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Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 15 Minutes ago by: Robin

I think that's a matter of personal choice as to size https://bananaprosthetics.com/pages/a-propos

Online Banking preference.

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Posted: 15 Minutes ago by: David Paste

Hello, I currently do my online banking via a web browser on Windows 10. I have no desire to have an online banking app on my mobile phone. With the upcoming Windows 11 "upgrade" I have been thinking of moving to Linux. I'm not really bo

Re: Heathrow passenger pick up (thread)

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Posted: 30 Minutes ago by: GB

If your visitors are elderly, one with a replacement leg, would they be eligible for 'special assistance' in the airport? There's often miles of walking in the airport, and if they can't do it now is the time to speak up, so they get t

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 35 Minutes ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Most of the plumbing in this house was lead too when I bought it. And as you say, cutting it showed a nice coating of 'lime' inside the pipe. Making the lead safe. Since my pressure and flow are OK I've left it as lead up to the stopcock

Re: OT: shortage of boxes

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Posted: 36 Minutes ago by: Andrew

There is chap who lives in ?South Wales who binned an old hard drive many years ago, which held details of bitcoins that he had allegedly bought when they were a few dollars each. He even tried to persuade the local council to mine the

Definitely DIY

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Posted: 40 Minutes ago by: Radio Man

I'm thinking of buying a Fleshlight. Anyone got any makes/models that they'd like to recommend? Is worth paying the extra for one with a built in vibrator? Tia.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 42 Minutes ago by: Andrew

Pimlico plumbers !!. Good job the insurance co is paying the bill.

Re: Combination Boilers (thread)

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Posted: 45 Minutes ago by: Andrew

That's what my house had around the pipes buried in the ground floor screed. Fairly typical of the 1970's. If it hasn't disintegrated to dust then the leak hasn't been that serious (yet). resoldering really means draining the system whi

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 46 Minutes ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Latest part of the saga. Plumber (Pimlico) refuses to repair the pipe due to unsafe working conditions - flooded cellar. And won't pump it out due to the stuff stored there - says it has to be cleared first. Next door got theirs pumped out

Re: Duration of 1st charge of drill battery

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Posted: 48 Minutes ago by: legg

You need a new battery. Don't leave this battery chemistry in the dumb charger. There are relacement parts for most old battery packs, including nicad. RL

Re: Fault mode with Sealey Pillar drill electrics? (thread)

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Posted: 57 Minutes ago by: Andrew

Cough. No RCD on that circuit ?

Re: Heathrow passenger pick up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Hours 10 Minutes ago by: Tim Lamb

In message <jeetqeFqkplU1@mid.individual.net>, Mark Carver <mark.carver@invalid.invalid> writes A point. Mostly I'll be sitting at my desk for on-line purchases but which fuel outlets I frequent might be valuable:-)

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Hours 24 Minutes ago by: The Natural Philosop

And diesel engines are less than 40% effcient, but electric motors are nearer 90%.

Re: Beginners guide to network switches

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Posted: 2 Hours 43 Minutes ago by: www.GymRats.uk

little Netgear switches are extremely reliable form my experience. I still have the first Netgear firewall/router I bought for the shop 20+ years ago in operation as Wi-Fi access point (FWAG114). and an 8 port and a 16 port switch bot

Re: Glowworm micron 60FF reset (thread)

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Posted: 2 Hours 46 Minutes ago by: Paul Carlton

Hi A bit of an update in case anyone is interested. I tried a board from CET, but got the same fault. There was no noise from the boiler, but in desperation I tried F3, and have had no resets for 2 weeks. I did a mains water flush yesterda

Re: Heathrow passenger pick up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Hours 46 Minutes ago by: Mark Carver

Presumably you don't have a credit card either, or don't you mind the banks knowing your movements ?

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Hours 48 Minutes ago by: Richard

Is that swallowed sideways?

Re: Heathrow passenger pick up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: Richard

I don't have money to burn and they are still happy to take my cash. Did a pick-up from Heathrow recently. Arrived 10 minutes after the flight landed and was still screwed by delayed baggage/immigration/whatever. £14.50 for parking :(

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 17 Minutes ago by: John Rumm

I think you are conflating a couple of unrelated things here... there *is* a case where an activation can be tied to a MS account, but that is not what we are describing here[1] Once you have a working and activated Win 10 install on

Re: Heathrow passenger pick up (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 30 Minutes ago by: Tim Lamb

In message <c24040ab-7620-2899-7c67-773aa24cddf9@outlook.com>, Robin <rbw@outlook.com> writes Clang! I do actually possess a MOTOe5 but object to Google knowing where I am in the world, roughly what I am doing and who are all my contact

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 32 Minutes ago by: NY

"Richard" <smithski@btinternet.com.invalid> wrote in message news:t5tcal$17d7$1@gioia.aioe.org... Good point. I was thinking of geometric, forgetting about orientation. Anyone for a trans banana?

Re: Heathrow passenger pick up (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 39 Minutes ago by: Theo

That appears to be because you can only prebook per whole day. If you turn up you can get it the hour (or first 30 / 45 mins). I assume it's pay-on-exit of some form, so you know how long you've stayed at the time of payment. Short sta

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 40 Minutes ago by: Richard

Orientation, or geometric?

Re: Heathrow passenger pick up (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 57 Minutes ago by: Robin

IME it's not safe to assume everyone understands that real time traffic inf and apps to pay for parking require a cheap smart phone with *data* - contract or PAYG - not one with an old PAYG call/text only tariff where you can just sti

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 2 Minutes ago by: NY

"Richard" <smithski@btinternet.com.invalid> wrote in message news:t5t9j7$1uk1$1@gioia.aioe.org... And are they bent or straight bananas?

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 8 Minutes ago by: Paul

I've never done it this way, but gave it a try. https://www.intowindows.com/how-to-clean-install-windows-10-from-iso-file-without-usbdvd/ 1) Download the ISO. 2) Mount the ISO as a virtual DVD drive thing. https://www.i

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 9 Minutes ago by: Colin Bignell

I remember cutting out a section of lead water pipe in London. It looked like the cautionary pictures of furred up arteries.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 11 Minutes ago by: Richard

No, the fragrance of the dunny dweller is unmistakable.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 16 Minutes ago by: The Natural Philosop

My auto box does that in granddad mode, but in sport it changes down and does engine braking which seems to use less fuel..making a seamless shift with a torque converter seems to use huge amounts of fuel

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 24 Minutes ago by: alan_m

On the other side of the world where everything is upside down gravity barely holds things down to the earth's surface so the rolling resistance of a car is a lot less.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 27 Minutes ago by: Richard

Ah, but what size banana? At my age, my body averages several WTFs, which is very probably below the 100W you are guessing at.

Re: Heathrow passenger pick up (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 38 Minutes ago by: John Rumm

A cheap smart phone also gives you a continuously updated satnav with real time traffic information... See above :-) There is an argument for having the smartphone even if it is not your "proper" mobile, and it can live in the car...

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 39 Minutes ago by: Scott

Could it not equally be his mate Commander Kinsey / James Wilkinson?

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 41 Minutes ago by: Clive Arthur

Nearer 410 bananas. 1kWh is 860 Calories, a banana is 105 Calories. [And 2000 Calories is 2.3kWh meaning your body averages something under 100W.]

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 46 Minutes ago by: Andy Burns

How often do new users stumble upon usenet? Every time you see a new nym, ask youself "Is this Rod?" a couple of sentences is all it takes to decide that it is, in 90% of cases.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 2 Minutes ago by: Andy Burns

Mine does that, and when going downhill, will also stop the engine.

Re: Heathrow passenger pick up (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 5 Minutes ago by: Tim Lamb

Re: Heathrow passenger pick up (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 20 Minutes ago by: Tim Lamb

In message <4cx*iwiOy@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk>, Theo <theom+news@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes Ok. Terminology confusion on my part! Awkward if it involves using a smart phone. Probably. My daughter will travel by train to do the ac

Re: Heathrow passenger pick up (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 50 Minutes ago by: Theo

No experience but I think 'meet and greet' is where the airport people meet and greet *you*, ie you drop off the car with them before going to catch a flight, rather than dropping off in a remote car park and taking a long walk/catching a

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 6 Hours 2 Minutes ago by: Andy Burns

You need zero knowledge of any previous accounts or password, you don't have to have a microsoft account, nothing needs to remain on the hard drive, the installer gathers data (MAC address, serial numbers etc) from the hardware and th

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 6 Hours 46 Minutes ago by: Martin Brown

Repair from media usually works OK unless the system is very badly corrupted. It won't fix "don't know the admin password" or have access to the email account of the previous admin though. My faith in such cloud based systems is somewh

Re: Heathrow passenger pick up (thread)

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Posted: 6 Hours 54 Minutes ago by: NY

"Tim Lamb" <tim@marfordfarm.demon.co.uk> wrote in message news:ierTXhPtwfgiFwGG@marfordfarm.demon.co.uk... Airports really have you over a barrel. Either you pay to park to drop off/pick up, or else your passengers pay to get public tran

Re: Combination Boilers (thread)

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Posted: 6 Hours 56 Minutes ago by: Brian

There is some wrapping visible around the joint that has failed. It looks like that hessian like stuff used for insulation in the past but not easy to see via FaceTime.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 7 Hours 31 Minutes ago by: Richard

42 bananas.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 7 Hours 32 Minutes ago by: Robin

or a tenner if, despite Amazon's practices, you don't have Prime. May be cheaper options locally - e.g. at ASDA.

Heathrow passenger pick up

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Posted: 7 Hours 41 Minutes ago by: Tim Lamb

Moderately OT but may interest others here.. Collecting two elderly American visitors, one with a replacement leg, from Heathrow T3 tomorrow morning and struggling to get my head around the short term *meet and greet* parking set up! Sl

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 8 Hours 43 Minutes ago by: Andy Burns

Push the boat out, get a 32GB USB3 for a fiver ... <https://amazon.co.uk/SanDiskUSB/dp/B075KKCJGB>

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 8 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: Andy Burns

Then use the Windows Media Creation Tool to make a bootable USB stick, from that remove the existing partitions and let it install, it'll find the machine in MS's database and activate the old Win10 licence, job done.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 9 Hours 25 Minutes ago by: Fredxx

Last I looked 85% of electricity was generated with fossil fuels, and given generation and the grid transmission efficiency is nominally 30%, you need to multiply that accordingly. I would suggest 16 litres. Or 73mpg. A modern diesel s

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 13 Hours 53 Minutes ago by: Rod Speed

Or very depraved like Adam.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 15 Hours 23 Minutes ago by: Animal

Wiping the current install out fully & linux are the only options I'm looking at for now. Not interested in preserving any of the garbage now on it. I don't have usb sticks, but have plenty of usb interfaces + hdds (no laptop hdds tho).

Re: Fault mode with Sealey Pillar drill electrics? (thread)

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Posted: 15 Hours 44 Minutes ago by: John Rumm

I have heard of problems caused by a missing "ground" before, I guess this is kind of the inverse!

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 16 Hours 28 Minutes ago by: Paul

HTML and the web, started in the "CERN era", where the web wasn't used for tracking people, and the protocol was there to share information with the user. Naturally, this does not take a lot of horsepower. No Javascript back then. Just s

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 16 Hours 36 Minutes ago by: Colin Bignell

Which, in my day, would have been a different department. The incomer would be the Engineering Department. From the company fuses onwards was the Commercial Department. Different skill sets and different responsibilities.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 16 Hours 57 Minutes ago by: Animal

Might be worth getting a quote from someone way outside the area. Maybe somewhere relatively deprived.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 16 Hours 59 Minutes ago by: Animal

recently a house was reconnected that had partially 1930s wiring with a 60s CU. Butit hadn't been condemned as dangerous or disconnected previously, it just got a new incomer.

Re: Some basic block laying questions (thread)

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Posted: 17 Hours ago by: John Walliker

Just one thing to remember - make sure everything is very dry before you start to use it. I discovered that a damp paving stone used as the base for a BBQ explodes very spectacularly once it gets hot. John

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 17 Hours 10 Minutes ago by: Animal

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 17 Hours 18 Minutes ago by: Animal

In Russia there are people called Tractor & Voucher. In Thailand, Tuktuk is a popularish name. In the Philippines there's Bongbong & Dingdong.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 17 Hours 26 Minutes ago by: Animal

Years ago I ran a browser with lots of tabs & much more on win 98 with 32M ram, 200MHz cpu and an old HDD for swap. By picking the right software it ran fine (other than the usual 98 instability). If you can't get decent performance from

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 17 Hours 30 Minutes ago by: Scott

I did not realise that. The laws of physics are different in Australia.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 17 Hours 38 Minutes ago by: Tim Streater

A litre contains about 10kWh, so that's 5 litres. A gallon is 4.55 litres. So there you are.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 6 Minutes ago by: Tim+

Gears? An abomination forced upon a motor with terrible power characteristics! ;-) In reality, I’d bet that doing 40mph in a lower gear would still be more economical than 55 in top just because of wind resistance. Tim

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 13 Minutes ago by: Tim Streater

I was in California. There are some differences between states. There are some things that were better regarding roas/traffic. One is the Turn-right-on-red-if-its-safe. The other is the hard rule that if an emergency vehicle is passing,

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 39 Minutes ago by: NY

"Tim+" <tim.downie@gmail.com> wrote in message news:38662732.674319089.124860.tim.downie-gmail.com@news.individual.net... The most efficient speed is probably the slowest at which you can drive in top gear. So 40 mph in sixth may be more

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 19 Hours 7 Minutes ago by: NY

"Tim Streater" <timstreater@greenbee.net> wrote in message news:jeam41F252oU1@mid.individual.net... I don't remember seeing any junctions with two exits for the two directions. Maybe I was lucky - this was in rural Massachusetts (towns a

Re: Fault mode with Sealey Pillar drill electrics? (thread)

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Posted: 19 Hours 7 Minutes ago by: jkn

Update - problem found and fixed I have a small bench grinder nearby, and on closer examination (having taken the NVR switch etc out) I discovered that on some recent use I had rather carelessly allowed the cable to the drill to ... ahem

Re: Combination Boilers (thread)

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Posted: 19 Hours 20 Minutes ago by: Andrew

No-one has asked if this copper pipework is protected with 'horsehair' or whatever, insulation ?. If is in direct contact with 'concrete' (I assume screed) then I would expect some insidious hidden corrosion if there has been a long-sta

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 19 Hours 26 Minutes ago by: Rod Speed

williamwright <wrightsaerials@f2s.com> wrote Turkey is currently seeing 70% Zimbabwe and Venezuela far more than that.

Re: Some basic block laying questions (thread)

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Posted: 19 Hours 28 Minutes ago by: Rod Speed

That's fucked. There is no overlap horizontally between the courses. And fucked. No foooting either.

Re: Some basic block laying questions (thread)

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Posted: 19 Hours 37 Minutes ago by: Rod Speed

Its the same as a house with two rooms blocks wise. Just much smaller.

Re: Some basic block laying questions (thread)

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Posted: 19 Hours 39 Minutes ago by: Rod Speed

All hanged himself, he got too many questions he couldn't answer. I have done a whole very large house. That is the way to do it. No it's not. That's correct. This is alright in practice but when the width No it isn't and is es

Re: Heat only Boiler - The sytem upgrade - boiler sizing and (thread)

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Posted: 19 Hours 40 Minutes ago by: Roger Mills

NO - DON'T DO IT!! Your boiler is designed to be part of a sealed primary system, with inhibitor to prevent corrosion. It is not designed to handle a constant flow of new oxygenated water without inhibitor - you'd get scale *and* corr

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 19 Hours 52 Minutes ago by: lacksey

Don't believe that, that step claim never happens Ditto. No chance. That wasn't seen in 2008/9 In fact we are actually seeing record low unemployment. That wasn't seen in 2008/9

Re: OT Google timeline help (thread)

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Posted: 19 Hours 57 Minutes ago by: Rod Speed

He doesn't have one. He doesn't have one, just an obscenely obese cat that can't walk anywhere. That's what the apprentices are for, stupid.

Re: Fault mode with Sealey Pillar drill electrics? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Hours 30 Minutes ago by: jkn

Thanks John I have actually started taking a look now ... one slight surprise is that there is a model number for the NVR switch, and that it seems possible to get replacements. I am a cheapskate though... The fuse is OK, so it's now a m

Re: Combination Boilers (thread)

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Posted: 21 Hours 52 Minutes ago by: RJH

FWIW, that happened to mine (9 year old Ideal Logic) last winter. Not that - yet. Yep, had that here too :-)

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 22 Hours 39 Minutes ago by: Jethro_uk

That's nice dear Or the M5 J2-J1.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 22 Hours 40 Minutes ago by: Jethro_uk

Again, if they were serious about this environment bollocks, they'd flatten a fucktonne of roads. The A419 Hot Air Balloon road in Gloucestershire springs to mind.

Re: Fault mode with Sealey Pillar drill electrics? (thread)

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Posted: 22 Hours 55 Minutes ago by: John Rumm

Fuse would be a good first check. Then work back from there. Check mains gets to the NVR switch, then out of it, then to the motor. If it looks like the motor, then common failure mode is knackered start capacitor. However you will usu

Re: Combination Boilers (thread)

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Posted: 23 Hours 2 Minutes ago by: John Rumm

There are a few possibilities there. There may be a leak in a place it is not obvious like under the ground floor, or could even be inside the main heat exchanger of the boiler (the leak would then leak to the condensate drain and neve

Re: Old phone connection boxes (thread)

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Posted: 23 Hours 11 Minutes ago by: williamwright

Ditto. We had a four digit Doncaster number! Bill

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 23 Hours 14 Minutes ago by: williamwright

I was trading when inflation was twenty-something percent. It was an absolute nightmare. Bill

Re: Some basic block laying questions (thread)

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Posted: 23 Hours 16 Minutes ago by: Richard

Not an answer to your question, but if I were building a BBQ I'd do something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLHoo2a15Ro Easy to build, easy to modify.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 23 Hours 23 Minutes ago by: ARW

That's about the MPG difference I get in the van when stopping at the roundabouts and not stopping. Although in lockdown my MPG dropped as I was able to drive as fast as I wanted:-)

He is wrong

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Posted: 23 Hours 40 Minutes ago by: ARW

And this one has powers to arrest you https://youtu.be/iPbPnXXfJPw?t 7

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 23 Hours 56 Minutes ago by: JNugent

Even though the reported rate of inflation is actually higher [in some cases, a lot higher] in most EU countries than in the UK? See: <https://www.statista.com/statistics/225698/monthly-inflation-rate-in-eu-countries/>

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day ago by: Richard

That's because you're discussing with rod speed.

Re: Old phone connection boxes (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day ago by: Jim Jackson

When I were a lad, the family got the first phone in the late 1960's. We lived in a council house, and the phone was one of the first on our estate. My grandfather, a not-very affluent freelance journalist, had a phone and a car in the

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day ago by: Tim+

Personally, I find this highly doubtful. Given the way that wind resistance rises with the square of speed (in general) it seems incredibly improbably that 55 mph should be more economical than 40 mph say. Far more likely is that the O

Fault mode with Sealey Pillar drill electrics?

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Posted: 1 Day ago by: jkn

Hi All I have a Sealey Pillar Drill - perhaps half a step up from the Aldi/Lidl/MachineMart basic pillar drills. It has always worked fine, but today it fails to start when I press the green button ;-(. Mains supply is known good. No n

Re: Old phone connection boxes (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: Colin Bignell

My father's employers paid for him to have a telephone as he was one of the key holders for the factory. Probably in the late 50s.

Re: Some basic block laying questions (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: leen...@yahoo.co.uk

Thanks Dave. I have plotted it out (in Excel) on the computer but that was before I found out about this half bonding thing. So I know I have to change it but not sure how as my situation isn't as easy as the examples I found online :)

Re: Old phone connection boxes (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: Brian

It could have been a nurse’s house. I’d not thought of that. Growing up on a Council Estate in the NE, I don’t recall anyone having phones until I went to Grammar school and met people from the ‘posh’ areas.

