I like others moved to TSOhost some time ago when they were good. Since their service has dropped off a cliff, to the point that when I have something go wrong (latest was a domain renewal that I got billed for, AND a confirmation, but the domain was not actually renewed in the backend) I get a sarky response to my support tickets that *I* must have done something wrong. Crap. And now another lengthy migration is needed.
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I thought it was a great idea until seeing a good many people screw up at the barriers on the underground. Hang on that didn't work... double-click, or was it triple-click? ah no the wallet app has disappeared, hang on a sec... sorry about this...
And while waving your £700 phone around. No ta.
Firefox 78: Protections dashboard, new developer features... and the end of the line for older macOS versions
It’s happened again: AT&T sued for allegedly transferring victim's number to thieves in $1.9m cryptocoin heist
Wow, Microsoft's Windows 10 always runs Edge on startup? What could cause that? So strange, tut-tuts Microsoft
TsoHost swings axe at 'legacy' DIY website builder MrSite, giving customers a month to find alternative arrangements
Barmy ban on businesses, Brits based in Blighty bearing or buying .eu domains is back: Cut-off date is Jan 1, 2021
UK.gov dangles £100m for service slingers for back office 'transformation' that'll kill off bespoke systems
This, 100%. Everything in this arena is bespoke, unless you have everyone half manually processing the data with shared files and Excel. And even then you'll probably end up with a load of bespoke macros.
No, the trick is to get a well-shepherded in-house team who create, intimately know and love the system they give birth to. But ain't nobody got the kahunas for that.
Facebook-for-suits puts on a fresh jacket. 'Classic' Yammer is so 2018. Behold, a public preview of 'New' Yammer
It is unclear why something designed to pump fuel into a car needs an ad-spewing computer strapped to it, but here we are
I remember... maybe late 90s perhaps, they installed new displays - nothing like these - in the underground stations on Merseyrail. They showed testing and then something like "look at the front of the train" for many months, perhaps years. I'm pretty sure they never displayed any actual information and at some point were replaced with the more conventional ones you see these days.
Xiaomi emits phone browser updates after almighty row over web activity harvested even in incognito mode
Which peice of shit software developer...
...is sitting there thinking it's fine to add telemetry to private browsing mode*, and doing it? C'mon who are you?
* NVM the more arguable stuff. I think we can all defintely agree that private browsing signals that the user doesn't want any telemetry sending anywhere right?
ICANN finally halts $1.1bn sale of .org registry, says it's 'the right thing to do' after months of controversy
"The billion-dollar deal set off alarm bells from the very beginning: no one in the domain name industry had ever heard of Ethos Capital, and it only had two named employees. It quickly emerged it had been secretly created by a former CEO of ICANN, and he had registered the company one day after ICANN made clear it was going to lift price caps on the 10 million .org domains, instantly making the registry worth tens of millions more."
WOW.. wowowowowow. I have no more words. Just wow.
Guess who's back, back again. SE's back, tell a friend: 2020 reboot looks like an iPhone 8 and even shares components
Move fast and break stuff, Windows Terminal style: Final update before release will nix your carefully crafted settings
As Zoom bans spread over privacy concerns, vid-conf biz taps up Stamos as firefighter in totally-not-a-PR-stunt move
Microsoft attempts to up its Teams game with new features while locked-down folk flock to rival Zoom... warts and all
Re: Please don't kill Skype
"confusing mess of bollocks" is the most precise description of teams I've seen for a good long while.
While I don't doubt correctly set up teams might work once you're in call, figuring out the day to day running of communicating via teams is something I still don't understand.
The number of magically resurrected otherwise long-dead chats when people think they're getting in touch with you afresh is astonishing. Kind of like the old Lync leave-a-call-but-don't-really-leave-it-actually thing.
It really is quite incredible. MS must have mountains of people working on it, and it's still a dogs dinner.
Ofcom waves DAB radio licences under local broadcasters' noses as FM switchoff debate smoulders again
Amazon says it fired a guy for breaking pandemic rules. Same guy who organized a staff protest over a lack of coronavirus protection
Zoom vows to spend next 90 days thinking hard about its security and privacy after rough week, meeting ID war-dialing tool emerges
Re: 90 Days?
Assuming the lockdowns do get eased, It's gonna plummet, but not going to the levels it was, now people have been forced to make videoconferencing work of sorts. A significant percentage of companies and/or of meeting organisers are going to realise it really doesn't need people blowing valuable time travelling and the associated costs quite as much as before.
Just a shame someone needed to show all the other videoconferencing "experts" how to write software that actually works - most of the time.
BT providing free meals to coax its healthy customer support staff back into office as calls rocket amid pandemic
Whoa, someone actually texted you in 2020? Oh, nvm, it's just Boris Johnson, telling you to stay the f**k at home
Let's Encrypt? Let's revoke 3 million HTTPS certificates on Wednesday, more like: Check code loop blunder strikes
Re: Many hapPi returns.
While we're reminiscing...
I got one of the first model Bs too. I wrapped it in one of the original PiBows. It ran a browser displaying a network status carousel (in fullscreen of course) on a big monitor strapped to the wall at my place of work. There had to be a cron job to reboot it every night as the browser slowly spanked all the memory during the day, but that was OK, it would reboot and come straight back to the web page in about 15 secs - in direct contrast to other nearby previous attempts that were most of the time big TVs proudly broadcasting Windows sat at a Novell login (yep!) prompt.
I departed and so did my Pi, but that same one is currently the DHCP server in my home and lab networks today, although it desperately needs me to bite the bullet and upgrade the version of raspbian and ISC that's on it.
We know what you did last summer: MGM's hotel spinoff lost 10.7m guest records and now they're on hacker forums
FCC forced by court to ask the public (again) if they think tearing up net neutrality was a really good idea or not
Assange lawyer: Trump offered WikiLeaker a pardon in exchange for denying Russia hacked Democrats' email
Best buds? Apple must be fuming: Samsung's wireless earphones boast 11 hours of listening on a single charge
Re: Powered what?
Of course. It's horses for courses and personal preference. I'd love a great pair of wireless headphones, it just seems such a thing doesn't exist. I have several pairs, all consigned to the drawer.
For me, having to jam them in your ears (OMG the whomping while you're running!), bluetooth still being a user experience nightmare, needing to ensure they're charged, ease of losing and the cost all massively outweigh the pain in the ass wire.
So perhaps. for some people, the wire is an overriding PITA, but I absolutely don't buy that wireless headphones are any kind of massive improvement over wired for multiple reasons. And for me for technology to move on the new thing has to be appreciably better than the old thing.
So - overall - I genuinely don't get what's not to love.
Re: Powered what?
I came here to say the exact same thing. Infinity hours battery life on no charge, and you can easily move them to any other 3.5mm equipped device in seconds with out titting around with any bluetooth settings. And more difficult to lose. AND quite cheap to replace.
I don't really get what's not to love.