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  • wasbit replied to the topic I can't see the menu in the forum Other Tech 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I also had a couple of days where the top banner took up half the screen – then it went back to normal.

  • My daughter had her head shaved for cancer research last year. We have a neighbour who was diagnosed about 18 months ago & my daughter thought it would be a way of showing support. About 14″ also went to provide wigs for children with cancer.

    So congratulations to Ellie. It’s a brave & wonderful thing that she has done.

  • It’s in Settings (three horizontal bars, top right) then Forums. 🙂

  • wasbit replied to the topic Humax Hdd Format. in the forum TV 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Lots of hits with “save humax files to pc”

    From the HVP-500T manual (in case yours is the same)

    File Share
    • SAMBA Server: When SAMBA Server is set to On, the internal HDD can be accessed as a network disk drive from your PC. You can copy the video, music, photo files in the internal HDD
    to the PC storage.
    • FTP Server: When FTP Server is set…[Read more]

  • It’s my default to view the forum & is still working.

  • wasbit replied to the topic Time for Tasers? in the forum UK 4 weeks ago

    I managed to scrounge a couple of old HSS industrial hacksaw blades for making tools. One bit is a thin parting tool for use on the (wood) lathe. Several others are sheer scrapers, used at an angle rather than flat on the rest & another is a well abused knife.

  • wasbit replied to the topic Forumite Donations in the forum Other Stuff 4 weeks ago

    Had a bit of luck tonight & won £100 in a pub draw so bunged you an extra tenner.

    You need it more than I do.

  • wasbit replied to the topic Kenable and Cat5e POE in the forum Other Tech 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I got 2 60m lengths of Cat 6 cable being given away on Freegle. One piece was more than adequate to reach the workshop at the bottom of the garden.
    Not having used Cat6 before, I had several unsuccessful goes at wiring the RJ45 connectors. Whilst the wires looked as if they were fully home there was always one that didn’t quite connect.
    So to the…[Read more]

  • wasbit replied to the topic Screws in the forum Other DIY Topics 2 months ago

    M2 is a machine thread (the type which takes a nut) where the shaft is 2mm thick.

    Wood screws are mainly metric now which relates to their thickness. The head size can vary between brands.
    IIRC the old No6 screws were approx 3.5mm & No8 4mm
    If the countersink (csk) is 6mm, I’m guessing that the hole will be 4mm & as it’s a thin plate you will…[Read more]

  • wasbit replied to the topic Pointless Thread in the forum Other Stuff 2 months, 1 week ago

    Still got a Thorntons set along with a slide rule that I’ve forgotten how to use.
    Bought from ‘Soppy Sams’, a shop that sold a lot of ex war department supplies … & the proprietors hated that nickname.

    Having no TV, until I bought my first one in about 1970, I had to have the ‘in’ sayings that came from adverts explained to me.

    A million…[Read more]

  • Same happened to me. Went on holiday at the end of May. Came back & went to catch up on the forum but it was gone.

    No search engine hits either. By chance I tried the site with my tablet & lo & behold, the forum reappeared.

    I’m now catching up with the missing last 6 weeks.

  • Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm by Isabella Tree

    A bit cheaper here.

  • wasbit replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 4 months ago

    IIUC you are transferring the innards to save space. Won’t the desktop fit in the knee space, on a small stand perhaps, to raise it off the floor?

    If you are any where near Oxford, I have a couple of complete desktops from which you can choose one.

    Look to be newer than yours. If you want the specs, I’ll sort them out.

     

  • wasbit replied to the topic HDD light in the forum PC Talk 4 months ago

    I find the HDD light very helpful.

    If you want to go the whole hog, Glint will allow you to customise up to 200 lights for various activities & it’s free. Says for Windows 2k to 7 but it’s been reported to run on Windows 8 so should be ok for Windows 10.

     

  • wasbit replied to the topic I'm stuck! in the forum Windows Talk 4 months ago

    As Ed stated earlier & I should have also made plain, DISM must be run with elevated privileges ie as administrator.

    Different sequence with explanation :
    1 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
    – check whether the online image is repairable
    2 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Checkhealth
    – determines whether any corruption has been…[Read more]

  • wasbit replied to the topic I'm stuck! in the forum Windows Talk 4 months, 1 week ago

    If the command line is still available, try DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management).

    My notes:

    • To use to fix Windows component store corruption when a SFC /SCANNOW command is unable to repair corrupted system files because the store (source) is corrupted, then run the SFC command again.
    • To use to fix Windows component store cor…[Read more]

  • You could try a free programme like Complete Internet Repair

    Windows 8 & 10 have Windows defender built in which is disabled when another anti virus is installed. It only needs the definitions updating.

  • wasbit replied to the topic Ungentlemanly warriors. in the forum Books 6 months, 3 weeks ago

  • wasbit replied to the topic Groan – Dad Jokes in the forum Other Tech 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    An Ode to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ – A husband’s point of view.
    John Summers (not Pam Ayres)

    The missus bought a Paperback
    down Shepton, Saturday,
    I had a look in her bag;
    …T’was “Fifty Shades of Grey”.

    Well I just left her to it,
    …At ten I went to bed.
    An hour later she appeared;
    The sight filled me with dread…

    In her left hand she held a…[Read more]

  • wasbit replied to the topic Ungentlemanly warriors. in the forum Books 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    There’s a book just published (who’s name I can’t remember) about Churchill’s secret army nicknamed scallywags. They were the equivalent of the resistance on home soil who’s job it was to frustrate & prevent, if possible, enemy movements if we were invaded.

    Auxiliary Units – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auxiliary_Units

    GCHQ Coleshill -…[Read more]

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