1394 posts • joined 19 Jun 2007
Or just use uTorrent Remote?
There was, for a while, a Blackberry cloud-based platform, that was canned. We had been using it too and it was quite good.
Still, no-one round here uses Blackberry's any more, so...
Re: No Lumia?
The article also ironically states they're phones you can afford to lose down the beach.
What's the exact definition of landfill? Does it have to include an absence of sand?
So this lets you jump your Azure data around without ending up in a house of pain?
Shame to have to retire SBS 2003 really. Glad to retire most of the hardware it's running on though.
Maybe P2V it with only open ports to Exchange.
Isn't this Streisand's favourite app?
Just to add to that, the practice of passing you around various agents who use the Chinese Whisper get-out. You never get the same agent twice and your original complaint is watered-down or otherwise modified in each transaction until unrecognisable from the original.
eBay are the best (worst?) example of this. Never the same agent twice, problem never resolved. 8 years now and counting.
Until yesterday we were using the admittedly, free, No-IP service for redirecting to our webcam. We probably would never have become a paying customer, so it's probably no great loss that I added an A record at our domain for the (now) static IP hosting the webcam and we no longer need the No-IP account.
To some small degree, that has affected No-IP's business (though god knows how if we weren't paying them a bean) and it must have had worse repercussions elsewhere with paying customers.
I hope Microsoft's apology includes some kind of financial compensation.
Perhaps Microsoft could set up and police their own DDNS service.
Love the first picture, showing the STILL non-responsive Reg site :D
Wait... what year is this?
I must thank them for drawing my attention to this.
Re: Re. pogo pins
Re: It's empty!
'Oh, cut the bleeding heart crap will ya? We've all got our switches, lights, and knobs to deal with, Striker. I mean, down here there are literally hundreds and thousands of blinking, beeping, and flashing lights, blinking, beeping and flashing - they're flashing and they're beeping. I can't stand it anymore! They're blinking and beeping and flashing! Why doesn't somebody pull the plug?'
Re: I see what you did there
Surely we deserve a share of the revenue for this article :D
Hmmm what could possibly go wrong with paying Oracle for a kernel that subverts the running kernel in order to splice in updates real-time?
On the whole I get where you're coming from, and Microsoft's licensing is indeed bollocksed, but most 1 man bands I deal with don't work with multi-terabyte datasets, rarely over 100GB (something I always mirror locally with a NAS).
Your clients are paying you, presumably monthly, to look after their shit so what happens there when times are hard? Do they stop paying you for a while and risk their systems going to shit from lack of maintenance? If it gets that bad that you can't afford £20 bucks a month, then you're going to have real trouble paying for IT consultancy/support.
For a business of above 5 users, it might make sense, but for 1 guy running a small business, I think Microsoft's cloud is actually a fair proposition.
It sounds like your clients are way more demanding than mine!
Debate is good.
+!s for Fing and Nirsoft.
Trevor, thanks for 'coming clean' about what software and hardware vendors you use for small businesses. I'm having trouble understanding your accounting though.
You mention that many of the smaller businesses you support are working from home and typically have one user per location.
How is it cheaper to buy all the equipment you mention for each locality and pay the subscription for all the services you mention, than subscribing to Windows Intune with SA and Office 365 Small Business Premium (which is about to offer 1TB OneDrive per account)?
In my locality, it's £12.12 for O365SBP and £8.64 for Intune with SA, that's £20.76pcm for a fully managed OS (many people pay far in excess of that per month to watch Rupert Murdoch's crud), Office suite and anti-malware, remote support with Easy Assist, 1TB of storage space for cloud backups and collaboration, 60 minutes of Skype to landlines and a heap more.
To go your route, I'd have to sell a sync service, a backup service, Google Apps for Business, a Netgear UTM (I agree that Netgear make excellent products for Small Businesses) with the subscriptions for the filters and I still wouldn't have the latest Windows OS (some may say not a bad thing) or the latest Microsoft Office suite.
O365SBP also allows licensing on multiple devices per user, including tablets etc.
I just don't see how you're paying octuple the cost for Microsoft's cloud/subscription-based model when you total up your shopping list as the alternative.
I'm not pro-Microsoft or trolling here, rather genuinely interested in how you balance the cost given the above.
It's not like we weren't warned, multiple times, over many years, that support for XP would end.
Your bleating serves no purpose other than to make me suspect you're trolling.
Re: Happens to us as well.
You could insist they use a tunnel
Assign a different IP address to each domain hosted on your email server.
Use SSL/TLS for SMTP and block port 25.
But seriously, use the free Outlook.com or Google Apps for Business/Office 365 and save yourself the hassle. Running and maintaining an email server, unless it's purely for your own accounts or you're a masochist, is a waste of resources unless you're doing it on a very large scale.
All IVR systems tell you what position you are in the queue.
Stronger banking regulations. Proof of WMD (or an apology and honesty).
