* Posts by PeterM42

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Microsoft's dodgy new Exchange 2010 update breaks Outlook clients

PeterM42
FAIL

Microsoft and TESTING?

Don't make good bedfellows any more.

TESTING, TESTING, TESTING, 1-2-Oh wait!

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Firmware update kills Lenovo Home Media Network HDDs. Here's how to resurrect them

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FAIL

Why would ANYONE....

.....including Lenovo actually BUY ANYTHING Iomega?

Those of us with long memories remember their outrageous "Click of Death" but NO SUPPORT fiasco.

Since then, I have always stopped my users buying Iomega.

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VCs say Uber is worth $41bn... but don't worry, we're not in a bubble

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Sounds like a scam to me....

.....I certainly won't be buying any stock if they float. (I don't like watching my money SINK!)

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Brits conned out of nearly £24m in phone scams IN ONE YEAR

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Trollface

Brits conned out of nearly £24m in phone scams IN ONE YEAR

Bear in mind that, statistically speaking, 50% of the population are BELOW average intelligence, which is why so many of these fraudsters get away with it.

I have got fed up "stringing along" the calls from "Windows here, you have a problem with your computer" (max 20 mins of their time wasted) and leaving them hanging on the line while I go get the person they asked for. Warning to all scammers, I have acquired a REALLY LOUD whistle!!!!

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Antarctic ice THICKER than first feared – penguin-bot boffins

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Megaphone

Re: The missing link...

No one has denied that the earth's climate has gone through dramatic changes in the past - in fact many of the same scientists who proved this to be the case have also been involved in research which proves the link between atmospheric CO2 and temperature. This link being proven, with human activity proven to be the major contributor to the recent rise in CO2 levels, and global average temperatures proven to be rising, you really ought to be asking yourself how bright YOU are. Insufficient data for you perhaps, not so for the vast majority of scientists working in the field.

WHAT A LOAD OF B****CKS! (Unless of course the PREVIOUS changes in climate were caused by the aliens who put us on Earth)

Climate change (previously known as "global warming" is just a scam to screw more more taxes out of the public.

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Leaked screenshots show next Windows kernel to be a perfect 10

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FAIL

Re: I was surprised they didn't do this before...

Mage is absolutely correct - Vista (NT 6.0) was something NEW (Complete with a new set of faults/bugs). "Windows 7" (NT 6.1 was a major (and very successful) bug fix. "Windows 8" was indeed just a GUI change because if you install a new shell such as Classic Shell, it can work EXACTLY like what it is - NT 6.1 (Windows 7).

They charged for "Windows 7" to extract more money out of the muggins who paid for NT 6.0 (We who have been in the industry for some time know: NEVER, EVER buy x.0 from Microsoft - it never works properly).

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Giant bank IT cockup of 2012 'could have brought down ENTIRE financial system'

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FAIL

Outsource to save money.........

HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!

IDIOTS!

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That dreaded syncing feeling: Will Microsoft EVER fix OneDrive?

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REALLY????

"Eh no. Dropbox is actually fairly terrible in many enterprise environments. And their support is terrible if you end up in one of those"

Good grief - I didn't know DropBox NEEDS support - it works so well.

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Nokia: Buh-bye LUMIA and cash-sucking handset pals... LET'S MAKE SOME MONEY!

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Re: Nice

Well said Daniel B - Windows 8 phones + tie-in to Blundersoft was always a receipe for disaster. Ever since Bill gave over the reins, Blundersoft have gone seriously downhill. Thank goodness, they only dragged Nokia so far with them. Maybe in a year or 2 Nokia might start making decent phones again?

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RBS's Ulster Bank whacked with enormous IT cock-up fine

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FAIL

Outsourcing core business....

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And they thought they were going to save money!!

As a previous commentard said: "Lock 'em up!" (and use the proceeds of selling their assets, including pensions to help pay the fines/compensation).

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Still no start date for UK.gov’s £6 BEEELLION Tech Products contract

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FAIL

Don't worry....

.....it will be YET ANOTHER government F-up which will waste £BEEELIONS and then be ditched in favour of a replacement F-up which will waste...... etc., etc.

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Lufthansa tosses IT biz to Big Blue, inks outsource deal with IBM

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FAIL

They will regret that decision................

Been there - seen that.

IBM - I've Been Misled - actually got thrown out where I worked (they were even WORSE than the previous company who f***'d up the infrastructure).

