If you're inside the M25, have you checked to see if you're inside the coverage of relish.net? Unlimited 4G broadband.
390 posts • joined 30 Aug 2007
Upvoted for the musical pun. Definitely struck a chord with me!
Re: Shame, it did what it said on the tin
> it was good to have a 4G phone with a removable battery, FM radio, 3.5mm socket and two SIMs, all at a very competitive price.
My Moto G5 has all of these. Shame that what it doesn't have is any updates.
Re: A pity
> I can vouch for Lenovo/Moto being the same... good enought for me.
Not my experience - My Moto G5 has not received any updates at all, apparently being on the January 2017 security patch level means my phone is up to date. Shame, because otherwise it is a very nice phone. Twin SIM and SD card, 3GB RAM, octa core CPU.
Re: Just finger trouble
Too many wires in the study / computer room to allow the mini-monster to toddle in - I've fitted a stair gate across the doorway.
Re: Size matters
> You'll be doing Stansted to Newark in a no-frills plastic seat before you know it.
For some reason that is giving me the mental image of the airline equivalent of a Pacer. (For those not unfortunate enough to have experienced them, those were those cheap railway carriages based on the body of a Leyland bus.)
Set a precedent?
Maybe this will also set a precedent where an alleged offence is deemed to have taken place where the alleged offender is physically located, not where the remote system is located.
Re: SMS 2FA shouldn't even count as "security"
@AC using a corded landline, you'll find that Digital Dorothy will call you and read the message out to you.
Re: Dismissing Y2K
Wall up the French end, use the tunnel as a reservoir to ease water shortages in the South East.
Re: Ah Eudora
At my old university, back in 1994 everyone was expected to use 'elm' for email on the Unix boxes. Now that was awful. Later on, an unofficial Pine binary became available, and it was eventually installed properly and supported as just about every Unix user used it in preference to elm. Round about the same time, Simeon was introduced for the Windows users too scared of the command line, but one look at that I decided to stick with Pine.
Re: USB mice are fun...
There was a driver, one shipped by Dell, but worked on Compaqs too, that would offer some USB support to NT4. I successully used keyboards, mice and USB storage (flash, hard drives and CDs) on it.
Oracle 'systematically denies' its sales reps their commissions, forces them to work to pay off 'debts', court told
Re: So Oracle sales
Stop giving them ideas!
Re: You should not be using RTP outside your own LAN in the first place
A VPN will help if it's a private VPN with the endpoint on your network.
Re: Cannonlake, kabylake, coffeelake, skylake
> And is there going to be a Tealake?
I believe that has been planned - with the launch announcement to take place somewhere in (or around) Boston.
A better one would be the Death Star vs Borg Cube.
Re: This is the correct order
In "Clangers vs Predator", the Predator would HAVE to be voiced by a kazoo.
Re: They still have stores?
They still have a store in Basingstoke's Festival Place shopping centre (though, it appears, not for much longer).
Not that I have any reason to go in there, I don't live in a cabled area, not interested in their TV offering and quite happy with my VDSL service.
Re: Mobile Phones
One Shell station I was at recently had a sign inviting the user to sign up for - and pay - for their fuel by scanning a QR code attached to the pump. They even provided WiFi for this. And right next to the sign, another one warning that mobile phones were not to be used.
Re: Yes, I used lynx for this
> There was a treatise about the width of vehicles and the like, culminating with the width of a SRB for the space shuttle.
This could be traced back to the width of the average Roman horse's arse.
If the caller is Indian (or that neck of the woods), I sometimes do...
"May your gods smile upon you and bless you with many children. All of them girls."
....and if their accent is so thick you can barely make out what they're saying...
"I'm very sorry, I don't speak Urdu".
[Yes, I know, Urdu is spoken in Pakistan, not India]
> Notebooks? That's a different story.
USB3 gigabit NIC. For older machines, a USB2 100Mbit NIC will suffice.
Re: "And think of what this will do for Citrix and Cisco. Local companies make good!"
> Now, that is just not cricket.
If you're using golf clubs to play cricket - you're doing it wrong.
Re: Dear gods...
I got someone on to Linux, who has less technical knowledge than a teaspoon. After their WinXP system collapsed irreparably (and the manufacturer restore DVD loaded an image that bluescreened on boot) I gave them CentOS 6 with LibreOffice (which they were already using on WinXP).
They have needed far less help with their system, indeed the only time they needed help was wgen the hardware died. One replacement box and hard drive transplant they were up and running. A very painless experience for all involved!
This could very easily turn into another One.Tel ....
I decided I hated Unity after trying it. Did I post everywhere badmouthing the developers? No. I just installed MATE and got on with my life.
