Re: Defragging isn't a big deal anymore
I still "tape" the programmes on the TV
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have had to defrag a disk recently as I wanted to add over provisioning and even though the disk had plenty of space, windows had decided to write at the end of the partiton so the inevetiable shrink command would not run.
Thank fully I had an old version of o&o defrag and license I could use.
Other than that, let trim and windows optimise do its job
On our kit here, we are all pleb users. There is an admin account and I will install software as needed.
Going back a few years, the little shite here found a vpn that would install and run via his %appdata% account.
I must check, where does Opera's inbuilt VPN have its endpoints ?
Indeed for those that do not have other options (Driving license, passport), but you can guarantee that some of those will look at this type of photo ID and determine if it only means they can vote in an election, then they will not bother - which is the point I was making.
After all, we are not like Australia where you can get fined, and most the elections the turn out is not great
Open Banking - if you knew the tech that a lot of banks have, you would not go down this route. I am staggered that there are not more bank breaches. Any look at how many outages there are these days.
MNO - nope, phones I know fhat under 18s have do not have this as parents have bought and do not bother with it
Photo ID - a lot do not have this yet as seen by the drive to get photo ID for up coming elections, and some won't care about that and not bother at all
Credit Cards - I know a number of people who have never had, or have for one reason or another, got rid of credit cards Also not hard for a kid to get a CC and get the number quickly
Digital Wallets - seeing how often crypto ones are cracked - no thanks
Face ID - sure there is a disability issue here with some illnesses, and how would Tom Cruise or Michael J Fox use this ?
Kind of started this modular era with the NC range - same chassis, 3 bikes (well, 2 bikes and 1 large scooter), and basically half a Honda jazz engine. - just like cars do with a chassis and across all their brands / ranges.
Like the concept of getting the bits you want to build your bike, but connectivity. The last thing I really want on a bike. I rarely use a tomtom/garmin unless I am not sure where I am going. The headset in my helmet is only on when the sat nav is on - no calls, no radio, no music.
I am already exposed, so want all my senses operating as well as they can be to hear the vehicle near me doing something wrong - or to hear a honda triple engine
Oh, connectivity back to Honda so not even the remotely useful kind - err why, go and shove it up your exhaust - which my first electric bike won't have, so they;ll have plenty to choose from
As all my data is held locally, it is a full copy of the data and the disk is protected.
My understanding (and I now need to check), is that if you were to do a copy of some sort, your copy is the downloaded data from the cloud storage and not a link - however, I maybe wrong and happy for someone to confirm
I have found that Windows and Android are pretty reliable, but the default is set to leave the data on the cloud (grrr).
The people here who have iphones often find that they need to go into oneDrive to wake it up and at one point I had to archive off a lot of older pictures from the camera roll folder as it just sulked.
I have tried everything that I can find for fix the need to wake oneDrive up.
Regularly log into the laptops here as all users to keep them in sync, the NAS just does its thing and is a great quick way to see if someone needs to wake oneDrive up by checking its history
Don't use drive, but do use Onedrive (cos the 6 user deal is brilliant value for money)
Always store locally, and preferably on multiple computers
A NAS sitting at a remote site download to that (Synology has an app for this)
Use RSync to copy that data back to a server sitting at home.
The NAS and my local server all have versions - I don't trust cloud data storage, but I do like its idea and simplicity when it works
So my x230 and x240's can run win10 happily, and win11, but if there is a cut down version that removes all the bloat that is not needed, could give those little things a nice boost.
Faffing with Mint on one at the moment and trying to work out if it is practical with the other half. Most things are OK, but still not sure and do I want the headache of not using Windows ?
No the same, but I uate that a lot of modern keyboards have a power button added. I have a couple where extra functions (That I never use) are just above the function keys, and are where are many years of muscle memory I grab when moving said keyboard around.
Even the keyboards software has no way to stop them from doing things, so a few bits of paper are deployed to stop them being pressed
I don't see one as we need to be in the EU to remove the bloatware and being outside the EU means we can get some crap AI foisted upon us.
