27 posts • joined 11 Oct 2007
Re: But does it fail safe?
Up vote just for the licking the tyres option!
Really, who cares? Ok, apart from the cheaper fuel allegations, then Google pays NASA money so what's the problem? Typicall politician with a bee in his hat. Probably some dodgy photo appears in Google of him that Google wouldn't remove.
Re: Simplest explanation
The Vauxhall Corsa: Just shit
I will stick up for Fasthosts a bit - I have been with them since the days of UKReg and VPS was just but a distant twinkle in the eye of a engineer somewhere in the world. To be clear, my domains have always been with them but hosting has been around a bit - GoDaddy, Heart, 1&1, Webfusion (before they got bought) , Rackspace and even co-location. I wouldn't say that they (FH) are really any worse than any other large host. All have their unique T&Cs, 1&1 even made you fax them to leave back in the day.
When it comes to down time (at least on the VPS platform), I haven't had any issues for the year (or near enough) that I have had some VPS servers with them. Rackspace though, I had several times of downtime and they are really supposed to be one of the best.
I guess in the end it is all down to personal experience - most are fine with their host but there is always a number who aren't - no difference to anything else really - cars, new houses, phones, etc.
No-one can really be the best - those that have the best spec will have the higher prices so in other peoples eyes, won't be the best.
Buying foreign goods may be cheaper but less of the money spent stays in the UK economy. Spending larger amounts of money, even with a company like BAE considering the work share of the projects, means that more of the money spent stays in the UK economy and thus ultimately ends up back in the Government pockets in the way of taxes. Well... at least that sounds plausible!
[I did have a whole load of sarcastic crap to post, but really it can be summed up with the above]
Re: I'm not sure I understand
The Browsium approach is pretty sensible if you consider the option that Gov need to buy some time pending replacing desktop PCs with thin-clients, something that is happening in droves around both central & local gov.
Crapita again? What is it with those guys? They always seem to get the contracts despite the overprice crap they always seem to come out with. Got to hand to their sales guys - they could sell poo to a toilet...
Rock and a hard place - keep it in the UK and the likes of Crapita and HP will screw it up, raise the cost, etc or offshore it for much cheaper and run the just as high risk of having it cocking up somewhere down the line when gov realises they didn't work out the specifications properly. Either way, most gov IT projects fail anyway so at least offshoring it doesn't cost as much in the long run.
Actually, you can! Link below courtesy Mythbusters:
It's a bit crap really - visually, looks like any number of ripped off WordPress templates. Surely for 1.7m they could have come up with something, well, new? IMHO it just doesn't feel official or governmenty
<goes back to the "renew your task disk here, honest" website>
Ok, I know I am a grumpy old man but can't help by thinking "Noooooooooo, another looking IT.gov failure", especially if Crapita get the grubby mits on one of the contracts. Look at a certain southern IT outsource deal by a council very near Southampton & Portsmouth - 1x day consultancy for a server reboot.
@AC - 24/01/152 13:09
Yes, we love slagging stuff off. IT.gov procurement though is well deserved of a good bashing.
Just because they're small...
GG may have website problems, but Vodafone certainly aren't without their problems. Their "My Account" is either down, slow or flaky often enough that it is expected to just be shit. Just shows that small companys are just as likely (although often it seems less so) to screw up as large companies.
Just think about if Crapita had got their dirty little mitts on the contract! Over priced, delayed and would probably not even survive a few days let alone the spec'd 3 months
Coat please - the one with the insatiably large Crapita beating stick poking out of the pocket. Yes, it is the one with the large anti-Crapita logo on the back.
"Capgemini" - there's your problem!
Just about enough said, but will add at least that Capgemini should be consigned to the same boat as Crapita and sunk somewhere over the laurentian abyss.
[Quote]I bet Capita are already on the phone asking when they can buy the system.[/quote]
True, then they will do what only Crapita can do the best, fuck it up, charge the customer for said fuck up and finally it will all end up with the poor customer wanting to hang the project manager but can't because the little shit has buggered off to cock up another project... and the cycle starts again.
Oh, the MS patent idea sounds crap.
Damn it - you owe me a keyboard!!
"Crapita" too strong?
No where near strong enough. It should be illegal for gov to use that sorry bag of sh1t unless for scooping up poo. Even that they would probably get wrong.
God help public finances if Crapita are doing better...
Badgers because even they could run an IT system.
Another motherf*&*ing patent troll
The sooner the patent law is made even vaguely sensible, the better. Come Nokie et al, fight the gutter dwelling low life.
Clearly the solution is to employ a herd/flock of mongooses/mongeese to root out the slipperly critter and put an end to the tirrany...
does this mean? "The following concludes episodes 4b, 4c and 5b, which are available exclusively to Register Platinum Cookie readers (with access to the content opulent Register Website). For the benefit of general (Lead Cookie) readers, the following flashback snippets have been approved for distribution:"
For f's sake - surey the reg hasn't stooped to multi-levels of users? Pathetic if it has. Hopefully, this is just some kind of joke that I will get the punch line to some point in the future...
Nick the kit, get the training...
Bl@@dy ridiculus - so prisoners get rewarded for their crimes with courses that would cost me a grand plus. I am looking for a networking job, can't find sh!t - well done Cisco/HMP, lets flood the already troubled industry with yet more vacancy competitors.
Yes, bad day - just been made redundant... From a networking job.
Flaky business model
So, I pay for my 'unlimited' broadband connection flogged to me in some big marketing push by a large ISP. I then watch content on the BBC's iPlayer, which is just a fancy name for a website with a whole load of video. The BBC then get flack for causing this demand... Really doesn't make sense.
The iPlayer is nothing particulary special - there are many sites that have provided video content for a lot longer. The only difference is the iPlayer actually gets used. Bandwidth usage has always been continuing to increase so if the ISP's were short-sighted enough that they for some god-for-known reason thought that nothing else new would come along on the Internet, then that is their problem.
It would be like Ford producing a car (the Focus for example) and then the Government demanding Ford pay for the roads for the car to go on because people like that car...
Really the issue falls back to the ISP's dumbass marketing departments coming up with the dumb idea of selling a product as unlimited when clearly they can't back this up.
What the article doesn't mention...
is that the US Air Force - which has a requirement for 25 of the "hunter-killer" aircraft - has booked up all production slots until 2012, placing further doubt on the export deal.
"That's an unusual way to describe a multinational corporation with it's headquarters in Holland."
Multi-national yes, hq no. Shell lists on FTSE and it's business HQ is in the UK.
Feel sorry for the CMS provider!!
Nuff said but quick way to floor a company... Poor old ExpressionEngine (CMS on Apple Matters) even had to release their own statement. A bit bollocks if you develop a system and then some deluded t~@t comes up with a stunt like this. He deserves humilation and a public flogging.
So much for one of the benchmark sites.... ! I suppose it happens to everyone at some point.
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