* Posts by Tony Mudd

14 posts • joined 31 Oct 2011

Smart speaker maker Sonos takes heat for deliberately bricking older kit with 'Trade Up' plan

Tony Mudd

How easy to re-purpose the hardware?

I guess these bits of hardware have reasonable amps/Speakers in them, how difficult would it be to remove the Sonos bits and fit something else - say a Pi?

Slightly more fiddly if it's a single PCB inside, but I'd still expect the noisy digital side to be fairly separated from the analog/audio side.

Neglected Pure Connect speaker app silenced in iOS 11's war on 32-bit

Tony Mudd

Nothing to do with the "disagreement" Pure's owners (Imagination Technologies) had with Apple?

Guess who's hiking their prices again? Come on, it's as easy as 123 Reg

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Hosting elsewhere ?

Thanks for the recommendations of where to move our domains to, but does anyone know of a registrar who can host .name domains and offer a catch-all email (anything@john.smith.name) ?

I had a look last time when 123 put their prices up, but couldn't find one....

Give 'bots a chance: Driverless cars to be trialled between London and Oxford

Tony Mudd

Repainting the text....

Wouldn't it be good if someone did crowd-funding to get the "Give peas a chance" message repainted - it's looking a bit tatty now. Bet the railway company would never give permission let along the risk-assessment for painting over working motorway.

Who killed Pebble? Easy: The vulture capitalists

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Last firmware update.......

I hope they fix the last firmware update (it only came out a week or so ago), but crashes more often that before.......

I also am now disappointed to be expecting a refund (via Kickstarter) instead of my Pebble Core, but on the plus side, at least the dollars are worth a bit more.....

EE roaming outage hits Brits basking abroad

Tony Mudd

Same for me

Same for me - didn't connect to any network until after we'd been abroad for 12 hours.

I still can't send texts.

Buy Your Own Device: No more shiny-shiny work mobe for you

Tony Mudd

Take your number when you leave.

Having a personal number is good when you come to leave your current employer.....

A colleague recently left, but couldn't take mobile number with him - I'm not sure of the full details, but something about the network charging GBP150 to allow this - it's not like the number was in the middle of a block of numbers matching our DDI or something.

Should I pre-empt this problem now ? - (I'm not planning on leaving soon, but it's possible sometime in the next 20 years), or get myself a personal phone (again) and stop carrying the work one everywhere..... If I leave this discussion until working notice, then the company has no incentive...

Be Your Own Big Brother: Peeking at pussy

Tony Mudd

I'm toying with the idea of using a Raspberry Pi to detect which cat is outside the catflap - shouldn't be too hard, since ours is completely black and the intruder is ginger......

MtGox accepted new customers JUST DAYS before collapse

Tony Mudd

recycling the bitcoins?

From what I understand, the problem was that you could double your withdrawals?

So it's possible someone worked this out, then emptied his MtGox wallet. Then had to put something back in, to be able to do the same hack again..... But it's a crypto currency, so the same coins weren't being recycled - makes your brain hurt.

Jean Michel Jarre: Je voudrais un MUSIC TAX sur VOTRE MOBE

Tony Mudd

Not value for money.

While we're complaining about JMJ not being value for money - I'm still annoyed at going to see him a year or so ago at Wembley - he played for just over an hour - not good value.

Now I'm going to have no chance of justifying the expense of going to the next Houston-type concert.

SourceForge responds to GIMP grump with crowdsourcing caper

Tony Mudd

Could someone have a word with Oracle about stuff being included with Java ?

UK.gov blows a fuse at smart meter stall, sets new 2020 deadline

Tony Mudd

Selectively turn customers off?

What they should do, is conduct a survey of all customers, on Nuclear, Wind, Solar etc, so when there are power shortages in the future (which there will be, until a government makes some unpopular decisions), they can turn off the customers who are anti-Nuclear, anti-French or wherever the remaining power is coming from.

Reg hack uncovers perfect antidote to internet

Tony Mudd

Safer idea?

I'd always wondered about something similar (but for rain-water storage rather than a well), but starting with the concrete rings at ground-level, and just digging out inside them, and a little bit under the bottom edge as it slides down. Probably need a larger diameter than used here, and couldn't use a machine......

Would it work - how far down would you get before the rings got stuck?

Zombify Me

Tony Mudd

Great for tonight.....

Looks good, I'll get the kids to test it later, thanks for the codes....(are they multi-use?)


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