528 posts • joined 26 Jun 2007
Just realised something ... Mircosoft was ORDERED to ASK the user what browser they wanted to use and provide a list. This was a legal requirement. So for me microsoft ask me what browser i want to use when i first turn on my new computer. had a bought a DELL computer then they decided not to let microsoft ask the question for free, and instead CHARGE you for doing it!!! What next Dell? asking if you want to install at a different resolution and charging for it? charging for what time zone i want to use in windows??
On computers first boot up: DO YOU WISH TO USE FIREFOX YES/NO. Simple startup question to run on first bootup. WTF do you need a PERSON to install it for you!
As for a different image ... windows itself asks what country you are in, what keyboard,etc, microsfot don't have hundreds of images for each country so why would Dell need a new image when a simple question 'Install Yes/No' would suffice! At worst you hae ONE image with the options for the engineer to choose. Hmmm, how much should one charge for pressing ONE button to choose Firefox as apposed to just IE ....
Sounds like a nice money making excercise to me :/
I actually like what FB are doing, and should be commended for allowing their staff to be creative and find solutions to problems without having to have degree's in who knows what and somehow get through to someone at the top of the top of the chain. Encouraging staff to FIND and create a better system for them is great for them and at the same time a real boost for staff when their idea becomes used and is successful. Well done FB, a lot of respect earnt by me for this .
The Delhi police doing jack for 8 years is absymally awful, but India’s anti-corruption agency is even worse for not folliwng ANYTHING up!
Does nobody get audited? are there no performance figures? i.e. Number of complaints 600, percent resolved 0%, in progress 0%, outstanding 100%
Police efficiency 0.1% (well, they must do SOMETHING I assume, other than play minesweeper all day)
How on earth can nobody notice for 8 years that jack had a successful outcome/investigation and there were 0 arrests. And I thought the UK police were useless!
Most modern cars have LIMP mode built into the engine management system which restricts speed/revs if it detects a fault. By taking this a step further, the system could also have stop mode where it gradualy reduces 'limp' speed until eventaully the car stalls and stops at 0 mph. This brings the car to a steady and controlled stop AND keeps the engine running to allow power steering to function etc. The big thing is ensuring the security IS tight so a remote hack in couldn't reverse it and start the worlds car speeding up at random.
All the operators should talk and agree NOT to buy any. This way NONE of them will get shafted into making losses, and force Apple to change their ways from I am God, to I am a mere mortal.
Hi mr Telco, my phone has been stolen ... there's a £1000 bill racked up? well that's your fecking problem. I tried to protrect myself the consumer but you money grabbing bstards prevent us from installing anti-theft remote "kill switch" software So YOU can pay the damn bill. If yuo wont let a consumer protect himself from theft then YOU can deal with the fecking consequences! Money grabbing twats.
Do you think Apple will shares it's rounded corners? nope it'll sue your ass!
DAB just does not have the power. Try walking with it and see how far you get before you lose the signal. It's crap!
I just enjoyed the article, it made me smile :)
I don't go abroad, I don't want the mag stripe. It's a compromise I'd be willing to accept, just give me the option mr BANK!!
iPhones will be named 5Shite and 5Crap
Windows gets shitter by the day. Win Xp was good, 7 was better, and 8 they just can't be arsed anymore so wrote a piece of shite that only fits what they want, a tandy kids computer knock off that looks pretty but good for nothing.
An enjoyable and well written article, and an interesting read :) Well done on breaking the views of others and being yourself! :)
Brilliant BOFH and not what I was expecting, very cleverly done :D We salute you great BOFH!
Bangs head against wall. Take a look around you Nokia., they aren't selling, nobody likes the winRT slabs, jeesh wake up!
Re: Not just football
BT Sport have also taken Moto GP away, and is going to make THAT something only viewable by those wishing to go from free to watch on the bbc to giveusyourmoneynow BT Sports!
Nice phone from Nokia, again, but again it's the microsoft O/S. The O/S puts me off every time, I want android on that phone, something that's not gonna happen. Locking into the O/S was a bad move, locked to 1 when they could potentially have appealed to both? Just my thoughts.
Doing a better job than England where prisoners get an Xbox, 3 square meals and sky tv etc!!
Kiwi Cancain, who said he'd been serving time for manslaughter, told the paper the 70+ hours per week he was forced to work left him with arthritis in his hand and shoulder.
