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by Pluggy
21 Aug 2019, 11:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4143
Views: 192946

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Its only a fluke in our genes that allows us to process milk as adults in the first place. Half the humans in the world are lactose intolerant. Thats the normal state of affairs for mammals that are done weaning.
by Pluggy
15 Aug 2019, 14:43
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4941
Views: 354780

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I built the FM 3 in 2013 Stanley. Had a couple of upgrades since. The 2013 I7 processor is still in high end I3 / low end I5 desktop territory today. It is still faster than almost all laptops in 2019. Its certainly faster than anything in my collection of computers. I'd deny big kev a bit longer ye...
by Pluggy
14 Aug 2019, 09:49
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4941
Views: 354780

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I don't have an iron grip on OGFB, Ian has already taken over the day to day maintenance and encouraging donations etc and just pays me to keep the hosting going. Anyone who thinks they can do a better job is more than welcome to take over and do it any way they want. Indeed and nothing is cast in ...
by Pluggy
14 Aug 2019, 09:39
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4941
Views: 354780

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

With a more typical Pentium or Celeron, 4GB of ram and a hard drive expect 3 hours + That's the one I've got. The annoying thing was that there was no indication that this was a major update before you set off. Once in you are told 'this may take some time' and ' your computer will switch of and on...
by Pluggy
14 Aug 2019, 09:14
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4941
Views: 354780

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

VPS and AWS are just different ways of sharing a server multiple ways. Running just one operating system and and just sharing the hosting virtualisation (like we're doing now) is probably the best way to go. Or find a more expensive package where they don't put so many hosting packges per machine. B...
by Pluggy
14 Aug 2019, 08:49
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4941
Views: 354780

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

At least an i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a SSD for windows 10. With that it will do a major feature update in about 20 - 25 minutes. With a more typical Pentium or Celeron especially an old one, 4GB or less of RAM and a hard drive expect 3 hours + Unless you're a long way behind , Win 10 will have u...
by Pluggy
13 Aug 2019, 14:34
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4941
Views: 354780

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

According to this site : https://www.ipneighbour.com/#/lookup/oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk We share our server with 110 other websites from all over Europe.. Care to hazard a guess who is guzzling resources. ? My old hosting I let go when I took over oneguy was a lot worse (about 400 +) I remember. I can...
by Pluggy
13 Aug 2019, 03:04
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4941
Views: 354780

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Insomnia strikes and as there have been questions about the performance of the site ib the wee small hours I thought I'd try it. Seems OK
by Pluggy
07 Aug 2019, 13:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2266
Views: 157228

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

i'd have to read my meters once a month ? :sad:

I've been with big evil EDF for over 10 years now, I'm a big better the devil you know man. I made it about £63 a year but I ain't doing the sums again. I'll stay put.
by Pluggy
07 Aug 2019, 11:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2266
Views: 157228

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

15.50p + 18.9p per day Electric
3.385p + 26.25p per day Gas

I'll live with the < 20p per day I'd save with Octopus. I give my granddaughter £1 for sweets and she looks at me like I short changed her.......
by Pluggy
07 Aug 2019, 10:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2266
Views: 157228

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Got an email to submit my meter readings which I've done and EDF say they are reducing my Direct debit to £81 from £90 because I'm paying too much for my current energy use. Can't complain....... :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
07 Aug 2019, 10:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2266
Views: 157228

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

No plans for an internal airflow. I plan to use the existing CH system. Pretty much like the existing gas boiler. I was thinking something like this : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6kW-18kW-AIR-SOURCE-HEAT-PUMP-WATER-HEATERS-COOL-ENERGY/112931218697?var=413318587279&epid=23026965229&hash=item1a4b39a509...
by Pluggy
06 Aug 2019, 14:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2266
Views: 157228

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Get over the smart meter phobia then it doesn't matter ? I've had them in to fit smart meters and I was turned down because of in insufficient room to fit the larger smart electric meter and the gas fittings were too inflexible to fit the larger smart gas meter. I've rectified the Electric meter sid...
by Pluggy
01 Aug 2019, 10:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4143
Views: 192946

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I had my appointment with the Doctor. Referral to a neurologist, appointment for blood test and occupational therapist. Dr Jackson knew me and saw me stuggling in the waiting room. she didn't take any convincing that I had something serious and it had deteriorated. As the website said she hadn't hea...
by Pluggy
29 Jul 2019, 16:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2266
Views: 157228

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

My gas is about £12 for the last month, £3 for the gas £9 for the standing charge. Electric albeit with solar panels & battery storage £14 for the electric & £7 for the standing charge. Equalised over the year £90 a month....... The car (1200 Petrol Dacia Sandero) does 27 MPG at worst (all kicking a...
by Pluggy
27 Jul 2019, 15:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4143
Views: 192946

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I'm a stranger in this thread. A medical issue I've been ignoring for years has recently been pushed to the front of the queue. I have long had difficulty standing up from sitting and its gradually been getting worse. My mother had the same symptoms and it degenerated to the point where she competel...
by Pluggy
25 Jul 2019, 15:52
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4941
Views: 354780

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

They are probably doing updates, backups and maintenance during the quiet times of the day, when everyone is asleep. Otherwise known as 3 o'clock in the morning which is when Stanley is posting. :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
18 Jul 2019, 14:40
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4941
Views: 354780

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

"computers"
conputers
'computers'


Doesn't do it here. Only the middle one flags as a spelling mistake.
by Pluggy
07 Jul 2019, 13:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2266
Views: 157228

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Many/most people do the school run because the roads are too busy to be considered safe for the kids to walk. Yep, its self defeating and dripping in irony, welcome to the world. I'm of the opinion (along with most scientists) that electric cars are only a partial solution and the real problem is to...
by Pluggy
28 Jun 2019, 18:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2266
Views: 157228

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Systems put in in the early 80's or before (before the advent of the combi) would usually have the pump as a seperate entitiy. . Modern thinking is that it's built into the boiler and is controlled by the same They are generally easier and cheaper to put it as there are less connections to be made. ...
by Pluggy
25 Jun 2019, 12:34
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4941
Views: 354780

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

The presence of a router log is router dependent , some of them just don't have them. They probably work on the assumption that almost nobody ever logs into a router, particularly with ISP supplied ones. Its geek territory.......
by Pluggy
25 Jun 2019, 10:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2266
Views: 157228

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Now that I am retired and at home all day I don't see the point of timing the boiler activity or shutting it down in summer. I just leave the thermostat to look after it. I don't know whether you have noticed but the more modern boilers have an element in their programming that fires the circulatio...
by Pluggy
24 Jun 2019, 15:53
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4941
Views: 354780

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Talking TalkTalk routers do you know if the four ethernet outlets all enjoy the same output power that would be given to a single connection irrespective of how many are in use. I get the impression that as you connect more devices into the router then the power output to each one is reduced. Power...
by Pluggy
21 Jun 2019, 14:50
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4941
Views: 354780

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

PanBiker wrote:
21 Jun 2019, 13:04
copper.
Mine is aluminium and I'm getting almost 17Mbs on ADSL.
by Pluggy
21 Jun 2019, 12:29
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4941
Views: 354780

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Barlick, not enough spare resources to give you another pair. BT are probably well aware of the problem, but without spending a ton of money, which they'll be unwilling to do in a backwater, they'll let it ride and fob you off. Maybe Elon Musk's Starlink will get here first..... https://en.wikipedia...

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