24 posts • joined Friday 6th July 2007 09:42 GMT
Because it's running Windows of course..
Perhaps if they weren't serving the site from a Windows server it might have stayed up a little longer..
I have literally just had to switch back to Vodafone from T-Mobile for one reason and one reason alone. T-Mobile coverage around here just isn't sufficient.
(Scale = 0-5)
At Home (Built-up area) - V:5, T:3
At Work (Central Sheffield) - V:5, T:4
At local rural Royal Mail office - V:5, T:0
At new home in rural village not far from large town - V:5, T:1
At relative's home in Lincoln centre: V:3, T:0
These locations span South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire and in ALL cases, T-Mobile has between 0 and sufficient signal, Vodafone has from sufficient to perfect.
For me it's a no brainer. I went to T-Mobile initially because Vodafone wouldn't let me change package and keep my number, but they'd let me port it out to another network and T-Mobile was the best choice at the time financially, but since I'm moving house and there is *0* T-Mobile signal, it's back to Vodafone where I know I will get signal wherever I need it.
I always though Nielsen was a bit of a moron. Now it has been made clear.
I am an office Sys Admin. I have the admin passwords. I need to keep those admin passwords from those that would abuse them.
When I have people in my office demanding that I fix the file server, I do not want the moron standing behind me to know how to get in to the file server with root privileges. It is as simple as that.
If we are to make any change it should be to drop stars and blobs for no echo. But that would just make it harder for users and therefore harder on me.
"Full" QWERTY keyboard?
I think not!
We're going to have to start implementing advertising standards rules on just what counts as a "full" qwerty keyboard.
As far as I am concerned, if there's no "\", no "|" and no "PgUp"/"PgDown" it's nowhere near "full". I can live without PgUp, but unless there's a simple "/" and "\", it's worthless.
Gene Roddenbery is spinning in his grave
Gene Roddenbery must be spinning in his grave. I have had trouble believing just how soon after his death that Rick Berman allowed Gene's vision to be so utterly betrayed, first with crap like Nemesis and then with this piece of awful box-office begging.
I truly resent Rick for what he has done. He may be god-awful, but at least J J Abrams has the excuse of not having seen Star Trek before starting to direct its films.
Burn Rick, Burn!
We have no choice
The bottom line is that the human race has no choice but to colonise. Unless you can think of a decent method for population reduction or at LEAST population growth halting, we have, say, 10,000 years before there's just no more room, and probably only 2,000 years before there's no more earth-bound resources.
I know that many people just can't get a grip on this because they're too concerned with the here and now, but let me ask you this.. if the purpose of our species existing isn't to expand, grow and propagate.. what IS our purpose?
I would like to see a human colony living on Mars in my lifetime
Are they kidding?
I'm in Sheffield and it was not working ALL DAY yesterday.
I should clarify, the 3/3.5G connection was working but their transparent proxy just kept spitting out 502 errors so I couldn't use the damn browser. As of very soon I'll set up ACLd squid at home on some bizarre port and hopefully avoid this in future.
@ Gavn Taylr
Mis-spellings aside - there's still absolutely no reason why the process cannot be shortened. Submit / Scan / Transmit / Auth / Confirm. There's about as much reason for delaying the process 4 days as there would be having to request ATM cash 4 days in advance just because you're in a different country.
Excuse the rather random comparison, but I can't come up with anything better in 30 seconds.
Wow - they've finally changed the cheque clearance time
After years an years of banging on at the powers that be about how ridiculous it is that a cheque should take so long to process in the current climate of communications technology, they've finally listened and changed the process to make it take.... LONGER?!
ARE YOU FRIGGING KIDDING ME?
Not only have they made it take even longer than the unnecessary amount of time it used to take, they've added a layer of uncertainty as to when the funds are actually transferred.
Are the Axis of Evil Comedy tour right? Have terrorists spiked the water supply with heroin?
It doesn't matter
The content will be poor Hollywood tripe anyway as they no longer seem interested in what Gene Rodenberry wanted, only pulling in new punters.
Plus, what's it going to take before they continue on with the 24th Century?
Obvious Answer / Not So Obvious Answer..
The obvious answer would have to be that Oracle are coming out with some brand new special drive encryption or BIOS protection or some other rubbish that no-one will ever bother to turn on and they feel that they need to get this information into the marketplace in true Gabbo! style: "Oracle's a baaad widdle boy!".
Alternatively, they just like screwing around with dedicated customers and have recruited Derren Brown to come up with strange and wonderful techniques for hypnotising and brainwashing them via confusion and emotional pain into believing that Oracle is truly the one and that, no matter how much they practise sadomasochism with their customers, no-one should ever look anywhere else for their technological needs.
Or perhaps someone was feeling whimsical on their last day as Supervisor of Marketing at Oracle.