* Posts by Mr Army

4 posts • joined 4 Jan 2019

Techie in need of a doorstop picks up 'chunk of metal' – only to find out it's rather pricey

Mr Army

Odd metal posts

Our house used to belong to a lovely old Physical Archeology Professor - one of the instigators of ground resistance surveying - he left us the most wonderful garden which had been his pride and joy. I was intrigued by a lot of pale metallic green coloured posts used as plant supports and netting supports in various parts of the garden, probably about a dozen or so. An old University friend who had actually been a student under the Professor and had been to the house (the University buried pigs in the garden with items of clothing and students of forensic archeology would come and dig them up every few years to study how the clothing had been affected to help date bodies found on the moors) anyway, he was able to tell me that the posts were no-longer needed titanium nuclear fuel rod test samples donated to the Professor by the Head of Physics.

Users fail to squeak through basic computer skills test. Well, it was the '90s

Mr Army

Re: felt pad

I recently purchased a Viper 570 gaming mouse purely because the pads weren't the usual plastic that wears away but made of ceramic - glides perfectly and no sign of scuffing or wearing at all after 34 months of heavy use on any available flat surface. Worth every penny.

I'm just not sure the computer works here – the energy is all wrong

Mr Army

Re: Ah, the carefree days of yore

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-contractor-ccm110-110l-cement-mixer/

One of these

Mr Army

Re: Ah, the carefree days of yore

It does depend on your Wie, Mine is very practically minded, this year she got a Stihl brushcutter and loves it. 2 years ago I bought her a concrete mixer which came in component form and she sat in the lounge on Christmas day and assembled it herself.

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