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by RedDog
06/27/13, 7:18 am
Forum: Free Beer
Topic: ShellCity Radio Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 6754

Re: ShellCity Radio Guide

A plug for my local community radio station who are trying for an low power AM licence. Radio Deeside is a new start up and they are live on Sundays at the moment. The rest of the times they are recorded in advance of the show.
http://tunein.com/radio/Radio-Deeside-s167456/
by RedDog
06/27/13, 7:04 am
Forum: Site News
Topic: New Old Design and Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 27381

Re: New Old Design and Forum

Great to see there is life in the old site yet!
by RedDog
06/27/13, 7:02 am
Forum: Free Beer
Topic: Why Radio is cool
Replies: 5
Views: 8305

Re: Why Radio is cool

I agree radio is cool, but then I would do. I am a radio ham. I can talk and listen while I surf the net, or paint or draw or edit photographs or any number of other things. Even when I am eating I can listen. I can write a novel, poetry or song lyrics at the same time but then it gets asynchronous ...
by RedDog
02/22/12, 8:40 am
Forum: Free Beer
Topic: A design Article For Ya Bob
Replies: 8
Views: 10625

You can see this for yourself by switching on the "view status" bar in your browser; this will tell you how many discrete items go into making up a page. I've just looked at a few representative samples. The BBC News front page had 115 items I can see this on so many sites; Header, Menu items, Pict...
by RedDog
01/16/12, 12:10 pm
Forum: Free Beer
Topic: very good point
Replies: 4
Views: 1774

I for one can say I contributed very little to the downfall of Kodak. I preferred Ilford film although the later Kodakchrome films were okay if you wanted colour, particularly the 400ASA which was less grainy than most and easier to buy. I too spent every minute I could in the darkroom, rather than ...
by RedDog
11/14/11, 6:02 pm
Forum: Free Beer
Topic: Things I didn't know
Replies: 3
Views: 1379

I knew that! When I was about 7 or 8 we got an art project in the form of a school competition to make papier mashe heads. Everyone else in the class got a round balloon but mine was a long thin one. I started to cover the thing in strips of newspaper and left it that day looking like a huge sausage...
by RedDog
11/10/11, 8:45 pm
Forum: Free Beer
Topic: Which Batch Renamer?
Replies: 1
Views: 1589

Which Batch Renamer?

I just got given 20 Gigs of files that need sorting. Every folder had a differently formatted name so that 1998 came before 2007 in the list. I sorted that in five minutes but when I look at the files in the folders it looks like every user has used a different format for the file names. This is a o...
by RedDog
07/23/11, 12:33 pm
Forum: Own The Machine
Topic: Might be useful -- pdf to jpg
Replies: 8
Views: 17096

I just tried that software. I thought it might be handy for a very big PDF I had where all the pages had been scanned somewhat askew. I wanted to straighten them up. Damn thing did half the doc and then asked for a registration code. That's not freeware! Did not convert at a scale good enough to be ...
by RedDog
05/04/11, 11:17 pm
Forum: Free Beer
Topic: Increase learning capacity dramatically with 9 volt battery
Replies: 9
Views: 4172

Like I said Voodoo! No point in trying to argue with someone who mixes science with gibberish so well. Unless your speakers are 400 foot plus from your amp the minute differences in inductance and capacitance between a $1 cable and a $1,000 dollar cable are undetectable. Thicker cable is better than...
by RedDog
04/30/11, 6:52 pm
Forum: Free Beer
Topic: Increase learning capacity dramatically with 9 volt battery
Replies: 9
Views: 4172

Reminds me of ionization for speaker wire. That speaker wire has no flow or direction for electricity to travel in and that the sound will improve with use over time as the speaker wire ionizes or maintains a continuity of direction. Bull! Absolute crap put out by people trying to sell idiots bits ...
by RedDog
04/04/11, 6:26 pm
Forum: Own The Machine
Topic: Firefox 4 RC1
Replies: 10
Views: 18134

What about the ones like FasterFox that claim to speed up Firefox? Surely they can't slow it down. I don't think I would load any more than I have but what I have I find useful and worth any extra lag that there might be. Actually my BB is so slow that if it was any slower it would be going backward...
by RedDog
04/03/11, 4:39 pm
Forum: Own The Machine
Topic: Firefox 4 RC1
Replies: 10
Views: 18134

I'll have to check again. I think the ad blocker is okay now. I had four out of about twenty that did not work but I have had so many up-dates now they may all work. It does kind of make me wonder if all this flexibility is worth it sometimes.
by RedDog
03/31/11, 9:06 pm
Forum: Own The Machine
Topic: Firefox 4 RC1
Replies: 10
Views: 18134

Still waiting to try it, but three of my add ons don't work with it yet so I am hanging fire until they are up-graded. I don't want to see ads or loose certain functions I have got used to.
by RedDog
03/21/11, 9:10 pm
Forum: Free Beer
Topic: I always wanted to go to a web conference
Replies: 1
Views: 1974

There is no news like old news. Still, it kind of puts you off wanting to go. Maybe it is a cunning plan to stop gatecrashers. Tell them it is rubbish and they won't turn up. Actually it sounds a lot like a trade fair my son attended in Paris last December. He only just got out before the snow close...
by RedDog
03/21/11, 8:59 pm
Forum: Own The Machine
Topic: Might be useful -- pdf to jpg
Replies: 8
Views: 17096

Hi guys, I am always lurking (still). Actually the print screen method can be quicker than you might expect if you have one of those programs that allows you a huge multi-page clipboard. I have used that method to clean up some crappy scans of manuals found on line by dropping 10 pages a time in to ...