• John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 14h
    The magical money-saving boxes and other products that you see advertised may contain TrustPilot reviews and Facebook-like posts recommending the product. These reviews and posts can be fictitious, also the site advertising them may benefit financially from your purchase/interest. The following is from the Top Gadget Trending website: 'MARKETING DISCLOSURE: This website is a market place. As such you should know that the owner has a monetary connection to the product and services advertised on the site. The owner receives payment whenever a qualified lead is referred but that is the extent of it. ADVERTISING DISCLOSURE: This website and the products & services referred to on the site are advertising marketplaces. This website is an advertisement and not a news publication. Any photographs of persons used on this site are models. The owner of this site and of the products and services referred to on this site only provides a service where consumers can obtain and compare.' Remember, the only thing magical about these devices, is that they get people to part with their money.
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 14h
    WhatsApp will no longer work on iPhone5/5C after 24th October 2022. Lots of information here: https://bit.ly/3Ebp7e5
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 16h
    @Belaxyz Hello Bela, I have removed your post because you gave your email address; you should never do that on a public website. Bela's post: Dear John H, you are offering some help to ignorant people like me. My problem is that I have an HP CP4MPFV desk top PC running on Win 11 and when it was on Win 10 it had a Skype application that I used for talking with my relations in foreign lands. UNFORTUNATELY by mistake I upgraded my PC to Win 11 and Skype stopped working. I tried to reload it but it would not and I don't know how to make it work.
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 12d
    When you visit a selling website, you may see a pop-up box in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen which displays a recent purchaser of the product. This is fictitious, and is produced by the programming behind the webpage. To see the program that displays any webpage, right-click on the page, and select 'view page source'. If you do this for the WiFi Blast (magic box!) website, when the programming appears, go down to line number 713 shown on the left. This is the start of the imaginary purchasers. First list is forenames, then the surname initial, and then the location. The program then selects combinations of the forenames, initials and locations. https://bit.ly/3d1JD5H
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 13d
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 14d
    When you connect to a website, not only does it know where you are (or where you are pretending to be!), it also knows what your computer operating system is (Windows etc.), and the web browser you are using. Below is a website that offers to revive your PC. Due to an error in their programming, it may show that you are in Germany, but if you are in another country, it will show that. I changed my location to Singapore, and you can see the result in the attached image. The date at the top of the page will always be the current date, and of course, the offer's availability is limited: 'Updated September 2022: Whilst it’s unknown how long this free offer will remain available, we anticipate it to expire soon so we strongly encourage all of our readers to claim their copy today to avoid disappointment.' This date will also change whenever it is viewed. Should you click any of the links, you may find that they are no longer available. Are you shocked!? https://bit.ly/3f5zrcP
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 16d
    Now the cold weather is here, adverts are appearing for cost-saving magical heating devices. Sellers of all these wonderful devices all use the same selling techniques; ignore all such devices. https://bit.ly/3dlJSZk
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 17d
  • John H @JohnH6 Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 19d
    'The female robot CEO will streamline process flow, enhance quality of work tasks, and improve speed of execution, the company informed. It further said that the robot will help the company make rational decision-making in daily operations and enable a more effective risk management system.' https://bit.ly/3S5bKzU
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 22d
    This scam is extremely rare at the moment due to the cost. They typically target wealthy people. The scam is the start of an attempt to infect your computer. An official looking package contains a USB keydrive with the office logo, and a product key to install Office professional plus. Plugging this in will result in a message being displayed to inform you that your computer has been infected, and to call the support line for help.
