Re: Supply chain?
791 posts • joined 28 Jan 2014
It is shit software that runs on top of them- as the article states not the chips and not the SDK.
No different from Intel, Microsoft, Oracle and everyone else running software on top of hardware with a variety of components in it.
What is missing from the article is an impact assessment - does any end user become less secure viewing these video’s ... or does that depend on the quality of the software - shall I say web browser, software ware or hardware enabled decoder - used to view it within your security realm at home or work.
Windows, OSX, Linux, Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, Edge, VLC Media Player, SmartTV’s, IOS, NVidia/AMD, Android, various shonky Linux based torrent streamers , !!!
All well known for their ‘robust software’ and wholesomeness.
They did not ‘take over from PHE’ against expert advice Matt Hancock/BoJo ignored the existing NHS/Public Health Pillar 1 testing people and systems and setup pillar 2 with their outsourcing buddies.
Go look for BBC Newscast with Prof Andrew McNally who helped setup pillar 2/Lighthouse regardless of the advice being ignored.
Unless they genuinely ‘lost’ the biggest belly-ache is that Microsoft stared down Oracle and made them over-bid for this piece of arse.
Microsoft shareholders must be praying to the Gods they did not spaff a HP/Autonomy with tens of $bn’s.
IMHO Tik-Tok will prove worthless... and a huge distraction to Oracle’s strategic aims. ... unless they have years of Oracle Cloud computing time they need to desperately shift.
Curious what will be the fallout with the proposed ARM/NVidia acquisition?!
Unless NVidia do a absolute cross-licensing deal... Apple’s financial firepower will blow them out of the water .. many-many times over.
The best post-Softbank outcome for ARM is back to a joint/cooperative ownership with all major customers (Apple/Samsung/NVidia/Qualcomm/Marvell etc) owning 10-15%, no-one allowed to own more than 20% and the rest left to small investors. It worked will in the early days before Apple had to dispose during Pepsi-gate to stave off bankruptcy.
* SoftBank should never have been allowed to acquire ARM. Shame on you and devilment on your houses ... Theresa May and Greg Clark being the decision makers when this went down.
If this was ever likely you be a threat.... Apple would just outbid them with it’s massive wad. Esp. In light of the move off Intel for Mac.
It’s has had squabbles with various suppliers over the years - Samsung, Sharp, Motorola, IBM, Qualcomm, Intel, Imagination... One with NVidia will just be another.
As said above to keep things equitable an industry consortium owning them (ARM) would be the best outcome for all.
Similar to Daimler Benz, BMW and VW Group - as a collective - owning between them the ex Nokia SatNav and Mapping tech last with a public outcome as Here Maps on Window’s Phone.
An Independent ARM was the best outcome and SoftBank should never have been allowed to buy it in the first place.
A Cooperative consortium owning ARM seems like a best compromise with Apple, Samsung, NVidia, Qualcomm, Marvell all owning say 10-20% and the rest left for the small investor. No-one allowed to own more than 20%. Ironically very like the original structure ARM started with that Apple has to flog their share to stave off bankruptcy during the Pepsi days.
ARM has done well and nice to see Herman Hauser again.
From little Acorn’s ..... :-)
Apart from Kitchen TV’s, aisle end crap in Asda and crud your kid would turn their nose up at (just like a poverty spec X Box Seeies X which is what this is) it’s nigh on impossible to buy a. On ;K TV these days.
It’s the same paradigm shift
B & W to Colour CRT
Colour CRT to LCD
LCD to LCD HD
LCD to 1080p LCD
(3D TV LOL) - delete!
1080p LCD to 1080p Smart TV
1080p Smart TV to 4K Smart TV
4K Smart TV to OLED/QLED/Quantum Dot 4K Smart TV
mmWave feels like the new 3D TV.
Apart from narrow area’s in inner cities, stations, airports, hotels and conference/event centres where tall building will screw with signals anyway the ROI of hundred’s of mini-masts will never allow them to be deployed so mmWave will be just marketing puff unrealised in most places.
Why does it need to be 11,000 times better??
Surely reaching the stated procurement performance thresholds and price is enough and then ‘better’ will be objective.
