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by PanBiker
16 Jun 2019, 09:31
Forum: Favourite Walks
Topic: Favourite Walks and Rambles
Replies: 387
Views: 43115

Re: Favourite Walks and Rambles

Jack's phone died on the trek over Thorns so we didn't get any further updates until he was back home and in the pub. :smile: He said it was pretty wet, especially on the last leg down Sulber Nick, basically a mud slide. Hard going when you have to fight it. My daughter Carla and a few of her girlfr...
by PanBiker
15 Jun 2019, 12:53
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 377
Views: 13987

Re: Shed Matters 3

:biggrin2: Owt's better than the DVLA Stanley in my experience. I'll give it a coat of looking at. :smile:
by PanBiker
15 Jun 2019, 10:06
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 377
Views: 13987

Re: Shed Matters 3

No problem Stanley. If the coils are intact it should be recoverable. Waiting in for family and Open Reach at the moment and over at Silsden tomorrow. I'll see if I can pop round after lunch.
by PanBiker
15 Jun 2019, 08:56
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4750
Views: 351910

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Yes I got a batch of delayed emails last night, not all though. They say on the website that it will take time for the mail servers to catch up with the outage and that no emails will have been lost. On my telephone line inspection that I did yesterday, (well, looking at the usual suspect). The mult...
by PanBiker
15 Jun 2019, 08:32
Forum: Favourite Walks
Topic: Favourite Walks and Rambles
Replies: 387
Views: 43115

Re: Favourite Walks and Rambles

Our lad Jack and a friend are walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks today. They made an early start and are now the other side of Penyghent and on the trek for Ribblehead via Higher Birkwith and Thorns.
by PanBiker
14 Jun 2019, 18:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

QT audience last night was about 85% against Boris when asked on a show of hands. Only one supporter on the panel who was obviously one of the Tories looking at future preservation.
by PanBiker
14 Jun 2019, 18:25
Forum: DVLA
Topic: Driving Licence Application
Replies: 39
Views: 394

Re: Driving Licence Application

Problem there Tripps is that our career oriented Tory MP (Andrew Stephenson) is useless. I am still waiting for a reply from him for an issue I raised with him over two years ago. I had thought of writing to both the Chief Executive of the DVLA, (Julie Lennard) and copying in to the shadow Transport...
by PanBiker
14 Jun 2019, 14:21
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4750
Views: 351910

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Indeed regarding the emails. Some of our addresses are working in Outlook but not my main panbiker address. I cant get into the webmail server either. TallTalk have confirmed the problem. My broadband is at 19mbps at the moment. Regarding changing ISP's. I would not have a problem with cancellation ...
by PanBiker
14 Jun 2019, 13:02
Forum: DVLA
Topic: Driving Licence Application
Replies: 39
Views: 394

Re: Driving Licence Application

Nothing yet from the DVLA so I have emailed them again. Specifically asking why my licence was marked as revoked when all I did was follow the links on the DVLA website. I have also pointed out that as far as medical conditions go. I have been accepted back as a blood donor by NHSBT. Also that it on...
by PanBiker
14 Jun 2019, 08:30
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4750
Views: 351910

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

They are all much of a muchness and each has their own virtues an pits. I reckon I might just push for the 67mbps upgrade for the same money. They offer it to new subscribers so why not a customer who has been with them since day one? I will argue my rebate for breach of contract later when OR final...
by PanBiker
13 Jun 2019, 17:38
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4750
Views: 351910

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Not absolutely sure, I use a legacy address which pre-dates TalkTalks take over of Tiscali and Orange. May well still be able to access via webmail. Looking at the Talk Talk deal again, new customers can get 60mb fibre for what they have reduced my charges to. For the package I am on I should only b...
by PanBiker
13 Jun 2019, 12:55
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4750
Views: 351910

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

BT £31.99 on an 18 month contract with a choice of "free tech", a Samsung Tablet, Amazon Echo or a set of noise cancelling wireless headphones. The money back on contract price (36Mbps) is £20 per month if they can't deliver. That's £7.00 a month more than my new contract price with TalkTalk. £7.00 ...
by PanBiker
13 Jun 2019, 12:29
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4750
Views: 351910

