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    Re: A pronunciation question

    Traditionally the bless-ed is written blessèd with a grave over the second 'e'
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    Re: Lockdown limericks

    I'm not over seventy — I'm only 65 plus GST!
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    Re: Lockdown limericks

    She said that she really must test
    To find if a virus molests
    With a swab up my snoz
    She said it's because
    Elsewhere it would lead to arrest
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    Re: Lockdown limericks

    I'm not an essential worker
    So I guess I'm a bit of a shirker
    But at seventy plus
    I won't make a fuss
    I'll just get around in a burqa.

    A story I’ll tell of a chap
    Who thought he the virus...
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    Re: Lockdown limericks

    I'm not an essential worker
    So I guess I'm a bit of a shirker
    But at seventy plus
    I won't make a fuss
    I'll just get around in a burqa.
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    Re: Why School English Matters

    Couldn't agree more. And now they want to eliminate the teaching of Latin which is one of the building blocks of English and of immense use in determining the meaning of unfamiliar terms. French...
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    Re: Music Question

    I have used Format Factory for many years now (available from https://formatfactory.en.uptodown.com/windows/download )

    It will convert WMA to MP3 and many more different conversions, is very user...
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    Re: Alternative to Flickr

    Update: Dropbox didn't really answer my need. But, Flickr, after contacting them, made some adjustments that allowed me to access my old account and bring it back into service.

    Despite the risks...
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    Re: Alternative to Flickr

    Thanks 1101. I suspect you're right that anyone who offers a repository of other peoples' work will undoubtedly try to find ways to capitalise on it. And yes, I guess any and every company is...
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    Re: Alternative to Flickr

    Thank you for the suggestions and warnings

    I am aware of Google's Terms of Service and avoid using them for anything unless I can't avoid it.

    I will give Dropbox a try (Thanks Piroska) and if...
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    Alternative to Flickr

    In days of yore when Spark played with Yahoo! I used Flickr as a convenient way to present a limited portfolio of photos on a site that friends in other countries could access to see what a beautiful...
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    Re: Phone calls from "Spark Networks"

    I'm planning a trip to Mumbai. I will wear my witch doctor's hat and I'll hunt them down. I will, I will! And I'll take my big talking stick to insert... [insert word appropriately]

    Then none...
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    Re: Phone calls from "Spark Networks"

    I've had a few similar, Tony, but without the courteous "goodbye." Just a disconnect. I assumed that they realised that I am the guy who pronounces curses on them and decided it was wiser not to...
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    Re: Phone calls from "Spark Networks"

    Three calls yesterday, all at inconvenient times, from "Spark." It seems after they were unable to contact me, they are going to disconnect my landline AND my internet within 24 hours! "press one...
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    Re: Unable to download POP3 email from Exra.

    I understand that it works well for many people. Just that my usage is a little different from most. It is fine for what it is but just not ideal for me.
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    Re: Unable to download POP3 email from Exra.

    Thanks Gary

    I have similar with my xtra and gmail addresses with one slight variance so that I can differentiate at a glance which mail comes from where. I rarely use gmail if I can avoid it and...
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    Re: Unable to download POP3 email from Exra.

    I do have a gmail account as a backup but I do a lot on an email list hosted on an American listserve. Any posts sent from gmail are not distributed to the originator, only the other subscribers. A...
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    Re: Unable to download POP3 email from Exra.

    Yep, once more saved from the ravening jaws of the g-monster. Of course, it is good to know that we can implicitly trust everything that Spark tells us!

    As a matter of interest, are there any...
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    Re: Phone calls from "Spark Networks"

    I didn't really want his wife and kids to croak. I don't mind if he chooses to, though.

    His kids will probably emigrate to NZ on student visas and run the corner dairy in your street.

    And...
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    Re: Phone calls from "Spark Networks"

    If the Indian police take as much notice of scammers as they do of rapists, I wouldn't hold out a lot of hope.

    A couple of years ago, I let the guy waffle on for about 30 seconds and told him that...
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    Re: Unable to download POP3 email from Exra.

    Miracles happen apparently. So far today Outlook 2007 has performed exactly as it should, despite the fact that I have made no changes. Of course, it was noting to do with Spark creating...
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    Re: Unable to download POP3 email from Exra.

    The mystery deepens. I just had half a dozen out of perhaps 15 have managed to find their way into outlook. I am beginning to suspect some sort of filtering by Spark although the missing ones have...
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    Re: Unable to download POP3 email from Exra.

    Thanks Wainui.

    The settings are all correct as you show. However, the error message has changed to

    9817

    I have not managed to reproduce the original error message but I will keep trying and...
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    Unable to download POP3 email from Exra.

    I can send email no trouble but although incoming reaches the webmail inbox, Outlook 2007 cannot retrieve it and produces error 0x800CCC90. I got hold of Spark on their chat line but the best he...
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    Re: Jokes to Email

    I do occasionally onforward jokes by email. This is what I do:

    1. Select (Highlight) the particular joke(s) I want to send
    2. While it is highlighted, hit Ctrl and C simultaneously
    3. Open the...
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