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by Maximus
Fri 19 Aug 2016 17:20
Forum: Pets
Topic: Barking dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 6814

Thanks Kate that is good info - Ill try a simple letter first just incase the owner is somehow unaware of the nuisance the dog is causing - then I'll ramp it up hopefully with the help of someone from the Maire
by Maximus
Thu 18 Aug 2016 17:58
Forum: Pets
Topic: Barking dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 6814

Barking dogs

Hi all We have a neighbour who ties his dog to a tree and then goes out for the whole day - The dog is obviously bored and barks all day - when I say he barks all day that is barking continuously every minute of every hour, all day To me this is abuse of an animal and causing a nuisance to neighbour...
by Maximus
Fri 16 Oct 2015 12:46
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan
Replies: 19
Views: 8359

that is great - nice computer ! - it will easily run El Capitain but I recommend adding more RAM - it is easy to do yourself or I can do it for you for free (will only take 5 mins) generally the more RAM the better and it will certainly speed up your web browsing etc you can get it from amazon http:...
by Maximus
Thu 15 Oct 2015 11:37
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan
Replies: 19
Views: 8359

I need a little more - it should say the model, date of manufacture, processor, memory and graphics card

then I can look it up

(you may have to click on system report)
by Maximus
Thu 15 Oct 2015 08:54
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan
Replies: 19
Views: 8359

the next rainy afternoon Kate ;-)

if you post details of your system (apple menu/about this mac) Ill look up your options for you if you wish
by Maximus
Thu 15 Oct 2015 00:17
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan
Replies: 19
Views: 8359

I'm rather concerned to see people recommending these "clean up" apps - you don't need them - at best they don't do much and at worst they are a security risk, especially if they are not downloaded from Apples App store The best thing you can do to speed up your mac is a "clean install" of the lates...
by Maximus
Wed 29 Oct 2014 14:23
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite
Replies: 29
Views: 9675

what an unpleasant person you are Neil, have you got issues I should be aware of ?
by Maximus
Wed 29 Oct 2014 13:58
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite
Replies: 29
Views: 9675

well you will all no doubt be happy to hear that Allan and I have (privately) agreed a truce - a bit of blame on both sides but hey none of us are perfect ...anyway back on the subject of viruses, malware and trojans. I think it is important to make a distinction between these as it helps the user t...
by Maximus
Wed 29 Oct 2014 09:48
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite
Replies: 29
Views: 9675

well on this occasion Allan was wrong I have many commercial customers with Macs who have suffered from viruses. Apple dropped its “Macs don’t get viruses” advertising line two years ago following a high-profile attack that infected over half a million computers. This statement is totally untrue If ...
by Maximus
Tue 28 Oct 2014 23:24
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite
Replies: 29
Views: 9675

Nope , totally sober but I believe in giving as good as I get you will find if you scroll back through the comments that Allan was the first to post snide personal quips not only to me but Russell too He also has his basic information wrong A drunken bore is quite an insult Pearsonb - what is your j...
by Maximus
Tue 28 Oct 2014 20:15
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite
Replies: 29
Views: 9675

Oooh ! looks like "smarting" was a bit of an understatement ! I guess I am guilty of feeding the trolls occasionally on this topic - I'm sure they enjoy it as much as I do :twisted: It reminds me of that other great internet debate "atheists vs christians" where one side constantly denies reality an...
by Maximus
Tue 28 Oct 2014 19:06
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite
Replies: 29
Views: 9675

Looks like Allan is still smarting from the Mac vs Windows thread previously Allan don't try to hide behind that "generic context" rubbish, you were wading in with false information in the hope of tarring MacOS X with the same brush as Windows - you were wrong and should say so I see your shilling f...
by Maximus
Tue 28 Oct 2014 16:15
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite
Replies: 29
Views: 9675

No viruses have so far been detected 'in the wild' that can affect Mac OS X. I use a virus scanner so that I don't pass on any infected files to other computer users Mac people are good that way :wink: What Allan is probably thinking of are trojans and malware, that certainly can affect a Mac - peop...
by Maximus
Tue 28 Oct 2014 08:04
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite
Replies: 29
Views: 9675

Yosemite is a really good upgrade - don't worry about installing it.
If you are using McAfee tho I would get rid of it (if you can) the programme is close to being malware itself - there are free virus scanners like ClamXav which stay out of your way
by Maximus
Tue 23 Sep 2014 23:53
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: dual sim mobile phone
Replies: 18
Views: 10688

nice vid here to explain the Dual sims in action
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYht0P_0H4w

I just picked up a very nice unlocked dual sim chinese 5" smartphone from Amazon.fr for 80E - brilliant value
by Maximus
Fri 05 Sep 2014 14:51
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: The price of printer ink
Replies: 9
Views: 3644

