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by guesser
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 705

Re: Post editing

Unless there's some other code you're not posting which makes the css rule domain specific, adding things like that seem like a very bad idea to me. I would recommend using an element blocker like ublock origin for things like that.
by guesser
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 705

Re: Post editing

Doesn't bother me as it's small text that I just mentally filter out when reading a thread.
On the other hand, there's always a 'relevant xkcd'...

Image

:)
by guesser
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Modern mice
Replies: 20
Views: 575

Re: Modern mice

Which switches do you get? I found a guide here , which seems to suggest Omron D2F01, but a search on RS only seemed to return the ones with extra gubbins. Also they were more expensive than I expected (£5 for a pack), but I suppose I would prefer to pay that than £10 for a mouse that will break qu...
by guesser
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Modern mice
Replies: 20
Views: 575

Re: Modern mice

Just using them. They don't break, it is just things like click and drag where the button releases even though I am holding it firmly, and when I single click it double clicks for me. My mouse has that exact issue intermittently at the moment. I suspect the old mouse in my junk box has no microswit...
by guesser
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: general
Topic: Do your family and friends 'get it'?
Replies: 25
Views: 947

Re: Do your family and friends 'get it'?

My dad grumbles that I'm filling his house with junk (but never complains when I have spare bits handy to fix his computer or wire something up for his radio). My mum is just happy that I'm interacting with other humans (to the point where she'll come along to an event if necessary to give me a kick...
by guesser
Thu May 31, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 86
Views: 4269

Re: https certificates?

Elminster wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 12:15 pm
Is it feasible that Chrome on Andriod has the Authority Certificate for Let's Encrypt missing?
It's possible but seems unlikely since they're one of the main sponsors.
Edit: unless the browser is hugely out of date of course.
by guesser
Thu May 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: No more leaded solder
Replies: 51
Views: 1928

Re: No more leaded solder

Got an old PC case fan that you can run up with 6 or 7 volts off a bench supply? I find having one stood upright just ticking over on the table behind what I'm soldering makes plenty of airflow to keep the flux out of my face if I'm doing going to be a lot. Exhuming the power supply from under the p...
by guesser
Thu May 10, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Telesoftware Service
Replies: 34
Views: 1214

Re: Telesoftware Service

is there any connection to Ceefax telesoftware besides the name? I ask because there was an original and a "new" version of that too iirc.
by guesser
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 158
Views: 12301

Re: Windows 10....

It's only in the last two months that I stopped running an XP system (and that's only because the motherboard died). One of the PCs in my workshop boots XP. I haven't been in there and used it for... some time. (the other one (a pentium 4) is dual boot Debian 9 and Windows 2000. Both machines are c...
by guesser
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 158
Views: 12301

Re: Windows 10....

CMcDougall wrote:Wonder why M$ now don't let you turn off auto updates, as previous windows you could, hence why my winXP desktop is always on the ready.
Because too many people never turned them back on again, hence why they all got turned into spamming and DDoS zombie machines :wink:
by guesser
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 292
Views: 21378

Re: Acorn Art Thread

pixelblip wrote:Not sure what others use....
↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ :D
by guesser
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 41
Views: 2066

Re: Viewdata Service

Some members of York Hackspace are working on a project to emulate a v23 modem and a viewdata server to breath life back into a ZX Spectrum modem. They have a few posts on the hackspace blog and a couple of project on github for the modem and server. Most of the info is about the modem stuff and phy...
by guesser
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Printing from the BBC Model B
Replies: 15
Views: 621

Re: Printing from the BBC Model B

RWAP software have been developing a pi based interface for some time: http://www.retroprinter.com/

Edit: Gah Ninja-d :)
by guesser
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Can the BBC stream full motion video?
Replies: 32
Views: 1091

Re: Can the BBC stream full motion video?

1024MAK wrote: Does that work also for white cats in a snowstorm blizzard in bright sunlight.... \:D/
Optional support, it decreases the compression ratio considerably :lol:
by guesser
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Can the BBC stream full motion video?
Replies: 32
Views: 1091

Re: Can the BBC stream full motion video?

I suspect you wouldn't need to redraw every pixel - there's surely some interesting optimisation to do in designing and implementing a protocol for partial updates. Needs to be simple, to retain an advantage. Yes, careful design should result in a faster screen update or a lower data bandwidth :win...
by guesser
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Can the BBC stream full motion video?
Replies: 32
Views: 1091

Re: Can the BBC stream full motion video?

