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Re: Money (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 2 Hours 42 Minutes ago by: Jim S

In article <t5tbhk$hua$1@dont-email.me>, bathwatchdog@OMITTHISgooglemail.com says... Having read the scare stories about cash machines I have not used them for years. Up until recently I got any 'spending money' from cashback at the sup

Re: GMT Monday 16th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 3 Hours 24 Minutes ago by: Indy Jess John

Good afternoon from Somerset. 66F and 1015mb. After a sunny intervals morning it has clouded over and the wind has picked up, which suggests that showers are nearby though "not everyone will get one" according to the forecast. Best wis

Re: Money (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 4 Hours 48 Minutes ago by: Indy Jess John

I do. There are some shops that only take card payments but most of the shops I use are happy to take cash, and one of them has charity collection boxes by the till for loose coins in the change. I haven't got a smartphone, and by usin

Re: Money (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 5 Hours 14 Minutes ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

When it first began, I asked a few till operators which they preffered cash or contactless card - all said they preffered the card payments, much quicker and less error prone.

Re: Money (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 5 Hours 18 Minutes ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

For those, I have a token which is attached to my house keys. I had to modify the hole in the token, to enable it to accept a small tiewrap flat, to fit in some trolleys.

Re: GMT Monday 16th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 5 Hours 40 Minutes ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Re: Money (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 5 Hours 48 Minutes ago by: boggy

From the other side of the coin(!), we started using a card reader for our fund raising Christmas Tree sales during the lockdown. It is a popular option, although many still pay by cash, and saves us having thousands of pounds in cash

Re: Money (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 7 Hours 2 Minutes ago by: Who, me?

Like you its mostly credit cards these days. Cash is mainly for grandchildren and the newspaper delivery still prefers a cheque. We keep some change and notes in wallet/purse for those odd occasions when they are needed.

Re: GMT Monday 16th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 7 Hours 56 Minutes ago by: Bill P

Morning Herbie. Raining up here a bit heavy at times. Hope all are well or mending. -- Bill P. Shildon, Cradle of the Railways, County Durham. Land of the Prince Bishops.

Re: Money (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 7 Hours 56 Minutes ago by: Oliver

I regularly use the local street market to buy fruit and veg - £1 per bowl is the norm. Apart from that it's card - increasingly contactless. Even for the Big Issue. And we have to remember to keep a £1 coin for a supermarket trolley

GMT Monday 16th May 2022.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 8 Hours 32 Minutes ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Overcast with light breeze, the current temperature is 14.6C. 58.2C. The pressure is 1012mb rising. Herbie.

Re: Money (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 9 Hours 12 Minutes ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

I've not used cash for many years, apart from very rare exceptions. I don't use cards either, I normally use my phone, but carry cards as back up. Luckily I do - A few weeks ago Lidl's entire contactless system failed, so my phone was

Re: Money (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 9 Hours 18 Minutes ago by: Ray

I rarely have any legal tender on me, relying on cards or Apple Pay on the phone. We recently visited a large seaside town and picked a large car park virtually empty on a fine Sunday morning. The pay machine only accepted coins, bit of

Money

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 16 Hours 24 Minutes ago by: Jim S

Does anyone here still using money/notes/coins? I seldom use my debit card either although I do use my credit card to get more protection, and pay it off when the bill comes in. Where will it go?

Re: Email Program (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 1 Day ago by: Abandoned_Trolley

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_email_clients ?

Re: GMT Sunday 15th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 64F and 1014mb. There was a fair amount of rain overnight but it has stayed dry so far this morning. There is only a very slight breeze. Best wishes to everybody. Jim

Email Program

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

I am getting a bit frustrated with eM Client as it has no whitelist and the company seems to think that it is acceptable to add the whole world population (except the 200 or so people in my address book) to a blacklist. I have tried Thu

Re: GMT Sunday 15th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Bill P

Mornin Each. A dull morning out there but not cold and the Swifts have turned up. Hope all are well or mending.

Re: GMT Sunday 15th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

GMT Sunday 15th May 2022.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 1 Day 7 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Damp start with light breeze. The current temperature is 14.9C. 58.8F. and a pressure of 1013mb. falling. Herbie

Re: How very generous (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

Though you will have time between now and October when you would otherwise have been paying the larger fix price offer, to save up ready for the higher chargers which predict will come. The big bonus, is charges are capped on a variabl

Re: How very generous (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Or NOT!!!

Re: GMT Saturday 14th Mat 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Re: GMT Saturday 14th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 60F and 1022mb. It is a fairly cloudy morning with a few blue patches, and one has just coincided with the position of the sun and for the first time today I see sunshine. Best wishes to everybody. Jim

GMT Saturday 14th Mat 2022.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 2 Days 7 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Bright and calm start today. The temperature is 17.5C. 63.5F. and a pressure of 1022mb rising. Herbie.

Re: How very generous (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 2 Days 21 Hours ago by: Bri.

