* Posts by scaley

15 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Dec 2010

What a surprise! Apple found a way to deliver browser engine and app store choice


Re: I see the blind fanboys are out already

I don't know how Macbooks cope without the store to protect them ;-)

Raspberry Pi OS goes goth


Re: My Pi5 arrived today. One happy bunny

I feel bad as mine was one of the first batch from PiHut but was then wrapped for crimbo... can't wait

The Raspberry Pi 5 is now available ... if you pre-ordered


Re: Might be lucky

I ordered mine on the same day (28th) but not till 1208 and the PiHut say that orders after 10AM but before 8pm should be end of Nov/Start of Dec.. just missed it but should still be in

my stocking for crimbo :-)

Raspberry Pi 5: Hot takes and cooler mistakes



Wife asked what I wanted for Christmas... Ordered from PiHut and hopefully arrive any day now

She called me a sad B*****d :-)

Guess who's back, back again. SE's back, tell a friend: 2020 reboot looks like an iPhone 8 and even shares components


Re: It's still the fastest Apple iPhone at the lowest Apple price

It's not a particularly small phone, just a small screen with large bezels.

Theranos vampire lives on: Owner of failed blood-testing biz's patents sues maker of actual COVID-19-testing kit


Re: Theranos?

Surely it's a Linux Distro

Sure, check through my background records… but why are you looking at my record collection?


Human League

went to a quiz night and one of the musical intro's was "Being Boiled", having bought the single many moons ago too

I was the only one to get that question right.

What is this, 1989? Laplink is still a thing and wants to help with Windows 7 migrations



Wasn't the serial cable yellow and the parallel blue ?

Will that old Vulcan's engines run? Bluebird jet boat team turn to Cold War bomber


Must admit the sound of the merlin flying is the only engine sound that makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end... wonderful sound

(oh and the smell of castrol R)

Password managers may leave your online crown jewels 'exposed in RAM' to malware – but hey, they're still better than the alternative



Since I use "password" for all my passwords I don't need a password manager ;-)

Use an 8-char Windows NTLM password? Don't. Every single one can be cracked in under 2.5hrs


Re: Still used?

You are referring to the LMHash which indeed is not used on newer DC, but the NTLM Hash is the only other storage for passwords.

Most munificent Apple killed itself with kindness. Oh. Really?


Interesting but my daughters friends have a mixture of phone os's therefore they have decided to use whatsapp (as well as Instagram and the rest of it) so not tied to imessage as so many iphone users are

Do not adjust your set: Hats off to Apple, you struggle to shift iPhones 'cos you're oddly ethical


Re: Last Longer? Not comparable models.

Both my In-laws are still running the original Moto G from 2013 and are more than happy with them, granted they replaced the battery (snap back of and job done).

Typical apple BS about lasting longer IMO

iPhone XR, for when £1,000 is just too much for a smartmobe


Re: I’m Struggling…

I don't think you are alone here, I have numerous non IT friends currently with older iPhones who are unable to justify the current models costs. Some have bitten the bullet but £750 for a 720p phone and 326 ppi in 2018/9 WTF

Persuaded my wife to go Nokia 7.1 Plus for £250 and she is over the moon

Google Maps for Droid phones becomes a LOT better


UK 3D maps

There are some 3D maps for the UK. Zoom in on either Birmingham or Cardiff