* Posts by PeterM42

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LG: We're not walking away from Windows Phone

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FAIL

LG should walk away...........

.......from phones altogether as they only make unreliable ones.

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FAIL

The low number of sales of LG phones......

......probably has more to do with LG producing rubbish phones.

LG should not only "walk away" from Windows, but from Android (and any other phone OS) as well. That way the poor customers would not end up having paid out good money for a crap phone.

Glider pilot 'swallowed camera memory' say plunge tragedy cops

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Facepalm

When it comes to trial........

................The court will have to go through the motions..

Microsoft kills Windows Live brand

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WTF?

At least..........

..........They don't call it PEACHES or some other fruit.

Microsoft always were a bit inconsistent with names:

For example, Windows

3.1

3.11 - Major functionality upgrade (networking)

95

98 MAJOR bug-fix for Windows 95

ME (isn't that a disease?) MAJOR disaster

NT 4 (First decent Beta for NT. I left out previous versions of NT 'coz they were really only prototypes)

2000 (NT 5.0) First GOOD release of NT

XP (NT 5.1) Lots of improvements

Vista (NT 6.0) TOTAL F***ING DISASTER

7 (NT 6.1) MAJOR, MAJOR bug-fix for Vista

8 (NT 6.2) Significant upgrade to support ARM/mobile devices

REVEALED: Samsung Galaxy S III is a PHONE

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If it is even better than a Galaxy S II..............

.............then it will be FANTASTIC. I have an S II and wonder why anyone would want an (inferior) iPhone where you cannot change the battery, or the memory card, are are locked into Apple for all sorts of things, etc., etc.

Moon at annual perigee this weekend

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WTF?

We are all doomed!!!!!!!..........

....Oh, er..... no. we are not after all. That was just what some moron said about global warming.

I need a New Laptop!!

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Buy a Samsung

As an IT consultant, I always used to say buy Dell, but having bought a Samsung laptop end of last year and now got a Samsung smartphone (having had a cheapo Samsung non-smartphone for ages which is still 100%), I am totally "switched" to Samsung - just get the best you can afford.

Swedish men ordered to present cervices in database flub

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FAIL

"It may just have been the human factor"

Yeah - it is often "human factors" which bring down aeroplanes where they are not supposed to land. Thankfully, this "human factor" error was somewhat less distressing.

LG back in black after six-month cash bleed

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FAIL

Reliablity????

Has LG mobile phone reliability improved? Judging by the previous comment - NO!

I Dunno, 'coz I will NEVER, EVER buy another LG mobile phone.

Olympic champ ad blitz dents Virgin Media despite £1bn sales

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Branson......

He sure ain't Stoopid.

Since Virgin took over NTL, the service has improved.

As an ex-airline employee, I know that Virgin Airlines are VERY well respected in the industry.

So he must be doing something right.

Gaia scientist Lovelock: 'I was wrong and alarmist on climate'

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FAIL

And he is now known as.......

.....a complete PR@T

LG 3D phone revamp hits Europe

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FAIL

Reliability???

All very clever I'm sure, but will it be any more reliable than it's rubbish predecessors?

'Real time' PAYE pilot goes live at HMRC

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FAIL

Take their own medicine

If it is ANYTHING like the existing systems, it will be a TOTAL DISASTER. Then, presumably, the users will have to phone an 0845 number to get help - HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!

"Your call is important to us....."

"All our operators are busy at the moment...."

etc., etc.,

HMRC don't DO computers - they don't understand that these systems HAVE to work.

Currently - they DON'T!!!!!!!!!!

Dot-London squeaks under ICANN deadline

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Megaphone

What about ENGLAND....

...Wales and Scotland. I was always under the impression these were COUNTRIES which should have their own TLDs. Especially important if fishy Salmond has his way and Scotland is devolved from the UK.

RIM should focus on BBM, find a human CEO

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The new TB

When I was a lad, many years ago, TB (Tuberculosis) was a prevalent dangerous disease.

There is a new TB - Talking B****cks which is rapidly spreading and seems incurable.

Thorsten Heins is clearly suffering from the new TB.

Orange 3G data network goes titsup

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FAIL

The future's bright......

..............the future's a LEMON.

Solar storm arrives, nobody notices

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WTF?

WE ARE ALL DOOMED!!!!!!

,,,Oh!, er, no, we are not after all,

I am thinking I should have had a career as a doomsayer - EVERYONE seems to listen to them and NO-ONE listens to common sense these days.

Global warming doomsayers take note!

Microsoft's Azure cloud down and out for 8 hours

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FAIL

I hate to say "I told you so"

No, actually, I LOVE to say "I told you so" - clouds blow on the wind. How can anybody run a business on that basis. NOT ME for one.

It's the same with outsourcing to some country where they cannot even speak to your users without communication problems. Been there, experienced that, thank you very much.