That flexibility is one of the things I like about Linux. Don't like one way of something being done? There are alternatives out there (though some are easier to get going than others) to choose from.
Re: so much wrong here...
I've made a variant of that - a 4-way connected to an IEC male attachment. (Only intended for powering things like laptops and phone chargers). From server deliveries where I work I've collected a few local plugs to IEC "kettle-lead" cables, including USA, France/Germany (plug that works with either configuration) and China. Works great.
Re: Online backup?
> Do I need to replicate in next door's shed?
You could get arrested for that...
Re: legally separated. means F**K all as ......
I'm probably going to sound like a communist here, but it would probably be the best for the country as a whole for Openreach to go into 100% public ownership, owned by the government but operated as a separate commercial entity (a bit like Channel 4 is owned by the government).
With all the pollution, it's amazing they even know what the sun looks like. They don't stand a chance of trying to navigate with it.
Re: About time
How long before Kim Jong Trump tries to force the media to report only his world view? Faux News is pretty much there already.
Re: A Typical Scam Call I Get
In my case, if they call my VoIP-in number or my landline (also plumbed into my VoIP), I transfer the call to a Rick Astley recording, then add their caller ID to my blacklist so when they call back they get the rickroll directly.
Re: If you're running Windows 10...
And you'll have to go through the installation process again, if you plug it in to a different USB port.
Re: Content is king
The IT Crowd was Channel 4.
Re: "SmartTV's are fine, as long as you do not give them access to a network"
Register the MAC address of your telly in your DHCP configuration, with an out-of-range static allocation, so even if it does get connected it can't communicate.
(Test it with your phone first)
Re: There are solutions
+1 for LibreOffice. Worked a treat on my wife's spouse visa application form.
Re: you could just leave the damn buttons alone.
If you're a bloke, BEWARE the automatic tampon replacement function.
Re: Internet connected toilets
It also needs a decent encraption protocol.
Re: Wrong song
Intercept all the outgoing calls and redirect to a recording of Never Gonna Give You Up.
Re: success so far for reducing traffic to the blocked sites
> Using Tor for p2p file-sharing is not to be encouraged.
You don't do the actual data transfer over Tor, just use it to get the .torrent file / magnet link etc.
Re: Genuine Question
For the Pacific, the longer they delay the installation, the shorter the cable has to be.
As for the Atlantic, just ensure there is enough slack in the cable, especially at the fault line.
Mine's the one with the 10,000 mile RS-232 cable in the pocket.
Of course, you then get the smart-arse who, on being greeted by the "Press any key to continue" message, will tap the Shift key, get no response, then try tne other shift key, then do the same with the Control and Alt keys, in almost all situations will do nothing by themselves, then complain the instructions are wrong.
Re: So many holes, it could be cheese.
When I was in Paris in 2014, it was very hard to find free WiFi of any description, McDonald's was about all there was.
Insanely, it was easier to find working, usable free WiFi in, of all places, the People's Republic of China.
Re: Here come the groundhogs
How about a name that describes what it does, and is?
Re: If one compared companies to countries
In Soviet Russia, Apple reviews you!
Re: One thing is for sure
Where I live (not exactly the middle of nowhere), O2 is the only network that is usable in the house. Orange used to work, but when EE decided to switch off the 234-33 network they're left with the much poorer T-Mobile (234-30) signal. Vodafone is hopeless (and just my luck, my work mobile was moved from Vodafone to EE - though EE is better than VF). My MiFi which uses the Three signal does work, but it's a weak signal.
I made the right choice of using giffgaff (O2 signal) for my and my wife's own mobiles.
Re: Virgin Mobile out too
Orange itself seems to be an MVNO on EE's network now, in that the 234-33 network appears to have been completely switched off - and old Orange SIMs thinking they're roaming.
Rogers did exactly the same in Canada back in 2004/2005 when they bought Fido, they shut off Fido's own network turning it into an MVNO on Rogers.
Re: I don't understand why people are running ad-signs on Windows
Where I work we have a screen showing a slideshow on a screen in our reception area.
The slideshow started life as a Powerpoint, 1920x1080 screengrabs were taken and the resulting PNGs loaded on to an old 256MB Raspberry Pi 1 running Kodi (and vampiring its power off the TV's USB port). An autoexec.py script ensures the slideshow starts automatically on system startup.
To make life easier for those who have to update it, the content is supplied on a USB memory stick (VFAT), as if they tried to update the SD card they'd be met with a warning that the card isn't formatted (and would likely nuke the setup).
It works. It has never crashed. It uses far less power than a dedicated PC sitting there just scrolling through a powerpoint file.
Re: When life imitates art...