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by bungeejumper
November 20th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Radio interference
Replies: 30
Views: 286

Re: Radio interference

How would I know if I can get solid DAB reception prior to buying one? https://getdigitalradio.com/?slide=check-your-available-stations Well, sort of. That site says we can get 47 DAB stations in our postcode. In practice, we can get four on the western side of the house, and none at all on the eas...
by bungeejumper
November 20th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Lost in translation
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Lost in translation

Just received, a spam email promising some sort of magic sex pill:

"Make her moan for hours tonight," it said. Listen pal, whoever you are, you need to run these messages past the marketing department. I can do that already without making any effort at all.

BJ
by bungeejumper
November 20th, 2018, 9:27 am
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: First-World Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: First-World Problems

It wouldn't surprise me that in some scenarios a tank of fuel for a vehicle could be included... those that live in a rural area may well need a vehicle for any normal 21st century activities - like getting to a shop other than the most limited and comparatively expensive "corner shop" or...
by bungeejumper
November 19th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Which car has the best loadspace?
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Which car has the best loadspace?

Didn't you ask this about a year ago? ISTR that the Avensis was well regarded. ;) And does this mean you've reached a decision now? The last time I looked, the Mondeo estate was one of the best contenders for flat space, followed by the Mazda 6 estate. But personally I think you'd make more of an im...
by bungeejumper
November 19th, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Modern Software
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Modern Software

There can be situations where you need the more recent software to read things which are sent to you encrypted by the most recent software. For Microsoft products, you can often get a reader that will enable you to read the new formats and, if necessary, convert them back to your trusty old format....
by bungeejumper
November 19th, 2018, 1:29 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Modern Software
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Modern Software

I have tried, and so far failed, to move my wife on from her trusty Office 2003, which is still going strong despite the move to Windows 10, which it allegedly can't survive. I did attempt to tempt her with Office 2010, but she said that was too modern for her tastes. :lol: My problem now is that I ...
by bungeejumper
November 19th, 2018, 12:28 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Bye bye Smartbyte
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Bye bye Smartbyte

Well, I've gone and bought my new desktop computer - a Dell Inspiron 3268 with i5 processor and 8gb, which cost me a mighty £199 for an ex-display model. This particular machine was discontinued this year, I think, in favour of a higher specced model, but it seems triffic. Really very nippy, apart f...
by bungeejumper
November 19th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: BP tried to rip me off!
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: BP tried to rip me off!

Paid-for air lines are a dumb tax on those who haven't got the wit to buy their own tyre inflators. Dammit, they only cost a tenner or so. Mind you, I'm often a bit bothered when I look at the queues waiting in line for the free air at my local Sainsburys. Almost always, they're old cars or very you...
by bungeejumper
November 19th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Does gross stupidity come in threes?
Replies: 19
Views: 925

Re: Does gross stupidity come in threes?

Locals are very careful when using this road because several years ago a young lady was killed when riding her horse. I blame the reliance on sat-navs, people are quite prepared to take the word of a computer before that of warning signs etc. Ain't that the truth? Your satnav will tell you the exac...
by bungeejumper
November 18th, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Pedants' Place
Topic: Not single spies....
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Not single spies....

Pedantically, sub-editors. ;) There's always one smart Pink marshmallows, isn't there? And there I was. preparing to get lambasted for calling Colombia the capital of something. :D And for including a surplus "whole" in my Shakespeare quotation. Honestly, you can't rely on anything these ...
by bungeejumper
November 18th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: Pedants' Place
Topic: Not single spies....
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Not single spies....

...but whole battalions. Last month it was the BBC TV map designers who thought Columbia was the correct spelling for the cocaine capital of South America. Then it was the idea that an author could have hoards of fans (https://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/17231197.awful-auntie-has-hoards-of-young-...
by bungeejumper
November 17th, 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: New laptop thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 529

Re: New laptop thoughts

My Acer doesn't have mouse buttons on the touchpad, and it's taken me a long time to get properly used to the way that the bottom-right-and-left pressy bits work. It gets quite a bit more complicated when you want to hold and scroll, but don't have anything to hold and scroll with. :evil: Fortunatel...
by bungeejumper
November 15th, 2018, 4:42 pm
Forum: Pedants' Place
Topic: Didn't do me eny harm
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Didn't do me eny harm

My sister's very mandatory. She's never off the bleedin' Tinder.

BJ
by bungeejumper
November 15th, 2018, 8:58 am
Forum: How Do I Invest
Topic: 'With profits' funds
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: 'With profits' funds

Horrible things. I have about £75K in a Phoenix fund, which was started in 1986 when the underlying guarantees were better than they are today. The damn thing has been through half a dozen different owners/rebrandings in that time, and its growth in the last decade has been roughly nil. It's a good ...
by bungeejumper
November 15th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Recliner chair
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Recliner chair

Not a lot to contribute, Grumpi, except to say that I hope it all goes well and that you're hurtling around again soon. I had no idea there were so many manufacturers! Back in the days before Ebay, we helped my old mum to choose one with the help of the specialist shop just down the road, and we fou...
by bungeejumper
November 14th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: Health & Wellbeing
Topic: Dry November
Replies: 14
Views: 1119

Re: Dry November

Just curious, when you reach for this glass of wine at 7pm, is it a medium glass (2 units) or a large glass (3 units) ? Do you limit yourself to just one glass ? If so, then you have more self restraint than myself, and I suspect you haven't got a problem. Otherwise I suspect you are under counting...
by bungeejumper
November 14th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: Health & Wellbeing
Topic: Dry November
Replies: 14
Views: 1119

Re: Dry November

Well, I'm four weeks in and still sticking to the noble cause, and I haven't wavered too often. Although the fact that I've wavered at all is also useful information. ;) Mostly when I'm bored. Message to self: stay busy! Sleeping better (and longer), a more comfortable gut, but very little weight lo...
by bungeejumper
November 14th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Dying HDD, can't clone, can't rescue - ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Dying HDD, can't clone, can't rescue - ideas?

Spoiler : I am about to replace this two year old PC - No, don't try to change my mind, I've already ordered the replacement. :cry: There's only so much computer aggro a simple non-techie man can take. But I'd be interested to hear of any suggestions as to how I might be able to rescue the machine ...
by bungeejumper
November 14th, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Windows 10 1809, the October 2018 Update now available
Replies: 34
Views: 1099

Re: Windows 10 1809, the October 2018 Update now available

Put it on 'metered' connection (Ethernet or WiFi) and use the MCT route for feature updates https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10 and Windows Update Catalogue for security, cumulative and the rest if you want full control. On metered you'll get a list of pending updates but it...
by bungeejumper
November 14th, 2018, 8:56 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Windows 10 1809, the October 2018 Update now available
Replies: 34
Views: 1099

Re: Windows 10 1809, the October 2018 Update now available

Bloody patch Tuesday. My desktop computer is locked up solid this morning, while the Windows update ("your device is missing important security and quality fixes") goes on and on and on . That damn little string of pearls going round and round and round. Can't get into the web or email at ...

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