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Updated to Windows 10 build 10162 last night and am please to be able to say so far all previous glitches introduced in the last couple of builds are resolved.

It's beginning to feel... Ready.
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The specs are that of Windows 8.1 iirc.
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Is anyone familiar with insects that leave small, wet, black blobs on surfaces? My desk was full of them this morning, having had the window(s) open through the night.

Never seen it before..
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.....

Oh good. I can kill them with fire.
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Incredible.

I'd like to see more of this in professional racing.
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In my real world experience with a variety of tape devices, the above rule of thumb is optimistic, at best, in all cases -- except for the old mainframe-style tape drives with dual vacuum columns. :-| And, even, here, you run the risk of bozos overwriting your backup.
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The sky out there tonight is gorgeous. I'm pretty sure there are a couple of planets in the distance too.
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It was supposed to be around 9:30-10pm local time +Scott Davies and that's all I saw. Too dark and late to see anything now!
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And then I realised putting the umbrella in the boot was not a fully thought-out plan. 
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if your umbrella is in your boot, how can you put your foot in the boot, eh? ;)
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Happy birthday +Noble Ackerson​!!
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Happy Birthday +Noble Ackerson!
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Have just realised both upstairs and downstairs share the same "ring" on sockets.

This means a) they're not isolated from one another, making it a bigger ballache when something trips, but b) I can use ethernet over powerlines throughout the house!!

/cancels 20m cat6 order.
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They can work over multiple rings but the connection can be slower, apparently.

I've used powerline ethernet in a number of places now - it's good stuff.
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I signed up for a trial with Amazon Cloud Drive yesterday, since they offer unlimited everything for $59 a year (cheaper than 1TB at Google, Dropbox and Box)

So far, there's no Linux client, so backups from my home server aren't possible from that server.

They also limit videos to under 20 minutes, which means my dashcam footage can't be backed up (1:30 commute each way).

The first issue is a bit of a show-stopper. The second would have simply been a nice to have.

In any case, I think I'll be cancelling the trial before they attempt to take any money.
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It's just too expensive IMO.
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The funniest desktop setup I ever saw! 
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That's pretty clever.
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+OVH finally brought my cloud VPS back online after almost 2.5 days of downtime.

Apparently the initial coolant leak was rectified pretty quickly, the ensuing network reconfiguration left my server isolated from the rest of the internet for the remainder of the downtime. 

They gave me a month extension on my subscription for free, which I think is the least they can do tbh. 

After that month though, I don't think I'll be renewing.
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Well - at least you know that they are willing to support you. Its good to know how a company reacts in these situations.
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I just got off the phone with +OVH​​ as my cloud instance has been offline for just over two hours.

Apparently they've suffered a power cut.

My initial and immediate question was "I pay extra for the cloud instance on the basis that it can move around the underlying infrastructure in cases such as these, so why didn't you do that?"

Well, they didn't do that because they keep the entire cluster my instance sits on in one room. One room that has suffered a power outage.

I scoffed in disbelief.

In small companies this scenario is more likely, after all they won't have as many datacentres as +OVH​​, but I'm not sure it's acceptable for OVH to suffer problems like this.

They couldn't even confirm if they have UPS' protecting the racks and whether or not the servers suffering a power cut went down cleanly.

My opinion of the company seems to diminish with every month that passes.
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Because running half that spec the server was grinding with the heap of WordPress sites I run.
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  • Vodafone Group
    Senior MDM Engineer, 2015 - present
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    Mobile Solutions Specialist, 2014 - 2015
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    Enterprise Mobility Analyst, 2013 - 2014
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    Disaster Prevention & Recovery Systems Administrator, 2011 - 2013
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    Field Engineer / Windows Solutions Manager, 2010 - 2011
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    Systems and Server Administrator, 2008 - 2009
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I am a systems and server engineer, disaster recovery administrator, enterprise mobility management lead, compliance executive, web app admin, I run a tech blog over on bayton.org and do a bit of computer work and freelance writing in my free time.

If that sounds like a lot, it is. 

I invest a lot of my time in Android, the web and emerging technologies and regularly openly discuss the above and anything else remotely tech.

I'm highly opinionated and have been known to express them over various topics.

I enjoy helping others and very rarely turn down a request, question or plea for assistance. Feel free to ask, I find it helps me stay on top of technologies and aids my troubleshooting skills over various technologies I may not necessarily encounter any other way.

Oh, and I also play the Tuba. I'm pretty good too. Oom-pah, baby.

If you've made it this far, clearly the next logical step would be to pop me in one of your circles. If you engage on my posts, I'll return the favour.

See you around.
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Service is fast and friendly. The fish is always tasty. Good value for money and rarely too busy to cause a long wait.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Reading reviews I expected incredible food. It wasn't. Service was fast enough and it wasn't too expensive but the food was fairly bland.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
I contacted Unicorn about a fault with my Combi boiler. I was told directly over the phone without inspection what is wrong with it, disregarding what I'd found out after a number of hours researching the fault on the internet against other people with the very same symptoms. I was not convinced but took up the offer for a free visit and quote. They were nice enough to drop by out of office hours and upon arrival, I was told once again what is wrong with it. The boiler was not inspected at all (I wasn't even asked to demonstrate the issue despite being next to the boiler the entire time) before the conclusion was made. They took a "might as well do it" attitude to what I believe is the cause of the fault and offered to do it at the same time. I was quoted an estimated price for the repair having been told multiple times that obtaining the parts would be more expensive (even at their trade price) than if I got them myself due to the time and fuel the engineer would have to use. Not only did I dislike what was said here, but the way it was stated came over as if giving this company a fault to fix was a major inconvenience (probably because I didn't want a new boiler off of them.. the fact I was asked twice if I would buy a new boiler was also irritating). After reluctantly accepting the estimate, I was told I would be contacted the following day with a proper quote that would include the parts (and their fuel and time, naturally) and labour for the job. I was not contacted. It would appear that my issue was indeed too much of an inconvenience and should I be contacted next week, I will refuse the work. Due to the experience I've had with this company, I will not be recommending them to anyone. In fact, I will actively advise against contacting them to anyone seeking recommendations for boiler repairs.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
For the price the food isn't terrible. Some things are better than others and that's what keeps me going back. Waiting times for food are generally average though most of the time I do wish they'd hurry it along a bit.
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reviewed 3 years ago
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I've been eating here for years. The food is always top-notch, the people are sociable and make you feel welcome (they know us by name now) and the service is usually decent. Occasionally service suffers when too busy and due to the cost of eating in we don't do it often, but I have no hesitation recommending them. Best I've found in this area.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
The food is delicious, portions are usually large (but not always, especially not meals from the specials board) and the service is generally quite quick. As expected during busy times, their service tends to suffer slightly. They do their best to check on orders for you on request though despite this. Without taking into consideration the price (it's a 2 for 1 establishment), I'd highly recommend a visit. The restaurant is situated comfortably between Oxford and Swindon on the A420, perfect for a nice stop on the way to either!
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Public - 2 years ago
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