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Member postings for Michael Gilligan

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Thread: DTI base
02/04/2020 21:58:46

That’s neat, Bob ... and I don’t see any reason for it to be considered ‘over the top’


02/04/2020 21:07:08
Posted by John Baron on 02/04/2020 20:42:31:

Hi Guys,

The download is also a dangerous PDF file. I feel sorry for Wins users.


Thanks for that ^^^

It all makes one wonder how they managed to get the address

... A fink is still a fink by any other name, I guess.


02/04/2020 20:13:09

Not yet, I’m afraid, Andrew ... Hence my interest in the book.

Could you perhaps share a few of your photos ?


Thread: Problem with LED lights
02/04/2020 19:53:47

Sorry, that first YUJI link seems to be dead now

... But browsing their site is informative.


02/04/2020 19:13:33
Posted by Bandersnatch on 02/04/2020 17:15:51:
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 02/04/2020 17:01:21:

The really fussy will want to search out LEDs with ‘High Colour Rendering Index’

Which might not be "over-fussy" at that, in a workshop setting (painting models etc).

Never seen or heard of them myself actually ... might be over-taxing on the pocket?


Here is a straight quote from one of my posts on another forum:

Here's an enthusiastic young man demonstrating the merit of high CRI

... and a couple of pages from the yuji site:

All rather impressive.



Happy to discuss further, but at present I’m O.K.with my various ‘Warm White’ lamps.

Thread: Griptru wil not ad just
02/04/2020 17:07:24

Well done, Sir yes


Thread: Problem with LED lights
02/04/2020 17:01:21

The really fussy will want to search out LEDs with ‘High Colour Rendering Index’

The next best option is usually ‘Warm White’ [ as per Bandersnatch ]


Thread: Coronavirus
02/04/2020 16:54:30
Posted by Martin Kyte on 02/04/2020 15:49:30:

As far as I have be able to ascertain size is in the 50-200nm.

regards Martin


Which is nicely in line with the paper I linked on p32

... Thanks for the [good as we can get] confirmation yes


Thread: Griptru wil not ad just
02/04/2020 15:52:30
Posted by ega on 02/04/2020 15:38:45:


A very timely offer as I have just been vainly trying to upload the results of my researches in PDF!

I won't trouble you unless I have to as I can probably re-scan to JPG.


No trouble at all ...

I will PM you my eMail address


02/04/2020 15:45:14
Posted by Andrew Evans on 02/04/2020 15:31:05:

what is your interest in microfossils Michael?


Just general fascination ... and that happens to be considered the most ‘accessible’ text on the subject.

My main interest these days is probably microscopes and microscopy.


Thread: Coronavirus
02/04/2020 15:32:56
Posted by Samsaranda on 02/04/2020 10:07:32:


the virus particles are approximately 20 nanometres in size, very difficult to dodge. […]



Please see my post on page 32 30/03/2020 09:37:00

I would be very surprised if this one is only 20 nanometres [although I am quite willing to be proved wrong]

But it doesn’t really matter ... even the biggest coronavirus is too small to be seen with a ‘visible light’ microscope, so your point is well made.


Thread: Griptru wil not ad just
02/04/2020 15:12:53
Posted by ega on 02/04/2020 14:22:27:

Nick Clarke:

Many thanks for the offer; I will see if I have this myself but if not will certainly PM you.

I suppose it might be a public service to post the article on the forum.


... and if the scan is tiff, pdf, or whatever: I can probably convert it to jpg for the forum’s benefit.


02/04/2020 14:59:09
Posted by Bazyle on 02/04/2020 12:53:42:

Surely this isn't google to blame here - they already have all that info in your contacts. It is the different provider of the app who want to mine the info who are targeting the google info because they know it is where valuable info is.


Agreed ... As I wrote originally, Google warned me that the third party wanted to access my Contacts.

On the other hand : Google must be in some way complicit.


Thread: New design of mains plug?
02/04/2020 10:52:43
Posted by Oven Man on 02/04/2020 10:48:24:

Please can someone explain why plugs on appliances come with a plastic cover on the pins. Seems like an example of single plastic at its worst.



Because the earlier version, with plain metallic pins could allow small fingers to touch live pins if the plug was partially pulled.



Edit: Oops ... I was answering the wrong question there ^^^

The answer to your question is: To prevent the pins from scratching the product.


Edited By Michael Gilligan on 02/04/2020 10:55:58

02/04/2020 10:48:09


Thread: Boring tool
02/04/2020 10:44:35
Posted by Kiwi Bloke on 02/04/2020 09:31:38:
Posted by Kiwi Bloke on 02/04/2020 07:52:18:


[lots of edits - it's all coming back, slowly (wibble-wobble, wibble-wobble). Virtual prize awarded for anyone who can identify what I'm referencing in parenthesis in the previous sentence!]

I meant that sentence, Michael...


blush Caffeine deficiency >>> inability to count.


02/04/2020 10:38:08

In case it’s not obvious from my original post ...

I did NOT ‘Download with Google’

This thread is simply a warning to others


02/04/2020 09:59:23

Having an interest in such things ... I was delighted to see this book about Microfossils available as a free download: **LINK**

However ... I was surprised [nay, shocked] when I clicked the

Download with Google button

This invites you to sign-in with your gmail address ... and then [a couple of layers down] warns that:


This app wants permission to:

  • See and make a copy of your Google Contacts

    Your contacts may include the names, phone numbers, addresses and other info about the people that you know.


Which seems rather a big price to pay dont know


Thread: Coronavirus
02/04/2020 09:37:03

This may be of interest: **LINK**

The referenced communication in ‘Nature’ is a free download.


Thread: Boring tool
02/04/2020 08:37:47
Posted by Kiwi Bloke on 02/04/2020 07:52:18:

Virtual prize awarded for anyone who can identify what I'm referencing in parenthesis in the previous sentence!]


An epicyclic gear built into the pulley, I believe


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