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by John
Thu May 30, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Life, The Universe and Everything
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Life, The Universe and Everything

I remain puzzled about it all, and perhaps the answer is 42, but then again.... So we have a pile of primordial sludge, just your average pre-life soup, and suddenly it gets a jolt and next thing you know it's making cups of tea and inventing the internet. I have left a bit out, but in terms of infi...
by John
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Pentax
Topic: The Current State of Play
Replies: 0
Views: 376

The Current State of Play

With posting so much on Pentax User and ADAPS and Facebook and ePHOTOzine and goodness knows where else, there's not been much time to update my own forum. I put things on here that avoid getting Facebook wound up sometimes, but generally there's nothing left to say when I've finished elsewhere. But...
by John
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Books, Films and TV
Topic: VHS RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 446

VHS RIP

Well, our penultimate ( we have one in stock unused yet) VHS recorder died peacefully yesterday. It was still connected up and was carrying the Freeview antenna data and then it all went quiet....so it had to be removed from service and the input was rerouted directly into the TV. That Sony recorder...
by John
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tablet Dangers
Replies: 0
Views: 320

Tablet Dangers

It amazes me sometimes how thick intelligent people can be. Thinking of the prescribed tablets I handle for my Mum, for years the style of each tablet has been the same. If we looked in the BNF (British National Formulary) then a tablet would be described as, say, "oval, white tablet with centre sco...
by John
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 4G or not 4G?
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

Re: 4G or not 4G?

Since I wrote this I've been getting some crazy 4G speeds. At one point I measured 95 Mbps, although to be fair it could have been a local Virginmedia hotspot for all I know.

But whatever the reason, it's going very well.
by John
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: 30 Years?
Replies: 1
Views: 445

30 Years?

I was reading somewhere that we stop listening to music at the age of 30 and then don't take onboard anything new after that. Who writes this nonsense? I can think of all sorts of music I've taken on board since the age of 30, and continue to do so as I discover new things. The moral to this must be...
by John
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fossil Fuels
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Fossil Fuels

The new (to us) car we purchased just before our recent break in The Kingdom of Fife wasn't exactly what I had in mind, very nearly but it had to be a diesel. It's a Vauxhall Zafira Tourer with the 2 litre diesel engine, but I wanted an automatic. Petrol automatics, if available, were 60% more expen...
by John
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Carniverous Plant
Replies: 7
Views: 3987

Re: My Carniverous Plant

Sadly, the original carniverous plants are no more. They failed to respond to treatment and are now gone.

Today saw delivery of a new, young Venus Fly Trap. It's just settling in and it's nicely watered and in a sunny place. Hopefully it will thrive like the old departed one used to!
by John
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: General Data Protection Regulations 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 379

General Data Protection Regulations 2018

General Data Protection Regulation Policy 1 In line with the regulations update in Europe and the UK we have developed the following policy to be clear how your Personal data is collected and used as part of your interactions with this website. 2 We collect your personal data only when you register...
by John
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Carniverous Plant
Replies: 7
Views: 3987

Re: My Carniverous Plant

Progress is slow, but there are now young, new shoots turning into mature capture leaves. The latest addition is a soil hydrometer to ensure the moisture content is optimal. That seems to be having a positive effect.

New picture soon!
by John
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Pentax
Topic: Upgrades and More Upgrades
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Re: Upgrades and More Upgrades

Yet another upgrade, this time in the form of a firmware update. I've been sent one of the new PLM 55-300mm lenses, for the first time with Pentax an electromagnetic diaphragm has been used. This makes for utterly smooth and silent stop down, but this new KAF4 mount needs a firmware update and this ...
by John
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Carniverous Plant
Replies: 7
Views: 3987

Re: My Carniverous Plant

My carniverous plants have not been looking well, so they have now been repotted. Hopefully they will soon be invigorated and ready for a new photo!
by John
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Techniques
Topic: A Proper Good Dunking
Replies: 0
Views: 863

A Proper Good Dunking

Nothing like a good bit of English for a title, and that was nothing like....etc. But last night at ADAPS we were discussing compact cameras and members brought in a great array of images to share. At the start of the night I put my Pentax WG-3 in a bowl of water, just as a talking point to show tha...
by John
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Techniques
Topic: johnriley1uk Blog
Replies: 1
Views: 3323

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by John
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Pentax
Topic: Upgrades and More Upgrades
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Upgrades and More Upgrades

It's relentless, but to be fair we have kept our K-5 bodies for quite a few years now. It seems that the progress in terms of MP has evened out, with the K-1 and its 36MP pretty much ideal for me. Sue's K-3 and my awaited K-3 II, both at 24MP, is as far as we need to go with APS-C. We still need the...