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  1. rupertbear

    Captcha I AM human (despite rumours)

    Yes, sorry for the confusion, I was referring to 'Round the Horne', not the 'infamy' quote.
  2. rupertbear

    Captcha I AM human (despite rumours)

    Sorry but have to be a pedant here, it's too important to ignore! RtH was written by Barry Took and Marty Feldman. I believe that there were occasional contributions from others but Muir and Norden had nothing to do with it. J Peasemold Gruntfuttock
  3. rupertbear


    I intend to run a variety of electronic equipment from 5V and 12V lines rather than use a device such as this for each individual item. Many thanks for this link, very helpful, as is the whole site.
  4. rupertbear


    This topic is slowly moving towards a question I've been meaning to pose for some time. I'm familiar with the cheap (but magical, to someone as old as me) boost-buck converters from Ebay and have used them in the past. But how good are they at filtering (and themselves, coping with) transients? As Tony says items such as water pumps must create some major spikes. And the follow up, if they aren't good at this, what is required in addition to clean up the supply sufficiently for safe use with electronic equipment?
  5. rupertbear

    Money for Burslem Port

    Hang on! I took a quick opportunity to pass on a piece of news which I thought may be of interest to some here but which they may otherwise have missed. Apparently it's fine for several posts to query my motives and character without themselves adding anything of value, whereas my original post is to be condemned. The reaction simply makes me not want to bother in future.
  6. rupertbear

    Money for Burslem Port

    Money for Burslem Port
  7. rupertbear

    Duck at Blisworth

    Here's the Collie Duck:
  8. rupertbear

    Semi blocked fire flue.

    And you're paying around 40p/Kg for water which doesn't even burn.
  9. rupertbear

    Duck at Blisworth

    Today I saw a duck on the canal which was all black (above the waterline, at least) apart from a white bib. Definitely a duck, not a coot or similar. It was keeping company with a mallard drake but was a bit smaller. Maybe a mallard/collie cross? Can all species of duck interbreed? The possibilities are fascinating.
  10. rupertbear

    DM2 vs DM3

    'On completion of their apprenticeships, Frederick Russell and William Newbery setup their own business, the Russell Newbery Company. In 1909 they opened a works at Altrincham, now a suburb of Manchester, it was then a small provincial Cheshire town. Frederick's father underwrote the firm to the tune of £11,000, equivalent to over one million pounds today. The company was established to produce lighting sets and generators for country houses and estates, a sizeable market before the advent of the national electricity grid.' https://www.rnregister.org.uk/history_1.html
  11. rupertbear

    Recommended canal walks

    I know that you are walking rather than boating but I suggest that you buy a couple of boater's canal guides. They will give you much more useful information than walker's guides. Nicholson's are excellent for all the basic facts and can be augmented by Pearson's for more quirky and subjective content. Staffordshire is a big place, are you more Kinver or Leek?
  12. rupertbear

    Bloody Day Boats

    I'm glad that you have all enjoyed my post but I do feel a bit guilty for pushing stereotypes. I often see our local day boat out and about and, as far as I know, it has not caused any bother to anyone.
  13. rupertbear

    Can anyone recommend a web host please?

    I used ukservers/virtualnames for many years and they were excellent. As you say, they were recently purchased by names.co.uk, which is a part of a European conglomorate. Names.co.uk may be good when compared to their corporate peers, I do not know. What I do know is that, when I had a problem with mail on the transfer, the response was distinctly poor when compared to that which I would have received from Virtualnames. I intend to move and will follow this thread with interest.
  14. rupertbear

    Mushroom Vents - Effective Area

    I had considered working it out for myself but I need to know what the 'accepted' method might be. For example, your suggestion seems fine at first (assuming that I have understood it correctly) but would remain the same no matter how far up or down it was screwed. In the absence of anything better, the suggestion that I trawl the web for examples of such vents with quoted areas seems the best way forward. Thanks for the responses.

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