The first thing that poped into my head, of course, was:
Please state the nature of the medical emergancy?
168 posts • joined 24 Aug 2007
The first thing that poped into my head, of course, was:
Please state the nature of the medical emergancy?
I don't know why, but my head filled this in in CL4P-TP's voice from borderlands. It seemed fitting though.
Naw, it's a 15lb lump hammer you need...
All I got in my head from this was..
It is I, the spectaculous Don Karnage! My bloodthirsty horde is on an intercept course with you. We will be shooting you and looting you in precisely... Ten minutes. Felicitations!
Friend had a sheet that listed leased lines between international sites. Marked which were old and to be disconnected, and which were new and now live.
Between last update, and going to the next department, someone spotted the sheet didn't have the company logo on it, and inserted it, moving some coloums down.
All "to be disconnected/old" became "new/live", and all "new/live" lines became "to be disconnected".
They only noticed when the sites started to vanish..
Had this yesterday at a client's.
KC suggested to the client rebooting the router. Didn't do much, as dhcpd is disabled on the router, and is coming from a windows server. So it can affect MS DHCP server requests to.
Client has 2 identical machines on the network. Naturally only one was affected by this.
I have an xtype with the "terrible" 2.2 litre diesel. It's only done 242,000 and still returns 70+mpg on long runs.
Terrible, really unreliable.. ;)
Have a client with a bricked talktalk router.
Talktalk have spent 5 days trying to talk them through fixing the windows update stops dhcp bug, and say they now need a BTo engineer to look at the line at ~£56, when the fault is the talktalk router is dead.
Don't you mean the LHC, the London Hydraulic Power Company?
I wish I could explain my view on this, but it's from experiance, but yes.
I'd take the Judge over jury on believing in fair trial.
Business hub 5 - 8 machines, 8 phones (BT Cloud voice), if the BH5 does the wifi and routing/vdsl2 work, it needs to be rebooted ever 3 or so hours due to overheating.
Using it just for the routing/vdsl2 (everything else on the end of a bridge to a new office, new wap, etc), and it stayed up for 14 days with out even a resync.
They are built down to a price, and you get what you pay for.
That's a lovely idea for me. I'm dyslexic and only remember numbers by patterns.
Changing the layout would effectively lock me out completely.
I have enough problems when I have to use a number I have worked out on a PC keypad on a phone as it is :(
Depends where you are as well, EV's won't take off around my area because no one has off road parking, and you therefore can't charge them at your home..
Also, for the bits that don't have fibre... One site I deal with has a great 8/1 line. And it's only costing the same as the 80/20 I have with Zen outside hull.
Most of my clients on KC call them kingston clowns
The only reason I was quoting for a windows server today was Sage.
If we didn't need windows to run the sage data service for the data, we wouldn't have even bothered.
The first engineer canceled the job with "Unable to find site".
Site in question is roughly 3 acres in size.
As to muppets:
Muppets are entertaining, and do what they claim to.
Therefore there can be no comparison to most BTo engineers :)
Nice to see BTO saying this.
Pitty it was on our 2nd appointment day for a pstn install.
Last thursday the engineer didn't show, and reported that we refused access to the site.
Security have no record of the engineer even showing up at the site.
Today I got an sms at 0709 saying an engineer will be allocated.
0906 I got an sms saying an engineer called Malcom was allocated, and his phone number was included and that he would ring me before work started.
At 0927, I got an SMS to say the engineer was enroute.
At 1011, I got an email from my provider to say the engineer had canceled the appointment.
Chasing it, "the engineer wasn't provided contact details to call".Job has my number in the notes, ISP could ring me on it, Openreach could SMS me on it, but the engineer apparently can't use a telephone.
And we've been charged £60 a call out for "missed appointments"
Cool, we'll meet the meat.
I removed rapport from a client's PC due to the fact he didn't have permission to install it (and infact, we're not 100% how he did).
I filled the "why you are removing this" form it gave on uninstalling in with the words "non-authorised software installed", including my details.
I got a call from them accusing me of claiming Rapport is illegal software, and they have every right to get people to install it (whether they are allowed to or not).
Like Barclays know their own security.
Last month I was told I am unable to withdraw cash from my current account because my chip and sign account/card needs to be pin verified, and that Barclays don't issue chip and sign cards.
This is while holding a chip and sign barclays debit card in my hand, of course.
I think if you could lick both terminals on most car batteries, you'd be in another industry!
Depends where you are. My area has milk floats (electric) for the town, and flat bed transit diesels for the out lying areas.
Press a button to have amazon logistics screw up another delivery to your house?
"I'm almost out of loo roll, well, I did want to sit in tomorrow from 0800 to 2100 in case amazon turn up"?
