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by supremetwo
June 15th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Oil tanker attack
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Oil tanker attack

swill453 wrote:Can anyone give a reference to objective appraisal(s) of the available evidence regarding who might be behind the recent attacks (or explosions anyway) on the Norwegian and Japanese oil tankers in the Gulf?
Scott.

Seen this existing?
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18089
by supremetwo
June 13th, 2019, 2:54 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Blocked Calls On Landline
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Blocked Calls On Landline

If using 1572 What annoys me is that when you 1471 a dodgy call to get the number, if you test it by dialling it back, you get "the number you have dialled has not been recognised". Why then won't BT decline to connect in the first place? Particularly if it's one of the automated messages...
by supremetwo
June 12th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Windows 10 version 1903 'May 2019 Update' now released
Replies: 17
Views: 1888

Re: Windows 10 version 1903 'May 2019 Update' now released

https://borncity.com/win/2019/06/12/windows-10-updates-kb4503293-kb4503327-kills-event-viewer/ Could only close down event viewer via task manager (CTRL-ALT-DEL) mmc - end task. So I copied the contents of ‘C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Event Viewer\Views\ as per the link above before deleting the View_....
by supremetwo
June 12th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Windows 10 version 1903 'May 2019 Update' now released
Replies: 17
Views: 1888

Re: Windows 10 version 1903 'May 2019 Update' now released

New issue - latest update causes event viewer errors.

https://borncity.com/win/2019/06/12/win ... nt-viewer/

Don't use it much so I'll wait and see if MS fixes it.
by supremetwo
June 12th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Home Alarm maintenance contract
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: Home Alarm maintenance contract

Does anyone have good or bad experiences in addressing the same problem ? My solution was to take the battery out and stop using it. I came to the conclusion that alarms on houses are no longer useful as nobody pays any attention to them, so what was the point. A decent alarm will have a dialler or...
by supremetwo
June 11th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Cellotex Fire Hazard ?
Replies: 14
Views: 588

Re: Cellotex Fire Hazard ?

Most of us have domestic appliances and these are the cause of many fires - 60 per week according to this article:- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43056887 However, the manufacturers must comply with CE standards to sell in the EU so it is those standards that appear to be lacking. As a former ...
by supremetwo
June 11th, 2019, 1:46 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences
Replies: 119
Views: 1874

Re: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences

I have just looked at the feedback on the BBC site concerning the impact of dropping free licences for over 75s. And I feel I need to modify my previous opinion where I stated "But I'm happy to accept this, and I suspect this will be the majority opinion." I'm still happy to accept it, bu...
by supremetwo
June 10th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences
Replies: 119
Views: 1874

This will not help the Conservative vote - TV licences

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48583487 Up to 3.7 million pensioners who previously received a free TV licence will now have to pay for it. The BBC will scrap blanket free licences for over-75s, but those households with one person who receives pension credit will still be eligible. T...
by supremetwo
June 9th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: What to do with old (real) furs
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: What to do with old (real) furs

UncleZen wrote:Good point, thanks.
Oops about the typo; fir vs fur ... I thought it looked wrong

Yes, I have just cut down a dead fir tree and my thoughts were initially of firewood and chain saws.;-)
by supremetwo
June 9th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: What to do with old (real) furs
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: What to do with old (real) furs

There are several Vintage & Designer Fur buyers via search engines also might sell on Ebay.
by supremetwo
June 8th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 1995
Views: 37312

Re: Brexit all over?

This was a landslide win by Peterborough standards! I lived there in 1966 when the Cons won by 3 votes and in 1974 when Lab won by 22 votes! Peterborough has seen a massive influx of Eastern Europeans in the last 15 years and if the Brexit party can't take a seat there then they will struggle to ta...
by supremetwo
June 8th, 2019, 2:40 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Lemon Fool has stopped accepting sign in paswords!
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Lemon Fool has stopped accepting sign in paswords!

I'll try setting my own preferred password next.... Well, that didn't work (at first). But it gave a clue as to what may have gone wrong with my original password. Looks like the site requirements has been tightened up since I last set my password. I had a 9 character password with mixed case lette...
by supremetwo
June 5th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: So long Plusnet, where next
Replies: 20
Views: 1285

Re: So long Plusnet, where next

Having wasted over an hour not getting through to Plusnet to have my price hike reviewed, it's time to move on. Technically, it has been fine, but any company that takes over 40 minutes to deal with a customer enquiry is not doing its job properly. So... who next? Talk Talk is out of the question, ...
by supremetwo
June 4th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Suspension of Woodford fund
Replies: 20
Views: 1444

Re: Suspension of Woodford fund

One would presume that the suspension enables him to stop distressed selling. The reputational damage comes from the suspension so his best strategy is to manage value most effectively now (which means no distressed selling). £250 million attempted withdrawal by Kent County Council appears to have ...
by supremetwo
June 2nd, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: How did we get here?
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: How did we get here?

Interesting reading: Peterborough prepares for byelection that could elect first Brexit party MP The Guardian Of course, an interesting point raised by that article is this: Why are these ex council properties now in the hands of private buy-to-let landlords . At the same time as: " Since 2017...
by supremetwo
June 2nd, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: How did we get here?
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: How did we get here?

Interesting reading: Peterborough prepares for byelection that could elect first Brexit party MP The Guardian Of course, an interesting point raised by that article is this: Why are these ex council properties now in the hands of private buy-to-let landlords . At the same time as: " Since 2017...
by supremetwo
June 1st, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Astonished at these charges!
Replies: 8
Views: 1625

Re: Astonished at these charges!

Mine looked quite frightening when I received them on my IT and stock portfolios. But upon thinking about it, I realise they include things like: admin fees, trading fees, and then the costs within the trusts themselves (as shown on KID's), including their admin fees, fund transaction costs, 'other...
by supremetwo
May 31st, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Astonished at these charges!
Replies: 8
Views: 1625

Astonished at these charges!

New information sheet from my broker this year that specifies the fees taken by 'Fund managers'. You can see how much you paid for buying, selling and holding investments with us (‘Our charges’), as well as the amount that went to fund managers for managing your collective investments (‘Fund manager...
by supremetwo
May 30th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Windows 10 version 1903 'May 2019 Update' now released
Replies: 17
Views: 1888

Re: Windows 10 version 1903 'May 2019 Update' now released

Install error three times:-

Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80071A30: 2019-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1809 for x86-based Systems (KB4497934).

Current version is:- 1809 17763.504
by supremetwo
May 29th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 1995
Views: 37312

Re: Brexit all over?

The question I think can be reasonably be asked is why single out Boris? I am no fan of his, but that Campaign Committee that set the strategy and presumably decided what to focus the campaign on and what to put on the side of the bus had a lot of MP's on it, including Rabb, Fox, Grayling, Leadsom ...

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