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by Pluggy
20 Nov 2018, 12:37
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 329
Views: 26399

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Depends who is getting the kickback from the retailers. I'd probably fall on the side of Which.
by Pluggy
19 Nov 2018, 09:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5700
Views: 285375

Re: POLITICS CORNER

plaques wrote:
19 Nov 2018, 08:59
Probably come back waving a bit of paper and declaring 'Peace in our Time'.
:laugh5:
by Pluggy
18 Nov 2018, 10:05
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 329
Views: 26399

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Cathy wrote:
18 Nov 2018, 07:52
This is an example of what I have seen so farWP_20181109_10_19_51_Pro.jpg.

Damn why do my pics always turn around.
Ipads don't know which way is up ?

If you click the picture it turns the right way up on the photo only page.
by Pluggy
16 Nov 2018, 16:50
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4195
Views: 332386

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

A good reason to hate Google and a good reason to love Google in the same post. Yep it spys on you and sells the data, On the plus side whats spam ? Gmail makes a good job of sorting it and dealing with it to the extent I just let it get on with it nowadays. If I look at the spam folder I get 10 or ...
by Pluggy
13 Nov 2018, 17:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2088
Views: 146912

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Making fuel form the carbon dioxide in air is feasible but only with lots of zero carbon electricity. Its not very efficient. If you were making electricity from fossil fuel power stations it would be counter productive, producing much more CO2 than it removed. It needs cheap zero carbon electricity...
by Pluggy
10 Nov 2018, 01:39
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4195
Views: 332386

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Big Kev wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 19:23
PanBiker wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 18:33
We got 17mbps on the copper network alone in Barlick.
Same here and still do, until fibre is offered cheaper than ADSL I'll stick with it.
And me.
by Pluggy
06 Nov 2018, 11:12
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4195
Views: 332386

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Shows how much notice I take. :confused:
by Pluggy
06 Nov 2018, 09:24
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4195
Views: 332386

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

New feature on this version. You get a notification next to your login if you're quoted. :biggrin2: Very swish.
by Pluggy
05 Nov 2018, 19:45
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4195
Views: 332386

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

The hosting company has sort of had a revamp through a merger. So its sort of a different game now.

https://www.ionos.co.uk/new-brand#news

The site appears now to be working 100%
by Pluggy
04 Nov 2018, 10:00
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4195
Views: 332386

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Its improving. Getting into the Admin control panel is still touch and go. Theory - 1and1 with the 'server upgrade' spread its resources too thinly over too many clients. Lots of other sites have been having problems and they've recanted and put less clients on a server. Mr Hamill when he's back aft...
by Pluggy
04 Nov 2018, 09:37
Forum: Site Donations
Topic: OGFB Finances 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 894

Re: OGFB Finances 2018

Mark Hamill's bill last time was just over £100 for repairs in February 2017. He's looking into the problems we've been having of late. So he'll want some money when its finished.
by Pluggy
04 Nov 2018, 07:51
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4195
Views: 332386

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

He's stopped for the weekend. Not had a reply since yesterday morning.
by Pluggy
03 Nov 2018, 16:53
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4195
Views: 332386

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Early communications with Mark Hamill are hinting there isn't much wrong with phpbb itself but its a host performance issue. The database can't keep up is what I'm getting.
by Pluggy
02 Nov 2018, 23:17
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4195
Views: 332386

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I'm in contact with Mark Hamill who has helped in the past. I'm not awre of any problems at the hosting end. I;m puttint it down to phpbb getting its knickers in a twist
by Pluggy
02 Nov 2018, 18:59
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4195
Views: 332386

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Took 4 attempts to post that, its definitely sick.

Edit - it appears it will let me edit
by Pluggy
02 Nov 2018, 18:57
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4195
Views: 332386

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Been out of town and Internet access all day. Sue emailed me 3 days ago saying she was having difficulties and it was playing silly beggers going into the ACP then. It righted itself after a few minutes and I put it down to the time of Day (about 5 AM - insomnia bites) and it was a glitch. Arrived h...
by Pluggy
29 Oct 2018, 21:54
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4195
Views: 332386

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Closing Application - X button at top right (Very windows esque) Search in Ubuntu Software is Magnifying glass near top right. I don't know what Stanley will think of the Workspace Switcher - works entirely differently. I don't use it so it doesn't worry me.
by Pluggy
25 Oct 2018, 20:33
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4195
Views: 332386

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Its rock solid stable now, however one of the things that made it interesting has been removed. It used to upgrade automatically when you shut it down much like windows, but It killed mine on one occasion. Its reverted back to the standard Ubuntu upgrade model now and its been stable since. It has a...
by Pluggy
22 Oct 2018, 15:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1729
Views: 138462

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

The technical term is Aptronym for people whose professions or character match their name. Fairly rare in real life but common in fiction (Think Wacky races or anything by Ian Fleming). Many bible characters are aptromyms in its native Hebrew or Greek which point to it being fiction rather than lite...
by Pluggy
17 Oct 2018, 18:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2088
Views: 146912

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Its infected badly with the largely American and often religion based conspiracy nut and pseudoscience crap.
by Pluggy
17 Oct 2018, 15:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2088
Views: 146912

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

At the other end of the scale I volunteered to have smart meters fitted, the bod showed up and threw up his hands in horror, because of all the stuff I have around the meters. The smart meters are larger than the fairly late non smart meters I already have. The electric meter was changed in 2012 bec...
by Pluggy
10 Oct 2018, 14:57
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9259
Views: 454670

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

When it comes to a population of 60 million ish, a million quid is next to nothing (< 2p per head) a billion isn't exactly eye watering at < £20 per head , a trillion is less than life changing at < £20,000 per head.
by Pluggy
05 Oct 2018, 13:49
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4195
Views: 332386

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Some of us got over brave new world 30 years ago.... It screws you over whatever, the good stuff makes you feel better while its screwing you over. The bad stuff just screws you over.

Maybe if I hadn't been in this game as long as I have, I wouldn't be so cynical.....
by Pluggy
04 Oct 2018, 15:18
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4195
Views: 332386

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Please do not send personal emails to Ian to the webmaster address at one guy. It comes to me.

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