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* Posts by Paul 181

18 posts • joined 2 Nov 2009

Bring Your Own Disks: The Synology DS214 network storage box

Paul 181

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

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Virgin Media signs 3-year telly deal with BT Sport

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web streams

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

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SURPRISE! BT bags more gov broadband cash - this time in Bucks & Herts

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cgnat

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

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T-Mobile UK ordered into humiliating Full Monty strip

Paul 181

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.

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Review: Intel Next Unit of Computing barebones desktop PC

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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.

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Are the PCs all getting a bit old at your office? You're not alone

Paul 181

Re: Replacing an ancient workstation

Buy a mac mini

Quiet , fast , semi portable

Not sure how easy it is to run Linux though

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Twenty classic arcade games

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+1 for Moon Cresta

Time Pilot was also a classic

Pole Position best of the early racing games

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Tablet security study finds BlackBerry still good for something

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Playbook

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

and expensive.

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

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'Sub-arctic' atmos at RIM UK as jobs apocalypse looms

Paul 181

Playbook

I hope they turn it around the PlayBook is a great device, just lacking a few major appear like skype

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Fans rap Apple's 'crap' Map app

Paul 181

Old ipad

I was annoyed that my ipad1 couldn't be updated to ios6, feeling a bit smug now

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Apple: I love to hate, and hate to love thee

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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'

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Google ditches the bits in the bottom of the box

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Terrible decision to ditch igoogle I use it all the time.

Any decent alternatives ? Even bing considered

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Ten... eight-bit classic games

Paul 181

Some of my favourite games not mentioned yet :-

Chaos

Battlecars

Rebelstar raiders

Out of the shadows

Beachhead

Football manager

Match point

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Raspberry Pi supplier coughs to ship date delay glitch

Paul 181
Happy

@James Hughes1

It's your own fault for calling it the Raspberry Pi - invites apple comparisons

http://www.reghardware.com/Design/graphics/icons/comment/happy_32.png

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

http://www.reghardware.com/Design/graphics/icons/comment/happy_32.png

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TalkTalk takes broadband to 80Mbps

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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.

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Mobile networks told to sniff punters' privates for profit

Paul 181

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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O2 leaks 3G users' mobile numbers to every website visited

Paul 181

My Tesco iphone doesn't appear to show the number

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Apple MacBook Late 2009

Paul 181

@ sT0rNG b4R3 duRiD

I will buy your 1GB SODIMM's , will fit nicely in my mac mini

I dont suppose you want to buy my 4 x 512MB SODIMM's do you ?

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