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  • Dan if you have a Pi3B your method is probably faster than a simple SD card, as unless you opt for an expensive hi-speed card the 300 mb/st Ethernet is faster. link

  • Ed P replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 21 hours, 25 minutes ago

    That was ‘leverage’ in action. Market speculators only have to put down a fractional amount of their gamble, the rest only becoming due on settlement day. It was in this manner that people such as George Soros made their killing wheras the Tories led by John Major cost the country £37Billion by gambling the wealth of the country on not raising…[Read more]

  • Deleted – my previous response wasn’t relevant.

    My wife has similar requirements and a similarly sized Lenono (a MX11), screen usage/keyboard are not an issue but with hindsight she would have been better off with a X200 as she still is not comfortable with a touch-screen only device.

  • Most people read what they want to see, rather than what is there.

  • Ed P replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 23 hours, 31 minutes ago

    Exchange rates are a complex subject, but mainly they are based on future performance expectations for the UK as quite a large percentage of exchange rate transactions will be forward cover for foreign currency purchases and sales.

    In the absence of real support for a Hard Brexit traders think that Sterling is under-valued present. It all depends…[Read more]

  • Ed P replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 1 day, 18 hours ago

    Graham, it does not matter whether the IMF are ‘right’. There are far too many different pundits saying that a Hard Brexit will be a disaster.

    The numbers of voices matter as it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy as far as financial markets are concerned, they will bet on a £1=1$ outcome with all the negatives on cost of living that will bring.…[Read more]

  • Ed P replied to the topic Ruddy microSD cards in the forum Raspberry Pi 2 days, 3 hours ago

    I think the ideal solution depends on your usage. The USB2 interface is restricted to around 35MB/s, but it is relatively simple to use this with equipment that will fully utilise this through direct connections (e.g.cheap ssd, or usb stick). Dan’s solution via the Pi3B 300MBS Ethernet is marginally faster. Both solutions are more robust than…[Read more]

  • Sony have a YouTube on connections. link

    Of absolutely  no help to you, Samsung have a ‘one connect’ box (only power+signal to TV). I was a bit dubious about this being a gimmick but after SWMBO decided on redecoration and a couple of room layout changes it really simplifies life in making connections to a wall-mounted TV, as well as making it…[Read more]

  • Ed P replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 2 days, 16 hours ago

    Corrected 😋

  • Ed P replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 2 days, 20 hours ago

    OK as both were BELEAVE rags, those numbers make up for my forgetting to include the Beeb on-line audience of 19.5mm. I have not bothered to change my earlier numbers as I did not know how to translate monthly readership into daily ones!

  • Ed P replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 2 days, 23 hours ago

    BBC News has a nightly audience of 5.3 million viewers, the Daily Wail has a claimed audience of 18.5 million (print+on-line), by extrapolation from print figures the other right-wing Tory rags probably have an additional 4 million.

    If you do not agree with the Beebs views there are numerous other news channels to pick. Try Sky News for a change,…[Read more]

  • Ed P replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 3 days, 3 hours ago

    The only ones I have known to show any bias are the comedians who have hated Brexit in all its forms from the very beginning Not too surprising really given that most comedians are University Graduates..

    More than balancing that possible bias, the popular press has been rabidly anti-EU from the start , with the right wing Tory Press of the Daily…[Read more]

  • Ed P replied to the topic Ruddy microSD cards in the forum Raspberry Pi 3 days, 15 hours ago

    The Pi can be quite picky wryt SD cards. Try using SD Formatter to recover them, but I now tend to prefer to use usb sticks or a cheap ssd with the pi as the combination of swap files and updates can eat into the life potential of SD cards in a noticeable way

  • Ed P replied to the topic Goodbye TalkTalk in the forum Other Stuff 5 days, 16 hours ago

    A major deviation, but Dave’s references to a ‘smart Electricity Meter’ reminded me of ‘Smart Thermostats’ such as that from Nest (there are others). These are normally paired with the phones of the householders and switch the thermostat to an ‘away’ setting when everyone is out. This works and does save money if your house is frequently left…[Read more]

  • Ed P replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 5 days, 16 hours ago

    Ideally we should have another referendum/election when the politicians are found to have lied over their manifesto promises.For example,  Cleggs gutless behaviour on his manifesto promises should have triggered a new election.

    As lies, vested interests and politicians are inseparable, we are unlikely ever to get this as law, but I can always dream.

  • Ed P replied to the topic Arthritis? in the forum Ailments 5 days, 16 hours ago

    Staying on the gut, this week’s New Scientist has an article on the way different foods affect the gut and its microbiome. In particular it focusses on the different problems that FODMAPS can cause some people.  Worth a read if the specialists have deemed your problem a ‘syndrome’ (medical short hand for it is a real issue, but it beats the hell…[Read more]

  • Ed P replied to the topic Arthritis? in the forum Ailments 6 days, 4 hours ago

    If you are offered sedation (normally one of the ‘date-rape’ drugs), my advice would be to take it.

  • Does Wave handle BACS? We now tend to set up a BACS to facilitate payments for regular service charges e.g annual boiler maintenance, alarm system etc.

    These payments are generally made to small companies who cannot afford the 3% or so merchant service charge on credit cards, and the even higher charges on cash!

  • Ed P replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 6 days, 23 hours ago

    I see from the newspaper headlines that the Daily Wail is trying to head off the Brexit Fuel Tax rise in order to keep down the cost of petrol/diesel.

    In point of fact the Wail is doing a Canute! Most oil pundits forecast that oil  prices will continue to rise and some even project that a 50% hike is likely by the time we are due to leave the…[Read more]

  • I think your example of market movers is better overall, but specifically for Bitcoins imo the Mafia case is probably more realistic. Remember what happened to bitcoin prices when the Cypriot banking system went into meltdown and hot money started to flee Cyprus and re-emerged in New York and London. Imo bitcoins were the major unrtraceable…[Read more]

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