Ugh. You spend months avoiding spoilers for the latest superhero epic, and then you sit next to the wrong person in the work cafeteria 🤦🏻♂️
→ 'We're on our knees': Inside the totally avoidable TSB crisis
“Because of the problem with the system,” says Smith, “the cashiers couldn’t transfer the cash they’d got in the building from the strong room to the cashier’s desks. It was surreal.” Instead, the cashiers scrabbled to pull together as much of the £12,000 wage bill Mind had to pay while still leaving enough for day-to-day banking within the branch. Smith left the branch with just around £2,500 in banknotes
Sounds like the scene from “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
→ Netflix is launching a podcast to help you keep up with Netflix
I always thought it was weird that Netflix didn’t have a behind-the-scenes podcast for their original content, given how open they are around the techonology that they use.
→ UK might have to build a new satellite system after Brexit, government says
The UK might have to set up its own satellite navigation system if it is thrown out after Brexit, according to officials.
The Galileo project – a 10 billion euro programme that was launched by the EU to rival the US global positioning system – is leading to intense arguments between the UK and the rest of Europe.
Let’s get this out of the way up front: I voted against Brexit, and the stream of news since then about how shoddy a job the government is doing of preparing for it is just depressing.
Having said that, the thought of developing our own satellite system is pretty exciting, and would hopefully open up a large number of technical jobs for the younger generation.
But our recent history with large infrastructure projects is not great, and given that Galileo has been in development for 15 years, I can’t see us getting our version off the ground (pun intended) anytime soon.
And now we’re back to depressed again.
“These violent delights have violent ends.”
→ TSB boss says sorry for banking chaos
When TSB split from the Lloyds Banking Group, it continued to rent a banking platform from its former owner while it developed its own “state-of-the-art” platform.
It promised that systems would be back up and running by 6pm on Sunday but many of those who did get access to their online accounts were presented with details of other people’s accounts too.
Since that data breach many customers have reported being unable to log on, while those that have been able to log on say there have been problems with passwords or that they have been logged out.
Ouch. Glad I don’t work on the customer service front line for TSB. It’s hard to see how they’re going to regain the trust of their customers.
Which makes me wonder- will today’s new royal baby ever watch cartoons? If so, I’d like to know which have the royal seal of approval?
To anyone who’s still sitting on the fence, it’s almost worth having kids just to have a reason to watch Hey Duggee. Almost.
If someone sold a roomba that mowed lawns instead of vacuumed, it’d be top of my Christmas list.
→ OK, this time it's for real: The last available IPv4 address block has gone
You may have heard this one before, but we have now really run out of public IPv4 address blocks.
Maybe now Virgin Media will finally get around to rolling out ipv6 to everyone?