* Posts by BoredTyke

5 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Jun 2020

The coming of Wi-Fi 6 does not mean it's time to ditch your cabled LAN. Here's why


Re: Easy peezy, lemon squeezy

That's exactly the kind of thinking I like to see - have a beer on me!



Re: Easy peezy, lemon squeezy

Currently looking to do similar as I'm buying a house (typical 60's semi) that needs wiring and plumbing replaced, as well as full redecoration (woodchip everywhere!!!). Thankfully we can do the work before moving in, so we might as well run some Cat6 throughout whilst everything is being ripped up!

I'm a tinkerer rather than IT pro, but am happy taking on most DIY (except live electrics, I'm too good at hurting myself) so it should be fun to do.

Just need to decide how much future-proofing I need - 6a worth the extra at the mo? shielded (feels like overkill)? conduit? How many ports per room? patch panel? where to put switches? should I tell my partner I'm going to use an outbuilding as a remote observatory, so I need another for a workshop?

I suspect I may overdo it, but hopefully it'll see me right for a good few years, and it'll be cheaper now than when we're in there.

On a dusty red planet almost 290 million km away... NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flies


Re: Pretty sure Linux in space isn't new...

He does say "deep space" which I think was an acknowledgement of the fact Linux has some space pedigree already.

</worse pedant>

It's always beer o'clock somewhere in space!

Well, that was quick: Google brutally culls Pixel 4 and 4 XL before successor hits market


Poor Pixel 4

I got one a 4 last year, and I'd like to stick up for the maligned little guy!

I get along with it fine - it's my first Pixel, and the first phone I've had in a long while that I haven't noticed deteriorating with age, or having to worry about quirks and oddities cropping up before the contract ends (I've probably just tempted the wrath of the planned obsolescence gods now!).

It was my first trip back to flagships in a while as Apple, Samsung and Sony turned me off that game (the latter was a long shot I know, but in my defence, it did seem promising before a rapid deterioration), but I've genuinely enjoyed having it. It just does the stuff I want, and does it without fuss.

That's probably more down to me not being a bleeding edge user, and my expectations being lower after some proper duffers though.

No Wiggle room: Two weeks after angry bike shop customers report mystery orders on their accounts, firm confirms payment cards delinked


Re: Not Wiggle's fault?

That's a fair shout - I hadn't considered that (spot the non-IT pro in the room!).

Though I'm now wondering if I've had to do that when sending stuff from other sites to other addresses (emergency kids books when staying a my parents etc..)?

Thanks for clearing it up - I need to brush up my thinking!