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by Pluggy
21 Feb 2020, 15:42
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5201
Views: 364621

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

If you sign up to your browsers native login service - Firefox Sync for Firefox, Google account for Chrome or Chromium and a Microsoft account for Edge it pretty much does what a password manager does and more besides. Technology has overtaken the password manager in my book.
by Pluggy
06 Feb 2020, 11:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4634
Views: 204898

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

:good:
by Pluggy
02 Feb 2020, 20:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2408
Views: 162221

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Air to air are much cheaper and are quite easy to 'reverse' to make them cool. In the UK cooling would be nice the 2 days in July when it gets warm, the rest of the year its a waste of time. There is no real market for air con for houses so no body bothers importing them. The air source heat pumps h...
by Pluggy
01 Feb 2020, 15:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2408
Views: 162221

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

On a more down to earth approach, something Germany has been doing for a while and we've just started trialling is using excess wind energy (rather than paying them subsidies to have turbines stood idle when there is low demand ) is to produce hydrogen by electrolysis and then inject it into the nea...
by Pluggy
21 Jan 2020, 14:15
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11682
Views: 463552

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Looks like a character from Blackadder.....
by Pluggy
14 Jan 2020, 13:47
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 511
Views: 45135

Re: Mobile Phones

If you sign in to chrome using the same credentials as your phone, the cloud google photos will automatically be available on the computer. No faffing it just works.

Or you can just share a link to pictures :

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pi9Rish12a3kxJrz9
by Pluggy
11 Jan 2020, 21:41
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 511
Views: 45135

Re: Mobile Phones

Or with a google account you use Google photos and it does itself without a cable. I just take 'em and they appear on any computer I want, yeah, yeah,,I know, big data, the epitome of evil.......
by Pluggy
01 Jan 2020, 05:07
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5201
Views: 364621

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I've been in a couple of times, they seem fair if a tad expensive. I'd let the others chime in, phones aren't my forte either. I've bought cheap Cubots off ebay with no complaints. The wife has one now. Mine was new circa June 2016. Still hanging in there.
by Pluggy
01 Jan 2020, 04:49
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5201
Views: 364621

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

The one I sold you about 3 years ago wasn't exactly a spring chicken back then. The version of android it runs will be way past its sell by date. Sometimes a new version of software uses a feature that just isn't in old phones, They;ll sell you a new phone I suspect.
by Pluggy
01 Jan 2020, 03:39
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5201
Views: 364621

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I suppose I asked for that.......

Happy new year.
by Pluggy
31 Dec 2019, 14:46
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5201
Views: 364621

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

At what point did the holy computer thread get contaminated with politics ? :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
12 Dec 2019, 16:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7873
Views: 332838

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I did the deed as did Mrs Pluggy.
by Pluggy
22 Nov 2019, 19:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7873
Views: 332838

Re: POLITICS CORNER

An Oaf ?
by Pluggy
22 Nov 2019, 16:20
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1276
Views: 95068

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

PR gets my vote, but compulsory voting flies in the face of democracy IMO.
by Pluggy
22 Nov 2019, 16:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7873
Views: 332838

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The Labour manfesto gets my vote, if they only manage to deliver 10% of what they're promising, it would still get my vote. They are definitely over promising what they are going to do and playing down the changes to pay for it but thats the nature of the beast we call politics. We've f*cked the pla...
by Pluggy
22 Nov 2019, 14:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4634
Views: 204898

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

This thread gets busier as time goes by. I'm making a visit to give you updates on my ailments. I'm still waiting to see a neurologist, I have an appointment at the end of February, my GP says she'll write to see if it can be pushed a bit. I have doubts about my ability to walk by then. Its still go...
by Pluggy
17 Nov 2019, 12:51
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5201
Views: 364621

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I refer you to Panbiker's answer. Use the bulit in Windows 10 defender.
by Pluggy
15 Nov 2019, 19:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1357
Views: 96826

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Heres a little something I came across today that is pertinent to this thread on several levels. This is a capture of a youtube video : https://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/app.php/gallery/image/19350/source Watching it I came across this bit and I immediately thought Stanley and the Bancroft engine....
by Pluggy
03 Nov 2019, 10:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1357
Views: 96826

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

I;ll put it the box marked unfounded magical claims with all the rest Stanley, :extrawink:

Just for my interest, what pressure was Bancrofts boiler(s) set to while it was still weaving ?
by Pluggy
02 Nov 2019, 12:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1357
Views: 96826

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Sorry Stanley, you're going to need to provide sources, I've been screwed over by unfounded assertions once too often. Bancroft being the last mill to close is a very weak argument, the cost of generating power in a mill is pretty insignificant along side the wages bill. Their business model worked....
by Pluggy
01 Nov 2019, 16:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1357
Views: 96826

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

They seemed to quieten down a bit when I pointed out that these old engines are still more efficient in terms of energy use over Grid based electricity because of the enormous losses in transmission. You're wrong by my sources. Grid transmission losses are about 8% on average in the UK https://publ...
by Pluggy
01 Nov 2019, 15:45
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11682
Views: 463552

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Something medieval and torture related perhaps ? :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
23 Oct 2019, 13:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1357
Views: 96826

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

"Quite enjoying my 'enforced' retirement." I think that could be the key Pluggy and you have found it. As you know,I stopped driving and walking any longer than 30 minutes at a time. Notice that I 'stopped', I don't regard it as 'giving up' but a welcome respite from things that had become a burden...
by Pluggy
22 Oct 2019, 14:40
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Landline Telephones
Replies: 34
Views: 701

Re: Landline Telephones

The only thing keeping the landline going is that in many/most parts of the world and certainly in Britain, is that getting reasonably fast & cost effective internet is dependant on old school landlines. My daughter for one and I'm pretty certain she isn't the only one has a land line and has never ...
by Pluggy
21 Oct 2019, 07:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1357
Views: 96826

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Stock answer Stanley, "struggling on". As I've already said, I gave up driving in July, I've had Occupational therapy round and discussed things, They put some grab rails in the bathroom to aid me. I have an appointment with a neurologist at Airedale in February (makes me think they've written me of...

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