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  1. I suppose you could get one of those mini-ovens (like they have in 80's bedsits) from Currys, wire it into the mains from a lamp post in the Peace Gardens, while its warming up get the kitchen tools from John Lewis. Back in the Peace Gardens, assemble your pasty as per the recipe, wait until cooked. Eat. You'll probably need to extend your lunch break slightly. K.
  2. The Proper Pasty Company not really a small business, they have nine shops plus six franchises. Although, curiously, none in Cornwall. http://www.properpasty.co.uk/pasty-shops/ Why not pop into the co-op next door and get the ingredients to make your own? http://www.properpasty.co.uk/pasty-recipe-proper-pasty-ingredients/ K.
  3. The councillor's not trying very hard, there are meeting rooms in Upperthorpe Library as well as one in the tower blocks. Which councillor was it? K.
  4. Because the people who live in the area are not the target market for an event live this. Especially those who live in the estates closest to the Ponderosa, I've seen this at the almost annual Peace in the Park event. K.
  5. Interesting that the Tramlines people haven't bothered consulting with any of the local residents. A very large, ticket only event that excludes almost all that live in Upperthorpe and Netherthorpe and brings no benefits to the area (no shops sell alcohol apart from Tesco). K.
  6. I used a solenoid to make the water drops and a phototransistor/laser combo to detect the drops as they go past. These are connected to an Arduino and some home-built electronics to control the camera and flash. K. An Arduino: http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/Introduction
  7. Been messing with drops of water. This is what you get when two drips meet. K
  8. looks a bit like madness to me, but google found this: K.
  9. Will your streaming player take an analogue audio in and convert it to digital for streaming? The conversion will probably introduce a delay, and this will cause lip-sync problems. There is this Video Sender on eBay, no idea what its like, its probably rubbish: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-8G-200m-STB-AV-Wireless-Audio-Video-Sender-Transmitter-Receiver-W-IR-Extender/281432408552?rt=nc K.
  10. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/crime/police-arrest-two-over-sheffield-gunshot-murder-1-7021607 "Detectives are trying to find a red Mitsubishi Shogun car seen in the area of Derek Dooley Way around the time of the attack." So that Red Mitsubishi Shogun the police recovered from the Ponderosa was a different one? Or is this traditional Star reporting? K.
  11. I've got a Joby Sling, its quite good, reasonably comfortable with a heavy DSLR even after a few hours. Its possibly the most complicated camera strap on the market today. Having the camera on the hip can cause switches on the camera be knocked if there are any in the way, keeping it at waist level avoids this. I was going to say have a look at the Pap Strap, but they appear to of gone out of business. K.
  12. I wasn't recommending the Belkin, just using it as an example and I suspect that's one of the cheaper ones, as you can see here: http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-hardware/all/cameras/network-ip-cameras You could try a Raspberry PI £28 + Pi Cam £20 = £48 Pi: http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/bespoke/bespoke7.jsp?bespokepage=cpc/en_CC/makerspace/RPi_ModelBplus.html&CMP=HP_RPi Camera: http://cpc.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/rpi-camera-board/raspberry-pi-camera-board-5mp/dp/SC13023 You would have to set it up from scratch yourself, which could be interesting, if a little time consuming. K.
  13. The cameras most at risk are those that connect directly to the internet, for example: http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/networking/networking/home-security-automation/belkin-f7d7602uk-networking-wireless-home-security-camera-21362719-pdt.html#cat-0 as these are designed to be viewed when you are away from home, they can take incoming calls (to use a telephone analogy). You connect to the camera from outside. By keeping the default password a hacker can easily operate the camera. The camera in your laptop is setup differently, its normally used for you to connect to, outgoing calls only, there is no incoming call capability. However if your laptop has been compromised, by, say, a virus, then that camera can be seen from outside. Black electricians tape guarantees no pictures, but not the sound. Not that you should be paranoid or anything... K.
  14. A story about this has appeared in The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/the-northerner/2014/oct/23/sheffield-devonshire-quarter-petition-development from the article: "Murray claims the redevelopment will look almost identical to the current building”. So it'll be a building in the style of a Victorian row of shops but without any of the authenticity, builders nowadays cannot build a Victorian building, they just end up with some unconvincing mockery. If these people are going to kill off some high quality small businesses for yet another coffee shop and 'local' supermarket, they could at least do it with some high quality architecture, for a change. K.
  15. I signed up for the phone/adsl package before they turned the whole thing into this shipwreck of their own making. As I went and got mobile broadband and hadn't lost my landline phone I figured it'd be easier to wait rather than run around finding a new ISP who'll only ever be able to provide the same miserable speed as Origin. Yes, Origin are being extraordinarily rubbish, I won't be recommending them to anyone ever again ever (terms and conditions apply), but having put up with loads of 'communication' companies over the years, BT, Virgin, EE, etc. I've found them to be all consistently useless. Origin's name is mud at the moment, I suppose they have six months to a year to get their act together, or they'll go bust. I'll be keeping the Three mobile broadband dongle handy. K.
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