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I’ve zero experience with them, but need a budget time lapse or video camera to set up and record overnight. Got a leak at work and can’t figure out where it’s coming from each night so need at least 12 hours of footage.
Dont know if a second hand GoPro is best or if there are any better alternatives? Assume I’d also need a big SD card to get a full 12 hours?
Got an old mobile phone lying about? Stick a memory card in that and it should do the trick.

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Best way to watch club tv that requires out of UK IP, I know you can just use a VPN but when the subscription requires an address would registering then using a VPN be a problem without an international address?

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On 15/07/2020 at 11:15, Honest_Man#1 said:

I’ve zero experience with them, but need a budget time lapse or video camera to set up and record overnight. Got a leak at work and can’t figure out where it’s coming from each night so need at least 12 hours of footage.

Dont know if a second hand GoPro is best or if there are any better alternatives? Assume I’d also need a big SD card to get a full 12 hours?

In what respect is it difficult to pinpoint?

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8 minutes ago, 8MileBU said:

In what respect is it difficult to pinpoint?

Think I’ve managed to get it now, but essentially a plantroom of about 5000+ sq metres was regularly having the entire floor flooded with water during the night, leaving no indication of the source.

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14 minutes ago, Honest_Man#1 said:

Think I’ve managed to get it now, but essentially a plantroom of about 5000+ sq metres was regularly having the entire floor flooded with water during the night, leaving no indication of the source.

Leaky expansion vessel and/or pump?

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26 minutes ago, 8MileBU said:

Leaky expansion vessel and/or pump?

Cold water storage tank Keraflo valve fucked and not adjusting correctly so continuing to fill whilst full, so was just pishing out the overflow like Niagara Falls.

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On 28/07/2020 at 17:38, Empty It said:

Best way to watch club tv that requires out of UK IP, I know you can just use a VPN but when the subscription requires an address would registering then using a VPN be a problem without an international address?

You should be fine, a lot of genuine overseas subscribers are on holiday or doing contract work. 

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I have been gifted free Sky Go by someone to watch the fitba this season, did a test run on my laptop tonight and it was jittering about while it was on, I've looked on the sky forum and some users there suggested moving to 30 FPS to get that to stop, I don't get that option, I'm in my phone just now but I have two options 60 or (I think) 48 FPS (if that's wrong I will update).  Any idea what I can do to make it smoother? 

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I use a password manager for all my passwords so they're a jumble of letters, numbers and special characters. I noticed on a recent one I generated that the password had the word 'webshot' in the middle of the string.

At first I thought this was just a fluke and rerolled the password, but webshot is a way of taking screenshots of webpages through code. That gave me the heebeejeebees. Do I need to re-do all my passwords and potentially switch password managers? Or am I being para?

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1 hour ago, MixuFruit said:

I use a password manager for all my passwords so they're a jumble of letters, numbers and special characters. I noticed on a recent one I generated that the password had the word 'webshot' in the middle of the string.

At first I thought this was just a fluke and rerolled the password, but webshot is a way of taking screenshots of webpages through code. That gave me the heebeejeebees. Do I need to re-do all my passwords and potentially switch password managers? Or am I being para?

Don't have clue but if it was me I'd change the really sensitive ones, like banks, and then explain it in an email to the password manager firm. Could be it's some kind of early test that's been lost in the software, or maybe you've won a holiday to Hawaii in a competition you didn't hear about. I can't imagine someone doing bad stuff would give away the clue in the password. I suppose it's just about possible that "webshot" would randomly appear though, however unlikely.

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I use a password manager for all my passwords so they're a jumble of letters, numbers and special characters. I noticed on a recent one I generated that the password had the word 'webshot' in the middle of the string.

At first I thought this was just a fluke and rerolled the password, but webshot is a way of taking screenshots of webpages through code. That gave me the heebeejeebees. Do I need to re-do all my passwords and potentially switch password managers? Or am I being para?

Is it a well known password manager?

I use one of the many variations of Keepass and get similarly paranoid when I see patterns in my passwords but they're normally only a few characters repeated, not full words. Fluke is the most likely answer.

Could you have a settings turned on which allows passphrases or something?

 

This is where I looked to choose a password manager:

https://www.privacytools.io/software/passwords/

 

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8 hours ago, charger29 said:

Is it a well known password manager?

I use one of the many variations of Keepass and get similarly paranoid when I see patterns in my passwords but they're normally only a few characters repeated, not full words. Fluke is the most likely answer.

Could you have a settings turned on which allows passphrases or something?

 

This is where I looked to choose a password manager:

https://www.privacytools.io/software/passwords/

 

Yeah it's keepass. All my really important things have 2FA and I don't show up on haveibeenpwned.

I'll email them I guess.

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1 hour ago, MixuFruit said:

Yeah it's keepass. All my really important things have 2FA and I don't show up on haveibeenpwned.

I'll email them I guess.

You could try here if you haven't seen it..

https://sourceforge.net/p/keepass/discussion/329220/

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Seems like it's just a fluke according to them.

Anyway next question:

I've got a pile of old HDDs, mix of SATA and IDE. I was just going to drill them and chuck out but some of them are still reasonably big by modern storage standards was wondering if I should convert them to an external backup. I've got a thingumajig for getting data off them without installing them in a case, but I couldn't figure out if it was possible to have a mix of IDE and SATA drives in the same enclosure? Does such a thing exist?

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1 hour ago, MixuFruit said:

Seems like it's just a fluke according to them.

