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    FWIW, I have set my default JPEG viewer as the...

    FWIW, I have set my default JPEG viewer as the viewer I got with my old Lexmark X1130 printer/scanner. I just liked it. BUT - I get a message like this sometimes, and I've found that it is because...
  2. Question: I'm amazed

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    Quoting from the linked article:- There was...

    Quoting from the linked article:-

    There was no immediate public response from Pakistan. A military statement released after her talks with army chief of staff General Ashfaq Kayani said only that...
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    Here's my take on this, boi:- In 1 hour, Sally...

    Here's my take on this, boi:-
    In 1 hour, Sally can paint a quarter of the house, and John can paint one sixth. So, between them, they can paint five-twelfths of the house in one hour (ie. a quarter...
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    It sounds like 'Last of the Dogmen,' Trixie. Tom...

    It sounds like 'Last of the Dogmen,' Trixie. Tom Berenger & Barbara Hershey:-

    Last of the Dogmen (1995)
  5. LOL - Q.E.D. as they say... :cool: ... "Sorted...

    LOL - Q.E.D. as they say... :cool:

    ... "Sorted !!!" - as we say in these parts!!

    'Twas a circuitous route - but we got there!! :D
  6. Sorry, Tao, I mis-read your question, really. I...

    Sorry, Tao, I mis-read your question, really. I see mitigation as a positive, thus making a negative situation less negative. If what you are looking for is the opposite of mitigation, then I think...
  7. Not sure if this helps, friend. Mathematically,...

    Not sure if this helps, friend. Mathematically, something positive ALWAYS makes an equation less negative.

    A 'Debit' is a negative. A 'Credit' is a positive. In accounting terms, they are...
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    OMG - Does that mean you could see me when I...

    OMG - Does that mean you could see me when I was.. :rolleyes:

    ... and also when I did.. :o

    OMG - is MY face red?? :eek: :D

    SWERVING VIOLENTLY back onto topic here..!.

    Regarding Mitch's...
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    Uh -Oh!! We is veering off-topic here. I just...

    Uh -Oh!! We is veering off-topic here. I just Googled Morgan Le Fey!! Meet me on the corner of 5th & West 34th. It's a while since I been that high, but the Empire State has never let me down!!
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    LOL - Just an aperitif. ;) Honest, guv!! :D

    LOL - Just an aperitif. ;)

    Honest, guv!! :D
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    OMG -WHAT happened there ? I can't believe you...

    OMG -WHAT happened there ? I can't believe you guys did that!! THAT was my FIRST troll here, and you vaporised the poor critter!!

    I LOVE troll, bless their little cloven hooves - although I admit...
  13. Question: Rubber dolly

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    Could it be Ella Fitzgerald ? I can't find any...

    Could it be Ella Fitzgerald ? I can't find any You-Tube footage, but here are the lyrics:-

    Music and Lyrics to the song My Wubba Dolly by Ella Fitzgerald - Rhapsody Music

    Shirley Carter also...
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    LOL - Don't come the raw prawn with me, mate!!...

    LOL - Don't come the raw prawn with me, mate!! What about some Strine!!

    Nah - on second thoughts - I guess the swear filter will overheat!!

    Glad you got your answer, mate!!

    200 posts ? I...
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    LOL - With apologies to the OP and admin here. I...

    LOL - With apologies to the OP and admin here. I always find a little humour in threads is like chucking paper planes in the office - we need to do it occasionally.

    LOL, Redhed - you oughtta get...
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    LOL - My apologies for going off-topic. If I...

    LOL - My apologies for going off-topic. If I could rep your 'rep comment' redhed, I would. I tried to PM you - but you're aloof. The irony of being repped - via a tuna sandwich - by a red-headed...
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    Not sure if this would find the 'idiomatic...

    Not sure if this would find the 'idiomatic expression,' though, redhed.

    "I am broke" means "I have no money" to most of us. But to a translation machine, I suspect the result would be something...
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    Until someone who is truly bi-lingual comes...

    Until someone who is truly bi-lingual comes along, qnman, I know there is a French expression, "Et Voilá !!!" (the accent should be a grave accent - not acute)

    It basically means "And there it is...
  19. This thread has been making me think a little...

    This thread has been making me think a little harder about my own relationship with my Wife, now. Some years ago, I started to read the book 'Men are from Mars - Women are from Venus.' I only read...
  20. I don't know if this answer will be of use, FB,...

    I don't know if this answer will be of use, FB, but you are welcome to it, anyway. My wife and I are celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary today 8th. September, 2009. I guess that's why I clicked...
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    I haven't even tried it, but Wikipedia will...

    I haven't even tried it, but Wikipedia will surely give you the meaning of the word 'Passion' as used in everyday English. There are two meanings that I am aware of, as an Englishman. In our...
  22. 19 years ago, I fathered a daughter. This was...

    19 years ago, I fathered a daughter. This was inside marriage - but I was one of those guys who kept on saying 'We're STILL not ready for a child.' So, when it was confirmed that my dear wife was...
  23. Question: Home Phone

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    Here in the UK. if we have too many phones on the...

    Here in the UK. if we have too many phones on the line, then the ring voltage just can't quite make it. As a result, the phones don't ring - or just go 'ding.' Try disconnecting some of your phones,...
  24. Hi Whippet1. My personal suggestion is that...

    Hi Whippet1.

    My personal suggestion is that you ask your local TV repair guy to make a direct soldered connection to the broken VCR Input, using a metre of co-axial cable, with a co-axial...
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    FWIW, I have noticed that the cold water tap in...

