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ERROR-BT_SPORT:VC040-NFR:0xFF-FAIL

BT's Sports online player - which being polite is piss poor and with the UX design provided by a six year old - is a fine example of how not to deal with errors in user interfaces. "User" being the key word here... Rather than accepting users are human beings in need of meaningful error messages, and perhaps in-situ advice about what to do about it, they insist on providing cryptic codes with no explanation and which you need to google the meaning of (ok, I admit I ignored the FAQ!). This will lead you to an appalling page ; clearly knocked up by the six year olds senior sibling on day one of code-club, littered with links you need to eyeball which finally leads you to something useful telling you how to deal with the idiocy of BT's design decisions. In this particular case the decision some halfwit architect made which requires users to downgrade their security settings (e.g. VC002 or VC040 )! So a national telecom provider and ISP is insisting that users weaken the

Windows Update - Really? Still? In 2015?

I'd almost forgotten how ridiculous this is after a couple of years with OSX and Linux... Happened on the train this morning.  Well, I'll just look at the scenic view that is the south of England for the next half an hour then... Thanks Microsoft! p.s. Some would claim this isn't such a bad thing since the south of England can be beautiful, in this case though, I had work to do.