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Member postings for ted hughes

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Thread: Antivirus Software
15/01/2018 00:14:13
Posted by flight1 on 14/01/2018 21:35:12:

It is alwas best to have one anti virus software running on a pc so uninstall all of what you don't need. I use Windows Defender which is built into Windows 10( you just need to activate it) and its free never any issues i have noticed and then I run the free version of malwarebytes from time to time, also to keep things clean i have ccleaner to clean things up from time to time, with the last two if you pay then it ithey run automaticly

I do the same as you, flight1. I use the free MS Defender with Win 10, and run a free Malwarebytes scan to catch PUPs.

Thread: Ancient Engine ID?
13/01/2018 09:44:17
Posted by Alan Hilton on 13/01/2018 09:17:05:

A mate collects old engines .He says that the rubbish that didn’t run fetch the best prices .So you may be onto a winner value wise

Alan

Two sold on EBay last November, £150 and £160 each!

Thread: Considering going electric - advice rplease
11/01/2018 01:40:59

Go electric.

Thread: Kittyhawk ruined?
07/01/2018 11:44:08

After all, the "experts" said Donald Trump would not get elected as President, and here he is as an a example of how the common man can shine as a great leader and intellectual business man, a "genius" as he describes himself.

We all feel humbled in his presence.

07/01/2018 10:54:54

I concede, and go with the weight of opinion.

It's like arguing about Brexit, we all "know" we will be better off out of the EU, the only people who say we will be worse off are "experts".

And what do they know, hey?

05/01/2018 11:42:14

Obviously no one on this forum understands the difference between primary sources and secondary sources.

05/01/2018 02:32:02
Posted by john stones 1 on 04/01/2018 19:21:30:

The people of Great Britain will never get a say in repatriating the likes of the Elgin Marbles, when we getting our Druids back from the Romans ? Romans ? what did they ever do for us. sad

The reason why we got the Elgin marbles from Greece and the Needle from Egypt was because we were civilized and were beginning to understand art and history. Earlier societies did not care, such as the English destroying Hadrian's Wall to build cattle sheds. We took these items to preserve them.

Primary sources are precious.

History is not important to most people, it seems.

04/01/2018 16:13:02
Posted by PatMc on 04/01/2018 14:33:20:
Posted by ted hughes on 04/01/2018 13:17:32:
Posted by PatMc on 04/01/2018 12:34:35:

Compared to what we've done to Egyptian artefacts of much greater historical importance I don't see that we have anything to complain about.

But we have everything to complain about.

History should teach us:that was then, hopefully we do things differently now.

If we can't learn from history, it is a very poor situation.

The Kittyhawk was one of the most complete, primary resource, artefact, discovered from WW11.

Now it has been destroyed by morons.

That's jingoistic nonsense. The aircraft in question is simply an example of a particular weapon of war that's been well documented. The real tragedy is that search for Sergeant Copping's remains was badly mishandled.

Instead of offering a Spitfire perhaps we should have offered to return some of the many ancient Egyptian artefacts that we still hold in museums & private collections.

Sort of tit for tat, you think?

We destroyed your things in the past,so you can now destroy ours? Okay......

04/01/2018 13:17:32
Posted by PatMc on 04/01/2018 12:34:35:

Compared to what we've done to Egyptian artefacts of much greater historical importance I don't see that we have anything to complain about.

But we have everything to complain about.

History should teach us:that was then, hopefully we do things differently now.

If we can't learn from history, it is a very poor situation.

The Kittyhawk was one of the most complete, primary resource, artefact, discovered from WW11.

Now it has been destroyed by morons.

Thread: Ebay sellers...
04/01/2018 13:09:37
Posted by Devcon1 on 04/01/2018 12:50:26:

Seems a pretty good deal to me, X4 servos and free click & Collect from Argos, sometimes I'm happy to pay a bit extra for the convenience.

Have you misread the product description or have I misunderstood.

Yes, I misread. He is just factoring in his profit margin. We all have to make a living.

Edited By ted hughes on 04/01/2018 13:12:52

04/01/2018 12:45:54

TG9e servos available online at £1.98 at Hobby king, however you can snap up a bargain on eBay at £11.25 each!

Be quick, over 300 already sold!:**LINK**

Seller says the servo has the same performance as servos 10x the price- I doubt many modellers use £110 servos!

