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  1. 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...
  11. 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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    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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