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Old 14th Dec 2015, 11:55
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One has tickets for a run out on the Flying Scotsman (or rather carriages behind it I imagine) for January. Unfortunately it won't have received its final green livery, but looking forward to it nonetheless.
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Old 14th Dec 2015, 17:25
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I notice that it's Monday. I don't usually notice Mondays, but today I have.

Last day of work before holidays tomorrow - no flying as I am attending a meeting to help out a colleague. I feel quite altruistic for that as it is the last day before our holidays, where we have a week of preparation before heading off to Australia for Christmas and my father's 80th birthday (on the 27th - something he has always disliked).
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Old 15th Dec 2015, 02:38
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Printers - Gave up on the usual sort, with cartridges that blocked if not regularly used etc. and got myself a brand new Samsung C460FW which is colour [email protected] and WiFi capable. A$250.00 via the internet so about 125.00?
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Old 15th Dec 2015, 06:20
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Good morning to you all.
A misty, chilly start snd rain promised later.

Got the printer up and running without any problems.
This one is wifi along with the usual scanner, fax and copier functions.
We can print direct from our smartphones and tablet now. Why I bothered
with the fax function I don't know. Haven't sent or received one in years.

Have an enjoyable break out in Oz Checkers.
Give the sun a bit of a push in this direction please.
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Old 15th Dec 2015, 08:18
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Morning peeps, best described as damp here, very foggy last night, I remain utterly unimpressed by star wars,think I watched about half a hour of the first one,likewise Doctor Who I just dont understand what the fuss is about, they are kiddies fillums.
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Old 15th Dec 2015, 11:39
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I HATE printers, on my 5th, or is it my 6th ? Why can't "they" make one that keeps on working. Planned obsolescence gone mad I reckon.
I've had my colour [email protected] Epson for nearly ten years now, speedy. The toner cartridges can be expensive but they will do thousands of prints. I'm convinced that the way to go is get a printer that is ... a printer, not one of those multiple-applications devices that copies, prints, faxes etc. and makes you a cup of coffee in the morning! My previous Epson (also a printer-only) was still going after 15 years and never put a foot wrong (it was black toner only though). I only ever had one inkjet printer and would not give a thank you for them ... expensive to run, unreliable and the print can be smudged by the least raindrop.
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Old 15th Dec 2015, 14:51
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I followed a friend's advice and bought for my father a printer not inkjet but the [email protected] version. It proved a very good buy until a thunder took out a motherboad, that printer, a TV digital-to-analogue decoder all of them on a surcharge protecting appliance and a few other things.

I had some vouchers and I bought an HP M152nw (scanner and printer). I still try to see the uses for the capability to print directly via email (it prints the attachments send to a specific email) as well as printing directly from an android phone - looking for a use for this facility also.
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Old 15th Dec 2015, 15:32
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Enjoy yer trip Checkers and reddo.

I'm sure you will have a good time.
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Old 15th Dec 2015, 19:10
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Domestic cat beats up a Tiger!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vSVvQwwkgk


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Old 15th Dec 2015, 20:48
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What do you think of the latest Space Cadet?

Last I heard, proper Spacemen came back with moon dust on their boots, at the very least. Major Tim would be about four hours' drive away, if there was a main road.
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Old 15th Dec 2015, 22:16
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Admit to being a tad puzzled by all the fuss meself, a launch is hardly summat to get excited about, we been watching them for fifty years,spose it means our News channels can fill in their day without actually posting any news, which seems to be the aim these days.
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Old 15th Dec 2015, 22:26
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My son is now 38 years old.

When the Space Station was being built (it would have been Mir rather than the ISS) there was an 'EVA' (space walk) being shown on TV.
I called my (then) young son over to see this momentous event, and he replied that it was 'no big deal' . . .
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Old 16th Dec 2015, 07:58
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Morning peeps dark and damp here, weather peeps are making a big thing of it being warm, so what,it int natural it's winter, there should be snow outside me window.
Downloaded and watched Quatermass and the Pit yesterday,not as frightening now I'm a grown up.
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Old 16th Dec 2015, 08:12
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Greeting from a cloudy, dark, warm miserable place.
Ideal place to grow mushrooms.

Large mug of tea in hand a piece of smoked haddock being fettled
for brekkers. Should set me up for the toils of the morning whatever
they are when announced from on high.

More stuff to bring a smile to one's face

Lettuce 'three times worse than bacon' for the environment, scientists claim - Telegraph
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Old 16th Dec 2015, 08:38
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The one I'm replacing does actually still work but the cost of the ink
cartridges is so ludicrously high that it is practically as cheap to buy a new printer.
I have never owned a multi-function printer, and got rid of my colour printer when I moved to a simple B&W [email protected]/Toner model years ago, having got fed up with the cost of manufacturers ink cartridges or the messy business of refilling them with someones' cheaper ink.

When my last died earlier this year, the local retailer was offering a simple printer for $50 with a $30 cashback offer from Brother i.e. it cost me $20, a replacement cartridge is $90, so I bought three printers at $20. I'm currently on my second, having thrown the first one away already. (new printers don't come with a full toner load in the cartridge. ) I think (?) I'm still ahead and will evaluate the retail situation when I next need to, I'm sure "someone" will be marketing a tempting offer.

I still HATE printers.
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Old 16th Dec 2015, 08:54
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An update on the haddock.
It was delicious.
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Old 16th Dec 2015, 08:57
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Haddock? what a good idea, one shall order SIL to obtain me some smoked fishy from Tescos.
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Old 16th Dec 2015, 10:28
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new printers don't come with a full toner load in the cartridge. )
That's right, speedy. They have a "starter" toner cartridge in them that's usually about a third of the full capacity. You certainly got a bargain with those printers!
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Old 16th Dec 2015, 10:52
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FOUR phantom pages??? Whatever controversies having been going on in here?

First day for a while without unremitting fog/low cloud. Now merely overcast.

No snow where there needs to be snow
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Old 16th Dec 2015, 12:45
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
That's right, speedy. They have a "starter" toner cartridge in them that's usually about a third of the full capacity. You certainly got a bargain with those printers!
The thunder-stuck printer I gifted my father printed a great number or pages before the event. And a friend who has bought a similar model few years ago (NOT ink jet) has not buy a cartridge yet.

I think this come from the ink-jet machines that had smaller cartridges installed at the factory. Maybe I HF and myself we should report how many A4 packs we printed before a new cartridge is installed.

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