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    Re: They are becoming ridiculous!

    I'm so worried about this same sex marriage thing that I am planning on becoming a hermit before they make it compulsory. Can anyone recommend an uninhabited tropical island with a good internet...
  2. Thread: Challenges

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    Re: Challenges

    Write a gratitude list and review it daily. And get off the pity pot; someone else needs to use it.
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    Re: Why drop the "ing"?

    Sadly it befalls us remaining bastions of the language to defend English as she is spoke.

    I wrote a birthday card to my grandson, using, as is my wont, cursive handwriting. He could not decipher...
  4. Re: There's nothing worth watching on the TV these days

    The idea is to get you hooked on On Demand and then introduce a fee for what is now free.
  5. Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    20 years? That's nothing. I am still using tools that were my grandfather's when he was a young builder and blacksmith in the 1880s. I've had them for over 60 years and they're still as functional...
  6. Re: There's nothing worth watching on the TV these days

    Not sure if I remember the first episodes of It's in the Bag but certainly the early days of it. And Jack Maybury (sp?), too.
    And when TV first came I remember people standing on the footpath...
  7. Re: There's nothing worth watching on the TV these days

    The great boredom buster, available free in most towns and has been used for hundreds of years. Was using it long before TV came to NZ and after Life with Dexter was over on the radio. Better even...
  8. Re: What have you done with your old film prints and negatives?

    A very healthy exercise separating the wheat from the chaff of five decades of photography.
    The wheat got scanned from negatives when I could find them, prints when I couldn't and slides, slides and...
  9. Re: I want a free simple photo editor - recommendations please

    I've used Irfanview since Adam wore nappies and it will do most simple tasks including adding text and basic colour, size, etc. editing.

    It ain't Photoshop but it is free. And a lot simpler, too.
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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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