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Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software Yesterday, 00:10
Replies: 2,086
Views: 240,897
Posted By fenlander
I tried Zorin 9 and quickly dumped it. It was...

I tried Zorin 9 and quickly dumped it. It was slower and less robust than 6.2 and the new colour themes are real eye busters. Chromium and Evolution are all but unusable. Also it doesn't play nice...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 13-12-2014, 11:46
Replies: 113
Views: 9,929
Posted By fenlander
Funny that none of the mainstream media have...

Funny that none of the mainstream media have picked up on this. They got excited enough about the release of Lollipop but very little mention of all the problems it's caused - and absolutely nothing...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 12-12-2014, 22:31
Replies: 113
Views: 9,929
Posted By fenlander
I had it available for 9 days - now gone. Looks...

I had it available for 9 days - now gone. Looks like it's been quietly pulled.
Forum: TV Shows: US 03-12-2014, 21:47
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By fenlander
One more episode and it's not until January. US...

One more episode and it's not until January. US scheduling - ho hum...

The situations and the resolutions have been pretty (really!) simplistic, but the characters have a good chemistry and I'd like...
Forum: TV Shows: US 03-12-2014, 21:43
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By fenlander
I'm not sure which is more tired - me or the...

I'm not sure which is more tired - me or the format. Time to wrap this series up, IMO.
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 03-12-2014, 21:37
Replies: 113
Views: 9,929
Posted By fenlander
Android 5.0.1 has just appeared on my 2013...

Android 5.0.1 has just appeared on my 2013 Nexus7. In view of the comments here, I'm very reluctant to install it. The earlier version (5.0) has been sitting on my wife's 2012 model for some time and...
Forum: TV Shows: US 22-11-2014, 16:24
Replies: 274
Views: 23,816
Posted By fenlander
It took a bit of effort but I managed to forget...

It took a bit of effort but I managed to forget Z-Nation. Yes, add it to the list. Also 'Forever'; I expect others will occur to me.

I hope 'Haven' finishes after the present season, otherwise it...
Forum: TV Shows: US 22-11-2014, 14:22
Replies: 274
Views: 23,816
Posted By fenlander
Extant Crisis The 100 The...

Extant
Crisis
The 100
The Leftovers
Resurrection
Silicon Valley
True Blood
Dominion
Agents of SHIELD
Forum: TV Shows: US 20-11-2014, 11:07
Replies: 274
Views: 23,816
Posted By fenlander
I don't think there's been a watchable sci-fi...

I don't think there's been a watchable sci-fi series since Fringe finished.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 15-11-2014, 18:40
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By fenlander
I have PM'd you.

I have PM'd you.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 15-11-2014, 13:13
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By fenlander
You say 'with this client of theirs'. Who are...

You say 'with this client of theirs'. Who are 'they' and what is the client?

Have you tried a Web-based indexer? Start with Binsearch or NZBIndex. It sounds to me as though you have some learning...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 07-11-2014, 13:03
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By fenlander
True enough. I drew the 'reasonable expectation'...

True enough. I drew the 'reasonable expectation' line just above Task Manager...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 07-11-2014, 12:55
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By fenlander
max99's advice and the linked article are spot...

max99's advice and the linked article are spot on. I would add a scan with a reputable antivirus like AVG or Avast! - if you've caught a browser hijacker you've probably been practising unsafe...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 20-10-2014, 16:03
Replies: 22
Views: 1,756
Posted By fenlander
If Mara and Audrey start switching I'll be off to...

If Mara and Audrey start switching I'll be off to watch my Teletubbies box set.
Forum: Doctor Who 06-10-2014, 11:22
Replies: 51
Views: 3,212
Posted By fenlander
My point is that this is NOT a science fiction...

My point is that this is NOT a science fiction show, any more than the examples I quoted. Nor is it historical (Robin Hood!?). Discussing it as if it were either of these things is nonsensical.

If...
Forum: Doctor Who 06-10-2014, 10:41
Replies: 51
Views: 3,212
Posted By fenlander
This whole discussion is as meaningless as it...

This whole discussion is as meaningless as it would be if applied to Noddy, Pooh Bear or Jabberwocky. Nothing wrong with fairy tales but at least recognise them for what they are. For popular...
Forum: Advice 20-09-2014, 23:54
Replies: 30
Views: 2,180
Posted By fenlander
Amazon lists this book new at 21.35....

Amazon lists this book new at 21.35. Interestingly, one Amazon supplier is offering a used copy (good condition!) for 4291.92. Sounds like a good investment...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 18-09-2014, 21:55
Replies: 36
Views: 2,459
Posted By fenlander
The voice overs were dreadful. The closing one in...

The voice overs were dreadful. The closing one in particular was like a student exercise to see how many cliches could be compressed into the shortest space. When plot exposition depends on voice...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 14-09-2014, 08:47
Replies: 105
Views: 10,449
Posted By fenlander
Another gun-centric survivalist series that...

Another gun-centric survivalist series that demonstrates every possible way of blowing or bashing out people's brains with a variety of weapons. At the current rate of attrition most of the cast will...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 02-09-2014, 18:27
Replies: 22
Views: 1,756
Posted By fenlander
That recap is a masterpiece! Did all that really...

That recap is a masterpiece! Did all that really happen in one episode?
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 31-08-2014, 11:11
Replies: 143
Views: 11,904
Posted By fenlander
After a promising first episode it pretty much...

After a promising first episode it pretty much fell to pieces. The last double episode has fallen to the level of a fifties B-movie horror (remember 'The Blob'?), a horrendous mash-up of dire script...
Forum: Doctor Who 24-08-2014, 19:53
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By fenlander
... and the mumbled dialogue (clue: it's just as...

... and the mumbled dialogue (clue: it's just as unintelligible if you turn on the subtitles).
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 15-08-2014, 10:24
Replies: 9
Views: 2,001
Posted By fenlander
I still have a media centre running Vista. Apart...

I still have a media centre running Vista. Apart from being slower to start up (than W7) it is perfectly functional and problem-free. It's become fashionable to be sniffy about Vista. It's another...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 14-08-2014, 08:56
Replies: 11
Views: 1,584
Posted By fenlander
It is also possible that the OP has an imported...

It is also possible that the OP has an imported document or clipboard text with a hard line break at the end of each line.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 04-08-2014, 10:00
Replies: 24
Views: 2,279
Posted By fenlander
The trouble with linux is that there are so many...

The trouble with linux is that there are so many distros, each with its own band of devotees, that a question like this will always result in contradictory advice.

So, a purely personal...
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