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  1. Re: Why do they remember and celebrate the anniversary of their death?

    Maybe like the dead parrot, he is just sleeping.
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    Re: Car Insurance Premiums and Age

    Piroska Were your plumbing issues with black polybutylene piping? None of the insurance companies will now cover damage from this I believe.
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    Re: Referendum call as 64% oppose 'Aotearoa'

    Welsh and Gaelic are being learned by Welsh and Gaelic people which is not the same situation that we have. If Maori want to learn Maori that's fine with me, but I don't intend learning it myself,...
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    Re: Thanks for the Beat...R.I.P Charlie

    Yes, Very sad news. They seemed to be immortal.
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    Re: Are you a Beatles fan?

    Until today. Sad new about poor old Charlie.
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    Re: Are you a Beatles fan?

    Nah. Preferred the Stones. Still do. At least they are all still alive, just.
  7. Thread: Email

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    Email

    The email I am using is called Outlook. My wife uses Hotmail on her laptop but it is identical to my Outlook. I also have Outlook in my Microsoft 365 but it is nothing like the other Outlook, and I...
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    Re: Did you have a crystal set?

    No, I had a 1 valve set from Bond and Bond which worked quite well. Then I got a small National leather clad transistor set which lasted for years and years. It cost me 20pounds to buy from a...
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    Re: Zoom Pharmacy is awesome - and free

    I agree zqwerty, should send the bastards back to Australia where they came from I prefer to support my locally owned pharmacist.
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    Re: Buzz Words of yesterytear

    Nope, not the most unsexy, witches britches were. You thought you were making progress only to be greeted by the most unsexy garment ever. Result? Instant lack of progress and probably desire too.
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    Re: How to Drive in Auckland

    Many years ago the Great South Road in Auckland was marked into three lanes, one in each direction, and a centre lane which could be used in either direction, for passing. Surprisingly it worked for...
  12. Thread: Start Screen

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    Re: Start Screen

    Sorry about that Chief. I will give it a go.
  13. Thread: Start Screen

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    Re: Start Screen

    It is the desktop I guess, after my sign on screen. I use my computer in tablet mode as I find it easier to locate things.
  14. Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    That was supposed to be a reply to Micky, above.
  15. Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    A good machine. I am still using a Quad 33/303 amplifier which must be well over 40 years old now I think, but the only thing that has worn out is my ears. Hearing aids ruin the hi-fi experience...
  16. Thread: Shift files

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    Re: Shift files

    Thanks 1101, that about sums me up!!
  17. Thread: Shift files

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    Shift files

    Is there any (easy) way I can pick up all the data files on 'C' and move them to another drive, leaving 'C' for just W10 and program files?
  18. Thread: Start Screen

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    Re: Start Screen

    Now done that Wainui. It hasn't made a huge difference except that my background is now just a white blank. Maybe it will grow on me.
  19. Thread: Start Screen

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    Re: Start Screen

    All other screens seem to be as normal zqwerty.
  20. Thread: Start Screen

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    Start Screen

    After the last couple of W10 updates, my start screen has gone all pallid and pale and my shortcuts and icons are all mostly white. Has anyone else found this, and does anyone have a trick to restore...
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    Re: Do you have a Microsoft account?

    Yes, I have one and need it occasionally, but it is really neither here nor there. I see no reason to not have one if it is part of the system and can make some things easier.
  22. Re: Specsavers: "We could all do with a spare pair."

    When my glasses disappear I usually find them in my dressing gown pocket. I have no idea how they get there.
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    Re: A pronunciation question

    You just KNOW how to say it.
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    Re: Common sense wins!

    Good news.
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    Re: Covid Tracer App

    Tells me my phone is too old.
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