I was thinking more like Silicon Group, who were notorious for this.
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For those who rely on a data signal and are on O2, can do a lot worse than to get a cheap MiFi and a Three PAYG SIM on their 3-2-1 tariff.
Personal line is on giffgaff, and since we have to sort out our own work mobile (we get a mobile allowance for this) I deliberately put it on a completely different network. Still, I'm fscked if both EE and O2 go down at the same time.
I thought it was a certain wardrobe malfunction.
I think they're aiming for nine-fives.
They're probably not installing the updates because their computers say they're all up to date already.
On Windows NT.
I have 2 Zip drives (one parallel, one USB) and over a lifetime's worth of spare discs, all working when last tested.
We're also on Gamma,and we get a straight SIP feed from them for our number blocks. It's been fine, no hiccups at all.
Re: Honestly can't decide
Patrick Moore. Amateur astronomers, quintessential British eccentric, and did more than most to get generations of people interested in learning about the sky, the planets and the stars - and more.
He even accompanied Einstein on the piano to Einstein's violin.
I'm a CentOS user, I actually rather like it. However, I tend to install and run the old-school IceWM as my preferred desktop environment.
Re: Such a con
Thought that was AT&T over in Westpondia that marketed HSPA as 4G. Never heard of that from 3UK.
@Black Betty Rather makes it impossible to refer to the root password or root access!
Re: Aliases are fun
This reminds me of Jim Naughtie's slip up on pronouncing his name when referring to him as the Culture Secretary (as he was at the time) - and a couple of hours later Andrew Marr made exactly the same mistake.
Re: Grounding the work force... permanently.
Upvoted as I am familiar with the piece of music that you are referring to.
Re: It's not always the cleaners
> Ah, I'd have asked if they meant with a car or a bat :)
A car, surely. Bats are protected species, and you really don't want those PETA oddballs after you for mistreating the bat.
Re: Give and Take
> my Samsung phones are the only ones I've ever had that have received any updates at all.
Not in my experience. My HTC Wildfire, Huawei G300 and Y300, and my current phone, the Moto G5, have all received updates (okay, only the Moto has had any in the past year).
My Samsung Galaxy S5 and Tab Pro have never so much as received a single update. Thankfully most apps still run on KitKat, as that tablet is, in itself, quite a nice bit of kit
Re: Naming Schemes
Where I work, all the Windows and VMware servers have generic names, but the Linux servers all have names which, if you think sideways, are connected with what they are or what they do. Calamari - squid server. Postbox - internal SMTP relay. Termite - log reducer. Pigsty - has a lot of grunt. Stirfry is at our site referred to as WOK.
> if you're wanting to shop around. Yoyotech was nice, but departed for Basingstoke some time ago.
I live in Basingstoke and somehow I never knew about this?!
Somehow I doubt they would run into that problem holding their show in Basingstoke..!
Re: Needed a jolly
I did similar just last weekend. Hard disc in a ziplock bag, with USB adapter and power connector, in a chest freezer with the cables coming out. I was able to 'dd' the entire disc without any errors, suitable for writing out to a SD card, which via a suitable IDE adapter, became the machine's replacement hard disc. The machine in question is an Acorn StrongARM RISC PC, and in all other respects it is working perfectly despite its age.
Re: We all know the US doesn't need cyber-security...
It's an off-site cloud backup.
Re: This is normal in every human endeavor.
That is my on-call ring tone. As performed by the Portsmouth Sinfonia. It has to be heard to be believed.
Re: Elphin safety
That sounds like a job for a certain Samantha.
Re: Ditched SOHO kit
I'm running ClearOS on a re-purposed HP thin client (with USB Ethernet for the uplink port!). Being a Linux system it also quite nicely hosts my IPv6 tunnel and my site-to-site VPN with my datacentre hosted (virtual) machine.
Re: Way Back...
The opposite is quite common in China. Sockets with switches, where the socket is permanently live and the switch operates a light.
Of course, the socket can be wired through the switch, but it's not guaranteed, even varying from socket to socket in the same house.
Re: Maximizing profits
Re: Ooh, tempting
I will need to dig out my rework of "When I'm cleaning windows", appropriately named "When I'm cleaning Windows".
Re: Smartphone keyboards
> No one ever means to type 'ducking'...
A tour guide in Canterbury would be out of a job in a nanosecond if they mistyped the Weavers' Ducking Stool as something slightly different.
Re: I say, I say, I say
Jakarta? No, she went willingly.
Re: Shame, it did what it said on the tin
Replying to myself: Finally, my phone received an update - to the November 2017 security level. So, I take back that bit about not getting any updates, as it finally happened.
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: Remnant of the 1980s
Having a local shop got me out of a hole last Sunday - my desktop PSU went bang on Saturday night, and Maplin was the only local outfit to have a suitable PSU in stock (PC World had the same item, same price, but no stock). If not for them it would have been a 40-mile round trip.
Icon: What my PSU did.
If you're inside the M25, have you checked to see if you're inside the coverage of relish.net? Unlimited 4G broadband.
Upvoted for the musical pun. Definitely struck a chord with me!
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.