57 posts • joined Tuesday 1st March 2011 02:16 GMT
So in conclusion...
A. Award a multiplier to the line/infrastructure rental depending on how much it contributes to the infrastructure subsidy pot (or receives as subsidy from the pot), but apply it to everyone in terms of cost to customer. This protects the base revenues for the BB provider by paying for the infrastructure
B. Designate/Nominate speed-test servers for testing (which has to be done on installation or within 14 days after service install) and legislate on this test being built into the BB installation procedure nationwide
C. Charge a broadband supply fee which is dependent on:
1. Performance figures achieved in tests (no test within 14 days imposes a penalty to BB installation company and sets customer on lowest monthly supplier charge until test is completed). Tests should be carried out weekly/monthly/quarterly to check for improvements? Suggestions are welcome here - contention ratios mean it's possible to remotely test most nodes almost daily with decent accuracy.
2. Mulitplier awarded when line rental was secured (if you're subsidised you pay slightly more and if your fee is subsidising others you pay slightly less)
3. Data moved across the line per month during peak and off-peak times (think Electricity, Water, Gas maybe) *I would still advocate for unmetered connections for those who want them of course...
I think this formula would result in people being happier with the COST of their broadband as it can be explained in performance terms - It would mean you pay e.g. UP TO £25/month for UP to 20Meg...
Yoda: Hmmmmmmmm! Tasty snarf this is!!
dunno you know..
dunno about this whole 'allowing Acer to wake my pc up from somewhere in the Cloud' business.. mmmm not too sure....
Out of the frying pan?
We thought we'd leave the intermittent service on our 30Mb service by upgrading to the 50Mb, and soon found that although the 50 could maintain a connection where the 30 kept dropping, the 50 is the broadband equivalent of a heart attack - no consistency whatsoever.
6 weeks estimated 'monitoring' time before a decision is taken on whether 19% packet loss constitutes a reason to release a fix - hahahaha!
*The above laugh turned to tears in real life!
and what exactly is wrong with
'gimping' the pictures instead?!?
Gimp my pics! Gimp my pics!
@£30K/person to put them all in prison per year, the 1000 arrested so far would cost oh, £30 million-ish per year?
Probably the cost of setting up some sorta scheme to determine and resolve whatever it is that made them feel the need to lash out like they did...
and right now most western countries are raising debt ceilings and arguing about how much to borrow, lend or print..
It's a race against time to get the cheapest most efficient next-generation labour force on the ground, and China is leading the way by the looks of it. It will never get cheaper than robots, unless the robots start manufacturing robots, and then well, see SKYNET posts above...
^ ^ What this person said ^ ^
No point in paying into a license fee structure if the actual stuff you want to watch is outside of that structure...
Time to get off our arses and off to work - maybe BBC's F1 coverage caused Britain's recession? There can't have been much work getting done from Friday to Sunday evening during the F1 season for the last two years..
How long has that recession being going on for now?
Getting my coat, off to work as my weekends have suddenly become available!
are you making a case for..
a 'self-aware, self-governing computer system, free from the flaws of human weakness'?
work on setting up the smart power grid between the UK and Europe and sell the energy that way...
I agree somewhat..
56k dictated the page size, the high latency ensured that size was chopped down even more, and as a result the smaller the page generally the better the experience.
I don't have figures to compare latency over 56k connections over ADSL or cable connections these days in the uk, but i guess google is trying to hide that latency by rewriting that protocol.
If people stuck to writing efficient code, this wouldn't be so much of a problem...
It's a case of
the music industry earning more money from music that could already be paid for, to make up for that music which they believe wasnt..
To quote Carlos Mencia as seen in the South Park episode "Fishsticks" just before Kanye West had him killed..
"just GET IT man! Just GET IT!"
i just THANK you
for using the word MOST in your post as often as you did.
I'm as techie and nerdy as they come, but i do not shy away from admitting that for certain things, spit and polish serve me better than the diamond in the rough...
I write applications, build websites, and repair intricate electronic devices mostly for fun, but sometimes i just want to reach for something and KNOW that it will do what i expect it to do, and do it well. My iPhone is one example of the things i own that do that, another is a coffee mug.
Means to an end, my friend, simply a means to an end...
I can only guess that the Apple-loathing masses haven't actually OWNED and USED an Apple device long enough to 'get it' - but each to their own right?
The point i'm trying to make is that objective writing is a lot more attractive generally than highly-biased brand-slating.. I am highly tech-aware - i've had and still own and use a vast amount of tech-bits from all manner of brands, i am educated in and work in IT, and have a genuine interest in the overall positive impact IT has and can bring to everyone, if they give it a chance.
EOTD it's dirt off my shoulder whether you believe ME or not - just wanted to say that being a lemming and following the down-voting actions of others maketh a wise person not ;)
WTF indeed! over a decade of Apple product ownership, i STILL cannot understand when people who clearly have something AGAINST Apple feel they need to utter such nonsense in order to gain publicity - maybe Apple pays more of your wages than you think eh?
I'm all for critical evaluation - not for sitting down and deciding that because i don't like something, it can't be right for everyone else.. The word extremist comes to mind - if you don't like it, move along now...
it's a combination of a clever app, an docking connector-based radio-type dongley thingey, and a small HDD with a power reserve.
Connect said dongle to iPad, and power up your external drive. iPad app then allows access to storage space and media stored on said external drive...
Please stay on TheRegister comments and forums for the foreseeable future; i've actually made a note to buy you a Mac so you can explore and put to rest this weird notion you have that Apple market badly-engineered products.
Well-engineered products are not that hard to sell...
the near future points to an upgrade on the iPhone (more sales), a new OS (more sales) a bump in spec for the machines that will run said new OS (even more sales), [insert tick-tock cycle choice here]....(more sales).. [and here] .. more sales... [big new server farm comes online].. more sales...
I am in no way a beneficiary of Apple's sales figures, except in that it encourages them to continue doing whatever it is they do in Cupertino, that enables them to keep bringing out such decent kit year on year...
@ Steve Evans - awwww maaate!
You were doing SO SO WELL until you mentioned facefook ^_^
the broadest broadband of them all!
Walk into a mental health ward and proclaim your ability to fly Mr Pope - we'll soon have you sectioned good and proper!