Wouldn't the paypal account be linked to a real bank account? Or is step one to create a bank account using a stolen identitfy?
106 posts • joined 26 Jun 2008
Another shaggy dog story
I too had a run in with a pet-mauled laptop: again this was a VIP in the organisation, and it was upmarket for its time: near desktop spec components in a sub-notebook. Very expensive.
But luckily, no excreta were involved: the guy's dog had been using it as a frisbee. It was covered in dents and bite marks, there was dog hair embedded all over the place, and the keys were missing.
The whole thing smelled of dog BO though - sweat or saliva? I don't know.
I can't remember what the actual job was, but I cleaned it was surface wipes before I touched it.
Re: Jim didn't pull the hard drive & try to save the data? - not my job!
Dealing with a urine-soaked item is going beyond reasonable call of duty, for sure. It goes up there with being expected to help fish a phone out of a toilet, just because of the IT angle.
Like with another comment, I'd offer the user the chance to extract the hard drive themselves in their own office, and handle the extracted hd with gloves, mask and overalls on.
suitable toolbags were probably available on request, if not already sitting in a cupboard. Like those zip up folders with pouches for CDs, screwdrivers, pliers, etc.
Why does it seems like TimeWarner can't make up their mind about owning a telecoms company: First the merger with AOL (dialup, somehow didn't keep up with the broadband era), then spun out TimeWarner Cable, then a new merger with AT&T, who cover cable, landline as well as mobile.
Re: FFS not scrapped
The discount from paying in advance is much less these days, so it's not too bad to just pay full price until you can switch
I have to recheck the maths
At about 5 grams per bag, that's about 30 million kilos.
Making the weight of one pelican about a tenth of a kilo. Would that be a newly hatched pelican then?
I don't see a problem in defending a registered trademark.
Not having run a large corporation though, I think the first contact should have come from the PR or Press department, before sending flaming arrows via Legal.
The Refold site is hilarious
So bad it's almost a spoof: "Low level stands are sold separately"... "Spillproof top sold separately"... "Only weighs 6.5kg"... (how will it balance on a micro scooter)?
The height looks way too low - you have to crane your neck down or stoop down, and hold your wrists at the wrong angle to use it.
Oh and the top can be seen bending while the guy is standing on it.
My work from home setup when I don't get kicked out of this chair: http://www.houzz.com/photos/8940076/Berkley-Outdoor-Swinging-Egg-Chair-contemporary-hammocks-and-swing-chairs
is to stand up in front of a 5 tier chest of drawers, just high enough to comfortably type on.
Re: I'm thinking of starting a channel as well.
Live streaming of somebody streaming already exists: where somebody watches a film and their audience watches their reactions. Or they're even reacting to their own videos.
Then there's gogglebox which has made its way to terrestrial tv...
Re: Great article
There was a bit of a debate regarding this definition - I meant it had the function of a capacitor in terms of smoothing out the balance between supply and demand.
I would say the facility is more like a capacitor than a battery though.
Re: The race to $0
Wuaki are the worst - you only get access to a film "purchase" for three years. And it's only 720p and stereo sound, but priced the same as other places.
All these services should be calling it lease, not buy.
Re: Let the lawsuits begin
They spent hours trying to revert her back to Win7 but failed, because they'd screwed up the PC so badly.
Re: Blame the customer
I've had a broadband company put an account default notice on me, after I forced them to close the contract.
I was able to make them cancel the debt collection and remove the note from my credit history as well - their excuse was that one part of the company did not get the update.
But yes, it is a bit of a hassle.
Re: Fast Typing is a MUST.
You have to tap dance in rhythm to your typing then.
Re: Magical thinking
shouldn't they also be able to download forms and information relating to the asylum process and settling in etc. to print out and fill in or read offline - since the terminals will be in high demand?
Re: Just activated here in the UK...
I doubt it - I think phone pay takes longer than using a contactless card.
I saw a guy faffing about unlocking his iPhone at the train gates - get thousands of these and you could have some slowdown to throughput.
Maybe it's a hoax
On a much larger scale than what this guy did:
Original post where he pretends to delete everything:
Is 123-reg a "you gets what you pays for" company? (i.e. rock-bottom)
If you got a cleaner in your house, is it their job to start sniffing for drugs in the cupboards under the sink, or illegal weapons while they vacuum under the bed?
Or you get a builder to build a summer house at the end of the garden: is he supposed to look out for buried bodies or leave a hidden camera in case you plan to use the place to store kidnap victims?
I think a technician should stick to the system and program files or whatever their anti-malware programs find, and stay out of drives marked "PERSONAL".
