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by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Wed 08 Jul, 2015 18.42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Lovely Lightbulbs
Replies: 96
Views: 33998

Re: Lovely Lightbulbs

I ordered this for my son's bedroom: http://cpc.farnell.com/flexoled/flex01pk1/led-flexi-strip-kit-rgb-30led/dp/DP33007 While the white on this one sucks (in terms of colour temperature) because it's been compromised for the ability to mix colours, the build quality and light output is excellent. Th...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Tue 30 Dec, 2014 08.53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another 'Yet Another phone thread'
Replies: 44
Views: 14317

Re: Another 'Yet Another phone thread'

I have three oneplus invitations that have 2 days left on them. If anybody is interested, PM me your email and I'll forward one on. £280 for a well specced 5.5" smart phone, rooted and running cyanogen (android 5 on it's way in the new year).
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Tue 29 Jul, 2014 17.02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2273
Views: 484150

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

dosxuk wrote:Is this some sort of Top Gear van test sequence being filmed? The two crashed into each other and the suspect logo on the middle van would indicate so...
Clarkson could never manage joinery like that.
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Fri 04 Jul, 2014 08.55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Yet another phone thread
Replies: 98
Views: 33390

Re: Yet another phone thread

... has a very good WIFI range, although I have had to prompt it once or twice to connect to available networks and my home network. I think this is a feature of some commonly used WiFi hardware in most phones now - they seem to want to cling onto a particularly bad hotspot for as long as possible ...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Fri 01 Nov, 2013 18.11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Yet another phone thread
Replies: 98
Views: 33390

Re: Yet another phone thread

HTC's problem is generally down to the fact that they choose to use a perspex lens on the outside of the case. It doesn't matter how many megapixels you have in your camera, point it through a scratchy lens and it'll always look crap. I've never been massively impressed with any phone camera, genera...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Mon 16 Sep, 2013 09.03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Virgin Netflix tie up
Replies: 8
Views: 3734

Re: Virgin Netflix tie up

Pete wrote:oh and on the subject of youtube, does anyone else find that the whole connect to TV thing is very flakey and constantly forgets your phone / pc ?
I think this has only happened once for me and it was around the time of a fairly major youtube tv upgrade. Since then it's been solid.
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Wed 19 Jun, 2013 09.22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 4629

Re: What is this?

The length of the dipole looks shorter than the 137mhz images - I think 137mhz requires a dipole length of around 3 foot. It's hard to tell from the photo, but it doesn't look to be over 2 foot total length which would put it up in the region of 225mhz, which is not available for amateur use in the ...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Tue 12 Mar, 2013 10.27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I'm dreaming of a white Chris...March
Replies: 7
Views: 2065

Re: I'm dreaming of a white Chris...March

This reminded me of something an ex-colleague used to roll out whenever it was particularly cold in Spring. He'd talk of a year that had a record breaking summer, yet there was widespread snow in June. A quick google suggests it was 1975... I probably should have listened more. Metro Article Forum p...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Sat 16 Feb, 2013 00.35
Forum: Birdsong
Topic: Lillibullero
Replies: 17
Views: 7524

Re: Lillibullero

I meant to post this last year when they released the album, but only remembered when I got it for my birthday. Bellowhead, who you may or may not have already come across produced a typically rousing version of lillibullero for their most recent album. Fortunately, you don't have to part with any c...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Mon 07 Jan, 2013 11.03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 23
Views: 5864

Re: Coffee

I didn't drink coffee until about 3 or 4 years ago. We were then treated to free costa coffee at work and that helped me acquire the taste (it's slowly gone downhill through Starbucks and now some unbranded horribly bitter coffee beans). I bought the same espresso machine as Dr L, having been advise...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Wed 02 Jan, 2013 17.55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Google+
Replies: 83
Views: 16413

Re: Google+

For me, it's found its place as more of a sharing medium rather than a social network. I've grown disinterested with facebook and for me, google+ gives me what I need for sharing with various people with better controls and much much less self centred status updates - where they do exist, they are e...