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Geek Speak / Re: How do you revive a dead computer?
« on: 03/07/2015 17:02:14 »
I made the point of course that I had no software available if you have software available on DVD or USB or if you have another computer and an internet connection its dead easy but although I have an internet connection the only working computer that I have is the old CPM one

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It did not work !

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I have since learnt that the SGH-A237 uses Bluetooth version 2.0 so a suitable dongle is making its way slowly from China at a cost of 0.98

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The reference to an anti matter BH presumably refers to one that has formed by the collapse of an massive anti matter star, after the BH has formed is it possible to determine whether the original star was matter or anti matter ?

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In America a "snake oil" type industry has grown up with practitioners offering injections of centrifuged so called stem cells extracted from the patients (suckers!) fat, high prices are charged for these treatment and they are about as effective as acupuncture  or homeopathy.   

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I am surprised at the comment that a vacuum stores a large number of Joules per Kilogram presumably the vacuum has zero mass so that J/Kg must be infinite

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While staying in a friends house I Indianapolis I came across an 8 year old Samsung cell phone as I have a charger for these phones I thought I would try and revive it for use when I stay there.
The camera worked fine so I looked round for a Bluetooth dongle to get the pictures off and found one for $2.00  at a nearby garage sale and it worked fine with both the old cell phone and my 3 year old one.
When I returned I brought it with me but not the dongle thinking it would work with my regular Bluetooth but no luck.
The dongle that I left in America was supposed to work version 4 so I bought a new CRS dongle from Amazon but no luck with that either.
Bluetooth is rather a work of art but I can normally get it working and with the new dongle it is quite easy. 

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Technology / Re: What is causing voltage drop?
« on: 05/06/2015 00:49:07 »
Solar cells are more like constant current devices than constant voltage devices so the voltage you get out depends on the resistance of the load.

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In the old days you had Electrons inside the nucleus but QM does not allow it except in Neutron stars

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Geek Speak / Nostalgia
« on: 05/06/2015 00:39:03 »
I really miss my Siemens R30 (IBM360 clone) of 1975 vintage it might have cost 100 times as much as a pogoplug box and only had a 10 MHz processor and 256 KB of RAM but at least it had proper connectors that bolted in with gold plated pins.
I have had 2 hours of agro because one USB socket does not work as well as another.

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New Theories / Re: Simple way to detect gravitational wave
« on: 03/06/2015 22:20:06 »
Gravitational waves carry energy, not much but not zero if something absorbs this energy presumably it heats up a little bit !.

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Geek Speak / Re: How can I reset my CMOS?
« on: 23/05/2015 13:09:44 »
I can understand why some large organizations hang on to a long obsolete OS such as windows XP but not while a private user would not have upgraded at least to windows 7 which is superior although it is to approaching obsolesence 

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General Science / Re: Theory of Evolution?
« on: 21/05/2015 17:12:50 »
I am staying in Indiana for two weeks and pius church members look at this strange atheist creature and ask "do you believe in evolution !"

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I don't think that the scientific community will ever consider that they have built the largest machine that is required to do all the research that they would like to do but I believe that at Cern the largest machine that it is possible to finance has already been built.

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I to have gone supersonic in a 747 flying back to LHR from south Korea we had a ground speed of 760 MPH and were able to miss out a stop at FRA (the only trip I have had a second meal).

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I think the women that report this are usually pretty fat and attribute the normal signs of pregnancy to other things, often they are taking birth control pills and are convinced they could not possibly be pregnant and think this is why they have no periods

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What about oysters that are normally eaten alive should we device some way to kill them first ?

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Equivalence theory tells me I should not be able to distinguish between acceleration and gravity but when my tall space ship is sitting on the earth I can measure a difference in G whether my instrument is on the floor or near the ceiling.
Presumably this would not happen when I was away from the Earth and accelerating in space.

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Rather what I thought but the tablets I had in mind were dandelion stocked by a reputable pharmacy

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As a result of taking tablets to reduce blood pressure I suffer swollen legs and feet would diuretics help.

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Technology / Re: Wireless Power is it possible?
« on: 08/05/2015 13:28:16 »
In pre war days armature radio transmitter enthusiast used to have loops of wire laying around with miniature light bulbs soldered into them to impress the uninitiated

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"What stories are those? What moral principles? What cultural values? Ghastly rubbish with talking animals? What have they got to do with culture or morality? Flat people who can slide under doors? Same question. Someone eating and drinking things and getting bigger and smaller? "
This would seem to be an allusion to the stories of Alice in wonderland and thru the looking glass, when you remember they were written by an university mathematics lecturer at a time when a lot of new ideas were coming into  mathematics who would have been familiar with the halucigenic drugs used by his students they begin to make sense.
Some of the mad hatters party people are thinly disguised real people.

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Geek Speak / Re: How can I record TV with my computer?
« on: 06/05/2015 20:22:54 »
The picture quality produced by my DTV300 is excellent and I often watch motor racing events on my computer monitor rather than my regular TV so that I can get additional information from the internet simultaneously and push the TV to a small area of the screen.   

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Crookes Radiometer's are available for about $12 I suggest that if that is all that is holding up this superluminal space ship project he starts crowd funding 

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if I use AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition 5.5 to make exact copy of a HDD to make a backup when I run this drive everything appears the same but when I look into System it says its not activated.

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