What a bunch of dicks....
32 posts • joined 12 Mar 2016
What the arse do we need this crap for? Sounds like poncing around with fonts and layouts to me. I never had a word processor on the Dragon 32, but I had an Amstrad PCW 9512??? something or other with a daisywheel printer and that was fine. I even did a bit if DTP on the Atari ST and of course once I moved to PC was able to write with much swisher applications. I get that you might want to update one type of document embedded in another, this has been around for years.
What is my point?
Well we have users that do not know the difference between a template and a document (e.g. docx vs dotx) and so the chances of them getting to grips with this "fluid" is a big fat zero.
Is this going to change the world? No. They would be better spending time fixing the multitude of problems with Windows 10.
Yes, this. One of the consequences of Globalisation is a faster spread of diseases like this. If everyone bought locally, considered where their cheap clothing or out of season food came from. we might have a slightly less globalised society. That's fewer flights, less reliance on international shipping, less chance for diseases to spread. Oh and a happier mother earth.
I know I will get flamed by the neo-liberals and capitalists here. In response, I say screw your values* along with your wizened hag mother and deluded father Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.
Infrastructure should be at least partially state owned and state directed if not state run and this includes roads and rail as well as internet backbone. These people who think it is a bad idea should consider their moans carefully: If, philosophically, you think free market capitalism is the best platform for these projects then lets sell the roads and NHS too. How about the Army too? Or our nuclear deterrent? There are clear benefits to state run infrastructure and to not recognise them is ignorant in the extreme.
We have customers that have connection speeds of barely 2Mbs down on a good day with no hope of anything better from any provider. I myself get 6Mbps and I count myself lucky. It took Openreach 5 1/2 MONTHS to install a phone line for us when we moved about 300 yards down the road. That was after I got my MP involved and complained to the head of BT personally.
I do recognise that some people bemoan the ability of state run organisations to do things 'efficiently' however this is down to the values and skills of the managers as opposed to who owns the business being run.
For example - do you think it wise, and good for the people of this country (and their pockets) for BT to pay BILLIONS of pounds to the Premier League? They could have put that money into better infrastructure rather than TV rights. Who want to see a bunch of grown men paid millions of pounds a year kicking a bag of wind around a grass patch?
Perhaps if the masses spent as much time considering other human beings as they did watching sports they might just become socialists, and we'd be in a much better place. Much like Noam said.
* I said screw your values, I did not say screw you. As a socialist I love you all.
"Or you can say that we are at fault for choosing Microsoft."
Yes, that's it. When you go cloud hosted you are subcontracting your responsibility to a third party. We are cloud hosted on an Exchange platform but NOT one that is operated by Microsoft. To my mind the worst place you can have your Exchange mailboxes are Microsoft.
Many ISP's - to name BT for one but probably most, simply do not respect published TTL's.
We've seen issues where we set low TTL's during a site migration but the ISP's simply don't go back for another lookup. You end up having to fanny about with DNS providers until enough time has passed for the providers DNS to re-do the lookup in its own time.
Cloud is over-rated. There *are* real places for it, like cloud-hosted email, of course web sites and public facing web applications, but for privately hosted data, cloud does not make sense on any level that I can see other than *convenience*.
Addressing this benefit directly: since when was convenience the pinnacle of achievement? How about security, privacy, and so on?
"When is ad-blocking ethical?"
Er, that's easy. 100% of the time. I will decide - as far as is practical, when I do not wish to see an advert. If I can skip adverts on the PVR, then I will. Same principle for adverts on the web. If I am driving along and am advertised to on a billboard then there is not much I can do about that, but that's life.
To all marketing types out there: Suck it up and go get a proper job. Stop promoting consumerism, it is a fundamentally flawed proposition.
A few months ago I ditched 2 x £20pcm contracts with Vodafone and got two new contracts with Virgin at £3 per month each. They were also unable to move contracts from one business to another because "their system will not allow it". If there is any justice in the world Vodafone should bleed customers until they realise what poor service they are giving.
jb99 I understand what you are saying however as a long time Windows user in the IT industry I am satisfied with my recent Apple experiences ion iMac and delighted with Apple's response to the FBI case.
On the face of it at least, Apple based technology is right for people, whereas Microsoft based technology is right for whatever the Microsoft Agenda is.
Very eloquently put and sums up my feelings too. I have been in professional IT support for 20 years and I am tired of them fuc*ing us about.
I am giving myself until January 14, 2020 (Windows 7 EOS) to move as many people as I can away from Microsoft, probably will move to Linux / OSX where possible.
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