* Posts by Port_able

6 posts • joined 16 Mar 2018

Manchester Arena attack: National Mutual Aid Telephony system failed


Close relations?

Maybe they keep the contract despite failing because of some political 'closeness'?


Sub subbed


The whole sub-contracting 'thing' will or is undermining public services.

Windows 10 to force you to use Edge, even if it isn't default browser


Mint ..

Replaced W10 with Linux Mint last night. No more nags about 1709 needing more memory, ideally buying one with a Microshaft label on it. A re-energised Lenovo Ideapad here.

Brit retailer Currys PC World says sorry for Know How scam


Re: Hanging

Been wokring in IT since mid 80's, anyone remember Word 1.1a lol. Anyway often supported friends to go back to PCWorld and KH a few times. Watch as they tried to weasle out of fixing anything in favour of a sale or two "essential" to making it work right. Then I'd step in and say .."maybe ..." "Possibly if .." - the goods being under warranty still with the store. Would hear the techops voices rise a few pitches as the ground they stood on would falter.

Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals


Smashing memories

I'll miss looking forward to broken and mashed up goods arriving ordered off their website, along with the less than zero interestin remedying things. Into the _ANAL_s of customer service history they go.

Openreach hiring thousands more engineers


Fresh from a BT operator today, news (old?) that while a line might be faulty and you can't get through, they'll test the time and tell you it's faulty but won't raise a job to fix it UNLESS they can find the account holder that they can send the bill to. So the called faulty number remains out of order as they doubtless continue to charge for the days it remains out of service or unusable.



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