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Title: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 01, 2018, 09:30:45 PM
Thought i would start things off :)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Administrator on October 01, 2018, 09:39:40 PM
Well done Wooster. Much appreciated.
This is going to take some getting used to. Sorry to lose the old forum since there was years' worth of stuff on there.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 01, 2018, 09:53:26 PM
Had a lot of bother logging in using Firefox, which has been slow particularly with PCFF for months. But still slow, with whole new forum. Maybe it's the not-https thing that's bothering it.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 01, 2018, 09:54:11 PM
It's https now
I was modding the user reg process in the main Admin account and I think someone else was using it, so it dropped the certificate and I had to renew it.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 01, 2018, 09:57:19 PM
This theme I applied ain't great, is it?  :)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 01, 2018, 09:59:41 PM
very small text!!!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 01, 2018, 10:09:51 PM
CTRL+Scroll Wheel?   ;)

Going to test another
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 01, 2018, 10:12:25 PM
oo that works :)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 01, 2018, 10:19:51 PM
Added a new theme 'Broken' you can select in your profile settings.

I think it is broken, since the Reply function is at the top of the page.  ;D

Default font size if I recall on this means modifying the CSS and it throws everything out of whack, so CTRL+Scroll is the way forward.  ;)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 01, 2018, 10:42:10 PM
Profile>Account Settings>Look and Layout

At the very top it show Current Theme with (change) next to it, ther are a few there to tinker with.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 01, 2018, 10:54:42 PM
Interesting. Surface O Lite is quite good. But we'll see. Broken was okay too.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 02, 2018, 12:12:48 AM
Sunrise is good on a larger monitor, you can switch between day and night mode as well.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 02, 2018, 09:01:14 AM
Just installed reCaptcha to simplify the registration process and hopefully weed out the spam accounts that I've already had to prune.

How do they know a new forum has gone up so quickly?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 02, 2018, 09:23:36 AM
I suspect they have checked out the old one and found this instead. It is odd though. Maybe they get lists handed to them to try by bots that trawl constantly.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 02, 2018, 09:35:24 AM
You could be right.
I had to put a redirect in place to steer visitors to the correct directory (the old site was in pc-forums.co.uk/phpbb/), so the old spambots will get redirected as well.

reCaptcha is a Google Authentication thing, the 'I am not a robot' check box you see on a lot of sites, so fingers crossed it's effective.  :)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 02, 2018, 09:58:07 AM
Have to admit this looks better than the old forum!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 02, 2018, 03:31:15 PM
reCaptcha seems to work.
No dodgy signups all day.  8)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 02, 2018, 03:41:50 PM
Just need to get the old peeps back on here now!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 02, 2018, 04:18:09 PM
Some of them will turn up sooner or later. The forum is certainly faster than it was.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 02, 2018, 07:24:25 PM
reCaptcha is a Google Authentication thing, the 'I am not a robot' check box you see on a lot of sites...

It's a lot cleverer than just a wee check box: http://qnimate.com/how-does-googles-no-captcha-recaptcha-work/  8)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 02, 2018, 09:13:51 PM
I'd read that before. Very clever. Proves how un-AI bot are compared to the way we work.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 02, 2018, 10:57:32 PM
We did get one a couple of hours ago, but it must have been a manual sign up.
It's easy to prune the dafties out on this board as well.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 03, 2018, 12:19:53 AM
Buggered the emotes up somehow, will fix tomorrow. :)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on October 03, 2018, 09:30:08 AM
I managed to register and get past the ReCaptcha no problems.
Onwards and upwards :)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 03, 2018, 10:24:36 AM
Cool. ^

-
I've noticed an increasing number of people using the term 'get-go'. Why? I hate it. It means nothing other than 'beginning'. It isn't cool or smart. It isn't hipster or anything other than an 'annoyism'. There. It's made me invent a term for it. 'Get-go' is like people who begin sentences with 'So...' I hate that too.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on October 03, 2018, 10:53:17 AM
I think it's an American term similar to inserting 'totally' into every sentence.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 03, 2018, 12:49:54 PM
I totally agree...
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 03, 2018, 05:38:21 PM
Went to the sea in south Spain and caught three fishes, or they say “tres pescados/peces”
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 03, 2018, 06:33:10 PM
Tres Bon...as they say across the border.  :smiley:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 03, 2018, 09:57:03 PM
WEll Done Wooster all back up :)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 03, 2018, 10:12:02 PM
...it was my fault it went down for a bit there though.  :embarrassed:

That's me done with the front end, the owner has all the info required now.  :smiley:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 03, 2018, 10:57:19 PM
Cool. Thanks for your work.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 04, 2018, 02:36:18 PM
El fucko, back to blighty tomorrow

Really love it in Spain. Managed to get a bit of a tan this time
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 04, 2018, 04:23:52 PM
The weather is getting that grey way again as well.


