Who wants to bet that BT wins the deal?
415 posts • joined 14 Jan 2010
Er.... I've just found these guys and enjoying the backup service they offer....
..... Please don't change please don't change please don't change!
It beggars belief that a modern organization is so blatantly corrupt!
What kind of egotist was picked to run ICANN, and who the hell do they think they are!?
Really? Annoying :(
I was tempted to have a go at home with OpenStack, but if it's going to be a awkward experience without spending money on something, I might give it a miss :(
Re: "Apple told The Reg in an emailed statement..."
Duplo image, or it didn't happen.
Re: History repeating again...
At least when they overbook capacity on an airplane, they'll put you on the next flight out, and give you a free plane ticket.
Of course, in the UK, the courts screwed us and acknowledge that "Unlimited" != "unlimited" :(
You get your commission, you buy a car with it, and then the company wants to take the money back???
Even if you were paid extra by mistake, you would expect some care and consideration.
Legally you're able to take a picture of anyone you like in public.
And shops are "private property" which can refuse entry, and have cameras everywhere, and usually stop you using your own camera.
If you're on a shop's property, then they could always refuse you entry if you don't accept their T&Cs.
Ahem... that might have been true... until recently when Apple kept denying there was a problem with something.... screen issues? Can't remember now.
Pictures/Playmobil or it didn't happen.
Oh God... so if not Plusnet? Who's left to go with!? :(
Wow, that's a tiny battery. 36 hrs? Really?
I think I'll wait for the Huwaiei (sic)
I just had a weird thought. I assume politicians kept us out of the Euro so we could have a "stronger" currency.
So, surely, in this time of austerity, they would be encouraging Brits to buy from Europe - coz it'll be cheaper over there.
Oh... but they're not. Why not?
Oh, they want us to keep buying from UK businesses.....
*cough* Amazon Kindle from Germany *cough*
This made me giggle.
Reminds me of my bachelor days where we got Sky, and only wanted Sky One for Star Trek and other sci fi channels. Was gutted we had to take all the other crap as well :(
You know what will happen - they will say, either we'll give you crap in court over net neutrality, or you allow this deal.
And in a way, if net neutrality is kept, competition *should* appear anyway..
Oooo seriously tempted.... would prefer an Android 5.* to a proprietary OS, which I understand is on the One PlusOne?
If a University has spent years doing the research, and come up with something marketable, they don't just sit on it, waiting for someone to fall into their trap.
They would have advertised and sold the concept to a company, or created a splinter company, and made their money that way.
If there are IP lawyers scouring Unis for a different way to stand when using a bunson burner, then that takes the piss. Perhaps a patent should have a note of the time/money spent on it?
Re: I'm not betting on BT...
Who wants to bet that BT wins this contract?
It wouldn't surprise me if BT becomes the blackhole of tax payer's money. They'll use Tech Mahindra for the support, allow OpenRetch to give them a sweet deal on infrastructure, and then give the remaining £200m to shareholders and execs :(
Has the US government opened up the accuracy of GPS yet?
Maybe Amazon should target the EU with the almost finished Galileo GPS
Hmm... with Amazon's new Unlimited Storage for photos, it would be extremely interesting to have photos automatically stored/uploaded to there.
But what do you do about the compliance requirements?
It's only ok with the compliance requirements are the same for both?
Enthusiastically considered buying a Kindle from Amazon DE recently, but Amazon just says, "Oh no - you can't buy from here. You need to buy locally and pay the UK-surcharge" bah :(
Whenever I think of BT, I don't think of a benevolent organization that provides value for money.
I think of an organization that offers a crappy service, and charges what it can get away with.
It may offer BT Infinity now, and substantial speed improvements in many areas, but when you've got to wait 5 days for something to happen, and with abysmal customer service - surely there's room for better companies.
Visa and Mastercard are American companies though...
With all the BT HomeHubs all over the country, perhaps they can abuse them to backhaul telecoms?
Or install apps which use HomeHubs/WiFi instead of a mobile signal.
"El Reg understands that the Government Digital Service was responsible for throwing out a small number of suppliers working on RPA instead and went for a 40-plus suppliers approach"
What could possibly go wrong with that approach?...
And 40 suppliers would make a ground-breaking improvement to the front-end, how?
I had thought (and been told) the reason they could justify higher prices was because of the level of support afterwards. iPhone breaks? Walk into store and get a replacement, etc, etc.
To be this petty about something like this?...
Anyway - there's plenty of laws about Apple having to support 2 years warranty - and I can't see a judge accepting it's "cosmetic damage".
As a 39 year old, I've registered to vote, but having a tough time finding someone worth voting for.
Sadly, tabloid readers seem to dictate government :(
Competition is good
I hope he had his potato*.
And surely if reincarnated he would say, "... this is -ing good paper..."
I'm more worried about this bit:
"that eBooks constitute an “electronically supplied service” rather than “goods”
Here you get into the problem of software licenses, etc, where you don't own the product, you're simply licensed to use it.
Re: Hidden TrueCrypt volumes
P.S. We have very little oil.
Actually, Kickstarter is worse than the stock market.
When you buy shares, if the company does well, you get dividends.
There was that Kickstarter project that started, floated/got bought out, and the original "investors"/kickstarters received nothing in return.
Sure, nobody said they would receive anything, but it feels like a kick in the teeth. Even VCs get something in this kind of situation.
Europe is deregulating... but maybe because there actually is multiple Broadband options.
There may not be ADSL to rural areas, but line-of-sight is a possibility, and the local projects mentioned above are actually possible.
The USA is nowhere near Europe's situation - they need to spend a good few years regulating, before they can start deregulating.
Re: Business class...
2.5 minute video taking 9 hours? Even a 2 Mbps line would cope with that.
So BT isn't even providing that much speed to an average customer?
Is 2.5 minutes of video a high bandwidth usage customer?
They need to start investing in the battery industry, before a Flagship phone becomes attractive at a high price.
Wow... don't know how they can make announcements like this when they're still shafting people in the "country".
Oh blimey... um... that's a bit evil.
Much more of this from Google, and I'd be tempted to move away.
So depressing :( You can only assume Governments are getting bribes, because it's not clear how this benefits the people.
Re: Any government that signs the TPP is comitting treason against its nation and its people
No no - every member of Australia joins a company, and sues the Government. The Government pays the compensation back to the company, and so the people get the money.
Of course, the Government may then raise taxes to pay for it... which of course the people company will need to sue the Government again...
"universal service fee"
Uh-huh... because the service they're receiving, is already so cheap...
Any fee would hopefully be dwarfed by actual competition making prices go down.
Stupid question.... what's Docker?
Three will remain as good as Three, but with more cells to get a signal from?
Or Three will do what Sky did - buy Be Broadband, and instead of inheriting the better service, it actually imposes the larger crapness.
The FSB! That tricksy Russian Secret Service!
Unless BT wants to give higher prices to their customers (which they are unlikely to do, due to competition) they will have to reduce their Wholesale price, so their margin is still there.
BT still gets the same amount of money from the retail customer, but third parties can now compete on an "even" footing.