Re: UK has always kept to its separate path
Even on the continent the .eu domain is considered a bit naff, for any other use than EU institutions.
756 posts • joined 16 Oct 2007
For full disclosure I'm not British, just a massive Anglophile being tested severely by the misguided filth being spewed in British public discourse.
Firstly, how is it self harm? Missing out on domain payments? Meaningless. To repeat, the .eu domain is quite obviously not intended to be a money making enterprise, but a service for EU member entities, as is evident from the policy of not selling it to everyone.
Secondly, you're looking for a pattern where none exists. The EU, as member countries or as an organisation, don't care about your domain payments. There is no conspiracy against Britain or thirst for retaliation. Why would a bunch of bureaucrats hold a grudge against you? Your politicians and media have built up this idea of Britain vs. EU conflict out of self interest. If it weren't foreigners or the EU, they'd pitch another imaginary bogeyman for you to hate.
I'm not a huge fan of the EU but it's the best we have as a collection of small to medium sized countries in a dog-eat-dog world. Or eagle-and-bear-and-dragon-eat-everyone else world to be more precise. Best wishes to Britain in your adventure.
I think the argument goes that two democracies don't usually go to war with each other.
But yeah, the USA seems to find a lot of wars to fight.
The answer for the vast majority is: probably not.
What's the bus factor in your team? What happens when Star DBA and BOFH both decide to leave the company at the same time?
Let's say your service has a problem and you need to restore a database backup on Saturday night. Is the DBA on call, or do you have an automated system that lets you pick a backup and restore without waking him up?
If my battery dies and my phone shuts down mid-operation I will start thinking about replacing the battery.
If my phone starts to slow down noticeably I will start thinking about replacing the phone.
See the difference? Now, I would find it acceptable if my phone alerted me that my battery is old and it has started to throttle the performance to preserve its life.
I'd also love to build a new game-capable PC but it's not feasible right now due to crazy prices and expectation of new GPUs from Nvidia.
The blame for high GPU prices is on cryptocurrency miners (thanks, twats) and to a lesser extent price of DRAM, which is high due to demand for memory in phones and other devices. That's the common story. Any alternative explanations would be fun to read.
As a junior techie I got an emergency phone call once about a "broken scanner" threatening to break a deadline. The error message was apparently to the tune of "scanner not found or disconnected".
Cue travelling across the city for the better part of an hour, to find - you guessed it - the SCSI cable was disconnected.
It was an important lesson for me, and demonstrates the reason why remote support make you walk through their annoying checklists. Not everyone can understand even the most explicit error messages.
In countries where the tele authorities had the interest of the consumer in mind SIM and phones HAD to be sold separately and switching operators was made easy: you got to keep your number and only had to deal with the new operator. Result: cheaper and better service. So yeah, welcome to the 1990s Brexit Britain.
May I suggest that buying handsets and SIMs separately was always better for the consumer, and people are finally catching on? It helps drive competition, lower prices, push innovation and get better service. There is a reason why, despite high population density UK mobile is slow and expensive: locked SIMs and long contracts.
Not sure which part of the world you’re from, but UBI is not extra income. It just replaces the complex benefit structures in place already. In fact in places where it’s being trialled it’s actually less than job seekers’ allowance, with the absence of disincentives to work.
Forumites == ignorant arm chair philosophers.
Phones are commoditized. Apart from a few prestige phones it's a race to the bottom, with ever slimmer margins and less profit per sale. It affects the entire value chain from component manufacturers to retail.
Beer because soon it's in the same price category with your Chinese Android phone.
I'm intrigued by the cloud email comment. In my experience many IT houses - even ones with thousands of employees, that ironically enough also might provide Exchange to clients - use cloud email from Microsoft and Google.
I use gmail as my personal mail but am considering going back to self hosted. More due to political-social principles than security, features or cost.
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