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  Topic: Speed test software
Shane

Replies: 8
Views: 1148
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon Apr 10, 17 3:21 am   Subject: Speed test software
I use speedtest.net as well. IT types get snooty and tell you that the only way to genuinely test speed is to transfer a large file of known size and time it, but I've always found that when the inter ...
  Topic: Fracking
Shane

Replies: 374
Views: 114441
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jan 22, 17 9:27 am   Subject: Fracking


It would be good to see an unbiased report. There's pros and cons but the cons don't get mentioned in the press releases. What could the land that grows the grass be otherwise used for, how many l ...
  Topic: Fracking
Shane

Replies: 374
Views: 114441
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jan 22, 17 3:26 am   Subject: Fracking
[url=https://www.ecotricity.co.uk/our-green-energy/our-green-gas/campaign-for-green-gas]Worth a read.

Regardless of whether you agree or not with the principle of fracking, one thing that everyone ...
  Topic: Fracking
Shane

Replies: 374
Views: 114441
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Jan 12, 17 3:17 am   Subject: Fracking

the likes of murdoch (see genie energy) have been very quiet, one of the reasons he wants brexit is that eu environmental law is a little restrictive to extreme energy production
I'd be dismayed if ...
  Topic: Fracking
Shane

Replies: 374
Views: 114441
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jan 11, 17 3:18 am   Subject: Fracking
I know that engineers aren't valued the same way in the UK as the rest of the world. Most 'engineers' who, as you say Nick, fit Sky dishes etc. are at the best technicians.

Probably because the te ...
  Topic: Fracking
Shane

Replies: 374
Views: 114441
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 17 11:24 am   Subject: Fracking
Engineers in the UK are viewed as the people that clean out your drains or fix the plumbing.

I'm keeping half-an-eye on developments in the UK fracking wise, especially with regards to the asp ...
  Topic: Fracking
Shane

Replies: 374
Views: 114441
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Jan 05, 17 5:55 am   Subject: Fracking
The offshore oil industry in the UK has about the toughest regulatory environment in the world (barring, maybe, the Barents Sea), but industry manages to make it work. I would very much hope that a si ...
  Topic: Fracking
Shane

Replies: 374
Views: 114441
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 17 8:16 am   Subject: Fracking
We have a number of 'conventional' oil wells near here which use nodding donkeys to do the extracting. Another company wants to start a different sort of well with horizontal drilling and 'acid fracki ...
  Topic: I'd dismissed this one as a stupid idea...
Shane

Replies: 65
Views: 24396
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 16 1:50 pm   Subject: I'd dismissed this one as a stupid idea...
trapping as fes using wire wool or filings is a possible answer
Hmmm - look up the word "pyrophoric" sometime
  Topic: I'd dismissed this one as a stupid idea...
Shane

Replies: 65
Views: 24396
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Dec 14, 16 4:10 am   Subject: I'd dismissed this one as a stupid idea...
I would recommend that you never put a liquid nitrogen generator in a shed
Where else should I keep it when it's not in use? Is too big to go in the basement.
Okay, smarty pants - let me rephras ...
  Topic: I'd dismissed this one as a stupid idea...
Shane

Replies: 65
Views: 24396
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 16 4:13 am   Subject: I'd dismissed this one as a stupid idea...
Oh yeah - just found it. Looks like a fun rig.

There's a big, big difference between nitrogen and methane. One disperses almost immediately (and I would recommend that you never put a liquid nitrog ...
  Topic: I'd dismissed this one as a stupid idea...
Shane

Replies: 65
Views: 24396
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Dec 11, 16 9:35 am   Subject: I'd dismissed this one as a stupid idea...
reality check

any attempts at compressing flammable gasses are fraught with danger...

My thinking was to produce liquid air and use that to chill the methane rich atmosphere to condense the meth ...
  Topic: Disappearing photo app.
Shane

Replies: 4
Views: 3153
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sun Oct 09, 16 6:59 am   Subject: Disappearing photo app.
I had that issue on Windows 10, too. Have you checked the app store to see if there are any updates?

Quite a few things stopped working on the wife's login, and it turned out that I needed to updat ...
  Topic: France before Brexit
Shane

Replies: 13
Views: 16659
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 16 4:52 am   Subject: France before Brexit
....there's rakes of empty property in France so you're bound to find something.

I am aware that this is true. And if we bought somewhere that would be great. But buying, for what might turn out to ...
  Topic: Windows 10 - taking the plunge
Shane

Replies: 14
Views: 5617
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Tue Jul 12, 16 11:39 am   Subject: Windows 10 - taking the plunge
Upgraded all-but-one of my machines to Win 10 now (the old lappy keeps having hissy fits, so I've reverted to Win 7 every time). Seems okay to me, but I have issues with our main desktop as it has two ...
 
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