Here is a list of all the postings MM57 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Scam alert|
Yep, had that one, for the first time, earlier this week
|Thread: windoze 10|
My latest W10 update has added a new item that I've not seen before when you ShiftKey+Right Mouse Button in an empty space in a folder in the "file explorer"....
"Open Linux shell here..."
...even though our ability to build a 100Mhz amplifier (with the results either being, IIRC, zero output or 100Mhz oscillation) was unfortunately beyond us at the time
|Thread: Spot the fake|
My (I'm completely convinced it's a genuine 500-196-20 - bought from Machine DRO) caliper looks absolutely just like the one on the left (i.e the alleged fake) apart from it having 5 full size digits as per the one on the right.
I've had it for around 4 years, still running on the original SR44 battery and I've probably left it on overnight at least 50 times in those years, so the power consumption off or on must be pretty small.
Edited By MM57 on 16/01/2018 15:58:30
|Thread: Big Ben|
I thought I heard (or maybe just made it up myself) that the reporter "nodding" was to confirm to the person in the studio that they were actually hearing the question...to avoid embarrassing silences/allowing them to abort the interview quickly if the comms was broken?
|Thread: John Stevenson|
RIP John - we never spoke or interacted but I always enjoyed your postings and other Internet activities - thank you so much.
Condolences to Debs, your family and all friends, and a special thanks to Ketan at this difficult time.
|Thread: Windows 10 Anniversary Edition - Any Experience Yet?|
Always dangerous to assume! It's all changing very soon for Windows 7 and 8.1 - MS updates for these will be "all or nothing" and I don't think you will be able to do anything about it...see here
Also, the patch downloads will be very large all the time if I read it correctly
|Thread: Wales 3 - Belgium 1|
|Thread: Tip for the week|
Yes, I use it extensively, but be (obviously) aware that if you lose the file it stores them in/the PC dies etc you've lost all your passwords.
One mitigating action is to put the password file into your Dropbox folder (other cloud solutions exist) so it's stored offsite as well - yes, cloud is insecure blah blah blah, but I don't put my really valuable (and mentally remembered) passwords in it anyway.
The other mitigation is to use Keepass for ease-of-use (simple copy-paste of passwords to where you need them) and a black book as the master copy
|Thread: Might be time to change the car blues|
Perhaps, and 10/10 for doing so e.g.
345bhp, AWD, stuffed full of computers and sensors, 0-60 in 4.7s, max 165mph, all as standard out of the factory. And specifically not approved to tow anything (or being towed) . Not bad for a 5-door Ford Focus...
I see no problem with the cert, but it seems that there are two ways of getting to the site...
http://homeworkshop.org.uk - no cert at all - totally unencrypted
https://homeworkshop.org.uk - a valid cert
..which is slightly odd.
I'm having no problems accessing either of them.
|Thread: Windows 10 - A Warning|
I usually avoid adding to posts where people talk about what they did 40-50 years ago....but I used that (ICL 2902 IIRC?) in 1979 for my final year project ...about 1000 punched cards if I remember, and no, I don't think I ever dropped them all at once
Edited By MM57 on 30/03/2016 14:06:19
Edited By MM57 on 30/03/2016 14:06:33
|Thread: Contents MEW 240|
Thanks Neil - I just have..and without any hassle they have agreed to send a replacement copy to arrive with me in the next 7 days.
Received 240 yesterday, nice set of content
...but a very minor point in that it's a bit let down by the 4 folded sheets comprising pp 11-14 and 63-66 being misaligned by about 15 degrees ... so I'm missing a few words on the early pages and I need to deconstruct/reconstruct the magazine to be able to comfortably read Bob Rodgerson's Tormach article (the LHS of page 63 is increasingly opposite page 15!)
Give the rate at which magazines go down a production line, I would imagine there might be quite a few copies with the same problem?
|Thread: What email client|
+1 for Thunderbaird. Oldest saved email I have in it is June 2003 - 2 POP3 email accounts, has survived all the Thunderbird updates over the years, installation on Windows XP/7/8.1 and 10 and to my knowledge I've not lost an email yet.
|Thread: Fusion 360 - full, free 3D CAD and CAM|
@Muzzer - also being an "engineer" interested in 3D modelling and CAM I looked forward to watching your video.
It's incredibly impressive, well worth posting and a great advert for F360. As you say, it's not a step by step guide on "how to".
I lasted for the first 6 minutes and then dipped into later parts. I did think I might learn a bit of "how to" but came away with absolutely nothing I'm afraid - I was completely lost by 0m:53s. Must stay in more and learn this tool
Edited By MM57 on 06/03/2016 11:58:25
|Thread: Cheap stepper motor couplings?|
Am just about to fit some production quality stepper motors to my Chester 20V X, Y and Z as a proof-of concept before going to a fuller CNC solution. Will initially drive them from a lashup made of an Arduino plus production quality drivers and a power supply...so essentially just "power feeds" to start with (that bit already built and working fine on the bench)
I will need some couplings between the motor shafts and the leadscrews (full CNC solution will be ballscrews) and I seem to have a choice:
Any ideas please?
|Thread: Vacuum Cleaner Recommendations|
Titan TTB350VAC 1300W 16litre Wet'n'Dry
Screwfix £34.99 inc VAT
Very powerful, very cheap, top reviews - mine is great
|Thread: How are people finding Windows 10?|
You could right-mouse-button on the C:/D:/USB Key etc and select "Pin to Quick access" thereby having them at the top left of the Explorer as well as their normal, lower, position.
Win 7 -> Win 10 upgrade here. No problems.
Was a bit concerned about my "precious" programs, but Win 10 runs:
...all with no issues
Edited By MM57 on 30/12/2015 21:10:00
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