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by Stompa
August 27th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Immortalising a recording from TV
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: Immortalising a recording from TV

The only problem is that it is a command line utility and at times you have to write some pretty complex command lines. Agreed, though there are a number of more user friendly GUIs available: https://github.com/amiaopensource/ffmpeg-amia-wiki/wiki/3)-Graphical-User-Interface-Applications-using-FFmp...
by Stompa
August 24th, 2018, 11:03 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Google Chrome and AV
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Google Chrome and AV

Slarti wrote:I must say, though, I can't remember the last time Firefox crashed. Is this common with Chrome?

Not in my experience, it seems pretty solid, I can't remember the last time it crashed on me.
by Stompa
August 15th, 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Broadband Deals
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Broadband Deals

by Stompa
July 26th, 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Computers in hot weather
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: Computers in hot weather

There are a number of discussions regarding similar sounding problems here:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Lenov ... lenovo.com

maybe one of them may be relevant?
by Stompa
July 26th, 2018, 5:44 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: New phone SIM
Replies: 32
Views: 1206

Re: New phone SIM

It's perhaps worth adding that O2 Classic PAYG now offers essentially the same rates as Three 321:

https://kenstechtips.com/index.php/o2-c ... ayg-review
by Stompa
July 10th, 2018, 7:48 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: ii login problems
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: ii login problems

stevensfo wrote:Not true. Their login asks for 'Account number or Username'.

That's true for a trading account, but for a research account it asks for an email address (and it rejects anything that doesn't contain an '@').
by Stompa
July 8th, 2018, 5:01 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Logging onto Interactive Investor?
Replies: 26
Views: 1410

Re: Logging onto Interactive Investor?

Itsallaguess wrote:I've not had any problems logging into my 'Research Account' at all over recent weeks.

I have. It used to ask for 'username' and 'password', but now seems to require 'email address' and 'password'. I've tried every email address that I might have given them, but no luck.
by Stompa
July 6th, 2018, 2:07 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: TV viewing angle
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: TV viewing angle

Perhaps it would be worth thinking about a curved screen?

https://www.trustedreviews.com/opinion/ ... ns-2912678
by Stompa
June 21st, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: What to wear?
Replies: 49
Views: 1564

Re: What to wear?

Breelander wrote:BTW, have you noticed the recent 'fashion' for long sleeved shirts to no longer have a breast pocket? I'm having to grab the few that are left as/when I find them...

Surely it's always been the case that some do and some don't? A quick look through the M&S website shows that the majority do.
by Stompa
June 1st, 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Rate of loss of tog value in a synthetic duvet?
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Rate of loss of tog value in a synthetic duvet?

Sadly none of the places I am looking at have these all-season combo duvets where you get a medium (typically 9 tog) and a thin (typically 4.5 tog) one with buttons in the corners that can be combined for winter so I need to make a choice. They are still readily available, for example: https://www....
by Stompa
May 12th, 2018, 5:10 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Dad's internot
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Dad's internot

by Stompa
May 12th, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: TV picture breaking up
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: TV picture breaking up

Have you checked to see if there are any engineering works currently affecting your transmitter?

http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/operations/p ... ring_works
by Stompa
May 9th, 2018, 10:49 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Smartphones with best reception?
Replies: 13
Views: 656

Re: Smartphones with best reception?

WiFi Calling?

https://www.o2.co.uk/connectivity/wifi-and-4g-calling

You’ll be able to make and take calls wherever you have a wifi connection...
by Stompa
May 4th, 2018, 8:10 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Predictive text and plurals
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Predictive text and plurals

Once the singular version of the word appears, do a long press on it which will display a larger list of alternatives hopefully including the plural. That doesn't work for me. Long-pressing a suggestion only gives me the option of dragging it to a wastebasket, presumably then removing it from the d...
by Stompa
May 4th, 2018, 5:32 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Predictive text and plurals
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Predictive text and plurals

Once the singular version of the word appears, do a long press on it which will display a larger list of alternatives hopefully including the plural. Mind you, I'm not sure that would be quicker than the previous suggestion.
by Stompa
April 30th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Download to a specific sub folder in downloads
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: Download to a specific sub folder in downloads

I tried this one but I don't understand it and how to put the entries in. It is the one I spoke about earlier with MIME things. It is beyond me but I think it would do the trick if I could make it work. It seems to work for me. Try the following. 1, Create a subfolder in your existing 'Downloads' f...
by Stompa
April 30th, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Download to a specific sub folder in downloads
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: Download to a specific sub folder in downloads

Well there's:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... knjo?hl=en

though it's not an extension I've ever tried.
by Stompa
April 24th, 2018, 8:58 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Nectar Ebay Offer
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Nectar Ebay Offer

What's new and presumably for a limited time only is an offer to give half the Nectar points back. So if you spend 1000 Nectar points you get a £ 5 voucher and 500 Nectar points. In effect you have given up 500 Nectar points for a £ 5 voucher. I took advantage of that offer a while ago, but I think...
by Stompa
April 20th, 2018, 10:58 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Santander strikes again
Replies: 24
Views: 1446

Re: Santander strikes again

Whilst I would personally find it a bit of a PITA, I imagine that you could use telephone banking to make payments without the need for OTPs.
by Stompa
April 10th, 2018, 11:52 am
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Easy Access Savings Accounts
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Easy Access Savings Accounts

ICICI are currently offering 1.35% until 31 Jan 2019. Though having had experience of them, I wouldn't touch them again with a proverbial bargepole!

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