* Posts by terry 15

7 posts • joined 6 Aug 2012

Latest Google+ flaw leads Chocolate Factory to shut down site early

terry 15

I'm just waiting for the point when they do shut it down and and end up breaking access to other google products at the same time due to us all having to link our google+ accounts to their services...

Surveys-as-a-service outfit Typeform spilled a backup from May

terry 15

Seems to apply to travelodge users too:


At Travelodge we take the safeguarding of customer data very seriously.

On Friday 29th June 2018 we were notified by Typeform, a third party company who manage customer surveys and competitions on behalf of many companies, including Travelodge, that they have been the victim of a data security incident which has affected the personal data they hold about you.

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3-in-4 Android phones, slabs, gizmos menaced by fresh hijack flaws

terry 15

So has google's officially abandoned the nexus 4 now? After the first couple of security updates for it (post Marshmallow) was hoping they were going to continue but nothing for ages now...

Stone the crows, Bouncer! BT defends TV recorder upgrade DELETION snafu

terry 15

This a rebranded humax box? Wouldn't surprised me - great whilst they work but utterly incapable of keeping minor details like scheduled recordings when updating channel lists. They're full of excuses but don't actually care about fixing problems like this.

Ten classic electronic calculators from the 1970s and 1980s

terry 15

I bought an fx-P401 either for my GCSE's or A-Levels (I don't remember which) but I've had it and used it for many years since. I loved the fact that you typed the calculation you wanted (brackets included) then hit 'exe'cute to perform the calculation. It performed the calculation in the order you expected rather than having to second guess order of execution and had all various standard casio functions (include hex/binary/decimal modes).

It was advanced enough to do what I needed but not too advanced so it was allowed during my university exams. (eg the FX-1000G graphical calculator that replaced it and was banned!)

I still use it now in work, I'm not entirely sure how many years ago I replaced the batteries but they keep going and going!

BeBook outs Kindle-beating e-book reader

terry 15

Assuming they're legally bought from amazon, you can sync all the books onto any device/kindle app from the device/app itself.

Once you've got a book on multiple devices; you can get it to sync to last read on all devices thus regardless of what you're reading on, you can pick up an alternative kindle device and continue from that point.

Alternatively you can try using calibre2 to help you transfer stuff/convert them to mobi format for the kindle device.

God-botherers burst onto IPTV Freeview: The End is Nigh

terry 15


You say: "All Freeview HD boxes support internet video, though not many of them are connected up yet and implementations are patchy"

Whilst the popular Humax HD FOX receivers support some media from the internet (ie youtube/iplayer); they don't support the MHEG streaming iptv channels as mentioned in this article. Shame really.


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