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by Stompa
November 21st, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Nationwide Flexdirect
Replies: 9
Views: 527

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: 496

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: 496

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: 1976

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: 1976

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)?
by Stompa
November 3rd, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Truecrypt/NTFS/Windows 10 issue
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Truecrypt/NTFS/Windows 10 issue

I seem to be getting some other odd behaviour. If I copy a file to an NTFS compressed TrueCrypt volume, the resulting file ends up compressed as expected. However, if I save a file from an application to an NTFS compressed TrueCrypt volume, the resulting file ends up not compressed, which is not wha...
by Stompa
November 2nd, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Truecrypt/NTFS/Windows 10 issue
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Truecrypt/NTFS/Windows 10 issue

formoverfunction wrote:Perhaps the clue is in your title? Windows 10 issue.

You may be right. Unfortunately it's a bit of an obscure problem, and Google hasn't been much help. I might try asking on the VeraCrypt forum.
by Stompa
November 2nd, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Truecrypt/NTFS/Windows 10 issue
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Truecrypt/NTFS/Windows 10 issue

Well having just tried VeraCrypt, it appears to suffer from the same problem as TrueCrypt.
by Stompa
November 2nd, 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Truecrypt/NTFS/Windows 10 issue
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Truecrypt/NTFS/Windows 10 issue

Have you tried Veracrypt (using Truecrypt tools) to deal with legacy Truecrypt file systems? Thanks, I'll give it a try, though I was hoping to avoid VeraCrypt because it was much slower at mounting drives (though with the advantage of increased security) when I tried it some time ago. Either way, ...
by Stompa
November 2nd, 2018, 12:37 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Truecrypt/NTFS/Windows 10 issue
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Truecrypt/NTFS/Windows 10 issue

I keep a load of files in an encrypted Truecrypt volume, formatted as NTFS with NTFS compression enabled. On XP, whenever I ran out of space, I'd just create a larger Truecrypt volume, and copy all the files in the smaller one across. I've just tried the same on W10, and there's a problem. I've got ...
by Stompa
October 29th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Ebico
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: Ebico

I have just tried Money Saving Expert. Ebico's suggested tariffs appear to be the cheapest on the market for me. Given your usage, I'm rather surprised by that, though perhaps you are specifying some particular tariff features or whatever? I've read that it can sometimes work out cheaper to use sep...
by Stompa
October 19th, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Name checks to begin on bank payments
Replies: 37
Views: 1505

Re: Name checks to begin on bank payments

You also gave them your address and postcode... No, that's the point, I didn't. I was using my card to make a payment on someone else's behalf. So they had their address and postcode, not mine. Well if that's the case then the merchant (or merchant's system) decided to accept it despite the card pr...
by Stompa
October 19th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Name checks to begin on bank payments
Replies: 37
Views: 1505

Re: Name checks to begin on bank payments

Ummm ... do your banks show you the payment reference in their list of existing payees? All of mine don't show you that until you select one. No, most don't, which is why yours is a better system (for now!). You still have to select them, but it seems marginally easier to just check the name in the...
by Stompa
October 19th, 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Name checks to begin on bank payments
Replies: 37
Views: 1505

Re: Name checks to begin on bank payments

The problem with that is that, in my case at least, the great majority of payees in most of my accounts are myself, i.e. my savings and current accounts with other banks. At the moment I take advantage of the fact that the name isn't checked and name them appropriately, e.g. "SAN 123 AC",...
by Stompa
October 19th, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Name checks to begin on bank payments
Replies: 37
Views: 1505

Re: Name checks to begin on bank payments

I've certainly successfully made an online purchase where the only info I provided was card number and CVV. No other info about the cardholder was requested. You also gave them your address and postcode... No, that's the point, I didn't. I was using my card to make a payment on someone else's behal...
by Stompa
October 18th, 2018, 9:17 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Name checks to begin on bank payments
Replies: 37
Views: 1505

Re: Name checks to begin on bank payments

OK, it's funny you should say that because a couple of months ago, I gave someone one of my credit cards to use for a while. They had no problem using it in person but, when they ordered something online, they were asked for things like my date of birth and my address. Once I gave those to them eve...
by Stompa
October 18th, 2018, 8:58 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Name checks to begin on bank payments
Replies: 37
Views: 1505

Re: Name checks to begin on bank payments

That is a certainty given that: 1) Few sales clerks check the name or signature 2) A PIN renders the name or signature moot 3) Contactless renders just about everything moot I should have been clearer, I meant that I suspect the name isn't checked for online purchases with a credit card, just card ...
by Stompa
October 18th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Name checks to begin on bank payments
Replies: 37
Views: 1505

Re: Name checks to begin on bank payments

I think they are flexible already, as I have debit/credit cards with variants initial surname/initials surname/full name/ on, but the transactions always work with /firstname surname/ I have a suspicion that currently credit cards don't check the name at all, despite the fact that they usually ask ...
by Stompa
October 18th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Toothpaste
Replies: 27
Views: 1567

Re: Toothpaste

stevensfo wrote:Fluoride helps, but how much stays in the mouth after rinsing?

Which is why AIUI, current advice is to spit and not rinse:

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-bo ... eth-clean/

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