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by UncleEbenezer
August 21st, 2019, 1:37 am
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Hackers....
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Hackers....

Itsallaguess wrote:↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓

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Instead of all that nonsense, why not use the spoiler avoidance we use on the games&puzzles board?
==> Here, for instance. <==
by UncleEbenezer
August 20th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Paying off the mortgage.
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Paying off the mortgage.

Having just bought a house without a mortgage[1], I don't feel that sense of security. Instead I have a bunch of new expenses for things that need fixing (and a wishlist of the non-urgent things), and a cash buffer that's just vanished. There are always two sides to a question! [1] My adult life has...
by UncleEbenezer
August 20th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Greene King - SOLD!
Replies: 91
Views: 1821

Re: Greene King - SOLD!

Interesting that Marstons have just risen 8.9% as well! Seems a tad optimistic - are people buying hoping they'll be bought out too? :? Or maybe hoping they'll have less competition if the new owners concentrate on the real estate rather than the brewing. I heard the news on t'wireless last night, ...
by UncleEbenezer
August 20th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Best from the Fringe
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: Best from the Fringe

It's yet more evidence that 'mildly disappointed' is no longer an acceptable reaction to something that displeases. The default minimum response is now 'outraged' and must be expressed via social media. :roll: I am mildly disappointed that you seek to generalise such nonsense. All that's changed is...
by UncleEbenezer
August 20th, 2019, 1:44 am
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Albion Venture (AAVC) 2018/19 results
Replies: 91
Views: 5249

Re: Albion Venture (AAVC) 2018/19 results

Interesting to read the latest ShareSoc comments.... including " Albion Venture Capital VCT Chair Richard Glover wrote to all 5,300 shareholders on 15 August ".....I for one didn't receive any email! Me neither, and I would be astonished if such a communication was ever sent when the rati...
by UncleEbenezer
August 18th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: The shape of things to come?
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: The shape of things to come?

If you haven't logged in in ages, maybe a cookie they use to recognise the device had expired?

Don't you find yourself having to re-login to Lemonfool and other interactive sites from time to time?
by UncleEbenezer
August 18th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Dealing with Debt
Topic: Visit from Baliffs
Replies: 58
Views: 6074

Re: Visit from Baliffs

I had a similar experience as a student in a shared house, the bailifs turned up with a court order for non payment of rates. They were very civil, there was no threats to take our stuff, they just informed us that we had to pay our next x months rent to them to pay off the landlord's rates bill an...
by UncleEbenezer
August 18th, 2019, 1:37 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Metal Shed
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Metal Shed

Thanks for the replies. my neighbour has a similar one and drilled holes in both handles and used a padlock to keep the doors closed but you only have to lean on it a bit and then the doors would just collapse inwards. Hmmm. Sounds like the sort of thing unlikely to impress an insurer. :( Might be w...
by UncleEbenezer
August 18th, 2019, 12:10 am
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: VENTUS TWINS STRATEGY
Replies: 87
Views: 6848

Re: VENTUS TWINS STRATEGY

For what it's worth, I was speaking to a friend who holds Ventus the other day. His reaction to the Boudicca letter(s?) was sufficient outrage to get his a*** into gear and vote for the rebel/sharesoc resolutions!

I wonder how many may have shared that reaction?
by UncleEbenezer
August 17th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: REITs & Property Companies
Topic: the NewRiver REIT (NRR) topic
Replies: 91
Views: 5926

Re: the NewRiver REIT (NRR) topic

88V8 wrote:As they say in Hornblower, 'no bottom with this line'.

V8

Hornblower? Shakespeare's usage pre-dates him!
by UncleEbenezer
August 17th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: Arrows
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Arrows

Hmm, on checking Gengulphus' full post, I think my solution is the same (modulo reflection) as the second variant of his first possibility.
by UncleEbenezer
August 17th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Metal Shed
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Metal Shed

Looking to put up a metal shed for secure storage (bike & accessories, camping gear, ladder, etc). In an underground area notionally for parking (I have no car), so looks don't matter and it goes on firm concrete. Probably 8'x6' or very similar size. Any reason I shouldn't go for a cheapo? All t...
by UncleEbenezer
August 17th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Games, Puzzles and Riddles
Topic: Arrows
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Arrows

For minimal graphics, I'll use l/r/u/d for left/right/up/down instead of arrows. It's small enough for informed trial-and error, without too much error. I used literal back-of-envelope. Likely my solution matches what others have posted, modulo reflection/rotation [edit, no, it seems we're all diffe...
by UncleEbenezer
August 16th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: New security rules. Bank App or code via SMS text?
Replies: 36
Views: 919

Re: New security rules. Bank App or code via SMS text?

Blimey, I didn't know smile was still going! In any case, that's their choice (I agree, not a particularly good one), not something "forced" by PSD2. At a guess, that choice was because customers don't like it. I have a card reader from Nationwide. Never use it, it's too inconvenient even...
by UncleEbenezer
August 16th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: New security rules. Bank App or code via SMS text?
Replies: 36
Views: 919

Re: New security rules. Bank App or code via SMS text?

I would hope that ... A trojaned banking app in an app store wouldn't take long to become a headline! I'd expect liability to follow it, and it should presumably also put you on the right side of the recent "bank compensates you unless you were grossly negligent" rule. The trojan in your ...
by UncleEbenezer
August 16th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: You can't get lost with this App - What3Words
Replies: 28
Views: 698

Re: You can't get lost with this App - What3Words

You mean something like Correct Horse Battery Staple? We can all remember Correct Horse Battery Staple after seeing it a few times. It's not inherently memorable, but the fact that it's presenting an idea makes it memorable. As with the fragrant wombat manure, we're talking about one phrase. With a...
by UncleEbenezer
August 16th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: A-Level Results
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: A-Level Results

I've deteriorated as I get older.
My A-levels were Aaaaa. Nowadays it's reduced to PP and ZZZ.
by UncleEbenezer
August 15th, 2019, 11:55 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: You can't get lost with this App - What3Words
Replies: 28
Views: 698

Re: You can't get lost with this App - What3Words

People in general aren't good at grid refs. Add a noisy radio channel and stress, and 'GRID 513296 174629 is a lot more difficult than "fragrant.wombat.turd" GPS - and therefore smartphones - do all the work with grid references for you. And routinely communicate them to other computing d...
by UncleEbenezer
August 15th, 2019, 11:39 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: New security rules. Bank App or code via SMS text?
Replies: 36
Views: 919

Re: New security rules. Bank App or code via SMS text?

I'm a bit confused about what the problem is with security or otherwise of the SMS system/arrangement. For example, I'm online making a purchase from a site that I know or that at least has the https at the beginning or I'm making a payment via my online bank and either of these then require me to ...
by UncleEbenezer
August 15th, 2019, 11:13 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: You can't get lost with this App - What3Words
Replies: 28
Views: 698

Re: You can't get lost with this App - What3Words

I heard the BBC promoting this a few years back: a rather offbeat play on the entropy of the dictionary. Someone thinks words are somehow 'easier' than maps or geography.

I'll stick with grid references that at least follow a comprehensible mathematical pattern. Like Lat/Long or OS grid.

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