Here is a list of all the postings pgk pgk has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Smart meter|
I was told that fixed ground based systems PV require planning consent and that one requires the consent of DNO for the size of system? Presumably for local load balancing reasons? Quite apart from my agri fields I have a 3acre curtilage so adding to rooftop solar would be easy enough - assuming I ever find a company prepared to install one (having been let down by four so far that surveyed and never returned)...
|Thread: Small scraping project wanted|
Keith Rucker at Vintage Machinery did a number of videos on learning to scrape and also sells a 9" camelback straight edge rough casting that needs scraping to be used but cost and postage from the US might be an issue. Ah! Just noticed you are in the US!
|Thread: Need to cut long thin strips of steel (& plastic) - e.g. with an angle grinder?|
If the lines you are trying to cut are generally straight, then adhesive tape as a guide would be more visible than scribing. You may also consider the method of printing patterns and spray adhesive them to the material.
|Thread: Can you recommend a "medium-speed" epoxy adhesive? (e.g. "30 minute" or "60 minute")|
I used to buy my epoxy from 'HobbyKing' who stock 5,15,20 and 30 min versions. It was rarely used for anything critical but didn't let me down. I favoured the slowest set which I'd expect to give the stronger bond.
|Thread: Royal Fail|
Folks may be amused by a recent incident here.
|Thread: Endless Repeats|
I do agree with the terrible state of TV in some other countries where advertising is intrusive to the program, often to the point where ads take up more of the screen than the subject matter. However, the BBC has also changed.
Recollection through youth and rose-tinted memory is such that one had belief in the integrity and truthfulness of BBC news and opinion and program content in well articulated 'Queen's English' and a moral message.
Those days have gone with competition and inclusiveness and every subset of nation and ethnicity wanting their own views and voice, giving the BBC an impossible task to fulfil. That, and claims of journalistic independence and a company that follows its own agenda lead to claims (rightly or wrongly) of bias. And certainly to poorer journalistic standards, with rarely a day free of grammatical errors on the BBC news website
If we are in the era of 'choice' then I have chosen not to have a TV licence, not to have subscriptions to sky and the like and find my entertainment elsewhere.
Edited By pgk pgk on 18/01/2022 11:03:16
|Thread: To start the discussion …|
|Thread: That Strange Calculator Again|
Why copyright? I’ve just had a bit of a dig about and copyright law at that period was mostly for printed works?
It did make me wonder if this could be a calculator for print - mixed sizes of characters on a type-set page?
|Thread: An unpleasant nocturnal experience.|
Out here in rural-land rodents are a problem. I've had three cars nibbled and several house invasions.
Apart from 1 cheap and 2 expensive car repairs it's cost a small chest of drawers, one fridge, a repair to the main water pipe coming in, rewiring one drier and the indoor part of the line to the borehole and some sack-truck tires on small kit. And throwing away all the useful stuff I kept in the barn like part rolls of carpet - anything chewable or habitable.
|Thread: Full size model of some experimental apparatus|
|Thread: Wind powered machine faster than the wind|
But this machine can go downwind faster than the wind as opposed to only doing so with a side-wind component. can any of ice yachts and hydrofoils go directly into wind?
The method used does suggest that a boat might do so with a rotating sail connected to a subsurface propellor.
How cool is this?
|Thread: Rubber window glazing strip|
Googling 'H section vehicle weatherstrip' might find what you need. Or try your local agri engineers for help.
|Thread: Highway Code|
Far too simple approach. No consideration for the weight of rider/driver/passengers, and none at all to the contact pressure of two narrow tyres compared to four fat ones. Then there is the need to pay towards the licence plate registration and administration costs. Also while cyclists are allowed to use roads then motorists get no use of cycleways, towpaths and bridleways all of which probably cover the motorway lengths. And that's before we make allowances for the increased food intake cyclists need and their fart and sweat pollution and the lycra landfill. Oh, and the health hazards and costs to NHS from ruptures, haemorrhoids, lady issues and the like. They should also be expected to hold insurance and pass a roadworthiness test for driver and vehicle.
|Thread: ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM not the first??|
That fits in with my theory that Stonehenge was built as an out-of-town shopping mall but its success didn't justify putting the roof on.
|Thread: crispy fluffy roast potatoes|
I have a lot of land so when I moved here I started growing my own spuds - different varieties for different purposes and store in the barn for all winter. Sadly, the levels of endemic scab in my soil meant throwing almost half away and age made ridging up and then digging up too painful in bulk. But I’m with circlip - parboiled and then whack int'oven works fine with a rooster potato.
|Thread: Another temptation to Drive without due Care and Attention|
It does depend on the implementation and interface and driver aids. As cars get more intelligent with lane keeping, speed management , obstacle and danger awareness then some driver load is removed. If effective voice recognition and read back is implemented, then there is no reason why access to some Internet functions should be any more distracting than drivers messing about with hunting up radio station or music sources.
As for large car screens - the benefit is obvious with rear and side camera displays and less beneficial with unnecessary menus for car functions that used to be on ergonomically easy buttons
|Thread: Speed Camera Flashes?|
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