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General Discussion Area / Re: Formel E
« on: 14 July 2019, 10:34:12 »
The noise is annoying, and they still have to implement false overtaking.  And look how slow they are.

Showing the milk floats are not ready for prime time yet.

General Discussion Area / Re: Updates
« on: 14 July 2019, 10:32:50 »
Yesterday, when the update menu came up with the restart now or delay the restart, I choose the latter to find my laptop had restarted this morning & requiring my password, thus confirming the manual update is nothing of the sort & if you have critical things running like long term reliability tests or things like a 3DMax render farm then you need to turn the updates totally off.
Or do the correct thing and adjust the hours its deemed you are not using it ;)

Disabling Windows updates is a bit silly really.

Hauwei Mifi units are as good as any. Their technology in the mobile chipset is probably class leading, aside from being a bit buggy and desperately insecure.

You will be at the mercy of the mobile signal and how many other people in your cell are using it though, which can make it a bit hit and miss.

Back to your original issue, as long as you can prove its not the bit you are responsible for, then its up to TalkTalk to resolve.  If thats not happening, then write to their complaints dept and then to Ofcom (but don't hold your breath).

General Car Chat / Re: Bimbo Brains
« on: 14 July 2019, 10:23:47 »
While I don't doubt those who serve our country deserve recognition. To say an annuity of 33k isnt much is a bit strong. Outside of the public sector, you'd want the best part of 750k to buy that pension, and that's without index linking, spousal benefits and all the other niceties the public sector chuck around like they're freebies.

On the open market you'd probably have to have getting on 850k to buy the equivalent. Takes some saving on "only" 27yrs.
I agree on all counts.  33k is an absolute pipe dream for me, even including my, now frozen, 15yrs of DB pension. Despite the very high percentage I pay into my DC pensions.

The general view on (pure annuity only) pots is for each 100k of savings gives around 3-4k of annual pension for someone my age (sub 50) with an estimated retirement age of 67.  So for 33k, I'd need a pot of just over 1m.  And a near decade of global recession, and another generation of low growth due to all the EU snafu, investments aren't likely to grow, so it has to be pure savings.

General Discussion Area / Re: Updates
« on: 13 July 2019, 13:31:52 »

Omega General Help / Re: Departure of an old friend
« on: 13 July 2019, 10:57:22 »
Please give me a shout if you are scrapping any manuals Terry ! I have a need for the gearboxes  :y
To sell on?  Surely, if Terry Paget has to remove, he may as well sell himself :P

General Discussion Area / Re: Updates
« on: 13 July 2019, 10:54:00 »
Anyone installed ver. 1903 yet?

I've heard it can disable Bluetooth on some devices :-\
Not noticed any issues.  All my stuff is on 1903 (ignoring my works laptop), and all my bluetooth stuff still works.

General Discussion Area / Re: Updates
« on: 13 July 2019, 10:53:03 »
Whenever windows 10 do an update it comes on the screen not to turn off computer and then starts counting upwards as a % figure of completion.As soon as this reads 30% complete the computer automatically shuts down,then next time I turn it on it resumes the count until 100% is reached.Why doesn't it do it all in one go?
Normal. Happens with all updates.

It cannot update system files that are in use at that time, so that 30% is mostly to "queue up" the files to be installed early in the next boot.

Over simplification, of course.

General Discussion Area / Re: Openreach part 2
« on: 13 July 2019, 10:50:16 »
A crackle, but line testing OK, is normally a bad connection.  Sadly, this can be anywhere from the earpiece in your handset all the way to the line card in your local exchange, at which point it becomes digital.

You need to keep complaining to your phone provider (which may or may not be the same as your broadband provider).  Obviously do what you can to prove it not to be in your house - if you have an NTE5, ensure you are testing from the test socket behind the lower front plate and so on.

General Discussion Area / Re: Openreach?
« on: 13 July 2019, 10:45:33 »
My brain in very much in gear thanks. To think through anything you still need the ACTUAL facts that somebody like TB knows about his industry.  I am not going to assume anything, as I think you do so often! ::) ::) :D :D :D ;)
My job is to make sure "the Internet works". Not the local loop - That's Openreach's (or Virgin is available in your area (unlikely) or KCOM (formally Kingston Communications) if you live in Hull.

Note, other than currently being wholly owned by BT Group, Openreach is nothing to do with BT - they are 2 entirely separate entities who are legally not allowed to talk to each other.

General Car Chat / Re: Bimbo Brains
« on: 13 July 2019, 10:39:40 »
It's worth remembering that women's brains are four ounces lighter than men's, so it wasn't really her fault, poor dear!

Her tits probably make up for it

General Car Chat / Re: Bimbo Brains
« on: 13 July 2019, 10:38:26 »
And here's our next scandal in this greedy, money oriented sector. From the bbc news:

The proportion of students in England awarded first-class degrees continues to increase - rising by 80% since 2010-11, the university watchdog says.
The Office for Students, warning of grade inflation, says for almost three-quarters of universities such increases in top grades are "unexplained".
The University of Surrey increased its proportion awarded first-class degrees from 23% to 47% of students.
Education Secretary Damian Hinds warned against "unfair practices".
"Worries about grade inflation threaten to devalue a university education in the eyes of employers and potential students," said Susan Lapworth, director of competition for the Office for Students.

The degree itself has become worthless*, in that everybody has them now, so can't really be used as a method to paper sift.  I suspect the same has started to happen to 1st's.

*Only essential, because they are so common, you need one to get an interview even in industries that have never needed them before, such as retail and so on

Yes, we need piccies :)

Look in the Newbie section for various options for how to host pictures on freebie hosting sites.  You will notice that we have no embedded Ads or subscriptions, which is why we don't have the space or bandwidth to host them on our servers.

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 13 July 2019, 10:27:05 »
Hired some off road buggies yesterday, and went hooping around the local national park  ::)

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 13 July 2019, 10:25:59 »
Replaced the entire N/s drive shaft on the Zafira A tractor juice edition ,with the Ebay one (delivered to football club)
correct shaft but for some odd reason it had a reluctor ring on the outer CV  :-\
the ABS works off the speed sensor in the hub
anyway, Mr angle grinder soon had the reluctor ring cut off  ;D
But Mr angle grinder started spitting sparks/smoke from inside, so not long for this world  :'(
I replaced the hub/wheel bearing assembly  with a new one too 27.57 ebay
now drives quiet as a mouse*  ;)

* a mouse being chased by The Boy ;D

Corrected  ;D ;D :y
Oi!  I might be on holibobs, but I still read this site

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