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Title: used to be very quiet here
Post by: steve195527 on 14 July 2015, 10:43:41
has everybody left??last post by anybody was ages ago
Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: KRW on 14 July 2015, 20:47:37
ECHO ECHOooooooooo


Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 15 July 2015, 21:58:38
I'm here lol
Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 15 July 2015, 22:00:01
Ov just noticed SNADGE you git you changed my gender to female AGAIN lol
Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: KRW on 15 July 2015, 22:00:28
Everyone else is on the cost de sol getting tanned

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Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 15 July 2015, 22:01:22
I think they might be
Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: KRW on 15 July 2015, 22:04:50
Are u ok. I've not changed ISP just let plusnet run to monthly

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Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: Roco on 15 July 2015, 22:48:04
Seems like the fate of many forums with a chit chat section , I blame it on assebook & idioter  ,like do I need to see a pic of some ones dinner etc
maybe Win 10 will produce  some  posts ? ,
my beef at the moment is with Adobe Flash player , will we ever be free of it ,
also for me computers are a winter thing , indeed make hay while the sun shines is my motto ,
Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 15 July 2015, 23:59:39
Yes I'm all good, yes mine is monthly I havent renewed the line rental yet (yearly) I'm still very happy with plusnet just keep thinking something else might come around
Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: KRW on 16 July 2015, 06:38:00
Thomasjc1
Yeah my yearly line rental expires early Aug. I keep looking for something better, maybe fibre which is supposed to be end October.

Rocco,

I'm waiting to claim free W10 at the end of the month. Have the preview on a tablet and quite impressed. However there probably be problems / dislikes for lot when installed.

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Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: thar on 17 July 2015, 11:11:47
I'm still here. One post and the flood gates open!  :))

I'm on leave this week, but haven't been any further than Argate, the weather has been a bit hit and miss at this resort  ;)

Thomas and KRW -  I presume you have both had notification that the cost of Plusnet's Line Rental Saver is going up in September from 155.88 to 185.88, so only a 18 saving over the year. I am now out of contract with the broadband, but my line rental saver covers to the end of October, although I have been very happy with the fibre, there are a lot of good deals about and I'm not sure if I want to tie myself into a 12 month telephone contract for the sake of 18.

I notice Sky are offering "free" fibre for a year if you take their line rental (16.40 /month) but it's up to 38Mb and there's a 25GB usage cap, so that's no good for me.
Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: KRW on 17 July 2015, 11:24:35
I'm in the same boat thinking of aquiss or origin for phone and fibre. Might try hyperoptic (I think that the name)


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Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: thar on 17 July 2015, 19:18:01
I'll check them out, thanks KRW.

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Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 17 July 2015, 20:41:41
Yes I did get the email about the price rise, dunno what to do but don't like the line rental
Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 17 July 2015, 20:44:39
Origin no good for me I rang them up but not in my exchange so the price was a lot higher
Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: steve195527 on 17 July 2015, 21:15:32
hyperoptic are in very few areas,you can get it installed if your in an apartment block and you get all the other tenants to have it as well,apparently
Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: thar on 28 July 2015, 21:45:41
Someone on HotUKDeals posted that Plusnet were price matching SSE deals for existing customers, so I thought I'd give it a go myself this afternoon. I rang retentions and told them I wanted to leave due to the price hikes and had found a better deal with SSE. They asked what the deal was, 76 Meg fibre 12.50 for 24 months and 12.00 line rental, I was paying 19.99 for broadband and would be paying 15.49 equivalent for line rental upfront. They matched the deal without any hassle, but said I would be tied in for 24 months, which I don't have a problem with. Definitely worth a call!

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Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 29 July 2015, 00:16:59
Blimey that's good I'm gonna have a go at that thanks Thar, do you have the number handy
Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: KRW on 29 July 2015, 06:26:43
Yep that is a good deal, pity I don't have fibre yet (Oct 31). I'll have look for their ADSL product if they have one.

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Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: snadge on 29 July 2015, 12:57:16
happy with my 100Mb down and 6Mb up 5ms  :)

no restrictions as of 6 months use yet and downloaded X0,000GB'S

ive had 12.7MB/s (101Mbps) over download on 5Ghz
Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: thar on 29 July 2015, 20:00:49
Blimey that's good I'm gonna have a go at that thanks Thar, do you have the number handy
It's 0800 013 2632 Tom. Choose the option for leaving. If you mention the SSE deal, they go on line while your on and compare it there and then. They're open 8am-8pm. Good luck!

