* Posts by PeterM42

384 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009

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Whoops! AVG data centre KO'd by 'unplanned' outage

PeterM42
Trollface

Re: "unplanned maintenance outage"

er "CrackAfee" - do you mean McCRAPAfee?

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Adobe Flash fix FAIL exposes world's most popular sites

PeterM42
Mushroom

Re: Hang on...

" it sounds like a flaw still exists in the Flash player..."

Er, YES, just the one or two........... MILLION

Rename as crash.exe

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Microsoft enlists web security pariah Adobe to help build Internet Explorer-killer Spartan

PeterM42
FAIL

Sounds like......

...YET ANOTHER disaster impending from Microshit.

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PeterM42
Mushroom

Re: The Photoshop giant's doing the pretty bits, not the secure bits

"A whole browser written entirely in Flash would be pretty, don't you think?"

I have renamed it as "CRASH" 'coz that's just about all it does.

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PeterM42
FAIL

Re: This is the new Microsoft

"Let your partners in, but not so much they can destroy the whole foundation."

Er... I think you will find Microsoft have done that for themselves.

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BT set to undercut rivals with return to mobile biz

PeterM42

Re: OOooo PLEASE .....

"I would love something to use to try for a better deal...."

You need to look at GiffGaff. m8.

BT stands for Bunch of Tossers, BTW

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SAP admits - shock! - it sells to governments, denies that means backdoors

PeterM42
FAIL

Don't worry

If the npower and Scottish Power experience is anything to go by, no one will be able to get information out of the system, anyway.

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In assault on American values, Lockheed BLASTS PICKUP with RAYGUN

PeterM42
Flame

Can I have one?

" Lockheed said its goal was to develop a version that can be mounted on vehicles."

I want to mount one rearward facing on my car to sort out those pesky tailgaters!

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Microsoft's patchwork falls apart … AGAIN!

PeterM42
FAIL

FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL! FAIL!

sixth time in eight months.

If Bill Gates was dead, he would be turning in his grave..

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Flogging kit and services to UK.gov? YOUR LIFE IS ABOUT TO CHANGE

PeterM42
Facepalm

There's nothing quite like....

GOVERNMENT RED TAPE!!!!!

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Ubuntu smartphone to go on sale: It'll be harder to get than a new iPhone

PeterM42
FAIL

So how many apps....

....will be available on launch/flash sale day?

It's the same problem Microsoft had with Windows 8 phone. It will flop big time.

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SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS that 2014 was record HOTTEST year? NO

PeterM42
Alert

"Global Warming" is a SCAM

0.01 degrees C - From my experience working with scientific equipment, that constitutes "NOISE".

Lies,

Damn Lies

and Statistics.

Any opportunity business and government can take to screw the public, more like!

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Netflix goes TITSUP WORLDWIDE (Total Inability To Support Usual Programming)

PeterM42
IT Angle

Definition of TITSUP

I thought that meant "Total Inability To Support Useless Programmers".

Any variants on that?

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Enough is ENOUGH: It's time to flush Flash back to where it came from – Hell

PeterM42

FLASH? FLASH? FLASH?

Oh! you mean "CRASH"!!!!!!

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You must have at least 8 inches for Windows 10 to go all the way

PeterM42
Facepalm

Get a grip!!!!!!!!

"Long term, though, if Windows is to have any future on tablets, the desktop has to go."

Er, I think you will find most multi-tasking, multi-user operating systems (like Windows NT, Linux and Unix) can support alternative UI "shells".

It wouldn't take a genius to have this as a user-selectable/switchable option.

But there again, Microsoft don't seem to have the brains left to fix simple faults, let alone realise what they actually CAN do (quite simply) with a bit of sensible coding. I blame that Salesman Ballmer for stupidifying Microsoft.

But don't get me going on their failure to actually TEST ANYTHING PROPERLY - for evidence, look at the number of patches to just-released patches.

And whoever let the Windows 8 TIFKAM UI past the 1st alpha (internal release) test needs sacking!

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YouTube flushes Flash for future flicks

PeterM42
FAIL

Re: Flash Bash

It's not so much Flash Bash as Flash - CRASH!!!!!

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Win Sun, lose Sun: How Larry's bet on old-world systems hurt Oracle

PeterM42
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I always hated .......

......getting involved with Oracle software.

What was the difference between v10.1.5.84.258.1254.12.15.27

and v10.1.5.84.259.7891.4876.2476.3647?

Which is the version I should be using?

What apps will it screw up?

Ans: use the CD with the BLUE label (or was it the RED label?) and make sure you select the right options during install or NOTHING will work - AAAAAGGGHHHHH!!!

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2015 and IBM: But it wasn't supposed to be like this...

PeterM42
FAIL

The Dinosaur is Dead...Long live,,,,,

In the old days, you never got sacked for buying IBM. Now that is all different.

It seems to me anyone BUYING IBM should get sacked. Just ask npower who they got to implement their CRAPSAP billing system.

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NASA preps lobotomy for Opportunity rover to cure amnesia

PeterM42
Facepalm

Ah...

Bring back magnetic core memory........ Same amount would only weigh about.... Oh wait!

Damn!

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Key to Windows mobe app sales? Er, LOW MEMORY, of course

PeterM42
FAIL

Pronouncement...

Windows Phone ISN'T and NEVER WILL BE a "REAL" success.

Since BillG left them to it, MicroCrap haven't got a clue. Witness the poor WinPhone sales, various PC upgrade, Hotmail and cloud failures recently. They don't care and don't test properly any more.

BTW - by "success", I mean something people want and can use like Android (if you want cheap, but not nasty) or IOS (if you have too much money to burn).

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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

PeterM42
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

PeterM42
Thumb Down

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

PeterM42
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

PeterM42
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

PeterM42
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'

PeterM42
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!

PeterM42

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

PeterM42
FAIL

Outsourcing core business....

HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA! HAHA!

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

PeterM42
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

PeterM42
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

PeterM42
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

PeterM42
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

PeterM42
Facepalm

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

..Oh, wait.....

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Intel 'underestimates error bounds by 1.3 QUINTILLION'

PeterM42
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

PeterM42

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

PeterM42

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

PeterM42
FAIL

Re: Norton?

Some people even use McCRAPAfee.

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

PeterM42
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

PeterM42
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

PeterM42

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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PeterM42

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

PeterM42
FAIL

Microsoft FAILS again.

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

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Scratched PC-dispatch patch patched, hatched in batch rematch

PeterM42
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

PeterM42
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™

PeterM42
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

PeterM42
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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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