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  1. A friend gave me a couple of plant-lets from her compost heap earlier this year... After a few tense weeks (will they, won't they grow?) they spread across the garden like triffids. [IMG]http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q296/clair46/20181024-pumpkins_zpsaptgayj1.jpg[/IMG] We have 4 cats here... Do cats eat pumpkin?
  2. In case you didn't know... Le passage à l'heure d'hiver se déroulera dans la nuit du samedi 27 au dimanche 28 octobre 2018. À 3 heures du matin, il sera 2 heures. or, as Google says... The transition to winter time will take place on the night of Saturday 27 to Sunday, October 28, 2018. At 3 o'clock in the morning, it will be 2 o'clock. Source: https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/actualites/A12932
  3. awww... You're all too kind! I will pop in more often. Promise. Edit: I'll ignore the comment above! ;)
  4. I'll have a slice for you now. Do you prefer with or without fatty spread?
  5. Hey WoolyB! I made a banana loaf yesterday and thought of you.. ;)
  6. Mediapart is a wholly independent information site, funded only by subscriptions (no advertising). It is available in French, English and Spanish. For its 10th anniversary, there is 10-month subscription for €10 (Paypal / Bank card) To subscribe to the offer, use this link: https://www.mediapart.fr/offre-speciale/semaine-anniversaire If you're interested, the site is free to read/visit this weekend: https://www.mediapart.fr/ Edit: More info about Mediapart: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/16/how-pioneering-mediapart-has-set-the-french-news-agenda
  7. We have a Samsung Smart TV too, and the Netflix app is pre-loaded and listed with all the other 'Video' apps (I access it with the Smart Hub button on the remote, then the Samsung Apps (pale green), scroll to Categories/Videos). This might help. We install our TV with a UK postcode. This offers a different set of apps than those available under a 'France' set-up, and brings up the UK TV apps like BBC iPlayer, ITV etc... These UK apps rely on the internet feed being in the UK, so we have to pretend we're not in this country to access the services (The forum rules mean I can't go into details about this here.) Netflix France has to abide by the French regulations  and I think it's something like 36 months before a cinema release can be shown on TV, which means that the films that are listed tend to be older, unless they are produced by Netflix and go straight to streaming, bypassing the big screens altogether. As far as TV series are concerned, there are fewer 'seasons' available to watch as the more recent episodes are contracted to certain channels (usually Canal). I could watch on all 3 seasons of (for instance) Luther on Netflix UK, but only 2 seasons on Netflix France. On the other hand, Outlander is on Netflix France and Belgium, but not on Netflix UK, as the series is (was?) an Amazon exclusive in the UK.
  8. [quote user="lindal1000"]Trump is a narcissist. His entire raison d'etre is to protect his fragile ego. That is all he cares about whatever he says. At the moment he feels great..he has just won the best prize in the world and he has probably never felt better. [/quote] Too true! I can easily imagine him flicking through the TV channels, watching the protests and saying "Look! Look! Everyone's talking about me!" [+o(]
  9. The good news is that ISIS will be crushed within 30 days of Drumpf being sworn in (He has a tremendous plan. The best plan.) and the construction industry will be making a killing in the South. [Www]
  10. [quote user="mint"]Clair, I know why you are en deuil 8 Nov 16. I'd join you except that I am too shocked to feel anything. [/quote] Ah, mint! [:'(] I drove out and walked around the shops today, my phone in my hand  to check my shopping list (got to keep on topic!) as if everything was like it was yesterday, or last week or last month, but I felt I was in a daze, not really with it, in mental shock... I remember having that same odd, detached feeling after a car crash...
  11. [quote user="pomme"]If you go to Settings | Data usage (mobile) and scroll down you can see what each app is using. Click on an app in that list and scroll down and you can then restrict app background data - which is what I have done for Google Services and for Maps (amongst other apps).[/quote] Done! Thank you [:)] The various settings, global and individual, are a mystery, coming as they do with all sorts of "Warning" panels... and I am not interested enough to want to find out for myself. So the tip is much appreciated [:)]
  12. [quote user="AnOther"]All relative I suppose but hard to categorise 50mB of data as 'massive' by any measure, you could blow that and more on a single web page or an email[/quote] True, 50Mb is not a huge number, but it is a big increase considering that my usual data usage seldom exceeds 10MB! [blink]
  13. I have to compromise... I use Google Keep for my shopping lists and reminders, as it syncs across all devices. When I am shopping at Leclerc/Lidl etc, I can pull up the list on my phone, knowing it is up to date. I would have to remember to sync it before leaving home![:D]
  14. In case it happens to someone else... Mr Clair and I each have a smartphone with a basic "€2 a month" Free mobile contract, as the phones are mainly in case of emergency and for the odd SMS... Last week, Mr Clair noticed his data limit (set by Free at 50MB a month) had been exceeded. There had been no web surfing or downloading, or anything else to justify a sudden and unusual increase in data usage. The actual breakdown of the data usage (listed in the phone settings) showed that 'Google Services' were to blame for the problem. Looking for an explanation, Mr Clair found out that recent changes made by Google to some Google Maps features may be the cause of the massive increase in data usage. These features are on by default and this page (https://unop.uk/on-google-maps-geotagging-and-privacy/) explains what is happening and how to prevent it. As our phones are Android-based (Google-owned), the Google Maps app cannot be removed from the phone. Unfortunately.[6] If I could, I would.