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

They say I will get compensation when the fault is resolved! Not happened yet although they assume that all faults are fixed after an OR visit. They don't seem to have a model for ongoing intermittent problems like mine. My best bet might be to cancel my newly agreed contract (I have until the 15th)...
by PanBiker
13 Jun 2019, 11:39
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 4750
Views: 351910

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

An update on my ongoing fibre broadband woes. A lot of noise on the line over the last few days, auto throttled to less than 10Mbps. :sad: Took me half an hour to load the TalkTalk online chat link. Open Reach engineer number 7 or is it 8 ordered up. Chat operator tried to get me to check my interna...
by PanBiker
13 Jun 2019, 09:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8962
Views: 401106

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sally's machine is a 99K same as the first one shown on this Singer info site. First models in 1911 and continued in production until 1958. Same metal cover on the accessory tray.

Singer Sewing Machine Info
by PanBiker
13 Jun 2019, 09:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6649
Views: 310179

Re: POLITICS CORNER

It's a true representation of "the Westminster bubble", I would call it "cloud cuckoo land". As outsiders and perfectly rational individuals we can plainly see a number of ways forward. The simplest being to cancel article 50, no one has the balls to do it or even suggest it. This was a no win situa...
by PanBiker
13 Jun 2019, 08:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8962
Views: 401106

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Thanks Stanley but its more of an ornament as such and more use as a table. As well as the old Singers, Sally has two electric machines and an over-locker. The two machines are handy for when she sends one in for service. I think she still has my mums electric Singer as well, mum earned her living f...
by PanBiker
12 Jun 2019, 17:39
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8962
Views: 401106

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sue wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 16:44
Ian, does Sally’s have the wooden lid on the side where you an see cotton reels on my photo
Sally is out at the moment. I'll ask her when she gets home.
by PanBiker
12 Jun 2019, 08:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8962
Views: 401106

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sally has both a hand cranked table top Singer and a treadle version that sits at the bottom of the stairs, no belt on the latter but it makes a good table for gloves and scarves etc. :smile:
by PanBiker
11 Jun 2019, 11:41
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Amateur Radio Homebrew (Shack Culture)
Replies: 211
Views: 32035

Re: Amateur Radio Homebrew (Shack Culture)

Interesting Tiz. I had no idea about this as I have never looked into the actual history other than knowing that the genus was developed by Samuel Morse originally for the telegraph widely used to cover the distances in the USA. Looking at it now compared to International Morse it looks almost unwor...
by PanBiker
11 Jun 2019, 09:08
Forum: DVLA
Topic: Driving Licence Application
Replies: 39
Views: 394

Re: Driving Licence Application

Holiday is in August so a bit of time yet. It would be nice to get a bit of practice time in though. I had another look at the DVLA website today to see where I had gone wrong. Further down the list for "Tell DVLA about a medical condition that may effect your driving", which is the link I followed ...
by PanBiker
10 Jun 2019, 12:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4009
Views: 190408

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I see the wry smile at the end of that comment Kev, I take it you have seen my news in the Driving Licence thread?
by PanBiker
10 Jun 2019, 11:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4009
Views: 190408

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Feels good when you get positive feedback doesn't it Kev, better than any pill.
by PanBiker
10 Jun 2019, 10:24
Forum: DVLA
Topic: Driving Licence Application
Replies: 39
Views: 394

Re: Driving Licence Application

:furious3: Chocolate Teapot. I rang the DVLA today, the number given gets you through to the Medical Review Board section. It took eight goes to get onto the carousel and then a five minute wait in the queue with the ting tong music. After security checks to ascertain who I was the lady on the other...
by PanBiker
10 Jun 2019, 09:06
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10075
Views: 491675

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I don't quite understand that post! What would be the difference between a standard double gang socket and an offset vertical one as regards cable orientation and egress from the plugs? The American and other foreign systems with two pin plugs in some cases with the cables exiting horizontally puts ...

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