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    Re: Power supply question (12v rail)

    The 12V supply of computer PSUs has a tolerance of +/- 10%. So below 10.8 V would be too low (though things will probably still work, but it might indicate that you were pulling a bit too much...
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    Poll: Re: Removing a pin from a monitor

    Pin 9 is used now for a +5V supply from the video card. This is associated with the I2C data bus for the Display Data Channel, but as far as I know it's not essential -- the card provides pullups on...
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    Re: Accelerometer chips - Is this true?

    The chips are magical: they use tiny silicon cantilevers and work by measuring the changes in capacitance as they move in response to acceleration. The package is 3x2x1 mm.

    A Google search for...
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    Re: LOL How to Lose the War

    So what's new?

    Years ago, NASA were buying "Milspec" integrated circuits from US manufacturers from the US fabrication plants. Some of these expensive (100% tested for extreme enviroment and...
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    Re: Aircraft Taking off problem

    I don't think you have to make silly assumptions, Terry.

    The speed of a freely rotating wheel's line of contact with the ground relative to the ground is zero. It's not skidding. The only...
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    Re: Supa (Super) Glue

    There are a number of different formulations of CN glues. Some are thixotropic, some are gap-filling, some are not. They all stick to body parts. They don't stick at all to some materials.
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    Re: The end of the world is nigh

    A singularity was created, and the alternate universe is developing nicely. In a few million years, a new Earth will be populated with highly intelligent bacteria as the dominant lifeform.

    This...
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    Re: Question 12vdc battery charger

    It's a very bad idea to use a "cheap" battery charger on your very expensive deep cycle house battery. It's not a very good idea to put one on your start battery either. There's no excuse for a...
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    Re: Where to find "crinkle" paint

    Try a search for "textured paint". That looks to be available in NZ. A graffiti-proof instrument? :D
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    Re: Facts Are Astounding

    I think the Edmonds Cook Book is the biggest sel;ler in NZ.

    You've got to get your priorities right.
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    Re: Acer scanner power adapter

    And check the polarity: there's only enough smoke in a scanner for one wrong polarity copnnection.
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    Re: Entering characters using numeric keypad

    "unicode keypad" to Google ...

    From the heading of the first link, Alt/0/decimal value on the keypad might work ... I can't test it on this laptop. In your copyright symbol U+00A9 example, the...
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    Re: What is this old radio antenna?

    When the NZBC TV channel in Wellington had its studio in the city there was a "wire mattress" on the side of one of the nearby tall buildings (all of 5 or 6 stories -- I saw this in 1963) , used to...
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    Re: Parallel port install problems

    You may find that the old port addresses do work, regardless of how the PCI hardware is implemented. I've accessed parallel and serial ports directrly on W2k machines withh PCI bus. I wouldn't go...
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    Re: What is this old radio antenna?

    The brush would give a bit of capacitive top loading (not enough to be really useful at MF) to the "leadin" wire which is the actual antenna. As an antenna it's a very good backscratcher.
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    Re: CD-ROM Drive drivebelts

    What about a box of dead/obsolete CDROM drives and a screwdriver?:)
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    Re: Parallel port install problems

    If it works, it's correct. :D

    Those traditional addresses date back to 1982 and the 8-bit ISA bus of the IBM 5050 PC. (The 3BC address was the original LPT address, used by the parallel interface...
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    Re: PF Usage

    The size of the paging file shouldn't have much effect on your speed; what matters is how often it's being used, causing actual disk operations.

    "Page fault" rate is the measure to look at.
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  19. Re: Dangerous to play around with SKY cables? Settle a dispute please.

    The spark will have come as you burned out the power supply which feeds the receiver at the focus of the dish. :D

    The RF signal might not need the shield of the cable, though it's better with...
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    Re: bad bios checksum

    Welcome to PressF1.



    Does it say something like "bios checksum error" or is it "bios ROM checksum error".

    What is the EXACT error message? If it's complaining about a ROM checksum error ...
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    Re: Nokia 6234 Application Error

    The game errors (especially the "null pointer one) might indicate faulty memory in the machine.

    The intermittent Bluetooth might also indicate hardware problems.


    :(
  22. Re: image transfer program for a sony dsc-p10 camera

    Welcome to PressF1. Google often is quicker than asking here. ;) "dsc-p10 download" to Google should get you started.
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    Re: I/O device error that really a problem

    Try using the card reader without any helpful picture processing utilities. The pictures on the card are files, so keep it simple by copying files without any assumptions made by programmes.

    If...
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    Re: Is this from around here?

    Steve's the only one to spot that it's a radial engine. The belt is the least of the rider's possible problems. The whole engine rotates, so all those cylinders are spinning. The crankshaft (on...
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    Re: Whats with my whacky wireless?

    Should USB supply 10 kV to provide more computing power? :D USB WiFi adapters are fine.

    My guess is that the neighbour's router is on the same channel as yours. The fact that you can connect to...
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