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by Stompa
February 12th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Mobile from Plusnet (EE) versus Vodafone
Replies: 18
Views: 399

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: 324

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: 381

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 ...
by Stompa
January 24th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: help with Excel function
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: help with Excel function

Stompa wrote:To avoid loads of nested conditionals...

Oops, my mistake, they wouldn't of course need to be nested!
by Stompa
January 24th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: help with Excel function
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: help with Excel function

To avoid loads of nested conditionals, I think I'd be inclined to use a lookup table, something like: 1 1 -1 -2 2 0 -1 -1 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 9 0 1 1 10 -1 1 2 then final=base+VLOOKUP(var1,lookuptable,2)+VLOOKUP(var2,lookuptable,3)+VLOOKUP(var3,lookuptable,4) To limit to ...
by Stompa
January 17th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 49
Views: 1068

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

I once found some potato salad in the chiller cabinet at Iceland that was 6 months past it's use by date. I informed the manager, and hung around to make sure that it was removed. Mind you, he moved pretty sharpish!
by Stompa
January 11th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Washing, drying and ironing super king bedding
Replies: 27
Views: 744

Re: Washing, drying and ironing super king bedding

At this time of year I dry washing (including bedding), by putting it on a clothes airer and sticking it in an unused bedroom with a dehumidifier. About 4 hours seems sufficient to get it almost dry. I then leave it on the airer overnight, and stick in the airing cupboard the following day. It has n...
by Stompa
January 10th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Three Pay-as-you-go balance
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Three Pay-as-you-go balance

Have you tried just dialling 444?
by Stompa
January 10th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Electricity Suppliier - Utility Point
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Electricity Suppliier - Utility Point

We're thinking about changing our current supplier because of a substantial increase in costs. Favourite at the moment is Utility Point, but having never heard of them I thought I'd check to see if anyone has had any dealings with them. Any info gratefully received. I've been with them for both gas...
by Stompa
December 30th, 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Annoying Microsoft Office behaviour - any solution?
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Annoying Microsoft Office behaviour - any solution?

There are some registry tweaks mentioned here:

https://word.uservoice.com/forums/30492 ... er_page=20

I've no idea if they work though.
by Stompa
December 19th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Radio Controlled clocks
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Radio Controlled clocks

My parents were given a mains powered clock as a wedding present. My father told me that it kept time by 'counting' the mains frequency. He said (and I don't know if this is\was true) that the frequency was adjusted so that over time it was consistent. It certainly kept very good time and only need...
by Stompa
December 19th, 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Is switching utilities supplier really worth it?
Replies: 13
Views: 946

Re: Is switching utilities supplier really worth it?

I think I've switched supplier about 7 times now. It's very straightforward and just seems to work. No major issues, and I don't recall any minor ones either.
by Stompa
December 15th, 2018, 4:38 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: External drive with a front mounted LED
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: External drive with a front mounted LED

For what purpose do you need to see the LED? There are plenty of Windows utilities out there that will show disk activity (i.e. replicating the LED) in the system tray, perhaps that would be sufficient?
by Stompa
November 21st, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Nationwide Flexdirect
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Nationwide Flexdirect

i think with regular savings the effective interest rate is about half the headline rate . Well, it's certainly true to say that the amount of interest you receive will be slightly more than half the quoted rate on the final balance. But then that's to be expected as the full amount hasn't been dep...
by Stompa
November 12th, 2018, 10:11 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Ticking radiator
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Ticking radiator

You can get plastic inserts to solve this problem, for example: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Plastic-Anti-Vibration-Inserts-For-Compact-Radiator-Brackets-Packers-PVC-Packing/282904635056 Mind you, a lot of mine have disintegrated over the years, but a bit of blu tack seems to work just as well. Do yo...
by Stompa
November 12th, 2018, 7:02 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Ticking radiator
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Ticking radiator

I imagine there could be many different causes, but if it’s any help, mine used to tick and I solved it very easily in the end. The radiator brackets are a right-angled length of steel, screwed vertically onto the wall. They have slots into which small tabs welded onto the radiator slot. As the rad...
by Stompa
November 7th, 2018, 7:54 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: How best to manage strong passwords?
Replies: 71
Views: 2321

Re: How best to manage strong passwords?

If it's of interest I use a lot of the applications from Tails, without using Tails itself. Espcially, MAT if I'm posting pictures on site that I'm not sure strip out meta data. You can also use GIMP to do the same thing, but with a much heavier footprint. Thanks, I do sometimes use Tails, but only...
by Stompa
November 7th, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: How best to manage strong passwords?
Replies: 71
Views: 2321

Re: How best to manage strong passwords?

formoverfunction wrote:I use Keepass and a password generator, as I like to use at least 16 character passwords.

Is that a different password generator to the one built in to Keepass (which seems to be capable of generating very long passwords of 1000+ characters)?

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