* Posts by Noonoot

131 publicly visible posts • joined 6 Nov 2015


Fujitsu wins flood contract extension despite starring in TV drama about its failures


Someone's pockets being lined

Someone asked why government continues to offer contracts to companies who have proved to fail in the past. See title line. It's obvious.

Academics horrified that administration of Turing student exchange scheme outsourced to Capita


Someone getting rich on the side

So whose pockets are being lined this time? Which friend of the cousin of the neighbour of so and so MP who they met down the pub?

Apple slapped with €60m lawsuit from Italian consumer rights org for slowing down CPUs in old iPhones


Provided we given the money

Going to any Apple store, we were given two options:

1) buy a new battery

2) buy a new phone

One way or another they wanted money. In the space of one update, my iPhone started to slow down. Call it what you want, if you're going to affect performance with specific updates, communicate that to the customers when they go to the Apple shop to ask for your help.And don't release updates that reduce the phone to a a dinosaur.

Back to the office with you: 'Perhaps 5 days is too much family time' – Workday CEO


Since WFH was established in the company I work for (since last March), I've saved on commute time meaning I get 1 hour extra in bed, the dark circles and bags under my eyes are happier for it; I see my family although we each have our own area in the house to work/study in, I can put to good use my lunch break in the house, I have saved on diesel money so about 1500 Euros in a year.

We've ALL saved on clothes NOT being worn out, oh come on, how many of you just wear tracksuit bottoms with the shirt? No shoes on, just slippers LOL. No jacket either!

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


Did someone say Fujitsu?

Is this the same Fujitsu that was the centre of attention in the post office post master scandal?

IBM ordered to pay £22k to whistleblower and told by judges: Teach your managers what discrimination means


Re: Nice managers

nah. Some nice people may do well. That doesn't mean that they've actually behaved well.

At work, the TEAM is all a farce. Yeah you do your work for the benefit of the TEAM, but when push comes to shove, that " I did this, I did that, he didn't do this, she didnt do that" is constantly there.


Harassment and mobbing on the job

"Rather than investigate properly, IBM decided to close ranks and try to force Davidsen out of her job by giving her falsely negative annual reviews and "impossible" targets to meet, the tribunal found."

Just this alone should be enough to demote the managers involved, or force them out of their job for inappropriate behaviour.

The thing that disgusts me the most is that the managers are women. I trust Claire Bryant and Sandra Oliveira are now looking for other employment elsewhere as toilet cleaners (no offence to cleaners of any kind btw).

IBM job ad calls for 12 years’ experience with Kubernetes – which is six years old


Experience but for peanuts

Nowadays HR and their companies are just looking for people who know everything, so they can avoid having to hire 2 extra people. Yet when you see what they're offering, you just want to laugh at them.

US prez Donald Trump declares America closed to those flying in from Schengen zone over coronavirus woes


Trump should just....?

The fact that the Americans have been travelling from EU to USA before now doesn't affect them at all. of course not, it's just the EU countries' own travellers that have brought the Covid19 to USA since numbers have been growing.

Questionable. I'd like to see the Covid19 strains that they analyse to see what the origins are. For example, in Italy the strain comes from the German one found mid January before this all broke out in Italy a few weeks later.

IBM's outgoing boss Rometty awarded $20m+ in 2019 for growing revenue 0.1%


I am in the wrong job

My dad always said not to do an Art degree.

Pope tells his followers to log off for Lent


Re: Dear Francis

Anyone knocking the Pope should be ashamed. All of you. If there's any pope that connects with the digital citizens of today it's Bergoglio. A man who prefers the simple things in life, the man next door. A kind man with a young spirit.

Google product boss cuffed on suspicion of murder after his Microsoft manager wife goes missing, woman's body found, during Hawaii trip


Well done The Register for not ignoring the question of feminicide in the world

It might not be there core mission but.......


"Killings by intimate partners or family members 2017: A total of 87,000 women were intentionally killed in 2017. More than half of them (58 per cent) ̶ 50,000 ̶ were killed by intimate partners or family members. This means that 137 women across the world are killed by a member of their own family every day. This amounts to some six women being killed every hour by people they know."

Best buds? Apple must be fuming: Samsung's wireless earphones boast 11 hours of listening on a single charge


Re: in Euros

ok, keep your fur on Elpuss!


Re: in Euros

i admit I wasn't looking at amazon(.it) but local store pricing.


in Euros

At approximately 137 Euros, that's at least 100 less than the Apple Airpods (depending on where you buy them)


LOL what was it again?

Better for listening Lady Gaga ma ma ma ma my poker face

EU tells UK: Cut the BS, sign here, and you can have access to Galileo sat's secure service


Yes, the Bull Shit system, because that's what Brexit is - a load of it.

Like with all the other things that still need negotiating, these mumbling elites had better get their skates on. They have until the end of the year. CHOP CHOP!!!!!!

Very little helps: Tesco flashes ancient Windows desktop on Scan-As-You-Shop device


Who is their CTO?

It beggars belief.

Whoever is in charge of their infrastructure seriously needs to attend a refresher's course or similar of what NOT to do.

Thunderbird is go: Mozilla's email client lands in a new nest


What happens to our data?

Who is sponsoring them? That's the question to ask

Boris celebrates taking back control of Brexit Britain's immigration – with unlimited immigration program


Re: Controlling immigration was never that easy...

They've never excercised any of these rules or control it is all much too difficult for them. Much easier to pick names (of a specific group) out of a hat and then send threatening letters to them.


Re: I know, I know....

or they could just get the golden buzzer


Exceptional talent?

But only endorsed by a select few organizations (on the gov list)

I foresee endorsements for sale..... I fear.


Indeed. Why do Brits suck "Boris and co's" crap up?

