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    • Glad
    • By Glad 18th Apr 18, 8:10 AM
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    Money Savers Arms CXXVII - serving beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee - all welcome 18th Apr 18 at 8:10 AM

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    • savvy
    • By savvy 10th Jul 18, 5:01 PM
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    I am amazed they decided that was a good thing to try though.
    Originally posted by colinw
    You mean using my external hard drive as a bootable disc?
    He did initially suggest a mem stick, but meant I had to find them and also see which actually worked - I've broke so many lol!
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 10th Jul 18, 7:06 PM
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    savvy, I have a suggestion. I get about one 'phone call a week from those nice people at Microsoft to tell me there is a problem with my pooter.
    I will happily transfer them to your business number when they call.

    I tell you, these computers will never catch on.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

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    • savvy
    • By savvy 12th Jul 18, 7:00 PM
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    savvy, I have a suggestion. I get about one 'phone call a week from those nice people at Microsoft to tell me there is a problem with my pooter.
    I will happily transfer them to your business number when they call.

    I tell you, these computers will never catch on.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    brilliant, yes PLEASE! I'm about 3-4 hours in and only scratched the service of all the word docs......there's excel, pdf, photos etc to go yet And there doesn't seem to be any way of a short cut except open each file which takes a few clicks to do as well......I'm sooooooooooo bored of this now!!!!
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 13th Jul 18, 9:19 AM
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    Hah, Microsoft 'phoned me again this morning about yet another problem with my pooter.
    Since I was upstairs shaving when the 'phone rang, and the pooter is downstairs, it was a short conversation.
    They do seem to be a very worried yet caring bunch of people.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • colinw
    • By colinw 13th Jul 18, 9:25 AM
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    Hah, Microsoft 'phoned me again this morning about yet another problem with my pooter.
    Since I was upstairs shaving when the 'phone rang, and the pooter is downstairs, it was a short conversation.
    They do seem to be a very worried yet caring bunch of people.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    Are these scam calls Fruity?, people where I work are getting loads of them at the moment, claiming their internet has been compromised, when the supposed called from BT support pulled up about it, they either hang up or swear
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 13th Jul 18, 10:20 AM
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    Are these scam calls Fruity?, people where I work are getting loads of them at the moment, claiming their internet has been compromised, when the supposed called from BT support pulled up about it, they either hang up or swear
    Originally posted by colinw
    Oh no, I am sure they are absolutely genuinely calling from Microsoft about problems with my internet and "windows" computer.

    I'm also getting a lot of calls from TalkTalk about my internet as well. I'm sure they are genuine as well, even though we are with BT.

    Normally I try to keep them chatting for as long as I can, but shaving and talking was a bit problematic this morning. My record at work was 15 minutes.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Jul 18, 11:27 AM
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    I didn't know that Microsoft randomly rang people up to tout for business!

    If they rang me, I would be seriously concerned that it was a scam as they would have no reason to know my number. For that matter, unless I contacted them about an issue, they'd have no reason to know that everything wasn't honky dory. They aren't renowned for their approachability. The TalkTalk calls are somewhat concerning too.

    Have you asked them to confirm who you are Fruity? Scammers may make calls without knowing who they're talking to. Once they have control of your computer, who knows what they will do ....

    Take care Fruity ....
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 13th Jul 18, 11:56 AM
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    You mean using my external hard drive as a bootable disc?
    He did initially suggest a mem stick, but meant I had to find them and also see which actually worked - I've broke so many lol!
    Originally posted by savvy
    I bet you wish you had found one now
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Jul 18, 1:47 PM
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    I think Fruity is pulling your legs.

    Maybe he is a professional scammer too, if he's that convincing?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • savvy
    • By savvy 13th Jul 18, 2:44 PM
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    They do seem to be a very worried yet caring bunch of people.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    Except with me!

    I bet you wish you had found one now
    Originally posted by colinw
    Oh don't lol ........I doubt mine would've been big enough for them to use it anyway
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Jul 18, 4:29 PM
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    I think Fruity is pulling your legs.

    Maybe he is a professional scammer too, if he's that convincing?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Could you pull a bit 'arder please, Fruity? Me welly is stuck .... and oi 'ave a welly wanging competition in the West Midlands to practice for.
    Weekly Distance Walked 28 km / Total For Year 234 km
    Strange words in BLUE may be anagrams - Reading them backwards sometimes helps.
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    • savvy
    • By savvy 13th Jul 18, 5:26 PM
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    ... and oi 'ave a welly wanging competition in the West Midlands to practice for.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    That sounds painful!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Jul 18, 7:44 PM
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    That sounds painful!
    Originally posted by savvy
    Better go to Specsavers........ wElly, he said!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Jul 18, 7:46 PM
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    Could you pull a bit 'arder please, Fruity? Me welly is stuck .... and oi 'ave a welly wanging competition in the West Midlands to practice for.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    That sounds painful!
    Originally posted by savvy
    Better go to Specsavers........ wElly, he said!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    It's an established sport you know ....

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellie_wanging

    Started in the West Country, so our Fruity's probably tried it
    Weekly Distance Walked 28 km / Total For Year 234 km
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    Anything posted here falls under The Official Secret Eater's Act
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Jul 18, 7:58 PM
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    Pyxis
    It's an established sport you know ....

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellie_wanging

    Started in the West Country, so our Fruity's probably tried it
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    In Wellington, perchance?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 13th Jul 18, 9:40 PM
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    Fruitcake
    I didn't know that Microsoft randomly rang people up to tout for business!

    If they rang me, I would be seriously concerned that it was a scam as they would have no reason to know my number. For that matter, unless I contacted them about an issue, they'd have no reason to know that everything wasn't honky dory. They aren't renowned for their approachability. The TalkTalk calls are somewhat concerning too.

    Have you asked them to confirm who you are Fruity? Scammers may make calls without knowing who they're talking to. Once they have control of your computer, who knows what they will do ....

    Take care Fruity ....
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    I can't find a tongue in cheek smilie.

    ... and yes, I've had a go at welly throwing. Named after the Duke of Wellesley's favourite sport of course. Well, second favourite sport if you count beating emperors in battle.
    Last edited by Fruitcake; 13-07-2018 at 9:46 PM.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • savvy
    • By savvy 14th Jul 18, 11:32 AM
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    Better go to Specsavers........ wElly, he said!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Ohhhhhh

    It's an established sport you know ....

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellie_wanging

    Started in the West Country, so our Fruity's probably tried it
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Haha I know, that and horshoe throwing I was born down Fruity's way as he knows....well IF he can remember through his clouded scrumpy brain
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 14th Jul 18, 9:56 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Ohhhhhh


    Haha I know, that and horshoe throwing I was born down Fruity's way as he knows....well IF he can remember through his clouded scrumpy brain
    Originally posted by savvy
    Zadly I bain't considered to be a local as I R an incomer vrum Wiltshire. When I returned to the Wess Cunnry, having lived oop norf for fourteen yerz, Oi lived in Souf Glokester afore moving to Zummerzet. Luckily my Lovely Cousin was borned in the land of the Zummer Zettlerz, zo at least I are tolerated.

    ... a bit.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
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    • savvy
    • By savvy 25th Jul 18, 9:08 PM
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    savvy
    20 hours and counting...................so borrrrrred now!!
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 25th Jul 18, 9:09 PM
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    20 hours and counting...................so borrrrrred now!!
    Originally posted by savvy
    What happening in 20?
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