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Member postings for Dr. MC Black

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Thread: Can 2 people use the same mobile with NHS Covid app?
25/05/2021 13:31:39
Posted by Peter Greene on 25/05/2021 01:32:14:
Posted by Dr. MC Black on 25/05/2021 00:38:51:

If a site asks for a cell'phone number I enter the landline telephone number.

I can't think of any reason why any company would want a cell'phone number in preference to a landline telephone number.

It's simpler for them to generate a confirmation code (for 2-factor ID) and text it to you - all done by computer - than it is to make a voice call .... even if the voice is computer generated.

I understand the need for security if, for example, one is making a purchase by Credit Card, but otherwise why collect the information.

I never give out my cell'phone number - I treat all incoming calls as suspicious.

MC

25/05/2021 00:38:51

I do NOT give anybody my cell'phone number because I can't hear it ring. So anybody ringing me needs to use my landline telephone number.

If a site asks for a cell'phone number I enter the landline telephone number.

I can't think of any reason why any company would want a cell'phone number in preference to a landline telephone number.

I have four extensions around the house to my landline and another in the shed-workshop - so I'm much more likely to be able to answer that.

I want nothing to do with Paypal (because of "unsatisfactory" experiences in the past.

But Ebay will NOT let anybody sell on their system without a Paypal account.

I hope that you and your families are, and will remain, safe and well.

MC

18/05/2021 09:53:54
Posted by Peter Greene on 18/05/2021 01:34:35:
Posted by Dr. MC Black on 17/05/2021 15:49:38:

I have no intention of replacing the telephone because newer models do NOT have a stereo jack socket for my amplified headphones.

Bluetooth headphones are not particularly expensive .... and you don't have wires.

Thank you for taking the time to respond.

I use the same headset with microphone with my iPhone, my iPad and my computer.

All I have to do to change from one to the other is to move the jack plug. I fear that changing the bluetooth between them would be fiddly and time consuming - and the computer doesn't have bluetooth (as far as I know)

When I went to the Apple shop a teenager tried to sell me "pods" but didn't spot that my ears were already fully occupied by hearing aids.

MC

18/05/2021 00:02:54

I did believe it was NOT suitable for my iPhone and that suits me.

My GP and orthopaedic surgeon advised me to minimise computer use so the NHS can contact me by Royal Mail Letterpost.

With best wishes and thanks again.
MCB

17/05/2021 17:42:53

Somebody told me that these "apps" would NOT work on my iPhone - and I took that at face value.

I do NOT want any part of NHS to communicate with me by either email or by ringing my cell'phone. I am happy to receive all communications by Royal Mail Letterpost.

It's too much to type to explain why, but if you send me your telephone number OFF LIST, I'll ring and explain.

I hope that you and your family are, and will remain, safe and well.

MC

17/05/2021 16:57:08

I have an iPhone 6s which links seamlessly with my iPad

Neither connect to my computer!

If anybody is really interested in why, send me your telephone number and I'll ring and dilate on the subject.

I have NOT had my iPhone very long (bought refurbished) and it does everything that I want at present (and lots of things for which I have no use!).

My iPad was also bought refurbished.

But if it's a decision between writing name and address on paper or buying a new telephone, I'll stick with a pen.

MC

17/05/2021 15:49:38

My telephone is too old for the NHS "app" to work.

I have no intention of replacing the telephone because newer models do NOT have a stereo jack socket for my amplified headphones.

I am happy to write my contact details on a slip of paper with a pen if I go anywhere that wants to record my presence.

MC Black

Thread: BA sizes
15/05/2021 14:46:13
Posted by br on 15/05/2021 13:57:51:

A final bit on nut spinners as per original post

Nut spinners are used in the aircraft industry on terminal blocks on wiring looms

This is the vertical stud type with insulated seperators

So on a connection strip, loom terminals placed over stud, nyloc nut fitted and tightened with a nut spinner, until the nut spinner CLICKS

This is the preset torque arrangement in the handle to prevent over tightening.and putting stress into the stud.

Hope that makes sense.

bill

That makes perfect sense.

Your spinner sounds a bit like a Torque Wrench

The Nut Spinners that I bought do NOT click in that way.

I still have an eye open for a 4BA or 1/4" Nut Spinner!

With best wishes and thanks again.

MC

15/05/2021 13:14:22

Posted by Howard Lewis on 15/05/2021 12:02:44:

Hand, Spiral Point, or Spiral Flute? is now the decision

Howard

Perhaps you should think about whether you want to include Serial Taps with Hand, Spiral Point and Spiral Flute?

I bought a set of M5 (or M6 - sorry forgot) serial taps in a "sale - reduced" and one of the set crumbled the first time that I used it! The supplier didn't want to know!

MC

15/05/2021 13:08:19
Posted by Howard Lewis on 15/05/2021 12:02:44:

Don't think that I have any BA thread gauges, (Typical! Whit, Unified and Metric but no BA but will tap a nut 1 BA and try the Taps. They certainly don't want to go into a M5 nut!

1 BA is 0.9 mm pitch while M5 Coarse is 0.8, so difference in both diameter and pitch!

An order for new Taps is imminent. Hand, Spiral Point, or Spiral Flute? is now the decision

Howard

Did you try comparing the Tap with an existing 1BA screw?

I recently bought a BA thread gauge on E.Bay for less than a fiver - I guess most of that was postage!

MC

15/05/2021 13:04:04

Proof reading one’s own text is often difficult

MichaelG.

