I'm sure I played Elite on the Commordore 64, or was it the Atari ST - such a long time ago - can't remember which . It was definitely Elite, because I remember the wire frame 3D graphics, and it was on a 5.25 inch floppy. I have the revamped Elite Dangerous on my current PC.
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I'm on City Fibre out in the sticks of March, in the Fenland of East Anglia.
My ISP is Zen, and my package for £40 per month provides me with 900Mbps up and down which I do check regularly,
However, I don't use the ISP provided Friz Box.
I use a Netgear RAXE500 triband Wifi 6E router/
Its excellent, providing coverage for all my devices, over the 3 bands it operates on, with minimal interference.
Our Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra;s operate on the 6G Wi-Fi band, and using Wi-Fi analyser it appears we are the only ones using that band in the area.
But that will change, as more devices come onto the market, that can operate at those frequencies.
I welcome Wi-Fi 7 and will probably upgrade my router a few years from now. But in the meantime, I'm happy with my current set-up, with over 20 devices, spread over all 3 bands, and up to 4 over ethernet on our network
Waste of money, as most of it is not re-usable. The idea is great, and its great to see that after all these years, NASA is planning to send astronauts back to the moon, hopefully establishing a permanent base. But to cut costs, the main stage and boosters have to be re-usable. Space X has already proven that with Falcon 9. Cant wait until they prove it with Starship as well.
sick and tired of MS so called updates wrecking my computers, over the last 20 years. Perhaps I should be charging MS, for all the time wasted, trying to sort issues out, and then several months, or several years down the line to be told it was us. I thought the idea of beta testing, was to iron, out software issues before being released. But we all know that MS, are ignoring, that, and using the general public as cannon fodder, for testing IMHO of course.
Sick and tired of Microsoft, and its excuses
It all the time.
I should charge Microsoft for the countless hours, that I've had to spend, fixing their erroneous updates etc.
I reckon over the last 10 years, I've spent best part of 4 months sorting their crap out,
perhaps its time to bight the bullet, dump windows, and finally move over to Linux
Same old crap from MS - its bad enough, they are no supporting, first generation Ryzen processors, with systems that more than able to support Windows 11
Sod of MS, your degenerating into a cash cow.
Perhaps, finally, I'm going to move our network over to a LInux based system.
Sick and tired of MS promising this and that, and are oblivious , to the concerns raised on the Insider program
Are they deaf, blind, or just stupidly ignorant
Me I'm fed up with their excuses, wasting my time, EVERYTIME, they botch up updates, and an update of an update
What a joke
Wife's Ryzen 1800x 8 core 64 bit doesn't fit Microsoft criteria. Its just over 3 years old. Has TPM2.0, and secure boot enabled, has 32GB, of RAM, Dual 8GB AMD graphics , and still it doesn't qualify for an upgrade. Microsoft can sod off, if they are expecting me to fork out even more dosh, to upgrade a system, that is working brilliantly . Me thinks Microsoft are biased towards Intel. Anyway, I'm not happy.
31-year-old piece of hardware not working very well: Hubble telescope back in safe mode over 'synchronization issues'
1 of our 3 computers, is supposed to be windows 11 compatible.
I'm holding off installing the 1, as I really just don't trust MS to provide a stable platform until all the many bugs are ironed out.
As for paint - couldn't care less - never use it as its boring, with or without rounded corners.
I just want a reliable OS, and windows 10, just about makes that requirement, after 100's of updates, and fixes after it was released originally.
Windows 11, no, MS, you can stuff it
My computer s windows 11 compatible, as I've just ripped the guts out and upgraded, due to heating issues, but -
Wife's 3 year old Ryzen 1800X ROG 32GB RAM TPM2. and secure boot enabled not compatible - all because Microsoft say the original Ryzen is not compatible although its ROG, with twin AMD 8GB graphics cards - They can shove it - I'm buggered if I'm paying even more money to upgrade the processor, and MB
We got a 12 year old Lenovo,laptop, which is running windows 10 pro, 64bit and is bang up to date. Yes its slow to boot, but it works fine once booted. Now that I would agree not to be supported, but NOT a 3 year old computer, which cost me over 2K MICROSOFT . GRRRRRRRRR
Microsoft can stick windows 11, regarding the TMP saga. Sorry MS - we have a home network of 3 computers, which cost an arm and a leg. Non have TPM, although, 2 could accommodate TPM chips if the correct ones can be found.
