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News / Re: Brexit 1.02
« Last post by richietog on May 24, 2019, 10:39:06 AM »
Sport / Re: F1
« Last post by Wooster on May 24, 2019, 10:08:59 AM »
Monaco again, with the ubiquitous Zepter sign at the end of the tunnel.

If you ever wondered what Zepter do, they're a really posh housewares shop.
They sell things like £45 plastic tupperware glasses and £340 pots.   :huh:
General Discussion / Re: The Today Thread
« Last post by Wooster on May 24, 2019, 12:36:50 AM »
Got a wedding to attend this weekend.
I have suits, but it's a tartan do..which is fair enough, but I'm not a kilt man (they're a bit of a faff), so it's Trews for me again.
Check out how cool I'd be if I was four stone lighter (and twenty five years younger)  :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: : https://www.confetti.co.uk/bridalwear/menswear/slaters_87/mens-kilt-hire_255/argyll-jacket_9201

Anyhoo, I'm quite surprised to find that I can still tie a full Windsor (good for a short waistcoat), despite not having a need for several years.

...still way easier than a formal bow tie, which is sort of like tying your shoelaces with bits folded back, but as soon as you overthink it, it falls apart or ends up wonky.  :azn:

PC / Re: When was the last time
« Last post by Wooster on May 23, 2019, 11:33:19 PM »
The reason it came to mind was that I was at a customer site today and they're using the old bundled McAfee freeware 'bag o crap' with added pesterware.
It was nothing particularly bad, but annoying.

I did a job for a client a few years ago, who handled the maintenance and security for some dental franchises...and the quality of service was frankly shocking.
They actually used AVG freeware on their machines (private medical records, payment detail etc.) at a time when it was well known to be one of the most ineffective AV apps on the market.

They asked me if I could possibly take the contract on, and I regret that I turned it down.
....ah well.
PC / Re: When was the last time
« Last post by richietog on May 23, 2019, 11:09:53 PM »
I think the last time I think I had a virus was when I was trying to update Windows 10 to 1809 on my desktop. It just wouldn’t let me update

My virus vendor said recently there was a virus that exploited the asus easy update application
Music / Re: What Wooster's got
« Last post by Wooster on May 23, 2019, 10:25:39 PM »
In the same way Vera Lynn suit the English at the time maybe.

A familiar voice.
Music / Re: What Wooster's got
« Last post by Glamdring on May 23, 2019, 09:59:49 PM »
I never took to her but readily admit she seemed to suit the French.
General Discussion / Re: Food and drink (nibbles and tipples)
« Last post by Wooster on May 23, 2019, 09:09:39 PM »
Tayto Crisps are the business.  :cool:

Crisps are not something I'm normally into.
Norn Irish (and own Golden Wonder apparently), so they don't have much distribution here, but damn they're tasty.  :cool:

...while looking them up I didn't know that Walkers (wafer thin dustcrap) are owned by Pepsi.  :azn:
Music / Re: What Wooster's got
« Last post by Wooster on May 23, 2019, 07:32:08 PM »
Is there a worse singer than Edith Piaf?

Of her time maybe,but I can't stand her warblings.  :embarrassed:
PC / When was the last time
« Last post by Wooster on May 23, 2019, 06:49:48 PM »
You had a virus?
I think I've had one in the last 8 years and it was a deliberate gamble, relatively easily removed.
... We may have viruses we don't even know are there (state sponsored)....such are the times.  :undecided:

I also had a partial BSOD the other week on Win10, transferring too many files to a USB drive and it shat out, but recovered (without the transfers).

What other shit did we use to put up with....and made PC ownership interesting:azn: