346 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009
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.
Some people even use McCRAPAfee.
Is this anything to do with....
.....why Firefox keeps CRASHING?!?!?!?!?!?
....how many bugs there will be in this month's release?!?!
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.
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!!
Microsoft FAILS again.
AKA - "You store your data WHERE?!?!?!?!"
Has anyone noticed......
......that Microsoft testing is getting worse and worse?
It's the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team.....
...that I feel sorry for.
Post-Bill Gates Microsoft & quality control?
NOT in the same sentence, PLEASE!!
It seems Ballmer did irreparable damage to M$.
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.
Today, smart phones and tablets........
.......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.
Outsource to Siemens????
Well - THAT was never going to achieve anything!
"Seconds out.....Round 3"
And the winner is:.......... the lawyers!! (again)
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.
Do Apple know...........?
IBM means I Bought a Minger, I've Been Misled, etc
Re: Pah, at least they're Orange customers
Orange? T-Mobile? Vodaphone?
You obviously haven't tried GiffGaff.
What is the difference between a virus and Internet Explorer?
You CAN remove a virus.
Re: Ministry of Truth demand more LIES....
"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.
There is no doubt it will become INCREDIBLY popular....
.....just like 3D.
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.
...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)
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!!!!!!
The Climate Changes
GET USED TO IT, Noah had to. The Dinosaurs failed to.
Nick Hancock confirms there really is f*ck all on the Rockall
...er, we KNEW that.
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).
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?
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.
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.
Re: Wow, 800 extra staff ......
Ledswinger - that is the most brilliant (and ACCURATE) analysis of this almighty ballsup.
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!
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.
Re: You will need
If Apple had invented Bluetooth, surely it would have been called iTooth (try saying it out loud)
It'll be expensive, whatever it is and, yes, we probably can live without it.
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!
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!
The only Windows 8 update worth looking at........
........would be Windows 9 (IF they can get that right).
Windows 7 (which is at least USABLE)
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.
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