* Posts by ThePieMan

18 publicly visible posts • joined 28 Apr 2018

Where meetings go to die: Microsoft Teams outage lets customers skip that collaboration call they've been dreading


Re: Office 365 was also affected

At least it gives them a day every 4 years to take down time to fix the bugs!

US: We'll pull security co-operation if you lot buy from Huawei


Spying is our job!

The USA clearly don't want the Chinese spying on everybody because it's their job to.

A few reasons why cops haven't immediately shot down London Gatwick airport drone menace


Drone v Drone

Surely the solution is - use another drone to crash the nuisance drone out of the sky....

Take my advice and stop using Rubik's Cubes to prove your intelligence


Re: 1970s?

Guess the cross over would be DC = During Christ, for approx 30 years, e.g. 1BC, 1DC...30DC, 1AD etc

Scottish brewery recovers from ransomware attack


Backup? How long?

There’s no excuse these days to lose more than a few hours of data if it’s important to your business.

Fire the boss I say!

You're alone in a room with the Windows 10 out-of-the-box apps. What do you do?


Re: I really don't care

Good for you but my work PC is sort of locked down, so supplied apps it is (within reason).



Considering how basic Notepad is - it’s actually one of my most used apps. It’s simple and quick to use.

If I wanted something with bells and whistles I’d use something else. Please don’t make it GUI’ed up!

Test Systems Better, IBM tells UK IT meltdown bank TSB


Testing times

Project RAG status is always green, can’t have any nasty amber or red - time to de-scope!

Four hydrogen + eight caesium clocks = one almost-proven Einstein theory


Re: Homeopathy placebo NOT ok

I doubt he said exactly that.

USA! USA! We're No.1! And we want to keep it that way – in spaaaace


Re: NASA has always been about politics

The tide has turned - this century belongs to China.


Re: Where do you want to go tomorrow?

I don’t know - London, Paris, Venice, the French Riviera are all nice places...

No, Samsung, you really do owe Apple $120m for patent infringement


Re: Who invented what?

Time to remove your rose tinted spectacles fan boy?

Former FBI boss Comey used private email for official business – DoJ


Re: "So Hillary was suppose to know what she was doing was wrong but not James Comey?"

But that’s kind of the point. Hope she realises that now and sees the suffering that The Donald is inflicting.

Unbreakable smart lock devastated to discover screwdrivers exist


Great product

Yeah but apart from the flaws listed, it’s great right?

'No, we are not rewriting Office in JavaScript' and other Microsoft tales


Metered internet

Is it still possible to fool Windows into thinking you’re on a metered broadband link? Used to prevent auto updates.

Indiegogo grants ZX Spectrum reboot firm another two weeks to send a console


A bit reminiscent of the original delays for the Soectrum back in the 80s - at least that time it was ‘only’ about 12 weeks!

Britain to slash F-35 orders? Erm, no, scoffs Lockheed UK boss


But what's the range when compared to Olympic sized swimming pools or football pitches?

TSB boss: We know everything's working, you just can't see that


Re: What a balls up

Isn’t that normal for a credit card payment though? Takes a day or two to show up?