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Comment: Great!! Now what are we gonna use it for? (Score 1) 106

I've already been lucky enough to get FTTC, and my connection varies between 50/5 and 20/2, I'd say. Other than some improvement in my upload speeds, I'm pretty much happy with the bandwidth. Why would I need more? I have an uncapped connection, but if I had 500Mbps I rather doubt my ISP would be willing to offer THAT uncapped... if I could even find anything that big (legally) to download on a regular basis.

This just seems like a big PR thing BT are doing so they can tell simpletons like David Cameron that "the UK now has super-mega-ultra-uber fast broadband". I'm with the rest of ya; finish the FTTC rollout, get that too ~100% of the population.

FTTC should be enough for anyone. :-)

Comment: Re:Only for the first year (Score 3, Funny) 570

by jez9999 (#48870837) Attached to: Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

Not really. If you're the kind of person who builds custom computers, when you call them up just say you replaced the motherboard. If they really push (and I've never had a problem with that) then just say the previous one went bad and had to be RMA'd or replaced. They're happy to remove the old motherboard from the license and apply the license to your new one.

Yep. My machine has had 3 new motherboards, 4 new gfx cards, 10 new RAM modules, 2 new hard drives, a new PSU, 2 new cases (one with additional go-faster stripes upgrade), 3 new montors, 4 new mice, a new keyboard and 5 new surround sound speakers. It's still going strong with the original OS.

Comment: Re:I *have* read the text (Score 1) 206

by jez9999 (#48838233) Attached to: 19,000 French Websites Hit By DDoS, Defaced In Wake of Terror Attacks

I have read the text a couple of times. And it clearly states that Muslims are to DEFEND themselves against oppressors without mercy, but to live amongst them in peace if they are not being attacked.

But they can interpret ridicule or criticism as an attack or an oppression, can't they? That's the trouble with interpretation, anyone can put their own spin on it and use it to justify their actions.

Comment: Re:Qualifications (Score 2) 479

by jez9999 (#48832339) Attached to: Fighting Tech's Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the System

I have no issue with pushing for diversity,

In seriousness, why? If the people in your office are mostly white males and they're doing a competent job, while the women and minorities who do choose to go into IT manage to get work at the same rate as white men do, where is the problem? Why is there this arbitrary need for "more diversity"?

Comment: Re:Once Upon A Time In 1980 At Boeing Airplanes (Score 0) 420

by jez9999 (#48703279) Attached to: The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace

Where I used to work, we had 1000 people in the same open-plan room, 4 to a desk. Everyone shouted at each other to communicate and we often had to walk over a mile to a colleague's desk on the other side of the room, uphill both ways. We got showered with cold water every hour to wake us up, and sometimes this caused people to get electrocuted by their computer equipment.

The human mind ordinarily operates at only ten percent of its capacity -- the rest is overhead for the operating system.