* Posts by Duffaboy

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Oh dear, Lads: Spam marketing bosses banned from forming UK firms for clobbering folk with 500k calls and texts

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FAIL

This will hardly stop them from setting up again.

They will just ask someone else to be the front of the company.

London's Met police confess: We made just one successful collar in latest facial recog trial

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Joke

A police spokesman said

Damn those Pesky Guy Fawkes masks.

Tedious Service Bulletin: No prizes for guessing which UK bank's services are DOWN for business users

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FAIL

“working hard to fix this”

i.e we have no %$^&ing idea whats gone wrong

NASA's Opportunity rover celebrates 15 years on Mars – by staying as dead as a doornail

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Joke

Last GPS signal it gave was

Somewhere near Heathrow I believe

Error pop-up? Don't worry, let's just get this migration done... BTW it's my day off tomorrow

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Typical User

No end of times I get this.

User " An error popped up".

Me "Ok, What did it say"

User " I can't remember"

Me "What were you doing at the time"

User "I can't Remember"

Me "When did it last happen"

User "Months ago" (even though you are there on an unrelated matter.

or

User " I have a message here what do I do"

Me "Ok what is it saying"

User "Well its just asking me to click OK"

Me "Anything Else"

User "No, Just ok"

Me "Well you don't have much choice really than to just click OK."

A few reasons why cops haven't immediately shot down London Gatwick airport drone menace

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Alert

Has any one thought

That this could just be kids messing about with drones as they have broken up early for christmas.

Scumbag hackers lift $1m from children's charity

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FAIL

Wonder how much the It Training budget is?

I guess minimal or nothing.

GCSE computer science should be exam only, says Ofqual

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FAIL

When the kids own IT at home is better than the Sh*t they have at school

Most schools where I live use a certain supplier who's kit has been renowned for years to be a pile of stinking crap.

Russian rocket goes BOOM again – this time with a crew on it

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Damn them pesky

Windows 10 updates

Day two – and Windows 10 October 2018 Update trips over Intel audio

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So in summary

It's Intel's fault

A story of M, a failed retailer: We'll give you a clue – it rhymes with Charlie Chaplin

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FAIL

They failed because

1. Lacking in customer service, you walking in the store and had to dodge the pushy sales staff who wanted to bother you all the time (take note PC World)

2. Overpriced 10 quid for a lighting cable for instance

3. Staff lacked technical knowledge of the products they were selling, back in my student days the staff knew what component xyz did and could suggest an alternative.

4. Too many stores, you have to sell a lot of kit to cover wages, rates etc

Amazon Alexa outage: Voice-activated devices are down in UK and beyond

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Joke

Hang on what if

in the throws of ecstasy and passion Alexa misinterprets the command "yes yes yes" and puts on a track from the English prog rock band

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Joke

It's Skynet

I'll be back

HP Ink should cough up $1.5m for bricking printers using unofficial cartridges – lawsuit

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FAIL

though i never use refills myself

Hp have no right to do this to "your" equipment you bought it you own so therefore you should be able to do with it as you please.

You know all those movies you bought from Apple? Um, well, think different: You didn't

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Trollface

Please read the 500 odd

pages of your T&C's as it is buried there in the very small print

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A third of London boroughs 'fess to running unsupported server software

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Xp is still alive

worked on a couple of boxes this week

London's Gatwick Airport flies back to the future as screens fail

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FAIL

When will they learn

Seriously cutting costs never ever saves money in the long term

Almost 1 in 3 Brits think they lack computer skills to do their jobs well

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FAIL

there is a simple reason for this.

99% of companies issue their end users with IT kit without any sort of training on how to use it. I have only ever once witnessed an instance where training was mandatory, each user had to sit with a trainer going through the new features of windows and office. If all companies did this then us support staff would have little to do. There are numerous times i have been asked by a user who has logged a fault because they can't do the simplest of things such as printing, connecting a projector saving a file, creating an email signature, etc.

ZX Spectrum reboot latest: Some Vega+s arrive, Sky pulls plug, Clive drops ball

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Re: I was "lucky" enough to receive one...

