Re: Free for non-commercial use?
Try zoho assist it's only 200 a year for 25 unattended.
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Crypto-asset miners have got a lot to answer for, including wasting power and putting up hardware prices.
I know in the old days it was cheaper to put together a box with a mother-board bundle that getting a price all in. Today it may be cheaper getting last years kit second hand, if you want bang for your quid.
Now even the AMD CPU are as expensive as Intel even though the heat-sinks are massive. Also people don't understand that more cores does not necessary mean a faster machine, some times its better to get less cores by higher frequency, dependant on your type of workload. Is a quad core at 1.2Ghz faster than a dual core running at 3.2Ghz?
I found these to make firefox a bit more better.
Add these add-ons
Cookie AutoDelets 2.0.1
Disable WebRTC 1.0.18
HTTPS Everywhere 2017.12.6
uBlock Origin 1.14.22
Type "about:config" in the address bar and press enter proceed by agreeing to the warning.
stop html5 from automaticly playing change media.autoplay to disable
Switch off cache if you are developing websites and want changes to be shown
There are browser.cache.*enable prefs like these: to disable
Allow https in browser bar "browser.urlbar.trimURLs" preference to turn its value to false.
Now type any website URL in the browser, HTTP:// will be shown greyed out/not highlighted for a change in Firefox 7 when compared to the previous versions.
Set “browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled” preference to false after the above mentioned steps to remove the highlighting.(Thanks to Anonymous commenter).
I could not find the graphical way of changing the browser. I tried it out yesterday in virtual box. Seems it comes with two chromes, one firefox and Konqueror web-browsers installed.
I bet as things progress this choice will be added to the graphical settings.
I found Mr Robot very good and also found the hidden fantastic gem "Halt and Catch Fire".
I tried slowing down some of the command line stuff show in Mr Robot, most of it made some sense. Mr Robot's brain does jump about a bit and I like some of the surprises that I got caught out on.
I am far from advocating use of mobile phones for such things like texting, browsing or even sometimes talking hands free. I do use my phone as a satnav that sits in my line of sight in a holder. I set it up before I set off. I refrain from touching it while driving ( the phone that is). Is this more distracting than the mirror, oil light or the Speedo?
I sometimes see two people sat in car in front of me with the driver turning their head to talk to their passenger often completely oblivious to the speed limit they just broke. I don’t do this with my passengers because it seems safer not to. I also don’t have a problem with telling the passenger to shut-up either ( and it helps to reduce the number of future passenger requests).
Sorry my mistake. The years roll on too fast these days. I did mean 14.04 (and not 12.04), so I was a bit surprised when only 15.10 seemed to work.
kubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 works
Xubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 ( PVR + mythtv + kodi) (intel atom x 4). No upgrade
Kubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 ( i7) . No Upgrade
I think the kubuntu chaps are still preparing the 14.04 to 16.04 upgrade docs.
I agree with you on this one. One problem that is not well know is that adobe made the latest flash require SSE2 CPU extension. So older PC can not play flash any more.
So for a usable Linux intall you need CPU with SSE2, 1GB Ram, SATA1 disk ( get a £60 SSD hybrid for ebuyer ). 64 bit and dual core is a nice to have, a CD rom drive. Distros that run well are SolusOS, Debian and Kubuntu.
Hi Bob, good plan but.... I started to see blank video on BBC iplayer and youtube when using the latest flash on Debian and Ubuntu based distros (gnash was not good enough) when instaling on older PC's.
Currently Adobe have screwed older Linux PC's that don't have SSE2 in the CPU and don't seem to care.
Considering that manufactures of DECT and Mobile phones are still getting the designs so wrong for older and disabled people, this never had a chance of working.
Basic stuff they get wrong for people with parkinsons, memory problems and deaf:
1) Automatic answer and put on speaker phone at loudest volume. Why this cant be done staggers me.
2) Speak time and DATE every 30 minutes during the daytime for people that have memory problems
No point on having gps stuff if the person cant remember to pick up the phone. Much better to have camera tracking in the home to check against falls.
Thanks PaulyV. It was Astron Belt. As you say stunning only 5 years after Space Invaders. Now does anyone remember that 3D film Treasure of the Four Crowns a bit later that blew me away at the time.
Well now stuck on Crysis 3, but still enjoying Skyrim at level 51, off to write some code now.
I remember playing Space Invader with my mates through the night like until 5am and the next day just hearing space invaders all the time. The Tron and Star Wars arcade games that popped up later got lots of attention from me too.
Now there was a video disc arcade game on Margate Pier, I can’t remember the name of ( leading edge at the time ) that was fantastic, but not as profit generating as the penny tilt machines ;-)
I suspect that many of these systems use convertors because they are a bit legacy and do not have the credential functionality built in to the main control software. Some will be truly distributed and will need to be connected from different IP addresses while others can be locked down to a single IP. Even in the locked down case it will still be vulnerable from man in the middle routing attacks if the packets are not encrypted. The safest way in the single IP case would be to have paired convertors, doing certificate based SSL. This would mean the two legacy systems being connected would not need software change, just best practice IT configuration control and some routing rules.
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