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by Stompa
September 17th, 2019, 11:03 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Learning to play the guitar
Replies: 17
Views: 714

Re: Learning to play the guitar

servodude wrote:Going back even further and, while it's still guitar, entirely different
- I'll offer Jerry Donahue from a 1987 episode of Equinox
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cti7WiR0a38

I still remember watching that at the time and dashing out to get a Jerry Donahue album!
by Stompa
September 13th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Mobile phone coverage
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Mobile phone coverage

fourtwentyfour wrote:As in iDmobile using Vodafone?

iDmobile uses Three.
by Stompa
August 31st, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Sofa Saver Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 876

Re: Sofa Saver Repair

stewamax wrote:Although probably not appropriate in this instance...

Possibly not, but interesting nonetheless. Thanks for that.
by Stompa
August 31st, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Sofa Saver Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 876

Re: Sofa Saver Repair

The original reason I recommended strips of beech was because it does have a bit of give in it. Indeed, and it seems to often be used for (sprung) bed slats. I've also seen some sort of nylon/plastic used for the slats. I too had wondered about some sort of plastic, but suspect it would require too...
by Stompa
August 31st, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Sofa Saver Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 876

Re: Sofa Saver Repair

Maybe...that's why I thought 6mm would work, enough flex but very difficult to break as a whole board. The thing about slats though is that you have to have some means of tying them together so they remain where you want and parallel to each other. If you check out the ebay link in my original post...
by Stompa
August 30th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Sofa Saver Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 876

Re: Sofa Saver Repair

I would consider just measuring up and cutting some 6mm ply to the right size in one piece, then no worry about breakages in the future. John Thanks, that thought had occurred to me as you can buy such things 'ready made' (though not much making required!) for that purpose, though they seem to use ...
by Stompa
August 30th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Sofa Saver Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 876

Re: Sofa Saver Repair

Beech would be very good and not too expensive but ordinary ply should work ok. I don't think it matters greatly what type provided the thickness is about right. Any problems and you can just cut another piece to replace the bent bits. OK, many thanks. I'm tempted to move from 6mm to 9mm for a bit ...
by Stompa
August 30th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Sofa Saver Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 876

Sofa Saver Repair

An elderly relative who has a sagging sofa has been using a 'sofa saver', much like this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sag-Savers-Sofa-Rejuvenator-Boards-For-Sofa-Chairs-Beds-Armchair-Seat-Support/162530867129 Surprisingly, it actually works pretty well. However, after a few years use, a few of th...
by Stompa
August 25th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Disposing of Soltan Aftersun?
Replies: 13
Views: 972

Re: Disposing of Soltan Aftersun?

What did you do with the last lot?

viewtopic.php?t=6070
by Stompa
August 14th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: phones with compass
Replies: 35
Views: 1460

Re: phones with compass

FWIW, using an app to show what sensors I have on my Nokia 3.1, tells me that it does have an MTK Magnetometer.
by Stompa
June 18th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Vodafone and Disqus
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

Re: Vodafone and Disqus

Infrasonic wrote:There are a few no root DNS apps that I tried but they were very flaky and generally only do the wifi bit rather than the 3/4G as well.

I was previously using this:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... nger&hl=en

which seemed to work just fine.
by Stompa
June 18th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Vodafone and Disqus
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

Re: Vodafone and Disqus

Infrasonic wrote:You can get 1.1.1.1 apps for iOS and Android too if you want to continue to use it outside your home router situation.

It's worth noting that with Android Pie it can be done without the need for an app:

https://blog.cloudflare.com/enable-priv ... oid-9-pie/
by Stompa
June 1st, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Google Chrome look to block ad-blockers for all except Enterprise users....
Replies: 28
Views: 3615

Re: Google Chrome look to block ad-blockers for all except Enterprise users....

On Android Chrome I've been using 'reader mode' as a an ad blocker for years (there are no native ad blockers), initially via flags (chrome://flags) On Android I use Brave Browser (based on Chromium), which has ad-blocking built in. It works pretty well. I subsequently installed Brave Browser for W...
by Stompa
May 22nd, 2019, 11:27 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Glue for CD case
Replies: 5
Views: 2921

Re: Glue for CD case

Or even a new replacement case, for example:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-x-Double-P ... Sw3mpXMft4
by Stompa
March 21st, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Firefox bookmarks backup?
Replies: 21
Views: 778

Re: Firefox bookmarks backup?

Is there anything useful here?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/ca ... -bookmarks

(though the article is rather old)
by Stompa
March 10th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Update Google Chrome - active exploit patched
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Update Google Chrome - active exploit patched

Julian wrote:I really do wish that Chrome had an option to more aggressively remind the user that there is a pending update.

You mean this sort of thing:

https://support.google.com/chrome/a/ans ... 9871?hl=en

though I'm not entirely clear how you go about making your browser 'managed'.
by Stompa
February 12th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Mobile from Plusnet (EE) versus Vodafone
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Mobile from Plusnet (EE) versus Vodafone

Mrs S has been with Plusnet for a few years, and they've generally been pretty good. For most of that time she was using an old 3g mobile. However, when she recently updated to a newer mobile, we found she was not receiving incoming calls, and the only solution we've found to this had been to switch...
by Stompa
February 10th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Why are King Size duvet covers too big
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Why are King Size duvet covers too big

There's a bit more on Mumsnet: https://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/3135311-Haha-I-have-finally-conquered-my-Ikea-duvet-cover-Lighthearted-and-niche-Ikea-moanhttps://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/3135311-Haha-I-have-finally-conquered-my-Ikea-duvet-cover-Lighthearted-a...
by Stompa
February 9th, 2019, 10:56 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Excel Dates
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: Excel Dates

Given that the periods are so variable (7 days, 28 days, monthly, and perhaps others?), I don't see how it can be done as a repeating block. I'd be inclined to do all the 7 day ones first: 1 Feb 2019 £100 =A1+7 etc. then the 28 day ones: <start date> £200 =A<start row>+28 etc. then the monthly ones ...

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