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Water Cooler / Re: Falcon Heavy landings -- Amazing
« on: February 08, 2018, 10:59:00 AM »
That's insane.
It's good to see a billionaire with a hobby that's working :)

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You poor tea drinkers - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/06/drinking-hot-tea-can-increase-risk-cancer-study-finds/
Quick, switch to coffee before it's too late!

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Economics & Investing / Re: UK: Capita following Carrilion
« on: February 01, 2018, 09:53:47 AM »
They own the fire college near me
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_Service_College and recently been butchering it by selling off masses of land to developers, now I know why.

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Water Cooler / Re: Google took down over 700,000 bad Android apps in 2017
« on: January 31, 2018, 10:45:57 AM »
That kids app which talking about cutting them with a knife was horrendous  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42821938

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Water Cooler / Zombie apocalypse simulation
« on: January 23, 2018, 10:35:59 AM »
Just in case, you never know
http://mattbierbaum.github.io/zombies-usa/

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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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