You can't go to jail for violating a contract unless it is fraud - those idiots broke a law.
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Apple seeks damages from recycling firm that didn't damage its devices: 100,000 iThings 'resold' rather than broken up as expected
You rarely buy a MFP these days, you lease it and pay by the page printed. It's a scam in many ways and we don't print as much as we used to 10-15y ago. The most used part of our office MFP is the scanner bit, direct to PDF and email. Why not buy a decent scanner instead but then I'm not paying for the IT budget.
My laserjet 2, 3 and 4000 were all dumpster-diving survivors and lasted many thousands of prints. I gave away all of them one by one as newer replacements arrived and finally had to move to a wireless setup at home. The Brother works well but it doesn't feel as good and well-built like the HP stuff.
I must have printed over 30k-50k pages on my 4000, and it was as good as new when I freecycled it.
I admit 30k is nothing for an office printer but is rather decent for a modern home printer where it's not expected to print more than a couple of thousand pages in its lifetime.
There's gall – and then there's the security director who stole and resold 41 government-owned networking switches
Here we come ; Enterprise Licenses
I fully expect Oracle to buy it and then put per-core enterprise licenses that forces your phone to a single-core chip for cost reasons and will blast scary-looking advertising stating "if you don't buy our licenses we will come and audit your phone" and then have a fit when you only have a gallery app.
Re: mythical Year Of Linux On the Desktop comes
Linux support by Microsoft is fantastic during the last two years.
SQL Server on a Docker container running in Linux? Why not? Just pay the licensing cost.
Teams? Runs 100%.
Windows 365 on a browser - why, it works as good as, and in some cases like collaboration, way better on Chromium browsers on Linux.
Visual Studio Code? Works brilliantly even on a Chromebook.
I still hate WIndows with a passion but MS is not the old MS.
Assange should be furloughed from Belmarsh prison, says human rights org. Here's a thought: He could stay with friends!
Stop us if you've heard this before: Boeing's working on 737 Max software fixes for autopilot, stabilization bugs
Re: Flying less
They are already flying. They never stopped.
I monitor ADS-B traffic above me, and the amount of small private jets along with the cargo flights create most of the flying right now. Location? 25mins drive to Heathrow, outside M25 circle.
General passenger flights are significantly down (more than 90%), but private jets are thriving.
Late 1992, Uni 3090 mainframe. I remember spooling my entire month's worth of quota in one go, 30000 lines! The printer admin usually would put it in pidgeon holes. All I had was a note to go and see him.
Quite scared, I did so. He handled me a massive stack of paper and said "I hope it was worth it".
Errmm, it wasn't. I had managed to print the entire contents of alt.sex.stories....
Watch out, everyone, here come the Coronavirus Cops, enjoying their little slice of power way too much
Ofcom waves DAB radio licences under local broadcasters' noses as FM switchoff debate smoulders again
Re: Complete the migration to DAB+ before faffing with FM
Great, so my now-quite-old-but-works-perfectly 1st Gen Pure Evoke-1 will be obsolete?
Since the wide-band FM standard came out there has been only one generation of it - an FM radio from 60s work perfectly even now. Unless the radios are patchable and upgreadable, changing protocols every decade is going to piss off a lot of people.
You should read on FM radio when they switched to stereo and not to piss off anyone w/o a stereo unit, and how incompatible upgrade to FM radio failed.
If at first you don't succeed, fly, fly again: Boeing to repeat CST-100 test, Russia preps another ISS taxi
Re: "Not enough pressure in the LOX tank ullage to maintain stability"
I can't believe it even happened - you'd expect the engineers to object to this test, they should now how much each tank would weigh full and what the stress levels and limits are.
On the other hand, I have a suspicion the clever guys are working on the Falcon, and he's literally using boiler and water tank welders for this particular scam.
Oracle teases prospect of playing nicely with open-source Java in update to WebLogic application server
Out with the old and in with the new as Java 14 arrives, bringing with it first Project Panama enhancements
Theranos vampire lives on: Owner of failed blood-testing biz's patents sues maker of actual COVID-19-testing kit
Re: Yet more shittiness
Most called the helpline and the helpline told them to settle as is and it should balance itself eventually, which never did.
Worse, helpline was being run by Fujitsu and had an incentive to "not to find any faults within 30 minutes" so that the call could be closed and Fujitsu didn't have to pay any monies to the PO as penalties.
It's a very shitty story from end to end, the only people who are completely blameless are the victims, the Post Masters.
Re: Disgusted of tonbridge wells
It is worse than you think. Post Office has the right to bring prosecutions themselves - these cases didn't go to the Police and CPS, in fact when the Post Masters tried to call the police, they were told that it wasn't in Police's remit and PO must do the investigation themselves!
Along with many Private Eye articles, this is required listening: BBC Radio 4 - File on 4 - Second Class Citizens: The Post Office IT Scandal https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000f5hb
Note: listening to this programme WILL make your blood boil. Guaranteed.
Re: You don't need to know how 1,600 services work
It's much harder to debug why a single thread is working slowly on a monolith app, esp. when you have thousands of other threads interfering.
I don't like the amount of resources wasted but it's a positive move when it comes to debugging and analysis.
BOFH: Here he comes, all wide-eyed with the boundless optimism of youth. He is me, 30 years ago... what to do?
If it costs a third, and takes twice as longer, it's a benefit for the company. This kind of thing kills me.
I work with remote Indian staff regularly. Most of the time they are brilliant and very very hard working but as soon as you get the good guy trained up, working 100%, he buggers off to a new job because they know they won't get a raise and only way to earn more is to change working places. Then I restart with either a new person, or someone that is still around but less competent.
As it had been said, the working culture is very different. Endless "checks", if it's not written down, it doesn't get done, or it gets done exactly the way it's written down but not common sense dictates. And so on. It's not their job to question a design, they only execute until the next job opportunity.
Culture is what's different, personally pretty much all of them are nice.
Yo, Imma let you finish, but for the 6,000 people still using that app on a daily basis ... we have a question: why?
Agree - I'm a massive MS hater, their software stinks.
But dam, MS Ergo keyboards are beautifuly done. Their ergonomic mice were also exceedingly good.
If you're suffering from RSI, definitely buy a Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard. They are technically well built as well, just the coffee-proofing is not that good (as I have demonstrated many times).
The Register disappears up its own fundament with a Y2K prank to make a BOFH's grinchy heart swell with pride
One man's mistake, missing backups and complete reboot: The tale of Europe's Galileo satellites going dark
Re: And we wonder why people want to exit the EU
.. And that low funding is why Russians are mainly still firing up rockets designed between 1960-1980 and hardly managed to build any new hardware - remember Kliper shuttle? Got absolutely nowhere but made a lot of noise.
Same with the Russian military hardware, they're ambitious and make a lot of noise, but their main bulk of aircraft produced right now is just upgraded versions of Soviet designs. Their advanced aircraft are nothing but techonolgy demonstrators with a handful of production samples.
Re: Jealous much?
Well, if SpaceX gets their act together for human flight to ISS using realistic equipment, not stuff from a very bad SF novel, then ULA/SLS will be sunk completely. The fact that Elon is delaying things and not getting humans on board his Dragon capsule shows how unsure he is.