Bug or no bug, serves him right for having no backup of such valuable data.
109 posts • joined 27 Mar 2008
I have a BA Amex and I make bookings every week with BA. I just phoned the BA Amex card number (from India, where I am now) and there's a recorded message "We are aware blah....you are not liable blah....there is no need to take any action at this time".
So no panic from them, it seems.
My previous booking (in the time frame) was done on ba.com whilst logged in and I used my saved card details, just having to enter my CVV. I wonder if that helped or not, given that I didn't have to actually key in a bunch of stuff? Depends where the malware was plonked, I guess.
"Most of my Skype contacts have pretty much deserted it. When they do use it I never notice their message for several days - nor they my replies. Might as well use email - which at least would be seen within a few minutes."
Likewise. I just checked and I'm 7.x. But I also just had a look through my contacts list and couldn't find anyone who I didn't now communicate with using other means, e.g. S4B.
Notes client was always hideously horrid. I'm sure the backend was clever and had some shiny bits. but the front end was awful.
This thing should be killed. I actually thought it was dead already, since I've never seen it being used anywhere recently, not since I left Scottish and Newcastle in 2004.
You can, but although I work in IT I do actually enjoy living out in the sticks. i just have to get into the routine of downloading stuff overnight.
Last week I was away with work, and my USA colleague showed me his speedtest.com results. On his fibre connection in Texas he usually get around 996Mb up and down. So that's a real world test.
12Mb is still a 50% improvement for me though ;-)
I already have this setup. Teltonika RUT950 router with dual EE SIM cards and a decent antenna, for a coincidental £60/month. Except the gubbins bit is in the loft rather than forming a nesting perch outside.
Admittedly I only get 100GB per month but I do at least get 70Mb down and up, rather than the 10Mb this shoebox seems to be crippled with.
Bet there's still no static IP though, just the CGNAT crap.
(Rural Perthshire, in case you wondered, and I reckon I have the local EE 4G mast all to myself)
£7 month - give me the opportunity!
I currently pay £54/month for Zen's Office product, just so I can get the 832Kb upload. They have a fibre package starting at £33/month. I would gladly pay an extra £70/month for fibre, never mind an extra £7.
When all you can get is an "up to 8Mb" service, price is largely academic. It's access to the service that matters.
Whilst the NHS is huge, with about a million computers, it doesn't help itself by having dinosaur policies. Buying extended support from Microsoft for XP is a prime example.
There's every chance that this has spread by one of the zero-day exploits that were made public this week, this month or even this year, you can bet that their computers are very poorly patched.
Hit a poorly maintained LAN with a wormable encryptor and game over; all local files and network shares are encrypted very quickly on high-bandwidth networks.
Rolling back to "last night's backup" will be a challenge, and even a few hours' worth of lost work on a million PCs is a lot of work.
It was bound to happen eventually.
In all the areas I frequent near home, including the A9 between Dunkeld and Pitlochry, I can get 5 bars on Vodafone. That's 5 bars of GPRS, Not even an E symbol or a 3G symbol, let alone a 4G symbol on my phone. I have to go into a town to get 4G.
Hello? This is 2016. The A9 is the biggest trunk road in Scotland (hint: single digit). And only GPRS?
Pretty sure it has absolutely nothing to do with ISP whatsoever. My users on remote sites get their IP (or not, as the case may be!!) from our SBS2011 or 2012R2 boxes. None of our users at any of our sites get their IP from the router. So I don't see how it can relate to the router, and therefore the ISP. I think it's purely client-side (since our servers haven't been updated/bounced for a while).
And the problem first reared on one laptop on 7th November. Nothing would get it to connect, whilst the rest of the office was happily working. Got said laptop sent to different office and it connected fine.
Agreed, it's not just BT. I manage a dozen networks, all using Zen. We have Cisco 877 or Cisco 887 on them all, and we've had this problem for a few weeks now. The first time it happened, I even had a desktop PC couriered to me as I couldn't use teamviewer to access it.
We had three on Monday, two Tuesday and two yesterday, at four different sites.
Running those commands does fix it, but you can only run them if you are a local admin, which our users aren't....
We actually reckon it's solely a windows problem, unrelated to any router, because all our sites use SBS 2011 or 2012 R2 as the DHCP provider. Our bets are on a recent windows update.
