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  1. Thanks, no it doesn't have wi-fi, model is a fairly early one though.
  2. Finally got my friend's chromebook (version 76) set up nicely- except when it came to the printer (HP Desk Jet F4280), which runs fine on her windows laptop. It's a USB connection (no Cloud anymore). The printer is recognized and saved in the chromebook, but when the print command is given, "printer error" appears. I've exhausted most of the online advice, including youtube, which is mostly for wireless set-ups. Perhaps re-load the printer software? 1. HP do suggest a "print for Chrome" app from Chrome Web Store but I can't seem to access the app from my Win7 laptop . 2. In "edit printer" dialogue, several "Internet Printing Protocol" choices are given, and finally a choice of USB or "IPP over USB" but these 2 are greyed out. 3. Is the IP address and IPP relevant to a USB connected printer? Note: I'm trying to assist my friend remotely as she lives in Worksop.
  3. True, but there are huge differences in peoples attitude to money and budgeting. Some have £1000/wk (and more) and get into debt, others can live well and even save on £100/week. Obviously there are huge differences in circumstances, too.
  4. That was fascinating, I can pinpoint where our old house used to be. That map also shows the brickworks on Normandale Rd, possibly built to supply the houses being built in the area in the late 1800s. Later maps show the brickworks have disappeared and Stalker Drill works built on the land, Normandale Terrace is re-named Drill Square.
  5. It's good if the M.W. can be raised without increasing inflation or putting some out of business. I worked for a national retail company for 9 years and when I started there were about 50 on the payroll (at my branch), and wnen I left there were barely 30. You see this at supermarkets where the smaller ones run a skeleton staff, and the steady progression to self-service in the larger ones. If say the M.W. is £10/hr, would this be the minimum that anyone doing a relatively unskilled job would be expected to charge as self-employed (?) Consider a pensioner who employs someone for a day to cut the hedges and weed the garden, the expected price would be £80 minimum for 8 hrs and if a firm were employed, the price would be higher with possibly VAT on top.
  6. Hi hillsbro, you'll know the "Brick Hollow" on Primrose Hill which was waste ground with a few tin garages on it, we played here as kids. Parkin Street is also there at the top, just 4 houses with a path to the front doors. A lot of the residents moved into the newly built Kelvin Flats when demolition came, as you say, between 1969-71.
  7. Tin foil hat "If you're thinking of finally wiping out the high Street, I'd say that's about right." The figure I suggested was a guess as to what I thought Anna's idea of a living/ minimum wage would be.
  8. Anna appears reticent to suggest a figure, bearing in mind that it ought to be a fundamental part of her admirable crusade for higher pay and a fairer society. How about £12/hr, or is that too low?
  9. How much do you think the minimum (or living) hourly rate should be?
  10. OK thanks, I'll be first in queue for a job!
  11. But what would you do if you were gifted an equivalent amount (I know what a lot would do with it!)? In 2002 he nearly went bankrupt, and if he had, I suspect people would read about it and say "too bad Jeff, you took a risk and lost", and faded into history.
  12. Quote "It is now the dominant political ideology permeating the public policies of many governments in developed (and developing) countries" Anna, in your opinion, are there any countries which are not neoliberalistic?
  13. That's precisely the stuff I use, but as there seems to be some controversy on whether petroleum products affect rubber ( I know it's not natural rubber), I avoided mentioning it!
  14. Your probably nearer the mark with 3.5mm diameter UNC thread as the unit is made in USA, although some of their more modern equipment possibly used Japanese parts and screws. Also appears to be a crosspoint head, probably Phillips. The 3mm diameter would have been 40TPI which is too fine to match the photo.
  15. In case any of us can't remember what they look like, here's a pic of one
  16. Squirt plenty of WD40 through the keyholes, also helps to de-frost the locks. Spray or apply silcone polish onto the rubber door seals.
  17. Just depends how far you want to take it. It might be possible run an M3.5 (rather hard to obtain) or even M4 plug tap through the fixed threads so allowing standard screws, but only yourself would know whether this is feasible due to the available depth through the threads and the nature of the equipment. Model suppliers might be an idea although getting the black finish is problematic, but plenty of standard types on ebay. https://modelfixings.co.uk/machine_screws.htm
  18. The patterns in marbles were of endless fascination. Not sure who used to make them. Here's a firm who makes display marbles: https://tuffnellglass.com/contents/en-uk/d29536_Handmade-Marbles-.html
  19. It looks unusual thread for its 3mm size. I have thread gauges, but if you can impress the threads onto some thin card or paper (running a pencil over the threads helps) and make up to one inch, then count the marks, you should get the Threads per Inch, which is a start. Making a guess from the photo and sizes, the metric thread pitch would be about 0.9 and the imperial thread count would be about 30 t.p.i. So far can't find any type that matches. 3mm is about 1/8".
  20. Are there: different sizes, have normal threads (not "tapping screws"), have diameter(s) less than 1/4"?
  21. Also on a very dull and rainy winter's day, count the cars with no lights switched on!
  22. Yes, certainly at the registration stage. I believe that these identity procedures have been tightened up over the past 20 years or so.
  23. Only thing I can say is look for a bargain on ebay for an active subwoofer with controls, then it's just a matter of plug in, adjust and play.
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