38 posts • joined 19 Jun 2007
I'll add to the linux offering by suggesting gddrescue for proper buggered hard drive data recovery.
Use it daily for recovering customers hard drives. Took 9 months to clone a drive with it once but I got everything back.
Re: eXtended Patching
This is the same exploit.
With a new name/owner. They started this in Bournemouth and failed, hopefully they can get it together this time.
Re: Yay for iPlayer!
See the new one here : http://i.imgur.com/NRKuePr.png
What have they done??? Brrr.
Quantum Bigfoot was my first hard drive upgrade, went from an 80MB up to the dizzying heights of 4.3GB.
Was in London with a group of friends over the weekend, had to take the tube a couple of times.
We opted for the automatic machines to get our tickets, it took 4 attempts for it to even recognise where we wanted to go despite going through exactly the same process every time.
We then realised we had bought the wrong tickets and had to deal with an actual person to get it sorted.
If you want to automate something, make sure it's not a complete clusterfuck of information that only a local could possibly decipher.
How do you go about encouraging a sheep to perform a sexual act on you? Dinner, drinks and a movie?
Smart phone tyre pressure monitoring.
Don't let the chair hit you on the way out!
Not on Google Apps?
No sign of the adverts here, I'm using Google Apps though so perhaps that makes a difference?
This isn't it's major flaw.
The biggest problem with Rapport is the horrendous performance hit it brings. I'd go as far as saying it's worse than Norton. 8 out of 10 computers we get in for repair that are running slow have Rapport installed. Remove it and the problem vanishes.
If any of my customers PCs are anything to go by, they're not installing the XP updates anyway! Still see a hell of a lot of XP machines in for repair and I'd say 90% of them are at least a couple of months behind on updates, if not more.
I've had 2 in the last month that didn't even have SP3 installed.
Google+ for near instant automatic photo backup
It's the way to go, just set Google+ to automagically upload my photos when on charge and WiFi. Then I don't have to worry if my house burns down and my backups taken via SweetHome to my loft server go up in smoke.
Already sling Google a few dollars a month for 25GB storage.
Thought I'd failed at ordering completely.
Spent most of the morning trying to get one, the site failed and failed and failed and then the stock was gone and I was fuming.
20 minutes later I get 2 emails telling me that I've ordered the phone. 2 separate orders had gone through.
Didn't really think to buy both and stick one on ebay, so the 2nd one got cancelled.
What does the internet think?
I tend to agree from the Feb release...
You can buy it for 63p from Google Play with no adverts...
And the best thing about it?
Jailbreaking it and running XBMC. I've got 2 now and have never used any of the Apple software on them.
Hideous piece of software. Eats up resources like a good dose of spyware. We spend a lot of time removing it from customers machines cos it's doing more harm than good.
Am I the only person who had no idea what YouView was?
The old Desire had...
The old desire had the volume lowering when picking up the phone, or silence on flip over.
The original is still the best android phone IMO. Get shot of the HTC crap and install a clean Gingerbread ROM like Oxygen and it's an awesome piece of kit.
I'm going to patent
The magnetic Tazer.
Least of their worries
It's being ported to pretty much anything you can plug into the PS3's USB port, including Android phones, PSP's, many USB development sticks and best of all : Sixaxis/Dualshock3 controllers.
Cos they're security software is bloated shit. Gonna be needing that 6 core Intel 980x!
Check www.samknows.com. Use the exchange search.
Is this all it seems?
Do they actually pay per image? Wouldn't they have a contract with Getty and AP that allows them as many photos as they want a year?
I'm better than anyone who likes an Apple product.
I'm better than anyone who likes an Apple product.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I couldn't find any way to uninstall the desktop app either through the start menu or add/remove programs.
Logitech Harmony 525
Had a Logitech Harmony 525 for a while now. It's not got the full colour display but it does only cost £50 from Amazon and cheaper if you hunt around. Fantastic bit of kit. Review here http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/10/30/review_universal_remote_controls/page4.html
IT? Eh? Where am I? I'm not even sure what game she's playing.
Norton Internet Security is a festering pile of turd. It slows computers down and isn't even that effective at stopping nasties getting in.
They're already down to £350
There's been a price drop on the 280 already, we'll be selling them for around £350 inc VAT. This exact model actually.
... this is just a USB wireless keyboard. I use my Logitech USB wireless keyboard on my Wii and 360 just fine.
Are people really not going to buy this because it's an extra £21?
Tighter than a nuns chuff.
Would you suddenly stop drinking pints because it's gone up an extra 5p? Probably try and blame that on MS too.
Hard to recommend them..
I've always been a big advocate of Virgin/NTL, but it's getting increasingly difficult to recommend them to anyone.
I fear the day will come when I have to leave them myself, which will be a shame. I've been with them for years now and never had any problems.
Phorm, evening caps, daytime caps? What's next?
You Wii is flashing to let you know about the 3.2e update. The only extra functionality noted is a warning in the game channel icon when the disc inserted has an update on it.
It's really easy to get rid of. Google for SymNRT.
You could just email the file over, get them to run it and enjoy the fact that at least Symantec can write a program that actually does uninstall everything they ever made.
It's worth running it through even if you've already uninstalled via add/remove programs, especially if you used the Firewall.
Let's just hope the NTSC version runs on a chipped PAL Wii!
This is only serving to hype the game up more and people will go to great lengths if the game turns out to be any good.
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