I wonder who provides bandwidth to these filth spouting assholes?
Whoever they are here's hoping they go out of business PDQ.
1022 posts • joined 11 May 2007
As its what made him famous/infamous (depending on your point of view)
I persoanlly find the programmes amusing because of the cincompetent business owners who seem to lack common sense most of the time so is it any wonder he gets so hacked off.
If you don't like, don't watch.
Not sure of the IT angle, is it because of the complaints were generated by those watching it on 4oD?
You get what you pay for.
I use 1 and1 to host my personal e-mail and I don't ever remember it being down (the webmail server has taken a lie down for 10 minutes or so a couple of times in 4 years but thats it)
The Google world domination coporation stick the beta tag on everything (all of which is crap) so they are not held responsible when it fails.
Want 5 9s reliability? then it'll cost ya.
I'd try Newnet or Zen.
I've used both and am currently on Newnet as I don't use my connection enough to warrant £25 but I pay £12.63 for 3GB and top up my bandwidth as needed.
For my phone I use the phone coop as you can earn something back for what you pay (they do broadband too but they use Opal which is carphone for the network so am keeping clear.
Keep away from the neweer competitior in the ring, Plusnet, they are cheap but unless you go for limited pro, if you have a substandard line the service quality is crap as you are throttled like hell, ended up buying myself out of the contract as my connection was unusable and am still trying to get them to stop billing me for a line they no longer control.
Saw a youtube vid some while ago that mentioned minwin which is the Kernel without the bloat that they use internally to test stuff on.
It had a text based interface and seemed to run pretty darn quick in only 1 or 2 meg of memory.
Come on MS, put copies of that on the market (to both Joe public and the system builders) for 40 quid a licence and the revenue will come rolling in.
Its the overprived bloat which is unstable that people hate, I'm sure the Kernel without the flashy garbage works just fine.
I'd be happy to take it off their hands.
Seriously though, you'd have thought they would have have sent in surveyors to look at the fabric of the buildings they were acquiring wouldn't you?
Maybe they thought the Google motto of 'don't be evil' would rub off on the new infrastructure so they didn't bother?
Let's hope Google doesn't acquire any nuclear power plants in the coming years to power its sprawling data centre empire eh?
I do feel sorry for these guys (the developers) but when you strike a deal with a control freak company like Apple you give them licence to take the piss as much as they want as who will stop them?
You've been conned, refocus your business and develop java apps for mobiles or apps for the desktop and leave their crappy iPhone high and dry.
I never have and never will own an IPhone.
Surely there are more important things to research as we have pretty darn good atomic clocks now and who is going to care in 300 million years time assuming we haven't been exterminated by a machine uprising, boiled to death by global warming, frozen to death by the after effects of a asteroid/meteroite hit or nuclear war?
By that time I;m sure all of us reading this will be part of the soil.
Example, they refused to send over military personnel to help with a friendly fire incident when their trigger happy flyboys shot our soldiers, had it been the other way round the MoD would have been falling over themselves.
Equally, if an American had hacked into UK systems, do you think s/he would be standing trial in the UK? I wouldn't put money on it.
Don't get free home connections so you've just been lucky so deal with it.
@AC from Oz, could be worse, you could have been shown the door, which would you prefer? Pay for your Internet or be unemplyed and unable to pay your bills, hmmmm, tough choice.
As for using your expensive wireless link, I doubt you'll get away with that for long.
This is rich coming from a man who gets the Beeb (read TV tax payers) to fund his search for the next 'star' in his portfolio of garbage.
I don't doubt he has his nose in the Westminster trough too.
Shut up and keep writing crap for people with braindead morons with more money than sense Andy
Hate to say it but am on the side of RM here.
It should have been others that contacted them demanding he be rewarded not him going to his solicitor and instructing him/her to write to Royal Mail asking for compensation (and I would probably be one of them)
I have a lot of time for older people but not the ones whose only motivation for doing anything is compensation.
If anyone high up in RM is reading this, don't pay this self centred old git.
Well I was considering Memset as a hosting solution for a friend of mine who runs quite a busy site but thats them off my list.
As a male techie I am deeply insulted by this comment and think she should have kept her golden plated trap shut.
For the record I am all for equal pay and work alongsode some very talented people (both male and female) and I see no distinction between them.
Its one thing to campaign for equal pay but quite another to say that male workers should be sacked in preference because female workers are cheaper and defeats the argument I feel.
But the serious point here is that the government should be giving us the money so we can pay off our debts quickly and go out and spend.
Oh but wait, we're not donors to Labour, the Conservatives or the Liberal Democrats are we (well maybe some of us are but I doubt anyone would admit to doing so at the moment.) so while I'll admit we are all dependent on these institutions surviving it also benefits the political parties to allow Shred's ilk to prosper.
Maybe the Bank of England should start offering accounts to consumers as given the choice I'd be happier to bank with a nationalised bank.
Thats why the rendering engine etc can't be removed.
@penguine lovers (meaning of course Linux lovers in his context) tell me why after obtaining the correct creative drivers and and downloading and installing gorden bennett knows how many packages (ALSA, etc) I cant get my friggin' Creative X-FI card to work under uBuntu 8.10 Huh? (and I grew up with DOS)
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