* Posts by Pete4000uk

307 publicly visible posts • joined 6 Aug 2012


Fibre broadband uptake in UK lags behind OECD countries


It's all about cost

I'm getting between 60 and 70 Mbps over FTTC.

I'm currently paying £11.99 with Plusnet who I don't think do FTTP and even if they did I'm sure I would end up paying more!

Internet Society condemns UK's Online Safety Bill for demonising encryption using 'think of the children' tactic


Re: Lazy

I like the idea of being able to listen to police communications again.

After deadly 737 Max crashes, damning whistleblower report reveals sidelined engineers, scarcity of expertise, more


Re: Trains and Planes

Not sure where in the world you're from, but we have some cracking new high speed trains in England...

Galileo satnav system gets two new somewhat confusing satellites


Re: OneWeb must be coming online soon too...

Several local country lanes near me in Gloucestershire have had FTTP put in by GigaClear. It was funny walking down a muddy lane to suddenly come across a fountain of 100+ fibre tubes.

Shocking: UK electricity tariffs are among world's most expensive


Re: nuclear electricity

I also hear that 'renewables' are cheap as wind and sunlight is free. Bills keep rising though.

US nuclear submarine bumps into unidentified underwater object in South China Sea


Re: Hitting a container?

Cant they just open a window and look out?

The planet survived six hours without Facebook. Let's make it longer next time


Without Facebook...

....how would I keep up with old friends I've not seen since 1992? I'll have to go out and make 'real' friends and spend time with them.

Samsung to sling 2nm silicon in 2025, 3nm process running a little late


How much

smaller can they go?

UK MoD data strategy calls for social media surveillance on behalf of 'local authorities'


Re: "social media sentiment analysis"

Why? What are they hiding?


Mr Brown at No.62...

...is complaining about the council bin policy change!

Send someone around to have a talk to him!

Anyone still using cash? British £50 banknote honouring Alan Turing arrives


Re: Anyone still using cash?

And just what are you trying to hide, sir?

Pack your bags! Astroboffins spot 24 'superhabitable' exoplanets better than Earth at supporting complex life


I just want to

See a picture of one. Nothing fantastic just one where you see a creassnt like you can with Venus.

'Mindset reset' contributes to £1bn extra costs and another delay – 2 years this time – for Emergency Services Network


Who was the priority?

If the users were not at the centre of the project, who were?

Shocking incompetence

WTF is cloud-tethered compute? We're not sure either, but it just made a hype cycle for the first time


A new one

I was thinking only the other day that there had not been many new buzz words recently.

The good news: Vodafone switches on first full-fat, real-life 5G network in the UK. The bad news: it only got sent to Coventry


Oh my goodness!

Birds will fall from the sky, dogs tails will fall off, virus ridden zombies will run riot!

No surprise: Britain ditches central database model for virus contact-tracing apps in favour of Apple-Google API


Bet someones ego

has taken a bit of a hit

Germany to fund development of edge CPUs as part of 'tech you can trust' plan to home-brew more kit


I'm all for European, British and American companies producing more of their own kit, from silicon to steel

Record-breaking Aussie boffins send 44.2 terabits a second screaming down 75km of fiber from single chip


Apart from that, WHAT have the Australians done for us?

NHS contact tracing app isn't really anonymous, is riddled with bugs, and is open to abuse. Good thing we're not in the middle of a pandemic, eh?


Re: App code published -- but server code still secret!!

And the rest!

NASA signs deals to put a rocket under Artemis flights until 2029


Re: Artemis?

Was that the 'abort to orbit' one?

Academics: We hate to ask, but could governments kindly refrain from building giant data-slurping, contact-tracing coronavirus monsters?


Where would we find these trustworthy people?

IBM puts 1,248 frontline techies at risk of redundo, warns of data centre closures


How do they have

Any staff left?

UK.gov sits down with mobile big four to formalise plans for rural shared 4G network



EE will need to cover a LOT more area for the emergency services to get coverage as they do with Airwave

Rocket Lab wants to break free, hopes next mission is more 'A Kind Of Magic' than 'Another One Bites The Dust'


Pay me a shed load of money, with a ton of stock options a golden parachute and a seven figure pension and I'll volunteer

Morrisons puts non-essential tech changes on ice as panic-stricken shoppers strip stores


Re: We got in there early

Hope it all blows over. I'm getting nervous as I clean in a youth center where a dozen or so little b... darlings hang out most evenings.