A USA indigenous SUV will be about the same price as a Japanese or Korean SUV... but on warranty and reliability and general CSAT metrics ‘it being better’ you’d choose (a US built) Honda/Acura/Toyota and Kia/Hyundai all day over Ford/GMC/Dodge/Cadillac etc...
So where at South Korea, Japan, Taiwan Spain on this list then.
We have had the literal tits bored off us by people lambasting Openreach waxing lyrical about how full fibre has been provided to Asiatic Moungain bear den, a movie beer farmers summer cabin.
Messi’s mountain money respiratory.
... or have they mustn’t been talking bollocks... as according to Akamai’s registry most have speeds little better than they UK or only up to 100mbit or so.
No they want to pay H1B equivalent wages, not Bangalore Wages.
It’s basically a return to having a Ye Olde Grad recruitment programme.... who you will grow into useful employees out of college. Some you may even sponsor and offer vacation internment to.
It’s not rocket science.
... a bicycle shop.... though when he was 4 his mother remarried and moved to Houston and his stepdad worked as an engineer for Exxon. His grandfather was also a regional director for the US Atomic Energy Commission. Family later moved to Miami and it seems he worked at McDonald’s whilst at High School. Hardly a surprise Jeff B took a STEM orientation.
... but don’t let the facts - easily findable- get in the way of a good rant.
This is a very USA oriented article which will emphasise some of the benefits and detriments of workers rights there.
In a UK Warehouse is the workers chose to organise and unionise ... there is fuck all Amazon can do. I’d expect similar in France/Germany too.
Noting pick rates varying mentioned - self-evidently this will vary based on quantity/location/size of what needs to go on your pick cart/truck. Having worked in a UK store fulfilment warehouse for a UK top 4 supermarket - much of the above commentary about rates, management, performance management feels very familiar.
Shareholders in Microsoft, Walmart, Oracle must be sighing a relief at this corporate insanity.
I’m still bemused that’s Walmart want to ditch Asda - a key part of their Global retail empire. It’s a bit dull but does good numbers and generates good cash year on year... and spend the money from that sale and a huge pile more for worthless Chinese social media tat.
There will be a 2 deprived area’s soon for consideration when Ford close and Nissan leaveZ
Indeed in Bridgend you could either poach some staff from Sony - make high end broadcast equipment, Contract electronics manufacturing (the make Raspberry Pi’s there) and repair centre. I’m sure many of the Ford engine plant (internal and contract for JLR) staff can be retrained.
I was glad to be unfurloughed (away 1 Apr - 30 Jun). Many other colleagues still off with uncertain future or tossed redundant already.
That stated attitude - serious or not - stokes simplistic perceptions/views that people are off with their feet up on a jolly furloliday on 80% of wages paid for by Rishi Sunak.
In reality it’s **capped at £2,500 before deductions and any normal benefits are excluded** which becomes £1,500 to £2,000 so my ‘in the bank’ monthly was chopped by well over £1,000. No employee pension contributions either (which for some in later life will lead to shortfalls).
Thankfully going to work for Tesco as a temp key worker and payment holidays saved us burning financially until recalled from 1st July.
So a daily Zoom/Ring Central/Google Meet standup call in the morning and close-out call in the afternoon daily. Video on mandatory. We do it at my work and it’s working very well.
Sounds more like the above tales of remote productivity is maintained despite the inability to practice Defence of the Managerial Arts in person.... and someone is feeling ‘redundant’ and their arse is hanging in the wind.
So they’ll be increasing their spend in local shops and supermarkets and maybe cafes.
No expensive panini in Costa, but some ham, cheese and panini’ s in Tesco ... and perhaps some Nespresso compatible pods or a nice lunch roll from your local cafe.
People still eat.
The disposable income people are still prepared to spend will go somewhere.
They’ll be putting partitions back up next and dividing it into .... ye olde offices.
TBH I can’t see a huge reduction in COVID-19 removal - cubicles v’s open plan with some 4’ high dividers- even perhaps with added Perspex. Esp.. In light of the (in)famous Supermarket aisle Sneeze computer simulation.
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