* Posts by PeterM42

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OneDrive Skype integration goes live aaand... OneDrive falls over in Europe

PeterM42
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Re: Abrahams thinks the external view of the company has changed

"Abrahams admitted that ...... the new Microsoft likes to shovel software into the hands of users as quickly as possible".....

Working or not!?

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SAP can claim to change its culture, but can it convince customers?

PeterM42
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Actually....

"....a deterioration in customer trust and widespread concerns about who else would be caught in the SAP."

There! - FTFY

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Finally. The palm-sized Palm phone is back. And it will, er, save you from your real smartphone

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Re: Unihertz

Yep. Unihertz Jelly Pro - cracking little phone (if you have good eyesight!)

One downside - it doesn't support OTG connection. Otherwise BRILLIANT little device.

2 x nanoSIMs. Takes a 256Gb MicroSD card, bluetooth, Android 7.0 Nougat OS and all functions that a smartphone should have. Earphone jack, removable battery, unlocked, 4G.

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When is a patch not a patch? When it's for this McAfee password bug

PeterM42
Pirate

I always refer to it as.........

McCRAPAFee.

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Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms

PeterM42
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Blackboards???

I used to teach at a computer company who had GREEN "chalkboards".

Just sayin'

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Plusnet customers peeped others' deets during system upgrade

PeterM42
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I guess.......

......it goes downhill from now on. PlusNet was great, but now............ we will have to wait and see.

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Microsoft Azure: It's getting hot in here, so shut down all your cores

PeterM42
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Re: Reputation Damage

Er, .......Does Azure have a good reputation?

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Thunderstruck: Azure Back in Black(out) after High Voltage causes Flick of the Switch

PeterM42
Facepalm

Our Datacentre is fully duplicated and..........

.......NOTHING can go wrong,

go wrong,

go wrong,

go wrong,

go wrong,

go wrong,

go wrong,

go wrong,

Clouds are part of changeable weather. Why would anyone RELY on them???

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Butcher by name, Butcher by nature? Capita finds new CFO

PeterM42
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WHAT!!!!!

"Capita forged ahead with a heavily discounted right's issue earlier this year of one billion new shares at 70 pence each".

Did ANYONE buy any?

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EU wants one phone plug to rule them all. But we've got a better idea.

PeterM42
Megaphone

Re: Be much more interested in...

"So you want to run an operating system that doesn't support USB?"

Actually, there was a USB driver developed for NT4 by DELL. It downloaded as R62200.EXE

Worked quite well from what I remember.

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Android ain't done until Samsung won't run? 9.0 Pie borks Gear watch app

PeterM42
Megaphone

Re: Google is tipped to be launching ... smartwatches

My DZ09 watch easily lasts a day on full charge. Not bad for a watch that takes a nano-SIM and a MicroSD card, supports bluetooth and costs under £10 if you shop around on eBay.

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Oh, fore putt's sake: Golf org PGA bunkered up by ransomware attack just days before tournament

PeterM42
Joke

I could ......

....CLUB anyone who makes any more puns.

Oh!

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Grad sends warning to manager: Be nice to our kit and it'll be nice to you

PeterM42
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Re: Sometimes violence is the only answer

Absolutely. I remember having Motorola mobiles thrust on us because (working for an airline) at the time they were the only quad-band ones available. One of the guys going home for the weekend complained his was not working and he was supposed to be on-call. After several minutes of his moaning, I grabbed it off him and chucked it on the (carpeted) floor. Worked perfectly after that.

A little trick I had only discovered in frustration having chucked mine into the car passenger footwell.

It became the "standard" fix for these Motorola phones. (None of this "turn it off and on again" nonsense!)

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Wipro hands $75m to National Grid US after botched SAP upgrade

PeterM42
FAIL

Why

would ANYONE implement SAP? Does NOBODY read (recent) history?

And using Wipro - Ah! - they obviously wanted to offset the cost of SAP.

Well - they got what they paid for.

HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!

