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#20441 Jeruselem

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 11:34 AM

http://www.theverge....terabyte-pm1643
"Samsung unveils world’s largest SSD with whopping 30TB of storage"

O.O

A tenth of that is 33% larger than my two current HDDs. I don't think I'll bother with mechanical drives for the next box.

 

 

I'll try to get some for work!


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#20442 Rybags

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 12:09 PM

Nice but I don't see the point of so much storage on one physical volume.  Really you'd be using something like that on a server or supercomputer and would be way better off using multiple smaller drives in a Raid config.



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 12:13 PM

They'll be nice in RAID hey


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 02:27 PM

http://www.abc.net.a...rippers/9470238

 

Didn't know some funerals in China were so interesting!


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Posted Yesterday, 09:41 AM

https://thenewdaily....-qantas-profit/

 

QANTAS is making a profit !!! A lot of factors have contributed but one is buying less planes

 

"But since then, capital expenditure has fallen by $700 million a year. That is reflected in Qantas aircraft, which now have an average age of around 10 years, compared to eight years in 2013."

 

Means their planes are older less fuel efficient ones which will cost more money to run when fuel prices spike.


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Posted Yesterday, 11:26 AM

It's bad business actually.  The trick is to spread depreciation and forecast expenditure so that you don't have these profit spikes and pay lots of tax.

I suppose at least it shows some ethics - if they were like Apple they'd have relocated to a virtual tax-haven headquarters and have the Australian arm paying profits away as "royalties".



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Posted Yesterday, 11:58 AM

Airlines are needed so the government will need to bail them out if the STHF. If Apple goes under, a lot of people will be very happy.


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Posted Yesterday, 01:01 PM

Airlines are needed so the government will need to bail them out if the STHF. If Apple goes under, a lot of people will be very happy.


If Qantas replaced their planes more frequently, people like you would be complaining that it costs too much to fly, and probably about how it's a rich people conspiracy to keep you from travelling or some stupid shit.
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#20449 Jeruselem

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Posted Yesterday, 01:12 PM

 

Airlines are needed so the government will need to bail them out if the STHF. If Apple goes under, a lot of people will be very happy.


If Qantas replaced their planes more frequently, people like you would be complaining that it costs too much to fly, and probably about how it's a rich people conspiracy to keep you from travelling or some stupid shit.

 

 

As long as maintenance is done properly, old planes are fine but eventually you'll need to replace them.

If they start using super cut price maintenance, then there's going to be issues.


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Posted Yesterday, 01:16 PM

 

Airlines are needed so the government will need to bail them out if the STHF. If Apple goes under, a lot of people will be very happy.


If Qantas replaced their planes more frequently, people like you would be complaining that it costs too much to fly, and probably about how it's a rich people conspiracy to keep you from travelling or some stupid shit.

 

 

Considering how cheap a single flight is, domestically.

And how much they panic over everyone's carry on weight.

AND people are gettting fatter, generally.

AND a single row holds at most 9 people (9x $100), assuming an A320, which according to jetstar holds 180 passengers (minus 10, for my point to work).

$900 / 170 = $5.20

I would happily pay the extra $5 to have seats that a normal 6ft guy can fit in.

I need cushions under me to make sure I sit higher, so my legs aren't properly bent, otherwise it's knees HARD into the persons back, or up against metal rails.....

Drop a fucking row, space every row out by a cm or 2, and let normal males (6ft isnt THAT tall) fit in a fucking seat.


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Posted Yesterday, 01:24 PM

I would prefer to fly QANTAS over Jetstar, as Jetstar decided their seats to be as hard as concrete is fine.


 

 

Airlines are needed so the government will need to bail them out if the STHF. If Apple goes under, a lot of people will be very happy.


If Qantas replaced their planes more frequently, people like you would be complaining that it costs too much to fly, and probably about how it's a rich people conspiracy to keep you from travelling or some stupid shit.

 

 

Considering how cheap a single flight is, domestically.

And how much they panic over everyone's carry on weight.

AND people are gettting fatter, generally.

