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1056 posts • joined 28 Jan 2014
Re: "start making semiconductor components for carmakers"
A good read of how Intel threw away it’s lead in mobility with StrongARM and XScale … in a blinkered obsession on Intel Atom which was never even close to being fit for purpose. Esp. Part#2.
Much of this car Tech and Infotainment running on ARM… though wish Apple would sort out Wireless CarPlay FFS!!
They still have an ARM licence so ….
Re: On call and out partying
They pay extra for being on call but it’s the usual minimum they can get away with ‘allowance’, not proper wages for doing ‘regular work’.
For arguments sake - at the bottom of the food chain which many of these tales are about - say it’s £5,200 annual allowance for this today.
£100 ‘allowance’/week. If you loose half a Saturday
£100/12 hours = £8.33/hour.
As it’s not regular pay or overtime it’s also ‘not pensionable’ either.
… and that’s also hoping you have no other calls outs on probably a 1 in 4 weeks ‘on call’ diluting the ‘pay’…. are you remotely surprised about people living their life whilst on call.
“ "Opening the door to the machine room I was hit by a wall of hot air," Guy told us. "The thermometer just inside the door was reading 40°C, it should have been at 5°C."”
Jesus …. No wonder the A/C broke, or is a typo and it should be 15C.
IT equipment and Sun servers were in there, not chicken, milk and cheese.
US Air Force chief software officer quits after launching Hellfire missile of a LinkedIn post at his former bosses
I think regardless the cost benefits of WFH outweighs and pay reduction. It’s poor for staff retention.
When my job was relocated by BT the other side of Birmingham (UK) there was a temporary meagre travel allowance uplift as compensation. After 3 years I was told it was tough and to suck it up. I never got a pay-rise out of it.
Auto costs were not all of it + 45 mins to daily commute (total both ways) and the disruption to family life.
That’s a London Weighting, a reflection of the additional costs. They could fuck with that as it is an allowance. Perhaps a contracted car allowance in some circumstances too.
Most contracts have a designated location - or remote worker - in it.
All pay rises I have had in recent times have been merit based.
This won’t fly in the EU/EEA. Unicorn Post-Brexit UK … hmm who knows as they seem intent on rolling back EU laws wholly incorporated into UK law as part of the EU Withdrawal legislation. regardless of saying they wouldn’t.
UK chancellor: Getting back to the altar of corporate dreams (the office) will boost young folks' careers
Jack Dorsey's side hustle – payments outfit Square – acquires buy now pay later darling Afterpay for $29bn
After staring over the precipice once before, Kent County Council considers £500m in outsourcing again
£550m software framework??
I’m in disbelief that KCC can manage to spend £500m on software… even over a decade.
Sounds like they just need to procure under the plethora of existing Government Frameworks. Surely they already have a good ‘at scale’ pricing across NHS, Government, Local Government, Highways Agency, Passport Agency, BBC, MoD etc.
Nuclear cloud: UK's reactor cleanup crew awards Softcat reseller deal for Microsoft licences, Azure services
Re: Confidential settlement.
Regardless these scum -British Airways, Marriott etc - may actually get hit financially as the ICO have bent over to bleating about CV19 and no money - poor us.
The original ICO fines should have been recast as say 5% of annual global EDITDA annually until the fine amount was satisfied … not hacked down to half a shilling…. and BA (etc) laughing their areas off.
Openreach to UK businesses: Switch is about to hit the fan. Prepare for withdrawal of the copper-based phone network now or risk disruption
Re: "Openreach owner BT will pay minimal tax in the coming years"
Can’t say I have seen Sky, Vodafone, Talk Talk, Virgin Media, CellCo’s and other USO-free come to the plate with an opportunity to sink £25bn into a hole in the ground as a competitor.
Infra costs bankrupting the predecessors to and ultimately NTL allowed Virgin Media to be created… and dump the debt. Virgin (formerly NTL) have barely expanded their network in 20 years other than easy new builds and cherry picks of stuff with a high ROI.
Brit MPs and campaigners come together to oppose COVID status certificates as 'divisive and discriminatory'
A floppy filled with software worth thousands of francs: Techie can't take it, customs won't keep it. What to do?
“ Ralph returned to England and, with his MD, came up with a cunning plan. Deciding that the "software" was the main thing of value, they lumped in all the costs of the job (installation, hardware, training, etc) and ascribed a value to "the software" that was well into six figures.”
With that track record... was the company acquired by HP and signed off by DeLoitte?
Openreach out and hike prices on legacy fixed-line products: Broadband plumber pulls trigger after Ofcom gives the nod
Re: Cheeky bastards
How else do you expect them to pay for it??
Stand-alone it fails a return on investment model. That’s why in comparison Virgin Media’s network has such poor geographic reach- esp. anywhere even the mildest sticks.
Fundamentally the consumer pays for it via end user prices or general taxation rerouted as government subsidies enabling earlier adoption.
I think many of your ‘typical’ would pay that willingly. I’d even take the halfway-house of G.Fast FTTC but it is not available.... or being clear was available but has been withdrawn/paused (in my enabled area) whilst FTTP drive is on (no that’s not available either).
Many contractors and OR dragging fibre all over town so fingers crossed.
“The acquisition is more evidence that Hitachi sees its future as infusing all of its business units with digital skills”
Blah-blah-blah... Digital Transformation.
