Any more sour grapes?
I note the piece is unsigned, why?
79 posts • joined 1 Jun 2007
Any more sour grapes?
I note the piece is unsigned, why?
Ye see, It helps Ireland have the highest "growth" rate in EU. In fact this is generated by the multinationals, ergo, carry on. In reality as a poster earlier said, the residents don't get any advantage. It is called fiscal competitivity.
BTW, if I was presented with that pint I'd say "put a bit of a head on it" the photographer doesn't drink stout!
Regarding empty industrial estates. Presumably Apple's argument is that they want the centre to be in a place with a "good" environment, cool, damp, etc., diffuses the heat. OTOH there are lots of data centres in Ireland because of its damp, cool, climate.
In Ireland, Apple is god, so, planning will be given.
Recent figures show that, even with the tax fiddles, 80% of corporation tax is contributed by non-national entities.
I se the Gregorian calendar has been reintroduced, today is now April 1.
In an interview for a business mag in March '16 she says she moved her family to Oz......
Crap, she was surely paid allowances for child care while she was away, if not what sort of sh**s are MS. Anyway, where was the report that her child care was in Ireland, they may have been with family. Chilrens alliowance is a controversial payment, there is no assessment of need, everyone who has kids gets it, regardless of income, and it is non taxable.
Her case is typical of a basic level of dishonesty in Ireland. There is still a culture which treats the government as the enemy, so ripping it off is ok.
Thanks, so it would appear you are a paper submitter? The real issue with OA reluctance is a thing called "impact factor" which was originally created as a mathematical calculation based on citations, but is now treated as a publicity element for the "quality" of a journal.
It MIGHT be useful but impact doesn't take into account articles which describe basic technques, for example. These articles are quoted by everybody who uses the same technique, thereby increasing the impact factor. The article may not be about the same subject as the original, only using the same technique.
Thanks Anonymous Coward - just carry on being anonymous. If you really believed that rant why not say who you are??
In the early days Intel made digital watches. I was part of a company which marketed them. If I recall properly they had an intel processor and add on display from Taiwan.
Me too, but I actually get >5 most of the time, in a small rural village 60km from Marseille. Whilst it was a joke not so long ago, the policy decisions made about telecoms in france revolutionised it. France Telecom itself, the incumbent, was required to offer access to exchanges and inter-exchange links. It was made to create a sales subsidiary, Orange, to sell their services.
The only downside now is that as prices fall there is consolidation, possibly leading to less competition. OTOH, French legal structures prevent monooly or near monopoly suppliers making agreements to restrict access/services.
All terribly funny. However, alcohol related violence, illness, anti-social behaviour and the like have been increasing too.
Where is the glamour in getting rat arsed on17 March??
BTW, I am Oirish, not anti alcohol, just not stupid, I hope.
Recall that this DG had his term extended in '14. Why?
Long ago I advised organisations who had bought Autonomy but who couldn't make it work. I think HP bought it on the same basis as many of my clients. Problem was that, in believing what they they were told, HP paid way over the odds. HP has absolutely no idea what they buying Autonomy for. Their then CEO thought they should get into the integrated solutions space, but didn't know which one.
As usual, the lawyers will win.
If you have a look at Joe Fay's previous writings you have to say wtf does he know about SF/Irish politics/Inward investment/Tax competition, etc.
The policy that allows the tax nonsense has been criticised for ever, but it has created a base of small, smart, businesses. That isn't a bad divvie.
Bugger that, I move about quite a lot, but my Netflix is treated as where I pay the fee..... that is just not fair. Haven't tried for a week or so but it was working over VPN last time.
BTW, I am delighted that the Reg has commented on there, their, they're, etc. It irritates the hell out of me, but don't want to be seen as a fussy old bugger. Thanks Reg. However, as someone who lives ina lot of places where English is not the local language, it can be a problem. OTOH they don't teach spelling any more, do they?
Plenty of possibilities to use satellites to sniff. Probably already done, hence White House suggestion it wasn't H. Everything that everybody says is filtered from their informatin collection methods or is deliberate fudge.
Wel bully for you. My Nexus 9 still says the security update is 2015 and the update says it was checked this morning
As I said, earlier, not evident how to deal with it. OTOH it could stop exploitation by capitalist cab owning outfits, but OTOH it effects one man band owners. Obviously, specific insurance cover, to protect other drivers, if for no other reason.
Two possibilities, Uber required to used "semi licensed" drivers, using their own car at certain (busy) times, insured to do so.
Or, specific law allowing ride sharing for example gettting to work, already a widespread.activity, no money transacted, turn and turn about, and banning all other forms?
Can this not be sorted by the insurance? As it stands it seems to be a lawyers wet dream.
