Here is a list of all the postings Peter Greene has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: I dropped it|
Essential for any shop.
|Thread: Shipping to the EU - beware!|
5 years or so ago, the situation here (Canada) was that when ordering from out of the country Canadian taxes were not charged, Canada itself being considered responsible for collecting its own taxes.
That the EU countries collected each others' taxes was an EU thing that was part of their agreement but did not extend outside the EU.
It's mostly the same now but things have changed here slightly in that certain purchases in the US now attract Canadian taxes at source and the list is growing. It looks (to me) that, ultimately, taxes for destination countries will be collected at source (in the shipping country) for all countries that have signed up. Which will be most countries.
In that respect, this might be of interest
|Thread: Phone Caller ID does not work|
Can't speak for the UK, but on this side of the pond the only spammers/scammers that don't respond in those circumstances are the ones that play a pre-recorded message and ask you to press a button. Just a subset of the total nuisance calls.
Any live caller will respond.
Not if you have someone in the house who cannot not-answer a ringing phone.
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.
|Thread: Strange Plug Gauge Sizes?|
Maybe go/no-go gauges (incomplete set)
|Thread: Workshop and Drilling holes with an ER collet chuck|
I have several sizes of drill chuck fitted with 1/2" (parallel) arbors. I just put one of those an ER-25 collet on my mill. If I need more height (occasional) I put the drill straight in the collet.
|Thread: My new computer|
You mean Texas isn't part of the USA anymore? When did that happen?
I have never let anyone bill recurring payments to either my credit card or bank account. To me that puts all the power in the hands of the Merchant in case of dispute. At the very least, it puts all the onus on me.
If the Merchant refuses to agree to a more acceptable (to me) way of doing it (such as a monthly bill or an account number that I can pay of my own volition using online banking) I refuse his business. (It's quite surprising what you can do without).
Edited By Peter Greene on 29/04/2021 18:10:57
|Thread: Covid, DNA and Fred|
Interesting ..... Exactly the same thing happened to me in Canada although in this case the "big group" was Bayer (" which must be pronounced 'Byer' " ... under pain of something or other).
|Thread: Bookmarking Threads|
OK, I see the problem now.
There are duplicate selections.
the first is a little check-box which says
" Send me email notifications when someone replies to this thread (This will add the thread to your Bookmarks list) " (this is the - original - one that I've traditionally used for years).
The second is a clickable link at the bottom which says "Bookmark this thread". I never noticed this before: don't know when it got added.
Edited By Peter Greene on 23/04/2021 01:38:48
It only works for me if I post a message to the thread.
That's why I asked.
Can one bookmark a thread without actually making a post to it?
|Thread: Soldering Electrical Connections to NASA standard|
That, and a million other technical documents. I find it curious that you would expect to.
You should get out more.
Edited By Peter Greene on 22/04/2021 16:25:12
Can't speak for today but I worked, as a Mechanical Engineer, on a number of NASA programs in the 60's and 70's and companies absolutely did comply with the soldering spec.
Moreover, it wasn't sufficient simply to comply with the spec. The solderer himself had to be certified, which meant a week or so training at the NASA soldering school and successful passing of their tests. The earlier version of this spec (NHB 5300) was an absolute "watchword" at the time .... that document number was known by all. It was a Big Thing. Somewhere I have a copy if the gremlins didn't get it.
Other industries/companies may (or may not) be lax, but the space business certainly wasn't one of them.
Edited By Peter Greene on 22/04/2021 16:08:03
'Viewmaster' you mean? They were fun to make yourself with the Viewmaster camera and matching cutter. The cameras used to be in fair supply (used) but the cutters were as scarce as hens' teeth (and demanded a commensurate price). I had both at one time but (unfortunately) sold them years ago. You can still get the blank reels.
Much of the bottom has fallen out of the stereo camera hobby because they were film-based and film is no longer plentiful. OTOH if someone wants to do stereo in digital, some of the smaller digital cameras look ideal for two camera side-by-side mounting. That used to be done with film cameras but camera size was often an issue in getting proper separation.
Stereo photographs are "usually" taken as a pair by a stereo camera with two lenses and viewed in an appropriate viewer. If the subject is static enough, they may be taken as separate shots by a regular camera with lateral movement between shots.
I think the reference to polarising filters is confusing the taking of stereo pictures with projecting and viewing them on screen.
|Thread: New Covid Rules|
Your lucky .... here's where we are in Ontario:
|Thread: How Many Barristers Needed To Change An Ink Cartridge?|
With a nod towards your original post, Steve, it's hard to see how HP can get away with rendering someone's property (the cartridge) unusable just because HP doesn't like it.
It smacks of the software developer who not only detected peoples unregistered, cracked versions of his software but loaded them a worm to pay them back.
Edited By Peter Greene on 16/04/2021 22:13:13
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