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  • #1129314
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @cheeseweasel 454270 wrote:

    This should sort the problem and only costs £5.60. I keep meaning to get one for my toolkit for when presenters bring their own laptops and want to run video/audio off them.

    Another suggestion is to take the battery out of the laptop (so the PSU isn’t working as hard trying to charge it the whole time).

    Cheers mate – I will give those a try (and get some ferrite beads) as the noise is coming straight from the PSU even when not under load – CPC must love me at the moment, I think I’ve boosted their profits a fair bit recently). Maplin has gone to shit big time, its as ropey as Tandy/Radio Shack was…

    I am also geytting a separate digital audio recorder but it would be nice to have this other computer being able to play out audio into the mixer as its now the one I use for most of my audio downloads etc, plus I can see this problem cropping up at work as well at our training presentations so it will be good to have solved it already,..

    #1151128
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @cheeseweasel 454270 wrote:

    This should sort the problem and only costs £5.60. I keep meaning to get one for my toolkit for when presenters bring their own laptops and want to run video/audio off them.

    Another suggestion is to take the battery out of the laptop (so the PSU isn’t working as hard trying to charge it the whole time).

    Cheers mate – I will give those a try (and get some ferrite beads) as the noise is coming straight from the PSU even when not under load – CPC must love me at the moment, I think I’ve boosted their profits a fair bit recently). Maplin has gone to shit big time, its as ropey as Tandy/Radio Shack was…

    I am also geytting a separate digital audio recorder but it would be nice to have this other computer being able to play out audio into the mixer as its now the one I use for most of my audio downloads etc, plus I can see this problem cropping up at work as well at our training presentations so it will be good to have solved it already,..

    #1135087
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    Eating loads of chocolate makes me feel ill as fuck, i’d be better off eating just good healthy food and doing drugs!! chocolate n shit is fucking evil in large amounts. i can eat those mini rolls in like 2 bites and for some reason keep going back :S think it’s time to quit the chocolate and sweets.

    #1169848
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    Eating loads of chocolate makes me feel ill as fuck, i’d be better off eating just good healthy food and doing drugs!! chocolate n shit is fucking evil in large amounts. i can eat those mini rolls in like 2 bites and for some reason keep going back :S think it’s time to quit the chocolate and sweets.

    #1130563
    AvatarTank Girl
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    Pah!!! we are now thinking of reclassifying Gertie to a different weight in an attempt to sort this, but also have to fit a bed to the frame to reclassify for the bloody DVLA regulations! grrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!

    #1165594
    AvatarTank Girl
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    Pah!!! we are now thinking of reclassifying Gertie to a different weight in an attempt to sort this, but also have to fit a bed to the frame to reclassify for the bloody DVLA regulations! grrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!

    #1136094
    Avatarwickle
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    reversed sleep pattern

    #1170304
    Avatarwickle
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    reversed sleep pattern

    #1129315
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @Tank Girl 454328 wrote:

    Pah!!! we are now thinking of reclassifying Gertie to a different weight in an attempt to sort this, but also have to fit a bed to the frame to reclassify for the bloody DVLA regulations! grrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!

    TL is back so ask wizard1luv on there as he knows all the regs. they might be a pain but the 90s are long gone – not only are there real environmental issues if they were too lax festival goers would be the least of the problems. Most festivals have been moved out of the South as a reprisal for the damage caused by drugs/K cultue anyway.

    There roads would be full of 17 year old lads from East Europe being made to do 80 hour weeks driving 35 tonners for minimum wage, and the worst of it would be that it would be English companies in London and Essex employing them whilst laying off drivers from our country what simply wanted a living wage.

    #1151129
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    @Tank Girl 454328 wrote:

    Pah!!! we are now thinking of reclassifying Gertie to a different weight in an attempt to sort this, but also have to fit a bed to the frame to reclassify for the bloody DVLA regulations! grrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!

    TL is back so ask wizard1luv on there as he knows all the regs. they might be a pain but the 90s are long gone – not only are there real environmental issues if they were too lax festival goers would be the least of the problems. Most festivals have been moved out of the South as a reprisal for the damage caused by drugs/K cultue anyway.

    There roads would be full of 17 year old lads from East Europe being made to do 80 hour weeks driving 35 tonners for minimum wage, and the worst of it would be that it would be English companies in London and Essex employing them whilst laying off drivers from our country what simply wanted a living wage.

