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Old July 17th, 2017, 04:29 PM   #6241
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Old July 21st, 2017, 11:27 AM   #6242
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Old July 21st, 2017, 11:57 PM   #6243
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My old laptop seems to be wearing out, it won't let me access Facebook any more and is slow to download websites with images and advertising, and I'm wondering if a chromebook would be better than a Windows 10 laptop. I did hear chromebooks don't need anti virus, can fire up as soon as you switch them on and are about £ 100 cheaper than a laptop. Since I don't use excel and word, there's no need for me to have Windows 10.
Chromebooks are a glorified browser. You can't install any software on it, really only any good for going online for websites, etc.
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Old July 22nd, 2017, 01:43 AM   #6244
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My old laptop seems to be wearing out, it won't let me access Facebook any more and is slow to download websites with images and advertising, and I'm wondering if a chromebook would be better than a Windows 10 laptop. I did hear chromebooks don't need anti virus, can fire up as soon as you switch them on and are about £ 100 cheaper than a laptop. Since I don't use excel and word, there's no need for me to have Windows 10.
People who know me know I tend to recommend a Mac, I'm not going to do that though, clearly you don't need one. If all you are doing is web browsing then a tablet like an iPad (as mentioned) is the best option for you. If you host pictures etc then I would say a laptop is easier to link them to websites, though for SSC I think the app has a simple way of doing it.

Also to each what's been mentioned, a Chromebook is basically just an internet browser and it can't handle extra workloads (don't think Chromebooks even have the capability), they are what was once known as notebooks, basically a very small laptop that can only do web browsing and would crash if it was requested to do much more. I personally wouldn't recommend one, tablet have more capability and usually for the same or even less money, not only that but as they are created by Google, you get to have all your activity tracked by Google.

All in all, I think an iPad would be ideal, and gives you the flexibility of downloading apps that can do things other than web browsing. You can even get detachable keyboards for them now, if having a physical keyboard is important.
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Old July 22nd, 2017, 01:56 PM   #6245
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Chromebooks are a glorified browser. You can't install any software on it, really only any good for going online for websites, etc.
Depends on what you use it for. As you say they are glorified browsers but... they are quick at what they do and pretty much virus free.

If all you do is browse and perhaps do basic letters etc then googledocs is actually pretty good. I spend much too much time travelling and thought of one for that. For me it was just a bit too fiddly to switch between operating systems.

However you can regularly see chromebooks on gumtree and ebay for about 50 quid which is almost 'disposable' money and probably worth the punt.
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Old July 26th, 2017, 12:27 AM   #6246
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Really good to read that you are prepared to replace the now non hot linked Photobucket images, given the number posted it will take some time but will be good to restore the history that you have uploaded.

I know one other member who is in your position and they too are carrying out the replacement exercise.
I would like to say that I have restored all of the photographs sabotaged by Photobucket but I am sure I will have missed some. If anybody spots any I have not restored please let me know. It was hard work but I was determined I would not be held to ransom by Photobucket. Now it just remains for me to tell Photobucket what I think of their business ethics or rather lack of same. Had they informed in advance of deleting my photographs I might have responded differently but I am now being bombarded with warnings that they are about to do so. All I can say is a bit bloody late Photobucket.
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Old August 3rd, 2017, 01:26 PM   #6247
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Come on Newcastle City Council, get your finger out.

11 days sine the Pride Parade yet this sign indicating the closure of Gallowgate still in position - perhaps a pride in the City is required?


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Old August 9th, 2017, 11:41 AM   #6248
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Victoria Beckham launches legal action against Wallsend fish and chips shop

Silly story season -= this in Skybar

Courtesy of the Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...ction-13451144
Victoria Beckham launches legal action against Wallsend fish and chips shop
By Keiran Southern 9 August 2017


Sidhu Fish and Chips in Battle Hill which has a cartoon of Victoria Beckham on the back of it's delivery van (Image: newcastle chronicle)

Victoria Beckham is launching legal action against a North Tyneside takeaway.

Sidhu Golden Fish and Chips in Battle Hill, Wallsend , has a delivery van emblazoned with a caricature of the former Spice Girl wearing a sash that reads “Anorexic Fashion Icon”. It is accompanied by a messaged stating, “our new Victoria Beckham thin crust only 2mm”.

A spokesperson for the fashion designer has slammed the slogan. They said: “It is highly inappropriate to trivialise such a disorder, and defamatory to be so thoughtless with a person’s reputation in this way, sadly this is now a legal matter.”

And a spokesperson for eating disorder charity Beat condemned the advert. They said: “Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses and anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. This advertisement is completely inappropriate; it trivialises the struggles people with eating disorder face and compromises the steps that have been taken to increase understanding of eating disorders.”