"But you're not going away empty-handed - no, by Jiminy, you're not! You're taking away with you" (pause for dramatic effect) - "a botched together vega +!"

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FAIL

Re: Give it 10 years

it would have probably disintegrated by then,

ZX Spectrum reboot firm boss delays director vote date again

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Pic of shipped vega

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38420942_10155407196092062_1611979386003652608_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=765289cd1007fca3f16141ea8dfe9d3d&oe=5BD5037E

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FAIL

limited numbers of vega's have shipped and El Reg were informed of this

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-07-30-backers-have-started-to-receive-the-beleaguered-zx-spectrum-vega-plus-but-early-impressions-arent-great

Outage outrage: TSB app offers users a TITSUP* encore

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Re: Why

Well indeed but however you would let the heat die down first, they have failed again with what little confidence as a customer you had left

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FAIL

Why

Would you even think that it was a good idea to run another update on your systems considering the previous problems switching apps/platforms caused

IBM memo to staff: Our CEO Ginni is visiting so please 'act normally!'

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Re: Desks should be clear anyway,...

A clean desk is a sure sign of no work been done

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Trollface

where i work

this is achieved by walking around with a bit of paper in your hand.

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Joke

Quick everyone

Remove the pictures of meg whitman

Ailing ZX Spectrum reboot firm kicks crisis meeting into long grass

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Joke

move on there is nothing to see here

Literally nothing to see

FTSE has a nap after a full English IT glitch

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Joke

damn those

Pesky windows updates ..

Dixons to shutter 92 UK Carphone Warehouse shops after profit warning

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Are customers tired of changing their mobile every 12 months

May be the penny has dropped and customers are tired of shelling out on a new mobile every 12months,

Apple MacBook butterfly keyboards 'defective', 'prone to fail' – lawsuit

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Joke

The lack of response from the Apple Fanbois on this tread

Must be cause their keyboards are ....

TSB's middleware nightmare: Execs grilled on Total Sh*tshow at Bank

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Trollface

Rigorous testing

1. Can I logon Yes Check

2. Does Solitaire still work Yes Check

3. Collect Bonus

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Trollface

Re: PHB

They got them all from Linkedin

Newsworthy Brit bank TSB is looking for a head of infrastructure

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Joke

I'm sure..

Meg Whitman is available

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FAIL

LinkedIn

There's plenty of Techies on there with Bogus Cv's (whoops did i type Bogus) to pick from.

There is no perceived IT generation gap: Young people really are thick

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GrumpenKraut

yawn

Brit retailer Currys PC World says sorry for Know How scam

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Re: Nice story

takes one to know one

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Re: Nice story

Oh its 100% True as the default answer from their help line is to do a factory restore back to its out of the box settings. There is a valid reason to do this as the customer has most likely installed something to cause their problems. What is unacceptable practice is not stressing to your customers that your personal settings will be gone.

UK 'meltdown' bank TSB's owner: Our IT migration was a 'success'

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Joke

402 ?

surely he meant 404, i will leave that with you....

Amazon warns you have 30 days before Music Storage files bloodbath

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Kindle Books

I was thinking what next down the line, would Amazon delete all my digital books that I've paid for

Facebook supremo Mark Zuckerberg has flunky tell UK MPs: Nope, he's sending someone else

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FAIL

Not Surprising

If you were Mark Zuckerberg would you be bothered to face an committee of toothless MP's who will not have a significant impact on your billion dollar business ?

UK smut overlord declares age checks should protect users' privates

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Joke

Asking For a friend

Will he still be able to view Stormy Daniels vids

Fake news is fake data, 'which makes it our problem', info-slurpers told

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Trollface

Fake data

Take a look at all those BS Linkedin profiles

Techies building UK web smut age check tools: You'll get a spec next week

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Happy

Asking for a friend

Will they still be able to google Stormy Daniels

Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals

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A note on customer service , retailers

Don't jump on your customers as soon as they walk in the store as it really pi***s them off and frankly puts me going in on occasions just for a browse or an impulse buy.

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Really

Faceless warehouse with minimal staff paid on zero hour contracts at the minimum wage.

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