Monday, 14 October 2019

Schuberth C3 Basic helmet Sale £50 off @ Motolegends


The current Schuberth C3 Pro is a great helmet. For some people it works better than the Shoei Neotec 2. Now, the C3 Pro came on to the market five or six years ago, and in so doing it replaced the standard C3, which at that time was the only flip-lid to own. 

When Schuberth introduced the C3 Pro, they renamed the previous model the C3 Basic. They reduced the number of colourways in order to make it less sexy, and they removed the Pinlock from the box so that they could hit a £299.99 price point. At this price, it continued to sell well. The new Pro was a better helmet in a number of marginal respects, but the changes were minor. 

But now Schuberth has decided that it wants to rationalise its range, and so in the not too distant future the Basic will be discontinued. In anticipation of this, the price of the Basic has been reduced to an even better price of £249.99, which frankly makes it a steal. Bear in mind that the C3 Basic is still one of the quietest helmets on the market. And now that Schuberth has moved to Sena rather than Cardo, it can be fitted with with the same comms. as the C3 Pro. If, therefore, you’re looking for a high-end flip-lid at a low-end price, there’s never been a better opportunity to do so. 

There is only one problem. The UK is the only market to offer the C3 Basic, and already stocks are running low. Indeed, in some colours, in some sizes, the Basic has totally sold out. Anyway, if you’ve been thinking about a flip-lid, now’s the time to act. As ever, if you want to make sure that the helmet fit is good for you, you can always come and see us, but the fit of the Basic is pretty consistent with the Pro, and indeed all other Schuberth helmets. Just for information, you should know that if you have a large head, the C3 Basic is one of the few helmets to come in an XXXL size. 

We love Schuberth lids, and think you will too. The name "Basic" is a bit rubbish for a great helmet, perhaps it lost something in translation? Deffo worth checking out & at £250 - it's a bargain! 


Reading for today: God's plan for us


For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Read all of Jeremiah 29 at Bible Gateway

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Windows 10 users fume: Microsoft, where's our 'local account' option gone?



Microsoft has annoyed some of its 900 million Windows 10 device users after apparently removing the 'Use offline account' as part of its effort to herd users towards its cloud-based Microsoft Account. 

The offline local account is specific to one device, while the Microsoft Account can be used to log in to multiple devices and comes with the benefit of Microsoft's recent work on passwordless authentication with Windows Hello

But Windows 10 users are annoyed that Microsoft has hidden the local account option when setting up a new PC or reinstalling Windows 10. A user on a popular Reddit thread notes that the local account option is now invisible if the device is connected to the internet - but offers a workaround


Its a wrap! Microsoft Future Decoded 2019 - a brilliant catchup on tech trends, & many inspiring speakers


Now in its sixth year, Microsoft Future Decoded is the place to network with like-minded peers, discuss new ideas and go hands-on with the technologies that are transforming the way we live, work, and play.

Cutting-edge AI and cloud computing is driving unimaginable growth, helping us better understand our clients, customers, and competitors.

But that’s just the beginning…

As a new era of computing dawns, rapid advances in technology offer new and ethical ways to solve the social issues that impact us all.

Over two days, Microsoft Future Decoded promises insights into all the top technology trends – and what it means for your world.

Through a series of highly focused sessions led by industry experts, discover the skills your business needs to adapt to our exciting AI age.


Keynote Speakers: day 1
Dr Chris Brauer, Director of Innovation, Institute of Management Studies, Goldsmiths University
Nick Wise, CEO, OceanMind
Dr Lucas Joppa, Chief Environmental Officer, Microsoft
Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President of Business Development, Microsoft
Dr Helen Sharman, CMG OBE
Major Tim Peake CMG

Keynote Speakers: day 2
Chris Bishop, Technical Fellow & Laboratory Director, Microsoft Research Cambridge
Mitra Azizirad, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft AI, Microsoft
Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive, British Heart Foundation
Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft
Christian Horner OBE, Team Principal, Red Bull Racing Formula 1

A great use of two & a half days days. Now to catch up on the messages!


