* Posts by Bond007

16 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Mar 2018

Microsoft's 10,000 job cuts didn't quite do the trick


Microsh1te don't give a toss about quality, as Windows 10 (and possibly 8) prove that. They just seem to throw out any old crap, and let their user base deal with it.

Microsoft enables booting physical PCs directly into cloud PCs


Just when you thought.......

... 'the cloud' couldn't get any more bonkers!

Rackspace racks up job cuts amid market downturn and talk of offshoring


Re: I'm starting an anti "let go" campaign

Not entirely sure what to make of your comments here!

Anyone who works for free is called a 'volunteer', most people though, don't work for nothing. We all have things to pay for.

As far as 'moan about low wages and poor working conditions', all employees have a right to 'moan' about anything they want, but doing so risks being fired, which in turn risks an unfair dismissal case.

As far as employees being grateful they get hired at all, perhaps you have a point there, but it's also worth considering for most companies, they wouldn't be IN business if they didn't have any staff!

Microsoft begs you not to ditch Edge on Google's own Chrome download page


Re: This isn't that new

Yes, as soon as I read the ".... with the added trust of Microsoft", I burst out laughing!

Windows 11 still not winning the OS popularity contest


"So I'll wait to see if Win12 is any good and maybe I'll move to that."

Well, you shouldn't have too long to wait, as Windows 12 will probably be out in, what, 6 months time?

Microsoft will probably force Win 11 to be EOL in say 3 months time?

To avoid the "WTF?!" comments, that's sarcasm btw!

BT Wholesale wants the channel to give SMBs a nudge before copper sunset in 2025


Re: Cellular are the winners?

Not ANOTHER wireless fanatic!

Wireless may be catching up speed wise, but it'll never be as reliable as a wired connection.

It's also far easier to troubleshoot a wired connection than it is a wireless one.

Wireless may be here to stay, but I don't see it being the future.

Running Windows 10? Microsoft is preparing to fire up the update engines


".......it will be at least 5 years before the next version of Windows comes out."

I wouldn't be too sure about that, you 'dimwit'. M$ are such an arrogant and aggressive company, I would put bets on that there'll be a new version of Windows out in a couple of years maybe or less!

Mark it in your diaries: 14 October 2025 is the end of Windows 10


Re: Too much to hope...

less invasive?

Not sure how much more invasive you could get, with forced updates, that may or may not crash your machine?!

Erm, it isn't developers and support that matter though, it's the end user that counts, isn't it?

Unless we don't give a sh1t about end users anymore, and just dump whatever sh1t we like on them?

Only plebs use Office 2019 over Office 365, says Microsoft's weird new ad campaign


Re: Nothing like having your work day extended a few more hours

"......have my grand-daughters laptop which requires the latest version of Office 365 installed"

When you say 'requires', do you mean that for some reason it will not work with anything other than 365, or do you mean that your grand-daughter insists on having 365 installed on it?

I ask, because, barring some odd installation issues I had (which I was able to work around), I am presently running (without any hitches so far), Excel 2000 (yes I did say that), on a Windows 10 Pro laptop.

Like using the latest version of Microsoft Office? Love Offline Files? Not for long!


"Why would anyone in his/her right mind put any proprietary, sensitive, or otherwise for-my-eyes-only file on any type of internet/cloud connected repository is beyond me. "

Yup! I will never understand this either! I don't give a t*ss how secure these 'cloud' providers say they are (I mean they ARE going to say they're secure anyway, after all, they want to protect their money!), I would never store anything sensitive on the 'cloud'! It's just begging to be hacked!

I am quite 'proud' of the fact that I don't personally use ANY cloud storage services!

RIP: Microsoft finally pulls plug on last XP survivor... POSReady 2009


Re: Hardware requirements

"You need to install windows 10 and an SSD. Or stop using computers"

What a ridiculous comment to make!

I couldn't give you the specs (because I don't currently know them), but I'm using a Dell laptop with Windows 10 with a normal SATA HDD (NOT SSD), and so far, it does what I need it to do.

You have spoken all right, a complete load of ********!

UK libraries dumped 11% of computers since 2010-11... everybody has one anyway, right?


Re: The film...

The film "I, Daniel Blake" isn't 'coming' true, it IS true, and HAS been for years!

BT pushes ahead with plans to switch off telephone network


Re: @anthonyhegedus

Fair point! BUT, aside from being able to use the handsets as a digital phone book, they ARE useless in all other regards, are they not?!

Also (sorry for being a 'pedant' again) ; , but the original question was:

"Most people have cordless phones. How do they work in a blackout?", which was only really answered with the batteries line... so they'll only work up to a point!

Which is why I made the point about the issue with batteries, end of! ;)


Re: @anthonyhegedus

Apologies Anthony for being a 'pedant', maybe I've missed part of what you said, but what exactly IS the point of mentioning that the handset(s) work, when if the base stations DON'T, that then renders them useless, regardless of whether the display/keypad/RF etc works eh???!!!

If you have multiple base(s) in your house (which I'm guessing YOU might?), then I think my point ultimately STILL applies!

Can you tell me what I've missed please?

FWIW I have a wireless phone in MY house too, but only one base (whether it uses batteries or not, I'm not sure)


Re: @anthonyhegedus

"The handsets continue to work just fine, because they have rechargeable batteries in them,

The base stations, however, are a different matter. Most of them do not have rechargeable batteries in them."

Isn't that a bit of a contradiction? If the base station either doesn't use or has batteries which aren't rechargeable, then the handsets won't continue to "work just fine" if the batts run out, will they?!

RIP... almost: Brit high street gadget shack Maplin Electronics


Re: Well at least

Yeah, these days I need a special dog to fetch my remote for me.... getting up out of the chair now and again is just too much strain on my precious muscles.......