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  1. What? Nothing you have posted have anything to do with blocking ads. Internet speed? Wtf?
  2. I still can't believe there are people out there who still don't have a form of adblocker installed? What's wrong with you!
  3. You are going to pay through the nose. I've just picked up a conversion from a mate who does them on the side, and he was struggling to get nearly everything. Stuff that was here in the country was 2-3x the normal rates he usually pays, even vans are mental money, even the scrattiest of builders vans.
  4. And if you want to pass comment and get upset at someone doing something courteous to strangers, then go ahead.
  5. Just because someone has a reduced capacity to contract the virus, they're still perfectly capable of passing it on.
  6. I'm going to keep wearing mine after restrictions are lifted. I've had both my jabs. People are just filthy coughing and sneezing without covering their mouths/nose and generally spitting/spraying everywhere when talking. Why would you want to breathe that in. And if you're ill, why would you want to spread it about? Unless you're one of these "I cAn'T bReAtHe" idiots.
  7. That was just one example of a pavement channel. There are other alternatives where they don't have a cover at all, and the opening on top is the width of the cable. No trip hazard.
  8. Here's one option. Pavement channels. https://onelewisham.co.uk/2020/10/08/electric-vehicles-as-part-of-the-pollution-solution/ Cheapest and easiest option.
  9. I think that might have been a bad egg. Brother lasers are fantastic. So much better than HP/Epson junk. One place i used to work did something like a toner a month, but it was literally printing documents one after the other from 8am to 6pm every single day. For some reason, they used it to print the black/white catalogues.
  10. Reading back my comment, it seems I didn't make sense. Windows being the anomoly in that it makes your default account admin, and that is bad.
  11. Basic security, stop downloading porn and stuff from dodgy websites and you'll be fine. Don't give your day to day account administrative rights (like linux and every other OS) and again, you'll be fine. If there was such a big problem with Windows, they wouldn't have the market share they do.
  12. I'd not bother trying J.E James, previous comment about them not being interested in anything other than selling bikes, I'd suggest they aren't even that bothered about doing that. Parts are usually cheaper and faster to obtain than they are going to James. Halfords have had a big shuffle since the original post, I dare say they wouldn't mind having a look at it. Otherwise look at independants like Butterworths, Sheffield Bike Repair, Russels bike shed or Expert Bike Repair in Rotherham. Sheffield Bike Repair is run by a mate of mine, and I know for sure he's looked at a defective E-bike in the last week or so and fixed it. https://www.sheffieldbikerepairs.co.uk/
  13. I'd disagree. Unless you're paying for that service. If you delete a file from Dropbox/Googledrive whatever and let it expire from their recycle bin they won't be particularly helpful in getting it back for you.
  14. This is the right answer. Just because your data is in "the cloud" it's not nessicerily backed up. There's a reason solutions exist to backup your google drive/onedrive/etc. They don't care about your data. The best way is to keep your data local on your nas and back that up to whatever cloud service you're subscribed to. This will be the fastest solution. Run it as a proper backup job and not just a file mirror as any changes made on either device will replicate to the other. Hit by ransomware? Both copies gone. Remember, a backup in one location is not a backup. Public cloud providers do not care about your data and do not back it up.
  15. I'm not so sure. Looking at the pictures back to 2008, doesn't look like it moves.
  16. Everyone's naked underneath their clothes. Makes no odds in water, it's going to be washing round the underneathy bits anyway.
  17. My Word! A Penis!!! /me clutches at pearls. If it's that cold, there's not going to be much to see anyway
  18. This is the problem. Facebook has indeed killed off many forums due to it's ease of set up. However, it's absolutely useless for information storage. The search system is junk, and their algorithm makes it impossible to keep track of anything. Facebook, Amazon etc have basically turned the internet into a handful of sites.
  19. And I deal with large amounts of the elderly who are perfectly computer literate and have no issues at all adapting to modern technology. Many absolutely love it. I was even involved in setting up care homes with computers and WiFi so they could communicate with their families under the old get connected scheme. So it must be you who is talking rubbish. See how that works?
