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General Discussion Area / Gold Cup
« on: 13 March 2020, 15:47:47 »
Jockeys are only allowed to whip the horse 9 times in National Hunt rules????
Presumably that is 9 times per second.
Just watched the Gold Cup and at least 2 or 3 of them used it far more times.  >:( >:( >:(

General Car Chat / Pug 207 1.4 HDI
« on: 23 February 2020, 19:10:53 »
No.1 son has just bought one at auction, ‘09, FSH, 68k to replace his dead Focus. Other than replacing belt/water pump/tensioner, what else should we expect needs attention?

General Discussion Area / End of new build petrol cars...
« on: 05 February 2020, 19:17:12 » 2035. I think my nice rare silver 3.2 Elite just jumped a grand in value. ::)

General Discussion Area / What’s App
« on: 23 January 2020, 17:47:14 »
Just cancelled it. Seems MBS is likely to want to see my holiday pics. :-X

General Discussion Area / Highway Code rule 243
« on: 22 January 2020, 16:01:06 »
...states, amongst others : Do not park opposite, or within 10 meters (32') of, a junction.
Where is the 10 meters measured from, the centre or edge of the adjoining roadway? :-\
I have asked a Highways Engineer, who was uncertain. So perhaps I am being optimistic asking here.

General Discussion Area / WiFi extension.
« on: 19 January 2020, 20:38:02 »
What is the best (ie cheapest ::)) way of improving the WiFi in my lounge, the router is about 20’ away with two brick walls in between?

General Discussion Area / Main Dealers
« on: 11 January 2020, 13:36:01 »
What is with these guys? I have been visiting a few recently to investigate e-cars (or lack of in most cases). The only ones where I have found a parking space is invariably at the luxury brand end of the market. Two I have had to drive away from and phoned later to protest, only to get a metaphorical shrug over the phone. They just cannot resist filling all their spaces with excess stock, thus losing many CAR driving potential customers. ??? ??? ???

PS Yes I do know what e-cars are available, but sometimes it requires a visit to discuss them.

General Discussion Area / Happy Christmas
« on: 25 December 2019, 07:59:41 »
Happy Christmas to everyone, especially the Admins.  :y :y :y :y :y :y

General Discussion Area / VPN
« on: 12 December 2019, 12:38:00 »
Due to my paranoia about privacy, I am planning to use one. Any recommendations? Nord perhaps?

General Discussion Area / Partition editor
« on: 03 November 2019, 19:13:27 »
I need to move unallocated space on my laptop D drive to allow me to extend my c drive. Can anyone recommend a good freeware partition editor?  :y

General Discussion Area / PC failure
« on: 26 October 2019, 16:19:45 »
Pursuant to trying Linux, before trying it, I attempted to replace last months backup on my external backup drive. As the Ashampoo backup was still chuntering away and going nowhere after 12 hours, I re-booted the computer, or tried to. The PC failed to re-boot and indicated boot failure.
 Long story short, after many attempts using various methods including my original rescue disc, Win 7 and Win 10 installation files, etc. etc. We decided that the drive needs re-formatting and then re-install programs.
Those of you still engaged will have noticed the flaw in this plan, yep, I lose all my data.
So, using a Linux disc, I have been able to locate all the files on the PC and transfer them to a 1TB drive, and, after much googling, have actually managed to transfer my Email programme, Thunderbird, with all its data and address books to a laptop where it is running OK
However, I am still unable to establish, or convert, which are the Linux files containing my Softmaker/Textmaker text files, or my Firefox Bookmarks. I can find individual .docx files, but have no idea how to transfer these into Textmaker now running on my laptop. I am unable to reformat the PC until sure that I have all my data.
Unfortunately my go to Linux guy is undergoing treatment for cancer and is unable to help at present. 
Any helpful suggestions from you IT whizz kids would be gratefully received.  :y

General Discussion Area / Windows 7
« on: 09 October 2019, 10:38:09 »
As Win 7 is dying, I am about to try Linux. In my disc management, there is a partition saying:

System Reserved
100Mb NTFS
Healthy, System, Active, Primary Partition

What is this for?
The options to delete or extend volume are unavailable. :-\ :-\ :-\

General Discussion Area / Selling a car privately
« on: 05 October 2019, 19:30:33 »
Not having sold anything valuable for several years, what is the safe way of accepting payment, apart from cash, these days? :y

General Discussion Area / Multi meter
« on: 26 September 2019, 19:19:40 »
I'm not impressed with the cheap one I bought as it doesn't auto shut-off, and no zero faciility, which wouldn't matter if it read zero!
Any recommendations for a replacement? The mini Avo I bought in Change Alley 50 years ago has now packed up. :(

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