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CYOA

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active Oct 2019

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    Never really looked at this before but quite interesting. Why for example under 'multi core' would recent MacBook pros absolutely destroy everything except iMac pro/Mac Pro? Whereas single core it's much of a muchness.

    Thinking of trading my late 2015 iMac for a new macbook pro. The top mbp beats it on both counts but on single core only by 100 points or so.

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    I'm super careful about giving my number out - it's not posted anywhere publically online (though searching it now it does appear on those phone number list websites).

    And I use that email address only for booking hotels/paying council tax etc.

    I'll just get a new set.

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    Yeah I don't see it stopping any time soon. Bum.

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    It's a different number and email address every time.
    Even the 'replys' with a chain seem to come from completely different addresses.

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    And yet here we are :/

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    I've recently seen a big surge of spam from India to an old hotmail account I use for bills / hotel bookings etc. The spam seems targeted at me offering me web design / app dev etc. I suppose someone could have matched my hotmail to anything publically available online which, if they didn't do proper research, could suggest I would have an interest in these services (I don't but I understand the confusion).

    If I respond and tell them to kindly remove me from their lists does that equal (under the law of england and wales) me giving them the deed to my house?

    Similarly, and during the same time period, I've had LOTS of calls from Indian call centres, redirected through UK-appearing numbers, offering the same, to my mobile.

    I don't answer unknowns, rarely answer mobiles I don't recognise (unless I'm expecting a call) and google landlines before I pick up.

    I'm getting about 15 emails per day (including follow up emails - 'you didn't reply, just checking you're still interested' etc).

    I'm getting about 25 calls per day. (I started typing this when I had a call I didn't recognise and have had 2 more since I started typing - 02071 and 02073).

    Anything to be done? In the past I just got a new sim card but it would be a big effort these days to go through and update all of the contacts I would want to have my new number)? Also the social awkwardness of updating someone I never speak to (but might one day).

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    travolta at the top of his game here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjRbt9ajĀ­AS0

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    Right? I've been using it for PUBG recently after losing my shit with bootcamp. It's not perfect for the live PvP nature of PUBG (though it doesn't stop the chicken dinners) but it's very passable for DayZ and max settings on anything is always a treat.

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    Cheers, yep, will keep the IR (when repaired). Should have added I'm after something waterproof. Slightly fearful ML will be much chunkier than my tastes but we'll see.

    Thanks also to @Thrustvector and @hugo7 - will take a look at William Lennon, too.

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