This isn't peculiar to BG, Jim, suppliers fixed prices are currently very high and consumers are settling for a variable tariff. Your past usage will most likely have been passed on to BG and they probably have a far better kWh record of

Re: How very generous (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 2 Days 21 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

I have just received the very same emailed offer from BG 'Exclusive May 23v1' ? I was recently picked up by BG following the failure of my supplier - it left me wondering which planet BG are on, expecting customers to think an extra 30%

How very generous

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Indy Jess John

I have just had a promotional email. I got exported to British Gas when my old energy supplier went bust. So BG have just over 2 months of my usage on which to base my expected annual amounts, whereas I have 3 years worth of meter readin

Re: GMT Friday 13th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Re: GMT Friday 13th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 59F and 1021mb. There is a gusty wind this morning, so the scattered clouds are giving short-lived sunny intervals as they move across the sky. It is forecast to stay dry too. Best wishes to everybody. Jim

Re: Wet Washing (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

You suggested it was trying to spin the water out, so maybe it was only missing the final rinse and spin..... I would have given them a good rinse in cold water in the bath, pulled the plug out to let them drain as much as possible, be

GMT Friday 13th May 2022.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 3 Days 8 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Cloudy start with light breeze. The temperature is 12.8C. 55.0F. and a pressure of 1021mb. rising. Herbie.

Re: Ableton Live Lite (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: Ray

It's often the freebie with bits of music kit. I think I've got one tucked away somewhere unused. it came with a Focusrite. I also use Cubase.

Re: Wet Washing (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: Ray

Sounds reasonable to me.

Re: Wet Washing (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Goodness me no, it's a bit dusty and I haven't got a duster :-)

Ableton Live Lite

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Abandoned_Trolley

As there's a few musicians(?) amongst us ... I recently bought a piece of kit which was NOS, and along with it was a registration card for Ableton Live Lite Version 9 - including the 24 character licence key. I am never going to use i

Re: Wet Washing (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Abandoned_Trolley

have you splashed out (pardon the pun) on a new washing machine just on account of this funny turn ?

Re: Wet Washing (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

It won't do any harm leaving them to soak in cold water before putting them in the new machine. You can always drain the water away and replace it to stop it getting stagnant. Do read the instructions that come with the new machine tho

Re: GMT Thursday 12th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 61F and 1020mb. It has been a sunny intervals morning with white clouds occasionally getting in the way of sunshine, and it is pretty windy too. It is likely to stay dry though, with the odd risk of a shower

Wet Washing

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

I think Karma is hitting me. After getting my broadband speed back up to normal my home network decided to give up the ghost this morning, after an hour's investigation I ran a cable along the hall which fixed it for now, goodness knows

Re: GMT Thursday 12th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 4 Days 6 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

GMT Thursday 12th May 2022.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 4 Days 9 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Bright and breezy start to the day. The temperature is 11.9C. 53.4F. and a pressure of 1019mb. rising. Herbie.

Re: GMT Wednesday 11th May 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 57F and 1007mb. It is a *wet* morning - it hasn't stopped raining since the early hours giving nearly a quarter of an inch so far and the back edge of the rain cloud is still a couple of hours away. Some sunsh

Re: GMT Wednesday 11th May 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Re: GMT Wednesday 11th May 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Overcast and windy, the temperature is 13.7C. 56.6F. and a pressure of 1010mb falling. Herbie.

Re: GMT Wednesday 11th May 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 5 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

It is said that if you stand with one leg in scalding water and the other in icy water then on average you will feel comfortable :-)

GMT Wednesday 11th May 2022

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 5 Days 8 Hours ago by: John

Good morning from a very wet and windy Trevella Holiday Park, Crantock Got sunburnt on Monday. More likely to get rusty today. :-[

First hatching!!!

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

First osprey chick has hatched at Manton Bay on Rutland water. It looks lively enough and mother bird is feeding that wide open beak. Hatching was at around 22:45 Monday 09/05/2022. www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxN8Sb_xHp0

Re: GMT Tuesday 10th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Re: GMT Tuesday 10th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 61F and 1016mb. There was some brief spells of rain early this morning and even now it is still cloudy and windy, but the cloud is slowly thinning and the sun is trying to break through. It looks as though t

GMT Tuesday 10th May 2022.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 6 Days 8 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning From West Dorset. Overcast and damp and breezy. The temperature is 13.7C. 56.6F. and a pressure of 1016mb. steady. Herbie

Re: GMT Monday 9th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 7 Days ago by: Indy Jess John

Good afternoon from Somerset. 70F and 2020mb. After a calm and sunny morning the cloud has built up and the wind has increased. It is still a nice day, but not as summery as it started out. Best wishes to everybody. Jim

Re: RIP Dennis Waterman (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Indeed !! Rest in peace Carter/Terry. Kept many a TV watcher happy for decades.

Re: GMT Monday 9th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

GMT Monday 9th May 2022.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Cloudy start with light breeze. The temperature is 13.7C. 56.6F. and a pressure of 1028mb. rising. Herbie

RIP Dennis Waterman

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 8 Days ago by: Pete C

Another great actor gone.

Re: GMT Sunday 6th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

"6th May, 2022" ?? Surely not!! Unless I've just slept through 48 hours. My timepieces and diary are all indicating "8th May 2022". Mornin' from a dry, warm, bright and sunny day here in South Yorkshire. We've had very little cl

Re: GMT Sunday 6th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 67F and 1029mb. The sky is almost cloudless but only a hazy blue so there is plenty of reasonable though not full power sunshine, currently on the weather station so the temperature reading is going to be a b

GMT Sunday 6th May 2022.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 8 Days 8 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. mottled blue sky and still. The temperature is 13.7C. 56.6F. and a pressure of 1028mb rising. Herbie.

