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Member postings for Roger Provins 2

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Thread: Just right for the holidays.
09/06/2020 18:00:03

Yes, that's me right in the middle - 77 wink

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 09/06/2020 18:00:37

Thread: Macro-photography
25/05/2020 18:42:59


First one is Carpenter bee.

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 25/05/2020 18:44:09

Thread: Internet searching
17/10/2019 16:09:15
Posted by Kiwi Bloke on 17/10/2019 08:38:47:

Michael, just be careful with Google - all your searches are stored, linked to your identity, as part of Google's 'big data' initiative. You have been probably been recorded as searching for a male model...

For privacy use the TOR browser. **LINK**

Thread: Mains outlets with USB sockets - safety?
06/07/2019 10:17:32

Have a look at Clive's review. **LINK**

Thread: Ebay 'photos'
06/06/2019 22:12:25

Contact them and ask for more photos. As a seller I'm sometimes asked to photograph a specific part of an item. Only too happy to oblige.

Thread: Where is best to buy??
05/06/2019 16:03:24

Posted by JasonB on 03/06/2019 13:10:28:

E-bay prices often include the postage within the item cost even if it says "free postage" so you are likely paying for that too.

I've always thought that "free postage" was a bit of sly way of saying "inclusive of postage".

Thread: Changing Broadband
12/04/2019 10:04:22
Posted by Martin W on 12/04/2019 00:51:23:

Well I have got Virgin cabled broadband and in general I have found it fast and reliable. On the odd occasion when there has been a fault I have always managed to get to get through to a 'representative' within a few minutes albeit in India or similar and they have always been extremely helpful. On one call where they couldn't help I was transferred to a UK engineer who was brilliant. I have always been polite and friendly and have invariably had the problem resolved. I wouldn't consider changing to any other provider and NO I don't have any connection, electronic types excluded, to the supplier other than being a very satisfied customer.

Credit where credit is due.


I have the same provider and have found exactly the same. No complaints.

Thread: Hoover bags
08/03/2019 03:02:11

Or, to paraphrase an old saying, "A vacuum bag, a dog, and a walnut tree the more you beat them the better they be".

Thread: Trends in Radio Ads
07/02/2019 02:48:26

I don't listen to music very much just Radio 3 and Classic FM sometimes but mainly listen to Radio 4, LBC and Radio4 Extra. on DAB.

06/02/2019 16:22:51

I find the most obtrusive ads are those on Classic FM - put me off listen to the programme.

Thread: Making a torch
18/12/2018 09:45:05

I'd build something using leds and 18650 3.7v 4250 mAh cells.

Thread: New old 1950's Myford 7 Lathe still in the crate
08/09/2018 05:57:17

How about $45,000 for a still sealed camera with an xray to prove the contents ?



Thread: What a waste!
26/08/2018 14:49:55

I'd far rather have my orders come boxed with packaging than in a padded envelope. I can reuse the boxes and packaging for my own postings but not padded envelopes.

Thread: What are these clips?
28/07/2018 20:13:13

Thanks Dave. I just wondered as other businesses are freely mentioned without comment.


28/07/2018 07:32:11

^^ Me too. Are not supposed to mention eBay by name?


Thread: Anyone here got Amazon Echo Plus, Alexa?
06/04/2018 22:39:43

Long time since I've had a mobile. Had them from my works, right from their beginning when they were like bricks, but since retiring have no need.. Cant say I miss not having one. Anyway Alexa is a much better toy wink

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 06/04/2018 22:41:14

06/04/2018 09:48:34

If you had broadband you'd find there is much more to them than using them to listen to a radio station or making cat noises. wink

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 06/04/2018 09:49:44

05/04/2018 17:51:18

I just plugged the aux out into my "HiFi" amp - sounds great to me and others who have heard it. But no doubt audiophiles would find fault.wink

05/04/2018 15:15:09

I guess it all depends on what sort of internet connection and provider one has. No download limit on my 100Mb broadband service, plays more or less anything I tell it to - by genre, artist or track. Shuffled and endlessly if so required. Hundreds of radio stations, albums and countless free apps. Home automation has quite a few available devices and the number is growing. Control is either by voice or touch screen. Sure there is some extra paid for stuff but there's nearly always a free alternative.

When on the internet if I'm going to get advertising anyway I'd much rather it was targeted at stuff that I may conceivably be interested in than just random ads.


05/04/2018 10:38:14

The paranoid should first read this

There are also many other web articles on the subject to soothe your nerves. wink

Maybe you should also check up on what your maid is doing when you're not about.


Roger (who has two Alexas!)

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 05/04/2018 10:40:24

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