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 24d
    Beware of this, and similar scam devices that appear in adverts when you surf the web: https://bit.ly/3L5IJBu
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 24d
  • John H @JohnH6 Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 24d
    Full information here: https://bit.ly/3L5IJBu
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 24d
    When surfing the web, you will see adverts for wondrous devices that will do things that your energy supplier/ internet provider does not want you to know about! One that you may know about, is the magical plug-in box that will save up to 95% of your electricity bill! This one will speed up your Internet (Internet suppliers don't want you buying one!). Attached is the advert for this product. Here is the sales pitch website: https://bit.ly/3B8KtFE Here is an extract: “You didn’t get this from me, man,” he said. “It’s a WiFiBlast. It reconnects the split channels from your router and blasts it across the house. Trust me, man, you’re not gonna have any troubles with speed anymore.” Nearly speechless because of this internet angel, I thanked Barry for his amazing gift. He only had one thing to say: “Thanks for the beer, man.” This leads you to the website where you can purchase the device: 'Stock is extremely limited: Sell Out Risk: HIGH', and you can get up to 50% off! Wonder of wonders, a window with a countdown pops (see attached image) up offering you, as one of 5 lucky people this week, even more money off! The website selling the product has the usual box popping up bottom left of the screen, telling you who has just bought one, and where they live: https://bit.ly/3d1JD5H Whenever you see something like this, just google the product, including scam in the search.
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 25d
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 25d
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 26d
    You may not have noticed, or forgotten about 'My Hub', which is the second item down next to your avatar. Clicking this, will take you to a page which displays your recent posts in the centre. The right-hand side shows information relating to your account, such as: Your friends Loops you run Saved posts Your recent activity Blocked and muted users Your recent comments The left-hand side has many links, including the number of loops you use, and your account settings. https://bit.ly/3TXf01J
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 29d
    You can easily create a desktop link to Scooploop (or any other website), with one click, as follows: 1. Go to Scooploop in your browser. 2. Adjust browser window to enable you to see the desktop. 3. Now click and hold on the padlock at the start of the address, and keeping the mouse button down, drag to the desktop and release.
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 6d
    Even though there are still a few knowledgeable members around, some urgent posts are going unanswered. Please help if you can, as I may not be around, or be able to help. Thanks.
  • John H @JohnH6 Westcliff-On-Sea - 29d
    If you are willing to help members with their non-technical queries, please join the loop. Many members have left SL, or are no longer active, and, unfortunately, this includes knowledgeable members. Thank you: https://bit.ly/3er5WCd
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 29d
    Featuring a hundred-strong crew of local, national and international artists who will be transforming Southend in our first ever Street Art Festival! For three days only we’re taking over sixty walls across the city centre, from the sides of buildings, to hoardings and temporary walls, no surface is safe from our artists as they create some epic, large-scale artwork. https://bit.ly/3QZC9ih
  • John H @JohnH6 Westcliff-On-Sea - 1mo
    Colchester Eco Festival - 3rd September 2022 https://bit.ly/3TrMDc1
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 1mo
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 1mo
    Further to tip No.1 - What did I say: https://bit.ly/3TkFaeH To find the post or comment that you made, you will have to go to your profile to find its location, unless, of course, you can identify it from what you have said. In your profile, you can choose to have it display your posts and comments separately, Clicking on your post/comment, will take you to the post to see what others have said. However, if the post has been deleted, then the only way you can do this, is to remember who else was in the post, and then go to their profile. If a post or comment was made by someone that is no longer a member, then depending on how they deleted their account, you will see their comment as 'anonymous' or 'this comment was deleted by its author'. The deletion of an account to remove all data, only removes it from Scooploop, it does not remove it from the web, where it may stay visible forever. Other ways to see your posts, are to go to the particular loop and click on 'My activity' or, if recent, see those and more information in 'My Hub'. There is also the loop's Search facility, not the Scooploop search at the top of the page. You cannot, of course, look in private/closed loops. There are also hidden loops.
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 1mo
    This original spraypaint on canvas was on loan to Ashley of the Ramen Chill restaurant in Hamlet Court Road Westcliff. The owner has done a runner and owes a lot of people money. The bailiffs have taken property, but did not take the artwork. Please share and post if you have any information as to the whereabouts of Ashley or the artwork. Thank You. News report: https://bit.ly/3CDTCIL
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 1mo
    Worldwide Radio will give you access to about 50,000 radio stations around the world. You can add it to Chrome. Its main advantage, if you are a music lover, is that it has a built-in equaliser. This will allow you to adjust the sound to fit the type of music you are listening to. It also has its own volume control. If you click the image in the top right of the program window, it will take you to its website if it has one: https://bit.ly/3pL7f1f *See comment below.
