The telecoms equipment business is, and always has been, cyclical. Manufacturers ramp up staff as something new rolls out and then they ramp back down. It’s always been that way and people who work in the industry understand it. Businesses that are slow to ramp down tend to go bust and then everyone loses their job.
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Re: One sub postmaster's story
Madness. You don’t think we should improve the safety of vulnerable road users because not many people die inside cars? We’re are nearly the worst in Europe for deaths of vulnerable road users, hence the changes.
You quote a misleading statistic and then attempt to justify it with some bizarre anecdote about someone inside a car and throw in a personal insult as well.
Re: Excuse me...
It’s mostly profits that are taxed which means there’s no need for a price increase because that would simply increase the amount of profits to be taxed.
Increased taxation usually results in lower investment or lower returns to investment. Sometimes it drives increased investment because that serves to reduce the profit the tax is based on.
A floppy filled with software worth thousands of francs: Techie can't take it, customs won't keep it. What to do?
Free Software Foundation urged to free itself of Richard Stallman by hundreds of developers and techies
Re: Who can spot the hypocrisy?
The paradox is by philosopher Karl Popper.
It states that blind inclusivity in any context is ultimately bound to fail because it will include people who have a primary objective of excluding others. To therefore be inclusive it is necessary to identify and exclude those people. Or put another way; Be tolerant of everything except intolerance.
To use a practical example, if a city's Pride organising committee extended its warm, friendly and welcoming arms to members of the Westboro Baptist Chuch, the aims of that Pride committee would be subverted. To remain inclusive, the committee must exclude members of that Church.
The Audacity of it all: Version 3.0 of open-source audio fave boasts new file format, 160+ bug fixes
Microsoft's underwhelming, underpowered dual-screen Surface Duo phone arrives in the UK this month for £1,349
Re: Not all countries are founded on socialist beliefs
"First they came for the Communists..."
No, first they came for the people who wanted a bakery to make them a gay wedding cake.
I don't recall the right wing crying bitter salty tears about censorship when the supreme court ruled that the bakery was under no obligation to bake the cake.
If a bakery doesn't have to bake a cake it finds objectional, AWS doesn't have to host the inane hateful rants of furious gammony incels.
Re: Censorship by Private Companies
Perhaps it would be easier to use an analogy. Imagine that AWS is a bakery and Parler want them to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
There was a supreme court case on that very issue, as you may recall. I seem to recall the right wing supporters of the bakery being over the moon that the supreme court ruled 7-2 that the bakery was under no obligation to bake the cake.
Now, what was it you said again?
"Is OK as long as we do not like the content being censored."
Up yours, Europe! Our 100% prime British broadband is cheaper than yours... but also slower and a bit of a rip-off
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro is so mired in strangely hardy glue that the display shattered during iFixit's teardown
This survey is reasonably useless if it doesn’t record what package people have bought. Most people buy the cheapest thing available where they live. Having a low score for throughout is more a function of the customers an ISP attracts than it is a measure of network performance.
My parents are on talktalk ADSL but live in a street covered by both Virgin’s HFC network and Openreach’s FTTP. They’ve chosen to buy a service that runs at about 12Mbps, but they have available to them services running twenty times faster.
I was a big Amiga fan, but the reason it failed wasn’t because the big boys were mean to it. The OS was seriously flawed - the lack of memory protection meant it was not a safe thing to put any meaningful data in. As the world became networked it would have been a disaster. The tight integration between hardware and software was also a fundamental problem. It gave Amiga a head start but it also defined the end of the road pretty well too.
Moore’s law and ubiquity beat custom hardware every time. You just have to wait.
Everything must go! Distributors clear shelves of ALL notebooks in Q2, even ones gathering dust over last 12 months
Belief in 5G conspiracy theories goes hand-in-hand with small explosions of rage, paranoia and violence, researchers claim
Re: Something else to consider.
Dunning Kruger isn’t about intelligence per se - it’s about the ability of people to accurately rate their expertise in a given field. People who are demonstrably at the top of their given fields tend to not suffer from it, it’s more often seen on the journey towards expertise - people will over and then under rate their abilities as their knowledge grows.