Posts Tagged ‘data’

TL;DR Organisations of all types are increasingly making decisions based on data and its analysis, but the rigour involved in this hasn’t yet entered our broader social discourse. I’m hopeful that we all start getting better access to data, and better understanding of the analysis and modelling process so that decisions can be made for […]


TL;DR Anybody wanting a high spec laptop that isn’t from Apple is probably getting a low end model with small RAM and HDD and upgrading themselves to big RAM and SSD. This skews the sales data, so the OEMs see a market where nobody buys big RAM and SSD, from which they incorrectly infer that nobody […]


TL;DR If you’re a Three customer using a 4G capable device abroad with their Feel at Home free international roaming then you may have to manually select 3G as the network preference in order to get a data connection. Update 1: Terence Eden provides a telco insider explanation what what’s going on (or should that be […]


For a little while I’ve been experiencing lousy service from my credit card providers, and judging by what I hear from others I’m far from alone on this. The level of false positives from card company fraud detection systems has reached a point where it’s creating a bad customer experience, and it often seems that ‘common sense’ […]


Too many devices I seem to accumulated a proliferation of devices recently that want to have SIM cards in them for mobile data: Personal laptop (well actually a tablet, but not in the way that people use that label these days) Work laptop iPhone (not just data) Android phone (could be not just data, but […]


This post is about the madness of corporate web filters in the age of ubiquitous consumer devices with Internet connectivity. I typically see three types of connectivity in any given corporate setting: The company network. Usually wired, but sometimes with a wireless adjunct, this network offers the same liberty as an oppressive Middle East regimes[1]. This […]


Impedance was one of those things that I really didn’t understand until I did my degree in electronics engineering. For those of you that are interested WikiPedia is as ever a good resource, though the short version is that matching is all about ensuring efficient transfer of energy from source to load. I can’t recall […]