Re: Single letter domains?
Get behind me in the queue and kiss mine :-)
228 posts • joined 28 Jan 2014
Fuck me, £1.2bn is an obscene amount of money to be spending on an organisation with <90K employees and what assess say 10K applicants a year and actually emplyoys a handful of thousand of them.
£100m would provide a satisfactory manually files solution employing several hundred people a year and leave £1.1bn lolly to be spent on more useful equipment.
What is also needed is a review of processes, as some are madness.
At my GP ‘surgery’ neither the doctor or nurses - that is fully qualified medical professionals - take blood samples and you have to book a separate appointment at the nearby hospital blood clinic with all it’s time and cost of parking.
Madness for 1min go take a blood sample they could send off in bulk for all patients needing it that day
I can only see in Patteraon’s wake BT Sport being depreciated in investment/value.
Solution- sell or Joont Venture BT Sport with Aoon to be Disney’s Fox Sports. and Murdoch will have some revenge on Comcast’s Sky Slurp.
The overlap of BSkyB’s sports portfolio with the Global Fox Sports is very significant and will only end in tears. That’s before you even talk about Liberty Media and F1 and other Sports they own.
... before Amazon Prime Sports and Netflix Sports lay waste to traditional linear broadcasters on the very near future.
Funny how there is never ever any mention of AWS when there is belly-aching about Amazon’s tax affairs globally.
This has sucked up an enormous amount of investment over the last decade in DC’s, hardware, comms and ecosystem development.
20 years ago Amazon punted books off a ropey internet site in a handful of countries. That’s it.
How come ‘Others’ at $175bn is almost the same value as the top 10 on the list added together.
The 10th player is Only $8bn, so the table looks a little bogus IMHO. At best there are 22 ‘niche’ Chip makers doing $8bn each which seems a bit implausible.
Any fact checking done on the story, or are you hiring #advancedcontentwriters from the Daily Mirror these days???
"In fact, the SE is as much iPhone as any one needs – or needs to pay for. With a UK street price (for a refurbished, under warranty model) of a shade under £300, it's also the most affordable, offering an entry into the Apple ecosystem that makes the larger models look starkly gaudy."
The going rate for a brand new SIM Free 32Gb iPhone SE is £299, pretty much everywhere but Apple. That includes John Lewis with a 2 year warranty.
Stopping all the video ad's, content slurping analytics from Google, Google Ad's and all manner of other crap than needs rendered in real time is the shit that slows down your browser. You can see it all in the bottom left when it is building the page.... slowly and in bursts.
Thankfully Ad Block Plus has not been nuked by the Quantum Rewrite.
You seem to be forgetting the capital cost, and running of the equipment/routers etc. Full fibre os more sophisticated than 2 tin cans and some string.
Also to ensure SLA, you need to contract and resource support. This costs too.
Everyone wants broadband for the price of a tin of beans.
Far far too much does not work - esp. Internal company intranet stuff - so why bother.
The world has moved on to Chrome and Firefox (through diminishhing in significance), and Safari on IOS mobile and Mac. For Internal Comany stuff - assuming it has not already broken Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 is becoming the new corporate desktop standard (after Windows 7 and IE10) for legacy stuff, and Chrone for Google G-Suite and the numerous othher companies plugged into this ecosystem.
I noted the weasel like language that the large iPhone X has 2 hours battery liofe betther than the small previous generation iPhone 7. That's not good.
A couple of mm extra for extra battery oomph, as alomost everyone cases it anyway.
Beats purchase was dumb - they should have bought Bose, B & W, Denon etc - that would have fiited in with their premium brand strategy.
You must have missed last weeks announcement on UK Data Protection which despite the spin is a re-skinned UK GDPR. However as GDPR will be incorporated into UK law, that's not a surprise or anything to thhank Westminster for.
Youy can bet your ass it won;t stop GCHQ breaching your ECHR, which we are not leaving :-)
This cluster-fuck of a data breach might give thhe US some food for thought into perhaps adopting GDPR themselves.... but I expect not and a Presidential pardon for his Exec mates at Equifax.
Don;t forget digging holes bankrupted NTL Telewest, allowing VM to weasel out debt free into Richard Branson's arms.... destoying £bn's of shareholder value.
Highly unlikely Liberty Media are going to spend money on resuming the digging, when they have F1 to pay for,... wonder how long until they bin Sky's rights for F1 and make it VM exclusive.
I could not make head nor tail form this story, if they were expanding their network, or it was just new customers. to the existing infrastructure ???
Customer: "I live in a large village, not in the deep sticks but one quite close to a larger town. Can I get Virgin Media."
VM: "Guffaw, sorry we don't do out of town", it smells of cow poo don't you know.
To be honest, although I benefoit from full speed VDSL Infinity, my main issue with slow internet is
- Some old Wireless G devices
- Slow response from destination sites, often linked to aggregation and real-time rendering of pages linking disparate stuff from analytics companies, advertising, video's and other tracking data being scraped off my device back upstream
The speed of the Internet connection at a long term trend (according to my Sam Knows Whitebox) of 58MBit/s seems to be the least of my worries.
I don;t see FTTP making it any faster, other than for the wait.
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