303 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009
Why should Java "have issues"?
It is so full of security holes, that one more problem should not make much difference.
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.
"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.)
What a shame!
A minor balance for all the UK IT staff forced out of work by Indian staff taking British jobs.
ANOTHER hundred reasons NOT to buy an Apple phone.
"...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.
The company that does not understand the marketplace.
So how will anyone make money out of YouView?.....
....before it goes the way of other unprofitable ideas.
Bunch of Tossers
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.
Bunch of Tossers
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!
Just goes to show.......
........that Windows 8 is going NOWHERE!!
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.
It's BELKIN kit
So what did you expect?
...........To keep an operating system that is actually USEABLE (unlike the APPALLING Windows 8).
As I pointed out when Win8 first appeared, enterprises will not install something which requires such a large amount of user training with the associated COST.
Microsoft need to go back to the drawing board QUICKLY and produce something useable in the enterprise.
Another duff decision by Nokia.
If they had gone plain Android from the start, they would not now be part of Crapsoft.
It's mainly a matter of time.......
.....before Android is established on desktops/laptops. Then Microsoft will become part of computing history.
They couldn't make a worse job of servers
I remember IBM servers where the performance was beaten hollow by cheap desktops.
Perhaps Lenovo will do a better job. Have to say I am impressed with their S6000 tablet for the price.
I used to use Logmein but...
......TEAMVIEWER is always my preferred solution.
Go Teamviewer (FREE) - You know it makes sense!!!
Much more reliable than Logmein anyway and less hassle to connect once installed. File transfer and VPN - it's all there!
Anyone who treats their users like Logmein suddenly decided to do, doesn't deserve ANY users.
And the basic problem is....
....that Intel is closely linked with Windows and Windows 8 is a DISASTER of mega-proportions.
Intel need to ally themselves with Android and get Android-based PCs out there. Then they can re-employ those laid off.
Why use T-Mobile?
I thought EVERYONE knew they are crap for customer service!
Re: But, But
Yeah - looks like my driveway, but with the grouting going a bit gravelly.
I reckon the Paddies have been up there: "Would you loike yur driveway redone Sor? - Iv'e got a bit of Tarmac left over from a job up de road.""
HP have finally done something RIGHT!!!
" ......and possess no immediately apparent competitive differentiation".
As I recall, the terms "EXPENSIVE" and "CRAP" were the differentiation.
Re: finding skilled peiople in India is a nightmare
A touch of racism going on here?
What is wrong with UK people who CAN do the job?
At the end of the day it will be cheaper!!!!
Are they going to rename it McCrapAfee?
T'would seem an appropriate name.
Don't care what anyone says........
Dropbox is EXCELLENT.
Occasional outage? - well it is a "cloud" service, so should not be relied on 100%. And as someone said, if it's THAT important, do a backup somewhere else.
Microsoft failing to TEST PROPERLY - AGAIN!!!!!
".... expected to meet the requirements "in full" from April 2016" - Time the regulator pulled it's socks up!
The Best Treatment.......
......for Hamed Shabani is a hell where you receive spam texts and phone calls continuously 24 hours a day.
And what IS good....
....is that umpteen million car radios will not be obsolete!
Good grief! - the government has actually made a SENSIBLE decision at last!!!
Ah Java from Oracle
As an IT Consultant, I used to hate it if any of my customers needed an Oracle-based application, 'cos I came to the conclusion that if it was Oracle-based, it was a pain in the proverbials.
Java comes from the same stable - 'nuff said!
But we all know.....
....that BT stands for Bunch of T****rs
It's a Government IT Project
What else did they expect?
.." although exactly why the issues cropped up to begin with is not entirely clear"
That's easy - LACK OF TESTING. Since Ballmer took over, that is the norm.
That old scam
I was working for a large firm of city solicitors when somebody tried a similar scam with "free trial" laser cartridges, threatening legal action - the letter of response was enough to make a worm crawl away and die!
I have the answer Bill.....
...get someone who is a practical techie and NOT ARROGANT who can set about changing the company ethos back to one that delivers what the customers want, NOT what some a*****l at M$ thinks they want.
"...one of the lucky ones..."
Definitely, most people end up with an even crappier job and benefits than the one they applied for.
Re: been there, done that, got the mental scars!
"I felt stabbed in the back by an employer that I had worked my nuts off for."
More fool you for thinking your employer was a "good egg" - most are shite, some more shitey than others, but most will treat you as an expensive overhead that they would rather not have to deal with and would sell down the river given half a chance.
Honeywell was a notable exception to that rule.
I think it is fair to say........
......that Microsoft have completely and utterly LOST THE PLOT!
My prediction is that Android will become the standard for phones and tablets, with IOS as a niche OS.
The question is given that M$oft seem to have lost the plot with desktops/laptops, what will take over?
Linux has not done it, so perhaps Android?
Lies, damn lies and statistics...
Or is that "Scams, damn scams and bitcoins"
So VERY TRUE. I once worked for a supplier to government and was horrified by the number of people employed (at public expense) to do IT procurement. And, from their Invitations to tender, they clearly had little or no idea either about what was wanted, or how IT systems worked, let alone how to have a cost-justified system..
...who is ranking the senior (mis)management who allowed Windows 8 to escape and have THREE DIFFERENT implementations of it's APIs? Not to mention outlook.com
Of course Apple Products are not vunerable to attacks
Like most of this government's proposals...
...it is not thought out and full of hot air.
IF (and that's a BIG "IF") it ever happens, it will be implemented by an overseas company who will take all the profits and pay minimal tax in this country.
Of Course it's the bl**dy Sun
What did you THINK was causing fluctuations in Earth's temperature?
- Winston Churchill's cigars?
- Harold Wilson's pipe?
GET REAL you idiot scientists
When I worked on commissioning and testing of scientific instruments, the sort of SMALL VARIATIONS in readings that are bandied about about as "Global Warming/Cooling" and "Ocean Levels" were usually recognised as NOISE in the reading equipment and, thus, were ignored.
Re: Standardised connector: SCART
Ah! - the Froggies, so THAT'S why SCART is CRAP.
Re: Standardised connector
I presume the "standard" will be microUSB. At least that WORKS - unlike SCART which is a heap of C.R.A.P.
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