Software development methodologies – talking about them, criticizing them, and perhaps even using them – are all the rage. (If this is not the case in your friends’ circle, perhaps one of us have the wrong friends? 🙂 ) For example, the waterfall method is (rightly) considered old-fashioned and ineffective, but where do you go to find out how to do it right?
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When browsing the web, I sometimes come across a phrase or a word that I don’t really know. Normally, I just ignore it and move on – but it would be nice to be able to quickly look up the definition of the word.
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What actually tends to happen is that real customers get hassled with complicated password and key-checking schemes that do not work, and that people who would not buy the software anyway simply download a patch, crack or key.
Why is it that the UK is so over-priced on virtually everything? Yes, there is 17.5% VAT (sales tax), but other places have both higher tax rates and lower prices. Then there is the issue of space: the population density in the UK is high and shop floor space is at a premium. Still, you’d think that an online shop could keep their costs down somehow.
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For example, the NetGear DG834G router seems like a fine choice, particularly with the special offer that includes a USB adapter for wireless access from another machine. It costs just under £100 inc VAT for the bundle.
Choosing a broadband provider for home use in the UK is not trivial, particularly if you want reasonable flexibility in bandwidth and connect a few PCs. Many providers allow just a single computer to be connected, or have low transfer limits of 1-2GB per month, which is easily used up when transferring photos, music or movies. The ISP should also include things like email addresses, email via POP and IMAP, etc.