SimplePharmacy - more

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

They have just delivered the first batch, I actually though I had placed my ofer with them in the more compact pouches on a roll, but they have arrived as what they call 'dossette boxes'. A more cumbersome large paperback, one pack per w

Re: GMT Saturday 7th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 9 Days 6 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Mornin' from a dry, warm, bright and sunny day here in South Yorkshire. We had mist around dawn, but that burned away quite quickly. Not much cloud about now and BYT is getting down to doing the business. Temperature out there

Re: GMT Saturday 7th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 67F and 1027mb. It has been sunny all morning but some cloud is expected to arrive late afternoon. There is a stead light breeze from a mild direction. Best wishes to everybody. Jim

GMT Saturday 7th May 2022.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. The temperature is 14.4C. 57.9F. and a pressure of 1025mb. rising. Herbie.

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: mac

"Ray" <amos-jones@outlook.com> wrote in message news:t4t8j9$ibs$1@amos-jones.eternal-september.org... Hi I missed this, I had tried all the combinations of server settings on the ES Status page to no avail. I use Windows Mail in W7, (cl

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: mac

" mac" <macnever@fsmail.net> wrote in message news:t4r1lb$91m$1@gioia.aioe.org... Having tested the above, original settings, several times over the past few days with no luck! This morning they are working again :-)

Re: GMT Friday 6th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Re: Scam Letter (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: boggy

And putting <1stcentral.co.uk> into a web browser redirects to the genuine site I mentioned. They also have an email address on the FCA register of <customer.relations@1stcentral.co.uk>, so the email address in the original post does i

Re: Scam Letter (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: boggy

I assume this is a typo in the posting - without the 't' takes you to a 'domain for sale' page - clearly not a genuine company if that address is correct. (but was it www1st or is that a typo too and should be www.1st?) <https://www.1s

Re: Scam Letter (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Not sure you can make that guarantee about all UK companies but hopefully most of them!

Re: Scam Letter (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

And why would an insurance company spell it "insurtance" for their website? Jim

Re: Scam Letter (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

It is the American spelling. Not something a UK company would do. Jim

Re: GMT Friday 6th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 58F and 1027mb. There is a fair amount of cloud aloft but some blue patches allow sunny intervals. There is a steady breeze from a mild direction. Best wishes to everybody. Jim

Re: GMT Friday 6th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: John

Good morning all from a cloudy Plympton. I'm here to help my sister and BIL to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married 13 months after Jean and I. Here for the weekend then a week in a caravan at https://www.parkhol

GMT Friday 6th May 2022.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 10 Days 9 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Bright start with a moderate breeze, the temperature is10.9C. 51.6F. and a pressure of 1026mb rising. Herbie.

Re: Plus Net (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 10 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Re: Scam Letter (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 10 Days 20 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

A genuine domain for their email is 'stopfraud@1stcentral.co.uk'. Compare the part after the @ sign, against the email address they suggest you send a copy to.

Re: Scam Letter (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

No UK company would spell licence like that so there must be a good chance it's a scam.

Scam Letter

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 11 Days ago by: Andy

Anyone else received any scam snailmail from 1st central insurance? Got a letter today requesting a copy of my driving license because someone had attempted to impersonate me to buy car insurance. website www1stcentralinsurtance.com [ wh

Re: Save Electricity (for another day) (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 11 Days ago by: Abandoned_Trolley

I wandered in to a large charity shop furniture warehouse place this morning, and as it was hot and sunny outside I was astonished to be confronted by one of those high powered fan heater things mounted on the wall just inside the do

Re: GMT Thursday 5th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good afternoon (just) from Somerset. 68F and 1025mb. There is a mix of blue sky and WFTs and some decent sunny intervals, one of which I am in at the moment. The forecast is for a band of cloud to arrive and pass over during the afterno

Re: GMT Thursday 5th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 11 Days 5 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

GMT Thursday 5th May 2022.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 11 Days 8 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset.Dry and bright start with a moderate breeze. The temperature is 12.5C. 54.5F. and a pressure of 1024mb. rising. Herbie

Re: Plus Net (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 12 Days ago by: Who, me?

My router came with cat5e cable which was *just* long enough but as I wanted a bit more choice of location I purchased some cat6. Dunno what the prices are currently but some 18 months ago the cost difference was marginal.

Re: Plus Net (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 12 Days 1 Hour ago by: charles

One thing I discovered when having FTTP fitted was that older cables can seriously restrict speed. On one of my links a new cable upped my speed from 89Mmbps to 300Mbps

Re: Plus Net (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 12 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Interesting, just had a call from PN stating the engineer thought my router was faulty and should be changed. My speed is hovering around 28 Mb/s which is twice the lowest guaranteed speed and better than I expected. The call said jus

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jack Harry Teesdale

My connection has been working as normal.

Re: GMT Wednesday 4th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 58F and 1020mb. It has bee cloudy all morning so far but the clouds are forecast to thin later today to give a few sunny intervals. It is much windier today than it has been recently. Best wishes to everybo

Re: GMT Wednesday 4th May 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 12 Days 6 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Mornin' from a dry, mild and mostly overcast and dull here in South Yorkshire. It looks like BYT is struggling to burn through the cloud so far, but his efforts seem to be quite positive and I expect he'll be through quite soon.

GMT Wednesday 4th May 2022.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 12 Days 8 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. A dry bright start with a temperature of 12.3C. 54.1F. and a pressure of 1020mb. rising Herbie.

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 12 Days 8 Hours ago by: Ray

It means "they" have nothing useful to add to the conversation. For the OP, look at the list of server names available with SSL/TLS. And has your email/newsreader been updated recently by Microsoft?