*Miust admit, I am surprised MS have not been sued to using CoPilot. I hear that name and think of a routing application I used to use"
Not gas, but water. I was converting a room from a small bathroom into a cupboard and was removing all the old pipe work and going to cap it off. I got my circular saw and adjusted so it was just about able to cut through the floor boards and nothing more. Cut along and then heard pssssssss and got wet. Ran and shut off the water that was now going everywhere. After I got the boards out, I looked at the pipe. It was notched into a joist OK, but they had not put a metal blanking plate over the top (as regulations said they should). so my saw blade had just nicked the copper pipe with the smallest of nicks, producing a really fine spray. A bugger to fix as it was so close to a joist that using a yorkshire joint was fun (no room for compression). I left that floorboard open for a day with an extinguisher next to it
We moved nearly 2 years ago, and we were not anticipating have a re-wire of the house, but when the electricians came to do a "simple 2 bathrooms and kitchen of downlighters", it soon became apparant that the old owners bodged it badly.
When I got to the outbuilding, that is a mess wiring wise - what I thought was a main is a spur, how they have run the lights is odd, but from seeing how a light socket was partly embedded into a wall, I guess at one stage it was a single room and then split.
I started to call the old owner "mr mastic" as if there was a job (so reattaching blown plaster to the walls), then mastic was used
Nope, have some Apple kit and in a previous life, supported a lot of users on their kit.
My comments mean any company that flouts the law or does things like this, afterall, in this case some people will think their phone slowing down means they need to get a new one, nope, not really, it is just your supplier screwing you,.
Fines should be a deterrant and to make it one, you need to size things accordingly.
So the mobile market is saturated and unless there is something really impressive to come along, upgrades are only incremental now and not worth the issue. Same as desktops / laptops. A few years ago you always wanted the latest and greatest CPU and RAM with options as there was a real benefit. These days not so. If you had a SATA spinner, an SSD one was worth it, but you could do it. Now, the processors are mainly about power saving and the step from SATA to Nvme is one of the faster upgrades you will get.
Wifi-7. I'd settle for something that is slow, but can go through more obstructions. Who cares if Wifi-7 may offer 1GB (or whatever it can claim to do). I don't use 1GB wired. I'd settle for a Wifi that can get from my office and around my whole house with speeds of 50-100Mbps and not needing me to implement a mesh or powerline to achieve this.
I can see them making inroads into the CPU market and server class, now that can get interesting
At home I have a couple of T450's and X240's in different rooms as "the room pc". Only now am I looking to "upgrade" two of those to T14's Gen1 and demote the X240's due to their small screen and 8GB RAM. One T14s an i7 and the other a Ryzen. Why ? because I screwed the keyboard on a T450 and none of the replacements I have managed to find have got a backlight that works (The old one does still light up, but liquids did not go down well, so it is the replacement keyboards that have a problem)
The T450 and x240's are about 8 years old, the T14s are at least 3
I look at the typical usage we have at home outside of my work, and a tablet with maybe a keyboard attached would be sufficient. It is mainly surfing, the odd bit of streaming and that is it. I need a laptop for work, so I prefer to have another available incase of loss or damage.
I can invisiage that the typical non work usage is the same for a lot of households, so if I was Intel (and AMD), I would be afraid.
Almost the same here, but with Virgin. Though, the bundles are only a few pennies more than just the broadband on its own after my misses tore them one on the last renewal.
Netflix is a freebie for that. Other films / series available by other options ;), oh, and providers
I find that an old Android phone with all its risks works with the banks quite happily.
you try to put a patched later ROM on and they all fail - barclaycard is the worst
Ask them why an old android image, unpatched is fine, but a newer patched rom - albeit rooted is not.
One think I will give Apple is the upgrades. You change phone, it all comes across. Doing that with Android is no fun, even if the phone is from the same supplier
I once said to a bank
You are happy for me to use Android x which is 4/5 years out of date and a major risk, but you detect it is not rooted and is therefore fine, but if I upgrade to a later far more secure Cyanogenmod, you will instantly stop the app from running as you think it is a risk.
Please let me get this in writing so when I lose money I can show it is your negligence.