* Posts by Chris Osborne

5 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Feb 2009

e-Borders fiasco: Brits stung for £224m after US IT giant sues UK govt

Chris Osborne


"Continuing with the contract and trying to rectify the deep rooted problems was estimated at the time as likely to cost £97 million more than terminating it, even with today’s settlement,"

So rather than spend £97m more and get a working system, they instead "only" paid the £224m and got absolutely nothing. Brilliant.

BOFH: Siri, why do users lie?

Chris Osborne

I for one...

...am very pleased that the BOFH From Hell has returned

Apple and Snow Leopard take-downs - just say no

Chris Osborne

Page 5...

...Is the page about the "hidden gem" that is Automator.

Perhaps Apple wants it to stay hidden? :)

Terry Pratchett cuts ribbon on Treacle Mine Road

Chris Osborne

I just looked up treacle mining...

...on wikipedia

It mentions treacle mines in Maidstone, Kent.

Turns out that my mother wasn't mad when she told me about the Tovil treacle mines all those years ago :)


Woman sues over Vista to XP 'downgrade' charge

Chris Osborne

I imagine...

...that since swapping the vista key for an xp is free*, the vendor charged her for the time it took to wipe the hard drive and reinstall xp. This is something she could have done herself but chose not to.

So its her own fault :)

*or has this changed?