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Oz retro computer collection in dire straits, bulldozers on horizon

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Ah PDP-8

Had a pair of those perspex covers off one as armchairside tables back in the day when we couldn't afford much furniture. Covers no longer needed as we rack-mounted the PDP's.

The American (115v) cables made great jumpstart leads as well. Still got mine in the car.

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Sysadmin trained his offshore replacements, sat back, watched ex-employer's world burn

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Best I ever did after being made redundant...

......was to take on some work for the old company on a group of their customers and promptly gave some of the work to my old companies service engineers and to a friend of mine (who got paid!). Nice little profit, though!

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Official: The shape of the smartphone is changing forever

PeterM42
Megaphone

Re: Wouldn't it be nice .. EXACTLY

Try the Unihertz Jelly Pro if you want small.

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Capita strikes again: Bug in UK-wide school info management system risks huge data breach

PeterM42
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As my son would put it....

......schoolboy programming error.

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IBM wins five-year whole-of-government deal with Australia

PeterM42
Facepalm

IBM meaning

It'll Be Murder

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TalkTalk, UK2 sitting in a tree, not T-A-L-K-I-N-G: Hosting biz cut off after ISP broadband upgrade

PeterM42
WTF?

CRAP CRAP

Why is ANYONE still with them?

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Have I been paid, Sage? Cloudy wage service locks out users

PeterM42
FAIL

Sage is so dreadful that.....

.......my partner who has done payroll (manually) for decades, after a couple of years struggling with Sage, decided to "outsource" to their accountants.

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IBM fired me because I'm not a millennial, says axed cloud sales star in age discrim court row

PeterM42
Joke

A new meaning for IBM

It's a Bit Mean

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It's getting more and more Azure'd: For Microsoft, sorry seems to be the hardest word

PeterM42
FAIL

And to add insult to injury.....

.......hotmail.com/outlook.com/live.co.uk (or whatever they call their crap email "service" today) mail servers are having their periodic but intermittent "authentication errors" YET AGAIN!!!!!!

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Apple hit with another faulty hardware lawsuit – this time it's the Watch

PeterM42

Not had that problem......

..... with my DZ09 Android watch which takes a nano-SIM card.

But then it only cost under a tenner, so IF it does go wrong it's no big deal......

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Openreach consults on shift of 16 MEEELLION phone lines to VoIP by 2025

PeterM42
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VOIP service quality?

".....HELP!........stuck............lift.............%^&*.......locatio............woman...............birth.......&.......man...........h@:rt...........attack.............

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Brit bank TSB TITSUP* after long-planned transfer of customer records from Lloyds

PeterM42
Facepalm

Everything has been fully tested....

and nothing can go wrong

go wrong

go wrong

go wrong

go wrong

go wrong

go wrong

go wrong

go wrong

go wrong

go wrong

go wrong

go wrong

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Co-op says IT upgrade project going swell since axing IBM

PeterM42
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No suprises....

It's Blind Management

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Mad March Meltdown! Microsoft's patch for a patch for a patch may need another patch

PeterM42
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Re: So as far as Redmond is concerned

If at first you don't succeed - you're Microsoft

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Indian comms satellite gives boffins back home the silent treatment

PeterM42
Facepalm

Why don't they.....

...call the Help Desk?

Oh Wait......!

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PeterM42
Alert

Re: It's actually mostly only shrug-worthy for the operator

"Failed satellite launches are a normal thing in the satellite industry."

After all - it IS rocket science!

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SAP Anywhere is gonna be absolutely nowhere: We're 'sunsetting' this service, biz tells punters

PeterM42
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SAP =

= CRAP.

'Nuff said.

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British Level 4 driverless pods are whizzing along ... er, a London path

PeterM42
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Re: Milton Keynes

Actually the problem there is - they put the shopping centre in the wrong place. It should have been 1Km west of the current location.

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Capita screw-ups are the pits! Brit ex-miner pensioners billed for thousands in extra tax

PeterM42
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Another Week....

....ANOTHER Crapita foulup.

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Hackers create 'ghost' traffic jam to confound smart traffic systems

PeterM42

Not so much "Artificial Intelligence".......

