Here is a list of all the postings Bandersnatch has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Issue Reading New Digital Viewer|
Those are interesting comments taken together. Doesn't that mean that if support for Flash ends (in browsers) the earlier, back-issues, won't be readable?
... or am I misunderstanding?
Just to explain where I'm coming from:
The Flash version always worked well for me but I let my subscription lapse a year or two ago .... for health reasons I couldn't get the time to spend. Coincidentally, I had just decided that the time was ripe to take out a new subscription when this thread started up and I realised the earlier Flash version was being dropped.
That (the renewal) is on hold now, until the situation resolves itself one way or the other - trouble is I don't want to pay the money to find out if it works as well as it used to.
Not "people" but rather the "terminally paranoid" who either could not, or refused to, use flash safely despite being shown how to do so in this forum many times.
|Thread: New coffee maker - disgusting taste!|
Proves my theory. The length of the response is inversely proportional to the length of the quote
|Thread: Buying lathes direct from China|
Why not negotiate a (vastly reduced) price for them sending you a complete kit of all the individual parts in the lathe ... it's probably what you'll end up doing anyway.
|Thread: New coffee maker - disgusting taste!|
Does the water get hot enough for tea?
|Thread: Single to 3 phase invertor and smart meters|
I think your belief is probably a certainty. Here in Ontario we weren't given the choice with electrical smart meters (not that I recall anyway - I wouldn't have gone for it). Now we have 3 separate tariffs depending on time of day and day of week)
Even that isn't as bad as what the gas company tried to do (we have gas heating). They wanted to fit smart thermostats that they could talk to directly and adjust the settings according to their preferences/"needs". Yeah, right!
They needed permission for that one though since it involved going into the home (unlike the electrical meter which is outside). They didn't get many takers and it fell through.
|Thread: Neil:- Is the spelling chucker broken?|
We are of course somewhat at cross-purposes here. Mine wasn't an attempt to argue the semantics of "auto-correction feature", rather to to enlarge on what it meant in the terms of this site and its forum software - as explained by the then website lady (Kate?) some time back (quite some .... perhaps back in the DC days). Many later comers might not be aware that it's a site configuration option, deliberately set and not considered a bug. Nor is it likely to change.
Perhaps my fault for not being clearer in what I intended. Apologies if it upset.
Edited By Bandersnatch on 06/02/2019 17:30:16
.... You can't? Do I get a prize?
My understanding is that it's not an "auto-correction feature" but simply that the site has been configured to accept smileys entered via keyboard ascii characters (as well as the drop-down).....real or false.
This due to the demands of people on other forums here who don't want to use a mouse.
My Firefox does .... but as others have pointed out you have to use ctrl-rt-click. (You trip over the local forum software if you just use rt-click).
|Thread: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines|
More discussion here if you need it.
|Thread: Silver steel or stainless?|
|Thread: US/UK Lexicon|
As for Chinglish, I have a nephew who lives in China teaching English. I asked him whether he couldn't make some spare time money reviewing/correcting instruction leaflets and manuals. He said he'd already checked it out and the return was literally pocket change and not worth the effort.
|Thread: Lunar Eclipse|
The Moon entry on Wikipedia is interesting.
Clear night here - Southern Ontario. I remembered having a grandstand view of a Lunar eclipse a couple of years ago from my bedroom window and figured I'd do the same again. However, this time the moon was high in the sky and disappeared behind me over the roof of the house before the real action started.
I guess in Winter when the Sun is low in the sky, the moon is correspondingly high. The previous eclipse that I saw must have been in Summer when that would be vice-versa.
With a temperature of -21C, winds gusting to 50 Km/h, wind-chill value of -34C and frostbite warnings being given out, I wasn't about to go outside and look.
There's a really cool Lunar Eclipse video on today's APOD
|Thread: Gold Plating|
Many years ago when we had parts gold-plated for the space-business, the process used potassium cyanide as one of the plating bath chemicals. Don't know if there's an alternative, safer process but I personally wouldn't go there with cyanide (always assuming you could actually get hold of some).
Edited By Bandersnatch on 16/01/2019 01:55:43
|Thread: Telephone / Internet Scams|
Keep your ears to the ground. Someone is going to spill the beans about my nefarious activities on certain porn sites unless I pay him US$630 in bit coin. To prove my system has genuinely been compromised, he says. he sent me the email from my own address .... not that that's what the headers say which indicate an origin in Brazil (probably fake) sent via an ip in Mexico.
Oh dear, what to do, what to do.
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