No issue there, I bet it'll be amazon logistics, so turning up at all would be a bonus.
Demon's servers were canned by vodafone a couple of years ago.
Punts and mail delivery (smdps iirc) were canned in favour of exchange.
I doubt the exchange system was actually part of demon.
I have 2 demon customers left.
One was full business, and so the only reason we haven't moved to another ISP after their domain was outsourced to namesco was because the cab is due to be upgraded in a few months, and so we'll leave as soon as FTTC is an option.
The other was using a demon.co.uk subdomain, and the only reason they stayed with Demon was due to the email. Now that's moved to another provider, the line will follow asap.
Both will probably go to Zen too.
That's why I said an older diesel - most don't even have that.
As a diesel is compression ignition by timing, I'd say in an old diesel, the starter motor is very much the ignition system: As it's providing the rotation to a) provide compression and b) to turn the injector pump to actually inject the fuel and therefore be ignited?
My older lenovo netbook (s20 series) actually came with 2 power buttons for this: one on the keyboard for turning it on, and one on the side you press with a finger nail, that powers on to a boot menu!
Having to fix software in hardware?
Or a battery powered delorean?
I don't have a TV licence, and I've never had a problem.
But then, unlike your example ("cable TV from Virgin") I don't have a system that receives broadcast TV, the only access I would have to BBC is via iplayer, and I haven't used that since canceling my tv licence either.
Which for someone like me, who only remembers numbers by a pattern (yay dyslexia) would basicily be reduced to counter service only for money withdrawals. And I'm already been told by one branch of barclays that I can't do that with out a PIN either :(
Worse, they survived and became us!
What car, I want to look at the list/photo, as that's insane.
I though my Mk4 mondeo was bad with 16.
(2 4way pads, centre select on each, then cruise control on/off/res/can/up and down)
The jag is nicer (phone, source, volume up/down, select up/down, cruise up/down, res and can) 10 total options only
We have xray machines (drugs scanners) on XP, we can't upgrade them because we can't be sure the software (dosing) will be safe.
The newer models we have use W7 Pro.
Thankfully they aren't networked, but I don't want to be the one writing the assement on the softwares safety if the host OS upgrades before testing has been completed..
Banks are good at conflicting information too.
I had fraud on my chip and sign card.
Bank told me the transaction was pin verified.
I pointed out that surely if a C&S transaction has been pin verified, there's a very obvious bad transaction?
They said no, it's perfectly valid to do pin verification on an account with no pin.
Want to swap with my Virgin Business cable? A blazing 10/0.768, all for only £70 a month ;)
It's worse for virgin business clients. There's no modem mode in the firmware that's accessable by the end users, and they have withdrawn the multiple IP option that allowed you to use your own router behind the business superhub.
So you're stuck with that they provide, or you double nat. :(
If it wasn't for YT, I wouldn't have flash on my machines.
On the one I use the most (S20-30 netbook), the html5 version keeps the CPU at a "happy" 40-50% load, compared to 15-20% for the flash version.
Currently that is the only thing I use it for.
What happens if you can't handle PINs?
In the UK, you can't use a signature for a chip and pin card, for those few of us with number issues, we get issued chip and sign cards.
Hah, you think it's fun with US cards?
Try a UK Chip and Sign card. You end up spending hours every month explaining to people what it is, and that no, you didn't just "hack" their system to make it ask for a signiture..
Does anyone actually leave this shovelware one?
Shareit is one of the first things we uninstall on any lenovo machines.
I work in the north lincolnshire area, I used to carry an O2 and a 3 phone.
3 for data, O2 for calls because 3 had coverage till you walked into a client's building.
O2 would just drop to 2G, but atleast it worked.
making EE from orange and t-mobile went from 5 networks to 4.
BT taking EE went from 4 networks to.. 4.
if EE hadn't been formed and we still had T-mobile and Orange networks, I expect the 3/O2 would have gone though.
What unlimited downloads?
I had that on 3, for £18. then I got a letter..
Unlimited data (on the handset) with 12Gb tethered, for £33.
I was a 3 and O2 customer (backup and primary phones).
Now I'm an EE and O2 customer (backup..)
I loved the idea of going from a £18 to £33 contract, while losing facilities, where as the £19 offering would have been a much better match to my usage.. but no, 3 said the £33 had been recommended because of my usage patterns (very few calls, 4 or so SMS a year, all data and tethering usage of around 7GB a month).
So I left.
My local post office is 5 mins away.
My local delivery office is 10 mins away (walking).
My nearest TNT depot is 1.2 hours, DPD is 1.2 hours...
Yes, I go to the post office often to get parcels because I can't afford to employ someone to sit in my house all day to accept parcels.