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  1. Exactly... I would guess that a significant number of forum members (myself included) are not familiar with the techno jargon used by others when explaining things. In the past I have asked for (and been grateful to have received) advice relating to various computer problems I've come up against, but I have to admit I do struggle to understand some of the advice given.
  2. It was there in '72 for sure. Incidently, I'm not sure when it changed, but in 1972 Ballakermeen was still divided into 2 sections, girls/boys, with no-mans land in the center patrolled during break times buy a member of staff from each of the 2 sections! Ist and 2nd years spent in Balla, 3rd, 4th and 5th years spent at St Ninians(boys) and Park Rd. (girls)
  3. Just had a look at that, it does seem a pretty remarkable ending to the game. Clearly Kramnik hadn't even spotted the danger. I can only think he must have been so caught up in his own attacking startegy he completely forgot to look at what the computer was doing. Bloody amazing given his stature within the game.
  4. Tried sending them one at a time, 2 of them send ok the 3rd doesn't. The 2 that do send ok are a small photo 4KB, and a short letter 24KB The one that wont send is a Ms word document size 616KB. A few minutes after trying to send the 3rd attachment I'm getting an error message saying the document contains no data.
  5. I've been trying to send an email with 3 attachments but it just wont send. Anyone got any idea what I'm doing wrong? Tried sending it via gmail and also manx.net without success.
  6. Basic? Like basic grammar and spelling?
  7. There was a row of shops at the bottom of Victoria street behind the Villiers hotel, one of them used to sell kippers and shellfish but I think it was open in the summer only. Curtis's fishmongers was at the top of the street opposite Colbourns.
  8. No, it was in curtis's shop in victoria street, had the pleasure of working there for a short while during the school holidays a million years ago!
  9. Having installed Thunderbird I now need to provide details of the pop mail server and the outgoing server (SMTP). Now while that might be easy enough to understand by those who know what the hell a server is, to me it's a complete mystery. Can somebody help please?
  10. It was brand new when given to me and the batteries came with it, I assume the batteries are ok as I have had less than 3 or 4 days use out of them.
  11. I was given a cordless keyboard and mouse a while ago and have had nothing but problems with it. All was fine for a day or 2 and then the keyboard stopped working and then the mouse packed up. Reinstalled it a couple of times but each time it was the same story, ok for a spell then kaput. Are cordless mouse and keyboards generally unreliable or is it perhaps that I just have a duffer?
  12. Maybe the Berks and Bucks hunt did manage to re-home the hounds, perhaps they were humanely destroyed, does it really matter? I imagine almost all of us exploit animals for pleasure in one way or another, we kill them and eat them or we wear their skins....because we enjoy doing so. In the past we have taken them out of their natural environment, caged them in zoos and circus shows....all for our enjoyment. I think it's natural that we want to kill animals to eat, but it isn't necessary for our survival, we could exist on a vegetarian diet and be healthy, but we kill animals anyway because we enjoy cooking and eating their flesh. We wear leather shoes and clothes and carry leather handbags and wallets because we enjoy it, there are plenty of alternatives we could use that wouldn't involve killing animals but we kill them anyway, because we can. It's natural enough, (imho) that man exploits animals for whatever reason he sees fit and i think it's a tad hypocritical to berate others for exploiting animals for pleasure when all of us are (or have been) guilty of the same thing.
  13. Depends on whether I'm right about it being added on in the 70's.....if so then I guess You are late 20's - early 30's
  14. The Douglas Bay Hotel did have a covered swimming pool although I think it might have been added on only in the 1970's.
  15. I'm not a geek or a scientist...but i sure as hell can think of more than 13!
  16. Jay

    Gas, Oil, Or Wool?

    Opinion? I haven't offered one.....yet. Unless of course you are talking about the suggestion that it's cheaper to buy a few balls of wool than it is to install a central heating system. you don't agree? You talk as if living in one of those houses gives the word "cold" a whole new meaning...I spent my childhood years living in one of them, which is how I know you are talking through your arse. The houses are no worse than a lot of other houses without central heating...not everyone whines about it though and nor do they expect a handout just because they fancy some home improvements. Ffs....What is there to learn? ....you want to be warmer?...you put an extra sweater on. Hardly rocket science is it.
  17. Jay

    Gas, Oil, Or Wool?

    No idea....but I'm sure it wouldn't cost too much for a few balls of wool and a pair of knitting needles, and the money she would save on coal and electricity bills would more than make uo for it.
  18. There was a story in one of the local rags very recently about a young woman and her small child living in a corpy house in pully and how she found it almost impossible to heat the place up. There is no central heating in the house and it seems she has to use expensive electric heaters and a coal fire in order to make it bearable. I don't have the newspaper anymore (in fact I used it to light my own fire) but I think she was hinting that perhaps the corpy should install a new heating system in the house. I got to wondering just how much help should be given to people in this situation, I mean, should the tax payers be expected to stump up to put a nice new central heating system in the house.... or should she buy herself some wool and knit an extra sweater or two for her and her kid?
  19. The Mayflower, underneath Tom Reece's snooker hall...never been bettered.
  20. just when you thought things couldn't get any worse....a cartoon bear themed thread. What a load of pap.
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