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    How long do your laptops last?

    We get 5 or 6 years typically. Is this normal?

    Asus purchased 2006 died 2010
    Toshiba purchased 2010 died 2016
    Asus purchased 2016 died 2021

    My laptop is on all day everyday?
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    Setting Environment variables (Paths)

    I am wanting to run Python (came with openOffice) using CMD (see attached jpg).

    However the Environment variables don't seem to work (as you can see from the attached).

    NOTE Python is...
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    Features for Features sake?

    QUOTE: "Our Brain Typically Overlooks This Brilliant Problem-Solving Strategy
    People often limit their creativity by continually adding new features to a design rather than removing existing ones"
    ...
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    Re: DOS batch file question

    I found that this works...

    BATCHFILE
    c:\python32\python.exe process.py -i myInput.txt
    dir /w
    pause

    BUT it still doesn't explain why my environment variable doesn't work!
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    DOS batch file question

    I have a data file, called myInput, in a directory called c:MyProject
    I have a python program, called myProcess, also in c:MyProject
    I want to run the batch file, also stored in c:Myproject
    The...
  6. How do I read an 8cm DVD on a 12 cm DVD Reader?

    I bought a cassette-to-mp3 converter.

    It came with software on a mini compact CD (c8cm diameter). How do I read the supplied mini CD/DVD on the normal (12 cm) sized CD/DVD reader on my computer?...
  7. A Twitter problem! Has Twitter got Dementia?

    My partner's twitter analytics HOME screen keeps telling her "You haven't Tweeted this month… yet". However...

    1) She has posted lots of tweets this month!

    2) Furthermore, all her tweets show...
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    Rubbish plumbing!

    We've had to replace our bathroom vanity and associated plumbing because of a leak in the rubbish plumbing they used many years ago.

    I would like to put a drain hole in the bathroom floor in case...
  9. Loved "Rough Science" but are there any replacements?

    I have just been re-watching BBC's "Rough Science" on youTube for the third time. As before I thoroughly enjoyed the series.

    It made me wonder does anyone know of any other SIMILAR science-based...
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    Re: Safe downloading sites?

    Thanks
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    Re: Safe downloading sites?

    Programs
    EG Downloading pageant
    https://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Telnet-SSH-Clients/Pageant.shtml
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    Safe downloading sites?

    What downloading site do you recommend?

    I've been told Softpedia and FileHippo are the safest.
  13. Re: Website verification: Google's search-console?

    My wife's site hasn't been crawled by Google yet so it doesn't appear in searches --- that's the problem. To force a visit by Google's bots, it seems you now have to use the Search-console.

    AS AN...
  14. Website verification: Google's search-console?

    I wanted to to ensure Google bots crawled my wife's new website.

    So I surfed to https://search.google.com/search-console/about

    I used "URL prefix" option

    I downloaded the html file - this...
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    youTube downloads stopped working

    Suddenly my "Flash and Video Download" Firefox addon doesn't work on youTube videos?

    Has anyone encountered this recently? Have youTube changed something? It worked perfectly previously. (NOTE: I...
  16. Anyone else listening to "13 Minutes to the Moon"?

    Anyone else listening to "13 Minutes to the Moon" during the lockdown?

    Interesting description of the Apollo computer, APC. 76 kB!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w13xttx2/episodes/downloads
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    Re: hows everyones internet holding up, slowdowns ?

    Spark. And no issues over the past week.
    (On the day of the lock-down Internet kept dropping out.)
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    Re: What does the virus mean for globalisation?

    Here's an interesting discussion of the possible impact...
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120799098/future-shock-what-will-new-zealand-look-like-a-year-after-coronavirus
    Future...
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    What does the virus mean for globalisation?

    1) Will the COVID-19 virus spell the end of all globalisation? And a full-scale move to nationalism and protectionism?
    2) Or just the end of rampant globalisation? Ie just less globalisation?
    3) Or...
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    Re: COVID-19 vaccine?

    Our friend was apparently thinking maybe anti-vaccines lobby will just die out? Still rough on any kids in my view.
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    Re: COVID-19 vaccine?

    The definitive answer...

    https://sciblogs.co.nz/diplomaticimmunity/2020/03/31/smashing-down-the-barriers-where-are-we-at-with-covid-vaccines/

    Written by Dr Helen Petousis-Harris who works in...
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    COVID-19 vaccine?

    Why does it take so long to find a COVID-19 vaccine?

    And when they do, how will they possibly manufacture enough for all people worldwide?

    Presumably that means they'll have to prioritize the...
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    Re: Covid-19 - Self Isolate

    Perhaps the statistic of concern is the number of deaths per 1000 infections?
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    Re: Virus Transmission

    Good point!
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    Re: Free web hosting?

    Thanks. Very useful article. We're going with the Google sites option. Amazingly simple yet it does all we want. Thanks again.
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