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    Laptop time?

    Sign. Nearly March and we haven't got around to using the new lappy for anything much yet. Still using the old one because someone is too lazy to finish off all the data transfer and configuration stuff.
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    Mirrorless Cameras (MILC) and Lenses

    I've given up on Topaz. Over-hyped, underwhelming in practice. I'm well on the way to dropping Adobe stuff completely. DxO Photolab is my main raw converter these days and is useful for a heap of other stuff too. Not expensive, and no bloody subscription.
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    Mirrorless Cameras (MILC) and Lenses

    A clear vote against the Sigma and Tamron 150-600s. They are heavy, bulky, slow, clumsy, and not particularly sharp. I've had a good play with the best of them (the Sigma Sport) and been totally underwhelmed by it. Very awkward to use, more akin (from a handling point of view) to a 500/4 than...
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    Windows 11

    I don't suppose there is an easy way to stop Windows 10 spamming you about it being time to "upgrade" to Windows 11?
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    Mirrorless Cameras (MILC) and Lenses

    G'day Merc, good to see you! I am steering well clear of mirrorless after the bad experience with the EOS R, which had some nice features but, overall, was a complete pain in the arse. Sold just it this week, after hardly using it for six or eight months. No point having it lying around when...
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    All-in-one for WoW (or laptop?)

    Woops! We seem to have ordered a desktop instead. From memory, it's an i7 with 16GB, a GeForce 1060, and a 1TB SSD. We will pick it up next week. (I didn't try to pick those components. We have been out of the game for too long. Instead, we picked a chap who we liked and though was trustworthy...
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    Coronavirus

    It wasn't early enough, and it was a very weak ban, ridiculously easy to get around. E.g., fly from China to India (or anywhere else). Then fly to Australia from India. We only did it because it was China. There was lots of virus at that same time in Iran and Italy. No travel bans. Why not...
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    All-in-one for WoW (or laptop?)

    I don't mind Dell, Doug. Those look very nice, though very expensive. Is it worth spending that much on a laptop which would nearly always be closed up, running an external screen? Mrs Tannin has an open mind to that. We have also just remembered the second beautiful big, photographic-quality...
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    All-in-one for WoW (or laptop?)

    Thanks Chewy. We will look at those.
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    Strange Internet Problem

    Yes. This is a good thing, on the whole. They are faster and more compatible than anything based on the Firefox engine, but they come without the sub-par UI and truly horrible spy-on-you stuff Chrome inflicts on people. (Disclaimer: I like the Firefox setup better, but I recognise it's very...
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    Strange Internet Problem

    Opera and Vivaldi are excellent, non-chrome, non-Google browsers which work on Ubantu. Install either or both. (On Windows, they are both vastly superior to Firefox: faster, more reliable, less bloated, less prone to clogging up and going to near-100% CPU. On Linux, I couldn't say.)...
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    All-in-one for WoW (or laptop?)

    Hi all, Mrs Tannin uses her PC for various things, the most demanding of which is playing WoW. She currently has an Acer all-in-one - i5 4460-T 1.9GHz, 8GB, 2TB hard drive, Geforce 840m. It's five years old and getting very sluggish. Requirements: In this room, another all-in-one would work...
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    Coronavirus

    A tale of both contrast and similarity here, Doug. We too have had a leadership vacuum at national level, but at least it's been a genuine vacuum, a lack of leadership, not downright evil destructive stuff in the mould of Trump and Bolsonaro. The state leaders, however, have been very good...
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    Coronavirus

    Our experience here is that people have generally relaxed, but in the main retain courtesy and reasonable distancing habits. A minority - nearly all young - are lax about it, and a few are just poxheads. But only a few. The really weird thing is that it is the NSW government which is carrying...
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    Coronavirus

    Getting on just fine thankyou Handy. We are living in Tasmania now. In the Huon Valley, which we have always liked. There is a page of pictures of the district here: http://tannin.net.au/browsestate.php?state=7&substate=3 - not all from the Huon Valley, but most are. You'll get the idea.
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