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11th May 2021, 20:52
Replies: 104
Views: 42,748
Posted By rans6andrew

Is there any real info regarding the cause of the...

Is there any real info regarding the cause of the Hawk incident? There has been nothing concrete at all, just the speculation of the good members of Pprune. Will there be any info? or will the...
11th May 2021, 20:15
Replies: 41
Views: 3,945
Posted By rans6andrew

Sorry it has been a while but moving house took...

Sorry it has been a while but moving house took priority....

I finally got an insulated and heated box ready to accept the poorly hard drive and attempted to read it. As expected it failed to...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th May 2021, 11:52
Replies: 79
Views: 4,072
Posted By rans6andrew

A friend operates a small railway heritage centre...

A friend operates a small railway heritage centre in Devon where he has a small diesel shunting loco. From memory (about 25 years ago) to get the "prime mover" running involves hand cranking a small...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th May 2021, 21:23
Replies: 79
Views: 4,072
Posted By rans6andrew

Diesel engines, then and now

I was watching some video of diesel hauled trains on YT recently and was struck by how much visible pollution they were throwing up into the air. Contrast that with modern diesel cars which were,...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd May 2021, 13:27
Replies: 65
Views: 5,016
Posted By rans6andrew

Hurrah, we finally took ownership and went there...

Hurrah, we finally took ownership and went there last week. It didn't take me long to find an electrical cooker connection point, in the kitchen, close to the gas cooker point but hidden behind a...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st May 2021, 22:11
Replies: 20
Views: 1,742
Posted By rans6andrew

Smart meters are a done deal at our new...

Smart meters are a done deal at our new property...... However, as an electrical and electronics engineer I understand minimising power usage and controlling the bills.

LED light bulbs might last...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2021, 17:38
Replies: 20
Views: 1,742
Posted By rans6andrew

smart meters and monitors

We took possession of our new (to us) house last Thursday after much covid and non covid caused delays. It was a bereavement sale and, with our agreement, the departing next of kin left much of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2021, 21:02
Replies: 59
Views: 3,300
Posted By rans6andrew

ps the MK switches I took back didn't have the...

ps the MK switches I took back didn't have the positive switch action that our current ones have, they just felt cheap. Another thing pointing to counterfeit parts, perhaps?

Rans6............
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2021, 20:59
Replies: 59
Views: 3,300
Posted By rans6andrew

After redecorating several rooms in our house we...

After redecorating several rooms in our house we thought that the light switches all looked a bit faded and jaded so I bought enough new ones to replace all of them. I bought MK from Wickes. When I...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2021, 19:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,633
Posted By rans6andrew

Lost property UK - you're doomed.

You know when you lose something, an item of jewelry say, the obvious thing to do is to report the loss to the police so a) it might get returned if someone honest finds it and hands it in and b) you...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Apr 2021, 16:54
Replies: 686
Views: 38,285
Posted By rans6andrew

There has been comments on this thread about the...

There has been comments on this thread about the minimal servicing that EVs might need, do we really think that the garages are going to be happy with this? I suspect that they will say "additional...
9th Apr 2021, 16:17
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By rans6andrew

Linux Mint broken but self repaired when prompted, why?

The computer in my workshop failed to boot up a couple of days ago. At the time the workshop was quite cold (8 deg C) following a very cold night, I can't tell if it had been below zero before the...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Mar 2021, 17:17
Replies: 28
Views: 2,621
Posted By rans6andrew

lighting the fire - steam loco

On YouTube there is a number of videos showing various activities associated with getting a steam engine tested and ready for traffic duty. Some show the process for lighting the fire and getting...
20th Mar 2021, 11:05
Replies: 41
Views: 3,945
Posted By rans6andrew

I do understand now. While testing the old...

I do understand now. While testing the old freeview box didn't show any issues because I was only playing with its remote controller during the swap and test. The freeview recorder plays up on...
19th Mar 2021, 17:26
Replies: 41
Views: 3,945
Posted By rans6andrew

After swapping hard drives back and forth the box...

After swapping hard drives back and forth the box reloaded its OS and then re-tuned the channels and......... everything seemed OK. Since then we have found one channel, Drama on freeview 20 has a...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Mar 2021, 18:08
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By rans6andrew

The few things I have downloaded (for Kobo...

The few things I have downloaded (for Kobo e-reader) have usually been offered with or without picture plates and often in both Epub and .pdf formats. It might be worth another look.
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15th Mar 2021, 12:40
Replies: 41
Views: 3,945
Posted By rans6andrew

I revisited hummy.tv and went a bit further in...

I revisited hummy.tv and went a bit further in and now I understand. Each machine encrypts the files using its MAC address as the encryption key. No wonder one machine didn't work with the HDD from...
14th Mar 2021, 19:52
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By rans6andrew

Gmail "losing" moved mails

Er indoors has been migrating away from a desktop Thunderbird mail and proper email account onto Gmail so she can access it easily from her phone when she is out and about and still use it on her...
14th Mar 2021, 18:41
Replies: 41
Views: 3,945
Posted By rans6andrew

I finally found the time to have another play and...

I finally found the time to have another play and find the following:

I used Clonezilla to create a copy of the 500GB drive from the good machine. I tried it in the working machine and it made it...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Mar 2021, 21:25
Replies: 163
Views: 17,977
Posted By rans6andrew

I had a 2000 year Subaru Legacy 4 wheel drive...

I had a 2000 year Subaru Legacy 4 wheel drive estate car that had a stability control system which messed with the brakes on some wheels to try to control over steer or under steer. I think it had a...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 20:32
Replies: 176
Views: 9,527
Posted By rans6andrew

We have three versions of the 39 Steps recorded. ...

We have three versions of the 39 Steps recorded. When I have read the book I'll see whether the pictures are better on the radio (alright in text).

In the meantime, there is Around the World in...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 19:58
Replies: 65
Views: 5,016
Posted By rans6andrew

We did make the trip to view the property and...

We did make the trip to view the property and have since then had a professional house buyers survey done.

We were shown around by the owners (it is a bereavement sale, so it was the offspring...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Feb 2021, 15:55
Replies: 65
Views: 5,016
Posted By rans6andrew

John Lewis doesn't have a cooker width search...

John Lewis doesn't have a cooker width search category less than 55cm.

Rans6..........................
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Feb 2021, 18:57
Replies: 65
Views: 5,016
Posted By rans6andrew

No cooker point! 25 year old UK house

We are trying to buy a house from a distance and finding it very difficult to find out the details of the property we have picked.

We have had a house buyer survey carried out and the report is...
23rd Feb 2021, 10:17
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By rans6andrew

Yesterday SWMBO got up and, being on autopilot at...

Yesterday SWMBO got up and, being on autopilot at that time of day, turned on the machine and carried on as if nothing had happened. The machine worked completely normally.

Later I interupted her...
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