But Soni Sidhu, manager of Sidhu Golden Fish and Chips, has defended the advert.He said: “I as the manager on the behalf of all our staff and owners would like to state we recognise how serious eating disorders are and would never make light the seriousness of people with eating disorders. We are not a fly-by-night business trying to make a quick buck. Anorexia and any mental illness are very serious. I personally have suffered from depression It was through the advice of my GP and help from my family who taught me and helped me to live life with a smile I beat it! This mindset continues through our work we like to have a smile and joke. We have always stated even if one individual is upset or offended by our advert we would be more than happy to take it down.” Mr Sidhu said the public had supported the sign and alleged he takeaway did not produce the image, instead finding it after typing ‘thin’ into Google.

Read more and see video @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...ction-13451144
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Old August 9th, 2017, 01:59 PM   #6249
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Courtesy of the Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...ction-13451144
Victoria Beckham launches legal action against Wallsend fish and chips shop
By Keiran Southern 9 August 2017


Sidhu Fish and Chips in Battle Hill which has a cartoon of Victoria Beckham on the back of it's delivery van (Image: newcastle chronicle)

Victoria Beckham is launching legal action against a North Tyneside takeaway.

Sidhu Golden Fish and Chips in Battle Hill, Wallsend , has a delivery van emblazoned with a caricature of the former Spice Girl wearing a sash that reads “Anorexic Fashion Icon”. It is accompanied by a messaged stating, “our new Victoria Beckham thin crust only 2mm”.

A spokesperson for the fashion designer has slammed the slogan. They said: “It is highly inappropriate to trivialise such a disorder, and defamatory to be so thoughtless with a person’s reputation in this way, sadly this is now a legal matter.”

And a spokesperson for eating disorder charity Beat condemned the advert. They said: “Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses and anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. This advertisement is completely inappropriate; it trivialises the struggles people with eating disorder face and compromises the steps that have been taken to increase understanding of eating disorders.”

But Soni Sidhu, manager of Sidhu Golden Fish and Chips, has defended the advert.He said: “I as the manager on the behalf of all our staff and owners would like to state we recognise how serious eating disorders are and would never make light the seriousness of people with eating disorders. We are not a fly-by-night business trying to make a quick buck. Anorexia and any mental illness are very serious. I personally have suffered from depression It was through the advice of my GP and help from my family who taught me and helped me to live life with a smile I beat it! This mindset continues through our work we like to have a smile and joke. We have always stated even if one individual is upset or offended by our advert we would be more than happy to take it down.” Mr Sidhu said the public had supported the sign and alleged he takeaway did not produce the image, instead finding it after typing ‘thin’ into Google.

Read more and see video @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...ction-13451144
Not sure there is much evidence of legal action there. I'd have thought Ms Tweedy and Mr Dickinson would have a cause for complaint against the Brandling Villa too...

https://brandlingvilla.com/menu/

Edit - most of the more measured national reporting is to the effect of 'It is understood the former Spice Girl, 43, does not want to formally sue the small business, but hopes they will agree to remove the imagery from the van.'

It's probably not in great taste, but then lots of advertising is in pretty poor taste.

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Old September 2nd, 2017, 04:18 PM   #6250
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This probably isn't going to interest anyone but I thought I'd share it in anyway.

Wirecard Solutions Ltd is a subsidiary of Wirecard Financial Services and is based in Hood street in Newcastle. Anyway Wirecard Solutions Ltd own prepaid debit/credit cards companies Orange Cash, and Boon. In the last few days Apple has applied for trademarks for their P2P Apple Pay services in Europe using Boon. P2P payments means person to person, essentially a service that provides a user the ability to send money directly to another person or organisation like Pay pal.
This will be heavily inbedded into Apple technology and means that Apple users will be able to easily pay their friends and contacts who also have Apple devices via text message etc.

All in all it wouldn't surprise me if Apple in the end bought either Wirecard Solutions Ltd, or Wirecard Financial Services.
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Old September 3rd, 2017, 03:06 PM   #6251
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Not sure there is much evidence of legal action there. I'd have thought Ms Tweedy and Mr Dickinson would have a cause for complaint against the Brandling Villa too...

https://brandlingvilla.com/menu/

Edit - most of the more measured national reporting is to the effect of 'It is understood the former Spice Girl, 43, does not want to formally sue the small business, but hopes they will agree to remove the imagery from the van.'

It's probably not in great taste, but then lots of advertising is in pretty poor taste.
I wonder if Hitler ever considered taking legal action against the British government for rubbishing his image and sending him up. Seriously Mrs Beckham needs to lighten up as she's about as much fun as a night out with Jeremy Corbyn. Also does the Chronic have to be so PC by saying spokesperson, when nearly everyone in the real world would say spokesman or woman.
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Old September 8th, 2017, 08:41 AM   #6252
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Old September 11th, 2017, 12:02 PM   #6253
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Chuggers in Newcastle city centre set to be 'boxed-in' after complaints from fed up shoppers

Must say that the 'sales people' in the doorway of W H Smiths on Northumberland Street pee me off - quite invasive

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Chuggers in Newcastle city centre set to be 'boxed-in' after complaints from fed up shoppers
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A charity worker 'chugger' in the street

So-called charity chuggers in Newcastle city centre are set to be ‘boxed in’ after complaints from fed-up shoppers.

