* Posts by Carrot007

12 posts • joined 21 Jun 2011

Google: All your leaked passwords are belong to us – here's a Chrome extension to find them


Re: Which password manager to plump for?

Notepad, obviously ;-)

Is your kid looking at GCSE in computer science? It's exam-only from 2022 – Ofqual


Re: Old skool

> And you're confusing IT (how to drive) with programming (how to build a car).

Now this is why nobody likes car analagies.

IT (being a passenger and not falling out), Programming (how to drive), electrical engineer in computers (how to build a car). But whatever.

Black Friday? Yes, tech vendors might be feeling a bit glum looking at numbers for the UK


Re: Well what do you expect

I got paid today.

Are you such a muppet you think everyone gets paid at the same time?

Also do you not have any savings?

Still is bollocks though.

Alabama man gets electrocuted after sleeping with iPhone


Re: and things like chargers tend to have plastic prongs with metal tops.

Your linked picture is not of a BS standard plug.

The eath pin is required to be metal. Even if it is not used. Not that anyone seems to care these days.

You should install smart meters even if they're dumb, says flack


> nowhere near bright enough

Sucks to be you buying underpowered bulbs.

Moved house last year so all bulbs here are now LED (excepting 1 CFL I had left that I used for one of the lights i put in the loft).

A 6 or 7.5 watt led is much brighter that old bulbs were. And a 4 watt GU10 seems a much better repalcement for all the 50 watt halogen gu10's that came with the multi light fitting i put up and all the halogen gu10's dies within 6 months as usual. The leds are still running and have had no problems.

And FWIW all my LED's are ASDA branded.However I do look to see who made them and only grab if it's a good one/ Maybe some of the cheap ones are not. I guess some people cannot cope with the fact that a led bulb cost more that old bulbs used to and buys low watt or crap.

Not to mention leds come in any colour range you want.


Re: It was damn cold

> No chance of smart gas meter in our house as no chance of signal where meter is sited

The gas meter not having power (running off battery for obvious reasons) is slaved to the electric and sends the electric the reading every minute or so.

So unless your gas meter is in a faraday cage you should be ok.


Re: Just thinking aloud...

Not multi supplier but sort of what you are asking for:



Re: I like them

> Please tell us you didn't have a smart meter installed just for the energy monitor.

No one cares about the monitor after 5 minutes.

And you are aware that the clip on monitors and really shit at low usage levels? A real smart meter is not, but even then you unpluf the unit after a day or so.


Re: Need more than one network...

You believe that you can get a mobile signal in 99.9% of the UK.

I have news for you.....

Marks & Sparks accused of silently bonking punters over the tills


> There ought to be a "confirm" button on the operator's screen.

You mean on the card.

Why trust someone else to confirm you are paying?

Microsoft ejects DVD playback from Windows 8


VLC is great and I use it whereever I can. However there is something up with the OSX version.

It may just be performace. When playing HD stuff (I only go for 720 since it is an original intel macbook) I get occasional pausing and stuttering. I also note the machien does not heat up so it appears not to be hitting anything near max cpu usage.

i have recently installed mplayer instead and get no such issues, however at times the machine does get hot and the fan comes on as expected.

Apple will 'own games industry'


You mean own A "Games Industry"

There really needs to be some sort of distinction beetween games and distractions.

Games to me are big and involved.

Distractions were always available on computers as well but they are certainly not worth mentioning in the same manor as real games. Games they may be but only in the same way a Fiat Panda and the QE2 are both vechicles.

As much as media likes to shove unrelated things together it makes no sense.

There wil lalways be a real games market. It's just not as big as the distractions market anymore.

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