It's a PITA.
In all our cases, they are all win 10, upgraded from Win 7.
There are ways and means of managing a team. Good ways and bad ways. Public denigration is never a good way of boosting morale in a team. I'm sure there are a lot of young developers out there who are highly skilled and highly motivated, but whom read Linus' posts and say "fu*k, that, I'm not working with that arrogant tw*t".
My view on lots of the above posts:
Models: I have a Dell 3130cn which I'm delighted with. it's been telling me for two years (or maybe three?) that the C/M/Y toners are nearly empty but it still happily prints all colours. Good job I didn't just chuck in my spare set when the printer warned me to.
Multifunction: never, ever buy a combined printer/copier/scanner. You wouldn't buy a spork (spoon+fork), you'd buy a spoon and a fork separately. You wouldn't hold an iPad up to your ear to make a phone call, you'd have a small phone for calls and a big iPad for videos (or Android/whatever). Get the right tool for the job, and if that means separate tools then fine.
HP: Never, ever buy HP. I did, once, and regretted it ever since. The nail in the coffin for me was when my £2k laptop had a hardware error the DAY AFTER the extended warranty expired, and they were not even remotely interested in helping me, even though my laptop was one of 20 that we'd bought. Cutting off nose to spite face?
HP are no longer significant in any market (although some unwise folks still buy their servers for some bizarre reason). HP are a Woolworths; they sell lots of stuff but it's all humdrum and they don't actually produce a single good product that makes them the goto place for something. They're an also-ran.
Downvotes expected. But I'm past caring.
I enabled V6, after my ISP (Zen) opened a trial. Yes, it's 2016, and it's just a trial. However it took nearly a month for them to set up my reverse DNS entry, and as most websites are still IPv4 anyway I found little benefit.
I have a backup network solution, via EE 4G, which offers no IPv6 at all. So rather than have a dog's breakfast of stuff on my LAN, I reverted to IPv4.
It's been happening for at least a fortnight - a friend of mine had it happen to him. I know he has a secure password (11 characters, mixed case, symbols) but he noticed in the morning that user X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X had connected and transferred files from his computer. I contacted TeamViewer and I received a stock answer about security.
I've no problem with it, since I pay my TV license. All I ask for, in return, is the ability to watch iPlayer and browse news.bbc.co.uk when I am overseas, which I am frequently (I'm writing this from a hotel in Milan). Having the BBC websites splattered with shitty adverts and getting iPlayer stuff blocked is, quite frankly, bollocks, when I am paying handsomely for the privilege of watching BBC when I am in the UK. Surely some form of authentication linked to a TV license is not beyond them?
Agreed, but the banishing of live tiles is just one advantage.
Right-click unpin, the technically literate solution to which you elude, just leaves a huge blank area where the tiles used to be. Is that meant to be a solution? And yes I know I can resize it, but I'm pretty sure the next application I install will want to plant itself there.
What advantages does Windows 10 *actually* bring to the average power-user? Windows 8 had some performance improvements, native mounting of VHD/VHDX/ISO files, improved File History. Enough for me to use Win8 (with Start8, of course).
But what does Windows 10 bring? Live Tiles - not interested. Cortana - not interested. Edge browser - not interested (Firefox). Multiple desktops - not interested (I use dual monitors soI have enough screen space without needing Jekyll and Hyde options).
Are there really any compelling reasons to use it?
I'm currently downloading from MSDN anyway, but I've yet to see any reason to install it.
Re: for me at least
Just checked mine, I have an 840 EVO which I've had for a couple of years I reckon. 931GB capacity, and I've written 14.52TB overall. And my laptop is in use all day, every day. Looking at SMART I have 7755 power-on hours (861 cycles).
So either of the shiny new devices would be very welcome on my desk. Thank you, I'll clear some space.
We use Ordnance Survey maps a lot (Memory Map application) and the 1:25000 and 1:50000 maps in HD take up 39.2GB. That's the main reason I have the 128GB iPad. My wife has a v1 iPad (my cast-off) and we wanted to replace that with something Android-ish.
I had high hopes for the Hudl2 - but max 32GB MicroSD - and I had high hopes for the Nexus 9 - but max 0GB MicroSD. So that's just blown away two potential Android devices for us.
Back to the drawing board.