  15. I'll throw my centime's worth here... I am a lapsed moderator. Once upon a time, two laptops ago, the forum was one of my permanent tabs. I have a quick look now and then but cannot find the will to get involved in the same old discussions all over again... There's also the software/layout problem... I find it frustrating, awkward and difficult to post, edit or moderate without using a different browser, and most of the time, the aggro is not worth the hassle. I have written this several times before: the forum software is probably the last thing on the to-do list with the people who can do something about it. There. This is a centime's worth :)
  16. Is it 2 or 3 am in your house, JJ? I think I've missed a rewind during the night...
  17. Sweet of you to remember :) All is well here, thank you :) Now you've reminded me of that film and I have to see if I can find it! I'm using Chrome and there's no funny faces available, so just magine a kissy kiss *here* (and a wink!)
  18. Hi WoolyBee, I think I visited a few months ago... or have you already forgotten...? ;)
  19. On Sunday 24th October, at 3 am, it will be 2 am again... [URL=http://s139.photobucket.com/user/clair46/media/clock%20back_zps53utry6n.jpg.html][IMG]http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q296/clair46/clock%20back_zps53utry6n.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
  20. take away the big names and personalities and just see it as what it is: A successful salesman insults, berates and punches a subordinate who, in his oh-not-so-modest opinion, has not done his job properly. Would all those who signed the petition actually agree that being punched in the course of their job at the whim of an irate (drunk?) colleague is fine, "coz, ya know, he's Top Dog"?
  21. I've been reading/eating/sleeping/binge-watching Netflix and Plex/lazying around/avoiding stress and conflict... a lot! Did you miss me, FurryB? PS: trying to get converted to Chrome... Not convinced yet!
  22. [URL=http://s139.photobucket.com/user/clair46/media/heure-ete_zpsm7ehdtgq.jpg.html][IMG]http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q296/clair46/heure-ete_zpsm7ehdtgq.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
  23. I have been watching the unfolding events on the BBC and on BFMTV. It is very clear that the French news channel was (is) way ahead of the BBC as far as updates and details are concerned. The BBC reporters were still wondering about the possible links between the terrorists at least 1½ hours after BFMTV has shown proof of the link. Not to mention the phone conversations between the French news channel and the terrorists who were apparently seeking direct public access and news coverage. These were broadcast after both situations had been resolved.
  24. [quote]Déclarations des droits de l’homme: liberté de pensée et d’opinion Rédigées au moment de la Révolution française pour l’une et après la Seconde guerre mondiale pour l’autre, rappel sur ce que disent ces deux déclarations des droits de l’homme en matière de liberté de pensée et d’opinion.  - Déclaration des droits de l’homme et du citoyen de 1789 Article 11 «La libre communication des pensées et des opinions est un des droits les plus précieux de l’Homme: tout Citoyen peut donc parler, écrire,imprimer librement, sauf à répondre de l’abus de cette liberté dans les cas déterminés par la Loi.»  - Déclaration universelle des droit de l’homme de 1948 Article 18 « Toute personne a droit à la liberté de pensée, de conscience et de religion; ce droit implique la liberté de changer de religion ou de conviction ainsi que la liberté de manifester sa religion ou sa conviction seule ou en commun, tant en public qu’en privé, par l’enseignement, les pratiques, le culte et l’accomplissement des rites.» Article 19 «Tout individu a droit à la liberté d’opinion et d’expression, ce qui implique le droit de ne pas être inquiété pour ses opinions et celui de chercher, de recevoir et de répandre, sans considérations de frontières, les informations et les idées par quelque moyen d’expression que ce soit.» [/quote] Translation: Declarations of human rights: freedom of thought and opinion Written at the time of the French Revolution for one and after the Second World War for the other, a reminder of these two declarations of human rights to freedom of thought and opinion.  - Declaration of Human Rights and the Citizen of 1789 Article 11 "The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of the most precious rights of man: any citizen may therefore speak, write and publish freely, subject to responsibility for the abuse of this freedom as shall be determined by the Act."  - Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 Article 18 "Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief and freedom to manifest his religion or belief alone or in community with others and in public or private, in teaching, practice, worship and observance." Article 19 "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom not to be to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information regardless of frontiers, information and ideas through any media whatsoever." Source: http://www.service-public.fr/actualites/007290.html?xtor=EPR-140
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