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by Richard Fairhurst
9 Dec 2019, 10:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC have stopped iplayer
Replies: 40
Views: 1124

Re: BBC have stopped iplayer

The chutzpah of that quote: "they are unable to support the technical requirements needed to keep BBC iPlayer going"

Really, BBC? Encoding video and delivering it over the internet has suddenly become more complicated over the past few days? No, I didn't think so either.
by Richard Fairhurst
29 Nov 2019, 11:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nottingham's brand new city centre car park
Replies: 25
Views: 1060

Re: Nottingham's brand new city centre car park

Oxford is probably a close-ish second to Nottingham in terms of buses and Park & Rides. It also, of course, has thousands of cyclists. The new city centre Westgate shopping centre opened two years ago, complete with massive car park. Since then, car traffic has increased hugely, with the Botley ...
by Richard Fairhurst
27 Nov 2019, 8:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: My search engine has gone strange
Replies: 28
Views: 675

Re: My search engine has gone strange

Strictly speaking this isn't a virus, it's a Trojan. It installed itself along with one of the YouTube downloaders - by giving permission for the downloader to install itself, Mick unwittingly also allowed the search hijacker to be installed. Apple is trying to fix this by requiring that all softwar...
by Richard Fairhurst
26 Nov 2019, 8:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: My search engine has gone strange
Replies: 28
Views: 675

Re: My search engine has gone strange

Mick F wrote:ManagementMark.

That was the culprit.
Deleted and gone.

All fine now. :D


Superb! Well done.
by Richard Fairhurst
25 Nov 2019, 4:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: My search engine has gone strange
Replies: 28
Views: 675

Re: My search engine has gone strange

Hm. Yes, that's exactly what was happening to my father-in-law's Mac, including the Akamai URL. There are a few additional steps in this how-to you could try: https://macsecurity.net/view/51-rvzr-aakamaihdnet-popup-virus-removal-for-mac All I can suggest other than that is to take your Mac to a loca...
by Richard Fairhurst
25 Nov 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: My search engine has gone strange
Replies: 28
Views: 675

Re: My search engine has gone strange

Reinstalling/upgrading Safari probably won't help, I'm afraid! The manual steps I did with father-in-law's MacBook the other day (these are pretty much all detailed in the link): 1. Go to System Preferences, choose 'Users & Groups', choose your user, choose 'Login items', look to see if there's ...
by Richard Fairhurst
25 Nov 2019, 2:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: My search engine has gone strange
Replies: 28
Views: 675

Re: My search engine has gone strange

Yep, you've got a search hijacker. :( I've encountered it on both my inlaws' MacBooks. Generally it happens when you download and install something, which then installs the hijacker along with it. There are a lot of variants of this so unfortunately it's difficult to provide a series of catch-all in...
by Richard Fairhurst
20 Nov 2019, 12:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heathrow to Folkestone??
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: Heathrow to Folkestone??

If you're not entirely set on Folkestone, I'd have suggested National Express from Heathrow to Brighton. You could find somewhere to leave your boxes in Brighton, and then take the ferry to France from Newhaven - just nine miles' easy riding along the coast from Brighton. However... the Heathrow-Bri...
by Richard Fairhurst
20 Nov 2019, 12:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 6207

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

I hope you get somewhere, not just for your own sake, but also so that there's a precedent which others can point to when fighting similarly negligent installations.
by Richard Fairhurst
19 Nov 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Couriering a bike back from France
Replies: 11
Views: 713

Re: Couriering a bike back from France

Richard; Could one have boxed it themself in a free LBS cardboard box? Looking at their website, yes, but they have an "own box" charge which is about the same cost as one of their own boxes! So no saving,s adly. Thanks for the reply, Richard. I've had look at the Sherpr website. It certa...
by Richard Fairhurst
18 Nov 2019, 11:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Couriering a bike back from France
Replies: 11
Views: 713

Re: Couriering a bike back from France

Yes - the box was an extra £40 I think. It wasn't cheap, but otherwise my bike would have been stuck in France for the foreseeable future (I'd left it with friends who suddenly realised they weren't going to have space for it in their van) so I was happy to pay!
by Richard Fairhurst
18 Nov 2019, 4:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Couriering a bike back from France
Replies: 11
Views: 713

Re: Couriering a bike back from France

I used Sherpr (sherpr.com) to get my bike back from the Auvergne this summer. It's not especially cheap but they're helpful and responsive, the bike arrived in good shape, and the bike box is reusable.
by Richard Fairhurst
15 Nov 2019, 5:08pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: long distance canal route
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: long distance canal route

Waterways World did a big, well-researched article on modern horse-boating the other month. It basically doesn't happen any more other than seven localised operations, such as the one at Llangollen. Towpath vegetation is an issue, but the real problem is the number of moored boats - because the clut...
by Richard Fairhurst
15 Nov 2019, 1:43pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: long distance canal route
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: long distance canal route

There've been a few threads on this in the past, e.g. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?t=107477 . Bear in mind that many of what you might consider "waterways" are actually rivers and don't have a cyclable (or indeed any) towpath. For example, you'll get about one mile out of Ripo...
by Richard Fairhurst
15 Nov 2019, 1:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone come across the Adventure Ostro?
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Anyone come across the Adventure Ostro?

Adventure look like they're a new brand by H Young/Madison, who are the people behind Genesis, Ridgeback and (more recently) Saracen. That would make me think they're probably ok.