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Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: KRW on 29 July 2015, 21:19:04
Well SSE is only 20.00 with anytime and as you say 24 for fibre, I'm paying 14.99 plus 15.95 as of next month so I'm going to move,
Not been happy with PN my speed has dropped with O2 sync at 20mb and got 17mb with PN sync at 19.5mb and get 15Mb. They claim I'm using too much bandwidth also ping is never less than 45ms usually between 60-125ms, got 25ms with O2.

Do I still need to request a MAC?
Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: thar on 30 July 2015, 19:49:15
When reading the t&c's, Plusnet told me if I wanted to leave, to just contact the new provider, MAC not required.

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Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: KRW on 30 July 2015, 19:58:15
Thar thanks will apply to SSE tomorrow.

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Title: Re: gone very quiet here
Post by: KRW on 01 August 2015, 17:20:20
Looking Vodafone, line rental saver is 163 for 12 month,BB 18 month contract  ADSL 17Mb (10), Fibre 38Mb (20) 76Mb (25). Further saving if a Vodafone mobile customer

ADSL is C&W LLU

Anyone any comments about Vodafone
Title: Re: was very quiet here
Post by: CappySpectrum on 01 August 2015, 19:37:34
Beverley Craven - Promise Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmTBKbyaEjU#)
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: KRW on 03 August 2015, 06:27:20
No comments on Vodafone then.

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Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 10 August 2015, 18:56:31
Woop woop got the same deal Thar thanks for that
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: thar on 10 August 2015, 21:04:03
Nice one Thomas! I was surprised how easy it was to be honest.

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Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 11 August 2015, 00:17:05
Yes they just went on the SSE website seen it was cheaper then said yes we can match that no problem
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: steve195527 on 18 August 2015, 16:39:30
seems busy here now >:D
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: CappySpectrum on 18 August 2015, 23:12:43
Well, it does say used to be very quiet here...  :D
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: steve195527 on 19 August 2015, 04:36:59
Well, it does say used to be very quiet here...  :D
originally said !"quiet here now"  >:D >:D
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 19 August 2015, 10:41:22
Lol hopefully it's picking up again
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: CappySpectrum on 19 August 2015, 17:10:01
It's been a crap, crappety crap summer for me.
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: steve195527 on 19 August 2015, 18:36:35
It's been a crap, crappety crap summer for me.
not a good one then?  :(
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: CappySpectrum on 21 August 2015, 01:56:50
Pissing it. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m9SA-2MwCQ#)
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: warweezil on 17 September 2015, 12:04:35
*pokes head above parapet*

 hello:1

*hides*
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 17 September 2015, 12:24:10
Helloooooo
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: warweezil on 17 September 2015, 13:39:38
quiet here ... innit?
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 17 September 2015, 13:46:47
Yes it does seem to be that way at the moment, can't seem to get any new genuine members
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: warweezil on 17 September 2015, 14:11:51
Just spammers signing up huh? I used to have that issue a few years back when I was a mod somewhere else.

Was going to update my profile with a speedtest sig.. then discovered that today I have a symmetrical connection... - again - not impressed.
 >:(
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 17 September 2015, 14:20:08
Oh not good
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: warweezil on 17 September 2015, 14:36:33
65.7 Mbps has become 7.8 Mbps.

Vivaciti say it may be a hot VLAN again... if that's the case I'm gonna start kicking off at our elected reps, thats twice in 3 months.. and the last time - after 2 weeks BT openjoke denied there was an issue as the speed miraculously returned.

I'm sick of this, if it goes like this for 2 weeks every couple of months thats 2 whole months of ADSLmax speeds at 80 meg fibre prices a year - Not acceptable, and thats where the separation with customer and supplier screws us over, There is a case for failure to use reasonable skill and care in provisioning a service (Sale of Goods Act) but because we are a step removed we cant take action against the cause.

