Re: We'll all benefit
He’s been surprisingly quiet for the past few days. Presumably he had to eat all the leftover burgers.
1625 posts • joined 7 Oct 2014
No you are all so wrong, Capita are a lovely caring company that goes the extra mile to help their contracts: Jonathan Lewis said so and he should know! They stand to lose £86m on a £1.3Bn contract through no fault at all of their own, so please think of the poor staff working for no money but purely for the joy of working at Capita.
@Jonathan Lewis make my paycheck payable into my retirement fund in the Antilles please.
Kaye was arrested in February of 2017 and pled guilty last month to counts of creating and using a botnet and possessing criminal property.
Perhaps, "pleaded guilty last month to several charges under Section 3 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990: unauthorised acts with intent to impair the operation of a computer, plus possessing criminal property." might be more appropriate?
In 2018 I cancelled my main Visa debit card at least twice, thanks to British Airways and O2, cancelled my business Mastercard once (Marriott) and my (very rarely used) BA Amex card forever. I have pretty much give up on providing hotels with any card details now and I only reserve rooms that can be paid for via Carlson Wagonlit, and then only via monthly invoice from them.
Tried various "parental locks" and "supervisory" software. Most of those apps have been developed by retards who think that they just have to call their pathetic offerings "KidSafe" or similar for us to buy them.
Education is the key to children using the internet safely. Teach them how to watch out for perverts and the tin foil hat brigade or how to tell genuine emails and websites from the fake ones. I do not have the time or inclination to spend several hours per night supervising 3 children either doing homework or chatting to their friends online.
.. we've created the world of Blade runner already
Deckard: Enhance 224 to 176. Enhance, stop. Move in, stop. Pull out, track right, stop. Center in, pull back. Stop. Track 45 right. Stop. Center and stop. Enhance 34 to 36. Pan right and pull back. Stop. Enhance 34 to 46. Pull back. Wait a minute, go right, stop. Enhance 57 to 19. Track 45 left. Stop. Enhance 15 to 23. Give me a hard copy right there.
Alexa: Sorry, Deckard, you lost me at Enhance 224 to 176.
A little more way to go yet I think.
I've certainly lost the plot on how to deal with those electric passport gates. Every time I go through them there is someone in front of me stuck in a glass area with flashing red lights and screaming "I put the bloody passport in the right way", followed by that unfortunate being shown the way to the endless manually-checked queue.
In the same way that Sainsbury's has just one person to handle the 20+ "Thank you for using Sainsbury's self checkout" counters (wait till Dignitas get that one, by the way) UK Borders seem to have one person to handle several thousand angry electric passporteers all putting their passport in incorrectly. I for one always tend to to put it in the right side down, but the wrong way round, and it usually takes a teenager rolling her eyes and making "he's not really my father" signs to the other passengers for me to realise my error.
Perhaps there should be dummy tutorial machines along the long elasticised fencing to the machines, "hey well done, you managed to put your passport in correctly".
Nah, none of those. How about using a man-portable Railgun? Wouldn't have to worry about the projectile dropping out of the sky as it would go on into the atmosphere.
Of course, the fact that man-portable Railguns only exist in Arnie movies is totally irrelevant ..
When we have sorted out genuine human stupidity then feel free to embark on artificial intelligence.
Until then, I would much rather see professorships for the Advanced Study of Causes of Human Unintelligence, than everyone whining about how they are not getting an equal share in the AI/ML casserole of dreams.
.. even if they are Welsh.
Simon Mayall stated that he "couldn't have me escalating issues to you", and if I didn't take the £10k offer then I would be managed [presumably out] via my sick records.
I do not think that I have ever heard of someone being given a couple of hours notice and a rounded offer to quit.Then again this is Crapita we are talking about ..
No, the world has gone to the humans. Dogs, if you observe them with a critical eye, pretty much have a RealLife that life most humans can only dream of.
Well commented that person. In my opinion we need less "social media" (which by the way is almost exactly the opposite of 'social' in its nasty hostility to users and its shameless marketing and abuse of people's data) and far more people-to-people interaction. There are children at my kids' school that seem to have almost no life away from school except on their phones or computers.
Very widespread indeed. The MFA failure affected any organisation that had strict authentication enabled such as WPP and all its companies, for example. There have now been a number of very unfortunate incidents to do with Azure or Office 361, not least their having to reboot the North Europe data centre and then more recently the Texas data centre.
I could write a book about IT problems with governments and where nothing beats HM Government junior ministers for sheer, stubborn human stupidity, as in this example:
"My government-issued laptop keeps making a beeping noise, even though I know for a fact that it is switched off. It is very annoying indeed and will you please send someone asap to fix it at my house?"
Next day's engineer report:
"Subject's laptop was checked and found to be in full working order with no errors. However, this can not be said about the subject's smoke alarm which was situated almost directly above the laptop. Recommend that this member of HMG be sent several 9v batteries with instruction on how to fit them"
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