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  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Good News Bad News in the forum Ailments 1 week ago

    So sad to read that Richard. Can only echo what others have said – will keep everything crossed for you all. I know words are cheap but people do beat the odds and I really hope this hapens for you and yours. All the best.

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic nVidia Shield in the forum Android Talk 1 week, 3 days ago

    Drezha I got one in the sale too…with a view to re-sell, but definitely keeping it. Will never play the games on it (my lads might) but streaming-wise can’t faut it. Vet snappy….and the Android TV side f it is great. I had a little struggle with the remote – or should say using my universal remote. Sorted thanks to FLIRC (in my spares box) and…[Read more]

  • Duke – now “I follow” is on the internet (= all championship games live) I’d quite happily take the drop and watch Karen Brady explain howthat is the “Next Level”.

    Looking at this thread while watching Everton do everything but score against Duke’s mob. BTW we beat the Geordies 3-0 away yesterday. So Ner.…[Read more]

  • Bob had the day off today and they were talking about this game on the radio while I was driving down to my mums. Sounded like a properly mad game. Villa are scoring for fun and letting in for fun – the Villa Fan among those talking (Rupert Bell – racing pundit) was underwhelmed with the Villa keeper as he (apparently) didn’t make a save all…[Read more]

  • Welcome back Bob!!

  • Great news – thanks for keeping us updated

  • Duke on mine (Android 7) there is an option in Settings to bring back the more traditional app drawer/laucher – and with that in place haven’t felt the need to change it, you can add re-namable folders on the home page and get rid of what you don’t want, and customise the launcher tray with the app drawer in the middle. I’m a Nova fan and have…[Read more]

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    Just bought the same one from Argos yesterday -£140 – agreed Duke – very nice bit of kit.

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Help wanted! in the forum Music 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Yeah he is a proper character! We often have a stroll from Benfleet to Leigh on Sea (about 4 miles with Canvey Island on your right hand side, oil tanks and all) and it always reminds me of the band. I’ve broke the concert news to the boss and safe to say I am more excited than her. I have thrown in an outdoor show at Southend next August…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Help wanted! in the forum Music 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Just had a nose Dave and booked me and the boss up for Wilko with Glen Tilbrook (Squeeze) in Bexhill 2nd March – actually my official redundancy date although they’ve asked me to work will 30th April and I’ve said yes. Very handily near to my Mumso free digs! Thanks for the nod.

    BTW Dave have you seen the Feelgood documentary “Oil City…[Read more]

  • Picked up a 128GB micro-SD card (Sandisk) for £14.99 on Amazon – was waiting for sub-£20 so happy days.

    Best deal I’ve seen (and I don’t need them) is 3x TP-Link Smart Plugs for £36.99. You have to add 3 to the basket for the discount to apply (£29.99 each otherwise). Link.

    I’m after a decent spec Android 8″ tablet if anyone spots a bargain

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Help wanted! in the forum Music 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Dave Agreed – Dr Feelgood – fantastic band, little early for me but love that tight-but-rough R&B sound. Wilko also played with Ian Dury and the Blockheads which is why I referred as I though that’s what you were talking about ! Internet eh 🙂

    In the Ian Dury song “I wanna be straight” Wilko (and the others) give themselves a name-check at the…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Help wanted! in the forum Music 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Cheers Dave will keep an eye out – I think he nearly died a few years back. I know “The Blockheads” have played a lot minus Ian – didn’t know Wilko was out ad about – cheers.

    The Stranglers passed me by a bit – didn’t hate it but didn’t love it. Saying that I love live music so would probably enjoy Mr Cornwall if I saw him.

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Help wanted! in the forum Music 3 weeks ago

    A bit late repling Dave – only just seen this! Saw the Clash a few times (actually after I saw the Specials even though the Clash were older). Was born 1966…..so heard Pistols/Clash from mates older brothers then Jam and then Specials etc then went backwards to catch up. Would of loved to see the Clash/Specials tour – very jealous.

    Late…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic VPM /proxy in the forum Security Talk 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Interesting you post that Dave – I’m pretty sure I tried them a few years ago – VPS or “Virtual Prvate Server” – dodn’t have a lot of luck (specifically Netflix) – be interested to see how you get on….

  • Really sorry tohear about this set back…Lee please pass on my best wishes…..keep fighting Bob.

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic VPM /proxy in the forum Security Talk 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    I’ve not seen an Internet Security provider offering VPN as part of a product before…….interesting.

    NordVPN are the only compay I’m aware of that are actively advertising on UK TV, emphasis on security not Netflix USA (although they actively support most UK and USA streaming services via VPN).

    I still think if you are just interested in…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic VPM /proxy in the forum Security Talk 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    On public wifi I just ovpn back in to my home router and use my home internet. The commercial VPNs are (as Ed suggests) just used for place-shifting (mainly). I’ve also had cases where the VPN actually improves performance of streaming – guessing because what’s wrapped up in the VPN can’t easily be filtered based on protocol or host.

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic VPM /proxy in the forum Security Talk 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/vpnsecure-lifetime-subscription-1250-stacksocial-lifetime-vpn-for-5-devices-3106521 I use Torguard as their streaming IP adding are cheap….overkill for you though. If you don’t need it for Netflix etc you can get VPN-Secure lifetime for £12.50 (!). I have it as a backup and speeds are fine but no good for…[Read more]

  • Likewise Bob – all the best tomorrow – keeping everything crossed for good news

    Good luck mate

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