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Forum: ChitChat 07. Jun 2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,482
Posted By Bob
Microsoft have been blamed for a series of...

Microsoft have been blamed for a series of outages on Skype, which some see as a bad omen for the future of the service.

The latest outage was today. Details here...
Forum: ChitChat 06. Jun 2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,001
Posted By Bob
Yes, I was going to entitle the thread...

Yes, I was going to entitle the thread "Googlopolyware? Enter Chromebook". But that looked horrid.:eek:

So I switched to Googleware which didn't really get the idea across appropriately. Sorry...
Forum: Multimedia 05. Jun 2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,941
Posted By Bob
FYI, Deya, I didn't post earlier because I...

FYI, Deya, I didn't post earlier because I guessed my reactions wouldn't be especially representative.:p

I don't generally have music going on in the background and I find that just a select...
Forum: Multimedia 05. Jun 2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,941
Posted By Bob
I did briefly look at EarthMedia alongside Deya's...

I did briefly look at EarthMedia alongside Deya's previous forum recommendation (http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/multimedia/5412-tapin-radio.html), Tapin Radio.

I have to say I...
Forum: ChitChat 05. Jun 2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,001
Posted By Bob
Googleware? Enter Chromebook

Will Chromebook - Google's upcoming tablet response to the iPad - manage to change the way we think about personal computing?

According to London Guardian writer John Naughton,

"The Chromebook...
Forum: Security 04. Jun 2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,130
Posted By Bob
I'll be watching out for Remah's review. :)

I'll be watching out for Remah's review. :)
Forum: ChitChat 03. Jun 2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,161
Posted By Bob
Shifting Realities in Science and Technology

Two rather different Science & Technology articles today from the BBC website today, both somehow related to how we perceive and interact with the world:

One regards likely ways in which the...
Forum: I Want a Freeware Program that ... 01. Jun 2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,192
Posted By Bob
One free UK / US based option is HideIP VPN: ...

One free UK / US based option is HideIP VPN:

http://www.hideipvpn.com/free-vpn/
Forum: I Want a Freeware Program that ... 01. Jun 2011, 10:11 AM
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Views: 2,192
Posted By Bob
Rikishi :) - I think you'd need a Virtual Private...

Rikishi :) - I think you'd need a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service with servers in the UK (or whatever country of interest) to do that.

I used to use a paid one because the service was so...
Forum: Security 29. May 2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,046
Posted By Bob
Well, yes, though I was playing around a bit...

Well, yes, though I was playing around a bit :rolleyes:... Of course, we also need to factor in ease of use... Which is probably rather personal, as some of the posts in this thread indicate.

I...
Forum: Security 29. May 2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,046
Posted By Bob
the bottom line...

In statistical terms, it's the final score - not possession - that's the main outcome measure.

So if people don't get infected despite minimal protection, then it's job done.
Forum: Security 29. May 2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,046
Posted By Bob
Erm, if there's some sort of party line to tread,...

Erm, if there's some sort of party line to tread, just let me know and I'll hop out to the bar.:D

(Sorry about the time waster, deya) ;)
Forum: Security 28. May 2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,046
Posted By Bob
I was disappointed when Blackpool dropped out of...

I was disappointed when Blackpool dropped out of the Premier League last week, but I feel they were moral winners of the season. :)
Forum: Security 28. May 2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,046
Posted By Bob
Perfect sense, yes. Yep... And at...

Perfect sense, yes.



Yep...

And at the same time, I think MC is quite right to question the relevance of many test results to users like ourselves.

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Thanks, deya, for...
Forum: Security 28. May 2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,046
Posted By Bob
I think that's great at an individual level. And...

I think that's great at an individual level. And it's interesting to share our experiences. :)



And I'd second every word of that too. :D
Forum: Security 27. May 2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,046
Posted By Bob
deya, I think we're saying the same thing really....

deya, I think we're saying the same thing really. I expressed myself clumsily. Partly perhaps because I'm so caught up with the multiple issues of designing, conducting, analyzing and interpreting...
Forum: Security 26. May 2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,046
Posted By Bob
Statistical premises aside, can I just toss in a...

Statistical premises aside, can I just toss in a fairly random 2c on the underlying "when more is less" question?

I reckon a personalized minimalist set-up can provide a viable approach to...
Forum: Security 25. May 2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,046
Posted By Bob
Well, sort of... Manipulation of statistics gives...

Well, sort of... Manipulation of statistics gives the discipline a bad reputation with the general public who generally are not in a position to arrive at a critical appraisal of what they're being...
Forum: Security 25. May 2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,046
Posted By Bob
That's certainly in their interest. And one...

That's certainly in their interest. And one reason why truly independent critical evaluation is necessary. :)
Forum: Security 25. May 2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,046
Posted By Bob
I think that's why your articles on how to secure...

I think that's why your articles on how to secure your own computer efficiently and effectively are so relevant. I'm thinking in particular of your Safe Computing in Under an Hour...
Forum: I Want a Freeware Program that ... 25. May 2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,250
Posted By Bob
"Business Intelligence software"? To my innocent...

"Business Intelligence software"? To my innocent ears, that has a sort of unintended spyware ring to it.:confused:
Forum: Fix Me 25. May 2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,230
Posted By Bob
More of the same please. :)

More of the same please. :)
Forum: Security 25. May 2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,046
Posted By Bob
And just about any drug company will try to find...

And just about any drug company will try to find loopholes to "lie with statistics" - both in their advertising and the research they sponsor (whether openly or covertly). And it's not just...
Forum: Internet, Web Apps and Networking 23. May 2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 19,706
Posted By Bob
Thanks MC - As you say, they have a lot of extra...

Thanks MC - As you say, they have a lot of extra functions, but I couldn't find result numbers. I feel lost without them and would really recommend DDG include them. Oh, that and a name change: it's...
Forum: Internet, Web Apps and Networking 23. May 2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 19,706
Posted By Bob
Am I missing something, or does DDG not provide...

Am I missing something, or does DDG not provide statistics (numbers of search results etc)?
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