It can be argued that as Openjoke add customers to the VDSL services the need to upgrade capacity should be both obvious and fairly predictable. ::)

Openjoke - the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked!   >:(
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: warweezil on 17 September 2015, 14:55:39
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/4671086043.png) (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4671086043)

Syncing @ 66998... good huh? Via cat 6 wired connection.
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 17 September 2015, 15:57:02
Ouch that's not good, how much is vivaciti
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: warweezil on 17 September 2015, 16:36:25
Too close to 40 to put up with much of this.

I have a feeling that Enta are involved which would explain a lot as they have never been much cop since the WBC fiasco a few years back. Question is where to go from here?

Sky, Stalk Stalk and BT are not for consideration....

If its a hot VLAN I wonder how long to get it sorted this time?
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 17 September 2015, 16:37:31
I'm with plusnet and got the price from 20 to 12.50 a month and plusnet have been brilliant
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: warweezil on 17 September 2015, 16:45:35
I wish I lived somewhere served by Hyperoptic.......

Meanwhile half a mile away.. in the middle of town.. A full year after Fibre went live here... some people are STILL waiting for Openjoke to get their service up and running. For some reason they are to get FTTP, (go figure) but When remains a mystery.

SWPM is still a mess...

If I could afford AAISP.......... I might even get this crud copper fixed

Oooooh things are looking up.....
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/4671437142.png) (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4671437142)

The interesting thing is that since this started - I dont seem to be able to run a Tap3 test, it just wont load.   ???

I fitted a new filtered power strip this week to feed the modem and router - and replaced all the ethernet cables with Cat 6, and although I have unlocked the HG612, I might give the Fritz a go on its own again and see if the line still drops as it did before. The line only holds up with the HG612, the only time I ever managed a 60 day uptime on this line, but even then there are times when we seem to have a stale connection, IM account briefly disconnect and browsers pause when loading, along with a nice big red packet loss spike on the TB BQM I have set up.

But according to the HG612 we remain connected without a break

 BQM Here (http://www.thinkbroadband.com/ping/share/e7ee706db3ce2be270976ef935fc7b84.html)
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: thar on 19 September 2015, 17:34:23
Just thinking how it was great in the old days of asdl when your profile stuck, you could adjust the snr with DMT tool and unstick it yourself.

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Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: warweezil on 19 September 2015, 21:18:18
OTOH.. I dont miss frequent drops.. and speeds of 4-6 megs  :D
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: Roco on 20 September 2015, 00:22:38
Just thinking how it was great in the old days of asdl when your profile stuck, you could adjust the snr with DMT tool and unstick it yourself.

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Arh the good old days syndrome

Got to admit my FTTC has run perfect for the past 4 years , 40x10
but have been looking at ADSL  to save money ,  as I only use  one desktop
for email,  occasional Catch Up TV and a bit of  web searching for info ,
also haven't owned a TV or Mobile phone for more than 20 years ,( outdoor type )
Plenty of Time to watch TV while sitting dribbling in the old folks home IMO
Just got back from my Grd/sons 21 st party , haven't seen him for a while ,
(Avid game player )  he looked like a spectre , and after too many JD's  his looks didn't improve   >:(
it took 2 of us to carry him home ,  and he is supposed to be at work today at 10 am  >:D
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: warweezil on 20 September 2015, 16:21:53
In the days when I used to drink... lol 1, always found my way to a bed... not always my own its true... but a bed is a bed. 2, I never woke up in the morning and looked across the pillow and thought "OMG what was I thinking?" and 3, I always had a good breakfast the morning after...

Happy days... theres nothing better than the note of fear that creeps into someones voice when you call them the morning after, laugh and ask them how much they remember about the night before... you can play some real good mind games like that lol
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: Roco on 20 September 2015, 23:31:04
In the days when I used to drink... lol 1, always found my way to a bed... not always my own its true... but a bed is a bed. 2, I never woke up in the morning and looked across the pillow and thought "OMG what was I thinking?" and 3, I always had a good breakfast the morning after...

