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Dave Nicholls
Self Employed Telecoms Consultant. Family man. Easy prey for anyone hawking shiny gadgets
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Dave Nicholls 21h
Replying to @RosemaryOrchard
Please tell me the item he asked for was a Google Home!
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Dave Nicholls Nov 16
Replying to @drdrang
“new music and widely spaced interruptions.” - I still miss John Peel
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Dave Nicholls Nov 13
Replying to @davewiner @Coneee @om
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Dave Nicholls Nov 13
Replying to @davewiner @Coneee @om
My thoughts on journalism and the web lead me to think that a variant of the Peelian Principles of Law Enforcement would be helpful. In particular point 7, but most of the points could be reworded around journalism. It'd be good if the police stuck with the principles too...
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Dave Nicholls Nov 2
Replying to @TheLoveBel0w @tvaziri
A quick voice from the UK. I often see the “remove choice” argument. We have universal cover through the NHS, and its great, but those with the money can still get private cover as well if they want it
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Dave Nicholls Nov 1
Replying to @agiletortoise
As a Brit, I really feel for US folks on this. It's crazy to have a system that costs more and delivers so much less
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Dave Nicholls Nov 1
Replying to @stevesi @siracusa
Symantec C++ from 1993. No idea why these are still on my shelves. I think the floppies are probably around somewhere too
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Dave Nicholls Oct 31
Replying to @reneritchie
Yes, but the graph compares iPads to notebooks. How many notebooks run Android? I don't understand your point. The graph says "We sold this many iPads and these manufacturers sold this many notebooks" what am I reading in?
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Dave Nicholls Oct 31
Replying to @reneritchie
I doubt that ChromeOS is eclipsing Windows yet. I see it as a problem because it compares one vendor's product sales against multiple vendor's largely interchangeable products. It's also comparing a tablet against notebooks. Are most iPads really being used in that role?
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Dave Nicholls Oct 31
I find this slide very disingenuous. It compares total iPads sold to PC's sold by specific manufacturers. It ignores that, overall, many more Windows PC's are sold. Also, it shows that more PC's were sold last year than there are currently active Macs
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Dave Nicholls Oct 30
Replying to @ismh
They have one of those in the UK National Museum of Computing. I had no idea they had different colours
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Dave Nicholls Oct 28
Replying to @drdrang
I wrote this action a while ago, but just realised that I never shared it to the action directory. It was based on someone else’s but with random reference strings. If you’re not concerned about the content of the reference string it might work for you
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Dave Nicholls Oct 27
Replying to @jamesthomson
j2 Global? I look forward to being able to fax the results of my calculations from within pcalc
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Dave Nicholls Oct 23
You may already know, but for the certificates to renew to Let's Encrypt's schedule port 80 has to stay open. Alternatively, you can open the port and renew manually every couple of months
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Dave Nicholls Oct 23
The same happens if you go to https :// going to the http equivalent redirects properly
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Dave Nicholls Oct 22
Replying to @jsnell @dmoren and 2 others
If I go to and let it redirect it works. If I try to go directly to I get the certificate error.
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Dave Nicholls Oct 20
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Dave Nicholls Oct 18
Replying to @agiletortoise @gruber
Whenever I hear "Hey Dingus" I always think it's addressing Trump. It works well: Understands very little, needlessly verbose, hasn't learnt anything new in years
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Drafts Oct 16
Early beta preview access to Drafts for Mac is now open to Drafts Pro subscribers. Details:
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Dave Nicholls Oct 8
Replying to @dmoren
I've always thought that the word 'precis' is a bit long. Got any ideas?
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