Who would want to be here?
Great. House prices to the moon and wages to the floor. Who would want to live here?
Soon the only way to breed will be on benefits.
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While I agree with most comments under here I wanted to clear something up.
I live in a small village surrounded by sheep and cows, no street lighting etc. and we have gigaclear fibre to my door. I don't work for them or have shares in them but the service is far better than BT ever was and somehow they make it cost effective. They are also connecting all the surrounding villages at quite a pace.
It's not impossible and I suspect the monopoly that BT holds is a major part of the problem.
I have had some experience of working with Steria. Utterly incompetent, everything takes months and they deliver the wrong thing even when its a simple shopping list - verbatim.
They employ a lot of recent migrants which makes me worry about security.
I just don't understand why they are using them.
Good Lord, looks like continual abject failure has not dampened some people's ardour for idealistic regime change. The ghost of Tony Blair lives on!
I'm afraid you'll find that ISIS is not a "rebellion" but in fact mostly foreign fighters, financed by foreign states intent in dominating the entire region. These boys are making Assad's regime look like pussies.
The people who have been planning attacks here are also being radicalised, armed and trained by entities within these foreign states. This information is in the public domain I believe. [I want to make it clear though, I do not support Assad - just the least bad outcome for everyone]
I think you missed the very point I was making, that we don't get to choose the frequency of attack. We either do nothing; in which case the terrorists select the frequency or we channel resources at the problem to reduce it to an acceptable level, whatever that level is a big debate.
Has it occurred to you that the worst case scenario is what's happening in Syria right now? Can you live with that? Where would you flee?
I was just wondering how high and mightily principled you will be once your legs and genitalia are blown off whilst innocently making your way to work one day?
Also, how many attacks would be acceptable to you? Once a year, once a month, week - day? Do you think we will get to choose?
This issue is far more complicated than internet rent-a-gobs are willing to admit.
Not convinced about the rollback thing though as sometimes you have to leave a copy on a restricted server (no internet) after the license has expired and a rollback could mean tools that are required to run tests/builds etc no longer work.
Bit shitty really and I'm making money for them by insisting my clients buy their software - they've just killed one of my core arguments for their product.
1) He says that he's going to instruct the Bank of England to print enough money to pay off the UK deficit.
2) He doesn't believe that countries should have borders.
How is that going to play out well? I'd be interested to know.
(He sounds really nice but somewhat bonkers)
The Hortonworks stack is not just Hadoop, that's just the storage layer. Its a whole suite of products that interact on the YARN framework. This goes beyond "big-data" and allows a raft of solutions from map-reduce to machine learning.
Its more of an application framework/data operating system with more similarities to Docker than RDBMS.
Managers never like technologies that require smart people, they want cheap and compliant staff so its going to take a while for business leaders to get it at all.
Then maybe the government should start penalizing businesses that outsource to low-wage economies and stop allowing a flood of low-grade immigrants coming to work here cratering the ability to live on an IT wage and pay your inflated mortgages.
IT pay has been static for over ten years, now they wonder why nobody wants to get into the business?
Make a new classic with SD storage but the same click-wheel interface and good battery life etc.
I feel betrayed by this axing and was only waiting for a larger capacity as my 2008 iPod is still working, as was almost every adult commuter I saw on the train this morning with an iPod classic. Its the grown-ups choice of music player as we can't afford our phones to die on us.
I don't see a lot of difference between what he's proposing from what the EU and the US governments are doing or want to do with the internet. His assertion that the CIA (I think he's referring to Google) controls the internet is also not far wrong. It's just that he's the demon du jour so we are supposed to complain when he says something we hear our politicians say almost every day.
You should see the budgets the EU have for moulding our minds on the internet, or even charitable organisations that have mysterious wads of cash for this purpose. Internet freedom is already dead, let's just hope it doesn't get too much deader.
You just have to face facts. In 25 years of IT its always been the same, if you want to play with the cool kids you have to work in a start-up. Otherwise you have to use what the Enterprise are using - it can still be done right if everyone RTFM.
I have a family to feed.
So basically you're saying that the project was hell because it used Spring and Hibernate?
You need to man-up a bit mate, most of the enterprise is using these and while they aren't perfect hand-coding your CRUD isn't common now.
The aristocracy ceded power between the wars, a new elite run Britain.
As I recall during the period when the aristocracy ran things Britain had the most powerful empire in the world, launched the Industrial Revolution and pushed the boundaries of science and medicine to the point that they lifted millions around the world from poverty and disease. However the current elite don't like anyone pointing this out, let's call it "unfashionable".
Did any of you actually read the article before you reached for the keyboard to blow-off your righteousness?
It's not clear where the leaked data came from but two hacktivist crews - ZHC (ZCompany Hacking Crew) from Pakistan and TeaMp0isoN - claim to have lifted membership lists after cracking into the EDL's website and forum, respectively.
95% of the Indian population will still be living in poverty as the new middle class step over the destitute on their way to work.
Wealth distribution is a Western burden it seems. Outsourcing transfers national wealth from the poor of the West to the wealthy of the East, think about it before you sign that contract.
It takes a lot of hard work and determination to become a good developer. You need to be well motivated and self-study in your free time - a lot.
Employers don't want to pay for this, they want cheap because it looks good on paper.
Simply put, it just doesn't seem worth the effort anymore and that's dangerous for the industry because the same rot is affecting the developers in India now (where everyone want's to be a project manager).
I'm about to start a new contract gig and they are paying every developer the same rate. Somehow I doubt we will all be as productive or as knowledgeable.
A few years ago I built a website for a customer in the jewellery business and used a graphics designer friend to do the imagery. This friend used royalty free images gained from sites on the web that supply such images as "tasters" for their portfolios. These imaged were heavily cropped and shopped, as they say as part of the overall design.
Several years later I got an irate email from the client who had received a threatening letter from a large American company claiming copyright infringement for the images and requiring eye-popping fees for their use. We took them down.
Research revealed that the original company based in the UK that had provided the images royalty-free had been bought by the US company who was now on the warpath. I do think there needs to be some protection against this sort of behaviour.
It’s a great idea but I have a nasty feeling that like most interoperability technologies it will take years for devices to seamlessly talk to each others as manufacturers dither and squabble.
I think the focus on mobile devices is wrong too. It would be better to be able to send my PC content to a screen over powerline/homeplug/WiFi as that's where I have my music, video and the most pixel-pushing grunt.
I've been using the Office 365 preview for the last month. While I'm quite happy with the move to the ribbon the colour schemes and flat-styling is dreadful to use, its very hard on the eyes and difficult to navigate. Office 2010 was perfect, I just don't know why they didn't stay with that design.