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  1. Linux Mint also designed to be user friendly for people who use Windows. I've used it for years.
  2. Not aware it causes any security problems and if it's on a static page it isn't going to have any effect on band usage. If it's a live update page it'll use up some data but if you're on unlimited who cares. With most modern PCs a browser isn't going to make a huge hit on RAM or CPU. If you're using antique hardware however it may be worth shutting down, depends how much you're doing simultaneously and what the PC resources are.
  3. Just as I find and like Mypal the developer gets in a rights bunfight with the people from Pale Moon the browser it was developed from and the future of the whole project becomes murky. It's either dead in the water or about to start afresh. Only time will tell.
  4. I caught him in 81 at Monsters of Rock 2 with Whitesnake before he left and they went all hair-metal.
  5. A bit late this month but I think Boris will like it.
  6. Ancient post but I'll chuck this in the mix for anybody still using Windows XP. Most of the mainstream browsers have abandoned this archaic but still well used OS and Google helpfully says Fortunately not true, check out Mypal
  7. Probably a shell from a WW1 vintage 6lb Hotchkiss cannon, these were definitely installed at Holt Fleet and Stourport bridges as the emplacements are still there. The only odd thing is that Mum who lived in Bewdley at the time doesn't remember any canon embrasures being built in Bewdley, so my comments on it being washed there may be correct. https://victoriancollections.net.au/items/5d801fc821ea671650e9d7ee
  8. Not a bomb as such, clearly an artillery shell of some description. How it got there is anybody's guess, could have been carried there by the accumulated flood water of decades.
  9. Yesterday after a morning shop we decided to drive back through Bewdley, on the way we were passed by a couple of Police cars with full blues and twos and arrived at Bewdley just in time for the road to be cordoned off and to be channelled off towards Stourport. Some online research found reports of an Incident that then refined into the discovery of "Explosive" local news used heavy quotes implying it was rubbish and that some crazy old bat had found a rusty bean tin. This link takes you to a clip of what happened when the Bomb squad detonated the "bean tin" Click here Somewhat disconcerting to think how many times we'd driven over a WW2 UXB. As of this moment neither the local BBC nor ITV have noticed, being far more interested in an escaped peacock in Brum.
  10. Welcome to the ghost forum, so called because you will require a Ouija board to contact much of the membership of this once great forum. It is however still moderated and those of us that lurk here are moderately friendly. Think of it as a blank slate to make of what you will. The more the merrier.
  11. I'm overwhelmed, it seems I've been given a badge by the forum, it seems I'm a one year newbie ! Who knew it somehow seems longer. Then they do say time is an illusion, maybe I imagined it all. Which would make andsome a figment of my imagination a thought that is somehow worrying in the extreme. Try this
  12. I wish, the only animation I ever created was a rather naff bit of Flash for the multimedia section on my HND computing many moons ago. I simply don't have the patience for it. I could probably ride a horse into a tree though.
  13. Another month another clip, yet again I avoid the music threads that only I apparently like.
  14. Back in the day this would have inevitably prompted andsome to tell us Internet Explorer was the finest browser ever created and that all others were second rate wannabees, ho hum.
  15. Having seen that there's a new version of Vivaldi I reloaded it to the Linux machine and the new version works fine. Comes with built in AdBlocker and AntiTrack so in theory you don't need additional extensions, I have yet to test the effectiveness of these but will give them a bash. I went for the bare bones install so haven't bothered with the mail and other optional features. It does seem to mangle some webpage formats, so at the moment I don't feel like making it the default browser. Other possible alternatives : Waterfox CCleaner Browser probably the same as Avast! You've no doubt seen the popup as CCleaner tries to foist it on you during updates. I used to be a real Avast! fan but in recent years their tendency to bundle software and the somewhat hysterically phrased popups trying to nag you into paying up for the full version made them a bit scareware and I ditched it. They also got in trouble a while back for selling off users private browsing data so how much you would trust either is open to question. Comodo do Dragon & IceDragon . Neither of which have I tried.
  16. I was using it on the Linux Mint machine and for a while it was fine. Then after an update it just locked up solid and nothing I could do would get it working again. This is the point when I dumped it. I never got round to running it on Windows and it looks as if they've got a new version anyway. My understanding was it was for Opera purists who didn't like the current development path of Opera. If you're looking for a secure browser the best seems to be Tor the odd drawback seems to be that as it's so secure that while law enforcement can't see what your looking it, they can however tell your using it, which may attract their attention. Also apparently not the fastest browser. For obvious reasons I doubt I'll add any new reviews, I just like to add warnings where appropriate when changes make stuff I've left open-ended potentially hazardous on the outside chance somebody reads them.
  17. Both websites still up but Digital Defender brings up a security warning saying that their security certificate has expired 141 days ago as of today. Their shop website also describes the product as : Which doesn't fill me with enthusiasm. Preventon still looks to be active.
  18. April 29, 2020 Cliqz had to shut down and while the browser still works there are no updates or security fixes, so it's probably a bit of a liability now. I kept it for the YouTube downloader but their new security protocols seem to have circumvented it and it's now fairly useless. My suggestion, look for an alternative.
  20. Thought I'd try a variation on a theme, the music threads obviously not interesting everybody (both of you). So check out this recipe from the US of A. I'm sure Irene will be dashing out to the butcher to try them on her male relatives and friends.
  21. I like the music and the video shows that there are people living in parts of this world so different it could be another planet. PS loving the furry didgeridoo, though what it does for the acoustics I can't say.
  22. Is it worth it I wondered to myself ? Even -pops- seems to have disappeared into the void, then I considered who am I really doing this for me or you lot ? Yep this futile continuation of something I used to do on a now defunct forum is entirely for my self gratification.
  23. As the final submission day got closer my 92 year old mother was getting worried about the official notification or to be more precise the lack of one. Speaking to my brother yesterday he mentioned that his had turned up on Saturday. So we paused and waited, it finally appeared in this mornings post, now Mum is fully compos mentis and more than capable of dealing with most bureaucrats. She is however a complete computer Luddite and doesn't do the internet so giving her six days to sort it online or face a fine is bloody minded stupidity of an amazing degree. Fortunately when we realised there was an issue I got onto the census site and registered for a manual form, hopefully this will turn up on time, if not at least I've got her access number which will hopefully work and I'll fill it out for her.
  24. In the apparent absence of breathing Windows forum members, particularly ones with a LaserJet, may I suggest a more printer focused alternative forum perhaps. Click Here As the active members of this forum can now be counted on the fingers of one hand, alternatives should be worth consideration.
  25. Just in case you think my musical taste is irremediably terrible, here is another artist I have a soft spot for and she is as far from terrible as you can get.
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