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  • I’m utterly convinced. Give that man a PhD.

    A little learning is a dangerous thing.

  • nobroo replied to the topic New PC – any suggestions? in the forum General Chat 1 week ago

    Was this just a rumour or do Dell actually customise components so that you have to buy from them?

    They certainly used to do this, but it was upwards of a decade ago. I had to fix a Latitude where the hard drive had a special adapter glued on, in such a way that it was impossible to get it off without breaking it. So you had to buy a new hard…[Read more]

  • nobroo posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    “Trump and Boris Johnson have changed that. They communicate extremely straightforwardly straight at the prejudices of their base and they don’t give a sh*t about whether what they say is true as long as it is emotionally appealing.”

    Trump does, it’s not entirely clear how much of that is compulsive and how much is calculated. It apparently…[Read more]

  • nobroo posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Likewise, a BBC article this week showed that in the mining industry the ‘gender pay gap’ favours women. They didn’t see fit to comment on this but my guess is that more women work in higher paid administrative roles than as miners themselves. Let’s see a campaign to get more equality in the mining industry! #morewomenunderground or something…..

  • -Gimp is free haven’t used it in a while but was/is one of the best photoshop alternatives back in the 00’s when I last used it..

    -Inkscape free good for vectors and design work. But buggy last time I used it crashed when doing simple things.

    -Clipstudio not free but is also meant to be a lot better than Photoshop for drawing and even vector…[Read more]

  • nobroo posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Indeed, it is all biology and genetic, and that is purely luck! No matter how much will power and good judgement i have, the body type I have is down to luck.

    Indeed, thin and healthy are very different things, which is why judging someone on their weight isn’t a good idea! I’m a little overweight at the moment, but exercise a lot and eat very…[Read more]

  • legions of work shy scroungers who are abusing the system while pretending to look for work.

    @torieboy let’s just get some perspective here…

    Benefit fraud accounted for ~1% of the benefits bill in 2015-16, and more than half of that was to do with housing benefit. Even if all the rest was down…[Read more]

  • Anybody thinking of getting a Google Home Mini?

    I suggest you wait as there are some technical issues that Google are not discussing and are not fixing any time soon.

    If you buy your speaker in the hope that it will play your music from your Google Music Play account. Then you are out of luck. This feature is broken and there does not seem to…[Read more]

  • As above – don’t forget the co factors though!

    Also if it’s been low for a long time you may find you get an increase in pain for a week or two on the group they call it remineralisation.

    VERY IMPORTANT: Dont buy supplements from Amazon.. Their are so many fakes on that site sold by unscrupulous foreign sellers. Dont take the risk as you could…[Read more]

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  • @oldguy Earnings from previous job are on my November payslip (the only one received, not paid in December) so I thought they’d be on the P45 as well and I do know that if I log on to HMRC to view the tax record it all looks as i expect there. Just wanted to check it wasn’t going to cause an issue anywhere.

    Doesn’t help that I was taxed 40% on…[Read more]

  • I was made redundant a couple of weeks ago due to company insolvency and received my P45 today.

    At part 6 the Week 1/Month 1 option is ticked and there are no pay details to date. Struggling to work out if this is correct or not. I only started this job in November so have previous earnings in this employment that I would expect to see in the…[Read more]

  • @ih8people It’s unlikely to be arthritis at your age, but (as you say) it could be! There are all sorts of things which can be wrong with a shoulder (or any joint) and it is better to get a GP to have a look and advise whether to go for treatment elsewhere or arrange an x ray or whatever.

    My left shoulder (and right knee, both ankles, and right…[Read more]

  • I discovered that my sore shoulder was quite severe arthritis. I think it is best to get checked out just in case one goes to a physio/chiropractor/osteopath and they make things worse unintentionally.

  • nobroo replied to the topic Do you need antivirus? in the forum General Chat 3 months ago

    I don’t think you need to pay for anti-virus, Windows comes with its own anit-virus software now pre-installed and that’s all I’ve used. Never had issues but also don’t download random bits from the internet or open email attachments unless I know who it’s from.

    The one that comes with Windows had great views and ratings when it was first…[Read more]

  • @ih8people They still have a long way to go, and you understand this if you visit them and scratch away at the surface.China has too many issues internally ( keeping a lid on 1 billion people must try any government) really to confront any one imho. There again I do not live in Japan.

    Russia- different ball game.But in the European parts of…[Read more]

  • Do anyone here on utterz use such bits of kit at home?

    If so what have your experiences been like using them?

  • nobroo replied to the topic How do you buy a car? in the forum General Chat 3 months ago

    @peter just about all the car supermarkets deal with that kind of thing, and the best thing about it is that they tend to price keenly so if you hate haggling you can avoid it (or just do a bit as a nod to it) without being thoroughly ripped off.

    I did really well with my previous car, a 2008 petrol Vectra estate I bought from a car supermarket…[Read more]

  • So many galaxies, so many stars, so much distance. Unimaginable numbers. Local intelligent life, maybe not. But intelligent life somewhere surely approaching certainty?

  • Computers that can synthesize factual information in this way will be extremely useful in medicine. However, until they can genuinely *understand* what a patient says, they will be a tool used by a human, rather than a substitute. In order to understand what a patient says, you have to grasp all kinds of subtle meaning under the surface of the…

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