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  1. Its still not quite the same thing is it. How would you feel if you had to pay BT £150 in order to use Virgin Media for your internet. Would you be OK with that.
  2. Not the same thing at all! Why would they pay more. And why would the likes of ITV & CH4 fold. It would help if the BBC had to do the same as the rest, there wouldn't be a bill of nearly £150 to watch "any live broadcast"
  3. Why is the BBC allowed to get away with this... Which other company is allowed to make you pay them before you can use another companies services? (Genuine question - I can't think of one) I know I'm going off topic but this part of the BBC's power needs stopping, and stopping now! And yes, I do pay the BBC as I use their service. Other people don't wish to use their service so why are they forced to pay the BBC if they want to watch ITV or Sky etc It's a tax on everyone, not just the over 75's. Either call it a TV tax or scrap it and let the BBC play the open market like other providers have to do.
  4. I use several methods 1. Phone early (if you can get through) 2. Patient Access App on phone 3. Use drop in, if your surgery has it 4. If you need a follow up visit, book it while in with the GP And lastly if the above fail and it's urgent... I just say, "ok, well i'm ill today, send a doctor out" This last one has a magical effect on the appointment book, it seems to make spaces!! I can't remember the last time I had to use this one. My surgery is fairly good going by some comments on here. There's a drop in every day and bookings are anything from 3-14 days. They won't book over 14 days.
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    macOS Catalina

    It's all personal preference. The problem with the system you linked to is that it's AMD based, as such even the Hackintosh folks wouldn't use it. Although there are alternatives, the Apple creative types tend to go for programs such as Logic pro and/or Final Cut Pro. Both are for mac OS on systems that are Intel based with AMD graphics, or AMD/Nvidia on earlier releases (High Sierra) As for the best value...we are!! build your own system
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    Can't see hard drives after BIOS update

    As above... The only other thing you may need to do is set the BIOS to advanced view to see the settings Cyclone mentioned, again this is usually done via a key press (F7 on mine)
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    Now TV rubbish.

    I've used them in the past and they did the job ok. They are dependant on your internet connection and only do HD 720p (or mine did) I seem to remember numbers like 5Mbps required to stream. Is your internet speed up to the job?
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    macOS Catalina

    Notebook? mac Pro is a workstation aimed at media production users etc. mac Book Pro is the name of the notebook that you're probably getting mixed up with. And no, not too many zeros...very expensive. As I said, they are guess numbers but looking at the base price they won't be too far off.
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    Signing in and out.

    If you're cleaning cookies or history on your browser, that can cause it to happen.
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    macOS Catalina

    Catalina is an operating system, not a PC/Workstation
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    macOS Catalina

    Yes, I did smile at the grand for a stand!! The biggest moan I see about it, other than the price, is the GPU. The base model has an RX580. The 580 isn't a bad card but it's not what you'd expect on any machine starting at $6000. As you say, the target market won't be asking "how much" and I'm sure they won't be buying the base model either.
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    macOS Catalina

    I wasn't asking, not sure if your reply was to me or in general. Either way, guesstimates of $50-60,000 could be how much a top configured one with the display might set you back...if anyone's interested or in the market for one.
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    macOS Catalina

    macOS Catalina is due for release later this year. https://www.apple.com/macos/catalina-preview/ Also later this year is the release of the new mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR. https://www.apple.com/mac-pro/ https://www.apple.com/pro-display-xdr/ There are some interesting new features in the OS and some very high prices for the mac Pro and display. I've not read it all yet so can't comment on the hardware requirements for the OS. I'll have a play with the OS but won't be buying a mac Pro any time soon.
  14. If you don't want to wait you can run the Update assistant. I did a couple of my PCs yesterday and everything went ok. I've not had a good look round yet but it seems to update and run well. Mikes link looks like a good explanation of the update. It's a fairly big update so depending on your hardware, it might take a long time to complete. https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10
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    Bartering at Car boot sales ect

    My last haggle (if you can call it that) was at Evans Hallshaw for my MOT. The bloke on reception said it was £60 and my reply was "you're having a laugh aren't you" They price matched Halfords at £35. I did feel a bit guilty when I picked up my car that had passed the MOT, it also had been washed and hoovered. The one before was insurance on my previous car. The renewal quote was £645 fully comp. Strange how it ended up being a tad over £300 for the same cover with the same company. I can honestly say that I don't feel degraded in any way, shape or form. I felt over £350 better off...much better in my pocket than theirs!

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