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Friday Funnies by Microdave

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“Better Late Than Never” edition. James Higham has a semi regular spot at his place featuring “Wimmin on Bikes”. Last week he posted this picture: Which may, or may not be construed as funny, depending on your point of view. I found a couple of GIF’s which continue in the same vein: The second is either 1) a damn good ... Read More »

Maybe Later…

I’m surprised there hasn’t been an outcry at the lack of a Friday Funnies post so far. Perhaps nobody actually cares? It’s not for want of trying on my part. I started last night, as I usually try and do, but couldn’t get any animated GIF’s to work. After an hour of buggering about I gave up, sent a “help” ... Read More »

Open Thread – 26-08-14

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This weeks Open Thread. Sorry for the late posting / site downtime / slow response. Our “Tech” guys informed me that things were playing up yesterday morning, and a ticket had been submitted to the server support team. I haven’t heard anything since, and it’s still very slow… Read More »

Friday Funnies by Microdave

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Apologies for the scrappy nature of this weeks Friday Funnies, but I’m having trouble finding things. Thank heavens I wasn’t in the bog: I’m not the only one who’s concerned… I guess the move wouldn’t concern one group of people, though:   Scottish Health Ministry warns against eating raw Mars Bars Scottish Health ministry officials today issued an urgent report ... Read More »

Open Thread 19-08-14

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Friday Funnies by Microdave

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Friday Funnies kicks off this week with a public service announcement: I can think of several arseholes round here who fit that category. Now a private announcement…   FOR SALE BY OWNER. Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica, 45 volumes. Excellent condition, £200 or best offer. No longer needed, got married, wife knows everything. A supermarket appears to be selling “Black” ... Read More »

Charging A Second Battery

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Or “Batteries”… When Bucko first suggested I should blog about this subject I could have started right here, but figured there would probably be questions about batteries and charging sources, and I decided to cover those first. So without further ado here is the latest instalment. In an ideal world you should always have individual charging arrangements for separate battery ... Read More »

Friday Funnies by Microdave

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To start Friday Funnies this week here’s a timely reminder: And to follow, another warning: Particularly relevant to anybody who’s purchased the following book (click image for the Amazon link): Feeling REALLY brave? – Try this: (click for link) But if you’re going to play with someone else’s parts it could be the last thing you do… Three gay men ... Read More »

Open Thread 04-08-14

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Friday Funnies by Microdave

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Back again. To start with here’s one for Leggy & Bucko: I’ve been trying to convince Wiggy that you have to induce a voltage before you will get current flowing. If only there was a nice, simple, picture like this one to help: Sorry, Wiggy, but I just couldn’t resist… The above post was obviously made by an ammeter This ... Read More »

The Dynamo and Alternator

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So far I’ve covered batteries and mains charging, now it’s the turn of engine driven generators. In the comments on the last post Earwig took me to task over the following: This waveform is related to a basic principle of physics: moving a magnet past a wire will induce a voltage in the wire. If I’ve goofed I can’t see ... Read More »

Open Thread 28-07-14

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This weeks Open Thread. A few things: 1) Sorry for the lack of Friday Funnies, but after more than 3 years with scarcely a break, I had a “Fuck it, I can’t be bothered” moment. 2) I’ve had word that the server may be upgraded sometime this week – I don’t know exactly when, but will try and give some ... Read More »

Mains Charging

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Now you know that it’s not a good idea to leave a battery discharged, you need to know how to re-charge it safely, and without causing any damage. All batteries work with Direct Current – i.e. it is always of the same polarity. Alternating Current, such as you get from the mains cannot be used – unless you rectify it ... Read More »

Open Thread 21-07-14

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