On The Register? Do you actually think that there would be a reader who would not know what the Tardis is?
16 posts • joined 8 Apr 2009
As someone who has worked in the UK and a number of countries around the world - this is a VERY UK class structure problem. Management & Upper class don't listen to the workers and the workers don't feel it is their place to tell management as they won't listen anyway.
A mainframe is one of the EASIEST systems to upgrade. Most banks (if they pay the IBM tax) run on pretty much the latest kit while still running decades old code. All completely virtualised - decades before VMware came along.
Oh, and the idiot who thinks you can swap a banking system with a google cloud - no one cares if your google search returns the answer that is not quite right. See how many customers you have if you do that with a couple of accounts !
How about commitment to a phone. At the moment it is all about the very latest bells and whistles phone. If you have the bells and whistles phone from 6 months ago it is all but abandoned. My 5800 has dozens of 'things' that need fixing from a usability point of view but Nokia's view seems to be 'fix' it on the next model.
"the concept is flawed anyhow. Much better to have a dedicated server." --- WHAT?
I don't need (or want to pay for) a 16 core dedicated server to run a little proxy (to get round BBC's iplayer restrictions) and some tools for work (external host to check defenses etc.) I run a couple of scripts. So you would rather we have 100 individual servers running at 1% utilized using all that power and generating heat rather than 2 boxes running 100 virtual servers?
I have been with vaserv for a while now and they offer exactly what I want - cheap, small linux box.
You decided to live in the bush knowing the consequences (like people buying a house under a flight path and then complain about the noise.)
It has been the appeasement of the bush that has held broadband speed back for the rest of us. For a country with one of the highest proportions of the population living in cities we have one of the the slowest networks.
The other issue is the pipes to the rest of the world - local speeds are almost irrelevant if the speeds to the rest of the internet is the bottleneck!
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