Ed P

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  • If you have a DVD burner it is relatively easy to make these bootable and an SP3 iso will easily fit. If you do not have a DVD burner a USB connected DVD burner is relatively cheap.

  • Thanks Bob, your ‘Boys in Blue’ are more helpful than my lot! I’ll pass on the info.

  • Ed P replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 7 hours, 55 minutes ago

    This indicates a possible reason for the timing of the Brexit ConArtist’s announcement. . I hope the SFO and SEC investigate them to establish their innocence or otherwise.

    link

  • Although I do not think anyone here is affected directly, the decision to block sites using Symantec Certificates may affect some of the sites you visit.

    Symantec CA Distrust
    Due to a history of malpractice, Firefox 64 will not trust TLS certificates issued by Symantec (including under their GeoTrust, RapidSSL, and Thawte brands). Microsoft,…[Read more]

  • Ed P replied to the topic Doom-1 Redux in the forum Gaming 1 day ago

    Re Oath — fair point, but like me you can always use Private Browsing and set your browser to forget. Then they can ask what they like and just get nowhere!

    EDIT – or if you use Python it is pretty easy to set Chrome up in a one-time box – see the Python code I posted here:

  • Ed P started the topic Doom-1 Redux in the forum Gaming 1 day, 11 hours ago

    Coming early next year — a new wad containing new levels for the original Doom. The paid-for fan boxes include John Romero’s head on a spike!

    More info:

    here

    and here

  • Just thought you may be trying to resuscitate an old business database or similar. If you are, then you will be better placed to look at the file extensions and see if there is any Win7/10 software that will access it. Failing that stick in a Live Linux CD. Linux has a lot of old file compatibility in its software library.

  • Ed P replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 1 day, 13 hours ago

    +1 to all the above, but then just to compound matters and ensure failure you put some incompetent a-hole as Minister in Charge who then completely ties up the system by insisting on progress reports every day, and interminable sessions on explaining what the long words in the report mean. e.g. What is a database, interface etc. Or, I thought AI…[Read more]

  • Back on thread – what games do you have that cannot be run on Win7?

    I’m guessing 16bit pnes and maybe DOS. If that is the case then you have other options:

    For DOS there are a number of emulators that work just fine with modern rigs. e,g. DOSBox. My own personal preference is to run a full DOS virtual machine with a virtual floppy disk player.…[Read more]

  • You cannot activate it even if you have the Internet, M$ closed down the activation site when they withdrew support. T went that route with a 64Bit XP that I was trying to activate on a vm setup.

    Your best bet is to stick a Linux distro on it, but even these have problems with XP era graphics drivers. Maybe Damn Small Linux will run but do not…[Read more]

  • PM I agree the Pi FLIR is klunky, but it is 20% of the price of an Android add-on. The Pi is also relatively easy to integrate into any system along the lines Dave outlines. i.e. use Pi FLIR as a sensor rather than a proper camera.

    I’ve played with a son’s iPhone FLIR add-on. The pics are almost at iPhone resolution, BUT they have the usual OEM…[Read more]

  • Ed P replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 2 days, 3 hours ago

    So, after Bob’s revelations  — hands up anyone who truly believes that our Establishment is capable of defining and crafting a technology solution to the Northern Island border issue. Preferably of course, one that will also give us full control of our border in order to stop non-Irish EU citizens from wandering across. 🍭

  • I guess this should be in the Pi section but Dave may have a professional interest.

    The price of true FLIR kit is starting to plummet. Pimoroni (an IOT accessories company) has just released a thermal camera add-on for the Pi. Although the 32×24 pixel resolution is useless for surveillance work, I would guess that the resolution would be…[Read more]

  • The law seems a bit flaky on ‘surveillance’ cameras. Today I had a policeman call to ask if one of my cameras could monitor passing traffic. I said yes it could, but doesn’t (except by accident) as I have set it up to only record when there is movement in my own drive. I said that I thought there were privacy concerns about deliberately recording…[Read more]

  • Ed P replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 2 days, 6 hours ago

    Or a market reaction to the possibility of a Hard Brexit. It is the vector, and not the movement that is an important indicator,

  • Ed P replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 2 days, 11 hours ago

    You may have missed my earlier post in which my local ConArtists are banking on a second referendum and are raving about ‘Vote remain and save democracy’.  Be good if we ever had a real democracy to save!

  • Ed P replied to the topic Mint 19 and Timeshift in the forum Linux Talk 2 days, 11 hours ago

    I guess IoM regs may be different from those of the mainland, here it is now more or less an automatic approval for most small additions assuming you can say ‘in accordance with *Building Regs’. However if it is visible from the road they need drawings to show the appearance to keep the Council Planners happy.

    *Really a waste of paper as our…[Read more]

  • Ed P replied to the topic Laptop Typing problem in the forum PC Talk 3 days, 6 hours ago

    IF the problem is similar to that of the Intel chips then a wired mouse SHOULD solve it. I believe with Intel it was interference between the USB mouse signals and the Wi-Fi chip – certainly worth a try if you have a wired mouse handy.

  • Ed P replied to the topic Mint 19 and Timeshift in the forum Linux Talk 3 days, 12 hours ago

    Les, I do not know if you sorted this out, but I have recently updated the way I backup my system to minimise I/O thrashing. (VMs and Shadow copies do not play nicely together). As a result I was looking for some idiot simple software to do incremental backups on my Ubuntu/Mint home folders.

    I tried ‘Back in Time‘ and it looks ideal in that it…[Read more]

  • Ed P replied to the topic Laptop Typing problem in the forum PC Talk 4 days, 2 hours ago

    I cannot specifically comment on Lenova laptops but Intel had issues between their Wifi and USB mice. The solution was to put the mouse USB mouse gizmo on a USB hub extension. Messy solution but it works. The idea being to get a bit of separation between the built-in wifi chip and the mouse gizmo.

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