* Posts by stevenotinit

18 posts • joined 31 Oct 2015

Facebook and Instagram outage not worthy of coverage ?


Facebook and Instagram outage not worthy of coverage ?


The Verge is pretty techie. El Reg not interested or ?

Thanks....... Steve

'My dream job at Oracle left me homeless!' – A techie's relocation horror tale

IT Angle

I'm not in IT but a sincere naive question, advance on salary ?

Is it unheard of in IT to be given an advance on your salary ? I was thinking, Oracle (if they were really nice) could have given him an advance on his salary. He was a brand new hire, so I'm sure trust issues would come into play instantly.

Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped


video won't play

google's fault ?

BA's 'global IT system failure' was due to 'power surge'

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Re: No surprise

I'd like to hear your rant, actually. I don't think I'm the only one, and I think BA needs to hear it for their own good, as well as for their customers and IT staff!

Bloke whose drone was blasted out of sky by angry dad loses another court battle for compo


For anyone interested, the drone owner's defense with his video


(not sticking up for the guy at all, just being helpful)

Windows 10 pain: Reg man has 75 per cent upgrade failure rate


Always easier, if possible, to do a fresh install

Yes, I know, sometimes a fresh install is impossible. I think MS has cut costs way too much, and these kind of disasters happen. Good for profits short-term, horrible for long-term profits and customer service.

World goes SIM-free, leaving Sony and HTC trailing behind


I really like my Lumia 950. I've had it for a few months now, and no major problems. Granted, the rumors about MS stopping phones altogether makes me a tad uneasy, but I just don't see the upside for them totally stopping. Phones are the present and at least part of the future of computing, and they need to at least have a toe in.

I also have an Iphone 6 (pretty, works well but hate the cultishness and walled-garden of it all) and a few Android phones. If I can't use a Windows phone any more, I'll just go back to Android.

Look out, Windows Phone 8 users – yes, both of you – here's ... Windows 10 Mobile


Re: $49 Win Blu Jr

I had that phone. If memory serves me, it had too little internal hard drive space for the upgrade. Otherwise it was a great 4 inch Windows phone.

German lodges todger in 13 steel rings


Thank you El Reg for giving this Yank a hearty guffaw today!

Two thumbs up!

Did El Reg go code 524 titsup today for all ?


Awesome, thank you.


Did El Reg go code 524 titsup today for all ?

I get a 524 message from Cloudflare.

When asked 'What's a .CNT file?' there's a polite way to answer


I have to thank all helpdesk and IT people

I took a course in college on "Data Processing" back in 1978. They had us learn to do a few things in BASIC and use the campus computer to print out our programs on paper. We used punch cards to input our data into the mainframe. Dinosaur days. I decided after that course I wanted nothing more to do with computers.

1993, new job, everyone used computers and email. I had to learn Windows 3.1 and how to use a mouse. I vividly remember the poor IT people teaching us how to left-click and drag.

1996 I bought my first computer. I took it home, knowing almost nothing whatsoever. Some of you lovely people undoubtedly had to suffer through at least one head-slappable support call from me, so I thank you for your time and your patience. :) In the intervening 20 years I've learned a ton, so now I call support very rarely. Google IS my friend and so is RTFM.

Triple-murderer prisoner keeps mobile phone in his butt for a week

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Love these comments haha

You Brits are hilarious. We Yanks are famous for having no sense of humor. :p

Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL: Clear thoughts of Continuum with a snazzy camera


Just bought a 950

I just bought a Lumia 950 mainly because of the smaller screen size. The 950XL is just too big for my pants pockets. I think Microsoft will gradually fix all the bugs and improve things, but yea, it will never be a player in the smartphone market. Maybe the Windows Mobile will do well in the corporate market ?

ProtonMail DDoS wipeout: Day 6. Yes, we're still under attack


In all fairness to Protonmail.....

they said they were under extreme duress by other businesses to pay up. I'll take their word for it. Yes, long term, it was a bad decision, and they do know that big time now.

TPP: 'Scary' US-Pacific trade deal published – you're going to freak out when you read it


I really President Obama but....


The TPP gives me much pause when my country's largest union is against it.

also, http://www.aflcio.org/Issues/Trade/Trans-Pacific-Partnership-Free-Trade-Agreement-TPP/Labor-Rights

Next year's Windows 10 auto-upgrade is MSFT's worst idea since Vista


Here is my comment at the official Windows Insider forum


I'm a tad surprised the discussion is going as well as it is so far.


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