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Living Room / Re: US Internet providers - suggestions needed
« on: April 18, 2018, 06:36 PM »
Verizon FIOS (fiber) is supposedly available in most of Gaithersburg, MD., and is generally considered far more reliable (and faster) than Xfinity (Comcast) cable. She should contact Verizon to find out whether her home can get it.  RCN also supposedly has fiber service in parts of Gaithersburg.

Thanks I will let her know

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Living Room / Re: US Internet providers - suggestions needed
« on: April 18, 2018, 03:20 AM »
The ISP acknowledges the issues - seems to be at their end which is why she is looking to change.

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Living Room / Re: US Internet providers - suggestions needed
« on: April 04, 2018, 12:55 PM »
I don't think that is the problem - they seem to have a lot of acknowledged down time at her building. She is just getting fed up with random 'we have a problem and will fix it soon' type responses on an almost weekly basis.

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Very sad day - I read his 1966 paper on Black Holes, his first big prize winner, when I was an undergraduate in the 70s and contemplating doing a PhD in Cosmology.

Ironically I lived in Cambridge the year before I read his paper and saw him most days - sadly I never had the courage to go and say hello.

Going to be hugely missed - not only for his science but his humour and humanity.

Here are a couple of favourite things:

Big Bang Theory clip:



This piece was written by a friend of mine, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, a British composer who's star is definitely on the rise - one of her works was performed at the Proms last year. This piece was written as a commission for Stephen Hawking's 75th birthday. It was first performed for him at his birthday celebration in Gonville and Caius College Cambridge. Cheryl was so happy to have the chance to meet him. She was also a student at the college.


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Adventures of Baby Cody / Re: Where is Baby Cody
« on: March 11, 2018, 12:13 PM »
Baby cody has been chirping about wanting to hear you play your cello, Carol -- I hope you can bring him to a performance.  Do you have an album for purchase yet?

No but I am playing in a chamber concert in September - which is causing mild panic.

Maybe I should play him this:

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Adventures of Baby Cody / Re: Where is Baby Cody
« on: March 10, 2018, 07:36 PM »
Hogan and Cody are happy to see each other
-Carol Haynes (March 10, 2018, 11:26 AM)
If that's Hogan's happy look I'd hate to see him when he's sad!  ;D
-cranioscopical (March 10, 2018, 03:14 PM)

The camera flash startled him!!

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Adventures of Baby Cody / Re: Where is Baby Cody
« on: March 10, 2018, 11:26 AM »
Baby Cody has arrived in the UK (thanks Mouser)

Hogan and Cody are happy to see each other - but Hogan is a little jealous of all the medals and the smart jacket (but he has lost his bow tie!)!

Going to look for some adventures ...

cody.jpg

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Living Room / Re: US Internet providers - suggestions needed
« on: March 09, 2018, 06:22 AM »
Thanks - trouble is in theory Comcast looks good - but speed is varying from good to non-existent and they seem to have outages a lot.

I will pass on the comments.

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Living Room / US Internet providers - suggestions needed
« on: March 08, 2018, 04:52 PM »
I have a friend in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She is really fed up with her ISP (Comcast I think) as the speed goes up and down like a yo-yo to the point where Skype won't work properly.

As I am in the UK I know little about American providers.

Anyone any suggestions for a reliable ISP she can move to?

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Adventures of Baby Cody / Re: Where is Baby Cody
« on: March 06, 2018, 11:38 AM »
Ooo - Hogan is excited  :D

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Living Room / Re: Peculiar windows problem
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:57 AM »
Thanks

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Living Room / Re: Peculiar windows problem
« on: February 20, 2018, 09:57 AM »
Thanks guys - sorry not to get back to you sooner. Since I last wrote I have spent nearly a week semi-delirious with the flu.

I am not sure it is a hardware problem. Games play fine at full throttle (at least the ones I play on Steam - I haven't bought anything much new for ages).

I have Windows 10 and 7 dual booting - it is 7 that is causing issues.

I have checked everything out in windows 10 and apart from an unidentified USB device everything seems to be working fine and smoothly. The unidentified device is, I am pretty sure, the internal card reader (I have tried disconnecting USB devices and the malfunctioning devices doesn't disappear but I haven't taken the side off the box to unplug the card reader - I have also tried every external USB port and they are all working - and since all the internal headers are brought to the outside apart from the one used by the card reader I think I can assume the motherboard USB infratsructure is fine).

I suppose the time is approaching where it will be easier to shift to 10 but I have still have some programmes that don't run well on 10 and my graphics card is on a legacy driver (I can't really afford to buy or justify a new one).


The issue in 7 seemed to largely fix itself with a rollup update so maybe some configuration got broken but today I clicked on chrome to open and the it instantly black screen rebooted.

