• Cheers Lee – costs are fair – just not a good time for me – will bear in mind the “pop back” option – all the best to you and all the forumites.

  • I’m going to have to bow out gents – no complaints about the sub costs – fully understand – but having to cut my cloth accordingly at the moment and it is too steep for me. Well done Lee for keeping it going and best wishes to all on here. – been a pleasure – all the best to everyone.

  • Even later but Happy Birthday Bob – hope it was a goog’un!

  • Great news Bob – happy days!

  • Pretty sure you’d notice Duke – maybe yours hasn’t updated, new app is called Amigo, and can be made to look the same but for example to get “overlay” on the old app you tapped one of three icons – on Amigo you tap the speed display to go from full screen to overlay. One nice thing on Amigo is at the end of an Average Speed zone it tells you…[Read more]

  • The TomTom speed camera app was a great app that gave limits, cameras and (unlike many) also average speed cameras. It had a “overlay” feature which allowed a small small speed display to sit on to of (e.g.) Google Maps. The recent update uninstalled the app and replaced it with “Amigo” which is a full (but not very good) sat nav app. As JC says…[Read more]

  • Does the router have an ethernet port – if so can you connect your work laptop in to it and see if the problems remain? Otherwise the phone/hotspot option sounds good, and I’d agree that router hardware can be an issue. I’ve had to return a new Asus router recently and my eldest is on Three 4G and his first router was kaput (as a bonus they gave…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 8 months ago

    Bob – not a level playing field. Anyone English spouting the sort of nationalistic rhetoric she does would not get the time of day – they would be instantly classed as a racist xenophobe. She turns my stomach to be honest – I find her to be a very bitter woman with (in my opinion) some personal issues that she seeks to ease through her continual…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Mi Mix 3 5G in the forum Android Talk 8 months ago

    Cheers – imagine what £300 would get you at Apple!

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Mi Mix 3 5G in the forum Android Talk 8 months ago

    I saw a similar deal on HUKD (via Laptops Direct – same firm?) today. Looks very good for the money. My youngest got the Xiaomi Note 8 Pro for Christmas and its a very nice phone – real premium feel. I might have been tempted by the Mix but for me expandable storage is a must. I know this has 128GB but I keep a whole load of music/video on mine -…[Read more]

  • yes very sad. I wasn’t clever enough to get a lot of their high-brow stuff but there was a lot of accessible, genuinely hilarious stuff too. RIP.

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Linux for kids in the forum Linux Talk 8 months, 1 week ago

    I would agree. I think as full size PCs/Monitors were replaced by laptops, those (laptops) are now replaced by pads and (increasingly) big phones. My two are 25 and 27 and do EVERYTHING on their phones – even when they come back home and a laptop is available.

    As handy as phones are, it does feel like everyone is getting dumbed down…[Read more]

  • slow cooked liver, bacon and onions – one of my top 5.

  • Sorry missed this – happy birthday (belatedly) Richard.

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Discovery in the forum TV 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Not a sci-fi fan, and not wanting to divert the thread, but for a bit of un-pretentious, simple chuckling “King Gary” on iPlayer is worth a look. It is a portrayal of where I live basically – so not sure if it translates across the country – but it is making most of us in these parts laugh at ourselves and those we know.

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic coax joint in the forum Visual & Audio 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    John I would do an F-type on the end of each cable and join with an F-Type barrel connector. Stretch and wrap that self-amalgamating tape round it (go a couple of inches either side of the joint) and you should be set fair. If yor not confident practice on an old bit of coax first, but that is the way to do it in my opinion. Lots of videos on…[Read more]

  • Aside from my (probably unfounded) fear that green energy is going to do more harm than good – surely there must be a better way of harnessing wind power than these big, ugly b@stard things? Maybe something more static that had a bigger tolerance for min/max wind speed and were less of an eyesore? Like a natural jet engine? I just don’t buy the…[Read more]

  • My Ipad Air 2 (128GB cellular version which followed me out of work!) is great – only Apple device I’ve ever owned. Not ever noticed any wifi issues – and long in the tooth now, but still works great. I’m Android all the way but have to give that iPad its dues. You have to jump through a few more hoops and pay out a few quid more for decent apps…[Read more]

  • Another vote for Toshiba Canvios. Have two 4TB USB’s here (full of media that streams locally from router and STB –  idetical content – they back each other up) – and a 3TB that goes on holiday with us. All rock solid for a couple of years and counting. Very well priced when I bought them too.

  • OK tell me I am mad: If we take “natural” energy from things like the wind, sun, tides etc, might that not in itself unbalance nature? I probably am mad – all my family and mates do – but if a wind is blowing from A to B naturally, and we take a lot of energy out of it – then it either won’t get to B or will be weaker when it gets there. If we…[Read more]

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