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  • That is great news, the ringing the bell is pretty standard across many units, Michele got her turn a few weeks ago though it now feels it was a we bit premature. I will write a bit more once I have caught up with myself ; we have had 6 appointments this week, (I managed to turn up half an hour late for my first one of the week Oops I pleaded…[Read more]

  • I had three old XP PCs until recently, one supported a scanner. A couple had the POS modification and all connected to the internet (unsafely) and the POS versions updated while I was not watching. I only wanted to check them over before scrapping them. I did put 7 onto two of them but aborted its use, as it was just not worth messing about with…[Read more]

  • Richard replied to the topic Good News Bad News in the forum Ailments 2 days, 9 hours ago

    Since my wife got her initial batch of less than pleasing news the grass has not been allowed to grow, she has had both a CT scan and a bone scan. No news yet from the CT but the bone scan has come back clear which is a prime source of worry cleared for the moment. This news release came about as she had a rheumatology appointment to explore ways…[Read more]

  • Richard replied to the topic Arthritis? in the forum Ailments 2 days, 9 hours ago

    That is good news at an otherwise cold and uncomfortable time of year. Now try to enjoy all upcoming seasonal events. I do wonder if the DWP have finally realised that you can manage something better if you don’t just say “No!” to everything?

  • Richard replied to the topic Laptop Typing problem in the forum PC Talk 4 days, 4 hours ago

    Bob, when I had an ongoing cough I was investigated complete with a camera down into the lung, without a sedative, but that is another story. The conclusion was that I had a resistant lung infection that came from my nose. Since then I have had a twice daily nasal wash, sprays and tablets taken at various times throughout the day. I still have…[Read more]

  • Richard replied to the topic Laptop Typing problem in the forum PC Talk 4 days, 6 hours ago

    After a busy week with bone scans and other scans were are tired. At least daughter has settled into her accommodation, but I am racking up the miles. My wife is feeling the pain of worry while she waits for results, every new pain triggers a new concern. Most of the wounds are settling though a new one was found open and weeping mid week, so the…[Read more]

  • Richard replied to the topic Laptop Typing problem in the forum PC Talk 4 days, 8 hours ago

    I had a keyboard go foul on me last weekend but I have also heard of radio mice throwing tantrums in the past, that might be worth a check.

  • Richard replied to the topic PPI Check in the forum Other Finance & Money 4 days, 13 hours ago

    Wow, there is some really good, useful stuff lurking on this site. I had not idea that PPI claims could be such a murky pool when you add in some of the possible variables. What was not said is what happens if the outstanding balance on he bankruptcy is less than a claim; I guess it just moves from messy to even more complex. I wonder if you can…[Read more]

  • Richard replied to the topic Model Rocket Clubs in the forum Other Tech 6 days, 13 hours ago

    Few people realise the power locked up in simple things like sugar. Explosives are in general just slightly easier to persuade to demonstrate their power. Sugar mills are certainly not the only ones that give cause for concern. Flour mills and even those dealing with wood can be equally easy to destroy. A picture of a very large mill several…[Read more]

  • Richard replied to the topic Good News Bad News in the forum Ailments 6 days, 13 hours ago

    Thank you again to all and a special note to Steve and JayCeeDee, those thoughts mirror mine. In a nothing much to loose situation go for all you can, while you can and keep in touch of what is happening. Since standard protocols have not worked going off piste appears to be the best course of possible action. However, it is not my final call to…[Read more]

  • Richard replied to the topic Good News Bad News in the forum Ailments 1 week ago

    Thank you to all who responded, I know Steve you have had your ongoing challenges with your wife’s health. My wife successfully was cleared from a stage 2 melanoma over quarter of a century back so I guess we had some luck at that time. This one is already showing signs of being more of a B***** and there has already been talk of research studies…[Read more]

  • Richard replied to the topic Model Rocket Clubs in the forum Other Tech 1 week ago

    Way back when, I also knew a school chum and we dabbled in such delights with things that went bang. I did not see him for a while and when I called round to find out what he was doing, his elder brother called me aside. It appears that he had been mixing a batch of one of his brews when he ground things a bit too hard. it caught fire in the bowl…[Read more]

  • Richard started the topic Good News Bad News in the forum Ailments 1 week ago

    The good news:

    Our youngest daughter is now apparently settled into supported living which is a great weight off our minds.

    The bad news:

    However my wife’s issues appear rather worse than hoped for. Her Chemo and subsequent operation were not that successful as the cancer has now spread and is still active within her lymph nodes. Next it is…[Read more]

  • Bob, I am inclined to agree though everywhere tends to fight today’s issue with yesterday’s tools and ideas. Having said that, I do find the current wave of complaints about how high living costs are for renters and would be house buyers a wee bit self serving. They were not that darned easy in my time and we did not have the same ways to spend…[Read more]

  • Richard replied to the topic OS won't install in the forum Windows Talk 1 week, 1 day ago

    It may well be that it will not get the 1809 though it could get 1803. I would try to find out why it is still on 32 bit as that might give a clue to the possible issues. Whatever you do going forward I would keep an image for the time being as soon as the machine becomes stable. My 2008 Dell Inspiron threw some very hard to track down errors…[Read more]

  • Richard replied to the topic OS won't install in the forum Windows Talk 1 week, 1 day ago

    I have just been dealing with my own PC. I left it for a while and when I came back I could not do anything with the beast. I tried to wind back to a previous image and did all the usual things but no go. Happily it turned out that the issue was a failing and then failed keyboard which lost the ability to deal with certain keys. I have not had a…[Read more]

  • Ed, I guess that the world of options for other inflation failed currencies was just too rich to cover them all, that example was a bad one but it has been just one of many. It is interesting that the trading vouchers have not really taken off except perhaps within very limited areas and even then I doubt that they have penetrated very far into trade.

  • Richard replied to the topic Model Rocket Clubs in the forum Other Tech 1 week, 1 day ago

    I am not surprised that I was wrong, back in the 1950s information was scarce as you had to rely on paper publishing or word of mouth. It was a circle I fell out of touch with by about 1962.

    For purely fun types of rocket there were the pump driven types that were simply pressurised with said pump or the non pyrotechnic ones that relied on weak…[Read more]

  • Richard replied to the topic Model Rocket Clubs in the forum Other Tech 1 week, 2 days ago

    Yes I played about with the Jetx motors in days gone by. They were really rockets not jets I was told at the time their fuel was based on picric acid, though how it was ‘detuned’ to be a safer rocket fuel from its explosive roots I have no idea. I had more success with models using compression ignition engines.

  • It has been no surprise to many who could not see anything behind the craze. It felt too much like many of the old pyramid style games beloved of many. While many paper or Fiat currencies (thank you PM for the link) have a vestige of something behind them such as a government, the lack of such recourse simultaneously attracted some and repelled…[Read more]

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