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Member postings for Roger Provins 2

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Thread: Super Customer Service
23/01/2018 10:09:14

Yes they're a very good company. Before retirement I worked at a school and we used them a great deal - never had a problem.

Roger

Thread: Attachment value
01/01/2018 20:16:38
Posted by not done it yet on 01/01/2018 19:10:09: ........

You see it all the time on auto mart - the same vehicle up for sale at slowly diminishing offer price until someone takes the bait and bites. It’s called fishing, a Dutch auction or (by computer) phishing?

No, not really, phishing is "The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers".

Thread: Scam or too good to be True
20/12/2017 21:31:36

Strange. Postage only £5?

Thread: Evading VAT and Import Duty
10/12/2017 10:20:55

Having been stung a couple of times I now won't  buy or sell anything of more than very minor value outside the EU and I don't use eBay's dreadful Global Shipping Program. Don't find I'm losing out much - if at all.

Roger

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 10/12/2017 10:21:22

Thread: Why Column gear shift
01/12/2017 11:39:33

Back in the early '60s I had several Fords with column change and 3 seater bench seat- Zodiac, Zephyr, Consul. Slid around on every bend! smiley

 

Roger

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 01/12/2017 11:39:55

Thread: Has anyone regretted migrating from MS Winows to Linux?
17/11/2017 10:05:25

Installing Ubuntu is as complex as sticking in a DVD and checking a few questions.

Roger

17/11/2017 04:18:58

I haven't used MS Windows for many years. I use Ubuntu and have not had any problems at all.

Roger

Thread: Omega watch
01/11/2017 10:09:24

I don't wear a watch at all. I've no need for one since I retired and I can guess the time to the next meal fairly accurately.

Rog

Thread: Basted apps
31/10/2017 03:20:41

If you really don't want to disclose who/where you are do a web search for accommodation address

Roger

Thread: What's this for?
15/10/2017 09:24:00

There's no mention of it in the 1958 B&H catalogue.

Thread: How could I make this curved conrod?
07/10/2017 21:24:10

I've made several of these over the years and have always used a method similar to that laid out above by Phil H1.

Quickest and simplest way.

Roger

Thread: BA Spanners
23/08/2017 10:33:21
Posted by Andrew Tinsley on 23/08/2017 10:01:13:

Hello Roger,

R.S. Components is the current name for the organisation. It used to be Radiospares and they changed to RS about 40 odd years ago (I stand to be corrected on when the change happened!).

Andrew.

I remember their catalogue which needed several large volumes and that we received several editions each year. There always seemed to be piles of the things.laugh

Roger

22/08/2017 21:12:48
Posted by Nicholas Farr on 22/08/2017 19:31:16:

Hi Andrew, long time since I've heard mention of the name Radiospares. **LINK**

Regards Nick.

Many schools use RS, or at least those I've worked in do.

Roger

Thread: T Nuts: What if any treatment?
05/07/2017 21:12:06

Made a handful by milling two corners of a strip of mild steel then chopped it into short lengths and drilled and tapped them.

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 05/07/2017 21:13:19

Thread: Cheap software
15/06/2017 10:58:29

"Take a retired person on a basic OAP which I think is about 580 pounds for round figures per month divide that by 4 to get a weekly income and we get 145 pounds

Now divide that by 38,the hours in a working week and we finish up with 3.82 pounds per hour you are being paid
Anyone with extra income from other pensions will get subsequently more.

So next time you spend 3 hours pissing about with a 50p article it has actually cost you 11.45 pounds"

But it doesn't work like that. I get my pension whatever I do or don't do. Whether I surf the net, read this forum or I'm in my workshop making swarf it has no affect on my income.

15/06/2017 10:17:53
Posted by John Stevenson on 15/06/2017 10:04:23:
Roger you do, time isn't free

Take a retired person on a basic OAP which I think is about 580 pounds for round figures per month divide that by 4 to get a weekly income and we get 145 pounds

Now divide that by 38,the hours in a working week and we finish up with 3.82 pounds per hour you are being paid
Anyone with extra income from other pensions will get subsequently more.

So next time you spend 3 hours pissing about with a 50p article it has actually cost you 11.45 pounds

So how much did it cost you to write that?

15/06/2017 09:43:05
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 15/06/2017 09:31:13:
Posted by Roger Provins 2 on 15/06/2017 07:44:35:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 14/06/2017 23:30:04:

Libre Office and OpenOffice are fine for home use, but (having tried) I wouldn't want to rely on them for business use.

Neil

I guess businesses can pay Microsoft prices and set it against tax.

I figure if I save 49 seconds every working day, it's paid for itself.

Neil

Indeed but I no longer have working days. wink

15/06/2017 09:15:39

This what Cnet said at the time...

"Adobe has not officially released the CS2 software for free. Instead, it has cancelled its CS2 license management servers because of a technical glitch, so for those with existing licenses it is now offering downloads that do not require contact with the licensing servers. While Adobe admits this may be seen as it giving its software away for free, this service is intended for those with existing Adobe CS2 licenses."

https://www.cnet.com/uk/news/adobe-releases-creative-suite-2-for-free/

 

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 15/06/2017 09:17:34

15/06/2017 07:44:35
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 14/06/2017 23:30:04:

Libre Office and OpenOffice are fine for home use, but (having tried) I wouldn't want to rely on them for business use.

Neil

I guess businesses can pay Microsoft prices and set it against tax.

14/06/2017 22:24:02

Just get Gimp and LibreOffice for free and have done with Adobe and MS.

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 14/06/2017 22:24:36

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