Re: ISP (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 12 Days 9 Hours ago by: Ray

I should probably have added that I didn't use their router or their email service.

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 12 Days 9 Hours ago by: Abandoned_Trolley

So I still maintain that there is nothing to be deduced from their lack of response ?

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: Oliver

[snipped] So there was I following this thread thinking it was nothing to do with me because I use VirginMedia's newsgroups. But of course I use eternal-september because VM stopped supporting newsgroups ages ago. Eternal-September has

What Words

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days ago by: Jeff Gaines

I tried to find my What 3 Words location while walking the mutt earlier so I could find the way back to the car! The location it came up with was a mile or so away so not of much help. It may be there's not much cover in the New Forest

Re: ISP (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

+1 and not much difference in cost, if you haggle with them.

Re: ISP (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

That is at odds with my experience of TT. I had slow transfer, despite a reasonable connection speed, email would frequetly go to error. Talking to the helpdesk wasn't very productive, even if you could get them to understand English,

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days ago by: Abandoned_Trolley

I take your point .. However, there is no way of knowing how many people subscribe to a single service and drop off the radar when it crashes. Any number of them might be quite happy to wait a few hours / days for it to come back up

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: boggy

Yes - SSL/TLS is selected.

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: Who, me?

I thought I'd better check mine too as I use news etc on 119...

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: John the R-T

Or as I did from ES my headers:- Path: border1.nntp.dca1.giganews.com!nntp.giganews.com!weretis.net!feeder8.news.weretis.net!eternal-september.org!reader02.eternal-september.org!.POSTED!not-for-mail From: John the R-T <john-theR-T@invali

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: mac

"boggy" <boggy@peatbogs.co.uk> wrote in message news:t4r0ql$rpj$1@dont-email.me... Thanks for your replies. I've got it to work by removing the check mark from use SSL, and left the original server name "reader" on Port 119. Now I wonde

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 2 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Some people subscribe to more than one news service. The original message was posted on the Aioe.org NNTP Server, for instance. A reply along the lines of "I saw your message on [Service Name] but not on eternal-september would be quite

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 2 Hours ago by: Abandoned_Trolley

and impossible to deduce anything from the people who have not replied because their connection has crashed ?

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: boggy

The status page is at: <http://www.eternal-september.org/serverstatus.php?language=en> reader80 and reader443 appear there rather than just 'reader', so that might help...

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

It's possible to extrapolate an answer from the number of replies :-)

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 4 Hours ago by: Abandoned_Trolley

interesting question to put in a newsgroup ...

Re: GMT Tuesday 3rd May 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 4 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good afternoon from Somerset. 58F and 1022mb. It has been cloudy all morning but it is reasonably bright and the showers are forecast to hold off until the evening. Best wishes to everybody. Jim

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: mac

Mine is and has always been set to reader.eternal-september.org, port 563 since the transition from Motzerella back in 2009. I have tried news.eternal-september.org, port 563, no go! Grrrr Does the server that I use appear on the status pa

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: boggy

Mine's fine on news.eternal-september.org, port 563 All the servers are showing green on the status page.

Re: Plus Net (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Engineer turned up at 08:30 and took some readings. He then followed my connection back from the green box and re-made every junction, he has just left. I now have around 30 Mb/s again which is about the max for aluminium cable and b

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: mac

This started yesterday, any chance you can check the Server name in use and the Port you are set to please?

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jim S

OK here NE UK

Re: news.eternal-september.org (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: John the R-T

Replying from ES

Re: GMT Tuesday 3rd May 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

news.eternal-september.org

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: mac

The server appears to be down, just for me or are others seeing the same?

Re: ISP (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 9 Hours ago by: Ray

Nothing really wrong with TalkTalk that isn't shared with other ISP's using the same Openreach wires. I used them for years in two houses in different parts of the country. The actual service was excellent, very fast connections, and the

GMT Tuesday 3rd May 2022

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 9 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Overcast with light breeze, the temperature is 11.7C. %3.0F. The pressure is 1020mb. rising. Herbie.

Re: ISP (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 17 Hours ago by: Pete C

I upgraded my PN account about a year ago to something faster. It isn't the cheapest but on the rare occasion I need help.....it's in English!That is worth paying for.

Re: ISP (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

Exactly my point - move to VM fibre and it is then not so easy to move to a better deal when you spot one. My Plusnet has been equally reliable, as was the local hardware part when I was with Tiscali - rather it was a continuous probl

Re: ISP (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 13 Days 23 Hours ago by: Andy

Just as an update, I'm not in a VM area though have had it when I lived in another part of England 20 years ago. We have just had KCOM dig up the streets locally and they are doing £20 a month off deals ie £44 price £24pm for 24 mont

Re: Me and the DVLA (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 14 Days ago by: Andy

Thanks for that it's still showing old details at the moment.

Re: ISP (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 14 Days ago by: Indy Jess John

VM have their own network. Using their connection doesn't give you a fibre connection you can reuse for BT, Plusnet et al. As a VM user I can say that their network rarely fails, it usually takes a lightning strike or a vehicle acciden

Re: ISP (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

I have their fibre at my garden gate, but for the moment at least I'm sticking to Plusnet's fibre to the cabinet then copper for the final 200 yards. It's fast, faster than i need and I am wary of going to fibre, wandering how easy to

Re: ISP (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 14 Days 4 Hours ago by: Smokey

Virgin are/were doing a £17 deal recently if you are in a cable area ..

