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-pops-

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    CCleaner

    I had great problems trying to download the latest version yesterday but, eventually, it worked and it seemed to scan OK. I'll keep an eye on it. Still, the updater doesn't download and I had a message on startup this a.m. trying to sell it to me (free offer no longer there).
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    CCleaner

    No, my Ccleaner is the freebie version.
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    CCleaner

    Software updater doesn't work for me. Error message then shuts off.
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    Wow a sudden surge in members

    Hardly a day goes by without at least one rubbish new member. I am here almost every morning and evening to prune these things but, it does get quite wearisome when this garbage carries on and on and.............. I'm not the only mod who does this culling of the crap.
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    No Problems?

    Do you treat zeniths with nadir ointment?
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    No Problems?

    I also look in regularly and prune the never-ending flow of rubbish members that plague all forums (as I know the other moderators do). There is a problem with the whole forum format. It cannot compete with the so-called social media platforms and is regarded by many as being as modern as Noah and his Ark. Coupled with the fact that the whole raison d'être of Windows Forum is effectively obsolete doesn't offer much hope that anything can be resurrected. Sad? Perhaps but things must move on.
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    What are you having for dinner today?

    Pasta, probably linguine, with a tomato & cheese sauce. The tomato & cheese sauce comprises my own tomato sauce (see recipe in another section of the forum) with strong Cheddar cut into 1cm cubes and stirred in immediately before serving. Done this way the cheese just melts but doesn't properly mix with the tomato - a ripple effect.
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    Where's andsome

    The fundamental problem with the forum - and other forums dedicated to computer problems - is that since Microsoft have improved their product(s) so much there is not nearly as much difficulty experienced by users, thus less forum activity. Look at what has happened to PC Advisor (and its forum). It is not only computer forums, though. Forums dedicated to a whole range of other subjects are feeling the effects of more modern communication systems, collectively called social media. Personally, I don't get on with systems like Facebook and whatever the other similar things are. They are too immediate for my ageing brain and I think that may apply to some other members here who do still make an, albeit infrequent, appearance.
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    What are you having for dinner today?

    Yesterday was a beef curry. I cheated by using a bottled (Sharwoods) Madras sauce. Today is (completely) homemade leek & potato soup with the addition of Silesian (Polish) sausage (that part not homemade). Served with bread (made in the breadmaker).
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    Where's andsome

    Just shows how well we are doing our job. I also delete/ban several people a week who are trying either to sell things or subvert the forum in other ways.
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    Where's andsome

    There was a Belatucadrus absence from October 8th to November 28. My 'silent' visits are to try and keep a check that postings do not contravene the law or common decency.
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    What are you having for dinner today?

    Yesterday was fresh mussels in tomato sauce with rice. Today is hake but not sure how it will be cooked yet. Edit: the hake will be breadcrumbed and shallow fried, served with Actifry chips and cooked frozen peas.
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    RAM issue

    Formatting should be the last process in tried in speeding up an errant computer.
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    What are you having for dinner today?

    Yesterday was kippers with bread & butter. Today and tomorrow is Lamb casserole today. Today's will be with a baked potato, tomorrow with Actifry chips.
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    What are you having for dinner today?

    Poached trout with hollandaise sauce, mixed vegetable mash, green beans and asparagus.
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    What are you having for dinner today?

    Chicken fillet goujons with Actifry chips and frozen peas (cooked, of course)
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    What are you having for dinner today?

    Homemade pizza today with tomato, onion, Pecorino, Mozzarella, Silesian sausage and anchovy plus any other suitable oddments there are in the fridge.
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    What are you having for dinner today?

    Poached smoked Haddock in parsley and onion sauce with new potatoes, asparagus and broccoli.
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    What are you having for dinner today?

    Aubergine sliced about 1cm thick dipped in egg and semolina and shallow fried. Served with bacon, mushrooms and canned tomatoes. Possibly some bread on the side. Cooked this way, aubergine goes soft and squidgy with a crisp outside.
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    What are you having for dinner today?

    Yesterday was homemade tomato and onion soup with four cheese tortelloni (bought in). Today is homemade beefburgers, chips and Branston beans.
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    Windows 8.1 hangs a lot

    I am unable to understand why anyone is still using the 8th incarnation of the Windows O/S after Microsoft realised their faux pas with the system and gave away the next version of Windows for free.
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    What are you having for dinner today?

    Lamb casserole (stew cooked in the oven) today.
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    What are you having for dinner today?

    Yes, Alan, I'm always very careful about removing 'undesirable' bits from shellfish and, like you, do not buy them pre-cooked or have them in a restaurant. When I was more active and able, I used to go down to Chichester or Brighton and buy live shrimps and prawns (sometimes even lobsters) and cook them myself. They always tasted much better than the pre-done ones. Today is meatballs in a mushroom sauce with couscous.
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    What are you having for dinner today?

    Sweet & Sour King Prawns yesterday. Today is fish but we haven't obtained it yet. No decent fish available. There is a piece of celeriac in the fridge so I'll do celeriac soup with bacon bits.
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    What are you having for dinner today?

    Missed yesterday - it was beef & onion sandwiches with mustard. Finished the beef fillet now. Today is macaroni cheese.
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