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29th Nov 2022, 17:05
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By Mac the Knife

Getting fluent at using ANY of these complex...

Getting fluent at using ANY of these complex programs is difficult and takes time and experience

"adjusting colour levels and contrast, etc to get the best out of your photos or manipulating the...
10th Aug 2022, 15:23
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By Mac the Knife

Apple file system experts?

Any Apple file system experts out there?

I have an Intel macmini with two drives. when I setup computers I usually reserve one SSD for the System and put Data on other drives (SSD2 in this...
7th Aug 2020, 16:59
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By Mac the Knife

Boot from a Linux CD and see if the problem is...

Boot from a Linux CD and see if the problem is still there.

Mac (Mint fan)
28th Jun 2020, 21:19
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By Mac the Knife

Use Irfanview (free) and it's powerful batch...

Use Irfanview (free) and it's powerful batch handling abilities to sort the dates out.

https://www.irfanview.com/

Mac
6th Jun 2020, 17:49
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,888,613
Posted By Mac the Knife

A normal fit person who has had a (usually...

A normal fit person who has had a (usually copious) meal at, let's say 22;00 and six hours of good sleep will NOT be hypoglycemic when they wake up. Their blood glucose should be towards the low end...
24th May 2020, 22:05
Replies: 8
Views: 968
Posted By Mac the Knife

At Amin prompt enter powercfg /requests ...

At Amin prompt enter

powercfg /requests

then you will see what is stopping it sleeping
18th Jan 2020, 16:17
Replies: 247
Views: 156,404
Posted By Mac the Knife

They might not, but a lot of the press would! ...

They might not, but a lot of the press would!

Mac
18th Jan 2020, 15:44
Replies: 247
Views: 156,404
Posted By Mac the Knife

Lawsuits of course - get some money, pic in the...

Lawsuits of course - get some money, pic in the papers.

I bet that all that happened was the kids got an aroma of AVTUR - end of story.
Safe enough to swim in briefly, just don't breathe any in...
13th Jan 2020, 18:06
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By Mac the Knife

Clean the camera's USB connection with...

Clean the camera's USB connection with Lectroclean (or suchlike) and blow out with canned air.
Do it to the computer's USB socket too.

Mac
13th Jan 2020, 14:50
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Mac the Knife

The usual little UPS sold for home use has a a...

The usual little UPS sold for home use has a a 12V motorcycle battery desisned to give your machine a message to shut down gracefully (5-15min). The circuitry is designed to give you enought amp/hrs...
10th Jan 2020, 16:42
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Mac the Knife

Point taken, but would the little chargers in the...

Point taken, but would the little chargers in the UPSes handle a large battery?

Thanks

Mac
10th Jan 2020, 12:01
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Mac the Knife

Feeding UPS off battery and converter?

As you may all know, the electricty supply is a bit wonky in SA at the moment..

I used to get by with a trio of APC UPS'es for brownouts and brief dropouts, but now the dropouts can last an hour...
17th Nov 2019, 13:20
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,575,552
Posted By Mac the Knife

Dead right. And Medicine too, to my great regret ...

Dead right. And Medicine too, to my great regret

Disillusioned Mac
3rd Nov 2019, 14:14
Replies: 35
Views: 14,514
Posted By Mac the Knife

'This change over from putting the customer first...

'This change over from putting the customer first to putting the shareholders and the bonus for the Directors first - started in real earnest some 35 years ago."

"There is a parallel problem in...
12th Oct 2019, 20:38
Replies: 56
Views: 18,472
Posted By Mac the Knife

Problem is too many people in the greenhouse ...

Problem is too many people in the greenhouse

(and yes, Africa & India, I'm looking at you)

Mac
30th Sep 2019, 19:24
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,575,552
Posted By Mac the Knife

"Almost certainly, the real problem with manual...

"Almost certainly, the real problem with manual trimming in the sorts of situations we are considering is just that the H-stab is huge and, at some combinations of attitude, (out-of-) trim positions...
21st Sep 2019, 06:26
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,575,552
Posted By Mac the Knife

"Once I had a railroad, made it run Made it...

"Once I had a railroad, made it run
Made it race against time.
Once I had a railroad,
Now it's gone
Say Buddy, Can you spare me a dime?"

Mac

Ahhhh, the Past.....
18th Sep 2019, 14:21
Replies: 85
Views: 70,844
Posted By Mac the Knife

If the aircraft manufacturers were operated under...

If the aircraft manufacturers were operated under a socialist system, ownership, pricing, and probably the costs of labor and materials would be controlled by the workers/community/government.
...
11th Aug 2019, 20:59
Replies: 30
Views: 7,156
Posted By Mac the Knife

Ooooops! Of course I mean 4TB The first backup...

Ooooops! Of course I mean 4TB
The first backup takes a long time but after that it is much faster (it only records the differences)
I use a Grandfather, Father, Son backup hierarchy which takes a...
5th Aug 2019, 17:09
Replies: 30
Views: 7,156
Posted By Mac the Knife

First principle for repair of a BSOD (very rare...

