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by Paul Barker
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Car Tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 314

Re: Car Tyres

pre65 wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:44 am

Some of the cheaper tyres on offer are really CRAP, and even Micky Mouse would
Yep, my van right now has the cheapest tyres I could get. They behave like ice scates but when there’s no ice.
by Paul Barker
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc
Replies: 59
Views: 1190

Re: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc

and also invested this year £10 in the Flu vaccine. I'd forgotten how young you are Greg. :) Being my wife’s registered carer I’m offered (both of us) are offered free flu jab every year. Because it’s always given me a horrendous illness that last much longer than the common cold I refuse it and fe...
by Paul Barker
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc
Replies: 59
Views: 1190

Re: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc

Nick wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:28 pm

I have no dog in this race, I just had a quick look to see if I could find any articles that had links to peer reviewed papers instead of "someone on the internet said"

https://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.i6583
That’ll do me .
by Paul Barker
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc
Replies: 59
Views: 1190

Re: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc

I was repairing a flat earth mans boiler yesterday. Wow! He was reading off loads of pranoia (it seems once they believe the earth is flat they become a party to a whole host of other strange explanations.) I wasn’t really listening properly as my mind was on the work, but I recall him going on abou...
by Paul Barker
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc
Replies: 59
Views: 1190

Re: Some thoughts on Vitamin D, flu, etc

I take Vitamin D but it isn’t possible to know what good it’s doing. I suspect my resistance to colds and influenza is due to the Allicin supplements. You count your money, if you have enough take vitamin D. With supplements in general, if your diet is healthy you’re probably spending pointlessly. H...
by Paul Barker
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11085
Views: 879518

Re: Nothing In Particular

Is it only me that dremmel type cutting wheels have the tensile strength of a butterflies 🦋
by Paul Barker
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Floods
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Floods

Hope our friends in People’s Republic of South Yorkshire and anywhere else that there is flooding are managing alright.

Scarborough is OK if anyone cares.
by Paul Barker
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: Wanted: Pair of Copper Foil Capacitors
Replies: 21
Views: 1737

Re: Wanted: Pair of Copper Foil Capacitors

I saw that Ray, totally agree, test tells little except I like that one! Reason clouded by non conformity. Fine, tester be honest with yourself. No one needs impressing with endless discussions around what affected that sound. Find what you like about the three and select what you want, ignore the r...
by Paul Barker
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: Wanted: Pair of Copper Foil Capacitors
Replies: 21
Views: 1737

Re: Wanted: Pair of Copper Foil Capacitors

Can I just say I want a few pairs too... in case anyone’s giving them away.
by Paul Barker
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Valves
Topic: uTracer 400V upgrade kit available...
Replies: 30
Views: 8974

Re: uTracer 400V upgrade kit available...

I haven’t sent it yet I forgot.
by Paul Barker
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: We are delighted to announce ...
Replies: 21
Views: 1664

Re: We are delighted to announce ...

The transformer losses are usually made up for by underwindin the primary, so at it’s rated currentand “nominal” mains voltage spec you get 6.3v. Then the better transformers would additionally provide plus voltage and minus voltage tappings on the primary to accomodate variation from “nominal” supp...
by Paul Barker
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Speaker cables (different send & return)
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: Speaker cables (different send & return)

There is no send and return there is a waveform equally reliant on both cables’ quality.
by Paul Barker
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: General Raspberry Pi stuff
Replies: 24
Views: 6696

Re: General Raspberry Pi stuff

This conversation is showing me I’ve fallen so far behind.
by Paul Barker
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: lathes
Replies: 37
Views: 9965

Re: lathes

Three jaw chuck are not usually perfectly centred so you have to mic and shim to centre them if you need to turn object round or you’ll get a step. If you can get a four jaw Chuck you can centre it perfectly with a micrometer on a stand to adjust the offset.