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RE: [VIDEO] The Orville Season 3

Episode 4
Certainly right up to speed with plot line paralleling recent trends and events.

I am mourning the back pedalling on humour to be a bit more Treky.

...and I still think they need to ditch the Spinal Tap amplifier.  

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RE: Sandisk SD card

New Sandisk arrives.

With a free two year sub to RescuePRO. 🙄

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RE: EE re-introduce roaming charges in Europe

Strangely going to the USA it's cheaper than in 2019.
Then you paid I think a fiver a day but only if you used any at all and then the cap was pretty low.
This time just over a tenner for a month, I think £10.50, lets you use your data allowance while over there so just make all your calls on WhatsApp and don't pick up if anyone rings you.

EDIT: I seriously doubt the difference for the USA has anything to do with the B word.

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This item was edited on Thursday, 23rd June 2022, 13:37

RE: [VIDEO] OBI-WAN KENOBI SERIES

Quote:
RJS says...
"Watched the finale... meh.
"

That pretty much nails it.

Obi Wan far too mannered, more elocution than acting. Possibly unfair to Ewan McGregor as it appeared that was what was required of him.

Still think Leia was miscast though she improved slightly in the last episode though that was probably because there wasn't much in the way of physical action required.

Moses Ingram a definite plus but I think the script let her down.






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RE: Sherwood, new bbc1 drama

Looking for something to put on my tablet for a long flight.
I'm guessing this fits the bill by the way your all enthused by it.

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RE: Sandisk SD card

Free version still available and worked.
Many thanks.
I'd just ordered another memory card and was going to shelve this one till back from hols.
Thought it should be fairly simple as delete is just the equivalent of removing the label on the file, rather than format when I'd have been browning my trousers.
Still can always do with a another memory card.



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Sandisk SD card

Does anyone know of a free recovery program/app.
I've deleted from the card rather than the HDD I'd transferred to as the transfer seemed incomplete.

Everything I can find is either limited to a handful of images or it's wind up ware. All the way to from scan to XX files found till you get the 'Only ££££ to buy the prog' to recover them.

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RE: [VIDEO] My Chess Set (well nearly)

Thanks for those.
I'll definitely check them out.

Actually the first thing that came up on a Google looks easy to navigate and starts as basic as you want, Chess.com

They bought my Dad in law, who's been gone since 2009, a dedicated chess machine which he used to beat on it's highest level and get annoyed with it because he said it cheated. No reason to doubt him but I don't think I'd have understood the explanation.


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This item was edited on Monday, 20th June 2022, 20:15

RE: [VIDEO] My Chess Set (well nearly)

Quote:
mbilko says...
"snaps if you want to learn with me that would be good"

I'd give it a crack if there's an online site you know of, I'd have to Google it.

May have to rain check it for a month though, going on hols soon and the only thing I'll be checking is the speed my bank balance is dropping at.


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RE: [VIDEO] My Chess Set (well nearly)

Rough back of envelope calculation I think I'd be pawning a few things if I wanted a set like that.
Don't think I'm being picky but watching that video some of the pieces seem a bit wobbly when placed on the board?

I may have another go at teaching myself the game.
I know which direction the pieces go but that's not playing the game in any more than a draughts level.

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RE: Advice? re Printers.

The ones from Amazon were Ejet.
A bit of an unfortunate name if they're selling in Ireland.

They seem OK for £12.35.

Finally up and running after a couple of cleans, one left to soak through over night, new carts and I think three head cleaning passes.
The cleaning is a bit of a fiddly, inky fingered process. They give you cheapo gloves but you can't hold or pick up sod all with them.

I was starting to look at the price of printers during the last clean.
Looks like the old work horse will keep going for a while longer.

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RE: [VIDEO] The Orville Season 3

I've actually ducked out of episode three after 7 or 8 mins just to ask this.

Can't work out if they've done anything different but I'm finding the music really intrusive on this episode.
Just me?

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RE: being 'paid off' to remove bad review

Quote:
Gareth Williams says...
"Step 1: Take the money and delete the review.
Step 2: Create new account and leave another negative review of the product.
Step 3: Get offered £20 to delete the review.
Step 4: Repeat until millionaire."

I do like a man/woman who can work a system. 🙂


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RE: being 'paid off' to remove bad review

Depends how much you need the twenty quid.

Personally as you say the products an out and out con I'd modify the review to show the offer and I'd be hassling Amazon to ask why it's still on their site.

If they didn't respond ASAP I'd be onto trading standards, Martin Lewis and anyone else I could think of

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RE: Advice? re Printers.

