Wow another TLD
for 123reg to auto-register for its customers.
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900 posts • joined 27 Jul 2007
Tried that but only once and I have plenty of time from next week to have another attempt.
Apparently the MW6 firmware upgrade to v17(?) kills the connection up time, but as it automatically updates you can't really stop it. Hopefully it'll be resolved shortly as they know about it.
I got those Tenda MW6 and a triple pack of MW3s on an Amazon deala few months ago. I cannot for the life of me get the 3s to pair with the 6 as the primary node.
Very frustrating as the 6 has a gig port and the 3s don't. I have tried everything and the online advice is rubbish. Have you had this problem
Thanks for the replies.
It's currently in modem mode but it causes problems with my router in another room, with devices often struggling to find each other. Its options are very limited, and much prefer a decent all-in-one.
Funnily enough the router it attaches to is my old fibre modem (as in fibre broadband, not FTTP), which is no good where I now live. Hence VM connection.
Hmm, you seem to know about this.
For a long time I wanted to replace their rubbish SuperHub (sic) and they've always refrained from giving a direct answer to I can or not. Can I buy a DOCSIS modem and replace the hub, or is my connection intrinsically linked to the actual modem too?
As you may tell, I know SFA about cable connections.
Memory plays tricks.
I recall having to upgrade my card at a similar time, and prudence then suggested you hopped onto the 3D bandwagon*; maybe the need vs obvious purchase have become somewhat blurred over the last 25 years?
If I recall, by pulling in a favour from a supplier at work I managed to acquire some generic 'S3 ViRGE' chipset jobs for about £35 a pop for me and my pals. Nothing flash, I think they had 2Mb onboard but with the little brown sockets where you could upgrade with another 2 x 1Mb chips (or 4 x 512s maybe, but in my mind they were 1Mb chips).
Anyway, my point being that maybe the brown box 512kb card that came with the PC was no good, hence the jump to something more substantial just to get the thing to work.
"The danger is that because it is a high tech AI system that people treat the results as anything other than very dubious."
Among all the arguments and concerns, this is the one that stands out for me. I bet we all encounter on a daily basis people arguing about presented data (a lot of 'dashboards' in my case) without ever considering what has been presented may be flawed. It's assumed accurate and trying to convince certain folk to dig deeper is nigh on impossible. Computer spits it out? Can't argue.
My challenges of this behavior are inconsequential compared to the potential with a system rolled out on this scale, a system so cutting edge and exciting operators simply wouldn't dream of questioning it first.
History is important, I'm not suggesting otherwise, but using it as a barometer against today's employment opportunities is bonkers. I mean look how things have gone over the last 30 years or so and we can see a few seismic changes in employment patterns in the UK alone.
We all know that the roles needed in society change and automation and AI (whatever that means in reality) drives this. I'm on about the concept that as we're better off than 100 years ago we should be grateful that we have Deliveroo and Amazon Fulfillment Centres to take care of our employment needs.
Or is that just for the proles?
It's somewhat disturbing to see how comparisons are being made between working and living conditions today and a 100+ years ago, as if that means anything. So some people should be grateful we're not employing boot blacks and sending kids up chimneys so shut up and take this Deliveroo Subway? Crikey.
Personally I go to work for more than just wages. Am I really that alone in wanting to be challenged, with a sense of contribution and progression? Yes money and benefits are important but there are not the only driver behind us all taking the jobs we do. Having to go back in time to think we should be grateful is not a reasonable thing to do. Progress is unstoppable and we here, on these boards, are in one way or another often intrinsically linked to it FFS.
The AC above highlights the challenge well.
My Sony flat screen refuses to do the decent thing by rolling over and dying, 10 years old this year and going strong (although, just like in this story, the apps built within ceased a longtime ago). I just had to give up waiting and buy a new one anyway.
