* Posts by Duffaboy

324 posts • joined 8 Mar 2011

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Capita to see wave of UK government contracts come to an end by 2025

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Re: Ahh the talented government

jeremy your back me old comrade

Funky Pigeon pauses all orders after 'security incident'

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That might explain my constant account lockouts

Last week my account was locked out even after a password reset and a correct login attempt, something was amiss

Happy birthday, Windows Vista: Troubled teen hits 15

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InkBall

The only thing good about Vista

Chromebook sales in recession: Market saturation blamed as shipments collapse more than 63% in Q4

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Facepalm

I am sure some consumers have no idea what they are buying.

Your average non-tech purchaser will look at the price first and make their buying decision on that, `not realising until later that the Chrome book will not exactly do what they though it would.

Expired cert breaks Windows 11 snipping tool, emoji panel, S Mode features, other stuff

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FAIL

Early adopters

You are doing the testing for Microsoft, that's why I wait till the O/S is embedded in before I will install it. Windows 10 is just fine for me.

There are 875 million good reasons why the paperless office won't happen soon

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Joke

Re: The continuing non-arrival of the paperless office

We will be using shells soon :)

Revealed: How to steal money from victims' contactless Apple Pay wallets

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FAIL

Neither Apple nor Visa responded to requests for comment

Sums it all up in that sentence alone.

Power users of Microsoft OneDrive suffer massive inconvenience: Read-only files

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Re: Command Prompt

OLD SKOOL

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Joke

Come on Who

Switched on Windows Update,

IBM sued again by its own sales staff: IT giant accused of going back on commission payments promise

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FAIL

The thing with sales and commission is

The salesperson is only focused on their pockets and will sell you anything to get some extra wedge. For me that's not looking after the customer, however it's a double edged sword, no commission no sales, but if you do have commission and you have the preverbal selling sand to ....

Nuisance call-blocking firm fined £170,000 for making almost 200,000 nuisance calls

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Only if they can find them

They will most likely be hiding offshore some where

Toshiba engulfed by scandal again — and the prime minister is implicated

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I would never buy Tosh again

The way they treated me as a loyal customer for several years and always singing their praises to my customers, I would never ever touch their products again nor endorse them. Never have I ever wanted a company like Tosh to go under but for then "Toshiba" I look forward to that day happening vey soon

BT sues supplier for £72m over exchange gear that allegedly caused wave of ADSL outages

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Re: 2006 to 2016

JAKE URABFP

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FAIL

2006 to 2016

Did i miss something as i only skimmed the article, did it take BT 10 years to figure out what was causing the fault ?

Uncle Sam recovers 63.7 of 75 Bitcoins Colonial Pipeline paid to ransomware crew

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Coat

Mulder and Scully

Strike again

Doncaster insurance firm One Call hit by not-dead-at-all Darkside ransomware gang

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FAIL

This is what happens when you

1. Slash your IT spend

2. Don't pay for top quality IT professionals and instead try to pay mid 20K salary

3. Invest in the latest tech and software

Microsoft sheds some light on perplexing Outlook blank email incident: Word was to blame

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Re: Nprmal.dot

They're at it again, they have switched my p and o keys around. Sorry for the typo i wrote the post in anger

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FAIL

Nprmal.dot

I had an issue a few years back when outlook menu items were missing it was caused by a corrupt NORMAL.DOT, for this issue in the mentioned article, i was up till 0100 trying to fix this when i did a news search on Outlook and discovered the Muppets at MS had caused the issue. Why do these morons not test their code ?

Suffice to say by morning everything was working.

China has a satellite with an arm – and America worries it could be used to snatch other spacecraft

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Joke

Look after Mr Bond.

See that some harm comes to him...

Ever wondered what it's like working for Microsoft? Leaked survey shines a light on how those at the code coalface feel

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Re: "better deals on offer"

Everyone knows that most of the profiles on Linkedin are full of BS and fake info.

Ex-Geeks staff lose legal bid to claw back withheld training costs from final paycheques

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Re: Nice to Know that Slavery is Still Legal in the UK

And pay a decent wage, plus employ them full time

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FAIL

I have seen this before

Company A pay for the training of employee A but then don't pay for the employee new level of expertise they now have gained through said training. So employee A is now worth more but is not receiving the cash to reflect this so Employee A goes to Company B who have not had to pay for the training. So who's the fool here

Microsoft settles £200,000+ claims against tech support scammers who ran global ripoff from cottage in Surrey

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FAIL

This Morning

Had an automated phone message from a mobile phone number (probably spoofed) saying my router would fail with in 4 hours and to press 1 to be put through to technical support. Well I'm pleased to report its still working fine.

Atos handed £1.5bn to run IT for UK government-founded pension trust Nest

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FAIL

Re: What the actual????

There is a very long list of companies it shouldn't go to that's for sure

UK dev loses ownership claim on forensic software he said he wrote in spare time and licensed to employer

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FAIL

Everyone knows that

Anything you create on company time, belongs to the paymaster (your employer). Well most of us know.