As the former publisher for the University of London, I can safely write that proofreading one's own text is more than difficult.

One sees what one intended to write rather than what's on the paper

With best wishes and thanks again.

MC

15/05/2021 09:32:57
Posted by Nicholas Farr on 15/05/2021 08:04:10:

Hi MC, the chart is a page from Tubal Cain's Model Engineer's Handbook.

Regards Nick.

Very many thanks for your prompt, helpful and courteous response.

MC

15/05/2021 09:32:24
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 15/05/2021 08:19:11:

May I ask the source of this data please?

It would be useful to have a laminated copy in my shed-workshop but I don't know how to print just the table.

Very many thanks in anticipation

MC

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Yes of course ... it is the page which Nigel Graham 2 misquoted

... Please see Nigel’s post on page 2 of this thread ... which you have already questioned, and upon which I have already remarked.

MichaelG.

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**LINK**

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 15/05/2021 08:32:44

Thank you for taking the time to respond.

I did NOT appreciate that the table came from Tubal Cain's book - I'll have to buy a copy.

With best wishes and thanks again.

MC

15/05/2021 00:49:07
Posted by Howard Lewis on 14/05/2021 22:54:42:

The tables above have been most usefull

Opened up a new box of Sherwood M5btaps, today, to find that they don't want to go into a 4.2 mm hole. Why? 5.25 mm diameter although marked 5 x 0.8! So look like being incorrectly marked 1BA!

Howard

Did you measure the pitch of the thread?

MC

15/05/2021 00:46:43
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 12/05/2021 17:42:38:
Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 12/05/2021 15:38:51:

What typo?

The dimension is A/F (Across Flats).

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dont know

The typo that you made when transcribing 0.248

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MichaelG.

May I ask the source of this data please?

It would be useful to have a laminated copy in my shed-workshop but I don't know how to print just the table.

Very many thanks in anticipation

MC

Thread: June Issue
14/05/2021 19:37:39

I have a Print and Digital subscription to Model Engineers' Workshop

I received an email message on my computer telling me that I could read the June issue so I opened "Pocket Mags" on my iPad to do so.

Pocket Magazines, on my iPad, will only allow me to read May 2021 - Issue 303.

I can't see any way of closing that and opening Issue 304.

What am I doing wrong, please?

I hope that you, your colleagues and your family are, and will remain, safe and well.

MC

Thread: BA sizes
14/05/2021 16:20:46

This problem with OFF LIST messages that "br" is experiencing confirm my long held belief that computers work by Witchcraft!

I have now received an email message from "br" and replied by email.

It's always sad when somebody gives up a long established hobby.

I hope that you and your families are, and will remain, safe and well.

Yours very sincerely,


MC

14/05/2021 14:38:48
Posted by br on 14/05/2021 13:41:04:
Posted by Dr. MC Black on 14/05/2021 13:13:14:

But rather than receive a notification that there's a message, it would be far simpler if the message just arrived in my INBOX and to which I could reply by email.

Your view may differ!

With best wishes and thanks again.

MC

I could not agree with you more - a nice simple solution

bill

Dear Bill

I'm sending this in the open forum.

I was taught to be cautious at University so I have created a unique email address that you can contact me with.

It's me.forum@detectivewalks.co.uk

I received hundreds of spam messages so sending you one for you to contact me is a risk I'm prepared to take!

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you, in anticipation, for your interest.

I hope that you and your family are, and will remain, safe and well.

Yours very sincerely,


MC Black

14/05/2021 14:00:06
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 14/05/2021 13:31:12:
Posted by Dr. MC Black on 14/05/2021 12:40:32:
Posted by Grindstone Cowboy on 14/05/2021 11:51:45:
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Does everybody know how to find messages sent to them? It would be a lot easier if they just arrived in one's email client!

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Though they look similar Private Messages aren't emails. The word 'Private' reveals their main advantage. Only members can exchange PMs, and only the Forum administrator and addressees can read them.

PMs are much more contained than emails, which use a store and forward mechanism to route stuff across the many different servers and interconnected networks than comprise the internet. Store and forward means multiple copies are taken, and - even worse - the global nature of email means spam! On the plus side, email is more capable than PM because it allows attachments and other bells and whistles.

The software used by this forum isn't particularly friendly when it comes to PMs in that the facility is behind a menu (Inbox tab, top left) and not everyone realises it exists. When a PM is received the items ringed in red below flash, and the message ringed in blue appears in the Friends pane.

pmreceived.jpg

From the Inbox a tick box sends an email notification whenever a PM is received.

Dave

Thank you for taking the time to respond.

I have sent Bill ("br" three messages using this system and my SENT box tells me that he has NOT been able to read any of them!

I'm NOT very adept at all this computer stuff.

With best wishes and thanks again.

MC

14/05/2021 13:13:14
Posted by JasonB on 14/05/2021 13:07:20:
Posted by Dr. MC Black on 14/05/2021 12:40:32:

Does everybody know how to find messages sent to them? It would be a lot easier if they just arrived in one's email client!

You can set the system up to send you an e-mail notification of messages, just go to settings on the green bar and then select my account . Second item down is a box to tick for notification. You also get the flashing icons on the website when you have a message waiting.

Thank you

But rather than receive a notification that there's a message, it would be far simpler if the message just arrived in my INBOX and to which I could reply by email.

Your view may differ!

With best wishes and thanks again.

MC

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