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  1. Thread: Robot lawnmower

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    It's more a case of judging how long it takes for...

    It's more a case of judging how long it takes for your mower to cover the lawn. If, for example, it takes 8hrs of mowing to cover your whole lawn then 8hrs a day every other day would be absolutely...
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    I persevered with Windows Media Center for a long...

    I persevered with Windows Media Center for a long time after updating to Windows 10 but it just became too problematic and time consuming to get working. I quickly got used to the Hauppauge WinTV...
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    I'm using Windows 10 v1903. I have a Hauppauge...

    I'm using Windows 10 v1903. I have a Hauppauge TV card that allows me two simultaneous channels: Wimbledon (top-left) and Tour de France (bottom-right). The F1 is viewed via Now TV (top-right) and...
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    This is how one of my computer monitors is set up...

    This is how one of my computer monitors is set up right now:

    https://i.imgur.com/thW1Jix.jpg
  5. Thread: Le Tour 2019

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    Busy afternoon of sport. ...

    Busy afternoon of sport.

    https://i.imgur.com/thW1Jix.jpg
  6. Thread: Le Tour 2019

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    What a stage! Thomas de Gendt's ride was...

    What a stage! Thomas de Gendt's ride was incredible as was that of Julian Alaphilippe for different reasons. Great for the French that they have a rider in yellow on Bastille Day. G's recovery...
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    Another ship's lamp restoration completed. This...

    Another ship's lamp restoration completed. This one I have given to a great friend who made me a base for a previous lamp and a wooden mount for a WWII U-Boat clock.

    Various major parts having...
  8. Thread: Le Tour 2019

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    You'll be fine picking it up from today's stage...

    You'll be fine picking it up from today's stage which had a brutal last 400m or so. The overall standings until today have largely been dictated by the Team Time Trial.
  9. Thread: Lance Armstrong

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    While I would never defend Armstrong's cheating,...

    While I would never defend Armstrong's cheating, or anyone's cheating for that matter, Armstrong has been treated far more harshly than any other cycling cheat. For example, George Hincapie (who was...
  10. Thread: Lance Armstrong

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    Armstrong didn't misjudge the corner, he went...

    Armstrong didn't misjudge the corner, he went across the field as the guy in front of him, Joseba Beloki, crashed badly (breaking his femur, elbow and wrist) and in order to avoid him he took to the...
  11. Thread: Le Tour 2019

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    Good to see Peter Sagan win a stage today. Bring...

    Good to see Peter Sagan win a stage today. Bring on tomorrow - a 'challenging' stage almost from the start.
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    Some interesting suggestions here. I use Acronis...

    Some interesting suggestions here. I use Acronis (which I'm not a great fan of) to back-up to an internal hard drive and am looking for another solution to use in backing-up to a NAS - I currently...
  13. Thread: Two owlets :-)

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    Fantastic picture and seeing them successfully...

    Fantastic picture and seeing them successfully fledge must be very satisfying.
  14. Thread: Le Tour 2019

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    I'm not surprised Bernal didn't try to follow...

    I'm not surprised Bernal didn't try to follow today; for Ineos it's the long game and that means the big mountain stages where minutes will be gained not a few seconds and possible stage wins. I...
  15. What elements of your computer are from ASUS:...

    What elements of your computer are from ASUS: motherboard, sound card, monitor etc.
  16. My first thought is that the laptop (I assume)...

    My first thought is that the laptop (I assume) sound has been muted using one of the 'F' function buttons. Unmute the machine and it may go away.
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    I'm going to add an honourable mention for a pub...

    I'm going to add an honourable mention for a pub which is around a 5 minute drive away and owned by former Ghurkas, The Roadmaker Inn. It serves Nepalese inspired food that is outstanding
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    The Kilcot Inn, near Newent, Gloucestershire. ...

    The Kilcot Inn, near Newent, Gloucestershire.

    https://i.imgur.com/m12uO6J.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/S0XudcW.jpg

    A lovely pub with great beers, excellent food, beautiful gardens, a childrens'...
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    The SMARTY unlimited SIM arrived today. It is...

    The SMARTY unlimited SIM arrived today. It is now activated (done in my iPhone) and installed in the Netgear LB2120 4G Modem that is connected to the Google WiFi Mesh system (4 hubs). All good at...
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    As I've always been limited by either speed (when...

    As I've always been limited by either speed (when with providers using the BT phone line that I no longer have) or data usage (since using EE). I stream TV but don't stream 4K TV. It's what you get...
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    I've been using EE's 4G network for my broadband...

    I've been using EE's 4G network for my broadband solution for almost 18 months. The contract ends in August and is 200GB/month for 62/month. Having borrowed a 3 Network SIM and found that the...
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    John McEnroe: Still Rocking at 60

    A superb programme on BBC1 this evening.
  23. Thread: Talcum powder

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    I used to use it to ease putting on a drysuit...

    I used to use it to ease putting on a drysuit when diving. I liberal sprinkling on the cuff and neck seals makes the donning far easier.
  24. Thread: Robot lawnmower

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    I still use the mowers in the Winter as long as...

    I still use the mowers in the Winter as long as the temperature is above 5C or so, maybe once a week - the grass still grows albeit very slowly. I take my two Husqvarna mowers for a service, get...
  25. Thread: Robot lawnmower

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    Nothing will prevent one from being stolen,...

    Nothing will prevent one from being stolen, however, with the Husqvarna and assuming you have the Automower Connect (AMC) module installed then there are several measures:

    - The mower is PIN...
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