* Posts by dipole

10 publicly visible posts • joined 27 Jul 2020

Tesla slashes vehicle and self-driving-ish software prices as shares plummet


CCS charging infrastructure in DACH and Benelux is superior to the supercharger network. Many Tesla drivers happily use it in preference to the Supercharger Network.


Our large company fleet won't allow us to order Tesla cars partly due to the erratic pricing on the cars which is a financial risk to the company.

Model3 standard range is the only car they offer which I respect as good quality and value for money. If you want a tall car go for another marque and if you are looking at an expensive Model3 then stop and buy a BMW i4.

The only comfort I can take from them dropping prices is that the price of company cars which I am allowed order will drop in response. Let them drop another 2000 euro more and destroy their margin.

I expect VAG and Polestar will adjust their prices in coming weeks.

Polestar is excellent alternative to Tesla and VAG software quality is steadily increasing from a baseline of pitiable to nearly acceptable wtih each software release.

How to deorbit the Chromebook... and repurpose it for innovators


Re: De-orbit?

It may look budget but I am very happy with an Acer CB315 3H which I bought about 2 years ago. Don't buy new, look for someone selling one because they can't break themselves out of the clutches of Apple or Microsoft.

touch screen and usb-c charger. It uses the tiny charger for my mobile phone when travelling and is slim and just fits in side of the free carry-on bag on Ryanair.

speakers are acceptable. it works with headphones/mic from my phone for Voip. 12 hour battery life. It is in support up until 2029.

it works with a canon pixma wireless printer/scanner. I picked my printer up for €12.

If I need to log in to work while away then I use WTS to log on to work windows environment on the chromebook. I would not dream of bringing a windows laptop with me.

CB314 is basically same chromebook with 14" screen, no num pad and 300grams lighter.

Elon Musk reportedly outlines horrible Twitter layoff process


Re: Two, two, two jobs in one!

In addition to extra work you'll be expected to be in office every day rather than WFH. Elon does not like WFH.

I can imagine a few people hoping they get some sort of redundancy.

No voluntary redundancy mentioned either.

If you are in an expensive City/Office like Dublin and most of the staff there are foreign then you'd rather bail out with whatever statuatory redundancy they are obligied to pay you.

Microsoft mulls cheap PCs supported by ads, subs


Adblock is running on my chromebook and I prefer it to my much more expensive Windows laptop. I only started my Windows laptop yesterday after months for a Windows only app. I needed to use.

Adblock probably won't give you undisturbed browsing pleasure on this Windows device.

This device may spur people in to cloud based solutions but they probably won't be Office365 based.

Chromebook sales train derails as market reaches saturation


I love the chomebook. I bought it a few months old for 150 quid and I don't use my expensive laptop anymore. Acer chromebook 315. It is just a great browsing experience.

Chromebook sales in recession: Market saturation blamed as shipments collapse more than 63% in Q4


I bought a 15" one of these for peanuts. bloody brilliant little thing once you accept that Google already knows yours deepest personal secrets even before you ever touched a Chromebook.

Facebook: Let us tell you WhatsApp – we don't want to pay that €225m GDPR fine


Irish DPC is a joke and hopefully this fine will stop Dublin being used as a pirate's safe haven for Multinationals who don't respect the privacy of their Customers.

The fine is only set so high because the Data Protection Agencies of other EU. Countries applied pressure when Ireland's DPC initially proposed a derisory fine.

Ireland has set out it's stall to Multinationals and makes it clear to them... do what you please, disrespect E.U. laws, engage in arbitrage of any financial or legal laws and we will look the other way so long as you pay a little bit of corporation tax and keep buying overpriced office space in Dublin.

Workflow biz ServiceNow ServiceWows itself by beating Q4 guidance and posting hefty top line growth of 31% for FY2020


This product is the worst piece of sh!t which has been inflicted upon me since Lotus Notes.

SAP to list Qualtrics, less than two years after convincing it not to list


Don't think they are blundering around. They are undoing the damage done by Bill McDermott and control is back in Germany with the CEO taking his orders from the Founders. The product offering will become more coherent going forward.

The markets are very bubbly at the moment so it is a perfect time to get rid of this Qualtrics POS and the spoofer Ryan Smith who managed to convince McDermott to pay 8Bn.