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Forum: Technical 30-12-2010, 18:46
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By Mike_1101
Thanks - that is a very likely explanation. I...

Thanks - that is a very likely explanation. I will now have to try and find the company that installed it, if I remember it was one man working by himself.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 17:14
Replies: 33
Views: 2,345
Posted By Mike_1101
They were and I have not seen anything similar in...

They were and I have not seen anything similar in the shops. I have a similar "chunky" keyboard made by the old ICL company - 50p from a car boot sale.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 12:03
Replies: 80
Views: 4,140
Posted By Mike_1101
I thought two of the golden rules were to comment...

I thought two of the golden rules were to comment and document code. What would have happened if he had been run over by a bus and someone had needed to fix the code urgently.

Not clever really was...
Forum: General Discussion 30-12-2010, 11:59
Replies: 107
Views: 5,622
Posted By Mike_1101
The oldest electrical appliance I have is an...

The oldest electrical appliance I have is an ancient Hoover vacuum cleaner (along with a box of attachments) . I think it was purchased in 1952 but there is a badly faded label from a local company...
Forum: Technical 29-12-2010, 22:27
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By Mike_1101
All connections seem sound and nothing ppears...

All connections seem sound and nothing ppears damaged or to have moved. It all seemed to start with the very cold weather, no reception at night but OK in the daytime when slightly warmer. Why should...
Forum: Broadcasting 29-12-2010, 19:55
Replies: 40
Views: 3,438
Posted By Mike_1101
See...

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinner_for_one

".The sketch was staged in Frankenfeld's live show shortly thereafter, and recorded on July 8, 1963 at the Theater am Besenbinderhof, Hamburg in front...
Forum: Technical 29-12-2010, 19:00
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By Mike_1101
A Very Strange Fault

Can somebody please suggest what might be going on here as I am confused? The fault started about a week ago.

The equipment is a Fortec Star zeta connected over 2 cables to a dish with 2 LNBs for...
Forum: Broadcasting 29-12-2010, 13:11
Replies: 40
Views: 3,438
Posted By Mike_1101
Germany never used 405 lines.

Germany never used 405 lines.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 10:34
Replies: 80
Views: 4,140
Posted By Mike_1101
I have met people who have owned PCs for years...

I have met people who have owned PCs for years without any security software, to make it worse they have never installed any Windows updates.
Forum: Advice 29-12-2010, 10:27
Replies: 10
Views: 2,611
Posted By Mike_1101
I have the vaccine every year at my GP's surgery...

I have the vaccine every year at my GP's surgery - no questions asked. I'm not over 60 and not in any high risk group.

Why pay Tesco for it - every little helps!
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 10:19
Replies: 80
Views: 4,140
Posted By Mike_1101
Perhaps, but I am managing quite well without...

Perhaps, but I am managing quite well without them.
Forum: Pets 28-12-2010, 23:18
Replies: 8
Views: 2,689
Posted By Mike_1101
He has now decided a duvet with a working...

He has now decided a duvet with a working electric blanket undernearh will do when the radiator is not hot.
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 21:19
Replies: 150
Views: 6,469
Posted By Mike_1101
In the comments on the article somebody reminded...

In the comments on the article somebody reminded us that

"The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was...
Forum: Pets 28-12-2010, 21:13
Replies: 8
Views: 2,689
Posted By Mike_1101
Glad to hear it.

Glad to hear it.
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 20:59
Replies: 150
Views: 6,469
Posted By Mike_1101
You may find this...

You may find this http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/7273332/Darius-Guppy-our-world-balances-on-a-sea-of-debt.html interesting if you haven't read it before.
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 20:09
Replies: 264
Views: 13,602
Posted By Mike_1101
I managed to set someone up on the internet with...

I managed to set someone up on the internet with one of those, AOL even had a rather basic browser for Windows 3.11 which is what the person had at the time.
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 20:06
Replies: 107
Views: 5,622
Posted By Mike_1101
I remember a few like that over here, but not...

I remember a few like that over here, but not many and they went out of fashion. Here are some from "Radio Rentals" a very large company at one time and some...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 19:34
Replies: 150
Views: 6,469
Posted By Mike_1101
Video item from the Telegraph predicting two more...

Video item from the Telegraph predicting two more years of price falls
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/8219165/Expect-two-more-years-of-house-price-pain.html
Forum: Politics 28-12-2010, 17:37
Replies: 48
Views: 1,489
Posted By Mike_1101
Rupert Murdoch was born on 11 March 1931 - he...

Rupert Murdoch was born on 11 March 1931 - he will be 80 next year http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_murdoch

He won't be around forever but has he arranged a successor?

Many companies have come...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 17:30
Replies: 150
Views: 6,469
Posted By Mike_1101
Was the agency in ARLA or a similar association,...

Was the agency in ARLA or a similar association, or just a local "fly by night" outfit? If they had been your friend would have had some comeback.
Forum: Pets 28-12-2010, 17:03
Replies: 8
Views: 2,689
Posted By Mike_1101
Good idea - I'll try that!

Good idea - I'll try that!
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-12-2010, 16:54
Replies: 80
Views: 4,140
Posted By Mike_1101
I've been using W7 for a year now and had no big...

I've been using W7 for a year now and had no big issues moving up from XP (I still use XP on another machine).

UAC never bothered me after a short time, the only change I made was to switch off...
Forum: Pets 28-12-2010, 16:42
Replies: 8
Views: 2,689
Posted By Mike_1101
Knowing him, he would not use it.

Knowing him, he would not use it.
Forum: Pets 28-12-2010, 16:38
Replies: 8
Views: 2,689
Posted By Mike_1101
Should I let my cat sit on a hot radiator?

One of my cats has started doing this since the cold weather started. He loves the warmth.

Is this good for him? The reason I ask is that several years ago I was shown an article suggesting that...
Forum: General Discussion 28-12-2010, 16:29
Replies: 150
Views: 6,469
Posted By Mike_1101
Rather you than me! I went through an ARLA agent...

Rather you than me! I went through an ARLA agent (OK they take 10% but I can live with that) and the tenants had to go through the standard checks. As I explained before I am in a "forced landlord"...
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