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  • Do you boost your posts at all? And are you targetting specific buyers within those groups – are there groups specific to what you sell?

    If your audience is under 35 you can’t afford not to be on Instagram (Pinterest is very US-centric, I think). However, there’s a knack to it. No one clicks on stories that look like ads, so you need to build your brand in other canny ways. Build a story. Build competitions on FB – like and share options still pull in traffic. Get people talking about your stuff. It’s really, really hard, starting from scratch and I usually get my new clients to really learn about how their customers behave, and what they need in terms of information and when. However, I also suggest that they set aside some budget for boosting posts and they really think about…[Read more]

  • Are you sure that there is a reduced risk of breakdown?

    If properly looked after modern cars will do huge mileages with little deterioration in reliability.

    However , I don’t think I could ever trust a vehicle called the Yeti 😉

  • Nerdkid replied to the topic BT Broadband Scam? in the forum General Chat 3 months ago

    It’s two different technologies. Copper for ADSL. If you live next to the exchange you may get the advertised speed. But, if you live some distance away the speed will be less.

    You could ask if they do a 50Mb fibre package, but again that may not give advertised speed. Thou the fibre can go to gigabit speeds, it comes down to contention ratios (how may people are sharing that bandwidth) and the uplink speed from the exchange to the interwebs.

    You might find that the speed goes up during the day or late at night, when people aren’t streaming tv and the like. The average speed may well be whats advertised, just that it sucks from about 16:00 to 23:00.

    If you wanted cynical, you could pay for the business package, use exactly the same infrastructure but get faster speeds. They…[Read more]

  • Nerdkid replied to the topic What are schools for? in the forum General Chat 3 months ago

    To clarify the point on history – I believe it is very important, but then I also believe things like music and art are very important, for a child’s understanding of themselves and society, but I think that the history taught in schools now is pretty limited and seems to focus heavily on some key events and it’s not history in a proper academic sense. So I think releasing it from the core curriculum (actually I’m not sure it is even core now…?) would allow it to be more flexible

  • Nerdkid posted an update 3 months ago

    This video shows just how pathetic and hypercritical Google is. Google doesn’t care about invading your home and privacy but you do it to them and they will try to get you arrested.

    • stew replied 3 months ago

      Seems as though Googlers are all a bunch of losers who cannot take the truth that the company that they work for is EVIL.

    • lucy replied 3 months ago

      What was Alex Jones even doing wrong to get them to call the police? STOP WASTING POLICE TIME GOOGLE!

    • Google are just pathetic and dont like anyone even daring to question their totalitarian system.

  • Nerdkid replied to the topic What are schools for? in the forum General Chat 3 months ago

    I think that schools should teach children the skills they need to survive as adults and basic knowledge that will allow them to develop into a useful member of society.

    I think core subjects should revolve around society and living life – so basic mechanical, electrical, biological and chemical principles in science, how to read and understand a piece of writing and know how the words and phrases used are having an effect on you emotionally for English, arithmetic, finances, statistics and geometry for Maths, plus basic politics, basic law, basic IT and physical education in the sense of how to stay fit and healthy (including some food tech), and a language. I think that over and above that students should be given tasters in different subjects (art, history, music etc) with the…[Read more]

  • If you are thinking about getting virgin media then think again. It is an appalling service that will just leave you out of pocket and stressed to the max.

    After moving to a new house I decided to get virgin media as my previous broadband provider BT was not available in my area. Compared to BT virgin media is a lot more expensive but promises super fast broadband and comes with extra television channels to watch…LIES!

    Here are a couple reasons why you shouldn’t use Virgin media:

    -virgin media is meant to be super fast 5g but its just slow and nowehere near the speeds they promise.

    -Virgin media will regularly just shut off leaving you with no access to the internet for days at a time. Calling virgin media’s helpline on their premium rate number is next to useless as they…[Read more]

  • Any vote for a minority party like Green is basically a vote for the Tories.

    Until UKIP came along, the Tories were in a position of divide and conquer because you either voted Tory, Labour or any number of parties that eventually reduced the Labour challenge to the Conservatives.

    Now that UKIP is history, the Tories are back on safe ground of divide and conquer. You may be voting with your conscience with a minor party but you are actually helping keep the Conservatives in power.