Quote:
Snaps says...
"Used to get all my cartridges from a shop that did practically nothing but and was in walking distance.
Covid's seen them off so no idea where I'd go now."
I find myself in need of cartridges.
Mrs Snaps has retired which means the posh Canon lump she had has gone back to the company.
Bought some head cleaner which is currently soaking through the heads on my Epson XP245, successfully I hope.

Will need new carts for it so just wondering where you lot get them from.
Seems to be a million and one companies but no way to tell who does a reasonable product for a reasonable price.


EDIT: Ordered a set off Amazon.
They just make it so easy.
Even when you think 'Oh I'll just pick up ****** while I'm out'

 


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This item was edited on Saturday, 18th June 2022, 10:19

RE: Arsenal 22/23 Season

We signed/are signing a player.
No not them
This guy
I do like a straight out of left field signing
Fabio Vieira

No neither have I.
Of to Uchoob him.

Quote:
mbilko says...
"tbf that looks like a cracking start you have there"

Apart from maybe the first match.
Paddy's getting quite a tune out of Palace and they're a bit of a bogey team for us. One win out of the last Eight meetings.


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This item was edited on Thursday, 16th June 2022, 22:30

RE: Arsenal 22/23 Season

After a lovely long summer break.
Eleven days from the last England match to pre season starting on the 27th June
We go again.



I expect this season and World cup to be a bit of a disaster with those of our internationals going to the later stages in Qatar succumbing to injuries in the second half of the season.


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RE: [VIDEO] OBI-WAN KENOBI SERIES

Quote:
RJS says...
"I was thinking the opposite!"

I'm afraid I'm with you on this.

They seem to have missed the mark completely with this series.

It feels like the last episode is going to be more of a set up for series two than a finale


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RE: [VIDEO] The Floppotron

Quote:
RJS says...
"It grew"

Didn't it though.
Do they still make floppies?
(Shut up, it wasn't a euphemism) 


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RE: New monitor recommendations

Quote:
alfie noakes says...
"I'm not quite sure why it was discounted because it appeared absolutely brand new and untouched."

I think they sometimes discount just because the box has been opened before it was returned.


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RE: New monitor recommendations

Quote:
RJS says...
"I do like multiple monitors for coding, but I also know people who love ultrawides for them."

Just not if ones for the PC and ones for the Pi.



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RE: New monitor recommendations

I can resist everything but temptation.
Only arguement against it, apart from price, is available real estate.
Restricted to just desk space and I'd like to have space for a second monitor. Just a 19 inch to maybe play about with coding.

Does that Eeek mean new card?

EDIT: Just been having a look at ultra wides. It would feel like putting a Ferrari body on a Volkswagen.
I think a 27inch or slightly bigger would suffice.


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This item was edited on Monday, 13th June 2022, 20:08

New monitor recommendations

I'm thinking of upgrading to a 4k 27 inch curved monitor in a couple of months.
Does anyone have any opinions on these, or just some look for/avoids

We're not talking megabucks here so down the sensible end of the price scale, there even seem to be some around the £200.00 mark.

Should've asked first if this is even appropriate with a 5 year old PC or should I be looking at upgrading the video card as well.
Currently a Nvidia Geforce GTX 750 TI
Video cards a little outside my pay grade so not too many syllables folks. 

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This item was edited on Monday, 13th June 2022, 11:50

RE: [VIDEO] The Orville Season 3

Episode 2

I think they've raised the bar.

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RE: Loki

Any mirror would've set him off.

Not sure we need spoilers this long after.

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RE: Loki

Tell me you couldn't see at least one instance where they had to be really cute with the cut because the actor in your quote was about to corpse.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Covid tests to travel to the USA scrapped

Good timing for me, already booked, but Simon Calder says this could see an increase in bookings and therefore fares.
So if your thinking about going think quickly.

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This item was edited on Saturday, 11th June 2022, 11:42

RE: [VIDEO] Ms Marvel

Quote:
RJS says...
"I'm watching Loki right now and this whole "watch after the credits" thing is very annoying because they never tell you when to and when not to!
"

Usually watching on the PC so a simple matter to go off full screen and just skim the cursor over the remaining to play bar.
If there's anything apart from the screeds of credits I can skip to it.
Let's face it unless you're in the business or a relative of the Best Boy's assistant you're not ar**d.


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RE: [VIDEO] The Orville Season 3

Episode one
Could've done without the 'Bobby in the shower' intro
Otherwise good.

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RE: [VIDEO] OBI-WAN KENOBI SERIES

Quote:
mbilko says...
"I think they have got the vibe of Obi completely wrong"

Much what I was trying to say.
Some time since I've seen any of the Star Wars movies but they always seemed to have a lightness of touch which this lacks.
I think you have to watch them all just because...


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