I have a gummed up ear, it's like listening to dolphins and really annoying.  :angry:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 04, 2018, 04:37:09 PM
Greying over here to but its still very mild for this time of year!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 04, 2018, 05:57:18 PM
The sun blazed in my living room window this afternoon. When I went out in the car oddly I had to keep changing the temp up and down. Weird.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on October 04, 2018, 06:32:35 PM
The site is definitely quicker than the previous one. Feels more responsive.
Good job! All we're missing now are dancing bananas.
 :cool:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 05, 2018, 09:03:13 AM
What a miserable damp grey Autumn Day it is today!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 05, 2018, 09:38:07 AM
What a miserable damp grey Autumn Day it is today!

Better than being cooked slowly alive in an airplane that has its departure delayed by weather bck home
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 05, 2018, 09:46:51 AM
Lovely here.
I have a trip to Glams old stomping ground today.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 05, 2018, 11:51:20 AM
Dumfries?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 05, 2018, 02:22:00 PM
Yep.
Bit nippy, but nice.

I hear they have a chilli trail there and are touting themselves as the chilli capital of Scotland.  :grin:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 05, 2018, 02:26:57 PM
Nice to be back on the country

Good news on my arrivals that we’re getting a more stable internet, bad news is that it probably needs installation. Thankfully I will be at home for that if its my room that needs the router to be in
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 05, 2018, 06:03:04 PM
The site is definitely quicker than the previous one. Feels more responsive.
Good job! All we're missing now are dancing bananas.
 :cool:

Quicker, because it's just basic design...as for responsive. Nah, the text is way too small. I need a microscope to read this on a smartphone
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 05, 2018, 07:10:39 PM
Change your theme to Sunrise, the font seems to be larger (looks good on mobile as well), or use CTRL+Scroll to increase the browser window size.

It's technically possible to increase the default font size, but it throws all the other CSS elements out of whack and I'm not going down that road.


-edit- I might make Sunrise the Forum Default since it appears to be a common complaint.

Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 05, 2018, 07:30:27 PM
oops.... I think I ticked the 'reset everyone' when I made sunrise the new default.  :shocked:

Well, you know how to change it.  :wink:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 06, 2018, 10:59:55 AM
Now this is what you call responsive
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 06, 2018, 11:00:46 AM
oops.... I think I ticked the 'reset everyone' when I made sunrise the new default.  :shocked:

Well, you know how to change it.  :wink:

OMG, more hard work...
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 06, 2018, 11:17:39 AM
Yer arse.  :cheesy:

https://pc-forums.co.uk/index.php?topic=10.0
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 06, 2018, 02:57:50 PM
What was the old theme called again dont like this one!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 06, 2018, 04:04:10 PM
I don't care about the theme

Glad I never the book the plane home for today. Its pissing down
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 06, 2018, 07:14:13 PM
Broken I think.

Click on the try button, there's only about six.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on October 06, 2018, 07:44:25 PM
I've gone dark. Looks much better.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 06, 2018, 09:42:39 PM
got it cheers :)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 07, 2018, 07:43:42 AM
Woke up with a massive earache, no doubt caused by the recent cold I still have, it's time to go to doctors again. Long queue ensues

Good thing is that I will be off work tomorrow
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 07, 2018, 09:31:58 AM
As a teen I used to suffer a lot from those, but not since, thankfully. They're not fun.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 07, 2018, 11:08:33 AM
Woke up with a massive earache, no doubt caused by the recent cold I still have, it's time to go to doctors again. Long queue ensues

Good thing is that I will be off work tomorrow

Could be related to your flight.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 07, 2018, 05:26:49 PM
Woke up with a massive earache, no doubt caused by the recent cold I still have, it's time to go to doctors again. Long queue ensues

Good thing is that I will be off work tomorrow

Could be related to your flight.

Nope, not related, just cold related
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on October 07, 2018, 09:46:41 PM
I woke up with a massive headache and I'm very clear as to what it's related to.
Mucho vino, mucho Bacardi and Captain Morgan's at yesterday's wedding and not hitting the sack till 0230. :embarrassed:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 07, 2018, 10:55:10 PM
As a late teen I found myself with a bottle of Bacardi and  some home brew beer. Had to be carried to bed. Worst hangover I've ever had. Too at least two days to recover. No idea why I did it. I was just watching an episode of Kojak. I never saw the end of it.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 07, 2018, 11:12:26 PM
Talking to a mate the other day who said that he'd had a notion to give Gin a go, and spent the whole day in the pub drinking the stuff (he enjoys a tipple once he gets started).