Happy days... theres nothing better than the note of fear that creeps into someones voice when you call them the morning after, laugh and ask them how much they remember about the night before... you can play some real good mind games like that lol
   :D still living my life that way , probably will continue in the old folks home, 
Morning Gertie, remember last night after the bingo  , oh , I don't either,  they must be putting something in late night Ovalatine  ;)     :D

 A moral question ( having worked for a while for a christian charity) that provided self contained apartments for the elderly
Resident #1 male widowed for many years ,  was placed their by Family (Daughters )
as he was beginning to loose the plot ,
new resident , Female also widowed and mentally same level as Male resident #1
long story short they fell in love over the once a week bingo , both were convinced they had always been married , She moved into his apartment which I thought was nice , they were happy together ,
BUT, both families objected and tried to sue  the charity  on the grounds  that they were paying  for proper and moral care for their parents ,
personally I thought the families were more concerned about a future inheritance than dear mum and dads happiness in their twilight years ,

any opinions ?
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: warweezil on 20 September 2015, 23:58:06
Ive never understood the idea that the elderly are incapable of forming new relationships... or even having sex together in their senior years.

I'm not sure if its pure prudishness or as you say - fear for the inheritance.

It relates to something that came up a while ago - a mates teens were relating their exploits in an obvious attempt to impress us with their cool,  having let them know that my past was not without some *ahem* "outrageous colour", They realized (with some shock) that they haven't invented "having a good time" and in some respects are a lot tamer and restrained than my generation were.

I have noticed as I have grown older that those "behind me in years" are a lot more prudish and in many cases narrow minded about both sex and sexuality, and in some cases display an alarming lack of real knowledge of the real world, and how it takes all sorts to make the world go round..

So to come back to your question - they should rejoice that in their loneliness and isolation they found someone to create some mutual happiness with in the closing chapters of their lives. If the families are so concerned about things how come they are "parking" their aged relatives in a place like this, leaving their elderly folks to rely on a bit of bingo for the bulk of their socialising? Sounds to me like the old folk are not getting much of a "distraction" from their families.
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: Roco on 21 September 2015, 02:31:29
thanks for your reply, I think we have similar views ( hope we can explore that later in chit-chat , )
end of the sad tale before any court  action  the lovely lady died  ,
sex ? never saw that as a big thing , ( well maybe when I was teenager  , not helped by the then current advice too much causes blindness  , happy to report  even in my advanced years I don't need glasses or a guide dog . but the memory ain't what it was , bloody sure I married B.Bardo , maybe one day my juvenile dreams will come true ,
or maybe best forgotten ?
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: warweezil on 21 September 2015, 09:00:50
Ah the pleasures of the flesh... discovered that at quite an early age and never looked back. I have had a reasonable amount of success, once I even declined an ummmm "session" someone from the world of music, no, no names... Clubbing in 80's London meant that you met all sorts of people from all walks of life, and despite a resemblance to *best in breed (mongrel)* at crufts I have managed to acquit myself quite well over the years,some of my friends couldn't figure out what my "secret" was, They clearly were not watching.. I was just being myself, and making them laugh... Its a serious business... but it should also be fun... and people can spot phonies a mile off, I decided to just me *me* and if I went home alone ... there was always tomorrow...

Its so sad that your story ended that way, but happily, in the final months they had each other in their lives, for a while they probably no longer felt "alone" and thats as good as all the "therapy" that some advocate for the elderly. Everyone should have someone is my view, not for sex... but a soulmate that they can really relate to. Without that we are incomplete, problem is that person is hard to find - but in my experience the harder you look - the less you find.
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: snadge on 04 October 2015, 12:20:35
with respect to the original topic: I have been away due to problems ive had, Im back now, I have posted loads of topics and yet there is only about 2 of us posting regular, if we are to get more active users were going to have to become an active forum, I check the log everyday and see at least 8 people logging in everyday (and at various times)...but not posting, I know some users may be busy but it would be great if we could start being a bit more active, I'm gutted that I am seeing 'snadge' on all the recent posts for days on end

if you have one, or visit other websites it would be cool if this site is either mentioned or at least put in a signature

the forum is 4 years old, has 27,000 posts and almost 4000 topics, google picks up on this, but its just not seeing the activity and back links which would drive traffic here

sorry if the post sounds a bit harsh its just I've put a lot of work into the website and costs money to run, it would be a shame to have to close it down if its me making the majority of the topics with no responses (or just from the one or two that are posting).