"It’s a very cruel environment. You wake up every morning wondering if you are going to survive the day,”
Awww poor you, how about those who wake up every morning wondering how they are going to survive the day becasue you killed their loved one?!!! No sympathy from me mister killer.
buy a new shed, no court order banning him from THAT SHED!
Thoroughly enjoyed that one :) Welcome back oh BOFH overlord :)
Mine is the smart meter in a lead lined box (or whatever i need to stop signals coming in and going out) :D
Maybe if microsoft had listening from day 1 and not released something most people hated and found Impractical, people wouldn't be 'picking on them'!!
I read enough from tests and prereleases etc to know to avoid it long before it was released, they chose not to listen, so why moan?
I once got recognised by a work colleague who put me in for a company recognition award. I got it, and got myself a cordless screwdriver!! Doesn't sound much, but the fact that someone took the time and effort to put me forward, and the fact that the company had this scheme and erwarded staff, has stayed with me for about the last 19 years! I've never forgot it, a small incentive like that goes a loooooooooong way, I donlt even work there now. So, David Wildblood if you're out there somewhere! You're the 'BOM' and thank you :)
p.s. Dave, my hair aint long anymore!
We still run office XP on Win7 and still can see no reason to upgrade!
TWO rules, that would be all they need.
I have TWO rules, that would be all they need.
1. Get a (legit) job. Or fuck off.
2. Speak te language. Or fuck off.
They should look closer to home, like the fact they sell tools designed for nothing but to kill living beings to any tom dick or harry!
"Guns don't kill people" - In that case, can the idiot that said that load a gun, point it at yourself, pull the trigger and fire the weapon in to your forehead. Now, can you tell me how well you feel? Hello? hello? Oh, you're dead! How can that happen, guns don't kill people!! What a fucking moron.
Yet more shite justice, rob and get a slap on the wrist. Off to find a shop!!!!!!
HMV are just robbing thieving bastards. They took peoples money at xmas when they KNEW they were going to do this.Wait till after Xmas, a common ploy, take people for a\s much money as they can at xmas then run off with it. BLATANT THEFT however you try to reword it
Last 50 times as long - do they bollox!
Not to forget they cost 20 times as much.
Love how Apple they say the patents are not invalid "due to obviousness", after they made a song and dame about a rectangle neimg their shape and property. PMSL I hope this is one of many eat Karma bitches that Apple receive.
No, apple invented the rectangle ... ;)
I'm too weak to resist! nobody has said is so sod it I'm going to!!
Only Apple is allowed to make rectangle laptops, it's Apples copyrighted Shape, Samsung should have maade a star shaped one. Let the sueing commence!!! Coat, peg, i'm going ..
if Apple can patent a rectangle then curved corners AND have it allowed, then I hope thet get nailed by someone elses pathetic patent.
Can't wait for them to use Office 2013 and go WTF is this?!! IT looks nowt like Office 2000 !! and then realise they prefer Open Office, maybe :)
followers of the Beast receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. Then the silly bint should have used her left hand instead if she was THAT bothered, of blaming religious beliefs.
A burning Apple!
A burning Apple would be nice to display a hatred towards apple's stupid 'we own copyright to rectangles' and 'you can only use our software to copy files to an mp3 player(!)' etc ;)
The 1st time I've ever seen administrators do something good for the customer, nice one :) And good on the Dixon's group, a lovely gesture.
Just makes me hate Apple even more. Wish they'd grow up, or go under ffs
do as apple say not as they do. They'll stick 2 fingers up, brign in the big guns, get away with it, and carry on. Wankers.
Another fix is to put it in a bag, stap over and over on it, say abracadabra, and voila! it's still shit. You can now put it in the bin ;)
Swap ur hi tech pc for a speak and spell that does very little compared to the pc and costs twice as much. FAILLLLLLLL!
All hail Lewis Page! my thoughts on the iphone precisely :)
'Open platforms like the PC and Mac are important to us'
Since when have Apple products EVER been open platform?!! it's all propriety, lock down, only if we say and like, opposite of 'open'.
Mr Jones, please press the start button on your touch screen
What start button?
Mr Jones, please press the start button you can't see on your touch screen, without touching it, using the hands free kinnect
Download and run Symantec products?! WTF!!
The whole article is great apart from 'Download and run Symantec's Zeroaccess removal tool.' I'd never install ANYTHING by Symantec super bloat loada crap doesn't work wont install. If ou're doing this you've enogh problems and spyware without installing MORE by Symantec!
Just have done and call it shit, like everything else they make. Blunt but true lol
I don't suppose you can twat it with a hammer in space, can you?
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