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]
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.
wasbit replied to the topic Hunter-Gather or More Industrialised Farmer Lifestyle in the forum Other Health & Well being 2 months ago
Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm by Isabella Tree
A bit cheaper here.
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.
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.
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]
If the command line is still available, try DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management).
• 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.
Posted wrong Coleshill link above
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]
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]
My Freeware lists are still available at the following locations:
There are over 200 lists of Freeware :
2D Animation, 3D Stop Motion
2D Cad, Drawing
3D Cad, Drawing
3D Graphics & Modelling
Accounts 2 – Business
Art ;Design;…[Read more]
Rapid IT have some gaming rigs at reasonable prices & free delivery.
Intel Core i7 4th 16GB RAM 240GB SSD | GTX 1050Ti 4GB | 2TB HDD £599.99
Intel Core i5 8GB RAM 120GB SSD GTX 1050Ti 4GB £399.99
I have been ‘volunteered’ to oversee two new gaming rig builds by people who have never built a PC before.
At the moment I have no idea of how much money is available or how high end they want to go.
Should I be looking at Intel or AMD?
Looking at graphics cards it seems the GeForce RTX 2060 or GeForce GTX 1070 Ti are the value for money…[Read more]
Or this chap, who moves large blocks with ease.
“One man proves massive stones and weights can be moved without machinery by building his own Stone Henge moving huge blocks using timber and stones. He moves the huge loads by himself demonstrating how the Pyramids and places such as Stone Henge could have been built.”
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