Dave Rice

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  • Yeah I reckon that url goes with the pub.

    BL, Steve knows all about the Sky police 😵 Steve looked at Sky’s “free” WiFi offering as it seemed an easy way to sort the problem – the current share the Technicolor router’s SSID has to stop. Customers only get a 15 minute session through a highly advert strewn gateway, the landlord can’t use it for b…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic I need an iThing in the forum Apple Talk 1 day, 6 hours ago

    mini 2 ordered.

  • The problem is you’re not in complete control. If others decide your mail server is untrustworthy it’s game over.

    That’s why I moved my mail server from Fast Hosts to Microsoft.

  • I have an Office 365 business account and changed the MX records for giffordsystems.co.uk to have Microsoft as the mail provider. It’s been working a treat with Outlook on all devices.

    I believe with g suite you need to transfer the whole domain.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 2 days, 19 hours ago

    According to John Redwood and Nigel Farage it’s duplicates, triplicates and Russian bots. I suppose he’d know.

    A lot on the march in London yesterday too. I think they were all called Boris and Olga.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic I need an iThing in the forum Apple Talk 3 days, 4 hours ago

    I did think about cellular but I carry a 3 MyFi hotspot everywhere anyway. It’s got a 3 sim preloaded with 12GB that lasts 12  months, which is just about right. £40 from 3 direct, £28 from MyMemory

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic I need an iThing in the forum Apple Talk 3 days, 5 hours ago

    That’s the way I’m thinking ED. It’s more to bone up on the Apple world rather than anything else but of course I’d be looking at putting my utilities from the Android world on it as well as the consumer apps like Hik-Connect.

    UniFi Network needs iOS 11, Hik-Connect and Manything Pro only 8. A quick look about and 11 is popular. I suspect native…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic I need an iThing in the forum Apple Talk 3 days, 13 hours ago

    Camera plan is sorted. No, I was thinking about using an iPad as the local CCTV monitoring device as it could be quickly re purposed into a till should the till fail.

    There are any number of ways we could quickly replace the CCTV monitoring device. Indeed there will be more than one to start with as remote monitoring is very high up Steve’s list.…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic I need an iThing in the forum Apple Talk 3 days, 17 hours ago

    Steve, about half way down the wikipedia page is a table showing ipad models and the level of ios they support.

    iPad up to and inc 4th Gen and the mini 1st Gen are the only ones out of support. Everything else can take ios12.

    Looking at John Lewis, the 10″ 32GB iPad 2018 is £320 which makes a refurbished Grade A Air @ £150 look like a viable p…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic I need an iThing in the forum Apple Talk 4 days, 4 hours ago

    Nice one Steve.

    Hik-Connect needs ios8 or later, so to be safe with support it looks like I need an iPad Mini 2nd Gen at minimum.

    I’ve found refurbished, 1 years warranty, new charging cable, iPad Mini 2 and Air are the same price– 16GB – WiFi – Grade A for £130 32GB for £150, 64GB £195.

    I’m thinking 32GB is +£20 well spent but +£65 for 64…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice started the topic I need an iThing in the forum Apple Talk 4 days, 9 hours ago

    There’s 4 words I never thought I’d be uttering.

    I’m coming across more and more customers with iThings and they all seem to know bugger all about them. I don’t know a lot either so I often struggle to know if it’s an iProblem or an app issue.

    So do I need an iPhone (I’ll never use as a phone) or will an iPad do just as well? What’s the minimum…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Blu-Ray in the forum Other Tech 4 days, 12 hours ago

    I agree, full system backups are very wasteful unless you have a program that can deal with deduplication (not backing the same thing up more than once). Windows backup is particularly horrible and doesn’t deal with disk space management as it purports to.

    As BL says getting a system back from scratch is now less than half an hour. I use EaseUs…[Read more]

  • I love the second one Nolan. Any chance you can pop me a link to a full size copy?

  • Travelling back from North Wales today. Lovely so far and the tide was in coming past Steve’s way. Makes a change! Waves not mud 😉

  • Sorry for your loss Lee.  You know you only have to ask if you want anything done.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Camera help please. in the forum Other Tech 1 week ago

    Rock steady there Nolan. I love camera stabilisation 😀

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Steam Loading Bar. in the forum PC Talk 1 week ago

    Same version here. Maybe I’ve got a ton of crap at startup, God knows how many utilities I have loaded to do with networking, WiFi, CCTV, etc.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 1 week ago

    It’s a bit like the Lords. They do their job – don’t forget there was a withdrawn amendment asking the same thing last week so he didn’t start it – and those who don’t like the answer are horrified. Jacob Rees-Mogg is very good at vacillation of this sort with regards the Lords.

    My cousin(ish) was an umpire (Mervyn Kitchen) and was told off for…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Steam Loading Bar. in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 1 day ago

    Still plagues me every time I log in.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 1 week, 1 day ago

    You really do make the strangest links and spin out all sorts of things from a simple statement.  Just saying well they’re not all perfect would have me agreeing with you but you just had to go down the extreme routes of Trump and Venezuela. You really are impossible to just have a general chit chat with. I think as a matter of principal you’re g…[Read more]

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