I've had one reseller rescind all their quotes today due to the currency markets. I'm expecting another to say the same in the next hour or so too.
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Re: Very weird
I agree. Whenever I've had BT engineers turn up, they're always very strict about adhering to H&S rules.
..Absolute power absolutely corrupts.
@Fatman Re: I always encourage...
An off the top of the head guess is that TT equipment at CO side of things dates back to the last century, thus the shitty performance.
The exchange equipment isn't run by TalkTalk retail, but by TalkTalk wholesale. In my exchange, the TalkTak wholesale equipment is much better than BT's. Fortunately, being with A&A, I get the benefits of the higher speed without dealing with TalkTalk retail.
Re: "Vexatious Litigant"
According to Wikipedia, few American states have Vexatious Litigant laws.
Re: Must be...
Or a Police fan. I wonder if his Facebook password is "DoDoDo"....
Newtown, Einstein, and...?
Newtown was consider right until things started moving at speeds closer to c. What we discovered, wasn't that Newtown was wrong, just that his theory didn't work at a certain scale.
It could be that we're reaching something similar with general relativity. It's not that it's wrong, just that it needs adjustment at certain scales.
The other issue is what MS forces you to buy. Under our license deal with MS, you have to buy a certain number of core licenses, even if you want fewer.
What MS gives with one hand, it takes with the other.
This was also the time when Intel were saying that there wouldn't be a 64-bit version of the x86 processor architecture as the Itanic would be Intel's 64-bit roadmap.
That lasted until Intel saw AMD stealing a lead with their Athlon 64 processors....
And how long did El Reg spend looking for PR contact details on the site...?
Re: It's dead
Dead as Norwegian Blue parrot?
Re: Targets Vs Cost
Also, the late running targets are only measured at the terminating station, not any intermediate station, so you can be as late as you want everywhere except the last stop without any problem.
I seemed to recall this was being clamped down on, as train companies were adding unnecessary time on between the final two stations to try and "catch-up". You had the anomaly that the inbound journey could take two or three times longer than the outbound journey due to this padding.
Targets Vs Cost
Anytime you have a performance target, people will try to achieve it the cheapest/simplest way, which may not be the way you intended. The NHS have discovered this on numerous occasions with hospitals fiddling waiting lists.
Re: Guns can actually be quite dangerous
Sorry to be a pedant, but the press release you linked to says that 172,000 guns were stolen during burglaries, with the other 60,000 stolen during other property crimes.
Re: Guns can actually be quite dangerous
Just to put some context on those figures:
- Number of under 19s in the US: Approx 83 million. That works out at one death per 29,000.
- Population of UK. Approx 63 million. That's one death per 36,500.
Re: I'm glad my cell phone isn't smart...
Anyone who buys a fitness tracker doesn't understand that resistance training (picking up heavy shit), not cardio is the core of actual fitness, which doesn't need tracking so long as you can count up to 10.
Everyone is different. Some people, like yourself, like picking up heavy shit. Some people, however, like cardio work (Running, cycling, swimming, etc) and would like to keep track of their workouts.
FoI only applies to public sector bodies. Experian are private sector so immune to FoI.
You might be better off using the Data Protection Act(s) to get them to tell you what they know about you. How much meta-data they give you (e.g. where they got the data from) is another mater.
@AMBxx Re: Roaming - just don't care
Sounds like you're on a really naff O2 tariff. On our O2 business contract, cross-net mobile calls are the same as O2<>O2 mobile calls and are included in our bundled minutes.
Are you sure you're not calling any 07 personal numbers? These do cost an arm and a leg and usually aren't included in any bundles.
@tim Re: Kill it with fire!!!
What needs to happen is browsers need to start a connection to a server with only TLS 1.5 (assume a time traveler with from 2020), then when that fails, drop back to 1.4 and so on..
This is why sysadmins are encouraged to disable old protocols (SSL, TLS 1.0, etc) as a downgrade attack would force you to use a know broken channel. All you're replacing is TLS 1.4 for TLS 1.0 (for example)
@A/C Re: Kill it with fire!!!
Write a drop-in replacement for OpenSSL which drops all legacy code pathways, and only supports TLS 1.2...
Isn't that what the LibreSSL folks are doing? Taking OpenSSL, stripping out old modes, and cleaning up some of the APIs?
Or someone's had *too* much coffee...
AWS revenues for the year are also predicted to reach $10bn
And how much profit did Amazon make on that...?
Why do corporates pay for these celebs to attend their conferences?
I can't believe that Amazon's web pages have shrunk. Scrolling on their website is a shining example of a terrible user experience.
Re: Daily reboot...
Mitel phone systems have a default to reboot once a week at three in the morning.
Re: This points to use of some pretty specialized equipment
Or the FBI were so desperate to get into the phone, they paid the silly amount of money the hacker asked for.
Supply & demand...
Re: Sex Education
Marriage is a long-term commitment that usually ends in misery. Sex is fun and enjoyable
You're right, sex is fun and enjoyable. But what about spending the rest of your life dealing with the unplanned aftermath of those 15 seconds of fun? (i.e. children)
Re: "War on Smut"
Don't forget the War on Terrorism. Look at how that's made the world a much safer place!
Adults seem to forget what it was like during puberty, with hormones raging through their bodies.
pornography is a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms
Pornography, in itself, isn't a public health hazard. Not educating teenagers about the realities of sex is the health hazard.
Talking to children in an open, frank, non-confrontational way about sex is the best way to improve sexual health.
Sweeping sex under the carpet and trying to hide porn will only lead to children finding out about sex by trying. And that's precisely what we want to avoid!
Back in the day, Microsoft & Intel combined managed to force regular updates to PCs & servers. With Windows having peaked at Windows 7, and newer CPUs having only moderate performance increases per core, there are far fewer reasons to upgrade.
Re: Units !
If only there was a link to "Send Corrections" to El Reg...
My late 2008 MacBook is still going strong. I've also seen people with even older MacBooks too.
Why on Earth did they roll out a change to multiple zones at once? Surely you should be changing one zone at a time, so that if you do bork a zone, the others carry on working.
Er, according to the article, CVE-2016-0128 is the Windows one. '2118 is the SAMBA one.
The military has since taken unspecified measures to improve the security of its machines
They've patched their servers.
I don't think I could bring myself to work for GCHQ with their current Big Brother "Everyone is a terrorist or paedophile" mentality.
15% increase causes overload?
How can a 15% increase in load overload a system? How hard are they sweating those assets? Surely they should be running a N+1 set up (AT LEAST!) and so should be capable of running with one node down.
From that statistic alone, I'd be blaming Telstra for failing to design their network properly, not their suppliers for supplying shoddy equipment.
3) The wings are far too small
Re: Delivery dates for innovative products that haven't gone into production yet
I hope they've solved the RAM pack wobble problem....
I always thought it was 1.21 Jigawatts...?
Will El Reg consider a paid subscription option for those of us who use ad blockers but still want El Reg to survive?