I have mine loaded with plex and Kodi and use it for nothing else. The Mrs uses the Prime Vid service via the app built into our telly. The native plex client on the Fire stick is much better than the one for Sammy telly but at least I have a choice. I could, if I could be bothered, install PleXBMC on the firestick to consolidate things but the native plex client is a much nicer interface according to YouTube so I won't bother.
58 posts • joined 13 May 2011
Re: No Problem
I think you've just pointed out that AC is in actual fact Alex Salmond.
Re: Service went down, then it was brought back up again. @peshman
I should have mentioned that I'm also signed up with Virgin Media. I had dinner with the Mrs and then made a couple of calls to family and friends before going to bed. Everything was fine the next morning and my life carried on as normal. I get that this is an IT related site. Come on really? The internet connection goes down for a few hours one evening and people got seriously worked up over it? Go to the pub and have a pint with a mate until it comes back up again.
Re: Service went down, then it was brought back up again.
You typed all of that just because your internet connection went down on a school night between dinnertime and 11pm? You don't even mention that you were vpn'd into your office to do some work so I can only assume that you weren't. I guess you've got your priorities sorted. Chill Dude. There are more important things in life to get worked up about.
Service went down, then it was brought back up again.
There's a story there somewhere.
Apex launcher and amazon app store from the amazon link.
Re: More anti-bitcoin bias
Nobody, at least not I, has/have said that BC is a bad concept. As innovations go it's been a marvel of anti-establishment rhetoric. That's the problem though, as a currency it's far too volatile to use for everyday FX transfers and as an investment currency it's a non starter.
How do you know how much it'll be worth next week/month/year? It's not pegged to any other currency to prop up its value. You wouldn't just buy some to invest in it and hold some in a wallet like you would with pounds or euro in a bank account? The only Issue that has been mentioned is that it would be traceable in the long run if someone paid you with them and you tried to spend/transfer them.
Re: Another nail in the BC coffin?
Not at all. Just saying that it'd be the most stupid ransom method ever. BC isn't the same as unmarked small bills. You can't just hand 'em over to just anyone to launder and spend 'em in your local supermarket/mini-mart/pub. Forensic accountants are pretty good at following the physical assets, as and when, either cash is used or BC wallet transfer in exchange for tangible goods.
Another nail in the BC coffin?
Forensically trace the hashes when they're cashed in or dropped into the destination wallet and wait for the info to be gathered from TOR exit node.
More like Head Up, A$$!
You're likely to be gaming on a 2GB RAM micro PC are you? I think the post was made with a certain sense of irony. What value added will this stick bring that most newer smart TV's won't?
You seem to have misunderstood what the Bootnotes section of this site is for.
Small Gods was my favourite.
Zap out a small lightning bolt for me every time you come to mind or whenever I see a turtle.
I'll be raising a pint in your honour.
I only average between 80 - 105Mb/s transferring large files over USB-3 on any of my external 3.5" powered desktop drives. The interface bandwidth theoretical speeds have nothing to do with real life performance.
Maybe, just maybe...
During their UAT phase someone decided that it might be more convenient to have the TV call home to check to see if there are any software updates just as soon as it is switched on? You know, like Joe public who doesn't want, or need, to know about firmware maintenance or software updates might find it convenient not to have to know about how these things are done.
My Sammy F series and H series are both web enabled but I know better than to have any models with speech recognition or built-in webcams. I bought them to hook into my Amazon Prime acc and Plex. There is only one wire coming out of the TV in the bedroom for power. The Mrs resisted putting a Tv in the bedroom because she didn't want it taking over the room with wires snaking out all over the place. She lives in the real world where tech is supposed to enhance her quality of life because in her world a TV is supposed to entertain and be something that she can just switch on and watch The Great British bake off.
Storm in a teacup!
Get over it. If you're willing to wear a tin hat and cut yourself off from everything to avoid being snooped on then fair enough, you have a point to be made.
If you have a debit/credit card, a drivers License, utility bills, bus pass/travelcard/oyster card, mortgage, loans or finance of any sort, mobile phone, land line, cctv outside your front door and even step foot into most shops then you're being tailed. You're an idiot if you think otherwise.
Your telly is just one more thing adding to the already massive amounts of data being collected on you. It's too late to lose sleep over it now.
That is all.
Free lunch anyone?
So, a free web browser, email account and search service is being offered and you assume you're being offered a free lunch? What? You didn't realise that they'd want some sort of return on the investment?
So are we saying that satellite reception hardware can't be detected remotely? Presumably, some form of handshake takes place along the way so that duplicate data isn't downloaded from the transmission stream to the local cache. I grant you that I'm only speculating, but if a signal is broadcast on a particular frequency then how do you stop that particular frequency from being hijacked? Or there is nobody capable of spoofing a satellite transmission signal to bork your bit of hardware? Even if it's as simple as pretending to tell you to download an OTA firmware update?
...“bypass censorship, ensure privacy, and offer a universally-accessible information service at no cost to global citizens.”
