As close to a super injunction as they can get, obviously details of cases involving B list celebs in that data and they don't want the UK press to be able to publish.
73 posts • joined 4 Jul 2008
"Hey Microsoft how would you like a couple of million new customers who will each pay you £8 a month plus offer themselvs up for other revenue earning opportunities". "Emn no thanks, we will break their ability to use our services instead". Hmmm doesn't look right to me somehow.
When a contract goes out for tender, rarely is it the most expensive that gets the contract, usually it is amongst the cheapest with a reputation for being slightly less crap than those in a similar price bracket. IT companies know this and also know that after a couple of years the majority of customers will be dissatisfied enough to look for someone new to f...up their IT for them.
End result is a constant merry-go-round of customers moving from one badly run service to another. So sadly there will always be enough people looking to change supplier to ensure that even the worst IT services companies will have no shortage of new customers.
Has anyone looked at the ink subscriptions? None subscription i can easilly use £30 a day and in fact threw out a canon printer after taking 4 attempts to get an A4 photo print I was happy with and finding that the attempt had consumed a £35 colour in cartridge. HP offering, free ink for 7 months and then £2 a month from then on. Suckers would be buying the cartridges without a subscription.
900k is a drop in the ocean compared to the millions being spent on anti drone measures that won't stop this kind of thing happening again.
Yes if someone accidently flys a drone near a major airport the new measures may assist plod in locating them, but if anyone with half a brain wants to disrupt airports with drones the new equipment won't rattle them a bit. I would guess given a specific type of drone and the correct tactics a couple of people could spend a day crusing drones down the runway at Gatwick with little to no fear of having their collars felt.
Stockmarket decisions are more about knowledge than game theory, which company is hiring, which firing, which opening up new offices/depots which closing, which is about to lose their key employee and which is gaining him. So yes I am sure Facebook has a bot capable of making good investment decisions but its noting to do with poker bots.
Uber should be applauded for bringing the stupididy and drive towards self destruction of the human race into such sharp focus.
People buy their shares knowing they are probably over priced, in fear that if they are the only ones who don't buy and by some miracle they do go up in value, they will look stupid / lose their jobs.
Their current business model relys on semi self imployed drivers earning them money which they plow into research into making semi self employed drivers redundent.
Honestly, you couldn't make it up.
"One of the more dangerous ideas - hopefully slowly dying as the old gits die off - is the notion that when systems go titsup there's a magical paper alternative just waiting to take over."
Only correct in ill prepared and badly managed companies.
Not that long ago I was involved in a project to replace the majority of back end IT equipment at an airport. We were supposed to commence work post midnight after last passengers had left the building, but when fog thick enough to cut with a knife rolled in at around 8 PM all further arrivals were diverted and all departures cancelled.
By 9 PM someone gave us the go ahead to start work as the extra hours would give us a greater chance of hitting or 6 AM target.
By 9:30 fog had vanished and before 10 we were told planes would be landing and taking off again in short order. Unfortunately just about nothing IT related was working, no check in desks, no passport scanners, no bag tag printers and no gate readers all of which effect the passenger flow "back end systems within the airport also down but ATC had separate systems so presumably all OK".
Staff broke out A4 pads and some propriatory printed sheets and carried on as normal. Few grumbles here and there but basically business as normal.
Now if you can handle something as IT heavy as airline and airport management without any working IT, I would think customer A, needs to have part B fitted, at time C, in location E and overcharged by percentage F should be a walk in the park.
"Amazon hasn't promised to hand over any recordings yet just, despite this latest New Hampshire court order." Yet just??
"I finaly find out that it was the sound from the TV set or from a you tube video."
I remember complaints about a rogue app that kept the mic open and listening out for tv, radio and youtube adds in order to correlate listener/viewer data with handset owner info. I guess if they can add all the data collected on a smartphone with your computer browsing history and cookie data plus cable/satellite subscription / viewing habits you would make a pretty valuable advert target.
IBM are suffering from an interesting eye condtion effecting their ability to see past this years bonuses.
IBM were good with software and hosting, so they ramp up the margins on software causing their customers to look at alternatives and they tell all their hosting customers that cloud is the answer to all their problems then offer them an unreliable still in development cloud offering pushing them to either Amazon or Googles mature and feature rich services. Can't see any flaws with this myself, I am sure IBM have a long and healthy future.
Besides mission planner software meaning no comms are required for drone to continue on its merry way, if you use UHF range extenders, directional antennas "you can get them that autotrack these days" or buy the new Voyager 4 which apparently includes option to control via 4G at any range and all this becomes totally useless.
Chrome off anyone who actually does any real work and replace them with 2 layers of management process.
It is safe to globally resource your build people because kit always arrives on site assembled and correctly configured doesn't it?
And as for keeping P-Series "shrinking market" but selling off X-Series "what do we need to grow our cloud offerings again?", simply great strategy.
The future is bright but sadly not blue.
Surely the screen rotates use same amount of power as turning a page?
Personally if it does I think this is a bad idea. Put book down carelessly and find it has rotated the page, pick it up and rotate it back to the way you want it and two lots of page turns from your 8000 have been used up. What’s wrong with having a rotate button anyway?
But regardless of this until they find an effective way of illuminating the screen, I will stick to reading on PDAs.
Sounds more like a case of process creep to me.
Customer: Something just blew up log an incident!
Call centre: Certainly sir we will get right on it.
IM: Things blowing up tend to be problems not incidents, pass this back to the call centre.
Call centre: It seems this is a problem not an incident, would you like us to open a problem ticket?
Customer, I don’t care I just want it fixed.
PM: Well it does certainly look like a problem, but I think we will need to engage CM to raise an RFC to cover the work.
CM: The RFC needs customer and architect approval, we will get right on getting it, Oh but its 5 PM so the CM for this account has gone home, we will need to pass this back to call centre to engage OOH CM service.
Etc. Etc. Etc. Etc.
5 Hours later the 3rd party that looks after the power systems is engaged to come fix it.
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