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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.
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.
Re: Thats strange...
SO TRUE - they are the sort of people who fall for the "new release of IOS waterproofs your iPhone" trick!!!!
Can they make these nanotubes from carbon dioxide? Then tell the bonkers scientists that this will soak up all the surplus CO2 that mankind is ALLEGEDLY pumping into the atmosphere and causing global warming, wait, COOLING, no wait again, WARMING, - whatever - that is actually being caused by a not totally stable raging nuclear furnace located 93 million miles offshore.
"....when you're as well-off as King Larry,.....
..you don't need to care much about" your customers and what a PAIN it is to support Oracle
Ah, the future - we can see it now......
"Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking.
This flight is being remotely controlled from Luton Airport where your co-pilot and myself are sitting comfortably.
When your co-pilot and I go off shift in about half an hour, your flight will, hopefully, be taken over by someone else, assuming they can get to the airport through the traffic on the M1.
The entire flight is controlled from this base by remote control via computers and wireless technology. Everything has been checked to ensure your safety and absolutely nothing can go wrong, ...go wrong, ...go wrong, ...go wrong, ...go wrong, ...go wrong"
If Bill G had still been in charge...
.....it is more likely this would not have happened.
M$oft is going to the dogs.
No animals were harmed in the lauching of this rocket
Surely you know?
That BT stands for "Bunch of Tossers".
What is "ridiculous" about 1Tb?
I remember when all your PC needed was 640K
I have a similar problem.........
With Scottish Power - their operatives can't speak intelligible ENGLISH
......magnetic tape never was, is or will be a GOOD medium.
It always was, is and will be CRAP because of the inherent flaws in the fundamental design of magnetic tape.
Shame really, 'cos you got a lot of data/sound/video in a relatively small, cheap space. But there again, you get what you pay for.
It looks like....
.....someone trimmed the interior with Red Sugru (look it up - sugru.com - fantastic stuff)
Shouldn't buy from Three anyway
The coverage is crap because they don't have 2G backup.
The customer service matches the coverage.
If they make it a McCrapAfee product.......
.....it'll probably be McCRAP (you know, like the alleged Anti-Virus software).
What a load of B****cks
This article just goes to prove that the more "scientists" know about the weather, the more it proves they know NOTHING.
Global weather and sea levels have been changing for BEELINONS of years, long before man walked the earth. (Or was Noah's smoking the cause of the great flood?)
NOBODY can PROVE CONCLUSIVELY that mankind affects the weather and the more scientific instruments "scientists" have, the more wild (and incorrect) their predictions get.
"It's getting hotter"
"It's getting colder"
"Sea levels will rise"
"Sea levels are going down".
It's all B****CKS!
Does anyone still use Three?
The signal is USUALLY crap, so I guess not many people will really notice.
Outsourcing is way of management admitting they don't know how to run a business. The outsource is usually promoted as being cheaper, but in the long run almost certainly costs more and delivers an inferior service.
Been there, done that, met the disgruntled users (and IT employees) too many times to know otherwise.
I bet Patch Tuesdays are fun.
WE ARE ALL DOOMED.......
On NO, apparently we are not, but that won't stop the "Global Warming/Climate Change" scammers from trying to screw even more money out of gullible governments and the public.
All this solar and atmospheric change has been going on for BILLIONS OF YEARS and, at last look, we are still all here. The only obvious result seems to be a SIGNIFICANT INCREASE in the population!
aka I Bought a Minger
Re: Techies hitting the beach perhaps...
As "Windows 7" is NT 6.1 and "Windows 8" is NT 6.2, it is not surprising that there are no problems with the underlying OS. It is that appalling UI that is killing Windows and therefore PC sales. What IT Director wants to try and justify the Win8 user training costs? - say 3 to 4 hours per user x 10,000 employees - I DON'T THINK SO!!!!!!
Re: @danR2 - Bamboo Phone
Already on it - http://www.justadzero.com/
Does this mean a change of name?
BT could change from "Bunch of Tossers" to "Business Tossers", but what about residential?
RT possibly, for "Really Tossers".
Suggestions on the forum, please.
Windows 8.x has already done the damage
In a fiercely competitive market, M$ have basically shot themselves in the foot with Win 8.
As an IT consultant, all I seem to hear about Windows 8 are complaints. I have always upgraded my main machine to the latest version of Windows so that I can support people better, BUT - I also need to USE my main machine, so that has not got upgraded, for the simple reason that Win 8 Metro UI is effectively unusable for general-purpose computing.
And for the smartphone, well it just has to be Android. Cost-effective, easy to use, flexible, standard Micro USB connector., no significant "lock-in" (sorry Apple!).
Hope no one tried reporting it via the HelpDesk
Sorry to keep you on hold, your call is important to us............
Then when they do answer, they won't LISTEN anyway.
Er, Siemens - don't forget....
......to chuck out their entire division of IT outsourcing idiots and their PC & laptop designers. Never seen so much JUNK!
So would their email address have been firstname.lastname@example.org?
......will they be programmed to miss the potholes in Hertfordshire?
Has anyone thought about the aliens?
On the planet/moon/whatever being bombarded with these missiles?
Microsoft seem to be getting everything wrong.......
Ending support for Outlook Express & replacing it with Windows DEAD Mail
Windows phone 8
and so it goes on and on and on........
Nice bloke too
I remember him demonstrating his piano-style "chord" keyboard and mouse plugged into a command-line MSDOS-based monochrome PC and getting text scrolling all over the screen (up, down, diagonally) as he worked on editing it. He also explained about stuff they tried that did not work so well before they came up with the mouse concept. (eg: a device which used your knee to move the cursor - not very precise!)
A very clever man, very good presenter/demonstrator. One of the industry giants.
Well, but, after all........
......it IS rocket science
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