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by mikedunn
Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Quadrantids, the first meteor shower of 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 934

There's always next year - assuming the Mayan calendar business follows the same fate as other recent predictions of the "rapture"!
by mikedunn
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The Tingle Factor
Replies: 12
Views: 2059

The Tingle Factor

Jeffstclair: I know just what you mean - The list goes on and on - I've just thought of the brilliant moment in The intro to the 4th movement of Brahms' first symphony - the whole orchestra is playing what comes across as rather turgid and without any real gusto, when there is a sudden burst of four...
by mikedunn
Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The Tingle Factor
Replies: 12
Views: 2059

The Tingle Factor

Some years ago, when I was still living in Britain, there was a radio programme with this name - it featured music which for the various presenters, made the hair on the back of the neck stand up! It might be interesting to hear what particular pieces really get to people. For me, I could fill an en...
by mikedunn
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:12 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: TALOS: THE INTE>RCRETAN EXPRESS!
Replies: 9
Views: 3496

Interesting that the Thai Festival of Songkran, historically New Year, falls on 13th April, though originally it would have moved around like the Chinese and Tibetan New Year - lunar calendar. :)
by mikedunn
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Samsung Laser Printer toner refill and Canon inkjet
Replies: 2
Views: 1402

Refills

Very true, Warwick, they practically give the printers away, and make their fortune on the ink supplies.

Remember Mr Colman - "I made my fortune from the mustard people leave on the plate!" I always apply my mustard or horseradish straight from the jar. :)
by mikedunn
Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Parcel to South Africa
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

@SatCure

Hey, bit like Crete then. :lol:
by mikedunn
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: 2 hard drives
Replies: 11
Views: 4356

Switchover?

Paul: Since my main system is the Linux box, which has the multiple desktops, I am able to run the Windows VM continuously on one of the desktops, and it is just a matter of dragging with the mouse to move between desktops. I can set a recording to run in Windows, move to another desktop and surf th...
by mikedunn
Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:37 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: 2 hard drives
Replies: 11
Views: 4356

Virtual Machines

Re my last post: What I'd really like to do is run a Windows virtual machine under Linux, use a virtualisation program in the Windows machine and run a further instance of Linux in that! You can't do it with the current version of Virtualbox, but I've not looked at other virtualisation programs yet....
by mikedunn
Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: 2 hard drives
Replies: 11
Views: 4356

Two Operating Systems

I run Linux on my machine, but there are a couple of Windows programs that I need: Finale Print Music, and Roxio. These do not work well under Wine (Which is a program for running Windows software under Linux), so I have a Windows XP virtual machine in which I can run these two programs. With Linux ...
by mikedunn
Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Security
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

I am amazed that an official network, or perhaps the computers are not networked, but use "sneaker net" (i.e. floppies) to communicate, has not some IT savvy user who understands the need of backups. When I was administering the Financial system of a University, I instituted a supposedly c...
by mikedunn
Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Crete Earthquake
Replies: 3
Views: 1788

Earthquake

Yes, sitting at the computer, of course, felt a little tremble of the chair sideways and back again. The screen also juddered slightly.
by mikedunn
Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Losar Tashi Delek
Replies: 0
Views: 591

Losar Tashi Delek

Losar Tashi Delek to all members and visitors.

Year of the Iron Rabbit.
by mikedunn
Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Libya and refugees etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 3311

Extra flights for refugees?

Saw a jumbo at Iraklio the other day.
by mikedunn
Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Security
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

Backups?

Paul: Is it possible that civil servants in these positions are appointed on the basis of family and friendly connections, rather than ability or knowledge?
by mikedunn
Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Snow & Airport Delays
Replies: 2
Views: 1612

Snow!

I subscribe to a news/comment forum on the Register. where the interest is (supposed to be) mainly IT matters, but often other news of scientific interest is posted. as is also quite often news with a very tenuous connection with IT. A recent item was about the latest neutrino detector to be constru...

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