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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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    I was thinking we were a bit overdue for a...

    I was thinking we were a bit overdue for a Coronavirus topic on here :).

    I think we have two confirmed cases in our town. Can't remember what its like across the country, but I know we have fewer...
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    Well, we've just finished 2019, which means this...

    Well, we've just finished 2019, which means this thread is 10 years old, and the Dell XPS T500 is now 20 years old.

    It hasn't seen much use since I built a new machine in 2010. I just used it a...
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    I treated myself to a DrayTek 2926n router for...

    I treated myself to a DrayTek 2926n router for Christmas since I've been playing with networking lately. And I got lots of chocolate from family :).

    It'll be good to see the Lego harrison. I've...
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    Happy Christmas :). I think I still have my...

    Happy Christmas :). I think I still have my RetroScrooge signature in place from last time.

    What's everyone up to? I'm playing with routers and networking, but I'm looking forward to having some...
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    Welcome to the forums. I can't really comment on...

    Welcome to the forums. I can't really comment on prices because I've not been paying attention for a long time. But I remember some years ago, things like A500s were selling for less than it would...
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    I've pondered trying it out on my PowerMac G4,...

    I've pondered trying it out on my PowerMac G4, but I didn't like the way the license tethers you to one machine.

    I don't have any Mac Minis, just a PowerMac G4, and I now have an iMac G5 which is...
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    I was almost going to do that, but I decided I'd...

    I was almost going to do that, but I decided I'd try and de-crap it first. Anyway, it seems to run more or less OK now.
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    This Windows 7 machine is back here for some...

    This Windows 7 machine is back here for some maintenance. I've done away with the HP Bloatware, as well as AVG and some remnants of some McAffee stuff, and installed Microsoft Security Essentials.
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    Travel How are you liking it compared to England?

    How are you liking it compared to England?
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    Has anyone here got the 3.1.4 yet? Quite a few...

    Has anyone here got the 3.1.4 yet?

    Quite a few people at LAG are eager to try it. Apparently AmigaKit aren't going to stock it due to potential legal issues. Not sure what the legal issues are but...
  14. I don't play games much myself, but at a recent...

    I don't play games much myself, but at a recent LAG meeting I had a go on an Oculus Rift. That made for an interesting experience, although it took a lot of getting used to. Didn't really do anything...
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    I've seen quite a few 'Recommended' videos crop...

    I've seen quite a few 'Recommended' videos crop up on YouTube with titles like "Amazon returns pallet unboxing". Don't think I've ever watched one, but I have seen such pallets for sale.

    I can...
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    I'm pleased to say that the other week, the...

    I'm pleased to say that the other week, the intended recipient actually called round with the money :). Turns out it was intended for number seventy-something.
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    A lot of people suggested AMD Ryzen to me. In...

    A lot of people suggested AMD Ryzen to me. In fact, a few people I speak to on IRC were surprised that I bothered with Intel. I was very tempted to go with Ryzen, but I went with Intel in the end as...
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    Some older monitors are good. Probably the more...

    Some older monitors are good. Probably the more high end ones though. Some of the older cheaper ones can be a bit rubbish.

    I get the impression that even the cheap ones nowadays are pretty good.
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    I got an Intel 8500 processor a few months ago...

    I got an Intel 8500 processor a few months ago and have been happy with it. I should try and do some benchmarks some time. If memory serves, the 8400 isn't much different.

    I've also been very...
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    I've never had one of those technical support...

    I've never had one of those technical support scam phone calls. Always kinda wanted to get one just for the fun of it though.
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    When I posted that screenshot a few months ago,...

    When I posted that screenshot a few months ago, it was the first time I had got one of those blackmail spams. Now, several months later, I've had so many of them that they are starting to get boring.
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    There was no indication as to the intended...

    There was no indication as to the intended recipient. I think it was from a private individual.

    I sent it by parcelforce back to the stated return address, complete with an invoice for the postage...
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    I just came back from a short holiday to find a...

    I just came back from a short holiday to find a card from Hermes lodged in the door, stating 'Parcel in green bin'. I looked in my green bin, and indeed there was a parcel there.

    Its addressed to...
  24. They'll probably have an even bigger advantage...

    They'll probably have an even bigger advantage now that PoundWorld has gone out of business.
  25. '99p Stores' got purchased by Poundland a couple...

    '99p Stores' got purchased by Poundland a couple of years ago. They are all Poundlands now. I can't help but wonder if people complained about the price increase.
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