* Posts by Teawain

17 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Sep 2018

Apple techies analyzing Siri recordings may have heard you unzipping and bonking – plus more


Re: "Just the sound of someone undoing a zip can activate..."

Maybe OFF buttons cold become popular again. Just imagine how smartphones are ruining lives so effectively. Sleep, privacy, socially, financially. We've sleepwalked into it, quite happily in return for attention and tech kudos.

Two Capita staffers to double up as non-exec directors, get keys to corporate biscuit barrel


Re: obviously misquoted

Can you imagine their PowerPoint presentations? (Shudders).



Isn't this a bit like inviting benefit claimants to become customer service supervisors for Atos? I note the absence in mention of training in the skill of buying biscuits based on three quotes and best long term sustainability, then creating something in Excel that when used, turns the lights on and off in the room.

Facebook blames 'server config change' for 14-hour outage. Someone run that through the universal liar translator


the wheels ...

Seems the wheels are wobbling on many of the big platforms of late. As dependancy and dopamine rise, so do the 'traumas' when they're unavailable.


One Tweet

One Twet is fine but when it's drafted, erased and rewritten a few times.

Customer (dis)loyalty? Not arf.

Take your pick: Linux on Windows 10 hardware, or Windows 10 on Linux hardware


Happy tinkering.

Lubuntu works a dream on old devices, updates too.

Official: Voyager 2 is now an interstellar spacecraft



Makes me think about about how 'modern' things aren't built to last anymore.

For fax sake: NHS to be banned from buying archaic copy-flingers


Ideal delays?

I would imagine that bringing in more tech to the NHS will provide another few reasons for 'doing it tomorrow'. I've recently seen Office 365 being inflicted on all staff in an organisation and the fallout was notable amongst those not wanting to be re-trained in various IT skills.

Why millions of Brits' mobile phones were knackered on Thursday: An expired Ericsson software certificate


Re: Reminder

... reminds me of >



Re: Don't feel so bad Ericsson, you probably did us all a favour!

Imagine the shortage of digital dopamine from not being able to share, like or post anything. Tragedy lol.

Capita: We are seeking staff to join our board. Just two please


Re: Arf arf, well done crapita

Maybe they would have to pay them £64.5K because it could be the last job they ever have?


Custard creams

Of course you'd have to bring your own Custard Creams to the meeting after you'd obtained three quotes and chose the cheapest and then sub contracted that out to Biscaroo for delivery at the lowest rates possible.

FYI NASA just lobbed its Parker probe around the Sun in closest flyby yet: A nerve-racking 15M miles from the surface


Slingshot ...

Reminds me very much of ...


In Windows 10 Update land, nobody can hear you scream


Linup ..

I've been hobbying with Lubuntu, new update out on Thursday.

Runs on a 7 year old Tosh laptop Equium. Plug anything in, it works after a driver patch. Regular Kernel updates. Chrom(e)ium and Firefox. All the essentials there and Office 365 when needing reminding of Microshaft.

Put the stamps and coins away for a while and try Linuxing :o)

The grand-plus iPhone is the new normal – this is no place for paupers



I never imagined that being seen to have the latest phone would be such a dopamine driven phenomena.

Chromebooks gain faff-free access to Windows file shares via Samba



Perpetual furniture sales? (reaches for coat).

Ever wanted to strangle Microsoft? Now Outlook, Skype 'throttle' users amid storm cloud drama


Low Cloud

This sounds familiar, along with Composed sent emails remaining in Drafts for days, all sorts of nightmarish things of a 365 type. Made me smile that one time Protonmail was being DDOS hammered all day by the Russians and still it allowed logins, sent some stuff and didn't lose anything coming in. Maybe they should compare notes?