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Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 493
Posted By Otto
Re: The Minefield of Energy Providers

There was an electric shower in this house when I bought it. When I refitted the bathroom I replaced it with a power shower running off the hot water cylinder, a great improvement.

I pay 12.57p...
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 493
Posted By TimP
Re: The Minefield of Energy Providers

That electric shower will be a killer, surprised you have one if you’ve got a gas boiler and a proper hot water tank, they’ve never been a cheap option in a house with gas. If it’s got an inbuilt...
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 493
Posted By Walti
Re: The Minefield of Energy Providers

On the Bulb website, you can get a quote based on your postcode, which to be blunt is meaningless... You then end up with a figure and a "refine my quote" button which allows you to enter your usage...
Forum: The lounge 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Harold Gough
Vintage Trains to Run Steam Service

Photo opportunities:

https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2018/09/vintage-trains-granted-toc-status-to-operate-steam-locomotives-on-the-national-network.html

Harold
Forum: The lounge 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 2,804
Posted By DerekW
Re: The Windows10 Disaster

A bit more about the Unix - Linux - MacOS et all relationships can be found with a Google search "OS based on Unix" one result being:
...
Forum: The lounge 4th September 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 2,804
Posted By TimP
Re: The Windows10 Disaster

Nigel, there are a multitude of reasons. MS Office is the de-facto standard and as such most companies writing software for NHS, local gummint etc need to know there is something standard about...
Forum: The lounge 3rd September 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 2,804
Posted By Bikie John
Re: The Windows10 Disaster

I feel you pain. However, forgive me if I am teaching grandma to suck eggs, but there may be a solution....

I have with a Nikon 35mm film scanner. Nikon have refused to update their drivers, and...
Forum: The lounge 3rd September 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 2,804
Posted By Otto
Re: The Windows10 Disaster

My trusty Epson 4990 scanner still works on Win10 although major Win10 updates like to delete the driver and the Epson Scan software because the driver is "unsigned". So I have to burrow into the OS...
Forum: The lounge 3rd September 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 2,804
Posted By TimP
Re: The Windows10 Disaster

It possibly would (you need to stop MS forcing updates) but at least you could easily and quickly go back to your W8.1 install.
Forum: The lounge 3rd September 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Harold Gough
Good Insurance Service

With any insurance, I have always been aware of needing enough cover but not too much.

With house contents insurance, items covered by "all risks", which you take away from home, need to be...
Forum: The lounge 27th August 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 2,804
Posted By DerekW
Re: The Windows10 Disaster

When I was involved (loosely) in the PC game, actually I was in the apps business and then the OS, my employer who was designing, building and selling the hardware as well as designing and writing...
Forum: The lounge 25th August 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 867
Posted By shotokan101
Re: How Many Anti-Virus Packages Does It Take?

Yes Paul I did read that article and I thought that the sources quoted all had their own specific and varying personal readons for wanting AV removed to make their professional/commercial lives...
Forum: The lounge 24th August 2018
Replies: 73
Poll: Age Survey
Views: 2,045
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Age Survey

It's occurred to me that there are many on this forum that could be described as 'men of advancing years', and I suspect many may have age related health issues.

Men are notoriously reluctant to...
Forum: The lounge 23rd August 2018
Replies: 73
Poll: Age Survey
Views: 2,045
Posted By wornish
Age Survey

The age of people contributing to discussion on threads here has been raised a few times. So here is an anonymous survey to get a view.
Forum: The lounge 3rd August 2018
Replies: 1,616
Views: 37,447
Posted By Wally
Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

A view from an across the pond individual... --> https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/topstories/why-stubbornness-is-the-secret-to-britishness/ar-BBLkY1C?li=BBoPWjQ&ocid=mailsignout
Forum: Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion 15th July 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 2,260
Posted By drmarkf
Re: ISO 3200 from Kodak

BTW for anyone interested even just for historical reasons in film, I do recommend The Kodakery, an awkwardly named podcast from what is left of Kodak in the USA.

They cover all sorts of things,...
Forum: The lounge 28th May 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By Otto
Re: You won't believe this!

There's Radio Swiss Classic too:
http://www.radioswissclassic.ch/en


No ads and no chatter other than announcing the pieces and artists.
Forum: The lounge 26th April 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: REDEX Fuel Additives Half Price at Tesco

Lots available in my local hypermarket yesterday afternoon.

Harold
Forum: The lounge 12th April 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,096
Posted By pandora
Re: Tina's New M5 Mkii +12-40mm PRO (1st images)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/M5_EXIF.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/98359)
Forum: The lounge 11th April 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By Wally
Amongst all the doom & gloom...

There hides some good news. *yes --> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40742586
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 7th April 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,688
Posted By RobEW
Re: Camera Body (Kent Area)

I'm getting confused in this conversation between E5 (which I take to be the old SLR version, and which some people hyphenate as E-5) and E-M5 (mirrorless, micro four thirds).
Forum: The lounge 12th March 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 2,440
Posted By Ricoh
Re: Salisbury nerve agent - just what the hell is that stuff?

Mainly dictatorship regimes as a weapon.

Democratic responsible nations hold for reference, possibly to develop an antidote? Or study developments in potency? Similarly the UK and others hold...
Forum: The lounge 1st March 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 998
Posted By Walti
Re: So we are running out of gas?

A lot of the gas fuelled power stations (number of power stations not capacity) are deliberately quite small and are used more for grid balancing than pure generation, as they're fairly responsive...
Forum: The lounge 13th February 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,242
Posted By Otto
Re: Lousy TV sound

Radio 3's Sunday breakfast has a sequence of natural world sounds sometime between 8am and 8:30, called Sounds of the Earth. Mixed with some suitable music it can often be quite beautiful. A good...
Forum: The lounge 13th February 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By KeithL
Nostalgia

I liked these photos from the 1960s (and one from the 50s!) on the Mirrorpix website:
...
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