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Discussion in 'General' started by Brooxy, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. Pete J

    Pete J Unemployed dole scum

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    @Gunsmith Damn son, good picture. Is that with your phone or a 'proper' camera?
     
  2. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    phone, McLaren 6T to be exact.
     
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  3. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Currently awesome, though also likely to be ruining at various points over the next couple of months.

    Sale agreed on our house, offer accepted on the next one.

    It's also the one house that we were particularly keen on last summer, so as frustrating as it was when we listed last summer when frick all was selling, we were able accept an offer for ours within 3 week of re-listing this time around and the house we're buying has handily had a couple of drops, not to mention the savings on stamp duty.
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Business has been rather good of late, but that comes with a hidden cost I'll post to the obverse thread...
     
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  5. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Amazing. That's just plain regular old paper (A4 too, the A3 decal vinyl isn't in yet !).

    No more paying out the ass for decals !
     
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  6. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    Nice to know you can still snag bargains on eBay auctions from time to time.

    One of the reasons I bought a clunky old PowerMac G4 was so that I can try out MorphOS, a modern Amiga-like operating system with backwards compatibility (through emulation) for classic 68k applications. But MorphOS doesn't support graphics acceleration on the GeForce2 MX that my PowerMac came with, and nor does it support the numerous Mac GeForce2/4 MX cards you can easily find all over eBay. Flashing the BIOS on a PC AGP card just seems... messy... and means I'd never be able to use the Apple Display Connector* (if I ever get a compatible screen).

    So I just bagged a Mac AGP ATi Radeon 9000 Pro, which apparently enjoys full graphics acceleration under MorphOS. The 'awesome' part is that I was the only bidder and I paid a total of £4.09 - £3.10 shipping and 99p for the card. I just hope it doesn't turn up smashed to pieces!

    I am also picking up a 1GHz CPU module tomorrow, for which I also paid a relative pittance...

    *By the way, I had no idea that the ADC supported up to 100W of DC power output. Until very recently I just thought it was a proprietary modification to DVI. I remember being enthused at the prospect of being able to have power and video on the same cable when USB Type-C was first starting to become a thing. Little did I know that Apple did this 20 years ago.
     
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  7. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    With the risk my missus will jack in work for pastures new I've been ramping up my eBay operation to really get some money flowing in, over the weekend I spent a lot of my time trying to snipe some really good deals and bagged myself a box of 50 Vinyl LPs for £15

    I usually steer clear of vinyl because its a load of stuff nobody really wants, this box was full to the brim with gems!!

    Artists such as Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Elton John, UB40, Stevie Wonder to name just a few... I'd say resell value is well over £250-£300 if not slightly more. All listed last night and I've already made a return on my investment.

    I also bagged a couple vintage 1950s Bush radios for £25 the pair, In reasonable condition. Again, made an almost instant return on investment having sold one.

    It's harder work than I expected but hoping she'll be able to muck in and do a majority of the work soon enough, just hoping I can maintain the momentum.
     
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  8. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    I'd steer clear because after you've factored in the time to listen to every one all the way though to be sure they're not damaged the return will be minimal
     
  9. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    ...now I'm imagining a turntable hooked to a Raspberry Pi which uses a simple ML algorithm to look for scratches, pops, and what have you in the audio stream. Maybe even plays back at higher-than-normal speed, so it takes less time...

    EDIT:
    Ooh, mount it above the turntable with a Camera Module and have it take a picture of the record before playback starts, automatically rotate it so the label's the right way up, and save it along with a waveform visualisation (or a simple "Quality Checked" graphic) - ready to list on FleaBay then, all you need is a shot of the sleeve!
     
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  10. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Finally after over a year I can fearlessly peel the old decals off. Stunk of fish boak.

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    And try mine :D

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  12. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Signed a contract for a new book, on the absolute tightest deadline ever. It's going to be a tough couple of months, but I'm hoping the finished product will be worth it!
     
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  13. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Ooooh good news, what's the subject matter Gareth?

    :D
     
  14. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    MicroPython - the Python implementation for microcontrollers.
     
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  15. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Went to the dentist this morning to start a root canal. I'd seen a different dentist when I'd gone in previously, but got my usual one today and he reckoned we could just do a deeper filling. Result! Still feel like i've took a left hook though.

    EDIT: And after a couple of emails I've arranged for my drill to be looked at under warranty as it developed a bit of a wobble. Halfway through ISAC. Being collected by UPS tomorrow so don't even have to go anywhere :rock:
     
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  16. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Now I remember why I always wanted one.

    When I first saw the Fat Boy I thought "OMG that looks so stupid". Then I saw TJ Lavin back flip one at X games and I was like "Man that bike looks so mean".

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    And it does. What a totally killer rig.
     
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  17. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    Worth the sunburn.
     
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  18. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Yeah it was just so much fun ! (heavy dollop of sarcasm)

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  19. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I made a thing!

    Well, a couple of things.

    The lady has an apparently unending desire to own chopping boards, and she (of course) likes the ones that are nice to look at. At the moment they're all propped up against the side somewhere, and it irks her.

    So I had an impulse thought about getting a nice bit of wood and cutting slots into it so the boards could stand away from the side, look nice, and given that her birthday is around the corner..

    I got myself a bit of olive wood (which smells very strange when working), and attacked it savagely with a sander and a router.

    There was another conundrum, though, what to finish it with. So I had a nosey around, I know she likes beeswax and citrus scents. I found some food safe mineral oil for cutting boards with a citrus scent, and some beeswax pellets intended for cosmetics. Melted the wax, mixed in the oil, and stuffed into jars. So now we have "custom" (In so much as I made it over the stove, feeling like a right weirdo) wood finish.

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    Strangely, most of it fit on the first try. Not usual.
     
  20. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    Look how clean it is! <3

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    And it works! <3

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    Floppy drive is knackered though, belt has perished :waah: . Will test it with my Gotek over the weekend and get it running some games. I definitely want to refurb the drive and check out just exactly what type of drive it is though, I don't recognise it at all...

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