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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 26 April, 2020, 08:18:37 PM »

Love it. I'm sharing....

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 18 April, 2020, 04:49:28 AM »

I am seriously beginning to loath this year....

Help! / Re: Web Cam advice
« on: 10 April, 2020, 12:16:28 PM »

You know it's OK to say I don'y know....

Help! / Web Cam advice
« on: 09 April, 2020, 02:24:24 AM »
Because of the Corona Virus Adrian's plans to have a D&D group have faltered. He want members of the group to meet "online" to play.

Well I have a problem with this. The webcam inside my laptop no longer works ... and the microphone doesn't work either. The problem with the microphone appears to be with the software which is Realtek keeps switching itself off whilst I am using it without even notification.  (Last year I volunteered to voice some NPC's for a game mod. As I couldn't get my voice recorded I had to leave the project.)

So I am thinking of saving up for a webcam. A search for recommendations suggests that this Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam model would be the best available. (If the suppliers ever get more stock)

My questions are as follows...

1/ Can you fine folks recommend the above web cam?

2/ How do I stop the Realtek program from sabotaging the sound? Can I remove this programme (As I have been informed that it isn't a very good system anyway) and replace it with a sound programme that is more amenable to commands. (To whit doesn't let me think it's recording sound files, only to find out that when you send them off... the person receiving them gets the glorious sound of silence because Realtek in its wisdom has turned off the recording without even telling you.) I've seen the programme turn off the recording without me touching ANYTHING...

3/ Adrian wants to use a app called "Houseparty" in order for us in the group to communicate. But there have been some rumors that it isn't very secure and that peoples personnel data has been site. What is you opinion? Is there a better free app that would be better?

4/  Can anyone recommend a "dice roll" programme. I know they exist. How do you integrate this into the visual feed?

Thanking you in advance...

Off Topic / Re: Growing for the Apocalypse
« on: 08 April, 2020, 10:57:25 PM »
 :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mother recons that the two coloured ones are two variety of runner beans and the white one in the middle is a french bean.

Off Topic / Re: Growing for the Apocalypse
« on: 07 April, 2020, 07:47:15 PM »

Just sown some sweet pepper seeds.....Fingers crossed.

Games / Re: The Skyrim challenge
« on: 07 April, 2020, 02:33:49 AM »
My copy of Skyrim and Fallout 4 are so broken one just crashes after launch and the other just stalls.

I need professional help.

Film Discussion / Re: I just found this on YouTube
« on: 06 April, 2020, 01:31:27 AM »
 :lol: :lol: :lol:

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 05 April, 2020, 04:29:27 PM »
Best wishes for the op.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 05 April, 2020, 12:46:02 PM »
Thanks folks.

I have to be somewhat careful as mother is at the highest risk... being 82 with COPD. My friend Henry is in the same position and was given advice via a letter from the health service. (Like keeping 3 feet away from other members of the household.. and keeping his cutlery and crockery separate from everyone else.)    It's worrying because his brother is a driving instructor... clearly he can't work now and apparently it could be 3 months before he gets anything from unemployment.  The pair don't seem to understand that they now have to save money... they are a pair of spendthrifts and this crisis isn't helping. (Neither is owning 3 spoilt rotten dogs.)  I know we all should treat our pets like royalty but there are limits...

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 05 April, 2020, 04:23:37 AM »
I normally visit my friend Adrian once a week an cook him a meal, do any domestic chores because he can't ( or rather it's extremely difficult for him to do,) Do any shopping (Walking with two crutches mean he isn't able to move and quee )

Well because of the lockdown I have only been round once. I said that if he needs anything to call...I'm just concerned that I could be caught and fined. Although helping someone in his position is supposed to be allowable.

However I haven't seen any police patrolling... yet. Most people seem to be obeying the stay at home except shopping for food. other places are shut. Croydon is almost a ghost town..... This could kill the independent businesses not that there is many... There is a or rather was a V popular puzzle cafe. I hope it weathers this crisis.
At least the panic buying has died down but things are not completely normal supply wise ... things still missing from the shelves.  I think it's a distribution problem.

Off Topic / Re: Growing for the Apocalypse
« on: 03 April, 2020, 03:41:58 PM »

And remember that if you do enough of these activities they are taxable ( as you will have to pay income tax). I don't know the details but in is not possible to completely live off the grid so to speck

Off Topic / Re: Growing for the Apocalypse
« on: 01 April, 2020, 11:57:37 PM »

You might also want to invest in some protection for your crops. I have had my potatoes stolen... (not a euphemism)

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 01 April, 2020, 08:30:49 PM »

Nope. I left.

Well when i as an ELECTED official are told by the rest of the committee "You don't need to turn up to the committee meetings" WITHOUT explanation... Just because I am only the social secretary whos ideas for events are ignored by everybody and those same people refuse to tell me what they DO want me to organise...  Well I gave up. At least with this virus that'll be one summer show the won't be able to terrorize Beckenham with...

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 01 April, 2020, 08:24:00 PM »

My landlord is currently trapped in India ....won't be able to return to the UK until at least 18th of April due to lock-down. Hope nothing serious happens to the property because there will be no one to fix it.

On a less serious note... THIS happened to me...

An odd thing happened to me Saturday.I went to do the large weekly shop and I was walking to take my rightful place at the end of the quee which was reaching past the Train station.

A gentleman sees me walk past pushing a blue trolley given to me by my Belgium friend and he INSISTED that I take a place in front of him in the quee (At an appropriate distance of course)

I thanked him prefusly. friend

A few moment later another gentleman three places in front of me offered HIS place in front of the quee...

I thanked That man.

A couple of minutes later a security officer comes passed on a patrol (To ensue all those in the quee are keeping their distance from each other) He insists on separating me out and letting me into the store in front of everyone else in the quee.

As I was talking to mother to tell her what was & wasn't available and to ask if she wanted substitutes the  first man who offered his place came up to me and said that he hoped that I hadn't been waiting long as I was clearly a priority (???)

I did and said nothing to warrent this favorable treatment and I think I need plastic surgery because they clearly thought that I was in my dotage....

I can only thing that because I have to bend to hold onto the trolley as the handles are about 2 inches too short for comfort, people must of mistaken my bend for a aged stoop...

Mother thought that this was hilarious and Adrian said that I should play up to this to get this treatment again...

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