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Just for a little joke in a piece of text I'm sending to somebody, I want a single word to appear upside down. Ho do I do that? I have a very old ex-internet café computer, browser is Mozilla...
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For many years, I used to buy a few little plastic-coated credit card-sized calendars - one for my wallet, one for the desk, and one for spare (they were always going missing!) They were always easily...
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We all know what it;s like when we eat or drink something which goes down 'the wrong way' - we end up coughing and sneezing and spluttering and giving the throat a very painful scrubbing, until all...
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As the title says, my computer has suddenly decided to turn the screen through 90° anticlockwise, for no reason to do with anything I did, that I'm aware of. In less than ideal circumstances (the...
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Earlier today, in a few idle moments, I was messing about with settings on my ancient and not-so-trusty computer (Windows 7). I opened the 'View' tab, and clicked on toolbars, then on the tick next to...
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A few days ago, I was in my local Sainsburys, when a clearly blind woman (and I don't think she was even 'partially sighted') with a long white stick with a small round bobble on the end came round...
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Many years ago, it was possible to buy stretchy rubbery jackets shaped like an incandescent light bulb. They came in a variety of different colours, and the orange ones in particular were very good at...
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I read on Wikipedia that computers have neodymium magnets installed in the hard disc drive. I keep a very extensive archive of audio and video tapes (never made it into the land of digital recording)....
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Waterloo Station has 24 platforms. When it was first built in 1849, it only had 6 platforms. So it was called Quarterloo. But even before that, there was no station and no platforms, and there were...
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I have had temporary use of a new fridge in the empty flat adjoining mine, during substantial bathroom and kitchen repairs, but the ice build-up had been very considerable. The other day, I tried to...
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I was watching a scientific video on YouTube, which was narrated by a robotic voice. At one point, the script referred to 'Einstein's famous E=MC² formula' - but stupidly, the voice reinterpreted...
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I vaguely remember hearing, many years ago, that food manufacturers would put a quantity of an inert gas in bags of things like crisps, tortilla chips, sweets, etc. This was apparently (from what I...
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A few months ago, I started the computer one morning, to find that Yahoo had hijacked virtually every single one of my tabs holding various Google searches that I wanted to refer to again. Although my...
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When you open a bottle or can of fizzy drink, the bubbles start rising quite fast at first. If you leave the container open for several hours, there will still be bubbles rising, although in fewer...
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I'm not sure if any of you who responded to my previous postings (20.5.15 and 14.3.17) will be alerted to this message, but in case you are, I thought it only fair that I should give you a final, sad...
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Are there laws covering the use of drugs in Antarctica? Presumably there would be a ban on smoking cannabis or using any other hallucinogenic or mind-altering substance in any of the bases, depending...
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We are increasingly concerned about what would happen to the Earth if an asteroid the size of the one that wiped out the dinosaurs hit the planet now. But I wonder what the implications for the Earth...
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This has been bothering me for a long time: When I fill in an e-form on a site that I want to purchase something from, I have to choose my country from a drop-down box which doesn't list my country....
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A year or two back, I had an infestation of tiny white creatures, which were slowly crawling all over the dozens of bottles, jars and things which are stacked all over the top of the fridge (due to...

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