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Forum: Hardware 21st Nov 2014, 12:54
Replies: 25
HTPC Advice
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Posted By adam_bagpuss
i never bothered as HTPC doesnt output a great...

i never bothered as HTPC doesnt output a great deal of heat so cables aren't going t impede airflow.

I just coiled them up and cable tied them
Forum: General 20th Nov 2014, 18:43
Replies: 27
Views: 3,362
Posted By adam_bagpuss
i can vouch for the ecoboost engines they are...

i can vouch for the ecoboost engines they are amazing. the fuel consumption is awesome and you have a decent amount of power to boot.

dad has the 1.6TDCi ecoboost on the focus estate.
Forum: Hardware 20th Nov 2014, 18:35
Replies: 25
HTPC Advice
Views: 906
Posted By adam_bagpuss
4GB will be more than enough whats the...

4GB will be more than enough

whats the price diff between 4 and 8 ?
Forum: Article Discussion 19th Nov 2014, 23:13
Replies: 26
Views: 691
Posted By adam_bagpuss
personally its a bad ideal to use a VPN service...

personally its a bad ideal to use a VPN service as you are not in control of the the VPN connection or encryption keys. business that are serious about protecting data would use there own and offload...
Forum: Article Discussion 19th Nov 2014, 18:18
Replies: 26
Views: 691
Posted By adam_bagpuss
the encryption is hardware based and the key...

the encryption is hardware based and the key never leaves the box so it cannot be leaked.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-how-to-remain-secure-surveillance

there seem to have...
Forum: Article Discussion 19th Nov 2014, 17:24
Replies: 26
Views: 691
Posted By adam_bagpuss
this is because people leave keys on unsecured...

this is because people leave keys on unsecured servers. Hack the firewall and gain access to the sever which has the key in SOFTWARE ! and bang you are in.

If you use an HSM i.e. a hardware black...
Forum: Article Discussion 19th Nov 2014, 16:20
Replies: 26
Views: 691
Posted By adam_bagpuss
It matters very much because at least the company...

It matters very much because at least the company will know the security services need the data and they must have a valid reason - they cant just demand access for fun. The NSA problem was that this...
Forum: Article Discussion 19th Nov 2014, 14:56
Replies: 26
Views: 691
Posted By adam_bagpuss
the "access" you are referring to is when people...

the "access" you are referring to is when people do not protect the encryption keys correctly or even at all.

Most people when they set up a VPN (or any other encryption) leave the key on the...
Forum: Article Discussion 19th Nov 2014, 14:21
Replies: 26
Views: 691
Posted By adam_bagpuss
I can tell you 100% that that will never happen....

I can tell you 100% that that will never happen. Encryption is used in everything from protecting businesses data to concealing your credit cards details. I sell encryption to some of the biggest...
Forum: Hardware 19th Nov 2014, 09:53
Replies: 25
HTPC Advice
Views: 906
Posted By adam_bagpuss
PSU - any good brand between 350-400W is more...

PSU - any good brand between 350-400W is more than enough for HTPC

RAM - AM1 doesn't support dual channel so a single stick of 4GB 1600mhz 1.5V is fine (30)

Storage - id drop that down to a...
Forum: Hardware 17th Nov 2014, 17:05
Replies: 25
HTPC Advice
Views: 906
Posted By adam_bagpuss
thats an interesting bit of kit

thats an interesting bit of kit
Forum: Gaming 17th Nov 2014, 16:18
Replies: 1,154
Views: 55,644
Posted By adam_bagpuss
while i can understand the reason for not having...

while i can understand the reason for not having offline play it was a promise in the kickstarter campaign and people are rightly pissed that they have dropped it.
Forum: Hardware 17th Nov 2014, 16:10
Replies: 25
HTPC Advice
Views: 906
Posted By adam_bagpuss
+1 for full fat HTPC you can build one...

+1 for full fat HTPC

you can build one pretty cheap these days. Take a gander at an AM1 build. Depending on the size of your collection and if you want to preserve quality then id be tempted with...
Forum: Tech Support 5th Nov 2014, 14:24
Replies: 16
Views: 1,852
Posted By adam_bagpuss
yeah hard wired is the best way forward although...

yeah hard wired is the best way forward although i wouldnt like the idea of unplugging and plugging my network cable to transfer files all the time.

im guessing the talk talk router will be 100mb...
Forum: Tech Support 5th Nov 2014, 12:55
Replies: 16
Views: 1,852
Posted By adam_bagpuss
pretty sure cross over cables are irrelevant...

pretty sure cross over cables are irrelevant nowadays as network ports are auto-sensing.

if i remember correctly homegroup encrypts the data so transfer speeds can suffer significantly as the SSL...
Forum: Hardware 20th Oct 2014, 14:36
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By adam_bagpuss
agree with the above but one snag may be that...

agree with the above but one snag may be that many external drives have soldered connections so be very careful if you open them up as it may not be possible to use them internally.

It will...
Forum: Serious 16th Oct 2014, 10:00
Replies: 12
Views: 1,752
Posted By adam_bagpuss
i had exactly the same veato but phone was...

i had exactly the same veato but phone was delivered and it was NEW.

Oly problem ive had is EE cannot do an internal number transfer so ive had to get a PAYG sim to port my number across to...
Forum: Serious 13th Oct 2014, 10:35
Replies: 12
Views: 1,752
Posted By adam_bagpuss
thanks guys i just found it daft that EE...

thanks guys

i just found it daft that EE direct couldnt match the deal
Forum: Serious 12th Oct 2014, 13:23
Replies: 12
Views: 1,752
Posted By adam_bagpuss
took the plunge lets see what happens

took the plunge

lets see what happens
Forum: Serious 11th Oct 2014, 09:38
Replies: 12
Views: 1,752
Posted By adam_bagpuss
yeah dont like cash back options, the deal i saw...

yeah dont like cash back options, the deal i saw didnt have that

the only thing that concerns me is if i would receive a refurbished phone ? do they have to tell people if it is
Forum: Serious 10th Oct 2014, 17:24
Replies: 12
Views: 1,752
Posted By adam_bagpuss
Anyone used www.mobilephonesdirect.co.uk before ?

hi guys,

as per the title

Im after a new phone and ive seen a deal on mobilephonesdirect

1000 minutes, unlimited texts & 2GB data 4G

30.99 for an Galaxy S5 no upfront cost on EE
Forum: Article Discussion 3rd Oct 2014, 17:28
Replies: 24
Views: 1,353
Posted By adam_bagpuss
hmm maybe just films then. when did Apple...

hmm maybe just films then.

when did Apple stop making the itunes stuff DRM free ?
Forum: Article Discussion 3rd Oct 2014, 14:10
Replies: 24
Views: 1,353
Posted By adam_bagpuss
so as thought this law is pointless as bypassing...

so as thought this law is pointless as bypassing DRM is illegal and so copying any music or films is therefore illegal. I've yet to come across a DRM free film or CD.
Forum: Article Discussion 2nd Oct 2014, 15:29
Replies: 24
Views: 1,353
Posted By adam_bagpuss
if its still illegal to actually circumvent the...

if its still illegal to actually circumvent the DRM then the change in law is pointless
Forum: Article Discussion 2nd Oct 2014, 14:41
Replies: 24
Views: 1,353
Posted By adam_bagpuss
surely its not illegal anymore as thats that the...

surely its not illegal anymore as thats that the change in law isnt it ?

Private copies are ok as along as you own the media original
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