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  1. Andrew_McP

    *** Forum Update - Official Issues Thread - Please check the OP for known issues ***

    Just dropping in to say thanks to whoever tweaked log-in so I got the email option back on my laptop. And if nobody tweaked anything, I'd like to thank my laptop for finally realising it's not a phone. :)
  2. Andrew_McP

    Ukraine Invasion - Please do not post videos showing attacks/similar

    [Edit: just realised it might show someone small and distant getting taken out by the explosion. Probable explains why it's not been posted.] It's the footage of a "normal" day's driving on a busy road in occupied Mariupol, when a tank gets taken out up ahead. Rather dramatic footage from...
  3. Andrew_McP

    Ukraine Invasion - Please do not post videos showing attacks/similar

    A very good article indeed from David Patrikarakos... https://unherd.com/2022/05/inside-the-battle-on-the-eastern-front/ “You know what that is,” he says with a chuckle. “That’s toxic masculinity.”
  4. Andrew_McP

    Ukraine Invasion - Please do not post videos showing attacks/similar

    I haven't checked to see if this has been posted already. No apologies if it has; it's too good to miss. Long-ish read about a family that ends up sharing their cellar with invading soldiers. The fact the soldiers allowed this rather than resorting to horrors seen elsewhere may make it an...
  5. Andrew_McP

    Dpd rant

    The delivery lottery is rarely kind for long, whoever you use. I had my first DX Express delivery last week. Friday: 7:01am text to say delivery between 9:30am & 11:30am 8:03am text to say they tried to deliver. Card's on mat, but I didn't hear the doorbell ring. 8:04am I reschedule delivery...
  6. Andrew_McP

    ***The Official Guitar Thread***

    So, tell us, how come you ended up playing the guitar? :-) Great pictures and memories. My Dad died at the start of last year, and even though we had very little in common (he was never a 'normal' father, whatever normal means!) losing a parent is definitely one of life's trickier milestones...
  7. Andrew_McP

    Ukraine Invasion - Please do not post videos showing attacks/similar

    Thoroughly grim. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61249158
  8. Andrew_McP

    Ukraine Invasion - Please do not post videos showing attacks/similar

    Nah, after the (alleged) Moskva distraction, orders have come down the chain of command to ignore TB2s. Nobody's catching those tactical geniuses out twice with the same trick!
  9. Andrew_McP

    Ukraine Invasion - Please do not post videos showing attacks/similar

    I've lost the Twitter rabbit hole I disappeared down last night after this attack/sabotage, but there was talk of Russians collecting Ukrainian helicopter wreckage and shipping it into Russia for some unknown reason. Sounds implausible, what with transport being full of washing machines and...
  10. Andrew_McP

    Ukraine Invasion - Please do not post videos showing attacks/similar

    I'm finding this song remarkably moving and cathartic after all these frustrating weeks. Well done, Florence! Powerful stuff. https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1517250521517727744
  11. Andrew_McP

    Public service announcement: I'd forgotten how good A Farewell to Kings is

    2112 is where my brain goes to when I think Rush, but Xanadu's what made me a fan when a friend loaned me the album. I think it has just the right 'journey' as a listening experience. Lots of solid, heavy, pounding rock has never done anything for me, but the mix here's perfect. I'm...
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    Public service announcement: I'd forgotten how good A Farewell to Kings is

    Obviously not a patch on modern musical geniuses like Harry Styles and <insert name of YouTube-sensation-I've-never-heard-of appearing on Sunday Brunch this week here> but when I hear the start to Xanadu again -- after all these years -- I can remember hearing it for the first time on my £60...
  13. Andrew_McP

    Ukraine Invasion - Please do not post videos showing attacks/similar

    I think VPNs still work, don't they? Might be out of date on that, because if I was Putin I'd be closing down loopholes as soon as they open.
  14. Andrew_McP

    family issues - advice

    https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/ is full of similar situations to the OP's. Often folk get away with murder, because it can be hard to prove intent, and helping someone with dementia can be a frustrating and under-appreciated role. But there's no doubt that if there's money involved life is...
  15. Andrew_McP

    Ukraine Invasion - Please do not post videos showing attacks/similar

    OK, I'm sticking my neck out and declaring peak Russian desperation. A reply I made on Twitter has 126 likes & 13 retweets so far (I'm deffo small fry) but 10* separate replies, all from Russian support accounts. I've attracted one or two before, which is always gratifying... they're wasting...
  16. Andrew_McP

    ***The Official Guitar Thread***

    I hate the top E on steel strung acoustics... too bright ang jangly and jarring for my ears. So I use it mainly to rest my pinkie on, and if my top E went I'd have no qualms about just replacing the one. Might be tempted to do that with the B string too, at a push, but none of the rest. However...
  17. Andrew_McP

    Ukraine Invasion - Please do not post videos showing attacks/similar

    I've reached the point where I trust nobody with a newish account, anywhere online, posting provocative views. Even if they're genuine and not just troublemaking for the sake of it, they add nothing to the debate. Ignore is our friend.
  18. Andrew_McP

    Is the Q6600 any good?

    I'm a bit out of touch, but was running an overclocked E8400 on my "basic daily use" PC until about three years ago. I was tempted, but avoided 'upgrading' to a 4 core alternative because all the benchmarks and my experience pointed to single core speed being the biggest factor for most...
  19. Andrew_McP

    Ukraine Invasion - Please do not post videos showing attacks/similar

    Quoted because although this thread doesn't need any more wasted "me too" posts, it does need a show of hands to suppress the insidious creep towards painting the Ukrainians as somehow as bad as the Russians, given half an excuse. The Kremlin would be rubbing their hands to see how well their...
  20. Andrew_McP

    Ukraine Invasion - Please do not post videos showing attacks/similar

    I found this guy's thread useful wrt the writing... https://twitter.com/sumlenny/status/1512378205549830150
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