Maybe I need to shift as much as I can to 10 and then do a clean install of 7 just for legacy bits (a Virtual box doesn't quite cut it).

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Living Room / Peculiar windows problem
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:23 PM »
No idea what is going on - has anyone come across this before?

I was having some unpredictable problems with Windows 7 - like random restarts, sudden slow downs and freezes.

I did a full CHKDSK on my drives - as far as I can tell they completed without errors

Then I did an SFC /SCANNOW which reported unrepairable errors but when I look at CBS.LOG it shows up no errors at all.

Some weird things are happening - for example if I go to Facebook I cannot click on Friends, Photos etc. on any profile (including my own). I can post from my time line but not my own profile page.

I tried this is 3 browsers with the same effect

I am stumped and don;t know where to go from here - I really don't want to do a clean install of windows.

Anyone got any ideas?

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Adventures of Baby Cody / Re: Where is Baby Cody
« on: February 02, 2018, 04:49 AM »
He will be fine - he can borrow Hogan's scarf. Sent you my address x

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Living Room / Re: how tall is Cody?
« on: February 01, 2018, 07:02 PM »
I have a theory it is really Mouser in a costume all along  :-*

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Adventures of Baby Cody / Re: Where is Baby Cody
« on: February 01, 2018, 06:53 PM »
Mouser ... if Baby Cody is getting itchy feet his mate Hogan would love to say hello again if he fancies a return to the UK? See what adventures they can get up to this time?

From his last adventure (with Hogan):

onpole.jpg

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Thanks all - things seem to be running relatively sensibly again now.

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Thanks I will give them a go and see what happens - I disabled superfecth and stopped MBAM loading at startup.

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These are the panels that have info:

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28-01-2018 16-38-09.jpg28-01-2018 16-38-14.jpg28-01-2018 16-38-28.jpg28-01-2018 16-38-36.jpg28-01-2018 16-39-09.jpg

I have lost the plot  - what comes of messing with this to 430am  :tellme:

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That's what I thought - but it doesn't seem to want to want to reveal much about what the svchost processes are up to

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OK Seem to have got Windows 7 up again.

No idea how - I did another CHKDSK from Windows 10 and no errors showed up. I ran an SFC check on the Windows 7 installation from Windows 10 (using OFFBOOT options) and no errors showed up.

Restarted and it started as normal.

Having said that I have 32Gb of RAM installed and it is currently using around 25% of it - all I am doing is browsing and running a virus scan (neither of which have increased RAM usage more than 2%)

The two largest processes are instances svchost.exe (553Mb and 240Mb) - which looks like a lot to me. I checked Windows update and there are no updates pending or happening in the background.

Anyone any idea how to figure out where 8Gb RAM is going?

I ran a full Malwarebytes scan (no detections) and am running a full virus scan - so far nothing.

I am usually quite good at figuring out this sort of stuff but this has me confused.

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Hi

Sorry not been around for ages - wonder if anyone has any ideas

Yesterday Windows got really slow, and ran out of system RAM (all 32Gb) and I have no idea why as I wasn't running anything unusual.

I tried to restart but it froze so I forced a restart and it got passed the usual Windows 7 start up screen but not to the desktop. I just ended up with a blank screen.

I have run CHKDSK and it comes up with no errors. I tried to start Windows in Safe Mode but it scrolls through the usual drivers, the hard disk is chuntering but it doesn't seem to go any further.

The problem is my system is dual booting Windows 10 and Windows 7 - when I try to boot from a windows 7 repair disk it says the wrong version of windows is installed.

Any ideas how to get in to repair the windows 7 installation? There is no 'Repair this computer" in the advanced startup screen for windows 7 in the dual boot menu.

I am currently seeing this from the Windows 10 installation. Files on the Windows 7 side appear to be fine

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Living Room / Re: Can you hear this silent GIF?
« on: December 07, 2017, 06:42 PM »
Yes  :tellme: :tellme:

Oddly I could still hear it when I closed the page - does this make me weird?

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No worries, we're sticking with smf, just like you're sticking with the cello!  :Thmbsup:

LOL - pretty much joined at the hip with the cello these days  :-*

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Hey Carol!
Yeah, that's not a bad idea..

Though I think I have a pretty good solution in place with some custom extensions I've written (I've enjoyed writing joomla extensions).
With my approach the page content of parent pages is dynamically generated from the menu structure, to yield parent pages that look like those shown here.
Perhaps the nicest thing about this approach is that if pages are added and moved around, those parent pages are automatically always up to date.

Nice

Whatever you do don't be tempted by the Kunena forum software (flippin' nighmare!!) - keep is as a separate thing with a matching theme!

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