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  1. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Job Interviews

    This is worth a read, it tells you a little about the man and contains some useful advice for anyone interviewing for a job (or conducting the interview for that matter).... https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/05/jeff-bezos-applicant/ I asked prospective candidates for a system support position...
  2. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Tapatalk

    Anyone else having a problem with this forum and Tapatalk? I've been getting the 'Network error try later' issue when trying to login to this forum. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the Tapatalk app and cleared the device cache but to no avail. There are no network issues at my end and I can...
  3. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Where are you?!

    A Turkish man drinking with friends got so drunk that he wandered away from his friends into a forest and was later reported missing. Whilst walking through the forest he came across a search team looking for a missing person. He of course immediately volunteered to join in the search. It was...
  4. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Does this happen in the UK?!!!

    Seems a bit extreme to me... :eek: Source: https://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2021/09/20/gamers-pc-screens-tif-thessaloniki-smash/
  5. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST To save the planet don't buy a new phone

    Source: https://www.themarketmakernews.com/2021/09/18/want-to-save-the-earth-then-dont-buy-that-shiny-new-iphone-john-naughton/
  6. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Bitcoin is a scam

  7. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Backing Up - A Sample Strategy

    I have edited this post to reflect a change in the backup software I use. Pretty much everyone knows that they should be backing up their data. But why do we do it? No, it's a serious question. The backup strategy that you select depends entirely on what you're backing up and what you want to...
  8. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Windows Store Missing OFFICIAL PCS FIX

    I've been asked by the PCS Customer Care team to post the following fix (from the PCS Support Team) on the forums. I realise that @Rakk has already posted it elsewhere but I've been asked to post it as well, so here it is. :) PS. It's a Word .docx file
  9. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Windows Store Missing OFFICIAL PCS FIX

    I've been asked by the PCS Customer Care team to post the following fix (from the PCS Support Team) on the forums. I realise that @Rakk has already posted it elsewhere but I've been asked to post it as well, so here it is. :) PS. It's a Word .docx file.
  10. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST It's quiet here.....

    ...is there something important going on? ⚽
  11. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST It's a bit warm here today...

    ...and it's forecast to be warmer tomorrow.....
  12. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Graphics advice needed (I think)

    First off, here's my (pretty old now) spec... Case COOLERMASTER CM690 III ADVANCED CASE (GREEN) Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core Processor i7-6700 (3.4GHz) 8MB Cache Motherboard ASUS® Z170-E: ATX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs Memory (RAM) 16GB HyperX FURY DDR4 2666MHz (2 x 8GB Kit)...
  13. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST My morning walk with the dog...

    Rudy (our basset hound) wanted to walk round the (seawater) lake here in town. What does your morning dog walk look like?
  14. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST The worst part of owning a high-end PC....

    ....is having to fix a friend's low-end laptop. :censored: A very good friend has an oldish HP laptop that's running (if you can call it that) Windows 10. She brought it round yesterday complaining that her 'Windows has reached end of service' and can't be upgraded. Be kind, she really doesn't...
  15. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Windows 21H1 is now available

    Download it from https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10
  16. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST A most heinous crime - not!

    Sky News online this morning carried a report about crimes that are committed at weddings. As one might expect, many of these are the result of arguments and fights but there was one particularly heinous crime that caught my attention... What a sad example of the current obsession with social...
  17. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST How to securely erase a scrap HDD

    The replacement new HDD for the one that I was having SMART issues with in this thread https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/forums/threads/curious-s-m-a-r-t-issue.81326/ has arrived and been installed and tested. The old HDD has sensitive data on it and so before disposing of it in the bin I decided...
  18. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Back In The Days Of Tanners And Bobs

    For people of a certain age, a poem by Robert Lanchester........ Back in the days of tanners and bobs, When Mothers had patience and Fathers had jobs. When football team families wore hand me down shoes, And T.V gave only two channels to chose. Back in the days of three penny bits, when...
  19. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Can you see me waving?

  20. ubuysa

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Curious S.M.A.R.T. issue

    I keep a fairly regular check on the SMART data on my drives to try and predict failures ahead of time. A couple of days ago I came across something unusual which I thought might be worth sharing to see whether any SMART people (see what I did there?) might know more than I about what might be...
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