385 posts • joined 10 Jan 2008
"a three-stage process that starts with a scoping visit, after which external works are carried out, and ending with an internal build visit to complete the connection"
I guess they've done the maths and found that multiple return visits by multiple subbies across extended time periods to the same address (and associated admin and customer services' time) to remediate basic issues is cheaper for them.
Re: when in tandem...
I was very pleased with the Vigour 130 I tried, the only issue being a ~10% sync speed drop compared to Broadcom-equipped modems on the same (VDSL) line. YMMV of course.
Linksys, Asus, TP-Link, Netgear, Synology all affected.
Good to see this getting some coverage now (issue started early December).
Would be good to get at least an acknowledgement of the issue from Google.
Wait... he's still there?
"Big Blue’s remaining employees..."
He'd probably best hope this doesn't come before a judge who identifies themselves as any particular minority
"the only sacrifice at this point of development is that the nanothermite" and a warranty
Re: But how do they spread fires?
as per the article, carrying and dropping burning sticks would do it
Any number of ways from physical access to a terminal, back office server, head office PC, plugging their own lappy into a live LAN socket in store (or weakly password-protected in-store Wi-Fi), infected website payload downloaded on the back office PC by staff at lunchtime etc
Mix together electronic payment processing and (often, but not necessarily in this case) elderly POS terminals running embedded/outdated/ne'er patched OSes and it's not long until something stinky cooks up.
Now that you're done disrupting, can we get on with some homogenisation please.
" the automaker is offering 12 months of free credit monitoring to its customers"
I'm starting to wonder if a lot of the recent system intrusions are the work of identity theft protection companies, making a coin by charging companies to "protect" their exposed customers.
Re: 25 Mbps
So ADSL speeds then? For the taxpayer's sake I hope we don't end up with a network where the consumer expectation is that it's slower than the "old" way of doing it.
"TPG's undertaking also includes a commitment not to advertise speeds it can't achieve."
How very good of them.
Re: This was proven years ago
This is Australia - always a bit behind.
"AI and learning-based assistant features for Office 365"
"It looks like you're trying to write a letter" for a new generation
Maybe the intention is to power them the old fashioned way
As I understand it, sterling isn't supported by gold anymore (Brown sold it all) so the currency is propped up by government bonds. Which are essentially worth nothing more than the computer that tracks them.
And equally, no one's seen the gold in Fort Knox for years either.
Crypto currency ain't that far removed from traditional currency in terms of what underpins them.
Given the numbers they're talking about, it may well just be those customers who've logged complaints that have been correctly categorised.
Seems even pirate-enablers favour a subscription model these days.
Re: Let me finish that paragraph.
"Those who have transferred over from the public sector, won't get offered redundancy."
Too much HR/legal/union stress to get rid of them if they've come over on the kind of contracts i've seen public guys transferred/outsourced to their existing roles under a private entity. Sadly, that leaves the most useless as the ones left to run the place.
Steria must really want out.
"The protesters left the store on the promise of a meeting with Apple management in France within 15 days"
Well then, Apple management have got 15 days to learn "Je ne parle pas francais"
Re: They had to buy the copper
"It was about availability to those that had none or very poor broadband."
For better or worse, nbn(tm) decided that availability to those that were easy to connect was a better way to spend the pile of money they found themselves with.
"when the dot-matrix printers are connected to their Windows 10 PCs via USB"
"Broadcast just leave my pj's on the landing, I'm trollied"
Re: Running up stairways of falling rocks
Nah, tits and dragons, tits.
Re: Still waiting
you'll be waiting till there's a capacious enough battery to run such a device.
Re: Absolutely Beautiful
Now if only nbn had rolled out something more predictable, like say, fttp.
If it will save the ACCC some time, and God knows how many millions, I can answer the question of whether they should intervene for them now: Yes.
The inquiry's not about that though.
Give me a data-only SIM and allow me to port my 04 mobile number to a VOIP provider, then we'll talk.
Re: So Who Won?
They're the only ones that always win...
I seem to remember they've made a statement along the lines of "we're calling it FTTC as that's the internationally recognised name".
I've got a different name for FTTC/K and FTTN.
Yep, they're daft buggers. Always seem to run towards the car/bike/train that's scaring them. Had one smack into the passenger door of the ute on Saturday. Made a helluva thump.
I'm sure they've done the math, but that seems like it would be a hell expensive project to save on a small number of staff.
Re: 3G is important, even for dumb phones
2G is gone for the biggest network in Australia. And the others are quickly following suit.
The only feature I'd want from a dumbphone is for the contacts to sync with e.g. Google. Then I'd buy one as a pub phone.
I say kudos for a BCP that a) actually existed b) managed to maintain some semblance of front line services.
I've always gone with the more spindles approach.
Let me guess, Boeing will own the IP of any design submitted?
Re: Small-minded men
"Not scared, just cautious."
Add "informed" to that list. The problem with a lot of pro and anti-cloud arguments seems to be that those making the decisions either don't understand or don't care what they're championing.
Does it come with the legend "Plonker" emblazoned across the back?
Because that's what everyone will think when they see the wearer struggling to brush it the right way while defending how useful it is to their mate.
"We are laser-focused on giving the enthusiast community the ultimate desktop experience"
If I were in the same room as a manager who decided to one-up the management-speak overuse of "focused" to "laser-focused", I'd leave, at best. Nut him at worst.
Re: The Elephant in the room
Question is, will the potential fraudsters just happily sit on the information for 366 days before trying to use the information they've obtained?
depends of how secure you consider Windows XP to be...
AU$630 million agreed to be paid back with no penalties?
That's an obscsene amount to have (seemingly) intentionally adopted dodgy accounting practices to avoid paying.
And if they agreed to AU$630 million, you can bet the "real" figure they should have paid was substantially more.
And no penalties? Well, that's the cherry on top.
Aside from any technical reasons, asking a user to pay the same fee for a Windows licence used on a piddly netbook or IoT device as a corporation would for a hefty server would be a hard sell.
I used to be pro-ad, I understood that publishers needed to earn a coin. Then, of all sites, El Reg had a massive IBM auto-playing, auto-expanding video/audio ad that interrupted not only my reading, but also my choice of music that was playing at the time. I went full anti-ad. I'm luck enough to be technically literate enough to block ads on my work PC, my home network and my mobile.
I like learning about new products and services, but if advertisers want to interrupt my listening pleasure they can get lost.
Re: Where does the money come from?
You'd not be splitting a tenner though. This would be the Bank of England (or those crazy Scots ones) giving <something additional> to everyone who could show them a tenner. And doing the whole "promise to pay the bearer on demand" thing. Which if I think about it, is as flimsy a foundation for the value of something as an algorithm-derived electronic token.
Disappointed they didn't manage to get "disrupt" in there somewhere.
"Internet Australia continues a long campaign in which it insists that copper has no future, other than in short runs as part of a fibre-to-the-distribution-point build that could see twisted pairs used for longer distances than is the case for fibre-to-the-node connections."
Longer? Surely, shorter?
99 little bugs in the code
99 little bugs in the code
Take one down, patch it around
117 little bugs in the code