Anyway next question:

I've got a pile of old HDDs, mix of SATA and IDE. I was just going to drill them and chuck out but some of them are still reasonably big by modern storage standards was wondering if I should convert them to an external backup. I've got a thingumajig for getting data off them without installing them in a case, but I couldn't figure out if it was possible to have a mix of IDE and SATA drives in the same enclosure? Does such a thing exist?

Yes. You can get IDE to SATA adaptors. You can also get PCI cards with SATA plugs on them to increase the number of drives you can connect to the motherboard.

You might be able to find an older motherboard with both IDE and SATA connectors but adaptors are probably easier.

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I'm looking for some laptop advice.

I've had a lenovo laptop (using windows) for about 6 or 7 years and i think it's had its day.

Last week something happened and now a whole set of keys on my keyboard are mixed up. You hit one key and it doubles up with another (about 8 are affected, in parallel lines on the keyboard (type a and you get a and d appearing, etc)).

At the same time the usb ports all went down, so nothing can be plugged in.

I've tried to update the drivers but to no avail.

Is 6 or 7 years a reasonable time to get a new device?

I do a bit of work on it, using Microsoft Office, as well as searching the Internet and doing banking and stuff. I've also had to use it for zoom meetings this year, and other video call programs.

I also enjoy a bit of fm2020 from time to time, but I'm certainly not a big gamer.

Any advice on how much to spend, or what to look out for when buying? Or should i try and get it sorted? A computer teacher in work says it sounds like a hardware issue and thought it was time for a new device, rather than faffing about trying to get it sorted.

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37 minutes ago, pandarilla said:

I'm looking for some laptop advice.

I've had a lenovo laptop (using windows) for about 6 or 7 years and i think it's had its day.

Last week something happened and now a whole set of keys on my keyboard are mixed up. You hit one key and it doubles up with another (about 8 are affected, in parallel lines on the keyboard (type a and you get a and d appearing, etc)).

At the same time the usb ports all went down, so nothing can be plugged in.

I've tried to update the drivers but to no avail.

Is 6 or 7 years a reasonable time to get a new device?

I do a bit of work on it, using Microsoft Office, as well as searching the Internet and doing banking and stuff. I've also had to use it for zoom meetings this year, and other video call programs.

I also enjoy a bit of fm2020 from time to time, but I'm certainly not a big gamer.

Any advice on how much to spend, or what to look out for when buying? Or should i try and get it sorted? A computer teacher in work says it sounds like a hardware issue and thought it was time for a new device, rather than faffing about trying to get it sorted.

Thank you for not sharing what kind of fluids the laptops been exposed to to get in that state.

6 or 7 years is probably a reasonable time to look to upgrade, it certainly doesnt sound like the one you have is worth repairing.

How much you should spend depends on how much you want to spend! You could pick something up for between £500 and £1000 that will play FM202 but it might only last a couple of years before SI bump up the specs so it begins to grind (I do emphasise might, though) You could spend around a £1000 and get something more suitable for gaming but a cheaper one would do all the other general stuff you need

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Thank you for not sharing what kind of fluids the laptops been exposed to to get in that state.
6 or 7 years is probably a reasonable time to look to upgrade, it certainly doesnt sound like the one you have is worth repairing.
How much you should spend depends on how much you want to spend! You could pick something up for between £500 and £1000 that will play FM202 but it might only last a couple of years before SI bump up the specs so it begins to grind (I do emphasise might, though) You could spend around a £1000 and get something more suitable for gaming but a cheaper one would do all the other general stuff you need
Cheers.

I haven't looked after it, tbh. I regularly sit with cups of tea or glasses of Coke but i don't remenber any spillages. I do drop it a lot, so I've made a commitment to look after the new one i get.

I think I'll go to curry's today and grab something for just over 500. I can get 40 quid off with a voucher I've got, so we'll go with that.

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I'm looking for some laptop advice.

 

I've had a lenovo laptop (using windows) for about 6 or 7 years and i think it's had its day.

 

Last week something happened and now a whole set of keys on my keyboard are mixed up. You hit one key and it doubles up with another (about 8 are affected, in parallel lines on the keyboard (type a and you get a and d appearing, etc)).

 

At the same time the usb ports all went down, so nothing can be plugged in.

 

I've tried to update the drivers but to no avail.

 

Is 6 or 7 years a reasonable time to get a new device?

 

I do a bit of work on it, using Microsoft Office, as well as searching the Internet and doing banking and stuff. I've also had to use it for zoom meetings this year, and other video call programs.

 

I also enjoy a bit of fm2020 from time to time, but I'm certainly not a big gamer.

 

Any advice on how much to spend, or what to look out for when buying? Or should i try and get it sorted? A computer teacher in work says it sounds like a hardware issue and thought it was time for a new device, rather than faffing about trying to get it sorted.

Might sound abit strange but have you tried taking the battery out and putting it back in.

A few months my laptop was playing up, fingerprint scanner wouldn't work, tracking pad wouldn't work either and a few other things and taking the battery out and then back in fixed it, I've no idea why but its been totally fine since.

 

If you are looking for a new laptop go on to hotukdeals website and search for laptops, there's always loads getting posted on there.

Here's an example that I'd imagine would prob suit your needs https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/huawei-matebook-13-2020-amd-ryzen-5-3500u-8gb-256gb-free-mouse-and-backpack-for-ps49499-using-unique-code-at-huawei-store-3547372

 

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Buying my mother a tablet for her birthday. She'll only be using it for reading ebooks, playing music, and streaming films (once I introduce her to the concept).

Any suggestions? I'm assuming a Kindle Fire is the best option, but I'd be remiss if I didn't check with, err, a Scottish football forum.

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