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by Pluggy
04 Jul 2020, 11:36
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12529
Views: 475707

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Google image search told me but thats cheating...... :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
23 Jun 2020, 16:06
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12529
Views: 475707

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

by Pluggy
22 Jun 2020, 13:12
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5309
Views: 368474

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I got the free router, its very decent, 5GHz wifi, all mod cons, range is at least as good as the one it replaced, Its a Technicolor DWA0120. I live in an old terraced house with the usual brick interior walls and thick solid stone walls. I get a signal in the garden. https://www.broadbandbuyer.com/...
by Pluggy
21 Jun 2020, 13:25
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11766
Views: 531248

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

According to google it was yesterday. 22:43 last night.
by Pluggy
21 Jun 2020, 12:31
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5309
Views: 368474

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

It is. I've used their mobile for years.
by Pluggy
20 Jun 2020, 17:56
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5309
Views: 368474

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Heres who I signed up with last month: https://www.1pbroadband.com/ Fibre broadnand (up to 40 down, 10 up - I get 37 down 9 up )£20 a month. Including Line rental No contract, Caveats, £30 to join Calls are 1p a minute + 10p call connection.- a tad pricey if you make a lot of calls. Leave when you w...
by Pluggy
10 Jun 2020, 10:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2522
Views: 164878

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

No they are already cabled, its just tweaking the software on the inverter to work with out of phase AC on the grid rather than the DC coming from the panels in daylight. In the interest of citing sources the youtube video is here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONp8dismI-Q
by Pluggy
10 Jun 2020, 09:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2522
Views: 164878

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Anyone remember the orange knob of the apocalypses (thanks Big Kev) tirade "Trunp digs coal" a while back ?. It sound very hollow now because America is going don the same road we are with renewables. Even the much trumpeted cheap fracking natural gas can't compete with free wind and solar. Nuclear ...
by Pluggy
08 Jun 2020, 09:23
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5309
Views: 368474

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

II got the same message regarding oneguyfrombarlick.uk also with Ionos, I ignored it.
by Pluggy
07 Jun 2020, 13:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1458
Views: 99192

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

I came across that video last week. I dismissed it as a waste of time. Barely enough power to charge a mobile phone and only when its raining ... The solar panels will at least run the heat pump when the sun is shining.
by Pluggy
05 Jun 2020, 12:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1458
Views: 99192

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Somebody rattled my cage regarding heat pumps. My understanding is that the RHI (renewable heat incentive) government system isn't available for hybrid heating systems. It depends on an inspection of your premises where they evaluate the insulation and estimate how much heat you will need to keep th...
by Pluggy
21 May 2020, 10:25
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5309
Views: 368474

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Being nice helped a lot, the PPP details were waiting for me when I got up. I put them in and the router sprang to life. Pages load like the wind and speedtest reports 37.11 mb/s down and 9.28 up. Happy bunny. :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
21 May 2020, 02:49
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5309
Views: 368474

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I decided discretion is the better part of valour (or something like that) and sent an apology, looking back on it I was the impatient bugger who deleted the routers credentials and covid is probably making their lives difficult. And I have had 3 years very reasonable mobile use from them. We'll see...
by Pluggy
21 May 2020, 01:10
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5309
Views: 368474

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

On a different tack, I recently decided to upgrade and to make it more affordable to change my broadband provider. I'm regretting it. My change over date has arrived (the 19th May) and I've no broadband, this is coming through using my phone as a wifi hotspot. The old provider switched me off prompt...
by Pluggy
20 May 2020, 23:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1099
Views: 12161

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

The opinion is turning, looking at it from the governments perspective with a cold {very cold} financial viewpoint it makes sense to kill off care home residents. From a capitalist perspective it could be argued its the responsible thing to do under the present conditions. And yes they are going to ...
by Pluggy
20 May 2020, 10:20
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5309
Views: 368474

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Stanley wrote:
20 May 2020, 02:35
Isn't it funny how it is always 'a sophisticated attack'...
:biggrin2:
by Pluggy
20 May 2020, 10:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1099
Views: 12161

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

My brother and his wife run some care homes and have lost a good number of their residents to Covid19. I've heard the local hospital was turning the residents away when they'd tested positive for the virus. Anecdotal evidence only, I'm not sure whether I buy it. The source has had disagreements with...
by Pluggy
19 May 2020, 22:51
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1099
Views: 12161

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

BBC2 Horizon Program aired tonight with much of the latest research https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000jbhj/horizon-2020-coronavirus-special-part-2, First cases are thought to be 1st December or possibly earlier according to Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic 17th of N...
by Pluggy
07 May 2020, 11:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1099
Views: 12161

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Just remember who has the biggest ban hammer........ :devil:

I don't often throw my weight around on here but I'm that way out today. I'm hardly a UK government cheerleader but I don't believe expats should be the ones sticking the boot in. Some of us live here.
by Pluggy
07 May 2020, 10:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1099
Views: 12161

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Is the elephant in the room, the fact that it started in China or the Chinese government played down / covered up the serious nature of the disease ? :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
01 Apr 2020, 14:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1099
Views: 12161

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Is it just me or is the bod doing the NHS Coronovirus "stay at home" adverts on National TV a real live wire (not) ?. I think he's maybe computer generated to be as depressing as possible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cK02XwUogM

Having found the youtube version he has a name. :biggrin2:
by Pluggy
25 Mar 2020, 12:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1099
Views: 12161

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I generally check in at least daily, but often don't post if nothing catches my eye.
by Pluggy
25 Mar 2020, 10:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1099
Views: 12161

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Big Kev wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 09:16
the orange knob of the apocalypse
Excellent turn of phrase, it gets my vote.
by Pluggy
20 Mar 2020, 18:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1099
Views: 12161

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Sheesh a thread started yesterday with all these posts, must be something important...... :biggrin2: Being in the at risk group my daughter was preaching at me on the phone for letting Mrs Pluggy out the door (who isn't on the list) , The as yet unknown condition thats gradually turning me disabled ...

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