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by Pluggy
15 Dec 2020, 17:02
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5589
Views: 401043

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I gave up on email client software about 10 years ago when i was having problems with mail not being delivered. Because the mail server had been black listed for spam. Apple are notorious for ignoring conventions and what has transpired in the 10 years since I gave up on client email (Thunderbird wa...
by Pluggy
24 Nov 2020, 17:18
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bleargh
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Bleargh

A further downside to the recent upgrade which you may not be aware of. I've sent an email to Ian so he's aware. It got quite a bit pricier to run OGFB. THe last two months I've had an extra bill for an IP address for the new VPS system. Its on special offer until March next year of £5.00 + VAT per ...
by Pluggy
25 Oct 2020, 13:19
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5589
Views: 401043

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

My right leg is a bit sprained but I'm OK.
by Pluggy
25 Oct 2020, 12:13
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5589
Views: 401043

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

A shout out for Amazon's Alexa. The scenario I bought it for happened. I had a fall when I was on my own and couldn't get up I I was able to call Catherine from the floor and she arrived with the cavalry. Mr Garry Pearson who is a local painter and decorator was with her and together they scraped me...
by Pluggy
16 Oct 2020, 12:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5286
Views: 246049

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

It doesn’t sound right to me either Pluggy. They should find out at what level your degeneration is coming from, be it peripheral muscles or deep nerves ( not just with a muscle biopsy, but with electrical stimulation/conduction tests). I think we all feel for you. No wonder your happy thoughts hav...
by Pluggy
15 Oct 2020, 09:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5286
Views: 246049

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Its that infrequent visitor to the Medical Thread again. As I said in my last post, I had an appointment with the Neurologist on Tuesday. Hoping for an answer to what this condition is. No go I'm afraid. He ruled out Parkinsons which he assures me is a good thing. He doesn't know what it is I;d need...
by Pluggy
01 Oct 2020, 12:50
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5589
Views: 401043

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I wouldn't bother. I've looked at 20.04, it doesn't offer a compelling reason to upgrade IMO Look at it again when 22.04 becomes available.
by Pluggy
29 Sep 2020, 13:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2650
Views: 184372

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Pity nukes are about the most expensive power available.So much for the early assertions that nuclear power will be "too cheap to meter".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too_cheap_to_meter
by Pluggy
28 Sep 2020, 12:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2650
Views: 184372

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Nuclear power is the safest form of energy bar none includiing the deaths caused by nuclear accidents, the big ones and the hundredd of minor ones.. Renewables fare quite well including developed word hydro. A couple of major dam collapses in China and Africa which have killed hundreds of thousands ...
by Pluggy
26 Sep 2020, 12:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5286
Views: 246049

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

As China as prompted me. Still degenerating but just hanging on to being able to walk. Exercise gives me pain especially at night so its stacked against me. Just this morning I got an appointment through to see my neurologist on the 13th October at Airedale which is encouraging - maybe I'll get a na...
by Pluggy
25 Sep 2020, 10:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5286
Views: 246049

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I'd recommend watching a few Louis Rossman videos on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... s+rossmann . He'll soon talk you out of buying Apple products :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
23 Sep 2020, 11:05
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September
Replies: 43
Views: 2068

Re: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September

Tripps wrote: 23 Sep 2020, 10:48 Thanks for that - I'll know for next time. :smile:
It makes no odds,its still goes through paypal and is still subject to the fees. IIt just removes the need for an actual Paypal account.
by Pluggy
25 Jul 2020, 11:58
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 683
Views: 56273

Re: Mobile Phones

I have a Friedland 1amp transformer you can have if you want to play with it. It has 3 voltage outputs, 3, 5 and 8. 20200701_132750.jpg I did get it going after contacting its owner and she deregistered it. I'm trialling using its internal batteries and without committing my self to screwing it dow...
by Pluggy
24 Jul 2020, 12:09
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 683
Views: 56273

Re: Mobile Phones

A tad off topic but it is Mobile phone related. I got a Ring Video doorbell https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/smart-tech/smart-tech/smart-home/smart-security-and-cctv/ring-video-doorbell-satin-nickel-10145936-pdt.html given. Pretty swish still as new in its box with all the bumf. As with all such tat, y...
by Pluggy
21 Jul 2020, 18:37
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 683
Views: 56273

Re: Mobile Phones

The bluetooth connection iis free, its nothing to do with the phones mobile connection. if you make a call its just the 1p a minute. irrespective of whether tho use it on the phone directly or via bluetooth.
by Pluggy
08 Jul 2020, 09:48
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 683
Views: 56273

Re: Mobile Phones

Hmmm, it does say a £10 top up is for 120 days, it looks like it accumulates whats left of the 120 days if you top up before. OK it'll accumulate £70 in around 3 years I have been known to burn £10 in a few days when on holiday.
by Pluggy
08 Jul 2020, 09:28
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 683
Views: 56273

Re: Mobile Phones

It would take a long time to accumulate £70 credit on 1p mobile. Mine last topped itself up last month and it says the mext top up is due in February 2022. Assuming I don;t burn the credit before then. Ar rhant rate it wouldn't cost more than £70 in ten years. I typically burn £10 in around 4 months...
by Pluggy
06 Jul 2020, 18:33
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5589
Views: 401043

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Not to mention the convenience of an in house or beyond intercom, a music system and a google fact checker without getting a phone or computer out........
by Pluggy
06 Jul 2020, 18:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5286
Views: 246049

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

After waiting for covid19 since February, I got an appointment with a neurophysiology doctor this coming Saturday at Airedale..... Maybe I'll find out why I'm turning disabled.........
by Pluggy
06 Jul 2020, 17:46
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5589
Views: 401043

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

After vowing I would never succumb to having she whose name shall never be spoken (Amazon Alexa) I gave in. For someone who is now effectively disabled, its a boon, I don't care is I'm giving big data all my secrets. I've ordered more so she can be in most rooms. I can call for help if I fall in the...
by Pluggy
04 Jul 2020, 11:36
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13839
Views: 560805

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Google image search told me but thats cheating...... :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
23 Jun 2020, 16:06
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13839
Views: 560805

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

by Pluggy
22 Jun 2020, 13:12
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5589
Views: 401043

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I got the free router, its very decent, 5GHz wifi, all mod cons, range is at least as good as the one it replaced, Its a Technicolor DWA0120. I live in an old terraced house with the usual brick interior walls and thick solid stone walls. I get a signal in the garden. https://www.broadbandbuyer.com/...
by Pluggy
21 Jun 2020, 13:25
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12577
Views: 611264

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

According to google it was yesterday. 22:43 last night.

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