Re: We all know the US doesn't need cyber-security...
It's an off-site cloud backup.
401 posts • joined 30 Aug 2007
It's an off-site cloud backup.
That is my on-call ring tone. As performed by the Portsmouth Sinfonia. It has to be heard to be believed.
That sounds like a job for a certain Samantha.
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.
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.
I will need to dig out my rework of "When I'm cleaning windows", appropriately named "When I'm cleaning Windows".
> 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.
Jakarta? No, she went willingly.
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.
> 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.
> 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.
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!
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.
> 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.)
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.
@AC using a corded landline, you'll find that Digital Dorothy will call you and read the message out to you.
Wall up the French end, use the tunnel as a reservoir to ease water shortages in the South East.
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.
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.
Stop giving them ideas!
A VPN will help if it's a private VPN with the endpoint on your network.
> 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.
In "Clangers vs Predator", the Predator would HAVE to be voiced by a kazoo.
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.
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.
> 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.
> Now, that is just not cricket.
If you're using golf clubs to play cricket - you're doing it wrong.
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.
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.
> Do I need to replicate in next door's shed?
You could get arrested for that...
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.
How long before Kim Jong Trump tries to force the media to report only his world view? Faux News is pretty much there already.
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.
And you'll have to go through the installation process again, if you plug it in to a different USB port.
The IT Crowd was Channel 4.
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)
+1 for LibreOffice. Worked a treat on my wife's spouse visa application form.
If you're a bloke, BEWARE the automatic tampon replacement function.
It also needs a decent encraption protocol.
Intercept all the outgoing calls and redirect to a recording of Never Gonna Give You Up.
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