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  1. I've got a dashcam from Aldi - high res and very good. Alternatively, if you have an android phone you can download Magic Earth - far superior to Google Maps - gives plenty of advanced warning and the layout is much clearer and easier to follow - if you have a suitable cradle for your phone above the dashboard Magic Earth can be setup as a Dash Cam too. https://www.magicearth.com/ai-dashcam/ It came as standard Map application on my Fairphone 3+ from the e.foundation: https://e.foundation/
  2. Before installing read the EULA in its entirety - you might want to change your mind. For the last 18 months of my employment I was able to do everything I used to do at work using GNU/Linux, and what's more I could use Remmina remote to login to the school servers with one logon - using Windows 8.1 Pro as a VM required me to login 3 times before I could access my Z drive and shared folders on the server!
  3. This caught my eye on the Zorin forum humour thread:
  4. Sorry it was a Lounge article - oops! I will copy and paste the content! (below) posted by a Moderator of the forum (not me as I no longer moderate): "Here is a memo I wrote for myself for the step-by-step to evade TPM detection: How to bypass the Windows 11 TPM 2.0 requirement For inplace update Add entries to Registry: win11bypass.reg Download the latest Windows installer: https://uupdump.net/ Download UUP files from Windows Update servers with ease. This project is not affiliated with Microsoft Corporation. 3. Unzip and place aria2.exe in the same folder 4. Mount installer ISO file, copy its content. 5. Replace appraiser.dll (not appraiserres.dll) in the sources folder How To Remove or Replace appraiserres.dll in Windows 11 Setup October 12, 2021: A big update! Please note that you no longer need to replace the appraiserres.dll file in order to bypass the TPM check and fix the installation error when installing Windows 11. … For in-place update, double click install.exe For fresh install Create ISO file from modded installer files using K3B Use Rufus to create installer USB https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/how-to-bypass-the-windows-11-tpm-20-requirement/ After the error message press Shift+F10 on your keyboard at the same time to launch a command prompt. At this command prompt, type regedit and press enter to launch the Windows Registry Editor. When the Registry Editor opens, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup, right-click on the Setup key and select New > Key. When prompted to name the key, enter LabConfig and press enter. Now right-click on the LabConfig key and select New > DWORD (32-bit) value and create a value named BypassTPMCheck, and set its data to 1. Now create the BypassRAMCheck and BypassSecureBootCheck values and set their data to 1 as well. Once you configure those three values under the LabConfig key, close the Registry Editor, and then type exit in the Command Prompt followed by enter to close the window. You will now be back at the message stating that the PC can't run Windows 11. Click on the back button in the Windows Setup dialog. Start over from selection of Windows edition.
  5. A shame the paedophile made it into the list - we shouldn't really be listening to anything from Mr Gadd!
  6. Before making a decision, check out this article: https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/best-tablet And apparently Samsung S8 is just around the corner to be a serious rival to the iPad Pro ... but only time will tell!
  7. There is a way to circumvent TPM but you should really read the small print in the EULA of Windows 11 as to what M$ wants to do with your data and your PC - there's more to life than being a data stream for .... M$, Google, Facebook et.al. But if you must try out a poor OS: https://forum.zorin.com/t/soooo-i-installed-w10-to-see-w11/12056/7?
  8. Hi, I personally don't require any but there may be some people out there who need a decent PSU. I remember when Covid first broke out, I had a major issue with my then CoolerMaster 650 Bronze that died under warranty. I was fortunate to be able to secure a Thermaltake 750 PSU which I now have as spare after CoolerMaster provided replacement. Always worth having a spare PSU - you never know when it might come in useful. As for memory, that will depend on what systems others are using and if they want to upgrade some old kit to kick start it a bit.
  9. See if any advice on this web page helps: https://www.blogsdna.com/26914/fix-pc-reboot-loop-no-bios-screen.htm
  10. Fairphone 3+ is Android 10 without the Google - great for me and Magic Earth (Maps) is far superior to Google Maps.
  11. Perhaps it is time to consider a greener alternative. My 1+ 3T was fading so I decided to get an 'un-Googled' phone from the e.foundation. Haven't looked back. How many phones are made completely of recycled materials, including the phone protector? And how many smart phones can you take the back off and replace the battery or a damaged module - you get a mini-philips screw driver so if your camera module gets damaged you just replace it with a new one! https://e.foundation/ You also get an e.email address, plus 1 Gb of free cloud storage. You don't need to purchase a new charger to help the environment as you can use your old USB C charger. And it has an SDHC slot so you can expand the standard 64 Gb with a maximum of 256 Gb SDHC card. https://ibb.co/album/4mgdvP What I like about their App Store is that each App has a Security and Privacy rating - very useful. I have also been able to install F-Droid without any issues either and able to install some games that normally appear on Linux.
  12. If you 'enjoy' dramatic history, then you should take a look at the Dutch Film directed and produced 'The Forgotten Battle' based on true events that happened where three individuals become entwined in this story. A British glider pilot, a reluctant Dutch girl who joins the resistance after the execution of her brother, and a German storm trooper who can see the futility of war. We always hear about fighter planes and bombers of Word War II - we weren't aware of the brave Glider Pilots that flew to that fatal battle at Arnhem - this is linked but is about the Battle of the Schelde. Gripping throughout. Whilst clearly makeup is used for limbloss, some of the scenes where soldiers have lost either a leg or an arm from a 50 mm German canon can't be underestimated.
  13. Mike Nesmith was a star in his own right and probably most underrated member of The Monkees. https://variety.com/2021/music/news/michael-nesmith-best-songs-monkees-solo-died-1235131010/ R.I.P. Mike.
  14. I always liked the 'Music will be my first love and my last' song - have it on one of those pop compilation CDs. R.I.P. John.
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