Quite like "Charlottes's Web. Give that a go. If they complain, think again.
These are absolutely core business systems; making decisions which turn out to compromise their smooth running is unforgivable. If I banked with any bank in the RBS group, I'd be out of there ASAP if this indicative of how they run their operations.
It would appear that an update to CA-7 resulted in the actual schedule for these being corrupted or deleted. Therefore they do not know how much any customer actually has in their account, since accounts were not updated with transactions from the previous day.
The problem now appears to be fixed (read: update backed out and control datasets restored), but they still have to run through three days of unprocessed transactions, so people are not getting money paid in during these three days into their accounts as expected, resulting in misery.
This is something which should have been detected and fixed in a competent mainframe site very quickly indeed, so I imagine that the wisdom of outsourcing any "back-office" function of this nature is shortly going to be a matter of very close scrutiny.
Hope this helps.
So they can hear a gunshot when they're not turned on? And that's patently true? Jeez, have you americans invented magic and not told the rest of us? Yes, I'm sure Slashdot readers can think of loads of ways to do just that (pressure sensitive switches, etc., etc.) but I was more askance at the sheer mendacity of the spokesman. The case is only extremely rare if he is lying through his teeth.
What, they might actually invent their own for a change? Unless "lessen" is a synonym for totally abandon (and stop copying). Like that's going to happen anytime, real soon!
I'll second that. I use to own a WEM westminster combo (5 watts, 10 inch speaker) that sounded great. Years after I sold it, I saw Alvin Lee (no less) using one on the Old Grey Whistle test. Could have kicked myself (again).
A drummer is generally very loud, so you will get along just fine with (variously) 40 watt Fender, 100 watt Marshall or anything in between, although perhaps two 4 x 12's will move maybe a wee bit too much air for the smaller venue. 300 watts for bass is not too much at all, but you have to be careful because larger speaker enclosures (eg. 15 inch speakers & up) don't sound loud until you are about 25 feet away from them.
The people in the '60s used backline amplification for instruments and PA for vocals only, and they were right.
It might be some modern thing; I don't seem to remember Blackmore, Hagar, Nugent, Gallaher, Moore et al sounding quite so bad 30-odd years ago, but that might just be old age, or perhaps the insidious creep of digital processing.
As an aside, I could kick myself for letting various point-to-point wired Marshalls go over the years, especially a little 20 watt head and 1 x 12 cabinet, and a Park 100 watt master volume combo. Lovely, lovely things...
Moral - avoid stadium rock if you care about sound quality.