* Posts by Streaker1506

11 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Jun 2012

Elevating cost-cutting to a whole new level with million-dollar bar bills


Re: "Cars of the day... " Harumph. I owned an original shape Ford Ka from new.

1977, brand new Renault 5 TS. Failed MOT due to severe rust 5... yes 5 years later. Swore I'd never buy another Renault and never have

Leaving Las Vegas... for good? IT industry conference circuit won't look the same on other side of COVID-19 pandemic


Re: Really!

Been there done it.


Arrives with Sales team 5 days before to build the stand, a 1500 piece aluminium Geodisic dome. Salesmen bugger off and leave me to it as I'm the engineer. Spend next 5 days dawn to dusk building the bloody thing and setting data links up back to UK. Being 7 hours in front meant a really early start. 4 days on stand dawn to dusk then 3 days dismantling and repacking stand dawn to dusk.

All I saw in 2 weeks was the hotel, cabs and inside of the exhibition hall. Could've been anywhere.


Different complicated stand, rectangular with a central tower. Exact same scenario.

Huawei pens open letter to UK Parliament: Spying? Nope, we've done nothing wrong


Enlightened times

Remember, we in the UK once had an telecoms electronics industry. It was GEC Marconi and the main customer was BT

The deal BT got from Huawei was too good and could never be matched by GEC. We all know what happened to GEC

So, I believe Huawei were / are predatory and will do say or anything to get a contract. I would trust them as far as they could be thrown.

My 2p worth

Global race for 5G heats up with latest US Congress bill


Follow the money

Ok, let's assume it is costing Billions of Matebele Beans (insert currency here). What I'd like to know is who the hell is going to pay for it?

This still has hallmarks of technical solution looking for a problem. Do the Phone Companies cost models take into account that their sheep will continually pay more and more for their access to Facebook and that's enough to justify spending vast sums....

I know I won't

Super Cali's futuristic robo-cars in focus. Even though a watchdog says tech is quite atrocious


It had to be in there somewhere

+1 to the subbie

Openreach ups investment plans: Will shoot out full fibre to 3 million premises


Former Monopoly...

FFS El Reg. 35 years ago?


Scotland, now is your time… to launch Brexit Britain into SPAAAACE!


Re: Prestwick??


I live across the Clyde from Spaceport Prestwick and certainly don't want it polluting around here.

Scotland has already had 2 Spaceports on the Island of Todday and Benbecula. (tips hat to Compton McKenzie for the former and UK Gov for the latter.


Why does no one want to invest in full fibre broadband, wails UK.gov


Why does no one want to invest in full fibre broadband, wails UK.gov

Why does nobody want to Invest / bankrupt themselves if only <25% want to pay for it.

There FTFY

Bugger all to do with BT more to do with OFCOM reducing the wholesale cost to the point where it is cheaper to rent than build.


Openreach: Comms providers 'welcome' our full-fibre 'ambition'


Re: Sit on Hands, became show hands slightly, BT still act like the drunk blocking the Pub doorway.

Staggers outside and wonders what percentage of the population will voluntarily say yes, I'll be happy to pay another £7.00 per month. If the ISP's are struggling to get more than 25% onto VDSL, what chance has FTTP got.

Then the cost would need to be shared amongst those that take up FTTP, and we still end up with a 2 tier network. So unless everybody goes FTTP with the same wholesale cost, there will be major implications for the Business Case.

BT are damned if they do and damned if they don't.


Give 'bots a chance: Driverless cars to be trialled between London and Oxford



Would somebody tell the I Robot that we drive on the other side of the car in UK?

Ohh is Bootnote and Botnote the same. Perhaps we should be told.


Asus Transformer Pad TF300


Prime is good, but.....

I got one, and like it it, but.....

1. GPS sucks. The free dongle isn't exactly small.

2. 3G Dongles can only be used if you screw around in root and then that breaks warranty....AND they can't be used in Tablet, only with the USB on the Dock.

I'm really not happy. I hope they fix those in TF300 and subsequent