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  • Les. replied to the topic Car crash in the forum Motor Sports 1 day, 16 hours ago

    Ed, I do agree about reaction times. A quick eye test and reaction time every few years would be a good thing.

    So, you play loads of computer games and your reaction time does not fit the graph. Makes sense. I ride a motorcycle, and have done so for 61 years. Quite a few years ago, I went to the annual M/C show, and they had a reaction time test.…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Car crash in the forum Motor Sports 2 days, 15 hours ago

    Don’t you think you are mostly being a bit uncharitable? I am not aware of a “bathtub curve” for accidents and age, but there is no doubt that YOUNG drivers have most accidents. This old man until very recently was driving “small coaches” dragged by multiple horses with great skill, probably a damn sight more difficult than a big range rover. Some…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Webcams in the forum Linux Talk 6 days, 15 hours ago

    Ed, Mr DuckDuckGo has a few reports of webcams no longer working with Skype, with similar comments on cheese and VLC.

    However, the HP webcam has arrived, and Tamara now has full sound and video once more. Popularity restored.

    There will shortly be two webcams listed on Ebay, A Logitech Quickcam for notebooks deluxe, and a Microsoft Lifecam…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Webcams in the forum Linux Talk 1 week ago

    My pal who had checked the “faulty” Logitech Quickcam for Notebooks De Luxe on his windoze computers called around today bringing it with him. Leaving my good Logitech C270 plugged in, I plugged the “faulty” one in a front USB, then later tried the Microsoft Lifecam  instead. — Same results in each case:-

    Cheese. Saw the C270, but remained…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Webcams in the forum Linux Talk 1 week, 1 day ago

    DDan, no problem, I have ordered one. That means both the Logitech 270 AND the HP 2300 are good to go.

    I will look maybe tomorrow to see if the “broken” webcam  can be made to work, in the knowledge that there is a worker on its way.

    Cheers, Les.

  • Les. replied to the topic Webcams in the forum Linux Talk 1 week, 2 days ago

    DDan, is that a slip of the pen? You said two logitech webcams, but your link is to an HP, or maybe they are the same thing in different clothes?

    Les.

  • Les. replied to the topic Webcams in the forum Linux Talk 1 week, 3 days ago

    DDan,  I guess your link explains the loss of support. Perhaps that big, easily accessible list of webcam support or not support that I can no longer find is because much of it is NLA (applicable). I realise it is not all logitech webcams. I currently use a C270, and it gives very good sound and video. The problem with those however is quite…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Webcams in the forum Linux Talk 1 week, 4 days ago

    Ed, been there. Cheese is my go to when any queries. When I tried it with MY computer, skype “saw” a black screen, but did not recognise it as anything (including no sound). Surprisingly, cheese saw nothing.

    Les.

  • Les. started the topic Webcams in the forum Linux Talk 1 week, 4 days ago

    Some time ago, Skype, used in Linux, suddenly would not see webcams, though audio remained OK. This affected Tamara’s laptop. Later, “Skypeforlinux” appeared, so I installed that on my PC and her laptop. Still no video on hers.

    But mine was OK, and she had her tablet as well, so it got ignored.

    Recently I installed the latest Mint 19.1 on my PC,…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Groan – Dad Jokes in the forum Other Tech 1 month ago

    Dave, they say if you sow the wind, you will reap the whirlwind.

    Think there will be more to follow.

    Happy Christmas all,.

    Happy new year all.

    Happy Brexit all.

    Les.

  • About a month ago, I called in on a pal, but he said he had flu, and he really was bunged up, so he sent me away. Connected or not, I started a cold two days later. In recent years, I have had three colds, one lasting 18hrs, one 24hrs and one about 36 hours. This went on for a week. Maybe purely coincidence.

    However, I now find that the Pal’s flu…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Would I be correct . in the forum PC Talk 1 month ago

    12 to 15 years ago  we had some PC cases c/w PSU’s which turned out to be CARP (Thanks CPC) as the PSU would fail with uncontrolled voltage on all rails. Once I fully recognised the problem, I advised all owners to have a new PSU. (Difficult conversation, but the boss would not consider FOC replacements), though I did not charge for labour. If…[Read more]

  • Richard, I have said it before here, but if you are waking for a pee more than once (twice at a stretch), it may be because you are NOT drinking ENOUGH water.

    I take a litre upstairs. I woke at 4:45 this morning, took 20 large mouths full from the tit on top (almost one pint), lumber to my feet, and off for the pee. My eyes are always dry, so I…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Lenovo T410 wifi problem in the forum PC Talk 1 month ago

    Ed, I do now have access using the big old dongle (I may retry the small new one again). From that link which I posted I now realise that WiFi can be toggled on and off using Fn + F5.

    Dave, I am intending to install the next Mint (in a few days maybe), so I will see if that can find the “hidden somewhere” on board WiFi hardware. I MAY have…[Read more]

  • Les. started the topic Lenovo T410 wifi problem in the forum PC Talk 1 month, 1 week ago

    About a week ago, whilst trying to sort a Skype problem on Tamnara’s laptop, suddenly there was no WiFi connection. I came to the conclusion the Mini WiFi card must have died, dug out a spare, opened up the rear cover to find no WiFi card present! Oh well, I will fit one, which I did. At start up a message appeared saying there was an illegal WiFi…[Read more]

  • I will throw in a couple of comments here. If you buy one of the Win XP-SP3 editions off Ebay, you can install it, and 28 days later, reset your PC’s clock to the starting date again. All the above objections still apply though.

    Hardware. I also have an AMD Athlon-X2 based rig, bios date 2009, though it was 2 years later when I bought it. On it,…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Mint 19 and Timeshift in the forum Linux Talk 1 month, 1 week ago

    I have just been looking again at Backintime, here

    https://www.howtogeek.com/110138/how-to-back-up-your-linux-system-with-back-in-time/

    He seems to give clear instructions, but can you clarify? Scrolling down to almost the bottom, he mentions the snapshots (Graphical) then shows his snapshots, their desktop location, and the individual files…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Mint 19 and Timeshift in the forum Linux Talk 1 month, 1 week ago

    Ed, I have looked at backintime, and it looked very suitable. I will be trying it, but I am waiting for the Mint19.1 full release (The Beta is out now, my pal installed it last night).

    I now have the replacement 240GB SSD, but decided to wait the likely short period, then go straight to that with the 19.1, rather than going through the process…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Lost Photos in the forum PC Talk 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Not sure what happened, but I (thought I had) posted here yesterday?

    Anyway,  I installed Photorec (Testdisk) and attempted some undelete.

    A modicum of success. I recovered about 20 – 25 photos, just 7 of which were “missing”. Of those, three were from the “Very Wanted” ones, and four were of a little motorcycle for sale (Sold!). Looking…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Lost Photos in the forum PC Talk 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    SSD went back to suppliers (Picstop) so this afternoon I had the bright idea of asking if it was still available. I also asked about replacement. Quick reply. Replacement sent, tracking No link. Nowt else, so no access. I went through every other drive that I might have copied it to, but nothing. I had saved a full copy a few days before, but when…[Read more]

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