  20. I don't buy age as an issue tbh. If Firethorn1's mum is currentl 82, she'd have been in her 50's in the 90s. Computers were prevalent even then albeit a little on the expensive side. But they have been in mainstream use for over 20 years. Same with smartphones, they've been around for about 20 years too. First generation of modern smartphone came out in 2008, she'd have been 60ish. None of this is new technology. In all that time, it's been incredibly obvious that this is the way everything is going, and they've done the self defeating thing of refusing to use a computer. I think it's a pretty fair assumption by the council to assume that most people have access to a computer, or internet access and for the small percentage that don't, someone that can help do it with them. They would probably need a lot of investment in people, wages all that jazz to help the small percentage of people who can't or won't be helped. Not being able to afford it is another matter, but in my experience most of these families don't seem to have an issue affording their large TV's and whatever satellite subscription is popular today. Those with larger families are definitely disadvantaged though, 3+ kids, who expects kids to have their own laptop? Schools have a surplus that are currently not being used, they should be loaned out to people who need them.
  21. This is an interesting second life for EV Batteries that are no longer suitable for powering an EV anymore: https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/automotive-and-assembly/our-insights/second-life-ev-batteries-the-newest-value-pool-in-energy-storage Use with Solar power, charge up your own energy bank and have less reliance on the grid. The power requirements of your house will be way less than what an EV wants. There are so many new solutions coming, but people have very blinkered views and just won't be prepared to bend in any way, even though it won't even affect them. Cars don't need to make brum brum noises, and they don't need to burn dinosaurs. Although if they don't make brum brum noises, I'm not quite sure how spotty teenagers are going to perform their mating rituals.
  22. Prius for example, when you lift the lid off the battery pack is arranged in individual cells. You can have the dead cells replaced without replacing the whole unit. Currenly sitting at about £50ish a cell.
  23. We used to do similar when I worked for an online PC Parts retailer. New processor or graphics card came out, we'd buy the UK's entire stock to stop the likes of Ebuyer and Overclockers getting them. We'd then up the price a bit, not take the mickey but we'd be the exclusive retailer for about a week or two, so those folks who absolutely must have the latest payed the premium, and those who would wait got it at normal or discounted pricing. This was long before the madness of £1000+ graphics cards, and before Ebuyer was the massive company it is now.
  24. No, but much in the same way your smartphone isn't using the very first charger you ever got now is it? The old 500mah output chargers can barely keep the screen alive on a modern smartphone. These things don't last forever. You're also probably not using the first TV you ever got. Technology is moving on. There will come a point where either there is a feature or benefit that a new generation home charger will offer that you want, so you'll upgrade. Or your current one will break, and you'll need a new one. Maybe there is a substantial shift in the charging technology that the old chargers can't do. When you get a new electric car, it may come with this new charger. I wouldn't say there is a substantial network at the moment though, as the uptake of electric cars just isn't there yet. It's coming though And we're talking about 10 years into the future. This technology isn't static. Also, if you've already got a wall charger fitted, then that's most of the hard work done. If you need to change in the future, I imagine it's only three wires to change to a new box? You'll have either a seperate fuse box or cable to a junction box from your fuse box to the wall box, turn the power off, disconnect and connect the new one. So it's hardly going to be a massive cost to upgrade, and can possibly be negotiated into the cost of the new car or lease? Even this charger at about £300 can have schedules to suit when you have cheaper electricity. https://www.smarthomecharge.co.uk/chargers/project-ev/growatt-eva/#chargerFeatures If you're using cheaper electricity, this usually means that there is less demand from the network, and seeing as renewable energy is cheaper to produce than dirty energy, stands to reason that you're using that renewable to charge your car.
  25. And in a lot of cases it's "Petrol Heads" who are kicking up the most noise. I'd group myself in with them tbh, I love cars, engines etc, think, dream, breathe cars. But modern cars sound crap. F1 sounds crap. People who drive up and down Redmires road with their fancy multi clutch gearboxes making odd noises when it shifts - Sounds crap. People with small engined Fords who make them pop and bang - Sounds especially crap. They're all artificial sounds anyway. Road cars that pop and bang aren't doing it because the exhaust is hot and they're overfuelling on overrun. The computer is making it do it. Some cars have artificial engine noise pumped into the cabin via speakers. No reason electric cars can't do this. We're still talking 10 years into the future, and most car manufacturers have had hybrids in their range for at least 5 years, so there's already plenty of hybrid cars on the market. There are electric cars that have been available for around 5 years too, they will be 15 years old by the time all this is made mandatory. We already have a small industry replacing the cells and packs in batteries, electric cars included. America have been doing it for years. You can get kits to rebuild the drive battery in Leafs and Prius for relatively little money. So the age of cars and battery packs isn't much of a worry.
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