Microsoft and TESTING?
Don't make good bedfellows any more.
TESTING, TESTING, TESTING, 1-2-Oh wait!
364 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009
Don't make good bedfellows any more.
TESTING, TESTING, TESTING, 1-2-Oh wait!
.....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.
.....I certainly won't be buying any stock if they float. (I don't like watching my money SINK!)
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!!!!
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.
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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"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.
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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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).
.....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.
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).
......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!)
....have a National ID computer system - 1, 2 and 3
.....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".
.......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.
.....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!!!!!!!)
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.
Some people even use McCRAPAfee.
.....why Firefox keeps CRASHING?!?!?!?!?!?
....how many bugs there will be in this month's release?!?!
.....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.
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!!
AKA - "You store your data WHERE?!?!?!?!"
......that Microsoft testing is getting worse and worse?
...that I feel sorry for.
NOT in the same sentence, PLEASE!!
It seems Ballmer did irreparable damage to M$.
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.
.......tomorrow desktops and laptops???????
.......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!!!!)
STOP all these scam/spam SMS messages about PPI claims, etc. The System would then have plenty of capacity.
Well - THAT was never going to achieve anything!
And the winner is:.......... the lawyers!! (again)
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.
IBM means I Bought a Minger, I've Been Misled, etc
Orange? T-Mobile? Vodaphone?
You obviously haven't tried GiffGaff.
You CAN remove a virus.
"Global Climate Change" is nothing more than a global SCAM.
.......is a 4-letter word.
It is more buggy than an ant's nest - DISABLE, UNINSTALL, DELETE.
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.
They are "all in it together" - milking the taxpayers.
.....just like 3D.
...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.
...that no-one checked he was wearing suitable protection.
.......commentards could go on MILKING this one for ages!
(Sorry - it just had to be said)
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!!!!!!
GET USED TO IT, Noah had to. The Dinosaurs failed to.
...er, we KNEW that.
No - what you must remember is that "Vista" (NT 6.0) was the first (very buggy) version of "Windows 7" (NT 6.1).