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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    Webcam and a good monitor. I've never used the webcam on daily basis until now. My fairly large Dell monitor does a fairly decent job imitating my work setup.

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    For some reason my daily phone use have dropped even more, i assume due to me spending more time on the PC, though to be honest even before the virus days i also spent too much time on the PC.
    Some days i don't even touch my phone at all and it just spend the entire day on my bedside table.

    I have picked up bracketed photography a little, but this are still on a back burner until Denmark get a little more colorful.

    My only concern in regard to this virus is bringing it into my mothers and friends place, both of which have issued that mean the virus are somewhat more of a problem for them,otherwise my life are pretty normal as i never really mingled much with the other "6" mill A-holes here.

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    I know it's not what was meant by this thread, but I'm well and truly locked-down by this damn bug thing (not ill, just locked down).

    Also, I'm at an age where you think .... where'd the hell those years go?

    And .... okay, so it'll unlock at some point and then what I I do with the rest of my time?

    Do I get off the merrygoround?

    Quit the rat-race?


    What really, truly matters to me?


    I don't mean family, friends, etc. Take that as read.

    But this is an enforced, several-week long wake-up call, time to think whether I want to or not.

    And it turns out that lectricitity, running water, etc I've taken FAR too much for granted, and most "tech", in the scheme of things, don't much matter at all.

    Radio 4 factlet - 3 billion (yes, billion people on this planet don't even have the capability to wash hands in their own home? Imagine what their Covid experience will be like?


    So .... lockdown? Padded cell, more like.


    Tech? You, leccy, running water, flushing loos, etc .... yeah, that's the tech I really appreciate.

    Oh, and a simple DAB/FM radio.
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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    The next door neighbour - hot 22 year old that has to "work" from home...
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    the next door neighbour - hot 22 year old that has to "work" from home...
    ttiuwp

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
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    Yeah, but then it goes from a comment online to something a whole lot creepier.

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    Videos make it creepy, me asking where he lives, creepier still, then there's the whole, me sending him a webcam thing...

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    Jeez an ironic comment and it turns weird

    But I have seen more people whilst in lockdown that ever before in this area. Surely that's more important or scary
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post

    But I have seen more people whilst in lockdown that ever before in this area. Surely that's more important or scary
    You must be near me then, like you say more people are out now than I've ever seen and some of the people walking by the house I've never seen before in the village lol

    Then we've got the idiots thinking it's a great idea to go to the beach, which is not far from me, because it's sunny.... although I will say it's far less than 'summer' traffic.
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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    My landline is stuck at 7mbps so i have a Netgear MR1100 4G thats load balanced with a Fortigate 60D.
    Gets me upto 120-130 i the evenings and early morning drops to about 50-60 during the day during lockdown.

    Life would have been a bit more unpleasant without these, with 2 of us working from home and a 12 year old consuming the vast majority of YouTube

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    The Internet.

    It's not something that's changed since the lockdown it's always been the one thing I would struggle to be without. Being in a lockdown is hardly difficult as the internet keeps you connected with the world.

    4G

    When you have lost internet connection luckily Virgin Media has been excellent over the past 10 years you appreciate having 4G and a good phone.

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    My Pioneer DDJ-SX2 and laptop for internet radio shows.

    I'm still in work everyday doing IT for the NHS so its been nice to be able to relax and play tunes at the weekends.

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?
    Satnav for all these new deliveries I'm doing.

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Electric usage hasn't really changed that much, luckily the weathers been pretty nice so the solar is covering the increased usage.
    Also generally work from home normally - however my electricity has gone up - I've done a bit of folding@home in the past, but as the computers have been on anyway, on the internet, playing games etc, I've had folding@home running in the background as a lot of the work units are for Corona at the moment, so the CPUs have been flat out. Not done GPU folding as our GPUs are pretty weak, and the folding algorithm/application seems excellent at handing over CPU resources when needed, but not so good at releasing the GPU side. But anyway, getting through those WU's

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