Re: Some basic block laying questions (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Best way is to draw it out to scale on your computer. Easier to alter that than blocks.

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: Tim Lamb

In message <t5qsli$eou$1@dont-email.me>, The Natural Philosopher <tnp@invalid.invalid> writes You are going to struggle claiming that is not linked in some way to Brexit:-)

Some basic block laying questions

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Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: leen...@yahoo.co.uk

Hi all, I am going to start building an outdoor BBQ next weekend out of concrete blocks. It is about 1900mm wide, around 850mm deep, block legs each end and a block central leg in the middle. I have laid a few bricks/ blocks before but n

Re: Combination Boilers (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: Brian

Thank you. A follow up to my original post. As I mentioned, the system was drained following a ‘mishap’ causing a leak. The system has a history of needing repressurising every month or so, although there is no evidence of leaks

Re: Old phone connection boxes (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: The Natural Philosop

When I were a lad and these types of connectors were in use, several classes of people had telephones, and also cars. Typically the district nurse or the midwife would be on the phone, and could trundle up in a morris minor if needed.

Re: Old phone connection boxes (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

That probably dates it to pre war or at most the 1950s - by 1960 we were in full plastics mode. right, that is the 1960s style connector. I cant find reference to a 6 block - 4 or 8 yes, but not 6. These were succeeded by the oval pla

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

There is no single 'most economical speed' For a Boeing 737 its around 450mph For my car its around 65mph. For a bicycle its somewhere around 12mph. It is a mixture of three things on a wheeled vehicle - the least energy needed is when

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

In anything with weight and a large engine that is absolutely the case. I monitor fuel consumption on a per tank basis. Two stops to let people past on a narrow country road will take a 10 mile trip from 35mpg down to 30mpg.

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

I think this is the new normal. We are going to see a step increase in prices of around 40% and a corresponding reduction in living standards. That will impact the marginal industries that depend on discretionary consumer spending. In

Re: Combination Boilers (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: John Rumm

No not usually. The way they usually work is by having the main Heat Exchanger (Hx) heat a primary circulation loop. This heats the rads. When there is a demand for hot water, a diversion valve redirects this primary flow to s seconda

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: Scott

Airspeed rather than groundspeed I assume :-)

Re: Combination Boilers (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: Brian

Ok, thank you.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: charles

it will depend on the aerodynamics of the vehicle. I find my Enyaq is best at 62mph.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: Scott

No mate - efficient vehicle: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/nissan/micra-2003 Which was the point of my question, which others have already answered, thanks.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: Scott

I think we are at cross purposes here. I said I got better mpg travelling north despite a traffic jam, and attributed this to the wind. You responded that driving in lower gears for longer in the traffic jam may also have been a contri

Re: OT Google timeline help (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: Mike Rogers

Its Sunday Annon

Re: OT Google timeline help (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: Mike Rogers

Mow the lawn, walk the dog, at last resort wash the van! Mike

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: Mike Rogers

What 55MPH instead of your usual 35MPH? I also got caught in a traffic Back to your normal 35MPH without the traffic jam, and got 48.8 mpg. 55MPH is allegedly the most economical speed. Mike

Re: Old phone connection boxes (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: Bob Eager

Try here: https://telephonesuk.org.uk/connection-boxes/

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: lacksey

No, that staying in fifth gear doesn't work in a traffic jam.

Re: OT FA Cup final (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: ARW

No idea. It does not work.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Scott

Not following this unfortunately. Are you saying a gallon of petrol will take you more miles travelling in first and second gear with lots of stop-start than it would driving at a steady speed on a motorway?

Re: Old phone connection boxes (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: jkn

There are websites with images of all the old GPO gear, I am sure you will be able to find a reference there eg: https://telephonesuk.org.uk/connection-boxes/

Re: Combination Boilers (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 7 Hours ago by: Alan

No. It needs to have water , pressurised, in the primary circuit - the CH side. No. There are 2 heat exchangers, but only a gas flame in one. The CH HE is the larger of the 2, with the gas burner in it. For HW, the CH HE is fired up

Old phone connection boxes

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Posted: 1 Day 7 Hours ago by: Brian

Yesterday morning I was at eldest’s moving an outside tap and rerouting a TV antenna wire. During all of this, I noticed an old, disused, telephone connection box screwed to the wall. It must have been there decades. It was probably or

Combination Boilers

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Posted: 1 Day 7 Hours ago by: Brian

By Combination boiler I mean one which heats water for taps etc ‘instantly’ and for central heating radiators - in this case a sealed system. The actual boiler is a Green Star, a 25 from memory. ( Not ours, it is our eldest’s). The

Re: OT: France, you make me sick

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Posted: 1 Day 7 Hours ago by: Bob Martin

+1

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 8 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

alan_m <junk@admac.myzen.co.uk> wrote And even the food items like sugar, milk, fruit, veg, meat etc.

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 8 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

alan_m <junk@admac.myzen.co.uk> wrote Only because, like I said, with a shortage of what is used to make supermarket items, the manufacturers obviously make the brand name stuff because that has higher margins.

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 8 Hours ago by: ARW

Everything has gone up - we cannot hold a quote for more than 4 weeks

Re: Heat only Boiler - The sytem upgrade - boiler sizing and (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 8 Hours ago by: Alan

You want to run your domestic hot water through the heating heat exchanger, so you are running it like a combi boiler? If so, then no, you cant do that. Firstly the water in the HE is not potable, and should not be mixed with mains wa

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 8 Hours ago by: ARW

75MPH? I have CC set to 90MPH. Have a go on the M1 from junction 34 to 32. 60MPH for air quality - applies to all vehicles including electric ones. And when there was 25 miles of 50MPH road works further south I got brilliant MPG go

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 8 Hours ago by: alan_m

Most of it is more than satisfactory, especially non food items which is the stuff that seems to be in short supply on their shelves. I do get the impression that Lidl/Aldi and more busy recently.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 8 Hours ago by: ARW

£140 to fill up the van if using the cheapest fuel station. Sometimes that is 3 times a week

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 8 Hours ago by: alan_m

I was referring to lidl/aldi/home Bargains/B&M which are the main discount stores around my way

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 9 Hours ago by: ARW

I always get more MPG on the way to the office than on the way back in both the van or the car. 41 mile round trip. I have decided it's the roundabouts (17 of the bastards), other traffic and a heavy right foot. In a morning most of th

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 10 Hours ago by: Paul

Since the boot drive works on other hardware, here is the same OS tested on newer kit. This is integrated graphics, not even a separate video card. driver: amdgpu,ati bullwinkle@MINTM203:~$ inxi -F System: Host: MINTM203 Kernel: 5.1

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 10 Hours ago by: Paul

inxi -G ??? For that is the question. Sure, it's got *a* CPU and *some* RAM. For Linux, the graphics support is key. ******* Installing Mint Mate 20.3 on the laptop. V120 2.2GHz. HD4250 gpu. Has used 142MB of Swap already, when it

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 12 Hours ago by: Paul

What we know is, it's a single core CPU and (maybe) 3GB of RAM. In a newsgroup environment, the audience can comment on certain aspects of the job, but the OP ultimately does the work. In the best traditions of DIY. If the OP can find a

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 15 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Rod Speed <rod.speed.aaa@gmail.com> wrote And because with a big increase in the price of stuff in supermarkets, more are prepared to try the no name stuff to see if it is satisfactory.

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 15 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

alan_m <junk@admac.myzen.co.uk> wrote Aldi and LIdl both still do and so do our 3 majors. That is obviously due to the fact that when there is a shortage of what is used to make supermarket stuff, it clearly makes sense for the ma

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 15 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

.... IEE Regs 14th Edition in my day, but they were not legally enforceable, so engineers had to make judgements, based upon experience.

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 16 Hours ago by: alan_m

The problem I'm seeing in the local discounters is that they no longer have stock of the cheaper items or their "own brand" items. This month, and in many stores, what seems to be in short supply is detergents - everything from no-name

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 16 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

There are no hard and fast rules - it's a balance between engine efficiency, profile drag and rolling resistance. My current car is actually best at around 50-70mph in top gear. Stopping ruins the fuel economy.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 16 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Ther have been some horrendous accidents when people failed to do that. I made it a rule never to travel much faster than 20mph more than the people I was overtaking. Hurtlng past an old codger doing 60 mph and 120mph is fraught...

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

LOL!

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

That's not a fact. In fact rigid speed limits end up with people braking and accelerating all the time to keep to them. Biggest fuel burn for me is roads with humps in them and chicanes that are one way. Every time I slow or stop the ca

Re: OT: shortage of boxes

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Paul

To decide when to stop mining coins, you need to consult your spreadsheet that computes profit. I thought it dropped below profitable, a couple months ago for Bitcoin (depends on rig efficiency). Although more than a few of the operator

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: lacksey

Not in a traffic jam.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Scott

I was taught it depended on temperature and whether you were immediately going to drive something like five miles.

Re: DPC a few mm from edge of brick? (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: lacksey

I had the plastic overhanging the blocks below. Just the same ways as other pointing. No, that sees the mortar bridging the dpc. Yes, after the mortar has set. In practice it's not a probllem. I still have one section that I neve

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Tim Streater

I've never had a problem doing this. No lights come on and I don't get told off by the nice chaps at Toyota when I take the car in for service once a year. And pump nozzles here don't have a "large rubber collar or accordion-like tube o

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

NY <me@privacy.invalid> wrote Dunno, and not that easy to research using google maps street view. Yeah, the ones I use here all do that very well indeed. No. Yes, except in a traffic jam. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autobahn#

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Tim Streater

The bad thing about US freeways is that you have two off-roads at each actual exit, depending on which way you want to go (left or right) at the top. They do this instead of having a roundabout at the top as we do. Two bad consequences o

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Scott

Do lower gears improve fuel economy? I thought it was the other way round and fifth gear would be the most efficient.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Paul

I would not recommend doing that. Your car can have a charcoal filter, for reducing VOC from the fuel system. It runs off vacuum, and anything pulled through the canister is burned in the engine. The car is designed to cut off fuel fill

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Scott

Now it is done electronically using the chip, if they can find any :-)

DPC a few mm from edge of brick?

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Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: George Miles

I'm planning on installing DPC and a few courses of bricks on Monday. Should the DPC line up with the edge of the brick? In which case how to point it? Or in a few mm? And should it be cut back to the line of the brick in the cavity, or pr

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: NY

"Rod Speed" <rod.speed.aaa@gmail.com> wrote in message news:op.1l6el8ezbyq249@pvr2.lan... Good point: they may only have no limit on routes that never see dense traffic, and which are straighter and have fewer / safer junctions. Do Germ

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

SH <i.love.spam@spam.com> wrote Not convinced that it is often, I do look at the annual kids names popularity lists. Certain a mate of mine and his wife did that, but the first one is called Austin after the ancient Austin ute that

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

NY <me@privacy.invalid> wrote Problem with that claim is that likely the ones with no speed limit are also much safer to drive on and that is why the ones with a speed limit have a speed limit.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: SH

One day, You'll be at pump 5 having put in 30 quids of petrol... You'll be hoping its enough to get you to pump 6!

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: SH

Has anyone noticed that new mums and dads often call their new borns after espensive things, Mercedes, Pearl, Ruby, Porsche etc.... This time next year , new borns will be named Diesel, Petrol, Gas and Electric!

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: NY

"Rod Speed" <rod.speed.aaa@gmail.com> wrote in message news:op.1l6dkohybyq249@pvr2.lan... I've heard it said (and it may or may not be true - I don't have statistics) that the accident rate on German autobahns (Autobahnen?) which have no

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

alan_m <junk@admac.myzen.co.uk> wrote Not just possibly, absolutely certainly. The accident risk is vastly lower with proper modern fully divided motorways. essentially because they are much more forgiving even if you do something really

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: lacksey

Yep, easily. And in lower gears for longer in the traffic jam.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: mm0fmf

ROTLF. Thank you Bill.

Re: Comments on B & Q Kitchen

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Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: Andrea10163

Nothing much has changed then in 16 years. Just put in a full but small kitchen and the adjustment in the top hangers for wall units is pitiful and the quality of the screw head is poor and becomes unusuable making further adjustment impos

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: mm0fmf

My car in eco mode (8 speed auto) drops in to neutral when you lift off over 30mph. It also removes a few hundred bhp from under your right foot and changes the revs when it changes gear. The saving on fuel is very noticeable. As is th

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: alan_m

If there is going to be a climate catastrophe then just enjoy the high speeds and excessive consumption of fossil fuel while we can.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Andrew

And car manufacturers used to tape over all the body seams and door aperatures the past to get the best fuel consumption.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Jethro_uk

All of which pales into insignificance when compared to the oncoming climate catastrophe (c).

Re: OT: shortage of boxes

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Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Andrew

Some bitcoins have lost 99% of their value in recent days so expect a flood of 2nd hand well-thrashed GPU's on ebay (but remember the post from Canada Paul about the bios reflashing issue). Massive hikes in electricity prices must have c

Re: OT FA Cup final (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Andrew

3D ? :-)

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Andrew

It's London, and the house is probably worth £500K+ even in that state. London Tradesmen quote 'appropriately' :-(

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Andrew

Since she cannot get upstairs, all the upstairs wiring might just as well be removed, and this does not infringe any regulations (AFAIK), leaving a minimal downstairs upgrade (cooker plus 1 ring)

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Andrew

I thought they insisted that the installation complied with BS7671 ?

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Andrew

Good job London has really hard water then :-)

Re: Patio cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

Battery acid is suphuric acid.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

OT FA Cup final

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Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: ARW

Really shown on BBC and ITV at the same time live? And yes Bill I do have a TV.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 23 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

That is not quite the same as reconnecting a supply that has previously been disconnected as being dangerous though.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 23 Hours ago by: Tim Streater

The reason I do it my way is so that I get a more accurate consumption figure when I enter the numbers on my spreadsheet. No effort for me as SWMBO fills the fuel book. A reason to have a hybrid - although, as my Prius-driving nephew s

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 23 Hours ago by: Fredxx

Shouldn't that be a cubic function of wind speed? http://drømstørre.dk/wp-content/wind/miller/windpower%20web/en/tour/wres/enrspeed.htm Your engine power will be (wind speed)^4 Of course for petrol cars part throttle economy will be

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days ago by: Jeff Gaines

Absolutely :-) Manufacturers are helping as well. When I bought my car the tank held £35 of petrol, they must have changed the tank at the last service as it now holds £65 worth!

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days ago by: Jeff Gaines

I haven't seen a public announcement but it seems MSFT now allows installation/use of Win 10 with no product key.You can't personalise the looks but I'm sure somebody will come up with an answer to that :-)

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days ago by: Jim Stewart ...

never rely on a car computer

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days ago by: NY

"Tim Streater" <timstreater@greenbee.net> wrote in message news:je9ojkFr684U1@mid.individual.net... I tend to let the pump cutoff, try again, cutoff - and regard that as "full". But I'm well aware that there is quite a lot of variation

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days ago by: Scott

Interesting. I never knew that. I was taught to move into neutral in advance of the stop and coast to save fuel but when I did the Advanced Driving course, I was told the opposite (in gear at all times when moving).

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Hasn't it complained about Windows being on a different machine? Although you can usually activate it afterwards.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

I do know she had a power failure in the last couple of years or so. Remember lending her a Lidl rechargeable LED work light I have which runs for a few hours. The pavement outside her house was dug up for a repair, and done very quickly

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: NY

"alan_m" <junk@admac.myzen.co.uk> wrote in message news:je9mofFqrsnU1@mid.individual.net... And maybe only put in a small amount of fuel and keep filling up, to reduce the weight of fuel. 60 litres of diesel weighs about 50 kg which is a

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

I simply dunno. The water main from street into my house is still lead. However, I'm told by the son-in-law he had a stop cock fitted to the incoming main - and also one close to the (external) header tank which is mounted on the flat

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: williamwright

The increases in fuel costs don't affect me because I always put exactly £30's worth in. Bill

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: Theo

I'm not sure what DNO policy on this is. But I think that suppliers who are changing meters won't intervene if there is something not up to scratch with the installation - they will swap out the meter and leave things as equally bad as t

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: Martin Brown

Depends on the wind speed but yes it could easily make the difference since the drag is proportional to the square of the speed that the air is going past your car. If you have the wind behind you then you actually get less drag than i

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tim Streater

Just pull the nozzle out a bit and continue to fill - carefully. I usually manage to get 2 litres more in, doing that.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: alan_m

I guess that a lot of people who think they are doing 70mph are actually doing 63 to 65mph because most speedometers read 10% high. Risk of accident wise, boredom on a long motorway journey is possibly a higher risk than speed.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: Martin Brown

If it is as claimed Win10 with so little memory and a modest internet connection then it is quite possible that the thing is working "normally". Even on fibre Win10 major updates are pretty tedious! It would be worth leaving it connect

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jethro_uk

Depends on loads of things, not least the envelope where the engine produces the most efficient output - usually c. 3000-3500 rpm for petrol. I once saved 25% on a 100 mile journey by doing 55 instead of 75. You can tell how much of t

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Robin

I had wondered about that when you said the flood didn't reach the cut-out etc. And wondered too if water mains (and communication pipes) had been replaced.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: alan_m

Or all unnecessary weight removed from the vehicle. No spare wheel, no luggage, no back seat etc.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Peter Johnson

In March I drove from Woking to Leicester in a Prius. Before leaving, the Satnav said the distance was 118 miles and the trip computer estimated the range available to be also 118 miles. Reaching the M1 I tucked in behind a sequence of HGV

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: alan_m

I find motorways give me the best mileage - no corners or winding lanes.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: AnthonyL

I turn my map through 180deg when going North. Saves a small fortune.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

well its actually the other way, north is down wind and south is into the wind. which was around 20mph+ yesterday and broadly southerly

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: John Rumm

Yup, download direct from MS here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10 (you will need to provide your own blank dvd or flash drive) If (as it seems from later posts) it has had win 10 running, then going for a

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: John Rumm

If MS have a record of the machine being activated for Win 10, then it will let you run win 10 on it - it does not seem to care if the version of win 10 you run was originally installed on that machine. The OS is also much better at co

Re: OT: shortage of boxes

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Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: John Rumm

It is fairly common with the "selling an empty box scam". If you are searching for a GPU and a result comes up for an auction ending soon, but there are no bids on it at all, you are going to pay more attention and ask "why?". If howev

Re: Beginners guide to network switches

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Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: RJH

Agreed on the TP link and Netgear - I've had one of each on continuously for about 10 years and no problems (yet). I'd look for a metal case, and check the ports/power socket are accessible and easy to route at your chosen spot. That'

Re: Beginners guide to network switches

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Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: John Rumm

More wired points is easy - you just need a switch :-) More points to do link aggregation really needs more cables, unless you can get your existing one running at 2.5G (but more cat5 would still be cheaper)

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

That really was what I was hoping for. I'm happy enough giving her a free 13 amp feed for a while. But not for ever. If it were just her, a different matter. But from what some of the relations say, protecting their inheritance seems to b

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: NY

"Scott" <newsgroups@gefion.myzen.co.uk> wrote in message news:qj3v7hth0loh4r8u1uilevah8crccpq0g9@4ax.com... My car (Peugeot 308 with a diesel engine) was the subject of a well-publicised tour around the UK by two "feather-footed" drivers

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

I doubt there are any sockets in the cellar, Just a light. But not certain. My guess is there was current flow to the only ground - to the water pipe. And the daughter standing in water made a better path to ground. I've not been down t

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

On a national station like say R4, my car radio will switch automatically to FM if it loses the DAB signal. You can hear it do so due to latency.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: Scott

My friend got it to 60 mpg with some very skilful and cautious driving away from motorways. .

