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by Syd
1 Jan 2020, 5:25pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM
Replies: 14
Views: 557

Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

Alternatively go into User Control Panel > Board Preferences > Edit display options

and turn off Display signatures.

Oh and Happy New Year to you too [emoji4]
by Syd
31 Dec 2019, 11:54am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helimeds.
Replies: 212
Views: 4516

Re: Helimeds.

Hi Mike(s) I have read both sides of the argument and take on board points from both sides. I too was close to giving up on helmet wearing, especially on my commute as I generally cycle alone, until an incident made me rethink things. I have discussed the incident elsewhere before but, in summary, I...
by Syd
31 Dec 2019, 6:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Telling time on a watch with hands.
Replies: 45
Views: 1155

Telling time on a watch with hands.

Sitting on the loo this morning. :oops: The pull cord for the light was swinging gently side to side, and the battery clock on the wall in the bathroom was clicking once per second. The cord swung at one second per swing. Coincidence that I fitted the cord the correct length perhaps. Just short of ...
by Syd
30 Dec 2019, 4:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart screen. Replacement for iMac.
Replies: 32
Views: 810

Re: Smart screen. Replacement for iMac.

AHT will only show up if a fan is running slow / stopped. It cannot detect if airflow through the fan is restricted.
by Syd
30 Dec 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart screen. Replacement for iMac.
Replies: 32
Views: 810

Re: Smart screen. Replacement for iMac.

On some machines you use option-D to enter Apple Hardware Test. Used to have a list of which machines but can’t locate it at the moment.

Personally I’d start by looking at the air vents for signs of fluff and, given its age , look at the cooling fan too.
by Syd
28 Dec 2019, 8:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Using a Powerbank to charge a Garmin Edge whilst riding
Replies: 20
Views: 715

Re: Using a Powerbank to charge a Garmin Edge whilst riding

There are cheap cables out there that only have the pins wired to supply power and miss out those to support date. I have also experienced odd things using Samsung supplied cables with Garmin devices and vice versa. A Samsung Galaxy Tab A my wife owns also charges differently with non Samsung cables...
by Syd
28 Dec 2019, 6:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart screen. Replacement for iMac.
Replies: 32
Views: 810

Re: Smart screen. Replacement for iMac.

Thanks guys. All good info. Never thought of secondhand for the RAM. After the festive season, I'll get the back off and clean it out, and have good clean of the CD/DVD drive. Looks like I can replace the whole machine! :shock: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REFURBISHED-APPLE-IMAC-A1225-24-inch-2-93GHz...
by Syd
27 Dec 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helimeds.
Replies: 212
Views: 4516

Re: Helimeds.

A good study should only have one single variable so that the results of changes to said variable can be measured and attributable to it.

Unfortunately in the real world that isn’t possible and a root cause or causes becomes much more difficult, if not impossible, to determine.
by Syd
27 Dec 2019, 9:02pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helimeds.
Replies: 212
Views: 4516

Re: Helimeds.

https://roaddangerreductionforum.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/newzealandhelmetsv6.jpg Here is the effect of the law in New Zealand What changed in 1992 as that is when the rise started, and then continued, after enforcement of helmet wearing? How did traffic volumes, road infrastructure, police numb...
by Syd
27 Dec 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helimeds.
Replies: 212
Views: 4516

Helimeds.

The problem using Australia as an example is that cyclists numbers dropped and a raft of new laws have come in making cyclists lives harder in what already appeared to be a cyclist hating nation. The point about using Australia is that a sudden, large jump in wearing by a whole population should ha...
by Syd
27 Dec 2019, 8:44pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helimeds.
Replies: 212
Views: 4516

Helimeds.

The problem comes when you have to say a helmet saved a life. Corpses tend not to be able to talk too much. I really can't imagine how you think this means anything. When helmet wearing by cyclists in Australia went from about a third to nearly 100%, overnight, because of a new law, the drop in hea...
by Syd
27 Dec 2019, 7:34pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helimeds.
Replies: 212
Views: 4516

Helimeds.

I do not recall any specific statistical analysis detailing parts to seriously question the findings. Doctors may well ask about helmets for general information or to see if the person can discuss the accident and is showing any signs of concussion. The important part is knowing why the accident ha...
by Syd
27 Dec 2019, 7:32pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helimeds.
Replies: 212
Views: 4516

Re: Helimeds.

....Doctors may well ask about helmets for general information or to see if the person can discuss the accident and is showing any signs of concussion. The important part is knowing why the accident happened and how it could have been avoided. I don’t have a problem with them asking once but pressi...
by Syd
27 Dec 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helimeds.
Replies: 212
Views: 4516

Re: Helimeds.

'Wearing a cycle helmet may increase risk of injury, says new research' https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337367329_Effects_of_bicycle_helmet_wearing_on_accident_and_injury_rates Research shows wearing a helmet increases the accident rate. I’m sure this was discussed elsewhere and IIRC, like...
by Syd
27 Dec 2019, 3:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Turbo trainers - how much use do you get?
Replies: 49
Views: 1434

Re: Turbo trainers - how much use do you get?

I used my smart turbo very regularly over winter until I moved to where I live now.

I have a very good gym almost on my doorstep where I can now exercise then have a nice recovery beer [emoji2]