I would love to know what good Android phone I can buy today which features replaceable batteries.
Especially important that said replacement batteries are actually available.
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I had assumed over the last couple of days that some of OVH's customers were getting back on line.
My brute force monitor had pretty well stopped working for a few days last week, but it's back showing lots of failed incoming connections again. Mainly from old usernames that were deleted years ago.
Trump's problem is that he's been so incompetent.
Anyone else trying to keep hold of power like he did, would have been organised ahead of time, so that at least some military or para-military would have stood alongside him at the critical hour.
The fact that he didn't organise in advance only proves his incompetence.
It does not suggest that this problem in US politics has gone away. The opportunity is still there for anyone who can get their act together better.
BTW - not supporting him, just pointing out facts.
There used to be a cables/connectors business somewhere near Liverpool (I think it was). They had a good sideline in specialist meats. I.e., Alligator, ostrich, lots more. Even Japanese sake. All really good stuff.
And they were probably the best ever company for cataloguing and sourcing specialist cables and connectors.
says : Britain needs to stop overseas asset stripping
That reads like the old colonial attitudes of invade and plunder. I didn't think "we" had really stopped doing that, and I was quite pleased that Parliament was being told to put an end to it.
Oh well, mine's the one with the ships full of plunder
I downvoted your post because you included the SNP in your group of "right-wing nationalism".
The SNP is a centre-left socially progressive party which leads a government mitigating the worst excesses of uber-Thatcherism. Often supported in parliament by the Greens.
Get your facts right.
It's not so many years ago since a council, not a dozen miles from me, had two different coloured job application forms.
If you went into the council office to fill in a job application, you got asked "what school did you go to?". You got one or the other colour form depending on your answer.
The reason ? Catholics attended certain schools, and Protestants (and others) attended specific other ones.
Late yesterday morning I was trying to phone to arrange onsites for enabling work from home. The calls kept dropping, some before ringing, some after 1 ring. Same for incoming. That lasted for maybe an hour. Missed calls did show up.
Later I figured it must have been network overload because of the volume of these texts that were flooding out.
Also have a 1pMobile phone - it got the text around 5pm last night.
After reading the message, saw the bit about "more info & exemptions at" so browsed to that, but couldn't find anything about exemptions.
I know France allows exemptions for techies organising work-from-home (for others), so was trying to find any guidance on that.
Many years ago I ran retail computer shops.
I always made a point of at least interviewing every female who applied for a job. The percentage of applications was very low.
Still, even when trying to 'positively discriminate' the proportion of female workers was tiny.
It's not a lack of ability. I have to assume the industry does not appeal to women. I don't know why.
There's a difference between "charging" the customer - aka invoicing, and then "charging" - aka taking payment by card or paypal.
I have long since transferred away all my .co.uk domains from this nefarious shower. There was one .uk domain I couldn't transfer. It was a .ltd.uk and somehow the transfer got messed up. I just let it expire and forgot about it. And recently let a .org.uk expire as well.
One important point - I made a point of cancelling all payment methods on record with them, card, paypal, maybe direct debit (can't remember if that one existed). That was not straightforward though either.
Of course they've been sending mountains of emails about "my" various .uk domains, which I just ignore. And then loads of reminders and warnings from Nominet for the same. All getting ignored.
Been on a sim only deal for maybe 3 or 4 years. My "contract" is so old it was a Tmobile deal. Have been getting 'data fair usage' warnings for a while now, so phoned them up last night. Had already researched online. Got them to change me to a £10 a month deal, data, calls, and texts way more than I need. I did have to agree to a 12 month contract but that's ok.
£10 a month covers most of my comms needs, except broadband. That's a heck of an improvement since I first started paying for mobile phones.
Client's online app reported it would stop working on anything less than Windows 8.1 . So client went out and bought a number of new PCs. Happily I got the job of setting them up ...
Of course he went to Curry PC World. Hells bells. New PCs - Dells - guaranteed to do the job. Come with 4 GB of RAM. Yes a full 4 GB of RAM in this day & age.
Two of the office people took the law into their own hands and took back the old PCs and replaced them on their desks. I bought in 8 GB RAM upgrades for each of these new machines, and now they're working adequately.
It's the same old story - vendors pushing crap. Anything to make the sale. The 3 year old desktop PCs on Windows 7 performed better than these brand new Windows 10 units.
UK government interested in tourism ? What a laugh. Tourist organisations know that's a lie for a start.
"In 2018, organisers of more than 20 festivals issued a joint letter raising their concerns about the impact of the UK’s visa system, saying the costs, delays and refusals for writers, musicians, dancers, technical crew members and more mean artists are now “much more reluctant to accept invitations to come to the UK”."
The Edinburgh Festival in particular has seen lots of acts cancelled this year because the artists are being refused entry to the UK. Particularly people from North Africa, it seems.
And next in line comes the UK, no doubt. Watching how it turns out in Russia. And as they have done so spectacularly with EU rules, the UK will take the Russian 'experience' and apply it with bells on. Of course, there will be optional opt-outs for the City of London money laundering industry, just so long as the plebs are kept in their place.
Many years ago, I ran a retail business - selling and servicing computers.
The employees were overwhelmingly male.
I had a policy of at least interviewing every applicant who was female. A very high percentage of them got offered a job.
Even at that, females were at best 10 percent of the total.
The office was different - polar opposite.
Make of that what you will.
The story names "Greater Glasgow" as one of the benefiiting areas. Hahaha.
I live in "Greater Glasgow" - have had an EO line since moving in to a nearly-new house. No plans at all in the pipeline for that to be rectified, it seems.
I've got a Virgin cabinet outside the house, but I actually want real broadband with options for fixed IPs and all that.
Left this Win 7 PC on overnight. Had noticed yesterday it wanted to be shut down for installing Win updates.
But this morning I find I was logged out of Windows, had to log back in. That's not usual.
Time for another coffee, and then see whether anything else has gone wonky.
I've got a Brother MFC-J5330DW new, sitting boxed beside me, ready to take out and install on Thursday afternoon.
Client wants this one because it includes fax. Seemingly they still get "a few" faxed drawings from time to time.
And no, it's not the NHS, not even a government office of any sort, it's a real live small business operating in the real world of small business to small business.
Anyway, no real price difference between that and a non-fax printer/scanner.
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