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by Stompa
June 18th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Vodafone and Disqus
Replies: 11
Views: 1593

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: 1593

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: 3155

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: 2583

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: 644

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: 520

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: 689

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: 569

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: 613

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: 278

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: 278

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: 1343

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: 913

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: 677

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: 5
Views: 1091

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: 522

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: 820

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: 18
Views: 1978

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: 442

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?

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