Here is a list of all the postings John Privett has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: servo grommets|
David, your i/c flying, well-regarded competitor friend is correct.
The brass ferrules are inserted from below so the wide, flat bit sits on the wooden bearer and the servo screw meets the 'sharp' end of the ferrule. But way, way, too many fit them the wrong way!
|Thread: drone footage|
Oh dear! Almost all are being flown in places that are either 'inappropriate' (over buildings/congested areas) or inadvisable (over water with a low battery, in dense trees looking where you've been, not where you're going!)
The one at 2:10, I suspect, has gone into "return to home" fail-safe mode. The signal has been lost, largely due to the huge rock between it and the transmitter, so it goes off on a GPS-guided route back to home. Straight through the huge rock that caused the fail-safe to trigger in the first place. D'Oh!
I guess most got what they deserved...
|Thread: A new possible scam|
Not one that I've heard of Peter - but that certainly doesn't mean it's legit!
This is where it's useful if you can allocate a different email address to every company you deal with - having your own domain name helps with this. So if I got an email claiming to be from banggood, but sent to (for instance) 'halfords@<mydomainname>" then I'd be 100% sure it was dodgy.
If by, "There is no direct address at the start of the message" you mean it doesn't start with "Dear Peter" or "Dear Mr. Miller", but instead says "Dear customer" or somesuch, then that is a definite red-flag.
|Thread: Irresponsible ' drone' retailers|
Piers - different laws do already apply if the aircraft carries a camera. See the text of ANO Article 95;
Edited By John Privett on 17/04/2017 19:20:04
|Thread: Fantasy Formula 1|
Already done them John! I probably will change them later. I'm not going to be allowed to forget this blunder, am I!
At the top of the Championship table bigbubba maintains his lead from Iqon. Pete B is moving upwards, and has now reached third, only one point behind Iqon. Meanwhile, my rapid descent down the table continues!
Here is the current table;
Next up is Russia in two weeks time, and following this weekend's tactical blunder I'm off to put some predictions in place now!
Right then, the results are in and here is how we scored today;
Results from Bahrain
Topping today's results is Tony with 155 points, whilst Yorik (not sure who Yorik is!) and Charles tie for 2nd with 145. Very closely following, tieing for 4th are Pete and John Stones, with the rest of us trailing along behind. Some of us (guilty as charged!) a long way behind!
Well done Tony! So let's see (in the next post) how that affects the championship table.
|Thread: More4 film in Jersey.|
Are you outside the UK Chris? Or connecting in such a way (eg. via an overseas proxy) that it appears as if you are?
|Thread: Has something been changed on web site?|
Very good point, Martin! You should assume that the password you use on here is public-knowledge - and the same for any other site you logon to without using https. OK, that sounds a bit dramatic, but it's better to assume that than not to!
Another aspect is of course, how different sites store your password. Really it shouldn't be stored at all, but the result of a complex calculation should be stored instead. (Complex so it can't - without a huge amount of time and computing power - be reversed.) Then when you login the same calculation should be performed and the results compared. So, if the sites user data was to 'leak out' there's still a lot of work for the "bad guys" to do to make it useful. Of course, we don't know what different sites do, thoug we can generally expect bank sites, shopping sites etc. to do it properly...
But really - DO use unique login details on any site that could you significant loss.
As for clearing the cache, that's not going to change Mannyroad's message. Firefox (below)
and Chrome (below)
are correctly advising you that you are sending a password (I guess they're 'seeing' the asterisk'd field) over an insecure protocol and that you should consider whether or not this is sensible. It's what we've all being doing for years here, and in many other places with 'low-grade' logins, but wouldn't dream of doing on a bank or shopping website (I hope!)
Edited By John Privett on 16/04/2017 13:59:02
No idea about the pictures issue - last time I tried it worked fine.
As for the 'insecure' warning, this is probably Firefox and Chrome getting a bit more proactive on warning when people enter login details on sites that don't use https (encyption).
Ideally every site that you login to should use https, as otherwise your login details, including password, are potentially available for others to find. Obviously on a site that matters - Internet Banking, buying stuff from Amazon, etc. etc. that is rather important. But on a model flying forum you could argue that it doesn't matter so much.
