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Email server settings
Can somebody tell me... Our web host had us using (for example) for email server settings whereas Thunderbird et al autodetects Both seem to work equally well. But when they move us to a different...
6 hours ago 5
 
Who would have thought
looks like a more sensible system ..... ring mains are weird...tee hee Do you not mean "wired" Brian On Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:23:58 +0100 That gibberish means something? no yes The bloke at the end of...
8 hours ago 10
 
ever had this problem ? ...
8 hours ago
 
OT: The price of depending on interconnects WTWDBATSDS
it is of immediate relevance to Brexit, and no doubt all the Remainers will be crowing, it does make the longer point that being dependent on supplementing our own electricity supply with terawatts of...
10 hours ago 22
 
MIG welding question
One of my many projects is to restore the (large number of) 1930s steel, Crittall, casements in my house, and the wooden frames they sit in. The problems are that the windows have leaded lights and...
20 hours ago 5
 
Re: Oops, Astra Zeneca share price took a hit
This is precisely why results should not be released before they are analysed. I mean people die all the time, its natural. They at least should have held off the original announcement till they knew...
22 hours ago 3
 
Oops, Astra Zeneca share price took a hit
in message: From your own link... "the patient who died received a placebo, not the actual vaccine." in message: Reading the article.... "Brazilian health authority Anvisa announced Wednesday" So not...
23 hours ago 5
 
Name that screw
in message: Set screw in message: Or machine screw? I have a need to find a replacement screw Luckily thread is nothing esoteric M4 x 8 If a Phillip head .... but the head is fairly wide ~10mm and...
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What polarity should I use to charge the cordless battery on my Black & Decker 9.6v drill
What polarity should I use to charge the cordless battery on my Black & Decker 9.6v drill. I lost the adapter that came with it. I have a multi volt adapter with a polarity switch. What polarity...
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OT FREE 6 month premium at-sea cruises
Think Covid19 is a hoax? Want to forget all this social distance nonsense? Fed up wearing a mask? Fed up with isolation/quarantine? Want to party 24/7 with FREE beer/food and entertainment? Fed up...
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Wifi repeater WN3500NP and virtual MACs
Trying to improve my wifi coverage, I have just bought a used Netgear WN3500NP repeater. It just connects to my main router (OpenWRT) via wifi and provides an additional access point further away. All...
1 day ago 4
 
Re: OT - What will be completely unacceptable in 100 years - or even 50
[snip] 50 years ago (or perhaps more) some people were expecting that we'd have given up food altogether by now, and just imbibe a small plate of pills everyday which would replace food. This...
1 day ago 10
 
OT Geothermal energy
On Wed, 21 Oct 2020 04:51:34 -0700 (PDT), harry Been talked about for several decades. The Rosemanowes 'hot rocks' project in Cornwall in the 1970's was one such. came to anything, even though it was...
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TOT Unusual emergency vehicle
Just off the M27 near J7 yesterday morning. A black or very dark green Land Rover with sirens and blue lights. On top were two or three short ladders the same colour as the vehicle. The Land Rover...
1 day ago 7
 
Scottish government delay smoke alarm legislation until 2022
From BBC News : New legislation which requires all homes in Scotland to have interlinked smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will be delayed until 2022. The moves followed criticism from Age Scotland and...
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