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by DrF
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: MiSTer
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: MiSTer

I've been wondering about what the whole MiSTer thing was. I'd probably get one but not enough time for the projects I've already got at the moment. What's the ballpark cost for one? I thought about getting one in the UK, then we all got locked up and I could not find any stock or anyone still post...
by DrF
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: When to turn the soldering iron off dilemma
Replies: 28
Views: 2897

Re: When to turn the soldering iron off dilemma

DoG wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:29 pm
I got scorched on my hot air gun trying to catch it mid air when it was plummeting to the floor.
A saying I learnt the hard way by too :lol: :

"Never try and catch a falling knife" :shock:

However it usually gets your foot then instead :p
by DrF
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: When to turn the soldering iron off dilemma
Replies: 28
Views: 2897

Re: When to turn the soldering iron off dilemma

Something that has helped me a saying :

"Never put your tip away dirty"

This also applies to other things in life.

That way I never forget :D
by DrF
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Here's How YOU Can Help Find a Cure for COVID-19!
Replies: 21
Views: 1464

Re: Here's How YOU Can Help Find a Cure for COVID-19!

If you think about the raw computing power lying about all over someones house now is far higher than what we was working with in the early 2000s :lol: Phones, tablets, PCs, laptops, set top boxes, even tvs themselfs processing cycles all over the place :D I made one of these way back https://en.wik...
by DrF
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Royal Mail price increase 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 431

Royal Mail price increase 2020

I found this out before our local post office did, from today the price of Royal Mail services is going up, quite a bit in some cases too. They usually heavily advertise stamp price increases but it seems to have been fairly quiet lately considering our local post office did not even know :? https:/...
by DrF
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Here's How YOU Can Help Find a Cure for COVID-19!
Replies: 21
Views: 1464

Re: Here's How YOU Can Help Find a Cure for COVID-19!

Nice to see it a bit more mainstream, I used to do SETI a long time ago when the fastest CPUs were about 1ghz so thats how long ago :P
I don't think my PC would be upto it now :lol:

I assume they can use GPUs now that will be loads better :)
by DrF
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: GAME ZONE
Topic: New Atari ST game, VergeWorld: Icarus is coming!
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

Re: New Atari ST game, VergeWorld: Icarus is coming!

Reminds me of Blue Lightning on the Lynx :D
by DrF
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Off work 3 weeks
Replies: 37
Views: 2465

Re: Off work 3 weeks

https://twitter.com/gnuman1979/status/1239523796542992387 Man, the graphics on the new Frogger Strikes Back are pretty awesome :lol: CostCo petrol is 99p a litre and diesel £1.06 now, that's insane now :D hopefully everyone else will follow. I went FarmFoods it's interesting to see even in a time w...
by DrF
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: IPA madness
Replies: 29
Views: 1481

Re: IPA madness

Good lord, charging for childrens prescriptions is woeful. In the UK you can get a pre-paid prescription card, my wife has one. You pay a fixed fee of £10 a month and thats it, you can have all your prescriptions. I would say I'm lucky as I get all my prescriptions for free being diabetic, but I'd ...
by DrF
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: IPA madness
Replies: 29
Views: 1481

Re: IPA madness

Calpols normally about £5 and if you got kids you buy the stuff none stop, the generic ones are about £2/3 You dont have to pay for childrens medicine in the minor ailments scheme. You just fill out a form at the pharmacy counter and it is free. Calpol might be replaced with a generic, but yes you ...

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