FAIL!!!

FAIL!!!

FAIL!!!

FAIL!!!

FAIL!!!

FAIL!!!

Marriot International trashes telepresence rooms

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WTF?

We all can do it anyway

With the availability of today's technology, most people can have a private online teleconference as long as they have the right bit of kit (like a cheap laptop) and internet access, which is available in most good hotels (especially those catering for business users). So why pay hotel charges for the dedicated room?

Logica profits slump in 'much more difficult' 2011

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Unhappy

I feel sorry for the employees

It was bad enough when I worked for that bunch of t****rs, years ago. Even the favoured few are unlikely to get pay rises now, so that just leaves the top brass sitting pretty. And if you don't believe that - just have a look at the next Directors' Remuneration section of the Company Report.

Samsung Series 9 skinny laptop priced for Blighty

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Re: Non-gloss!!!!

Hear! Hear! I recently bought a (significantly cheaper!!) Samsung laptop with non-reflective screen - ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! It is time all other manufacturers realised that glossy screens are a PAIN!

Judging by recent offerings, it looks like Samsung is now THE manufacturer of preference (especially since Dell started their downhill slide). Before anyone starts arguing about that - have you tried a "Dell" printer recently - AAARGGGGHHHH!!!!

Spitzer spots first solid buckyballs in stellar disc

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Windows

Life, Jim, but not as we know it.

Sorry - I used to be a "Trekkie".

Let's hope the Carbon doesn't combine with Oxygen anywhere to form CO2 or we are all DOOMED!!

On no, sorry, that's all nonsense about CO2 destroying our planet/solar system/galaxy/whatever.

Flash DOOMED to drive itself off a cliff - boffins

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Facepalm

Not so reliable?

Having supported PCs since the 1980's, I was surprised that I have had to do OS rebuilds on BOTH my Granddaughter's netbooks which are fitted with SSD's. Necessary because of apparent disc corruption. I'm not saying it WAS because of the SSD's unreliability, but Dell replaced one of them under warranty in addition to my rebuild work.

Climate models need revising: Droughts, heat waves not such a big deal

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Unhappy

Grass Growing

This "climate change" is a total nonsense. On the (not that) rare occasions the grass in my garden goes yellow through a shortage of rain, 2 or 3 rainfalls later is is GROWING LIKE MAD and is as green as ever even in mid-summer.

"Climate Change" is all about screwing gullible governments and the public for money to boost big business owners' bonuses.

Coming to a continent near you: America

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Alien

Several million years' time - Nice safe prediction that one

I predict that all humans on the earth will live in complete harmony, with no taxation, no crime, no need to work, plenty of food, everyone will drive perfectly, free petrol and sunshine every day.........

In 10 million years time!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh - and the internet will be totally free and the Eurozone will not be totally flawed and.......

You can predict anything you like if it's far enough ahead not to matter. Unfortunately, like listening to politicians - someone is going to take it seriously.

New sat data shows Himalayan glaciers hardly melting at all

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Flame

I'm NOT surprised at all

This "Global Warming" nonsense is just a way for the government to screw more money out of taxpayers.

The temperature of the Earth is controlled by that raging nuclear furnace a mere 93million miles awaynot a few humans breaking wind, etc.

JUST GET REAL!!!!!!

Virgin Media takes itself in hand after punter-package tickle whoopsie

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Pay for calls????

Of course if you had VM phone as well, you could just dial 150.........

No broadband provider is perfect, but since they became VM (previously NTL), their customer service seems to have improved quite a lot. AND my "10Mbps" is often around that mark.

No complaints!

Golden booty-shakin' bug named after pop diva Beyoncé

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Devil

Sorry, butt.......

Beyoncé's butt looks MUCH better that the fly's. These scientists DO have strange ideas (Like the alleged causes of so called "global warming".)

Software bug fingered as cause of Aussie A330 plunge

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FAIL

"......the pilot is the final authority...."

What? like in the FADEC system installed in the Chinook which crashed on the Mull of Kintyre?

But the MoD said was "pilot error" (now disproved).

I DON'T THINK SO.

May the Lord preserve us from hairy-@rsed programmers, MoD "experts", poor maintenance and inadequate safety systems.

'Flash Gordon' supercomputer powers up in January

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Flame

McAfee??

I think it has been renamed to McCrap

Logica axes 1,300 jobs as profits set to be just £240m

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FAIL

Here they go again

-Treat the employees like dirt.

-Make sure the senior management are not affected (especially their share dividends).

-Realise AFTER the event which way the business is going.

Nothing changes there. I tell you it was a welcome relief when they lost the contract I was working on and I was TUPE'd to another company (where I even got a PAY RISE!!!!)

I would be more impressed with the company if some of the senior managers were given the boot.

Potential customers be warned - a happy workforce provides a better service!

