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by Pluggy
21 Jan 2019, 17:19
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4321
Views: 339347

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Later. All now seems to be well. I had an email from our ISP saying they'd be slapping a surcharge on our bill unless we updated PHP Ian and I agreed to let Mark who has done work for us in the past do it. Its now done. Invariably there are issues with getting software to work with updates. Official...
by Pluggy
21 Jan 2019, 16:27
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4321
Views: 339347

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I'll put it here and not in the forum discussion.

OGFB is presently in the hands of 'the man' for upgrades. Needless to say its problematic. The gallery is a bit up in the air at the moment.......
by Pluggy
21 Jan 2019, 10:07
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 173
Views: 10596

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Archer
Hooper
Driver
Cook
Gardener
Fisher
Elder
Barber

Assuming Mrs Barber not being able to get the buggy upstairs means she lives at the ground floor and Mr & Mrs elder actually have to climb stairs. Both of which are ambiguous.
by Pluggy
16 Jan 2019, 13:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5980
Views: 293088

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I've got the popcorn in and I'm just going to watch which way it falls......
by Pluggy
10 Jan 2019, 10:20
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2138
Views: 149810

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

I'm with Stanley. I haven't changed supplier in about 12 years. Yep the big 6 stiff you, yes they are the devil incarnate, but there is a good chance they'll still be around tomorrow......
by Pluggy
01 Jan 2019, 15:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 22
Views: 293

Re: Merry Christmas

Happy New Year. :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
27 Dec 2018, 13:25
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4321
Views: 339347

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Alkaline or Zinc Carbon ?

There is no place for Zinc Carbon batteries in the 21st century IMO. Alkaline are typically 5-10 the capacity for double the cost. High or moderate current devices can screw zinc carbons in very short order.
by Pluggy
27 Dec 2018, 12:04
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4321
Views: 339347

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

If your internet via wired works and the wifi is off, you don't really have a case against the ISP, its a local problem, You could blame the ISP for supplying a crappy router (if you actually use an ISP supplied router - I don't ) with crappy wifi but thats it. The wifi signal is purely between your...
by Pluggy
18 Dec 2018, 21:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2138
Views: 149810

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

The new pump and Magnetic filter thingy arrived today. I've fitted both now and the heating is working again. This is the filter I bought. https://boilerfans.co.uk/boiler-m8-defender-magnetic-boiler-system-filter-22mm.html?utm_source=google_shopping&gclid=CjwKCAiA0uLgBRABEiwAecFnk7mYHMBpij0340KT1qmz...
by Pluggy
17 Dec 2018, 19:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2138
Views: 149810

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

The boiler is 5 years old. A bit disappointing it failed after such a short time. I put it down to an ancient sludged up central heating system. I'm going to put in a magnetic filter / dosing pot thingy whilst I'm replacing the pump. It hasnt exactly been pristinely maintained the going on 40 years ...
by Pluggy
16 Dec 2018, 10:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2138
Views: 149810

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Our heating has failed. The pump in the combi has given up the ghost. Not really too much of a problem we dug the fan heaters out of the cupboard and switched the hot water to a electric heater I put in years ago when we had a persistent HW problem caused by the present boiler's predecessor. I've go...
by Pluggy
14 Dec 2018, 22:02
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4321
Views: 339347

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I can't see Stanley or Tiz trusting encryption either :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
06 Dec 2018, 15:47
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4321
Views: 339347

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

What a can of worms Ian..... In situations like that I just pull the plug and do a restart from cold asking for new sessions when prompted for a route into Firefox. Do you think that would be a cure? I'm not a user of Firefox generally but this method works : https://askubuntu.com/questions/507526/...
by Pluggy
05 Dec 2018, 15:49
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4321
Views: 339347

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Javascript usually. Programs the browser to display their crap and prevents you moving away from the page and or closing the browser. Much of it is persistent in that restarting the machine and opening up the browser again will open their page again. The cure is getting into the browser settings and...
by Pluggy
05 Dec 2018, 11:13
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4321
Views: 339347

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I think there are a lot more 'fakes' done through browser hijackings than actual malware these days. Scans don't find anything because theres nothing to find.
by Pluggy
04 Dec 2018, 14:00
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9527
Views: 467317

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I could come out with some old gag, but I'll refrain.

Congratulations Ian & Sally.
by Pluggy
30 Nov 2018, 16:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1076
Views: 87087

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Tripps wrote:
30 Nov 2018, 11:42
I'd say this is worth a look Climate Change Act
Sheek, makes the Daily Mail look left wing. Very reminiscent of the hardline religious right republican rags in the states. Conspiracies coming out of their ears.
by Pluggy
27 Nov 2018, 12:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2138
Views: 149810

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Thanks for that. I knew a bit about Power Factor but didn't make the link. If I remember rightly some heavy 3 phase electrical equipment had enormous capacitors in the switchgear to balance the phases and this reduced the power factor..... Again, wasn't there some very nasty material in those capac...
by Pluggy
26 Nov 2018, 17:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2138
Views: 149810

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Plaques has it. AC electric has this thing called power factor, The difference between real power measured in Watts or Kilowatts and apparent power which is amps * volts (VA or kVA). Cheap LED lamps can have an appalling power factor where they use lots of VA but not a lot of watts. The VA has to be...
by Pluggy
25 Nov 2018, 14:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2138
Views: 149810

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Wait til they start charging you for kVAh rather than KWh, some cheap LED lamps won't look so cheap to run then.........
by Pluggy
25 Nov 2018, 14:12
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 450
Views: 29455

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Marilyn wrote:
25 Nov 2018, 08:42
I bought some Bon Bons today. Trouble is, there are 10 in a packet...and there is only 2 of us. So we either have Bon Bons covered for the next five Christmases or I have wasted £3 and we will die before we use them all :laugh5:
Maybe the tinfoil needs replacing in the hat ?
by Pluggy
20 Nov 2018, 12:37
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 450
Views: 29455

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: 5980
Views: 293088

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: 450
Views: 29455

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: 4321
Views: 339347

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 ...

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