Re: Me and the DVLA (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 14 Days 4 Hours ago by: Smokey

OH applied in November for medical renewal , consultant replied to then in December, still hadn’t received it Mid March , eventually managed to. Intact them and received it Mid April ..

Re: Me and the DVLA (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 14 Days 4 Hours ago by: Smokey

Try here … https://contact.dvla.gov.uk/driving-licence

Re: GMT Monday 2nd May 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: Bill P

Morning Each. No sign of any byt yet, just dull and dismal. Hope all are well or mending. Have a nice day,

Re: GMT Monday 2nd May 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 14 Days 6 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 56F and 1022mb. It is a cloudy morning staying dry with just a hint of a breeze. Best wishes to everybody. Jim

Re: GMT Monday 2nd May 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 14 Days 6 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

GMT Monday 2nd May 2022

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 14 Days 8 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Cloudy start but dry with a light breeze.. The current temperature is 11.5C. 52.7F. and a pressure of 1020mb rising. Herbie.

Re: Me and the DVLA (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 14 Days 17 Hours ago by: Pete C

Same here Peter.

Re: Motoring. Break down cover (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 14 Days 18 Hours ago by: Oliver

AutoAid https://www.autoaidbreakdown.co.uk/personal-based-cover/ £59.99 when I renewed in September. Person-based insurance so wife and I are covered whatever cars we are driving. Includes Home Start - I had to call them out recently a

Re: ISP (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 14 Days 22 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

With Plusnet too, but I never just renew with them - I always make them negotiate and compete. Better to keep a customer long term on a small profit, than one for a year on a one off margin.

Re: GMT Sunday 1st May 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 15 Days 4 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good afternoon from Somerset. It rained overnight into the early daylight hours, and it has been a dull and cloudy morning once the rain stopped. There is more rain to come though and I have just had a light shower before entering the

Re: Motoring. Break down cover (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 15 Days 4 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

I have RAC cover as part of my car insurance and from the price I paid that must have been a lot cheaper than what the RAC is quoting you. So even if you have a different insurer than I have, it would still be worth you asking them how

Re: Save Electricity (for another day) (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 15 Days 4 Hours ago by: boggy

A quick straw poll from the manufacturers websites gives recommended temperatures as: Hotpoint/Indesit 0.5 to 5c Bosch 4c Miele 5c Samsung 3c Beko 4.5c My fridge thermometer also shows the ideal range as 0 to 5c! All slightly

Re: Save Electricity (for another day) (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 15 Days 4 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Mine sits around 40F which is roughly 4.5C. Things seem to stay fresh for a long time at that temperature. Jim

Re: Save Electricity (for another day) (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 15 Days 5 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Re: GMT Sunday 1st May 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 15 Days 5 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Re: Save Electricity (for another day) (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 15 Days 6 Hours ago by: boggy

The FSA say the temperature should be below 5c which also agrees with the information from a food hygiene course I completed recently. It seems doubtful the default setting would be 8c

Re: Motoring. Break down cover (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 15 Days 6 Hours ago by: Who, me?

Green Flag. On the very few occasions I've used them they've been prompt and efficient but I've no experience in the last 5 years or so.

Re: Save Electricity (for another day) (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 15 Days 6 Hours ago by: Abandoned_Trolley

I was under the impression that the default setting for most domestic fridges was 8c - either way, 3c sounds uncomfortably cold for beer etc ...

Re: GMT Sunday 1st May 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 15 Days 6 Hours ago by: Bill P

Morning Herbie. A dark cold morning here. Hope all are well or mending. -- Bill P. Shildon, Cradle of the Railways, County Durham. Land of the Prince Bishops.

Re: Motoring. Break down cover (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 15 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

I alternate between AA/RAC each year to get the best price.

Re: Motoring. Break down cover (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 15 Days 7 Hours ago by: Peter Hawkins

I am with RAC, also for many years. It is certainly worth arguing over the price.

Motoring. Break down cover

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 15 Days 8 Hours ago by: Ray

I've been with the RAC for years with no issues, I can't recall the last time I called them out. I've just had the renewal notice, cost £169.99. Before I go and argue the toss, who is everyone else using? Cover supplied by or as part of mo

GMT Sunday 1st May 2022

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 15 Days 8 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Overcast with rain forecast. The temperature is 12.1C. 53.7F. and a pressure of 1024mb steady. Herbie.

Re: ISP (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: Who, me?

Currently with BT as PN didn't offer FTTP at the time. I'd be happy to go back to them if and when they do offer it. I'm pretty sure that unless its a cable supplier all/most the ISPs use the same networks so its really down to custo

Re: Me and the DVLA (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 15 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

As has been said several times f you have valid passport renewal of licence is a doddle, if not you have to go through the paper process which took 7 months in my case last year, I have to get the address changed but I'm loathe to se

ISP

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 15 Days 23 Hours ago by: Andy

I have got a contract renew due shortly with Plusnet, have been with them 10+ years now. Wondered what folk are using as ISP and are there any good deals / providers people are turning to?

Re: Me and the DVLA (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 15 Days 23 Hours ago by: Andy

That's the next job on the "to do" list.

