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  1. ... and if you have the NHS Track and Trace App I suspect you have in effect agreed to your data being given away for third party sales in NHS Digital!
  2. Well here are a couple of articles from the Guardian you should be concerned about relating to patient data: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/may/30/gps-warn-plans-share-patient-data-third-parties-england https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/30/the-guardian-view-on-medical-records-nhs-data-grab-needs-explaining You only have until 23rd June to opt out - after that you data could be shared with any 3rd Parties and whoever calls the shots your identity could be revealed to 3rd Parties. https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/gas-boilers-be-banned-2025-24134523 The myth about global warming:
  3. Well you have been warned. https://brandnewtube.com/watch/they-are-coming-for-your-house-hugo-talks-lockdown_bRMOVf1U592o6NK.html
  4. I would give LibreOffice Calc a try, or SoftMaker Office Planner - you can get the FreeOffice version of SoftMaker Office from here: https://www.freeoffice.com/en/ Don't bother with the Android app though as Printing is disabled until you sign up for an 0.89p a month subscription. For Android I'm using OnlyOffice with no cloud as not needed.
  5. Microsoft Office is terrible to look at (365). I've been using the Linux version of SoftMaker Office - much easier on the eyes and my productivity whilst working from home has been more streamlined using that than MS Office any day. If you don't want to shell out, then try their free version, Free Office - more logically thought out than any MS product - probably because it is German engineering at its software best! https://www.freeoffice.com/en/ But I wouldn't bother with their Android offering - free to download and use but to print needs a monthly payment of 0.89p! I swapped it out for OnlyOffice for Android.
  6. You really ought to delete that app as it is the first steps to not just monitor covid but a digital passport for everything. It's a backdoor to ending society as we know it: https://youtu.be/9JO2w40y3Q8
  7. Something a bit quirky from the late great Tony Capstick. https://youtu.be/TDhynM4TZvM
  8. I still have this in my singles collection!
  9. My most recent purchases have been retrowave (New Retro Wave) purchases of bands on Bandcamp. City Nights by DRYVE (1 digital track) Just Drive by W O L F C L U B (dIgital album, Vinyl arriving sometime in July) Thanks in Advance by Ollie Wride (Digital album) Then recently remembered I had Kristian Leontiou's album SOME DAY SOON on CD so have ripped that to my Music Library and listening via Audacious music app in Linux while working from home.
  10. I'm paying about £5 a month more for slower broadband than TT with Zen but the connection is faster. Why? Because unlike TT you get a static IP address. PS4 game connection is faster than when I was with TT. Zen uses home based help centre staff working from home and if you are in a queue you are continually updated as to where you are. Not only that when you do get through you are talking to someone with IT knowledge not call centre staff working to a script. Only had to call them a few times during the change over from TT but can't praise them highly enough. It's like everything else - you get what you pay for,
  11. What mail client were you using before Office365? Thunderbird? It should be easy enough to get you mail back using Thunderbird if you know your ISP mail settings - Thunderbird will do it for you automatically if you know your email address and password. System Restore won't work if you have Anti-Virus enabled - learnt that with previous iterations.
  12. Whatever happened to Kristian Leontiou? I have the CD - great album.
  13. Did you install it this way to begin with? https://www.lifewire.com/install-linux-on-chromebook-4125253
  14. Nice one wearysmith. Keeping it laid back: Some more laid back but a bit more upbeat:
  15. When I was installing it Microsoft popped up and said the hardware you are using was built for anewer OS and suggested I swapped to Windows 10 - no thanks! 😉 Don't remember having issues when it came to installing GNU/Linux on a different Hard Drive in the system.
  16. On the Linux User Group members have had issues with HP - not sure if they were talking inkjet or laser. One member has recently got a decent Samsung printer off e-bay and another all-in-one same model for £35 or spares.
  17. A while back I posted a Buggles then and 'now' - well 1980s and early 00s. Bit of a bigger gap in years between initial release and remake with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra:
  18. A nice album to chill to: https://newretrowave.bandcamp.com/album/just-drive-part-1?from=embed Didn't want to post the YouTube link as Flashing lights from the offset that could cause a seizure.
  19. No the app was only released at the start of the year and because it had been rewritten you had to re-register which is when I thought it was a bit 'fishy' - or should that be 'phishy'? 😉 Anyhoo, EDF finally pulled their finger out and sent an email to say they were taking over the contract and that is nearly 3 months after GNE went bellyup!
  20. If you have a Smart TV there is usually an option to install but you might need to subscribe. The only ones we have are Netflix and Disney+ - suits our needs.
  21. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=1871735#p1871735 A cautionary tale about Brother Laser printers - we used to have one at work until 3 critical elements needed replacing after 12 months and the cost of repair was more than what the printer cost. You might do better seeing what is available on e-bay or Amazon for a second hand one in good condition. But check availability of spares and costs like Zach has said.
  22. Another issue might be that, as in my circumstance when I purchased an Asus Prime X470-PRO motherboard it would not accept a USB keyboard when trying to install Windows 7 64-bit Pro - they only produced Windows 10 drivers for it. So the old trusty Cherry keyboard with PS/2 connection came in very handy whilst installing the OS! 😉
  23. Hi achresearch, it is still there - screenshot from my phone using KDE Connect. https://ibb.co/WWKYcvJ
  24. Update - I have been contacted by Google to submit a complaint form - but it won't let me - states the App name 'Green Network Energy' is not a valid app name! Yet it is still there in the PlayStore! So could not submit complaint.
  25. Alternative free (archive) ones are 7-zip (used at work) or Peazip.
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