  • Nerdkid replied to the topic Old vs new boilers in the forum General Chat 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I’d only bother replacing it when it breaks, to be honest. Boilers are expensive, you might as well get the most use out of it possible. You’d save more money upgrading your insulation if you want to spend on increasing your home’s fuel efficiency.

  • Nerdkid replied to the topic New PC – any suggestions? in the forum General Chat 4 months ago

    My recommendations for your shopping list should include:

    Intel i5 (or i7 if your budget will stretch – but that’s less crucial than the other things in this list)

    16Gb RAM (or 8Gb as a single module and leave £85 in your budget to buy and fit a second 8Gb to give a total of 16Gb)

    A hard disk that is a SSD (Solid State Drive). This is much faster than a traditional hard disk which has mechanical moving parts. 256Gb minimum size. Don’t be tempted to go for a much larger mechanical disk, eg 1Tb.

    To get all this for your budget you need to compromise somewhere. Perhaps 2nd hand, perhaps manufacturer reconditioned (eg Dell outlet as others have mentioned above), non-touch screen, or a smaller screen than you might otherwise go for (eg 15″ instead of 17″).

    Don’t waste money on…[Read more]

  • Nerdkid posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Judaism is (arguably) both a religion and a race but don’t worry about it.

    I think if there had never been any Jewish converts then the race bit would be pretty solid. But conversions have muddied the waters.

    For instance, because I’m not a Cohen, I don’t know how much (if any) of my long term ancestry goes back to Abraham and how much to converts from over the millennia.

  • Nerdkid posted a new activity comment 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    For a simple 2D model draw some dots on a party balloon and inflate. All dots will increase their distance from each other. Now imagine that the balloon was initially so small that all dots overlapped.

    Also, popular science is often sloppy in distinguishing between “infinite in size” and “having no boundary”, these are two independent properties: The surface of the balloon has no boundary (you can draw a line going around it without interrupting) but is clearly finite in size. Pop the balloon, and you end up with a plane that is still 2D but does have an edge.

    • At the risk of sounding like a dullard (and I appreciate it might not be possible to explain all aspects of physics to non scientists such as myself) – how do we know that the Universe isn’t shaped like a rubber glove?

  • Nerdkid replied to the topic Tooth extraction after care tips? in the forum Health 5 months ago

    Whatever you do, watch you don’t disturb the clot or you’ll develop dry socket. It’s horrifically painful.

    Don’t use a straw to drink as the sucking motion actually dislodges the clot more easily.

  • Nerdkid posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    If it’s firing on only some of the cylinders, then the vibration you are feeling is the engine running out of balance. In theory yes, this can cause damage (uneven bearing wear/crankshaft loading etc), but whether it will actually wreck the engine is anyones guess. It’s certainly not ideal.

    Still no error lights on the dash? Any chance you can borrow a code reader from someone local? Or get one of these or similar?

  • Nerdkid posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    Spark plugs fire just after the compression stroke on each cylinder. If the coils or plugs are defective then there’s no ignition in the cylinder(s).

  • Nerdkid posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    Where is the petrol smell from? Exhaust or engine bay? Through the heater vents?

  • Nerdkid posted a new activity comment 5 months, 1 week ago

    Even though some one has to manually press the kill button.. how can they possibly give google this much power which essentially gives them the power to determine who lives and dies. Aren’t Googlers content with just merely destroying peoples livelihoods online by nuking them with their algorithms and now want to nuke people in real life as well???

  • Nerdkid posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    I have used MediaMonkey to transfer files to and from iThings. The advantage is that MM manage to put music in the right place for the Music app to find it.

    FileBrowser and FileApp don’t seem to be able to get past Nanny Jobs and put files where you want them…

  • Nerdkid posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Propane is used in preference to butane in cold weather specifically because it works better in the cold. It has a boiling point of -42C so will be be gaseous down to that temp and usable to within a few degress of it. It isn’t that cold is it

    I think the problem lies elsewhere, pouring hot water on the regulator would seem like a good place to start.

  • Nerdkid posted a new activity comment 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    These are caused by being deficient in B12 or folate. Please go and get a blood test and have these checked!

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