Re: Me and the DVLA (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 16 Days ago by: Indy Jess John

If you can quote your passport number, the on-line renewal process is normally quite slick. Jim

Re: Me and the DVLA (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 16 Days ago by: Andy

I ordered mine a month or so ahead of renewal without a renewal letter, the Post Office lady was all for me waiting and getting my money worth out of the renew, until I explained I'd not get a full 10 years from the renew as my over 70 r

Re: Me and the DVLA (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 16 Days ago by: Peter Hawkins

I find these stories amazing as I had a letter about licence renewal a few days ago, applied on line, and received it in today's post. This was for over 70 renewal, and I didn't ask for any changes, so maybe that's why it was so quick

Re: Me and the DVLA (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 16 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andy

I did the Post Office renew for £21.50p yesterday and the lady quoted 7 working days for my new DL to arrive. I kept a scan of my old DL so where can you track it please?

Re: GMT Saturday 30th April 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Re: GMT Saturday 30th April 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 58F and 1031mb. It has been a mostly sunny morning so far. There are some fair weather clouds in the mainly blue sky and some of those are thin enough to dim rather than block the sun's rays. There is just a

GMT Saturday 30th April 2022

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 16 Days 6 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset Bright start with light breeze. The temperature is 11.5C. 52.7F. and a pressure of 1031mb. rising. Herbie.

Save Electricity (for another day)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 16 Days 8 Hours ago by: Ray

increasing our fridge temperature from 3c. to 5c. is, according to the smart meter, saving a significant measurable amount of power. I can see this particularly overnight when nothing else except computers is running. We've turned off the c

Re: Just testing - ignore this (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

And it did. Most odd.

Just testing - ignore this

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Eternal September said it wanted me to log in again but it seems to be working without me doing that. This is to see if it does send and receive. Jim

Re: GMT Friday 29th April 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Re: GMT Friday 29th April 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 53F and 1032mb. After a cloudy start the cloud is now breaking up and the sun has just come through a blue gap. There is only a faint breeze. Best wishes to everybody. Jim

GMT Friday 29th April 2022

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 17 Days 8 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning From West Dorset. Bright start with a light breeze. The current temperature is 9.7C. 49.4F. and a pressure of 1031mb rising. Back on line after a hard drive crash. Herbie

Re: GP appointments turn around. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 17 Days 22 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

I'm guessing NHS has been applying pressure to surgeries to have more F2F appointments, that's why I am finding so difficult to book them.

Plus Net

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 18 Days ago by: Jeff Gaines

My broadband speed here is stated by PN to be "between 16 Mbps and 21 Mbps and your minimum guaranteed speed is 14.5 Mbps.". I'm getting 5 Mbps at the moment while I am trying to download a Mac OS upgrade and a Widows iso, estimates of

Re: GP appointments turn around. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 18 Days 4 Hours ago by: Graham Harrison

I've recently had a similar experience. Got sent for a CT scan to see what's happening to my tumour. That was Wednesday late afternoon. Thursday evening I got a phone call about 2130 saying please come to "Ambulatory Emergency Care" tomo

GMT Thursday 28th April 2022

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 18 Days 5 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 53F and 1032mb. It has been a cloudy morning, but it has been bright and the temperature is slowly creeping up after a chilly night. Like yesterday there is a gusty breeze from a cool direction. Best wishes to

Re: GP appointments turn around. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 18 Days 5 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

There can be hidden advantages in a F2F appointment. I know someone who was due a monitoring appointment for a pre-existing condition, and that was offered as a F2F appointment. It went routinely until the doctor noticed something comp

Re: GP appointments turn around. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 18 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

My surgery will convert phone to F2F if you book a phone appointment then call them.

Re: Burning Oxygen (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 18 Days 8 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

When I first heard that, I always assumed they were not permitted to smoke in the cockpit of a commercial aircraft?

Re: GP appointments turn around. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 18 Days 8 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

I was told appointments get released at 8am, so told to ring then (just now). There are no phone appointments for at least two weeks, but several F2F appointment to be had today. I booked a F2F afternoon appointment for 1:30. You would

Re: Burning Oxygen (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 18 Days 9 Hours ago by: Ray

More likely, drop the match/lighter. In your scenario I doubt he would have got round to lighting the cigarette. Now you know the real reasons why smoking is not allowed on aeroplanes.

Re: Burning Oxygen (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 18 Days 17 Hours ago by: Pete C

The violent burning of the match/lighter would have caused the pilot to drop the cigarette....catching other stuff on fire.

Re: Burning Oxygen (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

It doesn't worry me, I know what I have achieved. It's to balance the BBC News website :-) Thanks.

Re: Burning Oxygen (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 18 Days 20 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Mine was similar - oxygen on its own doesn't burn, but it readily combines with other materials that do. If the Egyptian pilot lit a cigarette in the presence of a high concentration of oxygen then both the cigarette and whatever it wa

Re: Burning Oxygen (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 18 Days 21 Hours ago by: Bri.

My schooling is similar to yours, oxygen only assists burning.

GP appointments turn around.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 19 Days ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

I needed an appointment today, a phone appointment would have been absolutely fine, but they are booked up weeks ahead. They only had face to face available and plenty of those.

Re: Burning Oxygen (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 19 Days ago by: Abandoned_Trolley

I think that in a public forum you shouldn’t give people the opportunity to confirm that you are a twat. And, mistaking the Daily Mail for a newspaper might not be too smart either :-\ But basically ... I think you are correct, and

Re: Burning Oxygen (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 19 Days ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

Same answer as in the other newsgroup.

