209 posts • joined Thursday 18th June 2009 08:44 GMT
Re: Come on Reg....
It's "principle" - you dork. A "principal" is like a headmaster.
And if you thought the Outlook.com WEBSITE was bad........
......wait till you try the Android client.
Well done M$ - you have f*cked it completely.
A near MISS?
Surely it should be a near HIT?
In shooting, if you fail to HIT the target, it would be called a MISS.
God help Britain...
....if that is the best we can do.
Maggie must be turning in her grave.
And don't get my missus going on the subject of the HMRC site!!!!!!!
BBC, PLEASE do something..
....to improve iPlayer, I always find it total cr@p to use.
Is it downloading? - Who knows? it might be, or there again, it might not be.
Find a program? - mmm, maybe. If you are lucky.
User interface score: 1 out of 10
That'll teach them to outsource
Hopefully the fines imposed wipe out any cost saving through outsourcing.
To All Capita employees.....
You are all Prostitutes - ie: you get stuffed for money, but your pimps make the most out of it.
To sell rubbish.......
......you have to drop the price.
I used to work in an office with a Princess Leia "lookylikey". She was GORGEOUS!
Hope last night's RBS/Natwest system meltdown......
...was nothing to do with you.
Good luck in your new job. You could start with a story about the RBS & Natwest system failureS.
When a software supplier....
...has versions numbered 10.2.54220.127.116.11 (or whatever), you just KNOW there is some inherent problem.
I remember when having to provide support for Oracle apps, it was ESSENTIAL to get EXACTLY the right version of Oracle (which was always a PAIN to install), because there seemed to be no onwards/backwards compatibility with Oracle and, of course, no "Oracle Update" as per Windows.
If we ever got a new Oracle application to support, we knew support costs were going to be MUCH higher than comparable non-Oracle apps.
HP started going down the pan.......
.....after making the LaserJet 4. Nothing good since then.
These are the people that...
........Cameron wants to give away all our work to. Sheesh!
And it is a "work giveaway" ie: loss of UK jobs, When WIPRO moved in to the organisation I worked for all except 4 were made REDUNDANT on day 1, so don't listen to all that B*!!*cks about "partnerships".
And don't forget.....
.......this IS rocket science (well, sort of). Always have a plan "B"
Why would ANYONE want to buy Northgate?
Re: Oh shit
"and we've just finished moving to one of their services ..."
AH, HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!
Who sold you that, then?
For most medium to large organisations.....
......wholesale outsourcing of your I.T. is effectively outsourcing a large part of your core business.
I.T. is now VITAL to any medium or large organisation.
We got rid of Sky because.....
1) The box was CRAP. Nearly every time it rained heavily, the box went titsup. We know it was the box because the same aerial feeds the Freesat box.
2) The cost was totally unnecessary (we ARE weird, we don't watch football). Cost savings paid for the box in under 9 months.
3) We finally stopped being a Sky (Phone and Broadband) customer altogether because Sky tried charging us extra "because we were not using their TV service"!!!!!
Outsourcing - the BIG FAIL
Time after time, we hear of outsourcing problems.
When will STUPID MANAGEMENT LEARN?
HP have "Lost the plot"
It happened about the time they brought out the LaserJet 5
Oracle, Java, FAIL
As an IT professional since the late 1960's, I have often had problems with Oracle products.
Difficult to install, practically impossible to support EASILY, I grew to HATE Oracle.
Java is obviously just as bad, if not worse.
Has no-one mentioned......
...the Windows Registry.
If ever a long-standing bug needed stamping on, the whole concept of the registry must surely qualify?
Goes along with the concept that an application needs to be "installed" to the operating system. Applications should be separate from the OS for security reasons.
Not being independent is why OSs (particularly Windows) are open to malware. The OS should be COMPLETELY UNMODIFIABLE by any application. And as for DLLs - HELLO!?!?!?!?!? If you want a different subroutine, keep it IN your application, DON'T go modifying ones belonging to the OS.
This may all take up a bit more disk space but it would dramatically reduce malware.
History Repeats Itself
In a previous incarnation as MDIS, they floated on the stock exchange at an inflated price of around £2-40 if I remember rightly.