I use these guys - http://www.cheapprinterink.co.uk

I buy their refillable cartridges and refill myself - it is sometimes a bit messy but the savings are huge.
If you do a lot of printing then their continuous feed system is even more economical

works out equivalent to @50p / cart

Max
by Maximus
Tue 02 Sep 2014 12:01
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Problem with XBMC Filmon Addons
Replies: 19
Views: 7779

I have to sort of agree with Merisin - it is frustrating to deal with unreliable services and buggy technology, I miss the easy satellite TV, simple EPG, one touch recording etc - however all this internet telly is still developing and it is amazing what is out there May I suggest staying clear of E...
by Maximus
Mon 01 Sep 2014 20:22
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Problem with XBMC Filmon Addons
Replies: 19
Views: 7779

Filmon seems to be pretty poor on both my Android and my XBMC box since the last update - lots of buffering on Android and periods of not working on FTV for XBMC (openelec)

(I pay the subscription and am logged in on both)

I hope they sort it out soon
by Maximus
Mon 01 Sep 2014 13:58
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: MAC vs. PC
Replies: 38
Views: 11258

Windows PC is best for people who want a machine to run business applications Santiago - if your mission critical software has a Mac version then you are better off with Mac because of the longer product life, increased ease of use and higher levels of security If there is no Mac version available ...
by Maximus
Sun 31 Aug 2014 14:08
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: MAC vs. PC
Replies: 38
Views: 11258

I guess I am a bit of a fiddler, I enjoy learning new things but I understand not everyone has the time or the inclination for me "experimental" is an ongoing thing, an attitude that doesn't necessarily go away just because you have been doing something for a long time Yep I have a PC laptop that bo...
by Maximus
Sun 31 Aug 2014 10:44
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: MAC vs. PC
Replies: 38
Views: 11258

Very effective this PC propaganda - do people really think you have to get all your music and videos from Apple ? that is completely untrue I do have reservations about the way Apple have conducted business, especially in the recent past, hence my interest in Linux, I try to remain as open minded as...
by Maximus
Sun 31 Aug 2014 09:10
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: MAC vs. PC
Replies: 38
Views: 11258

I like your hoover analogy Martyn but it rather proves my point Apple from the early days foresaw the computer evolving into an appliance (the Lisa and Apple 2) Microsoft has been playing catchup ever since Imagine a world where there was only one brand of vacuum cleaner? if Microsoft made a vac the...
by Maximus
Sat 30 Aug 2014 22:25
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: MAC vs. PC
Replies: 38
Views: 11258

but don't condemn Windows just because Microsoft is succesful <Ha ha this is good stuff> Alan ! the Mafia is successful, ISIS is successful, Goldman Sachs is successful - the key point is how that success is achieved If it wasn't for the open source anti Microsoft movement you would have no alterna...
by Maximus
Sat 30 Aug 2014 15:37
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: MAC vs. PC
Replies: 38
Views: 11258

As I said earlier in the thread, I could be tempted to buy a MAC for its looks and quality, but I would run Windows on it.
Alan would buy a Mercedes Benz but he would put his Ford Focus wheels and engine on it

:lol:

ducks
by Maximus
Sat 30 Aug 2014 15:24
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: MAC vs. PC
Replies: 38
Views: 11258

All of your files will transfer but there is no way back. Once you've opened your spreadsheets or documents on a Mac, Apple own you from then on. I'm sorry but that is not true, it all depends on which applications you choose to use and their individual capabilities re importing and exporting vario...
by Maximus
Fri 29 Aug 2014 11:06
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Smartphones roaming and cheap plans
Replies: 12
Views: 8295

That looks great Russell , I can feel my credit card twitching ! The main problem seems to be stopping the thing raiding my bank account if I so much as wave it in the direction of Spain I want to use the smartphone as a replacement for my GPS so the ability to receive data in both France and Spain ...
by Maximus
Fri 29 Aug 2014 10:33
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Smartphones roaming and cheap plans
Replies: 12
Views: 8295

I did see the Three deal but it doesn't include Spain in it's list of EU countries.
so at 20p per mb a quick youtube video would cost me £50 !!!
mind you that kind of ripoff would certainly make me feel at "home"
by Maximus
Thu 28 Aug 2014 19:48
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Smartphones roaming and cheap plans
Replies: 12
Views: 8295

Mmm - thanks for all the suggestions everyone ! I hadn't realised what a minefield I was getting into Just looked again at what my internet and telephone provider (orange) is offering and it seems that for an extra 20E a month (total 55E/month) I can add a tariff for a mobile that is almost reasonab...
by Maximus
Thu 28 Aug 2014 19:31
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: MAC vs. PC
Replies: 38
Views: 11258

I think a lot of the Mac vs PC (vs Linux) debate comes down to who you want or are forced to support Microsoft enjoyed a huge and unfair monopoly which it abused until the American government stepped in and basically forced them to help their competitors survive, This is why Apple still lacks the ap...
by Maximus
Thu 28 Aug 2014 14:14
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Filmon - FTV
Replies: 18
Views: 7455

yep I can confirm the live streaming doesn't work - boo - but I can still play my recordings - so that is weird

Max