1TB per person.
756 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
The "work offer" would be because your company is on something like an Enterprise Subscription Agreement which includes software assurance (and thus home use rights), or possibly an O365 subscription (don't know whether that includes home use). We're not, and my wife's employer doesn't offer that either.
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That scary old system with 'do not touch' on it? Your boss very much wants you to touch it. Now what do you do?
The Dell Axim X51v PDA that will definitely come in handy one day.
The USB to USB network adapter for migrating machines that never worked properly but we might need sometime.
More software boxes than I can count for versions that are more than a decade out of date.
Retired laptops that absolutely cannot be wiped and shoved into the recycling "just in case I need something from it".
Old digital cameras with comically low resolutions (I've got one that takes smartmedia cards, FFS, what was I thinking?).
Bluetooth keyboards that aside from their initial pairing have never, ever been connected to the phones/tablets/whatevers that I was definitely going to use them with.
The first step is acknowledging that I have a problem...
Re: Wrong methodology
On the basis that my experience of "deploy and then fix" has been "We've given your issue to the developers, who are in <time zone Y>, and we'll hear back from them the day after tomorrow", I'm not liking the chances of those magnificent men in their allegedly flying machines...
Re: I like my Windows phone
I concur; I had two lower end Lumias, a 620 and a 735. They were excellent in use, with a really good UI, excellent battery life, rugged enough and cheap. The only reason I've gone over to an Android handset is the paucity of the app ecosystem around Windows Phone, and in some respects I still miss it. Don't get me wrong, I get on fine with my OnePlus, but I do sometimes miss the WP experience.
It should always be back bacon (dry cured). Sausages should be pork, with a high meat content; I second (or maybe hundred) Cumberland as a good option. Mushrooms should be incinerated and tossed in a bin. Beans are fine, and I don't mind either fried or scrambled eggs. A fried slice would be a good idea (white bread, NOT any brown, mealy crap), although I have a predilection for hashbrowns as well. I have a mild horror of cooked tomatoes (especially the tinned monstrosities). Black pudding isn't my favourite thing, but I probably won't throw it away if it turns up. Sauce-wise - worcestershire. Tea - builder's, and supermarket own brand is fine.
Re: "any automatic technique for removing the patches"
Yeah, but no. I've attempted to circulate an uninstall for at least one of the affected patches via WSUS, and it never completes, just keeps prompting the user every...damn...restart. The June patches have been an epic clusterfuck, not just with regard to attachment handling, they've also broken indexing, killing search in Outlook, which is a pretty big deal. My users are not happy campers, and there has been no effective response from MS.
Re: This country
And the Tories would never have got in *at all* except for the Lib Dems enabling them. Plus they did *nothing* to block things like the no-longer creeping privatisation of the NHS - they just nodded through the Health & Social Care Act. Sorry, but they chose to throw in their lot with a bunch of vicious, corrupt, callous scumbags. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Uvllh4bQbc
Re: Think for a minute
There is already legislation which would be perfectly satisfactory for prosecuting the perpetrators of that sort of harassment. I have a teenage daughter myself, and were she subjected to that, my first call would be to the police. As noted, one can also block numbers easily enough. Kneejerk demands for magic code that reads minds are stupid enough in business, but stupider and much more dangerous in government.
Re: This country
The Lib-Dems speak sense until someone gives them a sniff of actual power, at which point they throw sense out of the window and fall into line with whoever's wafting it their way - witness the government we have now, which they are *directly* responsible for. Pointless bunch of oxygen thieves.
OK, I'm obviously swimming against the tide here, but...
I have been with VM since they were Blueyonder, and they went through a very disappointing patch, customer service-wise. Recently, however, we have had speed upgrades with kit delivered when they said they would (not always a given under the previous dispensation), and when they wanted to turn off support for the old V+ boxes, they shipped us a TiVo for free (which again arrived when they said it would). When I've had occasion to contact support recently, they've been much sharper and on the ball. I'm sorry that some (maybe many) of VM's staff are having such a torrid time of it, but from an end user point of view, my experience has significantly improved.