If they didn't... did they know a man who can?
187 posts • joined 24 Aug 2007
Normally, Chip and Pin, and Chip and Sign use the same terminal. They need the same chip reading hardware.
Sure you're not confusing Chip and Sign and Swipe and sign when you say it's a shite terminal?
"our wifi antenna"
I do hate things being labelled incorrectly.
Re: occasional business use
There is also a difference between use of your car for "business use" and "transporting goods for a company".
On top of that, there is also a difference between "use in regards to the owners business" and "use in regards to the owner's employers business"
Re: Can't charge one?
Lets see... one at the local toyota dealer, one at a hotel, and the local shopping centre car park. Heading the other way, there's a carpark a couple of miles away, then at the nissan dealer 5 miles away.
None of which are really places I'm going to either beable to leave the car overnight, or sit there when I get a call out because the car was sat outside my house with out enough charge for the day
Bring on electric cars.. oh yeah, I forgot, I'm one of the large number of people who can't charge one.
Re: it's all too obvious
My old IP range used to appear to be about 50 miles east of where I was if you checked it out via geoIP location.
Which always made me laugh, given the IP range in question was registered to my address, down to the house number and postcode!
Re: It wasn't always that way
Who else here remembers Afterburner from Erols, later RCN?
They weren't lost. The argument is that the failures in the system didn't allow the emergancy system to locate where the call was coming from accuratly.
The babysitter might not have been able to give the most accurate address - panic/etc can prevent this.
It's not that the paramedics were out of contact/etc, it's that they didn't have the right information to start with to allow them to go directly to the scene
You can ignore "other countries" in this, and just look at KCom.. that's how KC do their FTTP for the most part, a semi-rigid tube from the pole to the building, and blow the fibre though that.
Re: I'm not surprised in the slightest
I order my burgers plain.. and once that too 3 attempts to actually get a burger of just the meat in the bun!
Re: Fun fact.
Well, the London - Birmingham motorway was orginally going to be called the A50 (because broadly mirroring the A5) before it became the M1 and M6...
A dremel though the antenna works wonders on contactless cards..
Re: In other news
Depends, do that to my house and you won't cut off cloud devices from their cloud..
Not every internet connection is cable based?
Re: Turbo Button
Technically, it's the other way around:
When Turbo is "on" (switch on) the machine runs at slow speed, when it's off the machine runs at it's normal speed.
Re: Good going cobber
handy learning for if you need to move a spaceship out the way of a pair of missiles though...
Re: Just demand Migration Access Codes
MACs don't exist to the end user anymore, now you just order the service from someone else, and they deal with talktalk.
Re: Seriiously WTF
Had a quote for a part of £800 for a wheel (brand new from jaguar/ford was £260..) so I rang the breaker.
"Boss says we have to respond to every request, if we don't have it we put a silly price in" - makes a bit of a useless site when people do that.
But raise that as a comment with them, and you'll get back the stock "we're not a monopoly" answer...
The first thing that poped into my head, of course, was:
Please state the nature of the medical emergancy?
Re: Incredible (Talking Toilet Paper!!)
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...
Re: Sky Pirates?
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!
Re: If you want to screw something up, use excel
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.
Re: In the dark ages
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.
Re: A little balance...
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 :(
Re: Arsehole magnet
Re: Tesla "400 kWh of free 'leccy credits"
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..
Re: To those who say it has been tried and failed
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.
Re: I'm in 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.
Re: Good day to say this.
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 :)
Good day to say this.
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"
Re: kick from a cow
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).
Re: metrics rather than opinions
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!
Re: standard operating procedures
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.
Re: Change management 101
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.
Re: Saw this coming and recently decamped to Zen
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.
Re: operate the ignition
That's why I said an older diesel - most don't even have that.
Re: operate the ignition
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?