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Old 30-05-2020, 11:09   #6481
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

Just watching the Jeffrey Epstein doc on Netflix. Absolutely infuriating
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

Looks like we're forced to ditch our Cisco VHD box which has a handy down scaled SCART output and have a V6 which doesn't. I've booked delivery of the self install kit for the middle of the month.

Now I need to find a tech fix to output a DS SCART feed to the DVD HDD recorder, not that we've recorded anything for a long time, and modulator that avoids DRM crap. I seem to recall some threads in the TV section about that so time to search through the back posts / threads.
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

I got an ominous letter from work this morning.

It was asking me in for a meeting saying that due to coronavirus they need to reduce overheads, restructure.

I can take someone in with me as I will be meeting with the HR Manager the General Manager and Quality Manager (my boss).

It does say my job is at risk, but no-one else over than the QM or DQM can do my job.

I'm expecting the worse, but if I do lose my job, I can survive 6 months before I will have to give my car back.
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Old 02-06-2020, 18:28   #6484
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

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I got an ominous letter from work this morning.

It was asking me in for a meeting saying that due to coronavirus they need to reduce overheads, restructure.

I can take someone in with me as I will be meeting with the HR Manager the General Manager and Quality Manager (my boss).

It does say my job is at risk, but no-one else over than the QM or DQM can do my job.

I'm expecting the worse, but if I do lose my job, I can survive 6 months before I will have to give my car back.
Oh dear, I hope that they have a better solution than the one you fear.

Make sure you go in with a good case to show how your duties require someone to do the work full time and not as a side job for the QM and DQM to fit in along side their normal work. <<hugs>>
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My Pc has been shutting down and said there is a Kernel security problem, I have updated driver , but it only updates 20% and I am not sure what to do
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Oh dear, I hope that they have a better solution than the one you fear.

Make sure you go in with a good case to show how your duties require someone to do the work full time and not as a side job for the QM and DQM to fit in alongside their normal work. <<hugs>>

Well the QM and DQM are the only ones who cover me when I'm off, and they are normally busy.

The DQM has been in furlough as he has terminal cancer, he goes back Monday.
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I got an ominous letter from work this morning.

It was asking me in for a meeting saying that due to coronavirus they need to reduce overheads, restructure.

I can take someone in with me as I will be meeting with the HR Manager the General Manager and Quality Manager (my boss).

It does say my job is at risk, but no-one else over than the QM or DQM can do my job.

I'm expecting the worse, but if I do lose my job, I can survive 6 months before I will have to give my car back.
When a group of staff are put "at risk", it’s normal for all of them to be interviewed, even the ones they want to keep.

Here’s hoping you’re OK.
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Here's hoping like everybody else Hom3r you keep your job.
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When a group of staff are put "at risk", it’s normal for all of them to be interviewed, even the ones they want to keep.

Here’s hoping you’re OK.

I have never quit a job since 1989, since then I've been made redundant from every job since then (all for of them).


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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

Desktop PC's on the blink: Thought it was the power supply so I got a replacement but the machine still won't power up. I bridged the "power on" line on the PSU connector to force a power up, which happened, but the machine won't even start POST so something's gone down in the power control and reset circuits. It's all in one big chip so it looks like a new build is on the cards re-using some of what I currently have.

Not really complaining as I built the PC over 15 years ago and it's run 8 hours a day and more recently 24/7 as a media server. That's around 50,000 hours. Pretty good for domestic electronics.

OS is going to be a decision, I'd already been toying with making a move to Linux so maybe with a new build now is the time.
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

*brief topic swerve*

Have you used Linux before?

If not, it's quite easy to come to grips with nowadays and has extensive help all over the internet.

I dual boot with Win 7 and Ubuntu Studio (separate drives), lots of posters on here will advise too.

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I tinkered with Red Hat many moons ago but that was before distros with a decent GUI were available.

If I go that route I'll be on here asking lots of questions.

---------- Post added at 13:32 ---------- Previous post was at 11:59 ----------

Just on the off chance I googled the Mobo ( Nforce3-a) and after picking myself up off the floor there's a second hand tested and guaranteed Mobo in Riga, Latvia which will come with CPU* and RAM on ebay for £39 plus P&P.

Got to be the fix short term.

Order placed.

*CPU is Athlon64, better than my Sempron.
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

Not so much a moan, as a bit of bureaucratic madness. Today I received a letter advising that I would get an appointment for a bone density scan, but that due to Covid-19 there may be a significant delay.

Weirdly I received the appointment a couple of days ago for a week on Saturday. Which surprised me at how soon it was.
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