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  1. hi J

    Good luck with this, but just to say glyphosate can take 4 weeks before anything appears to be happenning and sometimes then another doseage required, but it probably is the best option for the borders because it will get into all parts of the plant, hopefully the bulblets too.  My guess is these things can just lie around dormant for years.

     

     

     

  2. I haven't got around to sorting my 2 acres of grass in France yet, but in UK for a small garden I've used Evergreen Lawn Feed, Weed and Moss killer Complete, in a shaker with some success.  I suppose it depends on what sort of area you're talking about - would think others have ideas?

    Good luck[;-)]

  3. [quote user="Barbel Bob"]

    ......... I will use the glyphosate for the grass areas, does this come labelled glyphosate?

    .......[/quote]

    hi J

    Are you talking about a grass area with weeds in it - if so then DON'T - glyphosate will kill everything, including the grass.  I'm sure others will come back with a recommendation, but thought I ought to jump in here. (Unless I've totally misunderstood) 

     

  4. hi Jo

    I'm not an electrician, but am aware of an excellent book which will answer these and many more of your questions.  This is Amozon France link and I have seen it available in Leroy Merlin.
    http://www.amazon.fr/Linstallation-%C3%A9lectrique-Thierry-Gallauziaux/dp/2212114311/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1235384964&sr=1-1

    This has been recommended many times via this and other forums and have to say even I was able to understand it and the drawings and start the rewiring process.[:)]

     

  5. hi Martin

    Why not try this site, you can narrow down to a specific village/supermarket
    http://www.prix-carburants.gouv.fr/

     

  6. [quote user="David"]

    Bugsy,

    I am not sure if your suggestion would suit my slides.  Your suggestion seems to be aimed at negatives, and negative strips.  My slides are individual transparent photos, not negatives, and they are surrounded by a cardboard frame.

    David

    [/quote]

    hi David

    I came across the same link as Bugsy, quite by accident and followed through to Product Features - not only is it USB it also works with mounted slides, the spec goes on to say 3 in a tray or 6 negatives in a tray - this is what I found:-

    " Bring back to life those old memories on old photographic formats. The Ion Film and Mounted Slide Scanner will scan your old 35mm slides and flims and allows you to edit them in Photo impressions software ready for printing, archiving and just viewing them on the big screen.The Ion FIlm and Slide scanner has multi-directional insert tray flaps and faster one touch scanning."

    I've no experience of the product, it suggests 5mp, so would have thought reasonable quality, but hope this is of some help.

     

  7. I know prices are going to be changing rapidly at this time, but for info i've just received notification from Pixmania (UK) - a 1TB external drive for £79

  8. [quote user="Bilbo"]If your Gnome does not seem to be working, check that it has not set itself to a different channel from the digibox. I don't mean the programme itself but the Gnomes can use 4 different possible transmitting channels to overcome any interference problems. I have come across several people whose Gnomes appear to be dead for this reason. If you look in the book, it tells you how to overcome this problem.

    If you want to listen to music at good quality just connect your digibox straight to your hifi amplifier. Alternatively the little transmitter things that are sold to use with things like iPods can be connected to the digibox output. You can then use any FM radio to pick up the signal and thus listen to the radio channels elsewhere.

    Alternatively there are now some Internet radios available but they are a bit pricey at present.
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    Thanks Bilbo - I have tried all of the transmitting channels, it really is simply (and stupidly) turned down - I haven't tried one of those transmitter things though and for portable reasons that might just be a solution.  It was so nice to be able to take the Gnome upstairs in the morning with the tea!!
    - We discovered that it worked at something like 200mtrs from the Sky box - couldn't swap programs at that distance, but the sound was fine.  Not suggesting the house is that big you understand, just out in the garden.

  9. [quote user="Angela Bennett"]

    ..... Secondly, we are less than impressed by the sound quality. Spoken radio programmes are tolerable, which is fine as I mainly listen to BBC Radio 4, 5 and the World Service, but anything musical is quite painful and better avoided.

    Hope that helps a bit.

    Angela (83)

    [/quote]

    hi Angela

    I had exactly that problem and quite liked classical music which of course it ruined.  However after a drawn out process with Sky, insisting it was nowhere near a power source etc etc they eventually replaced mine and it worked fine.  In fact have to say I was very pleased with the replacement, but sadly I've now turned the sound down and can't get it back up again.  While fiddling with it I ended up turning it down so far it's now useless and of course there is no longer any support.  Inside is a sealed unit so unable to do anything at all.

    A great shame because it genuinely was very useful [:(]

     

     

     

     

  10. hi Ernie.  I'm wrong again if we do it your way - you might think FDISK is a doddle, but I suggest many people don't and they also prefer to go with the manufacturers defaults.  I wouldn't call you a luddite either,  I understand where you're coming from on this. I too like the old days of dos and xtree etc.  I would love to be able to run the old operating systems and programs on a modern machine, it would run at lightening speed if it were indeed possible. 

    I don't have any argument with you Ernie, you obviously are comfortable with all this, but I suggest the majority of people wouldn't be.  Most are not happy to change a hard drive on their own and probably wouldn't wish to have an alternative array of storage available.  They see the benefits of bigger hard drives and happy to accept the more stable environment however it comes and that's how the likes of Dell etc supply their machines these days. 

    I might of course be wrong about this too.[;-)]  

     

  11. [quote user="ErnieY"][quote user="George"]Well one good thing about that last post is that there's no Fat32 - for XP it has to be NTFS.  Whilst XP can see Fat32 it needs to be NTFS for the operating system to run. [/quote]Sorry George but you're 100% wrong on this, XP runs perfectly under FAT32 !

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    OK Ernie - You're right, though I'm not sure I would accept "perfectly" some of the securities don't work, which is one of the reasons the NTFS system was created for and the partition size is restricted.  Large file sizes for imaging is also an issue.  However, as we don't know when it was installed with probable smaller disk sizes a choice could have been made to run it on Fat32 - sorry John, a long day for me too.
    I believe that in newer installations, XP Home still allows the choice, XP Pro doesn't, but this might be due to the later service packs?

     

     

  12. hi John

    Well one good thing about that last post is that there's no Fat32 - for XP it has to be NTFS.  Whilst XP can see Fat32 it needs to be NTFS for the operating system to run.  One other thought is perhaps the graphics card, seem to remember that was often an obscure issue for machines in our College.

     

     

     

  13. [quote user="Hillsider"]......... I see some very nice, renovated 3 bed properties with say 1000 sq metres of nicely kept gardens for eg 169000 euro and I also see a similar sized property needing renovation with overgrown land asking 225000. Is there a format I am missing?[/quote]

    Ah but what about the potential!![;-)]
    Seriously though, is it any different in the UK? - adverts and pictures can't really tell the whole story.  One of the other things I noticed a few years back is that the standard of pictures and descriptions often don't do the property justice - it can of course be the other way around too.

    I understand your desire to get the basics sorted via the Internet, but it sounds like you already see the need to go and look. 

     

     

     

  14. [quote user="Hillsider"].........but as a constant browser of property sites i assure you the variation can be huge........[/quote]

    Just to offer another possibility.  When we were looking a few years back it was not uncommon for some agents never to update their web sites.  Some did, many didn't.  At that time we only found out by a few wasted journey's.  Things may of course have changed, I would hope so, but worth consideration.

     

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