18 posts • joined Monday 2nd November 2009 21:32 GMT
Low power PC
Isn't a low power PC a better option
I have a mac mini with 2 x 1TB USB drives attached and it's a lot more powerful than a dedicated NAS
Power consumption is fairly low as well but not as low as this NAS
I concede it costs more , £500 for the mac and £100 for the drives but you get a lot more performance for your cash
You can watch the bt sport web streams on any 2 device's simultaneously
If you know any bt customers perhaps they will let you login
There is an opt out page for cgnat which leaves you with a regular ipv4 address
cgnat isn't supposed to affect infinity anyway but some people have been affected
bt vision is ok , but you need to use the bt homehub for the multicast channels , I wanted to use my own router but can't figure out the multicast setup
So if you are thinking of hosting servers be aware the homehub is crap
Re: same with BT
BT have been crafty here as usual
You need to recontract for 12/18 months before they will remover the torrent limits.
Re: Gahhhh, when will people learn kettle style IEC leads are different to others?
Cloverleaf's are also known as 'mickey mouse leads'
Turn it upside down to see why.
Re: Replacing an ancient workstation
Buy a mac mini
Quiet , fast , semi portable
Not sure how easy it is to run Linux though
After the last firmware upgrade the Playbook is now a pretty capable tablet , especially if you have a blackberry phone , bridge mode is very good for browsing , email and txt.
It can run some android apps now as well although app world is still a bit sparse
The one glaring omission is Skype , add that and for £129 for the 64GB version
its better value than the Kindle HD or the Nexus 7
I hope they turn it around the PlayBook is a great device, just lacking a few major appear like skype
I bought a macbook in the states in 2008
Last year the edges on the keyboard started cracking
Took in into the Apple store and they replaced they keyboard FOC even though it was over 3 years old
They even asked if I wanted UK layout instead of US !
I expect most other manufacturers would not repair 'grey imports'
It's your own fault for calling it the Raspberry Pi - invites apple comparisons
Funniest thing I have read all day though the comparison to apple and your response
There only the biggest company on the planet and you're a charity , seems like a fair comparison
Should be a free upgrade
I am surprised this is not a free upgrade
I have BT Infinity and this almost certainly means it will be an extra £5 for their 80/20 as well
I will probably pay the extra though unless it means signing up for another 12 months.
Re: Re: Time for the vpn
It's even easier than that, if you have a router than can be flashed with dd-wrt then it can host a PPTP VPN
I use this to proxy all my phone traffic
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