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 on: May 23, 2017, 08:21:02 PM 
Started by James Hatch - Last post by James Hatch
In this clip I am using my Sony A35-SLT camera with a 1.5 to 55 lens using auto focus. There i a voice over so turn up your sound.

 on: May 23, 2017, 06:54:41 PM 
Started by Thames Valley Police - Last post by Thames Valley Police
Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

One victim fell for the scam after calling a ‘help’ number advertised on a pop up window. The window which wouldn’t close said the victim had been affected by WannaCry Ransomware.

The victim granted the fraudsters remote access to their PC after being convinced there wasn’t sufficient anti-virus protection. The fraudsters then installed Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, which is actually free and took £320 as payment.

It is important to remember that Microsoft’s error and warning messages on your PC will never include a phone number.

Additionally Microsoft will never proactively reach out to you to provide unsolicited PC or technical support. Any communication they have with you must be initiated by you.

How to protect yourself

Don't call numbers from pop-up messages.
Never allow remote access to your computer.
Always be wary of unsolicited calls. If you’re unsure of a caller’s identity, hang up.
Never divulge passwords or pin numbers.
Microsoft or someone on their behalf will never call you.
If you believe you have already been a victim

Get your computer checked for any additional programmes or software that may have been installed.
Contact your bank to stop any further payments being taken.

 on: May 23, 2017, 06:07:18 PM 
Started by Thames Valley Police - Last post by Thames Valley Police
"I am sure you will be aware of the terror incident last night (Monday) in Manchester".
"Details continue to emerge.  However, at this stage it is being reported that a lone man detonated an improvised explosive device at Manchester Arena at the end of a concert".
"At the current time, reports have stated that 22 people have died and 59 people have been injured and our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families. Greater Manchester Police are heading up this investigation and I understand an arrest of a 23yr old man has already been made".
"I know that this will be a very difficult time for our communities, dealing with the shock of such a callous incident in our country, worrying about what next. I am also aware that in the past such attacks have resulted in an increase in hate crime nationally and can affect the normally cohesive state of established communities. All my local officers are aware of this and will remain vigilant".
"That said, policing can never work well without the help of our communities. I need your help, to monitor any tensions or community issues that arise as a result of this horrific incident.  I would ask you all to be vigilant, to report any suspicious activity and to try to do all you can, to ensure anyone suffering from hate crime in reprisal attacks, are encouraged to come forward and let us know".
“It is important that we all continue to remain vigilant, but also to go about our daily lives. We would ask people to be alert and report any suspicious activity to police on the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789321 or dialing 999".
Kind regards
Superintendent Bhupinder Rai
Windsor and Maidenhead LPA Commander
Maidenhead Police Station

 on: May 23, 2017, 03:26:23 PM 
Started by Aries - Last post by Aries
Today, with the terrible news of the atrocities in Manchester and the mediaeval abuse of human rights in Indonesia it would be difficult to be nothing but depressed.  However, I took an undignified tumble today walking back home in Cookham – nothing too serious but a rather bloody spectacle!  A SSE service van was passing by and did a U-Turn on the main road.  He stopped to ask if I was OK.  He stopped again on his way back to double check.  A small thing but it was much appreciated. 

There are still good people around.

 on: May 23, 2017, 08:02:16 AM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by tudorrose
Fair play to Barry and his wife they are stars but neither they nor the Parish Council should have had to clear  up after the lazy beggars who can't be bothered to take their litter home with them. They should bill the organisers of this event for the time they spent. It's a commercial outfit making plenty of money at this and similar events across the country !!

 on: May 22, 2017, 08:38:52 PM 
Started by RBWM Press Release - Last post by Dragonman
Then there is Mr. Corblimy, who couldn't organize a "Beer-fest," in a brewery!

 on: May 22, 2017, 06:50:25 PM 
Started by RBWM Press Release - Last post by Joni
Or Mrs Mayhem...

