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Old 23-07-2019, 20:33   #13951
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Just put the air conditioner on in our bedroom. Several hours and it will be a cool oasis.
Is that an installed or portable unit?
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Old 23-07-2019, 20:38   #13952
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Well as you may know my mums been in hospital since July 11th.

A scan showed 2 masses/tumours in her heart.

Well on Monday she went to the heart hospital in Basildon.

Today the Dr said Basildon couldn't see anything wrong with her heart, and the dizziness she was getting could be a result of low blood pressure and so the stopped her blood pressure pills.

Then told her she could go home.
When she had this scan Hom3r who told her that the scan showed 2 masses/tumours in her heart?.
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Old 23-07-2019, 20:41   #13953
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When she had this scan Hom3r who told her that the scan showed 2 masses/tumours in her heart?.
Sometimes scans can show things are aren't there can't they? Shadows e.t.c.
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Old 23-07-2019, 20:46   #13954
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Sometimes scans can show things are aren't there can't they? Shadows e.t.c.
Not if the person doing the scan knows what they are doing l would say as l have had plenty of scans on my heart and it always confirms the thoughts of my consultant.

If there is a heart problem it should show up quite clearly on a scan unless there is a problem with the scanner or the person doing it is not a qualified scanner and got it completely wrong..
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Old 23-07-2019, 22:29   #13955
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Re: The Happy Thought Thread Part 4

Just upgraded my lad’s laptop - it’s one of my old work laptops (Tosh R700-15X - 8 years old, but i5 chip so should still run fine); it had been running very slow recently, and it had corrupted sectors on the 320GB Hard Drive, and some corrupted system files.

I downloaded the latest Win10 release, ran various commands (Sfc /scannow and various DISM), then cloned the C: drive to a new 480GB SSD, swapped them over, and Robert’s your mother’s brother.

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Chrome web page - 30 seconds to 2 seconds
Word document - 1 minute to 3 seconds

It’s only got 4GB memory (2x2GB), so I’ll change that out for 2x4GB next month - only cost £60 (and my time) so far, and another £40 next month for the memory.
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Old 24-07-2019, 09:19   #13956
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Is that an installed or portable unit?
It's a portable unit like this one

I put the vent hose up a disused chimney and feed it through a sheet of cardboard and polystyrene taped to the fireplace to seal it. Rated 8,000 BTU, that's about 2.5KW

Came from B&Q a good few years ago.

Full tilt the fans and compressor make some noise but it's not too disturbing.
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Old 24-07-2019, 09:49   #13957
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Looks good. I've been thinking of getting a portable unit.
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Old 24-07-2019, 10:15   #13958
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Re: The Happy Thought Thread Part 4

Never seen need for A/C in the UK most of the time. In car only use it to aid demisting or if stuck in traffic where fumes prevent opening window. At home I'm still sleeping under the duvet though wife is just using a sheet. Windows open at tilt, door open to help cycle air through. A/C make too much noise and can over cool or blows air at me which I don't like.
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Old 24-07-2019, 11:25   #13959
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It's a portable unit like this one

I put the vent hose up a disused chimney and feed it through a sheet of cardboard and polystyrene taped to the fireplace to seal it. Rated 8,000 BTU, that's about 2.5KW

Came from B&Q a good few years ago.

Full tilt the fans and compressor make some noise but it's not too disturbing.
I had to get dressed quickly this morning it was a bit brrrrrrrrr had air con on all night [slept like a log] opened the bedroom door to be met by a wall of heat.

Mine is plumbed into the old fire place.
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Just upgraded my lad’s laptop - it’s one of my old work laptops (Tosh R700-15X - 8 years old, but i5 chip so should still run fine); it had been running very slow recently, and it had corrupted sectors on the 320GB Hard Drive, and some corrupted system files.

I downloaded the latest Win10 release, ran various commands (Sfc /scannow and various DISM), then cloned the C: drive to a new 480GB SSD, swapped them over, and Robert’s your mother’s brother.

Improvements
Boot time - 5 minutes to 20 seconds
Log on time - 2-3 minutes to 5-7 seconds
Chrome web page - 30 seconds to 2 seconds
Word document - 1 minute to 3 seconds

It’s only got 4GB memory (2x2GB), so I’ll change that out for 2x4GB next month - only cost £60 (and my time) so far, and another £40 next month for the memory.
It's great memory prices are so low again.
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Well as you may know my mums been in hospital since July 11th.

A scan showed 2 masses/tumours in her heart.

Well on Monday she went to the heart hospital in Basildon.

Today the Dr said Basildon couldn't see anything wrong with her heart, and the dizziness she was getting could be a result of low blood pressure and so the stopped her blood pressure pills.

Then told her she could go home.
Hope he gets to be on the mend soon
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Got the perfect job to do today: Power wash the patio and furniture. Lots of cold water spraying about. Shorts, tank top and bare feet.
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Just finished browning a 1.2Kg brisket joint which is now in the pot with cooking liquor to slow cook on the hob for the next 4 hours.

Will be melt-in-the-mouth gorgeousness for later with the normal roast dinner accompaniments.
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Been in the garden harvesting plums and trying not to get stung by pesky wasps. Took a break to look at the rest of our garden and notice that the Buddleja is covered in Butterflies. Mainly Painted Lady butterflies with the odd colourful Peacock Butterfly. Must have been at least 40/50 of them, all enjoying sipping nectar in the sun.

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Early this morning I saw a bat!

Nothing unusual about that, you might think...except I was at work at the time, in a warehouse in Heywood. I was especially pleased because a) it's the first time I've seen a bat outside of a zoo or whatever, and b) it's at least the third bat we've had visiting but I didn't see the others as I wasn't on shift at the time. We've also had a frog, a cat, a squirrel, a pigeon and numerous spiders.

Given that bats are protected by law I informed our supervisor - who quite approved of the bat's visit (not that any of us could do anything about it even were we so inclined, of course, see note about protection) because "they eat all those bloody moths flitting about when I'm trying to get work done!"

No idea which of our 18 native species it was, but it rather made my night seeing it!
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