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  1. The Sky at Night

    Is it me or has TSAN been a lot more interesting of late? Last nights' programme was excellent.
  2. At least you weren't told, like I was by a manager in an ASDA optician, "Your brain needs time to adjust to the new prescription" I promptly asked for my money back but she declined to give it me back. I go to a bone fide opticians now.
  3. APOD

    the diamond ring, albeit at the beginning or end of the eclipse is in the wrong place. It looks like a mirror image at least.
  4. Mains power adaapter

    Just remember to protect yourself with an RCD device if you have the PSU outside.
  5. PC at pier issues....

    Could it be that the boost converter is putting out a very noisy signal and the input power regulation on the motherboard is not handling it properly.
  6. Xmas Lights In August?????

    The While Lion pub in Radford Semele (near Leamington Spa) has just started taking bookings for xmas lunch, they even have a small tree up.
  7. Eclipse Programme uk? Where is it?

    I watched it on space.com, it was a much more stable connection.
  8. NASA Eclipse webcast

    Is it me or was the NASA production terribly over produced. It seems to me they were trying too hard to be educational and missed the point of the eclipse by hardly showing the sun at all.
  9. Astro t-shirts!

    Because it shows Pluto?
  10. Cor -- What a Whopper! (or several)?

    Imagine the frustration of having a setup like that in this country
  11. For some reason I just can't get interested in exoplanets, it just seems to me to just be a collection of artist's impressions and speculation.
  12. Gina: The reason that these small computers work in 32bit is because they then qualify for free windows 10. Add more memory than 2Gb, bigger than 8" screen, if they have a screen, and work 64bit and then they come without an OS and you have to pay for the full version of windows 10. And before you think "I'll use Linux", that can have problems with the installing process.
  13. The Pi has a built in function for SD card copying now, just in case you didn't notice. It's under the accessories menu item. Just bung the card you want to copy to into a USB device. I've only ever used it once and it seemed to work okay. It was to a card of the same capacity as the original though.
  14. sudo apt-get dist-upgrade That's the command to make the changes equivalent to the latest version. and even if you don't want to do this you have to do the following: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install raspberrypi-kernel to update the kernel to fix the dirty cow vulnerability.
  15. October 27, 2016: My C8 turns 21

    Mine is 32, an original C8 on a fork mount with the synchronous mains motors. I have removed it from the forks and added a Vixen dovetail so I can use it on my Vixen GPDX mount. I'm afraid it hasn't got a lot of use.