Thursday, 26 September 2019

21st Denmead BEER Festival - 7pm Saturday 2nd Nov 2019 - Denmead Community Centre


21st Annual Beer Festival
Saturday 2nd Nov 2019
1900 - 2330
Denmead Community Centre
School Lane PO7 6LU

The Denmead Beer Festival is our main fund raising event of the year and I am pleased to see how well this has been supported over the past 20 years! Please come along to help us continue to provide local services to our local community – we have 45 user groups many of which are providing Community Learning activities.

This year we aim to appeal to a more diverse clientele so as well as a good selection of traditional Beers and Cider, we are offering an enhanced selection of wines – including Prosecco, as well as soft drinks for any designated drivers! Also available will be Aspall’s Cider and a cold filtered IPA for those who are not so fond of the traditional cask ales.   

We will have our traditional Raffle with many super prizes to be won, and a BBQ for those mid-evening hunger pangs! Live music by ‘Mamma Belle’  

Tickets on Sale now from the following outlets.
Parkers DIY
Cheers Wine
Forest of Bere
Sirloin of Beef (Eastney)
Fox and Hounds
Denmead Community Centre.

Many thanks to all for your continued support and I look forward to welcoming you on Saturday 2nd November.  

Donline is once more a sponsor of the Denmead Beer Festival.
This year, my beer is Timothy Taylor's Landlord - one of my all time favourite beers! Cheers!


10 tips for enabling zero trust security


The widespread adoption of public cloud services and the growth of the mobile workforce have rendered perimeter-based security models obsolete. An organization’s applications and data are likely to exist both inside the traditional firewall and beyond it. Security and IT teams can no longer assume that users and their devices (both personal and corporate) on the network are any safer than those on the outside. Perimeter controls do little to prevent an attacker from moving laterally on the network after gaining initial access to it.

What’s needed is a pivot to “boundaryless”security, known more commonly as Zero Trust. In a Zero Trust model, all users and devices—both inside and outside the corporate network—are deemed untrustworthy. Access is granted based on a dynamic evaluation of the risk associated with each request. The same security checks are applied to all users, devices, applications, and data every time.

Getting to a Zero Trust model can take years of effort and require collaboration across the enterprise. If you are committed to deploying a Zero Trust model, or even if you’re just considering it, here are 10 tips to help make your journey a bit smoother.


Monday, 23 September 2019

The 20 most-surveilled cities in the world


Cities in China are under the heaviest CCTV surveillance in the world, according to a new analysis by Comparitech. However, some residents living in cities across the US, UK, UAE, Australia, and India will also find themselves surrounded by a large number of watchful eyes, as our look at the number of public CCTV cameras in 120 cities worldwide found.

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras serve many purposes, ranging from crime prevention to traffic monitoring to observing industrial operations in environments not suitable for humans. The digital age has boosted the prevalence of CCTV surveillance. Cameras are getting better and cheaper, while live video streams can be remotely accessed, stored on the internet, and passed around. The adoption of face recognition technology makes it possible for both public and private entities to instantly check the identity of anyone who passes by a CCTV camera.

Based on the number of cameras per 1,000 people, these cities are the top 20 most surveilled in the world:

  1. Chongqing, China – 2,579,890 cameras for 15,354,067 people = 168.03 cameras per 1,000 people
  2. Shenzhen, China – 1,929,600 cameras for 12,128,721 people = 159.09 cameras per 1,000 people
  3. Shanghai, China – 2,985,984 cameras for 26,317,104 people = 113.46 cameras per 1,000 people
  4. Tianjin, China – 1,244,160 cameras for 13,396,402 people = 92.87 cameras per 1,000 people
  5. Ji’nan, China – 540,463 cameras for 7,321,200 people = 73.82 cameras per 1,000 people
  6. London, England (UK) – 627,707 cameras for 9,176,530 people = 68.40 cameras per 1,000 people
  7. Wuhan, China – 500,000 cameras for 8,266,273 people = 60.49 cameras per 1,000 people
  8. Guangzhou, China – 684,000 cameras for 12,967,862 people = 52.75 cameras per 1,000 people
  9. Beijing, China – 800,000 cameras for 20,035,455 people = 39.93 cameras per 1,000 people
  10. Atlanta, Georgia (US) – 7,800 cameras for 501,178 people = 15.56 cameras per 1,000 people