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Yes lads. There's a whole phase of testing that's supposed to cover that....I wonder what went wrong....
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Yes lads. There's a whole phase of testing that's supposed to cover that....I wonder what went wrong....
Unless it has changed recently PlusNet store your password in plain text and will email it out to you. This is safe because reasons, so I'm not surprised.
That's pretty much a Pebble... Until fitbit killed it.
Mind you they've killed it nicely and left it open for other people to offer support.
You can get little adapters that change micro-USB to USB-C for pennies on Amazon...
I've found that my Wileyfox Swift X will stop charging if Im using the GPS and its a hot day in the car. Presumably this will be even more of a problem for wireless charging.
How am I supposed to charge my phone when its in the third party cradle in my car being used for GPS if it has to lie flat on a charging pad? How am I supposed to charge it from a power bank when Im out and about?
I've never had a USB port fail - its always the plug that fails by design. I dunno what you're doing with your phones...
Pretty much my experience. O2's horrible network and platform with another even more horrible platform nailed on top.
Issues? Why not see if the man at the bus stop or the checkout lady in Morrisons has the answer for you! Sometimes cheap ends up quite expensive.
My Pebble Steel has both...
How often are you going to want to use the compass, not be able to recalibrate AND be on charge at the same time?
Nat West tried this line with me when I opened letters for the last owners of my house. I opened the letters because I did not want the bailifs turning up on my doorstep trying to recover their debts.
As I'd already informed NatWest that the people they wanted did not live at my house I managed to wring an admin fee out of them.
One could very well argue that if something as widely used on Windows 10 as Classic Shell is running then Windows 10 should be aware that instability could ensue and not do the upgrade.
An upgrade breaking some slightly esoteric piece of software Im running I can accept...an upgrade causing a popular third party piece of software to make the system unstable is just unacceptable.
Knowledge of domains, URLs and an inkling of how the internet works suggests this way, way above Ambers paygrade.
Amazon has AMD miniITX mobos - I just bought one with a Trinity chip to replace the crappy Atom one that lost its ethernet port and couldn't sustain an ethernet USB connection without locking up.
"The Nest+Yale lock uses Google's Thread IoT protocol to communicate with its Connect bridge – or its Secure home station if you have that. This is a smart move as it puts a buffer between the lock and the internet. It's going to make hacking the door to open a much harder affair."
Without knowing the ins-and-outs of the security involved I'm can't help but feel this is the triumph of hope over experience....
PlusNET also holds passwords as plain text and sees nothing wrong with that - nothing can go wrong because of reasons I didn't fully understand.
It is, however, the main reason I left them.
But you have graduations with 'tech'. From experience testers are not far off 50/50 split genderwise and I'd say I've worked for more female team leaders than male.
I've managed that numerous times on Windows 7.
Well you say that but for me Linux has never lunched its registry, slowed to a crawl because it wants to update even thought I've told it not to (Windows 10), succumbed to viruses or malware, forced a reboot when I'm in the middle of something or just decided, for no very good reason, to stop working.
Most people these days don't install anything much beyond games once initial setup is done. My dad and my uncle both moved from XP to Mint Mate. I no longer get support calls and they're both very happy.
As far as I can see gaming and what machines are sold with are the only things holding Linux back in the home. If you want an appliance PC Mint is a much better choice than Win10.
Tesco offered me a generous £6 off for having a professionally fitted alarm - but then required it to be switched on at night and every time I left the house.
No. Its there, it works, I dont bother to tell the insurance company.
I've got a Swift X, and I must say its had multiple updates in the last 4 months. I didn't like the Truephone dialer and when I complained (because for some reason I couldnt find the Google dialer to download) customer service sent me the correct apk.
The latest update has fixed the only issue I had with the phone, which was that the signal strength was noticably worse than the Zenfone 2 I had previously. Battery life seems great.
The launcher seems inoffensive, but I aways swap out for the Google launcher, so I can't comment too much.
I'd have no problem recommending a Wileyfox to friends or family based on my experience.
A shiny anti-static bag will do just as well. Just fold the top over.
Longbridge did - they had a combined heat and power gas turbine.
Heaven knows what happened to that when SAIC took over.
Thank you for that. I always wondered what that was on Arriva Wales trains. I'd vaguely decided it was the train going through some sort of gearbox, but hadn't worked out quite why it needed so many gears....
That makes much more sense and I can die happy.
Umm...but the BBC buy in a lot from independent production companies...thats why BakeOff is on Ch4 now.
The BBC also have a record for producing utter dross - see about 50% or 'comedy' and drama on R4.
I used to listen to Radio 4 at lot. Now seems to be obsessed with music and 'the stories of ordinary people'. I barely bother these days. Sometimes the Archers, sometimes Today for background noise. Everything else has become so dumbed down over the last few years I can't tolerate it.
The BBC has nothing I want and TBH if it vanished tomorrow I really wouldn't miss it.
Or same battery life but a couple of mills thinner...shall we place bets?
Actually I found it rather amusing.
