* Posts by Lost all faith...

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'Major incident' at Capita data centre: Multiple services still knackered

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Am I missing something,,,

"He added Capita has a virtualisation platform which hosts at least 30 clients and many internal Capita systems, "

The beauty of VM's is you can spin them up in your BAU / DR site....oh wait.

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El Reg straps on the Huawei Watch 2

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Re: Another useless gadget

"My Tissot is still going strong on it's battery from 3 years ago."

My Christopher Ward Automatic is still going strong 6 years later with no battery ;)

I'll raise you.

My Citizen Eco Drive is still going strong after 10 1/2 years.*

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Capita payments service Pay360 goes TITSUP

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"due to a "major incident" in its data centre."

That's OK, just use one of the other sites, after all that's the beauty of "The Cloud" isn't it?

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Sysadmin finds insecure printer, remotely prints 'Fix Me!' notice

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I agreed, if it was indeed a neighboring network, i.e. in the next office, why didn't he simply knock on the door, instead of doing this over the top, convoluted means of letting them know.

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Auntie sh!tcans BBC Store after 18 months

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Re: State protected entertainment

However it is because it is funded by the license player you can get all the obscure stuff and well as some quality stuff.

Got kids?

Compare Cbeebies / CBBC to Nickelodeon or Pop and you very quickly realise what you pay for.

That obscure TV show only appealing to 50,000 people, no chance on commercial.

So tell me, if we make it for "fee payers only" can we prevent every single person not paying listening to the radio, accessing all the websites, going to the free / discounted concerts and the mass of everything else they do?

Oh sorry silly me, they only do BBC TV.

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Drones over London caused aviation chaos, pilots' reports reveal

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Pinch of salt with some of these reports....

"In April, police were called after a British Airways pilot reported that his plane had been struck by a drone as it approached Heathrow airport, but it was later determined that the object was not an unmanned aircraft. The plane landed safely."

It was actually later believed to be a carrier bad or similar.

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Dodge this: Fiat-Chrysler gets diesel-fuelled sueball from DoJ

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Re: It's not just diesels

"Your i10 has a 3 litre engine? Is there room for any seats?"

You know that feeling when you spot the mistake waaay to late....

3 cylinder 1.0 litre....

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Re: It's not just diesels

My 3 litre i10 gets pretty much spot on the quoted figures.

Hint:

Try using your cruise control more. I can easily get 5 - 10 more mph using it.

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Nokia's retro revival 3310 goes on sale and disappears immediately

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WTF?

Seriously, you've been able to get phones like this for £20.

Fools and money....

plus the 6310i was a FAR superior model

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Distro watch for Ubuntu lovers: What's ahead in Linux land

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Re: Now if just 1 major PC maker installed Linux by default...

Because when you are imaging drive by the thousand, it's actually more expensive to do a one off Linux build...and what variant of Linux? If you stick on Mint, you'll have another bunch of whiners complaining it isn't Ubuntu, if you stick on Ubuntu, another bunch will whine it not Arch....

Then they is the cost, do you know oc the price of an OEM license, but then if people want Windows, you tell them to pay for a retail edition.

Like it or not, 99.999% people "want"" an Intel box with Windows on it.

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Industrial Light & Magic: 40 years of Lucas's pioneering FX-wing

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Re: Ugh, that's what I forgot to do yesterday, watch Star Wars

Unfortunatly have sympathy for you.

I bought the "original" Star Wars trilogy only to find it was the awful Special Editions..Seems you can no longer buy the proper versions.

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Windows is now built on Git, but Microsoft has found some bottlenecks

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Re: GVFS sounds super dumb

".....despite re-writing Windows from the ground up with every major release, MS haven't."

<citation please>

I've never heard this from Microsoft. That would be like saying Linus writes Linux from the ground up with every major release. It's just utterly stupid and incorrect.

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Facebook shares own tools to trap bugs before they break code

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Re: My code never has bugs in it.

Nor MI*********&&&&^%$ne

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Google now mingles everything you've bought with everywhere you've been

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Re: Who?

you did....I take it you read the Terms and Conditions of your Credit Card and Android phone?

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EU ministers approve anti-hate speech video rules

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Re: Hate Speech

Hate speech is normally a variant of "You are angry and you're right to be angry. You deserve a much better life than you have. It's not your fault. It's the fault of those people over there. ......the only way to save yourself and your loved ones is to take action against these people."

You've just summed up an election campaign.

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Republicans' net neutrality attack written by… you guessed it, the cable lobby

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This may make you chuckle....

