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I wonder why shops selling tomatoes charge more for them being 'on the vine'. Tomatoes normally do grow on a 'vine', so what's the point as long as they feel fresh and firm? I don't believe in paying...
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What is your most disliked job around the home and could it be made easier? If designers happen to be looking they might come up with some ideas! I hate the struggle of putting a cover onto a duvet,...
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I am aware of previous discussion more than a year ago about sewing machines, but have not found the point I would like to ask. There are many models advertised but they don't mention weight. In my...
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How should we dispose of small batteries - such a the AA and AAA sizes and others used in toys, torches, radios, clocks, remote controls etc? It's hardly realistic to expect one to travel miles to a...
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I frequently shop at Tesco and Homebase which both offer 'points' with purchases. I'm sure many other shops do likewise, but are these points worth bothering with? They seem to be of such little...
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I'd like to have a laptop but haven't a clue where to start. What features should I look for? Can I upload onto a laptop the same programmes as on my PC - Windows XP for instance and Outlook Express?...
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I have two 'drawers' on my PC, one that I would normally use for installing, re-installing a programme or reading from a CD, but for some reason it won't open - just a green light for a few seconds...
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With election posters apprearing all over the place - Vote for x; Vote for y; etc., a neighbour tells me that the elected candidate can have access to postal votes and can see how his/her constituents...
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A friend tried to email me a photograph taken with a mobile phone. The email arrived but indicated that OE (Outlook Express) had 'removed the following unsafe attachment' ..... and quoted a...
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Hardly a week goes by without a charity collection or appeal of one kind or another. I don't want to be mean or begrudge help, but should all these appeals be necessary in a civilised society? To...
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I'm struggling to get used to Google Chrome and have discovered how to delete history of pages visited, but can some tell me please how to delete temporary files? Thanks.
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We hear a lot in the news about strikes or threatened strikes - BA, railways, gas, etc. The Unions almost invariably give pay and 'working conditions', or 'working practices', as reasons. They don't...
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I cannot access Orange webmail to check whether I have any incoming emails, or send emails. It was working OK yesterday, 30.03.10, and suddenly it stopped and I now get a blank page, except for a few...
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I endeavour to maintain a website known as 'Ringmer Neighbourhood Watch' and a few people are telling me they cannot access it. I create it with Microsoft Publisher and recommend Internet Explorer...
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I wasn't sure where to put this, but science seems as good as anywhere. We hear a lot of concern about 'landfill' , 'landraise' and seas being polluted, but why is rubbish disposal so problematic when...
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The 18.03.10 news reports say that the govt. borrowed less than expected in January, also in February (£12.4bn). Borrowing for the current year has reached £131.9 bn and may be less that...
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I have a collection of old film slides, those that measure about 2" x 2", but have no projector or screen and wonder what would be the best way to view them. Is there any means of displaying...
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Sometimes when I answer the phone I hear a remote voice rambling on about a 'courtesy call' or something of the kind, but they sound very unclear and distant. I wonder whether my hearing isn't as good...
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Nearly every tinned or packed food you look at these days details calories, salt, fat, sugar, GDAs, percentages of this and that, as well as ingredients. Look at soups, frozen foods, rice pud,...
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It is not unusual to have leaflets through the door advertising services such as decorating, household repairs, fixing shelves, lawn mowing, etc. All too often they give just a mobile phone number,...

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