Collecting money from a passenger is surely a breach of oneˋs insurance policy, if it specifies you are not authorised to ply for hire?
Equally being signed up with an Uber like service can be a breach?
OK, only effective if an insurance issue arises, but could be at least an off putter?
Schrems argued with the Irish DC that he hadn't agreed that Faeces,... could send on his data.The ECJ said ok, maybe, it depends on the smaller print, BUT, the general shopping bag that the EC agreed with the USA has no right to be assumed as the carte blanche, that is the crux. It would not be so bad if we hadn't learned from Snowden and the post 9/11 stuff in the patriot act, etc., what the US could/would do with the data.
I would never agree that the EU/EC has any interest in protecting any of us, they are driven by pols. We on the other hand have an interest, or some do, and Schrems has provided a better mousetrap.
After 40+ years the only thing one can say is that he has balls.... and he needs them. I first heard him speak about 30 years ago, and was so impressed I've followed him ever since.
The most upsetting part is that despite his fortitude and the revelations it just gets worse, Snowden reveals just how bad.
There was a young guy in NZ who was on the Echelon thing too, got published finally by a "grey power" outfit after the spooks tried to lock him up.
I suppose the only saving grace is that the ECJ threw out the EU's attempt to make it even worser!!
Grand, so those who snoop got bitten in the bum. The likely reaction? not much, can you imagine the I told you so.... where do you start the complete rewrite?
Very interesting, shows what a proper policy and safeguards can achieve. I was there on an IT project just a few months after the Russkies left. The Minister of Comms was an older person but his son, a 20something, was already writing the plan that has led to where they are now.
Comments are also good, shows that there can be a proper overall confidence in systems.
Despite all the crap about self publicist O'Conner, doesn't the whole affair indicate the precarity of modern comms? Looking at the tv footage the "victorian tunnel" where it happened is a shambles of cabling with multiplr fibre trunks mixed up with electric cables of doubtful vintage. The police have prohibited anyone else from going in while they "investigate" Makes one wonder were MIx involved, there is likely to have been defence/security/intelligence traffic passing through.
There is also the rayban case, selling them from Romania. The single market principle has been progressively eroded over the years by the ECJ. Goes well with the Monbiot article in today's Guardian.
I'm Irish and not proud of our image, even though it may be justified.
However, I was just wondering was there a .oirish domain, for those who can neithr speak nor spell properly?
Happy St. Patricks day.
I have fallen in to an other Universe, haven't I?
What is UKIP? don't bother to explain.
Why is the reference to a paywalled article, never heard of Open Access??
.... especially if your trying to get the Cheltenham races in December.... ;)
FFS, could you not find anything MORE (eye wateringly) expensive and BIG??
I noticed most of the comments are from nerds, what the f do they ever watch? Aren't they too busy adding on new pieces of kit?
Anyway, TVs are past their prime, aren't they?
Couple or three of things:-
1. Rodez, have a look at the map, yes NE of Toulouse but.... 'near' ??
2. Fixed cameras in France are marked about 200m before by a triangle with an R in it.
3. Speed limit warnings are fitted in French GPS units, about 500m round the location.
Slow down and, better, rostbifs, don't drive in France, vote UKIP.
Quite, but, the original method of deregulation in France means the basic network of France Telecom was opened to competition, so, rural areas, for example, didn't have the problem of being uninteresting to the big players. The use of 'adsl nude' as a method of making copper wire available to all operators has created a proper environment. Inevitably, the marketplace will reduce, thats the Thatcher legacy. It has happened elsewhere, look at the beer market.
Now, are we sure of this story? Did he really go up in a balloon or.... did he arrive from space? after all he is announced as a Google Veep....
He's now in site 39 or wherever, with the other aliens, holding a board meeting with other Google veeps.
Next, google extraterr, a method of selling ads to people in outer space, first clients, the ISS, then Voyager.
BTW, my comment posting page says I can stay visible with google ads, so, The Reg is signed up...
Presumably BT et al are paid to provide the links, its business. The law that governs them makes it obligatory for them to do what they are told in the name of state security. At the time of the famous Falklands BT, the then monopoly, supplied a complete private exchange service to the military within 72 hours. Nothing has changed.
Yes we did, Duncan Cambell then writing for the Specator, I think, exposed the whole GCHQ/Menwith/satellite scanning, stuff years ago and still does, Google him... it will probably mean you are on a black list somewhere, like our friend the "don't care" poster, you're innocent, aren't you?
Of course Menwith was part of a programme to listen in the the IRA, that was justified, wasn't it? Probably served to catch the Birmingham 4.
