the kids should know what the keywords were.
They already get this... when the Head pulls them out of class to speak with them about it!
1206 posts • joined 5 Apr 2007
They already get this... when the Head pulls them out of class to speak with them about it!
Upvote for you... I should have just stuck with the % figures. But its Friday, my brain is fried, and I'm depressed as there was no new BoFH.
I smell BS - The "flagship" brands are just producing crap for the least amount possible, relying upon software features to entice people, whilst keeping material costs down!
Look at some of the chinese brands (not Huaweii) and you'll see they're 50% of the price, ship with batteries that are 50-75% bigger (the Samsung phone ships with a 3k-3.3k MaH battery, Xiaomi ships with 4k-5.5k MaH).. The screens are better than 1080p (080 x 2160), it's not quite as dense as Samsungs, but who cares (You can hardly see the difference on screens that size).
Notice I said abroad.. not in THE UK!
I've spent a lot of time travelling round Europe over the past few years with various devices ranging from the Google Nexus, Sony Xperia, Xiaomi and OnePlus.. I've only ever received 3G connections. Try manually selecting and most of the time it just reports forbidden.
Into providing proper 4G when abroad... at the moment, all they give is 3G.
My thoughts exactly... But when they suddenly see an inexplicable increase in VPN and Proxy traffic, I bet they'll blame some catastrophe on porn, which they'll use to justify even more intrusive measures.
Personally, I'd rather pay $40 to a VPN service, just because
1) I can't stand self righteous and sanctimonious luddites who dictate how others should live
2) If somebody's palm is going to get greased with my money, then I'll decide the terms of it
Paris - Because she's a patron of the arts!
Unfortunately Alister it is!
That was rushed out before I had to run into a meeting! often I read my own posts (the following day) and realise I had f*cked up! But I blame the 10am beers
"The ICO is widely seen as cash-strapped..."
They don't get the money, it goes elsewhere (probably treasury). My partner works for another regulator, they earn a she'd load by also offering pre-assessment advice, but they're not aloud to spend it. There budget is strictly set by government guidelines..
I'm not even going to bother commenting on it... oh crap!
I suspect the author of that statement has never visited China, and the closest cultural experience he's had is going to a local takeaway!
They're a nation of makers and traders, all they want to do is sell their wares and earn a living from it, in the past decade, we've seen them go from copying (or stealing, if you want to see it that way), to innovating so of the best Tech we currently see. They actually have little interest in "projecting" power, considering their population size, they actually spend little on their military (Even their 1 aircraft carrier was brought second hand)..
As for my credentials.. I've spent a lot of time there (my brother lives in there and married to a Chinese lady)
Not enough of his kind - original, authentic and giving the world solutions..
@Hans Neeson-Bumpsadese - "what are your use cases whereby you see 600Mbps"
Not having to wait 6 hours to download the new 60GB game I just brought from Steam, whilst at the same time having 1 kid crying Netflix is unwatchable and the other scream his XBox is sh*t (as the network lag keeps getting him killed)...
I can think of many more reasons.. but they're not for public discussion! (Like the Data Center my friend used to run in his garage!)
Can see the presentation to the Channel 4 board... "Its IT Crowd on steroids and beer, whilst carrying a Cattle Prod. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you BoFH!"
But who would play BOFH and PFY?
So they basically programmed a high-tech Parrot?
Always overlooked in these comparisons?
They seem to fly under the radar, but the products are solid and any serious sports person I know uses them. Admittedly for me, it gets used 3 weeks a year as a glorious GPS tracker whilst I Ski..
Are nicotine patches addictive? Nicotine gum?
Depends on context.. The nicotine contained on those patches and gum is addictive... I should know, I used NRT to quite smoking, only to place the reliance on receiving the nicotine on the gums on lozenges!
"There would be no shortage of talent applying if they offered a higher salary for the roles."
You are either a genius, or an idiot.. your statement is an oxymoron - if they are paying less, the chances are there is a skill surplus, not shortage.
I sympathize with people who don't earn much (We all start there.. through Uni, I worked in a nursing old, wiping backsides of old people!), but if companies paid higher salaries (and wages) across the board, these same companies would have to raise their costs to cover this, including supermarkets etc, so the effects would cancel each other out.
