* Posts by PeterM42

600 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009

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Since you love Flash so much, Adobe now has TWO versions for you

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Facepalm

OMG!!!!

TWO versions of CRASH!!!!!!!!!!

Eat me, Michael: 98% of EMC shareholders back Dell mega-gobble

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Facepalm

Looks like........

....a train crash waiting to happen.

Tesco Mobile does what? Hahahahahahaha. Sorry customers

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Go

It's time......

......to switch to GiffGaff.

TAFE's troubled tech terminated

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FAIL

Ah - SAP.......

CRAP as usual. WHY don't people LEARN that SAP is German for CRAP?

Admins in outcry as Microsoft fix borks Group Policy

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FAIL

Just some more.....

....untested crap from MicroCRAP.

Microsoft thinks it's fixed Windows Server mess its last fix 'fixed'

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FAIL

Dear Microsoft

Try actually TESTING. It works wonders for your reputation. (Or at least it USED TO).

TalkTalk scam-scammers still scam-scamming

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Trollface

I strung along one of the "Microsoft here" people for 20 minutes once before telling him where to shove his computer. Great fun! DON'T MESS WITH PENSIONERS!!!! Especially retired IT ones. :) :)

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Trollface

Directly from Microsoft?????

I strung along one of the "Microsoft here" people for 20 minutes once before telling him where to shove his computer. Great fun! DON'T MESS WITH PENSIONERS!!!! Especially retired IT ones. :) :)

Gov to pull plug on online ID verification portal Gateway in 2018

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FAIL

Oh well....

...another failed Government IT project on the way.

Microsoft shifts Windows 7 and 8.1 fixes to 'rollup' bundles

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FAIL

"....to improve the reliability and quality of our updates."

SERIOUSLY NEEDED. Have Microcrap only just realised what the rest of the world already knew?

TalkTalk broadband customers continue to flee

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Angel

Near Miss

We were with Tesco, who were going to shunt us over to CrapCrap without really telling us.

Whew! near miss - switched to PlusNet instead. Now THEIR customer service is just that - SERVICE.

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WTF?

Re: Complete Bunch of

Er, isn't it spelt dildos?

Snafu! BT funnels all customers' sent email into one poor sod's inbox

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FAIL

Bunch of Tossers ( BT ) strikes again

Perhaps they should change their corporate name?

SAP warns: Americas slowed our 2016 start

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Re: SAP is shit

NO! - SAP IS SHIT - ask anyone who was a customer of npower when they switched to a SAP billing system. Actually, no - SAP is NOT shit - shit can be used as manure, so has at least SOME use.

Time will show SAP as one of worst pieces of software in computing history. Dedicated to the enrichment of it's German authors and "consultants".

British booter bandit walks free after pleading guilty to malware sales

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Pirate

The MINIMUM punishment should be....

....removal of his testicles

Angry Vodafone customers spark Ofcom probe after phone bill overcharge snafu

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Thumb Up

What is wrong with.....

.......switching to GiffGaff? Best of both PAYG and contract. If you want to pay monthly, then buy a "Goodybag" and set it to repeat monthly. IF you want to change tarif every month or switch to PAYG, then you can do that EVERY/ANY month. If you wanted to move your number away from GiffGaff (why would you do that???), you can get your PAC from the website, unlike other providers who desperately argue that you should stay with them and only give the PAC code when you threaten to report them to the regulator.

Join via https://giffgaff.com/orders/affiliate/peterm42 and get £5 free.

Union warns of second round of 'massive' layoffs at IBM in Europe

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Unhappy

Yet another meaning for the letters IBM.....

It's Being Miserly

Between you, EE and the lamppost ... this UK cell network is knackered

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FAIL

Re: The BT effect

Bunch of Tossers + Errors Everywhere is a recipe for disaster.

Software, not wetware, now the cause of lousy Volvo drivers

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Re: While they are at it . . .

. . could they (Volvo) fix the problem with the indicators on the cars they make. I cannot recall ever, in over fifty years of driving, having seen the bloody things working!

Actually - I think it is a fault in the driver module. You know the pr@t in the driver's seat.

Black Monday: Office 365 down and out in Europe

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Hopefully....

...nobody is actually SURPRISED at the impact of this inevitable failure.

(As predicted many moons ago.)

We're four years away from digitising England's courts – report

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FAIL

Another government-sponsored project.....

...about to cost £MEEELIONS before failing completely.

The paperless office? Don’t talk sheet

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Devil

Ah! - The "Paperless Office"

About as likely and useful as the Paperless LOO

Telemarketers hit with £70,000 fine for cold-calling pensioners

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Pirate

Only a £70,000 fine...........?

Hanging would be too good for them.

Stylish Vaio biz mobe is flying this way – ah, it's got Windows 10 inside

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Flame

I can't really see.....

...Microsoft making significant inroads into a market dominated by something which works well, is "universal" and cost-effective (Android) or over-priced and sold to "believers" (IOS).

Microcrap missed the boat on smartphones and are now in the process of screwing up the PC market which they used to "own".

Roll on the Android desktop/laptop.

Microsoft quits giving us the silent treatment on Windows 10 updates

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Microsoft going down the pan big time

NT6.1 (Windows 7) wasn't broke, so they "fixed" it, so now it's SERIOUSLY broken.

