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

  1. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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    Care package of knives on Saturday!

    (I live in the actual woods, and make bows out of trees for a semi-living. My ex wife kept all my tools, and when I left South AL I lost what I had accumulated until then. I skin out a couple of animals a year, and I have hides in the freezer and sinew and bones in boxes for crafting. These are essential tools, I don't carry knives off my property. I have nothing to prove.)
     
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  2. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Multimodder

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    Green home grant approved, my fairly cold house will be insulated up massively soon :rock:
     
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  3. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    What works are they doing?
     
  4. Andersen

    Andersen Brain for hire

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    So. I've been researching matters in finland. Looks like my deed poll is enough to change my name AND gender marker over there, think bypassing the regular process. Usually you'll have to apply to change your name, of course gendered, but there is an alternative process which is quite lenient. Now for the gender marker... Its a bit more finicky as population data services agency offers a form which is the finicky bit: it requires supporting letters from both GICs over there. Bit of legislation that governs gender marker changes does not name any specific GICs. So the form is wrong. :hehe:

    I'm now working with two rather interesting people on this: vice judge and a professor in procedural law, both pro bono. Not the first time I've brought out some big guns :rock:
     
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  5. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Multimodder

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    Internal wall insulation, basically adding themal pasterboard to the inside of every external wall, which the 2 biggest walls in my living room and bedroom!
    Really glad about this as I can't afford it and the house is freezing on cold days and too cool on warm days
     
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  6. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Sold my Samsung G9... *sigh* :( going to be sad to see it go if I'm honest but Its just not being used and I couldn't justify keeping it for the sake of it.

    It really needs a much bigger desk, and that requires a bigger house which I won't be in a position to get without making necessary sacrifice.

    Awesome because, on the plus side, this goes towards paying off debt which means a debt free end to 2022 is certainly within reach once again.
     
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  7. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Awesome news. You can stop gluing yourself to the roads now :D :D
     
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  8. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    After a couple of hours last night, about four, the new TV stand was finished, and installed over lunch today;

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    And now we just need a bigger TV, and a slightly bigger centre, and that means the fronts are going to need replacing to match the centre..

    Believe it or not, for a non-gamer partner, that's her PS2. She plays PS1 Rayman on it almost exclusively. Nice empty space for a series X.

    Gravity holds it together, some chunky 20mm dowels run between the legs to keep them located. No glue, surprisingly stable.
     
  9. Andersen

    Andersen Brain for hire

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    Munch and a date today
     
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  10. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    I was looking up photos of an old case I used to have, the Juno P3:

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    The site I nicked the photos from is an absolute blast - it's a case mod from 2001: https://www.mashie.org/casemods/syrinix1.html. The amount of effort that went into that watercooling setup is insane, it even uses an aquarium pump because that's how long ago this was! It's an absolute nostalgia trip, I highly recommend giving it a read!

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  11. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Just swapped to a new router (USG-Pro to a UXG-Pro) and the most difficult part was swapping the C5 plug on the lead to a C13

    - Swap
    - Forget USG
    - Adopt UXG
    - ???
    - Profit

    Thank the lawd for software defined networking, that could have very easily ruined my weekend.
     
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  12. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    Houston, The Chungus has landeded - repeat, The Chungus has landed.

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    Holy BALLS that was hard work getting it up the stairs.

    Little bit of tweaking in the service menu and the geometry looks much better. Not perfect - never will be with 20+ year old tech - but way better than it was.

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  13. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I remember my old Trinitron, damn those things are mahoosive and heavy.

    I kinda wish I'd held onto mine years ago but, to be fair, I would've needed a new back by now with all the moving in between then and now.
     
  14. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    It heavy. It very heavy.

    But it also allowed me to confirm that two systems I've had for ages are indeed still working. A GameCube I bought here, and my brother's Xbox that I rescued from the loft. Didn't have much doubt about the GameCube since it was from someone here, but I'd never fired it up myself! Up until now I've had nothing at all that can accept composite video.
     
  15. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    That looks rather like the CPS2 test grid, @Byron C ;)
     
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  16. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    It's the 240p Test Suite... which uses the CPS2 test grid as one of its test patterns... :grin:

    Damn handy bit of kit, the 240p Test Suite. As is a soft-modded Wii, it turns out. Been years since I modded it though, going to have to look up how to install other emulators and such on it - besides the Amiga & Atari, it's the only other system I own with a working RGB SCART cable!
     
  17. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Aha - I'd recognise it anywhere. Sad, really!

    Must look at 240p test suite
     
  18. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Multimodder

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    Tracked a "lost" pension from a place worked at for 2 years, that was 16 years ago, fair amount in there which is nice!
    Might have a chance of living reanably when I get to retire......if, I mean
     
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  19. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Reminds me I need to do similar.

    In other news a 3 or 4mm gap in some IKEA unit saw them give us £38 back - it may even resolve itself over time.

    #littlewin
     
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  20. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    Very handy piece of software for testing upscalers, checking CRT geometry, checking colour banding, etc.
     

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