when the boom ends?
Whats happens to the Irish economy when the Bitcoin|AI|... boom ends.
I suggest we use the empty data-centres as airship hangars.
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Years ago, when UK bingo halls were large going concerns there was a special game of Bingo called the National Game.
Each bingo hall had an OPD to link into the nationwide network and the first prize was a million pounds.
The was the late 1980's when a million pounds bought you more than a cup of coffee!
Happy memories of the Mecca Bingo Hall in Islington, London.
I will also never forget seeing Renee and Renato(!) live on stage at that same bingo hall one Christmas.
I think you are right, the biggest challenge for software is not AI/ML or that other nonsense, the biggest challenge is
"POORLY UNDERSTOOD SYSTEMS".
The answer seems to this seems to be emulate the operating system and transfer the whole thing onto a VM.
We have come to a time when we just don't understand what we work with anymore.
That's terrifying from a risk point of view, something vital breaks you just go out of business.
I wonder is it arrogance of the intellectual/philosophical sort, "I know all that there can be known" sort of thing.
so I won't be able to access my account for a day or so every 6 weeks.
Last big 1 day+ outage was 30-Jun-2023.
How many 9's uptime is that?
How many billions did we bail out those *'s for in 2007 again?
I laughted at my friends to went to the branch and withdrew enough to live on for 3 months.
Long ago I worked in a company where a user had a great idea, to use a printer down the corridor.
They were in Sydney, Australia and print jobs were sent from there via California USA and back to Sydney.
Pricey. Nobody ever explained why those print jobs had to go half-way around the world either.
Last year there were hundreds of rocket launches, deploying thousands of satellites.
It's such early days yet, imagine how reliable trains and steamships were at a similar stage of their development.
As a resident of the left-hand island (bottom half) of the right side of the pond there is still a lot to be admired about right-hand island.
IBM at least seem to be consistent over the years.
The rest of them (b*ds) just seem to be following the herd https://news.stanford.edu/2022/12/05/explains-recent-tech-layoffs-worried/,
but then the era of thoughtless investing (gambling) did have to end eventually.
If you are looking for good people in IT, now is the time to look for them.
I use this as the first lesson I give when teaching the realities of computer technology.
You can't trust the computer,
you can't trust the people that use the computer
and you can't even trust yourself using a computer.
We are fallible beings and that fallability is only magnified by our creations, especially computers.
"Inflation is increasing the price of everything and yet wages are staying the same, so how can the companies really justify it?"
because the people making the decisions really don't care about the long run, if they can puff up the share price for the next quarter and get the multi-million pound bonus.
Customer service or the fate of the employees is a matter of no importance what so ever.
Someone I know is a avid board gamer and finished their MBA recently, doing very well in the process.
How, by simply gaming the system.
BT back in government hands by 2030 just like the trains
I've often wondered about that, I saw 25% (twenty five not two point five) "youth" unemployment figure for Spain for example.
Thats a lot.
Could the statistics be wrong or differently classified?
I thought Eurostat had clear rules on this kind of thing.
On the main point of the story, how long before the employee pays the employer to work somewhere?!
I cannot see how IT stands outside the normal economy. The customers of IT companies live in the real economy, an economy heading toward contraction. These people forcasting a great recession for IT are either a) unable to count or b) have a vested interest in keeping up appearances.
Mines the dirty one with the holes, that I sleep in -->
Great little machine and reliable. Just for casual not CAD or the like.
Mount it on the back of your monitor to save space.
I'd be interested to see a series on low-power devices given that here on the emerald isle an electricity bill will cost more than a Rolls Royce.