I hadn’t perceived Hitachi as an outpost of Analogue deniers - even the divisions that make HVAC, Excavators or even the ubiquitous Magic Wand
'Imagine' if Virgin Galactic actually did sub-orbital tourism: Firm unveils new chrome job on SpaceShip III
Biden's $2tn infrastructure plan includes massive broadband rollout, equates internet access with water and power as essential utilities
Re: Joined up thinking..
Regulation, fixed wholesale prices and equivalence of access to Openreach’s network in the UK largely works and avoids cable price gouging and other difficulties.
There is also competition keeping prices keen so Comcast UK (aka Sky) is a UK quad-play (TV, Phone, Broadband, Mobile) hero and not the scum it is in the USA.
AWS been doing for ages
Yawn... AWS and Azure have been doing this sort of migration help for years and years. Especially with VMWare as an option on top.
Literally why would you go anywhere else ???
AWS/Azure will also cheerfully help you leave - should you choose. Will Oracle or will they get out the subscription services T&C’s???
Re: SpaceX have turned rocket science into Spaghetti Engineering
It’s a really neat party trick, but probably pushing (even the bleeding edge) of current Rocket Science past it’s limits. Yes it needs to continue and develop this but perhaps it needs a next generation of engine technology to become ‘every day’ and stick with Shuttle-type for glide/landing.
Re: Why the negativity
Got Lucky... he made money off Compaq with strange Zip2 acquisition... and making money when you have loads of money is easy. Not like he invented PayPal... he just ended up acquiring Confinity into X.com and getting booted out of CEO job yhere but retained lots of stock.
I’m sure with a few $bn behind anyone they can make additional money pretty easily.
Re: Why the negativity
I think most people are in appropriate awe of the rapid acceleration in Space tech from the people at SpaceX
The negativity comes from Musk personally being *SUCH A FUCKING DICK * in both his work, personal life, behaviours and his massive gob/ego/self-belief-delusion that evolves over time with his (being fair right place at the right time) $$bn’s that seeded his rise.
You can see similar characteristics - and detachment from reality and thinking (little people) rules/the law apples to them - from Bezos, Branson (bigging up eco fuel in Virgin Atlantic planes whilst doing Virgin Galactic space jolly’s for the mega rich ) and Gates (save the planet but ignore my pair of private jets as my little indulgence) and other Wealth Ultra’s.
Correction - SN10 did not almost work, it visibly ‘bounced’ on touchdown ... explosion cause and effect.
I’m not sure what the ‘big dogs’ means in the article.
Current IOS14 is still good on the venerable iPhone 6S from Sep 2015.
Apple’s support for older devices is really pretty good and always has been.
Shame their in-warranty support is bullshit/weasel-like around IPX68 certification and water-resistance though.
Microsoft 365 tries again at filtering swearing, bad behavior: Classifiers for seven languages offered
UK Department of Health's joint venture with Sopra Steria names 19 vendors to epic £1bn hardware framework
Workday bets big on staff coming back to the office by splurging $172.5m on HQ and five more Bay Area buildings
Re: Wot! Apple innovating?
Apple M1 is 16 Gb on chip.
It won’t be long until M4 is perhaps 128Gb.
Apple could easily diversify into chucking these into compute blades and say throwing some OSX/BSD/Unix/Linux HADOOP or Kubernetes/Containers at it and everyone else is floundering.
I think even AWS would be interested in some Apple fab’d M1 ARM compute blades as they would give it’s in-house Graviton 2 a run for the money.
Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole Council awards reseller a multimillion-pound contract for Microsoft services
Remember Apple's disastrous butterfly keyboards? These lawsuits against the iGiant just formed a super class action
Boldly going where Elon Musk will probably go before: NASA successfully tests SLS Moon rocket core stage
Re: Disaggregation, Standardisation, Commoditisation
How’s that going to work...
“ Last year Vodafone bet big on OpenRAN, announcing it would shift a huge portion of its tower estate to the standards-based tech. Now Andrea Donà, the telco's director of network and development, has shed some light on how this will work.”
Shirley this is the same towers business they (and others) are flogging at break-neck speed and you’ll end up like Telcos virtual and a Tower’s Openreach’s with the touchy-feeley stuff.
For the towers/mast businesses consolidation and consolidating multiple operators onto a mast site and perhaps same antennas is where they will squeeze costs and generate increases in revenue and leave the mucky CellCo/call routing down to the software level??
More tower sites serving multiple customers can only be a good thing though in broadening coverage.
I can’t see how this benefits anyone - as the new towers businesses will be heavily debt-laden from the get go.
Perhaps if they needed investment money Voda should have given less of it’s Verizon stake sale mega bounty back to shareholders. They could have use some it it to sort out their diabolical billing system and customer service woes .... leading to virtuous circle-like customer retention.
So it appears some of you really don't want us to use the word 'hacker' when we really mean 'criminal'
Re: Kludge vs hack
.... you must not have watched David Lynch’s Dune where weirding modules were introduced as a combat/attack tool.
BTW I’d be happy if Hacking died, as long as the loathsome ‘life hacks’ is pushed over the cliff first.
It’s been corrupted like the previously honourable art of Trolling. That’s what happens when you open it up to the great unwashed on FB and Twitter.