Burning Oxygen

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 19 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Probably a question for our science teacher :-) There has been a report that an Egypt Air flight MS804 crashed because the pilot lit a cigarette and oxygen from a leaking mask caught alight. Accepting there may be issues with translatio

Re: GMT Wednesday 27th April 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 19 Days 5 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Re: GMT Wednesday 27th April 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 19 Days 6 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 51F and 1028mb. After a few hours of good sunshine earlier it has now clouded over, and with a gusty breeze from a cool direction it is not likely to get any warmer unless the cloud clears. Best wishes to ev

Re: GMT Wednesday 27th April 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 19 Days 7 Hours ago by: Bill P

Mornin Herbie and Each. A dull overcast morning but no cold wind for a change. Hope all are well or mending. Keep safe.

GMT Wednesday 27th April 2022

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 19 Days 7 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Bright and breezy, with a temperature of 10.5C. 50.1F. and a pressure of 1025mb rising. Herbie

Re: GMT Tuesday 26th April 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: Bill P

Day has gone all to pot. Dark and showery now. -- Bill P. Shildon, Cradle of the Railways, County Durham. Land of the Prince Bishops.

Re: GMT Tuesday 26th April 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 60F and 1023mb. It has been a sunny morning with only a few isolated fair weather clouds dotting the blue, but there is a steady breeze from a cool direction so it doesn't feel as warm as the thermometer sugg

Re: GMT Monday 25th April 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 20 Days 6 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Re: GMT Tuesday 26th April 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 20 Days 8 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Bright start to the day. The temperature is 10.1C with a pressure of 1020mb rising. Herbie

GMT Tuesday 26th April 2022.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 20 Days 8 Hours ago by: Bill P

Mornin Each. A bright sunny morning. Hope all are well or mending. Have a nice day.

Re: GMT Monday 25th April 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 20 Days 18 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good evening from Somerset. It has been another hectic day so I have only just got to the computer to tell you I am OK. Hopefully better service tomorrow Best wishes to evrybody. Jim

Re: GMT Monday 25th April 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 21 Days 6 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

GMT Monday 25th April 2022.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: Bill P

Mornin Each. A bit showery this morning and cold. Hope all are well or mending. Keep safe. -- Bill P. Shildon, Cradle of the Railways, County Durham. Land of the Prince Bishops.

Re: GMT Sunday 24th April 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 22 Days 5 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Re: GMT Sunday 24th April 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 22 Days 6 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 58F and 1009mb. The sun is out and the sky is mostly a hazy blue, and the light breeze has moved round to a milder direction. What a pity St Gorge's Day wasn't like that. I went to an outdoor event yesterday

Re: GMT Sunday 24th April 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 22 Days 6 Hours ago by: Bill P

Mornin Herbie. The sun is out put we have a rather cold wind. Hope all are well or mending. Must try and get in here more often. Keep safe Each.

GMT Sunday 24th April 2022.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 22 Days 8 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Dull and breezy. The temperature is 10.1C. 50.1F. and a pressure of 1005mb rising. Take care Herbie.

Re: GMT Saturday 20rd April 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 23 Days 5 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Re: GMT Saturday 20rd April 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 23 Days 6 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 55F and 1003mb. It is an overcast day with a stiff breeze from a cool direction, making it feel rather colder than the thermometer says. Best wishes to everybody. Jim

GMT Saturday 20rd April 2022

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Dry, overcast and misty with a strong breeze after overnight rain. The current temperature is 11.1C. 51.9F. and a pressure of 1001mb. falling. Take Care. Herbie.

Re: GMT Friday 22nd April 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good afternoon from Somerset. 58F and 1007mb. It is another day with light clouds above, but this time it is thick enough to prevent the sunshine getting through, and there is a steady cold wind to make it feel more wintry than the th

Re: GMT Friday 22nd April 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 24 Days 5 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

GMT Friday 22nd April 2022.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 24 Days 9 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. A dry, dull and breezy start to the day. The current temperature is 9.2C. 48.5F. and a pressure of 1006mb falling. Take care. Herbie.

Re: GMT Thursday 21st April 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 25 Days 1 Hour ago by: Indy Jess John

Got it! XP used the Reply button, Win7 expects me to use the Follow Up button. Jim

Re: Anyone using Simple Online Pharmacy? (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 25 Days 5 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

The online pharmacy seems to be more on the ball than either the surgery, or the local pharmacy I have been using to date and for several years. They spotted a potential for interaction between Omeprazole and Clopidogrel, advised the s

Re: GMT Thursday 21st April 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 25 Days 6 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Mornin' from another gusty but mild, dry, cloudless, bright and sunny day here in South Yorkshire. We've had Walter and BYT here since dawn but the gusty, up to 15 mph cooling breeze from the ENE hasn't allowed the temperature to

Re: GMT Thursday 21st April 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 25 Days 7 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 51F and 1012mb. There is a scattering of thin cloud but it doesn't stop the sunshine getting through. There is a light breeze from a cool direction. Best wishes to everybody. Jim PS I am now on Thunderbird

GMT Thursday 21st April 2022.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 25 Days 9 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Cloudy and dry. The current temperature is 8.3C. 46.9F. and a pressure of 1010mb falling. Take care and stay safe. Herbie

Re: GMT Wednesday 20th April 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 25 Days 17 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good evening from Somerset. Computer problems (head crash on second disc drive) but mostly sorted now. Normal service should be resumed tomorrow. Jim

Re: Image Editing Software for WIndows (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 26 Days 3 Hours ago by: Abandoned_Trolley

PS Elements has a batch processing facility ?