How, exactly is that going to work then? If your box is preloaded and requires a data connection for updates what's to stop any closed dictatorship or censorship motivated government from blocking the updates and censoring what's on the box before it's allowed to be used in their territory? Even more alarming is the fact that they could actually make the use of these things illegal.
...and back on topic
What's the problem? Parents have intimate relations. A grown man living with his parents might accidentally come across a situation where his parents behave as they do if he wasn't there. He doesn't look unemployed so I'm guessing he's either saving for a deposit or too cheap to pay rent to live somewhere else. Shit happens!
I thought it was quite funny. However, I haven't lived with my parents since I could first afford a mortgage many. many, moons ago.
BTW, What humping? Looked like a bit of shaving to me.
@Si 1 - How does pulling Bose products from Apple stores equate to losing the entire Fanboi market? Bose have their own stores and can be bought at multiple retail outlets not owned by Apple. Their inline mic range for Apple products is a vertical market if anything. They'd survive just fine without them.
Did I miss the bit about attractiveness?
“I know I don’t look like your typical applicant,” or “I know there aren’t a lot of women in this industry,” and pointed out successes on her resume, she received higher ratings from reviewers than counterparts who made no mention of their looks."
I'm not sure what the context is but I can't see anything relating to a woman's looks in that statement. There are not a lot of women in the industry could just be an observation based on gender, not the attractiveness of that gender.
Maybe I'm just overanalysing.
Re: Too late to edit but also...
Isn't that called market manipulation?
Too late to edit but also...
Nobody is wondering why execs are dumping shares just before the release of a new product? I can imagine that the window for not being allowed to trade in your own company shares covers the period of fluctuation due to a big product release since the price usually goes up. What if you're expecting the share price to dip lower than your sale price before the launch whilst the embargo period is still in place?
Scheduled share sale?
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm no conspiracy theorist...
The sale of shares was scheduled for a particular date but how can there not have been any conflict of interest, commonly known as INSIDER DEALING since the date of release of the next iThing was already known to the sellers of the shares?
Re: Why I didn't update
Two down votes by two overzealous fanbois who don't really want to hear the truth? I have an iPad 3 and want to use it the way that I want to use it. Dare say, I use it the way that it suits my life. I can watch mkv files without transcoding them and copy stuff to and from it almost as easily as I can with my Android phone using iFunbox.
So, justify to me what iTunes does better than a tiny bit of software that "Just works"
Re: Why I didn't update
The Third option you say?
How about letting people use iFunbox to install the OS from a file sourced from a direct download link via an https login page?
I F**king hate iTunes!
Ive lost the plot?
I suppose he could be muttering that to himself.
So, in the digital age...
Where we have facial recognition software, and the ability to run database searches in a flash, it still takes 3 years to file a patent? Surely each jurisdiction has it's own patent office which has the initial patent application scanned and stored in a database that can be cross referenced? If not, why not? Wouldn't a simple fuzzy logic search pick up any similar patents already in existence or any that might have already recently been applied for?
What you're accused of...
is the same as what others have been prosecuted of.
Clear enough for you? The problem with there being a few bad apples is that the assumption is that the rest of the apples in the apple-cart are also rotten. You may not be into "CP" but the pictures were found in your house. To the rest of the world that doesn't use TOR they only get to hear about its nefarious uses. Conspiracy theorists can try to claim that the pictures were planted there by the powers that be. However, Jack Bauer scenarios are fictional and actual people have been banged up for using TOR to try to hide what they've been doing.
Re: Do you really think you can hide?
So the reason for tracking isn't the content? The whole premise of the argument is that there are enough ways to transmit data from A - B. What do YOU have to move that YOU don't want anyone else to know about that couldn't be sent by any other method? Prove that a snapshot of all the content being transmitted through TOR right now isn't mainly comprised of compromising material and I'll fight your corner with you. You won't do that though will you. Even if you were the only one with the ability to open it up and shut it again so that it's secure.
That's the problem. Innocent until proven guilty only works if you can't be proved guilty. Right now you don't have an alibi for anything that might be found to be incriminating. It's a fair cop. Accusations have been made but you're not throwing up any arguments to discredit them are you?
Do you really think you can hide?
If you step out of your front door somebody knows what you look like. Get online and someone knows what you've been looking at and browsing for. I don't lose sleep at night worrying about who knows what about me. If my bank cards are stolen, I call the bank and they put the money back in my account. The credit ref agencies make sure that I can still get a loan and life goes on. FWIW, I don't use TOR because I don't download illegal content and don't need to look at "CP" Isn't that the basic assumption behind the reason for anyone using it? Sure, the stuff within the network is encrypted but as soon as you convert that picture/mp3/data back into some form of recognisable file format to view it once it's left the exit node then it becomes fair game doesn't it?
Offered to work for the Russians?
I'm no conspiracy theorist but what does his spying for the NSA on the Germans have to do with wanting to pimp himself to the Russians? Unless he's already working for the Russians and it's their plan to stir up shit between the Americans and the Germans...Hmm. Something stinks about this story.
