2414 posts • joined Sunday 8th October 2006 16:17 GMT
One of my colleagues has just completed a 5 day journey to a camp in siberia - by the dodgiest of transport - only to be told to do no work because the scope of work is in dispute.
Re: Money is waiting
OK, I was assuming that retailers get the stock from somewhere.
It's friday, it's Beer-o-clock, it's BOFH. Life could not be better if there were some unexpected giant sporting event due to start.
Money is waiting
If they stock crap, I won't buy it.
I am waiting for a laptop with screen resolution >>1080p, and decent speakers. I want an SSD, not a hard disk. And is it too much to ask that I can just slip a SIM card in and be on line?
Oh, and I want it without Windows too. Even if I am going to put W7 on it, it will doubtless come with a playschool version, and I don't want to pay Gates twice.
Too late, too easy
Why did this bloke and Gartner only come out of the woodwork when it is too late for M$ to change course?
The reviewers and bloggers have been doing the spadework on this for months. Now it is a done deal, and the problems are as obvious as a shark in a garden pond, now these two go public. Is it just for an easy dose of told-you-so?
I blame management
Back in the mainframe era we had Business Analysts, who were not the same thing as machine minders or coders.
Cutbacks and empire building by managers, especially the ones who became CTOs have tried to merge the 3 roles.
Re: Here's a concrete example of Microsoft's problem
Or MS have tried and Unity know a dead duck when they see one.
screen screen screen
I can't believe they even have a x900 option. I would have thought, for that sort of money we would be getting x1440 or at least x1280
I am sick and tired of waiting for a 2003 screen on a 2012 laptop.
@Danny 5 Re: Atos?
Well, I can't say - we have rules on social networking. But the client is worldwide, and the hell desks are in Manilla and Rajshahi
The thing that makes it doubly difficult, and reinforces the world-class stonewalling, is the refusal to use email. I have to telephone the idiots or put a message on a web page (that I can only get to via the company network)
The only thing that the staff there want to do is close the ticket. I've never had them make any attempt to fix a problem.
Ye glods and little blue fishes
If you don't want people to look at stuff, don't put it on the interenet.
If you don't want people to link to it, there are plenty of dynamic ways of writing a web page.
If you want to criminalise your customers, you won't have any.
We at $MEGACORP have to put up with ATOS for our desktop hell desk.
A bigger shower of incompetent inbred miscreants you could not hope to find on one phone number.
Re: How about with a touchy apple-like mouse?
How about cutting out this typewriter crap and going for direct neural interfaces?
@ DrXym Re: Service Pack 1 (win8SP1)
I believe the gramattically correct form is "tout de bloody suite"
@Boltar Re: British TV drama is NOT crap
And of your list, how many originated in the last 3 years?
I'd add Garrow's Law, BTW.
@arbee Re: Piffle
I thought the A team format was: improbable problem, client mysteriously ignores opportunity to go to police, catch phrase, team argues, catch phrase, lunatic expenditure of ammunition & explosives with no fatalities, team argue, more mindless wholly ineffectual violence, catch phrase, catch phrase, I wonder what the hell just happened.
>which attempt to capture the look and feel of sites like Facebook and Twitter within local workgroups
Is that OK now? copying other people's ideas? so will M$ stop blackmailing android phone makers?
Not the medium, the message
If the programme material on TV were anywhere near as interesting as the things on the world wide wibble, then perhaps revenues would not be so vulnerable.
People aren't paying for the wires, or the method of transmission, they are paying for the content. If it ain't worth the money, they will stop paying.
27 translations of the bible?
There must be something about gay marriage in at least one of those, eh?
what could change my mind
If that price included:
a battery operated, wireless connected, external DVD drive (what happened to wireless USB?)
a wireless mouse (with an internal adaptor that does not take up a USB slot)
a wireless headset (ditto)
an ethernet adaptor
a screen with at least 1200 vertical pixels
and if the thing had built-in 3G connectivity, and could make VOIP and cellular calls with the aforementioned headset.
Lets wait and see
What screen resolution they offer, shall we?
So hang on..
At what point do microsoft earn more if Nokia &WinPho vanish?
Re: vineyards and ice fairs
A few years ago I was in Slovakia, in temperatures of -20C with snow on the ground. They said it was a normal winter.
They have vinyards on the south-facing slopes, and make jolly nice wine. So the presence of Roman Vinyards says very little about the average temperature.
It may tell us something about average summer rainfall, though, grapes being very susceptible to mildew.
You ring them up and talk to them.
Re: "She estimates there will be as few as four alien civilisations sharing the universe ..."
Dunno. Bt if she;s right I hope we find all 4 ('cos I don't reckon we qualify.).
You say that like it is a bad thing!
Mine certainly was, by the time I'd specified extra ram, better cpu, etc. to match. Oh and in 2010 it had the 2008 version of 'buntu.
There is hardly a corner of this planet without perfectly-adapted life evolving into it. So how about above the clouds?
Back in the 50s & 60s there were reports of falls of a mysterious substance called Angel Hair, a phenomenon not recently reported. I've often wondered if diaphonous gas-bag creatures used to fill our skies, solar heated and so vast and light that the tiniest temperature difference would keep them afloat. And the era of jetliners ploughed through them and wiped them out before we knew they were there.
I had some blutwurst ravioli in Berlin.
How about something with Black pudding in?
It would have been nice to fix the decades old problems still in the bugzilla, mainly for the usenet filtering and blacklisting ideas.
@AdamWill Re: You would
>It can't have spaces in it.
Mine must be defective then, it has 3.
Just sayin. I don't think the rest of this argument is worthwhile. But facts is facts, and that one isn't.
@LDS Re: You would
>...extended warranties are bad, communist, stifle innovation...
There really is a shitstorm of stupid going on over there, isn't there?
I deeply regret buying Dell.
When I placed the order for this machine I ticked the box for a magic sim with 3 months unlimited free internet. It did not appear on the confirmation. When, after 2 days, I got through to someone on the phone they said I hadn't ordered it - because it wasn't on the confirmation. Nor would they add it, as it was only available with the internet ordering system, not on the phone.
I placed, then cancelled, another order with a dead card. the magic sim wasn't on that one either. I decided they didn't exist, and that bait-and-lie was a new version of bait-and-switch.
I don't understand
I don't understand why the right thing to do in Europe is to create a single union, when apparantly the right thing to do in Britain is to break up the union.
Which of us is doing it wrong?
>It was the first the bureaucrats had heard of the problem, apparently,
>despite users posting comments exposing the issue directly on the site.
Well, if they aren't going to read the comments, what makes us think they are going to read the consulation?
>they wanted Windows.
I think that world has been changed since then by IOS and Android.
Will there be any branches of Dixons open by the time the shippments arrive?
the USA is pushing toward becoming more European
My irony detector just committed suicide.
Re: Three reasons to say 'No'
I agree. I had to authorise 'adult' services on my Virgin account in order to get to on-line clothing retailers selling 4XL Y-fronts.
@Horned Devil Re: Confusion of numbers
Ah yes. Fractional
Speaking as a mathematician, since no-one has 3 legs [*] and a few have only 1, the average number of legs must be <2.
Therefore nearly everyone on the planet has more than the average number of legs.
[*] yes, yes. That's either Rolf Harris, or it's not a proper leg.