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Forum: Hardware 19th Aug 2015, 23:34
Replies: 22
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Posted By Mister_Tad
Disable hibernation as well, if you've not done...

Disable hibernation as well, if you've not done that already. It reserves a hiberfil.sys on the root of your drive that's the same size as your system memory.

cmd as administrator > powercfg -h...
Forum: Software 9th Aug 2015, 13:43
Replies: 743
Views: 54,149
Posted By Mister_Tad
Does anyone else feel like 10 is a little bit...

Does anyone else feel like 10 is a little bit slower than 8.1 to present a usable desktop? I've been using it for a week now on my "lite" laptop, and whilst it shows me the desktop promptly, it feels...
Forum: Hardware 9th Aug 2015, 13:30
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Mister_Tad
That MX Master looks excellent - the bluetooth +...

That MX Master looks excellent - the bluetooth + RF and ability to switch between sources would be great. So much so that despite having received a warranty replacement for a MX Performance mere...
Forum: Software 7th Aug 2015, 17:27
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Mister_Tad
All good ideas, however... I've just traded...

All good ideas, however...

I've just traded out a "mobile" workstation Lenovo W540 (32GB) for a T450s for the sake of size - my job takes me between the UK and Europe or Middle East approximately...
Forum: Software 7th Aug 2015, 12:20
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Mister_Tad
I have a lab available for when I'm connected to...

I have a lab available for when I'm connected to a reliable tube, but when I'm on the move I need to be able to run it without said tube.
Forum: General 7th Aug 2015, 11:32
Replies: 17
Views: 925
Posted By Mister_Tad
I've moved mid-contract to a non cable area...

I've moved mid-contract to a non cable area before and been allowed to leave, no questions asked - was expecting a battle when placing the call, but it didn't come. Might be worth calling up again...
Forum: Software 7th Aug 2015, 00:02
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Mister_Tad
Suggestions for memory-starved virtualisation?

So, a bit of an odd one, but it struck me that some of you server admins out there would probably have some pretty solid advice.

I work with an analytics package that runs atop Cassandra, MySQL...
Forum: General 4th Aug 2015, 10:12
Replies: 16,730
Views: 1,553,379
Posted By Mister_Tad
4AM start for a morning meeting in Amsterdam. It...

4AM start for a morning meeting in Amsterdam. It was cancelled whilst I was in the air. I'd be more annoyed if I wasn't so tired.
Forum: General 1st Aug 2015, 19:59
Replies: 16,730
Views: 1,553,379
Posted By Mister_Tad
I've been given the "your road isn't adopted yet"...

I've been given the "your road isn't adopted yet" line for two years - road as adopted now so they've changed the reason... wished they would have said this two years ago.

They did suggest that I...
Forum: Software 1st Aug 2015, 17:05
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Mister_Tad
Nagios is certainly worth a look.

Nagios is certainly worth a look.
Forum: General 1st Aug 2015, 13:37
Replies: 16,730
Views: 1,553,379
Posted By Mister_Tad
Speaking of crappy information from BT ...

Speaking of crappy information from BT



In the heart of suburbia, surrounded by cable and FTTC options aplenty, 60 homes stand united, on a 3mbit island forevermore, apparently.
Forum: General 1st Aug 2015, 10:16
Replies: 29,118
Views: 3,505,463
Posted By Mister_Tad
itty bitty teeny tiny 256GB SSD... ...

itty bitty teeny tiny 256GB SSD...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25629582/51ch26lvOsL.jpg

Isn't technology wonderful?
Forum: Software 31st Jul 2015, 08:48
Replies: 743
Views: 54,149
Posted By Mister_Tad
Yeah, I realise that. I hoped it was clear I was...

Yeah, I realise that. I hoped it was clear I was being facetious and not actually going to throw my PC in bin :p
Forum: Software 30th Jul 2015, 22:59
Replies: 743
Views: 54,149
Posted By Mister_Tad
I'm loving Microsoft's suggested solution to the...

I'm loving Microsoft's suggested solution to the nvidia "issue"...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25629582/2015-07-30%2022_55_58-Get%20Windows%2010.png

Bummer, I guess I'll just have to...
Forum: Hardware 28th Jul 2015, 22:01
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By Mister_Tad
If you're priced out of quad core and discrete...

If you're priced out of quad core and discrete graphics isn't a requirement, are you sure you want to be looking at workstation class laptops?

This is coming from someone that has a beast of a...
Forum: General 22nd Jul 2015, 20:29
Replies: 29,118
Views: 3,505,463
Posted By Mister_Tad
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25629582/2015-...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25629582/2015-07-22-10.10.41.jpg

Not ordered from this lot before, but have heard good things to figured I would give them a spin.

Lovely presentation and...
Forum: General 15th Jul 2015, 16:08
Replies: 88
Views: 2,732
Posted By Mister_Tad
Recruiters. So. Many. Recruiters. The last few...

Recruiters.
So. Many. Recruiters. The last few weeks have be so full of mails like this that I'm starting to think someone is pranking me with a fake CV or linkedin profile, or for some reason the...
Forum: Hardware 13th Jul 2015, 21:14
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By Mister_Tad
Quick thread bump - have gone for a Lenovo T450s...

Quick thread bump - have gone for a Lenovo T450s and 20GB (4+16GB) in the end - good compromise of light plus power. I've since found out there's a maxxed out W541 in the team doing floating duty if...
Forum: General 11th Jul 2015, 10:17
Replies: 12,713
Views: 1,221,084
Posted By Mister_Tad
Congrats! Will you be finding out what flavour it...

Congrats! Will you be finding out what flavour it is before hand?
Forum: General 7th Jul 2015, 20:51
Replies: 2,684
Views: 478,788
Posted By Mister_Tad
Not so fantastic when you're basically parked in...

Not so fantastic when you're basically parked in it in M1 afternoon traffic and it's sunny and muggy.

One of the rare occasions when I could honestly think to myself, "Wow, I'm glad I'm sat here...
Forum: Article Discussion 7th Jul 2015, 20:30
Replies: 24
Views: 660
Posted By Mister_Tad
I'm not sure either version is for consumers,...

I'm not sure either version is for consumers, professionals or anyone in particular. They're quite simply for people that need 2TB SSDs. If you need a 2TB SSD, it's a great deal, because alternative...
Forum: General 7th Jul 2015, 20:07
Replies: 2,684
Views: 478,788
Posted By Mister_Tad
I passed a red one of these in the general...

I passed a red one of these in the general vicinity of Northampton on the M1 this afternoon - I wonder if it was the same one? There can't be all that many on the roads.
Forum: General 6th Jul 2015, 19:46
Replies: 2,684
Views: 478,788
Posted By Mister_Tad
As far as I'm aware, none of the M-Sport models...

As far as I'm aware, none of the M-Sport models have the M badge on the rear.
Forum: Article Discussion 3rd Jul 2015, 12:59
Replies: 17
Views: 986
Posted By Mister_Tad
That's something else, this would be nearly 10...

That's something else, this would be nearly 10 years too early for HDMI, unless it was really cutting edge.
Forum: General 3rd Jul 2015, 12:47
Replies: 71
Views: 2,413
Posted By Mister_Tad
Wow... maybe you should have taken your...

Wow... maybe you should have taken your colleagues up on a few coffees this morning. Or perhaps have just stayed in bed.

You certainly should have stayed off the forums at any rate. Have you been...
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