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Chit-Chat / Re: Computers et al
« Last post by thar on 22 September 2017, 17:30:20 »
Update on the switch to Vodafone. I had gone for 80/20 unlimited for 30.00 a month for 18 months with a free gift to the value up to 200 (which I was going to sell on Ebay for ~ 150) or a 75 pre paid credit card and 30.00 cashback, which I calculated to equate to ~20.00 a month for the term IF I got the Sonos, slightly more ~24 if I got the pre paid card.

They then did a deal 80/20 for 24.00 a month for 18 months, and a tenner charge for the router, which when you take the now 20.00 cashback into account, would have worked out at 23.44 a month, but I wouldn't have the hassle of selling the free gift.

Anyway, there are rumours that Vodafone have bitten off more than they can chew with this deal and have been inundated with new customers and they won't have the capacity. Another point, I wouldn't be able to use my HH5, which as you know 1bit, works very well with the Huawei cab, and the bundled router doesn't sound that great.

I heard that a couple of people had got Plusnet to match the Vodafone deal, so I thought I'd give it a go. The retentions guy offered me 26.50 for a 24 month contract, which I don't have a problem with AND 50 cashback! Better still, if I pay my line rental up front, I save another 3.50 a month. If my maths is correct, that is the equivalent of 20.22 a month. The guy even said, that was better than the current new customer offer which is 29.99 plus 25 activation, needless to say, I snatched their hands off!

Chit-Chat / Re: Would you eat this
« Last post by thar on 22 September 2017, 16:54:17 »
Eww, no way! I worked with a woman who used to eat raw bacon!  :-X
Tech News & Reviews / Re: Manchester police still relies on Windows XP
« Last post by Den1 on 21 September 2017, 18:25:10 »
Nor me really, the company that my son is doing some work for is still on winxp     :o 
Tech News & Reviews / Re: Manchester police still relies on Windows XP
« Last post by 1bit on 21 September 2017, 18:18:06 »
doesnt surprise me, new aircraft carrier does to... when i worked at currys they did aswell, you'd be surprised how many companies are using insecure systems
Computers / Re: computer server homework
« Last post by 1bit on 21 September 2017, 18:11:33 »
as Den1 says we need more information... the IO of a PC is all the ports that a computer has all around it as well as fittings for devices inside like
AUDIO (3.5mm jacks / optical),
VIDEO (HDMI, Display Port, VGA, DVI),
LAN (Local Area Network)

these are all examples of a PC's I/O (Input Output)
Computers / Re: computer server homework
« Last post by Den1 on 21 September 2017, 09:39:10 »
 welcome:1  to the forum
Need a bit more information  :blank:  how about posting the full question  ?  are we talking hardware connections/ software connections.
Chit-Chat / Re: A driving question?
« Last post by fudgietheoriginal on 20 September 2017, 23:21:19 »
Interesting answers.
 The blue car would be at fault as he/she are behind a give way and failed to give way to the right.
Computers / computer server homework
« Last post by fluffysnow on 20 September 2017, 20:21:13 »
please can anyone tell me the input and output of a computer server??
i'm desperate!! my assignment is due on Friday  :'(
Chit-Chat / Would you eat this
« Last post by Den1 on 20 September 2017, 10:42:40 »
Full story here http://bbc.in/2jurAIK
Definitely a no no   :o
Tech News & Reviews / Manchester police still relies on Windows XP
« Last post by Jay9 on 20 September 2017, 07:22:54 »
England's second biggest police force has revealed that more than one in five of its computers were still running Windows XP as of July.

Greater Manchester Police told the BBC that 1,518 of its PCs ran the ageing operating system, representing 20.3% of all the office computers it used.

Microsoft stopped supporting the operating system in 2014. Experts say its use could pose a hacking risk.

The figure was disclosed as part of a wider Freedom of Information request.

"Even if security vulnerabilities are identified in XP, Microsoft won't distribute patches in the same way it does for later releases of Windows," said Dr Steven Murdoch, a cyber-security expert at University College London.

"So, if the [police's] Windows XP computers are exposed to the public internet, then that would be a serious concern.

"If they are isolated, that would be less of a worry - but the problem is still that if something gets into a secure network, it might then spread. That is what happened in the NHS with the recent Wannacry outbreak."

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