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by Lanark
November 10th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Prediction about the next crash
Replies: 19
Views: 1134

Re: Prediction about the next crash

I read this today and wondered what I can possibly do in advance If rumours of a possible crash have you wondering about your position, then thats a good thing. There is always a possibility of a crash just as there is always a possibility of stocks going higher. I think a strong sign that you have...
by Lanark
November 9th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Windows 7 - is this the end?
Replies: 32
Views: 740

Re: Windows 7 - is this the end?

Try installing Linux Mint on one of them and see how you get on. ^ This and then if you hate Linux its time to buy a new machine or disconnect it from the internet. Support for W7 ends on January 14th (last patch day) On February 11th the first security patches for Windows 10 will be released that ...
by Lanark
November 2nd, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Where have all the good films gone?
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: Where have all the good films gone?

The films of Paul Thomas Anderson seem to be somewhat underestimated in this country, (compared to say Tarantino) but I think he is the greatest current film director.
by Lanark
October 31st, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Followers on Photobucket.
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Followers on Photobucket.

Bucket have since relented, but I have got out of the habit and hevem't added any new photos for over a year. They havent relented, if you upload more pictures, the bandwidth limits are tiny, so in no time at all you will get another demand for £££ Im amazed Photobucket havent folded yet, its not j...
by Lanark
October 28th, 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Don't use favourites for bank account access?
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: Don't use favourites for bank account access?

If you have a website bookmarked with a lot of cruft after the domain name like http://www.evilbank.com/kjhguygf65tiyt87t-jhgjhg766~act123 That can cause issues with the browser trying to load some cached information that no longer exists. If you manage to bookmark just the home page like http://www...
by Lanark
October 27th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Open office formatting
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: Open office formatting

If this is a work thing, I wonder if the intention of the new design is for the printing to just go on top of the pictures?

Even if you get this to work, having your text all raggedy is going to look very unprofessional when inevitably someone prints it on normal paper.
by Lanark
October 27th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Smart plug conflicts with wi-fi
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: Smart plug conflicts with wi-fi

WiFi Explorer Lite is very handy for finding the best channel to use, though I think you need to install it on a mac

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wifi-expl ... 1408727408
by Lanark
October 26th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Open office formatting
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: Open office formatting

You can do this by just setting the paragraph indent for each paragraph on the page. Make sure the ruler is visible, click anywhere in the paragraph and move the ^ on the ruler to indent that paragraph. You can do the same for the end of the line. You may need to add some extra returns instead of ju...
by Lanark
October 24th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Warning to employers
Replies: 12
Views: 1534

Re: Warning to employers

I think you will find that any fines for this kind of thing will be proportionate to the size of the business. Bankrupting the business would be counter productive - they would probably get nothing.
by Lanark
October 23rd, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Warning to employers
Replies: 12
Views: 1534

Re: Warning to employers

the middle band is £8,600 – £25,700; and there’s no upper limit. If a business can't afford £25K then you cant afford to employ someone in the first place. If regulations like this force companies to start taking data protection seriously then it is working as intended. If it discourages incompeten...
by Lanark
October 21st, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: A proposal to relabel the Polite Discussions board
Replies: 31
Views: 1889

Re: A proposal to relabel the Polite Discussions board

johnhemming wrote:I navigate the forum by using a link which gives recent postings. That is not selective by topic.
/search.php?search_id=newposts

Thats what I do, it has the advantage/disadvantage of allowing you to completely ignore the complex forum heirarchy.
by Lanark
October 20th, 2019, 10:16 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: A proposal to relabel the Polite Discussions board
Replies: 31
Views: 1889

Re: A proposal to relabel the Polite Discussions board

So what I'm suggesting is that members consider renaming the board to something more descriptive of what is actually being discussed. To get the ball rolling I'm proposing "Political, philosophical and religious debate" . A problem with that is that there is also an entire section of boar...
by Lanark
October 16th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Modern mattresses
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

Re: Modern mattresses

The most comfortable mattress is the one you are used to sleeping on. A friend of mine married a chinese woman and when her parents came to visit they insisted on sleeping on the floor - its what they were used to. So I think a key thing is to only ever go for incremental improvements in your mattre...
by Lanark
October 13th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Dyson drops out
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: Dyson drops out

Looks to me like Mr Dyson is missing the chance to make some serious cash and become the go to solution for all car manufacturers. We all know the names of Michelin, Dunlop, Bose, Bosch. What about Dyson Air! Regards, B. I can't imagine very many people want to be deafened by any kind of Dyson mach...
by Lanark
October 12th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Vaillant v Worcester Bosch
Replies: 37
Views: 7408

Re: Vaillant v Worcester Bosch

I think with all brands reliability has fallen in line with the increases in efficiency. A good metaphor would be having an old 8 cylinder car that revs at 4000 rpm - drinks petrol but lasts for decades. Then compare it with a 3 cylinder 1L Turbo marvel that revs to 8000 rpm - highly efficient but t...
by Lanark
October 10th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Affinity Software Discounted Offer
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Affinity Software Discounted Offer

I tried it and I hated it, its just impossibly difficult and counter intuitive to use, I don't have Photoshop so cant really compare with that, but Pixelmator is about 1000 times easier to use and is cheaper to boot.
by Lanark
October 7th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Google Authenticator 2FA - backup and recovery?
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: Google Authenticator 2FA - backup and recovery?

The aspect you need to think about is not just losing the phone but someone going into a shady phone shop and porting your number away. The phone networks are not setup to be secure. There are many who think this is not an accident and the powers that be have a back door into all the phone networks ...
by Lanark
September 28th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: More 'Blocked folder access'
Replies: 1
Views: 848

Re: More 'Blocked folder access'

Thats is probably Cyberlink PowerDVD

If you dont use it just uninstall it.

If this is a new machine you should RESET it before installing anything to get rid of all the preinstalled crapware
https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/reset-windows-10-pc
by Lanark
September 27th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Thomas Cook in liquidation.
Replies: 23
Views: 1990

Re: Thomas Cook in liquidation.

Worth noting that the wonderful comprehensive Thomas Cook Train Timetable for Europe is still going strong having been sold off a few years ago:

https://www.europeanrailtimetable.eu/
by Lanark
September 27th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Fake £20s from Newcastle?
Replies: 9
Views: 1363

Re: Fake £20s from Newcastle?

Prop notes are 20% larger than real ones so are not going to fool anyone in real life.

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