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  1. Thread: Run Tom, Run

    by decibel
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    Re: Run Tom, Run

    Well done !
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    Re: Phone calls from "Spark Networks"

    Back in my day, if a call came into the Spark network, the originating network had to pay a "call termination fee".

    Maybe Spark and all the other local PSTN networks are making some money out of...
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    Re: (Between) Mondays jokes...

    Excellent - now I know why I made my millennial daughters learn to drive a manual transmission car !
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    Re: Spark product recall

    ditto petrol, electricity, building supplies etc.

    Speaking of electricity - https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/electricity-reforms-mean-lower-prices-0 !!
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    Re: More Power Over Firefox Updates etc

    Yes, don't use a browser add-on. Copy the video link to this site https://simpleyoutubeconverter.com/ and let them keep everything up to date.
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    Re: Climate Change Emergency - Hysteria

    No - temperatures in Greater London are not indicative of the rest of the country. London has its own mini-climate.

    In April 1983 when the city was completely surrounded by knee-deep snow, the...
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    Re: New World fight with manager - literally

    Now you have hit the nail on the head ! This is the answer for lots of our problems.
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    Re: Phone calls from "Spark Networks"

    Had another one this morning, tried new tactic - "Does your mother know you are a thief ? "

    Silence for about 5 seconds then disconnect tone.
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    Re: Toaster question

    Pity they don't make these anymore -

    http://www.automaticbeyondbelief.org/
  10. Thread: SurferJoe

    by decibel
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    Re: SurferJoe

    Normal human-beings care.
  11. Re: Canon MG7560 Printer refusing to function. Support Code: B203

    Yes - but it is not the ink that is the problem, it is HP and Epson etc who are going out of their way to cause problems with refills.
  12. Thread: Rocket Lab

    by decibel
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    Re: Rocket Lab

    That was a great Rocket-Lab launch - the only thing wrong is that it is now an American-owned company.
  13. Thread: Data Usage

    by decibel
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    Re: Data Usage

    Are you looking at ethernet usage or wi-fi usage ?
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    Re: A Mathematical Poem

    Now you have divided both sides by 7

    Try this - I think.

    12 + 144 + 20 + ((3√4)/7) + (5 x 11) = 9 squared + 0
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    Re: Mobile phone charging issue.

    Charger units have a short across the data pair which is supposed to signal this to the phone.

    I would have thought that this might make the phone go into full-charge mode (or whatever) but...
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    Re: HP OfficeJet 4650 - free to a good home

    And last night Hilary Barry got peeved off with the price of genuine HP ink for her $38 !!! HP printer. Her answer though was to go to Cartridge World.

    Well, I have tried that and now cannot...
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    HP OfficeJet 4650 - free to a good home

    I have a 3? year old multi-function printer which has been great EXCEPT for one thing.

    I have used refilled ink cartridges from Cartridge World with good results.
    (when installing each new...
  18. Re: Can / should I add water to my UPS battery ?

    Yes, missed the bit on the BB-battery website about "Absorbent Glass Mat"

    I removed both batteries (you can do this while still all working with an HP UPS - don't know about other brands).
    One...
  19. Re: Can / should I add water to my UPS battery ?

    Or is that marketing hype??

    They are not really sealed at all as the top is easy to pop off.
  20. Can / should I add water to my UPS battery ?

    I have an older HP UPS with these batteries inside http://www.bb-battery.com/global/show.php?f=BP7.5-12.pdf.8cacb95e1ee51dc5b424809a44180b5c&m=BP7.5-12.pdf

    Although it is labelled as a lead-acid...
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    Re: In a Gang he says

    And what do you do the local drivers who also do stupid things?
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    Re: Holy Crap - People worry about Microsoft

    I think all the "smart" voice-operated TVs do that - sitting in the corner listening to EVERYTHING 24/7 and then sending every voice-sample overseas for analysis; just in case you said "TV - turn...
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    Re: Heat Pumps - service?

    Yes, a heatpump in the roofspace with ducts to various rooms is great. I really recommend this arrangement to everyone (except Gary and twea'e who already have such systems)

    The only advantage I...
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    Re: Living allowance, livable?

    And I am sure you will have your hand out too once you turn 65.
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    Re: Living allowance, livable?

    But isn't that figure the amount needed for a child to live in an existing household?
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