So in the case of the Beeb, that would involve it's 6502 CPU and it's main RAM. Wouldn't that be superfluous if the video is already BBC compatible? On the 64 and Spectrum examples, I see the principle as no different to my PC's DVD player card I once had. That was no less valid a way of playing vi...
by guesser
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Can the BBC stream full motion video?
Replies: 32
Views: 1091

Re: Can the BBC stream full motion video?

I'd like to see the Star Wars demo, especially if it has actual recorded video in it. I wouldn't count the Bad Apple Teletext animation myself but it poses another nice question: Would that have been streamable across the broadcast system to an original BBC Micro or television? Achievable framerate...
by guesser
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Post Office won't accept RM pre-printed labels anymore
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: Post Office won't accept RM pre-printed labels anymore

Still, it's a pity for any of the kind of things you may need to go in there for in regards that kind of business. But I wouldn't mind betting their postmen grumbled once too much about having to handle the extra parcel traffic since Ebay got big. I've overheard them in the sorting office myself an...
by guesser
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Post Office won't accept RM pre-printed labels anymore
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: Post Office won't accept RM pre-printed labels anymore

How much does scanning a barcode or whatever cost? They'd rather send the customers elsewhere to drop off parcels and miss out on the chance of selling any nauseating gift cards and scented candles? :roll:
by guesser
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 292
Views: 21378

Re: Acorn Art Thread

If we're doing animation, here's a meme I converted a while ago in response to a tweet. (click for gif) Not strictly Acorn again because this is actually a Level 2.5 teletext page (utilising the multiphase flash feature that provides) but I think it could be done programatically in normal mode 7 on ...
by guesser
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 292
Views: 21378

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Isambard Kingdom Brunel standing by the SS Great Eastern launching chains
brunel.png
by guesser
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 292
Views: 21378

Re: Acorn Art Thread

The Scumm Bar™
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by guesser
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: teletext solid block
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: teletext solid block

160 is just 32 with bit 7 set. That's the space character in alphanumeric mode and blank sixels in mosaic mode. character 127 is a block occupying the area of a character with no descender in alphanmeric mode, and all sixels set in mosaic mode. To print it from basic set bit 7 (i.e character 255) A ...
by guesser
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image rotation
Replies: 17
Views: 1517

Re: Image rotation

sweh wrote:There are unofficial patches and plugins out there, but (as previously mentioned by admins) installing these make upgrades a lot more difficult.
Oh I wasn't suggesting hacking the forum about, just musing that it doesn't seem like it should be a hard problem to solve.
by guesser
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Image rotation
Replies: 17
Views: 1517

Re: Image rotation

What surprises me is why phpBB team never fixed this; it's all over the place (if you google "phpbb image thumbnail orientation" you'll get tonnes of responses). Until phpBB fixes this and our wonderful admins upgrade, I think we just need to live with it. Either ensure your pictures are always in ...
by guesser
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Internet of Strings
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Internet of Strings

As I commented elsewhere on this "news" story, it's only 2 metres on "open wire". When they can get the same speeds over 2 kilo metres of wet string with 50 pairs all tied up in knots at the bottom of a mud filled cable duct and swinging in the wind on rotten wooden poles with no crosstalk I'll thin...
by guesser
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: mdfs.net offline
Replies: 14
Views: 1276

Re: mdfs.net offline

Ages ago I had been pondering an emergency backup domain, but never investigated it in much detail, and was wary of search engines having duplicate entries for everything. That shouldn't be an issue really. Certainly with Google it figures out that they're both the same site and you can tell it whi...
by guesser
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Playing with the SAA5050
Replies: 14
Views: 1178

Re: Playing with the SAA5050

I have a television and video engineer's pocket book which includes various example circuits and block diagrams etc. There is no pinout data or anything but it does give an overview of the theory of operation of a reciever using a SA50xx chipset. Excuse the crudity of the images, I didn't have time ...
by guesser
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: network guru and electrician wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 1455

Re: network guru and electrician wanted

dp11 wrote:Google image search for the term "singles"
Some of them don't look very well insulated at all :shock:




They'll catch their death of cold! :lol:
by guesser
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RIFA'd again
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: RIFA'd again

Boydie wrote: Out of interest, how does one pronounce “RIFA”? Is it

1) Rye-fer
2) Ree-fer
3) Riff-er
As bad as the paper smoke is when they go up, they can't be as bad as a Jimmy haulin' hogs.