* Posts by Trevor

10 posts • joined 28 Jul 2008

Sarin took half a mill in 'sod off' expenses


He delivered £10bn in profits

wow - he delivered £10bn in profits, all by himself? he must have been run ragged manning all those call center posts while simultaneously working as network engineer, wireless engineer, handset engineer and sales person.

UK's visa fingerprint system fails

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No it's not, nothing says it has to be 10 unique finger prints.

Jobless Brits face influx of foreign IT workers


@ Gumby

"And its only going to get worse until it can get better."

it will get to the point where the progression from junior roles to senior roles in IT will be broken because it's easy to pay someone peanuts who can do a very narrow role now rather than training someone up over years to grow with a business.

personally I think the "... it can get better" bit might be a bit optimistic. It wont happen over night, it'll be a long drawn out death of IT being a meaningful career in UK

Texting peer gets prison

Black Helicopters

12 Weeks?

For a maximum sentence of 14 years, how such a low sentence for causing death by dangerous driving?

US boffins: Laptops will be as hot as the Sun by 2030


As hot as the sun?

"If we continue at our current pace ... these devices will be as hot as the sun in 10 to 20 years."

Couldn't you just ask people to turn their laptops off every 9 years and let them cool down?

Passport snooping public servant faces year in the can


What about the other days of the week

"Yontz admitted accessing around 200 passport records on Monday"

How many did he access on Tuesday?

Kindle fails to set light to unsold e-book pile


Ebook prices

I don't have a kindle, but I do have a Bookean Cybook, it's much easier to read on than a screen, either Desktop or a PDA/Phone screen.

The amount of reading I'm doing has gone up dramatically since buying it but...

I've looked at buying more modern books but balk at the price of the ebook versions which are exactly the same price as the paperback versions. That combined with not being able to find most of the titles I would actually be interested in reading means I'm never likely to be converted into a content buying customer.

Gutenberg has so far provided me with enough content to keep me happy, and although as mentioned in the article the text is very old (and it feels old, both in terms of the syntax and the ideas being expressed) I've found myself reading a wider range of genres to compensate.

ebook sales are being hurt by the publishers thinking that it's has always been selling content while the customer thinks it's been buying a physical item. Take away the physical item and the content is not worth as much to the customer (rightly or wrongly).

Dedicated ebook readers are also far to expensive for what people actually want to use them for.

Royal Navy plans world's first running-jump jet


"specific in terms of temperature, altitude"

well since we are talking about carriers, I'm guessing the altitude requirements will be about 20 meters above sea level.

Phorm papers reveal BT's backwards approach to wiretap law



"Today BT's spokesman said invitations would be issued "soon". He refused to elaborate, citing fears the project would become a "hostage to fortune". ®"

In other words, they are hoping for a big enough gap between the negative publicity and when they actually have to ask 10,000 people for permission that not too many of them say no.

Screwgle™ - Google's new ad revenue model


RE: Am I missing something?

The issue is if you get a click through on which you don't actually stock, then money has been spent on your behalf pulling somebody to your site that you can't realistically sell to.


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