From Monday, the collectors will only be able to tout for cash in two tiny boxes on Northumberland Street.

Newcastle City Council are laying down a list of strict rules to crack down on charity collectors trying to sign shoppers up for direct debits in the street. The authority had wanted to ban the unpopular fundraisers outright after hearing stories of shoppers and city workers feeling they were “running the gauntlet” in the city centre.

Under the council’s tough new rules, fundraisers must:

* Operate only within the two designated areas approximately 8ft by 3ft at the top and bottom of Northumberland Street
* Only two agents at a time can operate in the site
* Fundraising is only allowed two days a week Monday to Sunday and not two days running and between the hours of 10am and 4pm
* In December fundraising can only take place one day a week
* Only one organisation can fundraise per day on behalf of one charity
* Fundraisers must wear branded clothing and remove it during breaks or when they leave the site

Anyone found breaking the rules will be issued a £100 fixed penalty notices.

Read more @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...e-set-13597769
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Old September 11th, 2017, 06:18 PM   #6254
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Largest Clog Ever In Northumberland Street?

Probably the largest ever clog on Northumberland Street, this DFDS promotion, 9th September 2017.




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Old September 11th, 2017, 06:41 PM   #6255
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Must say that the 'sales people' in the doorway of W H Smiths on Northumberland Street pee me off - quite invasive

Courtesy of the Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...e-set-13597769
Chuggers in Newcastle city centre set to be 'boxed-in' after complaints from fed up shoppers
Laura Hill 11 September 2017


A charity worker 'chugger' in the street

So-called charity chuggers in Newcastle city centre are set to be ‘boxed in’ after complaints from fed-up shoppers.

From Monday, the collectors will only be able to tout for cash in two tiny boxes on Northumberland Street.

Newcastle City Council are laying down a list of strict rules to crack down on charity collectors trying to sign shoppers up for direct debits in the street. The authority had wanted to ban the unpopular fundraisers outright after hearing stories of shoppers and city workers feeling they were “running the gauntlet” in the city centre.

Under the council’s tough new rules, fundraisers must:

* Operate only within the two designated areas approximately 8ft by 3ft at the top and bottom of Northumberland Street
* Only two agents at a time can operate in the site
* Fundraising is only allowed two days a week Monday to Sunday and not two days running and between the hours of 10am and 4pm
* In December fundraising can only take place one day a week
* Only one organisation can fundraise per day on behalf of one charity
* Fundraisers must wear branded clothing and remove it during breaks or when they leave the site

Anyone found breaking the rules will be issued a £100 fixed penalty notices.

Read more @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...e-set-13597769
If [and in the case of NCC it's an if that is so big it can be seem from Saturn] they enforce it then three cheers to them.

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If [and in the case of NCC it's an if that is so big it can be seem from Saturn] they enforce it then three cheers to them.
Enforcement Officers are a regular feature on Northumberland Street, usually handing out 'fines' for folk dropping litter, usually cigarette butts from what I've seen.

Another potential cash cow so I would image that they would be monitoring this new idea.
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Enforcement Officers are a regular feature on Northumberland Street, usually handing out 'fines' for folk dropping litter, usually cigarette butts from what I've seen.

Another potential cash cow so I would image that they would be monitoring this new idea.
Yes, best not mention that to Mrs NP...

The reporting's not too clear [not an NCJ dig, this will be 'legally worded'] whether this is 2 areas on Northumberland street [so you just move them problem] or if this is [say] two areas in the city centre. I hope and infer the latter.

I know that last time they tried to restrict this the 'British Association of Chuggers' [or whatever they are called] tried to make NCC's life very difficult.
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Yes, best not mention that to Mrs NP...

The reporting's not too clear [not an NCJ dig, this will be 'legally worded'] whether this is 2 areas on Northumberland street [so you just move them problem] or if this is [say] two areas in the city centre. I hope and infer the latter.
I would image that it will be top and bottom of Northumberland Street:


The small areas on Northumberland Street where so-called chuggers will be allowed to work (Image: Newcastle City Council)

Hopefully we won't see long queues of folk at these points signing up to donate their hard earned money Look like the pigeon is the first in line
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I would image that it will be top and bottom of Northumberland Street:


The small areas on Northumberland Street where so-called chuggers will be allowed to work (Image: Newcastle City Council)

Hopefully we won't see long queues of folk at these points signing up to donate their hard earned money Look like the pigeon is the first in line
I got that, it was more whether it's just a N/land street regulation or if it covers the city and in effect directs them to the pigeon square
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I got that, it was more whether it's just a N/land street regulation or if it covers the city and in effect directs them to the pigeon square
City wide I would have thought or else the chuggers would simply move elsewhere. Sometimes see them en mass at Monument for example, bleeding nuisance's.
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