* Posts by 73N

7 posts • joined 17 Nov 2011

Sorry Nanny, e-cigs have 'no serious side-effects' – researchers

73N

Re: Thank heavens it's harmless ...

Yes, in UK and never had a bottle that isn't childproof! With the TPD coming in this will be mandatory but the industry has already done a good job of self-regulating in this area. I think those brightly coloured laundry tabs that seem to be everywhere now should be a greater concern...

Also another interesting thing about the TPD is that they are limiting bottle sizes to 10ml because of the danger of ingesting the juice (most here come in 15ml or 30ml bottles), yet you can still go to your local shop and buy a litre bottle of bleach!

73N

Re: Who do regulations protect?

FYI then 'pen' type system that you are probably referring too (the ones sold along side tobacco products not the ones commonly found in vaping shops) are made by the big tobacco companies - obviously they want to put people off this technology so flooded the market with cheap devices that deliver a useless nicotine hit.

For anyone just getting into vaping I think this is quite good advice:

To work out what strength of juice you should be using its quite easy to work out from what you were smoking, basically on average you absorb one tenth of the nicotine in e-juice so based on that you can do some simple maths:

20 cigs a day x the amount of nicotine typically absorbed from your brand of cigarette (found on the side of a box of cigarettes), lets say 0.9mg = 18mg

Now to work out how much juice you need a day to match the nicotine level (although you should try to reduce this gradually over time)...

Say you start of vaping 18mg juice, after quiting smoking for good based on the figures above you should aim to vape no more than 10ml a day as each ml contains 18mg of nicotine and you will absorb 1.8mg per ml; 10ml is a lot of juice to vape in a day, so in this case I think 24mg juice would be better at that would reduce your levels down to 7.5ml Obviously this is just an indicator, your method of vaping can have a huge affect on this so there are two simple rules to follow:

1) If you get a headache you are vaping too much - ease off straight away

2) Once your cravings are satisfied stop - no need to get even more addicted

The next step after this is to start reducing your nicotine levels, this helps remove your dependence and also improves the flavour of the juice (juice with less concentrate of nicotine will taste better). To do this I find that having two tanks at one time is good as you can switch between different concentrations based on your cravings - if you make the switch and you find your cravings are returning just switch back to the higher concentrate juice or invest in a mod and tank that can deliver a bigger hit.

Another final tip I have for anyone stating vaping is to replace the habit too, for example I used to smoke in the garden - I found that going outside to vape helped to get me started. It's also going to be rough on your throat at first so drink plenty of water and keep going - after a few days to a week this will stop you will feel much healthier.

What Brexit means for you as a motorist

73N

Isn't the register meant to be about IT?!

Fail to see how endless speculation of possibilities is constructive, perhaps the reg needs to calm down and instead of regurgitating the same old rubbish as the tabloids have a think about what positives could come out of Brexit for the IT industry - what are our dreams as a country for the industry, if we do indeed leave Europe then each of us Brits will have a much louder voice to influence political will. There will always be winners and losers in change, it doesn't make it a bad thing - just creates new opportunities and those that adapt to change fastest are usually the ones who win.

There is also no sense in worrying about things that are out of your control... if instead everyone focuses on things we can control then it is much more likely that this will have a positive outcome.

BT broadband is down: Former state monopoly goes TITSUP UK-wide

73N

I'm on BT Infinity in Birmingham and the only problem I've had is connecting to my work VPN in Surrey which is also on an infinity connection - looks like I've got the afternoon off work! Thanks BT!

Disney sitcom says open source is insecure

73N

Re: Who says he attacked open source?

Grabbing bits and pieces of existing code is fine (as long as you have the right to do so), why reinvent the wheel?

It's picking the right code and using it to maximum effect that is important; although I would agree that a few developers take this approach to the extreme and use just about anything they can find even if the code isn't fit for purpose.

HTC disses Dr Dre by diluting Beats deal

73N

I've got a HOX (and love it) but I didn't even know that it had beats audio until it arrived - since beats is just a marketing gimmick of a sound profile maybe HTC should have done more to market it.

Reg man the most-flamed recruiter in the UK?

73N

It happens

It's not meant to happen but it does, most recruiters do this when they haven't got a lot of work so they can go to any potential clients and say we have x amount of people looking for a job in your industry. A good recruiter won't have any need or time to do this so I stay away from a role that looks too generic or is lacking information.

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