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  • Drezha replied to the topic Residents Associations in the forum UK 6 days, 1 hour ago

    Residents associations can get on my goat but mainly due to work. We’ve done some risk assessment work for one or two who then proceeded to ignore our advice. In the end in at least one instance, we felt obligated to report the breaches in protection to the fire service, who, as the enforcement body for the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic 100 Mile Bike Rides! in the forum Other Stuff 1 week ago

    Kojaks aren’t very puncture proof, so you might be changing inner tubes a lot! They’re still made for the Brompton, but most people will run Schwalbe Marathons for those as it’s a pain to take the wheel off.

    28×1.6 is your wheel size (28) and the width of the tyre (1.6in) in old money – the 42-622 also describes the tyre size in the ERTO number.…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic First Ryzen Build in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 1 day ago

    I ended up ordering the Lenovo – will give it a chance and if needed, I can exchange it for the HP one I guess. I saw that generally the 2500U appears to beat the 2200U in benchmarks in both single and multi core and I’ve been happy with Lenovo products now for a while (couldn’t really complain about the HP Stream 11 I had previously either though).

  • Drezha replied to the topic One for DREZHA in the forum Other Stuff 1 week, 1 day ago

    Advice I was given at 18 was go to Uni, get life experience then go back – in fairness though, I was looking at the officer route. I tried again a few years ago when I was 29 and got rejected due to a back problem I’d had at 25. I certainly felt far more ready at 29 than at 18!

    All the best with whatever she ends up doing.

  • Drezha replied to the topic First Ryzen Build in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 1 day ago

    That’s my issue – I’ve got a Yoga 720 from work and it’s good and I’ve had the X220 which has been excellent. I’ve also got a Lenovo 120S lying around that I had before work bought me the Yoga to replace the god awful and huge PC Specialist laptop they’d initially given me. Therefore, I know the Lenovo should be fairly good.

    I can’t find any…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic First Ryzen Build in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 2 days ago

    Well looks like I’ll be ordering later.

    I was debating on the HP one or the next one up cost wise on eBuyer is the Lenovo V330-14ARR. Benefit for the extra £50 appears to be the next step up CPU wise and it seems like it’ll support USB-C charging. Which would be handy as I have a USB-C charger and cable already that comes with me when travelling…[Read more]

  • Might be an interesting evening or two for the cadets there. I’ve got them playing with Simpleplanes on GOG. Teaches them some of the basics of aerodynamics as well as figuring out a power to weight ratio and structure! Might also get them Kerbal Space Program as well, as they’re looking to teach us more space stuff through the cadets shortly.

  • Drezha replied to the topic One for DREZHA in the forum Other Stuff 1 week, 2 days ago

    Congratulations!

    We don’t tend to do a huge amount with the CCF which is a shame as we share the same command structure! Certainly the RAF and the RAF(CCF) is the case.

    I’m down at RAF Cranwell next month doing my squadron commanders course, so I’ll be with a number of CCF officers then.

  • Drezha replied to the topic First Ryzen Build in the forum PC Talk 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Thanks for the recommendation. My X220 is running hot these days not really doing much and since I moved my office upstairs, I’m sitting on the sofa more with the wife in the evenings, so I’ve been on the lookout for a new laptop that’s a bit bigger, a bit cooler and means I can sit down there with her. Looks like it can do that – and I don’t…[Read more]

  • I use Pocket Casts to listen to podcasts. It also helps you find podcasts. There’s also Podbay.fm to find them. I listen to a few regularly. My favourite has to be The Infinite Monkey Cage, though I also love Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History (his WW1 show, Blueprint for Armageddon was fantastic), History Hit, and Communion After Dark (alternative…[Read more]

  • Yeah, I remember this popping up previously, but we couldn’t diagnose it. Can’t remember who had the issue.

  • Modern power saving settings are also extremely good compared to what they used to be as well.

    One of the benefits of installing Conky on my desktop was that I am able to see how often the CPU is actually running at less than 1Ghz!

  • Drezha replied to the topic Libre Office oddity in the forum Software Talk 1 month, 1 week ago

    In fairness, Libreoffice usually has a nag in the top right of the window asking to update (at least on Windows it does).

    Tippon is right on how to find it for LO. Other software will vary, but similar steps. Control Panel Add Remove programs shows it for some as well.

  • Drezha replied to the topic New monitor – maybe in the forum PC Talk 1 month, 1 week ago

    Sounds like it’s the season to purchase one – I’ve ordered this one yesterday to be delivered on Friday. I fancied a 4K screen, but my Mac Mini wont support it (other than at 30Hz) and I’ve have issues with a high def laptop screen at work and some programs that I would use at home so I don’t think I’m ready to drop it on that.

    Want to get a desk…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic PBI in the forum Other Politics 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    He could be preparing to invade Mexico to get the money to build the wall. 😉

     

    There’s certainly a growing recognition about carry weight. For cadets (and the DofE award), we have to careful to let cadets only carry 1/3 of their body weight. Unfortunately, some squadron have old equipment that weighs a lot, that even with the bare minimum for…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Flickr in the forum Photography 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Didn’t realise I could do that. At the minute, my phone (my primary camera) automatically uploads to Google Photos as a backup and whilst I used to use DS Photo, I switched to using PhotoSync. Does the same job, but can upload to the NAS (and more) a but also supports renaming the photos and placing in to YY/MM folders in the desitnation.

    I…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Flickr in the forum Photography 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    There’s a small fee for uploading, the big cost for Galcier comes if you ever need to download the data.

    In the past, I’ve used S3 Browser  and been very impressed. At the time, I was using Amazon services to run out fire models – the quickest and cheapest method of getting the large amounts of data off the EC2 instances was to copy it to Amazon…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Flickr in the forum Photography 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I don’t think IFTTT will upload to Amazon Glacier. Cost will be minimal though – both for that or something like Backblaze. You can use something like Arq to send it to there. Backblaze B2 doesn’t have any upload fees.

  • It’s got full 4G signal, just it’s unusable because it’s so slow. Clearly too busy and not enough masts. In fairness though it’s more of an inconvenience than anything.

  • Currently with Tesco, but was considering changing at the end of the 12 month period, as the service in central Manchester is pretty poor. Not enough masts perhaps.

    Currently on 3GB data for a £10 a month and I can go to elsewhere for cheaper.

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