Our local newspaper is onto a news generating scam. It publishes the planning applications for 5G masts knowing full well that there'll be a follow up story some time later of the new masts being burnt down by the mongs.
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Think tank warns any further delay to 5G rollout will cost the UK multiple billions – but hey, at least Huawei is out
Virgin Media CEO says Brit broadband biz 'performed well' in Q2, which is a weird way to say losses almost tripled
My bill was due to go up £20 this month. I called them expecting to spend an hour wrangling with a Filipino before getting through to retentions.
Instead I get through to the UK directly within 2 minutes. When I said it was too expensive they immediately offered to keep me on my current price for the next 18 months so I snapped their hand off.
I'm paying less that the cheapest new customer bundle for more than they get.
Re: It works just fine for us
Same with me. I support a friend of mine who lives on the other side of the world and who is totally bereft of any computer nous at all.
With W7 I used to get a cry for help about once a week and would have to Teamview once a month or so to sort stuff out for him.
Since he got W10 he'll maybe ask for a bit of help every 2 or 3 months and it will vary rarely have anything to do with W10 itself.
Trump gloats, telcos weep, and China is furious: How things stand following UK's decision to rip out Huawei
July? British government could decide to boot Chinese giant Huawei from the UK's networks by this month
We're no longer helping UK Post Office persecute postal workers with our shonky system, says Fujitsu
Re: Been thinking
The first job I had was in a bank back in the 60s. It was that long ago we were still using pounds, shillings and pence.
After we closed for the day we'd count all the cash. If we were more than 15 shillings (75 pence) out nobody went home until it was sorted.
If we were short it was bad enough but if we were over it was a major visit from head office deal as we had money that actually belonged to one of our customers.
I used to use an Oral electric toothbrush which was big, clunky and needed recharging every week. I bought myself a Xiaomi SoWhite (I know) which has the same diameter as the 18650 battery that drives it and only needs recharging once a month.
The Oral cost about 40 quid, the Xiaomi was a tenner.
World's smallest violin to be played for opportunistic sellers banned from eBay and Amazon for price gouging
Re: Dear US protectionists
I voted remain too but the buying power of the NHS is nothing to do with the EU and everything to do with the size of the NHS.
The regulation that you're referring to aims to stop the practice of a company buying the production of a generic drug , often as the only supplier, changing its name and then legally jacking the price up by a thousand percent.
MPs to grill Post Office and Fujitsu execs on Horizon IT scandal after workers jailed over accounting errors
When is an electrical engineer not an engineer? When Arizona's state regulators decide to play word games
Re: AKA Libertarians
When I was in the merchant I went for a haircut in San Francisco. I asked the barber what the certificate on his wall was and he told me it was the state licence that said he was allowed to cut hair.
He was stunned when I told him all you needed to cut hair in the UK was a chair and a pair of scissors...
I used to work for a company that installed Windows networks into GP surgeries. We'd go in and install the kit and give the staff a quick whiz round the desktop before the proper training took place.
This was at a time when personal computers were quite rare in people's homes so the staff weren't particularly familiar with Windows.
I will never forget the female receptionist who was quite happy moving the mouse pointer from left to right by moving the mouse from left to right but couldn't understand why the pointer didn't move up the screen when she lifted the mouse off the desk...
Re: Marketing lies
I called Virgin last week to do a bit of haggling and the woman from the Philippines tried to convince me that I'd be better off paying £20 more than I was.
I told her to cancel my account and was immediately put through to 'accounts' who asked me if a 60% reduction on my bill for the next year would be acceptable...
Years late to the SMB1-killing party, Samba finally dumps the unsafe file-sharing protocol version by default
Having bank problems? I feel bad for you son: I've got 25 million problems, but a bulk upload ain't one
Tractors, not phones, will (maybe) get America a right-to-repair law at this rate: Bernie slams 'truly insane' situation
Re: Easy to hack ...................
I don't know. I'm British and it didn't sound like a joke to me. It just sounded like the usual uninformed bullshit that passes for fact round here.
Perhaps you ought to read the results of this years Red Flag
Where's Zero Cool when you need him? Loose chips sink ships: How hackers could wreck container vessels
Re: Serious infrastructure carnage
I was a 'freight guy' for 10 years and everybody on board called them ships.
I've never sailed with anyone who called them vessels in every day speech.
'Vessel' is reserved for logs or other official documents.
Sometimes (shock horror) we even called them boats as in box boats or gas boats.
What happens when a Royal Navy warship sees a NATO task force headed straight for it? A crash course in Morse
I did it for 10 years as a radio officer in the merchant. Once you're reasonably competent the letters just form in your head. It's a bit like speaking another language.
In audio morse there's a plateau at about 12 words per minute where your brain switches from hearing dit dah dit as 3 separate sounds to the letter R fully formed.
After that you can lag enough to be able to write whole words at once rather than separate letters
"Chinese brands are notorious for their eccentric UIs, but Xiaomi has a decent story here. "
Xiaomi do two versions of some of the phones, one with their own UI and one with plain Android One. The Redmi 6 Pro has their UI whereas the Mi A2 Lite is the same hardware running Android One.
I bought a Mi A2 Lite off a UK seller on Ebay last month and am very pleased with it.