......more like Artificial Stupidity.

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Brit regulator pats self on back over nuisance call reduction: It's just 4 billion now!

PeterM42
Trollface

To get your own back.....

Keep a VERY LOUD whistle by your phone..........

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Just can't catch a break, can ya, Capita? Shares tumble 40% amid yet another profit warning

PeterM42

Re: RE: Carillion

"My reading of the issues with Carillion was that it failed to deliver a number of large projects, largely for the public sector, on time and attempted to use debt to cover the period between expected payments and the actual payments."

No - the problem with Carillon was that the management were robbing the company and the pensions fund by paying themselves shedfulls of money for doing a crap job. The proof being that they went bust.

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PeterM42

So......?

What sort of stupid w@nker is going to buy these "new" shares in Carilion, oops, sorry - Crapita?

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You had one job, Outlook! Security bug fix stops mail app from forwarding attachments

PeterM42

Ah!.......

....... yet another thoroughly NOT tested patch from MicroCRAP.

Aquamail on Android gives the option for forwarding attachments. If only Aquamail was available for Windoze......

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IBM kills Global Technology and Global Business Services: It's all ‘IBM Services’ now

PeterM42

Re: I, for one...

I've Been Misled!

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Tata for now: Marks & Spencer transfers 250 tech jobs to outsourcer

PeterM42
Trollface

Absolutely

"Nothing to do with the online store being a poor design that is hard to navigate, unlike the old style website," Well said! - My other half is always moaning about their website.

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MPs sceptical of plan for IT to save the day after UK quits customs union

PeterM42
Facepalm

No problem

Give the job to CRAPita and all will be well.

Oh wait.............

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Good lord, Kodak's stock is up 120 per cent. How? New film? Oh. It launched a crypto-coin

PeterM42
Go

Kodak could make a shed full of money by....

...making a cassette to fit in old 35mm film cameras which takes digital pictures and has WiFi for Dropbox, etc.

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Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

PeterM42
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Er WHAT?.....

"The team proposed splitting kernel and user spaces to prevent this information leak".

I would have thought that was pretty basic security, but there is not much about WINTEL that smacks of ANY sort of REAL security.

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'Subdued' year for poor old Capita means more 'restructuring' needed

PeterM42
Trollface

Classic definition of management in far too many companies today

"...managed by a bunch of numpties who themselves are managed by an even more incompetent bunch of numpties and so on ..."

BRILLIANT! - And SOOOO true.

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Denied: Uber's request to skip to UK Supreme Court to appeal workers' rights

PeterM42
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They will regret it.....

James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam will wonder where they went wrong if Uber finally lose as Uber will shut down and they will have to go back to taxi-ing the old fashioned way.

Same situation with delivery companies like Hermes and DPD.

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You're SAP-ing my will to live: Licensing debate lumbers on as ERP giant tries to rebuild trust

PeterM42
FAIL

Re: SAP: See Also

Slow And Painful

Stops All Production

AND

Slurps All Pennies

My data was once stored on a SAP system, but they had entered a minor error (possibly the postcode - I don't remember). When I asked for it to be changed............ Virtually IMPOSSIBLE!

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Get ready for laptop-tab-smartphone threesomes from Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Qualcomm

PeterM42
Meh

Re: Battery life and form factor are welcome

As long as you have one (or 2) MicroSD card slots, a 256Gb (or 2) MicroSD cards should help with the offline storage problem.

One thing seems missing? - the opportunity to switch over to Android so that the contents of the Google app store are available.

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Windows Update borks elderly printers in typical Patch Tuesday style

PeterM42
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As usual...

It wasn't broke - so they fixed it.

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How do you like them Apples? Farewell sensible sized phones, forever

PeterM42
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What about......

...the 2.45inch Unihertz Jelly PRO Dual-SIM 4G smartphone?

2Gb RAM 16Gb Storage

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TalkTalk glitch causing mobiles and landlines to go off at the same time

PeterM42
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Re: Is it true they're thinking of renaming/rebranding themselves?

Actually they are renaming to "CRAPCRAP".

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