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Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 458
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: When i was a child

Yes, there was the 'wedge' shaped Austin Princess, which was actually quite a decent and well designed car, but like many British Leyland vehicles it suffered from appalling build quality and an...
Forum: The lounge 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
HELP! Pop Up Scam?
Views: 786
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Pop Up Scam?

I personally like MS Edge and would be reluctant to swap it for Chrome or another browser. Edge is fast, has a much better spell-checker than Chrome and I believe is as secure as possible without the...
Forum: The lounge 14th July 2019
Replies: 30
HELP! Pop Up Scam?
Views: 786
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Pop Up Scam?

Not necessarily hacked, but there are plenty of scammers who purport to represent legitimate organisations who use such tactics to ask for your card details, etc.

I certainly wouldn't be paying...
Forum: The lounge 14th July 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Strange 'phone calls!

Please be warned: there are hundreds of 'apps', many of them free, that allow mobile callers to display whichever Caller ID they want. This is now a very common problem. If you try to redial the...
Forum: The lounge 13th June 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Scottish High Court Appeal

The English criminal justice system undoubtedly leaves a lot to be desired from all perspectives, but as a law abiding and tax paying citizen I expect to be kept safe from violent criminals, and I...
Forum: The lounge 13th June 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Scottish High Court Appeal

I suppose this all comes back to making prison work.

In an ideal world every criminal would have an 'Ephiphany moment' whilst in jail and would come out a reformed character. Some do but most...
Forum: The lounge 13th June 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Scottish High Court Appeal

Unfortunately it seems that for many years now our justice system has been driven more by the availability of prison places than the risks to society of the criminals in question.

(There is also...
Forum: The lounge 7th June 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 1,446
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: W10 peek-a-boo for Junes update

Yes, that is one way of doing it, and probably best and safest way.

Compressing wouldn't help.

If you were going to clone everything back to the 500 GB drive it wouldn't really matter. You...
Forum: The lounge 7th June 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 1,446
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: W10 peek-a-boo for Junes update

In simple terms you can only shrink the volume down to the outermost segments. In the old days you would run Defrag to compact the data at the bottom end but you cannot do that with an SSD....
Forum: The lounge 6th June 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 1,446
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: W10 peek-a-boo for Junes update

I have been using SSD's for four or five years and haven't worn one out, yet! *yes

You can download an app for your old drive which should tell you the percentage of life remaining and will update...
Forum: The lounge 6th June 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 1,446
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: W10 peek-a-boo for Junes update

Pleased to have been of help. :)

Make sure that the SSD interface is running at full speed. There are free apps you can use to check read and write speed which with the acceleration should be...
Forum: The lounge 5th June 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 1,446
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: W10 peek-a-boo for Junes update

Hi Keith,
I am about to go out but will answer your questions later in more detail. Neither is difficult to do. :)

Very quickly though, if you go to Explorer, right click on My Documents and go...
Forum: General photography discussion 5th June 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: eBay here I come...

That would worry me too.

I have a number of Olympus prime lenses that were always prone to fungi so I would be concerned that keeping a badly fungused lens in close proximity is just asking for...
Forum: The lounge 5th June 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 1,446
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: W10 peek-a-boo for Junes update

That always happens when you clone a drive because what you have is a clone of your original 500 GB drive!

I theory you should be able to simply extend your 50 GB partition to the full size of...
Forum: The lounge 3rd June 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 1,446
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: W10 peek-a-boo for Junes update

That isn't quite correct. When you register the OS with Microsoft they record the unique serial number from your motherboard as a unique identifier and keep that on their database. That is why you...
Forum: The lounge 3rd June 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 1,446
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: W10 peek-a-boo for Junes update

If you do need to buy a licence there are much cheaper places to buy one than Microsoft. Ebuyer, one of my regular suppliers has it for 129 but there are plenty of other legitimate sources.
Forum: Foto Fair 2nd June 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: The Yashica-Mat

What a fine machine. I'm sure it would be a real joy to use.

Regarding Mark's comment about the Fresnel screen, there is a good chance that the focusing screen can be changed for another more to...
Forum: Foto Fair 2nd June 2019
Replies: 1,989
Sticky: Picture trail
Views: 253,896
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Picture trail

I love those colours Dave.
Forum: The lounge 22nd May 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,012
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Gmail Tracks Your Purchase History

There are two ways of looking at it. If your data is useful to the hosting company they will keep it. If it has no value they will delete it.

If you stop paying for iCloud or MS OneDrive you are...
Forum: Foto Fair 22nd May 2019
Replies: 1,989
Sticky: Picture trail
Views: 253,896
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Picture trail

Oooh nice. They make nice jam too.
Forum: Foto Fair 22nd May 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: My M1.2 has a New Wide Eye

Very impressive Mark. The fisheye provides a totally different perspective.

Out of interest, was this taken on an XPT train? It looks very similar to our Mk 3 carriages.
Forum: Foto Fair 20th May 2019
Replies: 1,989
Sticky: Picture trail
Views: 253,896
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Picture trail

St George of England who was born in Cappadocia, martyred in Nicomedia but never visited England.

Excellent photograph though. :)

Edit: I should add that St George is also the saint of many...
Forum: The lounge 13th May 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,210
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Do we actually need HS2?

Hmmm. Wasn't HS2 announced by the outgoing Labour government in 2009-2010?

Dr Beeching was not responsible for the rail cuts. Beeching was Ernest Marples 'fall guy', hired to do Marples dirty...
Forum: Foto Fair 13th May 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: Abandoned cemetery

We had a large psychiatric hospital (Winterton) on the outskirts of our village, which likewise closed about twenty years ago. Like many such institutions the hospital was an entire self-supporting...
Forum: The lounge 9th May 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 882
Posted By Naughty Nigel
Re: European Leader of the Year

Yes, I think there were plans for a hydro-electric barrage to take advantage of the huge tides there. I don't know whether cost was the main factor in cancelling the project but I do know there were...
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