@I ain't Spartacus - "But you do have to pay for MMS still. A.... £1 a go is insane"
Its simple really - the networks greed got the better of them.. competition is pretty none existent and they operate as a cartel (in everything, but name). Their motto to change (or threat to their income) is "waaaa waaaaa waaaaa...."
Whilst people kick the EU... what they've done for consumers (and getting costs down etc) has been nothing short of spectacular... will be interesting to see what happens in the UK in the coming years on this front.
Yeah InoReader is frickin awesome...
I use it as a feed manager, then use News+ as the RSS reader (with the Inoreader plugin), its comprehensive, and the developers are not constantly adding new "features" (they keep the UI up to date), so its stayed stable and constant.
A mute point.. they should have renamed it InoFeeder.. as thats what I use it for!
Some more of these please el-reg.. cross disciplines is fine (networks, security, coding etc)..
Reminds me why I started reading, almost 20 years ago (I still periodically read back through the BoFH archive)
They did it this way, purely because they do not trust them.. and with good reason.
The Intel services would rub their hands in Glee, and force Chipzilla to sit on this for as long as possible.
Its a rare company that will bind themselves to those type of limits - A company needs to be able to manage unforeseen circumstance, whilst at the same time forecasting expenditure on staff.
With my present role, I'm on call.. under these circumstances the thing to do is ask the right questions, such as
a) Is this a shared responsibility and with a rota (How often will you be on call)
b) How quickly are you expected to respond out of hours
c) Does the salary include an amount to cover this? (i.e. market rate + value you place on your free time)
d) What additional incentives are there?
If a company says they its ad-hoc, or they're looking adding compensation.. then turn down the role and go elsewhere - as it will never materialise.
(I used to be a manager at such a company, the recruiting manager(s) would spin this as "coming soon..", but it never did!)
"I fail to understand this difference between 'professional' and other workers for overtime."
If you earn wages, then your typically paid for your time (per-hour). If your salaried, then your paid a fix amount to deliver the requirements of your role, additionally your contract will say "To work X hours per week, but may be required to additional hours when required etc"... but the keyword missing here is "reasonable"
I always used to be the person that "jumped" and felt it was my responsibility, even taking my laptop on holiday and working half the time. But I wised up and refused to do it anymore. Initially the manager didn't take any action, then one day the shit hit the fan and I refused to bail them out (didn't have my phone or laptop with me), days later, I suddenly got permission to recruit 2 new people!
These days, my take on the "May be required to work additional hours", only applies if
a) The issue is causing the company financial loss or impacting operations
b) This issue was unforeseen
c) The issue was caused by my miscalculation or underestimating
d) Any additional hours are reasonable and exceptional (once every few months)
If the company are made aware of the problem and don't take steps address it, then I don't feel its my responsibility to constantly bail them out.
This means they'll be leaving crusty-socks (used for therapeutic purposes) on the floor, arguing they are right and not giving a f*ck about anybody else. Are you sure that equates to "cognitive maturity"?
Jeez El-Reg, who the hell is sponsoring these articles? I recall about 15 years ago, you had a kink for articles on Application Lifecycle Management.
I'd rather be spied on by the Chinese, who are looking for juicy intel (which consists of shopping and mundane porn habbits), than the US and UK corporations who trying to milk money from me!
Whilst Huawei is the most visible competitor is Western markets, there are several more that go under the radar, including Xiaomi and OnePlus.. Which I'd rate way more than Huawei on both innovation and pricing.
In addition, I suspect the real competition is not from Huawei directly, but from their Honor sub-brand... I think if you look at the number of posts on XDA-Developer in each phone sub-forum, which give a good indication of this..
I work for a FTSE company in the City with 2000+ employees, we're only running on a 200Mbps link...
Ironically, until last year, I worked for a small company in middle of no-where and we had a 1Gbps connection...
My first thought was - "Adverts, Repeats, More Adverts, More Repeats and new B-rate TV shows.. coming soon, to an IP address near you."
Then my second thought was, no thanks, I'll still with Netflix!
These parties are how modern drives were developed - Floppy -> Hard -> RAM -> Flash?
