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by billshurv
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Build
Topic: Phono Transfer System Construction Information
Replies: 165
Views: 128810

Re: Phono Transfer System Construction Information

There is a scary chance I will get my build running by the end of the week! Watch this space.
by billshurv
Sun May 31, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: too cheap to fix?
Replies: 34
Views: 6112

Re: too cheap to fix?

Well I did a fibreglass repair on a kiddy slide today. You can't buy the plastic parts seperate from the whole thing and I suspect compared to the last slide I had from the same company 20 years ago they've cost reduced the moulding to break after a few years! For my first ever fibreglassing it actu...
by billshurv
Sun May 17, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: too cheap to fix?
Replies: 34
Views: 6112

Re: too cheap to fix?

A smaller lighter LED version of what miners wear yet. Also used as extra light when cycling in the winter.
by billshurv
Sat May 09, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: too cheap to fix?
Replies: 34
Views: 6112

Re: too cheap to fix?

I just keep a head torch to hand!
by billshurv
Fri May 08, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: too cheap to fix?
Replies: 34
Views: 6112

Re: too cheap to fix?

I bought a couple of 150W halogen pole lamps back to UK with me from USA. I used them well beyond their expected life time. I do miss the amount of light they put out...
by billshurv
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1136
Views: 416293

Re: Entropy

@Bill have you considered using a conventional "hand-operated" toothbrush? They don't seem to ever require repair... I converted to electric only a few years ago on advice/orders of dentist. before then I considered electric silly. My first one (braun) was flawless until the battery holder cracked,...
by billshurv
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1136
Views: 416293

Re: Entropy

I've hit a new low recently. I've had to repair a $10 electric toothbrush twice in 2 weeks. First time was some corrosion on the PCB which I cleaned. A week later it had flattened the batteries again and I noticed the rubber seal at the top was not holding water at bay. As nipping to the hardware st...
by billshurv
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: The Corona Virus Hoax of 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 6707

Re: Pirbright Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Coronavirus Patent and You

Ferguson was "only" off by a factor of 25 times. The Paper is very readable, you should try the source rather than the edited highlights. His initial prognosis was for 250k excess deaths in UK if nothing was done. Something was done so the prognosis was improved. However there is still no exit stra...
by billshurv
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1136
Views: 416293

Re: Entropy

Traditional European slow cooking used a hay box. You got the stew to the boil, then put it in the haybox during the day. A quick search suggests this did make it to the colonies but may have died out.
by billshurv
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: home improvement turns into science fair projects?
Replies: 202
Views: 13232

Re: home improvement turns into science fair projects?

Pulled up a topo: Looks like you're at 320 feet in a low spot. You get a lot of runoff and groundwater from the north? Is that a polite way of saying 'you live somewhere that is trying to return to swamp'? UK is very moist at the moment. The ground was saturated before xmas and the rainy season is ...