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: JNugent

Correct. What I see at Tesco is a plethora of price labels announcing that the goods are being sold at the same (low) price as at Aldi. This is something relatively new in the world of UK retail.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

North is up hill all the way, South is down hill.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

3GB is enough to run Linux and a couple of browser tabs and an email program, but if you want to *concurrently* have other stuff going you will need fast swap on an SSD. My linux desktop here - MINT 20 MATE - shows this running thunderb

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

... More likely to be travelling around the area, looking for places without lights or burglar alarm.

Heat only Boiler - The sytem upgrade - boiler sizing and temporary

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: www.GymRats.uk

Hi again all, If I can pick the collective wisdoms again.. To recap; our premium-grade (expensive) german combi completely failed beyond repair back in May after 17 years so I'm replacing with multi-fuel thermal store (250l) and a syste

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

A friend left his windows system idle for ever because it was doing this. When I switched it on it took 11 hours to download and virus scan his email from BTs IMAP servers. In that time it was essentially unresponsive.

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

drag is proportional to airspeed squared. Drag times distance is energy lost to drag. Over 50mph most of the energy loss is drag. I cant be arsed to work out actual numbers, but its moire than plausible. I remember many years ago my Triu

Re: Beginners guide to network switches

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Inside a domestic firewall unless you are running a massive network there is absolutely no reason at all to have a managed switch. In a huge corporate network, perhaps. I cannot remember the last time I did management at MAC level tho

Re: Beginners guide to network switches

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: Chris J Dixon

My NAS does have this facility, but I'm not at all sure that there is sufficient simultaneous demand to make it worthwhile. I guess I would also have to run some more cable. I put in one Cat5 at a time when I could get access. Anythin

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tim Lamb

In message <je9d3mFp0isU2@mid.individual.net>, Adrian Caspersz <email@here.invalid> writes This thread has reminded me I'm user not a geek!

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tim Lamb

In message <t5ntgp$sf8$1@dont-email.me>, Clive Arthur <clive@nowaytoday.co.uk> writes A pair of wing mirrors was once measured as using 2bhp at 60mph.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: Andrew

I'm sure all the local (and not so local) burglars will be delighted to watch that news story on social media and work out where the property is, so that they can "check it over" for jewelry and other stuff.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 5 Hours ago by: Adrian Caspersz

Ah, reading up it's got 3GB... maybe not then,

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 5 Hours ago by: Adrian Caspersz

Yup, A 'modern' single core machine with less than 2GB sounds like a netbook to me. We have been withheld the model & make, so that's a guess. The performance of those was not the best, and typically the OS was a cut down install. Micr

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 5 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

It is the voice of experience of what strange things people get up to. and these days not a too realistic one. I would have thought that there was a duty of due diligence today, which we didn't have to follow, which would have made it

Re: OT: mpg question (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 5 Hours ago by: Clive Arthur

Much the same happened to me on a longer trip of 260 miles which I'd done a few times. Yes, I'm pretty sure it's the wind that makes the difference.

OT: mpg question

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Posted: 2 Days 5 Hours ago by: Scott

I drove to Perth yesterday (Scotland not Australia), 62 miles. I set the drive computer at the start. On the way north, I was running late and driving a bit faster than usual. I also got caught in a traffic jam on the M8. When I arrived

Re: Patio cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Brian Gaff (Sofa) <briang1@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote Yes, but nothing does that. Skunks are MUCH worse than that. Its not too bad at that. I did all the cleaning of my block work and didnt get any holes due to it. Nitric is FAR worse fo

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Brian Gaff (Sofa) <briang1@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote I doubt it. And if that is true, we will see it in their balance sheets. Doesn't work like that in the real world, it's too competitive for that.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: wasbit

"Martin Brown" <'''newspam'''@nonad.co.uk> wrote in message news:t5lnja$18g5$1@gioia.aioe.org... Don't need to. Windows 10 has a digital licence & will authenticate on the same hardware.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: wasbit

"wasbit" <wasbitREMOVE@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:t5nqi2$d3a$1@dont-email.me... John Rumm posted the same info further down the thread.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: wasbit

"Animal" <tabbypurr@gmail.com> wrote in message news:e5425758-9f5f-46f1-8727-66e4adaa7f64n@googlegroups.com... Oh yes you can. Windows 10 has a digital licence so you can reinstall with impunity on the same hardware & it will self activa

Re: Patio cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Well, I could not say, of course, but I doubt it in the open air. Brian

Re: Patio cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Yes but that won't keep the footways clean as well. The worst smells are rotting fish or dead rats. You say it has a bite to it, I bet it would burn a hole in your clothes I know battery acid can if its out. Brian

Re: Patio cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Fizzes a lot as well. Brian

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Well its worse again now. You know I get the feeling that almost anything happening in the world will be used to increase margins by many of the larger companies who wholesale to the shops etc. Greedy gannet syndrome? Brian

TOT scams

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Posted: 2 Days 7 Hours ago by: alan_m

My local council posted on their own web site and in the local social media groups warnings about email scammers asking for bank details for the £150 energy tax return. Although they seem to have dealt with a large number of DD refunds

Re: Patio cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 10 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Paul <nospam@needed.invalid> wrote Never seen anyone doing that. I never did when cleaning mine.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 11 Hours ago by: Paul

If the machine is a Dell, the Heidoc tool has a Dell section now. That Dell section gives access to machine-specific OS images (which activate automatically using SLIC or MSDN). If you lost your Dell recovery partition, you might be abl

Re: Beginners guide to network switches

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Posted: 2 Days 11 Hours ago by: Theo

That's a so-called 'smart' switch, which isn't a proper managed switch (won't tie into a corporate network so well) but is probably easier to use for a home user. The main things to be aware of is the smart switch has an IP address of it

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 12 Hours ago by: Paul

You can get Win10 or Win11 media. Back in the day, you could get Win7 or Win8 media from DigitalRiver. DigitalRiver is an electronic seller of software, who worked a deal with Microsoft to sell Microsoft products. But once the product ru

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: Paul

It's a single core. Firefox will suck the life out of it, from a CPU cycles perspective. All it takes is one Javascript loop, to bring the machine to its knees. If the CPU is socketed, you could look for a replacement processor. For exam

Re: Patio cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: Paul

One safety article, suggests to wear a respirator while working with the stuff. It's not intended for bystanders to be inhaling it. The lining of your lungs, makes a poor chemistry bench :-) Being brickies, I'm sure they took precaution

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Animal <tabbypurr@gmail.com> wrote Specially with that little memory. Not very high of it not working. Yes you can if you image it before trying Mint or just doing a clean install of Win10 with the recovered product code. But you wo

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 14 Hours ago by: Animal

Firstly that's a guess, and these days not a too realistic one. Secondly a minimal system is safe, legal & habitable.

Re: OT: shortage of boxes

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Posted: 2 Days 14 Hours ago by: Animal

Any sock puppet running an empty box up to £100 for that would have to be completely deluded. I don't think so.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 14 Hours ago by: Animal

It did sit a long time unused. It has no net connection now. Seems to me the only sane option is to go Mint. So... what are the odds of that not working? cos if it doesn't, I can't go back to windows. All windows are truly rotten, just gl

Re: Beginners guide to network switches

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Posted: 2 Days 16 Hours ago by: lacksey

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 16 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

And nowadays run it without a key subject to some cosmetic limitations.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Ian Jackson

In message <t5ln13$d79$1@dont-email.me>, Pancho <Pancho.Dontmaileme@outlook.com> writes With W10 (and I think W8) you seem to be able to swap the hard drive from another machine - and if you want, change the activation key to that pertai

Re: Beginners guide to network switches

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Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: SH

when I bopught my current house 10 years ago, I bought one of these 2nd hand off eBay: https://www.ebuyer.com/75474-netgear-prosafe-gs748t-gigabit-smart-switch-gs748teu been in the loft ever since, only issue I had was overheqting whe

Re: Beginners guide to network switches

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Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: John Rumm

For home use there are probably only a few features of a managed switch that might be of use: Spanning tree detection - this allows the switch to spot when a network loop has been created, and block the port causing the problem. (on an

Re: OT: shortage of boxes

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Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: John Rumm

More likely sock puppet accounts of the sellers trying to create interest and competition in the pricing, hoping someone will nip in quick for a bargain.

Re: Beginners guide to network switches

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Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Chris J Dixon

I may well want to connect more than 4 items to my router, and following your suggestion I found this Amazon page: <https://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-GS108UK-Gigabit-Ethernet-Unmanaged/dp/B00N2JPKEC/ref=sr_1_4?> At the time of writing,

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

Has it sat unused for a long time? It might be psyching itself up for a big windows update, have you left it to its own thing for a few hours, antivirus/antimalware might also be trying to upgrade

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

The OP appeared to want to delete/uninstall whatever was causing the Win system to idle at almost 100%. We don't know what "Linux" he was using to try to get into the Win HD to effect changes, but I assume it was Mint. No argument wit

Re: Patio cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Brian Gaff (Sofa) <briang1@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote Hydrochloric acid. It does have a bit of a bite to your nose. Definitely hydrochloric. Nope, it's not that bad. Fluid of skunk works MUCH better.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: williamwright

I don't get that with the BBC mux until I go right up Swaledale. Roof mounted quarterwave though. Bill

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: williamwright

It isn't a good test. Crosspool DAB is strong in the city (you can see it from most places!) and then there's Chesterfield, Clifton, and other transmitters not so far away. Bill

Re: Patio cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 21 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

Brick cleaner = hydrochloric acid.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 21 Hours ago by: lacksey

So would I given that there is still so much covid around and she doesnt allow visitors into the place. Your extension cord from your place is the best approach imo.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

Even decades ago, when I worked for an Electricity Board, we wouldn't have accepted that. It smacks of somebody wanting to get a sub-standard system installed, once the power is to the house.

Re: Fix leaking plastic kettle window (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: GB

I've sealed something like that with silicone from the outside. It doesn't look great, but doing it on the outside means there's practically no risk (I hope!) of something nasty leaching into the kettle water.

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: Animal

easier to bust the frame.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: Animal

What's needed is a new CU with RCBO/RCD, main earth bond and 1+ new light/s where the supplier will go. There should be no need to show anyone the rest of the house or discuss any rewiring, and of course the old prewar lighting should not

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: Animal

In response to many helpful replies... I shut win down cleanly, lin still refuses to delete a thing as admin It's win 10 pro, upgraded from 7. It boots up but barely works. 95% cpu use & 1.7G RAM at idle do not make a usable machine. I

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Paul

Linux has problems with: 1) Missing $MFTMIRR sudo ntfsfix /dev/sda1 2) Fast Boot Hibernation # Cannot mount a hibernated volume since # files are open on the volume

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

The supplier will want the entire house up to standard before reconnecting. Otherwise, there is nothing to stop somebody reconnecting the lighting once there is power is available in the house.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Give it to me. I'll put an SSD in and Linux on it.

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

I am talking about 5 lever deadlocks. https://www.lockmonster.co.uk/item/chubb-mortice-sashlock-insurance-approved-bs3621-3k74e for example. We did mange from *inside* to crack one of these - with a reciprocating hacksaw. Cut off the l

Re: SOT: iPad problem (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Adrian Caspersz

Ignore previous post. finger trouble.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Paul

For a person with "none of the passwords", you've done exceedingly well for yourself. You appear to be viewing Task Manager, based on the description. That means you got the machine started. This is hardly as bad, as the level of locko

Re: SOT: iPad problem (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Adrian Caspersz

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Theo

If UKPN has a massively out of date install (which if it was pre-WWII this might have been) I think they are quite keen to bring it up to modern standards when they're on site anyway, and won't worry about charging for that. They came to

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Adrian Caspersz

eBay it?

Patio cleaner

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Posted: 3 Days ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

What on earth is in that stuff. It don't half pong. reminds me of ydrochloic acid from my school days, and that was a long time ago. The guys building the wall and fence used it to clean the droppings of cement etc, off the slabs. Be a

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 3 Days ago by: alan_m

He has opened a couple of chub padlocks with ease.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days ago by: Robin

Very possibly (and last time I checked still for free in London at least) *but* won't be done unless and until main bonding is up to current requirements.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days ago by: Theo

Presumably there was some outlet in the cellar, which is how the water became live? And without an RCD it stayed that way? So no consumer unit at all, those things connected straight off Henley blocks from the meter? If the supply is

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Just a general answer based on my memory. Several years ago I installed for her an extra 13 amp socket and a phone outlet for a DECT phone. I don't think the cable, riser, meter or fuse boxes were under water. They are all close to the cel

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Martin Brown

First thing to try is booting into safe mode and see what is there. Don't remove anything until you are sure that you need to. 2GB ram is a bit small for anything past Vista. Win 7 might run on it but I'd expect it to be painfully slow

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: The Natural Philosop

I think linux probably does, see https://linux.die.net/man/8/ntfs-3g Hmm. digging deeper you may be right. The general advice is to add disk to another (working) windows system and run checkdsk Which unless you like doing surgery on yer

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Pancho

I replaced a failed SSD in an old laptop with a second hand SSD from a different machine which was running Win10. I booted it up with little expectation. Everything just worked, and has continued to work ever since.

Re: OT: Keeping the lights on. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Bev

Don't worry about that...in another couple of years UK will decide it doesn't like any revised deal and demand another anyway.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Jeff Gaines

uk.comp.homebuilt is where people seem to gather, perhaps mostly Apple & Linux though. On Win 8 and on you uninstall programs from Control Panel > Programs and Features.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: The Natural Philosop

I think the relevant question that hasn't been asked is where do you want to end up? If you just want to make an old laptop do useful work, my advice would be to install an SSD and Linux Mint. As that is geared to work on older hardwar

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: John Rumm

ok so that is the first thing to do, since it will inform what your options are next. Easiest way to check is to open a windows explorer window (either click on the yellow folder shortcut on the task bar if you have one, or hold the win

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Yes they did. She refused.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Andy Burns

Not sure I trust that linux knows enough about current NTFS to repair it, if it needs repairing, I'd put it in a caddy on another windows box, but it sounds like the O/P may not have one of those?

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Jeff Layman

Try the method here: <https://askubuntu.com/questions/988519/how-do-i-delete-windows-files-from-ubuntu>

Re: Fix leaking plastic kettle window (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: The Natural Philosop

superglue.

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: The Natural Philosop

No, I don't think they can. IIRC from a video on that subject they have to get a code from the manufacturer based on the VIN and that code will only be released to third parties licensed by the manufacturer and they will normally turn u

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: The Natural Philosop

You get linux to do an fsck -Y on the drive, but if its badly borked, there may well be unrecoverable data. If possible stick the drive in linux and copy it to a USB drive before you start messing. Then you are probably faced with a re

Re: Fix leaking plastic kettle window (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jethro_uk

Dry it. Carefully laid and layered sellotape. Has lasted us 3 years so far.

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

No sign of a Chubb type of lock being picked though is there?

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: Animal

A minimal temporary safe install would make the rest of the process far easier. A few sockets downstairs would be enough to get the power back on.

Re: SOT: iPad problem (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

? Put a new one in. About £45 third party or £60 by apple, on an i-phone. Its expensive because there is a lot of skill and labour to take one apart. Battery isn't worth more than a tenner or so. Christ on a bike.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: Animal

aha, can sort that. sure, I don't know what info yet Yes, it's worn and gives no clue which win version. The product key on it gave no google hits. The win logo onscreen looks very close to the win 10 one. Cheers

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: Theo

Yes, it does depend rather what they asked for and what was offered. If the resident insisted on staying, despite the place being unsanitary, there's not much the insurance can do. Or the resident said they could handle it themselves an

Re: Fix leaking plastic kettle window (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: Animal

silicone, you can get different grades of it. Sealing from the outside usually doesn't work. There is another way to seal kettles: do nothing. In time scale fixes it. that probably is the solution though.

Re: Windows messed up (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

They might have sprung into life if you'd posted there. I suspect the windows file system wasn't shut down cleanly, and that's why linux has mounted it read-only I suspect you'll need to provide better info to get sensible answers

Re: OT: shortage of boxes

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Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: Animal

standard money laundering scam

Fix leaking plastic kettle window

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Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: AnthonyL

Our kettle is leaking. It has plastic windows on two sides and one side always faces the window. It seems to have "frosted" and is leaking from the seam with the kettle body. It's only a slight seeping but annoying nonetheless. What can

Windows messed up

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Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: Animal

Got a laptop to sort out, not sure where to ask for windows advice. The relevant comp groups look dead. I'll ask here, some may know what to do. Modern but single core laptop, hw specs are more than enough. Win version? I've yet to find ou

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: Robin

Although the full story may be less interesting - e.g. if the insurance company said straight away they would pay for her to move into a decent hotel until the cellar was pumped and power restored.

Gardn Wall Estimate

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Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Re: OT: shortage of boxes

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Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: SH

look at the bid history: e***4 Feedback score (1) £102.00 27 Feb 2022 at 9:49:52pm GMT e***4 Feedback score (1) £102.00 27 Feb 2022 at 9:49:42pm GMT 6***6 Feedback score (0) £100.00 27 Feb 2022 at 12:01:16am GMT e***4 Feedbac

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

I would be talking to the local media by now. A human interest story, if ever there was one.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: SH

might be worth waving the "vulnerable customer" card on the grounds of her senior citizen status to get a priority appointment?

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: RJH

Good point, thanks. I did check the local DAB map and reception seems to fall off at the city limits - I suppose it's similar across the country.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: Theo

I think that was Robin's point. The DNO will furnish you with a new meter board and cutout, but presumably won't wire anything past the cutout since that's the energy supplier's responsibility. Which leaves you without a working supply

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: Robin

As a general rule, yes, but I just wondered if DNOs had authority to install a temporary meter in emergencies - possibly at a price to the user - prompted by the way suppliers cannot arbitrarily refuse to let customers provide their ow

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mark Carver

The meters are no longer owned by the DNOs, it's the energy suppliers now (and if the same 'company' as the DNO, then it's the retail arm, and not the 'network' arm you need to talk to)

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Martin Brown

Expect dropouts on parts of the A1 and M62 - its normal there really is no signal there. Whenever you are in a steep cutting it will fail. FM just goes to mono and noisier but DAB is very much all or nothing.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 10 Hours ago by: RJH

FWIW, I didn't get one of those, and ended up trying the windscreen aerial supplied. I almost didn't when I looked at it as I didn't want the wires stuck all over the windscreen. But I found a way to fit it out of sight. Had a quick dri

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 3 Days 16 Hours ago by: Steve Walker

I'll let my son know about that. He's currently doing a degree in cybersecurity and forensics and for some reason, both as part of the course and as part of his membership of the Hacking Society, they've been doing lock picking.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 17 Hours ago by: Theo

If it were me I'd be tempted to find a location on the ground floor exterior for a meter box, with a CU inside somewhere nearby. Maybe the insurance would pay? But I think you're right that the incomer is probably OK once dried out and

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 3 Days 17 Hours ago by: alan_m

The many Youtube videos by the LockPickingLawyer ,and similar, seem that over the years the security of the locks fitted to front doors hasn't improved but the tools and instructions for opening have. Lock picking with a toothbrush :)

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 17 Hours ago by: JNugent

The one that was effectively abolished by the introduction of "qualified majority voting", or some other veto?

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 17 Hours ago by: Animal

12k is nuts, unless it's a real large house. To reconnect supply the install only has to be 'safe'. A minimal install is not too much work, maybe a double socket per room, and preferably 1 light, all surface, plus CH feed.

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 17 Hours ago by: Animal

There's a new one one youtube, Lin Guoer. Clearly self taught. The backstory is bs.