    #1129316
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    Backlight on monitor 2 packed in today! (to be fair it was a older smaller LCD borrowed from work).

    What is more annoying is if it had happened yesterday, I would simply have added the 4 NPN power transistors to the CPC order I did for other stuff. they cost a few pence each and are big T220 ones so even my own chimpanzee hands can re-solder these easily enough, but it happend just after the delivery arrived these are a kind which I don’t have in my stores.

    To be fair I can get away with just one monitor as the controllers on a separate computer anyway – and on a slightly brighter note them ground loop remover boxes canned most of the noise from the other computer.

    Still can’t use it for recording as its PSU is injecting some noise everywhere which still then get relayed through every cable and fed back into the mixer but I got a small outboard battery powered recorder instead which should put a stop to that problem – and take up less space than the old dinosaur laptop which can now go back in my other room now with the even older telly as it was part of a proof of concept for a cunning plan I had at work to broadcast a “pirate” TV station playing old British wartime short films and local videos about nature, news etc to the old people :laugh_at:

    #1151132
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    Backlight on monitor 2 packed in today! (to be fair it was a older smaller LCD borrowed from work).

    What is more annoying is if it had happened yesterday, I would simply have added the 4 NPN power transistors to the CPC order I did for other stuff. they cost a few pence each and are big T220 ones so even my own chimpanzee hands can re-solder these easily enough, but it happend just after the delivery arrived these are a kind which I don’t have in my stores.

    To be fair I can get away with just one monitor as the controllers on a separate computer anyway – and on a slightly brighter note them ground loop remover boxes canned most of the noise from the other computer.

    Still can’t use it for recording as its PSU is injecting some noise everywhere which still then get relayed through every cable and fed back into the mixer but I got a small outboard battery powered recorder instead which should put a stop to that problem – and take up less space than the old dinosaur laptop which can now go back in my other room now with the even older telly as it was part of a proof of concept for a cunning plan I had at work to broadcast a “pirate” TV station playing old British wartime short films and local videos about nature, news etc to the old people :laugh_at:

    #1130565
    AvatarTank Girl
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    @General Lighting 454382 wrote:

    TL is back so ask wizard1luv on there as he knows all the regs. they might be a pain but the 90s are long gone – not only are there real environmental issues if they were too lax

    I do agree with the environmental issues but The thing that is annoying me is –

    – well what they are doing appears to me is –

    to penalise those who want to keep their beloved vehicles – by providing no assistance with fitting these filters which the cheapest one I can get being 2K !!!!!!! and bear in mind my vehicle os 20 yrs old and still running like a dream

    But they are providing assistance for those who are going to scrap their vehicles (which I am sure equally still have as much life in them) and are providing assistance and have done deals with big manufacturers and buy new vehicles…..

    I dont really understand the logic

    as doesnt scrapping a vehicle for the sake of it and the building of a new vehicle cause more environmental impact / footprint than putting on a filter to an old one??

    #1165597
    AvatarTank Girl
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    @General Lighting 454382 wrote:

    TL is back so ask wizard1luv on there as he knows all the regs. they might be a pain but the 90s are long gone – not only are there real environmental issues if they were too lax

    I do agree with the environmental issues but The thing that is annoying me is –

    – well what they are doing appears to me is –

    to penalise those who want to keep their beloved vehicles – by providing no assistance with fitting these filters which the cheapest one I can get being 2K !!!!!!! and bear in mind my vehicle os 20 yrs old and still running like a dream

    But they are providing assistance for those who are going to scrap their vehicles (which I am sure equally still have as much life in them) and are providing assistance and have done deals with big manufacturers and buy new vehicles…..

    I dont really understand the logic

    as doesnt scrapping a vehicle for the sake of it and the building of a new vehicle cause more environmental impact / footprint than putting on a filter to an old one??

    #1129317
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    @Tank Girl 454430 wrote:

    as doesnt scrapping a vehicle for the sake of it and the building of a new vehicle cause more environmental impact / footprint than putting on a filter to an old one??

    it does indeed but this LEZ was only ever begrudingly implemented in England in comparison to similar things in Northern Europe (where they’ve been doing this for longer than both of us have been alive) and its only kept because we’d lose fuckloads of EU money as a punishment if the English politicians dared to sabotage it (as the Tories and other right wingers wanted to do).

