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Joined on: Friday, 28th December 2001, 12:54, Last used: Wednesday, 21st August 2013, 09:17

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About this user: still have the old wharfy 750 now relegated to the bedroom... now all panasonic hometheatre/ multiregion dvd player...

likes `Baby Spice`
dislikes, anything to do with Brad Pitt/Friends/ or Robbie Williams. (oh, and Arsenal).

This user has posted a total of 7290 messages. On average, since joining, this user has posted 1.08 messages a day, or 7.54 messages a week. In the last 30 days, this user has posted 5 messages, which is on average 0.17 messages a day.

Recent Messages Posted:

RE: Browser change

been using Firefox for years since recommended on here with my tryst old Acer Windows 7 machine.

Bought a ThinkPad with Windows 10 earlier in the year... but sinc march not seen it, as the 10 year old has pinched it for school work!

Well Edge seems to have automatically downloaded, i am guessing Windows 7 has done this...

The question is do i keep it, will it increase the longevity of Windows 7?  I use Windows 10 for work, and have to say hate it... conflicts with so many systems we use!

RE: I thought car insurance was supposed to be cheaper this year?

I'm with Admiral, and so is the wife, just had £25 back on each policy, and renewal on her year old corsa fully comp protected, with business mileage included, courtesy car, and only £250 excess... renewal quote £165

Didnt bother compare the meerkat, as at that price my time is worth more!

RE: Your State of Mind

I've just gone cold turkey... 11 days without switching the TV on, didn't miss it one bit!

RE: [VIDEO] What are you listening to now??? (Music recomendations)

Listening to Queen of the High Straight, by Wendy James

Have to say quite enjoying it, not as Punk as her earlier stuff, of the Transvision Vamp classics, but its definitely growing on me

RE: So... what are you playing just now?

the fool according to the wife!

This item was edited on Thursday, 11th June 2020, 15:06

RE: 10 years have passed since I was last here!

i just remembered 'Tithers' he was a regular poster and interesting bloke, met him and JulianF at Dartington Music Festival

RE: Kim Jong Un dead?

at least videos of him before his demise!

RE: 10 years have passed since I was last here!

If everyone is coming back, where are 'Nina', 'Bear', and 'Roar'.... i am sure there are a few others?

RE: Speaking of Drinks

Apfelkorn is one of my all time favourites so will have to give this a go!

RE: Kim Jong Un dead?

dont worry plenty of clones to replace him!

RE: 10 years have passed since I was last here!

welcome to back to the asylum... they're all and mad as they were!

RE: [VIDEO] RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor

always a staple funny man since my early childhood and The Goodies, in recent years have loved listening to him on R4, such a clever and witty man.


RE: Whats going to happen with new film releases?

would be good if at least some of the big studios released them on free-to-air

a sign of good faith!

RE: Coping with the lockdown

Robee J Shepherd says...
"So true! Talking of idiot humans, what's it like out there?
Hope you manage to stay safe, Sparks!"

I can confirm we are still breeding idiots...

On the whole most people now they have panic bought, are generally pretty good at taking the advice.

In the military we talk about 'winning hearts and minds'... it has to be the same approach with this, we can police, and we can enforce the new legislation... but in this country we police by consent, better to ask, then tell... than have to threaten, and enforce through fines/arrests.

The vast majority are behind all the services trying to tackle this... fingers crossed in a month or two the worst will be behind us.

RE: Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

as if the blue light services havent enough to deal with the virus... lets just allow people to drink too much as well!

This item was edited on Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 19:42

RE: Coping with the lockdown

bandicoot says...
"So far i have laid a new carpet in the hall and stairs, and when dark, went stir crazy, and dived out the back window and headed for the woods, and this is only day two of the lockdown "

if you're bored i have some jobs for you to do, whilst i am out working!

Looks like we will be busy for quite some time... all i would say is govt advice is good... stay home, avoid contact with others outside the family unit, the virus needs us (humans) to spread.

This item was edited on Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 19:39

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Well went into Tesco thsi afternoon to get Calpol for people in the village who cannot get out, and the place was stacked with the EEC Toilet Roll mountain... still limited to two of everything in store, which is mad when they have lots od 3 for 2 offers on!

RE: Genesis Tour Tickets

Is Phil Collins well enough to play?

His son has been performing in his place over recent times.

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Well its all media hype causing the shortages in stores... just spent two days in London, and saw only 1 person with a face mask.

So at least some of the country are holding on to reality?

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Brooky... i was watching Americans on the news this morning panicking buying, for such a big country, the general population really appears to have very small grasp on reality.

This is (stands to be corrected) just another winter cold/flu virus... the media have hyped it out of all proportion.

Yes it is more of a concern for those with a pre-existing medical condition, compromised immune system, the very young/very old who may have less resistence... but in general it should not be a problem to anyone exposed.

If it were like the Great Flu epidemic of 1917/1918 that killed more than the First World War, i would be more concerned.

Simple precautions around basic hygiene, and minimising exposure to germs will see you ok.

This item was edited on Monday, 2nd March 2020, 18:21

RE: [VIDEO] The All New Doctor Who Thread...

I am quite a fan of the New Doctor... however the last two episodes of the shouting tantruming The Master were awful.

It was like watching a pantomime dame!

As for The Cybermen... they were not scary at all, my abing memory of Dr Who as a child was sitting with a cushion ready to be scared whitless... have watched this with my 10 and 12 year olds, they just aren't scared by any of it!

I hope the Daleks are more menacing...

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Nope not worried... but then i have plenty of CBRN kit

I may just walk down the street in it tomorrow waving smoke about the place

RE: Online Courses for Construction people ?

ooh a first time poster asking about construction courses on a dvd review site... i cant wait for their reply with the SPAM links in it!

RE: Broadband companies to alert you of end of contract

one slight nuance with the rules are, that they have to tell you that there are better offers/rates available...

however they do not have to offer you these as an existing customer, thy can still use special offers to entice new customers though.

I very recently had very similar experience with Vodafone, been a customer around 15 years, saw an online offer for Vodafone through a third party Carphone Warehouse, 4x the data, and half the price.

Vodafone would match it... i could terminate current contract and take out the new one, but could port the number, as Vodafone don't port their own numbers!

RE: Peter Rabbit

Funny this has appeared today... with the shocking weather this morning i watched Peter Rabbit with my 10 year old, was actually quite good!

RE: Bush fire hell in Australia

Bush fires are a natural phenomenom, and essential for the cycle of life... what has been extrordinary this time has been the magnitude of them.

Nature will find a way to make better again, if man leaves well alone.

RE: [VIDEO] Hello again :-)

Glad to hear you are back... i think others have said it all really!

As soon as you can, walk!

RE: Any coin collectors here?

nope... but i do have a two big old tea tins, full of old penny's, six pences, threepenny bits, and other coins.

I have had them twenty years, came from my gran, i am sure some may be silver... but how do i find out?

Could take them to a local antiques shop plenty in the town, but always usefull to know the real value.

Is there a cut of date when silver coins stopped?

Sadly no Soveraigns in there, but a few Crowns and Half Crowns

RE: [VIDEO] Captain Picard returns

well it definitely gets better in the second episode...