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Over 60s training.

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 10:19
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 I found the woodpeckers after all. I've trimmed off the surroundings and the top two pics are taken from one photo of all three birds together with a rather large gap edited out of the middle.

al

Over 60s training.

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 02:33

We must be well off for woodpeckers around here as we've seen them quite often.

They can be difficult to spot in woodland even when you hear one quite clearly as though it's in the next tree but one. We have been visited by lesser spotted several times feeding on the nuts we hang up in the garden and once we saw three greens on the rim of our pond at the same time. I managed to get a photograph of the three of them but I can't trace it - I think it may have been before I got a digital camera as it doesn't seem to be on the computer where I download them all these days.

al

Over 60s training.

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 02:02

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 White Iris

Over 60s training.

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 01:20

Columba - Did you run on the inside lane? That's forbidden for training on our local track so if it's the same at yours that could account for the Garmin discrepancy. I haven't calculated it but it sounds about the right difference to me. You'd expect the inside lane to be the measured distance.

al

Over 60s training.

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 00:15

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 Winter Silhouettes

Over 60s training.

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 22:35

John - Whatever you say. Whatsoever!

al

Over 60s training.

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 18:38

Neil - Thanks for your helpful suggestion, however by the time I saw it, I already had the problem solved. I had already tried method no.1 suggested in that link you posted but it was unsuccessful because the rogue program nipped it the bud on the third step. Method no.2 looks far too complicated. However I discovered a piece of software called Malwarebytes, an unfortunate choice of name in my view, as it sounds as though it's distributing malware instead of combating it as it does, and that did the trick. Incidentally I came across a reference to "Windows Media Centre Virus". As WMC is in fact a legit piece of kit bundled with Windows 7 & 8 by Microsoft it seems as though WMCV has been purposely written to mimic the genuine article whilst taking over all the executable files it can find.

BTW That word "combating", it appears there are differences of opinion on whether or not it should be combatting. I can't find a definitive answer.

While we're discussing language (well I am, it's a favourite subject, especially the quirks of English), consider the meaning of the following two sentences as answers to the question, "Where are you going?":

1. Oh, I'm going anywhere.

2. Oh, I'm not going anywhere.

They look like opposites but what's the difference, if any?

ATB

al

 

Over 60s training.

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 20:09

Hi all

'Nother nrd. Woke up at 4am decided it was too early so went back to bed for half an hour and woke up about 6 so that kiboshed that idea.

Talking about kiboshed, that's how my pc is at present and I know exactly what's done it - Windows Media Centre - but I don't know how it's done it and I can't find out how to put it right. It's invaded and occupied about 50% of the software I use on a regular basis and I don't know how much of the rest. It happened suddenly yesterday morning and I've spent much of time since trying to sort it out; it has changed half of my desktop icons to point to itself so I can't use half my stuff, all that happens is that Windows Media Centre opens up instead. I've found instructions for switching it off but that doesn't work and instructions for neutralising it cause all the infected items to display a message saying WMC has been blocked from starting by other software. Reinstalling Windows 7 doesn't work because WMC prevents it so I'm in a bit of a quandary. When I do a Google search, which is still possible, I find screenfuls of people who have problems with it but none with a solution. I had never heard of it until this happened and had no idea it was on there. Apparently it is a legitimate piece of software that is installed along with Windows 7 and 8 and maybe others, and it's intended to assist with watching TV online and playing music, neither of which I do, that's not what I have a pc for. If anyone has come across it and has a solution I should  be most grateful to hear of it. Meanwhile I can only limp along and make the best of it having lost the use of software that I use the most.

al

Over 60s training.

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 08:33
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 Pastoral Serenity

Over 60s training.

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 08:32

Well, here goes...

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