Snowden's "company" is the gov., they make up the laws, so they decide what is a crime. The NSA's ass is well covered.
My very first reaction, equally confused at the lack of comment, put it down to the average age of Reg readers?
....like politicians in other countries don't??
Don't disagree with your sentiments, but be aware that Eire is the gaelic version of Ireland, i.e the whole island.
An article in The Oldie recommended it, and an (old) person of my acquaintance bought one for use in his "man shed" in the garden, where (he said) "my Mac won't connect, my pc will". I was asked to rescue him 'cos he was lost!! Pity he didn't have access to your excellent review, he might have realised a) he didn't need all its functionality b) Devolo's documentation is pathetic and c) he could have bought a cheaper and easier piece of Devolo kit.
Slight problem of more money than sense (PC & Mac) and who the hell writes the reviews in The Oldie and assumes tec knowledge.
My brain is too tired to work it out, but I think it is all over, we are seeing it as it was, when?? Its some calculation of the speed of light, with lots of 0s.....isn't it?
Yes, in principle, but in practise? They should have privatised the access services and made the network a common good. That way we wouldn't have BT 'engineers' still doing the servicing on the ground, but a band of competent people providing the best possible access using the best possible technology - universally, as opposed to cherry picking the 'best' areas.
Don't altogether disagree, there were plenty of networks around. However, the PTTs as they were collectively known, dragged their collecitve feet, and defended, in Europe anyway, their monopolies. They tried to impose the CCITT solution, the infamous X-series of standards and the ISDN concept.
OTOH whom would you suggest as the recipients from the telecommunications professionala??
Not to be too unchivalerous. Berners-Lee fits strangely with Cerf et al, true telecomm people. Of course, he is British, had to be at least one.
Yep, unless you need money. Lynch needed to sell the co in order to get the money to keep the show on the road.
No wonder he and the HP CEO at the time got on well, they were both in the numbers boosting business - as seen in SAP. In the information retrieval business Autonomy's numbers were always treated with suspicion, buyers had to buy (unspecified) consultancy in order to make the software work. The whole (potential) cost was booked as income. As to the 'diligence' (an oxymoron if ever there was one, when applied to auditors) the technique of pricing in future income is 'acceptable' in the books. Of course you need to know what the real potential for income is, somethng I wouldn't expect from yer average PWC or Deloitte moron.
I note you said "in previous deals" does that mean previous software or just documents from "deals" - cos if it is the former maybe you'd been trying others??
I wonder was it after Autonomy bought Verity which, like many others, was a good search engine before Google, that you found Autonomy useful for general searching?.
Google got there because they used a distributed model, still do, where the searching is paralleled, cutting down the time it takes. Google were also in the right place, the explosion of cheap server farms coupled with (relatively) lower priced comms.
As I said in a previous post Autonomy required, as you noted, (paid for) training, You sound like an experienced information person. IMO, Lynch copped on that it was a lot easier to sell to people who didn't understand the information business, or worse, thought that the information business was crap and 'computers' could do it.....
As someone who often had to go into organisations who had bought Autonomy and then discovered it didn't do what was on the tin, my major surprise is that took this long.
Autonomy were well known in the information business as an outfit who sold gullible senior management the idea that funneling all your 'information' into Autonomy got you a lovely indexed and organised result. NO!
What you got was a piece of expensive software and the requirement to buy sufficient paid for consultancy to make it seem to work. Sounds familiar? recognise the scam?? How many other software packs can you name that fit the bill??
Autonomy was touted about for quite a while before HP bit it. The 'due diligence' would have looked at what Autonomy booked the revenues as, the sum of the software sale plus the counsultancy plus the addons, then added a sum for 'goodwill' leading to a $ big number and then add 'cloud' 'new market opening for HP' etc., etc. and your in the $bn stuff before you can draw breath.
Finally, bear in mind that our friends in the banking community, those paragons of business acumen, lent HP the necessary funds..... and bingo.
....yep, careful reg.... if you even made a small effort to test it, ok.
worry is that the publicity will wake a few sleeping content owners.
I suspect the problem is partly because the building is OLD. If you look closely at the street view of the building there is a sign in stone saying "international telephone building" probably a former Ma Bell facility. So, not strong enough for stuff on the roof?
The real question is no redundency? amazing lack of risk assessment, lower Manhatten is below sea level isn't it?
+1, probably the most intelligent comment on this thread. OTOH the original decisions were probably based on the (lack of?) availability of (secure?) circuits to a further away facility. OK for the NSA, they can spend and spend.
OOTOH the military/nsa/cia etc., have poor form on this sort of thing too.
Maybe the best comment is $=refer upwards=careful=justify it=unlikely?=reduce budget.