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GDPR – What’s that then?

May 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
GDPR – What’s that then?

GDPR replaces our old UK Data Protection Act 1998 which had got a bit long in the tooth. This new legislation is much more robust about protecting your personal data and forcing companies to be more transparent in telling us what they are collecting, what they are doing with it, who they are sharing it […]

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The New Newsletter.

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
The New Newsletter.

Hello everyone As we never disclose our subscriber list to anyone, we knew we’d be OK with the new British General Date Protection Regulation, commonly called GDPR, coming out on the 27th May. What we didn’t anticipate was the Google arm that distributed our newsletter would suddenly stop without warning. Selecting a new one was […]

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The Sentient Machine by Amir Husain (book review).

May 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Sentient Machine by Amir Husain (book review).

Amir Husain’s book, ‘The Sentient Machine’, provides more information from its sub-titles, ‘The Coming Age Of Artificial Intelligence’ and ‘What Is The Future For Humanity In A World Dominated By Machines?’ I think in this instance, the shorter title works better. From the algorithms that point things to us, let alone the new AIs who […]

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Black Screen In The Windows 10 World – Second Time Around

February 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Black Screen In The Windows 10 World – Second Time Around

  For those of you who remember my piece about the black screen after the last major W10 update (it warns you what it is going to do so you can choose when to update), what I described then didn’t work this time. After signing in, you get a black screen and only a Personal […]

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Tech tips: how to blow up your phone when it’s stolen?

January 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Tech tips: how to blow up your phone when it’s stolen?

Every mobile smart phone comes with an IMEI number which helps police and insurance companies to identify it when it’s stolen. British network operators can then stop a stolen phone from working across their networks with your phone’s IMEI. Find your IMEI number by dialing *#06# from your phone and keep a written note of […]

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In An Emergency, Don’t Break Windows 10 by GF Willmetts.

January 4, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
In An Emergency, Don’t Break Windows 10 by GF Willmetts.

You should read and hardcopy this piece for emergencies. Last night, Windows 10 decided unannounced to do an update, even when it was in sleep mode. Unfortunately, once past the restart and password, all I got was a black screen. Well, that and a ‘Personalised Settings’ announcing that it wasn’t working. Ctr/Alt/Delete revealed the Taskmaster […]

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Coding Owners’ Workshop Manual by Mike Saunders (book review).

December 11, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Coding Owners’ Workshop Manual by Mike Saunders (book review).

A problem often with only seeing a cover of the book on a small scale is that you don’t tend to see or even read all the text. It wasn’t until I got this book, ‘Coding Owners’ Workshop Manual’ that I realised it wasn’t a general programming book for computers but Python, specifically for the […]

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Pure Windows 10: another look by: GF Willmetts.

April 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pure Windows 10: another look by: GF Willmetts.

Early this month, I had a modem failure in my laptop. I get a lot of electrical interference in my area, only this one finally nobbled both its modem and a range extender, which I suspect as probably too close to computer and it got blitzed as well which I discovered much later. One cannot […]

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The Designer’s Dictionary Of Colour by Sean Adams (book review)

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Designer’s Dictionary Of Colour by Sean Adams  (book review)

The problem with a lot of graphic software is that it shows you a selection of colours but no names to associate with them. You have to have a good eye for colour and hope you’ve picked the right shade and hope your videocard’s choice is a match to the colours your printer uses. In […]

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Quantum computer breakthrough.

December 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Quantum computer breakthrough.

Scientists at the University of Sussex have invented a ground-breaking new method that puts the construction of large-scale quantum computers within reach of current technology. Quantum computers could solve certain problems – that would take the fastest supercomputer millions of years to calculate – in just a few milliseconds. They have the potential to create […]

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