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by Big Kev
17 Nov 2019, 14:43
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5054
Views: 361751

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Windows Defender does it for me, I've binned Avast.
by Big Kev
16 Nov 2019, 12:48
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 495
Views: 33416

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

There's lots going on in the town today leading up to the big 'switch on' this evening. I will be indoors packing stuff into boxes :-)
by Big Kev
16 Nov 2019, 11:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2077
Views: 151505

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

A blanket approach using a PPI mis-selling service has paid off. Got a cheque today for just over £2k for PPI on a Barclaycard from 1997. There's still another 'in the pipeline' so we'll see how that one goes :-)
by Big Kev
16 Nov 2019, 11:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2302
Views: 160408

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Stanley wrote:
08 Nov 2019, 03:01
Well, at least I have the satisfaction of knowing that nobody is holding any of mine!
My account is currently in credit but that'll soon change when the bill is paid :-)
by Big Kev
16 Nov 2019, 07:53
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10715
Views: 512971

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

That's a bit of a shocker, China. I trust they'll sort you out.
by Big Kev
15 Nov 2019, 07:36
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3438
Views: 179763

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I had a 1961 Ford Popular for a while, it had an air 'expansion tank' under the bonnet to even out the wiper speed.
by Big Kev
11 Nov 2019, 06:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9897
Views: 420929

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Stanley wrote:
11 Nov 2019, 04:40
Sounds like major surgery to me Kev. It would scare me to death!
It's not too bad a job, I've replaced laptop screens before but suspect my hands are too big for an ipad :-)
by Big Kev
10 Nov 2019, 11:15
Forum: Baking
Topic: Bagels
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: Bagels

. This Brick lane Beigel seems to be the best source now. I saw a video of that place, and remember there was some sort of religious ritual associated with the bakery. I think they were passed through a hole in a wall as I remember it. I've had bagels from there when I worked in that there London, ...
by Big Kev
10 Nov 2019, 09:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9897
Views: 420929

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sue wrote:
10 Nov 2019, 07:30
Its the iPad stanley which is a pressure pad in the tablet. When we asked the experts they said get a new ipad. Not the answer I wanted .
You can buy relatively cheap replacement iPad screens on ebay and there are fairly extensive videos, on youtube, to show you how to replace it.
by Big Kev
07 Nov 2019, 06:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4274
Views: 199790

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

All older properties should be tested and owners and landlords made to replace the lead pipes, it's a no-brainer! The supply to my house was a lead 'branch' from next door, up until 2014, when I had it replaced. It's an expensive job, from the main in the back street to my property line was £600 a ...
by Big Kev
06 Nov 2019, 14:09
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10715
Views: 512971

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Bypassed solicitors and have spoken directly to the seller and my buyer. We know what we're doing and when, I'm sure the legal teams will catch up especially if they want paying :laugh5:
by Big Kev
06 Nov 2019, 13:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2302
Views: 160408

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

The estimated energy cost, at the new house, is £25 a month less than the current house, I'm only downsizing by one bedroom. We'll see how that goes. :-)
by Big Kev
05 Nov 2019, 18:56
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10715
Views: 512971

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

My last move was in 2011 when I moved in here. What was interesting was my eldest son has just had a survey, for a remortgage, on the house I used to own. The layout is similar to this one with the exception of another bedroom on the first floor, his survey made no mention of the attic bedroom requi...
by Big Kev
05 Nov 2019, 09:39
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Spam email
Replies: 185
Views: 22156

Re: Spam email

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Hopefully no one on here is daft enough...
by Big Kev
05 Nov 2019, 08:24
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 495
Views: 33416

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

Stanley wrote:
05 Nov 2019, 06:40
I see that David's fairies have erected their tent in the square ready for the switch on of the emitters on 16th November. Stock up with foil!
Seems a bit early for the switch on, is it not for Remembrance Sunday?
by Big Kev
05 Nov 2019, 06:47
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3438
Views: 179763

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

The 'Nit Nurse' was a regular visitor to schools and they were very common. In later years it was found that the reservoir of infection that kept nits going was adult's heads, if they had been treated at the same time as the kids and the dose repeated a fortnight later to get the hatching eggs nits...
by Big Kev
04 Nov 2019, 17:54
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10715
Views: 512971

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Surveyors and conveyancing solicitors, I'm sure they make up most of it just to make a bit more money. The third bedroom, in my current house, is in the attic. Looking at the construction of the room it's fairly obvious it was built that way when the house was built, lathe and plaster for the eaves ...
by Big Kev
04 Nov 2019, 10:03
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1301
Views: 95106

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

I'm sure I remember electricity transmission 'losses' were between 5 and 10% when I worked for the grid. The increase in transmission voltages should have reduced that further by now but I don't have access to the figures anymore.
by Big Kev
04 Nov 2019, 07:44
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 318
Views: 35094

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Marilyn wrote:
04 Nov 2019, 01:59
Those pictures are breathtaking!
Thank you Marilyn. I only used my smartphone so was quite surprised at the outcome.
by Big Kev
03 Nov 2019, 17:15
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 318
Views: 35094

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Went over to Harrogate to visit youngest offspring this morning. We went for a walk at Nidd Gorge, the autumn colours are quite something.
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by Big Kev
31 Oct 2019, 16:21
Forum: Volunteering Opportunities
Topic: Blood Donors
Replies: 196
Views: 25494

Re: Blood Donors

Me too Ian, 10 minutes after you. I usually end up having to book a different venue, there are only a few afternoon appointments left now though.
by Big Kev
31 Oct 2019, 06:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9897
Views: 420929

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Marilyn wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 02:08
We had an air conditioner installed in our lounge today, with three men running about both inside and out. One of the guys was so tall, he had to dip his head in the doorways!
Fairly normal for me, standard doorways are only 6ft 6in tall here...
by Big Kev
29 Oct 2019, 06:01
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10720
Views: 453642

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

20191027_072342.jpg It is indeed London 2012, here's the other side... Youngest offspring was an official at the games, when he went back to officiate at the paras he stayed in the Olympic village and was allowed to keep the quilt from his room as a memento... Well done Maz, when you're next in Bar...
by Big Kev
28 Oct 2019, 18:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9897
Views: 420929

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Someone I used to work with swore by it for eye infections, they even used to use it on their dog :-)
by Big Kev
28 Oct 2019, 13:26
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10720
Views: 453642

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

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