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Sway: Microsoft's new Office app doesn't have an Undo function

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FAIL

Come back Bill......

......all is forgiven. At least you gave us applications that had some use. (And finally fixed the page n of n bug in Word before Office was ruined by tying it up in Ribbons!)

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South Korea faces $1bn bill after hackers raid national ID database

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Facepalm

Reasons to NOT....

....have a National ID computer system - 1, 2 and 3

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Antarctic ice at ALL TIME RECORD HIGH: We have more to learn, says boffin

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Facepalm

Ah! - that'll be "Global Warming"....

..Oh, wait.....

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Intel 'underestimates error bounds by 1.3 QUINTILLION'

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Mushroom

It very much sounds like the sort of error.....

.....that might make someone believe in "global warming" (or is that cooling?)

Could be either, Call it "climate change" and invent a scam called "carbon trading".

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Gates and Ballmer NOT ON SPEAKING TERMS – report

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Never a good idea.....

.......to put a SALESMAN in charge of a technology company. That was Bill's BIGGEST mistake. Unless Bill takes the reins again, Microsoft may never quite recover.

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Lotus Notes inventor Ozzie invents app to talk to people on your phone

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I remember evaluating Lotus Notes.....

.....and thinking an ARMY of consultants could make a fortune - IF you found anyone stupid enough to buy it.

Bit like SAP, really. (Just ask npower - SAP has taken them to the pits of the customer satisfaction league. Even below Ryanair!!!!!!!)

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Hacker publishes tech support phone scammer slammer

PeterM42
Trollface

2 helpful responses...

1) Pretend to be an old dodderer and lead them on (thus wasting their time and running up their phone bill) and just before they get to the bit where they have your information, tell them to bugger off.

(My last ones were on for 20 mins and 15 mins respectively). Great fun!

2) Have a VERY LOUD whistle handy near the phone.

BOTH methods can be used consecutively for maximum enjoyment.

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Dodgy Norton update borks UNDEAD XP systems

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FAIL

Re: Norton?

Some people even use McCRAPAfee.

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Mozilla certification revocation: 107,000 websites sunk by untrusted torpedo

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Facepalm

Is this anything to do with....

.....why Firefox keeps CRASHING?!?!?!?!?!?

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Back-to-school Patch Tuesday: Critical updates for Internet Explorer, Adobe Reader

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FAIL

I wonder......

....how many bugs there will be in this month's release?!?!

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Ballmer PERSONALLY wrote Windows' Blue Screen of Death text

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Ballmer then went on.......

.....to do a very good job of destroying Microsoft, by allowing them to release TIFKAM, outlook.com, seriously reduced quality of testing on just about everything, etc., etc.

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Re: My favorite error message is from a Japanese industrial system.

I was thumbing through some Honeywell comms code and noticed a comment following an operating system call: "Error at this point too horrible to contemplate". It then had no error handling code whatsoever, but just carried on!!

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SHARE 'N' SINK: OneDrive corrupting Office 2013 files

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FAIL

Microsoft FAILS again.

AKA - "You store your data WHERE?!?!?!?!"

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Scratched PC-dispatch patch patched, hatched in batch rematch

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FAIL

Has anyone noticed......

......that Microsoft testing is getting worse and worse?

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Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls

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FAIL

It's the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team.....

...that I feel sorry for.

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Microsoft cries UNINSTALL in the wake of Blue Screens of Death™

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FAIL

Post-Bill Gates Microsoft & quality control?

NOT in the same sentence, PLEASE!!

It seems Ballmer did irreparable damage to M$.

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Brits' BORKED Samsung kit held up after repair centre slips into administration

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A different experience

When my daughter's Galaxy Note developed a fault under warranty, O2 who it was bought from, refused to accept it was a fault and tried to charge for repair. Samsung themselves sent a prepaid bag and repaired it under warranty and totally free of charge.

I managed to screw compensation out of O2 for all the hassle they gave us (long story!).

O2 permanently LOST 2 customers. As far as I was concerned, Samsung improved their already excellent reputation.

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Google's ANDROID CRUSHING smartphone rivals underfoot

PeterM42
IT Angle

Today, smart phones and tablets........

.......tomorrow desktops and laptops???????

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Hey, biz bods: OpenStack will be worth $3.3bn by 2018

PeterM42
Mushroom

Don't forget.......

.......however much you spend......clouds are subject to wind and pressure and can blow away.

ie: if your internet connection fails (and they do) your cloud is just expensive, empty sky.

