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by chas49
February 22nd, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: MOTs - the good, the bad and the ugly
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: MOTs - the good, the bad and the ugly

Interesting data. It would be even better if they could strip out the failures due to tyres, lightbulbs etc which a driver ought to spot before the test - and which don't really tell us much about reliability. To be fair, it is mentioned in the para after each vehicle, but no indication of the propo...
by chas49
February 20th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: 22year old daughter scammed of £9,750
Replies: 22
Views: 1147

Re: 22year old daughter scammed of £9,750

Comments? Candid or otherwise? Whilst it won't be of much help to you, are you able to provide any further detail of how the scam worked? Was it the one described earlier in this thread or something else? Did the fraudster know that your daughter would have instant access to just under £10K in cash...
by chas49
February 14th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Wheel Alignment
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Wheel Alignment

https://www.google.com/search?q=free+wh ... ment+check

Revealed several national chains offering a free check.
by chas49
February 13th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The EU is stupid
Replies: 57
Views: 1015

Re: The EU is stupid

Whereas in reality the levels of "uncontrolled" immigration from the EU has consistently been lower than the controlled immigration from other parts of the world. The proportion of EU population being somewhat smaller than RoW population - is that not to be anticipated? Well, not necessar...
by chas49
February 12th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Regional issue
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Regional issue

So how long has everyone spent so far trying to see if they can work out what he said? :)

Think I got "pomfley" = "pamphlet" :)
by chas49
February 10th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: Warning about malware
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Warning about malware

Thanks for the warning. It's certainly a concern, though I have no idea what is causing the report of malware. I've checked with two laptops on Windows 10 using Chrome, Firefox and Edge and don't get any warning messages. My laptops use Windows Defender and Comodo Firewall, and I regularly check bo...
by chas49
February 10th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Financial Software - Discussion
Topic: Warning about malware
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Warning about malware

This is the message that I got (using Chrome on Win10). It comes from Google rather than my own AV/Antimalware The site ahead contains malware Attackers currently on cdn2.editmysite.com might attempt to install dangerous programs on your computer that steal or delete your information (for example, p...
by chas49
February 10th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: British school cancels Darwin/Evolution play
Replies: 88
Views: 1412

Re: British school cancels Darwin/Evolution play

Lootman wrote:Moreover remember this is effectively the Politics board.


Moderator Message:
There may be mostly Politics discussed on here, but it's not the Politics board. Other subjects may be Politely Discussed. Unless there's a specific board for the topic.
by chas49
February 9th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Non-parking of driverless cars.
Replies: 19
Views: 515

Re: Non-parking of driverless cars.

I don't know how old you are, but in my opinion we won't see fully autonomous cars, able to handle normal UK roads, in the next 20 years anyway. Scott. [snip] And if one thinks that, yes, it's easy to develop software in the next few years, my question would be why don't planes land themselves? Lan...
by chas49
February 5th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Registered Keeper not the main driver
Replies: 26
Views: 1026

Re: Registered Keeper not the main driver

Moderator Message:
Discussion better suited to Cars etc...instead of DAK. (chas49)
by chas49
February 4th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Malwarebytes Free
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Malwarebytes Free

So, ( thinks to self ) should I ... a) stick with v3.6.1 and just try and remember to do a manual scan occasionally, which, knowing me, won't be at all occasionally but more once in a blue moon, if that often indeed, or ... b) drop back to the previous version, v3.5.1, accept that won't be quite as...
by chas49
February 4th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Tel. call then internet disconnects
Replies: 24
Views: 537

Re: Tel. call then internet disconnects

I've had problems in the past with broadband dropping out when answering an incoming call. Didn't happen every time, probably depended on whether I answered the phone between rings or during a ring. There are some big signals on a telephone line.... around 50v DC plus about 70v RMS for the ring sig...
by chas49
February 4th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Pedants' Place
Topic: Dire Dates
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Dire Dates

GoSeigen wrote: twenty years into the new century? Surely "twenty nineteen" will do?


And when will it stop being the new century? Strictly it's this century and the 1900s were last century. But for many of us, "last century" sounds like the 1800s.
by chas49
February 4th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Registered Keeper not the main driver
Replies: 26
Views: 1026

Re: Registered Keeper not the main driver

There are three "states" which are relevant to a car in this issue - Ownership, Registration, and Main Driving - they do not have to all pertain to the same person. Four: Ownership, Registration, Policy Holder and Main Driver. I took out our policy because of 9 years' NCB, but DW is the m...
by chas49
February 4th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Registered Keeper not the main driver
Replies: 26
Views: 1026

Re: Registered Keeper not the main driver

Both insurance companies said "no problem", which saved me the trouble of "selling" her my car and "buying" hers. Well it wouldn't be selling or buying at all. As the first line on the front of the V5 states, in capital letters "THIS DOCUMENT IS NOT PROOF OF OWNER...
by chas49
February 4th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Tel. call then internet disconnects
Replies: 24
Views: 537

Re: Tel. call then internet disconnects

The first question to answer (IMHO) is how often does your router drop and reconnect without you having received such a phone call? You may not always notice this happen. Depending on your router model, and your ability/desire to probe further, you may be able to get stats out of the router to deter...
by chas49
February 3rd, 2019, 10:15 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Prognosticator of Prognosticators
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Prognosticator of Prognosticators

Phil did NOT see his shadow. Early spring! In the US. It was sunny and dry here (North Bucks) so winter is not over apparently "Ist's zu Lichtmess mild und rein, wird's ein langer Winter sein. Wenn's an Lichtmess sturmt and schneit, ist der Fruhling nicht mehr weit. " "If Candlemas b...
by chas49
February 1st, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Current issue with email notifications
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Current issue with email notifications

I have made significant changes to the way emails are sent out. they will now come from noreply@ so check you spam folders as it used to be from stooz@ Also - this may not work at all. sorry. Im testing and trying stuff out. but let me know if its worse or better than before! Just had an email noti...
by chas49
February 1st, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: That Tusk-May conversation in full
Replies: 13
Views: 723

Re: That Tusk-May conversation in full

Did anyone catch the end of the BBC News at 6? Recapping the main story of Teresa May heading to Brussels, they displayed a wartime video of a Spitfire coming in to land. Hilarious. 28:45 into this: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0c01fbg/bbc-news-at-six-30012019 Scott. Annoyingly, the Six i...
by chas49
February 1st, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: BREXIT
Replies: 820
Views: 16745

Re: BREXIT

Pollution risk from nodeal brexit as export licenses for waste become invalid. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/01/revealed-plan-to-deal-with-putrefying-stockpiles-of-rubbish-after-no-deal-brexit Government officials are preparing to deal with “putrefying stockpiles” of rubbish in the ...

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