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Forum: Jet Blast
7th Feb 2016, 16:48
Replies: 111
Views: 9,047
Posted By Keef

Long ago, I hankered after a PDP11 to play with. ...

Long ago, I hankered after a PDP11 to play with. I reckoned fun could be had.

Instead, I bought a BBC "B" which proved quite clever and fun, too.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Feb 2016, 11:20
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By Keef

Last time I checked, my handheld was covered by...

Last time I checked, my handheld was covered by the aircraft's radio licence. Nothing else was needed.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Feb 2016, 11:18
Replies: 28
Views: 2,151
Posted By Keef

I had some US shares that I gave to the Mrs. The...

I had some US shares that I gave to the Mrs. The US registrar deducted withholding tax on the proceeds when we sold them. It took a lot of faff to get the tax refunded (they wanted her passport,...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jan 2016, 14:07
Replies: 83
Views: 5,507
Posted By Keef

When I was working, I had three company ID cards....

When I was working, I had three company ID cards. all clever and electronic, that would open doors for me. Not acceptable to the outside world, of course, but hey ho.

I've still got 'em, too....
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jan 2016, 16:29
Replies: 51
Views: 4,555
Posted By Keef

i get mine from a firm on the interweb that sells...

i get mine from a firm on the interweb that sells "traditional" style ones. Very happy with them.

Marks & Sparks used to sell some similar, but they gave up.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jan 2016, 16:18
Replies: 13
Views: 1,452
Posted By Keef

I get a lot of these e-mailing me, offering me...

I get a lot of these e-mailing me, offering me SEO optimisation for the website. Spamcop works hard!
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Dec 2015, 16:51
Replies: 171
Views: 9,286
Posted By Keef

I don't carry a gun when I go to the cinema.

I don't carry a gun when I go to the cinema.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Nov 2015, 00:08
Replies: 36
Views: 5,250
Posted By Keef

I drove a V4. A V6 minus one bank of cylinders. ...

I drove a V4. A V6 minus one bank of cylinders. The V8 was better.
20th Nov 2015, 09:29
Replies: 22
Views: 6,769
Posted By Keef

I bought cheap, used Nexus to be my SD tablet. ...

I bought cheap, used Nexus to be my SD tablet. Paid about $45 for it. It has a GPS built in, and works.
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Nov 2015, 19:42
Replies: 10,019
Views: 1,165,868
Posted By Keef

Wet & windy here. Ventured out for morning...

Wet & windy here. Ventured out for morning service. Now hibernating.

Younger daughter is returning from Germany on the Hook-Harwich Ferry on Tuesday. Sounds like an interesting journey will be...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Nov 2015, 19:42
Replies: 9,999
Views: 1,062,158
Posted By Keef

Wet & windy here. Ventured out for morning...

Wet & windy here. Ventured out for morning service. Now hibernating.

Younger daughter is returning from Germany on the Hook-Harwich Ferry on Tuesday. Sounds like an interesting journey will be...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Nov 2015, 20:54
Replies: 27
Views: 2,388
Posted By Keef

Leadership of a volunteer workforce is a critical...

Leadership of a volunteer workforce is a critical skill, not seen much. Peter Drucker wrote an excellent book on the subject...
7th Nov 2015, 15:06
Replies: 15
Views: 2,662
Posted By Keef

The Windows default save location for Downloads...

The Windows default save location for Downloads is buried several levels deep in the AppData bit of drive C. I'm sure there was a wonderful reason for that, but I can't see it.

So I told Firefox...
7th Nov 2015, 15:00
Replies: 13
Views: 2,801
Posted By Keef

Thunderbird works fine with Gmail (and much else)...

Thunderbird works fine with Gmail (and much else) for me.

If you use POP, then all the mail downloads to your PC - you can opt to have it download to more than one device with some tweaking.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Nov 2015, 06:36
Replies: 88
Views: 8,453
Posted By Keef

That is a terrible callsign to send in morse,...

That is a terrible callsign to send in morse, John!
Did you choose it specially?
4th Nov 2015, 00:08
Replies: 15
Views: 2,662
Posted By Keef

If my browser (Firefox) knows what the file type...

If my browser (Firefox) knows what the file type is, then it opens it so that I can read it. That works with MS Office stuff, PDFs, JPGs and a few more.

Avast spots the infected ones, and they...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Nov 2015, 09:05
Replies: 88
Views: 8,453
Posted By Keef

I never got on with those "Elephants In Straw...

I never got on with those "Elephants In Straw Hats" things. They sort-of work up to about 2 words a minute, then it all becomes too frenetic.

I spent a year listening to G3KGU's slow morse...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Nov 2015, 21:37
Replies: 29
Views: 2,710
Posted By Keef

It used to be between Humax and Topfield, with...

It used to be between Humax and Topfield, with some excellent "aftermarket" software available for the Topfield. Sadly, Topfield have disappeared.

I've heard good things about Panasonic, but...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Oct 2015, 22:52
Replies: 88
Views: 8,453
Posted By Keef

Sort of. But a properly matched antenna is...

Sort of. But a properly matched antenna is highly desirable for transmit, and the improvement on receive compared with a gash bit of metal isn't to be sneezed at - particularly when the matched...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Oct 2015, 07:27
Replies: 88
Views: 8,453
Posted By Keef

I still use morse on HF, and there are a good...

I still use morse on HF, and there are a good number around who do. I noticed in this year's results report that entries in HF Field Day are declining - not through lack of interest, but through...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Oct 2015, 11:51
Replies: 10,019
Views: 1,165,868
Posted By Keef

Wot yer do, Mr D, is to cut off the button that...

Wot yer do, Mr D, is to cut off the button that holds ye flappe in ye downe position. Job done. Keks exorcised.

I think they call it circumsomethingorother.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Oct 2015, 11:51
Replies: 9,999
Views: 1,062,158
Posted By Keef

Wot yer do, Mr D, is to cut off the button that...

Wot yer do, Mr D, is to cut off the button that holds ye flappe in ye downe position. Job done. Keks exorcised.

I think they call it circumsomethingorother.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Oct 2015, 10:59
Replies: 77
Views: 10,382
Posted By Keef

It baffles me. Our neighbour has solar cells...

It baffles me.

Our neighbour has solar cells all over the roof, and apparently gets 20p per kWh from the feed-in tariff.

We don't have solar cells (Tudor, listed property, such hideous...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Oct 2015, 09:44
Replies: 3,039
Views: 423,615
Posted By Keef

The experts thought they'd beaten my thyroid...

The experts thought they'd beaten my thyroid cancer by surgery and radioactive iodine treatment. The thyroxin dose was stable, as were the test results, and I was about to get my class 2 medical...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Oct 2015, 10:43
Replies: 30
Views: 2,813
Posted By Keef

Of course it's odd. There's only one of it. To...

Of course it's odd. There's only one of it.
To be even, there'd need to be at least two.

It would be nice at the poles, but piggin' 'ot in Oz.
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