Ah - do it once and you're on the hook forever. For them, and their relatives, and their friends....
Actually the issue is more to do with the deluded remainers who told the Civil Service not to bother preparing for a Leave vote because it would never happen...
Possibly the same deluded remainers who told us Europe would never have a joint armed force...http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/emmanuel-emmanuel-macron-eu-army-joint-defence-budget-french-president-nato-britain-brexit-russia-a7968346.html
While Bombadil is deeply annoying what actually IS he?
Theres a massive backstory there (unless its covered in the books I couldn't get through). A being who resists the power of the ring utterly, commands nature and dark spirits, but is not all-powerful?
I'd like to know more.
But you KNOW the vendors would make a hash of it.
My netbook came with an abomination of Linux that had to be nuked before it became anything like usable.
My Acer nettop came with Linux, but sadly they had not been able to stretch to a wireless driver for the wireless hardware it actually contained, and was advertised on the box.
Sometimes I think they set themselves up to fail so they can say "Well, we tried and noone liked it" so they can go back to the easy Wintel formula.
For what purpose?
Its not going to pick up any industrial secrets, and the first time it raises a suspicion of acting on things its heard rather than been told its fairly easy to have it 'break' and return it for a refund.
I got a Dot free with my Wileyfox phone.
I was going to sell it - but I got curious. I absolutely love it now. I dont have any home automation so I'm not using it to the full, but using it to play radio, answer questions etc is great.
I live on my own so all its going to pick up is swearing at things that are not behaving themselves. I know about the privacy concerns, but tbh thats pretty much a non-issue for me.
After Christmas I'll be scouring eBay for another 3 to put around the house.
Tu-144 does look rather like it was nailed together in a shed by someone who had heard Concorde being described but had never actually seen it
HSBC played a blinder this week. Sending me a text message with a link telling me they were going to close my business account.
Obviously I ignored it and then noticed it was legitimate next time I logged into my account - they MAY keep my account open of I update everything by next year, but tbh if they're going to pull idiot shit like that they won't get the chance to be so manganous.
Is there any way I can sign up for being banned from having to fix other peoples PCs?
Perhaps someone could start a blacklist that IT pros have their names put on to save them from friends, neighbours, relatives, friends of friends etc...
Backcountry Navigator pulls the OS data from (I think) Bing maps and is excellent. Pay once for the full version and all the maps are free. I think the Free version is time limited.
If only it were that simple.
My laptop would update itself and then crawl until I relented and rebooted manually.
Firefox seems a lot faster than Chrome to me.
Manys the time I've opened something in Chrome, given up after a few seconds and reverted to Firefox.
Alan Sugar complaining about poor service and things not performing how one had expected them to... Who'd have thought....?
Someone has beaten you to it.....
I've run Nexus 1, then a Nexus 4, and now a Zenfone2. There is nothing about the Zenfone - size, battery life, performance or anything else that would make you think it wasn't just another ARM phone. The only thing about it that might raise eyebrows was the price, which was very good.
The only downside is that it will never get another update.
So, from a user perspective, ARM or Atom is neither here nor there...
To be fair I'm running an Android phone with an Atom chip (an Asus). I was dubious at first but it was a lot of phone for the money, and battery life, heat, performance and pretty much anything else you can think of its comparable in day-to-day use to an ARM phone.
And when exactly was Horizon 'hard science'? I gave up watching it over a decade ago when 20 minutes material was spread out to cover an hour and every programme seemed to revolve around how technology would destroy the world.
If the M6 is busy you might save time... If the M6 is fleeting freely the Toll takes longer as it's 7 miles longer than the M6 and still has the 70mph limit.
Technically inept? Never!
I must have dreamed the Muppet who runs PcWorld taking about his IoT fridge on Radio 4. He's not worried about security because noone would be interested in the photos of the stuff in his fridge that it can supply supply over the internet.
If you needed another reason to avoid PCWorld...
If we're plugging coffee places Panna on Tithebarn Street in Liverpool does the best coffee I've ever had. Awesome artisan baguettes as well.
"We'll need an EMERGENCY BUDGET literally the day after if you vote to leave..."
The 'hit the ground running' problem is just not a thing any more. I moved my 75 year old father and 65 year old uncle from XP to Mint Mate, with no UI tweaks beyond making everything bigger. Neither of them had any problems at all and the only difference they have noticed is that they can't install crap they find on the web - which is a bonus.
Support has dropped from an issue every couple of months to an issue every year or less.
You're telling me - About 10 years ago I bought some magazine archives, via the publisher no less, that are now utterly unreadable. Apparently Im not the only one.
I don't think you've ever tried a smart watch.
I absolutely love my Pebble. It'll do over a week, and if the battery gets very low it drops into dump-watch mode, so I still have the time.
If I'm out running or cycling it gives me distance/speed etc, which means I don't have to have my phone in my hand, and I don't have to turn it on to check. I can screen my calls, messages and emails and only get my phone out if I have to. I can control my music through it...
Even when I'm not wearing it if my phone chimes I automatically look at my wrist...
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