Re: Ahead of the Curve
Same here - my Samsung is a midrange unit from 2009 and the only thing I miss out on is maybe LED backlighting. I can keep it up to date by added £50 Roku/Android boxes, which works out cheaper than the £100 or so premium they were asking for smart features.
I've used smart TVs and found the interface to be laggy and fiddly for basic things like switching between Sky, game console and streaming box.
Re: "One thing that's less clear, is who Solus is really for."
the directory system still confuses me even after a few years of lightweight experience of it. Seems like binaries, libraries, logs, and config files are scattered around at random sometimes.
I hate Americanization (sic)
Writing extensions for ERP software - it's American so it has data object fields "CostCenter".
Most other extensions also use the spelling "CostCenter" except the one I worked on this week... Two days later I found out I was trying to call "CostCenter" when I should have been looking for "CostCentre".
He'd have to take care not to butt-dial anyone,
lest he be proven guilty.
This topic has proved to be a hilarious cause of poo-chat around the office.
Re: Bully the bully
weren't your weapons more like stage props: lightweight construction, no sharp or pointy bits?
There is a need to renew them, every year I think.
Do organisations not use 360 feedback for support services?
Stupid calls would get closed down as category "user error". Then you have a metric for amount of time wasted and unprofessional behaviour affecting efficiency.
Compare it to say, not parking within the lines in the company car park - the FM can complain and get people to stop doing it. Or leaving litter and expecting the cleaners to sort it out. This type of misuse would be out of order, so the same should apply to IT.
Re: Some people....
His query was “could not get the payment orders to work”.
If he wasn't clear how to get it to work he would have asked something like "how do I make the payments".
Almost sounds like an urban legend.
The punchline would have been "delete any references you have to this help line, you're not in the right frame of mind to use it"
EE have been doing the same thing.
On completion of setup they email your account password to you in plain text.
Re: Cancelling Virgin
If you had to call the call centre enough times to get fed up with their poor language skills, the service can't be that good....
Re: Bottom of the barrel and still going down
Weren't they already at the bottom end of the market?
Don't worry dear
It's only a nuclear missile!
It was launched around the same time as the 5s, actually.
But I agree - the specs are more than enough, unless you are installing start clogging it up with crapps like water jug monitors (my brain doesn't work because I don't drink enough water) or fridge controllers (I ordered 500g of just caught salmon now I need to adjust the thermostat down by 0,1 degrees)
Re: Long long ago, in a waist-measurement far away...
even that was in the days of IRA threats (in London at least)
Insurance black boxen
This really puts me off accepting telematics "black box" insurance deals.
Most of that will be the update and rollback files which are easily cleaned up.
Username sharing gets around this
Like on Bugmenot
Re: Seeking Contestants To Join In The Fun!
to encourage an Internet naming and shaming fest, along with all the cyberbullying that goes with it. Since The Internet At Large can manage it for something so random as wearing the wrong type of outfit to an event, or misplaced accusation and resultant cyberpitchfork wielding prosecution of a crime.
Re: Too polite
it's a Very British Response to a ridiculous request.
Re: seriously, we take your security
That would be "hysterical" list.
Re: How many bloody times?
Comes in useful for 8-12 seat private hire minibuses, also camper vans etc. But still. This only needs to be a hotspot with maybe access to the ICE. Really dumb to have the car's control systems accessible over the Internet.
Then they would have called it "Karen" instead.
Re: Online buying is sometimes not much better...
You can browse, but you have to log in to start adding to a basket.
Since you need to designate a store to fulfill the order and the system needs to check that the store has stock of the items, ready for someone to pick and pack your items.
- Disclaimer: I visit local small businesses or Express stores for ad hoc purchases, and me and the little 'uns make a trip of it to drive to a superstore for big shops, because it works out cheaper.
What about heat reuse
Can't the heat be used power a small steam turbine generator instead of venting it all out?
With some exceptions
We get some power from tidal: powered by lunar gravity, and some geothermal: powered by Earth's hot core.
I send their crap back into the system
Whenever I get an anonymous letter with the stamp "Delivered By Royal Mail" I drop it in the nearest post box. Maybe if the whole nation were at it we'd waste enough of the sender's money that they stop that approach.
Similar tactics are used with estate agents who keep asking if I want to sell my house.
i was in a go-nowhere room for a while.
Used the time to do pet projects, self learning, and ultimately prepare and deploy a CV with new achievements to embellish it.
Lugging around a computer system in a case?
That's very 80's.
Nowt wrong with a gaming laptop / tablet for gaming on the go when a handheld / smartphone isn't enough