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    Audio Cassettes

    My new car has only a CD player, and the dealer wants an outrageous sum to fit an optional tape deck. I have over 1000 classical music cassettes collected over the years, many of which are no longer...
  2. Thread: Translation

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    Re: Translation

    Thanks everyone. I was asking in the context of an American cookery book.

    Pat <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>
  3. Thread: Translation

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    Translation

    US-Brit translation please. a) What is a "tube pan? <img src=/S/confused3.gif border=0 alt=confused3 width=45 height=45>

    /forums/images/smilies/cool.gif What is farina? <img src=/S/help.gif...
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    Re: Scrambled egg secrets?

    I came to this thread a bit late; but I notice nobody seems to have mentioned the most important point of all - use really fresh eggs. The way to tell is to put the egg in cold water. If it lies flat...
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    Re: Dumb initial questions (Firefox 1.0PR)

    Really dumb question. Why do you want to get rid of the Google bar in "friefox" (sic) ?

    Pat
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    Re: Google Tricks

    I was pleased to find that it works just as well with european spelling metres! Typing in my UK post-code (zip to Americans) EX15 1JP did indeed produce the road in which I live, together with some...
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    Re: Norton Internet Security Install Issue

    You say your computer isn't protected, so I assume you don't have a previous version. I've just had a trouble free installation of 2005. It instructed me to remove previous versions.Could you have...
  8. Re: Slow IE6 (6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_rtm.o40803-21

    I've had exactly the same problem also for months! I've tried several solutions helpfully suggested by loungers, including all the spyware removers. When I fire up IE6 Task Manager instantly...
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    Re: Sauce from Graden tomatoes

    Oven dried tomatoes taste just as good as the "sun dried" ones you buy at exorbitant prices. Halve the toms, place the halves on a baking tray, and out in the oven at about 80-90 degrees Celsius....
  10. Thread: Pickles

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    Re: Pickles

    Fascinating! Thanks Hans. I must see if there's a site devoted to parsnips, and if not I'll consider setting one up.

    Pat
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    Re: Pickles

    When scaling down I tend to do it quite approximately. After one or two attempts you learn which spices you like, and you start to use them accordingly, upping some and downing others.

    I think you...
  12. Thread: Pickles

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    Re: Pickles

    I've found this page quite useful. http://recipes.chef2chef.net/recipe-indexa/arc-1736.htm . I've done quite a lot of pickling and found it quite easy to scale down recipes. Experiment! You'll soon...
  13. Thread: No Salt

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    Re: No Salt

    A couple of points to watch. Some lists of ingredients give sodium content, and some give salt content. Multiply by 2.5 to convert.

    Also, salt substitutes are nearly all potassium chloride based....
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    Re: Frozen Fries = 'Fresh Vegetables'!!?

    Some products such as peas and sweetcorn deteriorate so rapidly when picked, that if frozen within a couple of hours of picking and bought from the freezer cabinet a month later,they are often...
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    Automatic disconnect (Firefox 0.9)

    I've been happily surfing, sending and receiving emails, etc. for the past hour. Every so often a window pops up telling me that my internet connection has been idle for the past twenty minutes, and...
  16. Re: Firefox forums unavailable for days (Firefox .

    I note on the Firefox forums general page a message in side box " The forums are in overload mode. Certain parts of the forums have been disabled. Have you donated lately?"

    Pat <img...
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    Re: installing Internet Explorer (6)

    May I butt in with a supplementary? I'm happy with Mozilla and Opera, and I'm thinking of uninstalling IE. I'm running Windows XP Home and IE6. Am I likely to run into any snags?

    Pat George
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    Re: Seeking Enlightenment

    Thanks Joel and DocWatson. I can now tackle US recipes with greater confidence. Actually my original query was sparked by 'Finnish Cookery' by an American Finn, Beatrice Ojakangas.

    Regards,
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    Re: Seeking Enlightenment

    I've seen a recipe calling for half a cup of beetroot! Anyway, acting on Skitterbug's suggestion I've moved this topic to Skuttlebutt.

    Pat
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    Re: Seeking Enlightenment

    Somehow the words "American" and "smaller than" don't seem to go together <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15> *

    Pat

    * Sorry folks. There's no smiley for tongue...
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    Re: Seeking Enlightenment

    Thanks to all of you. <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> I have to agree that a cup of lettuce leaves does sound strange to a European ear. I wonder why the...
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    Seeking Enlightenment

    I quite enjoy cookery, and especially seeking out new recipes. There's a lot of good stuff on the net <img src=/S/yum.gif border=0 alt=yum width=15 height=15>; but much of it is American. I long ago...
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    Re: Anyone have a good eggnog recipe?

    Frankly folks this European is bemused, bothered, and bewilldered. I've been eating raw eggs all of my 68 years without ill effects, and have every intention of continuing to do so! Any way the...
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    Re: CPU usage (IE6, bang up to date)

    Thanks for the tip Loretta. I'm afraid it didn't work for me; but I'm grateful nonetheless. I've now discovered Mozilla and given up worrying!

    Best wishes for 2004

    Pat George <img...
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    CPU usage (IE6, bang up to date)

    A week ago I installed Dragon Naturally Speaking. It runs fine. Next day I booted and opened IE I found everything incredibly slow. Task manager shows IE taking up 98-99% of CPU usage, which is...
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