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: Animal

The thread responses answer that. Lock security is as relevant today as it was in 09

Re: Cordless Drill Battery

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Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: John Rumm

Yup, it is not uncommon to see ads on ebay etc claiming capacities 3x higher than the best available from the premium brands. There are some good comparisons here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMZuHMlRw_0

Re: Cordless Drill Battery

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Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: alan_m

In general, if the capacity is greater than that from a respected manufacturer as listed on their own web site then what is printed on the side of the battery is likely to be a lie.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: Tim+

See below. I never suggested that everyone would. Still, your reading skills were never your strong point Wodney. <plonk> Tim

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: lacksey

But it is silly to assume that everyone would react the same way.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: Robin

Which prompts a question for Dave: was the meter flooded and if so is her supplier on notice to get it replaced? That's based on my assumption that even in such cases UK Power Networks will do everything up to and including the meter b

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Bullshit. No such animal with EU regulations.

Re: OT Google timeline help (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: ARW

No. I only have one phone. I did link the phone to the computer on Tuesday night but Wednesdays timeline is fine.

Re: OT Google timeline help (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

I've had that a couple of times. Have you got more than one phone logged-on to the same google account, and one of them sits at home all day?

OT Google timeline help

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Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: ARW

Today it says I have no visits for this day. Location is on and location history is on. Any suggestions?

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: lacksey

Don't believe that that is happening anymore, gotta link ? Unlikely anyone would be paying for a load of stolen radios today given that very few even very basic cars don't come with one now. Yes, but not enough income to buy any wit

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: ARW

I once did something the same but with trunking. The electricity co will take no time to swap the cutout once the cellar is pumped out.

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jock

That's silly because it would apply to a screwdriver too. Even sillier. He can just say his dad sent him to get it because his dad had to be at work etc.

Re: OT: Keeping the lights on. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

R Souls <ron.souls@aol.com> wrote Must be why some clown with multiple arseholes posted about nukes in France. <reams of the shit from your multiple arseholes flushed where it belongs>

Re: SOT: iPad problem (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: Scott

Problem is it was a present from my brothers for a 'significant' birthday so diplomacy enters the equation. Friend of mine wanted to recreate an airport departure screen on his wall and choose different airports each day.

Re: OT: Keeping the lights on. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: R Souls

In case you hadn't noticed, this group is called uk.d-i-y. Surely you could find a suitable group to pollute in your own shithole of a country. Now bugger off.

Re: SOT: iPad problem (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Adrian Caspersz

And then in the next few weeks, you'll find another app like this and be in the same boat. You could buy an equally capable and sized Android tablet for well under £100 now, if you don't want to pay the Apple tax. But all of these th

Re: Cordless Drill Battery

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: John Rumm

Quite possibly these days, but possibly not 12 years ago when the question was asked! In theory higher capacity will give longer run time, but there is much more to it than that. Firstly some Chinese manufacturers will "inflate" (i

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: NO LOCK CAN STOP ME

Sorry should have said 2 feet from the top,Del.

Re: SOT: iPad problem (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Scott

I suppose I could uninstall Google Maps?

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Steve Walker

Have you not heard of qualified majority voting?

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Fredxx

Brussels only controls nations in way Nations chose to be controlled. Have you not heard of the veto? This is where you're putting your own words in others' sentences or "breaths". I suggest you start listening to others before makin

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

What can they do via the OBD-II socket though? Reprogram their own key to the car I should think ...

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

I tend to not lock the car on the basis that if I dont use the remote no one can scan it - they still need the code to drive it away

Re: OT: Keeping the lights on. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

We actually have enough capacity to be exporting around 4GW to Europe Perhaps we should threaten the EU with stopping it if they fdon't do a deal over the NIP.

Re: Cordless Drill Battery

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Posted: 4 Days ago by: countrywill

The cheapest place to buy tagged sub C cells is Alliexpress but make sure you buy ones with the highest Ah as these will last longer

Re: How to broadcast TV around house?

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Posted: 4 Days ago by: Andrew

16 years later, he could be 6 foot under !

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days ago by: JNugent

:-)

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days ago by: Andrew

:-) That will double it's value, just like filling the tank of a Skoda.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days ago by: Andrew

But this is London, so take that quote with the usual dose of salt.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days ago by: Andrew

This is SouthWest LOndon, and probably a terraced house that even in its current condition would have buyers fighting to buy, and pay silly money that would buy a really nice place further away from London.

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: Bob Eager

The rest of the family have phones, and they don't need to be near. (I opened the door when we were on holiday as son had locked himself out and forgotten his phone - he used neighbour's phone to call)

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: Clive Arthur

From memory, so very, very approximate... In 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin', one of the characters is a classicist employed by the army in WWII as a translator for both Greek and Italian. He, of course, knows ancient Greek and Latin.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 2 Hours ago by: JNugent

There is a reasonable case to be made for regarding Brussels (however spelled) as the capital of the EU.

Re: SOT: iPad problem (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Adrian Caspersz

+1

Re: SOT: iPad problem (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tim+

You know the answer to this, buy a new iPad. ;-) I very much doubt there is any other “fix”. Tim

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tim+

My mum (96) was in her own flat until December last year. Determined that was where she wanted to be and to enable this, we had organised live-in carers for the last two years. She clearly wasn’t happy but this was she said she wanted

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Adrian Caspersz

Unfortunately, nicking the whole car, van or bike is very much the thing these days. They can be butchered for high value parts in the comfort of a garage. e.g. Stolen BMW M2, where bandits outsmart BMW security systems using relay

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Theo

I wonder if someone could do a minimalist install. A basic CU at ground floor level, wiring all surface clipped. Would need some holes drilling to go between rooms but otherwise no attempt at tidy cable running. Then it just leaves the

Re: OT: France, you make me sick

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Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Clive Arthur

<snipped> That's what we're told, and them too. Who are we to argue with our tabloids whose owners' agenda includes 'divide and rule'? -- Cheers Clive

Re: OT: Keeping the lights on. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Spike

.................................................................................. I bet the French are glad they didn't back 'renewables'.

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Steve Walker

Presumably, because it immediately positioned all four nails at the same time, so was quicker than the correct tools and, could be thrown away and replaced at home, to avoid being caught in position of tools to commit a crime. It might

Re: OT: Keeping the lights on. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: The Nomad

^ This!

Re: OT: Keeping the lights on. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: David

Possibly because France hasn't been building new reactors to replace the old ones? Cheers Dave R -- AMD FX-6300 in GA-990X-Gaming SLI-CF running Windows 7 Pro x64

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Robin

immediate thoughts: 1. I'd have done what you did but can't see how anyone with an eye to their professional liability would dare leave her with anything other than a temporary CU covering ring plus lighting, with main bonding and al

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

It wouldn't have been when I worked for an Electricity Board, if the wiring was deemed to be unsafe and I suspect we were a lot more accommodating than they are today. In any case, if the water in the basement was live, the ring is pro

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Only someone like you could ever deny this, which is a common theme amongst those who with one sentence say that Brussels doesn't control individual nations, but in the next breath say we should rejoin in order to be part of a larger u

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

alan_m <junk@admac.myzen.co.uk> wrote Trivial to get one that isn't. Trivial to avoid that being possible.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

In a country which had no legal system? I do wonder about you sometimes, Bill.

Re: Temporary electricity supply. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: N_Cook

Any space for a caravan or even mobile home (don't tell the social ), it was ok for Alan Bennet's lady in the van

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Why would they bother when you could buy the correct 'U' tools in Halfords for pennies?

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

One I remember ran on ordinary dry cells. Installing it on the car changed to the car battery, connected the car aerial and an external speaker.

Temporary electricity supply.

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Back story. Next door neighbour is a widow near 90 living on her own. Very stubborn. Was born in her house and wants to die in it. Totally housebound and won't have any visitors since Covid. So haven't even spoken to her for a couple of yea

Re: OT: Keeping the lights on. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

R Souls <ron.souls@aol.com> wrote There is no energy crisis. Just because some fool claims something... Because that is a bare faced lie, Germany's are. BULLSHIT. BULLSHIT and that isn't inevitable with all nukes and hasn't hap

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Fredxx

I have one on a UPS just in case a "smart" intruder turns off the power.

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Fredxx

Some IP camera systems will use a NTP time server. I have one that does. That ought to have sub-second accuracy.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Fredxx

Only someone like you could ever believe this. It seems common theme amongst those with unjustified vitriol towards Europe.

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: alan_m

Often flawed in design. Although the electronics may be sophisticated the lock itself has two wires to which power has to be applied and/or a simple on/off switch/soleniod controlled by the electronics. You don't even try and hack th

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Martin Brown <'''newspam'''@nonad.co.uk> wrote You can also get a clue and use unhackable electronic lock instead. Not even possible with the best electronic locks.

OT: Keeping the lights on.

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Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: R Souls

For those here singing the praises of French energy policy with 70% of their electricity being nuclear, and who believe that nuclear power is the only way out of our energy crisis take a look at this extract from the 'Old Sparky' column in

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 4 Days 6 Hours ago by: alan_m

I'm more likely to go out without my phone than without my key.

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 4 Days 6 Hours ago by: Bob Eager

I can do an emergency release from my phone. With 2FA, of course.

Re: Bit of skill gone in to making this (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 6 Hours ago by: pinnerite

I was enthralled by the story. Ely has fascinated me since my school days. I visited the city and its cathedral (and Oliver Cromwell's house) about five years ago. The original spire collapsed. The replacement seen today was a brillian

SOT: iPad problem

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Posted: 4 Days 6 Hours ago by: Scott

My iPad is very old now: Mini 2. There is an update for Google Maps, which cannot be applied as it requires iOS 13.4 and my device only has iOS 12.5.5. Is there a way of cancelling the notification that shows on the App Store icon?

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 4 Days 7 Hours ago by: Thomas Prufer

Because it belongs under the mat? Thomas Prufer

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 4 Days 7 Hours ago by: Martin Brown

There are Yale cylinder locks that have a passive catch behaviour unless they are explicitly locked or deadlocked from the outside when you leave the house. Then you have to remember to lock up. Not all Yale cylinder locks are as primi

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 4 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

Why are you wasting your time replying to a post which itself is replying to a post in HOH made almost 13 years ago on 25 Jun 2009?

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jock

Shouldn't be hard to make it look like you broke it trying to get it out to fix it when it stopped working.

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 8 Hours ago by: soup

You can only do so much. Shit does happen only thing is, to do what you can, and not lose sleep over it.

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: alan_m

+1 With even base model cars being fitted with a radio or media player these days the market for a stolen radio must be very limited. More likely to have a car broken into if you have a mobile phone or maybe a removable sat nav on disp

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: alan_m

Never heard of it so it must be a up-market unit feature and worth smashing the window to nick it!

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: alan_m

And with you method human nature says that 10s of millions of people will not lock their doors when just popping out, especially if not carrying a key on them (which includes all the people previously which would have been locked out f

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 4 Days 14 Hours ago by: Animal

'YALE CYLINDER LOCK' is not a statement so can not be a fallacy People have practices to work round that, some reasonable, some not. so on top of each other on a 6' door? Why would you put 2 close together anyway? Ah, finally a s

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 16 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

NY <me@privacy.invalid> wrote It is in a number of jurisdictions, particularly with stolen cars.

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 16 Hours ago by: Steve Walker

Back in the '80s/'90s, thieves supposedly carried pieces of wood with four nails in. Slap it on the front of the radio and the four nails went into the four holes and released the locking tags; pull the radio and out it came. Done in a

Re: yale lock problem

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Posted: 4 Days 16 Hours ago by: NO LOCK CAN STOP ME

The biggest fallacy in Lock making is thee so called 'YALE CYLINDER LOCK' You have certainly cut the stock to short during installation ...’But hey’ do not be to hard on yourself...... This lock is probably thee worse lock ever designed

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 18 Hours ago by: NY

"soup" <invalid@invalid.com> wrote in message news:t5gfkg$dik$1@dont-email.me... It's tempting to say (if we had any confidence in the court and prison system) that we should make it as easy for criminals to commit crimes as possible so

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 18 Hours ago by: NY

"Dave Plowman (News)" <dave@davenoise.co.uk> wrote in message news:59e6eccfd1dave@davenoise.co.uk... I'm wondering whether the one in dad's car (might have been his Corsair or one of his Hillman Hunters) could be used as a self-contained

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: Brian

It works very well. I almost never use FM in the car. I can’t remember the last time I used it at home - years.

Re: hasn't ukraine suffered enough............... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: Brian Howie

"I suffer for my music, and now it's your turn" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfTlGMCeuDE B

Re: Ideal logic system boiler - PDHW (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: Ben Blaukopf

Yes. I do have the option of putting the loft on its own zone, but I think it'll be better overall to use programmable TRVs. When I have some time, I will have a look at the OpenTherm stuff. Indeed, it's pretty obvious when you get it

Re: hasn't ukraine suffered enough............... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

They could probably do without that expense. I also wonder how hosting the contest in a war zone would work.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

williamwright <wrightsaerials@f2s.com> wrote But that wasnt the case with the red indians.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: williamwright

I had an ancient Greek auntie Bill

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: williamwright

The BBC is biased The BBC are biased Bill

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: williamwright

An infant or moron might have no notion of land ownership but could still be the legal owner of land. Bill

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: williamwright

They do tend to gain or lose a bit over a long period. The thing to do is as follows: As soon as you know that you need a timed recording check the time the machine displays and compare it with the correct time. Then add or subtract a

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: SH

My cctv recorder uses the NTP protocol to get the time and date from a public timeserver... handy for when there is a power cut so it grabs the time & date when power is restored or for when DST - GMT changes twice yearly. S.

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: williamwright

Correct

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: williamwright

It's two separate cctv systems. Bill

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: Richard

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: Richard

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: lacksey

A good reason to get an obscure one, or one with an easily removable face plate and replace the original face plate with a modified one Much better to know that no one would pinch it.

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: lacksey

Yeah, specially if it looks broken with that bit removed. Can't see that being viable given that the scrote only discovers that after it has stolen the stereo and wrecked the dash in the process. Specially with the car alarm deafenin

Re: Bit of skill gone in to making this (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jock

It is indeed. Going to be interesting to see how long it is before it cracks.

Re: Bit of skill gone in to making this (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: John Rumm

That takes river table joinery into a whole new direction. (Must have been quite stressful working on that - not like they could nip out to B&Q to pickup another plank if they made a mistake)

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: lacksey

Must be why you never use the NHS, public roads, Oxbridge.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: Jock

The reality appears to be that that arsehole really is completely paranoid about NATO being the latest attempt at invading Russia.

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: lacksey

Few bother and just break into your neighbour's place which is easier unless they know you are a diamond merchant or drug dealer etc. Trouble is with a car, they will only know it is too hard after they have smashed the window and the

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: Jock

But no way to ensure that the average scrote will read them. Guess you could have the car broadcast and audio warning when it detects someone trying to break in, but even then, I bet the local kids would trigger it deliberately when the

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: Jock

But a thief wouldnt necessarily know that, so you would still lose the car stereo and have a wrecked dash and just know that the thief would not be able to use it if they can't just google how to unlock it.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: lacksey

Not with most roads, the cops, the legal system, most major airports and ports, govt shools, the NHS etc and welfare it isn't. Not with socialism.

Re: Bit of skill gone in to making this (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Putin's famous table is only about one third the size. That puts some things into perspective, doesn't it? Nick

Re: hasn't ukraine suffered enough............... (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Just another footie type pissing contest but set to music.

Re: Bit of skill gone in to making this (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: Theo

Takes carpentry to a whole new level: https://www.thefenlandblackoakproject.co.uk/the-tree https://www.thefenlandblackoakproject.co.uk/the-table-top

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Given every car has a radio these days, I'd guess the few that are stolen are so to order? Thieves seem clever enough to steal modern cars with sophisticated immobilisers easily enough, so I'd guess they'd know one radio from another?

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: RJH

Yes, the existing OEM radio is like that. I'd assume most are. This one isn't. Yes, I used to have one. But not seen it on double DIN. Daft really - even just a *part* of the facia that leaves it useless if removed. Or as Dave Plowman

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: RJH

I'll install it in the next couple of days - I'll post back.

Bit of skill gone in to making this

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: GB

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-61407297 An extraordinary table, if anyone is interested.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Well in the sense of 'most important cities. I have ...Brussels is of course the capital of the netherlands, and Germany, and France.... Australia has its little brussels called Canberra, but Sydney is no 1 town. Sao Paulo or Rio de Ja

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days ago by: The Natural Philosop

No, its my way of saying that *if* no country has, its not for want of trying, so either way socialism is crap. This avoiding your straw man about whether or not 'real' communism has ever been implemented by all those revolutionary comm

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days ago by: Steve Walker

Hmmm, while the two systems won't be set to the same time, do they both use mains frequency to maintain their clocks? If so, the difference should remain constant, so record a clock on one and then the other and look where the two syst

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

I'd guess Turnip thinks anyone with views left of his own is a communist. Bit like in the US - everyone left of Trump is a socialist, and some sort of insult. It's no wonder Putin chose now to take on the West. Seeing Trump, Biden and J

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days ago by: JNugent

I've never heard anyone claim that Amsterdam or New York are the capitals of the Netherlands or the United States respectively. I haven't even heard the "financial capital" claim in respect of Frankfurt (which has a reasonable claim to

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: soup

That is very true. Indeed a thief who wants into YOUR home will do it even if the only way to do it is make a hole in the wall. Normally all you can do is make it so difficult for a thief who wants A radio that he will find it easier

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: soup

Wee window sticker? Warning this car's stereo is equipped with a "willnae start" system. We have similar in that it advertises a dashcam system is installed, so don't bother starting any insurance type item.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: Fredxx

Is that your way of agreeing that no country has claimed to be communist?

Re: hasn't ukraine suffered enough............... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: #Paul

I think rather the aim of the contest is to entertain those people who like that sort of thing. And for some, the wilfully idiosycratic voting strategies of the various publics (and judging panels) is all part of the entertainment. #Pa

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: Andy Burns

How doe you make a thief aware of that before they break into the car?

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: jon

I had an Ever Ready radio with quick release stolen in 1961, the scrotes broke the quarter light.

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

I remember similar which became a 'normal' portable radio when removed.

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

I have that on the aftermarket radio in the old Rover. But its real thief proof feature is it takes a memory card. Which you can play your own music from etc. But also takes a supplied coded card which you need to activate it after being

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: TimW

[...] Does DAB work now? did they get it going in the end? I had no idea. TW

Re: USB camera recommendations please (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

I do too sometimes. On the edge of the picture is my cable rack. Where I keep audio video and computer etc cables for just about anything. That seems to get the most comments. I've got a desk light for the keyboard. Can be white, war

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: GB

Oh, right! No wonder we are at cross purposes. :) Forgive me asking, but do these CCTV systems use an external time synchronisation source? Bill says they have the exact time, but if that depends on an internal clock, those could be ou

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Forex markets do not reflect the state of the economy or the cost of living. They are almost entirely driven by arbitrage of base lending rates in that currency, for all decent international ones. and when the pound falls against both U

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: NY

"Brian" <noinv@lid.org> wrote in message news:t5g9ca$dl7$1@dont-email.me... When I fitted a hands-free mobile phone kit to the OEM radio in my Peugeot, it was a long job trying to work out all the various screws that needed to be undone

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

I think it helps to understand the world around us if we drop the Left wing rhetoric and pay attention to what people are actually doing. And what works. Socialism is a failed 19th century ideology and communism is a failed 20th centu

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Max Demian

The Hague is the administrative capital; Amsterdam is the financial capital. Like Washington vs New York. Or Westminster and (City of) London.

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Brian

OEM ones either have codes you must enter if power is lost or are linked to the vehicle computer and need to be reprogrammed. Some rely on the fact their fascias are part of the dashboard. Aftermarket ones sometimes have removable fron

Re: hasn't ukraine suffered enough............... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

+1

Re: Securing a car stereo . . . (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

I was going to say exactly that.

Securing a car stereo . . .