I may be being a bit unfair but I just wanted you all yo know how I felt about it.

rant over
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: Roco on 04 October 2015, 21:17:54
That's no rant Snadge , it's valid point ,
I know how you feel about seeing your  name for days on end ,
now for my personal view , it seems like most forums seem to have the same problem of dwindling posts , maybe it's a natural progression , each generation moves on especially so in the Tech world , and also attitudes change , neither of my grandsons are forum members , to them face book is god , I guess being old skool , and travelled a fair bit I enjoy talking to folk I will probably never meet ,
Back to the TTF , it can't go on if it's costing you , is there a way to get revenue from carrying adverts etc. ?   " I Know Nothing "  about that,  nor much else computer related , but now winter is approaching I will be back more ,
(OK  Who at the back said " Oh No ) :o
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: snadge on 05 October 2015, 07:23:05
@ Roco - appreciate the response, not all forums are dwindling, its just some have all the traffic, content and most of all .....regular members... Techguy, ThinkBroadband, Windows 7 forum (and its spin-offs), Overclockers etc..all busy, I don't want to get too that kind of level of usage or the costs would go up

The problem is, I've tried to create a website out of a forum,, instead of creating a website with a forum in it under a sub-domain (like kitz) thetechforum.co.uk/forum etc or even forum.thetechforum.co.uk - and of course we are competing with other sites.

as for cost, its not a fortune and we have Thomasjc1 to thank for all the recent payments, if he hadnt of paid I would have let the forum slip out of my grasp as Im now on the sick getting 70 a week and I find it hard to live on that.....so thank you Tom, I told him the site  is as much his as it is mine, he has full 100% access to the forum and hosts.

I tried to apply for Google adverts , but they denied it - they are very picky, whereas once they were'nt and people were making basic sites and getting them and their friends to keep clicking on the page using proxys (so google couldnt tell it was the same IP address) and making loads of money...so now they are picky... there are other advert companies I think, maybe I should have a look, it would be great if the site could not only pay for itself, but maybe generate some income to make it better, or put some money back in Toms pockets.

Yes it was freezing this morning, im now getting up at 5-6am and bed by 9-10pm, i was cold in my bed this morning for the first time, think I need some silky pyjamas (dont laugh) :), the smooth silk helps me sleep better, better than feeling a coarse quilt cover lol.

edit: p.s. your right about facebook, a lot of people make their business work off facebook including my sister and she does very well to, gets everyone to spread her facebook page, i think most her jobs are bought in as "leads" though and some door-to-door
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 05 October 2015, 11:29:30
Another thing that I think don't help matters is people having fibre broadband because we don't really have many problems with it, I know this site is not just about broadband. Might be me just thinking crap lol
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: snadge on 05 October 2015, 13:31:31
Another thing that I think don't help matters is people having fibre broadband because we don't really have many problems with it, I know this site is not just about broadband. Might be me just thinking crap lol

nah thats just you that man, loads of people with problems with fibre and there are still a lot of people on ADSL , also we dont only talk about broadband :)
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 05 October 2015, 18:59:26
Yea it might me I'm just lucky hehehe
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: thar on 05 October 2015, 19:23:11
I know what you mean Thomas and I was thinking along the same lines. With ADSL, I was always checking the stats, tweaking to make the line more stable, changing my hardware, but with fibre I don't need to do that. I haven't bought a new router in ages lol!

But like snadge says, this forum isn't all about broadband, unlike "the zone".




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Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: snadge on 05 October 2015, 22:01:33
I know what you mean Thomas and I was thinking along the same lines. With ADSL, I was always checking the stats, tweaking to make the line more stable, changing my hardware, but with fibre I don't need to do that. I haven't bought a new router in ages lol!

But like snadge says, this forum isn't all about broadband, unlike "the zone".




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and you kinda miss all the tweaking and testing new routers :(
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: Thomasjc1 on 05 October 2015, 22:50:53
Yes I miss tweaking
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: Roco on 05 October 2015, 23:47:12
Yes I miss tweaking
:D .indeed I got on the web using  win M.E via dial up , :) then with Pipex
adsl , and using the DMT tooll got to 2-3 mbps  after climbing in the dark my local BT pole
and sorting out my line connection ,
these , days I am growing fat  lounging in my computer chair  with my 40x10 fttc
and what's snr ? 8-)
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: KRW on 06 October 2015, 06:41:50
Yeah I agree I too don't tweak my ADSL line like I use too. As for w10 after switching a few sync features off is running bug free ( so no need to tinker further).

