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14 posts • joined 27 Jan 2012

MPs attack BT's 'monopolistic' grip on gov-subsidised £1.2bn rural broadband rollout

jockmcthingiemibobb

Re: Incumbent get more cash from incumbent fund

http://redrawinternet.com/residental.html

http://www.thinkingwisp.co.uk/

etc etc

Rural WISP's are already doing this so why can't the Government throw them a few bones? As the article indicates the situation is even worse is that BT are suitably vague about their coverage so WISP's run a huge risk of spending money on infrastructure and marketing only to find BT decide to roll in, subsidy and all.

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Help a hack: What's in your ultimate Windows XP migration toolkit?

jockmcthingiemibobb

Bandwidth limited community....smoothwall, squid or a mikrotik caching proxy. Smoothwall is ridiculously easy to setup and runs nicely on a VM like virtualbox.

A truckload of $10 used ubiquiti bullets, airgrids and pre-M nanostations from Ebay and some sector antennas.

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IT now 10 percent of world's electricity consumption, report finds

jockmcthingiemibobb

Re: Only half the equation

Less Paper? Perhaps that would be true if printer paper cost $100 a ream!

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LogMeIn uncloaks cloud storage bypass

jockmcthingiemibobb

Re: Clouds parting.

Meh. AeroFS does peer to peer for free.

What I really want is a peer to peer backup system with encryption, versioning and incremental backups. Sorta like Crashplan but with NAT traversal that actually works properly.

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Ten four-bay NAS boxes

jockmcthingiemibobb
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My vote also goes on the Readynas or Synology kit. Can't say anything good about Thecus. I've got an early 2006 Readynas (Infrant before Netgear acquired them) that hasn't missed a beat despite numerous power cuts. Switches itself on faithfully every morning (except the weekends), switches itself off at night, uses bugger all electricity, supports Active Directory, FTP's its backups and sends an email alert if the backup location is missing. I could WASTE my time knocking up a homebrew NAS but these things are now cheap as chips and most businesses are after something with proven reliability, after-sales support and a long warranty. If noise is an issue then a stock Thermaltake silent(ish) case fan goes straight in.

Any why test a 4 bay NAS with Raid 0?

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Sony wants cash to get out of tellies, into mobile, CMOS and games

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laptops

Agree on their excellent tellies and the easy to use software (especially compared to Panasonic). Their laptops however, are shonky as hell. Plus they're going down the Apple "can't service easily" route. Glue, tape and soft wobbly plastic abound on the latest Vaio notebooks. The CPU fans fail early tool. Junk.

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Toshiba leaps aboard flash-platter combo bandwagon with a wild cry

jockmcthingiemibobb
Meh

real world

We still use true SSD's in notebooks...a spinning drive in a laptop...no thanks. We've used a couple of dozen or so in desktops over the last few months and they are nowhere near as fast as true SSD. Performance "feels" slightly above a 10K raptor drive. Good price per GB compared to SSD though and they run cool and silent. They're almost perfect for upgrading all-in-one PC's.

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Ten 15in notebooks for under 400 quid

jockmcthingiemibobb

Re: Toshiba C660 ?! R U SURE

Odd. I've had mine 2 years, gets thrown in and out my car on average 6 times a day. Used by the girlfriend most evenings and HDD power on time reports over 3500 hours . Been dropped by moi or knocked off the couch by the dog a few times. Only an absolute troll could crack the plastic with their hands. My 3rd Toshiba and I'd certainly buy another. My own personal experience would equate the word Compaq with cheap, badly put together cr@p but horses for courses.

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Oooh-la-la! 'iPhone 5' bares all, strokes tiny nano-SIM in pics

jockmcthingiemibobb
Devil

I care not a jot about these new features. For actual phone calls (remember these?) I prefer ye olde phone with tactile buttons.

Seriously....I'm sure many current iPhone 4 owners will be more concerned about whether the iPhone 5 can survive a drop from just waist height without the screen smashing? Also curious if their new design requires about 1.5 hours and microsurgery skills just to replace the screen.

I'm so over Apple. Overpriced badly engineered Cr@p

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Hundreds of websites go titsup in Prime Hosting disk meltdown

jockmcthingiemibobb
FAIL

Re: Tut tut...

Restoring the data from a 3 month old backup would kinda imply they were relying on RAID as their backup solution

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Behold: First look at Office 2013, with screenshots

jockmcthingiemibobb
WTF?

Re: Why - Oh Why waste so much money when Open Office & LibreOffice are free?

>Plus there is still no substitute for outlook and its shared-ness (calendars, tasks etc).

Really? We use a mixture of Thunderbird, lightning, Windows 7, OS-X, Chrome, Android, IE9 and gasp....Outlook. Yet our little business runs quite well with free Google Apps and it's share-ness (calendars, tasks etc).

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Microsoft: Don't overclock Windows 8 unless you like our new BSOD

jockmcthingiemibobb
FAIL

Sure...the Acer and Compaq $h!te sourced from the local high street chain store is far more reliable than the customised boxes my local PC shop build that have never once blue screened in 5 years? Give me a break.

Be far more interesting to see an AMD vs Intel BSOD report

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Wake up, small biz: Learn to speak internet

jockmcthingiemibobb

farcebook

Back in the dark ages, they produced this massive book called the Yellow Pages. I believe they have a website...seems to list local businesses and everything.

http://yell.com

Obviously your iThing mob are too stupid to use it since it doesn't twitter or have social integration.

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UK probes Snickers over 'celebrity' Twitter adverts

jockmcthingiemibobb
Boffin

Could be worse

Could be worse....you could be in nooo zeelan. The 6 fingered yokels here call all confectionery "lollies".

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