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

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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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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

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

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

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

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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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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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"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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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

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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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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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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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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Microsoft walks into a bar. China screams: 'Eww is that Windows 8? GET OUT OF HERE'

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Re: Touchscreen on a Desktop?

".........there are those of us who believe them to be quite well versed in one-handed computing"

Actually, I think you meant CACK-HANDED computing.

Today China - tomorrow the world??????

How on earth did MS go from something as good as W7 to the CRAP of W8?

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Stock and awe: Top City biz takes £32m hit after software upgrade axed

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It's a good job.........

...... they didn't go for SAP! Like nPower did - what a MEGA FOUL-UP that is. But of course nPower customers will have to pay for that.

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Microsoft issues update for buggy WinPhone 8.1 mega-update

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Re: It's a preview...

So glad you are 'getting to like' Win phone - MOST people like Android and IOS from day one, and don't suffer the tribulations of Windows 8.

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Botched SAP billing system helps Npower reach No 1 on gripes list

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Re: Wow, 800 extra staff ......

Ledswinger - that is the most brilliant (and ACCURATE) analysis of this almighty ballsup.

Nice one!

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Re: Pull their fingers out

I adopted a similar method of dealing with these nPower incompetents - I stopped direct debits, claimed a refund via my bank direct debit guarantee and complained to the regulator.

Finally got TWO out of date bills with unexplained items. Rejected the regulators "solution".

This is going to run and run.

Now I realise WHY - IBM and SAP - receipe for a MEGA-disaster if ever I saw one!

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Microsoft blinks, extends Windows 8.1 Update deadline for consumers

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WTF?

The best way of updating Windoze 8.0...........

......is to install Win 7.

Microsoft are getting exponentially worse, but hopefully Android for PCs will soon takeoff big time and we can all relax and laugh at MS for throwing away their future.

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Chinese iWatchers: Apple's WRISTPUTERS ALREADY in production

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Re: You will need

If Apple had invented Bluetooth, surely it would have been called iTooth (try saying it out loud)

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Tim Cook: Apple's 'closer than it's ever been' to releasing new product range

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YE-AWN!

It'll be expensive, whatever it is and, yes, we probably can live without it.

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Victory for Microsoft as Supremes decline to hear Novell's WordPerfect whine

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Novell paid $1.4bn for WordDEFECT?????

I would not have paid 1.4 PENCE for it.

Having worked with WordDEFECT for DOS, then Word for Windows, WordDEFECT for Windows was, frankly, APPALLING. I worked at a firm of solicitors who were trying to implement it - DEE-AAAS-TER!

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Whaddaya mean, NO REFUND? But I paid in Bitcoins! Oh I see...

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Mmmm - Bitcoins reminds me of SAP

You know the SAP system which will "revolutionise your business". (by making it unworkable). Just ask nPower - they can't now issue bills!! For a company who don't do much more than issue bills and take your money, that is a bit of an embarrasment!

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Microsoft reissues Windows 8.1 Update for enterprise customers

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The only Windows 8 update worth looking at........

........would be Windows 9 (IF they can get that right).

OR

Windows 7 (which is at least USABLE)

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Oracle working on at least 13 Heartbleed fixes

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Why should Java "have issues"?

It is so full of security holes, that one more problem should not make much difference.

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Intel sees 'signs of improvement in the PC business' but earnings remain 'Meh...'

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Things will improve for Intel......

.......Just as soon as Microsoft stop trying to force TIFKAM (Win 8.x) on enterprise users and give them something which does not cost megabucks in user retraining.

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It may be ILLEGAL to run Heartbleed health checks – IT lawyer

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Oh Dear!

"Computer Misuse Act is badly written."

GOOD HEAVENS! - surely not?! Don't our wonderful lawmakers take great pains to ensure our laws are right and proper?!?!?!??!?!? (Or are they a bunch of morons who could not organise.......etc.)

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Nokia offers 'voluntary retirement' to 6,000+ Indian employees

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What a shame!

A minor balance for all the UK IT staff forced out of work by Indian staff taking British jobs.

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Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS

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Ah!

ANOTHER hundred reasons NOT to buy an Apple phone.

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Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE

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"...the issue is likely only to affect a small subset of Redmond's customers."

"...the issue is likely only to affect a small subset of Redmond's customers." - Yes, they are Win 8.x users (all of 'em).

The only update most users want is Windows 9. Unless, of course, it includes TIFKAM.

For desktop/laptop users Win 7 is just great. It ain't broke - don't fix it.

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Microsoft TIER SMEAR changes app prices whether devs ask or not

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Ah, Microsoft

The company that does not understand the marketplace.

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BT befriends Google's lonely TV dongle – and saves YouView

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So how will anyone make money out of YouView?.....

....before it goes the way of other unprofitable ideas.

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BT snatches crown: Soars to top of complaints list

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BT =

Bunch of Tossers

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Samsung Galaxy S5 in El Reg's claws: This time the 'S' is for 'sensible'

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Re: But it's waterproof

And the moral is - Don't buy Siemens - never seen a decent bit of IT kit from them, and the phones are cr@p.

'S'pose their trains are quite good.

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BT finally admits its Home Hub router scuppers some VPN connections

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BT =

Bunch of Tossers

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Windows 8 BREAKS ITSELF after system restores

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Stay with Win7

THAT was obvious right from the the Beta versions of Win8 - and NOTHING has changed to alter that view.

If Microsoft don't pull their corporate finger out and realise that Win9 has to bring back USEABILITY and RELIABILITY, then their main market will just become part of computing history VERY quickly!

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Mozilla takes Windows 8-friendly Firefox out back ... two shots heard

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Just goes to show.......

........that Windows 8 is going NOWHERE!!

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Got a Netgear router from Virgin Media? Change your admin password NOW

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Re: SuperHub2 modem mode

When R36 was in vogue, the SuperDUD was ONLY USEABLE in modem mode, but things have improved since "Superhubs had an early history of flakey firmware updates" - I mean R36 and STILL not working. R37 was not much better.

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Nasty holes found in Belkin's home automation kit

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It's BELKIN kit

So what did you expect?

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