* Posts by PeterM42

615 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009

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It is unclear why something designed to pump fuel into a car needs an ad-spewing computer strapped to it, but here we are

PeterM42
Trollface

To be sure, to be sure.....

.....isn't a "paymant cared" an Irish payment card? (To be sure)

Microsoft goes into Windows lockdown for builds from May, citing 'public health situation' (yes, the coronavirus spread)

PeterM42
FAIL

Re: If MS want to do something for the world

"You should have stopped using W7 ...."

WHY???? it's a fuck sight better than ANYTHING MicroCRAP have produced since.

TeamViewer is going to turn around and ignore what you're doing with its freebie licence to help new remote workers

PeterM42
Facepalm

Re: TeamViewer detection,

I thought it was if one of the machines was on Windows Pro (vs Windows Home).

The Unihertz Atom XL: An iPhone SE-sized rugged phone that's also a walkie-talkie

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Got a Unihertz Jelly Pro

GREAT little phone - I mean LITTLE!!!!

If only I could get a SMALL fine-point dibber to help with typing..........

IBM veep partly blamed Sopra Steria for collapse of £155m Co-Op Insurance Agile project

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Re: What no TLS?

"As to a complexity... no, its pretty straight forward to solve."

Yes, but IBM make something simple VERY expensive for the poor mugs who outsourced to IBM.

You can't hold black horse down: Brit bank Lloyds goes full multi-cloud, signs up with Google as well as Microsoft

PeterM42
Facepalm

Nothing quite like.......

.......outsourcing your CORE BUSINESS.

(Any banks who don't think IT is core business - refer TSB)

Broadband providers can now flog Openreach's new IP voice network in bid to ditch UK's copper phone lines by 2025

PeterM42
Mushroom

Not to mention.....

Das svitchenmachin is nich fur gefingerpoken nur mittengrabben.

Itz eazy broken mit spitzen sparken.

Zo, put das hands in der pocketen, relaxen

Und vatch das blinkenlightz

Raw sunlight is going to cause our asteroid belt to spin itself to death by YORPing – but not for another six billion years

PeterM42
Unhappy

In this is true.....

...I'm not going to bother with being cryogenically preserved.

Trivial backdoor found in firmware for Chinese-built net-connected video recorders

PeterM42
Joke

A friend of mine......

.......has a Huawei phone and asked what all the fuss was about.

so I explained about Chinese "eavesdropping" - he laughed.

I laughed with him.

So did an oriental voice on his phone.

Poor, poor mobile networks. UK's comms watchdog plans to stop 'em selling locked-down handsets

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Re: See the light

YAY! - another convert to Giff Gaff.

(You know it makes sense!)

Ever wonder how hackers could possibly pwn power plants? Here are 54 Siemens bugs that could explain things

PeterM42
Trollface

Apply the patches

And nothing ca go wrong.......

go wrong.......

go wrong.......

go wrong.......

go wrong.......

go wrong.......

go wrong.......

go wrong.......

go wrong.......

'Big Bang': Great for creating the universe, but not as an approach to IT migration, TSB told

PeterM42
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who says......?

"IT is not core business"

Satellite operators' shares plummet as FCC plumps for public 5G spectrum auctions

PeterM42
Trollface

Money......

Makes the world (Internet) go round.

Second MoD Airbus Zephyr spy drone crashes on Aussie test flight

PeterM42
FAIL

From a quick look......

.....if that is a genuine photo, that design is inherently prone to instability in anything other than VERY still air. ie: don't break wind while it takes off.

Diggerland comes to Mars as boffins battle to save InSight's mole

PeterM42
Headmaster

Bubble cars

The Messerschmidt has a canopy (like the fighter). It was the BMW and one other that had the door at the front. The one I knew about, you started the engine in the opposite direction to reverse.

Wunderlist creator asks Microsoft to sell him back his biz as Redmond updates To Do

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Re: You can stop the scroll bars from disappearing

WELL SPOTTED! - Like most people I don't really have time to go around fixing all the default stupidities that MicroCRAP have broken after Windows 7.

Call Windows 10 anything you like – Microsoft seems to

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Re: Windows 10 should be called "IE explorer"

How about "FLAKY"?

