Re: "unplanned maintenance outage"
er "CrackAfee" - do you mean McCRAPAfee?
384 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009
er "CrackAfee" - do you mean McCRAPAfee?
" it sounds like a flaw still exists in the Flash player..."
Er, YES, just the one or two........... MILLION
Rename as crash.exe
...YET ANOTHER disaster impending from Microshit.
"A whole browser written entirely in Flash would be pretty, don't you think?"
I have renamed it as "CRASH" 'coz that's just about all it does.
"Let your partners in, but not so much they can destroy the whole foundation."
Er... I think you will find Microsoft have done that for themselves.
"I would love something to use to try for a better deal...."
You need to look at GiffGaff. m8.
BT stands for Bunch of Tossers, BTW
If the npower and Scottish Power experience is anything to go by, no one will be able to get information out of the system, anyway.
" Lockheed said its goal was to develop a version that can be mounted on vehicles."
I want to mount one rearward facing on my car to sort out those pesky tailgaters!
sixth time in eight months.
If Bill Gates was dead, he would be turning in his grave..
GOVERNMENT RED TAPE!!!!!
....will be available on launch/flash sale day?
It's the same problem Microsoft had with Windows 8 phone. It will flop big time.
0.01 degrees C - From my experience working with scientific equipment, that constitutes "NOISE".
Any opportunity business and government can take to screw the public, more like!
I thought that meant "Total Inability To Support Useless Programmers".
Any variants on that?
Oh! you mean "CRASH"!!!!!!
"Long term, though, if Windows is to have any future on tablets, the desktop has to go."
Er, I think you will find most multi-tasking, multi-user operating systems (like Windows NT, Linux and Unix) can support alternative UI "shells".
It wouldn't take a genius to have this as a user-selectable/switchable option.
But there again, Microsoft don't seem to have the brains left to fix simple faults, let alone realise what they actually CAN do (quite simply) with a bit of sensible coding. I blame that Salesman Ballmer for stupidifying Microsoft.
But don't get me going on their failure to actually TEST ANYTHING PROPERLY - for evidence, look at the number of patches to just-released patches.
And whoever let the Windows 8 TIFKAM UI past the 1st alpha (internal release) test needs sacking!
It's not so much Flash Bash as Flash - CRASH!!!!!
......getting involved with Oracle software.
What was the difference between v10.1.5.84.258.1254.12.15.27
Which is the version I should be using?
What apps will it screw up?
Ans: use the CD with the BLUE label (or was it the RED label?) and make sure you select the right options during install or NOTHING will work - AAAAAGGGHHHHH!!!
In the old days, you never got sacked for buying IBM. Now that is all different.
It seems to me anyone BUYING IBM should get sacked. Just ask npower who they got to implement their CRAPSAP billing system.
Bring back magnetic core memory........ Same amount would only weigh about.... Oh wait!
Windows Phone ISN'T and NEVER WILL BE a "REAL" success.
Since BillG left them to it, MicroCrap haven't got a clue. Witness the poor WinPhone sales, various PC upgrade, Hotmail and cloud failures recently. They don't care and don't test properly any more.
BTW - by "success", I mean something people want and can use like Android (if you want cheap, but not nasty) or IOS (if you have too much money to burn).
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???????