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Member postings for Robin Kearney

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Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
17/08/2020 13:12:00
Posted by McG 6969 on 17/08/2020 12:21:46:

Regarding that VER vs HAM fight, it might be of help when Merc cannot use their 'party mode' in quali anymore.

I found it a little bit worrying that Martin Brundle mentioned during the Sky commentary that Mercedes at least said they didn't use the party mode for quali on Saturday!

I guess we find out if that is true in two weeks smiley


Thread: DW models Astro Junior .
01/04/2020 13:34:08

Thats looking lovely Rob. I've always wanted to build an Astro Hog of some size, this is very tempting!

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
12/03/2020 16:45:15
Maybe we need a Fantasy league for this?
12/03/2020 16:34:59

I literally just hit save on finally picking my team too smiley

13/02/2020 21:15:25

Evening all,

I’ve signed up again, although I haven’t paid this year. Looking forward to seeing a few more cars being shown off over the coming week and the results of the testing in Spain.

01/12/2019 20:08:17

Oh no! The last minute changes to my team in an attempt to catch Chris backfired on me. Congrats the the top two and to John, Tony and Pete for todays result!

15/11/2019 20:32:25

Thanks for the reminder John. I've just put mine in and made my second team change of the season, in an effort to close the gap to Chris. Some chance!

Two changes is still below the standard account limit I believe?

Thread: A Firefox bridge too far
25/08/2019 21:14:03

This page has some hints on how to allow a site to bypass the protection **LINK**

another thought is is are you using Adblock or UBlock or similar thing? Maybe whitelist Talk Talk in that tool if so.

25/08/2019 21:06:58

This sounds like you’ve been a victim of the new Firefox Enhanced Tracking protection. I think Firefox is thinking the cookie consent screen (the grey veil) is some sort of tracking unpleasantness and is blocking the ok/no buttons from loading.

Generally the new tracking protection is a good thing, but I’ve seen this happen on more than a few cookie consent screens.

Id look into how you can disable the protection, temporarily or perhaps whitelisting the Talk Talk site so Firefox doesn’t block it.

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
28/07/2019 22:01:06

What a race! I listened to it while driving back from Devon, but just had to watch it when I got in, to actually see what was going on, the radio commentary couldn’t keep up at times.

Washout from a predictions point of view for me, but considering the race the team did ok.

Thread: Balsa shopping list
30/06/2019 20:31:40

It was the subject of the 2013 mass build, a whole raft of info found in that section of the forum (link).

Just looked up what I used and it was:

  • Motor - Turnigy SK-3542-1250kv
  • ESC - Hobbyking SS Series 60-70A ESC (accidentally bought the one without the BEC!)
  • SBEC - Turnigy 5A SBEC
  • Battery - 3s 3300 mAh 25~50C LiPo

Flys a treat, I love it.

Edited By Robin Kearney on 30/06/2019 20:33:16

Thread: Wings and Wheels 2019
29/06/2019 08:34:37

I'm popping along today, got a few models to put in the bring and buy sale, fingers crossed!

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
28/06/2019 20:44:29

Will do! It certainly fells like it's been in decline these last few years but it's my 'local' show so I always feel like popping along to support them. Got 3 models in the boot for the bring and buy sale, so fingers crossed!

28/06/2019 20:34:19

Too much time in front of a computer at work has kept me away at home, I knew my lead wouldn’t last long 🙁

I have to admit the bonus prediction for this round made me smile!

Am off to Wing’s and Wheels tomorrow so will try and remember to take a pair of headphones and listen in on Five Live.

As always thanks for the reminder John.

Edited By Robin Kearney on 28/06/2019 20:34:38

Thread: Anyone for a Tiffie?
19/05/2019 09:48:03

I was going to reply with an explanation but that link from Craig nicely covers it. In short its because the camera/phone hasn't really rotated it, they simply put a little bit of invisible data inside the photo saying 'rotate 90CW' (or whatever is appropriate). And the software that displays it then does it for you when you load the photo.

It seems that whatever software they are using to make the thumbnails etc for this site doesn't honour this extra data so it just blindly assumes the image is the correct orientation - result is upside down images sad

As you've seen, opening it on a computer/ipad in any photo editing software and rotating it twice then saving will actually rotate the image rather than using the Orientation field in the EXIF. They do this because its more widely compatible (as you have also seen) and they typically run on things that are far more powerful than a phone or a digital camera.

The EXIF rotation was added mostly because as images from camera/phones got bigger the the computational job of rotating them became harder for the device, whereas simply writing some text to say which way to rotate it and by how much is trivial.

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
11/04/2019 13:26:22

Chris I fear you might be mistaking judgment with blind luck - at least on my part

I've got my predictions in early, just incase I forget later on.

Good luck gents!

31/03/2019 20:06:17

I won't spoil it for those who've yet to watch it, but I have a question about predictions. What does "Nearly" mean? Both times the prediction was one out (for the quali). Do I get a point for that?

18/03/2019 11:15:01

KC, my dad had a similar issue, he subscribed to BT Premium mail for a while (which lets you keep you address for £7.50 a month) but later moved to a Gmail because having your email independent of your ISP is always good - one less reason not to move to a better package elsewhere.

Also, oh my. I wasn't expecting my team to do that well! Certainly better than I did with the 1/10 buggy yesterday

Am I right in thinking its free unlimited changes for anybody until the second GP?

Thread: Align Trex 250 micro heli spares
12/03/2019 07:50:07

I've got a few Trex 250 spares, I don't want anything for them, happy with collection from Ruislip, West London (possibly other bits if London too) or postage if you contribute to the cost.

Parts are in the photo below, part numbers (to save you squinting at the photo!) are:

  • H25073TA - Landing Skid
  • H25039A - Canopy Mounting Bolt
  • H25041T - Main Blade Holder
  • HD203AT - 200 Main Blades


Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
11/03/2019 23:10:43

Ha, well spotted John. Pasting in here from the iPad was causing me issues wink

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