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  • Hi Dwynne,

    If that doesn’t work (it probably will).

    Here’s an oldie but a Goldie, download Ultimate Boot CD link is here:

    http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

    It contains F-prot Antivirus and as that runs in ‘Parted Magic’ the infected Windows partition will not even be asked to ‘run’ anything by the mini ‘Parted Magic’ Linux based operating system.…[Read more]

  • I can get months of good shaving out of even a cheap Bic razor.

    I’ve been able to do that since I was 17 or 18 and I’ve got the kind of face hair growth that produces 5 o’clock shadow by noon.

    There is a simple secret to it.

    I’ve had a full beard since 1974 or 1975, I’m even now back on trend with the youngsters.

    As for betting the nearest…[Read more]

  • I understand that the life expectancy of a newborn is actually lower than that of someone who has already reached 65 (79.1 for boys and 82.8 for girls) compared to another 18.5 years for a 65 year old man and 20.9 years for a 65 year old woman.*

    Those who don’t live until they’re 65 drags the new born life expectancy down.On the whole the average…[Read more]

  • Malcolm replied to the topic Mens Electric Shaver in the forum Electrical 2 years, 3 months ago

    I’m now considering shaving my head as there’s very little hair growing there and it doesn’t look good if over a grade one. It grows so poorly babies hair is much thicker.

    I won’t get rid of the beard though, it’s been with me since 1973 except when I once shaved it off I discovered a ‘double chin’ that wasn’t there when I grew it. The wife…[Read more]

  • Is it me or am I the only one who thinks that the main losers in Brexit will be the politicians?

    No chance of ‘President of Europe’ you failed ex Prime Ministers.

    Then again isn’t everyone on the EU side of the negotiations someone who was rejected by their own electorate?

    They’re a former this or a former that of one of the countries, did they…[Read more]

  • I looked at the end of year obituaries for the celebrities and came up well short of the life span that the Government and the life insurance actuaries say I’ll live too whenever I mention buying an annuity.

    So just may be being in the public eye is bad for your health?

    Then again the average life spans might just be propaganda to justify the…[Read more]

  • When I had a 6 month move I went with my mobile provider and a home Wifi modem/router using a pay as you go Sim Card.

    Fortunately for me the rented accommodation was next to a Mobile mast on top of a local government building and the internet was actually faster than that I’d enjoyed(pun) previously on a land line connection.

    I sold the…[Read more]

  • Is the rest of the world telling us something about the current standard of British referees?

    Will it harm the UK game more than any threatening to boycott the World Cup in Russia?

    Will the British Football Associations import some world class referees to officiate at matches with players on World class wages?

    Or is the message ‘don’t go to…[Read more]

  • If you’re short of cash, use a spreadsheet to set yourself a budget and then use just cash.

    That’s right the only time to use your bank card is to take cash out of the bank to spend.

    No more flashing the card to spend.

    That way when it’s gone it’s gone and you won’t spend more than you have taken out.

    It makes impulse purchases possible but…[Read more]

  • Hi All,

     

    Thanks for the saveonlaptops link. That gives me the best base line to start from I’ve seen.

    As always when dealing with someone who wants a laptop, and asks for help, my next task will be to steer them away from ‘the nice salesperson’ at their favourite browsing place.

    Wish me luck, and thanks for the pointer in the right direction.

  • Hello All,

    A mature student friend of mine has asked for some advice for a university laptop.

    It will probably need windows10 and MS office to comply with the university lecturers limited exposure to computing (main subject will be food technology/science, not computing).

    I was thinking something from Tesco’s unless you have a better…[Read more]

  • Malcolm changed their profile picture 3 years ago

  • I looked hard at what I used a TV card for long ago, and switched to a Samsung T24B350 TV/Monitor. I mainly use the screen as a monitor, can use it as a perfectly good 1080p TV and use iPlayer etc for catch up TV.

    No driver worries or future obsolete TV cards.

    Just a thought that might be worth sharing.

  • I looked hard at what I used a TV card for long ago, and switch to a Samsung T24B350 TV/Monitor. I mainly use the screen as a monitor, can use it as a perfectly good 1080p TV and use iPlayer etc for catch up TV.

    No driver worries or future obsolete TV cards.

    Just a thought that might be worth sharing.

  • Malcolm replied to the topic Weekly Joke in the forum Other Stuff 3 years, 1 month ago

    This is currently my wife’s favourite joke:

    An old man has been married to his wife for 44 years, and he realises he’s been hen pecked for longer than that, so he decides he must get rid of her.

    The first thought is a divorce, and then he thinks ‘no, she’d probably find someone else, I can’t inflict her on another.’

    So he decides the only…[Read more]

  • Given the way the USA is acting the first we’ll know about it is when South Korea wakes up to find a sea between it and China.

  • Listening to Goldie Lookin’ Chain – Kings of Carleon – Gangsta. It makes me laugh, they’re joy bringers of music. I was listening on Quod Libet using shuffle, but I’ve just swapped to in order to listen to the full album.

    I cracked up when one of them asked ‘Siri – Am I Gangsta or what?’ and Siri replies ‘No, you are a prick!’

  • Malcolm replied to the topic Mortgage repayments in the forum Other Stuff 3 years, 2 months ago

    Atypical Actuarial calculus rules for the average being:

    Rule 1 – if we’re likely to pay out make it costly

    Applications in principle:

    You’re young (under 30) and want life insurance from us for a mortgage and to provide for your young family? Refer to Rule 1. Then answer ‘You face many dangers and risks and are young and inexperienced so could…[Read more]

  • Malcolm replied to the topic Mortgage repayments in the forum Other Stuff 3 years, 2 months ago

    Atypical Actuarial calculus rules for the average being:

    Rule 1 – if we’re likely to pay out make it costly

    Applications in principle:

    You’re young (under 30) and want life insurance from us for a mortgage and to provide for your young family? Refer to Rule 1. Then answer ‘You face many dangers and risks and are young and inexperienced so could…[Read more]

  • Malcolm replied to the topic Mortgage repayments in the forum Other Stuff 3 years, 2 months ago

    Atypical Actuarial calculus rules for the average being:

    Rule 1 – if we’re likely to pay out make it costly

    Applications in principle:

    You’re young (under 30) and want life insurance from us for a mortgage and to provide for your young family? Refer to Rule 1. Then answer ‘You face many dangers and risks and are young and inexperienced so could…[Read more]

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