    So instead the current elected Government corrupt it to keep economic growth going instead and sadly enough people are still well off enough to afford a brand new car and angry enough as it is about anything “green” being “forced” on them that they encourage these politicians.

    #1151134
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @Tank Girl 454430 wrote:

    as doesnt scrapping a vehicle for the sake of it and the building of a new vehicle cause more environmental impact / footprint than putting on a filter to an old one??

    it does indeed but this LEZ was only ever begrudingly implemented in England in comparison to similar things in Northern Europe (where they’ve been doing this for longer than both of us have been alive) and its only kept because we’d lose fuckloads of EU money as a punishment if the English politicians dared to sabotage it (as the Tories and other right wingers wanted to do).

    So instead the current elected Government corrupt it to keep economic growth going instead and sadly enough people are still well off enough to afford a brand new car and angry enough as it is about anything “green” being “forced” on them that they encourage these politicians.

    #1130566
    AvatarTank Girl
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    @General Lighting 454447 wrote:

    it does indeed but this LEZ was only ever begrudingly implemented in England in comparison to similar things in Northern Europe (where they’ve been doing this for longer than both of us have been alive) and its only kept because we’d lose fuckloads of EU money as a punishment if the English politicians dared to sabotage it (as the Tories and other right wingers wanted to do).

    So instead the current elected Government corrupt it to keep economic growth going instead and sadly enough people are still well off enough to afford a brand new car and angry enough as it is about anything “green” being “forced” on them that they encourage these politicians.

    well we are gonna be busy little bee’s as we think we have a crafty legal plan, that hopefully wont cost me 2K 🙂

    #1165600
    AvatarTank Girl
    Participant

    @General Lighting 454447 wrote:

    it does indeed but this LEZ was only ever begrudingly implemented in England in comparison to similar things in Northern Europe (where they’ve been doing this for longer than both of us have been alive) and its only kept because we’d lose fuckloads of EU money as a punishment if the English politicians dared to sabotage it (as the Tories and other right wingers wanted to do).

    So instead the current elected Government corrupt it to keep economic growth going instead and sadly enough people are still well off enough to afford a brand new car and angry enough as it is about anything “green” being “forced” on them that they encourage these politicians.

    well we are gonna be busy little bee’s as we think we have a crafty legal plan, that hopefully wont cost me 2K 🙂

    #1136098
    Avatarwickle
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    I’m sort of against taking pills to help you to sleep but after a long period of strange sleep patterns xanax sounds pretty good right now.

    #1170306
    Avatarwickle
    Participant

    I’m sort of against taking pills to help you to sleep but after a long period of strange sleep patterns xanax sounds pretty good right now.

    #1149977
    Avatarkiwifruit
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    Good luck! I hope you manage to figure something out!

    #1184757
    Avatarkiwifruit
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    Good luck! I hope you manage to figure something out!

    #1135095
    Avatarp0ly
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    @JamZandwich 454495 wrote:

    I’m sort of against taking pills to help you to sleep but after a long period of strange sleep patterns xanax sounds pretty good right now.

    you tried dipenhydramine?

    #1169850
    Avatarp0ly
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    @JamZandwich 454495 wrote:

    I’m sort of against taking pills to help you to sleep but after a long period of strange sleep patterns xanax sounds pretty good right now.

    you tried dipenhydramine?

    #1129318
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @Tank Girl 454469 wrote:

    well we are gonna be busy little bee’s as we think we have a crafty legal plan, that hopefully wont cost me 2K 🙂

    I’m fairly certain similar zones exist in loads of other EU nations and/or have done so for years, if anything London blagged a exemption / delay for a few years and I really cannot believe folk in nations often much poorer than ours are scrapping serviceable vehicles or simply shelling out thousands of Euros to get them in line. What has more likely happened is that vehicle dealers, mechanics and motor enthusiasts and the government have all worked together to provide a good solution for a fair price. I can’t remember what make Gertie is but if she is from Northern Europe there must be an easier solution.

    In Germany even the gary boys work together with the national Traffic authority and ensure their modded vehicles are safe and they do not drive like idiots. OK on autobahn there is no speed limit but thats because folk there don’t take the piss.

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