• Les. started the topic Yahoo messages in the forum Linux Talk 2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    Probably could be elsewhere, but since I use Linux, a Windoze command offered elsewhere would be no use to me. If you click this:-

    You should be taken to the Yahoo groups, sub section “Indiana-English” where I think you can see all the messages without being a logged in…[Read more]

  • Not sure what happened here, but I replied to this on Friday, but now it is gone!

    Maybe it got lost with a minor spelling edit, otherwise clueless.

    The reply was to say Thanks Edp.

    When I first went looking for   —edit/preferences etc, the options were greyed out! However there was another grey icon, centre stage saying a new version of u…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic PWM vs DC in the forum PC Talk 12 hours, 43 minutes ago

    In reality, unless you use a battery and resistor, or an old design series or shunt controller, you are getting PWM. If not at the fan, a bit higher up the food chain. PWM is used all over the place, in PCs and almost everywhere else, because it is energy efficient. If you need say a steady 3v DC for the fan speed at a particular moment, then you…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Ebay sale query in the forum PC Talk 2 days, 7 hours ago

    Tippon, yes, you are probably right. I sell my three phase converter plans through Ebay, and I always collect the buyer’s name and email address from the Paypal notification. I then email the buyer extra stuff (FAQ etc) as noted in my listing, and give them my email so that they can contact me with any queries when they start the build.

    But Buyer…[Read more]

  • Edp, I could not find anything related to update in the menu (Software Manage, Software sources and Packet manager are there of course).

    For want of something better, I opened a terminal and typed “Update”, getting this

    les@les-SN78S:~$ update

    Command ‘update’ not found, did you mean:

    command ‘lupdate’ from deb qtchooser
    command ‘xupdate’ from…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Ebay sale query in the forum PC Talk 3 days, 1 hour ago

    JB, when you sell something, you and the buyer get each other’s details (usually via Paypal), certainly the seller gets the buyers details.

    But just do as Bob says, BUT USING EBAY messaging to reply to him. If he replies there, probably kosher, if not, just ignore it. (I assume it was not full of you and porn?  — If it was, more fool you!)

    Cheers, Les.

  • Les. replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 3 days, 1 hour ago

    Bob, NO, not selling and moving back. I like the Isle of Man. A VERY good section of the VMCC (vintage bikes), very few motorists who try to kill motorcyclists. Some will move over to let you pass. Back in the UK, if they did that, you knew they were going to pull out as you did overtake, so you never accepted.

    Of course this place has problems.…[Read more]

  • WoF, remember I am a bit dim here. At start up (I assume), an update manager is launched which then access the WWW, and either shows a (green ?) tick in a little shield, or if updates available, “something blue (an X ?) in the shield instead. Reading what Edp said, and trying to summon up some brains, then it seems that the update manager is not…[Read more]

  • Edp, no luck. Yes, I can use synaptic OK, it is simply that I need to regularly remember to open it, “Reload” and if anything has changed, reinstall.

    Searching for “broken packages” found nothing.

    I then searched for “Update manager” and right clicked and selected “mark for reinstallation” everything that had green box, shut down and started…[Read more]

  • I asked “ALL4” why I could not get it on my tablet, and likewise on my main Linux PC.They asked for more info, so here is my reply, and their response to it:-

    One device I was trying to use was a tablet.:–

    A “no-name” tablet, but info from the “Settings” yields the following:-

    Quad-core. A64bf1078

    Android 5.1.1

    Firmware v1.2

    Kernal version…[Read more]

  • No suggestions on the missing little shield? I have tried odd things, but I can’t get it back.


  • Les. replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 4 days, 2 hours ago

    Bob, only a couple of days ago I told Tamara that if Corbin did get in as UK PM, we would see house prices rocket over here as there would be a big influx of people from UK getting out ASAP. Some of the policies espoused by Macdonald are frightening rather more than just the very rich. UK used to have a Brain Drain, if labour do win, they will…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 4 days, 8 hours ago

    Edp, contrary to the views of most, IofM is NOT in the UK, nor is it in the EU; it is a self governing crown dependency. However for practical purposes, in most things we are treated as if  we are part of the UK. There is a protocol linking us through the UK to Europe, so we are obliged to follow Europe in most things. I guess things will just…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Off with his head! in the forum UK 4 days, 12 hours ago

    I get the feeling some of this is about “Bias”. Tories v Communists (sorry, Labour) and Labour against Tories.

    And then of course we have the BBC. Monday’s “I am sorry, I haven’t a clue”. First one very pointed Boris joke, then one very tasteless Farage joke. I waited for the famous “BBC balance”, but of course I am still waiting.

    It rather…[Read more]

  • Steve, when you say “Leak when old”, do you mean leaking as Bob describes the deposit on his furniture, or are you thinking of the dripping tap down below?

    We all know the little rhyme  —  “No matter how you shake your peg, the last few drops run down your leg”.

    My second wife, who was NOT a member of the medical profession, used to subscribe t…[Read more]

  • I have recently drawn some plans using draw with a 1:50 scale, working in A4. I now have a very good A3  HP 7500A  office jet PSC, and I need to redraw some of these with larger area and want to be able to get the larger area drawing again at 1:50, and to print out in true 1:50 size on the printer.

    Since DRAW can be enlarged many times, it w…[Read more]

  • A few days had passed when I suddenly realised the little shield with either a tick (= all OK) or an indication of updates pending had gone awol. I think I was slightly mislead by the little green “Skype” icon (with its own tick).

    Anyway, I opened package manager, clicked refresh and about a dozen awaited me. Updated OK, but a few days later the…[Read more]

  • Dave, I searched the FAQs, but could not find that, but if you did, that should be OK. On that basis I sent a question to CH4OD, and await an answer.

    Meanwhile, I guess I should go to the laptop and update FF, before stopping it (auto) updating.


  • Planeman, I did as you suggested and fired up the tablet, went to more 4 and tried to “Watch in the app”. That took me to an “enter your email”, which just went nowhere. Later I tried the “download the app” route, and that did not work.

    Eventually I got to a different login window, and that turned me out with “This programme can not be watched in…[Read more]

  • Wow, suggestions, suggestions.

    Bob, a TV tuner card would not help when the signal is the problem, either record or watch live. At that point the only option is view via www.

    I just checked the other identical laptop, and that has an 80GB HDD, which has 40GB free space with a Linux install and 10 years of Ebay stuff plus a few other minor items,…[Read more]

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