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by billshurv
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: UK: National Health Service to Deny Treatment for ‘Racist or Sexist Language, Gestures, Behaviour’
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: UK: National Health Service to Deny Treatment for ‘Racist or Sexist Language, Gestures, Behaviour’

You call it ER.

I think they are spot on. If someone white turns up injured and drunk and starts shouting abuse at an Indian doctor who is trying to do his job then yes, they need to be sorted out. There should be no tolerance for this sort of stuff.
by billshurv
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1051
Views: 383066

Re: Entropy

Not really. It may have had trouble locking in once before, but HDMI had not been used for a few weeks when I discovered it. If all HDMI inputs are gone its most likely that chip. I should try and stick a heat sink on as well as the failure mode is clearly thermal cycling. Touch wood its still holdi...
by billshurv
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1051
Views: 383066

Re: Entropy

I should probably have a set so I'll never need them. (Sort of like the snow shovel I bought a few years back.) I have a friend with a landrover (I think you call it LD4 there, we just call it disovery). Every time something stops working, he buys a spare and as soon as he does it starts working ag...
by billshurv
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1051
Views: 383066

Re: Entropy

Dallas is colder than UK!

When I read '5 minutes away' I assumed that meant the spare was in the barn. Takes a Texan at least 10 to get off their own property :D
by billshurv
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Build
Topic: Phono Transfer System Construction Information
Replies: 148
Views: 116428

Re: Phono Transfer System Construction Information

Wife is away for half term. But have put down the soldering iron whilst I measure twice and cut once on the build I am doing for a friend. Next step is working out positionng of the 26 relays needed!
by billshurv
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Build
Topic: Phono Transfer System Construction Information
Replies: 148
Views: 116428

Re: Phono Transfer System Construction Information

OK easy bit is all done. Now working on the customisations for one of the sets and trying to guestimate the gains required. The bit I'm having trouble on is relative levels between Flat and RIAA outputs. I want to think they should be same at around -23dBFS for a 0dB reference cut, but keep thinking...
by billshurv
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1051
Views: 383066

Re: Entropy

Generally older EFI cars run open loop until warm, then the 02 sensors kick. I would expect a lamdba sensor issue to be the other way round and runs fine until hot then goes squirrelly.
by billshurv
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: The Internet Turns 50 Today
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: The Internet Turns 50 Today

50 years since the first Arpanet message 'LO', but stretching it a bit to say the 'internet' turns 50 as TCP/IP wasn't going to come along for another 6 years? And of course packet switching had been demonstrated elsewhere by this time.
by billshurv
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Gentle persuasion over time
Replies: 45
Views: 1501

Re: Gentle persuasion over time

The termite whisperer...
by billshurv
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Gentle persuasion over time
Replies: 45
Views: 1501

Re: Gentle persuasion over time

When I used to hang around with a few off roader I found I was exceedingly good at getting vehicles stuck. This gave me a lot of practice at hooking winch ropes around trees and being told all the horror stories of decapitation from shackles flying through the windscreen. Nylon rope for me as I don'...