* Posts by Reech

17 posts • joined 22 Oct 2009

Unions: MoD 'mad to fire staff while increasing consultant spending'

Reech
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Problem with the MOD...

...is that they don't have the first fuckton of a clue about IT, hence contractors, and companies who provide services string them along for ages, over-promising, under-delivering, and whacking charge after charge after charge on top.

The real money leakage is going on because project leaders in MoD don't call bullshit on the contracting companies hideous practices.

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Natwest net and phone banking goes titsup

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Yup, I work with several finance companies, and all of them are shedding IT staff left right and centre. Unsurprising that they've got the people who cost the less, who are overworked developing stuff at the moment - and then we get fall over after fallover.

You can expect Lloyds \ HBOS to be next, if it's a similar deployed package that many of the banks that have been working on to cause things to collapse soon.

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Kindle users can 'borrow' an extra book - forever

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Yes, US only :(

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Union warns of strike action against HP

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orly?

Heh. Tell that to the people in the UK, employed in IT in Lloyds Banking Group who are being removed from their jobs every week, and replaced with overseas 'talent'.

It's not the Union that's dismissing the workers.

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Amazon to lend Kindle books at 11,000 US libraries

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Go

Excellent...

....no more bogies wiped on the books.

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BBC engineers see PLT knocking out DAB

Reech
WTF?

Not giving up my homeplugs...

...and beside, since OFCOM won't come down on ISPs fraudulently advertising speeds that can't be achieved and using the word 'unlimited' when things aren't, I don't think any ruling on Homeplugs need apply to me, until they've got their house in order.

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Amazon launches book gifting service

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UK?

Can't see this feature on Amazon.co.uk on a few Kindle books I've looked at.

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Google Chrome consummates Adobe Flash marriage

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Troll

'One Netizen's comment'

I cry bullshit on that - sounded more like 'one well placed PR department' - no typical netizan can type like that, u fak0r teh qu0t3 4 lols!

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1,000+ webpages poisoned in latest mass malware hack

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The Phucket Gazette?

Wonder if that's what they think of security. You know what? Phucket.

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MSI tells 97,000 customers to 'Read The F***ing Manual'

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WTF?

FAQ

I've long celebrated a saying from a developer I work with; when you're speaking to someone who refuses to *think*, then you should suggest that they 'Get the FAQ off the site'.

It always makes 'em pause, until you reasonably explain it to them... "Why, what did you think I said?"

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BBC protects 'unique' 1Xtra listeners from radio cull

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Very worried...

...about the box-ticking exercise of 6Music vs. 1Extra , but then again, the only BBC radio I listen to now is 5 Live anyway, so I can't complain about 6Music's death, even though it apparently seems to be aimed at my musical tastes.

However, must point out that BBC3 avoided the BBC Trust's eye because I seem to remember reading somewhere that it's not covered by the licence fee, or a substantial amount of its programming comes from independent studios? I remember seeing a question about this when the adverts describing what the BBC Trust is, and how to enquire about how the licence fee is spent on television referred to you having any questions about BBC1, BBC2 and BBC4...

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Suits 2.0 will survive BBC's 'purge'

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Shock!

My jaw dropped while reading this post. How dare you actually write something thoughtful and sensible on the internet. I demand that your internet licence is revoked.

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Reech
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Eh?

I don't know who you are.

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Gmail Labs' experiments: What's in, what's out?

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I quite liked random signature...

...it reminded me of the BlueWave BBS software you used for offline FIDOnet reading back in the day when 2,400 baud was 'super'. And I'm only 30 now ;)

You used to be able to get great sets of tagline files - I'll miss it now...

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Google to mobile industry: ‘F*ck you very much!’

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New Doctor Who is 'simply the best'

Reech
WTF?

What gets me...

...is the number of misery-guts who are determined to projectile vomit before seeing the damn programme. Have they crystal balls (or any balls?) that enable them to find out something I don't know? Perhaps I'm just too tolerant and actually *want* entertainment rather than the high-level ultra-wow TV that these people seem to think they can write. Everyone's an expect when they saw the Tom Baker episodes the first time round...

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Tories to fight election on Spotify

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FAIL

It's like Satan jizzing in your ears...

...and I feel violated.

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