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Monday, 18 May 2015

hpHOSTS - Updated Monday 18th May 2015

The hpHOSTS Hosts file has been updated. There is now a total of 606,979 listed hostsnames.

If you are NOT using the installer, please read the included Readme.txt file for installation instructions. Enjoy! :)
  1. Latest Updated: 18/05/2015
  2. Last Verified: 18/05/2015
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http://hosts-file.net/?s=Download

Enjoy!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Tesco Direct: How much does a FREE one year of Office 365 cost?

You'd think by now, that companies such as Tesco would be a little more honest, but alas no. I figured I'd take a break from what I was working on and go on a browsing session.

Going to the Tesco Direct site, knowing there's usually bugger all worth looking at (I don't shop at Tesco as a rule), I figured I'd just look at the desktops and perhaps afterwards, the laptops. Looking at the desktops, I noted an HP ProDesk, and figured I'd take a look (only ever seen ZooStorm (BAH!) at supermarkets). However, I then thought I'd spotted a rather major error on their site, as I noted on the line below it, was another exact model, with the words "I'm new" and a slightly different thumbnail.


Loaded both in new tabs, and then noted a couple rather important differences;

1. The price (£60 difference)
2. Office (one had it, one didn't)

These however, were the ONLY differences. Which then begs the question of why there is a 60 quid difference? It couldn't just be because the more expensive one comes with Office, given it's advertised as one free year, surely?

Enquiring minds want to know Tesco ....



The pages in question, for those wondering, are (and yep, I've deliberately NOT linked them);

With Office
hxxp://www.tesco.com/direct/hp-prodesk-405-g1-microtower-pc-quad-core-a4-5000-15ghz-4gb-500gb-with-microsoft-office-365-1-year/427-8182.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=427-8182

Without Office:
hxxp://www.tesco.com/direct/hp-prodesk-405-g1-microtower-pc-quad-core-a4-5000-15ghz-4gb-500gb/253-7851.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=253-7851

Monday, 20 April 2015

hpObserver: v0.6.18

Fixed a bug in the CSV export (missing quotation at the end of the header info).

Download: http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Products&act=DL&p=hpobserver

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Request: Apparent F/P's

An email came in whilst I was sleeping, reporting static.issuu.com as an F/P, and indeed, it was.

However, along with this, was the following tidbit;

"The amount of false positives here is just sad, every time something is broken I know instantly where to look at. You should try to up the quality control a bit."

Unfortunately however, the person reporting it, didn't actually leave a usable return address I could respond to.

I've seen things like this however, for quite some time now and one thing always strikes me - those mentioning things such as the above, rarely if ever, actually expand on this or indeed, contact me, to advise what these "lots of false positives" actually are. As such, I've got a request - CONTACT ME AND TELL ME!

I don't bite, I'm not going to shout at or ignore you. hpHosts is a COMMUNITY HOSTS file, which means YOU have input too. I do my best to ensure F/P's don't slip through the net, and when they are (I make mistakes too), they are dealt with quickly.

I'm easy to reach, so if you believe a listing in hpHosts is indeed an F/P, CONTACT ME! - you can do so at;

http://mysteryfcm.co.uk/?mode=Contact
http://forum.hosts-file.net

Or directly; hphosts AT it-mate DOT co DOT uk

Sunday, 5 April 2015

hpHOSTS - Updated Sunday 5th April 2015

The hpHOSTS Hosts file has been updated. There is now a total of 722,415 listed hostsnames.

If you are NOT using the installer, please read the included Readme.txt file for installation instructions. Enjoy! :)
  1. Latest Updated: 05/04/2015
  2. Last Verified: 04/04/2015
Download hpHosts now!
http://hosts-file.net/?s=Download

Enjoy!