First principle for repair of a BSOD (very rare these days) is to do NOTHING.

Turn it off, unplug it, have a cup of tea, walk the dog or something.
Chances are that it will not recur.

The vast...
4th Aug 2019, 15:43
Replies: 7
Views: 2,559
Posted By Mac the Knife

CCleaner is unnecessary and potentially...

CCleaner is unnecessary and potentially dangerous. Defraggler is also unnecessary, Win10 does it's own defragging to a schedule when it needs to.

Win10 is, in the main, very stable and can look...
22nd Jul 2019, 21:38
Replies: 75
Views: 77,177
Posted By Mac the Knife

I know that I'm wrong and not a pilot and all...

I know that I'm wrong and not a pilot and all that, but the image comes to mind of a car with two separate power-steering wheels and no feedback between the two.

Now put up a screen between the...
14th Jul 2019, 19:50
Replies: 71
Views: 46,048
Posted By Mac the Knife

In surgery, as in flying, it is possible to train...

In surgery, as in flying, it is possible to train people to do two or three things very well indeed. With pressures towards ever increasing specialisation they may never do anything else, and have a...
13th Jul 2019, 12:06
Replies: 48
Views: 34,409
Posted By Mac the Knife

Working at a large teaching hospital in France in...

Working at a large teaching hospital in France in the 70's I was surprised to see that everything stopped at lunchtime and dinner, when the drs retired to the Doctors Mess for a formal lunch. One...
13th Jul 2019, 11:24
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,575,552
Posted By Mac the Knife

Do my eyes deceive me? "14 CFR 23.672 -...

Do my eyes deceive me?

"14 CFR 23.672 - Stability augmentation and automatic and power-operated systems
a) Warning systems must not activate the control system."

I'll go and get my specs....
12th Jul 2019, 17:29
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,575,552
Posted By Mac the Knife

'...........the penultimate flight crew did not...

'...........the penultimate flight crew did not log use of stab trim cutouts or the continuous stick shaker........."

Now THAT is something that I find completely incomprehensible.

"Hi darling....
7th Jul 2019, 17:42
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,575,552
Posted By Mac the Knife

It seems (from figures that someone gave) that...

It seems (from figures that someone gave) that the hand-trim wheel takes an awful lot of turns to go not very far.
How much grunt does it take (unloaded) on other big jets?

On the MAX the wheel...
29th Jun 2019, 11:42
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,575,552
Posted By Mac the Knife

73qanda, almost impossible to explain to a...

73qanda, almost impossible to explain to a non-programmer (and some programmers!)

Take a read of some of the things in The Daily WTF - The Daily WTF: Curious Perversions in Information Technology...
26th Jun 2019, 08:24
Replies: 35
Views: 23,567
Posted By Mac the Knife

Interesting. Back in the bad old days of...

Interesting. Back in the bad old days of absolute Consultant rule of appointments in the 60's a young specialist trainee (married, respectable), accidentally became pregnant,
When she told her...
17th Jun 2019, 13:30
Replies: 22
Views: 10,266
Posted By Mac the Knife

"........anesthetised, stacked on pallets and...

"........anesthetised, stacked on pallets and lashed down."

Which would be a great deal pleasanter than travelling cattle-class for long journeys these days....

Mac
17th Jun 2019, 08:14
Replies: 72
Views: 58,957
Posted By Mac the Knife

He went into the riverbank almost vertically at...

He went into the riverbank almost vertically at over 100 knots.
(K)not survivable. Rescuer will just find a mess of anatomical bits.

Mac
25th May 2019, 10:59
Replies: 8
Views: 1,448
Posted By Mac the Knife

Cool HostsMan is an excellent piece of freeware for...

HostsMan is an excellent piece of freeware for managing your HOSTS file (Windows).
The originator at abdelhadigital.com has been offline for a long time but you can still download it from:...
25th May 2019, 10:05
Replies: 10
Views: 6,190
Posted By Mac the Knife

(PS Timeshift is highly effective in Ubuntu 16.04...

(PS Timeshift is highly effective in Ubuntu 16.04 & Mint 18.3)

Agree wholeheartedly. I think you've just been very lucky OBG.

Why can't MS get it right for once? Not as though its THAT...
24th May 2019, 15:58
Replies: 10
Views: 6,190
Posted By Mac the Knife

Windows Restore

Just of of curiosity, has anyone ever actually managed to get back to a Restore Point with this excuse for an application?
The only times it ever worked for me was back in the old XP days - since...
20th May 2019, 15:54
Replies: 82
Views: 90,582
Posted By Mac the Knife

What an excellent post by PJ2! Without...

What an excellent post by PJ2!

Without getting too anatomorphic the human body and it's autofunctions (high blood-sugar > release insulin) can be compared to a modern aircraft and consciousness to...
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