Vista with bells on, I wont be stung again
1022 posts • joined 11 May 2007
I'll assume the whiners don't manage a network
bandwidth is finite and costs MONEY, when the network and the peering connections become clogged, the network slows and customers complain.
money is spent on upgraded kit and connections, this gets absorbed and so on and we haven't got to power and accommodation for the kit.
and you wont want spiralling prices would you, plus the company has to pay employees to run the stuff and serve you and make a profit.
when whining, suggest an alternative otherwise you just look an unintelligent whiner with no grasp of the subject.
I think they should charge P2P users for the bandwidth used as its only fair just because you are too tight to rent a server.
Ok I've only flown short haul but one would hope that Otoo isn't given the run of the flight deck and that one pilot is always up front.
Rather than adding generators, just put an audio system with a CD on repeat or hard disk with an MP3 of the sound of engines, generators, Albatross or whatever does it for 'em.
Thankfully I rely on a PC from a manufacturer whose support is second to none and have only ever bought an iPod and a few music tracks from this outfit.
However, looking at their own forums tells a whole story about the lack of customer care from Cupertino, once they have your money they couldn't care less, thank goodness staff in the stores have been a little more caring.
I bought a track from iTunes a couple of years ago and think there was a problem during its encoding as it skipped, I used the report a problem option as you are supposed to do but heard nothing more about it, thankfully it was only 79p and not in the hundrds or even thousands that these poor misguided souls have paid for these POS.
I see 3 have spawned another device in a desparate attempt to get someone to put their network to use, so first it was Skype and now facebook as I reckon that a lot of people return their dongles when they realise that the service is crap and that the mobile operators are lieing to them as in order to get the top speed you have to be the ONLY person on that particular cell, so its ADSL without wires, so its mobile somethingband then.
GSM still had plenty of life in it
@rob, agree with you totally mate
@TMS9900, totally agree mate but hey the vast majority of the UK population are so emotionally weak that they go to pieces if someone is not texting (or to some texing) or phoning every two minutes then they go to pieces and these are the same bunch that are on facebook day in day out.
I carry a mobile yeah but wouldn't be devastated if O2 went offline for a bit.
Oh and btw, O2 have better coverage than T-mobile because of the lower frequency and more base stations.
Oh and to the NO2ID crowd, a mobile can be used to track your almost precise location so why do you carry one.
"Don't want ISPs to make money"
So you are in favour of the 'walled garden' approach whereby ISPs terminate your connection on an edge router and fence you in by restricting you to their content unlesss you pay extra to use their peering connections.
Errr, I think the fact AOL, Compuserve and others that worked on a 'walled garden' philosophy are on their way down proves that the market doesn't want that model and is in favour of neutrality.
I can only imagine you are top brass at one of these ISPs, I'd start looking for another job quick as your company's clock is ticking
If Bill is finding losing 3 billion and being left with 55 too much to bear I'm more than happy to take it off his hands and pay him 5 thousand a month which I'm sure is enough to live on as that is the sort of financial headache I'd love to have rather than soaring gas and 'leccy bills.
I'm sure that El reg would be happy to put you in touch with me.
I'll take a cheque (or sorry you spell it check don't you) as I wont be providing my bank details and 55 bill is a bit heavy to collect from Western Union (in case the lads from lagos are reading)
Yes indeed, if I'd been made redundant from a techie job with them and thus become an unsecured creditor I would marching straight into the data centre and seizing the most expensive bits of kit I could lay my hands on and sticking two fingers up at the administrators as lets face it, without us techies, the flash Merc/Bentley/Aston/Ferrari/Bugatti Veyron driving, braced and suited dickheads that caused all this mayhem would not be able to do their jobs and indeed the LSE and NYSE would not be able to function.
Indeed, I think the administrators should be trying to sue these bastards and bitches for all the strife its causing the rest of us.
Whtever anyone says they will start it up anyway probably to the sound of Start Me Up by the Rolling Stones because there has been too much money (although currency means dick when you are being squahed into a singularity) invested in it so we may vanish next week or we may not.
Maybe this is how the improbability drive is discovered and Douglas was more of a visionary than we ever imagined.
But whatever happens, DON'T PANIC!
Remember that the greatest adventure begins when the world ends.
Think the trial went by the wayside as it was too expensive to implement etc.
Now remember we have paywave (Visa) and Paypass (Mastercard) and think American Express do something similar in the States too
Frankly, I'd rather this tech was on my credit card rather than my mobile as they can be easily blocked and I don't have to cough up to replace if some scrote wants to nick it.
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