* Posts by Mike Tyler

27 posts • joined 11 Apr 2008

Capita inks deal with NHS to 'bring back staff': Workers get an hour of training to recruit and vet retired doctors, nurses

Mike Tyler

Crapita speaks with forked toung

I see no mention of those that have been laid off, sorry furloughed from Capita, such a great company to work for, blood sucking leaches who only know how to bid for things, and bugger all about running them. As usual a money for nothing deal.

UK Home Office: We will register thousands of deactivated firearms with no database

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Re: What's not to like?

and probably no worse than giving it to Crapita etc..

Delayed, over-budget smart meters will be helpful – when Blighty enters 'Star Trek phase'

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Maintenance b*ll*cks

We are on our third set of smart meters(both gas and lecy), nice to not have to be in for a meter man.

But when you swap providers you need a new meter, they still send round a meter man even though after weeks of not doing anything much they finally agree with the old provider on the change over and send an email saying the smart meters are now working, not really the only thing they provide the display seems to be a bit off. Perhaps they should spend the smart meter money on customer service rather than sales.

The chances of a smart meter switching tariffs to find the best deal ... I think Faster Than Light travel will come first. (don't worry de Pfeffel will sort it out, when he next has IT lessons with one of the smart meter trainers)

Former BAE Systems contractor charged with 'damaging disclosure' of UK defence secrets

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Why the Manchester Police reference from Sky ?

Seems an odd connection.

Should ISPs pay to block pirate websites? Supreme Court to decide

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Perhaps if the infringement is costing the likes of Cartier so much money, they should see paying to have it blocked as a good business decision, I don't suppose the court order / injunction came cheap, of course if they are just making a lot of noise and want to bully the ISP into paying ...

Ford giving electric car investment a jolt to the tune of $11bn

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How long is the question

If the battery lasts as long as a combustion engine, say 20 Years all will be fine, if by chance they last little beyond the warranty of say 5 Years ....

BT boss: Yeah, making a business case for 5G is hard

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Perhaps it's this

Perhaps if 5G is rolled out and the data is cheap enough, we can finally get rid of the wired connection, now that would upset BT. The question is can data be supplied at a price that will match the price of wired + line rental.

Probably not, but no local loop monopoly would be really bad for BT, Openreach etc..

PM resigns as Britain votes to leave EU

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Might not be a bad thing, I don't think I'd want to be the party in power if the standard of living drops and interest rates go up, but who can tell

Mike Tyler

Well I guess Farrage has done his work, he can now retire the UKIP, as they have met the solitary goal they had set, so a little silver lining as the pound drops like a stone and the stock market is whistling as it falls. I hope white van man enjoys the increase in the price of petrol they have voted for.

How do you build a cheap iPhone? Use a lot of old parts

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Is this not 1 April


Microsoft promises Windows 10 will mean two-factor auth for all

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This should be really funny in say shops, doctors, schools or anywhere with an industrial machine, atm, digital signage, there is an endless list of places it won't work and will be an interesting pain in the arse when say half your employees change their phone in a year or perhaps have an old non nfc iphone or perhaps one of the new ones that may or may not play nice with microsoft. Just how will the enterprise enroll not only a user but their phone.Hyy move to windows 10 increase your support costs and make sure nothing is recoverable when you lose your phone. Lets hope windows seven support stays around for a very long time.

Running the Gauntlet: Atari's classic ... now and then

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My memory

"I have never seen such bravery" just before you die.

Plusnet goes titsup for spectacular hour-long wobble

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Filter 100% working then ?

Wait for it, waaiiit for it: We update an Atom tablet to Windows 8.1 Pro

Mike Tyler

Re: consolidate all your downvotes into one convenient post

sound likely

Black-eyed Pies reel from BeagleBoard's $45 Linux micro blow

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I quite liked the look of this, but it's just over the price barrier that I can justify a quick purchase. Yes it's only $10 more than a Pi but its nearly £60 delivered in the UK.

Nice to see some more devices at this level though.

Ten badass brainy computers from science fiction

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Thumb Up

Worst computer

Perhaps the "Talky Toster" from Red Dwarf should get a mention, it's toasted bread products obsession was something to behold. I always thought of it as a Microsoft Product.

Credit card-sized mobile simplified for oldies

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Re: Crap

Possibly not quite that much, but still a whole heap of money for a not very nice product.

