• Great news Bob. 😀

  • Posted on alt.comp.freeware by Arlen Holder

    “My experiment turning all Android app permissions off, specifically to Google Play Services permission

    I’ve been testing the Android Pie Moto G7 for a few days now, where I have
    installed hundreds of freeware apps, so I’ve been testing with all app
    permissions initially turned off to everything,…[Read more]

  • wasbit replied to the topic Army Terminology in the forum Other Stuff 3 months, 1 week ago

    The exercise, as  far as I recall, had a one word name something ….ation. As I  said previously, there was a handbook  but again I can’t remember if it was exclusively for this exercise.

  • wasbit replied to the topic Happy New Year in the forum Other Stuff 3 months, 1 week ago

    Was going to reply to an earlier post then realised it was several years old.

    Happy new year all.

  • wasbit replied to the topic Army Terminology in the forum Other Stuff 3 months, 1 week ago

    Now that question has been answered perhaps someone can answer another.
    In the cadets we had to regularly carry out an exercise to assess whether a distant point could be viewed or was blocked by the intervening terrain.
    This was accomplished by plotting a graph of the contours from a straight line joining the points on an OS map.
    The exercise had…[Read more]

  • wasbit replied to the topic Christmas Swag. in the forum Other Stuff 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Must be on a lucky streak.
    Won the Xmas raffle at the local club – £50 meat voucher.
    Mid summer, started going to the quiz night at the local hostelry, with varying success. Have come first a couple of times as well as last & all places in between. Anyway, won 5 prizes in their xmas raffle.

  • Thanks Bob but you have misunderstood.
    The Humax is not connected to the internet, that’s what the Rokku is for. The Humax gets its signal from the roof aerial, no pass through so the Humax must be switched on for the TV to get a signal.


  • wasbit replied to the topic RJ45 Ends and Crimp Tool in the forum How-To 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Why do you think that you need a new crimping tool? The connectors are no different except for holes to allow each cable to pass through … unless of course you mean the two piece connectors … but I suspect they will use the standard crimper.

    I got my connectors from Kenable (St Helens) on ebay.

    I also ordered another 50 from a Chinese Ebay…[Read more]

  • Got a FVP 5000 direct from Humax thanks to a link provided by Bob some 18 months back.
    The great thing is that you can record 3 programmes whilst watching another. Don’t know how they do that with only 3 tuners.
    Like all GUIs, you have to find your way around.
    Bad points that I’ve found
    • Stuttering as if the picure stops then catches up. TV is f…[Read more]

  • We didn’t have a TV so I was cowering behind the sofa in next door’s living room. Most of it was the music. I vividly recall the end of the first episode, Holst’s Mars, the bringer of war played whilst a workman collapsed next to a mobile generator with the ground shaking.

    I have loads of old time radio (OTR) if any of the regulars want any : Al…[Read more]

  • wasbit replied to the topic PAYG Sim Card in the forum Other Stuff 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    I have a PAYG SIM with EE for emergencies & to protect my landline – although I would never have the phone with me as it’s always left behind. Not monthly but I have to phone or text once every 180 days.

    OT – On a visit to the dentist the receptionist said that they required my phone number. I refused to give it & she got quite snotty saying it…[Read more]

  • wasbit started the topic OpenWRT in the forum PC Talk 5 months, 1 week ago

    I’m blundering my way through the settings on an OpenWRT BT Homehub 5, but I can’t find, or more likely don’t understand, how to view a fat32 pen drive plugged into the USB port.

    Now that I’ve learned how to SSH in to Pi-Hole (thanks Dave), which I’ve disconnected temporarily, using putty I can also SSH into the router but am at a loss t know…[Read more]

  • Glad you got it sorted.

    Off Topic – watching The Chase last week there was a contestant from the IoM who worked in IT & liked motorbikes. I thought it might be you but when Bradley asked his wife’s name, it wasn’t Tamara.

  • Have you tried Freegle or Freecycle?

    There are other local sites, depending on where you live.

  • wasbit replied to the topic Pi in the forum Other Tech 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Started again with a new 16gb micro SD card.
    Although I’ve read that the class of card shouldn’t make much difference, a Samsung class 10 was a much faster overall than a Kingston class 4. Both using ethernet, not wi-fi.
    I forgot that the Pi has to be connected to the LAN & KVM to access Raspbian to get to the Preference/Configuration settings -…[Read more]

  • wasbit replied to the topic Pi in the forum Other Tech 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thought I ought to try Pi-Hole out – thanks to Drezha & Dave.

    Word of warning, when completed it issues a log in password. If you don’t keep a record of it then you can’t log in to the Admin Dashboard. DAMHIK. I had to format the micro SD card, reinstall Raspberry & then Pi-Hole.
    Apparently you can log in via SSH but you have to have SSH enabled…[Read more]

  • wasbit replied to the topic Fantastic sighting in the forum Other Stuff 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    A few months back we had the B2 stealth bomber practicing, probably for Fairford.

  • wasbit replied to the topic MPG in the forum Other Motoring Topics 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Presume this is a notifiable upgrade for your insurance.

  • wasbit replied to the topic MPG in the forum Other Motoring Topics 6 months ago

    My Rover 25 gets about 40+mpg in the summer, 32mpg in the winter & about 48mpg on a long run. No boy racer stuff & sticking to the speed limits …. well except for the odd mile or so at 80 to get past slow centre lane traffic. Think that’s ok for a 1398cc, 16 year old car.

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