So he eventually gets home, falls asleep in front of the TV and awakes to find he's so copiously pissed himself that it's gone through the armchair and soaked the carpet as well.
Given his situation he deals with it in an almost sensible fashion.
He takes off his pissed soaked trousers and underpants, takes of his t-shirt and pulls that on like a pair of pants with his legs through the sleeves (that's dry, see  :wink:) and fucks off to his bed.


He's off the stuff now.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 08, 2018, 10:16:16 AM
Earache gone, but I’m still going to throw caution to wind and go to doctors because its the ear of concern
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 08, 2018, 11:11:34 PM
reCaptcha :police: seems to be working really well, just get the odd manual dodgy login now.
Been checking the IP's and emails against StopForumSpam's database and applying the relevant ban filter before deleting the accounts.

I'm 100% sure I haven't banned anyone who shouldn't be.

Before implementing reCaptcha there were a dozen or so per day (Russia and Eastern Europe mainly), now we only get one every couple of days. 
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 09, 2018, 10:39:52 AM
It just took me about four attempts to figure out wtf was wrong with my reading glasses.
One of the lenses had fallen out.   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 09, 2018, 02:58:30 PM
I don't get my PS4, or maybe I'm the WIFI blocker man

As soon as I walked outside the room, the update for FIFA 19 started to download faster. When I sat next to it again, it started to crawl to a slow speed
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 09, 2018, 04:14:35 PM
Antennas vertical and parallel on the unit?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 09, 2018, 04:15:35 PM
Antennas vertical and parallel on the unit?

No idea
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 09, 2018, 04:19:08 PM
It just took me about four attempts to figure out wtf was wrong with my reading glasses.
One of the lenses had fallen out.   :laugh:
Lmao Wooster!!!!!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 09, 2018, 04:26:12 PM
Ahh, I see what you mean now Richie.  :grin:

If you're between the device and the router you could cause some attenuation (signal loss) and you can also get hotspots and deadspots caused by reflection, so it could be a combination of both.

i.e. I only use a small antenna when watching terrestrial TV and Channel 4 goes offline if I approach the TV, even though the antenna is between me and the transmitter.

It just took me about four attempts to figure out wtf was wrong with my reading glasses.
One of the lenses had fallen out.   :laugh:
Lmao Wooster!!!!!

I thought I was due a brain haemorrhage.   :shocked: :cheesy:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 09, 2018, 06:30:28 PM
Finally the music keyboard has a new home
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 10, 2018, 12:22:15 PM
Why do some wretched colds last for an eternity? Or what seems like an eternity?

Damn, I'm salivating over another graphics card, and it looks mint
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 10, 2018, 06:47:56 PM
 If it's any consolation they've discovered Man Flu is a real thing. Men and women react differently to this sort of thing on a physiological level. Way to go, men!
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 10, 2018, 07:31:50 PM
I've never been out of action for more than 12 hours with flu, on the few times I've had it.
A cold is fuck all, bit of a headache with snotters and general fatigue.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 10, 2018, 11:02:04 PM
Funny weather pattern in the UK for this time of year.

As someone pointed out in Viz, we might have to impose an anti hosepipe ban and turn all the taps on to prevent flooding.


That would have been funny... if someone hadn't suggested this to me after the recent heatwave, and not in an ironic way.    :huh:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 11, 2018, 12:44:27 AM
At last got my money from the eBay sale

This is also what I don't like, people just watching items and not placing bids
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 11, 2018, 08:45:35 AM
Thank goodness the router isn’t going to be inside my room

The engineer says the cable inside my room is a data cable, which I don’t get

Stable internet connected and running
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on October 11, 2018, 12:23:41 PM
Talking of flu, we went to a wedding party on Saturday and since kissing absolutely everybody is more or less compulsory here, I'm sure I picked up a flu bug. By Sunday evening I was cold and sweating, woke up in pools of sweat three mornings in a row and found that the only remedy was sleep itself. Pills just dampen down the symptoms, so I've just stuck to the odd aspirin for the headaches.
Fortunately I haven't been completely immobilised. so on a flu scale of 10, I reckon it's been a 7.
Maybe I should avoid kissing beautiful Argentine women in future? I already avoid kissing men if I can and yes, that is a thing down here.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 11, 2018, 12:39:23 PM
Mine wasn't a flu, just resfriado

