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hovrin

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    Maintenance Engineer - Retired
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  1. Live life on the edge. You only get one chance, so do what YOU want to make yourself happy, ( within reason 😉 ), and if anyone doesn't like it then it's their problem not yours.
  2. Sounds like you have a shed like mine! Good to know I'm not on my own.😅
  3. hovrin

    Mystery object.

    Have a look at this : http://www.halcyon-solutions.co.uk/FloatsCables.htm Beat me to it!!
  4. I have found that on some machines the CPU and Disc activity can be very high, (100%), for some time after a reboot and that this is because Windows is indexing all the files. I know that this should always be done in the background but I suspect that sometimes it is not. If you rarely or never have to search for files it can be an advantage to turn off the file indexing feature. This can make the computer more usable much more quickly when booting.
  5. Similar to the 'nut holding the steering wheel' fault when diagnosing car faults!
  6. I would presume it refers to the old fashioned telephone operators putting their headphones back on after a tea break. Most likely I'm wrong though - I usually am!
  7. Ditto - I was so surprised I thought they must be somebody elses.
  8. The main reason you have to create an account is so that they can get your email address and send you lots of 'personalised' suggestions (adverts) for future purchases. Damn nuisance - I actually prefer to get in the car and buy locally. Serves them right.
  9. Actually, I was voting to get my government back and to not be ruled by European bureaucrats.
  10. You really wouldn't want one. believe me!
  11. I have used the free version of Avast for over 10 years, and I have been on some very 'iffy' sites at times, with never a problem. It will catch most virus's and remove them before they do any damage. It will also usually warn you when you are going where you shouldn't! I have also had good reports from friends about the free version from AVG. I don't think any anti virus will catch all virus's so it's really a case of you take your choice and hope. I do have one friend, who has used the paid version of Norton for many years and, although he has never had a virus, if he tries to do anything even slightly out of the ordinary Norton basically locks his machine and prevents him from doing it - I HATE Norton! For me it is more trouble than it is worth. I think that, as someone else has said, it is better to look after your data by regularly backing up to a remote drive. Then if the worst happens you can simply reinstall your system and start afresh. It doesn't have to take long if done properly and the backing up can be done automatically so you don't even realise you are doing it.
  12. Can't see too well from the photo but the outer bearing race seems too narrow to be a thrust surface. I suspect the bearing is a normal ball bearing designed to take radial loads only. Perhaps the other bearing is a thrust bearing? I think you will need to strip it to find out what you have. Shouldn't be difficult - just remove the circlip and gently knock the shaft through from the other end.
  13. Looks like you did it - Well done to you and all who voted.
  14. I can't speak for canal boats because I have never been on one. However, modern headlights in built up areas, whether at night or during the day, are a positive menace because they hide so much in the glare. For night time please bring back large but low powered side lights - they make it much easier to judge traffic conditions. During the day you don't need lights at all if you are looking at the road properly.
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