I'm one of the 6.1%
Annoying a fibre goes past the end of my lane, but it's not in my cabinet, so for at least the next 12 months I'm stuck with 8mbs, and at peak I don't even have a good enough connection for a single standard def iPlayer stream
44 posts • joined 3 Feb 2014
Got a call from these bastards on Wednesday.
"Hello this is Mary from Department of Education, I need to contact your IT manager, can you let me have his email address."
"If you're really from the Department for Education then the should already have our proper contact email details,"
She put the phone down.
She called back on Thursday
"Hello this is Mary from the Department of Communications, I need to contact your IT manager, can you let me have his..."
I didn't let her finish the sentence.
Note to scammers:
It's the Department For Education, not Of
There is no Department of Communications...
Except the song is called "Set fire to the rain", not "Fire", and any display is unlikely to just show the second word of the title, even if it's only a 4 character display it would show "Set " or "rain".
Secondly, where do you get hire or loan cars with all the options added? Most loaners I've had are the very basic model and hire cars are normally just a step up from basic
Can't say I've ever had to use the front camera on any phone I've owned.
In fact the lack of one is a bonus, as I won't have to put up with a full screen image of myself when I accidentally hit the swap camera button instead of the effects button.
The lack of a decent rear camera & flash is a deal breaker however, which is a shame, as this would have made a very nice, inexpensive route back to android for my girlfriend, who doesn't like the Ebay & facebook apps on her Windows phone
I do real work, but in my first year in this job I've generated less than a gig of files, I image the vast majority of office based staff are the same as me, working in Word & Excel using the compress xml files.
By the way, @ between 5 & 15gb a month you'll still take between 5 & 16 years to fill a terabyte, so my point is still valid...
The old floppies keep their data well, but later floppies were cheap shite.
Up to about 10 years ago I worked in a place that had two very old PCs that weren't on the network, but I had to take a manifest off one & put it on the other. As they were ancient NT 3.1 machines there were no USB ports, so 3.5" floppies were the only available option.
The PCs were about 200 metres apart, and I'd say about 50% of the time I'd have CRC errors on the floppies when I tried to read them back in the second PC, and these were brand new, straight from the box discs
You View only has access to BBC iPlayer (BBC 1,2,3 & 4), ITV Player (ITV 1, 2,3 & 4), 4OD (Ch 4 and limited shows from More 4 & E4, not Film 4) & Demand 5 (Ch 5 and some of 5* and 5 USA).
Pretty much all BBC output is available on iPlayer straight after broadcast except MOTD, the commercial channels don't always have streaming rights to US shows so really there's nothing You View or anyone else can do about this, perhaps they need to make their small print a bit bigger with regards to lack of availability for some shows
Also, does Chrome store your passwords in the cloud so you can access them from anywhere? While I certainly hope they don't, nothing would surprise me.
If you have browser sync enabled Chrome copies your favourites, and autocomplete to a hidden file in your Google Drive, then if you log into Chrome from a different computer your settings are copied to that browser.
I knew it did the favourites, but I wasn't aware it synced autocomplete until I installed Chrome on a new PC at the weekend.
I'm not sure if I like this idea or not, depends who secure the encryption is on Google Drive
Depends on the speed of your broadband.
I've got 8mbits and I can stream HD from lovefilm on one TV and SD iPlayer through a Roku box on another TV and do general surfing on my phone via wifi usually without any problems.
I should add that I'm two miles from the exchange and most of my neighbours use the same telco (talk talk unfortunately as they're the only unbundled ISP on our exchange)
"After years of installing Linux on all sorts of hardware I've never had any problems such as you describe - just install a mainstream distro.!"
mmm, Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, OpenSuSE, Red Hat, Puppy - many of those are mainstream, and not one of them would allow the install of the Broadcom driver for the WiFi card in my netbook. OpenSuSE and Debian wouldn't even find the driver, that's probably because it's not open source, but I thought the open source community was the answer to all our problems and stuff would "Just Work"...
"Clearly not, because Linux would have "just worked". :)"
You sure about that, I've tried half a dozen flavours of Linux and have yet to find one that will install the driver for the wi-fi card in my Dell netbook. This is really annoying because the netbook is dog slow with XP and Windows 7, but is quite nippy with the LXDE versions of Linux, but without a functioning wi-fi card it's useless
Pretty much every embedded DVR I've ever worked with runs on Linux of one kind or another. There were some early Honeywell models that ran something that looked like Windows CE, but I only ever saw a couple of these units.
Most of the higher end server based DVR systems do use Windows Server. If they're running Milestone Corporate or Genetec software they'll be dual CPU units with quad or 8-core Xeons and upwards of 16gb RAM. Hijacking one of these beasts would be useful...
It's not all about megapixels you know. Use the same size sensor with 4mp & 20mp and I'm willing to bet the 4mp sensor will give a better image quality.
Besides, just how big an image do you want to upload to Instagram & Facebook, considering both services downsample all images.
"incompatible schemas between legacy system 1..N and the destination system"
I worked one place were we installed Red Prairie WMS on an Oracle DB, that was to interface with an existing Syspro OMS. Syspro refused to allow Red Prairie to directly interface with their database, so the only way we could get orders out of Syspro into Red Praire was to have Syspro drop a text file of the order into a shared folder and have Red Prairie check every 30 seconds for new text files.
That system did work eventually, but we had 6 months of pain before it was in any way reliable
At my last place we had a 20 year old software system that had first been used in a timber merchants, had then been customised for the spares department of a car dealership round the corner, then we used it to manage warehouse &nationwide branch stocks for a distribution sompany.
Everything ran well, but slowly, with maybe a requirement for 15-20% additional monthly stocks to cover for poor forecasting in the software.
Then we were bought by a US Globocorp who decided we absolutely had to use their SAP software, which was built for a manufacturing division of the corporation, not for warehousing & distribution, but blind to our objections it was shoehorned into place, and on 1st Jan 2011 the switch was flicked and we started to run SAP.
We had to pretty much right-off January that year, as customers left us in droves in favour of suppliers who could process orders and deliver goods.
Customers who stayed found that once goods arrived, if they were lucky in the same week as they ordered, rather than the normal next day, they didn't see any invoices for months, which was nice for a while, but a bugger when 6 months worth arrived all at once.
Over all I'd say that SAP was a total failure, and the business still hasn't recovered
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