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* Posts by Paul Bartlett

7 posts • joined 15 Apr 2008

I KNOW how to SAVE Microsoft. Give Windows 8 away for FREE – analyst

Paul Bartlett

Revert to Windows 7 Start Menu

Don;t give it away, just give us the Windows 7 start menu back.

I am positive Windows 8 will be a flop until they put back the old start menu. The 3rd party replacements are not as good.

Apple was bold and brought out the Launchpad for OSX. This was a similar departure as is the Windows 8 start menu. But guess what, nobody uses it and fortunately it is not the default mode. But they didn't remove the Applications menu. If they did as Win 8, there would be a lot of unhappy Apple bunnies.

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Techies with Asperger's? Yes, we are a little different...

Paul Bartlett

Re: Stress? I'll tell you what stress is!

Awesome story! For an NT a best mans speech is a major stress event, so as an aspie you must've nearly exploded. You are brilliant.

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Paul Bartlett

Re: Great article

See my earlier post. Many see aspergers as a positive. A great number of exceptionally talented people have aspergers. I have met some. I am not a doctor, but my advice would be to learn about it and find & focus on the positives.

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Paul Bartlett

Re: Where are you based?

Exactly the same (or worse) in Milton Keynes.

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Paul Bartlett

Awesome

Excellent article. I think HRs political correctness was misguided.

There are many aspies in IT, esp. programming, as you mentioned, it is generally a safer place where you can immerse yourself and concentrate with less disturbances than other service jobs. I have met a few people who certainly have the traits, so I would not be surprised if they are on the spectrum. Without exception, they are exceptional and very talented. Highly intelligent and very fair. Of course, their social skills are not great.

I read a book, The Complete Gulde to Aspergers, which is a very good, yet complex book by Tony Attwood. Interestingly, he said that when he first diagnoses an aspie, he says congratulations. Aspies are typically far more talented that NTs.

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Hundreds of UK CSC staff face chop, told to train Indian replacements

Paul Bartlett

Good luck to them

Well, as someone who just spent 2 hours rewriting some code that it took some Indians 2 days to write really badly, I can say that CSC as likely to be burnt. If they are outsourcing software development to India, good luck to them!

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O2 says 128Kb/s is all its 3G customers need

Paul Bartlett
Unhappy

O2 Don't like me

Well I have been battling for 3 weeks to get my phone (Orbit2) upped from 128K to HSDPA speeds. I have had around 10 calls with O2 and they have called me back numerous times to say "your provisioning is being upped from 5 to 6 and will be active in the next 72 hours". It seems customer services does not speak to the network services department, or more like the network department ignores customer services emails. I pay £35/month and nothing has happened, except I've hung on the phone for 30 minutes at a time. It's like the old days of NTL-Hell. If I could return my phone and shift to Vodaphone I'd do it tomorrow. O2 are not good enough for data.

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