".... it from the beginning stated that it would not honour any of its election promises.[9] It claimed all other parties are secretly corrupt, and promised to be openly corrupt"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best_Party

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IT firms guilty of blasting customers with soul-numbing canned music

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Re: We are experiencing unexpected call volumes at the moment

you even get that at 2:30am on a Sunday morning....

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That would cost thousands to do these days....

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Re: What we need is a SILENCE option

I promise you it doesn't work. Having told endless call centre managers this, they will still think they no best and occasionally come up wit this bright idea.

Despite us having average speed to answer of less than 30 seconds, it's amazing how many people people drop of the phone after they are number 95 in the queue.

It usually takes less than a week to "reassess the situation".

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Re: Vomit

"I thought it was a legal requirement nowadays to tell you your place in the queue. Especially if you didn't phone a freephone number."

No such thing...sorry

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The best hold music I ever heard...

...was a large music shop in Birmingham that had it's own tech music studio.

The hold music was unsigned artists demo's.

After being on hold for 5 minutes someone answered and I asked to be put back on hold, which he happily did. Once the track finished, he picked up again. I sort of apologised, admitting i really liked the track at which point he said it was a common occurrence and occasionally they were asked to put people on hold until they hung up.

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Re: What we need is a SILENCE option

" along with a queue announcement indicating how many people ahead of you"

A decent call centre will NEVER, do that. It is pointless.

You are number 10 in the queue.

You are 5000 in the queue.

Which one would you hang up on?

You are number 10 in the queue.......1 person answering a call every 30 minutes.

You are 5000 in the queue......1000 agents handling a call every minute.

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Ahhh lovely...

...I'll just ask for £20,000 a year so I can play chart music.

Yes, it is that expensive.

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Re: Canned music isn't that bad compared to the alternatives

Or the even more infuriating...

"Did you know you log an incident or check for answers on our website at www....."

No I can't you fuckwits! I'm not phoning your broadband service desk because I'm bored and fancy killing 30 minutes of my time.

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PAH! Four decades of Star Wars: No lightsabers, no palm-sized video calls

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If you want a sort of "bloody dangerous type light sabre, but not quite slicing in half" check out Wicked Lasers

http://www.wickedlasers.com/krypton

then add this:

http://www.wickedlasers.com/lasersaber

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'The internet is slow'... How to keep users happy, get more work done

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What a wonderful world you live in...

...plenty of resources and plenty of time.

Passwords...Hmm lovely...synchronization

except of course your ancient legacy UNIX system has no idea what AD is, the 3 cloud services all use completly different password rules, what you want to use a $ sign in your password? Sorry not allowed. You can use ! howerver, aahhh the other application doesn't allow them.

Help guides? Give me a break. I've lost count how many times I spent day after day doing idiot guides for only people to ignore them? Why well the help desk will tell do it for them in 10 seconds, but it takes a minute to read and learn,

Sit down and document....is that 3 or 4 hours after I should of gone home?

Let them know?

We send out multiple emails days, even weeks in advance, post on the intranet multiple times, let all the managers and team leaders know and you still get some asshole going "I need to get this urgent <insert work> done for <insert directors name> and you can't take the service down now.

I have plenty of time for those that want to learn or are genuinely stuck after trying, but a huge amount of "customers" are lazy and can't be bothered to try.

Don't believe me?

Call yesterday.

"I need access to do XYZ"

I check account, they have access.

Guess what, they haven't even tried. They presumed they couldn't, so easier to log a call than actually spend 30 seconds trying.

Another in the queue....

How do I do ABC.....so that guide, that shows you how to do it in 4 easy steps, with pictures, is to difficult is it?

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Supreme Court closes court-shopping loophole for patent trolls

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Oh dear....

..think of those poor judges...no more gravy train.

Still they can go and service all the drones, autonomous vehicles and robots, like the rest of us plebs will be doing.

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Bankrupt school ITT pleads 'don't let Microsoft wipe our cloud data!'

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Re: Price googing?

Good luck getting a enterprise grade disk for that much.

Also you have no idea how much data there is...

That said, does seem very steep.

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Huawei Honor 8 Pro: Makes iPhone 7 Plus look a bit crap

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Not sure why people moan about Androids interface...

...just change it.

Mines set to Square Home 2 + an icon pack, gives it a lovely Windows phone look and feel.Granted the Live tile copy isn't as good, but it'll do.

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The spelling of "WhoAreWe" is also incorrect.

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SoftBank-Saudi fund raises world's biggest tech pot at $93bn

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Re: Robots and AI software don't pay tax

Don't be silly...they need our blood to feed the red weed...