And, if you outsource, not only will you not get any sympathy, it will cost extra. (Where else do you think that $3.3bn coming from? - YOUR pocket!!!!)

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Ancient pager tech SMS: It works, it's fab, but wow, get a load of that incoming SPAM

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Easy answer

STOP all these scam/spam SMS messages about PPI claims, etc. The System would then have plenty of capacity.

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BBC man Linwood 'was unfairly sacked' over £100 MILLION DMI omnifail

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FAIL

Outsource to Siemens????

Well - THAT was never going to achieve anything!

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Apple stops caring about Samsung kit everyone else stopped caring about years ago

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Alert

"Seconds out.....Round 3"

And the winner is:.......... the lawyers!! (again)

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New licence and SAP unit sale knackers Software AG's numbers

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FAIL

SAP - Oh dear!

SAP is the CRAP that runs nPower's new billing system which has taken nPower to the top of the list for complaints to the energy regulator.

'nuff said.

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iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms

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Do Apple know...........?

IBM means I Bought a Minger, I've Been Misled, etc

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Orange spent weekend spamming customers with TXTs

PeterM42
Megaphone

Re: Pah, at least they're Orange customers

Orange? T-Mobile? Vodaphone?

You obviously haven't tried GiffGaff.

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Pushdo Trojan outbreak: 11 THOUSAND systems infected in just 24 hours

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Facepalm

What is the difference between a virus and Internet Explorer?

You CAN remove a virus.

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World Meteorological Organization says climate data is uncool

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Facepalm

Re: Ministry of Truth demand more LIES....

"Global Climate Change" is nothing more than a global SCAM.

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Big Java security fixes on the way – but not so fast, Windows XP users

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FAIL

Java.....

.......is a 4-letter word.

It is more buggy than an ant's nest - DISABLE, UNINSTALL, DELETE.

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Patch looks like Microsoft FAIL, quacks like FAIL, is actually quite good

PeterM42
FAIL

Re: Vista?

Vista (NT 6.0) was only a poor, slow and buggy prototype for W7 (NT 6.1). The only worthwhile patch to Vista is W7.

W8 is the shitheap from hell and will be instrumental in killing off Microsoft unless they REALLY pull their finger out. No corporate wants the retraining costs for W8.

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Unexpected Termination Error at Year of Code: Chief dumps venture for other UK.gov riches

PeterM42
Megaphone

SpAd

They are "all in it together" - milking the taxpayers.

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Google's Oculus-defying VR headset is made of CARDBOARD – no joke

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There is no doubt it will become INCREDIBLY popular....

.....just like 3D.

Oh wait............

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Microsoft's Online Exchange fixed after going titsup for NINE HOURS

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Facepalm

That is the trouble with CLOUDS...

...they can blow away at a moment's notice.

I have said it before and will say it again - outsource your computing, insource the resulting problems.

47 years in computing teaches you a few basics.

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Firefighters deliver trapped student from GIANT GERMAN LADYPARTS

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Facepalm

I'm surprised....

...that no-one checked he was wearing suitable protection.

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Glastonbury debuts festival wide Wi-Fi network - fitted to COWS

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Joke

Whiffy cows......

.......commentards could go on MILKING this one for ages!

(Sorry - it just had to be said)

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Virgin Media boss AND ex-Murdoch man: BSkyB broadband is 'lousy'

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Alert

Re: Sieze the opportunity

Agreed - VM fix any problems quickly and give you money back for excessive (many hours) downtime (does NOT happen very often!!).

My girlfriend had SKY and quit when they tried to charge her extra because she was NOT taking the TV package!!!!!. Their wireless router was CRAP as well.

Agreed it is a pity VM are not rolling out their excellent cable/fibre everywhere, 'cos who the hell wants to suffer BT with their pricey fibre? Certainly not my g/f. BT stands for Bunch of Tossers!!!!!!

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British boffin tells Obama's science advisor: You're wrong on climate change

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Facepalm

The Climate Changes

GET USED TO IT, Noah had to. The Dinosaurs failed to.

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Podule-lodged Brit nears two weeks atop ocean peak Rockall

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Holmes

Nick Hancock confirms there really is f*ck all on the Rockall

...er, we KNEW that.

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Microsoft's NEW OS now runs on HALF of ALL desktop PCs

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Re: Wot no Vista?

No - what you must remember is that "Vista" (NT 6.0) was the first (very buggy) version of "Windows 7" (NT 6.1).

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