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Photos Latest Purchases Thread: v2.0

Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 29 Oct 2007.

  1. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    P3Steel Frame
    Rods for said frame
    Fasteners
    5x Stepper motors

    Almost got everything.
     
  2. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    Getting around the USB 3.0 issues for my machine with one of these:

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  3. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    72 bloody quid for a passport renewal :grr:

    When did they become so damn expensive?
     
  4. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    When the gov, figured out that everyone needs a passport, so they can charge what they want for them
     
  5. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    Carb gasket to try and fix the hunting on the lawn mower engine, hopefully be a nice cheap fix at £1.87, :D
    If it works I can get another and a head gasket and fix the other engine that's lying in the garden with the same problem, bolt it back onto the mower frame and hey presto, another working mower to sell for some profit, :D.
     
  6. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    What type of engine is it? I fixed my neighbour's hunting mower last summer; it's a Briggs & Stratton that's seen better days, but at least it's running much better than it was.
     
  7. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    When the government decided that we are all nasty folk who want to blow stuff up. So the extra money helps in the fight against you know who.
     
  8. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    The poor?
     
  9. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    When passport forgers discovered the perks of stealing someone else's identify.
     
  10. David

    David RIP Tel

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    I'm fairly impressed - it made light work of the steel tube and the jigsaw blades are quite good. The main saw goes through 18mm MDF like butter so it's very easy to drift off line if you're not paying attention.

    Not bad at all for £34.
     
  11. lancer778544

    lancer778544 isnt really an ultramodder...

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    First thing you should do when you get it, throw those Molex to SATA power adapters out, I've seen far too many go up in smoke on the techsupportgore subreddit.
     
  12. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    It's still cheaper to change your name by deed poll & get a new passport in a day (£103) than to have Ryanair change an incorrect booking.

    Passports now have NFC chips embedded in the cover so GCHQ & NSA can track you wherever you go.

    A small upside is that you can get the DVLA to use your passport photo on your driving licence instead of sending another one in.
     
  13. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Yeah, because they couldn't do that before. :p

    No, the NFC chip really is just to store biometric data that makes the passport harder to forge or be used by someone else.
     
  14. MrJay

    MrJay You are always where you want to be

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    I had my licence re-done (out of date photo and wrong address) and asked for them to use Passport photograph. They didn't bother so I was left with a brand new licence with my 16 year old self still smiling back at me. Even thought they cocked up I had to pay to get it done again.
     
  15. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    There's not a single Molex cable in my rig :thumb:
     
  16. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    Briggs & Stratton Classic 35. Second one that's developed the exact same fault.

    First one I stripped down, including taking the head off, couldn't see anything obviously wrong, rebuilt it and it was the same. Got a second mower from uncle which was okay for a while then started hunting.
     
  17. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    Picked up a battery pack for charging various shiny tech:

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  18. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I have that exact make and model. Two in fact: I measured its capacity at less than half the claim, and complained; they sent me a second so that, together, I get somewhere near the claimed capacity.
     
  19. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    I'm 99% sure that our own Mountfield self drive mower has a Briggs & Stratton 35 classic engine on it too! Brilliant little thing, has never given one ounce of trouble in the 15 years we've owned it. We had to switch to a self drive model when we moved house because of the steep, hilly garden and retired the even older (than me) push model from the old house to our coastal house where it was rebuilt with an alloy deck to withstand the salty air.

    Very good buy; I carry a 20,000 mAh Anker Astro Pro2 which has a beefy 19V output for laptops. It struggles a bit with my X230's 20V battery but will charge it in a pinch, not to mention keeping my iPad Air, iPhone 6, Huawei mobile hotspot and Samsung work phone. I am still trying to figure out how to make it charge Canon LP-E6 batteries for my 60D though, which would also be really handy.
     
  20. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    I am going to try combining it with a flexible solar panel for when we are out on holiday, just sit it on the parcel shelf of the car while we are driving and leave it to charge up. I could charge it from the car I know but we would be using that for the Tomtom.

    Plus I want to have a play around with a solar panel...
     

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