Certainly gone down again for me, in the Filton area near Bristol - 100Gb monthly 4G as a backup, better stop downloading this months PS5 games though.
Posts by NickyD
26 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Jun 2010
Parts of UK booted offline as Virgin Media suffers massive broadband outage
Australia gave police power to compel sysadmins into assisting account takeovers – so they plan to use it
It's Google's hardware launch day, and what do we get? A few Pixel phones, Nest kit, and another Chromecast
Who watches the watchers? Samsung does so it can fling ads at owners of its smart TVs
BT cutting contractors' rates by a fifth and halving notice period because 'coronavirus'
What a time for a TITSUP*: Santander down and out on pre-Bank Holiday payday
Pervasive digital surveillance of citizens deployed in COVID-19 fight, with rules that send genie back to bottle
Open wide, very wide: Xerox considers buying HP. Yes, the HP that is more than three times its market cap
Between you, me and that dodgy-looking USB: A little bit of paranoia never hurt anyone
"Why is the branded USB drive any different ?"
Because you don't really know who made it and how? You may trust your contacts, but do you know how many layers of procurement and supply they went through to source these cheap 'gifts'?
Risk vs benefit - no real benefit vs a tiny (but > 0) risk of possibly severe consequences.
Text bomb, text bomb, you're my text bomb! Naughty HTML freezes Messages, Safari, etc
Dumb autonomous cars can save more lives than brilliant ones
Speaking in Tech: The worst government IT deal of ALL TIME
Football rights value soars in wake of TV Now lawsuit
Ukraine file-sharing site disappears
'Mainstream media' mute in SOPA piracy debate
Survey: Apprenticeships will fix IT skills gap
are the reasons there's a skills gap. I was made redundant from a general IT and software support role (off-shored to India) over a year ago, but all the companies (over 500) I have approached want people who are already good at the role they have vacant. No one seems willing to spend money and train a potentially suitable candidate with the lacking skills.
On £65 JSA a week i can't afford to go and professionally learn C++ or Java programming*, and the little I learned on my HNC wouldn't even get my CV from an agency to the employer.
Short term solution fixation, no long term thinking :(
*or Enterprise level VMWare, or Citrix etc ad infinitum
Profit piranhas want a bite of HP
Councils and police to publish speed camera data
Only inaccurate in one way.
Speedometers are allowed to overread by up to 10% but NEVER underread. Therefore you can never be going faster than it tells you, 31 in a 30 may be implausible, but more down to the accuracy of the speed-camera etc; however who who would pay a fortune to argue that in court and risk much heavier penalties than the default fine and 3 points?