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by madhatter
December 13th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: O2 Network
Replies: 18
Views: 300

Re: O2 Network

Many others reporting outages via: https://downdetector.co.uk/problems/o2/map/ Perhaps they are still being affected by the recent software issue? Everything sensible says 'no'. That was a data issue; irrelevant to my mobile; has already been fixed; was a simple security certificate issue. OTOH, co...
by madhatter
December 12th, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: O2 Network
Replies: 18
Views: 300

Re: O2 Network

One of the reasons I've never been that keen on MVNO deals, the extra layer for potential ****ups or delays after a major outage. Although a friend on Tesco Mobile texted me to say that SMS was working hours before the internet, and was given an extra 2GB of data this month as compensation, compare...
by madhatter
December 3rd, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Christmas Crapper
Replies: 30
Views: 800

Re: Christmas Crapper

The cat sounds better when you stand on it's tail


Good advice. Though even if I had a cat, I fancy it would soon learn to make itself scarce when she was in the offing.
by madhatter
November 27th, 2018, 12:45 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Suggestions for new sim-free android smartphone?
Replies: 21
Views: 716

Re: Suggestions for new sim-free android smartphone?

malakoffee said: I'm just wondering if GPS is always present, but they don't bother to mention it because it might crowd-out all the other whizz-bang features ? It would be a pretty feeble smartphone that didn’t have GPS these days. Maybe the sort with buttons? My first smartphone was a cheap Lenovo...
by madhatter
November 10th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: iMac & Bluetooth problems
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: iMac & Bluetooth problems

As you have set up Time Machine you will probably know this anyway, but it doesn’t have to be used just take you back to what the whole caboodle was at some point in the past. You can actually go back to a particular file from the past and copy it.
by madhatter
November 10th, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: iMac & Bluetooth problems
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: iMac & Bluetooth problems

I actually had in mind just changing the name of the plist file maybe from Bluetooth to BluetoothOld. Either changing the name or just binning it will need your password as it is system file, though the Terminal method above does that anyway. It is a fairly low risk operation, but even without that ...
by madhatter
November 9th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: iMac & Bluetooth problems
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: iMac & Bluetooth problems

Remove and regenerate the Bluetooth.plist file which I'm reluctant to do - I had a problem once when the vector graphics program Inkscape which I was using started doing “funny things”. One of the standard suggestions for dealing with “funny things” in OS X (after off and back on again or logging o...
by madhatter
October 30th, 2018, 8:57 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Snogging - betrayal or not?
Replies: 50
Views: 2065

Re: Snogging - betrayal or not?

The parrot in question being a Norwegian Blue what else would it be pining for?


“My” parrot seemed if anything to be pinin’ for my ruddy finger.

Not keen on penguins either, since seeing The Wrong Trousers.

Give me a blue tit or goldfinch any day. Much less likely to turn nasty.
by madhatter
October 30th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Snogging - betrayal or not?
Replies: 50
Views: 2065

Re: Snogging - betrayal or not?

Someone in my family is polyamourous


I’ve not been that comfortable with parrots, even less since one tried to take my finger off.

“He likes being stroked“ apparently.

Oh really?
by madhatter
October 30th, 2018, 1:39 pm
Forum: Pedants' Place
Topic: Carbon Emmisions Tax
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Carbon Emmisions Tax

Crikey!

In several places too, yet curiously, correctly spelled lower down.
by madhatter
October 30th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Bottled Water
Replies: 48
Views: 1452

Re: Bottled Water

- is there any use for the water that gathers in the tumble dryer? If you reckon it is distilled (like melted ice from defrosting a freezer) then there are uses for it anywhere where it will evaporate completely, and tap water would leave a deposit behind. I used to keep some to use with my Japanes...
by madhatter
October 23rd, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Scam phone call
Replies: 24
Views: 1545

Re: Scam phone call

On Saturday I had a similar call allegedly from BT claiming my router was compromised. I have started getting those. Sometimes they have a digit to press “to speak to the engineer”. I actually did that once and pointed out that that I didn’t have a router, whereupon I she rebuked me for wasting her...
by madhatter
October 23rd, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Toothpaste
Replies: 27
Views: 1567

Re: Toothpaste

I have found that Sensodyne was effective at dealing with teeth suddenly becoming sensitive to heat and cold, but when I noticed that Morrison’s had their own brand version considerably cheaper, decided to give it a try. It seemed to work as well. Certainly well enough for me to do it again when the...
by madhatter
October 23rd, 2018, 3:29 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Outlook not archiving
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Outlook not archiving

While it would be galling having paid for Outlook, would you consider looking at Thunderbird?
by madhatter
October 18th, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Mine (and your) Room101 exhibits
Replies: 202
Views: 4554

Re: Mine (and your) Room101 exhibits

Folk


Comes from the Old English “folc” doesn’t it?

Indeed it would be difficult to complain about “young folk today“ wi’out it.
by madhatter
October 14th, 2018, 8:29 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: New laptop recommendation
Replies: 24
Views: 780

Re: New laptop recommendation

No cheapo laptop is going to come close to a macbook's screen quality, and that's something she'll notice.


Ditto trackpad. Tricky blighters, trackpads.
by madhatter
October 14th, 2018, 7:52 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: It's shopping, Jim...
Replies: 24
Views: 1043

Re: It's shopping, Jim...

I know it's the fashion but surely it's time to move on, fashions shouldn't last, they need replacing by something new or it's not fashion. The ripped jeans thing annoys me, not least because it used to eventually happen to my jeans and after patching on top of patching it was a sign that they were...
by madhatter
October 11th, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Alas, Mr Mole.
Replies: 18
Views: 940

Re: Alas, Mr Mole.

I hadn’t seen a heron for maybe ten years before this year, but since the spring have seen them three times in widely separated places. I’d not seen a cormorant or a shag for decades until this summer on a rare visit to the huge Bluewater shopping park. I hadn’t realised that unlike the shags, cormo...
by madhatter
October 10th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Alas, Mr Mole.
Replies: 18
Views: 940

Re: Alas, Mr Mole.

we get visited by a large wading bird (Crane?) who sits on a log watching what goes on in the ponds
...

If in the UK most likely a heron (or a cormorant, if it was black).
by madhatter
October 7th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Web design books over 10 years old - worth keeping?
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Re: Web design books over 10 years old - worth keeping?

Go on then, I'll fall for it. Why the "Splutter!"?


Merely an involuntary reaction. On reflection, I’m sure there are plenty of humanities subjects at university level which are not a bit poncy.

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