COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

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Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Post by Tizer » 17 May 2019, 09:17

Stanley wrote:
17 May 2019, 01:39
Modest often equates to El Cheapo.....
Like Panbiker, I can't agree with that Stanley. I think we're having different interpretations of the word `modest' here. I would regard Pluggy's `£450-ish' as modest after most of the laptops I saw in my web search yesterday were over £500 and many were over £1000. Also, look at Samsung smartphones versus Apple.

LATER...after another search. How does this HP look from eBuyer? LINK
HP 250 G7 Laptop, Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 15.6" Full HD, No-DVD, Intel HD, WIFI, Windows 10 Home
£ 449.97 inc next day delivery.
I don't have any experience of eBuyer.

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Post by Stanley » 18 May 2019, 02:45

In my defence.... I didn't say always, I said often.
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Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Post by plaques » 21 May 2019, 08:47

Computer facial recognition is coming under scrutiny. Link. ' Face recognition police tools 'staggeringly inaccurate'. The impending court case raises some very searching questions. In effect we are all potential criminals until you are proved innocent. Big brother strikes again.

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Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Post by Tizer » 21 May 2019, 09:49

This will probably interest the techie types, it has a lot of detail...
`Huawei's microchip vulnerability explained' LINK

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Post by PanBiker » 21 May 2019, 10:30

We will see what the backlash is from the US semiconductor manufacturers who will be impacted by Trumps executive order. 44% of one named is a lot of business to lose overnight.

Current generation Talk Talk routers are manufactured by Huawei, so this post is being handled by their technology.
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Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Post by Pluggy » 21 May 2019, 10:42

Tizer wrote:
17 May 2019, 09:17
Stanley wrote:
17 May 2019, 01:39
Modest often equates to El Cheapo.....
Like Panbiker, I can't agree with that Stanley. I think we're having different interpretations of the word `modest' here. I would regard Pluggy's `£450-ish' as modest after most of the laptops I saw in my web search yesterday were over £500 and many were over £1000. Also, look at Samsung smartphones versus Apple.

LATER...after another search. How does this HP look from eBuyer? LINK
HP 250 G7 Laptop, Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 15.6" Full HD, No-DVD, Intel HD, WIFI, Windows 10 Home
£ 449.97 inc next day delivery.
I don't have any experience of eBuyer.
I missed this earlier. I can't argue with the HP from Ebuyer, since I have a very nearly identical machine last march from Ebuyer. Mines an earlier iteration. Mine was windows 10 pro and a bit more expensive. It has Ubuntu 18.04 on it now. Its a good machine, I bought the wife an I3 version on the strength of it in May last year. No issues with Ebuyer.
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Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Post by Tizer » 22 May 2019, 09:07

Thanks Pluggy, that's useful to know. :smile:

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