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    What would yu say is the most unreliable modern product?

    It doesn't have to be electrical.

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    Xbox 360. What a joke the first 2 (3?) years of this console was. Rushed to market to beat the PS3, was plagued from day one by shoddy power supplies and horrible heating issues that caused the CPU/GPU to come lose from the motherboard. Nasty cheap DVD drives that damage disks.
    MS only managed to avoid being sued into the ground by issuing a 3 year warranty extension for the motherboard issue.

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    Public Transport

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    Photocopiers, they all seem to have an Arthur Scargil mentality, especialy when I want to use them.

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    If you count Network Managers then they are the most unreliable product of modern society, some of their decision making leaves a lot to be desired.

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    Geoff Hoon The Goon, Blair, Brown Trousers, Major, Cameron [ Eton boy ], Thatcher [ Mad Cow Maggie ] & any product that has 'Sophos' written on it.

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    Anything that you let end-users use........

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    Teachers - no matter how meticulously you test something, how idiot proof you make it, the dribbling imbeciles will find a way to screw it up.

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    USB memory sticks, seriously how often to they suddenly give up without warning!

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    I agree on teachers! (School managementteam would be a good second!, at least at our school)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Public Transport
    Seconded.

    How come every other country I've been to has an awesome, cheap and reliable public transport infrastructure - yet we're stuck in the stoneage.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    Photocopiers, they all seem to have an Arthur Scargil mentality, especialy when I want to use them.
    Seconded - you never seem to be able to do anything to a photocopier without looking like you've been down a coal mine... and thing always goes on strike when you need it most. Precise make and model is irrelevant.

    Coming in a close second place would be printers - a closely related species which are equally temperamental, but give you the option of looking like you've been down a multi-coloured coal mine

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