Re: GMT Wednesday 20th April 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Re: GMT Wednesday 20th April 2022. (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Bright and breezy with a temperature of 13.4C. 56.1F. and a pressure of 1016mb falling. Take care and stay safe. Herbie.

GMT Wednesday 20th April 2022.

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: Bill P

Mornin Each. Changable out there, overcast then sunny. Bit cold. Hope all are well or mending

Re: Image Editing Software for WIndows (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 26 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Many thanks for the suggestions :-) I have Adobe Photoshop Elements v12 (and the video equivalent) but it's way over the top for what I want. I found this: http://greenfishsoftware.org/gfie.php It's open source and nice and easy to u

Re: Anyone using Simple Online Pharmacy? (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 27 Days 5 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

I have just put my first order in and I was correct, it is an automated mechanical picking and pouching service. You order the meds, select them in the tear off pouches, then then get in touch with you via email to ask how you want the

Re: GMT Tuesday 19th April 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 27 Days 6 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

Re: Image Editing Software for WIndows (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: tahiri

It is still there in Windows 10. In windows accessories, along with notepad, wordpad, internet explorer.....

Re: GMT Tuesday 19th April 2022 (thread)

uk.people.silversurfers

Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Dry, overcast and breezy. The temperature is 10.3C. 50.5F. and a pressure of 1017mb rising. Take care and stay safe. Herbie.

GMT Tuesday 19th April 2022

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Posted: 27 Days 9 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 41F and 1018mb. There is a mix of blue and fair weather cloud above, and it is bright though not yet sunny. There is no wind at all. Best wishes to everybody. Jim

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Posted: 27 Days 18 Hours ago by: John Adey

have a look on portableapps.com plenty of free stuff on there. john.

Re: Anyone using Simple Online Pharmacy? (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

My thoughts were that was a custom / manual system, possibly more error prone and more troublesome than an automated system used by a larger supplier.

Re: Anyone using Simple Online Pharmacy? (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

That's it - it said unavailable when I first looked, but it seemed unclear whether it was no longer available ever, or simply not available until one registered.

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Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: Andy

http://www.photofiltre.com/

Re: GMT Monday 18th April 2022. (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

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Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: Abandoned_Trolley

If you look around on eBay you can probably find an old version of Adobe Photoshop Elements, which runs on Win 10 and will do everything you want (along with a lot of things you dont want and will never understand) I am still running

Re: GMT Monday 18th April 2022. (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

Good morning from Somerset. 55F and 1018mb. There is quite a lot of thin cloud above, but the sun is penetrating through it most of the time despite very little clear blue on show. There is a little more of a breeze than yesterday too

Re: Anyone using Simple Online Pharmacy? (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: Indy Jess John

I have a relative who takes a range of tablets and his local pharmacy supplies them in a "Dosibox" which is an organiser pre-populated with what he takes. They are normally supplied free of charge if you ask for that method. Jim

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Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

I need a really simple image editing program for Windows - png images usually. I have used paint.net for a long time but options like anti-aliasing are now impossible to find. I don't know what it is, I know it blurs the edges of image

Re: GMT Monday 18th April 2022. (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 7 Hours ago by: Bill P

Mornin Herbie. Overcast here but a bit wamish. Hope all are well or mending. Got Speck Savers tomorrow for an eye test. Take care Each.

GMT Monday 18th April 2022.

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Posted: 28 Days 8 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Cloudy start with light breeze and a temperature of 9.8C. 49.6F. The pressure is 1018mb steady. Take care and stay safe. Herbie.

Re: Anyone using Simple Online Pharmacy? (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 15 Hours ago by: boggy

This: <https://simpleonlinepharmacy.zendesk.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360047219712-What-is-our-pouch-service-How-does-it-work-> suggests they still offer the service (I only ever use my local pharmacy, so have no idea how well this works!)

Re: Anyone using Simple Online Pharmacy? (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 1 Hour ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

In the past, they always were handled by staff in pharmacies, but I would doubt they are manually handled now where so much will be passing through a facility. It will all be done by machine, from bulk sources. I know you can ask pharm

Re: Anyone using Simple Online Pharmacy? (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 2 Hours ago by: Who, me?

Hmm, I wouldn't want anyone handling and sorted my tablets before I received them, nor supplying them in anything but the proper boxes, but if you are happy with that then why not contact them direct and ask the question?

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Posted: 29 Days 5 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

I have 7 or 8 meds to take - it alternates with one of them only to be taken every second day and my pill organiser is worn out, so I looking at alternatives replacements to buy. During that process, I came across Simple Online Pharmacy,

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Posted: 29 Days 5 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

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Posted: 29 Days 6 Hours ago by: Abandoned_Trolley

When I said "TWO different products" I meant "DIFFERENT" One of them has a barrel which is threaded all the way up, and the other has a plain barrel with a shoulder on it - in other words, only one of them fits. Upon further inspecti

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Posted: 29 Days 8 Hours ago by: Herbie

Good morning from West Dorset. Cloudy start with light breeze the temperature is 12.4C 54.3F. and a pressure of 1028mb falling. Take care and stay safe. Herbie.

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Posted: 29 Days 22 Hours ago by: Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°22

As you are probably aware, I have a couple of machines running on XP. One, Nettie (the netbook) has run AVG Internet Security (Software version 18.8.3071- build 18.8.4084.409) October 2019, the other: Nova is a desktop which is runnin

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