* Posts by dieselbug

14 posts • joined 23 Oct 2009

My top three IT SNAFUs - and how I fixed them

dieselbug
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Re: I had this whinging developer once..

You did the read the bit about 'it's not my fault, it's overseas devs/networks etc'. EVERY Dev is responsible for their own QA so if he doesn't even look at his own code to verify it's good, he's toast in my world too.

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Round Two in Sky vs Skype trademark scrap goes to Murdoch's men

dieselbug

Re: Hang on...

Uh, no. Sky channels are sold/broadcast/rebroadcast across Europe in many markets. It's not an exclusively British entity

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dieselbug

Re: So what now?

Sky existed before Skype. It doesn't matter how "famous" a brand is. Unless you'er fighting Apple and they decide to pay you for the name (Facetime was a chat gateway proxy for Lotus Sametime some years ago before Apple decided to call their video chat app the same)

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Privacy alert: Outlook for iOS does security STUPIDLY, says dev

dieselbug

Re: Irrelevant when you use Office365

Yeah, no. If you use O365 you can bypass any MDM implementation with this app because it permits you to save to Dropbox instead of keeping corporate data in their dedicated cloud.

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Uber BLOCKS COPS to stop stings

dieselbug

Re: Fuck Uber.

Uber exists BECAUSE THE LAWS ARE NOT BEING CHANGED. Taxi companies have so many local authorities in their pockets (thanks to "political donations" or as I call them, bribes) that the current laws are staying on the books and licenses are restricted.

Uber does more than most when it comes to verifying the state of vehicles, and the driver background checks are comprehensive. I'll take an Uber over a cab driven by a (barely legal) immigrant with nary a word of English spoken in a 200,000 mile ex-cop car any day of the week.

Until the laws are written for the benefit of the consumer, not the Taxi industry, I'll continue to use Uber.

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That dreaded syncing feeling: Will Microsoft EVER fix OneDrive?

dieselbug

Do you NEED 1TB?

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Heyyy! NICE e-bracelet you've got there ... SHAME if someone were to SUBPOENA it

dieselbug

Re: It may be illegal but...

Just like those pesky snapshot devices the auto insurers are pitching these days.

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Apple Schill-er: 'I was shocked - SHOCKED! They went and copied the iPhone'

dieselbug

Re: Pathetic lawsuit

Go look at Nokia phones in the 90s/early 00s. You'll find where Apple got their "inspiration" from . They are not, and never will be, innovators. They are just like Sony, Samsung and the rest - they refine someone else's ideas and sell them as their own. The difference is they have the USPTO on their side (and in their pockets - they get patents for "ideas" that obviously is copied from prior art)

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dieselbug

Re: Pathetic lawsuit

Yeah, and Apple didn't copy Nokia (or Lotus Notes) chiclets when they "developed" the iPhone look and feel

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Google Drive stalls on LAUNCH DAY

dieselbug
Mushroom

Really?

Since when did Google grant everyone access to a product/service on "launch day"? I went to the site, read the conditions and waited. I didn't go for the online wahmbulance call like some on here. My patience was rewarded with access via Mac, PC and Android devices this morning.

Get over yourself.

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Data retention, FOI and the storage budget

dieselbug
Mushroom

Sales Pitch, really?

If I'd wanted a sales pitch I'd have gone to M$.com.

There's a lot more to data retention than cloud storage options. And the issues change with the geography - EU and US data privacy laws are markedly different and can result in alternate strategies having to be used in global organizations. As was mentioned, industry specific guidelines/laws exist but there are roles in most companies that have rules to be followed - financial, HR, and corporate records have different retention needs and these have to be maintained across data storage mediums (Peoplesoft/ JD Edwards vs email & Word/Excel docs) and these are the areas where most companies can get caught out.

Then there's the issue of litigation and eDiscovery - and there areas are dependent on well written/executed data retention plans.

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iOS update woes prompt gnashing of teeth for Apple fans

dieselbug
Mushroom

Tethered updates? That's so Apple

Last three or four updates for my phones? OTA, notification when download complete - single restart to implement. Total outage to me? Less than 10 minutes in each case. Android FTW!

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Windows Phone chief and Xbox brain exit Microsoft

dieselbug
FAIL

#fail

Pass-time? an Troll?

Pot, Kettle. Kettle, Pot.

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WTF is this country called America?

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@Martin 47

Heh Heh. No one picked up on the pubic wig reference . . . .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkin

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