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    iPhone 7 128GB
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    iPad Mini 4 128GB
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    Quad Vena
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    Audio Note AX-Two
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    B&W P3
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. God forbid that ‘real men’ should have trimmed nails!
  2. Got the HP ProBook 440 14” G6 with 512GB SSD and 8GB RAM yesterday.
  3. Unfortunately the Virgin Media wireless ‘Super hub’ was incapable of throwing a decent wireless network any further than our living-room, so that’s why I originally set it to be a ‘dumb modem’ and bought the Apple Airport stuff.
  4. That’s what I decided to do yesterday after re-configuring the Extreme 802.11ac and Express. Factory resets on both. Set up network from scratch (still with Express as network extender) but set channel selection to automatic this time and moved Express nearer bedroom door. Also ran an Ethernet cable between bedroom PC and AE whereas it had just been wireless before. Now getting 75-78 Mbps upstairs on PC rather than the 52 Mbps we had before. S/N is now 47dB upstairs. (Which, apparently, is pretty good.) Will probably get another (second hand) Airport Express from CEX to ‘beef up’ our conservatory coverage. So i’ve saved a bunch of cash and (so far after 20 hours) re-optimised our existing network kit.
  5. chebby

    What is Streaming?

    I don’t know. I just keep them filed away in my little ‘reference cupboard’ in case I ever need them.
  6. chebby

    What is Streaming?

    Use these links? BBC Radio HLS URLs ... BBC Radio 1 BBC Radio 1Xtra BBC Radio 2 BBC Radio 3 BBC Radio 4 BBC Radio 4LW BBC Radio 4 Extra BBC Radio 5 Live BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra BBC Radio 6 Music BBC Asian Network
  7. Some people (and some whole towns it seems) need to grow up and get a life!
  8. My bag. It has gone everywhere with me for about 21 years now ... It carries my camera(s), phones, iPad Mini, wallet, keys, charger, comb, nail clippers, lens brush, lens cloth, spare glasses etc. Still waterproof and still going strong.
  9. Try to get it replaced as soon as possible. Security support for Vista expired in 2017. Support for Windows 7 is ending soon (January I think) so please ensure your next machine is Windows 10 (especially if buying used). There may still be a few Windows 8 boxes out there. Avoid.
  10. chebby

    Is HiFI Dead?

    Fisher Price must have had better lawyers than Ariston.
  11. chebby

    Is HiFI Dead?

    Look at IKEA’s new ‘Symfonisk’ products. (That’ll kill off a few here with high blood pressure from apoplexy!)
  12. I assumed you’d got all that resolved by now. (Wasn’t that about ten years ago?)
  13. chebby

    Is HiFI Dead?

    Who says it’s a problem? Blacksmith shops have reduced in number dramatically in the last century or two but our city still has a good one and he is overrun with orders ...