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In Topic: Gongoozlers ?

Yesterday, 09:45 AM

Dependant on their state of health and how many questions I answer, I often ask in return for their help in shutting a lock gate behind me.

In Topic: Narrowboat fire Whittlesey

Yesterday, 08:22 AM

Couldn't find it, but enjoyed reading a couple of the other articles (we live in the area). "Crackdown on speeding tractors in Wisbech" is a classic local-paper headline.


Apparently Case in the USA tuned and geared up one of thei tractors in the 1930's. Then then ran it through a mid west town to get booked doing 70mph!


Best publicity the company ever had

In Topic: Connecting BMV600 battery monitor to PC

31 July 2015 - 08:11 AM

Victron probably did something crafty like reversing the TTL logic so off the shelf connections wouldn't work. Use to happen regularly with marine electronics companies infamous for their bespoke data comms systems.

In Topic: Windows 10 upgrade - dont bother yet!

30 July 2015 - 10:29 PM

I think that with big downloads like a whole OS, and despite error detection and correction, there is still scope for slight corruption of downloaded files which might render the computer a brick. Personally I'd prefer to get a dvd.


Although I had previously registered for free upgrade, I installed it from here today. Although the site suggests its just to create install media in ISO format, it works live as well. A small install file is downloaded which commands the full download, this is then subject to lengthy verification before its used in anger.


In place upgrade from 64 bit Windows 8.1 Pro on six year old AcerTravelMate laptop to equivalent version of Windows 10 without issue. I note that my Kaspersky Internet Security prog was not running although still installed, but guess they were waiting for final MS$ release before issuing compatible version. Everything else appears to work as before although faster with cleaner look.

In Topic: One of the final fully complete Steve Hudson boats.....

30 July 2015 - 09:59 PM

OK give us a clue