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Yahoo! retires! bleeding! ImageMagick! to! kill! 0-day! vulnerability!

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Re: What! The! Hell! Does! ImageMagick! Have! To! Do! With! Yahoo!?

"Why anyone would still be using Yahoo for email is what confuses me."

To keep my protonmail box free of junk.

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Hi! I’m Foxy! It looks like you want to run Flash. Do you need help?

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Re: The problem are not 'web' developers.

Or untick the auto upgrade.....did this after they knackered Java.

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Telecoms fail in UK takes down passport scanners in Australia

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Re: The real issue

The time it takes for a US Robotics modem to dial in and download a copy of a Lotus 123 spreadsheet.

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Man sues date for cinema texting fiasco, demands $17.31

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Re: First Date...

@h4rm0ny

I think you missed the joke....it was that huge noise that went whooshing over your head.

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First Date...

A cinema to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

Think most of us can see how this was going to go from the very start.

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DXC Technology looks to lighten the payroll six weeks after launch

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Keep going....

...eventually you'll have 0 staff and therefore will be making 100% profit!

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Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped

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Re: Listening to Vinyl is a bit like eating at a posh restaurant

Yes, I do have a decent hifi system and yes, I still play CDs. [And, yes, I actually do have a BMW]

As they say, two out of three ain't bad.

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Kill Google AMP before it KILLS the web

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Re: Oh, meant to say - the Reg site is really slow on mobile

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You'll get a kick out of this: Qualcomm patents the 'Internet of Shoes'

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Hi Dave....

....I've noticed you have overpronation. How about a new pair of Mizuno Wave 12's. Currently on Amazon for £85.99. Jump 5 times to buy now.

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Phishing scum going legit to beat browser warnings

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Hand up....

...who couldn't see this coming?

Anyone?

Still at least you will no longer visit that "dangerous" blog / club page that doesn't even want your details.

No, just head along to that "safe" fake bank site instead.

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Mi casa es su casa: Ubuntu bug makes 'guests' anything but

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Re: More work

I'm impressed.

Something permissions wise that Windows does better.

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Windows Server's footprint shrunk to reduce Azure bills

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Re: Server 2012 Barely runs in 32Gb

The word "Disk" is mentioned 8 times in the article.

Guess you missed those.

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Windows 10: Triumphs and tragedies from Microsoft Build

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Re: Don't care

OEM is not legally transferable to another pc....

Whether you can do it or not is another matter...

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The real battle of Android's future – who controls the updates

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but Microsoft managed to update its (limited) phones, even if not running on Nokia hardware.

As for black boxed and patented hardware, I promise you there is far more in the "computing" world than phones.

How is the AMD processor, with your nVidia card, running on an Asus MB, with Crucial RAM with a Kingston SSD, using a Broadcom WiFi controller, overriding the Intel NIC connected to the ......

There is no reason that the OS can't be more separated from the hardware and a simple "Hardware Check" before update would suffice.

It wouldn't be that hard if the manufacturers supplied the drivers and Google did the OS.

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Bloke charged under UK terror law for refusing to cough up passwords

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Re: If Jesus Christ was born today he would be a terrorist.

I'd personally go with this

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a234/1282186/

If you are on about Jews in the current Israel, then there are very good reasons for a traditional "white" bias, the sheer volume of immigrants from central and northern Europe after the state was founded, running into the millions, causing an large scale shift in the racial makeup in the region.

Therefore comparing modern day racial make up in the region with potential past make up, is flawed.

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If Jesus Christ was born today he would be a terrorist.

Beard - Check

Not white - Check (get real idiots he was NOT white)

Believes he will be rewarded in Heaven for his suffering - Check

Goes round smashing up town centres in the name of religion - Check

Intolerent of other religions - Check

Preaches to larges crowds outside normal places of worship in a funny language - Check

Disappeared into desert for 40 days - Check

Dies as a martyr - Check.

Yep, Gitmo candidate right there.

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Re: Ugh

Sorry I don't follow recommendations or links from anonymous persons, without any background information or justification.

If we all did this, 90% of malware wouldn't be an issue.

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EC fines Facebook €110m for 'misleading' data on WhatsApp deal

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So let me get this straight...

...one of the largest users of "Big data", whose entire existence relies on knowing as much information as possible about not only its users, but also it's financial supporters (advertisers) and internal technology, went in blind to a purchase, not knowing if something fundamental to it's business model was technologically possible.

Bullshit.

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Nukes tests caused space weather, say NASA boffins

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Re: Fcukwits reach the top too.

What the hell are you on about?

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