Dave Rice

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  • It’s not a Huawei type deal, I can’t see it having much effect. Looks like they are going after Dahua as well. They will just source everything locally, Trump will not gain anything.

    This is all American jealousy, they have been left behind by their own inability to innovate. Most of the IP camera patents are held by the Chinese as the Americans…[Read more]

  • I suggest the best thing we can do is just ignore the hot air, deliberately inflammatory statements and personal comments emanating from a certain direction.

    The Brexit thread shows that starved of attention all he does is pop up elsewhere to spread the right wing propaganda of whoever is shouting the loudest in the bubble he…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 2 days, 17 hours ago

    I don’t have a box and I’m not expecting to order anything of an appropriate size soon, but I have large sturdy plastic mailing bags and plenty of bubble wrap.

    The drive cage is very thin mild steel so I’m going to look at carefully folding it flat.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 3 days, 10 hours ago

    I was thinking you could attach the motherboard tray to the case then mount the motherboard on it. That would get around the grounding issues.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 3 days, 12 hours ago

    Thinking about what Les said about grounding, I noticed the old Zoostorm case I was about to recycle was only held together with pop rivets. A bit of drilling later we have a motherboard tray, expansion slots, 5.25″ and 3.5″ drive cage, 120mm fan, 2 front USB and a switch / light assembly. There’s also a plastic drive caddy from another PC.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 4 days, 6 hours ago

    I’ve got a plastic HDD tray and some other odds and sods. I’ll gather them together and get a photo.

  • Synology is hard to beat, after all they’re designed to work with anything and everything.

    The DS112j I bought for testing 5 years ago is still in use as a backup target and but has had the original 1TB drive replaced by a 3TB Toshiba P300. The first one I managed was a DS214 and that’s been running 24/7 since Oct 14 and still has the original…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic HDD light in the forum PC Talk 4 days, 15 hours ago

    I believe Shuttle design their own motherboards and it’s those that do that tend to muck about. In the case of Shuttle, split placement may make the internal cabling simpler for the small form factor. I think Dell do it just to be awkward.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic SumUp card reader in the forum Other Tech 4 days, 17 hours ago

    For people like me who invoice rather than do live selling, I use Wave Invoicing.

    It’s totally free and very competent with mobile apps too. It’s absolutely brilliant. There is an option to take credit cards and customers get a link to do so on their invoice. You can also take payments manually over the phone which a lot of readers won’t do. It’s…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic HDD light in the forum PC Talk 4 days, 17 hours ago

    It’s plugged into the motherboard alongside the rest of the “front panel” – power light, reset and power switch.

    This is the standard configuration. Some OEMs, like Dell and HP will mess about with this, but if it’s a commercial motherboard it’ll follow this pattern. Sometimes right next to it there will be another block of pins for legacy…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Use or scrap? in the forum Linux Talk 5 days, 5 hours ago

    In the end even XP wouldn’t run properly on 512mb ram.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic SumUp card reader in the forum Other Tech 5 days, 5 hours ago

    They use a World Pay reader at the Legion in Whitchurch but I believe it’s part of the epos system they have.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Cheap 120GB SSD in the forum PC Talk 5 days, 15 hours ago

    My next PC will definetly be running an M2 drive. No idea when that will be as everything I have is more than powerful enough, indeed I’ve been re-purposing older kit. Dropping a £60 FX 8350 8 core CPU into an old 760G motherboard is proving an excellent VM host.

    With M2 it’s worth paying a little more for the PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (if your system c…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Use or scrap? in the forum Linux Talk 5 days, 15 hours ago

    It’s just too old Les. You’ll only be able to run a system contemporary to the time.

  • Just heard on the news he did similar to ZTE then lifted it as a personal favour to Xi Jinping. It couldn’t have been about tech secrets then?

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

    Straight out of the Trump / Farage play book. Deny everything, claim you’re being unfairly picked on by the establishment.

    Prepare for absolute outrage that this could possibly be the case with lots of misdirection – look over there not over here.

    You’re right Steve, this is becoming boring. I’m just embarrassed I got drawn in and provided some…[Read more]

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

    Straight out of the Trump / Farage play book. Deny everything, claim you’re being unfairly picked on by the establishment.

    Prepare for absolute outrage that this could possibly be the case with lots of misdirection – look over there not over here.

    You’re right Steve, this is becoming boring. I’m just embarrassed I got drawn in and provided some…[Read more]

  • Flaws in Chinese kit are always certified back doors. Flaws in US kit are just software glitches.

    I wonder which Govt was using the WhatsApp spyware?

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Cheap 120GB SSD in the forum PC Talk 1 week ago

    Kingston SSD A400 £26 + free delivery (good luck!) on Amazon http://tinyurl.com/y2uffumn

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Firefox Containers in the forum Security Talk 1 week, 2 days ago

    Could be very useful with my work / home split. Sometimes I need to log into things as my customer too.

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