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Recent content by PaulR

  1. PaulR

    Just Sharing This 'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dies aged 49

    Very young. RIP Verne
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    Dale Winton dies

    He wasn't my cup of tea as a presenter but, regardless, that's a very young age to go. RIP Dale.
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    Broadband Speed Part 3

    Just wait until I get back to Blighty...
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    Broadband Speed Part 3

    From near unusable to barely adequate.
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    Broadband Speed Part 3

    Back to normal. Apparently there was a restriction put on the line. Probably because when the line break was fixed the new modem was not connected for long enough to confirm the line characteristics.
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    Broadband Speed Part 3

    Just arrived at the French gaff. We had absolutely no internet or phone when we were down last October and it took a 15 minute (twice postponed) visit by an engineer to find a duff joint on a pole up the lane. Fortunately a friend nearby was able to open the house up in case there was a fault...
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    Just Sharing This Something useful for the garage/workshop

    Do they fit over normal prescription glasses?
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    Why People Can't Spell?

    This a difficult one for me to comment on. On one hand seeing something misspelt or so badly phrased that the grammar is a nonsense irritates me almost as much as a real itch would do. Imagine wearing a woollen pullover without a shirt underneath. That's what it's like for me when I see an...
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    Freesat decoder

    I can easily see that it would be the case that an external hard disc drive would need an extra power source. From memory USB2 ports have a maximum current supply of 500mA (USB3 can supply more). From practical experience I know that just connecting portable hard drives to computers without...
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    Bill Maynard dies aged 89

    RIP Bill. Enjoyed your work over the years.
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    Where can I get these ?

    If a BT phone is involved they sometimes use a different pin configuration. I had this problem a little while ago using a UK phone in France. Trying to use a BT Concero 1400 cordless phone in France
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    Bye bye Maplin / Toys R Us

    Toys 'R' Us Founder Charles Lazarus dies at 94. Coincidence? Toys 'R' Us Founder Charles Lazarus Dies at 94
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    Another offer I am not able to refuse (wanna bet)

    Not spam as such but I received this the other day: Only for you [email protected] And only we have only a few days! A unique base of businessmen from 170 countries of the world at a symbolic price of only $500 + bargaining. The database contains 228 million e-mail addresses. Write to us...
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    Just Sharing This Obituary: Katie Boyle

    And she was a Lady. RIP Katie