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  Topic: Windows 10: what's the verdict?
Hairyloon

Replies: 11
Views: 267
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Tue Dec 05, 17 8:17 pm   Subject: Windows 10: what's the verdict?
the last MS op i rather liked was W98 sp 2

I still have that on disk here somewhere...
oddly stable for a pile of rubble

unless you need to use stuff that is only compatible with windows or a m ...
  Topic: Windows 10: what's the verdict?
Hairyloon

Replies: 11
Views: 267
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Tue Dec 05, 17 12:46 pm   Subject: Windows 10: what's the verdict?
I may be wrong, but I think you can only get it free as an upgrade.

Yes you are correct there but if you are buying a copy because you need one, then I'd say buy W10 over W7.

I already have W7.. ...
  Topic: Windows 10: what's the verdict?
Hairyloon

Replies: 11
Views: 267
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Tue Dec 05, 17 10:32 am   Subject: Windows 10: what's the verdict?
I may be wrong, but I think you can only get it free as an upgrade.

Yes you are correct there but if you are buying a copy because you need one, then I'd say buy W10 over W7.

I already have W7.. ...
  Topic: Windows 10: what's the verdict?
Hairyloon

Replies: 11
Views: 267
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon Dec 04, 17 4:25 pm   Subject: Windows 10: what's the verdict?
HL you don't need to pay for it. You can still find it for free out there.
I may be wrong, but I think you can only get it free as an upgrade.

Personally I find it a pain in the bum to navigate th ...
  Topic: Harvesting rose hips.
Hairyloon

Replies: 8
Views: 257
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Dec 02, 17 10:01 am   Subject: Harvesting rose hips.
rosa rugosa is good...less work
I don't much like roses: I amn't likely to be planting any...

I was thinking to make wine, except the only direct report I've had of rosehip wine was not fav ...
  Topic: Windows 10: what's the verdict?
Hairyloon

Replies: 11
Views: 267
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Fri Dec 01, 17 4:31 pm   Subject: Windows 10: what's the verdict?
Is it significantly better that Windows 7? Enough to be worth paying for?
  Topic: Harvesting rose hips.
Hairyloon

Replies: 8
Views: 257
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Dec 01, 17 3:04 pm   Subject: Harvesting rose hips.
It is one of those " I wouldn't start from here" things.
It was one of those do it now or don't bother. I was not home at the right time.

Pick when ripe, then freeze to mimic frost. As with ...
  Topic: Harvesting rose hips.
Hairyloon

Replies: 8
Views: 257
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Nov 30, 17 11:44 pm   Subject: Harvesting rose hips.
I decided that I really ought to try and do something with the rosehips this year, but having gone picking, I am a little perturbed: they are either rock hard or completely squidgy, and with very litt ...
  Topic: Ivory Consultation.
Hairyloon

Replies: 0
Views: 451
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Nov 09, 17 3:04 pm   Subject: Ivory Consultation.
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/banning-uk-sales-of-ivory
  Topic: a rather sneaky ommission from the enabling act
Hairyloon

Replies: 8
Views: 1262
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 17 7:44 am   Subject: a rather sneaky ommission from the enabling act
It could get some results if it was debated; at least with any luck a bit of publicity, although I wouldn't count on that. It will probably be debated at a time when nobody is in the House, and the pr ...
  Topic: a rather sneaky ommission from the enabling act
Hairyloon

Replies: 8
Views: 1262
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Oct 20, 17 8:49 am   Subject: a rather sneaky ommission from the enabling act
I am not sure that would do any good anyway HL. As far as I can gather, the only legally binding vote of no confidence has to come from Parliament, although they might use the public one as a lever.
...
  Topic: a rather sneaky ommission from the enabling act
Hairyloon

Replies: 8
Views: 1262
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 17 7:37 am   Subject: a rather sneaky ommission from the enabling act
There is a petition in the pipleline asking for a public vote of no confidence.
I think it has them worried because the Petitions Committee are very reluctant to publish it...
  Topic: Sinister kitchen knives.
Hairyloon

Replies: 15
Views: 5324
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Oct 07, 17 8:16 pm   Subject: Sinister kitchen knives.
You could look here http://www.anythinglefthanded.co.uk

Funnily enough, I went shopping there yesterday.

And I would not go there again. A blunt knife without a point: won't cut a pepper...
...
  Topic: Tapatalk
Hairyloon

Replies: 11
Views: 2929
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sun Oct 01, 17 8:18 am   Subject: Tapatalk
Whatever we use here works very well.
phpBB.
I prefer it over everything else I've tried, but that may be mainly because it is what I am used to.

Some have some features that we don't have, but t ...
  Topic: Tapatalk
Hairyloon

Replies: 11
Views: 2929
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sat Sep 30, 17 9:47 pm   Subject: Tapatalk
No idea. I'm a user not a supplier.
It is the user's view that matters more...
 
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