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  1. I wouldn't normally resurrect an old thread but it seems to make sense with this one... Does anyone have any other podcasts to add to the list of recommendations? I’ve just started listening to Sean Carroll’s Mindscape podcasts after watching this lecture on quantum mechanics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqQBIMgcVDM Thanks Michael
  2. Thanks Jim This would be very much a boys toy to see what can be done. There are a few things I'd like to print and I'd like to experiment with the CNC for making decorative bits for woodwork. From your comment I'm guessing you have something more substantial than I'm thinking of. All the best Michael
  3. I hope it's ok to hijack this thread for a bit and ask about combined 3d printer / CNC / laser etching machines. I stumbled across an article about the forthcoming SnapMaker 2 and see that there are a few manufacturers doing these. I've also found some articles on how to add the functionality to a standard Creality CR-10. Does anyone have any experience or recommendations? A cast iron justification for needing one would also help as my wife is somewhat sceptical Thanks Michael
  4. Nice! I'm heading there in January, would you mind sharing the settings you used? Thanks Michael
  5. Brian Cox's Infinite Monkey Cage is well worth listening to, it covers all sort of subjects, lots related to astrophysics etc. I got into it a couple of years ago and am now listening to it from the start - 120 episodes. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00snr0w Michael
  6. That would work perfectly for me but I'll need to make some decissions on what I'm doing first - otherwise it could spend a year or so in my garage and then I'd be here offering it for free, just pay delivery costs ?? Michael
  7. Hi David, Do you have an idea what delivery would cost? I'm in Central Scotland. Thanks Michael
  8. Would something like this help? I found it a while ago when I was trying to find a way of getting polar alignment from GPS... https://www.instructables.com/id/Sub-Centimeter-GPS-With-RTKLIB/ I didn't do anything with it - I'd need a few months to understand it all neer mind do it! Michael
  9. Absolute zero is 0 Kelvin. The reason it is - 273.15 centigrade/Celsius is, as you say, that scale is in reference to the freezing and boiling points of water at normal atmospheric pressure. The term absolute zero is used to identify the temperature where there is zero thermal energy - it isn't possible for a substance to be cooled below that poing because there is no more energy to remove. I believe that Lord Kelvin decided to use the same divisions per degree as for celcious to make translation from one scale to another simple. Michael
  10. Hi Dave Sorry, I hadn't even noticed the dates, apologies to all for my unintended insensitivity. Michael
  11. Hi There doesn't seem to be a file attached? Michael
  12. I'm currently watching an episode of Horizon first broadcast 23/10/2016 and about 35 minutes in they are with someone taking images of an exoplanet. The episode is about weather on other planets. Titles "The wildest weather in the Universe" Michael
  13. If its a Windows pc sort the view in file manager by file type. You can then select all of the jpg files and move them elsewhere or delete them.
  14. Thank you so much for doing this. I've had several goes at getting this set up and have a 100% fail rate ? I'll give this a try as soon as possible. Michael
  15. I'm not really sure which area this should be in since it's really hardware but... I was copying files from one of my USB external disks when I started to wonder if there is a network version of these available. I had a NAS (Network Attached Storage) box a few years ago but didn't replace it when it died. It s something like that that's what I'm talking about, except it should be smaller and not cost £200 or more without disks! Has anyone seen such a thing? Thanks Michael
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