Nope. Mainly because until I just Googled it I had no idea what NHAI stood for. Now that I know it is the National Highways Authority of India, I still cannot agree as I know nothing about highway commuting in India.

I'm kind of assuming that you are going to be involved in the sales or marketing of incident management systems, or am I wrong?


Buy a new one.

It's passed on, this modem is no more, it has ceased to be. It's expired and gone to meet its maker. It's a stiff, bereft of life, it rests in peace. It's kicked the bucket, shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! This is an ex-modem!

With apologies to Monty Python.

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Here's your Nine pence.

The answer is yes, DaniWeb has been under a spam attack (800 support scammers) for many weeks now. All the time I spend on DW has been devoted to banning these accounts (being set up at a rate of many dozens every hour) and deleting posts that get through. The same thing applies to all mods here.

I'm glad you hadn't noticed though, that means we are least keeping this shite away from the membership for the most part.

Dani has been trying various methods to thwart the scammers, but this is a rather devious and determined group it seems.


It's that time of the year again when the whole 'prediction' business machinery gets fired up. So I thought I would grab some of the ones from my inbox that are perhaps most applicable to the digital marketing sector. The following were inspired by some crystal ball gazing by the folk at the Talkwalker social analytics people, and caught my attention today. So, what does the gathered DaniWeb consciousness make of them? Accurate, likely or total nonsense?

Here goes:

  1. Facebook will become a major competitor to YouTube during 2018 in terms of 'social video' consumption. This on the back of the introduction of new features to help creators with video discovery, especially a preferential boost in the newsfeed for original native video. A dedicated video app is also in the pipeline.

  2. Conversational UI will march onwards and upwards, an AI-powered army of chatbots that will nurture leads and drive sales. Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft are all investing heavily in this area.

  3. Be it video or Augmented Reality, 'rich media' for an immersive experience will close the gap between engagement and purchase. If your ecommerce environment is dated, you'll be losing out.

  4. R.I.P organic social reach. Paying for visibility on social media will no longer be optional, as organic reach not only nose-dives further in 2018 but commits seppuku in the process.

  5. The marketeer is dead, long live the influencer. Maybe the most controversial of the predictions, but influencer marketing has already proved itself in ...

What Dani said. Registering a domain name is cheap and easy, finding a web host that supports WordPress ditto. Which would just leave you the job of fidning the right WordPress template and getting a little creative to make it your own; again really easy. The hardest part is creating the content that will drive people to your blog once it's up and running.


Basically all you have done so far is make a statement, and one that makes no sense. There is no question for anyone to answer, although we could guess that you actually want help with a homework assignment.

Please take a deep breath, think about what you actually want to ask us and try again. Oh, and do provide some code so that we can work with you to see where you are going wrong.

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"Ask no questions, get no answers."

I have 17 million serial numbers that were given to me in one flat text file (going forward we will refer to this file as 'BIGFILE'). I do not have access to the database that they came from and the 17 million serial numbers, never change.

All of which sounds very dodgy indeed. Care to share the nature of these 'serial numbers' to assure the community that it is not helping you in some illicit activity here?


OK, so the Jelly Pro is being touted as the world's smallest 4G smartphone; but is it any good?

Every time I pull the Jelly Pro out of the change pocket of my jeans, yes it really is that small, I cannot help but think of Derek Zoolander and his ridiculously small cellphone. That was a comedy spoof, of course, but how serious is the Jelly Pro?


Let's get the size thing out of the way first, because that really is the main selling point here. It's small, very small indeed: 92.4mm x 43mm x 13mm (that's just 3.64" x 1.69" x 0.5"). The screen itself is a miniscule 2.45" at a resolution of 240 x 432 pixels. Oh, and it weighs in at 75g with battery and 82g if you add the dinky lanyard case that can be bought as an extra.

To put that into some perspective, my day-to-day smartphone right now is a Samsung Galaxy S8+ which has a 6.2" 2960 x 1440 Quad HD display and overall dimensions of 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm (6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 in) weighing in at 173g. They couldn't be further apart, and I don't just mean in size.

Whereas the S8+ has a whopping 3500mAh fast charging battery that's good for a full day of heavy usage, the Jelly Pro doesn't. It has a 950mAh battery that struggles to get through a day of pretty light usage. In fact, the battery is surprisingly the biggest ...

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And, on the flip side, see:




Not that I'm saying Linux is less secure than Windows, but rather that suggesting Linux users are somehow exempt from the malware threat is perhaps disingenuous.

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+1 agree