I've tinkered with my phone by unlocking the bootloader and installed Cyanogen android 12.1 as replacement for Google android. I know my warranty is invalid now(phone nearly a year old so not too worried).

Ken

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Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: snadge on 06 October 2015, 09:32:57
Yeah I agree I too don't tweak my ADSL line like I use too. As for w10 after switching a few sync features off is running bug free ( so no need to tinker further).

I've tinkered with my phone by unlocking the bootloader and installed Cyanogen android 12.1 as replacement for Google android. I know my warranty is invalid now(phone nearly a year old so not too worried).

Ken

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theres actually software that makes backups of the original ROM on the phone before you 'tinker' with it, as I done it with my Xperia but I didnt have the balls to go through with the mod in case I bricked it..even though i had an unbricking program
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: KRW on 06 October 2015, 09:40:51
I know there is software, however once you unlocked the bootloader that in validates the warranty. You can relock but that shows up in a field so Motorola know. Also re installing the original firmware but it means that you'll not get factory updates even if the BL is relocked..

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Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: KRW on 06 October 2015, 09:58:55
I did mine as I was happy with battery life with the factory firmware. Cyanogen has improved battery life by at least 2 hours. Though I have to wait til next week whether NowTv will accept the Cyanogen. It initially did not work (NowTv did recognise the phone so I've removed it and can not add till next month (the 13th). I have read that Sky products are not compatible with unlock BL or rooted phones. Ive installed a hide my root app, next week will confirm if it worked.

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Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: snadge on 06 October 2015, 10:15:17
I did mine as I was happy with battery life with the factory firmware. Cyanogen has improved battery life by at least 2 hours. Though I have to wait til next week whether NowTv will accept the Cyanogen. It initially did not work (NowTv did recognise the phone so I've removed it and can not add till next month (the 13th). I have read that Sky products are not compatible with unlock BL or rooted phones. Ive installed a hide my root app, next week will confirm if it worked.

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I didnt know that and glad I do now, I suppose you can still re-flash it back but have no warranty

Do I have a warranty? I bought a Motorola Moto G 4G (1st edition) in April - have i got a warranty on it until next April if it breaks...? dont have P.O.P but i could prove it through bank statements
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: KRW on 06 October 2015, 10:48:39
Re moto g yes you still warranty pop is either till receipt or card statement (bank or credit card). If you haven't already done it check for firmware update Android 5.1 is supposed to be available.

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Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: snadge on 06 October 2015, 12:07:10
Re moto g yes you still warranty pop is either till receipt or card statement (bank or credit card). If you haven't already done it check for firmware update Android 5.1 is supposed to be available.

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Ive got it , but the latest version of lollipop is 5.1.1 :(
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: thar on 06 October 2015, 19:44:04
I have "tweaked" a fair few Android handsets, but bottled it when I got a more expensive one. I have never felt the need to root my Nexus as I like the pure android experience out of the box. Also I can't use my banking app if I do. I have unlocked the bootloader, but can still get OTA updates if I need them.

I read today that there's yet another Stagefright update/fix out for Nexus handsets.
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: thar on 06 October 2015, 19:45:01
Yes I miss tweaking

That's "tweaking" not "twerking" Roco  ;)
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: snadge on 07 October 2015, 06:26:33
I like my MOTO G because they are pure Android, they dont have any providers versions of the OS like Vodaphone, EE etc etc so it isnt bloated

i have rooted an ipod before lol...worked...but thats all ive done
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: thar on 07 October 2015, 18:44:31
I didn't like Samsung and I didn't like HTC, full of bloatware and you need to root those to get them how you want.

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Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: Stevan on 07 October 2015, 20:18:22
My wife has a Moto G and cannot answer it properly!
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: thar on 07 October 2015, 20:29:28
I was considering an LG G3/4, as my Nexus was made by LG, but I read that their handsets are full of bloatware also.

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Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: snadge on 07 October 2015, 20:36:18
My wife has a Moto G and cannot answer it properly!

strange...what happens when she tries to answer it? tell her to back up all her contacts as a VCF to SD CARD, then do a full reset, sound like an apps corrupt it, happened to me yesterday , lost all my contacts cos of battery saver killing important background services, luckily i backed them up recently
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: snadge on 07 October 2015, 20:40:14
I was considering an LG G3/4, as my Nexus was made by LG, but I read that their handsets are full of bloatware also.