Is Bill Gates mulling a return to Microsoft throne?

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Happy

Come Back Bill........

......All is forgiven.

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WTF?

Versions of Windows

The reason "Windows 7" is better than Vista (NT 6.0), is that it is actually a bug-fix for Vista.

Look in Windows Explorer, Help, About - it is NT 6.1

Royal Mail double-dip billing bug enrages stocking-filling biz

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FAIL

The Royal Mail Site has always been CRAP

I have tried using the Royal Mail site for online postage for ages now and it is DREADFUL, USELESS, BADLY DESIGNED, TOTALLY NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE. They can carry on trying to "fix" it, but they haven't a hope - IT WILL NEVER WORK PROPERLY!

Capgemini should chuck the whole thing in the bin and start again. If you finally get the message, Capgemini, DON'T USE PDF. It is a "BROKEN TECHNOLOGY" also not fit for purpose.

Broadcom bullish in 802.11ac and in-car Ethernet

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IT Angle

Brings a whole new meaning.....

...... to the technical concept of "collision detect"!!!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrier_sense_multiple_access_with_collision_detection

More BT heads roll amid biz transformation

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FAIL

No Sympathy

Having had a (thankfully brief) employment contract at BT and a BT phone line for far too long until a decent alternative was available, I came to realise that BT stood for Bunch of Tossers.

Psst, kid... Wanna learn how to hack?

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Facepalm

It's NOT true........

.....that Microsoft is making a version of Windows 8 for it.

Irish banks settle with Oracle over banking software 'fiasco'

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FAIL

Why would they buy Oracle anyway?

If you have been involved at the bottom end of software implementations (ie: actually having to do the dirty work of installation and support), you know that Oracle is NOT the best. It seems to have it's fanbois, but it's still cr@p.

Remember to get version number 10.2.5.456.12.01.9.0.1.1.1 with the BLUE label on the CD (or is it v10.2.5.456.12.01.9.10.1.1.1 with the RED label??????? (I never remember.)

The salesmen must be good, because people still buy to regret.

LG runs up third-gen Prada phone

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FAIL

It will still be as unreliable as other LG phones

More LG Crapware.

Punters go postal with erratic Royal Mail site

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FAIL

Royal FAIL Website

I have tried using the Royal FAIL website to buy online postage. WHAT A DISASTER!!!

It really has to be one of the WORST websites on the internet.

Designed by an idiot and maintained by morons. It makes queueing at a post office preferable - THAT'S how bad it is.

Too rude for the road: DVLA hot list of banned numberplates

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WTF?

Sad..... Very Sad.......

.............When techies want computer numbers.

How about 0101 011?

Thai flood ripples set to impact entire world PC market

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FAIL

Just in time?.......

.............We used to call it "Just Too Late".

Mobile industry needs Windows, handset vendors warn

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FAIL

Just DON'T....

....have ANY OS on an LG phone - it will break.

LG seeks cash to save its smartphone biz

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Alert

I wouldn't put a penny into LG

They make CRAP phones and pouring all that money in would most likely be a complete waste, 'cos I (for one) AIN'T EVER going to buy another LG phone.

Blogger freaks after airport lackey fondles checked-in vibrator

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Megaphone

You know a lawyer who is NOT an amoral bloodsucker??????? WOW!!

Mozilla to Firefox users: Ditch crashtastic McAfee plugin

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FAIL

Dump McCrap

I had so many problems with McCrap that I finally dumped it and use AVG instead. Have advised all my "customers" to do the same. The most recent problem being that McCrap blocked a wireless printer on Windows 7, but not on XP machines on the same network. (Took a while to diagnose THAT one),

I also discovered that ScriptScan is a component that crucifies performance.

McCrap or McCrapaFee - call it what you like, but it is OFF my "approved" list.

The iPhone 4S in depth: More than just a vestigial 'S'

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WTF?

iPhone 4½ surely?

As this version of the Cupertino fondleslab is not called iPhone 5, but 4S, if you use "personalized car number plate logic", that becomes 4.5.

Therefore "iPhone 4½"

Microsoft updates Hotmail to deal with grey spam

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Meh

Warm Mail?

At least Hotmail is better than the useless google mail as used by Virgin Media - now, that really is CR@P.

Microsoft staff savage Ballmer at company confab

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Angel

Memory........

.........don't forget (pun intended) working out the difference between EXPANDED memory and EXTENDED memory.

Carphone Warehouse whipped for cheap Jesus mobe ads

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Facepalm

ASA do have some teeth.....

Through complaining to the ASA several times, I eventually stopped the Daily Mail using the word "WITH" to mean "you have got to cut out the coupon from the paper you conveniently had delivered so that you then have to go down to Tesco or W.H.Smiths to COLLECT the free CD or DVD we told you was going to be included WITH the paper".

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