Re: Internet Radio
- From: "Keith G" <keith_g@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 23:43:32 +0100
"Rob" <removethispatchoulian@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Keith G wrote:
>> On that subject, I've got the urge for a laptop myself now - any
> I've just barely survived a battering on the Apple ng - needless to say
> they say an iBook above all others, and they have a point.
No chance - silly money and even sillier OS...
> I use a cheapo business laptop (a HP Celeron - about 380UKP) and it does
> the job well. If you can run to it look at the Centrino machines. Near
> enough cutting edge processors (battery life, performance) and most have
> built in wireless - look for 'g' spec to be sure of a decent stream,
> although frankly the older wireless should be just fine.
The Dell Centrino range aren't cheap either....
(I'm beginning to wonder if I can justify a laptop - both my machines are
hard-wired, one to the printer and router and the other to the stereo
> Ebay has some quite serviceable machines at reasonable prices. The issue
> with them is shagged batteries, and a replacement can set you back 100UKP.
I'm not averse to eBay, as you know - 2 more slices of Country Joe vinyl and
a V15/III cart with no stylus (for you know who ;-) tonight!! :-)
But I would not risk a laptop, I think....(???) Anyway, I'd want the full
toot - not some outdated old mutt! ;-)
> And I'd suggest a bit of encryption security on your wireless link if you
> haven't already done so - I can happily tap in to two local wireless users
> as i type.
I'm pondering this - I'm doubly Firewalled and Virus-checked and have
nothing to hide on the machines - wot's to risk? As to nicking my
connection, I can't see my neighbours going out to buy computers and learn
to use them just for the free ride. (Asittapens I'm not 'capped' so even
that wouldn't be a disaster!!)
Or am I missing summat??
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