Richard West

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About Richard West

  • Birthday 26/09/53

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    Leiston, Suffolk
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    Linux, Mapping (canalmap.net), Steam Railways.

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  1. Ah but the first line says
  2. This one at Wool Road? https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Huddersfield+Canal+Society/@53.5560448,-2.008168,3a,15y,20.81h,87.52t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sLs2ytdV0StE4qR0U6zPv6Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x487bb5e75d79b08b:0x70e8e3112c95b659!2sDukinfield!3b1!8m2!3d53.478764!4d-2.094523!3m4!1s0x0:0x375b97ee8f4c7ada!8m2!3d53.5561556!4d-2.0079017!6m1!1e1 Nearer the tunnel.
  3. I haven't set anything up on the new forum. I just log in, click the "Unread Content" at the top, then click the blue dot against a thread I am interested in and I'm taken to the first post that I haven't read. (Actually, I middle click to open it in a new tab then scroll down to the next interesting topic and repeat...) Once I have seen all I want to, I click "Mark site read ".
  4. Looks like the spillchock version of "New Content" button.
  5. I found this page, https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/news-and-views/blogs/boating-team/mapping-boating-facilities-and-winding-holes which links to this document https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/media/original/30246-winding-holes-surveyed-as-at-12-oct-2016.pdf
  6. According to this map it is a service mooring.
  7. Looks like here https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.5995077,-2.1256432,166m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
  8. Yes, I am a Linux afficionado but I try to be open minded. It would seem that my experience has been different to yours. BTW my wife who knows nothing about computers, uses Linux quite happily and prefers it to Windows. As for toilets....................................................
  9. As I've said above I'm well out of date with Windows but I have ten different computers here running Linux and the only things I've had to get drivers for are my two printers. One other thing to bear in mind is that generally we are not comparing like with like as Windows comes preinstalled whereas mostly, Linux has to be user installed. It would be interesting to see what your experience would be installing a vanilla copy of Windows.
  10. Not at all. When was the last time you installed Linux?
  11. Maybe it's a KDE/Plasma thing, I don't use Gnome or the other desktop environments. Re double click/single click, that's configurable. (I think it is in Win 10 as well)
  12. Oh well, shows how up to date I am with Windows then. I do struggle using Windows 10 in the shop, every time I want to copy and paste I have to mess about with right clicks to copy right clicks to paste and it usually catches me out when I use the much simpler Linux way of highlight then middle click to paste.
  13. In my experience, Linux is more plug and play than Windows. Generally you don't have to hunt around the internet for hardware drivers, they are built in. A Linux distribution comes with all the software most people are likely to need, all free. It IS different to Windows and a Windows user may have some difficulty at first working out where everything is, just as I find Windows very difficult to use as nothing is where I expect it to be. If you want to "fiddle around", Linux is much more customisable than Windows. I recently bought a cheap Dell Inspiron to use on holiday and installed Mageia 5 on it with no problems and everything worked fine. Because Linux tends to be less of a system hog than Windows, it is Ideal for older computers where Windows struggles. Several of my boxes are old second hand machines that have been given a new lease of life with Linux. Just my 2d worth as a Linux user for about 17 years.
  14. Just found this on Google Street View. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.9745202,-3.1372889,3a,75y,92.55h,113.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1suOyQ0TPf3tGoXZBDPzQuXA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en The aliens are here!
  15. Seems to be here