What's the worst that could happen on here? Somebody logs-in as you, changes your password and locks you out, then posts a few messages and it takes you a while to get it all back again... Not quite as bad as finding your life savings have been sent to an anonymous account in Russia or somebody's been buying lots of stuff using your stored payment details...
|Thread: Fantasy Formula 1|
OK - well I wouldn't have got the pole prediction right... Lewis doesn't look too unhappy about it though.
Oops... it's "get your excuses in early" time for me. Spectacular own-goal, after reminding you all to do your predictions, I thought I'd done mine, but seconds before qualifying started thought I'd better check. And NO - no predictions. A frantic scrabble ensued to put "something" in place, but I was just too late - ERROR, race w/end in progress. Oh dear... (or other words I can't mention here!)
Anyway, looks very open, so maybe my predictions (and all of yours?) would have been wrong anyway?
|Thread: More4 film in Jersey.|
Stephen - the joys of owning your own domain name are that you can use a customised, unique email address for every organisation you deal with. I think I registered with channel 4 some time ago, so wasn't asked again for my details. I probably "accidentally" gave them age/gender details that might not have totally correct when I registered...
One thing I find even dafter is those sites that insist you answer some random "survey" questions before you can access the site. Goodness-knows what the results they get are like, I'm sure I'm not the only person who simply selects the first option (no matter how wrong it is) to every question!
Anyway, back to the original subject! The flying bit starts at around 22:00 into the programme for anyone who decides to watch.
Well at least you tried Simon. Sadly the 'media' are not noted for their ability to comprehend and accurately present anything "technical"...
Looks like this is a link to the prog. (Valid for next 29 days)
[Edit] Just trying to fast-forward through it to find the relevant bit - it's a bit of a pain that they force you to
Edited By John Privett on 14/04/2017 13:07:38
|Thread: Fantasy Formula 1|
Customary reminder time (if a little earlier than normal!)
Don't forget your predictions!
Put in a "banker set" set now, and you can change them if you want after the practice sessions later today and tomorrow - just make sure any changes are in place before qualifying starts at 4pm on Saturday.
Looks like channel 4 are doing live coverage this weekend.
Looking ahead to Monaco, it appears the speculation was correct, and Jenson Button will be back for one race whilst Alonso heads off to the US to drive in the Indianapolis 500.
Now, go and do those predictions. And that includes you, Tony...
Clearly that's where I'm going wrong as I'm using the full £75million. Nothing to do with my bad judgement etc!
And thanks for confirming your team status.
Tony, Tony, Tony...
How many times do I have to remind you all?
Go and do your Bahrain predictions. Now!
Looking at the overall table after today I see that my time at the top was - as expected - short-lived! Bigbubba moves to top spot, though icon is top non-pro entrant in the league. Kev and Simon bring up the next two places.
A good race today, I thought. Mercedes can perhaps consider themselves fortunate that Ferrari made what turned out to be the wrong decision on Vettel's pit stop, otherwise it would have been a lot closer.
Bahrain next weekend, at a rather more sociable hour of the day. Why not do your predictions now - you can change them again later if you want - though I changed my original predictions for China just before qualifying, based on the P3 times, and then wished I hadn't!
I'm just back from an afternoon's slope flying, so without any further ado, here are our league members' scores from today's race in China;
Results from China
Topping the board today is bigbubba's team with 170 points. Kev's Norfolk Flyers and Simon's Team Webby Racing were close behind with 164 and 161 points respectively. I note that biggbubba has 'pro' membership - perhaps you could confirm whether or not you are using the additional £5 million team budget?
|Thread: On line banking log in|
The same reader is also used by NatWest - and probably other organisations as well.
It's an industry-standard reader, and is not 'locked' to a particular account, or even to Nationwide. You can (and the Nationwide FAQs specifically state this) use a reader of the same type supplied by another bank, or use your Nationwide reader with another bank or use a Nationwide card reader belonging to somebody else. So no worries about getting the card readers mixed-up!
[Edit] Ah - onetenor got there before me!
Edited By John Privett on 07/04/2017 21:52:10
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