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  Topic: Versus tablets, any experience anyone?
MarkS

Replies: 14
Views: 4812
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Wed May 22, 13 5:11 pm   Subject: Versus tablets, any experience anyone?
Nook HD?


Possibility of deals in the near future - they've just been selling off the Nook simple touch for 29. Rumours that they're pulling out of hardware.

Nook HD runs android, easily roo ...
  Topic: 5m usb cable - do I need an active cable
MarkS

Replies: 5
Views: 4237
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sun May 12, 13 8:32 pm   Subject: 5m usb cable - do I need an active cable
I've used 4x 5m cables daisy chained without issues.

(webcam on the end of chimney brushes to assist in removing the brush stuck in the chimney )
  Topic: Scary if true
MarkS

Replies: 4
Views: 13913
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 13 8:29 am   Subject: Scary if true
Most of that list is fantasy/bollocks and it doesn't even look as if it originated in the UK. GST is Australian isn't it?

I keep telling my aged parents to ignore the silly lists they get by emai ...
  Topic: Bootable USB sticks.
MarkS

Replies: 16
Views: 9254
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Thu Mar 07, 13 9:29 am   Subject: Bootable USB sticks.
1st question would be does the lappy actually support booting from usb - some don't.
Is the stick big enough? How is it formatted?
Have you got an external disk caddy?

2nd Q: does it support ...
  Topic: damn idiot boy's broken his netbook
MarkS

Replies: 25
Views: 5521
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 13 5:47 pm   Subject: damn idiot boy's broken his netbook
Nuke it from space.



Sounds like this machine is totally compromised - it will be quicker and easier to reinstall from scratch.

Boot from your ubuntu stick and backup the data files he needs, ...
  Topic: Rosewood Beef Futures
MarkS

Replies: 28
Views: 10022
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Sun Feb 10, 13 9:53 am   Subject: Rosewood Beef Futures
Not wanting to put a damper on the idea, but have you taken any legal advice?

This has to me the feel that it might be something that falls under some kind of financial or company regulations: it s ...
  Topic: spoof/phishing emails
MarkS

Replies: 7
Views: 2968
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sat Feb 09, 13 10:43 am   Subject: spoof/phishing emails
depends on where your domain is registered.

If you're using 123-reg or one of the other common domain registrars then its very easy.

If your domain is through your ISP then it would depend, but ...
  Topic: spoof/phishing emails
MarkS

Replies: 7
Views: 2968
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 13 6:12 pm   Subject: spoof/phishing emails
Just a few?

When this happened to me I got thousands.


If these are bouncing back as being from sallypointer.com then you could look into adding SPF records to the dns. Basically tells other ...
  Topic: VPN advice.
MarkS

Replies: 12
Views: 3799
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 13 9:00 am   Subject: VPN advice.
A bit more info wouldn't be amiss.

So the VPN software is on your PC but is all the software at your end on your PC or on another machine on your lan?

From the way you've phrased it, I'm guessin ...
  Topic: VPN advice.
MarkS

Replies: 12
Views: 3799
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 13 10:43 am   Subject: VPN advice.
Is the VPN built into the router or is it PC software?

What is the VPN software?
  Topic: Wireless printer experience?
MarkS

Replies: 13
Views: 3622
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Fri Jan 25, 13 2:27 pm   Subject: Wireless printer experience?
A relative has an HP wireless printer which has been problematic (or the relative has - difficult to be sure...)


Key thing seems to be the set up. Give the printer a static IP address (or set t ...
  Topic: New phone for 18 year old - again! Further advice needed...
MarkS

Replies: 6
Views: 7927
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Tue Jan 22, 13 1:22 pm   Subject: New phone for 18 year old - again! Further advice needed...
http://www.sitefinder.ofcom.org.uk/

You could use this web site to identify the transmitters in the areas that you need coverage in.

Be aware that as part of the orange / T-mobile merger, ma ...
  Topic: people that dont pay bills
MarkS

Replies: 121
Views: 40953
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Sun Dec 30, 12 8:01 pm   Subject: people that dont pay bills
I know several small firms who have used this company on late payers: http://www.thomashiggins.com/

They'll do a warning letter for 2 which has remarkable success. It indicates that you're seri ...
  Topic: Blogs that are good for sewing and crafting?
MarkS

Replies: 3
Views: 2078
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Dec 23, 12 4:06 pm   Subject: Blogs that are good for sewing and crafting?
Did You Make That? is a great dressmaking blog
  Topic: Underlining in red
MarkS

Replies: 3
Views: 2483
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Wed Sep 12, 12 2:13 pm   Subject: Underlining in red
Format -> character ->font effects->underline color(sic)
 
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