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Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: RJH

I'll be replacing the standard CD/FM single din radio in my Peugeot Partner with a double din DAB Carplay unit in the next couple of days - not overly flash, £260. To make the installation easier/neater, I'll be removing part of the upper

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: Lew

For someone with a sig "Natural Philosopher" this is most illogical. It's like you claiming that God exists: it's up to you to prove it; I don't. You haven't understood. It's only Cold War commentators such as yourself who say that c

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: Robin

Forex markets don't agree and when the pound falls against both USD and Euro its a /direct/ (albeit often delayed) hike in the cost of everything we import using dollars and Euros - oil, gas, 40% of food,...

Re: hasn't ukraine suffered enough............... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Absolutely, socialists the lot of them!

Re: hasn't ukraine suffered enough............... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

I think since the demise of the Cold War the powers that be decided that the best thing to do with plebs was to not educate them, get them hooked on public sector jobs and state handouts, keep them in the dark and feed them on unadulter

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tim Streater

There will be food shortages across a lot of the world due to the Russians preventing grain exports via Odessa. Grain and sunflower oil will (are already) in short supply.

Re: Best way to remove vinyl lettering from boat hull? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

^^^^^^^^ Ding Dong!

Re: hasn't ukraine suffered enough............... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jock

Not even possible, even post covid. The bugger have always been like that.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jock

No, because in this case it isn't even possible to prove a negative. That isn't true of socialism, only communism. Or those attempting to implement it don't like some of the downsides like everyone being purportedly equal and govt wi

Re: Best way to remove vinyl lettering from boat hull? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: alan_m

From what I've seen there is an optimum temperature where it peals in one go. Too hot and it fragments, too cold and it still sticks.

Re: hasn't ukraine suffered enough............... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Absolutely, come back Terry Wogan :-) Most of Europe is a bunch of generation Z snowflakes, highly emotional.

Re: Best way to remove vinyl lettering from boat hull? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: Chris Green

Yes, it's mostly around 6mm or even more in places. It's also inaccessible from the other side in most places where I want to remove stickers. I've just tried my hot air gun on a low setting and it works reasonably well, one just has to

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

yep. galloping stagflation, and that will be used by some as a reason to rejoin the EU... ....However by all accounts the EU is in even worse condition.

Re: hasn't ukraine suffered enough............... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: Chris Hogg

Which confirms that the contest has nothing to do with the song or the presentation, but everything to do with European political sympathies, as if we needed it confirming anyway.

Re: hasn't ukraine suffered enough............... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

They Ukraine is probably going to win Eurovision this weekend!

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

And then phone/broadband contracts, train prices, etc will rise by RPI+n% next year.

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

I am beginning to think it will.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

I guess that's why china has the chinese communist party as its one in power burecracy. Once again you can't back up your silly claims.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Since it is you claiming that none of them have claimed this, the burden of proof that this is so falls on you. Mined you every single left of centre devotee and fanboi I have ever met all claim that socialism and communism doesn't wor

Re: who? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 8 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

I think its been removed, but rathergood.com's animation of Simply Red's ''Bunny's too tight to mention" was scandalously funny...

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 8 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Not quite. 97.25ppl (exc. VAT)

Re: Best way to remove vinyl lettering from boat hull? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 8 Hours ago by: Thomas Prufer

+1 Thomas Prufer

hasn't ukraine suffered enough...............

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Posted: 5 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jim Stewart ...

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 9 Hours ago by: Richard

Stonewalled in fact.

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 9 Hours ago by: Richard

WTF? Only one of 'em had a pair of cunts? Could've been an overly large clitoris?

Re: who? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 14 Hours ago by: JNugent

I left out a bit. The quote should have been: "Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou a monk swimming..."

Re: Ideal logic system boiler - PDHW (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 14 Hours ago by: John Rumm

I found it quite difficult to find boilers that support split temperature operation. Y plan is certainly less useful these days. S plan is fine so long as you don't permit both demands to be active at any one time. (and S has the adv

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: Fredxx

Or 24, or 30, or 50, or even 60. It rather depends on the format. Cheap CCTV systems tend top be in the ad-hoc few frames per second, if you're lucky.

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

'The two best CCTV images', *one* of which is only timed in minutes, and a distance of 350m between them suggest that there might be more than one source.

Re: over-egging AFDDs? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: John Walliker

I'm not convinced. I suspect that they just look at the power in one or a few frequency bands defined with analogue filters and analyse the envelope signal and correlate it with the mains current and voltage waveforms. The standard gives

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Steve Walker

Then surely, you have the number of seconds taken simply by counting the frames between the two images and dividing by 25?

Re: over-egging AFDDs? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: Vir Campestris

Ah, thank you. The keyword I was apparently missing is "BEAMA". Though I'm not sure how you got from there to a site in Norway. Much to my dismay they cost 2000Kr each. That's about £170. It would be quite a bit to fit them across our

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: williamwright

It takes 25 stills per second... Bill

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: williamwright

No. The problem was caused by a person who didn't realise we needed seconds. Bill

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

That's unfortunately a corded vacuum cleaner. But I did find an 18V one of interest. Hoover gave the same name - Jovis - to li ion, NiMH, and even mains corded vacuum cleaners!

Re: How to broadcast TV around house?

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Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Dwayne <aeeed4103b77b8805e414af3183cf825@example.com> wrote Great after 16 years, thanks.

Re: who? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

JNugent <jennings&co@fastmail.fm> wrote Thanks for that, I had to look that one up to see the correct form.

Re: USB camera recommendations please (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: Bob Eager

I tend to do most of my video calls in my workshop (SWMBO is working, doing the same, in the office). The background is shelves of components, tools and a PDP-11 in a 42U rack.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: Fredxx

That is more than one, and none has claimed to be communist. Once again you can't back up your silly claims.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jock

Zimbabwe never said that.

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: ARW

Not sure about fat ugly one. And not too sure about the ugly fat one. Those fuckers had a cauldron in the kitchen that needed some Winner's sauce adding to it.

Ideal logic system boiler - PDHW

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Ben Blaukopf

Just for information, because a) It wasn't totally obvious that this would work b) The manual is extremely light on details c) There is no info I could find on the web about the V4043B wiring. Had an Ideal Logic System 24 Max boiler insta

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Richard

Genuine females, none of that tranny shit then.

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: ARW

The worst couple I have ever worked for were lesbians. Horrible pair of cunts. They will not allow me to work at their house again and that suits me.

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: Bev

I know boiler juice and can always beat their prices but, yes, they provide an indication.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: Fredxx

Are you certain? I thought The Hague was the capital of the Netherlands as well as the provincial capital of South Holland?

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: Brian

Systems vary. Ours detects motion and you set it to record for a period. You can vary the sensitivity, set several zones within the field of view of each camera, set video quality, ….. Others are as simple as video recorders that run

Re: who? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: The Other John

My mother used to claim she got told off when saying grace before eating by saying 'We thank thee Lord for this sour food'.

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: SH

oh right. my cctv is set to record in D1 at 25 fps

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: The Other John

So it seems. They're not getting mine!

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: GB

Okay, then. Are those done at regular intervals, save every 5 seconds?

Re: How to broadcast TV around house?

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Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: Dwayne

Hi how are you

Re: jetwashing/cleaning block paving (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: Greml

Yes there are. Just Google Algae control on paving. Bear in mind though, any run off could be toxic to plants and will almost be harmful to aquatic life, so thought needs to be given as to where the run off will run to.

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: Steve Walker

Presumably it takes a still at intervals, rather than recording a stream of video?

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: Max Demian

Yes, Savile did, "Clunk, click, every trip." And Rolf Harris did the "Kids Can Say No" ad in 1985. He talked about "yes touches" and "no touches". All very confusing to the kids.

Re: who? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: JNugent

At the same age, in a nursery school run by the Sisters of Mercy, I was taught by rote the prayer: "Hail Mary, full of grace, blessed art thou, a monk swimming".

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: GB

I thought that the frames only have the time in whole minutes, which is causing a problem?

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: JNugent

Ground nuts? :-) Oh yes. Harold Wilson *hated* being reminded about it.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: NY

"Custos Custodum" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message news:480l7h5e2erqfnel469d75kmlg67jnih92@4ax.com... So in Italian the name of the country and the adjective for the language and/or person/thing from the country are completely different

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: williamwright

Thank you. Bill

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: williamwright

Each frame has the exact time stamped on it. You work on individual frames. Bill

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tim Streater

Go to boilerjuice.com they have price charts. Around 104p/lt at the minute for England. -- Anyone who slaps a 'this page is best viewed with Browser X' label on a Web page appears to be yearning for the bad old days, before the Web, wh

Re: USB camera recommendations please (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

What are you doing watching GB News? ;-)

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: GB

Can I express my ignorance of CCTV. Surely, you just need a stopwatch, whilst watching the video playback?

Re: Question about energy cost (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: Martin Brown

And people still on fixed price contracts at other companies that haven't quite gone bust yet. I guess 30p/kWh might be about current market rate. The CEO of my supplier was pleading hardship yesterday. Even at the new rip off prices b

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: Custos Custodum

And to add to the confusion, the Italian for "German" is "tedesco".

Re: USB camera recommendations please (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mark Carver

Broadcasters are increasingly staffed by people who have less of a clue about lighting/sound/etc than some of the interviewees these days

Re: Best way to remove vinyl lettering from boat hull? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: Andrew

Stobart tractor units are unwrapped before they they sell them on, and there is a lot to remove from those, so there must be a proper way to do it.

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days ago by: Brian

Yep, finger trouble, my 5.96 mph should be 4.96 mph.

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days ago by: alan_m

Friends had just moved house to an almost empty oil tank so yes rush delivery, but from posts on social media from that area of the country the price didn't fall afterwards. There was one post showing a photo of a local garage chargin

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days ago by: williamwright

There is a small discrepancy between the answers so far... Bill

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: williamwright

Thanks guys. Really helpful. No way could I have worked it out. That info will go to the police. Bill

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: williamwright

Correct Bill

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: Bev

So not quite tripled then...but still a fair bit more than I'd last paid. Should I laugh or should I cry?

Re: USB camera recommendations please (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Given on Zoom etc you can see your own picture too it's quite surprising how many don't seem to care what it looks like. Other than books in the background, obviously. I've got a nice picture of library shelves I can key in when needed.

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: Robin

I doubt even the RPI will beat 1975's 24.2%.

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: Theo

It was about 50p/litre in November/December/January time. Around Christmas time prices go up - in 2019 it was 60p/litre at Christmas and 40p/litre at other times in the winter. I suspect the 69p was a delivery close to Christmas, or a r

Re: Best way to remove vinyl lettering from boat hull? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: williamwright

I had to remove all the vinyl from a Snap On Tools van. There was a hell of a lot of it. The best way was to point an electric fire at the inside of the van wall so the heat soaked through. Then it was easy. I realise that the steel of

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Thought native americans had no notion of land ownership. So couldn't sell what they don't own?

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: The Nomad

Easy ... :-) 350 m is 0.2175 miles 2'8" is 128 seconds Thus speed is 3600/128*0.2175 = 6.12 mph The other times are 98" and 158" so speeds are 7.99 mph & 4.95 mph HTH Avpx

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

Which presumably corresponds with the limit of a class3 scooter?

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Brian

Distance is 350 m Min time 1:38 or 98s Middle time 2:08 or 128s Max time 2:38 or 158 s Max speed: 350/98 = 3.57 m/s Middle speed. 350 / 128= 2.73m/s Min speed 350/ 158= 2.16 m/s. (All to 2 dp) In miles per hour: Max 7.9

Re: Help needed with maths (urgent) (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: williamwright

Answer in mph please! Bill

Re: Question about energy cost (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andrew

Only for bulb customers who are being subsidised by the taxpayer

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andrew

There was a brief period in 2020 when Oil actually went negative in the USA. All the minnow energy company failures occurred long before Putin invaded the `Ukraine.

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: whisky-dave

They are much thicker and if you do aren't quite as confortable to wear. Mum used to say the same about clean underwear, combing my hair abd wearing matching socks. Not the first thing I'd consider worrying about if hit by a bus.

Help needed with maths (urgent)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: williamwright

Guys, I'm really hopeless at maths. I have a problem. A rather nasty crime has been committed and we have CCTV of a possible perpetrator, but much depends on timings. We've taken pains to get accurate times for the two best CCTV images

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andrew

https://markets.investorschronicle.co.uk/data/commodities

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andrew

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/05/09/expecting-falling-inflation/

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: whisky-dave

Yes and fashion is strange. if a man wears the same trousers a couple of time in a month hardly anyone cares or notices, but if a women wears the same dress more than a few times it;s shock horror,but only from other women or sometimes ga

Re: we need people who can spell lose ...... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andrew

*we* need people who can post to the correct NG or forum

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: alan_m

Long before the Russian invasion (Dec 2021) friends of mine had around 1000 litres delivered at around 69p litre. A lot is blamed on the Russian war but the fast upward trend in prices was already being seen long before that. In fact

we need people who can spell lose ......

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jim Stewart ...

https://mw1cfnradio.blogspot.com/2022/01/rsgb-trouble-at-top-again.html

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: whisky-dave

I'd have to try it first.

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: whisky-dave

I thought people were either black or white when it came to crime and especailly stop and searhc. Who's interpretation the reader or the writers? After all in 2001 2.6% of the population of Brighton said they followed the Jedi religion.

Re: Best way to remove vinyl lettering from boat hull? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

They are both painted steel, so I wouldn't expect there to be any practical difference. I've seen the hot air system used on a van and the vinyl stickers came off easily. However, it was being done by an expert and I don't know how m

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: R D S

I paid 14 quid for a new handle for a paving maul last week, apparently a couple of weeks earlier they were 8 quid. Everything is going through the roof. I might have to start looking after stuff :)

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: Theo

Last weekend's email from 'The Oil Club': Oil prices were set for a second consecutive weekly gain as Brent Crude tops $113 per barrel in early trading on Friday morning as the EUs proposal to ban imports of all Russian Crude and o

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: R D S

Ha, ever the optimist I let it run lower than usual hoping the price would drop!

Re: Pointing patio with mortar gun (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: R D S

Pretty much that, a faff to get a relatively small amount of mortar in, a faff to get the mix just right so it would go through (too dry, no good obviously, too wet and you just push the water out of it. I binned mine.

Re: Energy costs. (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: Bev

OOI what was the cost per litre? Mine are Ok for another couple of months but the last I paid was around 35p/litre and so for me I'm guessing around a tripling of the price paid then.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: Lew

None of them have claimed to establish communism... Nor has Zimbabwe in your original post above created "true communism" (whatever that means). Since you are making a claim for something, which I say doesn't exist, the burden of proo

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: Clive Arthur

<snipped> Get a cheap broken one from Ebay, eg... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284799274660?epidQ2606087&hash=item424f5c0ea4:g:oM8AAOSwnohiJ6sC

Energy costs.

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Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Despite government assurances, it cost me £110 to fill my car yesterday, and 90% more to (part) fill my heating oil tank, and my electricity standing order is up 90% too. Since everything uses energy to make, transport and keep in goo

Re: Best way to remove vinyl lettering from boat hull? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

A "caramel wheel"?

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

They might prove a source of components to repair the one you have.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

No, its not just that, I've heard blatant examples of essentially what amounts to 'we is/they is' type constructions. I.e. "climate deniers *is* the real problem". It seems that the verb case is associated with the *object*, not the *s

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Russia China, Zimbabwe Cuba China...

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

The vacuum cleaner had been working perfectly for over 5 years. It hadn't even shown the odd hiccup in use. As it happens, to test whether the battery pack worked directly with the motor I had to unsolder one of the thick wire connecti

Best way to remove vinyl lettering from boat hull?

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Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: Chris Green

I need to remove some old lettering from our boat's hull as I have changed its country of registration and need to remove the old numbers and (possibly) add some new. It's a painted steel hull and the numbers/letters appear to be stick on

Re: Pointing patio with mortar gun (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: John Rumm

I sort of feel I ought to be able to answer this since I also got a mortar gun back when doing my patio rebuild[1] in 2020. However in the end I did not end up making much use of it, but I can't really remember why! I think I may have

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: Lew

Name one.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: NY

"The Natural Philosopher" <tnp@invalid.invalid> wrote in message news:t5d9e5$rv6$2@dont-email.me... There are so many words that are pronounced wrongly: "am-blee-ance" (ambulance), "diptheria/opthalmic" (diphtheria/ophthalmic - so the fi

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: NY

"JNugent" <jennings&co@fastmail.fm> wrote in message news:jdumutFnhlmU4@mid.individual.net... My school taught Latin and German to one form and Biology and Ancient History to the other form in each year. Everyone did French. I found La

Re: The strange case of the nonexistent login... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jock

That is just a very common scam. They send that to random phone numbers. That isn't the problem. Never had that happen.

The strange case of the nonexistent login...

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

I have an old cell phone - not smart - haven't used it in 5 years - sits on the charger. A few days ago I got two emails sending me copies of recorded messages, allegedly from Google sending me a verification code on it. It is not link

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

I think you will find many have

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

I've noticed that modern UK nationals on the media still don't know when to use a plural verb form and are now saying "New Kew Leer power"..

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Paedo Savile was IIIRC 'clunk click, every trip'

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: JNugent

Your spellchecker spells words incorrectly? What's the point of that? You might as well switch it off.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 6 Hours ago by: JNugent

It was both (plus French) in mine. It has still come in handy.

Re: who? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 7 Hours ago by: Peter James

According to Tom Lehrer, "Hark the Herald Tribune sings, advertising wondrous things." Peter

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 9 Hours ago by: Richard

Your rod speed detector is working well...

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 9 Hours ago by: Richard

It's not the state boiling them, you knob. Bit like saying the Aussie government is retarded just because you are.

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 16 Hours ago by: bert

In article <t5b5ki$mo2$1@dont-email.me>, The Other John <nomail@home.org> writes AgeUK is a money making racket.

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: jkn

erm, David Prowse, shurely? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR7_Bz9fIPA

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: Fredxx

Only a stupid arsehole could blame a spell checker for their poor spelling. No, you probably don't.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: Jock

That was the spelling checker, stupid. I don't.

Re: who? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: Tim Streater

Well I went through both as a 5-year old. "Hallo" first and then Harold.

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: Dave W

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Re: Question about energy cost (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: Martin Brown

Using rechargeables might be a little bit greener. Explain the price paid for energy content to her. AA cell is ~3Ah at 1.5v = 5Wh AA Cells needs 200 of them 1kWh = £35 Mains electricity is presently 20p / 1kWh https://www.amazon.co.u

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: Ian Jackson

In message <u1hh7hd8bj8rfgke0krhrta9fflisag34n@4ax.com>, John Armstrong <jja@blueyonder.co.uk> writes And even if they can, they STILL pronounce it "pronounciation" (including the BBC Pronunciation Department).

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: ARW

Guess who she learnt from https://youtu.be/EJO2hRyefNs?t1

Re: who? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Rather clever. Wish I could do it that well.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Fark. didn't realise that it was as bad as that. Wonder how that came about, presumably because it has borders with so many countrys and became the one country much later than most of the others in western europe. Must be a real bugger

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Jock

Likely because only a completely bankrupt and fucked state would need to boil up used nappys and drink the result to get high. Much more likely that it isn't.

Re: who? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jock

The bugger didn't like Emanuel.

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jock

That's not NEW ones.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Lew

No country in the world has ever claimed to have established communism.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jock

That's not socialism, that's Marxism. Of course no one ever does that with capitalism, eh ? That's not socialism, that's Marxism. Of course no one ever does that with capitalism, eh ? That's not socialism, that's Marxism. That'

Re: who? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

My ancient aunt, at age about 4 was convinced that the saying way "Gladly, my little cross eyed bear"

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

I seems the DVLA database talks to the MIB database, if you're in the former as "on the road" but not in the latter as "being insured" you get a light slap on the wrist in the form of a letter, with 21 days to "rectify" the situation,

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jock

Yes given the increased cost of materials needed if the place burns down, explodes due to a gas leak, or is washed away in a flood. But other may not have increase theirs so much.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jock

Nope, a rather useful way to operate in a famine because it is so easy make more brats when the famine is over. Hardly anyone does that.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jock

Yep, that was certainly stolen.