Even if they can be found I'm not paying over £80 for a 20.1, and a 14.1 - no way, without any guarantee, that they'll work with the CPU, or secure boot configs.
Yes I know you claim to support windows 10 to 2025, but for my wife and I Windows 10 is the end of the line, and we are not going to update our machines, because you assume everyone has a brand new TPM enabled machine.
I'll just get rid of windows, on the to PC's, and use Linux and run Chrome on the laptop.
Really taking the piss Microsoft, especially as we pay you a an annual subscription for Office 365, and OneDrive.
Not a happy customer
Bezos v Branson: Battle of the wannabe Space Barons as Virgin Galactic cleared by FAA to start flying customers
Lol - my bet is Elon- the other are just scratching the Karman line, were Elon, is producing systems, which will, in due course land craft on the moon and mars. Bezos, is all talk, but we can't see any practicable action, beyond that line, whereas at Boca Chica, we can see, in real time the construction, and building of Star City, and the associated rockets, and see, the testing, even if it fails...
Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview, attempts to defend labyrinth of hardware requirements
And MS expect everyone to upgrade systems with TPM 2.0
My Sabertooth MB, has a 20 pin connector, for such a device
Our laptop won't as its 12 years old, but is running the latest version of windows 10
My wife's computer, I'll have to checkout the pinout on the MB - its the original Ryzen ROG MB, Asus - Crosshero IV .
If worst comes to the worst, I'll install Chrome on the Laptop, and Ubuntu or Lime on the PC's, and just dump MS
I've not used Chrome, but I used to have Linux software tri-booting on my PC, so I can handle the likes of Ubuntu, and Lime.
MS - not everyone can afford to replace their main boards , and all associated stuff such as CPU's RAM, etc
I can afford a suitable TPM chip, but those have rocketed in price, and we do need a tool, that checks your system, and point you in the right direction, regarding a suitable TPM, for a particular system.
Much like what memory manufactures do, like Crucial- Download a tool, and it scans your system, and recommends a compatible device.
Otherwise MS, you can stick your Windows 11 update
Very pissed off CS
Beyond video to interactive, personalised content: BBC is experimenting with rebuilding its iPlayer in WebAssembly
Seagates returns policy, has not been updated since 2017, according to the link in this article.
As the product is under warranty then Seagate should provide an RMA with postage paid, and should return the replacement free from all charges too IMHO.
I emphasise SHOULD.
Until they update their policies; I would suggest boycotting Seagate, in the future, and buy Western Digital, who do have a RMA return address in the UK
BBC picks SiFive RISC-V chip for Doctor Who programming-for-kids kit – with Jodie Whittaker narrating
AMD fans forced to sit out latest Windows 10 Insiders build due to 'bug impacting overall usability of these PCs'
I've got a 5G phone, but I'll doubt I'll see a 5G service in the sticks of the Fens, for several years.
Some parts around here are lucky to get 3G.
I use giffgaff, which is run over the 02 network, but I cant say, that them or even the others will provide the 5G network that is promised, in my rural area for several years to come.
Again as is always the case in rip off UK, companies, thinking more about their corporate bonuses, and share holder dividends than the subscribers.
Of course, its alright if you live in London, or any other major city, in the UK, they of course will always be prioritised.
Enjoying that 25Mbps internet speed, America? Oh, it's just 6Mbps? And you're unhappy? Can't imagine why
I'm with TalkTalk in the UK on Fibre large and get 75Mb/s download and about 18Mb/s upload, all for £27.50 per month, unlimited data.
I could go cable for extra with Virgin Media, and get 300Mb/s download
A country like the USA, which is celebrating the landing of man on the moon in 1969, and has Silicon Valley, and all the tech that has been born from there, and from NASA, I would have thought by now, you'd have the best broadband in the world.