All because, pilots are nothing more that organic drones!
Hit the nail on the head, with the cheaper knock offs.
They have a good brand and reputation, but most consumers would not consider this justification for paying 6-10x more - I paid £60 for a decent generic. works perfect for my few ski trips, but cheap enough that if it breaks I don't care too much.
But I hope they manage to get past this.. also sympathies to those who have lost their jobs.
@Veti - "They think it looks better on their CV than "not doing things""
Without government, we would be ruled by morons... ohhhh!! I withdraw my comment..
By this logic, VMWare should suing Citrix, Citrix should be suing Microsoft and Microsoft suing Redhat!
When will employers see that
1) Employee and Employer are in a "relationship", when one doesn't provide, the other will look elsewhere
2) Utilising previous experience is key to progression (As long as they didn't steal the others code, finished product or implement a solution in the exact same fashion)..
3) We should disband all companies, and live in a big hippy commune
"a non-goal for most young tech firms."
Not sure I would call Spotify "Young" or a "Startup" (as its been referred to elsewhere)..
I thought something similar - What is the definition of Data Center?
I've got a server room with a couple of racks, in my eyes, that does not constitute a DC... Fact I have few of these rooms dispersed around a several offices, makes no difference!
You deserve it... $22 Million Zimbabwe dollars have been deposited to your account, as promised!
Almost 100%, but needs a slight tweak:
Put the blame where it belongs, on the site
owners Marketing teams.
"With this offering, we are delivering to customers a jointly architected..."
"With this offering, you are delivering more mulla to us.. than we'd get from Azure..."
So much so, that it has terse relevance to cyber-security..
But, still I'd have a beer with it.
In 2005 I was forced to install a proprietary system into in a call center I worked at... in 2010, I took great pleasure in taking a large hammer to the dam thing, after replacing it with an Asterisk based system.
For anybody who's looking, don't do it! Consider this, you think vendor lock-in with-in IT manufacturers is bad.. PABX manufacturers take it too a whole new level:
Want a new user? That will be a licence
Want that user to have a handset? That will be another licence (on top of the cost of a handset)
Want to use a 3rd party handset which is 1/3 the price? That will be another licence which costs 4x
Want that user to have a line or SIP trunk to make calls? That will be another licence
Want that user to be able to access VM? that will be another licence
Want that user to be able to access IM? that will be another licence
Cost per-user was working out to about £750 each...
'When does your user ever see your code?'
Speaks for it self, and it's saying "i'm bollocks".
Call my me a cynic, but anybody who is experienced enough to understand their users, will know they will simple ask "is that Chinese?"..
This shite is clearly aimed at PFY's who are desperate for a mentor and guidance on how to gain experience and progress their skillset.
To be fair - even after their 30% cut, the games are still f*ck load better value and cheaper than those for XBoxOne and PS4..
Brought my son a new game for xmas, it cost £40, the same game on Steam costs £22, but if you hunt around (cdkeys), you can buy the steam code for £12... I contemplated just building him a PC and the game to go with it (pay for itself over the course of a year)..
Browsers come with some blocking features, but that doesn't stop abusive App.
If I purchase device, I own it... I will never buy a phone that doesn't allow me to have full control of the OS and underlying features (Don't mind it takes a few steps, such as Huawei phones need) - no ROOT, no SALE..
100% agree... When I saw "were previously involved in accidents", my first thought was, home convenient, just when the researchers needed them.
As a former customer, I can say, they have OK support, but shite bottom of the barrel products, with very mediocre features.. best thing I ever did was jumping. In honesty, I think the private equity firm was the one that got done here...
Huawei are about to unveil the 7X and V10 (which is apparently based upon the Mate 10 Pro).. tomorrow in China (then in London on 5th December on the EU versions).
No idea what the price will be, but I'd recommend waiting, as on paper they are looking pretty awesome
Agreed, but I suspect they'll get a taste of their own medicine... Somebody will reverse engineer the App and do this to the Police drones:
@sabroni - Your entitled to the BBC, but at the moment others are subsiding your past-times.. consumers of the service (and only them) should pay for this. Though if you're happy to subsidize my past-times (porn and travelling) then I'll happily contribute to the BBC license fee!
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