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LandzDown Lounge / Re: COU...DOWN?
« on: October 11, 2019, 05:46:11 PM »
Hello...Steve surely had to have back-up...right

Potentially but then again you will be shocked the amount of times people say "ahhhhhhh the backups were failing and we didn't know!"

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Web News / Re: Mozilla's new DNS resolution
« on: August 06, 2018, 06:50:28 PM »
Browser choices are diminishing!
I refuse to install Chrome on any Windows computer and I don't like Internet Explorer.

I guess I'll do some reading. FF ESR is my backup browser and I'm not reading to completely remove it.

As a, perhaps, side topic, what browsers are people using? I am a huge Chrome advocate but I have been noticing it isn't as fast & slick as it once was. I believe it is becoming slower and I am finding weird bugs on some PCs with Chrome

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: How did your team go this year??
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:57:32 AM »
England has a lot to build on, but they succumbed to the dreaded 'scoring too early' affliction.  Croatia was the better side in the second half, and all through extra time.

Although one of the things I was impressed with is the composure Gareth Southgate kept throughout the entire thing. There weren't many times you saw anything but a calm & collected manager.

Jordan Pickford was one of the standout stars for me, what an incredible goalkeeper.

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: How did your team go this year??
« on: July 11, 2018, 07:51:56 PM »
What a shame. I did not think England necessarily could beat France had we got there but I did expect us to reach the final. I think we were the team that tired first but hopefully this is new beginnings for England

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: How did your team go this year??
« on: June 30, 2018, 10:32:13 AM »
Colombia in the office sweepstakes but obviously mainly rooting for England although I think they played terribly against Belgium

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Also clear the cache in Firefox. To begin with, we issued redirects to enforce users onto HTTPS, and this redirection will have been cached by your browser. Sometimes they don't get flushed naturally.

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Sorry guys, we are in a little bit of disaster recovery. The URLs you were mentioning should now be working.

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Open source software is many times a very good alternative. The ones mentioned are popular. Just because it's free open source software doesn't mean it is inferior.

There are millions of people working and sharing the ideas, for various software.

Here is a good link of working listed projects.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_free_and_open-source_software_packages



I find it's generally the UX & UI that suffers in Open Source software, design is just one of the things that falls to the side in OS project's.

However, look at something like Blender, it can do a vast majority of what 3DS Max (around $4000) can do.

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Memory lane
« on: March 14, 2015, 10:48:49 PM »
I remember when CoolWebSearch was the big bad nasty around!

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Internet / Re: G-Mail warning!
« on: October 31, 2014, 02:16:40 PM »
I suspect that Google are just doing what most others would do, and that is to take the user agent that the browser tells it.

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: How did your team go this year??
« on: June 27, 2014, 08:18:02 AM »
England were a let down as normal ;)

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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Windows Vs Linux
« on: March 24, 2014, 08:57:59 PM »
My experience with Linux is a little more limited to just web development, however, I was impressed with how far these distros and tools have come. When I first "tried" Linux it was Ubuntu back in 2006 (Dapper Drake), I wasn't too impressed but thinking back, it's probably more because of the vast difference in UI between it (at the time) and Windows - I had no idea what to do or how to do anything.

Also, OpenOffice had many compatibilities with Office at the time - haven't used it since so can't comment on it now.

I admit, my Linux time is now at the hands of a Git Bash terminal and I don't dive much into the UI of our development VMs (openSuse). Linux (and many tools like Git) has a very powerful command line system!

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Use it on my work & home computer and also Lux on my Android phone. (Lux being a 'sort of' port to Android, due to technical limitations a true port to Android isn't possible).

Had no problems here, and certainly makes the screen easier on the eyes.

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Web News / Re: The Death of Anti-virus?
« on: December 21, 2013, 10:25:23 AM »
With things like CryptoLocker running riot around the web, the best thing is to educate people on how to actually prevent the problem in the first place. It's a sysadmin's nightmare to have to deal with malware (of any kind).

In my experience though, very few people/home users do have a pro-active look on web security. Most appear to just want to "get stuff done" and worry about the consequences if/when things go wrong. It's a shame because with Facebook, Twitter, cloud storage etc, we put our lives on the internet & technology is vital to our every day lives, so when things go wrong they really do hit home.

I've had the unfortunate task of telling a few CryptoLocker "victims" that it's tough luck - your family photos have gone unless you want to risk your money going half way around the world and still, potentially, be no closer to getting your files back. Their first question? "Why didn't my anti virus catch it?"

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Web News / Re: CryptoLocker Ransomware
« on: October 23, 2013, 02:51:21 PM »
This has been incredibly well designed. It really does put emphasis on prevention is better than a cure.

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