Standby for an epidemic of RSI and assorted ailments from homeworkers due to poor working conditions.
24 publicly visible posts • joined 1 Feb 2010
Tata Consultancy Services tells staff to go to their rooms and stay there, even after the pandemic passes
Surely the real crime here is that the system was so vulnerable? One malcontent can take the lot out in under 5 minutes? Pretty poor set up here obviously but security should be by design, not accident. Is Windoze so poor that a single person can log on and trash it or can it be designed/configured to require at least two miscreants to wipe it out? Asking for an industry.
Ideal profit margin
"I'm paying over £20 a month"
How much digging/fibre/DSLAM/Cabinet/other fixed assets do you think £20/month buys? If this was the huge cash cow everyone seems to think BT thinks it is, why did everyone else drop out? Simple. It's bloody expensive to build and pay back takes a long time, by which time the kit's out of date and it all starts again.
One alternative would be to split the network off BT, Virgin et al and have a single government owned network. No digging the same road up three times to supply different suppliers. Only QOS as a benchmark. Guaranteed to work. Like the railways, or the roads.
Oh, hang on.
Whilst it's easy to complain about the former incumbent (And I've dome my fair share of that over time), Who would provide a safer pair of hands? Virgin et al? They stopped short of even the relatively dense towns so they'll never get out over hills and dales and islands. Fujitsu have already walked away because it can't make it pay.
If you think you could do a better job for the money then get yourself onto Kickstarter, get some cash from all the disaffected broadband have nots and go for it.
Me? I'll just wait for the only company with the wherewithal to do the job to come and do it in my small town.
It is unlikely to the point of absurdity to...
... think anyone would print out shoes in this way for any foreseeable amount of time and heavier than air machines shall never fly.
Seriously though, I want to download and print a car, if only to thumb my nose at those pontificating anti piracy ads in front of the DVD I PAID FOR!
I would just like to say one thing here.
As a smoker, I like to think I'm doing my bit to save the country from the financial hell hole it's put itself in. As a heavy smoker since age 14, I will most likely die fairly quickly before I'm 65 of some nasty smoking related disease. Nobody forces me to smoke. I do this out of choice. I will not be an interminable burden on the NHS and social services as I suffer Alzheimers or similar debilitating but long term illness. I will not expand the pension hole by drawing my hard earned pension for years and years ad nauseum. I will return my house, well maintained because I'm sane and wealthy enough to maintain it, to the housing stock pool so that someone else can live here. I don't ask you to praise me. Tolerate me. We are supposed to be a tolerant society. Do not berate me for making your non-smoking dotage just a little more affordable.
Please won't someone think of the children and start promoting smoking?
Paris, 'cos she's smoking.
Search by Apple
So Apple didn't do search? Thank the (insert deity of choice). Would websites have to submit their site to Applesearch for inclusion like the appstore? I sure the wits and wags on here can think of funnier things but the thought of Apple trying to take on Google at search just makes me laugh.
And the iphone is pants. Pretty, but pants. I'll stick with my 6310i.