Edited By ted hughes on 04/01/2018 12:48:23

Thread: Kittyhawk ruined?
04/01/2018 12:24:49

I think the restoration is an absolute tragedy. A plane found in a time capsule 70 years after it was lost has been patched and repainted in a garish way to represent a generic Kittyhawk.

I don't suppose it can be used as an historical reference now.

I'm pleased we still have the Spit, if Cuban8 is right.

03/01/2018 23:35:44

The Kitty hawk has been ruined- and we paid a Spitfire for it, too:**LINK**

Thread: Drones fight back
16/11/2017 22:13:26
 
I have forgotten how to post videos, but this shows a drone application designed to save lives.

Edited By ted hughes on 16/11/2017 22:15:42

Thread: A scam abusing Dyson cleaner owners
24/10/2017 19:46:00
Posted by i12fly on 21/10/2017 19:12:38:

........

3 curses on the rogue company who carefully pretend to be from Dyson but aren't. I would name them but I guess that could cause legal problems. Oh and the service they did was non existant there was fluff and dirt all round the O ring and inside the machine.

Beware!!

If they stung you for £165 why would you want to protect them?

Thread: New request for a 'like' button
23/10/2017 09:20:30
Posted by Stevo on 23/10/2017 07:39:07:
Not to suprising that the Admins aint keen..

All I really ask for is just a confirmation that someone has read the post and found it helpful, and is following. It's not that hard.

Likening it to FB and poularity contests is not at all helpful.

A like or thank you button would be very useful- especially on build blogs.

Edited By ted hughes on 23/10/2017 09:20:58

Thread: Is it a scam trying to get my Hobbyking details?
23/10/2017 09:14:25

You can get good bargains from these follow-up emails.

If a store notices you nearly bought something, they will often be prepared to haggle over the price, and chase you up (it is all automated)!

Some people are a bit too suspicious of phishing.

Thread: Build logs - a dying art?
23/10/2017 09:07:44

I never comment on build-blogs but I find them fascinating.

 

(I used to build (badly) years ago, now we have RTFs and seem to have less time.)

Some of the models in the blogs are absolute master pieces.

 

Edited By ted hughes on 23/10/2017 09:14:57

Thread: Long wait for car parts
19/10/2017 17:16:13
Posted by Peter Christy on 18/10/2017 08:58:25:

Last summer, I treated SWMBO to a new (small!) car. She'd only had it a couple of weeks when someone reversed into her. Luckily I'd fitted a dashcam, so there was clear evidence of where the fault lay.

The local bump specialist quoted £120 to fix the minor damage. The other party denied liability and insisted on it going through the insurance (I don't think he knew about the dashcam). My wife needs her car for work, so the insurers agreed to provide a loan car whilst hers was fixed. They sent two drivers from the nearest major town (where their repair centre was) - one to collect our car, the other to transport the collection driver - about an hour each way. The next day a loan car arrived, again two vehicles, one to pick up the delivery driver. The car was in the workshop for a week. (The damage was so trivial that the local bump specialist had said we could have it back the same day!) Then when our car was fixed, the whole procedure was repeated!

I don't know how much that all cost, but just the cost of the delivery drivers alone must have been several times the cost of the repair at the local bump doctors!

Then the insurance company started saying the other driver was still contesting the claim, despite us already having sent them clear evidence of liability (dashcam footage) twice! I've now sent it FOUR times, both to their "secure" website upload facility, and on a DVD recorded delivery!

As far as I am aware, the dispute is still going on!

Between the sheer waste of resources and total incompetence on behalf of the insurers, it is no wonder that premiums are sky-high!!!

--

Pete

Why didn't you wait for the insurance to be sorted before going ahead with repair? I'm sure the other party will argue he was hit from behind.

Thread: Small engines big hassle
18/10/2017 18:55:17
Posted by brokenenglish on 12/10/2017 20:32:55:
Posted by Piers Bowlan on 12/10/2017 19:51:54:

Did somebody actually buy the $90 Black Widow?

Not yet Piers. It's still on sale at the moment.

With the selling format adopted, I think the guy will leave it on sale for a week or two, and then let it go for the best offer he receives, but we won't have any way of knowing what the actual sale price was ...

You can do an advanced search for sold items to see what items go for. A NIB Black Widow goes for about £35-£45.

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