It's since been demoted to the conservatory where it replaced a slightly older Samsung model which now resides in a friend's living room. Again, no smart functionality but it can produce a moving picture with sound to match, so...... all good really.
I'd like to think my 19" Mitsubishi CRT from 1993 is still out there too, but that really is a bit of a stretch.
I'm with you JDX.
Not everyone wants or needs audiophile grade everything all of the time. We only have two (bought as Christmas presents a few years ago) and although they're the nearest thing we have to anything 'net connected in our house, they work perfectly well for what they are needed for.
I'm not disputing that quality of output varies massively, even within the same budget, but if something sounds that bad it would not be getting purchased in the first place. It does what it does, and still sounds better than a lot of the cheaper all in one systems that people use. We don't all want and need full hi-fi wired setups, especially for multi room functionality.
That's not to say I approve or agree with them doing this but they have a track record. A couple of years ago unless you agreed to the new T&Cs you ended up with a brick. There's also a lot wrong with their hardware but that will be to lock people out of the eco-system.
English does have several words like this, so many I wouldn't call them anomalies; it's just the language.
I'm not particular fluent in other spoke tongue (although as many can cope in large parts fo Europe and can usually ask for a beer without too much difficulty), but I would be fairly confident in claiming other languages suffer the same sort of thing. Words meaning two things for example or changing entirely depending on context.
I have to confess that this is why I've just stuck with a little Moleskine notebook. In my defence I've had it longer than LastPass has been around, and it generally provides an incomplete picture anyway (i.e. it doesn't name the site implicitly, and sometimes it's just a reference I need prompting on).
Sure it's not idea,l but it's not quite as bad as the Post It on the side of the monitor or the word 'pencil' written down inside a book left on a desk either.
It is actually looking rather tatty of late, I may inbest in another. 15 yrs isn't too bad after all.
Right, it's crap. We know this. Yet for some reason it is still used out of the box.t.
Where I work we're now all on Win 10 and 365, generally locked down but you can add Chrome and Firefox. This means that with Edge and IE we have four browsers to choose from.
Only IE and Edge are installed by default, and most don't even know how / why they would install the other options. I know this to be a fact as a large percentage of the people work with struggle to get certain web based systems to function or even display on IE (easy fix, use any one of the others). Yet guess what the default browser is set to? Guess what option Admin has stopped us (as users) changing?
So even when there is a newer offer by default, the system still reverts to IE. Which is broken and crap. And to help with this we can download others, but they won;t change the default (or can;t?)
I've been wondering of late about the effectiveness of modern weather prediction over, say, what we used to do back in the 20s and 30s (1920s that is...).
Last Tuesday I should have been drowned from 2pm onward as a thick band of severe rain moved north. Nope not a thing, or at worst light drizzle for a small amount of time. Yesterday was meant to be 0 or below. Nope I'm outside working on the car.
Okay hardly scientific, but the point is that I wonder that despite the great amount of cash and computing we're still actually a few % points better at predicting it.
Have an upvote.
I would suggest it is far to say that those who think the data is somehow going to be used as convicting evidence are somewhat wide of the mark and missing the point. The Feds will want a list of suspects who they can have their collar felt as being in that area; you know, shake the tree and see what falls out kind of thing.
It does kind of give the game away and make it easier to cover your tracks if you know what gets people caught, but I'm guessing we're not dealing with 'Raffles, the Gentleman Thief ' here and research will be somewhat sketchy. I mean some crims still leave finger prints behind FFS.
It's the bloody 'extras' you end up having to pay for, I get that. DBS checks are rarely, ever, accepted outside the organisation they were requested from, but to charge an admin / processing fee (via an agency) is a disgrace, as is being employed via a sub-contacted agency. All taking a cut.
We've recently started going for limited hours / zero hour in some cases to escape the huge top slice the agencies take and it's been a revelation. Now we can afford to pay the going rate!
RE: The apprenticeship levy, I guess you don't pay that as you're not drawing down £3m/yr?!
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