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Message 114125 - Posted: 12 Jun 2024, 6:33:34 UTC - in response to Message 114122.  

I trust you are bearing up.
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Message 114127 - Posted: 12 Jun 2024, 15:20:49 UTC - in response to Message 114125.  

I trust you are bearing up.

no blood yet but a deflating wallet
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Message 114135 - Posted: 16 Jun 2024, 12:57:39 UTC

Interesting phenomenon with new box. - monitor kept turning off. Several re-installs of the OS later I worked out the issue. The Gold PSU is too efficient.. I have monitor, printer and a couple of other things plugged in to an energy saving multi socket for mains which if there is nothing running on the master socket then the others turn off.

Despite having a 16 core Ryzen9 the draw when idling is not enough for the multi socket to think anything is plugged int! Monitor now plugged in to another outlet!
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Message 114136 - Posted: 17 Jun 2024, 3:16:22 UTC

My new laptop uses less power when, switched on but idle, than in sleep mode.
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Message 114137 - Posted: 17 Jun 2024, 10:33:36 UTC - in response to Message 114136.  

My new laptop uses less power when, switched on but idle, than in sleep mode.
Dreaming is clearly more effort than idling.
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Message 114147 - Posted: 19 Jun 2024, 9:28:25 UTC

Glory - just found two BT Openreach surveyors wandering round my courtyard. I was able to help them with the complex mish-mash of Victorian freeholds. Upper floors are owned by different people from the ground floor, and they need a wayleave. I might get full fibre this year...

But grumble - not until the end of the year. We're the last corner of the exchange area to be converted, and they're only just starting.
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Message 114148 - Posted: 19 Jun 2024, 17:02:00 UTC - in response to Message 114147.  

But grumble - not until the end of the year. We're the last corner of the exchange area to be converted, and they're only just starting.
Still not sure what is going on here. Our ISP piggy backs of Talk Talk who in turn piggy back of BT. Talk Talk say our street has full fibre now but our own provider doesn't. It is only in the past couple of weeks that Talk Talk site says they have it for our street so it may be their own customers are getting priority?
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Message 114150 - Posted: 20 Jun 2024, 8:16:16 UTC
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Bit of a milestone today my existing "POTS"(Plain old Telephone Service) phone line has gone totally digital. When(and mostly if) I finally get fibre to my flat the old copper cables and a whole way of communicating will be gone forever.

My job on leaving school was as TTA (Trainee technician apprentice) for Post Office Telephones, later BT, now EE. I can vividly remember the first time I entered my local ATE (automatic telephone exchange) central office I believe across the pond, This was in 1968, while there was some new equipment, two whole floors had Strowger step by step equipment that was installed in 1938. In my life time I have seen the old "step by step" system, replace by electronic, then digital and now VOIP the difference being that all the previous systems required a pair of copper wires all the way from the exchange, central office, to the phone, a physical connection, full VOIP does not, just some form of connection to the internet, be it a fibre cable or even 5G broadband.

End of an era.
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Message 114151 - Posted: 20 Jun 2024, 8:23:06 UTC - in response to Message 114150.  

I wonder how much raw copper metal has been used over the decades of building POTS? What sort of cash windfall will EE receive when they're ready to pull it all out and sell it for scrap?
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Message 114190 - Posted: 26 Jun 2024, 12:51:22 UTC

Battery installed. Since calibration completed yesterday evening, no electricity drawn from grid.

One problem, both app and monitoring via computer show we are currently exporting 5.4KW to the grid. On a system that has a theoretical maximum output of 5.2KW that is not very believable, especially as car is being charged. Electrician contacted maker of inverter and battery, seems there is a duplicate serial number for inverter so I am getting information on someone else's system. He thinks they will do a firmware update to change id of one or other inverter though electrician wonders if a typo by installer of other system may be behind it?
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Message 114192 - Posted: 26 Jun 2024, 23:37:54 UTC

Found this on the SETI@Home board, posted by Wiggo. (If that happens, I hope NASA demands that Boeing foot the bill)

A rescue mission is on the cards now.

SpaceX may be forced to come to the rescue of two astronauts stranded at the International Space Station after their initial ride suffered troubling leaks.

SpaceX may be forced to come to the rescue of two astronauts stranded at the International Space Station after their Boeing Starliner suffered troubling helium leaks.

Astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams soared into space on the Starliner on June 5 and were only supposed to remain at the ISS for nine days — but issues with their ship have left their return date still up in the air, and NASA is now furiously trying to help solve the problem.

The New York Post reports Boeing-rival SpaceX could potentially end up being tapped to ultimately bring them home aboard its Crew Dragon spaceship........
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Message 114207 - Posted: 30 Jun 2024, 21:56:39 UTC
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Mega Glory.
Waited until the football was over then set about reviewing the half yearly accounts.
Seeing as the new Fuel Cap is due tomorrow, got all in hand to cover our power through to Mid April next year.
Gas until mid August next year (depending on Winter usage though).
Only bill left to worry about is the Water bill, due either at the end of July or early Aug.
Normally pay that off in one hit.

Still need to save funds somehow & the only thing left is Cable package.
This inflation rise + 3% whammy is pushing our budget to it's max.
Had to chat to the missus & she agreed, we'll have to reduce the package.
So logged onto our A/c.

1st thing that hit us was the front page - renew your contract (that's new, never done that before as we've ended up on a rolling contract).
Sign in to the review & renew.
Did so - shocker!
We can offer the same package at this price.
Clicked on accept & renew.
£26 a month cheaper than current.
Nice.
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Message 114216 - Posted: 3 Jul 2024, 14:02:05 UTC

Glory: First shift back at retirement part time job and no problems with new hip. Only time it hurts now is when I first get up from chair or lying down. After a dozen steps it is fine.
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Message 114222 - Posted: 5 Jul 2024, 9:22:13 UTC

Following the change of Government here in UK, the biggest political question is, "Who will Labour appoint as minister for the 17th Century?"
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