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  1. Why is there so much fear about rats? What creates the hysteria people seem to have when they see a rat? A squirrel or a mouse is just as filthy as a rat.
  2. Hi all, just looking for anyone who can recommend somewhere to take my S8+ to have a new battery fitted. Ive had the phone since it came out a few years ago and the battery life is waning a fair bit now. If anyone can point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated. Ta Joe Ps. I have looked through the directory pinned in this category, but I'd feel better with some specific recommendations.
  3. I want to buy a laptop for only one reason. Playing Football Manager. 15inch screen as a minimum. The requirements of the game are as follows, but I want to play at above average performance. Processor: Intel Pentium 4 (64-bit), Intel Core 2 or AMD Athlon 64 – 2.2 GHz + Memory: 2 GB RAM. Graphics: Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 – 256MB VRAM. DirectX can anyone advise me? Budget is around £600, but if I can spend less then great!
  4. The amount of email notifications this forum spews out is ridiculous. It should be an 'opt in' to agree to the barrage.
  5. I wont give money to an organisation deeply involved with pedophiles
  6. Personally I don't hold the BBC in high regard, nor do I contribute to the licence fee tax. However, time to time I will browse through the BBC news app , as occasionally they have a gem on there, unfortunately the odd gem tends to be surrounded by complete trash. Today I read an absolutely amazing piece on the BBC app about an ex Mafia guy, and the story of how he ended up in a Lancashire caravan park, it was beautifully written. However, the op-eds arent proof read, or quality checked, which is inexcusable. The BBC is a media giant, there is no excuse for the embarrassing grammatical/contextual standard of the op-eds they publish.
  7. A big issue seller with a smartphone is a success story. I have nothing but respect for big issue sellers, they are go getters, and why shouldn't they buy a nice phone for their hard work? As for your other gripes with homeless people, I do agree with you that there are some that are lazy and manipulative (same as all walks of life). However, there are many that have had terrible lives, abuse victims, mental health issues, victims of crime etc that have led to their situation. More should be done as a society to help these people, especially the approach to the treatment of serious drug addiction.
  8. Update: I ran the free trial of Malwarebytes as per the reccomendations in this thread. It detected 94 infections (no idea if this number is high or low, would be interested to know if this is above average or not?). Once they were quarantined and removed the problem stopped, and the laptop is also operating so much faster then before. Once again, thanks for the advice everyone.
  9. Thanks, I'll try Malware Bytes first. If that doesn't work I'll try the other suggestions you've all made. Thanks Wallace, Zach, and Ghozer, I really appreciate you all taking the time to help me out.
  10. Thanks so much for the reply. Forgive my ignorance, but are 'malware bytes' and 'virus checker' the names of specific software products?
  11. I'll have to Banner Crust a whirl afterr reading that. Roneys used to be good years ago, pants now though.
  12. Hi all. My mum needs to get her laptop looked at, it is almost unusable due to constant pop ups when browsing the internet. Whenever she is on the internet (regardless of browser choice), in the bottom right corner ads keep coming up that block a portion of the page being viewed. There is no small x on the ads to remove them, ao the inly way to move them is to click on it, then a new tab opens with the ad. That gives a small reprieve on the original page being viewed, but then a new ad will pop up in less then a minutes time. I've run some virus scanning software (Avast I think), which didn't detect any problems. Can anyone give me advice on how to fix this? Will I need to take it to a professional? Many thanks Joe
  13. That doesn't make any sense sorry. What are you trying to say?
  14. I never said "Russians" wanted Brexit. Why would you just randomly say that? Bizarre...
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