Army Watchkeeper drone flopped into tree because crew were gazing backwards

PeterM42

At least......

.......the pilots survived the crash.

I don't know but I've been told: IBM slurps AU$95.5m ERP delivery contract from Aussie DoD

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Outsourcer says:

"We will do it this way."

ADoD: "OK"

IBM: "More money, please."

ADoD: "OK"

Repeat

Repeat

Repeat........until

FAIL!.

Big fat doubt hovers over UK.gov's Making Tax Digital, customs declaration IT projects

PeterM42
Facepalm

Re-arrange these words....

could to a piss-up brewery in a able not manage

Frustrated Brits can dump mobile providers by text as of today

PeterM42

Re: Criminals, number spoofing

Oh no you can't - I tried getting a PAC from EE - "We are busy upgrading our system"

Phone 150 - "We cannot deal with your request".

This isn't Boeing to end well: Plane maker to scrap some physical cert tests, use computer simulations instead

PeterM42
Mushroom

Re: A new name you say.

Boeing MAXed OUT

PeterM42
Meh

Re: Proof (as if proof were needed)

"What's the 747-800? Is that some mythical beast? There IS. NO. 747-800."

How about 747-8.00

There! FTFY

Help the Macless: Apple’s iPadOS is a huge update that will enable more people to do without a Mac... or a PC

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Not only,.....

........does Android have most of these features, but it has a "back" button as well. My partner and I tried an iPad, but it drove us bonkers, so switched back to Android. Cheaper as well.

Two Capita staffers to double up as non-exec directors, get keys to corporate biscuit barrel

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I bet....

.....they DON'T get inflated salaries, free shares and grotesque bonus payments

File Explorer tweaked and Your Phone borked. A fresh Windows 10 Insider build arrives

PeterM42
Facepalm

Another Day.......

.......another MicroCRAP FAIL!

This move by Dropbox will reduce users' files to tiers: Rarely, regularly accessed data now kept separate

PeterM42
Facepalm

Re: Just Drop[ped]Box. new three device syncing limit is unworkable/pathetic, 5 minimum needed.

Hear! Hear! - anyone know a GOOD replacement that works in a similar fashion? Most of the competition seems "messy".

Indian outsourcing giant Wipro confirms flushing phishers from systems

PeterM42
Facepalm

Yep....

Outsourcing is all about price and NOTHING about customer service.

I was outsourced at an airline and remember explaining to the "nodding donkeys" that it was imperative that they didn't do anything that would cause an aircraft to remain on the ground (AOG) unnecessarily. Altogether quite an uphill struggle. Fortunately, my (Indian) boss usually listened to me.

Agree with virtually all the above comments. Mainly nice people, but was quite glad when I retired.

As the UK updates its .eu Brexit advice yet again, an alternative hovers into view

PeterM42
Facepalm

2 letter TLDs if the UK split up?

What would happen if you consider the UK as four separate countries?

England: EN? - seems to be available

Scotland: SC? - is Seychelles - Nope!

Wales: WA? - That seems free, but not Cymru: CY - Cyprus have that one!

N.Ireland: NI? - Nicaragua already bagged it.

We don't know whether 737 Max MCAS update is coming or Boeing: Anti-stall safety fix delayed

PeterM42
FAIL

Clearly....

The 737 as a basic design has been MAXed out.

Time for something completely new.

At last! A solution for those unable to wrench their gaze from Windows 10... Er, it's Your Phone

PeterM42
IT Angle

What is wrong with.....

....using TeamViewer?

Boeing... Boeing... Gone: Canada, America finally ground 737 Max jets as they await anti-death-crash software patches

PeterM42
Meh

At last......

The Americans have always been a bit slow on the uptake.

I guess their insurers finally told them the facts of life!

Raiding party! UK's ICO drops in unannounced on couple of dodgy-dialling dirtbag outfits

PeterM42
Trollface

Re: Timing

"*BT does indeed stand for Bloody Terrible."

I disagree. BT stands for Bunch of Tossers.

Is that rain or tears of frustration on your face? Google Cloud bursts, Console and Dataflow washed away for hours

PeterM42
Facepalm

Ah! - Clouds

Those things that blow away in the wind.

