12 posts • joined 31 Jul 2007
....and the energy companies are dumber still.
The EON smart meter installer turned up to fit my meter yesterday. He was here for about 7 minutes.
"There's no O2 mobile coverage here so the meter won't be able to transmit the data back to us."
"I could have told you that if you'd asked before coming out. So what's the alternative?"
"Umm.... there isn't one"
"You can't use another cell provider, or transmit the data cleverly down the distribution network?"
"OK, bye. At least you've had a day out in the Cotswolds"
"Yeah, nice here innit?"
Is there a season for drones?
Spoilsports; let's hope the CAA doesn't follow suit.
I for one was looking forward to a stream of autonomous drones, each bearing tech delights, just ready to be plucked from the air by some judicious sniping.
It would certainly save on pheasants.
Indeed. Those of us who travel outside the cosy conurbations know that mobile Cloud access is usually only viable within any given ring road so the only way to be sure we can always get at our stuff is to carry it with us.
Re: Ahhh... CiX
A new lease of life perhaps, but I reckon the average age of those of us still using CIX must be around 55-60.
Expect the next CIXen wedding to feature the bride and groom being wheeled though an arch of Zimmer frames held aloft by inmates and their carers :o(
Re: Money is waiting
OK, as a Reseller, let me carry the torch of rage.
Ingram have proved to us time and time again that they have little regard for their customers, are happy to treat 'Next Day delivery' as an entirely abstract concept and to give not the tiniest speck of faeces about how this affects their clients' businesses. I mean they use PARCELFORCE - the company whose drivers can't find their arses with both hands let alone an address outside the M25 - for their deliveries FFS.
After a relationship stretching back over a decade they have gone from our biggest supplier to the Distie of absolute last resort. Occasionally an urgent requirement tempts us to use them but 50% of those orders they manage to deliver late or cock it up somehow.
No wonder this flaccid outfit can't keep it up. The growth I mean.
2011 - Resurrection
And the author of "Resurrection" is suing him for coming back from the dead to do so?
Not just Senators
This scam seems widespread and is hitting more people than just US senators. We've seen two very similar attacks on UK-based users of Yahoo's mail accounts over the past 10 days.
....in a low-bandwidth friendly 103Mb download.
WTF are they stuffing in there now since they added the kitchen sink and the stack of redundant cardboard boxes in V8.5?
Ok, its a quiet morning, VERY quiet. But I admit to a snigger when I saw where the following url carried me to:
Add Eclipse Internet to the list
We've got more than 130 punters signed up with Eclipse who will be reaching for the MAC code [Request] button should enlightened self-interest not prevail there.
7 million quid?
Cheaper to pack the stuff into jiffy bags and get TNT to transfer it to the HMRC. Or does that only work one way?
Flood plain fiasco?
The primary reason houses are built on flood plains in the southern half of England is simple - the pressure to house people wanting to live there rather than in the north.
Speaking from bitter experience though, the recent (and indeed current) flooding in the west - Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Upton and many other smaller Cotswold towns - is largely of properties that are hundreds of years old rather than new buildings.
The issue here is not that homes have been badly situated or that flood defences and preparations were inadequate, but that the sheer scale of the event would have overwhelmed any reasonable preparations. Reasonable up until now that is; many established 'facts' about flooding risks to the infrastructure are going to have to be reconsidered, and reconsidered with the possibility in mind that things could well get far worsel.
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