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richietog

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Reply #775 on: August 15, 2019, 10:11:22 PM
Oof, almost finished the migration from 2Tb to 4Tb, and its been painfully slow


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Reply #776 on: August 15, 2019, 10:29:15 PM
I used Macrium Reflect (Free) to clone a 60GB drive to a 240GB drive today and it took 12 minutes


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Reply #777 on: August 16, 2019, 01:23:59 AM
I used Macrium Reflect (Free) to clone a 60GB drive to a 240GB drive today and it took 12 minutes

Its not exactly cloning what I'm doing, I'm trying to get rid of all the crap, duplicates and warts and all


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Reply #778 on: August 18, 2019, 11:09:00 AM
How do you get Trump to change a light bulb?


Tell him Obama put it there


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Reply #779 on: August 19, 2019, 11:06:21 AM
I'm getting a severe headache sorting through all the photos.

It has to be done, otherwise I will be spending more money on hard drives and it will never end.  Just imagine having too many duplicates..........nasty


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Reply #780 on: August 19, 2019, 12:41:31 PM
My sister is in the same boat. She's decided to archive anything over two years old, for two years, then get rid of them.


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Reply #781 on: August 19, 2019, 03:29:12 PM
I never delete photos unless they're duplicates. They're an archive of my  life.


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Reply #782 on: August 19, 2019, 06:26:09 PM
She's a professional photographer, the clients have digital copies of the photos they picked and she can't hold onto every image forever. (Not sure what the file extensions are these days, but  raw format runs to several MB per pic.)


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Reply #783 on: August 20, 2019, 09:14:30 AM
My sister is in the same boat. She's decided to archive anything over two years old, for two years, then get rid of them.

I’m in a slight different boat. I need to prove copyright and they the agency might ask for more at short notice


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Reply #784 on: August 23, 2019, 10:32:04 AM
Again I had to uninstall Chrome in order to login to my agency's dashboard. It did solve the problem, I knew it was a browser problem because I was able to log in using other devices using the same browser


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Reply #785 on: August 24, 2019, 01:30:30 PM
Today I was outwitted by a seven-year-old. My Great Niece. She proclaimed not to like pink. But, I pointed out, she was wearing a pink teeshirt. Ah, said she, it has cats on. I like it for the cats.
I hung my head in shame. Cats apparently trump pink. Who knew?


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Reply #786 on: August 25, 2019, 10:32:40 AM
Everybody knows that.  :rolleyes:  :cheesy:


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Reply #787 on: August 25, 2019, 06:19:21 PM
Bloody heat.
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Amazon didn't put my new 8" tablet in the parcel bin but left it outside the front door. At least i got to it before the local tea-leaves did. I ordered it at quarter to one last night when I was in bed, and it arrived at four. Not bad otherwise.


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Reply #788 on: August 25, 2019, 06:34:45 PM
Did some experimental photography today, some of it came out good, but it needs working on still


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Reply #789 on: August 26, 2019, 03:51:32 PM
27°C in my living room. Fan on full.  :mad:


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Reply #790 on: August 26, 2019, 05:14:24 PM
Was talking to one of my brothers ex GF's yesterday and she said she'd bought one of these a few months ago, and it was so good she bought another: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07RC84TRN?pf_rd_p=330fbd82-d4fe-42e5-9c16-d4b886747c64&pf_rd_r=ZJHB00XWBZS747668ZZT
Weird thing is, they were £50 yesterday and they're £90 now, with this wee rush of heat.

So, just wait till the dead of winter and they'll be £40.


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Reply #791 on: August 26, 2019, 05:59:10 PM
Its roasting in London. Basking in 30°C heat here in London. Had to carry a lot of gear, but considerably less than usual, to the Carnival.


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Reply #792 on: August 26, 2019, 06:40:15 PM
Was talking to one of my brothers ex GF's yesterday and she said she'd bought one of these a few months ago, and it was so good she bought another: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07RC84TRN?pf_rd_p=330fbd82-d4fe-42e5-9c16-d4b886747c64&pf_rd_r=ZJHB00XWBZS747668ZZT
Weird thing is, they were £50 yesterday and they're £90 now, with this wee rush of heat.

So, just wait till the dead of winter and they'll be £40.
It humidifies. That would kill me. I need a dehumidifier. Not a bad price though compared to the real portable aircon units with the refrigerant motor.


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Reply #793 on: August 26, 2019, 11:35:51 PM
Isn't that how these units work? Condensing hot, moist air, then pumping out cool and less moist air?


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Reply #794 on: August 27, 2019, 10:50:20 AM
There are two systems: the cheap ones that blow air over cool water, and the proper ones that act as fridges do and have the full freon cycle inside. They're very, very much more efficient at cooling, and they dehumidify.
This is one I might look at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/12000-BTU-Portable-Conditioner-Rooms/dp/B07TJ91G6R/ref=sr_1_9?crid=BU2BE8VNJQQX&keywords=portable+air+conditioning+unit&qid=1566899353&s=kitchen&sprefix=portable+air%2Ckitchen%2C225&sr=1-9

Way more expensive of course, and dear to run, but if it's that or breathe, then what choice?
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Reply #795 on: August 27, 2019, 06:58:00 PM
Makes sense to me. I you wait a few weeks you might get it cheaper.


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Reply #796 on: August 29, 2019, 10:19:51 AM
Irony of Brexiters, they don’t want foreigners in, yet are happy to visit abroad


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Reply #797 on: August 29, 2019, 01:56:45 PM
But they won't eat any of that 'foreign muck'.


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Reply #798 on: August 29, 2019, 03:01:27 PM
But they won't eat any of that 'foreign muck'.

They would have no choice. You can’t bring foods into a plane, unless its been bought the duty free shops


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Reply #799 on: August 29, 2019, 03:55:30 PM
....words fail me.

It's an old trope mate.
1) Some tourists only use hotels who serve familiar (i.e. English) food, transported there by the usual means
2) Most of our food is foreign 'muck'. (Fried fish in batter is Portuguese, Chips are Belgian etc..)