LG should walk away...........
.......from phones altogether as they only make unreliable ones.
600 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009
..........They don't call it PEACHES or some other fruit.
Microsoft always were a bit inconsistent with names:
For example, Windows
3.11 - Major functionality upgrade (networking)
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
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.
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...."
HMRC don't DO computers - they don't understand that these systems HAVE to work.
Currently - they DON'T!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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?
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.
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!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
-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!
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.
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.
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.
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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