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by PrincessB
September 14th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Tyre question
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Tyre question

MOT due soon, One of the rear tyres on the family Swift has a chunk missing from the sidewall, both of the rears look a bit low on tread so I've got a couple of replacement tyres on order. While on the phone, I asked if they were going to do the swap around, replacing the rears and then swapping the...
by PrincessB
September 9th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Ideas for a day out
Replies: 18
Views: 684

Re: Ideas for a day out

We had a great couple of hours in Statford on Avon visting the MAD museum which has nothing to do with the bard, though there's plenty of that there if you can afford the parking. https://themadmuseum.co.uk/ Everything is mechanical. Some of it ripped from the old Covent Garden mechanical theatre, s...
by PrincessB
August 30th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: A B C?
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: A B C?

Massive thanks to all and everyone who has contributed links and opinions to this thread. At the moment, I feel a bit like someone starting a second hand jigsaw. Some of the peices are still connected to the others, most of the others are knocking about in a big pile waiting to be slotted into place...
by PrincessB
August 30th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: A B C?
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: A B C?

Another question dspp (and the other helpful Lemoneers!) Insulate insulate insulate, and seal. Remember to put as much insulation as possible on the outside, and expose the inside to the thermal mass. That way you won't get wild air temperature swings indoors. I didn't think this one through properl...
by PrincessB
August 28th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: A B C?
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: A B C?

Insulate insulate insulate, and seal. Hi dspp. This is where I continue being confused and I hope you can help me out here. Two areas where some kind of external venting would be desirable are the cooker hood and any bathrooms, especially those with showers, though smells are always best vented out...
by PrincessB
August 27th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: A B C?
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

A B C?

I've always wanted to build a house, so I'm in full on design mode planning my next dwelling. Nothing is going to happen till next April when a few things will start to move forwards, so no rush. I am of course, utterly confused, I've done extensions, I've done the drawings for planning permission, ...
by PrincessB
August 21st, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Removing bloatware in brand new laptop by reinstalling Windows 10?
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Re: Removing bloatware in brand new laptop by reinstalling Windows 10?

I'm wary of 'anything' being that simple on a computer. I'd backup (or clone) the whole lot before considering deleting anything. If you don't tend to have spare equipment knocking about, a wired mouse could be an asset - Poundland often sell a very basic unit which will make a real difference if t...
by PrincessB
July 27th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: My own e-mail address
Replies: 19
Views: 1919

My own e-mail address

Currently using BT so I have a username@btinternet.com e-mail. E-mails download from Outlook and the archives go back to 2014 when I last moved and lost my ancient username@blueyonder.co.uk address after changing provider. Looking at moving again and I'm unlikely to stay with BT. After the amount of...
by PrincessB
July 14th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Potted plant watering
Replies: 5
Views: 2080

Re: Potted plant watering

I also have a couple of water globes (with long stems inverted into the compost) from Poundland. These worked the first time and lasted a week, but subsequently they drain in a day. I had a few of these too. The construction quality is so low, they spring air leaks and drain very quickly. Have you ...
by PrincessB
July 13th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: New USB soundcard
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

Re: New USB soundcard

I've got a couple of these (they were on a buy one, get one free offer!) Mine looks very similar to your item for considerably less - about £3 IIRC https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PC-Laptop-USB-To-Mic-Speaker-Headphone-7-1-Channel-3D-Audio-Sound-Card-Adapter/183845239020?epid=1563074232&hash=item2ace...
by PrincessB
July 7th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: My blog
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

Re: My blog

Whether anyone would be interested in reading it I don't know - but there's only one way to find out. I'm likely to get corrected here. If I have this right: If you want to set up a free blog, your output is owned by the company that provides the service to you free (no obvious charges). The devil ...
by PrincessB
July 4th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: How to find the horsepower of a Fiesta?
Replies: 17
Views: 2433

Re: How to find the horsepower of a Fiesta?

I'm looking at used Fiestas on Autotrader, but I'm not sure whether to trust the horsepower quoted. Are you looking at the fairly recent three cylinder 1 litre turbo models? IIRC they came in three specifications using the same engine. Standard was 100hp, boosted was 120hp and nutter took that to 1...
by PrincessB
July 3rd, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Firefox slow to load
Replies: 6
Views: 1655

Re: Firefox slow to load

Have you cleared the cache recently? And clear some of the other stuff too. Also run CCleaner https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/download when I expect you will clear huge amounts of temporary files Done, It found 4.5GB of unwanted stuff and did a big clear out of some more useful stuff (like my BBC...
by PrincessB
July 3rd, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: If you had an electric car, what would you want?
Replies: 16
Views: 2575

If you had an electric car, what would you want?

To my eyes, most electric cars fall in two categories: Supercar style Boring My descision is to run my old petrol car till end of life - It's a very dull looking Suzuki with huge advantages. For one, people think you're about 300 years old and always let you out at junctions, it's also good on fuel ...
by PrincessB
July 1st, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: New Top Gear line-up
Replies: 40
Views: 1829

Re: New Top Gear line-up

Agree with you BJ. First off, because Harris drove the (alleged) rear wheel drive 200 bhp Tesla through London, commenting on how smooth and boring and well-fitted it was, without telling us (until much later) that it was actually the 450 bhp model with twin motors and all wheel drive, and probably ...
by PrincessB
July 1st, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Firefox slow to load
Replies: 6
Views: 1655

Firefox slow to load

Elderly downstairs desktop (highish spec, built 2013) is used as the equivalent of the piano from times past. Rather than set up seperate log ins, I use Edge for banking, #1 Daughter uses Chrome and for day to day stuff, Firefox. Firefox has gotten quite a bit slower recently, load time is about a s...
by PrincessB
June 11th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: A bonkers plan involving a big RV and shed
Replies: 8
Views: 3352

A bonkers plan involving a big RV and shed

I watch a lot of those property redevelopment shows (Don't have Sky so mainly UK based ones) and a reccuring theme is for everything to be late or broken, then people run out of money and end up living in rental or with their parents. I've noticed that usually someone gets pregnant and an unexpected...
by PrincessB
June 9th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Rocketman
Replies: 6
Views: 1663

Re: Rocketman

I hope it was better than Bohemian Rhapsody which left me thoroughly underwhelmed. I was fortunate enough to see Bohemian Rhapsody in a cinema with full on Dolby Atmos and it made the film. As we left #1 Daughter asked if we could have a sound system like that in the house! I saw most of Bohemian R...
by PrincessB
June 8th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: A bit late - Fully Charged show this weekend.
Replies: 7
Views: 3377

Re: A bit late - Fully Charged show this weekend.

I went and came back again. My estimate is that 1% of the cars in the parking area (A very muddy field) were electrics. Most prevalent EV car in the car park, the Nissan Leaf. Most prevalent car everywhere else.. Tesla. Amusingly, as I slogged through the parking area to an area with even more mud, ...
by PrincessB
June 7th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: A bit late - Fully Charged show this weekend.
Replies: 7
Views: 3377

A bit late - Fully Charged show this weekend.

I have no interest in the Fully Charged show, and *rant mode on* I paid full price for my ticket!!! Anyhow, it's at Silverstone this weekend, and has all sorts of electric cars, test drives and it appears a certain amount of cross over between EV's and house and home type solar. I'm not plugging it ...

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