Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Don’t fall for tech support scammers offering costly PC cleanup "solutions"

We’re all familiar with how telemarketers occasionally interrupt our lives, often at the most inopportune times. However, even more upsetting is receiving an unexpected phone call claiming that your PC has been infected with viruses and can be cleaned only for a hefty fee. What’s worse is that the caller is almost certainly a fake — a bad guy who pretends to work for Microsoft or one of our partners.

Manic Street Preachers - Forever Delayed - Greatest Hits

A fantastic collection of the Manic's music.
If you are an occasional fan, and not sure where to start - get this album.
Truly brilliant rock, and a real bargain at under £4!

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Recycle (the right items!) for Hampshire

As reported in this BBC article, the amount of household rubbish being rejected for recycling in England has increased by 84% over the past four years, government figures show.

Councils say they are working to stop people putting the wrong items in bins.

The cost to local authorities of re-sorting so-called contaminated recycle bins is said to be the primary reason the vast majority of the waste is being rejected.

Were you aware that these items can't be recycled?
Pizza Boxes (if stained).
Paper Coffee Cups.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Weezer - Thank God for Girls

The brilliant track "Thank God for Girls" by Weezer, of their 2016 White Album.
They are definitely back on form once more.
If you liked Blue & Red, you'll love this!

New 1200cc V4 Norton road bike - on the way...

Norton has revealed details of its 200bhp, 1200cc V4-powered sports bike (set for release in 2017):

  • 1200cc 72 degree V4 - 200+bhp but focus on drivability, character and design quality.
  • Full carbon body work.
  • Aluminium fabricated main frame made from aerospace aluminium and billet parts, welded in house and hand polished.
  • Carbon wheels.
  • Single sided swingarm, either carbon or billet, yet to be determined.
  • LED headlamps with angel eye daytime running lamps.
  • GP spec electronics with full colour dash, traction control and ABS.
  • Billet yokes, hand polished.
  • Underseat fuel tank and GP style bike packaging.
  • Top line running gear, Ohlins gas forks and TTX rear shock.
  • Under slung silencer with titanium headers.
  • Brembo mono block brakes.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Network Attached Storage - NAS

Network-attached storage (NAS) is a computer data storage device connected to a computer network providing data access to group of clients

NAS systems supplied by Donline are networked appliances which contain two or more hard disk drives, arranged as a  RAID array, which provides redundancy should one hard drive fail.

Network-attached storage removes the responsibility of file serving from other servers on the network. Potential benefits of dedicated network-attached storage, compared to general-purpose servers also serving files, include lower initial costs, faster data access, easier administration, and simple configuration.

Contact Donline to find out how a NAS device can assist your business or home!

Friday, 19 August 2016

EPA fines Harley-Davidson $12,000,000

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have just come to a settlement agreement with Harley-Davidson, which sees the American motorcycle manufacturer agreeing to pay a $12 million fine for its Screamin Eagle “super tuner” devices.

While not quite the Dieselgate scandal that caught Volkswagen circumventing EPA emission standards, Harley-Davidson’s “super tuners” do provide an aftermarket solution for motorcyclists to circumvent the emission devices on their motorcycles.