CP is not a word
I suggest you have a chat with your parents about the quality of your teachers at your old school regarding Capitalisation. "CP" is not a word.
Even if, as the conspiracy theorists say, he was set up by the NSA/MI5/6/GCHQ/Aliens...etc. I still fail to see how in any context that he mentioned the phrase 'CP'? I don't use it in normal language, not even posting on the internet. If he did indeed advocate the use of TOR as being secure enough to be able to even transmit it then that's enough to take a closer look at him isn't it? If there is proof to show that he did say it in a chatroom authoritatively to another user then, as far as i'm concerned, he should get locked up and they should throw away the key. Maybe he's a good reason for monitoring exit nodes?
I fully expect the privacy brigade to bring on the downvotes, but at least I'm not an anonymous coward! I'm glad he was picked up.
The problem is that you seem to want something for free when it actually costs something to build. Last I recall, Oracle, not my favourite company by any means, isn't a charity.
Re: No Sympathy
" This is beyond most IT depts that have worked largely only with MS technology for maybe 20 years"
You conveniently forgot to mention that 20 years ago Linux was a baby OS written by someone who didn't want to pay for a unix licence. I used to boot it and run it off a floppy disk because I needed to write COBOL code for a first year assignment. There was no easy GUI. Fiddling with FWM and slackware with XConfig was a nightmare! Dos and windows 3.x and office 4.2 was a lifesaver for the rest of my assignments. There are a lot of people with rose tinted glasses around these days.
Posted anonymously because I don't have the energy to play ping pong with a bunch of blinkered linux fanbois who can't be bothered to sit back and think about the bigger picture. Linux may be great now but it was crap in the real world back when the NHS signed up M$.
Re: Is this really possible?
@Doug S. "Windows 8 has dropped from over 7.5% to under 6% in nine months? Despite millions of new PCs being sold with Windows 8?"
I bought a 'new' PC that came with windows 8 preinstalled and upgraded it to Win7 Ult. Maybe there are a good few others doing the same thing as me, even at home and as you say also in the office I work in. Win7 is stable and works. It's an OS that launches apps. Isn't that the purpose of an OS? It lets me run the apps I use to be productive and manage my data,
At least Michael Flatley can sleep at night...
Even if anyone had bothered to upload any torrents of his crap, nobody is downloading it.
A downvote for providing a simple solution to a simple problem?
Looks like I've got my own NSA troll.
So surely all that is needed is a phone that communicates on dual frequencies isn't it? Most phones are quad band now so it wouldn't be like reinventing the wheel to have one band exclusively for emergency service use and the other for general use.
I hope that downvote was a slip of the mouse and not a real downvote. If it was real does the person who downvoted want to explain what was so unreasonable about the original post? This stinks of NSA interference. Do you honestly believe that emergency services couldn't use a non public bandwidth? If these jammers interfered with those then fair enough, they should be illegal.
I still say that to the Mrs when she goes off on one.
Cat amongst pigeons
I recently had a nice BT Openreach man come to install my Sky fibre broadband. He was honest enough to let me know that I could expect up to 40mb download and 10mb upload. In real terms it'll fluctuate between 35/38 and 7/10 after a couple of days. True to his word, that's what I got. The infrastructure all seems to be owned by BT and the engineers who come to install the line to your property seems to be owned by BT too. As an end user/consumer I don't really care who provides my service as long as I get what I pay for. AFAIK Sky are the only provider that don't traffic shape in any manner. That's why they get my business.
I'm just sayin'
16 downvotes for expressing an opinion based on fact?
Looks like the Linux fanbois are in bed with the Apple fanbois. Seems like there is more than one coalition in Blighty...
I will be downgrading my non touch screen Win8 laptop back to Win7. 3.5gb for "sp1" is retarded!
Would you like breast or leg?
(Leg appears to be the safer option whenever discussing Turkey or turkey)
@ Roger Stenning.
"Isn't it interesting to notice that most of the anti-union people are using AC...?"
Possibly because they've been press-ganged into joining a union when they got offered their jobs? Now that they've seen the light they don't like it but don't need to p1ss anyone off that might make life difficult in the real world where they have to make a living and feed their families?
Yep, it's interesting isn't it?
Re: Think of the children
Are you wanted for some misdemeanor that you think you've gotten away with up until now? If you answer "No" then you still sound suspicious. If you think it's because you'll be framed by someone else for something you didn't do then I suggest you throw your debit/credit cards away and go live in a cave in the woods wearing a tin hat! life is too short to worry about the world conspiring against you. Or are you just a scaremonger?
Isn't that what convenience is about?
I have Sony NFC tags dotted around, The one on my desk switches my ringtone from silent to vibrate, send an auto text to my Mrs, turns off WiFi, switches on Bluetooth, connects to my headset and starts my MP3 app. That's a heck of a lot of faffing about that I'm saved from as I'm trying to get away from my desk. One tap on the corner of my desk and I'm good to go.
So buy a laptop and stop messing about with a tablet. Coding without a keyboard is an idiot move isn't it?