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by swill453
November 11th, 2019, 5:56 am
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: The Dublin Murders BBC
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: The Dublin Murders BBC

nimnarb wrote:Educate me please someone?

Spoilers























We didn't find out what happened to the kids in the woods, and we don't know the explanation behind the doppelganger.

Hope this helps :-)

Scott.
by swill453
November 10th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Beware DCC (Dynamic Currency Conversion)
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Beware DCC (Dynamic Currency Conversion)

Dod, I actually took the EUR option at the ATM; it's the subterfuge that they use that annoys me - plus the very poor rate they offer if you choose the GBP transaction. Indeed. I wonder if there's ever a scenario where it's worthwhile taking the offered conversion? For example, if I was to use my F...
by swill453
November 10th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Windows 7 - is this the end?
Replies: 32
Views: 735

Re: Windows 7 - is this the end?

If space is an issue I think it's always worthwhile seeing exactly what is using up your disk. You can spend ages faffing around cleaning up round the edges without realising there's an elephant in the room, like that 20gb video file you downloaded years ago and forgot about, or all those backups of...
by swill453
November 9th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Dead Telly?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Dead Telly?

No help to offer, but if you like the telly then why not just use the DVD player's tuner?

Scott.
by swill453
November 9th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Windows 7 - is this the end?
Replies: 32
Views: 735

Re: Windows 7 - is this the end?

terminal7 wrote:The tower is:

Intel (R) Celeron (R) CPU G1620@ 2.70 Ghz
Ram - 4GB
64 bit op System

FYI I'm happily running Windows 10 on a Celeron-based PC that's older and with half the CPU benchmark value of yours.

8GB memory though, and fitting an SSD did give it a zippier feeling overall.

Scott.
by swill453
November 8th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Quarter of a million here we come ...
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Quarter of a million here we come ...

Dod101 wrote:
swill453 wrote:

See what?

No 262354 5 November 2019

Yes that was explained. My point was that #250000 was back in September, not November as you said.

Scott.
by swill453
November 8th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Quarter of a million here we come ...
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Quarter of a million here we come ...


See what?

Scott.
by swill453
November 8th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Quarter of a million here we come ...
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Quarter of a million here we come ...

The numbers cannot be allocated in chronological order because to pick a random post, at 5.11 pm on 5 November 2019 under Election Impact on Investment Strategy we had no 262354 and yet 250000 on 6 November 2019, as already demonstrated. What is going on? Dod That was 6 September, not November. The...
by swill453
November 7th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Paddy McGuinness
Replies: 40
Views: 1245

Re: Paddy McGuinness

redsturgeon wrote:Who is Paddy McGuiness?

He's obviously the person of the moment, now the star of the M&S Christmas TV advert.

Scott.
by swill453
November 7th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Nationwide to end login with memorable data
Replies: 51
Views: 1795

Re: Nationwide to end login with memorable data

Same here, but I doubt I'll be logging in much as my Flexplus, Loyalty Saver and ISA now hold the grand total of £2.18 between them. :( I've got £3000+ in a regular saver that matures in a couple of days, with no option to renew. At that point pretty much everything will be withdrawn. (Actually I t...
by swill453
November 7th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Nationwide to end login with memorable data
Replies: 51
Views: 1795

Re: Nationwide to end login with memorable data

Just noticed this morning - Nationwide have actually ended logging in with Memorable Data. So, it's phone or card reader from now on. Although OP quoted message saying 28th November. So timing may depend on individual accounts. It just let me log in with memorable data. I have a FlexPlus current ac...
by swill453
November 6th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: Lifetime Allowance for Pensions
Replies: 26
Views: 1076

Re: Lifetime Allowance for Pensions

An additional benefit for some people is the potential to draw an amount free of tax. The state pension does not fill up the personal allowance, so basic rate taxpayer with a £100k pension pot (25k PCLS + 75k drawdown) being drawn at say 4% would pay no tax on the pension withdrawals. The uplift to...
by swill453
November 6th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Nationwide to end login with memorable data
Replies: 51
Views: 1795

Re: Nationwide to end login with memorable data

UncleEbenezer wrote:You are evidently not a PGP user.

I'm not. Are you saying it's not possible to set up a mail client to automatically decrypt encrypted emails?

Scott.
by swill453
November 6th, 2019, 3:58 am
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Nationwide to end login with memorable data
Replies: 51
Views: 1795

Re: Nationwide to end login with memorable data

That wouldn't be as secure. The First Direct secure key system requires a PIN, password or fingerprint to generate the code. Email signed and encrypted with PGP would be more secure than any of the current bank solutions I'm aware of. Well that depends on how you have the mail reader client/app set...
by swill453
November 5th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Swine Fever
Replies: 8
Views: 690

Re: Swine Fever

I wouldn't have thought it's a particularly hard job to replace half the Chinese pig stock, even if it is 300 million. Each of the remaining sows can probably reproduce a couple of dozen piglets in a few weeks or months, so not too difficult to manage.

Scott.
by swill453
November 5th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Paddy McGuinness
Replies: 40
Views: 1245

Re: Paddy McGuinness

redsturgeon wrote:Assuming I had any wish to read a story about this person...

Jeez, you asked the question.

Scott.
by swill453
November 5th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Paddy McGuinness
Replies: 40
Views: 1245

Re: Paddy McGuinness

redsturgeon wrote:Who is Paddy McGuiness?

The first paragraph of the BBC story linked to in the first paragraph of the opening post in this thread would have told you. Not much effort really.

Scott.
by swill453
November 5th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Paddy McGuinness
Replies: 40
Views: 1245

Re: Paddy McGuinness

I'm very comfortable with the fact that there are "invisible" disabilities, and that we have a system in place to judge who should and shouldn't be allowed to park in disabled spaces. Given the above, if the vehicle is displaying the appropriate permit then there's simply nothing to be sai...
by swill453
November 5th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Nationwide to end login with memorable data
Replies: 51
Views: 1795

Re: Nationwide to end login with memorable data

(The human eyeball and finger have an advantage sometimes). But that would require not just a phone but a smart phone - which is the problem identified in the OP. Or a standalone card reader. Also, by themselves, they would not prove the possession of a given Chip & PIN card in transactions - a...
by swill453
November 5th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Nationwide to end login with memorable data
Replies: 51
Views: 1795

Re: Nationwide to end login with memorable data

Somebody mentioned (or on other thread?) the inconvenience (not that great IMO) of having to manually transfer numbers between a card reader and a computer and suggested a USB equipped card reader would solve this. I wonder, but do not know, if a problem with that could be if the pc was compromised...

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