Smaller processes as I understand it bring potential for faster chips and lower power usage.
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Intel couldn't shrink to 7nm on time – but it was able to reduce one thing: Its chief engineer's employment
UK's Co-operative Group to centralise IT teams across various divisions, warns redundancies 'inevitable'
Even ignoring the Crystal Methodist CoOp try to chase out local business. In Crewe an undertaker opened a site. Co Op funerals opened next door, and then closed when the independent didn't fold. Turns out they weren't bothering to embalm people either, so refunds had to be given, which is beside the point.
Their shops are hugely expensive and their own brand stuff is rubbish.
The whole ethical thing is a whitewash as far as I can see, and they're not a company I do business with.
O2 be a fly on the wall during BT and Vodafone's video calls: Telefónica's UK biz, Virgin Media officially merge
Re: Ha ha
I won't - I moved from O2s just about acceptable network to GiffGaff, which was obviously the same network , but with less reliability (somehow) and 'ask the person sitting next to you on the bus - perhaps they can help...?' customer support. A plague on BOTH their houses.
I jumped ship to 3 and haven't looked back.
Review of IR35 is in: Quelle surprise, UK.gov will forge ahead with controversial tax reforms in the private sector
Re: 340,000 vs. 2,000
WeatherUnderground takes a LONG time to load.
It loads weather for the US in F, realises who I am, reloads weather for my local area then usually does it again cos I have my temperatures in C.
Not to mention they closed the APIs for WU. I know they're giving the WU service for free, but they're also getting a huge amount of weather data that they should be able to monetise somehow...
Re: Charge by wire
How am I supposed to charge my phone when its in the third party cradle in my car being used for GPS if it has to lie flat on a charging pad? How am I supposed to charge it from a power bank when Im out and about?
I've never had a USB port fail - its always the plug that fails by design. I dunno what you're doing with your phones...
Re: * Posts by Enemy of the State 2 posts • joined 29 Jun 2018
Pretty much my experience. O2's horrible network and platform with another even more horrible platform nailed on top.
Issues? Why not see if the man at the bus stop or the checkout lady in Morrisons has the answer for you! Sometimes cheap ends up quite expensive.
Re: ... and Crapita
Nat West tried this line with me when I opened letters for the last owners of my house. I opened the letters because I did not want the bailifs turning up on my doorstep trying to recover their debts.
As I'd already informed NatWest that the people they wanted did not live at my house I managed to wring an admin fee out of them.
Re: M$ should be paying us!
One could very well argue that if something as widely used on Windows 10 as Classic Shell is running then Windows 10 should be aware that instability could ensue and not do the upgrade.
An upgrade breaking some slightly esoteric piece of software Im running I can accept...an upgrade causing a popular third party piece of software to make the system unstable is just unacceptable.
"The Nest+Yale lock uses Google's Thread IoT protocol to communicate with its Connect bridge – or its Secure home station if you have that. This is a smart move as it puts a buffer between the lock and the internet. It's going to make hacking the door to open a much harder affair."
Without knowing the ins-and-outs of the security involved I'm can't help but feel this is the triumph of hope over experience....
Re: As soon as Windows 7 support finishes
Well you say that but for me Linux has never lunched its registry, slowed to a crawl because it wants to update even thought I've told it not to (Windows 10), succumbed to viruses or malware, forced a reboot when I'm in the middle of something or just decided, for no very good reason, to stop working.
Most people these days don't install anything much beyond games once initial setup is done. My dad and my uncle both moved from XP to Mint Mate. I no longer get support calls and they're both very happy.
As far as I can see gaming and what machines are sold with are the only things holding Linux back in the home. If you want an appliance PC Mint is a much better choice than Win10.
Re: Only but if you like shit customer service.
I've got a Swift X, and I must say its had multiple updates in the last 4 months. I didn't like the Truephone dialer and when I complained (because for some reason I couldnt find the Google dialer to download) customer service sent me the correct apk.
The latest update has fixed the only issue I had with the phone, which was that the signal strength was noticably worse than the Zenfone 2 I had previously. Battery life seems great.
The launcher seems inoffensive, but I aways swap out for the Google launcher, so I can't comment too much.
I'd have no problem recommending a Wileyfox to friends or family based on my experience.
I used to listen to Radio 4 at lot. Now seems to be obsessed with music and 'the stories of ordinary people'. I barely bother these days. Sometimes the Archers, sometimes Today for background noise. Everything else has become so dumbed down over the last few years I can't tolerate it.
The BBC has nothing I want and TBH if it vanished tomorrow I really wouldn't miss it.
Re: No problem ...
Actually the issue is more to do with the deluded remainers who told the Civil Service not to bother preparing for a Leave vote because it would never happen...
Possibly the same deluded remainers who told us Europe would never have a joint armed force...http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/emmanuel-emmanuel-macron-eu-army-joint-defence-budget-french-president-nato-britain-brexit-russia-a7968346.html
Re: Running up stairways of falling rocks
While Bombadil is deeply annoying what actually IS he?
Theres a massive backstory there (unless its covered in the books I couldn't get through). A being who resists the power of the ring utterly, commands nature and dark spirits, but is not all-powerful?
I'd like to know more.
Re: What is really needed...
But you KNOW the vendors would make a hash of it.
My netbook came with an abomination of Linux that had to be nuked before it became anything like usable.
My Acer nettop came with Linux, but sadly they had not been able to stretch to a wireless driver for the wireless hardware it actually contained, and was advertised on the box.
Sometimes I think they set themselves up to fail so they can say "Well, we tried and noone liked it" so they can go back to the easy Wintel formula.
I got a Dot free with my Wileyfox phone.
I was going to sell it - but I got curious. I absolutely love it now. I dont have any home automation so I'm not using it to the full, but using it to play radio, answer questions etc is great.
I live on my own so all its going to pick up is swearing at things that are not behaving themselves. I know about the privacy concerns, but tbh thats pretty much a non-issue for me.
After Christmas I'll be scouring eBay for another 3 to put around the house.
Re: Dunce Cap tip
HSBC played a blinder this week. Sending me a text message with a link telling me they were going to close my business account.
Obviously I ignored it and then noticed it was legitimate next time I logged into my account - they MAY keep my account open of I update everything by next year, but tbh if they're going to pull idiot shit like that they won't get the chance to be so manganous.