* Posts by Ktsecful

14 posts • joined 11 Jan 2013

Who will fix our Internal Banking Mess? TSB hires IBM amid online banking woes


So instead of filling in a simple form (and with many banks being paid to switch using the current account switching service), you'd rather:

Go in to a bank, withdraw all of your cash, close your account

Go to a new bank, open an account, pay your money in

Contact all businesses you have outstanding DDs with, and set up new ones.

Recreate all of your payees on your new banks online banking

Set up any standing orders again.

TSB boss: We know everything's working, you just can't see that


1. Throwing his IT staff under the bus live on TV

2. Repeatedly issuing overly optimistic ETAs that his company then failed to meet

3. Laughably claiming everything is fine...While I haven't been able to login for 6 days.

Paul Pester is an absolute bloody cretin, and unfit to run any company larger than a cornershop.

Brit bank TSB TITSUP* after long-planned transfer of customer records from Lloyds


Still boned this morning.

Their marketing BS is right - they're truly not 'like other banks'. I'll be switching away pretty damn quickly.

Lincolnshire council shuts down all IT after alleged 0-day breach


"Organisation keeps important documents on a shared drive"

This is useful information?

Windows 8.1 exams kept alive six more months, Win 7 tests immortal


Re: Idiot tax

Makes it a hell of a lot easier to get through the HR filter though.

Virgin Media hikes broadband, phone prices by five per cent


It seems to me that it would anger customers a lot less if they just introduced a new higher tier package when they upgraded, instead of telling everyone they're getting a 'free' upgrade and then bumping the price up almost immediately. I guess they think not enough people will care, but this is the kick up the arse I needed to switch.

Any recommendations? I'm leaning towards A&A or Zen.

4chan outraged by Emma Watson nudie photo leak SCAM


How can they conclusively say it's not 4chan doing it when it consists of thousands of anonymous accounts, who is their mouthpiece that gets to categorically state they're not doing anything?

Vodafone to buy 140 Phones 4u stores from stricken retailer


Re: NOW it makes sense...

Oh look, there we go, they did.

'Facebook, Twitter, Google: Ad companies masquerading as tech ones'


Re: The bit that depresses me in this


If that's the case, it's incredible that we don't have half of the nation locked up for going to make a cup of tea in the ad breaks...

DropBox seeks to woo IT admins with team data controls


Re: Encryption

Encryption is obviously best practice, but other things being equal, why go for a company that has a track record of allowing your files (encrypted or otherwise) to be exposed.

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This is the company that only a few months ago let people log in to any user's account without a password, as long as they knew the userid?

Yeah? No thanks.

Rivals to Brussels: Google labelling its own stuff won't help us


How is this still being looked in to?

Why is it a problem for Google to rank their own services highly? Following this case, the EU will presumably look in to claims from Aviva that in Tesco's supermarkets, they promote Tesco Insurance.

From a quick on check on Bing, searching for maps, videos, or email brings up Google services in Microsoft's own results. If another companies search engine ranks Google's services highly, why would Google's be any different?

O2 refuses to deny plans to offload home broadband product


Re: O2, good but slow..

Wow, I just checked up on BT's packages after reading your comment

40GB a month? A month?! Is this 2001? I think I've gone over that in the last 2 days.

Is this possibly the worst broadband in the world?


Re: Google Fibre

Is it wrong that I'm tempted to emigrate just to have that dl/ul speed?


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