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  • PlaneMan replied to the topic Arthritis? in the forum Ailments 1 day, 8 hours ago

    Finally made it to the gym for the first time this afternoon. It was deserted. For about 55 minutes of the hour I was there I was the only person in it. That suits me fine.

    Managed 35 minutes on an exercise bike, 15 minutes on a hand bike and the other 10 on a machine I don’t know the name of, some kind of rowing type machine where you stay…[Read more]

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 2 days, 9 hours ago

    Only thing that I have of use is a packet of 10 thumbscrews and some thermal paste. Thought I had more stuff but either I’ve tidied it away to well or binned it. 😕

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 4 days, 5 hours ago

    I’ll have a look in my drawer of bits next week, if you don’t hear anything from me please feel free to remind me.

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic SumUp card reader in the forum Other Tech 4 days, 14 hours ago

    What I really like is the choice that’s out there now. Years ago it was what the bank offered and that was it.

    Lloyds wanted £15 a month rental, minimum of £50 a week sales (if that wasn’t met it was an extra £15 a month) and 3% of every sale.

    With SumUp the setup costs including the Pixi 4, the card reader and postage was £32. They take 1.6…[Read more]

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic SumUp card reader in the forum Other Tech 5 days, 6 hours ago

    Steve, I looked at them. And loads of others.

    Realistically the card payment turn over won’t be huge, it’ll take a while for people to actually believe they take cards!!!

    It should build as the weeks and the summer skittle league go on.

    I can’t recall exactly why I went with SumUp over any of the others but I think it was the cheapest cost per…[Read more]

  • I recently bought a SumUp credit card reader for the Legion that I go to. Other members have been doing physical things like painting and as I’m knackered I can’t really help so I thought that I’d drag them into the modern age.

    I got an Alcatel Pixi 4 from O2 for £10 delivered to use in conjunction with the card reader. No need for a SIM as the c…[Read more]

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic Use or scrap? in the forum Linux Talk 6 days, 5 hours ago

    Les, I’ve had DSL work very well on older kit than than what you have, Pentium 200 overclocked to 233 (via motherboard jumpers) and IIRC 64 MB RAM. Granted that was an older version of DSL but it’s truly amazing what it can do on very little resources.

    Enjoy it, if you can have it hooked up the internet when you do the live session or install,…[Read more]

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic Arthritis? in the forum Ailments 6 days, 5 hours ago

    Bob, best of luck to you and your wife.

    Thankfully no-one is keen for me to have the hip re-facing operation, which is the preferred option so far.

    2 pretty big operations in my life so far, mangled knee and smashed ankle-neither are as they should be. My body hates drugs and invasive procedures.

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic Arthritis? in the forum Ailments 6 days, 7 hours ago

    Bob, thanks.

    Richard, I’ve looked up EDS as, like you say, many of my symptoms are also relevant to that illness. It’s a tangled web, that’s for sure.

    TBH if it wasn’t for waiting for some deliveries tomorrow (all due in the morning so far) I’d be down the gym as early as it opened getting some endorphins flowing. So far for me the best pain…[Read more]

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic Use or scrap? in the forum Linux Talk 1 week ago

    Damn Small Linux would be my goto

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic Arthritis? in the forum Ailments 1 week ago

    Had the first Amitriptyline last night, was due to start Monday but I had to take mum to the hospital Tuesday morning so didn’t want to run the risk of unknown side effects when driving.

    I’m happy to say so far no side effects which are obvious. There are some signs but they are close to issues I normally have so can’t be put down to the new…[Read more]

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic Cheap 60 inch tv in the forum TV, Film & Music 1 week, 2 days ago

    How cheap?

    ASDA usually have some in store for not a lot or there’s this one from John Lewis.

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic Soundproofing in the forum Other DIY Topics 1 week, 4 days ago

    Source of the noise would help John.

    Internal? Neighbours? Something else?

  • PlaneMan started the topic I'm so scared! in the forum Other Tech 1 week, 4 days ago

    Somebody is going to release a video of me to all my e-mail contacts!!!!

    Help.  😁

    Hi!

    I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.
    I also have full access to your account: At the time of hacking your account(xxxxxxx@googlemai l.com) had this password:

    You can say: this is my, but old password!
    Or: I can change my password at any t…[Read more]

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic Arthritis? in the forum Ailments 1 week, 4 days ago

    Thanks both.

     

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic Yandex android. in the forum Android Talk 1 week, 5 days ago

    Personally I’d be inclined to backup all relevant data, via which ever method you prefer (USB flash drive, sd, Google Drive and so on) and do a factory reset.

    OFC that means putting back in details like the google account and other passwords but would be the safest option. It’s normally under settings, system, reset. Something like that, depends…[Read more]

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic Arthritis? in the forum Ailments 1 week, 6 days ago

    Now have Amitriptyline to start next week.

    See how that goes.

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic Arthritis? in the forum Ailments 2 weeks ago

    Thanks Richard.

    Managed to book an appointment for tomorrow afternoon. I was very lucky, must be a cancellation.

     

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic Arthritis? in the forum Ailments 2 weeks ago

    The duloxetine didn’t last long.

    Had very bad side effects including strong muscle tremors, headache, dry mouth and not sleeping for 48 hours. My anxiety also increased noticeably.

    Saw the pharmacist this morning and she advised stopping them and seeing the GP again.

     

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic I give up! in the forum Other Tech 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    For the last few days my phone has been acting odd. For a start it wouldn’t display the time and date when it’s locked, sometimes it would, sometimes it wouldn’t. It would also through up a message saying ‘don’t cover the screen’ when I was using it. Nothing to do but lock it and unlock it again.

    Dawned on me about 30 minutes ago that the ambient…[Read more]

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