to think about that. I have a little list as KoKo says.
In this country there is a far greater likelihood that Royal Mail charges will bring about the death of cheques faster than anything else.
Monkey see, monkey do.
The Ministry of Justice seems to think it is OK to drop LSO cookies on visitors to their web site.
If the ICO could get Government Departments to lead they way in obeying legislation, just maybe he might be in a position to begin work on others.
Secondary Importance only
Much more important that we should switch to driving on the right like the rest of Europe. As some work would need to be done in regard to road signs perhaps it could be done at the same time. For now, I quite like paying in guineas. Still preferable to Thatchers..
Re: 3G auction crap
Till BT gets rid of its Nationalised mentality and its dream of restoring us all to large black phones with party lines, they will continue to bleed customers and share price.
Re: Still stupidly pricey...
Stick one in your basket at a supermarket.
I hear the Americans are searching their Rand McNally maps for the best way to drive to the Games.
I like John Lewis
What I do not like is their putting an LSO cookie onto my PC. How long before ICO is ready to start receiving complaints on those?
Time to Ponder
"2000pm" has to be 8 in the morning of the following day..
"Teatottle" - is that meant to be tottie for the young lady, or total?
"inbreed land" simply defies.
Is the Man from Mars back with us?
Plod awaits first DIC
For our renegade transatlantic cousins "Smokey waits for first DUI."
Gmail and LSOs
Be interesting to see how the Information Commissioner deals with "his" policy versus "their" policy. Each visit to Gmail through the website picks up an LSO. No specific permission requested.
Mind you, it seems to be the same with the Daily Mail, Three, Incahoot and, I'm sure, many others.
With the sheer number of cookies still being sprinkled around without end user permission does the Information Commissioner have the resources to deal adequately with the issue. As a Bank told me last week "Who cares? Everybody does it"
Another little Rant
When did London switch from Pounds to Dollars, please?
A very short rant.
It is one thing to have foreigners use the word "Brits", but in a UK site? Careless, sloppy, offensive.
No doubt will be censored.
What about DoubleClick and Facebook from "The Register"?
What about SOs? Are they classed as cookies. The insidious little sods are everywhere now.
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