30 Giant Hornets v 30,000 Bees
It's just a shame he could only make 7p/minute from it. What happened to £1/minute premium rate lines?
This isn't a new trick to me since I work for a telco that provides the infrastructure for a lot of these cold callers, I've seen it before.
The premium rate 09 lines you are talking about are separately regulated and abuse is prosecuted. However the guy missed an opportunity here. He should have actually chosen an 070 number which is allocated by Ofcom for use of Personal Numbering Services, these can cost 50p - £1 to call. But since they start 07 most people think it's just another mobile number.
I have to ask what your expectations are and be realistic.
As an employer actively recruiting IT staff at the moment, rare in the current job market I know, and I have a choice between a recent uni-graduate and someone with 15 yrs experience who I can hire for almost the same wages because so many skilled IT staff have been laid off and need to pay their mortgage. For me the choice is obvious, I don't care about the age factor.
However I also interview many many people who think they deserve to get the same remuneration they got from their high-flying finance job and wonder why they are still jobless after two years.
I used to work for GAME many many years ago in their digital division. We had the developers, network infrastructure, industry clout (at the time) and the strategy to create Steam before Steam even existed. We were incredibly motivated to do this, basically it was why we'd all been hired. We all knew digital distribution was the future.
In the end the then board decided "forget the internet, we ship boxes". The entire digital team was disbanded and moved to other departments. Just one of many, many mistakes they made but from my personal perspective a bloody huge one!
Believe it or not, most major software vendors have licenses and policies in place (e.g., Microsoft) to allow sensitive institutions (governments, defense contractors, etc) access to their source code. The primary reason is actually the opposite of what you say. Customers such as the Indian government want to be able to see what's actually in the code before they agree to buy and install it on their own systems and network.
Yes, this explanation is valid and almost certainly the main reason why this happens. But the fact that any institution can then exploit any bugs they do find is hardly something that can be ignored.
Well I write the software that does a lot of these calls so its pretty simple to exclude myself
.. to the soundtrack of Jonny Cash singing "Ring of Fire"
That's sad to hear. Farewell KR->R;
<deep breath>Let's keep this
Okay, I feel better for getting that off my chest.
I remember playing the original and you pretty much nailed how I feel about it. What did these people expect? The second coming of Jesus in game form?
I was personally offended more by Crysis 2 that promised so much and then delivered nothing, screwing the user in the process. While DNF promised nothing but a juvenile story, script & gameplay and guess what, that's exactly what you get. This was never meant to be a AAA class game and I honestly laughed and had fun playing it. Frankly I feel like telling everyone to grow up and learn to just switch off their forebrains and enjoy some sick childish humor.
How can you steal something when Redhat make it available for free? You pay for Redhat if you want support and their management tools. They probably consider CentOS a loss leader, a lot of their business is likely "won" by converting sysadmins from the free distro.
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1) Cheap tower server + your favourite unix distro + software RAID + many, many cheap 2TB drives.
2) Standalone NAS device. Everyone so far seems to recommend different makes so I'll carry on the trend and suggest Thecus. Just slot in the drives and you're ready. Install the SSH module and you also have a Linux server too.
So was I the only one who crossed their legs while reading the story?