AND a single row holds at most 9 people (9x $100), assuming an A320, which according to jetstar holds 180 passengers (minus 10, for my point to work).

$900 / 170 = $5.20

I would happily pay the extra $5 to have seats that a normal 6ft guy can fit in.

I need cushions under me to make sure I sit higher, so my legs aren't properly bent, otherwise it's knees HARD into the persons back, or up against metal rails.....

Drop a fucking row, space every row out by a cm or 2, and let normal males (6ft isnt THAT tall) fit in a fucking seat.

 

 

Overbooking is a thing too, to put people in seats because there's always people who don't turn up to their flights.


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#20452 Master_Scythe

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Posted Yesterday, 01:37 PM

 

 

Airlines are needed so the government will need to bail them out if the STHF. If Apple goes under, a lot of people will be very happy.


If Qantas replaced their planes more frequently, people like you would be complaining that it costs too much to fly, and probably about how it's a rich people conspiracy to keep you from travelling or some stupid shit.

 

 

As long as maintenance is done properly, old planes are fine but eventually you'll need to replace them.

If they start using super cut price maintenance, then there's going to be issues.

 

 

Isnt QANTAS the ones who were doing this already?


I would prefer to fly QANTAS over Jetstar, as Jetstar decided their seats to be as hard as concrete is fine.


 

 

Airlines are needed so the government will need to bail them out if the STHF. If Apple goes under, a lot of people will be very happy.


If Qantas replaced their planes more frequently, people like you would be complaining that it costs too much to fly, and probably about how it's a rich people conspiracy to keep you from travelling or some stupid shit.

 

 

Considering how cheap a single flight is, domestically.

And how much they panic over everyone's carry on weight.

AND people are gettting fatter, generally.

AND a single row holds at most 9 people (9x $100), assuming an A320, which according to jetstar holds 180 passengers (minus 10, for my point to work).

$900 / 170 = $5.20

I would happily pay the extra $5 to have seats that a normal 6ft guy can fit in.

I need cushions under me to make sure I sit higher, so my legs aren't properly bent, otherwise it's knees HARD into the persons back, or up against metal rails.....

Drop a fucking row, space every row out by a cm or 2, and let normal males (6ft isnt THAT tall) fit in a fucking seat.

 

 

Overbooking is a thing too, to put people in seats because there's always people who don't turn up to their flights.

 

Interestingly, when I flew back from Sydney, they boarded half an hour early, with the intention of waiting until the usual departure time.

However, odd as it is, EVERYONE WAS EARLY the plane was fully checked in, and we left 20 minutes early!

What the fuck are the odds that EVERY passenger checks in early and boards?!

 

Was a nice change, even with 0% leg room.


Edited by Master_Scythe, Yesterday, 01:37 PM.

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Posted Yesterday, 02:46 PM

Airlines are needed so the government will need to bail them out if the STHF. If Apple goes under, a lot of people will be very happy.


If Qantas replaced their planes more frequently, people like you would be complaining that it costs too much to fly, and probably about how it's a rich people conspiracy to keep you from travelling or some stupid shit.

Also that they're spending too much on investment to avoid paying taxes.
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#20454 eveln

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Posted Yesterday, 07:46 PM

It seems it's raining everywhere else in QLD but here :\


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#20455 Jeruselem

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Posted Yesterday, 09:26 PM

It seems it's raining everywhere else in QLD but here :\

 

It's been raining here since December ...


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Posted Yesterday, 10:16 PM

:)

 

I'm sure I've said this elsewhere but there is nothing really much wrong with older aircraft, with the caveat of good maintenance. In most cases, even though QANTAS has offshored a lot of their major maintenance, everything of importance is overhauled or replaced at service intervals

 

I've flown a lot on old DC-3s, DC4s, even de-mobbed C-47s (military DC-3 really.) Never had a problem of note. Also biz-jets in the 20 plus year age bracket, similar outcomes.

 

The Qantas fleet is not really THAT old and with the 787s coming on line the average age will tumble.

