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  1. MartinD

    Remote recording of FM radio

    Working on a solution where I have a RasPi in a remote location to record FM radio (certain times, certain length of time) using an rtl2832u stick. This would then be sent (or fetched) via a network connection to a central location. Anyone have any suggestions and/or ideas on what software...
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    Hardware for sale; Servers, Network, PDU

    LIST UPDATED Got a bit of hardware up for grabs here. All of this hardware is still racked up and will be available in the next few weeks. If you want me to arrange postage, it's around £20 per server (due to size and weight). It's all located in Newcastle and Manchester at the moment but...
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    Selling stuff - location

    So, after the sale, I have quite a bit of hardware to sell on. Some of it decent, some of it older. It's spread across multiple locations though, mainly Newcastle and Manchester in the UK.  I can't decide if I should sell it from where it is or collect it all from both DC's, keep it in the...
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    Looking for a software developer

    As the title says, I'm looking for a seasoned developer with a proven track record in development of industry based applications and scripts.  Does anyone have any recommendations on the above? Not particularly fussed about the language used. Obviously this is for paid work that's per hour or...
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    miniVPS has been sold.

    A few of you that I speak to regularly already know about this but as of this afternoon/evening, it will become official. I had been considering such a move for a while now and felt the time had come to draw a line under this particular project. I can now spend a bit more time with family...
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    Greece - what's next?

    As some of you may or may not know, Greece is currently suffering from quite a serious financial crisis. In basic terms, they were spending far more money than they had so when the global financial crash happened some years ago, they ignored it and carried on spending. As a result, they ended up...
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    IP Camera Security

    Does anyone else run IPCameras for security? Particular with motion detect? I'm looking to set something up (running of a linux) box that can monitor multiple cameras. It would be good to have motion detect capabilities and, if possible, the ability to send SMS alerts (or at least output to a...
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    RapidSwitch - Head of Technical Support

    Having a nightmare with them today and after asking a Technical Support member of staff who the head of department is and being told "I don't know".... (!!!) Anyone know who the head of technical support is over there these days? It used to be Neil.. but apparently they don't know who that is...
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    Stephen Hawking on AI - "Could end the human race"

    From the BBC Technology section: "Prof Stephen Hawking, one of Britain's pre-eminent scientists, has said that efforts to create thinking machines pose a threat to our very existence." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30290540 Not sure what I think about it all but it would be a real...
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    [UK] - miniVPS - SSD KVM - Excess Stock Special!

      Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter feeds for special offers not available anywhere else! Why miniVPS? We operate all of our own hardware in 3 UK locations; Turing house in Manchester, Reliance House in Newcastle and Rapidswitch in Maidenhead. We also utilise our own IP addresses in both...
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    [UK] 1 x Q6600 1U server for sale

    Hi all, I have 1 of these servers up for sale - it's currently sitting in our rack in Manchester and is now surplus to requirements! Core2Quad Q6600 (2.4Ghz), 8GB Ram (4 x 2gb), 1 x 500GB drive This machine has been running without issue for almost 4 years now as a webserver. Good workhorse...
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    'Cloud' chassis - anyone using them?

    Many moons ago, I used to work for a company that used some of these when they were first coming out. They were part of a fallover system for high-traffic, HA campaigns (like TV advertisments, etc) and they worked quite well. I'm seeing more of these coming out of the woodwork on the likes of...
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    Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Warg faces lengthy jail term

    "Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg has been found guilty of hacking into computers and illegally downloading files in Denmark." Full article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29832318
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    WHMCS - SLA Support Tickets workaround

    Following on from my previous thread about getting some kind of SLA system for support tickets and with help from Aldryic we've come up with this suitable workaround. It's a simple hook that runs when a ticket is created so no need to hand out special links to hidden support departments or...
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    WHMCS Support SLA

    Does anyone know of a suitable addon for WHMCS that lets you set different support SLA's for clients/client groups? I know Kayako does this but i'm asking specifically for the WHMCS built-in system. Something that allows you to change the department or send more notifications or an SMS etc...
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    VPS Stock related domain

    Selling this domain name as I don't use it and it hasn't been in use for almost a year. Registered in October 2012, expires next month (23rd - will renew if it doesn't sell). It's 2 years old and registered through OpenSRS. Happy to take offers for it. It's not hugely desirable but not...
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    1 x 16GB DDR3 (Samsung)

    Just going through the inventory and spares and I've come across this brand new, still in the sealed anti-static bag. We don't use them in any of our builds any more so it's up for grabs. Samsung 16GB(1x16GB) DDR3-1333 PC3-10600 ECC Reg 240-pin Memory (M393B2G70BH0-YH9) Happy to ship for free...
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    Passwords and Storage!

    So, you've written a little application that requires a login and you authenticate against a record in a DB (in whatever fashion you have chosen). All is hunky dory. You now want to use this application to store other passwords - to have a list of usernames, passwords, ips etc for...
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    Your opinion as a dedicated server customer

    I have a few questions relating to the management of dedicated servers - would like your input please :) - Would you be happy having to click on a button in a control panel before you could access the IPMI/DRAC/iLO of your dedicated server? - Would you also have an issue if this was time...
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    [US] 2 x Supermicro Core2Quad (Q6600) servers

    Hi all, I have 2 of these servers up for grabs. They are currently colocated in NJ (TelX) with NatCoWeb. I had been using them for simple network/remote monitoring of other kit but I've since changed tactics so these are surplus to requirements. Server 1: Supermicro X7SBi (IPMI) Core2Quad...
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