Those "engineers" in there were probably five-eyes installing network snooping spy kit.
10 posts • joined 28 Dec 2014
Maplins was once Hobby Electronics, but rather than being a useful niche seller they tried to increase volume by selling any domestic tat with a plug on it. Once they had staff who knew an OC71 from a BC108 but most staff today could not wire their laces.
Even when magazines like Everyday Electronics and Electronics Today International roamed the earth, "The Maplin Magazine" was very clean and unadventurous; sort of a suit and tie IBM of hobby electronics selling one resister at a time at silly prices, while all the kids just wanted to mess around and experiment with mixed goody bags & ferric chloride proof pens. They dumbed things down to pre-printed circuit boreds and 10 components - kits Maplin sell today don't even come with circuit diagrammes, never mind any explanation of how they work.
Maplin died years ago.
I don't mind warnings, but when I press "I know this is insecure" it must continue to work. I have old ethernet KVM switches that insist on using it, for which firmware upgrades are not available. If they do not allow you to bypass the warnings then I will need to keep old browsers (or a VM copy of XP?) just for remote access to machines?
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