 on: May 22, 2017, 04:47:05 PM 
Started by Thames Valley Police - Last post by Thames Valley Police
20/5  Saturday 12.15 p.m.  Ellington Park.  Possible burglary.  The owner was at home watching TV, when they heard heavy breathing and footsteps inside the kitchen.  He went to investigate and found a man walking into the kitchen.  The man was challenged on being disturbed, immediately made off.  The owner saw a second man outside keeping watch.  They ran through a garden gate where a third man was waiting.  They were apparently in the road delivering leaflets !!  During House to House enquiries, a neighbour remembers seeing 3 men getting into a dark BMW and driving off.
19/5  Friday 8 a.m. / 10.30 a.m.  The Wickets.  Thieves entered the garden then forced the frame of a rear window next to the door.  They then reached in and opened the door using THE KEY WHICH WAS LEFT IN THE DOOR.  Two TVs a laptop, a tablet and a freeview box stolen.
19/5  Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Lake View X 2.  1.  CAR LEFT UNLOCKED ON THE DRIVEWAY, ENTERED AND SEARCHED.  SAT NAV LEFT ON THE WINDSCREEN STOLEN. 2.  The owner of a car was awoken by the sound of their car door being opened.  They looked out of the window and saw a man trying to get in.  They shouted and banged on the window, disturbing the thief.  He immediately got on a bike and made off.  The owner was sure the car was locked, BUT THE CAR WAS ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS WITH NO DAMAGE CAUSED.
22/5  Monday midnight / 7 a.m.  Camperdown. CAR LEFT UNLOCKED ON THE DRIVEWAY, ENTERED AND SEARCHED.  Cash and bank cards stolen.
19/5  Friday 3 p.m. / 7.15 p.m.  King Street.  Locked up bike in a bike rack stolen.  A black & red, Giant, mountain bike.
20/5  Saturday 3 p.m. / 9.20 p.m.  Station, Station Approach.  Locked up bike in a bike rack stolen.  A black & yellow, Scott Aspect 940 17 man’s, mountain bike.  WITH FRAME NUMBER !
21/5  Sunday 2.30 a.m.  Cordwallis Road.  Someone has kicked a wing mirror off of a car.
19/5  Friday 7.45 a.m.  Pub, Sutton Road, Cookham.  A car pulled up behind them at traffic lights, someone got out and hit is car window 3 times, smashing it.
19/5  Friday 1 a.m. / 2 a.m.  Mapledurham Walk.  Three lads reported walking suspiciously around the area.  The owner reported that they jumped over her fence, damaging the top of the fence, 2 garden ornaments and knocking over plant pots.  No attempt to break in to the house.  This may have been witnessed by neighbours.  The police were not called.
8/5 – 19/5  Green Leys.  The owner has had a continual problem with a group of lads banging on his doors and windows, then running away.  The door has now been damaged.
20/5  Saturday midnight / 9 a.m.  Allenby Road.  CAR LEFT UNLOCKED ON THE DRIVEWAY, ENTERED AND SEARCHED.  An envelope containing cash stolen.
19/5  Friday 1 p.m.  Pinkney’s Road.  The owner had parked the van to make a delivery.  While she was parked, an elderly man came up to the van and tapped on the window smiling.  The driver wound down the window, to hear what he was saying.  He said that she had parked across his driveway.  She wound up the window and started to put on her seat belt, when he pulled open the door.  She tried to close the door, but he kept pulling it open.  Eventually she managed to close it and drive off, but was distressed by this.
21/5 – 22/5  Sunday 6 p.m. / Monday 7.30 a.m.  Palmers Close.  Car keyed.
19/5 – 20/5  Friday 11 p.m. / Saturday 6.30 p.m.  Boyn Valley Road.  Both windscreen wipers stolen. 

 on: May 21, 2017, 08:35:25 PM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by CLIPPER
Even though litter pickers were out this morning (sitting down out side the White Oak), I feel that the Cookham Station Master and his wife (?) should get a BIG THANK YOU as I saw them litter picking the train station area and the parade at park.


 on: May 21, 2017, 05:18:21 PM 
Started by James Hatch - Last post by James Hatch
This is the follow up to the Feiyu-Tech gimbal and the GoPro 4 camera. It ha a voice over with several gaps so one can study the gimbal action.

Mind you I am still in the experimental stage, always trying out new ideas, as you will find out this is a very fast moving hobby. What is new today, is old hat tomorrow.

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