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 1mo
  • John H @JohnH6 Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 1mo
    As well as putting the washing-up water in buckets outside the kitchen door, we have started putting a large plastic pudding basin (other containers are available!) under the kitchen taps to collect handwashing and rinsing water.
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 1mo
    'The Haven Community Hub is a safe welcoming place where people can socialise, join in with support and leisure groups and take part in activities to keep fit and stay active. There is plenty of comfortable seating and free wi-fi. The ground floor includes a community cafe with indoor and outdoor seating areas, nail artist, foot care specialist, facials, massage and therapy treatments. KB cafe is open 9am- 5pm Monday to Saturday, offering a full menu including breakfasts, hot and cold meals, light bites, treats, hot and cold drinks and a special kids menu. The first floor provides tutor led activities such as keep fit, yoga, tai chi, computer classes, crochet groups, book club and art groups. We have also launched a series of young peoples activities including under 5’s fitness classes, after school art and martial arts clubs. We host a range of support groups including Safe Harbour bereavement group. An amazing variety for all ages, to see the full range of activities and details on how to book see our timetable.' https://bit.ly/3AgTsV2
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 1mo
    'Age Concern Southend are a small, independent charity based in Westcliff on Sea, Essex. We provide support, advice and services to older people in Southend and the surrounding communities. Whether you are looking for new social activities to meet people, make friends, find a new hobby or exercise you are sure to find something in our hub. Or, if you are in need of our befriending service, wheelchair hire, dementia services or general advice – we can help. Our office is open 9.30am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday. You can also get in touch by calling 01702 345373 or by emailing enquiry@acsos.co.uk. Our offices and our community building – ‘The Haven Community Hub‘ are located at 138-140 Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7LN' https://bit.ly/3KerkX7
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 1mo
    If someone you know has a personal alarm necklace or wristband, check that they are aware of how the Digital Switchover may affect them. This company's website explains the situation: https://bit.ly/3AlaCAB
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 1mo
    At the bottom of the drop-down menu for a post is 'Save', clicking this will add the post to your 'Saved posts', which is in your drop-down menu next to your avatar. Should anyone add to the post, it will be included in your saved post. Should this post have comments removed, they will also be removed from your saved post, also, if the post should be deleted by Scooploop, it will disappear for good. To ensure that you will always have the post, you can use the 'Save as' menu choice in your browser, but this will only save the post as at that time. To keep it up to date, you will have to save it again.
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 1mo
    This weekend’s band will be; Saturday – Friends of the Shadows Sunday – Nomad Both acts will perform between 3pm – 4.30pm https://www.visitsouthend.co.uk/event/music-in-the-park-friends-of-the-shadows-nomad/
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 1mo
    To see everything that you have said on Scooploop, go to Settings, then Extras, then My Information, or click here: https://bit.ly/3w8GtDk
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 1mo
    Increase viewing area of a webpage: if you press F11, the site you are viewing will fill the screen, repeat to return to normal. Moving down a webpage: No need to scroll or click, just tap the spacebar. Where's my mouse pointer? You can find your pointer by tapping Ctrl, you will see a circle zooming in to show where your mouse pointer is. You can activate this feature by typing 'mouse pointer' into the taskbar search box, then in the box that appears, click the tick/check box at the bottom, then click Apply and OK.
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 1mo
    From my bank: 'A sim-swap scam happens when a criminal obtains enough information to pose as you (Facebook!) and uses it to trick your mobile network provider into transferring your phone number to a sim card in their possession. Gaining control of your mobile number allows a fraudster to receive all calls and texts intended for you – including the one-time security passcodes for online banking. It also allows them to intervene if we try to contact you to warn you about suspicious activity on your account. If you ever notice anything unusual such as sudden changes in service or unusual messages from your provider, call them immediately using a trusted number from their website to check there is nothing untoward happening. The quicker you react, the quicker you can stop them in their tracks!'