When the shares sank to around 30 - 40p, they stopped trading on the stock exchange.
Had to laugh, even though I did lose a bit on my employee-purchased shares. Motorola must have been well pissed off at the time, as MDIS paid a huge bill in shares!!!
Another Scientist suffering from TB
Talking Bollocks - that well known disease of politicians.
- The SUN warms our planet.
- NOBODY has PROVED "carbon emissions" affect the climate.
- Carbon Trading is a SCAM.
Their first(?) Tri-band phone.....
Apart from the unusable menus, it often "went funny" and the only cure was to drop it on a carpeted floor then if necessary, reboot it. (A reboot on it's own did NOT fix it).
From then on, it was all downhill for Motorola
Shuffle the sheep
Oh the more it changes
The more it stays the same
The hand just re-arranges
The pieces in the game
Definitions of Outsourcing -
1) Well known pretense at cost saving.
2) Creator of wealthy people who profit from the deal
3) Almost inevitable degradation of service.
It seldom fails.....
Save money by outsourcing.
Pay outsourcer extra for every little bit of work you want done.
Keep on paying & if you are lucky, the outsourcer might not foul up and cost you a fortune.
If you are UNlucky, like UBS...........
Ah - But.....
...Will the Belkin router stay working long enough for the hacker to work out the key?
My last one (a free replacement for the first faulty one) only lasted about an hour. I did not bother installing the 2nd free replacement. Used a Netgear instead.
No fix for their SuperKRUD either......
Re: Was going to look at virgin but wont bother
SKY!?!?!? - my girlfriend had Sky until they kept putting the price up, then tried charging her for services she did not have or want.
DON'T DO IT! get a FREESAT box and someone else's phone/internet service (unless of course you are desperate for Sky's excess of sport channels.
Ah! - Paper Tape - brings back memories
At last, it's time to confess - I was the person who modified the PDP8 RIM loader tape so that when you tried to load a binary tape, the ASR33 printed "HELP LET ME OUT" and went chattering away dumping the entire (magnetic) core) memory onto paper and ringing the "End-Of-Line" bell.
Ah! - Happy days. Was it 1967 or 1968?
What am I doing wrong?
It seems OK on my Galaxy S2 (Android) and laptop (Win7).
Re-arrange these words to give a well-known phrase or saying.........
OFCOM brewery in piss-up not a could organize a
It's all "Top Down"
Once the top of the organization goes duff, then it starts to filter down.
When Ballmer took over, so the rot started:
- Windows 8
Bring back Gates!!!
Say no more!
"The set top box business was his only long standing success..."
...er.... didn't they make the RUBBISH Sky+ box which keeps throwing a wobbly and crashes if it rains?
I was wondering about these YouView boxes, but if they are Amstrad produced, Alan Sugar can keep them!
I will wait till Samsung bring out something equivalent.
Not their only problem...
nearly 50 PAGES of user complaints about the SuperDUD/SuperKRUD
They don't want him for MURDER....
......just for producing RUBBISH SOFTWARE - McCRAPAfee anti-virus - the machine killer.
Oh, wait, perhaps that IS the murder charge.......
....if she was responsible for Notro AND the Ribbon, it is all going to be downhill.
I give her 6 months during which the sales of Windows 8 do not meet Salesman Ballmer's expectations and she is given the boot.
If Microsoft had given users SWITCHABLE options: Ribbon or Drop-down, Metro tiles or REAL Windows, then users would accept it. Enterprise customers don't want it - the training costs are horrendous when you have fundamental changes like these.
What is the big deal?.......
....Skype can be always ON (or OFF if you prefer) on Android.
And meanwhile on Android....
Did Patrick Moor pay the Swiss anything for his app which provides a Swiss Railway clock? (unfortunately NOT in place of the standard one).
Did anyone else suffer.....
.....the dreadful Motorola Timeport L7089.
The only phone I have used that needed to be thrown on the (carpeted) floor to make it work properly (not just mine - it was a standard feature!). That's assuming you could work out the appalling menu system.
As long as......
....... the VM SuperDUD (SuperKRUD) is not involved, it might work OK.
All we want now...
...is for VM to be "Smacked" over their SuperDUD.
Have a look at the forum on the subject - now at 45 PAGES!!
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