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About cowasaki

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  1. I'd just arrived at a concert and putting my phone on silent BBC news popped up with the announcement. Such a shame RIP.
  2. Maplin have a cracking little aluminium torch for about £2 that has 3 LEDs and runs off 3xAAA batteries. Totally waterproof at atmospheric pressure and you can do the nail varnish trick (or replace the LEDs with red ones).
  3. You could install Windows on the Mac as well as MacOS and run both. It's a thought
  4. I can't help you directly but if you have bought a USB serial adapter then you DO have a serial port because that is what they do, add a serial port. What OS are you using? Windows>>>> Does it appear in the device manager? MacOS>>>>> Does it appear in About this Mac/More info/System report? If the serial port appears on your computer then does the software to update the firmware ask for the serial port name? If so has it selected the right port?
  5. Or they came across a Peruvian flag. They were clever people them incas. (apologies in advance if my history/geography is wrong here )
  6. I think it has a lot to do with size too. Most larger boxes seem to get stopped. There is a personal limit under which you don't pay duty but you have to bring it in yourself for that so it's not going to help. It's a roulette job with stuff from the US and Europe. To make things worse if there is a duty charge then Parcel force (as with most other companies) add on a handling fee so that you end up getting a double whammy!! I had an £18 fee on something from the US about 18 months ago.
  7. Yes, a very good book indeed. I bought it and had a good read. Definitely worth posting detailed questions on here to avoid getting kit thats more suited to something else !
  8. I hadn't considered it before. It's rather sad that they didn't have a proper replacement for it though. I remember watching the original launch sat on the floor at school in the hall
  9. I bought one of these myself a while ago but still haven't got round to using it as I'm having difficulties setting everything up. Just spoken to someone locally who has offered help so hopefully I'll be in a position to have a go myself. Your images are great, I love that final shot.
  10. Not only does it need to be a clear night but several clear hours as it takes me so long to set up my kit
  11. I have a similar problem it's called day off = cloudy !
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