Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: Arrow5 on July 25, 2014, 03:16:18 pm

Title: Another one for the IT guys.
Post by: Arrow5 on July 25, 2014, 03:16:18 pm
I`ve lost Google Chrome somehow , Hotmail too !   I get a big panel saying " Error type: HSTS failure"  some other nasty looking guff including "cannot connect to tbe real www.google.co.uk.  The little tab at top of screen reads SSL ERROR.  Any ideas for a non-savvy old guy ?   Be gentle with me :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Another one for the IT guys.
Post by: dreadnought72 on July 25, 2014, 03:30:04 pm
Set the date and time to today.

Andy
Title: Re: Another one for the IT guys.
Post by: Arrow5 on July 25, 2014, 03:50:16 pm
OK done that Andy.  Anything else, do I try it now ? :D
Title: Re: Another one for the IT guys.
Post by: dreadnought72 on July 25, 2014, 03:56:34 pm
Yes - close Chrome if it's open, and fire it up.
Title: Re: Another one for the IT guys.
Post by: Arrow5 on July 25, 2014, 04:08:44 pm
Wow did it and all OK again. I owe you a pint O0  Thanks pal, I was contemplating going to the rip-off local IT people but pricey and its too hot today to carry the damn thing.  Thanks again.
Title: Re: Another one for the IT guys.
Post by: dreadnought72 on July 25, 2014, 04:13:17 pm
If your clock lost the current time/date, you might need to replace the back-up battery. It's a little "coin" sized one in your average PC.

As to my pint, a Lagavulin would be acceptable!  :-))

Andy
Title: Re: Another one for the IT guys.
Post by: Arrow5 on July 25, 2014, 04:26:29 pm
I`ll watch the battery level.  As for that brand...this is Speyside we don`t imbibe overseas stuff, but och weel if ye insist , ah could  maybe chust afford a gill for each `o us.  Have ye effer tried the white lightnin`afore it get casked ? %%
Title: Re: Another one for the IT guys.
Post by: dreadnought72 on July 25, 2014, 04:57:21 pm
Whisky!

When I moved to Scotland 20-something years ago, I caught an STV programme on locally-produced Glasgow whisky. Apparently a top-loading washing machine is ideal for mashing your grist in your single-end.  :-))

During a visit to the Tomatin Distillery a few years ago, the guide proudly showed us the distillery cat, kept to keep mice from the barley as it was malting. This cat was sound asleep on tonnes of barley spread out on the malting floor. All I could think was "that cat has the biggest litter-tray in the country".  %%

...but I drink it anyway.

Andy

Title: Re: Another one for the IT guys.
Post by: Arrow5 on July 25, 2014, 05:29:54 pm
Tomatin is now owned by Suntory , the Japanese brand. On a recent trip abroad I visited the ship`s shop and spotted some surprising brands and prices.  Investments rather than refreshments I fear..........and now I find I cant add photos >:-o    Some of the bottles were four figure sums s.    So back to no pictures whadda whadda ? {:-{   This`ll mean another dram oh deary me >:-o
Title: Re: Another one for the IT guys.
Post by: Arrow5 on July 25, 2014, 05:39:06 pm
Hang on lads, I have an idea  %)     Got it !   These prices give me a sore heid just thinking about them.     BTW I`ll be delighted to confirm to my Japanese friends that the distinctive flavour of The Tomatin is indeed cat pee.   So how we manage to go off topic on Mayhem is a delight. :}
Title: Re: Another one for the IT guys.
Post by: dreadnought72 on July 25, 2014, 05:56:43 pm
I don't think Famous Grouse is worth a hundredth of that, no matter what the age. :o

Meanwhile, your cheap 10 bottle from the supermarket is ... 92% tax!  >>:-(

(Not that I think supermarkets should be selling whisky at 80p a bottle - but it would be good if the producers' profit margins were higher. They could then employ more cats.)

Andy
Title: Re: Another one for the IT guys.
Post by: sparkey on July 25, 2014, 06:12:21 pm
IT and cats he is asleep on the keypad again! gets very grump if I try and move him so I am using the I-pad again, any ideas you people out there don't what to upset the cat or wife(her cat) might try feeding him that should work,much as I like whisky must be a cheaper way to get a hangover 2000 wow!,Ray.
Title: Re: Another one for the IT guys.
Post by: warspite on July 25, 2014, 06:13:38 pm
Battery is usually a CR2025/32/35 type situated on the motherboard of a desktop pc, their the car fob and watch batteries, I have an islay I use for when I need a hot toddy, but surprisingly, I don't have that many colds now that I have the dreaded flu jab every October - damn - I still have 2 x 1.5 Ltr bottles of ouzo from 1989.
Title: Re: Another one for the IT guys.
Post by: sparkey on July 25, 2014, 06:21:40 pm
Hi warspite,looks like you will have all the guys nipping round for a wee dram well you can't let it go to waste,Ray.
Title: Re: Another one for the IT guys.
Post by: warspite on July 25, 2014, 06:30:43 pm
 %) will have to dust it off, never thought of relaxing in the back yard with a wee dram while this large white ball keeps going overhead and burning me (anyone know what it is - never seen it before - it's up before dawn and takes a hell of a time to go down just about 9:30). you know to help with the pain  :-))
Title: Re: Another one for the IT guys.
Post by: Arrow5 on July 25, 2014, 06:54:23 pm
Thanks for the battery details. An excuse to get the dust out of the magic box.     BTW.  The big white ball in the sky is called S-U-N .
Title: Re: Another one for the IT guys.
Post by: grendel on July 25, 2014, 09:06:09 pm
Cure for cats sitting on keyboard - spare keyboard, ditto laptops - a good use for an old laptop.
Grendel
Title: Re: Another one for the IT guys.
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on July 25, 2014, 11:44:15 pm
 
All is now all is revealed, IT guys are whisky drinkers  :o :o we call them whiskey drunks  O0 O0 down under.
 
Ah the vagaries of the English language which is why we Aussies stick to Oztralian O0 O0