Can you substantiate any of that nonsense?
112 posts • joined 8 Aug 2018
Whats(goes)App must come down... World in shock as Zuck decides to intertwine Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp
We did Nazi see this coming... Internet will welcome Earth's newest nation with, sigh, a brand new .SS TLD
Check the Password page
Type in a password you suspect is out there and it tells you if it appears in the list. Without tying it to you, or anyone, of course.
Of course, for a laugh, I typed in 'password' and said over 50 million accounts used it. This kind of hack is nasty, but some of us should at least TRY to have a proper password!
Re: Carphone warehouse used to be quite good.
Odd, I worked for them pre takeover and they sold all the call centre and IT jobs to IBM's India plan purely to save costs, and put my entire department in the dole queue.
Maybe you mean as a customer... Though I spoke to enough dodgy, lying branch managers I doubt that too!
Re: Dear fragile and wonderful academics...
Anarchy is not big companies stomping the little man because "no rules" . It is decentralised and highly localised rules, especially from government, especially hewing to the freedom of the individual, and most certainly above and beyond those accorded to companies, corps, etc.
Please don't call this anarchy. It's far worse than that - it is unbridled neoliberal capitalism
Re: Data breaches
Seems like you ended up auditing human error more than anything else.
It's a shame really. Not because I have some kind of mad hard on for the fax - no, because as ex NHS IT they gave me a fax machine for the purposes of accepting signed training forms for new users of the patient records system.
Every time I mooted some more up to date method of this, it was met with horror and ignorance and fear.
Still. I don't know if there was some more arcane NHS regulation about it. Capturing the user's signature was a very significant concept. Methinks a zero-fax overhaul would go way, way outside the mere realm of IT.
Children of the Resolution
There was one user who requested a bigger monitor via the helldesk. We needed manager auth, and said manager presented the OK. At which point it comes to desktop support.
It was fulfilled basically, and this sorry agent here was the desktop munchkin who took it to her. Lo and behold, she takes a look at her new 19" monitor: it's too small.
I beg your what, ma'am?
It's too small!
Us gents never like hearing that from a female, especially one quite fetching, so I asked her to explain the how, why, while I prepared the usual embarrassed defence of 'I think you'll find it's bigger than average' and 'well, it's cold in the storeroom'
Turns out, groan... She couldn't see the text. It was too small and blurry. I whacked up the text size in Windows and she was happier and said she'd give it a whirl.
Ambled by a week or so later, and she had the resolution at a garish 800x600 or similar. I was having palpitations. I politely enquired wtf and, satisfied and smug, she explained:
I can see it properly now! The text isn't blurry anymore!... (she looks at me and whispers:) I didn't want to use my new glasses in the office....
'I couldn't decide whether to upvote this. While you're right that to understand some topics a prerequisite level of other knowledge is required...'
Hmm, I just took it as 'explaining is one thing, but understanding isn't guaranteed' rather than some slight about why, exactly, the understanding isn't taking place.
Coming to understand things is, I believe, an internal process, always down to oneself.
Yet you're... Kicking off, as if this is an elitist concept. Funny what we understand being different, isn't it :)
Why millions of Brits' mobile phones were knackered on Thursday: An expired Ericsson software certificate
Had to get to a new site today and usually rely on Google maps or Moovit. (GPS works without a connection obviously but I did like the challenge)
I found it by myself!
And my phone was in my jacket all day. I've lost only a few percent.
It basically was a forced airplane mode. And best of all...
NO SCAM CALLERS
Re: Oh, the fallability of the BBC!
Where I work there's no signal at the best of times but data, somehow, usually anyway works. So my relatives are on whatsapp.
You're doing the annoying old thing of assuming your situation is the only one that matters and all others are either the same or you simply don't care
I was wondering why you'd get a naked cleaner if you didn't have sexual ideas about em...
And remembered the classic Seinfeld ep where he starts sleeping with his cleaner, who stops doing a thorough job.
But then you have George getting the non-beautiful PA to thwart his male urges... Only to bone her, promising a raise!
Re: I don't really agree with you...
'In the novel Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, John Alfred Hammond was the arrogant, flamboyant and idealistic dreamer'...
'He had little interest in the technicalities of genetic engineering, but great interest in making a profit'
'His darker side is shown more often, as he is frequently upset with his employees'