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Everything posted by manuel

  1. My first instinct - makes a big difference whether you are standing in front of or behind the bike....
  2. F1

    It will be interesting if they all get off the line in grid order - Hamilton behind Bottas will really show how this season is going to go down.
  3. F1

    Look what happened last time....
  4. Yeah, you can't write off the mortgage on it anymore, only the part of it that's interest.
  5. This should be in the angry thread.
  6. I went over currys head in the end - direct to smeg who are sending someone out to get the bits and sort it
  7. New cooker arrived, had it fitted, discovered it has bits missing and the light in the oven doesn't work (probably the bulb). Currys aren't going to just get me the bits and bulb, they are going to replace the whole bloody thing.
  8. I'm clearly brain damaged. Yeah - the guy pulled out from a space from the wrong side without being able to see
  9. Got knocked off my commuter fixie by someone parked on the wrong side of the road.
  10. F1

    Much more drag....
  11. Who shoots portrait video?
  12. Ffs turn the engine on and drive it already....
  13. Yeah so, the problem I had is technology cupboard/corner is full... technology corner on the left has wifi and Mac mini on top of cupboard, 5.1 + stereo second zone inside with PS3 wii u, network switches, cable modem etc... it was perfect - all the tv cables speaker wires hidden (under floor). Sound is pumped around the house on airplay to various rpi/receivers. Then I inherited a load of old vinyl, and the only shelf space for records and the player is a different corner so no way to connect to the amp. nad 533 turntable in pretty good condition. Into behringer ufo202 phono dac thingy (seems ok) into original rpi running either darkice/icecast (MP3) or liquidsoap/icecast (flac) to create a network stream to pump round the house. Now for a little more simplicity in using the player a rpi zero + phatdac running moodeaudio on boot straight into a spare line in - bonus point that it runs off the USB socket on the amp so only on when the amp is on. Did get lossless working direct to the amp but macs don't do flac apparently so may look at othe higher q streams instead!
  14. Upgraded my rpi network streaming turntable. Now a NAD turntable that actually sounds great, and I've added a second rpi with a dac on my amp so that you can run it a bit more simply without having to use the mac/iTunes. next up alter the source rpi to send a lossless stream (not that I think the USB phono dac warrants this...)
  15. I agree, new top gear >> The grand tour
  16. F1

    Stroll again... lolz.
  17. F1

    Same old mclaren Honda failure so far...
  18. F1

    The ferrari looks pretty rad too! This is the best bit of the season - I wish they televised the testing sessions.
  19. If you had £200 to spend on a camera what would one buy these days? Second hand dslr? Looking for a really decent upgrade over modern phone pics
  20. If you had £200 to spend on a camera what would one buy these days? Second hand dslr?
  21. So I heard this on the radio, as well as a potential answer, but I seem to be able to come up with two very different answers which are causing a bit of argument with my mum the maths teacher... So you meet up with a couple of old friends, you know they've had two children and they've brought one with them. The child they have brought with them is a boy. What are the chances that the other child is also a boy ?
  22. Yeah I get that, so that's why I see 1/3 as a genuine solution, but my problem is once you actually test it out by saying, ok it's the first child they had that you meet- in that scenario you can rule out girl boy and girl girl to leave boy boy or boy girl so 50%. If you then test out and say it's the second born - you get exactly the same thing - so it doesn't matter which child - first or second and the probability is 50% whereas if you just say you don't know it's 1/3. This is my problem, I can't see a legitimate flaw with either method (I'm hoping it's my old dulling mind), but I definitely want one to be wrong.
  23. That's my problem with the whole thing- if you use the logic that gets you to 1/3 it's because you say the boy you know could be the first or second child (in terms of age) and gives you the three possible family outcomes, but as soon as you say it IS either the first OR the second you remove either boy/girl or girl/boy from the equation and it becomes 1/2 again.
  24. Ok, so one of the answers I have is 1/2 the other is 1/3 - from the four possible families of two children one is ruled out by knowing they have at least one boy - so in the other three choices only one is two boys so 1/3 ? This is the one my mum is going with, but I'm fairly sure the answer is 1/2. What do people think of that?