I still remember my Fidonet address!
Haven't tried dialing in to Hairnett BBS to check my main in a LONG time! It's just dawned on me that I still know the phone number too!!!
84 posts • joined 19 Jun 2007
Number of people that will return a £500 brand new mobile device because it might burn their face off?
Nearly all of them.
Number of people that will return a £40 IP camera because it makes some websites fall over?
Close enough to zero for it not to make any difference.
All very well having a massive recall, but you've got to get the device owner to climb up a ladder, take down the camera, wait for a replacement yadda yadda yadda. There's too much effort required by the end user for what appears to them to be zero benefit.
The only way to make the device owners take notice would be to make the devices stop working, or curtail their internet connection in someway.
Works nicely, 8GB partition for it on the SSD. Runs swift, no wifi though. Only ethernet.
90% of apps seemed to work fine, it looks promising. I can see myself using it for the usual stuff I use my laptop for, but not yet.
It's just not quite there, impressive nonetheless.
Have done this on a number of Windows 7 and 8 machines and not had any sign of Windows 10 return.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Have had smart meters for about 7 years now. No fancy display in the kitchen, just replacement meters that send readings off to our supplier every day so they give us an accurate bill at the end of each month.
What's the problem with this? I see a lot of people flapping their hands about when it's been nothing but fantastic for us.
What have I missed in the last 7 years?
Windows 7 : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery
Windows 8 : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media
There are other links available for office, all direct from Microsoft, just provide them with your legit key and away you go.
To get your Windows 8 key (as they're usually stored in the bios/uefi) you can use pkeyui.
We're stuck with around 8Mbit ADSL2, the industrial estate we're on and the industrial estates near us are surrounded by residential estates that can all get FTTC.
Us? We've got the fastest connection on our industrial estate and BT have no plans to improve things.
Oh, and the government grant thing for covering the installation of a leased line or whatever? Doesn't apply in our postcode.
I like the ability to do away with the Search and Task View buttons in the latest build, but what I really want is a way to get rid of the Start button.
I use it SO rarely that I'd rather have the space for another application shortcut or open application.
The times I do use it, I have the Windows key or even CTRL+ESC.
I'm not talking a few months, this is going back about 4 years maybe. New cards have been issued during that period and since that first time of setting it up I've never once been asked to enter my password again.
Same with our cards at work, mixture of Visa and Mastercard, never asks for the password.
I never understood that extra verification step. I did it once for each card I have used online and have never been asked for the password again. I don't think I could even tell you what passwords I used now it was so long ago.
When a transaction goes through now, the verification window pops up, whirls around a bit then returns to the merchant and the sale is complete.
Am I missing something?
I verified the business a couple of years ago. Got a postcard in the mail and entered a code into their website.
The verification process was failing when I tried it this time.
Funnily enough, I actually got an email from Jennie at Google today telling me about the account verification. I replied explaining that I had already been through the process.
About an hour ago, I received a call from a number in America which turned out to be Jennie from Google who said she'd verified my account for me and to give it a couple of days for the corrections to filter down to the search results.
Pretty good service in the end!
I've been trying to get Google to correct our business listing for ages now.
Put in our postcode into their business manager thing and it doesn't recognise it. Drag the marker on the map to where we are and it gets the entire address right apart from the postcode.
Type our postcode into Google Maps and it recognises it and our business is pretty much at the centre.
They also have a couple of our opening times wrong, still as yet unresolved.
Sort it out Google.
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