MPs to grill Post Office and Fujitsu execs on Horizon IT scandal after workers jailed over accounting errors


I expect most of them are long gone and wont need to give a to55

Aww, a cute mini-moon is orbiting Earth right now. But like all good things, it too will abandon us at some point


Wouldn't it be great

If we did permanently captured somthing. Lots of local science to be done.

Galileo got it wrong – official: Jupiter actually wet, not super-dry: 'No one would have guessed that water might be so variable across the planet'


Re: Dodgy analogy

A bad diet?

And they said IoT was trash: Sheffield 'smart' bins to start screaming when they haven't been emptied for a fortnight


We dont have privatised police


Jeff Bezos bungs $10bn at climate change after chump change for Oz bush fires


Paper trail

Will we ever see where every dime of this money get spent?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a flying solar panel: BAE Systems' satellite alternative makes maiden flight in Oz


Re: we can rise to the challenge the UK government has set industry

If it pisses off the French it's worth it in my opinion!

In case you wanna launch your boss into the Sun, good news: Earth's largest solar telescope just checked and, yeah, it's still pretty fiery


Re: Oh really ?


Remember that 2024 Moon thing? How about Mars in 2033? Authorization bill moots 2028 for more lunar footprints


Calling Mr Spoon

Where is your baked bean tin ship?

World's richest bloke battles Oz catastro-fire with incredible AU$1m donation (aka load of cheap greenwashing)


Thing is

What's needed is long term spending on prevention, such as not having forests right up to towns and a fire service that is able to contain fires that break out. But you don't get that from donations like this.

In saying that there are plenty of agencies that will appreciate such money (those trying to save and rehabilitate the nicer types of animals)

Is there alien life on Earth? Maybe, says Brit 'naut. Well, where did they come from? How about this far-away cluster. Or this 'Godzilla' galaxy...


If you were

a very advanced alien hiding here on Earth, would you make first contact, or just observe and laugh?

NASA's monster rocket inches towards testing while India plots return to the Moon


Re: SLS....

At a Billion $ each I should think not!

Senior health tech pros warn NHS England: Be transparent with mass database trawl or face public backlash


Happy to share

I'm happy to give my health data today so others can have a healthier tomorrow.

BUT it must be done transparently and honestly.

Tesla has a smashing weekend: Model 3 on Autopilot whacks cop cars, Elon's Cybertruck demolishes part of LA


Lucky him

Forget sharks with lasers, NASA kits out an elephant seal with a sensor-studded skullcap


Why is this

NASAs job? Doesnt really have much to do with aeronautics of space.

Yeah but, no, but... 'Overpaid' Boeing snaps back at NASA's watchdog


Re: re: India

One day dear boy, one day...

SpaceX flings another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit in firm's heaviest payload to date


Re: 59 out of 60

'Orbital telescopes are now obsolete except for niche uses'

Like looking down..

They say lightning never strikes twice, but boffins have built an AI to show where it'll come next


If it doesn't strike twice

Shouldnt it have run out of places to strike by now?

Radio nerd who sipped NHS pager messages then streamed them via webcam may have committed a crime


Re: Dear government...

The funny thin is there are quite a few encrypted pager messages down on 138/139 Mhz.

I'm not Boeing anywhere near that: Coder whizz heads off jumbo-sized maintenance snafu


Re: Ah yes ...

A friend works for a well known company in that part of the world making engineering stuff, she has to write technical manuals based on sometimes very dodgy translations.


Re: 737 MAX

A Boeing B52 dropped a piece of itself into someones garden after take off from RAF Fairford yesterday. So it's not just the new stuff that suffers!

Samsung on fridge cert error: Someone tried to view 'unsavoury content' in middle of John Lewis


Re: Unsavory content

Bit of a waste?

Traffic lights worldwide set to change after Swedish engineer saw red over getting a ticket


Like the railways lights, but with double amber first (fail safe)

Well, well, well. Fancy that. UK.gov shelves planned pr0n block


Re: They obviously overlooked the RTA system

It's not *their* system


What a


Conspiracy loons claim victory in Brighton and Hove as council rejects plans to build 5G masts


Still waiting

for the lines of children outside doctors surgeries with headaches, rashes, hair falling out and bloaty head syndrome from the TETRA masts.