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 1mo
    There are various ways to turn off a PC, one of the quickest is to have a desktop icon to do it. To create the icon, do the following: 1. Right-click in an empty space on the desktop, click NEW then SHORTCUT 2. Copy and paste into the text box the following: shutdown.exe -s -t 00 3. Click NEXT, then type SHUTDOWN in the text box, then click FINISH. You can leave the icon that appears on your desktop as it is, or change it to show the power icon as follows: 1. Right-click the icon. 2. Click properties at the bottom. 3. Click 'Change icon' button, bottom middle. 4. Click OK in the box that appears. 5. Choose the red power icon, and click OK. 6. Click Apply and OK on the remaining widow. You can now position the icon above the Windows Start icon on the taskbar.
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 1mo
    If you want to share part of a webpage with someone, without having to describe where it is on the page, you can do this in Edge as follows: 1. Select the text you want to share 2. Right-click and select 'Copy link to highlight' at the top of the menu. You can now share this link as you wish, and keep it if you want to refer to it in the future.
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 1mo
    Hear the Chelmsford Silver Band: https://www.visitsouthend.co.uk/event/music-in-the-park-graham-hunter-quartet-chelmsford-silver-band/
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 1mo
    Visit the Radio Garden and plant some seeds. You can spin the globe and zoom in to any location to listen to a radio station by clicking the dot shown on the map. You can also visit their website if they have one. Should you get a security warning, that is because the site is HTTP and not HTTPS, which, in this case, is nothing to worry about: https://bit.ly/3rF54vu
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 1mo
    If you want to save energy, note that a charging pad uses twice the amount of a normal charger.
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 2mo
    You should never accept a friend request on Facebook from anyone that you do not know: https://bit.ly/3bs6GFQ
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 2mo
    Scammers are buying people's Facebook data for as little as 16p. The BBC recently bought the data of 1000 people. The data is used to commit identity theft. Never put any personal information on Facebook, such as names, email and home address, or your date of birth. Also, don't post your holiday photos while you are on holiday; you might just as well hang up 'Burgle me' on your house.
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - updated 2mo
    Microsoft is expected to release Windows 12 in 2024. Remember Windows 10 was forever?! There are currently more people using Windows 7 than 11.
  • John H @JohnH6 Mod Westcliff-On-Sea - 2mo
    Outraged neighbours have lost the last round of a battle to stop the demolition of a 'perfectly good' £300,000 house in their suburban cul-de-sac, to make way for a cycle path. The four-bedroom private home, which is less than 20 years old, will be flattened to create a cycle route to a new 'affordable' housing development. The destruction order for the £300,000-plus house forms part of a proposal for 45 new social housing homes - comprising 22 flats and 23 houses - next to the existing private properties on the leafy outskirts of Cardiff. Neighbours denied 'Nimbyism' but complained about creating a social housing 'ghetto'. But families lost a planning battle against the cycle path and footpath through their neighbourhood after it was given the green light by Cardiff Council on Tuesday. Some homeowners expressed fears their property would be ‘devalued’ while others suggested the path would provide an easy escape route for burglars. Other residents said their children would be put at risk from increased traffic coming from the new development. Initial plans for the development included the closure of Ty-Draw Road to through traffic but residents felt the road closure should take place elsewhere. In an objection letter residents claimed Cardiff Council had refused to release the consultation of the Highway Authority's response to a statutory consultation, so they were unable to see if the alternative road closures they suggested had even been raised. An amended application was then launched by the developers omitting proposed bollards to close the road and instead demolishing the house to create the cycle route through Clos Nant Glaswg and across Ty Draw Road. The house was bought more than a year ago by Edenstone Land, partners of the site developers United Welsh, who is renting it out before the demolition. Mrs Maria Gaylard of the same area claimed, in the planning application comments, she never