Persistent and annoying, brother was forcing me to take paracetamols, which did fuck all
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 11, 2018, 02:59:47 PM
Maybe I was expecting too much to hope for the landlord to get the 300Mbps internet. At least it's better than 12Mbps at most and at least this won't have interference from other street users/traffic going past
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 11, 2018, 05:29:52 PM
If the other end of that data cable terminates near the new router, you could patch it into it and get a better connection.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 11, 2018, 05:52:19 PM
Mmmm, second item off ebay bought from a buyer in Scotland
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 12, 2018, 10:46:52 PM
Wooster! or maybe Alex?
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 12, 2018, 11:02:41 PM
Might have been the other bloke who lives here.  :wink:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 12, 2018, 11:12:38 PM
Not me.   :wink:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 13, 2018, 11:54:03 AM
I'm surprised I got that person's name on the envelope, it seemed to have gone on forever
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on October 15, 2018, 01:04:49 PM
Congrats to PC-Forums for the prestigious Forum of the Year Award!
I wish I could have been at the ceremony, but all the tickets were sold out apparently.
 :cool:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 15, 2018, 05:27:01 PM
Sold out months in advance mate, the phone box was mobbed.  :cool:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 15, 2018, 09:51:24 PM
I think I may have found why the internet disconnects at times. It's the virus scanner. It also chokes the internet so I can't get a good YouTube stream
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 15, 2018, 09:52:31 PM
I wish it was a simple for the problems I'm having in that area.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 15, 2018, 10:22:15 PM
I wish it was a simple for the problems I'm having in that area.


I have noticed an 18Mbps hike when I stopped my virus scanner, really have, it used to be 57ish-Mbps, when I did a speed test again, it went to 75 Mbps
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 16, 2018, 08:13:14 PM
I rationalised some of the media boards given all TV and Movies end up on some Streaming service these days.

While doing that I also realised that I'd forgotten to do something.  :embarrassed:
'member that 'Bad Cab' pic I posted in Photos?

I have six similar rooms full of network cabs in a similar state (tripes hingin oot) in a site I've been surveying over the last few days that I need to pick the bones out of in order to install new hardware, but just realised I'd forgotten to take any bloody pictures along with my notes on the fibre/ethernet cable runs  :mad:

Anyone (except the cabling and install team) who look the pictures in the documentation are unlikely to know what they're looking at, but they just like to have them.
(The guys running the cables and installing the hardware don't really need pictures, just instructions on what needs to be done.)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 16, 2018, 08:50:29 PM
I didn't need the doctor to confirm to me what caused the earache........the cold, told you so
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on October 16, 2018, 09:40:53 PM
I wish it was a simple for the problems I'm having in that area.


I have noticed an 18Mbps hike when I stopped my virus scanner, really have, it used to be 57ish-Mbps, when I did a speed test again, it went to 75 Mbps
What 'virus scanner' are you referring to?
If you're using Win 10 you've got Defender which is built in, negating any need for a third party anti-virus.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I've never heard of an anti-virus program throttling your Internet speed.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 16, 2018, 09:42:40 PM
Windows Defender is okay, and improved over previous versions, both other scanners are better.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 16, 2018, 09:44:40 PM
As long as you don't end up with Labyrinthitis(?) Richie. 

I had that a couple of years ago and ended up so dizzy I spewed on the toilet wall while kneeling in front of the toilet.  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 16, 2018, 10:37:39 PM
I wish it was a simple for the problems I'm having in that area.


I have noticed an 18Mbps hike when I stopped my virus scanner, really have, it used to be 57ish-Mbps, when I did a speed test again, it went to 75 Mbps
What 'virus scanner' are you referring to?
If you're using Win 10 you've got Defender which is built in, negating any need for a third party anti-virus.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I've never heard of an anti-virus program throttling your Internet speed.


One that starts with a K
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: richietog on October 16, 2018, 10:54:43 PM
Damn, three different numbers away from the EuroMillions code.........I could have packed my bags here for my own hone
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 16, 2018, 11:04:05 PM
I was only nine away myself.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 17, 2018, 06:09:38 AM
My tinnitus woke me up this morning, it was so loud I thought something electrical was about to blow.  :shocked:
(It sounds like the whine the old camera flashes used to make when the capacitors charged.)
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Glamdring on October 17, 2018, 08:53:20 AM
It can lead some into despair. Not nice.
-
Not so well myself. Maybe cystitis again. Not sure yet.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Splinter on October 17, 2018, 01:56:33 PM
Managed to recover from what I can only describe as Phoney Flu.
Sleep did it in the end and is a great way to self repair so that the team of scientists can get to work in those tunnels without being constantly tossed about.
Title: Re: The Today Thread
Post by: Wooster on October 17, 2018, 11:34:33 PM
Got an appointment tomorrow for my bunged ear.
The receptionist asked what the issue related to and I said it was probably a congested eustachian tube, but she picked this up as 'gestation' tube (and I'm the one that's half deaf at the moment).  :cheesy:
I told her if I had one, then that would be a serious problem, given blokes don't normally have a uterus and explained it actually was, so she said she'd put it down as a sinus problem, because she could spell sinus.  :laugh:

I could hear laughter coming from next to the reception window and poked my head round, and it was my doctor going through some notes. :azn: