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Forum: General Yesterday, 16:14
Replies: 11,709
Views: 995,420
Posted By Mister_Tad
True that. I ordered some Harmony bits that...

True that.

I ordered some Harmony bits that were apparently delivered a day after the window they said. I say "apparently" as I wasn't keeping track, and didn't care and the only reason I knew...
Forum: General Yesterday, 12:36
Replies: 14,962
Views: 1,240,735
Posted By Mister_Tad
That sounds terrible! Is there somewhere I'm able...

That sounds terrible! Is there somewhere I'm able to donate to your cause so you don't have to suffer quite so much? :D
Forum: General 30th Sep 2014, 19:54
Replies: 26,883
Views: 2,912,054
Posted By Mister_Tad
Welcome to the Sonos club, your hat and jacket...

Welcome to the Sonos club, your hat and jacket are in the post.

Make sure to check in over here - http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=264036&highlight=sonos
Forum: Software 30th Sep 2014, 18:00
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By Mister_Tad
Bit of assistance with data protection regime please

I used to be right on top of data protection with RAID, replication and a series of rotating external disks but I seem to have become a bit lazy and have swapped some kit out leaving me feeling...
Forum: Serious 29th Sep 2014, 22:16
Replies: 49
Views: 1,726
Posted By Mister_Tad
"From 1 October 2014, the DVLA will no longer...

"From 1 October 2014, the DVLA will no longer issue paper tax discs"

I read this a few weeks ago and wasn't sure then either - does this mean I can bin my tax discs and whip off my tax disc...
Forum: General 29th Sep 2014, 10:06
Replies: 235
Views: 91,563
Posted By Mister_Tad
1) Correct. She is faster than a speeding bullet...

1) Correct. She is faster than a speeding bullet when she sees something shiny, and there were lots and lots of shiny things there.
2) It was "only" a 335d. What got me is that directly across from...
Forum: General 28th Sep 2014, 19:30
Replies: 235
Views: 91,563
Posted By Mister_Tad
I can't recall precisely, but it was in line with...

I can't recall precisely, but it was in line with what others had recommended on detailing world. The instructions on the jug itself don't specify ratios for foam. I've fired off a mail to BH, will...
Forum: Hardware 28th Sep 2014, 12:43
Replies: 159
Views: 11,139
Posted By Mister_Tad
I started looking for rolls like this, but from...

I started looking for rolls like this, but from what I've been reading, 10kg/m^3 isn't really dense enough to deal with sound properly. This is why I was considering the high density sheet/film,...
Forum: Hardware 27th Sep 2014, 19:33
Replies: 159
Views: 11,139
Posted By Mister_Tad
If it's too bright then yes, but properly set up...

If it's too bright then yes, but properly set up it actually enhances perception of black levels - have a google for "TV bias lighting"



Spare time, ha! This has all been done with essentially...
Forum: General 27th Sep 2014, 19:09
Replies: 235
Views: 91,563
Posted By Mister_Tad
New least favourite product: Bilt Hamber Surfex...

New least favourite product: Bilt Hamber Surfex HD.

Used this as a snow foam on the basis of numerous glowing reviews and it left an awful residue all over the car that didn't come out with three...
Forum: Hardware 21st Sep 2014, 21:11
Replies: 159
Views: 11,139
Posted By Mister_Tad
Weekly update time. I've not got as much done in...

Weekly update time. I've not got as much done in the last week as I would have liked.

I ordered the door and all of the paraphernalia to put it in, but the threshold strip has yet to arrive, and I...
Forum: General 19th Sep 2014, 23:15
Replies: 26,883
Views: 2,912,054
Posted By Mister_Tad
I took the arms off mine as they didn't fit under...

I took the arms off mine as they didn't fit under the desk (being non-adjustable). The headrest is shot though, bits coming off and just generally nasty. The "lumbar support" bit broke a year ago as...
Forum: General 19th Sep 2014, 11:52
Replies: 26,883
Views: 2,912,054
Posted By Mister_Tad
Finally, finally finally replaced my knackered...

Finally, finally finally replaced my knackered Ikea Markus office chair. The Markus was actually pretty decent for the cost (IIRC 115), but was purchased at a time when A) I didn't work from home...
Forum: Hardware 15th Sep 2014, 23:36
Replies: 68
Views: 4,138
Posted By Mister_Tad
That's nuts - I just got a power meter on my...

That's nuts - I just got a power meter on my J1900 server this evening and it's sucking down 34w at idle... without a HDD! (Asrock Q1900 ITX, 2x4GB DDR3L SODIMM, 2x SSD, VFD). The weak link is...
Forum: General 12th Sep 2014, 12:18
Replies: 26,883
Views: 2,912,054
Posted By Mister_Tad
A club sandwich?

A club sandwich?
Forum: Hardware 12th Sep 2014, 12:10
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By Mister_Tad
I started to go down this road a bit back, but...

I started to go down this road a bit back, but ran in to copy protection bits on quite a few DVDs and then didn't have the inclination to try to circumvent.

Is this to be expected, and without...
Forum: Hardware 10th Sep 2014, 16:22
Replies: 159
Views: 11,139
Posted By Mister_Tad
Just a test fit for the lighting - the ceiling...

Just a test fit for the lighting - the ceiling spots are *incredibly* snug, so won't be popping them in until everything around them is finished and they basically never need to come out again.
...
Forum: Article Discussion 10th Sep 2014, 16:12
Replies: 27
Views: 595
Posted By Mister_Tad
Paper "launch" wars - you won't be able to...

Paper "launch" wars - you won't be able to actually buy one of these for aaaaaaages
Forum: Hardware 9th Sep 2014, 09:48
Replies: 159
Views: 11,139
Posted By Mister_Tad
Pretty sure this is what happened. I would have...

Pretty sure this is what happened. I would have hot glued it if I had a glue gun... this is the second time recently I would have found a use for it, so it's getting ordered today.
Forum: Hardware 8th Sep 2014, 23:33
Replies: 159
Views: 11,139
Posted By Mister_Tad
I decided that I couldn't go to bed without...

I decided that I couldn't go to bed without checking whether or not I had hosed the lights, fortunately...

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2616&pictureid=40083

The red and blue...
Forum: Hardware 8th Sep 2014, 22:14
Replies: 159
Views: 11,139
Posted By Mister_Tad
When the amp powers on, it triggers the plug to...

When the amp powers on, it triggers the plug to power the sub. Just a simple 12v mains relay.
Forum: General 8th Sep 2014, 22:12
Replies: 170
Views: 20,496
Posted By Mister_Tad
Anyone that enjoys bubbles on the odd occasion...

Anyone that enjoys bubbles on the odd occasion would be well served by checking out Tesco - just got 12x bottles of Veuve Clicquot for a frankly silly 211.75 delivered (25% off, another 25% off when...
Forum: Hardware 8th Sep 2014, 22:00
Replies: 159
Views: 11,139
Posted By Mister_Tad
Took a day off work today to get some things done...

Took a day off work today to get some things done (have 17 days left until the end of the year, and get the xmas gap off anyway, so need to start taking days really!)

The motherboard for the...
Forum: General 7th Sep 2014, 08:44
Replies: 170
Views: 20,496
Posted By Mister_Tad
Check out Eagle Rare 10yo single barrel - utterly...

Check out Eagle Rare 10yo single barrel - utterly astonishing for the money, only a few quid more than the 101.
Forum: Hardware 6th Sep 2014, 12:08
Replies: 159
Views: 11,139
Posted By Mister_Tad
I'm afraid I can't, as awesome as that would be -...

I'm afraid I can't, as awesome as that would be - central heating radiator it is.

Might be a wee bit overkill for the Bay Trail server!
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