You can take your effing visas and shove them up you know where.

Revealed: NHS England bosses meet with tech and pharmaceutical giants to discuss price list of millions of Brits' medical data


Re: NHS bosses are tories

Make of my comment what you will, but the fact of the matter is that they are capitalising on the sick.


Re: Election day reporting restrictions?

Reg Journos should have published this days ago and left at the top of the website as a bloody reminder!


NHS bosses are tories

'nuff said

Tearoff of Nottingham: University to lose chunk of IT dept to outsourcing


RE: And this means

"We are at least a year away from making any changes, so it is too early to speculate on their impact, and staff at all levels will continue to be involved in the final design of the model."

So you work on making yourself redundant. Great!

Boris Brexit bluff binds .eu domains to time-bending itinerary


Re: Jennifer Arcuri, Tech Innovator

She is also not denying that there was an affair or not.

It's becoming a good way to earn some a few bucks - just admit or don't admit that you had a shag with some politician and wait to be interviewed by Piers Morgan.


Re: Yes, EU Minister

"despite it being the lingua franca of the EU." - talking of which, what happened to Esperanto. I remember spending the two hours on the plane journey to some holiday location with parents learning this.

Multitasking is a myth: It means doing lots of things equally badly


the opposite sex

Women are already slashers since god knows how long, except failure is not permitted.

Tech CEO thrown in the clink for seven years for H-1B gang-master role: Crim farmed out foreign staff as cheap labor


it's all the guru's fault

"He was arrested at Seattle’s international airport when he returned in August 2018 – on the advice of his spiritual advisor who told him it would be safe."

LOL you're kidding me. This says it all.

What's that got to do with the colour of your face?

Cloud, internet biz will take a Yellowhammer to the head in 'worst case' no-deal Brexit


Re: Made your bed, now lie in it

"What's the way forward? Dunno."

Sadly, we all drink the same water. I am hoping that we will all wake up from this nasty nightmare.


Made your bed, now lie in it

As much as I am a remainer, think that Cameron was stupid, that this whole Brexit nonsense has taken on a sickly corrupt tinge, many of us on the continent are looking at Brits thinking what the fuck have they been putting in the water. It's like you're in a daze. Rise up, revolt, did Huxley teach you nothing (hoping you've read Brave New World)?! Do you all want to lie in the bed the Tories have created for you?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moves to shut Parliament


Re: So, to sum up. . .

Not so much lying down, the Brits have basically bent over, and we all know in which direction.

Hate your IT job? Sick of computers? Good news: An electronics-frying Sun superflare may hit 'in next 100 years'


Re: Yeah let's frrrryyyyyyy

"How are you going to bake that cake?

If you have an electric oven,"

Erm, let's have a BBQ instead?


Yeah let's frrrryyyyyyy

Bring it on - we don't need cell phones, computers, the internet or anything. Good ol' hand written letters, talking over the fence to your neighbour rather than whatsapping and going round to your friend's to show them that cake you baked.

Taylor drift: Finally, a use for AI emerges? Cyber-smut star films fsck-flick in Tesla with Autopilot, warns: 'I wouldn't recommend it'


What on earth is in the photo?

You've used a photo that looks like someone's crusty balding head?

Yuk - one reason NOT to watch the video

Accenture sued over website redesign so bad it Hertz: Car hire biz demands $32m+ for 'defective' cyber-revamp


Cheap hire fobbed off as experienced managers

We all know that Accenture pay pittance for "just out of college" juniors. Their policy is "new hires for 6-month 'stage' " who are then used on such projects like this Hertz account. How could Hertz be so thick to start off with?

Now you've read about the bonkers world of Elizabeth Holmes, own some Theranos history: Upstart's IT gear for sale


Cold-hearted cowh and weird

Let's not forget how cold-hearted she was when Theranos UK scientist Ian Gibbons killed himself.

Data flows post-Brexit: 'Leave it to government to make sure you've got a smooth run in.' Er, OK


Swap him for an AI virtual Raab

Like they recently did in China (reading theReg's news today), they could send an AI virtual bot instead of these nincumpoops of politicians who don't even seem to have a GCSE in anything, let alone Geography, to let them do all the talking.

Even my Alexa Echo could do better. She sings ring ring a roses really well!!

Does Google make hardware just so nobody buys it?


When you have the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

You can make what you want when your pocket is deep.

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave me tea... pigs-in-blankets-flavoured tea


Isn't this just another name for Bovril?

Who still drinks that stuff?


Are Brits that gullible?

That really is taking the biscuit.

UK.gov isn't ready for no-deal Brexit – and 'secrecy' means businesses won't be either


Chaos and more chaos

If anyone can be bothered to read all the documentation just recently published here:


you'll notice that every single page starts with:

"A scenario in which the UK leaves the EU without agreement (a ‘no deal’ scenario) remains unlikely given the mutual interests of the UK and the EU in securing a negotiated outcome.

Negotiations are progressing well and both we and the EU continue to work hard to seek a positive deal. "

Going well, going wrong, going disaster???

UK.gov finally adds Galileo and Copernicus to the Brexit divorce bill


#PeoplesVote for space race

You brexiteers that voted for this, you can relish in old episodes of Blakes' Seven and Doctor Who because that's about as close as UK is going to anything intergalactically spatial get if the gov doesn't get its head out of its arse and start dealing with this mistake of exiting the EU.

How an augmented reality tourist guide tried to break my balls


Happy Friday yay!!!!

It's always refreshing to read about your antics à la pisse Alistair. Sorry to hear about your fruits secs escapade. Maybe you should just have held it in your hand. The gadget I mean. No, no, the electronic device....

Ms Dabbs seems a very patient lady. Regards!!