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actually, i watched a video of the 5 most underated phones and LG G4 was one of em, so was mine....no.1 was Huawei... which are amazing phones...just cos no one in the UK has heard of them they are the 3rd biggest seller in the world after iphone and samsung, plus you can get them quite cheap with uber specs, they also have (or had) the worlds thinnest smartphone at 6mm

edit, not any more the Vivo MAX is 4.5mm
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: thar on 07 October 2015, 21:33:47
Mmm...and you still rate juice defender?

Just wondering, why haven't you got your contacts backed up to your Google account? I have everything backed up to Google, photos, SMS etc. no need to worry about hardware failure or losing my phone.

Yeah, I owned a Huawei a few years ago. Not bad for the price. They are the manufacturers of the Nexus 6P.

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Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: snadge on 08 October 2015, 06:17:42
I still think juice defender is a great app, it just needs the owner to update, I can't find any app that's as good, and no it doesn't kill background processes so it would be as safe as any other app if he updated it, I don't use it for that reason

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Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: thar on 08 October 2015, 06:48:34
So you use another app for battery saving?

You didn't answer the contacts question. I take it you know about this? https://www.google.com/contacts
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: snadge on 08 October 2015, 07:18:36
I was using battery doctor..it had some good charging uses (knew how to allow the power through depending on how full the battery was) - fast charge - trickle and something else but cant remember, but while your not using your phone it constantly stops apps when they re-open (which is almost immediately - so thats wasting power right there) also CM Cleaner (while good) can also close important apps (optional), but they just start back up again straight away, its good for clearing junk to free RAM though, even 1Gb isnt enough these days, I have on average 230Mb free at any given time when i turn the phone on, when I had my 512Mb phone I thought 1Gb would be enough.... I think 2Gb is optimal

Im concerned about uploading all my details too google in case they get hacked

I only wanted Battery Doctor so i could see the remaining charge as a % in the corner at all times, I know you can do it on lollipop if you swipe down, but i just wanted it on my main screen

also - did you know google backs up app setings etc, it could be backing up the bad setting for the app that caused you to reset - thus restoring it after you restore your phone and reinstall the app
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: thar on 08 October 2015, 19:01:32
I'll take my chances with Google. Sick of seeing posts from folk moaning about losing their mobiles and losing all their precious photos, that'll never happen to me.

I like that it backs up WiFi passwords from anywhere you've ever been connected. No need to remember them.

So do you not use gmail either snadge?







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Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: snadge on 08 October 2015, 21:15:27
im registered with Gmail to retrieve my live account but dont have it on automatic retrieval , i just log in and read them,  I might use google cos ive registered with google+, but i wont backup photos...1) my phone takes shit photos if you cant keep still while having to tap the screen to take a photo, might have to see if theres a better camera app, i touch the screen which causes it to wobble and the pic is blurred, I just found out its only 5MP in 4:3 mode and in 16:9 its 3.8MP
 :o
 2) i have it set to save to SD card so if phone breaks i still have them...of course i wont if i lose it but i always transfer to PC to...youve guessed it .....to my Gmail Drive lol...is that where it saves the photos too? also being on PAYG I would only like to do this over wifi...so taking it and having it immediately uploaded on 4G is something i wouldnt want to do...
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: thar on 09 October 2015, 21:09:56
The camera on my Nexus isn't the best, but it's much less hassle than having to get my camera out and switch it on...by the time I've taken the shot, the moment has gone!

I don't back up over mobile data either, i have it set to WiFi only. Photos back up to https://picasaweb.google.com/ I admit, i do like the "stories" it makes using my location (GPS).







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Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: snadge on 09 October 2015, 23:28:15
i take the TZ7 out everytime im out on a day out...(which is never since i split with her lol) - she had the car
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: thar on 10 October 2015, 19:49:09
Funnily enough. I have a Panasonic also.

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Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: CurlyWhirly on 18 April 2016, 06:22:20
I haven't visited here for a while until recently and I am sad to see that it is so dead here.

