You also forgot that no one wants to be the one with their name at the bottom of the page as signing off one something, as they'll be held accountable for the cock up
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I sort of agree with what you're saying about living in the sticks etc etc, but my parents live in a small village miles away from the exchange and have had fibre for around 3 years and recently it was upgraded to 50mbps and this is the same story for all the other small towns and villages round here. I live in one of the largest towns in the UK and the exchange here only got upgraded last year and so far they're aren't any signs of fibre being rolled out on mass.
Labour, particularly Gordon Brown, certainly helped with light touch regulation of the banks believing they've regulate themselves and, various other government policies that allowed the bankers to do the damage they did. Ed Balls was also complicit in a lot of this stuff as well, as an advisor to Gordon Brown, and he'll be the next chancellor!
So yes, they're as much to blame for what happened as the bankers
What's the relevance of the latest update that NATS use MS Windows on their desktops. From the article the restriction in airspace is as a result of a power failure in their DC, so the update seems to be totally irrelevant to the article, other than to try and associate MS with this outage!
I'm not sure if it's just because it's new, but I find the redesign hard to navigate and I'm not in favour of the change. There appears to be a main story and the the other top stories don't seem to have much prominence. It's also like a page full of text so the individual stories are harder to see in the wall of text that makes up the main site. Also what's with the fixed column width, I'm using a 1920 x 1200 monitor and the page seems to be squeezed into the middle of the page.
So does this mean that every software developer could be prosecuted if their software was used in a crime, as the way the article reads that's what they've been put away for.
I guess the developers at Microsoft, Oracle and the other big boy will be worried then, or should the open source lot be more worried as their pockets aren't as deep as the big boys.
I have to agree with the sentiment that international events, be they football, rugby or any other sport should be on free to view TV, although in these modern times, we're not allowed to be patriotic in case it upsets someone!
The problem with the rugby union events is down to the RFU who have a deal with Sky for matches at Twickenham, so in the 6 nations you'll be able to watch England as long as they're not at home. $deity knows if that's going to be the case for the world cup next year, but I do hope it's not.
Unless I've misunderstood the article, and as other have mentioned, Voda cocked up in supplying 1700+ phone records when they were only asked for 1 by the Met. The other issues are that the Met didn't notify Voda of the cock up, I'm not sure if they were obliged to, and then the Met took it upon themselves to process the data on ALL the supplied phone numbers, even though they were only investigating 1 number.
I think that was the point of the article but, as I read it, there's only going to be Microsoft and Google being there in the end because they're the only ones in the market with pockets deep enough, and while AWS is big it's losing $2B per year, which is a pretty unsustainable business model.
The problem here which I think the OP and article mentioned is that the RAPID application uses system memory as a cache, so it doesn't matter if the SSD has supercaps or whatever to keep it up during a powercut the system is powered off and all that lovely RAM is now empty so file corruption here we come
My guess is they're on the roof because it's easier and cheaper to get the heat away from the air con unit heat sinks because you'd just use the outside air, the issue is if the ambient air temperature gets too high then there isn't much heat exchanged from the air con heat exchangers, which is what appears to have happened in the article.
If the heat exchangers were the basement then you'd have less air to heat up so would hit this problem sooner, and / or you'd have to find some way to get the hot air out of the basement and that could end up being expensive or technically challenging.
This is from page 17 of the A3 brochure that's on the Audi website which would seem to contradict what you're saying, either that or Audi can be had up for false advertising
In the Audi A3, quattro® all-wheel-drive
continuously distributes drive power
between the front and rear axles depending
on weather conditions, road surface and
gradient, which increases flexibility for an
enhanced, sportier drive.
"He told Reuters last week that he reckoned Apple could withstand a $150bn buyback programme if it borrowed some money"
This proves that I'm too thick to work in finance, I mean why would a company with ~$170bn in the bank want to buy back $150bn of it's shares BUT have to get a loan to do it! I must be missing something somewhere in all this lot
JEDIDIAH is correct. You've passed a BSc so can't be called an engineer as only people who've passed a BEng or MEng can call themselves engineers, or so I was told by one of my lecturers many moons ago at Uni
Not sure whether to beer or Scientist but going with Beer as it's Friday and getting nearer beer o'clock
I live in one of the largest towns in the UK and the exchange here isn't Infinity capable and isn't on the published upgrade plan so won't be done for the next couple of years at least
So the argument that BT will only put stuff in the easy to get to / decent profit areas is crap. The rural exchanges around here, for example, have had fibre for at least 2 years if not longer and those 10 - 15 exchanges cover a total population of less that my town, so upgrading 1 exchange would have surely been more cost effective than having to upgrade 10 - 15
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