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Going Geek info / Skype
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 @ 15:30:41 »
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Microsoft retires Skype Classic on September 1 2018

The Microsoft Skype team announced today that it started to roll out an updated version of Skype 8.25.0.5 that will replace Skype Classic (version 7.0).

Microsoft reveals in the announcement that any Skype version that is not the latest version that Microsoft released -- version 8.0 at the time of writing -- will stop working after September 1, 2018.

To avoid potential service interruptions, Microsoft notes that users and system administrators should update older versions of Skype to Skype 8.0.
https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/16/skype-classic-7-0-stop-working/


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Skype Classic, otherwise known as version 7.0, not only works, but it works well.

On the other hand, Skype 8.0, which has some amazing features such as HD video and screen sharing, media galleries, iPad support, call recording, and more, is just generally disliked.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/end-of-skype-classic-is-near-microsoft-forcing-skype-8-on-us/
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Greek History & Culture / The bellmakers of Paramythia
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 @ 15:18:11 »
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Greece's last bellmakers keep time-honoured trade alive

The silence blanketing the Greek plain is broken by the tinkle of a cowbell and the rumble of a blazing furnace.

In one of Greece's last remaining bell foundries in the small, western town of Paramythia, the Galanopoulos brothers are busy casting church bells heading to Ethiopia and Romania, pouring red-hot molten metal into moulds of varying sizes.

Their family-run business has been around for 215 years. These days, exports keep it alive.
https://widerimage.reuters.com/story/greeces-last-bellmakers-keep-time-honoured-trade-alive
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Greek News / Online shopping
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 @ 14:12:44 »
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Greek Police Issue Guidelines for Online Shopping, Payments

In view of the summer season and in efforts to protect travelers and residents, the Greek Police Cyber Crime Unit has issued guidelines on how to ensure secure online transactions, including booking ferry or air tickets, hotels and car rental.
https://news.gtp.gr/2018/07/17/greek-police-issue-guidelines-online-shopping-payments
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Greek News / Re: Shirley not!
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 @ 11:27:06 »
Please let me know when it is on so I can be sure to be out!

Tomorrow (Thursday) evening, 21:30-22:30 on ITV
https://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/e/gq72g9/our-shirley-valentine-summer--series-1-episode-1/

I'll be on the computer  ;)
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Going Geek info / Funny cat videos
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 @ 01:13:26 »
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Privacy activists are launching a tracking-free and advertising-free rival to Facebook, aiming to win over disgruntled users from the social media giant following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

In a crowdfunded campaign, the new website, called Openbook, will be set up to change what social media networks are about, from “all about making as much money as possible” out of people “no matter the consequences”, to something that is “awesome”. 

It says it wants to "connect people" and "provide funny cat videos" without endangering privacy.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/07/16/privacy-activists-launch-tracking-free-rival-facebook/

Openbook


Looks as though they've got a lot of fund raising to do  :hmm:
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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 @ 00:51:31 »
Magnitude   ML 2.4
Region   GREECE
Date time   2018-07-17 02:00:09.9 UTC
Location   38.21 N ; 20.44 E
Depth   17 km
Distances   289 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 05:00:09.9 2018-07-17
113 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 05:00:09.9 2018-07-17
5 km NW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 05:00:09.9 2018-07-17
1 km NE of Lixoúrion, Greece / pop: 3,800 / local time: 05:00:09.9 2018-07-17
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=694403
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UK & World News / Re: New UK jet fighter
« Last Post by TonyD on Tuesday, 17 July, 2018 @ 22:52:30 »
Those wings like they'll need a lot of inflating.....or is it a microlight/kayak
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UK & World News / Re: New UK jet fighter
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 17 July, 2018 @ 19:30:08 »
Does look quite nice in cerise

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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 17 July, 2018 @ 14:58:53 »
Magnitude   ML 2.4
Region   GREECE
Date time   2018-07-17 02:00:09.9 UTC
Location   38.21 N ; 20.44 E
Depth   17 km
Distances   289 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 05:00:09.9 2018-07-17
113 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 05:00:09.9 2018-07-17
5 km NW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 05:00:09.9 2018-07-17
1 km NE of Lixoúrion, Greece / pop: 3,800 / local time: 05:00:09.9 2018-07-17
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=694403
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UK & World News / New UK jet fighter
« Last Post by Jolly Roger on Tuesday, 17 July, 2018 @ 09:37:34 »
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The UK has unveiled a full-scale model of a planned new fighter jet, provisionally named Tempest, which would be operated remotely or by a pilot.

The aircraft is intended to replace the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft, beginning in 2035, and to fly alongside the UK's most recent addition to its fleet, the Lockheed F-35.

BAE, which worked on a consortium to build the Eurofighter jets, is working on the new aircraft without its former partner Airbus, which joined an alliance with French defence company Dassault after Britain voted to leave the European Union in 2016.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson unveiled the model at the Farnborough Air Show.

New UK jet fighter
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