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22 Aug 2017 16:25

Would Dropbox work if I set up symbolic links and selective sync on different devices?

3Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I know it's not a "simple" solution, but for £18/month I can backup an unlimited number of devices & bytes.

My idea is to use Dropbox by installing it on all my devices, having one folder in the root Dropbox folder for each device and only sync that folder on that device by using the "selective sync" option. Within the "device folder" I set up symbolic links to all the folders I want to backup.

Dropbox does 120 days of version history, so it covers accidental deletions and is a damn sight cheaper than many other "unlimited" offerings. Plus the mobile app is pretty great & free and the website can be used to download any file off any device from anywhere.

Thoughts? Am I missing anything?


15 Aug 2017 13:08

WYR have a remote control for your body, or that of one other person?

2Submitted by Izwe - View comments

You can use the remote to change anything, so long as you/they remain human. Eye colour, height, weight, voice, flatulence, hair length, shoe size, strength, vision, anything you want changed can be tweaked whenever you want (you must be holding the remote (and be within Bluetooth range of the other person)).


14 Aug 2017 09:24

(UK) General purpose with a real numpad & touch-screen.

2Submitted by Izwe - View comments

  • Total budget and country of purchase: £800+ (ex VAT), UK

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. good battery life

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? weight is, but thinness is not

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. a few, older games like Left 4 Dead, The Sims 2, Minecraft

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Ultra settings is not required, but running at 1920x1080 would be required.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? touch-screen & a real numpad are absolute requirements above all else, even specs & weight

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. The main use of this laptop will be for writing coursework and doing invoices, with the odd bit of older-school gaming. I'm still worried about Lenovo's spyware/rootkit, is that still a "thing"?


13 Aug 2017 01:35

Theres nothing just an empty void...

1Submitted by RAHDRIVE - View comments

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8 Aug 2017 18:31

New wake word suggestion: somebody/someone

0Submitted by Izwe - View comments

Someone turn the music off
Somebody turn the lights on
Someone tell me what's on the calender today
Somebody open the magic door
...


28 Jul 2017 09:43

How long does it take to fully "do" Epcot's Food & Wine Festival?

8Submitted by Izwe - View comments

My wife & I (no kids) have planned a full day to do the festival (we have a seperate day planed to do Future World), is that over-kill, or is that a great amount of time to do all the countries at a leasurely pace?


19 Jul 2017 06:17

Can't book a meal at Be Our Guest

0Submitted by Izwe - View comments

Anyone know why? We're going in October, surely it's not fully booked already??


27 Jun 2017 11:47

WYR: Everytime you sneeze you swap biological sex for 24 hours, or every time you sneeze you get $10.

37Submitted by Izwe - View comments

Option 1: Every time you sneeze, you transform into the opposite sex for a minimum of 24 hours. After 24 hours have passed, your next sneeze will transform you back to your original sex for at least another 24 hours. The process is instantaneous and painless. Sneezes that occur during the 24 wait do not count. If you are pregnant, the pregnancy will resume when you return to female form, unaffected.

Option 2: Every time you sneeze, $10 is added to your bank account, tax free. If you do not have a bank account, it will be added to a magic wallet which you can never lose.


9 Jun 2017 10:53

Looking back at this now, today's result is absolutely astonishing

1Submitted by Izwe - View comments


29 May 2017 21:53

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21 May 2017 19:09

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18 May 2017 20:29

Deactivate Google-linked account

4Submitted by Izwe - View comments

How does one deactivate their IFTTT account if the deactivation page wants a password, but as it's linked to Google does not have one?


16 May 2017 13:53

Doubts be gone!!

27Submitted by Izwe - View comments


10 May 2017 15:10

Powerlines, UK [ 1920 x 1440 ] [OC]

2Submitted by Izwe - View comments


9 May 2017 08:43

Easiest way to get a degree? [UK]

1Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I've been in the development business for around 20 years, but despite my experience at good companies I still get passed over for interviews and someone in my office mentioned it could be because I don't have a degree.

Firstly, is there any truth to that? Are CVs binned purely because they don't contain a degree qualification, even when they have decades of experience? And if so, to increase my chances, how would I go about getting a degree in our field whilst also working full-time?


25 Apr 2017 10:48

So, I'm transgender, how do you feel about that?

4Submitted by Izwe - View comments


24 Apr 2017 11:43

Isolated holiday location

1Submitted by Izwe - View comments

Are there any "deep in the woods", "middle of nowhere", "miles from humanity" cottages in England/Wales? I've had a look on AirBnB, but their search filters don't include an "off the beaten track" option, I've also looked through the National Trust cottages website and found a couple, but most seem to me near (i.e. within hearshot) of a main road or are in the middle of moors (i.e no trees).

Ideally I'm looking for a place my wife and I can hear nothing but nature, see the stars at night and walk around naked during the day without some rambler or dog walker surprising us.


1 Apr 2017 08:14

Are there any Hue android apps which show bulbs in a grid rather than a list?

1Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I have a tablet mounted to the wall to control my lights which is currently displaying a web-based SmartThings control panel. I want to cut SmartThings out of the loop, but I cannot find a Hue app which shows bulbs in a grid in order to show all bulbs without scrolling. Anyone have a suggestion?


29 Mar 2017 09:26

What would be the WORST words to use in a phonetic alphabet?

1Submitted by Izwe - View comments

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28 Mar 2017 16:20

What's wrong with Mars?

2Submitted by Izwe - View comments

As in, the chocolate company.

Cadbury's has gone to the dogs since the Kraft buy-out and Nestlé are widely regarded as having immoral business practices, which got me thinking, what has Mars done wrong, or are they the only big chocolate company worth giving your money to?



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