Girl Geek Dinner lady: The IT Crowd is putting schoolgirls off tech

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And doctor who ?

Doctor Who generally shows women in a positive light, ahh but that's only a TV show, NEWS so is the IT crowd, even reality TV is only TV, does anybody think that they are real?

Official: Britain staggers into double-dip recession doom

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Re: Austerity?

Children may have been a past lifestyle choice, but not everyone knows how life will treat them. If we don't want children for the poor people, I can accept that, but make it clear that is what is wanted and what your are voting for.

It's a bit like the heath service, we don't really want older people to keep on going, it's a bit expensive. Cuts already apply, try and get some physio treatment over 70, "old dear won't neet to walk properly will she".

Nice to see your parents had a council provided home, just why should we pay for the old and infirm, if you object to paying for children to be properly fed and housed, people are people child, adult or older.

It's fine that education is now only for the wealthy, oh yes it is, covering up pockets of poor teaching in secondary schools by having tutors, paying for travel to colleges because the Sixth form is a bit poor, subsidising the young adults at university, we may as well give up on educating children at all

Getting rich off iPhone apps is b*llocks, say UK devs

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Re: A panel of engineers and boffins ...

>>network app for sharing the numbers of Deltic locomotives extant on Britain's heritage railways.

Bugger another idea bites the dust

Sandi Toksvig puts the 'n' into cuts - on the Beeb

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The Daily Mail!!

It's not as if she actually said the word, I don't suppose any children said "Daddy why is that joke funny" and needed it spelling out. The only people offended were those who had already seen the joke on "Mock the Week" and those who know the word and can spell it. As someone who works in the public sector, I think it's a fair comment. Let's face it the only reason Cameron and Clegg want to make sure the Pound is a strong currency is because they have so many of them. The Cuts are for them not for the man on the Clapham Omnibus

BT reveals faster broadband pricing

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Paris Hilton

Great Checker

Can you get BT Infinity - just fill out all your details not just phone number but house number and postcode.

And then - no you can't get a fraction of the advertised speed, so need some other product.

How about is BT eligible for "Great Company of the Year award" .. just fill in the details




Well done you are eligible for "Crap Company of the Year award"

Paris ... bunch of .... etc

Darling upsets almost everyone

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re public sector are sooooo underpaid

You sarcastic fuc*er I work in a school, and I don't get payed anything close to £24k

It's not even a simple job

'I can see dinosaurs from my back porch'

Mike Tyler
Paris Hilton

Creationism is the least of her problems

I don't care if she believes in ID and creationism, it's not a problem, stupid and misguided but not a problem.

That she is blessed in church against the action of witches, by someone who hounded a poor woman out of town as a witch is more than a bit of a problem.

I fully expect the president to declare Iran, home of the devil, evil and witches, and promptly go to war with Iraq probably in late October.

Palin could be in charge of nukula weapons, God (should he/she exist) help us.

Paris, 'cos at leash she knows she don't know.

US imposes 72 hour pre-reg for Visa waiver travellers

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Liquid explosives, made in the toilet.

>>8 Englishmen were in a London court today for trying to destroy 7 planes headed >>TO America with explosives disguised as Lucazade

These were the no hopers that had a plan for a liquid explosive that would never have worked.

I still have yet to see / here about a liquid explosive that could pass for a soft drink in a plastic container, really explode rather than just burn, and have an undetectable plastic detonator. Maybe these things do exist, but a far as I can make out these were dangerous conspirators that whilst they had the will, were mostly just dangerous fantasists.

They might just as well have taken LUCOZADE for all the likely hood of it ever exploding.

Whilst conspiracy to commit these acts is bad and should be stopped / punished, I am sure the excitement about it, is to fan the flames of the Terror, so the Home Secretary can appear to be doing something about it, or maybe just have people look the other way whilst we are pissing our taxes and soldiers up the wall in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Paris because any liquid in her would be non explosive as well.

Mike Tyler

Well ...

Well I hope it's a reciprocal arrangement, that applies to all persons traveling to Europe from the USA. Including the CIA and the military. Won't bother me, I gave up going to the "Land of the Free" when they started to fingerprint all entrants and stopped being the "Land of the Free".

Controversial DNA profiling technique approved

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Often wondered if this technique for dna amplification could be used to take dna from some innocent, say one wacky home secretary and introduce it into a crime scene along with maybe a finger print from the same person. As they say neither DNA or fingerprints are ever wrong are they ?


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