I have never known it so quiet  :(
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: thar on 18 April 2016, 20:21:28
This the Tech Forum. Maybe everyone's tech is working fine? Remember where we all met? In a broadband forum. Gone are the days of flaky broadband connections and tweaking and removing ring wires. I was only thinking the other day that I have never had any downtime since I moved to Plusnet or BT  before that as far as can remember. I used to visit loads of tech forums back then, iirc Curly I first came across you on PC Advisor. Have you been on there recently? Last time I visited that was pretty quiet also.

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Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: snadge on 18 April 2016, 20:29:43
its slowly lost its active members thats why
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: CappySpectrum on 18 April 2016, 20:39:33
This the Tech Forum. Maybe everyone's tech is working fine? Remember where we all met? In a broadband forum. Gone are the days of flaky broadband connections and tweaking and removing ring wires. I was only thinking the other day that I have never had any downtime since I moved to Plusnet or BT  before that as far as can remember. I used to visit loads of tech forums back then, iirc Curly I first came across you on PC Advisor. Have you been on there recently? Last time I visited that was pretty quiet also.

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I don't think that is entirely true... Probably true for city folk.
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: CappySpectrum on 18 April 2016, 20:40:55
its slowly lost its active members thats why

It isn't just here though. Facebook is killing a lot of forums. I see the same discussions on many forums.
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: snadge on 18 April 2016, 20:41:45
that is true

also this isnt just a broadband forum its for anything tech
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: CappySpectrum on 18 April 2016, 20:45:10
True but sadly the masses follow popularity. Facebook followed by Instagram followed by Twitter is it. Look how we live in a narcissistic society these days. Pouting for the camera, status updates, following celebrities and creating/taking part in gossip. Taking phone photos of everything the entire day to post on their wall.

Nearly gone are the days of forums which saddens me. It's all look at me me me me me.
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: snadge on 18 April 2016, 21:09:16
True but sadly the masses follow popularity. Facebook followed by Instagram followed by Twitter is it. Look how we live in a narcissistic society these days. Pouting for the camera, status updates, following celebrities and creating/taking part in gossip. Taking phone photos of everything the entire day to post on their wall.

Nearly gone are the days of forums which saddens me. It's all look at me me me me me.

couldnt agree more - i wish some hackers would take them down
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: CurlyWhirly on 19 April 2016, 04:16:48
This the Tech Forum. Maybe everyone's tech is working fine? Remember where we all met? In a broadband forum. Gone are the days of flaky broadband connections and tweaking and removing ring wires.
Agreed, since I upgraded to fibre I haven't had any connectivity issues apart from a few days ago when an Openreach engineer accidentally cut one of my twisted pair as mentioned in this thread (http://www.thetechforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=4115.0)


I used to visit loads of tech forums back then, iirc Curly I first came across you on PC Advisor. Have you been on there recently? Last time I visited that was pretty quiet also.
I haven't been on there for ages to be honest with you and when I last went on there it was very quiet not like it used to be when all the regulars used to post !

I stopped going on there because I found the site extremely slow and it wasn't my connection because other websites worked fine.
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: CurlyWhirly on 19 April 2016, 04:18:43
its slowly lost its active members thats why
I didn't visit for a while but I will pop in from time to time for a chat as this is still a friendly forum  :)
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: CurlyWhirly on 19 April 2016, 04:20:34
Facebook is killing a lot of forums. I see the same discussions on many forums.
I don't bother much with Facebook as it's dangerous and can cause lots of arguments with partners and workmates, etc

I am speaking from experience and now I never put personal stuff on there.
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: CurlyWhirly on 19 April 2016, 04:21:54
True but sadly the masses follow popularity. Facebook followed by Instagram followed by Twitter is it. Look how we live in a narcissistic society these days. Pouting for the camera, status updates, following celebrities and creating/taking part in gossip. Taking phone photos of everything the entire day to post on their wall.

Nearly gone are the days of forums which saddens me. It's all look at me me me me me.
Sad but true  :(
Title: Re: used to be very quiet here
Post by: CurlyWhirly on 19 April 2016, 05:01:12
also this isnt just a broadband forum its for anything tech
I will come here for tech advice in the future.

I don't post on any other forums now anyway, I used to post on PC Advisor.