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207 posts • joined 12 Dec 2007
I was on holiday in France when Diana died. No, nowhere near Paris. Nor did I own a white Fiat Uno. I was listening to the Beeb radio a few hours after the death and all they were talking about was when the death occurred, what a wonderful person she was etc. I though "Poor old girl. Still she was getting on a bit". It took an hour or so before they mentioned her name and I realised it was not the Queen Mum they were on about.
In the 1980s I used to swap files with a friend in The Hague by posting floppy disks. Posting to The Hague was fine but in the other direction the UK customs opened (and resealed with a note that they had done so) every floppy coming from The Netherlands. We had no explanation; all we could think of is that they were looking for pr0n. The customs guys must have been pretty mystified to find Excel files with directions and distances for our next motorcycle tour of France! I was pretty pleased when we got email!
All the Saabs I have had, about a dozen, have needed to be in reverse before one can remove the key, not fifth. To show how old I am my third car, back in the 1960s, was a Saab 96 which had a steering column change and the ignition switch was next to the gear lever on the steering column. The key could only be removed when the lever was in reverse. I assume that when they moved to a floor shift lever that they kept the same arrangement out of habit.
I run FreeFileSync daily via Task Scheduler (assuming your mother is using Windows) and set the FFS options to close the program after backup. If you are not in front of it when it fires up you would not be aware it has backed up. Come to think of it FFS is not a good acronym for FreeFileSync. Sorry!
You have just reminded me of my one and only visit to The Nutshell in Bury St Edmunds many years ago. One of the smallest pubs in the UK it had room for maybe half a dozen customers. No space for toilets. There was a BT cabinet a few yards down the road with enough space behind it for one or two people to stand. I imagine the fault rate there was a bit higher than average. The small certainly was!
It looks a bit small for a telephone exchange building and I see no poles or houses in the vicinity so I suspect it is/was a transmission repeater station for amplifying analogue on buried co-ax trunk lines between distant exchanges. Nice bit of road though! I must have ridden that on my bike a few years ago.
Exactly that. Our fridge is built-in and was powered from a switched socket at the back of the adjoining cupboard. Which has various pots and pans in. So one day I notice the light in the fridge does not come on. No noise from motor. So I guess, correctly, what has happened. The socket has now been changed out for an unswitched one.
I did too. Our local Laverda dealer was having an open day with test rides. I went with a mate and he went out first. They would not let two of us out together so I had to wait until he came back. Half an hour, an hour, still no sign. Eventually he reappeared, on foot, having run out of fuel a few miles away. They went and fetched it, loaded into the van as it was the end of the day, and disappeared.
Mind you I did have a good ride when she and Chuckles got married. And Cup Final days before video recorders - magic!
Indeed my ex and I owned a holiday cottage in France for over 20 years. We had a contract for, I think, a 30A feed. If we drew more than that the circuit breaker would soon trip leaving us in the dark. The trip also had an RCD rated at 500mA. Enough to stop the house burning down in the case of a fault but not perhaps to save our lives. I added a standard 30mA RCD in tandem
Well, as I speak it is around 20.30 in the UK and the current demand for electricity is around 39GW, not 62GW . The grid transmission capacity is not likely to be well over double the demand.
Where did you get your figures from?
I normally tax my motorcycle for 12 months at the start of each riding season, about March or April and then claim back the remainder when I take the bike off the road for its winter overhaul and rest. I have been able to tax it online for many years, more than 10 perhaps 15. When I take it off the road I claim the tax back also online. However the system cannot refund it to my card. It sends a cheque which I then have to go into town 8 miles away to pay into my bank. No, I cannot pay cheques in at the Post Office to Nationwide. Grrr...
"Oddly, the number of dairy farms has fallen by ~75% since then."
The number of dairy farms has fallen as the smaller, less efficient ones have gone. The amount of milk produced has increased since the monolithic MMB closed. The amount of milk now going to cheese producers has risen over 36% in the last twenty years and exports of cheese has more than doubled. There has been a huge increase in the number of small artisan cheesemakers. (Blessed are the chessemakers etc.) There have though been large losses in dried milk and condensed milk.
I had missed the fact that tomorrow is National Cheese Day so, as I should right now be sitting in a restaurant in France eating cheese, I have just got out a selection from the cellar and a nice, large glass of red wine...
Back in the 1960s I was at a service stop on the RAC Rally in North Wales. A BMC Mini came in and needed work on the exhaust so the crew got a mattress off the roof of the BMC 1800 service barge and put it alongside the Mini then tipped it (the Mini) on its side onto it. Quick and simple!
As unpaid support for various friends and family I have 'upgraded' several W7 computers to W10 over the last six months. I have been using the W10 ESB USB image which I have not needed to reimage at all. A couple of PCs, with no known product code, I have upgraded in situ. For the others I have done a clean install. All have updated fine and I have never been asked to pay.
Like Da Weezil I am in Wales and suffer from the myhealthonline system for repeat prescriptions. I have found that if you grit your teeth and get past the first page for registration so that you have the page with only two boxes for username and password you can then bookmark that page and come straight back to it next time. If you have a password manager you can get it to fill in the boxes too!
Hope that the team who designed it does not read El Reg or they will doubtless bugger it up.
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