28 posts • joined 4 Sep 2007
Re: What about Electronics - The Maplin Magazine?
Still got most of mine, although they are mostly scaned to PDF these days (along with ETI an several other mags - those were the days). Still refer to them for ideas.
As for Maplin, can still remember placing orders in the 1970's via mail with my Mum writing out the cheques as I was still ar school at the time. Was quite proud of my original customer numer - 968 - before they changed the systems.
Use your NAS?
Got the mail last night - obviously not enough people got fed up with the monthly "keep it alive" nag mail and forked out for the paid option. For the half dozen times a year I have used it to get back to home no way would I consider paying for it.
So I went to my Synology home NAS, signed up with their free service and away I went - goodbye dyndns, been nice knowing you.
Re: Save XP
There should be a law that if support for any software or o/s is stopped, then it becomes freeware with all licencing restrictions removed.
Re: This is very common these days
I think you will find that the website is linked to a bricks+mortar distribution back-end somewhere, and the shelf space where the widget you want is empty.
Or (and this is a guess as I am not in this business) as many products are dispatched direct from the manufacturer these days , the web site has sold all it's call off orders
Re: speedy autonomous lunar rover
It really would have to be autonomous for the times when it is on the side facing away from the earth as it would be out of touch, unless you have a satellite relay comms system.
Re: Royal Mail optout
Sadly that still does not stop the junk mail addressed to "the occupier".
Yes Virgin - that's you. Straight into the recyling bin
2000 Years ?
But have any of these 'models' factored in the end of Oil and Gas that will occur long before then? That should cut CO2 emissions by a heck of a lot.
Re My question is.. → #
At warp5 it will take 4.8 years to get there.
Re:Got that Right
As well as the power loading per rack you also need to consider if one half of a dual power feed goes down, and all the servers in that rack pull their juice off the remaining one. Get the sums wrong and the remaining feed overloads and trips out...
Final Salary Pensions
One point not considered so far is what happens to someone working part time (thus getting a reduced salary) and thier pension based on Final salary once they retire?
Hopefully it will be as others have pointed out that pension and retirement ages are different beasts and will be kept apart and your pension based on your last full years salary
Re: Ark Royal
You are thinking about the battleship Royal Oak.
The lads from Lagos are a bit behind on the pound/dollar exchange rate - I'd take the cash in dollars
Why electrics will eventually fail
The problem with electric cars is what happens when the battery runs flat. Today when your fuel tank gets low you go to a petrol station, stuff in the nozzle and in a very short time you are refulled and ready to rock.
The Public want's whatever replaces fossil fuels to do the same.
The only answer (currently) is hydrogen, drive up to a fill point, connect the pipe and fill up. Hydrogen can be stored, so you would use your renewable power sources (turbines, solar, tidal etc) to create the hydrogen.
Sorted. No heavy expensive batteries to worry about
Re : Broadband fairness
The only way to work this properly is to pay for what you use. That way the freeloaders would pay thier fair share. Add a media TAX and that is the entertainment industry sorted as well.
Wait a min...what am I saying !!???
Re: UK adverts
Yes I have seen them and they just remind me that I have some cans in the fridge nicely chilled that I had not thought about recently, so I go and drink one !
Well the games mat be buggy and opinions of the company low, but as has been said they are free and are FUN to play.
Gotta run, crops need harvesting...
Re: +68dBm = 6.3 kilowatts → #
Go and live near a TV mast then - they put out up to 1 Megawatt
I have a VM used *just* for my banking and nothing else (the p0rn is on another VM).
Paranoid? yes maybe but I am much happier that way around.
Any software that is EOL'd / ends support should have any licencing restrictions removed.
An example for XP is that the Genuine Windows Disadvantage would get trashed, and a generic code would enable it.
I'd love the EU or someone to make this the law.
They are allowed phones at my daughters school - just don't use them [= switch off] during lessons or else they will be taken & held until the end of the day.
Re: Full launch manifest
Did they not have two shuttles out at once for the last aborted mission?
They only need the "rescue" for the event that take off damage means that they cannot re-enter safely...they should know that within 3 days
"next, there will be a tracker to bill me every time i take a shit, wherever it may be..."
just remember to get a receipt
Well I like the stuff but that's horses for courses I suppose.
Still, I would & won't *ever* buy an iPhone, never mind the $3 for a silly animation..
Re: Full Hydrogen or electrics is not the way to go.
This was on Tomorrow's World some 20 years ago - Car had a small generator in the boot (lawnmower maybe? the memory is foggy now) which provided the 'steady running' speed with batteries providing the boost for acceleration.
Re : I remember when...
Not only could you go and ask to see the cockpit, I actually invited to pull the jump seat down and join the crew whilst they landed the plane.
Amazing experience. that was back in '91
What the problem with GM?
All living things mutate from time to time, heck the flu virus changes so much that a new jab is needed each year.
So what if we tinker a bit with the crops? Fewer pesticides is a Very Good thing. And is not crossing different strains of plant the same as GM...there goes all your funny coloured roses then...
Personally I don't have a problem with GM.
Re: Smooth as silk
My move from Virgin to Sky went very smoothly indeed & I am very happy with the service.
There was a delay for phone/broadband but that was down to BT being swamped with new line installations. Even better now that LLU is in place (it wasn't at first).
I don't care who claims to be winning...
..as I won't be touching the HD format until there is only ONE format out there as I have no intention of being left with a 'betamax' in the living room.
I wonder how much longer it will take the two camps to realise that having two competing formats is going to hurt sales. Problem is they are in trench warfare right now.
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