28 posts • joined 10 May 2012
It's way too expensive compared to the plastic decked out competition.
The only people who seem to view my profile are recruitment types. Admittedly I've picked up some work from that, so it's not all bad.
If one were cynical..
You could attribute yesterday's SMBC comic to what they did..
Oh look, company X said sorry in a timely fashion.
Re: 3 Meg?
In the Spring, BT are going to start rolling out 'Fibre on Demand' to those willing and able to pay. The caveat is that your cabinet already has a FTTC twin from which the fibre to your premises can be spliced. No actual pricing has been announced, but initial indications are £500 for the install plus an unknown amount for blowing fibre to your house (£1000 has been bandied about for premises 500m from the cabinet).
One possibility is that your exchange will never be upgrade to fibre. Instead, your FTTC cabinet will receive its fibre via a spine from the closer exchange (cheaper, and has been done before). Then, at some point in the distant future your exchange will be shut and all lines migrated to the other exchange as BT have already announced plans to close smaller exchanges.
Now, if only they'd fix the AJAX issue, I'd be happy (Firefox pauses while an AJAX update is taking place, even in a different tab).
Re: Hang on a sec
No, they're only spending their own money. The BDUK funding has yet to start rolling, even in this areas where the bids have been completed. BDUK money is going or be used (primarily) for rural areas where BT have deemed it to be uneconomical.
Much more fun than tossing birds around, IMO..
Also, for those with small kids & an iPad, grab Cargo Bot - free, and teaches kids logic instruction.
According to the WSJ Forstall was asked to resign after refusing to sign his name to the Maps apology.
Re: False Economy
Unfortunately, you're wrong. Currently OR are trialling "FTTP on demand" which means, for a price, you get fibre to the home from the existing cabinet (the fibre will be spliced off at the existing junction near the cabinet). Mass rollout is due to start next year.
If it was Sept, it's now Dec. The checker has been updated.
Not to buy one, IMO. A small (albeit very pricey) upgrade for not much more in the way of functionality.
Re: My Pi
Ha! CPC tweeted this morning that they've got stock.
+1 for the Squeezebox - brilliant piece of kit as a kitchen radio (especially as we have very poor DAB coverage).
Re: How ugly can it be?
I should've added its the Huawei and ECI cabs that are currently being deployed.
Re: How ugly can it be?
Someone I know, has pictures of the different cabs..
See them here: http://www.robertos.me.uk/html/street_cabinets_etc.html
Re: Two problems...
"Secondly (and this is something James May commented on when he built his LEGO house) too many of the pieces are single-use."
My 6 year old would disagree - he likes the kits (got a space shuttle last year), but once the kit is built, it gets dismantled and the parts are used for all sorts of crazy contraptions that he conjures in his imagination. :)
He also love paper jets, water balloons & cardboard boxes :)
Re: Stuff the battery life - fingers crossed for a decent screen size
Sadly the options are for a 1600x900 or 1920x1080 display..
Re: or pay 300 less
And get a 15.6" screen? Not really cheaper then, is it?
I have a 5 year old Dell Vostro 1700 laptop - with a screen resolution of 1920x1200 - anyone care to explain why a machine with a worse resolution is "Special Edition"??
Exchange Only Lines
The other issue that BT Openreach are not mentioning is that of Exchnage Only lines where there is no cabinet, so no chance of FTTC..
Re: Never heard of Yammer - sounds useful though.....
Current site has just started using it - so far, it seems pretty useful for linking up their worldwide operations (IT, Engineering, etc)...
On a side note, it looks a LOT like Facebook (feeds, groups, etc), but has Twitter features like mentions (using @), the ability to 'follow' people & hash tags
Re: Approaches on offer include delivering more difficult CAPTCHAs...
Those, along with the idiotic ones with no option of refreshing..
YourAnonNews on Twitter has a new phrase for when you get suckered: GotZucked
Thanks for the heads up..
Actually, I cam power it off the TV. I have a Y type USB cable that has two ports for power to a single micro (like some of the 3G dongles use), that will power it adequately. :)
I just want one (one?? 3!!) to run Raspbmc on - powered by my telly's USB port, HDMI, hardwired to the LAN and all the media stored on my NAS, remoted by using something like Constellation on my phone/tablet and I'll be selling my WD TV Live units on eBay..
Re: My RasPi should arrive this week...
'I'm holding out for a "TV PC"'
This is the main reason I want one, along with RaspBMC, it should be a great little video streamer..
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