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May 20, 20, 10:11 am
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Posted By Internaut

For the lowest speed pure fibre product, BT told...

For the lowest speed pure fibre product, BT told me it will be installation cost only, so the ongoing monthly bill will remain the same. I expect gigabit level connections will cost quite a bit...
May 19, 20, 8:22 am
Replies: 248
Views: 23,518
Posted By Internaut

That's the fastest currently available on our...

That's the fastest currently available on our street and is delivered over copper, to the house, under a scheme known as FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet). Virgin never installed cable TV/Fibre and BT is...
May 19, 20, 7:15 am
Replies: 248
Views: 23,518
Posted By Internaut

I work for a software company that, through...

I work for a software company that, through various acquisitions, has ended up with a parent company who's main business is contact centres. This is happening right now - thousands of people have...
May 19, 20, 6:14 am
Replies: 248
Views: 23,518
Posted By Internaut

I forget how long we are into this (When did it...

I forget how long we are into this (When did it start? What day is it?) but here goes: BT Superfast Fibre, so up to 76mbps down/20mbps up. Just the work laptop, its built in webcam, Logitech wireless...
Apr 29, 20, 2:39 am
Replies: 1,627
Views: 421,943
Posted By Internaut

Well worth reading the article over at...

Well worth reading the article over at headforpoints (https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/04/23/why-cheap-air-travel-is-not-going-away/) on why the days of cheap flying will not be over. It's a rare...
Apr 29, 20, 2:03 am
Replies: 771
Views: 97,694
Posted By Internaut

Short of a worldwide conflict, I wasn't expecting...

Short of a worldwide conflict, I wasn't expecting to see anything quite as destructive as this in my lifetime. And, absent some spectacular early luck with vaccine trials (or therapies), this is...
Apr 3, 20, 4:07 pm
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Views: 97,694
Posted By Internaut

When I can transport a (relatively) cheaply...

When I can transport a (relatively) cheaply bought bottle of Blue Label from NAN to MAN, on a single ticket, with all the security checks that takes, then things will finally be back to normal and...
Apr 3, 20, 8:43 am
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Views: 97,694
Posted By Internaut

What businesses do end up surviving is very much...

What businesses do end up surviving is very much going to depend on how national governments act. If you look at the UK, for example, we've effectively (very temporarily, one hopes) been turned into...
Apr 1, 20, 5:03 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,686
Posted By Internaut

The world has stopped, as far a passenger travel...

The world has stopped, as far a passenger travel goes. The world is now so interdependent that stopping cargo will be bad. Most of us are dependent for our lives on fully globalised supply chains.
Apr 1, 20, 1:04 pm
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Views: 97,694
Posted By Internaut

Mortality rate is probably very low, while...

Mortality rate is probably very low, while infection rate is through the roof. Example, Given a population of 60 million: 20% get it, 0.1% of those die. You're looking at two problems:

A lot...
Apr 1, 20, 12:47 pm
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Views: 97,694
Posted By Internaut

Up to 60% people who get it might be asymptomatic...

Up to 60% people who get it might be asymptomatic or have symptoms so mild that they ignore it and get on with life*. I pay little attention to the tinfoil hat wearers, but I can't say I blame them...
Apr 1, 20, 11:16 am
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Views: 97,694
Posted By Internaut

I would be amazed if I get on another plane,...

I would be amazed if I get on another plane, anywhere at all, this year (and I really do need a holiday somewhere nice - or at least a home office somewhere nicer than my bedroom)! Given the effects...
Mar 16, 20, 3:58 am
Replies: 179
Views: 32,750
Posted By Internaut

In simple terms, I think no bailout = no (or very...

In simple terms, I think no bailout = no (or very slow) return to any kind of normal once the outbreak is under control. At the same time, I think the issue of businesses that were already very...
Mar 16, 20, 2:50 am
Replies: 179
Views: 32,750
Posted By Internaut

Edit: Sorry - that was meant as a reply to...

Edit: Sorry - that was meant as a reply to another thread!
Mar 14, 20, 10:30 am
Replies: 179
Views: 32,750
Posted By Internaut

Friend decided to escape his place of work...

Friend decided to escape his place of work (Ireland), back to his family in Switzerland, last night, while he still could. He got a nice, cheap, ticket and reported 80 no shows!
Mar 14, 20, 6:09 am
Replies: 271
Views: 46,614
Posted By Internaut

Yesterday was our last day at the office before...

Yesterday was our last day at the office before full WFH, and some VP authorised some randoms to turn up for a meeting....

In an office where every freakin’ cat in the herd wants to use a...
Mar 14, 20, 5:58 am
Replies: 0
Views: 653
Posted By Internaut

Jet2 flights to Spain

All cancelled, with some turning back midair. Source: sky News.

Edit: This includes the Canary Islands where cases have been relatively few.
Mar 4, 20, 4:06 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 12,399
Posted By Internaut

Independent reporting Flybe has collapsed. Oh,...

Independent reporting Flybe has collapsed. Oh, and in reference to an earlier post, I do not think a route necessarily has to be financially viable to be justified. I prefer pragmatism to dogma.
Jan 29, 20, 3:40 am
Replies: 6,183
Views: 854,044
Posted By Internaut

I certainly get the sense this spreading to (and...

I certainly get the sense this spreading to (and throughout) the UK is simply a matter of time. I'm stocking up on hand sanitizer paracetamol, ibuprofen, antihistamine, Salbutamol (COPD sufferer)...
Jan 29, 20, 3:22 am
Replies: 6,183
Views: 854,044
Posted By Internaut

Latest UK gov travel advice: ...

Latest UK gov travel advice:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china?utm_source=0cbf1097-d4ba-49b7-a2f1-acdca36cbdee&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate...
Jan 28, 20, 1:21 pm
Replies: 6,183
Views: 854,044
Posted By Internaut

My employer halted travel to China at the...

My employer halted travel to China at the weekend. I’ve just received this from the U.K. Government FCO:

“Change made
The FCO continue to advise against all travel to Hubei Province, and now...
Jan 27, 20, 12:50 pm
Replies: 6,183
Views: 854,044
Posted By Internaut

BTW, if anyone here actually contracts this........

BTW, if anyone here actually contracts this..... Well, when we had the whole Swine Flu thing a few years back, Flyertalkers (myself included) maintained a diary thread on Omni. It was kind of...
Jan 27, 20, 12:45 pm
Replies: 6,183
Views: 854,044
Posted By Internaut

The problem with Dengue is what happens if you...

The problem with Dengue is what happens if you already have it and get bit by a Mosquito carry a different strain. That can lead to a mutation and haemorrhagic fever with a higher mortality rate. ...
Jan 15, 20, 11:35 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 12,399
Posted By Internaut

Ahh, IAG. Owners of British London Airways who...

Ahh, IAG. Owners of British London Airways who abandoned the regions, leaving them little more than feeders for LHR. Before we get into the right and wrongs of state help, I think it would be...
Jan 14, 20, 1:39 pm
Replies: 149
Views: 31,115
Posted By Internaut

It is in the nature of all governments to make...

It is in the nature of all governments to make things legal, when it suits. Here and now, one expects it suits. It is the job of the electorate to hold governments to account*. The electorate will...
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