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Forum: General Chat 23-01-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 156
Posted By mart
Good morning :039: - A ride to the allotment this...

Good morning :039: - A ride to the allotment this morning to put some bordering boards in. Some peeling wallpaper to glue back in place this afternoon.

I've got a new mini-PC to set up and play...
Forum: General Chat 22-01-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 110
Posted By mart
Good morning :039: - Dull, cold and foggy this...

Good morning :039: - Dull, cold and foggy this morning but I'm going on a U3A walk anyway.

Have the best day possible. :)
Forum: Food & Drink 21-01-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10,041
Views: 528,150
Posted By mart
Today was pasta and peas with a sauce made with...

Today was pasta and peas with a sauce made with Asda cheese sauce granules, Added to this was some grated cheddar cheese. Also added were turmeric, ginger (dry powder) and half a Knorr stock cube,
Forum: Food & Drink 21-01-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 370
Posted By mart
We hardly ever eat out. We got fed up with always...

We hardly ever eat out. We got fed up with always having the hassle that the wheelchair causes.
Forum: Food & Drink 21-01-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 388
Posted By mart
We spend about 75 for the two of us. Mrs mart...

We spend about 75 for the two of us. Mrs mart eats a very healthy diet of fruit, veg and fish. I also eat plenty of fruit, veg, and non-processed foods but occasionally enjoy pre-made what might be...
Forum: General Chat 21-01-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 191
Posted By mart
Good morning :039: - A new mini-PC is arriving...

Good morning :039: - A new mini-PC is arriving today, so some excitement there. :) It's also supermarket shopping day.
Forum: Technology 21-01-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By mart
If you want to find information about Virgin...

If you want to find information about Virgin Media be sure to type in the whole name and not just 'Virgin'. :)

I use Startpage or DuckDuckGo as search engines. Search results are pretty much to...
Forum: General Chat 20-01-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 785
Posted By mart
I miss the camaraderie that work brought. Talking...

I miss the camaraderie that work brought. Talking about customers, fault finding etc. There were the Radio Rentals days for me. They went on for decades.

In the end, quite a few of us Radio...
Forum: Technology 20-01-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 256
Posted By mart
I think it's the difference between Virgin Media...

I think it's the difference between Virgin Media fibre and fibre over the BT system. VM use fibre to the cabinet at the end of the road and then co-ax to the home. Because the cable to the home is...
Forum: Technology 20-01-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 256
Posted By mart
There is a little difference in Internet speed...

There is a little difference in Internet speed between the direct connection that the Desktop computer has and the wi-fi connection that the laptop computer is using. In theory, the Ethernet cable...
Forum: Technology 20-01-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 256
Posted By mart
I take great pains to hide wires. The Ethernet...

I take great pains to hide wires. The Ethernet lead connecting the computer to the router is a long one. It runs out through the wall at the back of the computer and into the integrated garage. From...
Forum: Technology 20-01-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 256
Posted By mart
I think it would be mostly Desktop computers that...

I think it would be mostly Desktop computers that don't. Mine doesn't for instance. It connects to the router directly via a lead. I'd have to get a wi-fi dongle to connect it wirelessly.
Forum: General Chat 20-01-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 266
Posted By mart
https://i.imgur.com/nEMij9G.png

https://i.imgur.com/nEMij9G.png
Forum: Technology 20-01-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 256
Posted By mart
Computers often come without wireless connection...

Computers often come without wireless connection capabilities. Then, if you want to connect wirelessly to the router, you have to use what is called (or nicknamed) a wi-fi dongle..
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Forum: General Chat 20-01-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 272
Posted By mart
I'm deferring the kettle. The limescale has built...

I'm deferring the kettle. The limescale has built up inside it.
Forum: Home & DIY 20-01-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 233
Posted By mart
Have you come across any appliances that failed...

Have you come across any appliances that failed yet? I had to get a PAT tester because a company I did some work for required the testing and labelling to be done.
Forum: General Chat 20-01-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 151
Posted By mart
Good morning :039: - It's just above freezing...

Good morning :039: - It's just above freezing here but not so frosty as yesterday. I'll probably put in an hour or so over on the allotment soon. We'll be going to 'The Range' (shop) later.

Have...
Forum: General Chat 20-01-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 785
Posted By mart
My occupation for most of my working life was a...

My occupation for most of my working life was a domestic electronics repairs engineer (CRT TVs - video recorders - radios - record players - audio tape players). All dead technology now.
Forum: General Chat 19-01-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 185
Posted By mart
Good morning - I went for a brisk 5 mile walk...

Good morning - I went for a brisk 5 mile walk yesterday morning. Very bracing in the cold temperature. That was the second fairly lengthy walk of the week, so I won't feel guilty about hanging around...
Forum: Brexit Forum 18-01-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 2,574
Posted By mart
It's happened, we have the result and that's the...

It's happened, we have the result and that's the most important point. We all know how divisive Brexit has been and the people watching celebrations might well include good friends and neighbours who...
Forum: Technology 18-01-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By mart
The new version of Edge is much like any other...

The new version of Edge is much like any other Chromium-based browser. Browsers such as: Opera, Google Chrome, Vivaldi (and now Edge) are all Chromium-based. They put their own different options and...
Forum: General Chat 18-01-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 146
Posted By mart
Good morning :039: - Frosty this morning but...

Good morning :039: - Frosty this morning but seeing that it's dry, Mrs mart and I will be taking a walk/wheel to a local shopping centre to a drop-off point to return a new but faulty mini PC bought...
Forum: General Health 17-01-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 671
Posted By mart
Those who have had something they could have died...

Those who have had something they could have died from but didn't might consider that all years afterwards are a bonus (I'm sure this applies to lots of people) ..and so be comfortable with the...
Forum: General Chat 17-01-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 780
Posted By mart
I've had bladder and kidney cancer. This was put...

I've had bladder and kidney cancer. This was put down to smoking. However, I haven't smoked for more than thirty years now and there's a slow growing tumour inside my remaining kidney. Hmm..! just...
Forum: Brexit Forum 17-01-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 2,574
Posted By mart
I don't think the date ought to be publicly...

I don't think the date ought to be publicly celebrated. Celebrating is like rubbing salt into the wounds of those who lost the vote. Now Brexit is a done deal, there's no need to promote further...
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