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Everything posted by Belatucadrus

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Another month another clip, yet again I avoid the music threads that only I apparently like.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Been a while since I engaged in any gratuitous Potus bashing, how remiss of me. Sayonara El Presidente, whatever good you achieved wiped out by a refusal to refute extreme right wingers and the lunatic fringe as long as they were useful and to cap it all a ridiculous and increasingly desperate attempt to overthrow the democratic process.
  18. Probably true but in my defence in all the years I have been aware of Death Rabbits or Desu Rabbits as they became, I have never once felt the urge to exchange any of my hard earned readies for one of their CDs and you can believe it when I admit to spending quite a bit on some truly weird assed product from the land of the rising sun & Mongolia. Let's say that the original incarnation of three tiny girls and a storm trooper doing death metal growls proved the improbable assertion that there was stuff out there too off the wall even for me.
  19. Time to freak you out a bit. Stage one. Tempus fugit. Stage two. The little one is now the tall one.
  20. Too true ! Always liked the classic dance routines and the Nicholas brothers flying splits routine is as spectacular now as when they did it and the rising from the splits without assistance, I still come over H T F did they do that when I see it.
  21. Cop a load of this. Proper Crimbo innit ! May 2021 be an improvement for all of you.
  22. Twisted Sister was one of those bands that the music press kept telling me I should like, Somehow I never did agree with them.
  23. So that's why your owls eyes are bulging so enormously ! Have you considered trying to attract some of the old guard with a stirring piece of Mahler ?
  24. I'm not sure if this is Novembers contribution delivered late or an early one for December, only time will tell.
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