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Belatucadrus

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  1. Reading, I did try to write one once but after a couple of chapters concluded it was crap and it sort of fizzled out.
  2. In the current situation it's a total irrelevance covid-19 and an elderly mother means we went into a near lock-down state a week before everybody else, there's way more important stuff to consider. I suppose I was surprised and maybe my ego took a hit as having been rendered a non person nobody seems to have noticed or cared. Makes you realise how utterly meaningless all the "friends" people have on social media are. Not that I Facebook or anything never seen the attraction. Ho hum back to the book.
  3. Up to this week I've been a PC/Tech Adviser forum member of long standing until recently I posted something FE didn't like much so rather than get in a bunfight over something we weren't going to agree on I closed my account. For a couple of days my posts sat on the system identified as "Deleted" if you clicked on this it said I'd been a naughty boy and had been banned. No I wasn't I quit, then today I note that everything I'd ever posted over god knows how many years of trying to be helpful has been redacted. I've been wiped off the files completely so nice to know how your contributions are appreciated.
  4. While Covid-19 is crimping the family lifestyle a bit we continue to function and hope all the forum mods are bearing up.
  5. I'm stunned, how can anybody not love a Finnish metal band dressed as Dinosaurs ? Truly universal I'd have thought.
  6. Well here we are again, time for my monthly contribution to the mausoleum perpetuation fund. Call me the Windowsforum Necromancer.
  7. When my last Windows PC went belly up I purchased a cheap PC without an OS and put Linux Mint on it. Mint is designed to be familiar to Windows users. This setup was only ever going to be temporary until I got together the funds to go Windows again. many many years down the line and I'm still using it. There is a learning curve but it isn't too steep and adding peripherals while not as easy as Windows is no longer a pain in the posterior. It depends what software you want to run, the download comes with Browsers, Media players, Office suite and pretty much everything you'll need. There's also loads of Linux programs and games that are available free via the built in Software manager. You can if you wish run Windows programs using the Wine Emulator but I've never found it entirely faultless and some programs don't much like it. Point being if you're a gamer or using some specifically windows programs then Linux isn't perfect but if you want the PC for Browsing, Document creation media playing etc it does pretty much everything you want. My suggestion would be to try a copy running it from a USB stick it'll let you have a rummage through Linux without changing your existing setup as well as confirming that your system can handle the latest version. If you decide to load Linux remember you'll need a cabled internet connection during install so it can pick up drivers for Wi-Fi and any other connected hardware.
  8. Another month passes and I take the opportunity to wish you a happy new year.
  9. Just in the off chance that any of the old gang should: A. Be still breathing B. Come over all nostalgic at this festive time of year and wonder if there's any signs of life here. I offer festive wishes for health and good cheer and just to prove that I'm still a degenerate reprobate some entirely inappropriate smut.
  10. True, got the CD somewhere, though it is collecting dust and hasn't been up to speed in a player for years. Too true, modern elevator musak, generic stuff that could be from any one of a dozen indistinguishable modern popstrels, male or female. In one ear out the other without registering as it passed through.
  11. Nik Kershaw ? and you were doing so well up to that point. As for Nick Drake, nice but of the Drake siblings I'd rather watch his sister.
  12. Time for the monthly non spam post, this time I combine Nice with Rocky and a lady I had the pleasure of seeing at the NEC, more years ago than either I or she would care to contemplate. Though it must be said she wears them way better than I do.
  13. I've tried nice stuff, with limited success so here's something lound N narsty !
  14. Happens to me with Chrome and I haven't pinned it down yet, though it looks as if something is running a background cookie sweep.
  15. Just got back from the carvery, no foil but the food bag's got enough beef for two days sandwiches and mums cheesecake is in a convenient plastic box. Waste not want not
  16. Another feeble attempt to provide CPR to this forum.
  17. I also note AlanHo & andsome have stuck their nose through the door, greetings one and all.
  18. Just a little something for the loyal staff members still policing the dead zone. A post that isn’t SPAM and doesn’t contain any rubbish, but could be an entertaining diversion for a few minutes. Have a good day and If I’m feeling keen or at a spectacular loose end I may stick my head through the door again in another month or so.
  19. Five new members in less than twenty four hours, does this surge in activity mark the rise from torpor of this forum, or will there be a sudden flood of posts advertising Abdullah Singh's drive in proctology clinic in downtown Shimla ? Or perhaps having joined they will suffer severe memory issue, forget they filled out the form and vanish into the data-sphere never to be heard from again. All will be revealed, or possibly not. Just toon in same Bat time same Bat channel for the exciting denouement of this Bat cliffhanger !
  20. You must have caught us on an off day. Maybe that's why everybody left, excessive friendly causing rotting of the gums and throbbing nadgers.
  21. No, the phrase flogging a dead horse comes to mind. This is now officially the Norwegian blue parrot of Internet forums. Bereft of life it rests in piece, it's shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!! THIS IS AN EX-FORUM !
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