Re: AFDDs one for Andy Burns (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Fredxx

Given bell wire seems the norm for lighting wiring, that doesn't really surprise me very much!

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: ARW

Probably would have still not seen him. He overtook a car waiting at the crossing

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

.... It was Latin in my school. According to a pretty Greek nurse I dated a few times, ancient Greek is quite different from modern Greek. Then again, my Saxon is not that good and that was a lot later.

Re: who? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

And the christmas message: "And there shall come a great profit, throughout the land"

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Andrew

You should listened more carefully to Jimmy Savile - "The green cross code, look right, then left then right again, and then cross"

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Not legally AFAICR

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Well allegedly its sodium polyacrylate that does the number.

Re: who? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: NY

"Tim Streater" <timstreater@greenbee.net> wrote in message news:jdsvd7Fdl2iU1@mid.individual.net... "Harold" is a more understandable mistake/mis-hearing because it is actually a name. Reminds me of this "Lord's Prayer" that was circul

Re: who? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tim Streater

"Hello be thy name", Shirley.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: NY

"Rod Speed" <rod.speed.aaa@gmail.com> wrote in message news:op.1lv9sc17byq249@pvr2.lan... Germany is an interesting one, because there are a lot of different names used in different (European) languages: German Deutschland English

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: GB

As I can't find any other evidence of nappies making people high, I'd tentatively suggest that this story might be a hoax?

Re: Question about energy cost (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: Andrew

I have one, for FM, so that's what I listen to by choice. There is very little (if anything) on DAB that isn't on Freeview anyway.

Re: over-egging AFDDs? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: John Walliker

It does look as if they sometimes detect arc faults and that some (but not all) of the high-resistance faults that can cause fires involve arcing. Every fault I have come across that involved arcing was between two copper conductors, so

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Vast chunks of Salisbury Plain are open to the public for recreational purposes,you do need a suitable vehicle to reach some of them though. No idea what they are. Generation Z snowflake claptrap.

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: Andrew

+1000

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: Andrew

Are there no paved roads on Salisbury Plain ?. If not, why would anyone feel it necessary to drive across it, (apart from the army) ?. and please don't tell me that there are 'green lanes' because those were only ever intended for pony a

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: JNugent

Some of us did Greek (the ancient variety, admittedly) at school. It has come in handy once or twice.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: JNugent

But why is that the slightest bit important? There are a number of countries which we call by their names in English. How those names first came about is of no real importance. We don't call India "Bharat", do we? What does the UN have

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

nevertheless, I got a lower quote via a comparison site, for my same insurer (whose own renewal price was already lower than last year), for the same policy (actually with a towbar modification added) and when I phoned them they said

Re: over-egging AFDDs? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: Andrew

The last time I wanted to see the Gas Safety regs in the local library, I had to use a dedicated PC and could only print a maximum of 3 pages. That was a few years ago though.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: JNugent

:-)

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: JNugent

No-one thinks it *does* matter, obviously. They don't all have to have been able to read and write. That there was an educated class was all that was necessary. Fair enough (if that's the case). Of course it did! That was decade

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: Robin

The FCA require them to offer a renewing customer the same price as a new customer with the same relevant criteria on the same date. I'm unclear how that leaves room for a '"new" customer discount'.

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

The Continuous Insurance Enforcement is not referred to in legislation anywhere, merely as a "scheme" run jointly between DVLA and the Motor Insurers Bureau and issuing "advisory letters" I think it does relate to this <https://www.l

Re: Prices (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Andrew

That was last years news Brian. A lot of timber comes from Russia where export restrictions were already in force after Putins 2014 invasion of the Crimea, plus some really massive wildfires in the last couple of years in Siberia. Andrew

Re: who? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: bert

In article <8ef0ed9a-228e-478b-a17b-b6ff11d60c52n@googlegroups.com>, whisky-dave <whisky.dave@gmail.com> writes No you misheard, his name was Wishart as in Our father Wishart, in heaven.

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Scott

Take a look at s22 of the Road Safety Act 2006 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/49/section/22 Sub-sections 5 and 7 in particular.

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: The Other John

Update: I've signed up with Aviva for £172 for the same cover.

Re: who?

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Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Anonymous

So funny, two pieces of genetic scum: bloom and goldberg who do not work and rape babies. How is life with nigel farrage aka farraginski in liviv aka levi? All your kind: bastard "race" illegal immigrant. Charity begins at home - sto

Re: over-egging AFDDs? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

At which point they start to sound like voodoo

Re: who?

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Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Anonymous

So funny, two pieces of genetic scum: bloom and goldberg who do not work and rape babies. How is life with nigel farrage aka farraginski in liviv aka levi? All your kind: bastard "race" illegal immigrant. Charity begins at home - wo

Re: jetwashing/cleaning block paving (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Chris Hogg

Patio Magic is quite good - Google for it. But you get better value for money if you just get the active ingredient, BAC50 Benzalkonium Chloride, see Ebay. Seems to last a fair time, but I don't think it will seal the paving. ISTR a wate

Re: over-egging AFDDs? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: John Rumm

I get the impression that an arc alone is not enough to trip them. In particular they look for an arc sustained between a conductor and a carbon compound, since that reflects the nature of an arc when insulation is overheating / burnin

jetwashing/cleaning block paving

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: SH

Its that time of year where our front block paving and rear patio need jet washing again..... we find we have to do this twice yealry as algae grows on both and the block paving in particular is prone to lichen. Is there any chemicals w

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Andy Burns

Also can't see any reference to insurance in the SORN legislation (or the one amendment to it) <https://www.legislation.gov.uk/primary+secondary?title=Statutory%20Off%20Road%20Notification>

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Andy Burns

I can't see where the RTA88 has been amended, it says "a person must not use a motor vehicle on a road or other public place unless there is in force in relation to the use of the vehicle by that person such a policy of insurance as

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: GB

Indeed. Contact them all individually. Or, don't bother. The OP just wants to check that the premium quoted is okay. He may not care about the last penny.

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Chris B

Not sure that's correct. from https://www.gov.uk/sorn-statutory-off-road-notification You must make a SORN in any of the following situations: your vehicle is not taxed your vehicle is not insured (even for a short time, for

Prices

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Talking of price rises, the cost of fencing and wood generally seems to have gone up a lot recently. Brian

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Andrew

What about the companies that don't appear on 'price comparison' sites ?

Re: Zeret Bird (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Certainly.. ? Brian

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)

Yes I agree. It has always been thus. The industry, whatever it may be will blame profiteering on some external agency, to allow them to carry on business as usual. I'm also intrigued by how it is that some telecom companies manage to k

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Mark Carver

Both the SDL and D1 muxes have very few transmitters in East Sussex and Kent. SDL don't use Heathfield, or Dover. D1 do better, but both have patchy coverage compared to the BBC (who had first dibs on frequencies)

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Andy Burns

it can be off-road, and have no insurance, without being sorned

Re: who? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: The Other John

According to the book of Matthew, the angel told Mary 'Thou shalt call his name Emanuel', so how did he get the name Jesus?

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Scott

If it's car insurance and there is any period the vehicle is uninsured you would need to make a statutory off-road notification to DVLA.

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: The Other John

I haven't spoken to AA yet, but out of curiosity I got a quote from AgeUK and they want £399 against AA's £249.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Andrew

Really ?. Which parts of Sussex (where I live) and which services ?

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Andrew

I live in the South and DAB can only be received using the indoor aerial upstairs and at the front of the house, facing North, and pinned up vertically. I cut a length of 11mm oval conduit about 25 inches long, and made a slot in the ce

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Andrew

Since Doctor Who is filmed in and around Cardiff, I'm surprised the BBC could not have found someone from the multi-cultural population of Cardiff that Welsh Socialists have created there.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Andrew

There are phonetic 'n's and 'm's in Fijian. The international airport is at Nadi which is the correct spelling but it is pronounced NaNdi and most clueless tourists write it down as Nandi too. Ditto a town called Ba, spoken as Mba (Mmm

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Andrew

Attlee pissed away £1 billion (at todays prices) in trying to 'cultivate' parts of Kenya in 1947 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanganyika_groundnut_scheme The rusting remains of old steam rollers can still be found out in the bush.

Pointing patio with mortar gun

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Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Roger Mills

Some years ago, I had a new tarmac drive - with a line of pavers all round to finish it off. The people doing it pointed between the pavers using a mortar gun - and made it look very easy, but I suspect that there is a steep learning cu

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andrew

That's why 2nd hand and 'ancient' camper vans hold their price. They are bought up to be broken down for parts (mostly).

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Usually, yes... It removes hope and introduces equitable misery. People turn to drugs. What are the basic tenets of socialism? Life is unfair. People ought to be equal People are not equal. This is someone else's fault. Its not a mere ac

Re: who? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: whisky-dave

Tne first line of which :- Our Father, who farts in heaven,

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

If the new policy start date is different from the old policy end date, then it doesn't count as a renewal, so they can offer "new" customer discount.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Adrian Caspersz

Interesting. This story first got wings in a left leaning newspaper in Sydney. https://ground.news/article/zimbabweans-boil-used-nappies-to-get-high Did the telegraph write their own bias into it, or have you read into it something el

Re: who? (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

Maybe taken too many of the wrong sort.

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Scott

I had an unexpected change of insurers after an argument with the brokers (over a purported age restriction for injury claims that I could not accept). I changed insurers and it turned out to be cheaper.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Custos Custodum

I realise you were being facetious but isn't that a bit of an own goal, given the calamitous state of English spelling?

Re: OT All now gone (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Custos Custodum

Meow!

Re: who? (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Custos Custodum

I could never understand why he was given a Spanish name.

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Robin

New customer discounts/loyalty penalties were only banned for policies from 1/1/2022.

Re: who? (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Clive Arthur

Indeed, "Harold be thy name". And of course, that's the 'H' in 'Jesus H Christ'.

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tricky Dicky

I thought all that new customer nonsense was legislated against. Did you tell the AA that you were going to change with most insurers you usually get put through to a sales team dedicated to keeping customers and will usually offer a bett

Re: who? (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

Jesus translates to something like The Lord is Salvation, so probably not.

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: GB

Best thing is to go on a price comparison website.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

He could have had the decency to wear a bra to the BAFTAs

Re: who? (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: GB

Have you thought of taking your meds?

Re: Buildings & Contents Insurance (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: The Other John

My renewal from AA is 40% up on last year - they excuse it by saying I had a new customer discount last year, so I think I'm going to be a new customer elsewhere this year!

Re: who? (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: GB

I'm no expert, but I don't think his name was actually Jesus.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: S Viemeister

Or pronounce it.

Buildings & Contents Insurance

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: pinnerite

I have just received a renewal notice from direct Line. It shows a premium of 13.66% Is this justifiable?

Re: who?

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Nomen Nescio

called only Jesus was an Arabic Jew, his blood line does not exist anymore. He was not White or your genetic vermin eastern European "background". This part of the planet and all from it no matter how far related will be eliminated.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Max Demian

That's just sentimentality. People who keep goats swap their (goat) kids in the same way.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Max Demian

Someone would still moan if it had, like they moan that Manhattan Island was bought from the natives for $26 dollars (or so) in beads.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

And those unspeakable foreigners can't even manage to get the name of england right. Or even manage to pronounce America properly either.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Doesnt explain Paris, Germany, Switzerland, Finland etc etc etc.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

At least the Cyrillic alphabet is more or less phonetic, so transcribing into the Latin alphabet is simpler. As with Greek, it makes reading road signs possible, as you can work out what the word on the road sign sounds like.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mark Carver

That's just anti-southern bias. In the South we have areas (notably Kent and Sussex) where provision of some DAB services isn't possible because of French objections (says he with his anti-French bias !)

Re: who? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 6 Hours ago by: Paul

There was a white guy having a smoke, out in front of the computer store yesterday, and he had the car windows rolled down (while standing next to the car), and he was playing the theme from Doctor Who on the speakers. What a small world

Re: over-egging AFDDs? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 6 Hours ago by: Robin

and if you want more start with the the report I posted yesterday - pages 13-14 <https://ife.brage.unit.no/ife-xmlui/bitstream/handle/11250/2992145/IFE-E-2022-006+-+Status+of+the+use+of+arc+fault+detection+devices+in+Norway+-+Signed.pdf?

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 6 Hours ago by: Owain Lastname

And as I saw on Twitter, a Rwandan that can travel through time and space and Priti Patel can't do a thing to stop him. Owain

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 6 Hours ago by: R Souls

An excerpt from the link: Why reactors have been shut down Of particular concern are five reactors that were shut down after cracking caused by corrosion was identified in pipework last year, with tests under way to determine how seri

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 6 Hours ago by: Robin

and let's not forget Ukraine & Kyiv

Re: who? (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

I don't think he was called Leroy, but a Bible with a black Jesus was published at least 30 years ago. Given that he was an Galilean Jew, that is probably no more inaccurate than his portrayal as white.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: Harry Bloomfield Esq

Who?

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

Because, as you say, written Chinese is Mandarin. Since the 1950s, the UN has recognised PinYin as the way to transcribe written Chinese into the Latin alphabet. The written name transcribes to Beijing, hence that is the internationall

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: John Armstrong

Always amuses me to see people pontificating about pronunciation, when they can't even spell the word.

Re: who? (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Yeah, but the death squad soon fixed his bacon.....

Re: who? (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

You haven't qualified for a place there.....

Re: who? (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Jim Stewart ... <kinvig.netta@ntlworld.com> wrote No need wait, that has already been done. Forget what they called him. And those unspeakable creatures even feast on haggises and wear kilts too. So just like you. Just like with y

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

The problem is space and shape. As you can see from the third link in my OP the battery pack is curved, and the BMS PCB is curved to fit it. There is almost no space outside to fit anything, even something like the one you linked to or

Re: who? (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jim Stewart ...

It was bad enough with that scottish bloke from my old school ....

Re: who? (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jim Stewart ...

good reason to hide behind the couch now .....

who?

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jim Stewart ...

...........awaiting bible being rewritten where jesus is black and called leroy seems they feel entitled to a slice of every cake they fancy.......and they get given it without ever earning it or without merit nothing will ever be free

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jock

And kill some more stupid africans. Indeed.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Jock

Dont need to. We have this funky system called wikipedia that spells it out and have even had some docos covering it.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Jock

Wrong, as always. NONE of my ancestors were ever dumped here, they ALL had enough of a clue to leave that soggy little frigid island and fucked europe and did much better for themselves than they would have if they had not chosen to move

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Richard <smithski@btinternet.com.invalid> wrote Unlikely with all those illegals showing up in rubber boats across the channel. And with the stupid onging costs of the Falklands etc. Even the Napoleonic wars debts still haven't been

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Richard

Well, here's an opportunity for the enterprising greenies if ever there was one. Recycle your used nappies via the good citizens of Zimbabwe and ease our landfill/incineration burden. Win, win, win.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Richard

Been there have you?

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Richard

Rich, coming from the spawn of a former British rubbish dump.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Richard

So you're happy with the rewards then, so STFU.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 13 Hours ago by: Jock

No, most of the inhabitants didn't read or write when the english showed up. No, Cantonese. No, that came later. Because the chinese kicked the english and various others out.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: JNugent

+1. Then there's Rome, Naples, Munich, Brussels and any number of others. And what about country (state) names in English? For instance, India, Japan, Germany, Spain, Switzerland (which has four names in its own languages, none of the

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: JNugent

If "Peking" is consonant with the language as spoken by (a majority of) Chinese and Chinese-descended people in the UK, what is or was the point in changing it? Why does it matter? Is the Berlin government trying to get the Anglopho

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: JNugent

Why does it matter? It wasn't "Beijing" that was written down as "Peking". It was something in Chinese characters (probably Mandarin, I expect) which was written in Latin characters as "Peking". It still isn't clear to me why there

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: Jock

That's bullshit with the land used to grow their food.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: Jock

They are in Cantonese.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

williamwright <wrightsaerials@f2s.com> wrote You never could bullshit your way out of a wet paper bag.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

We didn't change it for a long time, but Beijing is what it is in PinYin, which, since the 1950s, has been the UN official Latinised version of written Chinese. Unlike the places you mention, there is now an internationally recognised

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Because the used ones are even cheaper

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

That is in fact what socialism, is. steal from those who can and give to those who can't, in the name of 'equality' The land wasn't stolen 150 years ago. No one owned it.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

I suspect its actually pronounced baych-ing B and P are not differentiated in many languages

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: Mark

If the voltages of the 18650s are ok and you have tested the motor runs ok from an external power source just fit a new BMS https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193539110267

Re: over-egging AFDDs? (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: Robin

Re: AFDDs one for Andy Burns (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: Robin

And yet there seems to be a dearth of evidence of their benefits in practice. Proponents are still citing today as "evidence" a US Consumer Product Safety Division report in 2003 which had "ES [Engineering Sciences] staff estimate th

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: The Other John

Practically new! :) We bought our Hitachi microwave in 1982 and it's used every day still.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: williamwright

It hadn't occurred to me, but yes of course they are. Bill

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: williamwright

Don't be silly. The grown-ups aren't impressed. Bill

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Tim Streater

Peking was the name in English. I don't actually see why we needed to change it, given that Cologne and Florence are not names that the locals use, and neither are Douvres, Londres, and Edimbourg.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jock

Yep, I still get to read that rag for free.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: williamwright

“The future is here,” proclaimed the BBC. It most certainly is. Bill

Re: Tap for M3.5 Screws (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Vir Campestris

That should help the tempering of the steel blade. Andy

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Brian

Thank you. After some Googling, it appears they are extracting this by boiling ( including from used nappies !) and drinking the concoction. According to several sites, sodium polyacrylate is very toxic - let alone whatever else surviv

Re: over-egging AFDDs? (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Vir Campestris

Yes, and it didn't help me. Now could I have that link that was so easy to find please? Andy

Re: AC LED Bulbs for Push Bike (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Animal

LED V_r rating is often misunderstood. They aren't tested for it, as it's usually irrelevant in its task. 5v is just a blanket promise. Real V_r limits vary from not much to over 100v.

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Vir Campestris

I forget which, but one of them just took a massive loss on dumping their connections in ROSNEF. And they are both in my pension fund. Unless you work for the state they are likely in yours too. A windfall tax would affect millions of

Re: over-egging AFDDs? (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Animal

(and a coil to pick the hf content off) I've seen vids of them not tripping. IIRC they were generally very slow to trip when they did. In principle they might save a huge number of house fires once they're more mature technology, but th

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jock

My Panasonic is 50 years now. Mine doesn't rotate anymore, too lasy to fix that since it makes no difference. and still working when we dumped it as

Re: !8" 15w T8 tube. (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Animal

Yes. Your silly question doesn't answer the question of course

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

All govts are a mix of socialism and capitalism. Even HongKong before it was handed back to China had quite a bit of socialism with the govt schools, cops and legal system and roads etc. Same with the USA.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jock

Like all those illegal immigrants turning up in rubber boats from France. He can't do that, they keep exploding when he does that for some reason.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jock

Yeah, shit and piss.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jock

Of course it was. It wasn't bought from or given by the savages. Separate matter entirely.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jock

But there were lots of savages who were using the productive land to feed themselves who were kicked off that land by the poms who showed up there.. And it isn't big enough to qualify as a city, just a town at most.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: GB

What it was was Cecil Rhodes going off on his own trip of brigandry, with a tiny but well-equipped band of thugs. They murdered and pillaged for their own benefit. Probably, they raped, too, but they were the ones keeping the records,

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jock

And new ones must be available in the shops for there to be used ones.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Jock

Its a bit overstated to call a place with at most maybe 18K people and less than 3 square miles in area, a city. More accurately it was a town. Quite a fancy stone town, sure, and a lot better than the usual wattle and daube or thatched

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Theo

:-) On some (I have one built from a collection of DC59 and V6 parts) there are two filters: one in front of the motor (rod filter that goes down the middle of the cyclone) and there's also a post-motor filter. On the HEPA filter versio

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Tim+

Pfft. A mere stripling. ;-) Our Toshiba is coming up to 42… Tim

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Richard

Yep. We even tested the nukes in the wrong location in Australia. Address please Rod.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Richard

Empire building. It is what it was. You have in the past enjoyed and now enjoy and into the future will enjoy the benefits of that empire. So stop pointing fingers. Or you could do the decent thing and give up your possessions to those

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Jock

My Panasonic is still going fine after 50 years with no sign of any reducition in power and it gets used almost every night.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Jock

Because you poms mangled the pronounciation of every place name you fucked over, like Calcutta/Kolkata etc etc etc and couldn't even manage to get Paris right.

