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Buggz

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  • Birthday 21/07/1965

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    Sheffield
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    photography, Science, Nature.

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  1. Thank you! They're great at keeping the rat population down if that's any consolation.
  2. Ive had foxes living near me since the 90's and I've never encountered any problems with them. In fact, I've had nothing but positive experiences & I also have 5 cats. Although it's entirely possible that foxes will occasionally kill cats (kittens, elderly or injured cats?), I imagine it's very rare that this happens and it's something I never seen. But I have seen the odd confrontation, but nothing too serious. Foxes will generally try to avoid any conflicts with cats. Although, foxes will be more protective of their territory & food during the breeding season and will hold their ground against cats. I monitor my garden with a couple of trail cameras and outside of the breeding season the local cats rule the gardens. Some of my locals: https://www.flickr.com/photos/51732562@N04/albums/72157646010198439
  3. Excellent videos. I've not seen these before so thank you for posting.
  4. I usually buy bulk from http://www.gardenwildlifedirect.co.uk who I find quite reasonable and also from Wilko in the City centre.
  5. That's fantastic Paul. I live not too far away from the green and I've never seen them around there before. Normally when the waxwings come through Burngreave they strip the rowans on Pitsmoor road (just below Unigraph UK) and then move on. And if it wasn't for the influx of redwings and the local blackbird population they could have feasted on the rowans in Abbeyfield park and Burngreave Cemetery. But unfortunately these have usually been stripped clean by early January.
  6. I don't think there have been any sightings in that area for a couple of weeks now. I also think that the piece on winterwatch was filmed in early January.
  7. That's interesting and not in the least bit surprising looking at all the complaints on VM's fb page and tech forums. I also remember the last time I phoned to complain and the 'advisor' gave me nothing but bs. And I could tell that she simply couldn't care less about my problems and couldn't get me off the phone quick enough. And looking at the all the other complaints it looks like it's pretty common to fob people off. I thought it was company policy at first but it just sounds like that a lot of the staff have just had enough of dealing with endless complaints.
  8. I think Liberty Global pay Branson about £10 mil a year for the privilege of using the name and he has about £6 million in shares of VM too.
  9. Yes, I think that's one of the points of the petition. Although my main gripe is with the poor speeds and customer service I'm quite happy to sign it. Anything that can bring VM some bad publicity or forewarn anyone about VM's appalling service is fine by me.
  10. For anyone that's interested there's a petition that has been started against Virgin Media. It's goal is to make Virgin Media (and others) respect the fixed terms of contracts. Petition: https://www.change.org/p/stop-virgin-media-dodgy-trading-practices Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stopvirginmedia
  11. Hi William Thank you so much for taking the time to reply! I think I'll take your advice too. This is my 6th ISP in about 15 years and all of them bar one has given me grief. So I think it's time to take a stand give them some grief for a change. Thanks again! Buggz
  12. Thank you all very much for taking the trouble to reply to my post. It's really appreciated! Looking at all of the complaints on the VM thread I don't hold up much hope of getting my issue resolved anytime soon so I think I'll start looking around for a new provider. Cheers! Buggz
  13. increasing the network/broadband capacity of a specific area when it's oversubscribed please? The reason I'm asking is that I've had problems with virgin media for about 8 months with low speeds in the evening and weekends (High utilization ). I've been given a 'fix' date of 20th August and like the previous 'fix' date I'm expecting no changes. I've also spoken to four customer service 'technicians' and each one tells me something different. As far as I'm concerned they have no intentions of resolving the issue but are quite happy to string me and other people along with their false promises and continue to take our money in return for poor service. So I would like to know what is involved in upgrading a network so the next time I speak to them I have some idea what I'm talking about.
  14. I use to see them in my garden every year up to about 2010 but I've not see once since. It's strange too as the gardens around me are quite large and the hogs have easy access to each garden. I have plenty of other wildlife (foxes, badgers, garden birds and the occasional sparrowhawk) so it seems strange that they're no longer around in my area.
  15. I'm in S4 and I mainly have problems with very slow speeds in the evening and weekends ( high utilisation ). But Virgin Media have simply taken on more customers than the network can handle. I've was given one 'fix' date but that's been and gone with no change. The next date is Aug 20th but I'm not holding my breath. If it's not 'fixed' by then I'll move to another ISP. For me this is one of the worst ISP's I've used. It's great when it works but when it doesn't VM couldn't care less!
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