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breelander replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 21 minutes ago

Re: Marks & Spencer (MKS) prelims

They now have 2 years of above inflation increases and this year a special to boot; perhaps I'll reconsider...

No guarantees they will continue of course...


Currently marked down nearly 9% by the market, so [more]

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 1 hour ago

Re: Rotating a video file

Format factory has a rotate feature in the advanced options

Alternatively, if you are happy using command line utilities, the Open Source FFmpeg is the most versatile video processing utility I know. Rotation is just one of its (many) [more]

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breelander replied to the Improve the Fool board. 21:30

Re: Cannot format posts

The techies are aware of the problem and are working to fix it.

It seems to be working now.

:o)

Bree.

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breelander posted to the Improve the Fool board. 19:22

Cannot format posts

I have been getting the following message...

"Oops. There's been an error.

You may have followed a link from boards.fool.co.uk which is outdated or incorrect. Or we may have screwed [more]

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 19:06

Re: Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade 'nasty trick'

Apparently the BBC says that "the update is now labelled "recommended" and many people have their PCs configured to accept recommended updates.."

Obviously some people haven't been reading this board...
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breelander replied to the Improve the Fool board. 12:43

Re: New log-in process

Ah, apologies, I should have probably put a little more detail into my original post. ...my URL bookmark hint might only be helpful to others in a similar situation.

Actually, I think you should have done a little more testing first. [more]

Mon May 23

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breelander replied to the Jokers Corner board. 00:28

Re: Voices

"That horse knows nothing about cars"

Must have been the white one, apparently it's the black one that's the mechanic...
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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 23:27

Re: Changing from BT HomeHub 3

I am having increasing problems with wireless connections from various devices in the house to our BT HomeHub 3 slowing or dropping out completely. Looking at the BT support forums this appears to be a common fault...

Yes, this does [more]

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breelander replied to the Brokers and Share Dealing board. 18:40

Re: Lloyds Bank Share Dealing / ISA dealing

...looks like tremendous value for Fund holders - £40 per annum flat fee, £1.50 tranaaction charge. And the £40 fee for the share dealing account is waived if you have an ISA share dealing account.

Apparently there's a [more]

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breelander replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 16:03

Re: Removing oil ?

Washing up liquid and plenty of warm water? Seems to get olive oil off plates and cutlery (plastic or otherwise) in the kitchen sink. :o)

Bree.

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 14:51

Re: Wifi always needs reset

I have a laptop, (Win 8.1 64 bit) which, when I reboot it after a shutdown, doesn't connect to the wifi network.
I then run the network troubleshooter, that resets the wireless adapter and it connects again.

If you google for [more]

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breelander replied to the Jokers Corner board. 14:28

Re: Real Life Naming

Ideal name for an estate agent: http://www.wildandlye.com ...

Apparently, despite their name, they are as clean as it's possible to be. Or have I misinterpreted their website's claim to have [more]

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breelander replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 13:57

Re: AXA to sell tobacco assets

Everybody then chuckles once they realise that AXA was never 'investing' in Tobacco companies. It was just buying them on the secondary market.

That's rather a bizarre way of thinking. If I haven't 'invested' in a company
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breelander replied to the Cars & Driving board. 13:40

Re: SORN?

If you want to check you can look it up at https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/

I've found it to be pretty current.


It is, but only if yours is on their database - [more]

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 12:58

Re: Old drives, old computers

I'm amassing a number of old PCs and Laptops, now unused. I'd like to dump them or give them away...

I there any reliable software which will permanently scramble all the data so I can pass these machines on? On some of the older ones,
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Sun May 22

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 21:08

Re: Hope for Win10 on old Tosh Satellite

When Win 10 first appeared it said my Tosh might have problems and Toshiba don't list it as being ok so I didn't bother. Now the free deadline is approaching I thought I would have a go. Short answer - welcome to success!

Welcome to [more]

Fri May 20

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breelander replied to the Investing for Income board. 18:20

Re: Income Fund?

There is no difference. Its a dividend magic fallacy. With one (dividend paying stock) the firm funds the dividend and loses part of its value (amount of dividend paid is off its books). With the other the firm retains the amount on its books and [more]

Thu May 19

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breelander replied to the Investment Strategies board. 18:50

Re: 4% rule - oops!

That FT chart is handy Bree... Wrote an article today for TMF on the recent rise in the FTSE 100 P/E with a link to the appropriate FT chart...

Well, if you liked that you'll really like this. Did you know you can set up a [more]

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 17:19

Re: Convert DVD to MP4 - performance

Try this first.

Yes, setting a high priority for a process is something I often do (especially when processing large vob files to mp4). But I fear it may not help the OP in this case. Sounds more like the disk access is running [more]

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breelander replied to the Investment Strategies board. 17:16

Re: 4% rule - oops!

FWIW I happened to be hunting around for the start of the FTSE 100 Total Return index yesterday.

Others who may wish to play with the figures can find the ftse100-TR here...
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