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General Discussion / Tipping
« on: October 10, 2018, 06:49:43 PM »
I was wondering when you guys tip for services rendered. The pizza delivery guy, restaurants, haircuts etc. Or never. In the US it's more or less compulsory in bars and diners because their staff are hardly paid so have to live on the tips they get. Literally.

Worth seeing/or not: TV/Streaming/Movies / General Films
« on: October 09, 2018, 07:21:49 PM »
I'm very much looking forward to The Mortal Engines. A great series of kids books. Imaginative. Peter Jackson's making it.

PC / MS and 1809
« on: October 07, 2018, 06:27:28 PM »
As you'll all know 1809 is the big October Windows Update. It's been put on hold because an increasing number of people are finding all their data is being wiped from My Documents/Photos/Music. One guy lost 220GB.
Seems a bit error to miss when you've have millions of beta testers...
Don't install.

Worth seeing/or not: TV/Streaming/Movies / Cars on TV
« on: October 05, 2018, 10:26:26 AM »
Fifth Gear on Channel 5 is still quite good. Snippets can be found on YouTube before the programme is broadcast.

General Technical / High ping issues
« on: October 04, 2018, 04:39:00 PM »
As you might remember I'm having a lot of bother with Talktalk just now. Some weeks ago, after years of pretty good service, d/l and ping, I started to get very high ping, 400+, in the evenings, 6pm to half eleven. I posted on their community site and one of their tech contributors has been dealing with it. After a week of hearing nothing, today I got this from their tech dept:
We're sorry to hear that you may be experiencing performance issues at peak times. Our Network teams are working closely with BT Openreach to increase capacity at your exchange. While we’re unable to confirm timescales at the moment, we aim to ensure any work is completed as soon as possible.
My questions are, why now and why so suddenly? The ping didn't gradually increase, it happened from one day to the next.
Thinking about moving to BT, though I'm still well inside my contract with TT.

MAC / Mac News
« on: October 03, 2018, 03:36:38 PM »
While the new iPhone XS looks good I've read an increasing number of issues are arising. Here's another article.

General Technical / Interesing Antimalware point
« on: October 02, 2018, 09:22:48 PM »
I found this the other day. Windows Defender is okay and not the weaker sibling compared to the others.

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