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    That sucks. Please let us know how you get on...

    That sucks. Please let us know how you get on with the second one.

    I gather some amount of illness is normal with vaccines. However, it can be enough to put you off. Last time I had a vaccine...
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    I gather a lot of those Kingston Data Travellers...

    I gather a lot of those Kingston Data Travellers are pathetically slow. I didn't realise that when I bought it. I actually just got one of the cheapest the supplier had. I'll keep it around for use...
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    I bought a Rode Lavalier Go microphone from...

    I bought a Rode Lavalier Go microphone from Amazon. It arrived earlier, and I got an email saying:

    Hi Stephen,
    Your parcel has been posted through your letterbox.

    How was your delivery?
    It...
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    I installed the new Samsung NVMe SSD. Here's a...

    I installed the new Samsung NVMe SSD. Here's a quick benchmark I ran in Gnome Disks:

    1200

    Not bad.

    - - - Updated - - -

    In contrast, here is a ridiculously slow Kingston USB3 flash drive...
  5. Probably. Of course, locked down hardware is...

    Probably. Of course, locked down hardware is nothing new. One of the old ThinkPads I got for free a couple of years ago does it. I changed the mini-PCI wireless network card out for another one and...
  6. Bargain! What's the deal with the Apple...

    Bargain!

    What's the deal with the Apple monitor stands? I heard a while back that they introduced a ridiculously expensive one.

    I wonder if they'll sell many what with the supposed move away...
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    I've ordered a 4TB Seagate Ironwolf drive and a...

    I've ordered a 4TB Seagate Ironwolf drive and a 500GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus.

    I was going to get a 2TB drive but its not substantially more money to get 4TB. That should last me a while. The SSD is...
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    I thought you'd like it. What is interesting, is...

    I thought you'd like it. What is interesting, is that I actually have a DisplayPort cable. I have never used DisplayPort. I think the cable came with my monitor, but I never used the cable because I...
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    Yes, I just duplicate the drive onto another...

    Yes, I just duplicate the drive onto another drive every so often. So any backups may not be 'up to date', but if there were to be a catastrophic failure, it will only be recent stuff that gets lost.
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    I haven't considered that. I think it would be a...

    I haven't considered that. I think it would be a bit overkill for my needs. I'd rather just have a decent sized HDD/SSD in my main PC. Said PC is accessible over the network anyway.
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    I need some new storage. I've been doing a lot...

    I need some new storage.

    I've been doing a lot of video recently which has been eating up my HDD space. Any recommendations?

    I might see about swapping my SATA HDD for an M.2 one, then I can...
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    My first impressions are that its not going to be...

    My first impressions are that its not going to be much better.
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    As usual I got plenty of chocolate. We just had...

    As usual I got plenty of chocolate. We just had chicken for dinner.

    How's the Pi 4? I haven't got anything newer than the B+. I keep thinking I should get a newer one.
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    Mark Steele seems to be the main proponent of the...

    Mark Steele seems to be the main proponent of the 5G thing. He is a self proclaimed "weapons expert" who served time in prison for shooting a young girl, and has a degree in psychology. Maybe the...
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    How's everyone managed with Lockdown No 2?...

    How's everyone managed with Lockdown No 2? Judging by the number of people around, I think most people are ignoring it. I certainly am, although with so many business closures there's not a lot to go...
  16. I can't really comment on new ones. My last...

    I can't really comment on new ones. My last mobile phone purchase was a Nokia 6150 which I got on ebay for 3 a few years ago. Despite its age it has a remarkably good battery :).

    If I were to get...
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    I noticed a post box in Doncaster the other day...

    I noticed a post box in Doncaster the other day which had a sticker on it which said "Priority Post Box; Helping the NHS". Any idea what that is in aid of? I'm sure the post box was no where near any...
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    Royal Mail refund time again. 379 days ago I...

    Royal Mail refund time again.

    379 days ago I sent a complaint letter to an unreliable private business. Recently they revealed that they never received it :rolleyes:. I attempted to put a claim...
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    This bench in Rotherham is an "Enviro crime...

    This bench in Rotherham is an "Enviro crime scene":

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    This cafe in Doncaster had a good solution to the...

    This cafe in Doncaster had a good solution to the recent toilet roll panic buying.

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    Is it one of these? ...

    Is it one of these?

    http://forum.classicamiga.com/forum/showthread.php/5878-Blackmail-spam

    If so, its nothing to be worried about, but you should change your password to be on the safe side....
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    I don't think there is a definitive answer for...

    I don't think there is a definitive answer for masks.

    If you have symptoms, wearing a mask will help prevent you from breathing/coughing on other people. But if you don't have it, a mask probably...
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    I see Boris has tried once again to stop people...

    I see Boris has tried once again to stop people from going out and mixing with each other.

    I had a Boris-sanctioned trip to the doctors' to pick up my Mum's prescription this morning, followed by...
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    Schools are closing round here as well, and buses...

    Schools are closing round here as well, and buses and trains are reducing their services. There are a few businesses which have closed or seriously cut back but most seem to be operating as normal.
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    No. I don't watch TV news anymore. Not that I...

    No. I don't watch TV news anymore. Not that I would take Boris seriously anyway.

    Define 'lockdown'? I've just been out for a walk and it looks like business as usual for many people round here....
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