Re: AFDDs one for Andy Burns (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Theo

AFCIs have been standard fit in the US and Canada, in certain areas since 1999/2000 and everywhere since 2014/15. An AFCI breaker is about $40 and an AFCI socket about $25 (on Amazon, no doubt cheaper from a wholesaler). They're 110v, s

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: GB

I can't find any references to sodium polyacrylate having these properties. I wonder if there's something else in these nappies?

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: GB

What do you want to call this process, then? A 'Special Military Operation'?

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Rob H

When Ghengis Kan was alive and attacking every town and village he could find, it was called Yenking , if memory serves me right.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: S Viemeister

It was also written as Peiping for a time.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

Because Peking is the Cantonese pronunciation. Cantonese is the Chinese most widely spoken in Hong Kong and by Chinese in the UK. Beijing is the pronunciation in Mandarin, the official language of China since the 1930s.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Chris Hogg

Oh, I stand corrected. They are 'used' apparently. Ugh!

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Some entirely appropriately named arsehole R Souls <ron.souls@aol.com> spewed more of the shit that keeps pouring from its countless arseholes.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

Half-hearted paywall <https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/05/08/desperate-zimbabweans-boiling-nappies-get-high-new-drug-craze>

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Mark Carver

Most DAB is. Just a couple of tiny, so called  'mini-muxes' that use just a single Tx site

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Richard

Because it was not stolen. It was not as productive then as it became with European expertise. How much do you actually know of countries you have no knowledge of?

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Richard

You know an awful lot (not) about it apparently. The country as it now is, borders defined by the British. AT the time of colonisation, it was just an area of land inside a larger area of land. There were no countries then form which t

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Jock

Nothing to boggle your "mind", sodium polyacrylate, the absorbant part.

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Jock

The wax plug needs hot water to melt it and so the wax plug not melting is just evidence of the heater having failed. Dishwashers do wash quite well without being able to heat the water. More likely that is just a fluke. No need to u

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

williamwright <wrightsaerials@f2s.com> wrote You never could bullshit your way out of a wet paper bag.

Re: USB camera recommendations please (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Chris Hogg

Well, yes, he has, but they won't be in the background. It surprises me to see people being interviewed on TV from what I can only assume are their homes, with the background very brightly lit so that the interviewee appears almost black

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jock

The chinese used to eat the neighbour's children in the pre communism days. Apparantly it is easier to swap the kids with the neighbours before eating them than eating your own. Not as silly as it sounds given that its easy to produce

Re: USB camera recommendations please (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Chris Hogg

Thanks for all the advice. The price I suggested was just a shot in the dark - I had no idea as to what you got or for how much. Quite happy to up my budget. The Logitec range gets several recommendations here. I'll have a look.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jock

So they aren't TUNED. The size of the dish, actually.

Re: skip ads on youtube (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: critcher

why would you want to advertise a skip on utube?

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Chris Hogg

I'm surprised they go to that trouble. Sodium polyacrylate is fairly easily obtained commercially, e.g. on e-bay for example. It comes in different molecular weights/chain lengths, depending on the intended application. It wouldn't sur

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: John Rumm

We just replaced our first microwave after 29 years! It was still working, but was beginning to lose RF power and cooking times were getting a bit long. I had repaired the door catch once where a bit snapped off the plastic part where

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: GB

Why did you put stolen in quotes? Cecil Rhodes arrived, and he machine gunned any natives who objected. Very brave of him, as they were heavily armed with spears.

Re: OT Pronunciation (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: GB

I wonder why Ncuti is transliterated like that if it's not pronounced like that? For many years Beijing was written down as Peking. Why?

Re: USB camera recommendations please (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Bob Eager

Two Logitech C525s here. About £60 as iI recall. They work well, although I use headset microphones (Plantronics Bluetooth).

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

Is it normal for dishwashers to warn about dangerous release of hydrogen after a period of non-use?

OT Pronunciation

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: ARW

How to pronounce Ncuti Gatwa’s name. Ncuti Gatwa’s name is not pronounced as you see it written down. Ncuti is actually pronounced ‘Shoo-ti’, while Gatwa is simply 'Gat-wa". Bloody Scots and their pronunciations.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Max Demian

The rest is behind a paywall. Not that it matters. The country is named after a (ruined) city. (Actually "Zimbabwe" just means "city" - more or less - in one of the African languages.)

Re: USB camera recommendations please (thread)

uk.d-i-y

Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

Maybe Chris has got impressive shelves full of hardback books?

Re: USB camera recommendations please (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Paul

The cheapest cameras would focus at infinity. You would want something better than that. Find a review for "Logitech C270". Technical Specifications Max Resolution: 720p/30fps Camera mega pixel: 0.9 Focus type: fixed focus <=== ouch

Re: USB camera recommendations please (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

Logitech C920 here, list price is above your budget but check ebay £40-50, it's full HD and in particular has excellent mics, I used to get complaints about other mics on Teams calls, but never an issue with this one, comes with a br

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Richard

I'm guessing the one "on the dishwasher cleaner". Possibly, the dishwasher cleaner has a "waxy plug" of some sort in the neck so the contents don't fall out when inverted.

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Richard

So you actually believe that the whole of the productive land "stolen" by the British was being cultivated? I suppose you believe too that the cities were there too when the nasty British arrived.

Re: OT: Oxygen catching fire? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Martin Brown

You could react oxygen with fluorine. Fluorine is the oxidiser. Fluorine will oxidise oxygen (and many more things beside). The reaction is spontaneous at STP you smell oxides of fluorine whenever elemental fluorine is made. Amazingly P

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Colin Bignell

The ruling party is nominally socialist, although the current leader is encouraging capitalism.

Re: OT All now gone (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Spike

Though some would doubtless stay at their clubs. That way, no need to live worse than in a boot camp - and besides, freemasons might not want to become MPs if the facilities were poorer than those they had grown used to.

Re: OT: Oxygen catching fire? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Martin Brown

+1 It does in a reducing atmosphere. The oxygen becomes the fuel. Or rather for something to burn you need a fuel, an oxidiser and a source of ignition (in this case a spark). Burn propane in air and you get a yellow sooty flame. Pu

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Brian

We look for white goods with a 5 year warranty. If it fails after that and it isn’t simple / cheap to fix, we replace it. Previously, we’ve had long lived washing machines - especially an Ariston ( I think 18 years, a few door seals

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: R Souls

Mind you own business and sling your hook, you thick geriatric tosser.

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Tim Streater

This is true for any utility structure, I'd have thought. The water system has a lot of leaks as little thought was given to maintenance while it was in "public" ownership.

Re: OT All now gone (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Brian

Wasn’t there at least one University which installed something similar a few years ago to accommodate first year students? I recall suggesting that something similar should be installed in the old Battersea power station shell to acco

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: GB

"Drug users said that the sodium polyacrylate — the absorbent part of a nappy — got them high enough to carry on with their grim daily lives" This has nothing to do with socialism, though. Mugabe stole 90% of the productive land, w

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: GB

We use Finish dishwasher cleaner. Ahem, but what waxy plus is this?

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Paul

If you select a continuous-fueling technology reactor type, you can get high up-times. However, nuclear reactors are like buying a car at the dealership. You can do all your homework, and still get a "lemon". The service record of reac

Re: OT: Oxygen catching fire? (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Tim Streater

You can burn oxygen in a star to produce silicon, phosphorus, or sulphur, but you need a temperature of at least 1.5 billyun K to do so. NB, chemical burning, which is what we're actually talking about, always involves at least two sepa

Re: Socialism starts... (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Brian

I confess I haven’t read the article but the mind boggles as to just what must be in the nappies ;-)

Re: OT: Oxygen catching fire? (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Jeff Gaines

We've been there up the thread somewhere, it's vice versa. As I have said the test is will oxygen burn in oxygen, i.e. on its own, and the answer is "no".

Re: OT: Oxygen catching fire? (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Tim Streater

What's your definition of "burn"? Oxygen will burn in a hydro-carbon atmosphere.

Re: AC LED Bulbs for Push Bike (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Paul

In any case, this is an easily DIY type project. But you would only DIY it, if you cannot find any ready-made solutions. You don't exactly save money by building these yourself. The main benefit, is never having to worry about batterie

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Jethro_uk

SWMBO has just remarked (and I am annoyed I never twigged) that both times the first indication of a problem was when the waxy plug on the dishwasher cleaner didn't melt properly. Which is how we know both times the machine lasted a m

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: williamwright

I used to have a van with the aerial on the bonnet on the nearside. It was noticeable how reception would be quite different on weak stations depending on which way you were travelling along a particular road. Bill

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Jethro_uk

I'm refraining from naming them (this time) as they may yet do the right thing.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: williamwright

Don't be silly. Bill

Re: AFDDs one for Andy Burns (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Jeff Layman

So are you changing from being a "Sparky" to being an "Arcy"?

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: williamwright

No, it's because he lives in an area of high DAB field strength. DAB is all but unusable where I Let's not start one of those gainsaying DAB discussions. However I did drive from Retford to Rotherham yesterday and GB News didn't drop o

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Jeff Layman

Yes. If I bypass the control electronics but connect the batteries directly to the switch, as soon as I push it on the motor turns. I didn't check, but I think all power goes through the fets as they are the devices which limit the di

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Steve Walker

My only experience of Meile has been moving a dishwasher for my uncle and aunt, which was so well built and heavy that it took four of us to lift it and my parents having a second-hand Meile dishwasher at their holiday home in France -

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: GB

There's a trade-off between the costs of testing all the components and the cost of rectifying problems in the field. That latter cost includes reputational damage, as I doubt the op is going to recommend this brand.

Re: USB camera recommendations please (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Peter Johnson

Dozens on eBay/Amazon in that price range. I got an unknown brand HD 1080P for less than £30 which is perfectly adequate for non-professional use.

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Steve Walker

Of course. But it may be a duff batch of components, rather than the manufacturer's own fault.

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Chris Hogg

Oh thank you for that! My little hand-held Dyson, bought a good few year ago, was doing just as you describe. I contacted Dyson and they suggested the battery contacts needed cleaning, which didn't make a lot of difference. Apart from that

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: williamwright

Well you're going to reinstate it anyway, and that's all they'd demand if you did it without PP. Bill

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: williamwright

Funnily enough I was in a garden yesterday that had once been a school playground, and the wall (built 1928) was six ft high, 9", with piers every nine feet. Bill

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: williamwright

I've been advocating that all along, to almost universal derision. Bill

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: GB

Without doing a detailed analysis, I think that most of the cost per wash is detergent, water, and energy.

Re: OT: Oxygen catching fire? (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Chris Hogg

3O2 --> 2O3. Oxygen 'burning'.

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: williamwright

You don't need luck! You've got the charisma! Bill

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Graham Harrison

Our Miele dishwasher was 23 years old when it recently failed. Engineer call out - £150.00. A new replacement £999.00 but if we decided quickly the £150 call out was deducted. We took a (very) deep breath and got a new one. When I th

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: The Natural Philosop

Well I got a quote for a new seal on a Liebherr and that was over £100 * without* the door!

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: The Natural Philosop

slim chance but worth it. I wonder if the diode is there to stop the batteries being overcharged. Bit actually drives the circuit when not on charge. If that goes then board will appear dead except for charge

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: The Natural Philosop

We used to get about half a horsepower out of those. Didn't last very long mind...

Re: OT: Oxygen catching fire? (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: The Natural Philosop

Nothing burns. It takes two to tango.

Socialism starts...

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: The Natural Philosop

as a request to be nice to other people, it used to be said that it ends up eating your own pets (Venezuela), but Zimbabwe has shown that true communism is a whole new level below that... https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/05/08

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Martin Brown

The dish will focus anything RF but the receivers at the focus are incredibly narrow band and able to reject most terrestrial junk. The shape of the dish ultimately limits the highest frequency it can use. VLA offers amongst the widest

Re: AFDDs one for Andy Burns (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Robin

blimey - an AFDD built into a plug with a flashing LED to alert you to the problem? PS I remain to be convinced there was evidence that the latest move on AFDDs, adding hundreds of pounds to the cost of a new CU, was cost-effective.

Re: OT All now gone (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 2 Hours ago by: Robin

Many of us see live to see our work discarded/destroyed/ignored - but not usually within 2 years. I'm also sad to think of all the fittings and accessories which went to waste.

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 2 Hours ago by: ARW

We already have three useless cunts{1] so I suppose she would start with an advantage. [1] The dead pigeon is still on the van roof

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 2 Hours ago by: Paul

But science works best. The person experimenting here, was able to demonstrate directionality and polarization with his antenna. https://www.mikebanahan.com/Radio/dabantenna.php Placing it in an elevated location (the loft), didn't hurt

Re: OT All now gone (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 2 Hours ago by: ARW

I believe the ladies are now getting permanent individual sleeping quarters built on that site and will no longer have to sleep in dormitories or a bunkarbin.

Re: OT All now gone (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: Richard

Two weeks vs two days? Seems like you need to work on your performance. ;)

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: Richard

Does Camber Sands have the equivalent of the Historic Dockyards? If not, I'd prefer Portsmouth. ;)

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: charles

BL, when it existed, reverted to wing aerials on one car and one of my colleaguesn wrote to them asking why "That's where the stylist said it had to go." was the reply. Also roof racks

Re: OT: Oxygen catching fire? (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

You're entitled to your views but it doesn't alter the fact that oxygen doesn't burn.

Re: USB camera recommendations please (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Think you'll need a webcam - which has a built in mic too. Although you can use a separate mic. Webcams generally come with a bracket for clipping to the monitor. Think your budget is a bit small for a decent one though. Remembering that

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Can't you persuade her to change jobs to an apprentice?

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Quite a few makes fitted roof aerials as standard once - even in AM days. Rover and Rolls-Royce. Perhaps automatic car washes stopped that fashion. Until the sharks fin versions appeared.

Re: !8" 15w T8 tube. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Do you know what LED tape even is?

OT All now gone

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Posted: 8 Days 4 Hours ago by: ARW

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 4 Hours ago by: Theo

Having looked after a fleet of Mieles in the past, that is not uncommon for the spares cost. Somebody has been warehousing that spare for the last 10 (or in my Miele's case, 30) years, and they don't sell them in huge numbers, so it has

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tim+

Our dishwasher (Fisher Paykel) has two drawers which means no seals required (as each drawer is effectively a large tub). Happy to say that that after 15 years they have been utterly reliable. Stupidly expensive but I think with hindsi

AFDDs one for Andy Burns

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: ARW

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Theo

Is the trigger switch definitely working? Does power go directly through the switch, or does it use these MOSFETs for switching with the trigger? For a power cycle I think you'd need to desolder all the cells, otherwise the chip could

Re: OT: Oxygen catching fire? (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Chris Hogg

I think your understanding of simple basic chemistry is zero.

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jethro_uk

These 2 were replacing a 10-year old Hotpoint that had started leaking. The new seal *was part of the door* so nearly £100 for spares alone.

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jethro_uk

It may be. But after a month - twice in succession - that's for the manufacturer to fix on their time and money. Not mine.

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jethro_uk

Proof - if it were needed - that any environmental catastrophe may have been over-egged.

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

It seemed to me the responses demonstrated envy. However, there has always been a tendency on social media (and Usenet is perhaps the oldest example) of expressions like: you did do [some task] didn't you. why would you want to do tha

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Then I might think it amusing to rattle a stick along said small child!

Re: OT: Oxygen catching fire? (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

I still think that is wrong. Has he managed to burn oxygen in oxygen? That would be conclusive.

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

As the pcb appears dead to both charging and running the motor, I would think it's the main IC at fault rather than one or both of the mosfets. Getting the chip probably wouldn't be a problem. Soldering it in definitely would be! I wou

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

This sort of thing is about 220g: <https://www.amazon.co.uk/ProTechTrader-18v-DC-Motor/dp/B07DYTM7NQ>

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tim Lamb

In message <xn0nhl5ft37tr7h00f@news.individual.net>, Jeff Gaines <jgaines_newsid@yahoo.co.uk> writes Small point about fences next to public rights of way.. inevitably some child will think it hugely entertaining to rattle a stick along

USB camera recommendations please

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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: Chris Hogg

My PC and screen don't have a built-in camera, and I find I'm increasingly in need of one. Nothing expensive, £20 - £40 bracket would give me more than need I would think, but I'd like it small and capable of being clipped to the top edge

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: ARW

I wish I was so lucky.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: Martin Brown

That is because you live in the south. DAB is all but unusable where I live even with a good antenna and balun tuned to the right band. It didn't help when the Bedale transmitter mast burned down. It was still pretty useless before tha

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

As it had only been running for a couple of minutes, I don't know. I assume it's due to either the overdischarge detection voltage or discharge overcurrent detection voltage. The motor "control" is on or off. I can't see any special s

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

The labour to repair a dishwasher usually exceeds the cost of a new one even without the parts

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Bosch?

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: Richard

Dyson do dishwashers?

Re: OT: Oxygen catching fire? (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: Martin Brown

He does propane in air first then purges the lines with CO2 and loads it with a propane atmosphere and burns oxygen in it at about 5 mins in. It burns hotter with a whiter flame and makes a different noise. He wasn't able to get air to

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

As do what you have there. probably worth replacing. Most power mosfets are similar - only slight variations in spec differentiate them yep. Yes. It is a battery protection chip seemingly. https://www.yoycart.com/Product/56599929369

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: Bob Eager

Is that from personal investigation?

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: ARW

I did say a figure similar.

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: Richard

Not envy, really. He can own whatever he likes, but why whine about the "trauma" caused by hitting a £99 limit? Perhaps it is the need to boast about possessions? That trait is probably much worse than envy, as it is very hypocritical.

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: Richard

If you filled up when it hits a quarter of a tank you wouldn't hit the £99 barrier.

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: Richard

Rod, your mother had one brat too many.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: charles

I must be about 50 years ago that colleagues did tests with Volvo to show that the roof was the ideal place of a car aerial. Almost any other location on a car gave distinct directional lobes.

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Back in the day us aeromodellers would pick up any reduced price power tools purely for the battery cells. The motors were occasionally used for flight but were rather heavy for the power. I would expect a 160W motor to weigh in these

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 7 Hours ago by: alan_m

Probably yes.

Re: Duration of 1st charge of drill battery

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Posted: 8 Days 7 Hours ago by: alan_m

As the original post was 15 years old either your drill is also of that age and the battery is at the end of its life or if purchased recently it probably has a completely different battery technology.

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 8 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

In which case wouldn't a 9" wall with piers every 2-3m be more sensible than making the whole wall 18"

Re: Duration of 1st charge of drill battery

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Posted: 8 Days 8 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

Xerxes <36381ffab5ffd5c9c0aed082e8b2de6e@example.com> wrote You are only 15 years late.

Re: over-egging AFDDs? (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 8 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

Have you watched any of the videos where John Ward or David Savery cobbled together rigs to generate arcs and found it remarkably difficult to get AFDDs to trip? The manufacturers seem to demonstrate them using a "magic pelicase" rig.

Re: Duration of 1st charge of drill battery

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Posted: 8 Days 9 Hours ago by: Xerxes

I have one of these drills. As soon as you start it up you can heae it slowing down. Its battery is absolutely inadequate.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

That's not TUNING, fuckwit.