CD Projekt Red 'EPICALLY pwned': Cyberpunk 2077 dev publishes ransom note after company systems encrypted

Duffaboy

Let them publish the source code

and in doing so we can help them patch their games

150,000 lost UK police records looking more like 400,000 as Home Office continues to blame 'human error'

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Joke

No Problem

We always have a backup, don't we ?

Ring glitch results in global ding dong ditch: Doorbell bling flings out random pings but they're not the real thing

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Android Phones

All I can say from experience is that my Ring doorbell doesn't like android phones as there is a significant delay from pressing the bell to it registering on the app. Fanboi apple users (my daughter has an Iphone) work a treat. So thats Apple 1 Android 0.

Apple to Epic: Sue me? No, sue you, pal!

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Joke

Oh, suits you

No Suits you sir, you want it don't you....

India's telecoms given ten years to pay $22bn in back taxes they've already disputed for a decade

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Joke

I think that

a payment of £2 a week should cover it.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a 56-year-old satellite burning up in the sky spotted by sharp school kids

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Joke

Dam I would have gotten away with it

if it wan't for those pesky kids

ANPR maker Neology sues Newcastle City Council after failing to win 'air quality' snoopcam project bid

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Unhappy

It's my Football

And I'm taking it so you can't play

Windows 10 Insider wondering where Notepad has gone? Fear not, Microsoft found it down the back of Dev Channel

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Joke

WTF ?

It will be Minesweeper next

Customers of Brit ISP Virgin Media have downloaded an extra 325GB since March, though we can't think why

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Joke

Paging "private browsing"

You knows it....

Couple wrongly arrested over Gatwick Airport drone debacle score £200k payout from cops

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Holmes

I thought at the time this is just kids,

At the time this story broke i felt that it was some child playing with their birthday pressie not realising the chaos they were causing. The keystone cops should have a root and branch review into their lack of common sense and understanding of the tech

Sony reveals PlayStation 5 will offer heretical no-optical-disk option. And yes, it has an AMD CPU-GPU combo

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Facepalm

Yes but what everyone wants to know is

HOW MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST ?

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes: UK man gets 3 years for torching 4G phone mast over 5G fears

Duffaboy
Trollface

I bet his Great, Great, Great Grandfather thought

That you would suffocate if you rode on a steam train.

Microsoft throws extended support lifeline for folk stuck on car-crash Windows 10 1809

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Alert

Still a lot of Windows 7 out there

Considering the global covid-19 outbreak this has put some migrations on the back burner...

Remember Tapplock, the 'unbreakable' smart lock that was allergic to screwdrivers? The FTC just slapped it down for 'deceiving' folks

Duffaboy
Pirate

Nothing is secure

By design there is always a work around to defeat any type of security as this let's the manufacturers in for testing. What they hope for is that this is never leaked or discovered and it keeps the opportunist out, anyone determined to get in will.

'Anything' related to remote working is a winner for Euro disties, but classic enterprise hardware? That's another story

Duffaboy

Re: But if there is ever an end to this...

Trust me there are big corporates who are now evaluating home working as it will save them a bucket load of cash on building costs. They just needed a nudge to encourage them to explore this, and the longer it goes on they will be very reluctant to go back to having it's staff in large offices that they will have to heat and pay rent on.

Real-time tragedy: Dumb deletion leaves librarian red-faced and fails to nix teenage kicks on the school network

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Ah Altavista

I loved that search engine

UK to Chinese telecoms giant: From 5G in Tiree to the Isles of Ebony, carry me on the waves… Sail Huawei, sail Huawei, sail Huawei

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FAIL

Re: Who do we have to blame for this?

your just sore cause you didn't get your free broadband and umbrella (for when it rained)

Brit banking sector hasn't gone a single day of 2020 without something breaking

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FAIL

I always laugh when companies use the phrases

Some = All

A few = All

Small number = All

Limited = All

Labour: Free British broadband for country if we win general election

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The reason Labour are touting this is

They know they haven't a prayer of winning the 2019 election. Just think about it for a minute they are promising full fibre internet everywhere even so that includes rural and remote places like snowdonia. That's right the Labour Party are promising free internet access to every home in the uk by 2030 you can't even make a cell phone call in some parts of scotland and wales.

Londoner accused of accessing National Lottery users' accounts

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FAIL

No case to answer M'lud

Unless he is found guilty of stealing your Free goes he has no charges to answer. All I seem to get is from the National Lottery is "Exciting news about your ticket" "you've won a free go!" broadly translated as "you've won naff all, we will cash your cash next week"

Don't panic: Dixons Carphone's share price crashes 30% after statutory losses hit £329m

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Trollface

Wanna buy a new phone ?

Na, I got one last year

Oracle suspects Pentagon fell for a JEDI Prime trick: Amazon now accused of luring two officials with jobs

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FAIL

Dam you Elreg

For a moment I was drawn to the article thinking that much anticipated return of the much loved show and cheap sets would be making a return..

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London's Met police confess: We made just one successful collar in latest facial recog trial

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Joke

A police spokesman said

Damn those Pesky Guy Fawkes masks.

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