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  1. patcooke

    COMEDY Life threatening experience - maggot in fruit!

    I read this in the online edition of my local newspaper. I don't know what was expected by the woman who reported the story to the press but if she was looking for sympathy - the comments from readers appended to the story sum it all up nicely and as the comedy rather made my day I thought I'd...
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    Delirium Tremens on Surface Pro 4 display

    I have recently noted a "blurring" of text on a range of windows and applications on my Surface Pro 4 running Windows 10. Coincidentally I recently had my eyes tested and a new pair of specs prescribed. I was on the verge of returning to the optitcian when looking close at the display I...
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    Please me my knight and shinning computer guy

    The recovery drive intentionally has little space as it is not intended to be used beyond storing the recovery image. You should not do anything with that drive (compressing it, adding to or subtracting from its content or absolutely anything else). It's sole purpose is to enable full system...
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    Conflicting Storage Info

    I've got an Asus T200 with a 32gb eMMC, 64GB sd card and a 500 GB hdd. My problem lies basically with the eMMC storage for which Windows seems to have conflicting data. The storage comes with approx 21GB assigned to drive C and 8GB assigned to a recovery partition. Computer Management and...
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    Are we all waiting with baited breath? . . .

    . . . and I don't mean the next build of Windows 10!
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    Support for Hospice Charity

    Lindsey Lodge Hospice is a local hospice which gives support and treatment to terminally ill patients and where I spend one day a week as one of a team of volunteer chaplains. From Friday August 1st Lindsey Lodge is one of three different charities being put forward from the East Midlands for...
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    problem involving uefi, bios, win8/win7 dual boot!

    In a nutshell - got a new Samsung ultra laptop, don't like the way the disk is structured and lack of facility for creating recovery disks so wiped the 500gb hard drive which is formatted to gpt, repartitioned to give me a 50gb partition for win8, 50gb partition for win7 and the rest reserved...
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    It didn't take longfor a number of packages to appear to enable modification of the Windows 8 desktop to a more "traditional" look. I was trying Stardocks start8 when I discovered the free open source startW8 which I find to work better: StartW8 - Download
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    Is there a mechanism by which we get rid of that intrusive and intensely irritating "tweets" link which necessitates scrolling up and down a page to read the text which it is blocking?
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    O2 network mobile phone numbers privacy breach

    Report in today's Guardian: People using O2's network to browse websites on mobiles face privacy breach | Technology |
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    Get ready to celebrate Christmas

    with the Hallelujah Chorus like you've never seen it before! This video from the small Yupiq Eskimo Village of Quinhagak, Alaska , was a school computer project intended for the other Yupiq villages in the area. Much to the villagers' shock, over a half million people have viewed it...
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    Hi Tech Bike

    Latest thing for cycling nerds: Link Removed - Invalid URL
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    The "Royal Wedding"

    I'm already sick of hearing about it. It is has just consumed 80%+ of the lunchtime news.
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    I suggest we create a TNETENNBA Award

    The World is waiting with baited breath (see link below) to see if Tnetennba is to be accepted at the the next meeting of the Oxford English Dictionary. Windows 7 Forums could make a major contribution to this drive by establishing an Award called the Tnetennba. I would like to hear from...
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    Scrap your Broadband - get a pigeon

    Pigeon is 'faster than broadband' An IT company in Durban, South Africa has discovered that a pigeon can carry data faster than broadband. Staff at Unlimited IT pitted an 11-month-old bird bearing a 4GB memory stick against the ADSL service from the country's biggest web provider, Telkom...