Indeed, and the nefarious gits only provide TWO RJ45s on the back of the useless things... so when you add an access point in a vain attempt to get wifi to work more than 6feet from the router, you're left with only ONE port!
644 posts • joined 28 Oct 2013
Indeed, mum's phone got stung by this, some pratt company sent out advertising spam, but with the reverse charge bit set (not sure if the analogy's correct but the result was that she got charged 1.00 a text for spam). Sadly she was on pay as you go, so there was no recourse in 'not paying the damn bill'. Eventually complaints to ofcom from thousands of users, forced the company to admit their "mistake" and refund. By POSTAL ORDER!?
The mistake (probably intentional, therefore only half on the officer's side) was not informing the chap at the start. Recording interactions with people who are known to make complaints about your particular organization or group is only self defence.
One segment beggars belief however: "it's for the court to decide whether it's being used for surveillance, not the officer"
What the actual feck? Are the court claiming they know the officer's mind better then the officer himself or.... am I misreading it?
333 isn't a valid number. I don't trust anyone i find on the end of non compliant numbers.
Compliant here means a valid uk LOCAL number (currently between 5 and 8 digits). Preferably with an area code.
OR a service level code beginning 1. 100 for operator 112 for emergency, 150 for engineering, etc.
My mother gets prescription Paracetamol, it's the same dose as regular (500mg/caplet) but is over the 32 allowable in otc or off the shelf paracetamol, typically boxes of 100 caplets. She often forgets to take them, or deliberately doesn't take them so if she gets a headache she's got something to use.
The end result is there's enough paracetamol in the house to stock a couple of pharmacies for a month.
Just take a UK shaver adaptor. They're not classified as lethal weapons, cheap, and also have an actual fuse in them. Altho they're rated for 1amp max, the fuseholder will handle a 2.5 amp 20mm HRC fuse no problem , and in common with most BS1363 kit, will handle several times its rated capacity continuously.
2.5amp being the rated capacity of a europlug.
Unless you mean Shucko or French/Czech standard plugs, which are usually earthed. Adaptors are available for them too :)
One of the worst issues with the D***n uprights of yore was the use of an unshielded bearing on the beater bar. In the dust path. After a few months, the d***n would run as rough as a badger's ar*e. Replacing with shielded bearings (skateboard ones fit, more recently fidget spinners are a good source) has recovered this for 2 yrs now
I read (past tense) "MAY be safer...." as being "currently it is classified as safer but it's a new phenomenon, so call us again in 50+ years"
Which is a valid point.
Vaping annoys me a little, but the ones who annoy me aren't the people using it to quit smoking. It's the arseholes you follow on the road who's car makes cheech and chong's look positively 360 degree vision.
NO WAY is that safe
Inasmuch that I cocked up, but admitted my mistake when it became clear I'd caused it. (AFTER fixing the issue).
I managed to cock up a 7 way lightswitch arrangement such that one switch acted as a 2 seperate circuits when one of the intermediate (en_US '4 way') switches was thrown one particular way. Very confusing till I spotted the mistake in wiring, and recognized my connection style on the switch.
Absolutely not Mr Luxury Yacht. I simply blocked her because she couldn't seem to understand that she was ranting at a reasonably innocent man. (for me, blocking can be self preservation). I was absolutely NOT mean to her. Indeed I'd have liked to have a reasonable discussion with her, but she was too far into ranting against me for being a white male at that point...
I will also agree with this along with my own post. I have been abused (during shirtgate, when the man who helped land on a bloody comet became evil because of a shirt he wore for luck). Apparently i 'shaded'. I still don't know what that means, but the lady of colour who is an STEM outreach worker needs to rethink her job, and is still blocked.
All I asked was for them to have a sense of proportion. Apparently they've all been through the total perspective vortex. And weren't in zarniwoop's office
Not because of the 'twit' connotation, but because it's fast... I think that's what the originators intended by the name (at least partly). So yes, most of the responses to a tweet are going to be off the cuff, gut feeling things. The demise of the 140 character limit, to be honest, hasn't changed this much, it just lets people vent more loquaciously.
The responses here in this october forum are much more considered.
But yes, basically all this is reflecting is that 'most people who use twitter are racist and misogynist to a degree. So yes. But ... don't do news stories about it. Oh wait
I've seen this with some Openreach supplied xDSL filters here in the UK. The connector for the 'broadband' side is an RJ45 (bizarrely) . People see a port labelled broadband, with an RJ45 jack on it... and ... I get calls where the Hub (broadband modem router)* is still in the box because 'we didn't need it'. Which designer thought that connector choice was sensible.
*probably the same one who thought calling a combined modem router the same name as another piece of networking equipment was a good idea
Nobody except apple and the USA, burma, and liberia uses inches anyway. And it's a crapple product. so who really cares?
I admit that first sentence was trolling, but... yeesh. You don't buy a phone sight unseen. So you saw it in the shop, went 'ooo', and bought it. So what if the measurements were off. you decided it was good. and purchased it
So this time, for the first time in recorded history, i side with Apple computer, inc.
(brief jab by using their real name there)
Other than security updates (an important but usually fairly minor part of office software), who the hell needs to update.. OTHER than because 'everybody else did and they send me stuff i can't open'
I am still using office 97. And it's quite functional, tyvm. I need a helper program to open .docx files, but that is free. And NOT A SUBSCRIPTION.
Continually demanding monthly dues from people for software they should be able to buy outright is a dick move. Making it cheap enough they think 'that's reasonable'... is more of a dick move.
Office 97 is now 21 years old. If I'd paid even 3.99 a month for it, that would now be just over a grand. Which is plain silly for a word processor with some other programs I rarely use bolted on. MS's proposed price is double that.
Satnav function on my phone worked fine, the only bit that didn't was the traffic status which COULD explain the 'being late for a meeting'.
As it was, my luck ran the other way. I took the route less travelled, because it looked lighter on traffic from the roundabout... and got to work 15m early
In the attic I have... 7 computer carcasses, 3 boxes of cd rom drives, a box of at and atx power supplies, about 8 DSL modem/routers, mainly netgear DG834s, and a SACK of dialup modems.... All brand new. Got them at a clearance auction for a pound,. The modems themselves are useless but the pieces can be handy for projects
Most email CLIENTS send plain text as well as the embroidered crap. Most of the actual content is in the plain text anyway.
The exception to this is automated responders by big companies (ebay/amazon/paypal etc) who often send empty 'text/plain' sections. Which is user hostile.
But personal emails even from a high up mangler, will usually have usable content in the text/plain area
It's happened to me that you CANNOT disconnect the other end of the circuit. (circuit that has more than one load, and a JB hidden (against current regulations but fine up till the 90s) under a floor that has the bane of my existence: Laminate flooring.
In that case, isolating the ends of the wires and maybe labelling them with what they used to do and what circuit they're on would be the only option.
The favourite of lighting circuits in the UK is for someone to remove the ceiling rose to fit a 'designer light fitting', not make notes of where the wires come from, and have the thing work thusly:
Switch off, light is on
Switch on, BANG
Causes me as a domestic sparks more calls than anything else DIY related
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019