Now you see them, now you don't.

Santander hands over $700m to IBM in hopes of becoming incredible banking machine

PeterM42
Facepalm

O.M.G!!!!

I am both a shareholder and customer of Santander - Heellllllppppp!!!!

Also worked at a company where IBM were eventually thrown out, so am well aware of the upcoming disaster.

We did Nazi see this coming... Internet will welcome Earth's newest nation with, sigh, a brand new .SS TLD

PeterM42
Pirate

Re: Domain Expre.ss

Or waffen.ss surely?

Insiders! The good news: Windows 10 Sandbox is here for testing. Bad news: Microsoft has already broken it

PeterM42
Facepalm

What is the difference between IE and a virus on Windows?

You can REMOVE a virus.

The Palm Palm: The Derringer of smartphones

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But........................

What about the Unihertz Jelly Pro? Which I think is slightly smaller, runs Android 8, Dual SIM, headphone jack, 4G, takes a MicroSD card, Bluetooth, front and rear cameras, etc, etc and costs only £99.99 on Amazon.

OneDrive Skype integration goes live aaand... OneDrive falls over in Europe

PeterM42
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Re: Abrahams thinks the external view of the company has changed

"Abrahams admitted that ...... the new Microsoft likes to shovel software into the hands of users as quickly as possible".....

Working or not!?

SAP can claim to change its culture, but can it convince customers?

PeterM42
Facepalm

Actually....

"....a deterioration in customer trust and widespread concerns about who else would be caught in the SAP."

There! - FTFY

Finally. The palm-sized Palm phone is back. And it will, er, save you from your real smartphone

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Re: Unihertz

Yep. Unihertz Jelly Pro - cracking little phone (if you have good eyesight!)

One downside - it doesn't support OTG connection. Otherwise BRILLIANT little device.

2 x nanoSIMs. Takes a 256Gb MicroSD card, bluetooth, Android 7.0 Nougat OS and all functions that a smartphone should have. Earphone jack, removable battery, unlocked, 4G.

When is a patch not a patch? When it's for this McAfee password bug

PeterM42
Pirate

I always refer to it as.........

McCRAPAFee.

Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms

PeterM42
Facepalm

Blackboards???

I used to teach at a computer company who had GREEN "chalkboards".

Just sayin'

Plusnet customers peeped others' deets during system upgrade

PeterM42
Facepalm

I guess.......

......it goes downhill from now on. PlusNet was great, but now............ we will have to wait and see.

Microsoft Azure: It's getting hot in here, so shut down all your cores

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Alert

Re: Reputation Damage

Er, .......Does Azure have a good reputation?

Thunderstruck: Azure Back in Black(out) after High Voltage causes Flick of the Switch

PeterM42
Facepalm

Our Datacentre is fully duplicated and..........

.......NOTHING can go wrong,

go wrong,

go wrong,

go wrong,

go wrong,

go wrong,

go wrong,

go wrong,

Clouds are part of changeable weather. Why would anyone RELY on them???

Butcher by name, Butcher by nature? Capita finds new CFO

PeterM42
Facepalm

WHAT!!!!!

"Capita forged ahead with a heavily discounted right's issue earlier this year of one billion new shares at 70 pence each".

Did ANYONE buy any?

EU wants one phone plug to rule them all. But we've got a better idea.

PeterM42
Megaphone

Re: Be much more interested in...

"So you want to run an operating system that doesn't support USB?"

Actually, there was a USB driver developed for NT4 by DELL. It downloaded as R62200.EXE

Worked quite well from what I remember.

Android ain't done until Samsung won't run? 9.0 Pie borks Gear watch app

PeterM42
Megaphone

Re: Google is tipped to be launching ... smartwatches

My DZ09 watch easily lasts a day on full charge. Not bad for a watch that takes a nano-SIM and a MicroSD card, supports bluetooth and costs under £10 if you shop around on eBay.

Oh, fore putt's sake: Golf org PGA bunkered up by ransomware attack just days before tournament

PeterM42
Joke

I could ......

....CLUB anyone who makes any more puns.

Oh!

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