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: williamwright

Do you mean she has no nipples or cunt? Bill

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: williamwright

A quarterwave on the roof will outperform a screen aerial massively. Bear in mind though that the use of the same channel for different muxes in different (sometimes overlapping) areas is a big factor in limiting DAB mobile reception.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: williamwright

Absolutely. And not just pieces of wire. Bill

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: williamwright

Could I add that any old piece of conductive material will work as an aerial. It's just that unless it's resonant and matches the feeder it won't work very well (it won't be very sensitive). But if the incoming signal is so strong that

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: williamwright

I was talking about mobile reception. Bill

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: williamwright

Take a DAB portable into a big open space where there are no confusing factors like reflections, standing waves, etc. Find a weak multiplex. Experiment with the length of the telescopic aerial. You'll be surprised. Bill

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 12 Hours ago by: williamwright

No they aren't. Some are arrays of dipoles. An example is the Murchison Widefield Array MWA radio telescope. It does, in that there are parameters that vary with frequency. The gain and directivity are related to the size as expressed

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 12 Hours ago by: williamwright

If Charles receives all the stations he wants with no drop-out, in what way would it be better? Bill

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 14 Hours ago by: Fredxx

Do you often read the Mail, or is this a blind assertion? I guess you would have read the Morning Star?

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 16 Hours ago by: Jock

Unlikely, the other parts that fail aren't that expensive. God knows why Bosch price the pump/heater like that, it can't be due to the stocking cost given that its used in the current dishwashers.

Re: over-egging AFDDs? (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 18 Hours ago by: Animal

That's easy. The manufacturer makes them as complex & expensive as possible, determines the reuslting specs & uses that as the new standard. Anyone else's goods that don't match it fail. I expect testers will show up. It's not to hard t

Re: over-egging AFDDs? (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 18 Hours ago by: Animal

Capacitor to harvest the hf content, rectify, current limit, big cap so it doesnt respond to half a second of arcing, magnetic trip. Simple stuff. The only load I can think of where it might be on shaky ground is the arc welder. Arc ligh

Re: !8" 15w T8 tube. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 18 Hours ago by: Animal

Do you get a lot of faulty LED tape?

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 18 Hours ago by: NY

"Steve Walker" <steve@walker-family.me.uk> wrote in message news:t56f2j$h5d$1@dont-email.me... Lifetimes of domestic appliances seem to vary enormously. We bought a new freezer to replace the one that was left in the house when we bought

Re: Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 18 Hours ago by: Theo

It sounds like it's tripped the protection MOSFET, so the load is disconnected from the cells. I wonder why? One thing, sometimes the battery and the motor control are the same unit - so the unit is 'off' and they use the same MOSFET fo

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 18 Hours ago by: GB

Would there be money in buying new dishwashers and breaking them for parts? :)

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 19 Hours ago by: Jock

Me too but the current ones have an integrated pump and heater so if that fails you need a whole new one and that costs more than a brand new Bosch dishwasher. Barking mad.

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: alan_m

Until he found that the safe height for a 9" wall, without piers, was 1.3m

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: GB

We have found Bosch very good.

Re: 2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up. (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: Steve Walker

If it's anything like ours, it may be a very simple failure. Ours was bought second hand and was about 10 months old (people had moved house and were going to put an integrated one in instead). We'd only had it just over a week, when i

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jock

Just a short term unusual situation.

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: ARW

2 brand new dishwashers in 2 months. Packed up.

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jethro_uk

Either a faulty component or manufacture, obviously. Same failure in a brand new replacement as the first. Water stops heating and that is that. Because SWMBO liked one particular feature, I had to swallow my objections and order the sam

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jock

Because women's tights are warmer. Doesnt happen enough to matter unless you are an alcoholic like you.

Examining a faulty handheld vacuum cleaner

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

We bought a Hoover Jovis+ handheld vacuum about 6 years ago. It was very reliable, and about 6 months ago I thought it was time to replace the filter, which had been cleaned many times. So I bought a pack of three filters. I should have

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: ARW

https://youtu.be/1XWFpBTwOZY?t2

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jock

Bullshit they are at 3am.

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: ARW

Mine still does and she has had experience of it:-) When I was 10 years old I was knocked down on a zebra crossing that had a lollipop lady stood in the middle of it. I woke up in a hospital ward some time later only wearing my clean

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jock

That isn't true of the Chelsea Tractors with large fuel tanks.

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jock

Few have just the one brat and it makes no difference what type of car it is to the traffic chaos.

Re: OT: See where Truss & Johnson's 'tough talking' is taking us.... (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: %%

Fat lot of good that will do you, you stupid tax cheating clown.

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

Just filled up with E0 (i.e tesco "E5") at 168 p/l

Re: Impact driver great for removing screws with heads full of paint (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: Murmansk

No I used one of these new fangled electric ones by Makita!

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: ARW

We have an 19 year old secretary with a figure similar to that of a Barbie doll. She must have no problems with that tiny leather skirt she sometimes wears.

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

[sorry clicked send too early] Does it? thought the O/P wanted 9"

Re: Cost of travel to work - which car to use? (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: ARW

Last used mine on 16th April. No idea when I will next use it. Probably worth about £2K. Might as well run it into the ground. It's not done bad for repairs. It was only £60 for two new back springs.

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: alan_m

For quality tunnel and groove wood panels, concrete posts and gravel boards one of my local fence contractors would charge approx £1,000 for that fence including fitting. The price does NOT include removal of waste (old fencing) so a

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: alan_m

It is x4 it... The wall has to be two bricks lengthways wide (18 inches) whereas that calculator is for a wall 1 brick widthways wide (4.5 inches). Plus an allowance for breakages albeit in a two lengthwise brick wall any (cosmetic) c

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: R Souls

It's not all good news. https://news.sky.com/story/nearly-half-of-frances-nuclear-reactors-taken-offline-adding-to-electricity-demand-on-european-grid-12600662

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 23 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

Poke 6 and 27 into here, then double it .. <https://www.travisperkins.co.uk/content/brick-calculator> £100/cube, or it was a couple of years ago mixed onsite.

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 23 Hours ago by: John Rumm

I suspect there is fair danger of soiling oneself upon the realisation that being flattened by a bus is imminent!

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days ago by: alan_m

Double brick width wall more like 4,500 bricks. Foundations at least 2.25 cubic metres of concrete

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days ago by: Jeff Gaines

Many thanks :-) I find it confusing when the width of a wall is measured in the length of a brick I'm afraid - bit like something being 4 times cheaper which, presumably, means a quarter the price. To summarise in terms I can underst

Re: Question about energy cost (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Good luck with a portable crystal set. ;-)

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Didn't your mother tell you to make sure your underwear was clean in case you had an accident and had to be undressed by a medic? ;-)

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

The thing is that even maker's car radio installations vary. Living in London, I have no trouble finding marginal reception places in a car. Tunnels, high buildings, etc. And my everyday car which has a windscreen aerial on FM doesn't

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: alan_m

White van man can achieve passing but those who drive a ULV of exactly the same size seem to need the whole of a rural road just to able to drive down.

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: alan_m

From what I've read today :) a DPC at the base of a free standing wall can seriously weaken it and is not usually needed. More normal is some from of DPC towards the top of the wall or below the coping stones.

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: alan_m

Further, do you need permission/planning to dig the public side of the wall, in the access pathway, to give you the width of the necessary foundations?

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: alan_m

At the bottom of the table they state 1.5 bricks is = 325mm or 12.8 inches (already more than 9 inches) 1.5 bricks is 1 brick lengthways and 1 brick sideways as shown the diagram on page 2 of https://www.brick.org.uk/admin/resources/s

Re: Question about energy cost (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Once you have DAB, you are running a processor which you might as well use to demodulate the FM too.,

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

But you will need them to put the stone lions on, surely? :-)

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

It depends on where its likely to get any lateral loads. It's basic mechanical engineering. If the vector comprising the lateral load - which might be wind - and the weight of the wall itself, falls outside the base of the wall it's pu

Re: Impact driver great for removing screws with heads full of paint (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tricky Dicky

+1

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

that soon washes off, the point is what is to rot in a garden wall? Frost spalling is an issue, but mainly in the wall top. Just use quality brick on top, or put a hard cement capping on Not unusual in very old houses

Re: !8" 15w T8 tube. (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: Paul

Someone at least, tried to make such a thing, but the reviews don't look all that good for it. And it is now out of stock. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ansell-ADVRL-Voltage-Shaver-Fitting/dp/B01LYPYMI4 While their photography skills may be

Re: Question about energy cost (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: #Paul

My DAB radio works off a usb charger, so when away from the mains I use a mid-capacity (&rechargable) usb power brick. Not internal, but saves faffing about with lots of AA's. #Paul

Re: Question about energy cost (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: RJH

Except this (although it is both DAB and FM): https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/dab-radios/xdr-s61d Battery life (JEITA)* DAB reception Approx. 17 hours (using Sony (LR6SG) alkaline batteries) Approx. 7 hours (using Sony (NH-AA) Ni-M

Re: AC LED Bulbs for Push Bike (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: Scott

The train ones were called dynamos (for the lighting). I assumed they were DC.

Re: AC LED Bulbs for Push Bike (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: Steve Walker

That's certainly the terms used when referring to cars, but bike ones are normally known as dynamos and, in all likelihood are AC - why have the additional complication of a commutator and brushes or a rectifier, just to drive filament

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: John Rumm

are jogging pants known for their bus repellent properties then?

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Thanks for the link, that is useful :-) It says a 1.5 brick wall can be 2175mm heigh, unfortunately it doesn't cover 2 bricks - 9". No mention of piers/pillars though.

Re: AC LED Bulbs for Push Bike (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: Paul

You can check these things with a meter. You don't have to leave it to chance. You can also connect ceramic power resistors, and measure the V and I with that fixed load, to give you some idea of what it can make. This pre-supposes you h

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: alan_m

For a 2 metre wall you may need more than 9 inches width and piers would give you this effective wider width. A table of recommended SAFE wall heights/widths can be seen at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/your-garden-walls-better-to-be-sa

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: John Rumm

HiLux would suggest a commercial vehicle... The size required is typically dictated by the job you do with it.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: RJH

Indeed - which was sort of my original question - would it be 'well enough' with whatever that thing I linked to is? And the answer is 'probably not'. The unit's due next week and I've got a lot of long drives coming up, so I'll lash up

Re: Question about energy cost (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: charles

and a crystal set, none at all.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: charles

It's already good - how much better? Trouble is fitting a DAB aerial, SWMBO doesn't like me working on ladders at any height. so that stops it being a DIY project

Re: Question about energy cost (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

And AM even less. As a youngster starting work, I bought an AM radio kit. In 1962. A PP9 did about 2 years on that, used every day. 750 mW output to a 7x4 speaker, so sounded quite reasonable.

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tim Lamb

In message <t55dmc$et2$1@dont-email.me>, The Natural Philosopher <tnp@invalid.invalid> writes I don't know. I have never needed to build one. I suppose one might need to consider efflorescence from wicked up moisture. We once looked ov

Re: OT Female mechanics (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Never quite understood this, unless a fetish, of course. Why not just long johns or even jogging pants? Much safer if you get knocked down by a bus on the way home...

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

I'd guess that tells you it would work better with the correct aerial, then? In this part of London, a TV will work with a bit of wire dangling from the aerial socket. But when reception conditions are poor - like they often are

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Anybody living in a rural area may well need a 4 x 4, try getting across Salisbury Plain in a 2 WD. People buy what is suitable for them, it's not up to generation Z or a bunch of snowflakes to tell them what to drive.

Re: !8" 15w T8 tube. (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: Dave Plowman (News)

Not worth the effort. But would look odd if it didn't light up evenly all the way round.

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

But I would be interested to know why people feel piers are needed on a 9" wall.

Re: OT: See where Truss & Johnson's 'tough talking' is taking us.... (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: Chris Hogg

Oh you are slow on the uptake!

Re: Impact driver great for removing screws with heads full of paint (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: nothanks

IDs are alike SDS drills - once you have one you can't understand how you did anything before

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: R D S

I've always driven estates because I often find myself shifting stuff and we usually have a big dog. We bought a Volvo V50 some years ago. They look bigger than they are and I got fed up of smacking my head getting in and out of it and w

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

All pieces of wire pick up all signals. It is merely a question of how well.

Re: funeral arrangements ( DIY) possibly off topic (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

I was tresponding to the suggestion that hubby would simply not tell anyone she was dead. Chuck her on the stove and pocket the cash

Re: funeral arrangements ( DIY) possibly off topic (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

I never said that. I said they would be interested in the fact of her death... Plus, the ambulance got to take the body away in something. And if there is even a whiff of oddity about the death, bobby will be there.

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: The Natural Philosop

Why would you use damp coursing in a garden wall?

Re: Tap for M3.5 Screws (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: Paul

Those particular screws aren't long enough to put up a fight. The screwdriver, the tip isn't cut sharp on the end, and if you drilled out the recess in the screw, the driver will sink down enough to get a grip. I have some regular steel

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: Bev

Its your choice and your money. You don't have to listen to other views.

Re: OT: See where Truss & Johnson's 'tough talking' is taking us.... (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: Cursitor Doom

I've just twigged you're that Australian cunt. <*plonk*>

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 6 Hours ago by: R D S

Ive a 2l Volvo D4 diesel, it's fairly frugal, with some consideration I can get 50+ on a motorway/backroad run. It just has a big tank?

Re: Question about energy cost (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 6 Hours ago by: charles

get a proper aerial

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 6 Hours ago by: Tim Lamb

In message <jdlu4sF37rtU1@mid.individual.net>, williamwright <wrightsaerials@f2s.com> writes Flaunting implied status to the detriment of other road users? Side impact safety is an excuse too far. Of course, borrowing from Jack Reacher,

Re: AC LED Bulbs for Push Bike (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 6 Hours ago by: Martin Brown

--------+------------------+---------------+ A couple of quick points. If you are going to only draw 20mA from the supply you might as well limit the current with a high wattage resistor and use much cheaper less beefy standard Zener d

Re: over-egging AFDDs? (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 6 Hours ago by: Robin

All of which has long left me wondering how they define a standard for AFDDs /and/ a practicable means of testing manufacturer's products against it. As for end users, substitution seems the only practicable test if a faulty AFDD is s

Re: Garden Wall Construction (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 6 Hours ago by: Andrew

Why would a free-standing garden wall need a DPC ?. Even if it did, I would use some old slates as a DPC. Mortar will adhere to that.

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Andrew

It's nothing to do with envy, it's the ever-increasing congestion and poor air quality in many parts of the UK. Someone living in rural Wales or Scotland and chugging around in a massive diesel 4x4+cab has no concept of what life is like

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Andrew

I have always maintained that VED should be based on a number of factors. Every vehicle should pay a standard amount for the privilege of using the road system and then the vehicles age, size, fuel type, the number of driven axles, locati

Re: Question about energy cost (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Andrew

Well I prefer FM because I object to listening to bubbling mud if I try and listen to the same program on DAB.

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Absolutely, the replies I got to a similar suggestion suggest envy rather than anything rational.

Re: OT: Oxygen catching fire? (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

That is hydrocarbons burning in an oxygen atmosphere surely?

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Tim Streater

And the apparently rubbish MPG they get. At 70 on the motorway, my car with a 1.8 engine gets 60mpg or better without any apparent problem. Perhaps those ULV owners bleating about putting £100 worth of fuel in could tell us what their m

Re: Tap for M3.5 Screws (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: alan_m

You heat up the end of the screwdriver with a blow torch or on the gas hob. This eother melts or burns the paint way from the screwdriver slot in the screw.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Tim Streater

I was talking about fixed installations as I mentioned in a prvious post.

Re: Question about energy cost (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: alan_m

My little FM radio runs on a couple of AA batteries that seem to last for 6+ months. My postable DAB radio has 10 rechargeable AA size batteries that last for 8 to 10 hours - albeit the radio is now a few years old.

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Tim Streater

When it and another equally ULV can't pass each other on our local roads. And in many cases, a ULV and an ordinary car can't either.

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Andrew

And the road chaos around most schools when they all turn up with a single child passenger onboard.

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Tim Streater

In which case they'd go bust toot sweet.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: RJH

The DAB tradio unit means the tuner itself = the bit that sits in the dashboard and you control with your hand, voice etc. 'Calls for the required frequency' means only allows the required frequency as an input. You'd need to read your o

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Richard

If you have a monopoly, yes.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: RJH

Thanks - I think I'll give it a try, not much to lose.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: RJH

How is it, then, that my clock radio works perfectly well? (it has a piece of trailing wire). If you read Bill's post further down you'll find the explanation.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: RJH

Ah OK, thanks. I suppose I was confused by the fact that DAB portables have what *appear* to be ordinary wire or telescopic aerials, but in fact they have a particular resonance. And that resonance coincidentally works for FM, but not t

Re: OT: Wholesale energy price rise (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 8 Hours ago by: Richard

By the fact that they complain about the cost of putting fuel in.

Re: funeral arrangements ( DIY) possibly off topic (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jock

So hubby is free to lie on the form or even get someone to remove it before it goes to the operation doing the cremation. Or even DIY its removal.

Re: funeral arrangements ( DIY) possibly off topic (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jock

That won't work unless the tatoo is on her forehead because hubby is free to tell the cremation place to not change any of the clothing, cremate her as supplied and even with the forehead he is free to paint over the tattoo with makeup a

Re: OT: Oxygen catching fire? (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 8 Hours ago by: Thomas Prufer

https://youtu.be/8jmX-TUQkx4 Burning Oxygen In Propane Atmosphere 1,865,116 views • Apr 17, 2018 • Strike a match in a pure hydrocarbon atmosphere and nothing happens but what if you have a source of oxygen? Thomas Prufer

Re: funeral arrangements ( DIY) possibly off topic (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 8 Hours ago by: Thomas Prufer

Or get a pacemaker! See article below... Thomas Prufer Pacemaker explosions in crematoria: problems and possible solutions Christopher P Gale, BSc MRCP and Graham P Mulley, DM FRCP Author information Copyright and License informatio

Re: funeral arrangements ( DIY) possibly off topic (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 8 Hours ago by: Thomas Prufer

A Modest Proposal: First, prepay a funeral of choice. Then, get a tattoo "Do not cremate!", plus further instructions to contact XYZ? Thomas Prufer

Re: funeral arrangements ( DIY) possibly off topic (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jock

Wrong. Some will give the one organising the burial a refund of part of what is paid if they choose to go for a cheaper burial.

Re: funeral arrangements ( DIY) possibly off topic (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 9 Hours ago by: Thomas Prufer

This. Explain exactly what you want to the people that will provide the service, pay for it. (In Trenznal it is currently possible to pay now, die later, and any price increases in the services are offset by the service provider retain

Re: AC LED Bulbs for Push Bike (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 9 Hours ago by: Scott

I always understood dynamos were DC and alternators AC. Am I mistaken?

Re: Paul Samuelson, Nobel winner, Malthus fan

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Posted: 9 Days 10 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

David P <imbibe@mindspring.com> wrote Pity Malthus fucked up so spectacularly and nothing even remotely like he predicted actually happened.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 12 Hours ago by: Rod Speed

williamwright <wrightsaerials@f2s.com> wrote All of them are. Doesn't apply at all in fact.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 13 Hours ago by: williamwright

Yes it would. But a six element yagi aerial for 200MHz would be impractical on a car. It would be too large and would need constant realignment. The gain would only be about 8dB at most if the aerial was cut for just the upper half of

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 13 Hours ago by: williamwright

Yes, I made a DAB quarter-wave a few weeks ago and I double checked the calculation. It's about a foot in fact.

Re: FM-Dab aerial converter (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 13 Hours ago by: williamwright

Most radio telescopes are parabolic dishes, to which the concept of tuning doesn't really apply. Bill

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