 

The most important issue with fuel consumption is the engines, which are regularly replaced and the engine manufacturers keep improving their product so consumption improves. Sure you can save a bit on lighter weight and improved aerodynamics but not by as much as improved engines.

 

The oldest aircraft in the fleet would be the 747's incredibly reliable aircraft and the big people mover, the A-380 has not really worked out for them. Nonetheless QANTAS has been progressively retiring the 747s, mostly -400s left now, the most efficient of the marque and still getting improved engines. The 787s will be even more efficient it is true and able to fly very long routes, like Perth/London non-stop and even longer routes if required.

 

That has a big impact on the cost of flying as well, less landing fees, less need for refueling costs, less need for engineering at stopovers, it all adds up.

 

Have a look at this article: https://www.ausbt.co...-747-jumbo-jets

 

You can see they are modernising at quite a rate.

 

The airline business is complex, I think they are making some good moves.

 

I'm not especially a fan of QANTAS, especially their CEO but they do have the best safety record in the air,still..

 

Cheers


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Posted Today, 12:39 AM

Dunno if it made the News Down Under but KFC was forced to close 900 outlets after running out of chicken here !

 

Some clown at KFC didn't do the Maths and awarded the delivery contract to DHL. The knock on being former food delivery specialist Bidvest (formerly known as *3663) had to close some depots laying off a lot of staff.

 

Cue reality !

 

It's already cost millions of £'s. Waaaaay more than the anticipated savings they expected to make  due to DHL not having a clue !

 

Entire Reefers of chicken were scrapped due to no-one knowing how to set Reefer fridges !!

 

I suspect Bidvest are pissing themselves with laughter.

 

KFC staff were filmed buying entire shelfloads of chicken at local supermarkets !!

 

But someone in the KFC PR department scored major brownie points by taking out full page adverts with this "Fowl" apology

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...wsbeat-43169625

 

Good to see a sense of humour but most of those outlets are Franchises with their staff being on Zero Hour contracts

 

ie: No work... No money !!

 

 

*3663 on old rotary telephones spelled food


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Posted Today, 09:53 AM

They had the story here on TV a few days ago.

Surprised there's not been a PC uproar since a black kid was depicted as being annoyed at the situation.

 

https://www.9news.co...tomers-outraged



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Posted Today, 11:02 AM

Surprised there's not been a PC uproar since a black kid was depicted as being annoyed at the situation.


How very culturally insensitive of them.

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Posted Today, 02:06 PM

Dunno if it made the News Down Under but KFC was forced to close 900 outlets after running out of chicken here !

 

Some clown at KFC didn't do the Maths and awarded the delivery contract to DHL. The knock on being former food delivery specialist Bidvest (formerly known as *3663) had to close some depots laying off a lot of staff.

 

Cue reality !

 

It's already cost millions of £'s. Waaaaay more than the anticipated savings they expected to make  due to DHL not having a clue !

 

Entire Reefers of chicken were scrapped due to no-one knowing how to set Reefer fridges !!

 

I suspect Bidvest are pissing themselves with laughter.

 

KFC staff were filmed buying entire shelfloads of chicken at local supermarkets !!

 

But someone in the KFC PR department scored major brownie points by taking out full page adverts with this "Fowl" apology

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...wsbeat-43169625

 

Good to see a sense of humour but most of those outlets are Franchises with their staff being on Zero Hour contracts

 

ie: No work... No money !!

 

 

*3663 on old rotary telephones spelled food

Yep. it made the chatter on my morning radio whilst driving to work. Not much mention of those who lost hours of work though, it was all about the disgruntled customer :\

I blame the accountants who don't ever see past the numbers on the page. imo, accountants are there to advise not instruct / command.


 

It seems it's raining everywhere else in QLD but here :\

 

It's been raining here since December ...

 

you been there long enough to know that's like normal dude ;)

February here is supposed to be 28 /9 days of rain, so far tho it's been sunny most days

... and now after my wee whinge, I'm sitting here having a luvly wettish Saturday arvo . very pleasant indeedy it is :P


Edited by eveln, Today, 02:08 PM.

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