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by Big Kev
19 Feb 2012, 16:03
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5044
Views: 361634

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I don't believe anything Orange Customer Service tell me, I only went with them because of the original connection speed offered. I think that one the exchange upgrade is complete, and BT offer the 24MB service, I'll be cancelling Orange.
by Big Kev
19 Feb 2012, 09:35
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5044
Views: 361634

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

5 hours wasted yesterday. Waited in all afternoon and no sign of an engineer. What a load of old s........
by Big Kev
18 Feb 2012, 14:03
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5044
Views: 361634

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

PanBiker wrote:You will get a BT engineer Kev as they own the infrastructure. The BT guys worked wonders for me when I had a problem a couple of years back.
I remember reading about that, Ian. Hopefully I can grill him about the 21cn works, at the exchange, as well.
by Big Kev
18 Feb 2012, 12:26
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5044
Views: 361634

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

The intermittent connection to the DNS server is now non existent. No Orange internet at all now, thank goodnes for moblie internet. I'll let you know what the engineer comes up with.
by Big Kev
18 Feb 2012, 12:23
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5044
Views: 361634

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Stanley wrote: Huge Ubuntu upgrade this morning. What puzzles me is that you can have a small one that needs a restart and a big one like this (40mb) that doesn't.
All depends on what is being updated.
by Big Kev
18 Feb 2012, 00:12
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5044
Views: 361634

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I mananged to get hold of the email address of a senior manager. He, unfortunately for him, gets it when I have no joy with customer services. :laugh5:
by Big Kev
17 Feb 2012, 20:37
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1201
Views: 83041

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Think I am getting into this site now. I am reading the Kings Speech quite enlightening about the diaries of Lionel Logue who was the speech guy who retrained the oration of King George. I too enjoy a good book and find a good novel really relaxing. Eileen I enjoyed the film adaptation. I will have...
by Big Kev
17 Feb 2012, 20:33
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5044
Views: 361634

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I think I may have ruffled some feathers. I have an engineer coming tomorrow afternoon to test the line between my house and the exchange :grin:
by Big Kev
17 Feb 2012, 14:34
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5044
Views: 361634

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

My sister in law didn't have much luck either, they were trying to convince her all the sites she was trying to access were down or having problems, BBC, Facebook, Ebay - all the trivial little nothingness sites............. It was certainly a DNS issue in here case, the router refused to talk to t...
by Big Kev
16 Feb 2012, 12:40
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5044
Views: 361634

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Got a reply from Orange, about and hour ago, pointing me to a document showing me how to connect to my wireless router. That was kind of them. I'll be moving back to BT soon, methinks...
by Big Kev
16 Feb 2012, 07:53
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5044
Views: 361634

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I believe it's a dns issue, I get "Error 137 (net::ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED): Unknown error" when trying to connect to Google. If I run a tracert to www.google.co.uk I get a response from the router in 2ms, it then takes 25ms for a Manchester hub to answer there's a number of timeouts then a hub i...
by Big Kev
15 Feb 2012, 13:58
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5044
Views: 361634

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Orange here is fine, haven't noticed any slowdown, my sister in law has been having similar issues in Padiham though, I thought it might be the router but swapping it out for another didn't improve things. The box appeared to be connected, logging into the router said it was connected, but it only ...
by Big Kev
15 Feb 2012, 07:54
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5044
Views: 361634

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Is anyone else having issues with Orange Broadband at the Barnoldswick exchange? Intermittent connection and when it is up it's painfully slow...
by Big Kev
12 Feb 2012, 10:54
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6428
Views: 309055

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Got some braising steak to use up so it's meat and potato curry for tea, accompanied by dhal.
by Big Kev
09 Feb 2012, 10:31
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Favourate Dicken's Novel - Do you have one ?
Replies: 22
Views: 3629

Re: Favourate Dicken's Novel - Do you have one ?

Great Expectations, a very good read. I also enjoyed the 1946 film, with John Mills.
by Big Kev
07 Feb 2012, 20:21
Forum: Seasons
Topic: SPRING 2012
Replies: 416
Views: 44686

Re: SPRING 2012

Just walked down to the Usmanya to get a curry for tea. Very crunchy underfoot. Still a fair bit of frozen snow on the ground. It was good to see a gritter on minor roads today, Park St and Mosley St.
by Big Kev
07 Feb 2012, 19:53
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1201
Views: 83041

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I've just discovered the Alex Delaware series of books by Jonathan Kellerman, can't put them down.

http://jonathankellerman.com/books/
by Big Kev
07 Feb 2012, 19:49
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1201
Views: 83041

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Nolic wrote:I agree Kev. His novel "Winter in Madrid" set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War is good too.Nolic

I'll have to get that one, Nolic. I've only read the Shardlake novels so far.
by Big Kev
07 Feb 2012, 19:43
Forum: Olympics
Topic: 2012 London Olympics
Replies: 65
Views: 13183

Re: 2012 London Olympics

Congratulations to your son Big Kev, a once in a life time experience for him. I am not a sports follower so the Olympics don't hold much fascination for me, and I am glad they are not on my doorstep as influx of thsands does not excite me, that said I am prooud of my country and glad to have this ...
by Big Kev
07 Feb 2012, 07:44
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10699
Views: 453465

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stuart Brown's Burger Press.
by Big Kev
06 Feb 2012, 11:45
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10682
Views: 512651

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The 'thanks' facility can save a post but show you've read and approved. Personal preference I suppose. Nowt wrong with 'good day' as long as you mean it. What grabbed me was losing my TV signal early in the evening. Funnily enough, Channel 4 survived the longest! Either I have had terminal failure...
by Big Kev
05 Feb 2012, 08:49
Forum: Seasons
Topic: SPRING 2012
Replies: 416
Views: 44686

Re: SPRING 2012

Gridlock at Coates bridge at 5:30 last night. A bus stuck at 45 degrees on the approach to the bridge, all gone by half eight.

Very light rain falling at 9pm on the walk home but still plenty of snow laying on the ground.
by Big Kev
02 Feb 2012, 04:12
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5044
Views: 361634

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

A Linux question for Pluggy. I have a Compaq Presario V5000 Laptop with Ubuntu 11.04 on it and can't get the S-Video output to work. Video card is ATI Technologies Inc Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE). It uses the open source video driver that came with Ubuntu 11.04 I'd be grateful for any assistance...
by Big Kev
31 Jan 2012, 12:15
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10699
Views: 453465

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Sits on top of a camera?
by Big Kev
31 Jan 2012, 12:14
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COLD CALLS
Replies: 28
Views: 6722

Re: COLD CALLS

Stanley wrote:The favourite at the moment seems to be ear damage from excessive noise. No claim, no fee. Guess what my response was.....
Pardon?

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