received either of the two letters sent by the council regarding the planning proposals. In fact, Miss Leanne Donovan believed only five per cent of residents received any letters. A petition to 'Save Number 43' had been signed by nearly 300 people , calling on the council to reject the pathway plans in the Pontprennau suburb. The £300,000 home, pictured above, in Cardiff was built less than 20 years ago but its demolition was approved by the council on Tuesday The proposed cycle route, as seen in red, will replace the house, leading to the affordable housing. It will provide a 'strategic active travel link' for residents and provide a safe alternative to cars Residents Rob Lee (left) and couple Vaughan and Alison Williams (right) believe they are at risk of higher crime rates because the alleyway will be a 'rat run' Neighbour Joanna Fashan presented the petition to Cardiff council's planning committee - in a desperate battle to save their privacy. She said: 'Residents deliberately purchased properties on this street as it was a closed cul-de-sac, knowing we could raise our families safely, have quiet retirements, feel safe living alone, and all the other positives that living on such a street has. 'This alleyway creates a rat run. We are therefore at risk of higher crime rates, for example from opportunist car thieves. This puts the safety and security of the whole community at risk.' Emma Fortune, a planning agent representing the developers, said: 'This footpath and cycleway will provide an important strategic active travel link for residents. 'The link provides a safe and convenient alternative, so residents can walk or cycle, rather than use their cars.' The new pedestrian and cycle link, where the house currently stands, will allow for easier pedestrian and cycle access to the existing facilities and services located in Pontprennau and the surrounding area via the existing estate roads. The link of the cycle route to these roads will be accompanied by a raised table and crossing warning signage to provide associated traffic calming measures across Ty Draw Road, as stated in revised planning applications. Neighbours also raised issues of the link to the new development which will be 'plonked' in isolated fields Residents Rob Lee (right) and couple Vaughan and Alison (left) launched the petition 'Save Number 43' - it received almost 300 signatures but failed to prevent council approval of the plans But one councillor hit back by saying people such as 'lawyers and engineers' live in social housing. Cllr Ali Ahmed said: 'We're not creating any ghetto. Most people who live in social housing, some of them are solicitors, barristers, engineers, you name it. Yes we are destroying one house, but we are trying to provide 45 much-needed homes for Cardiff residents.' Six councillors on the planning committee voted in favour of granting permission for the scheme - with two voting against and two abstaining. Vaughan and Alison Williams are both retired and have lived at their home for over 20 years but will now consider moving. They said: 'We've got no problem with social housing and when we purchased our property it was in a quiet cul-de-sac. 'The demolition won't make us feel secure and it'll change the dynamic of the street. You don't expect a perfectly good house to be demolished. 'The cycle path leads to nowhere, there's no shops at the bottom of the road. 'If the decision wasn't reversed eventually we would move because our dynamics would change completely. 'As a community here, we don't object to social housing, only the cycle lane.' The neighbours deny being 'not in my backyard' nimbys trying to block the people living in the affordable homes. Pictured above is resident Vaughan who said the cycle path would change the 'dynamics' of the cul-de-sac completely Despite upset from residents Developers United Welsh say the development will provide high-quality affordable homes Action group chairman Rob Lee said: 'Even if you build 5-bedroom luxury houses we would oppose the plan, if it involved the demolition of one of our homes and destroying our way of life' Residents also raised issues of the isolated nature of the development which is 'plonked 'among fields with no amenities or connectivity.' Mr Lee said: 'This lets people in affordable housing down.' Developers United Welsh say it is important for the new builds to 'integrate well' with the community. A spokesman said: 'This development will provide much needed high-quality homes for affordable rent and first-time buyers. 'It is important for the proposed new homes to integrate well with the community and for pedestrians and cyclists to have adequate access to local facilities and amenities 'Local residents are being consulted as part of the planning process.'

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