    FWIW, I have noticed that the cold water tap in our house here in the UK seems to hold a fungal 'gel' just inside the outlet. Try cleaning it with a 'bottle-brush' - or even a pre-historic...
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    I'm sure there are better ways, Pinkwater, but...

    I'm sure there are better ways, Pinkwater, but try this - it's what I do.

    Any web-page you are on (like this one) has an address. This is shown near the top of your window in the 'Navigation'...
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    It has been good to share a joke, as well as get...

    It has been good to share a joke, as well as get serious with you guys. Let's face it, I KNOW I'm going to need a sense of humour here, now. I drive a taxi - on the night shifts - at weekends. A...
  28. Question: Laptop charger

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    Thanks ComputerHelpers, it's encouraging to know...

    Thanks ComputerHelpers, it's encouraging to know that my guess was at least in the ball park. As it comes from a power supply designer, I guess we can call that the definitive post here!!
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    Sticky: SOZ. I was away. I have to go out now, but FWIW,...

    SOZ. I was away. I have to go out now, but FWIW, I always thought that poem lifted the spirits of those left behind. A reassurance that death is just a door - no more. I never see it as a...
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    Yeah, I can identify with that. I think if I was...

    Yeah, I can identify with that. I think if I was in a bit of trouble, I'd hope that the beer truck arrived before the ambo. That's REAL 'first aid' - the hospital treatment can wait 'til later!!
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    Oh - and thanks for the comment on the avatar,...

    Oh - and thanks for the comment on the avatar, NH! Friend has seen the original, which was perhaps a little offensive (No rose - just a finger!! :D) We juggled with chopping his digit off (which...
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    Yeah, I get the connection with the fried egg,...

    Yeah, I get the connection with the fried egg, now!! I sure got to get this licked before it gets to THAT stage!!
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    " Just don't end up being the ''This is your...

    " Just don't end up being the ''This is your brain on....'' commercial "

    Thanks for the agreement NH4U. It looks like you're in the US (Pennsylvania ?) - but I'm in the UK. so I'm not familiar...
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    Thanks for that, NH4U. I hadn't looked at it that...

    Thanks for that, NH4U. I hadn't looked at it that way. I have always thought "I can't sleep until I've had a drink - so my sleep disorder is caused by my drink habit." Whereas you're suggesting that...
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    Thanks for the warning about flash drives,...

    Thanks for the warning about flash drives, ScottGem. I like the idea of a passworded ZIP file as a backup - so simple!! I'm off to do one right now
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    Like I said, if you save that file on a little...

    Like I said, if you save that file on a little memory stick (just a cheap one will do), it is kept off your PC, but can be accessed very quickly, and updated easily. Unplug the stick when you log...
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  38. Question: Laptop charger

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    Sorry it was a no-go, matey.

    Sorry it was a no-go, matey.
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    I have to admit, Morgaine, that your method is...

    I have to admit, Morgaine, that your method is the most secure. Lazarus is good for recovering lost text - but perhaps using it for log-ins is a bit risky. As an aside - but still on-topic, I feel -...
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    I think I may need to be a little clearer here....

    I think I may need to be a little clearer here. I'm not talking about the INPUT curren/voltage of your charger here. That will deffo be AC, and either 110 or 220 V - or whatever your local mains...
  41. Question: Laptop charger

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    I don't think you would be doing any harm by...

    I don't think you would be doing any harm by trying 8.5V - but I doubt if that is high enough to work. I would expect you to need at least 12V.

    Also - I am assuming here that your original laptop...
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    OK. Mitch. Here are 3 links. Let me know if they...

    OK. Mitch. Here are 3 links. Let me know if they don't work for you. The first one is the main Mozilla page:-

    Mozilla | Firefox web browser & Thunderbird email client

    There are loads of...
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    I had similar problems with IE, and just like...

    I had similar problems with IE, and just like you, Mitch, I started using Firefox. I also get 'logged' off occasionally, and have to log back in again - but it's no big deal (as long as I remember by...
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    OK. well, I uninstalled both Blue Soleil...

    OK. well, I uninstalled both Blue Soleil programs, then checked which was the most recent version. It turned out that the one I bought EARLIER was the most recent - NOT the one I bought recently!!...
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    File Transfer via Bluetooth

    I have been using a Blue Soleil Bluetooth dongle successfully to transfer files/photos from my Nokia mobile phone to my Quantum desktop PC running Win XP Home SP3, with no problems. I now have an...
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    There is an add-on available to Firefox users...

    There is an add-on available to Firefox users called Lazarus. It remembers text and certain 'forms' that are filled in. I have used it for banking log-ins, and have also recovered half-written...
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    Sticky: Well, I stumbled into this site for the first...

    Well, I stumbled into this site for the first time just last night, and was drawn toward this lady 'Starby' for some reason. I don't wish to seem irreverent - and maybe I'm just being a bit...
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    Thanks for your further help with this, guys. I...

    Thanks for your further help with this, guys. I followed JMJ's link to AA, and now have it bookmarked on my PC. I answered Yes to 4 out of the 12 questions about my drinking. I will be going back to...
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    Thanks Gemini. I can't give 'rep' yet as a newbie...

    Thanks Gemini. I can't give 'rep' yet as a newbie it seems, but I would be glad to when the time comes. Yeah, I agree that the difference 'twixt needing A drink and needing TO drink is pretty...
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    Thank you, JMJ - and bless you, good sir. I hit...

    Thank you, JMJ - and bless you, good sir. I hit the AA link and made myself read the introductory leaflet. I HATE the thought that I may have to consider myself an alcoholic already, but I realise I...
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