Bank fail: Ready or not, here's our new software

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FAIL

Apart from Government IT Systems....

The winners (losers) have GOT to be npower and Scottish Power, who implemented SAP billing systems clearly without ANY useful testing whatsoever, resulting in sanctions from the regulator, fines, compensation to customers and (of course) lost customers.

Flash flushed as Google orders almost all ads to adopt HTML5

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Megaphone

It's about time...

...that Adobe CRASH was put where it belongs - in the IT bin of history

Health Secretary promises NHS £4.2bn to go 'digital'

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FAIL

Ah....

...ANOTHER government IT mega-failure pending implementation.

Bye-bye, BT: Finance director jumps ship

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Trollface

Re-arrange these words to form a well-known saying....

Leaving a rats ship sinking

Security bod watches heart data flow from her pacemaker to doctor via ... er, SMS? 3G? Email?

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I'll just change the channel on this router.......

.....cough, choke......URGH!

HSBC online customers still in the cold after hours-long lockout

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You could all save a lot of trouble.......

......by switching to Santander. Don't get problems with their online banking.

TalkTalk Business email servers titsup for days after DNS config snafu

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FAIL

Re: Ha

"The levels of salt need to measured in tonnes. [Is that a new unit, a TalkTalk's worth of salt?]"

No - TalkTalk's bullshit is measured in CrapCraps.

Microsoft shelves 'suicidal' Android-on-Windows plan

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Megaphone

A dose of reality

Windows took over the desktop despite NOT being the best technology (bit like VHS vs Betamax).

Android is taking over the tablet/smartphone despite NOT being the best technology.

Microsoft should not waste any more effort/money chasing a market already lost.

Roll on Android on the desktop/laptop for the same reasons that Windows took that marketplace.

In the meantime Bluestacks works quite well. (www.bluestacks.com)

Pause Patch Tuesday downloads, buggy code can kill Outlook

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Re: Directly from Microsoft

"Well, no-one who's installed the patch can send them email telling them that they've fucked up again..."

Er.... you left out the YET (again).

Another day, another MicroCRAP cockup.

HMRC signs up Bain for £10.7bn Aspire migration

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FAIL

Yet another Government IT disaster on it's way?

Virtually guaranteed!

Cloud drives up growth in SAP's third quarter

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FAIL

Q: Who on earth buys S(CR)AP?

A!: npower.

A2: Scottish Power

- the 2 energy companies bottom of the ratings list for customer service and top of the Energy Ombudsman's list for complaints. Guess who provides their billing systems?

Hated Capita Contingent Labour One contract will be overhauled

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Trollface

BRILLIANT!

Get a monopoly and a BRILLIANT new logo - nice one The Register.

Oracle, SAP, IBM: They're rubbish and charge you billions for Excel, says man

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FAIL

Ah - SAP.......

The system that generates customer complaints to regulators in place of energy bills (npower and Scottish Power).

"Sap" is often used as a derogatory term.

SAP is ALWAYS a derogatory system.

Weird garbled Windows 7 update baffles world – now Microsoft reveals the truth

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FAIL

WANKERS!!!!!!

Oh wait! - they are not that self - starting.

Tear teardown down, roars Apple: iFixit app yanked from store

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Re: Good reason not to deal with Apple

ABSOLUTELY.

As an IT consultant, I often get asked for advice (don't we all!?).

And I always recommend against the (technically superior?) Apple products for all the reasons expressed above.

Capita: O2 call centre staff exodus is premature evacuation

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Change of habit?

Better change of provider.

I swopped to Giff Gaff. (Yes I know it piggybacks off O2, but the service is MUCH better.)

Shattered Skype slowly staggers to its feet after 15-HOUR outage outrage

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Mmmm that's the problem....

....with Skype being owned and run by MICROCRAP.

They don't know how to do anything now Big Bill does not run the show.

Sorry, but it's true.

Thousands cut off from email after EE bungles domain renewal

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Everything Everywhere........?

AKA

NOTHING NOWHERE

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FAIL

Everything Everywhere........?

AKA

NOTHING, NOWHERE

Printer drivers ate our homework, says NSW Dept of Education

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Why?......

......would anyone who looks at such things EVER even think of implementing a CRAP, sorry I mean SAP system?

Windows 10 now on 75 million devices, says Microsoft

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Re: Ok so 10M have installed it

.....and add another 3 (or was it 4) failures - and that was only my test machine!

The "clever" thing Blundersoft are doing is to make you use an .iso so it won't authenticate the product key, which means: "Go buy a new licence".

BOG OFF BLUNDERS OFT!

EE Harrier Mini grounded by errant Wi-Fi calling upgrade

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Re: YOU borked it - replace it NOW.

Rule 4 - switch to GiffGaff.

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FAIL

Re: Cognitive dissonance here ...

Does this obvious lack of testing mean they are using ex-Blundersoft testers?

Capita: Listen up redundo staff, we know you're leaving but...

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Go

Some simple math

Crapita + O2 = DOUBLE disaster.

Go GiffGaff (best of contract AND PAYG)!

Poor Imation's revenues continue their never-ending death spiral

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FAIL

Probably just as well

Anything I ever bought from Imation was CRAP!

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