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Google is blocking Youtube from Amazon Echo Show

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/26/16371292/google-youtube-amazon-echo-show

If you can't beat 'em, build a walled garden.

Interesting to see the general consensus in the comments is that Amazon is in the wrong, not Google

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Amazon's market share doesn't surprise me. They do have that key advantage of being a retailer so adding an echo to their cart along with their other items is an easy upsell.
Shame, as I've used both and I much prefer Google but then I have sold my soul to them :D

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I got a Pixel 2 (a treat for myself) and a home mini + chromecast (a present from the kids) for Xmas.
I am having so much fun with them, but it really is a sign of how lazy we are all going to become tho.

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I watched 1 movie last year, The Last Jedi, and that was upgraded to a premium experience with mahoosive seats and waiter service :)
Other than being a hardcore star wars fan nothing else would even tempt me to plonk my bum on their seats.
But then I do have a cinema set up at home where I can lie horizontally on the sofa munching on food that doesn't cost me an arm and a leg :D

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Web Development / Re: SSL Companies
« on: January 09, 2018, 06:14:19 PM »
Interesting to know about lets encrypt and cpanel.
Vidahost don't and have their own custom backend. I suppose that's another reason to move then.

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Web Development / Re: SSL Companies
« on: January 09, 2018, 01:32:21 PM »
Cheers everyone, I'm going ask them for a Trustwave SSL cert.
It's the easiest option and will give me the time to move the site elsewhere, more than likely Siteground as they specialise in WP and they're a Lets Encrypt advocate :)

I will say though, I do not recommend Vidahost. They used to be amazing, but since they got brought out it's been a frustrating experience, to say the least.

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Web Development / SSL Companies
« on: January 08, 2018, 01:53:44 PM »
Hopefully, someone here can guide me on what to do.

I only realised over the weekend that the SSL certificate I purchased years ago has changed providers on my last renewal (late last year).
Originally I bought a Trustwave SSL through my hosting provider (Vidahost) which has now changed to a GoDaddy SSL provided through starfield technologies. Whoever they are.

I'm not too happy that it was changed without prior consent as I still have the Trustwave link on my site to authenticate it, which now doesn't work.
Plus I'm not too keen to have a GoDaddy SSL seal on my site.

Am I right in thinking SSL certs that are the same level are technically the same. There isn't anything behind the scenes that makes them different?
So if that's right, it's purely a case of who has the most trustworthy seal in the public's eye that I'm buying into?

After kicking up a fuss they have offered me a refund or to try a renew at trustwave.
Not really sure what route to go down. I was thinking along the lines of getting a refund and getting a free SSL through letsencrypt, which I'm sure is a better option than using GoDaddy.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Chrome Remote Desktop moves to the web browser
« on: December 13, 2017, 03:03:52 PM »
>notepad++

Nice, just seen I can mount the server directly into Chrome OS - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sftp-file-system/gbheifiifcfekkamhepkeogobihicgmn?hl=en
I can use Caret now, yay :)

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Chrome Remote Desktop moves to the web browser
« on: December 12, 2017, 10:18:26 AM »
>>elaborate

It's more getting used to a different work flow and finding the programs that I need to use.
Having android on them has helped loads, as JuiceSSH is a lot better than Secure Shell.
But I still miss Notepad++ with the FTP plugin, though being able to VNC into a Windows PC has helped me out there.

Still yet to try developer mode, but as I do most through a client I haven't had the need to develop locally.



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Hardware & Technology / Re: Chrome Remote Desktop moves to the web browser
« on: December 11, 2017, 12:39:27 PM »
This has been a lifesaver ATM. I'm currently trying to use a Chromebook as my daily driver.
Frustration is just the tip but being able to log into a windows PC has helped me over some most of it.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: 4K/HDR tv
« on: November 12, 2017, 10:10:50 AM »
I'm looking but hesitant because of the HDR tech.
I have an Xbox and it's fussy. For it work the panel needs to be 10 bit, but early HDR panels are 8 bit.
Trying to find this info is a pain in the bum.

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Water Cooler / Re: School forcing me to buy an iPad
« on: November 03, 2017, 05:04:55 PM »
Assuming you're going to go with the basic 9.7" 2017 model, get her this cover with back-plate. It provides some drop protection. Cheap. Works OK (but not quite as well as the old Ipad2 leather covers).

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07253D5C1/

Suggest red or bright color to keep you from sitting on it.  Easier to find.

Cheers RC, will take a look

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Water Cooler / Re: School forcing me to buy an iPad
« on: November 03, 2017, 05:03:47 PM »
I know it's going to happen, but I had to get it off my chest.
I'm just more p***ed because I have no other alternative but to buy an overpriced slab of metal and glass.
It's just crazy, Chromebooks are perfect educational tools, the iPad isn't.



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Water Cooler / School forcing me to buy an iPad
« on: November 03, 2017, 04:17:49 PM »
Anyone else in the UK been subjected to this?

My eldest started secondary school last September so I'm new to this, but she came back from school today saying that to complete her homework she needs an iPad...... what! hang on a minute.
So I started looking to it thinking that I could get a chromebook instead but the school needs her to download ipad apps and they don't have the apps for any other platform.

Now I've never bought an apple product in my life, and it's p***ed me right off that I'm being forced into buying, if I don't them my child suffers.
Great, so the school chooses the most expensive platform on planet earth with no alternative option and probably gets a nice kickback from Apple for doing so.

Rant over.

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Economics & Investing / Re: Stack Overflow lays off reportedly 20% of staff
« on: November 03, 2017, 01:38:05 PM »
They have staff!?
I thought it was a collective of volunteers who had a superior complex to most on planet earth and enjoyed bigotry as a hobby

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