A cure for cancer
Re: how does this compare to phones from a few years ago?
I reckon we'd be pleasantly surprised with either the Moto or Nokia budget phones, but I have 2 SGS2s with extended batteries and I'm inheriting another soon hopefully.
Should last me 6 years with any luck, before the buttons all wear out on them.
It would seem the majority of Chinese save 50% of their income (IMF 2010).
I don't see that in the West.
To save money is a foreign concept to the majority of people around me.
Re: Star Wars generated plenty of imitators at the time, but few - if any - are remembered.
I'm surrounded by assholes!
Re: @b166er - you misunderstand
'Since iOS 5, Apple has been using the iMessage service to deliver ordinary texts from people if those folks also have Apple devices and use the iMessage service. This is in addition to the free messages people can send from Apple-to-Apple over Wi-Fi or using mobile data.'
It's not the same as WhatsApp etc at all...
Re: I really don't see...
Sorry jai, but that doesn't work.
Until I read this story, I thought the receiving of SMS messages was irrevocably tied to the subscriber number and was unaware that an intermediary could intervene and prevent delivery.
I don't feel a third party should be able to decide whether or not I receive an SMS (or telephone calls for that matter). I have a contract with a cellular network to supply me with telephony, SMS and data services. My tariff clearly states how many phone calls, how many texts and how much data I can use. The SMS service is quite clearly provided by that contract.
Perhaps in the small print for iMessage, it says that henceforth Apple will be responsible for SMS delivery, but I think that's wrong and that most users wouldn't have understood the consequences. SMS messaging has been a function of cellular network providers since its inception.
Apple need to fix this one.
Re: Same here
"Meanwhile, the average income in Romania is around £320/month. So in relation, their internet access is much more expensive"
Meanwhile, the fact STILL remains that broadband at that speed CAN be provisioned in Romania for much cheaper than Britain, in spite of the difference in GDP!
Why are you seemingly making excuses for the poor broadband provisioning in the UK?
Growth being XP Mode on new Windows 7 roll-outs?
20 fps? bit of a pwnfest then:)
Just need to spot the UPATRE downloader then?
How's this helping them?
On both sides of the fence.
Unless you're an American in certain states where sending people to their death via electrocution or injection of lethal chemicals is not at all considered barbaric and uncivilised.
It's at this point that I might quote Voltaire.
Re: now that's how you 'take a fall'
Thank you voice of reason.
Re: They have damaged their own brand
Exactly, I just uninstalled Candy Crush
If it's so good at tracking, can't they create a mesh network between planes and have the ones at in proximity to airports, hoover up bandwidth from cell towers to share with other aircraft?
That would sort out the latency problem, no? And do away with the need to bounce it all off satellites.
I find myself agreeing with the boss of Aria, UNLESS the claims are true (and if true, the guy needs to apologise profusely as his response is bordering on arrogant).
Either way, one should always know better than to buy a refurnished or 'clean pull' hard drive.
Best not to scrimp on these things.
Quite like Chrome Remote Desktop myself
VPN + RDP is also good, although IPSEC VPN cross-platform is a bit of a PITA
Re: Obligatory XKCD link
But surely two-factor authentication?
If not, why are you still with that bank???
Looking at the ophcrack rainbow tables, you now need 13 characters (from all of the 4 groups) to be secure from any Tom, Dick and Harry :(
Presumably various intelligence agencies have larger still rainbow tables, so passwords are probably a waste of time unless you can remember passwords comprised of all 4 character groups and at least 15 characters in length.
Can anyone confirm whether pass phrases (ie concatenations of dictionary words) are harder to crack?
Such as: XKCD
EDIT: I looked up ^ and saw this has been discussed.
There needs to be a better way.
I just bought an HTC 8X from Expansys purely because it was the only well-known retailer selling one.
It arrived 4 days later. Anyone know if you can change the back cover? (it's yellow)
You mean hopefully the registrar for me.uk doesn't exhibit the same weakness.
Maybe the Reg should have a FinXP countdown timer in the masthead :)
Re: Its a mess on Intel "et al's" own making...
I daresay a computer from 2003 (advent of SATA interface), coupled to a nice new SSD, would be powerful enough for most people.
The HDD bottleneck has finally gone, which to my mind, was the one remaining piece of the puzzle.
Re: Ofcom , 118 , 192 ... I can handle all that crap. Just ban NON geographic numbers. PLEASE.
I'm sure Neelis Kroes et al are working on those NGNs for you.
Most GOV departments have implemented 03 numbers, which are included.
If you own an 0845 number, you can claim the equivalent 0345 number for free IIRC
Just need to wait for Zotac to put Haswell in their Zbox. Much better value.
<edit> They already have. ID91, ID92, IQ01 (Plus models come with memory and storage)
Erm, I think the obesity problem is less to do with what we eat and more to to with the fact that we don't get anywhere near the amount of exercise that we need. This of course also contributes to many other health problems on top of obesity.
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