* Posts by Ne body

6 posts • joined 17 Apr 2016

Australia defies trend for network sales slide, shovels cash at Cisco

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NBN good for something ;)

The explosion of NBN RSPs seems to be a possible source of Cisco fuel!

Groundhog Day! ACCC again calls for truth in broadband advertising

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FAIL

Local speed? Overseas speed? Routing speed?

While it's obvious that some/many RSPs are under-provisioning backhaul, I'm not sure how an RSP will provide the ACCC speed guidance. There are just too many possible speeds to pick from. Even in-country, the speed of data transfer from any particular site depends on who the RSP or the RSP's backhaul supplier peers with. And as for overseas speeds...

Old Firefox add-ons get 'dead man walking' call

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Facepalm

Loved the comment about stick in the muds :)

I started using Mosaic (circa 1994), then moved on to Netscape Navigator before arriving at Netscape Communicator which I still use today for web, email and RSS feeds - my email archive goes back to 1996. Netscape Communicator morphed into Mozilla Suite before morphing into today's SeaMonkey.

Over that time I've moved OS from Windows NT -> Windows 2000 -> FreeBSD.

I hate to imagine what I'll do if/when SeaMonkey bites the dust.

Beleaguered 123-reg customers spot price hike

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Re: Namecheap

Another +1 for namecheap, been using them for years.

Thunderbird is GO: Mozilla prepares to jettison mail client

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Re: @AMBxx - Still around?

> No other email client standalone or (especially) web based offer these abilities which in

> my opinion are an invaluable security tool.

SeaMonkey nee Mozilla Suite nee Netscape Communicator. I've been using it since the Netscape Communicator days.

Australia's Dick finally drops off

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Watford Eelectronics, DSE et al

When I was a teenager in NZ I bought my first soldering iron (an Antex 25W job) from Watford Electronics in the UK. It still working today, but the bits now cost more than buying a new iron locally after adding the outrageous postage charge from Antex.

Anyway, in my 20s I moved to Australia and in the 1980s bought a VIC-20 computer. Again, I found Watford Electronics was useful in being the only place I could find to buy a bunch of 2116 Static RAM chips to build a 3K RAM expander for my VIC-20.

X couple of years ago I went looking for Watford Electronics again (when I was after some bits for the Antex iron) and discovered that, yes, they had "diversified" into computers at some point and were now no more.

On the upside, eBay, AliExpress, BuyInCoins et al, and occasionally Microchip, Element 14 and JayCar, now fulfill the needs I have.

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