* Posts by nafmo

4 publicly visible posts • joined 20 Apr 2012

Australia to phase out checks by 2030


They still exist?

Wow, do checks still exist? Last time I saw one was in the 1990s, when I did work practice at the local bank branch office. I believe that in the two weeks I was there, we had one or two people depositing checks into their accounts.

Samsung's Galaxy S23 Ultra is a worthy heir to the Note


I had to upgrade as my trusty old Note8 not only could no longer hold a days charge, but the charging port itself was getting flimsy. Still, five and a half years from a device is good. I went for the S23 Ultra only because of the S Pen. Having come from the EPOC/Symbian market, I rely on a stylus way too much to be able to live with a phone that I can navigate using only fingers.

Nice device, way too powerful for my daily use, really (the Note8 was still going strong in that regard). They fixed the thing I was most annoyed from in the Note (the curved screen edge), which is good. Hopefully this one will live as long as my Note did, then I might feel like it was worth the price tag.

Still miss the radio from the older Notes (not that a FM radio would do any good these days, here in Norway we're DAB only), and I dislike them removing the headphone jack (I did go and get an adapter, though, which works well enough).

Behold… a WinRAR security bug that's older than your child's favorite YouTuber. And yes, you should patch this hole


Re: 2 people who paid?

Of course I didn't pay for WinRAR. It was included in my registration for MS-DOS RAR (or if it was OS/2 RAR, I registered both at the same time).

RIP Ceefax: Digital switchover kills off last teletext service


Digital teletext

While over here in Scandinavia, we switched to digital years ago, and still have the old blocky teletext services. They're not sent in the invisible lines anymore, but rather embedded in the DVB data stream nowadays. There has been much talk about these new fancy good-looking teletext replacements, but still it is nowhere to be seen (and, last I checked, the digital BBC World News service had a simplified Ceefax teletext service).