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Member postings for Harry Wilkes

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Thread: Vitamin B12 / Pernicious Anaemia
04/05/2021 18:00:55
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 04/05/2021 07:16:45:

A couple of years ago [just when all my cardiac problems seemed nicely sorted], I was suddenly diagnosed with B12 deficiency, and have been having booster-jabs at 3-month intervals. ... I was offered no explanation: it appears to be just one of those things that happen.

This short piece in yesterday’s News prompts me to raise the matter for Tea Room discussion: **LINK**


Michael again interesting link, I too have cardiac problems but unlike you I do not have the booster jab but each time I have a blood test a prescription for B12 turns up from the DR without explanation !


Thread: Phone Caller ID does not work
03/05/2021 21:01:40
Posted by Peter Greene on 03/05/2021 18:38:17:
Posted by Harry Wilkes on 03/05/2021 17:37:33:

It will not stop until there is a change in legalisation will this happen doubt full to much money rapped up in it

Not only a change in legislation but enforcement of said legislation. And that's the rub if most of the calls are from outside the country.

This is really old news on this side of the pond (Canada) Has Auntie been asleep all these years? The callers invariable spoof local area codes so as to look like something you might want to answer. There was some legislation recently passed to outlaw that, which has made absolutely zero difference - unsurprising when the calls originate in South Asia and the governments there can't/won't do anything.

The only way is to hit the telephone companies and make them responsible for the spam/scam calls they carry.


03/05/2021 17:37:33

It will not stop until there is a change in legalisation will this happen doubt full to much money rapped up in it


Thread: Soft Robot in the Mariana Trench !
03/05/2021 15:10:00

Interesting link thanks Michael


Posted by Michael Gilligan on 03/05/2021 10:31:36:


... and people say that the Chinese only make ‘Carp’ angel



Ref. **LINK**

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 03/05/2021 10:46:32

Thread: My new computer
03/05/2021 15:06:46


I have to agree with you to a point I changed over to Linux around two and half years ago but I still maintain a windows laptop I have a couple of programmes that will not run on Linux and one for which I do not like the Linux alternative. That said I would never go back using a windows based machine I turn on my Linux laptop it starts within seconds I do not have to wait whilst it checks for update and then in a lot of case's have to install something I do not want, in fact my windows laptop as been stripped of it's ability to update so that now starts pretty quickly. My biggest moan with Linux is that I find it power hungry I did have a major problem with my USB WiFi adaptor (the built in one as a broken ariel connection) but I found the advice given me bu the customer service means I now have a better WiFi signal than I did when I was using the built in card smiley.


Thread: New member from Ireland
02/05/2021 18:13:53

Welcome to the forum


Thread: Milling on a Lathe with a Vertical Slide
01/05/2021 21:13:33

I do not have a milling machine unfortunately I do not have room for one so all my milling is done on my Myford S7, yes it takes longer to set up and you have to be patient small cut's are the order of the day.


Thread: Telephone/mobile scams
30/04/2021 15:03:47

Had one yesterday first for me my NI number will be suspended if I fail to ring this number crying


Thread: Eueka! - Has music been redefined?
27/04/2021 18:05:31

Had same problem regarding a photo which I published in a YT video infringed someone's copyright the photo was in fact one that I had taken and said copyright belonged to me wink


Thread: Covid TV updates.
20/04/2021 18:37:00

When I do watch Covid updates I turn it off when the questions start for the same reason's given by Bill


Thread: Long Tine Lerker
20/04/2021 18:34:23

Welcome to the forum


Thread: Greetings from sunny south wales !
19/04/2021 18:33:14

Welcome to the forum


Thread: Boiler lagging
19/04/2021 16:18:19

Hi Garry

On my 3" Burrell which I,m about to do there are 2 layers I would say without getting the rule out one is around a 1/4 the other 1/8


Thread: Citric acid pickle
13/04/2021 14:37:15

i just used mine which to clean a silvered soldered part the solution was made up this time last year, like others I keep it in an airtight container


Thread: My version of Potty Mill engine
11/04/2021 21:06:12


Thread: Recommended suppliers and services
07/04/2021 16:04:28
Posted by Bernard Wright on 07/04/2021 15:17:16:

Harry W, I've used RDG for several purchases, in general they are quite good, BUT I purchased a 'Precision' Universal Vice from them, due to an illness at the time didn't use it, over a year later I tried to put it into use, only to find it was so badly machined, with the base at least 0.050" out of flatness with its mating surface.

I contacted RDG and spoke to their boss whom pointed out it was over a year since purchase and wouldn't do anything about it, other give me a pair of magnifier goggles in recompense, not very impressed so say the least.

I duly re-machined all surfaces and lined up the degree dials, replaced the the very poor bolting arrangement.

In the end re-purposed the swivel base for the Universal Workhead on my Clarkson, that is now truly 'Universal'.

Moan over, I can recommend 'Zoro Tools UK' , free P&P over £20 with some very good deals, they are the discount arm of 'Cromwell Tools'.

Also can recommend Cutwel, had two pleasurable trips to Cleckheaton, ordered ER50 Collets at an exceedingly good price a couple of hours earlier, they were in a bag in their Goods out office on arrival, brilliant.

Edited By Bernard Wright on 07/04/2021 15:18:00

Edited By Bernard Wright on 07/04/2021 15:24:27


I do not have an issue with RDG but when Myford blocked me on ebay they also blocked me from purchasing from RDG as they are one of the same. And to be frank if Myford (ebay) had responded to my problem I wouldn't have had to loge a complaint with Ebay which they upheld and I recieved a full refund Myford would not even respond as to what they wanted done with the defective part ! The other thing that annoyed me was that Ebay would not force them to unblock me I wonder why

07/04/2021 14:53:26
Posted by V8Eng on 07/04/2021 08:34:10:

Chronos, Arceurotrade, RDG and Myford have given really good service to me during lockdown.

I have to give a mention to RS and their brilliant ongoing high level of service (order by 20.30 and it turns up next day). They are not specialist ME suppliers but a look at their cat will show lots of stuff for our hobby.

I have no connection to any any of these companies just a satisfied customer.

Edited By V8Eng on 07/04/2021 08:35:30

Myford and RDG are spiteful as such I cannot recommend them, I gave them negative feedback due to an ebay purchase as they didn't not respond to my complaint so they blocked me from further purchases no way for a reputable company to behave


Thread: Multi-dimensioned Drawings
06/04/2021 21:13:26
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 01/04/2021 13:26:06:

If you happen to have an iOS device ...

This is brilliant : **LINK**


Thanks MichaelG for the link although I OK with fractions I am these days lazy wink


Thread: Hi From Kent
06/04/2021 15:12:34

Welcome to the forum


Thread: Are we being listened to on the phone
05/04/2021 21:06:36
Posted by Rex Hanman on 05/04/2021 17:38:41:

I have no interest in gardening, I just cut the grass. My partner however does a wonderful job with flower tubs and hanging baskets. I have never looked at anything garden related on Youtube.

Today she was having a discussion on the telephone about re using the soil in her tubs.

In less than an hour I went on Youtube and "recommended for me" was a video entitled "Should I re use the soil in my tubs?"

Other gardening related videos then appeared.

It does make you wonder!!!

Maybe it's not your phone that's listening maybe it's the TV


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